So I realize that it is January, but with the holidays, and being out of town for most of the month, things have been crazy in my world, and this is the first chance I've had to get this post done. I've also had drama on my end of the exchange. So anyways, I participated in Kaitlyn from Wifessionals link up that she invented and hosts every month called the CaraBox Exchange. The idea behind it is that everyone loves getting things in the mail. Everyone loves gifts. So why not find a way to connect women bloggers every month, and get to know one another while sending a thoughtful gift? I personally think it's genius. This was my first time participating, and I had a great time with it! I was paired with 2 different women, Tammy and Sarah. I sent to Tammy, and Sarah sent to me. This month's theme was "Holiday Sparkle". Wanna see what I got?!
I got a gold glittery ornament, which matches my tree perfectly, a sparkly gemstone picture frame, pink cupcake sprinkles, 2 glittery notepads, and some vanilla chai scone mix. The baby and I made the scones today, and oh man are they good! I'm not usually crazy about chai things, but I knew Sarah wouldn't send me anything that wasn't amazing!
So about my drama! I mailed Tammy's box to her while we were home in NC for Christmas. For reasons unknown to me or the post office, it was returned. I don't know what the heck happened, and when I talked to somebody at the post office, they couldn't find an explanation in their computers either. This happened with a few Christmas cards we sent out too, so I don't know if its them or if I just have bad luck. But hopefully we've got it squared away, and Tammy should be receiving her gifts soon.
I had a good time with this swap. And I love the fact that it's a monthly thing, and not just at Christmastime. I'll definitely participate again in the future, and I encourage you to do so too :)