09 January 2013

Cara Box Exchange

Cara Box

If you haven't yet heard of the Cara Box exchange by the amazing Kaitlyn of Wifessionals, then I am here to tell you about my first experience so you can go ahead and sign up.

I was matched to send a gift to Kaitlyn herself (how awesome!) and to receive a gift from the lovely Hallie from Life: Oceanside.  If you know me, then you know my favorite part about blogging is the community, so I just love opportunities like this to get to know bloggers in a different way.  

Hallie went above and beyond.  You see, there is a $15 limit for spending, so Hallie went ahead and got all crafty with it.  

As you can see above, she found a picture from Christmas 2011 that I had posted on the blog, printed it out, and attached it to this piece of painted wood with the Christmas saying on it!  Perfect!  Love it!  I only decorate for the Christmas season, so I love anything that will add meaning to my collection!

Each gift was individually wrapped (so it was like an extended Christmas!).  Though not everything is shown, you can definitely see the awesomeness that was this package.  I swear, this girl knows me a little too well considering we'd never actually met: peppermint bark from Ghirardelli?  What?  How'd you know?  A new Maybelline nail polish (did you know that I don't actually have a red nail polish color?  Strange, right?  I've been thinking about picking some up...).  

She also painted a gold ornament  with "Mr. and Mrs. est. 6-16-12."  Ah!  Love it.  It went right on my tree.

There was one disappointment: she had found this super super cute snowman mug (I love mugs!) and it unfortunately broke during shipment.  I tried gluing it back together and ended up just breaking it more (oops).  But, it's the thought that counts, right?  And she did a great job.  Totally smitten on this girl that I wouldn't have known if I wasn't matched with her (or maybe eventually I would have come across her blog, but who knows when that would be, it's such a huge "blogosphere" out there).

Thanks, Hallie!!!!!  Now, everyone go check her out and send her some love HERE!

To learn more about or to sign up for Cara Box, visit HERE.


  1. ohhh my gosh it broke!?!?!
    I am totally sending you another one. USPS is on my naughty list for 2013!

    so glad you loved everything and that we met through this AMAZING swap:):):)

  2. Love it and I LOVE you two (:



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