Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cara Box Extravaganza

A new year, a new start, a new chance to branch out and do something different. This month I decided to go out of my comfort zone and participate in a Cara Box exchange (you can read more about it here). It's basically a package-pen pal group where you meet other women, get to know them,and find ways to encourage them throughout the month. I had a great experience with both my giver and my givee, and can't wait to do it again next month.

My givee was Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose.. We share a love of God, a love of crafting, and a love of all things vintage :) she is strong in her faith, she is true to her family, and she has a giving spirit. To see the box I sent her, head to her blog .
January's theme was RESOLUTIONS. I think this was the perfect way to start the year, with someone encouraging you to start this new year fresh and stay motivated.
Lourdes from Live Laugh Love and Run was my giver. She and I share a passion for scriptures, running, and we both work with children. She sent me an AMAZING box which I can't wait to share!

First up.... A beautiful, hand painted recipe box. You all know that cooking is one of my favorite things, and this little box will fill up quick. She also included recipe cards with matching notes/envelopes so I can send my favorites to my friend and family who live far away. I was shocked at how perfect this was considering I literally JUST sent recipes to my sis last week. I will definitely be using all of them.

Next was a journal and sticky note flags to help me as I study the Old testament with Grant this year. This will be great as I make notes and mark my favorite scriptures. I already made use of this gift! LOVE the colors of this :)

For my love of all things crafty, Lourdes found a small cross stitch kit.

I just pinned this beauty on pinterest, so I think I will combine the patterns to make my own unique creation. Love. It.

Who needed a magnet for the fridge? I did. Who needs motivation to run? I do. This was perfect!

One of my goals this year is to reach out to my family more. I have family all over the country, and even some out of the country, so these little note cards will make several people happy. AND they are yellow! My fav :)

Last, but not least, was the amazing cinnamon from Penzey's Spices. She didn't know this but I used to live close to one when I lived in St. Louis, but I never went and I always regretted it. Now I have this to use in some of my Indian dishes I have been waiting to try...yum!

Thank you, Lourdes for your hard was the small, thoughtful details that warmed my heart. Can't wait to keep following your blog to see where life takes you. You are such a strong, beautiful woman!
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1 comment:

  1. What beautiful gifts :) Thank you for sharing and again, thank you for being such a sweetheart! I am enjoying ALL of my gifts :) Everything is so me.... you did so well that it's almost like we were friends for life.

    Anyway, thanks for the comments on my blog - it's a joy hearing from you.

    Have a lovely day!