Creating new Friendships.
I’ve watched the goings on over at Wifessionals when it comes to the Cara Box for the past few months and longingly wished I could join in, other commitments have meant I didn’t sign up but this month all that has changed and for the first time I took part in the exchange.
So what is a Cara Box?
cara (car-rah) noun: beloved friend.
Set up by the lovely Kaitlyn of Wifessionals the Cara Box exchange is run monthly, with each swap having a different theme this months was ‘Resolutions’ while others have included Holiday Sparkle, Childhood and The Best of Fall. You are teamed up with 2 partners one to send to and one to receive from. Although it is a mainly American based exchange as long as more than one person from a country signs up it can be participated in across the globe.
January saw 3 of us UK girlies sign up so that meant we all got to know each other. I sent to the lovely Harriet from A Rush of Love, she runs a gorgeous blog documenting her life as a first time mother of a gorgeous little girl. While I received from Beccie from Puddle of Grace she blogs about a mix of all sorts, a musical loving, crafting, English girl. Both are must reads so please check them out.
So what did Beccie send?
Honestly this box is AMAZING she got me and my resolutions perfectly, it was so exciting opening it all up felt like it was Christmas all over again.
To help me plan my blog: Beccie made me an amazing blog planner there is so much in it including sheets to keep track of statics, weekly and monthly planning schedules, and lots of other really useful bits. She even popped in a disc of the original files to make sure I could make up more if I needed and some sticky notes.
To get back on track with crafting: A copy of Crafts Beautiful – I can’t wait to get stuck into read it and I’m sure it will help with getting some ideas flowing.
Even Sal got to have some fun with the box.
I’ve really enjoyed this swap, it’s all about making new friendships and I would really like to think that I have made two lovely new friends in Beccie and Harriet.
Have you taken part in the Cara Box swap; if not is it something you would like to in future?
What other ways of making new Friendships have you come across?
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P.S. Find out how Beccie put together my blog planner in this fantastic post.