Holiday Treat Exchange and CIM

Have you ever joined a treat exchange? It’s one of the best things ever. You make some treats, get together with friends who also make treats, and everyone walks home with a good variety of lots of treats. Win!


Look at all of the glorious treats! I hosted a treat exchange this weekend. I think it’s a pretty fab idea. I’ve hosted one for the past 3 years. I of course have way too many treats after it’s all over, but I package them into cute little boxes and give them to people as my holiday gift. And it’s a great excuse to get together with friends before the holiday stress/madness ensues ;p







I forgot to take pictures of mine, but I made Angela’s Peppermint Patties (huge hit – everyone always LOVES these), Minimalist Baker’s Gingerbread Cookies, my Peppermint Bark, and Chickee Dough Bites (recipe coming later this week!). We all really enjoyed the treats. It was a fun afternoon.

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I also ran as a guide runner this weekend for my visually impaired friend, David. We ran the last leg of a marathon relay (we ran 6 miles) in the California International Marathon.


A bit of a busy weekend – but a good one =)

What did you do this weekend?

15 thoughts on “Holiday Treat Exchange and CIM

  1. What a great party idea. I haven’t even been to one of these, though I suspect the vegan community in Brisbane is big enough that such a thing could probably be organised with a reasonable turnout. Perhaps something to think about for next year.

  2. I always want to do one of the cookie exchanges in my area but forget until the last minute. I’m going to really try to do it next year – they look so fun!

    It’s so great you do races with your visually impaired friend. It looks like you had a great weekend!

  3. I always wish I had enough vegan friends to do one of these. Apparently my husband’s office does one, but why participate if none of the cookies will be vegan?

    1. Oh really? That’s a bummer. Do you have meetups in your area? I did this through It’s a great way to meet fellow vegans. And yes… agreed – what’s the point if they aren’t vegan??? =)

  4. OK, you already heard about my lovely cookie exchange, but what a wonderful volunteering gig. My friend rides tandem bikes with visually impaired people through the CNIB and they train for (metric) century rides together. That’s just as awesome as your marathons. :)

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