For those of you who don't know what the Cara Box Exchange is, it was started by Kaitlyn over at Wifessionals as a way to "Make Friends... Receive Gifts... Share Encouragement". It is basically like having a pen pal the way we did in elementary school... we write e-mails back and forth... read each others' blogs (if your partner has one)... comment on Instagram photos... tweet... etc. Then in the end after getting to know your partners you said a box of gifts to one partner and receive a box of gifts from the other. The exchange occurs quarterly which gives us plenty of time to get to know each other and create the PERFECT boxes for one another!
This time around I was paired up with Kyla from Colorado and Alicia who is from California. Our task this quarter was to create a box for our partners with the theme of where we live.
This quarter I sent a box to Alicia all the way in California. Alicia is around my age and has an adorable little girl. She is a SAHM who has her own daycare business so that she can be home for her daughter to watch her grow up. I failed miserably at making Alicia's box "Philly" themed, but I did make sure to include things in the box that hopefully the entire family would be able to enjoy. I even put my "crafting" skills to use and made Alicia a few things.