MD•TX•NC - Regional Cara Box!

May 27, 2013

For the third month in a row, I participated in Wifessionals' Cara Box exchange. It is essentially a care package version of pen pals with bloggers. It's also seriously addictive. The box each month has a theme, and I was almost as excited for this month's theme as I was for last month's. Almost.

Cara Box

For May, the boxes had a regional theme: find things your partner would enjoy that are from/manufactured in/reflect your state of residence. I was thrilled. I've only been in Maryland since 2008, but thanks to Sean's over the top Maryland pride, I felt more equipped to pack a Maryland themed box than I would have been to pack one from my native Virginia. Yikes.

I was paired up with Aleshea and Claire this month and absolutely loved them both!

Aleshea resides in Texas and shares my love for Jesus and a glass of sweet tea! My kind of girl.

You can see what I sent her here. Any Marylanders reading, I will ease your concern and assure you that Old Bay was, in fact, included in her box.

Claire lives in North Carolina and is very thorough and artistic. She has her own etsy shop, so I was excited to see what her creativity would produce. Here's what she came up with:

Everything was wrapped so cute in pretty colors with notes explaining each item.
Gorgeous wildflowers grow down south, but since they wouldn't last, she made me pretty permanent ones...with cupcake wrappers! How cute! ignore the ugly junk in the background.

Cookies! Half of them were gone day one!

Turns out creativity is a family trait. Claire's sister, who also has an etsy shop, made this necklace.
cute vintage postcards with impressions of the state
The Avett Brothers are from NC. A little country, a little folksy...a nice long CD for relaxing on the road.

Another great month. Bloggers and non-bloggers are alike, so feel free to sign up to join in the fun for June!

Take a look at my previous Cara Boxes:


  1. How fun and creative. I love the postcard idea!

  2. Ohh, I love that CD. Those boys are really a class act and put out some great music.

    I also LOVE my package. Girl, you don't even know. We were destined to become blog friends.

  3. What a fun box! NC is a great state.

  4. Those cookies look relish and the postcards are such a wonderful idea!

  5. I really liked this month's theme, but wasn't able to participate unfortunately :( Looks like you got some great stuff!

  6. Howdy! I saw you commented over at Lindsay's blog about the raspberry peach's super easy to make. I have to track down the recipe but if you wanted to email me, I can send it to you. In case you need another project, of course. :)

  7. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on Friend Connect Blog Hop. Thanks for connecting up!
    I also host a TGIF Link Party over at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... Would love for you to link up, Opens on Fridays and stays open until Wednesday at midnight. Thanks again for visiting the Friend Connect Blog Hop!
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. I had so much fun with your box I am so happy you like it!! xo It was great meeting you!!

  9. Hi,
    Great to meet you. I am following you from Prowess and Pearls. What a fun idea and great way to meet new friends.
    Many blessings,

  10. Love all the history with the postcards and what cute packaging! I definitely would have devoured those cookies too!


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