A Small World Story

This week I got it in my head that I ought to put together a Holiday Gift Guide.  What with all the fabulous sponsors and giveaways I’ve had this year, I figured it would be a nice way to showcase their wares and support them for the holiday season.  Seems simple, yes?

Well then I got another idea in my head.  I had such a great response when I put out a query for products to review on Chic Critique that I thought I ought to do the same for the Holiday Gift Guide.  And HOLY MOLY, are y’all ever in for a TREAT when I finally get finished.  I’ve discovered so many clever gift ideas.  Meanwhile the house is going to pot and the kids are living on beans and rice.  Like I said the other day, when I get into a project I can’t stop until it’s done.

So anyway.  Yesterday I was sorting through another batch of emails when I came across one informing me of a really fun party game called What’s a DAME to do?!  This woman and her sister invented it.  They have a website and everything – it’s Games for Dames if you want to check it out.

I zapped back an email with my address so she could send me a sample, and come to find out, she lives in the next town over!  We emailed back and forth a couple of times, remarking at what a small world it is.  Then she asked if she could just drop the game off at my house rather than mail it.

So yesterday afternoon as I was sitting here typing away, I saw a car pull up and I ran out to meet this delightful, inventive lady who has started her own business making party games for women.  (I am so amazed by all of the clever, inventive women I’ve discovered as I put together this gift guide.  I’m trying to include as many business run by moms as I can.)  We chatted for a while and agreed to get together for coffee sometime before we said our good-byes.

How cool is that!?

I just love small world stories.  If you have time, tell me (briefly! lol) about one of your small world stories.  I never get tired of them.