I was so pumped to get my package from Beth with my ‘local flavor’ from Washington/ The Pacific Northwest. Going to Washington/ Canada/ Alaska is a huge bucket list item for me – so getting paired with Beth from Printcess – The Blog was pretty cool! I cannot wait to visit now! Maybe Me and Mr. Coffee will make the trip in the next year or so!!! With each picture I’ll let you know the little blurbs she attached to each item, so you can get to know the PNW too 🙂
Sleepless in Seattle DVD – “Only 1 of many filmed or set here, it takes liberties with the geography. But Tom Hanks houseboat is real & for rent!”
Sons of the Profits Book (Which I will definitely read before I head out there!!!) – “THE best book about Seattle – funny & true! If you visit, you must go on the Seattle Underground Tour!”
Warm Bodies Book (cant wait to read!!!) – “Seattle & the PNW is home to many authors, including one of my favs…”
McMenamins Passport book (which I will be sure to bring with me!!) – “This PNW hotel & restaurant chain loves history & quirkiness. Getting stamps in this get major goodies!”
Doggie Bookmark (Which I will certainly put to good use!!) – “Seattle is a pet-friendly city, with off-leash dog parks, cat cafes & dog-welcoming buses, shops and restaurants”
“Treats from 3 different PNW pet companies for Steel (to help him love you best?)” That made me laugh because we had talked about how Steel was truly Mr. Coffee’s dog (even though he does love me tooo!!) and how I always wanted a dog who loved me best hehehe. But with the face below, how does it even matter? lol! He BARELY sat still long enough for me to take this picture because he was so excited about that bone. And he kept giving me “ARE YOU DONE YET” looks. It was halfway gone by the time I was finished up taking pictures. So, Steel loves you too Beth!!!
Wooden Magnet & Temp Tattoo – “There are many First Nations tribes here and their art is pretty stunning. Especially the totem poles.”
Riverdance Soapworks Spiced Apple Cider Soap (which smells amazing!!! I could smell it the entire time I was opening things and kept wondering what smelled so amazing!!) – “The eastern side of WA produces apples for ciders and eating – so it seemed fitting to send a local soapmakers spiced cider bar”
Filson Thumbdrive Keychain (incredibly well made!!) – “Filson is a 118 year old outfitter in Seattle that makes really durable clothing, bags & leather goods”
Geocaching Geobug (I think I still have a Geocache account and have been wanting to go! I will definitely put this to use!!! Thank you!) – ” The world’s leading Geocaching company is based in Seattle. This Geobug is exclusive – you can start your own cache in WV!”
Canada Button – “Cant forget our neighbors to the North! The PNW is N. California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia”
Sweet Anthem Perfume’s Briar Rose (which smells amazing!! thank you!!) – “My fav perfumer is local, woman-owned and delightful. I hope this scent charms you 🙂 ”
Some of her very own Printcess natural mineral makeup in Characters (teal)! Excited about this!!!!
RedHook Breweries Shot Glasses – “One of many local breweries, Red Hook bar has a fun Brewery Tour with lots of free beer!”
Theo Chocolates Hazlenut Crunch Bar (cant wait to eat this!!) – “Theo Chocolates is the country’s 1st ‘bean to bar’ chocolate company – and their tours are fab. Free Samples!”
Travel Mug – “All Seattlites have a travel mug (Or 3, or 4….) they get you a discount at coffee shops & help save the environment”
Brown & Haley Dark Roca (mmmm) – “Brown & Haley have been making almond roca in Tacoma (30 minutes south of Seattle) for over a century”
Raven’s Brew Resurrection Blend (SO EXCITED TO TRY THIS!) – “Around here, ‘Starbucks’ is a sign of the uncultured. Actually, folks just prefer to support small roasteries like this one”
Salmon Cookie Cutter (So cute!) – “Salmon are the cornerstone species of the Puget Sound – Happy Baking!”
Girlie Press Notepad – “One of our local printing companies that’s woman-owned & operates out of an old Burlesque Theatre”
Washington flower seeds, and stickers, and misc things from the shops she bought from 🙂
Plus she sent a lovely postcard 🙂
Thank you so much Beth!!! I hope you have half as much fun opening my package as I did yours! You really made me feel like I took my own trip!!!!!! And thank you for hosting, along with Angie from My So-Called Chaos!!