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March CaraBox!


It’s that time of the month again! (no, not THAT time of the month…) I spent the past few weeks getting to know some incredible ladies through Wifessional’s CaraBox swap. What is a CaraBox? Well, you can check out my previous boxes, from January and February, to see what they look like, because words are not enough. BUT, if I had to use words, Kaitlyn’s are pretty good ones…


cara (car-rah) noun   :   beloved friend
Awesome things in the mail + Meeting new women + Encouragement = Cara Box
This month the theme was things that start with “_”, and this blank would be filled in with the first letter of your partners fist name! I had the opportunity to get to know an AMAZING woman, Sami, who is raising her son while her husband is deployed. Be sure to head over to her blog to see what I sent her!
I also was lucky enough to be paired with Alissa, who sent me my box. We had SO much in common… we are PA girls, both getting married, her parents are a school counselor and a teacher, just like my fiance and I… and the best news is that she is a Registered Dietician! As someone who is working her butt off losing weight, I am SO lucky to have Alissa as a resource! The box she sent me was SO perfect!
She sent me Shape magazine, for inspiration, School supplies and Sticky notes for staying on track with school and the wedding, a Scarf to help me look fabulous, Softlips to prep for that wedding day kiss, and Snacks – perfectly portioned and a great healthy option! I ripped into the snacks and the magazine right away, and rocked the scarf when we got some snow this week! Every month I am SO glad I do this swap – I have gotten to meet some amazing women and the encouragement of knowing that someone is always out there has no price tag!
If you are interested in getting involved with CaraBox, whether you are a blogger or not, head over to Kaitlyn’s blog and get yourself signed up. You won’t regret it!

January Cara Box


Since starting this blog, Kaitlyn has been a great source of advice! She talks about everything from how to grow your blog, to being a newlywed, to budget meals and I LOVE her blog. One of the great things she does is connect bloggers to each other to help grow our networks, make friends, and really make someone feel special, with a little gift sent each month. This program is call a Cara Box, and it is easily my favorite part of blogging so far!

This month, my box was sent to me from the super sweet Kaela, who I have absolutely loved getting to know and sharing stories with! Kaela and I discovered a few weeks into our emailing that we don’t live all that far apart, and we share a LOT of similar interests! I was so lucky to have her for my first Cara Box and can’t wait to show you the great stuff she sent me!

January’s box theme was resolutions. Kaela referred to my resolutions blog post, as well as some of the stuff I shared with her through emails… so, here is my AMAZING Cara Box!


Look at all this stuff! She is SO sweet!!!


Adorable note cards to stay in touch… you can bet i’m sending the first one to Kaela!


An ADORABLE “M” notepad… my married last name will start with an “M” and I love collecting the stuff!


A planner… i’m going to use it for blogging organization!


Tea, for the nights when grad school and wedding planning stress me out


For when I just need to pamper myself… also i’m really embarrassed about the cat hair in this picture.


When the tea doesn’t cut it… chocolate sure will!


How CUTE is this picture frame? I can’t wait to put a wedding picture in it!


Very possibly the best thing in my box. This CD is one of the best running mixes EVER and it includes some of my very favorite songs!


A journal! I love to journal and definitely needed a new one. So sweet!


And, last but not least, the “M” for our new home when we move after the wedding. LOVE IT!

Head on over to Kaitlyn’s page if you want to join up with next months Cara Box, and head over to Brooke’s blog to see what I sent her!

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