11.28.2012

november cara box reveal

Kaitlyn over at Wifessionals has put together a wonderful monthly blogger-to-blogger box swap called Cara Box! Each month, you're assigned another blogger and a theme. You get to put together a little box matching that month's theme along with a nice note of encouragement and send it off to your new blogging friend! It's a month-to-month sign-up, so be sure to visit Kaitlyn's Cara Box tab for more information and how to sign up (there have been some changes due to e-mail servers thinking the Cara Box exchange e-mails were spam messages)!

This is my second month participating in a Cara Box exchange and it was so much fun to meet another new blogger. I was paired up with Elizabeth from Tiny Bits of Nonsense!

It turns out Elizabeth and I had a lot in common. From her blog, I learned we're both ridiculously short, love oldies music and antiques and, really, had no idea what to expect from motherhood before it happened. The theme for this month's Cara Box was childhood and it made me so excited that I got to send this month's box to Elizabeth -- because she's a first-time mommy-to-be! I always say that one of the best parts of motherhood, hands down, is getting to relive your childhood over again. I had an awesome childhood, don't get me wrong, but there's something a million times more magical getting to experience it all over again with Ethan. Getting to stick to that theme for a mommy-to-be was pretty exciting -- and it was so exciting, too, when Elizabeth's box arrived for us!

Ethan was so excited to open the box and see what was inside!

Elizabeth also sent some Blow Pops which didn't get pictured here because I initially didn't see them in the box. And, well, it's hard to do a re-do photograph when they've already been devoured! ;)

Elizabeth sent so many awesome craft projects which Ethan loved doing, especially this Gingerbread Man. I helped with the eyes because those required glue, but Ethan did the rest himself. Isn't it beautiful?! My favorite is the smile! ;) We ended up stringing this and adding it to our Christmas tree this year as a little keepsake of this really fun time in Ethan's life.

Ethan and I also added stickers to the garland kit that Elizabeth sent, strung the little mittens and hung the completed garland near our front door for everyone to see when they come in. His day, however, was most definitely made when he saw the gel clings that Elizabeth sent. We took him outside to stick the snowflake gel clings onto the windows. Our first holiday decorating underway (with help from daddy, because I couldn't reach the windows)!

What fun! Elizabeth also sent some awesome stickers which will come in handy during our tot school time, a great notebook (which has a little bird on it and little birds are so my thing!) and some yummy Bubble Tape which brought me right back to elementary school! (And apparently my husband, too, because he finished it off!)

Thank you so much, Elizabeth! We had a blast reliving childhood with you!

13 comments:

  1. What a cute and fun cara box!!!
    New follower!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! :)

      It was SUCH a fun Cara Box!

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  2. What a cute idea! Ethan looks like he is loving the crafts in the box
    Amy
    xo

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    1. He is in a huge crafting phase! I mean, who can blame him, he does excellent work...hahaha. :)

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  3. What a fun idea! I will have to check it out. Found your site through Welcome Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by -- and definitely check it out! It's been such a fun experience so far! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, Ethan is such a little cutie!! :) you got a great box!

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  5. So cute! Love that he got to open it :) Hooray for fun Cara boxes!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!
    What a fun Cara Box! I love how your little guy helped unwrap, so cute! I'm definitely a new follower :)

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  7. Look at all that fun stuff! Your lil' guy looks like he loved it too. :)

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  8. :-) Yay Glad you guys loved everything!! So happy I had a fabulous exchange partner <3

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