My 1st Cara Box!!!

There are about 63 posts lined up, all ready to be published (we've been so busy!), but yesterday my Cara Box came!!! Sadly, my box made it to my house while I'm yuckin' it up here in Iowa. So, I did what any Cara Box participant would do. I made the hubs FaceTime me while *he* opened the box, had him show me each individual item, and read my sweet note.
So, not only did I have him open it and read the note, I had him play blogger photographer for me so I could share pictures of all my goodies. Thanks, hun! :)
This was my first experience with the Cara Box, and it was just as awesome as I'd hoped (and heard so many other gush on and on about). I was paired with Lauren Marie, who is about the sweetest thing ever. We emailed back and forth during the month of June, and I had such a good time getting to know her. There was a lot we shared in common, right down to the general area in where we lived/grew up. She now resides in one of my favorite Midwest cities!

June's Cara Box theme was "Take Me to the Fair." And, Lauren Marie did a fabulous job with every single item in my box!!
Gahhhh! Lauren Marie was SPOT on with each and every item! I cannot wait to get home and enjoy everything.
Please forgive the poor quality in photos. While Scott did a great job setting everything up to look "pretty" (per my instructions), I have the "good" camera in Iowa with me. 
Taking a closer look at what was all inside:

Left photo--

  • Animal Crackers - I buy these in bulk... For Marcus (at least that's what I tell myself to justify such a ridiculously large purchase)! These will be consumed at an alarming rate in no time!
  • Sunscreen - YES! In SoCal the sun shines, on average, 329 days a year. We pretty much drink sunscreen. 
  • COFFEE! - Oh my gosh, I'm so pumped. I'm a coffee fein!
  • Sugar Rush nail polish - I absolutely love that color and cannot wait to get it on my nails (which will also give me a good reason to go get a manicure and pedicure)! 

Center photo --

  • Game of horseshoes - What says "fair" like a good old fashioned game of horseshoe?! I can't wait to set it up and play with Marcus. 
Right photo --
  • Water for Elephants - I.LOVE.this.story! I'm an avid reader, and love this book! Until now I didn't have this book in my (small) collection. It's been a few years since I've read the book, and cannot wait to pick it up and fall in love with the story all over again.
Lauren Marie, THANK YOU so much for the great box, I love, love, love everything!

Go check our Sarita to see the box I sent her!

Interested in participating in the Cara Box exchange? Head over to Wifessionals for all the info. It's a great way to meet new bloggers (even non-bloggers can participate!!) , and who doesn't love opening fun packages? :)


  1. I did something similar to this for awhile. It's so fun receiving goodies in the mail. :)

  2. Looks fun and I looovvee getting mail!

  3. This is so very cool. I may have to try it next month.

  4. I'm so glad it arrived safely an you were able to enjoy it from half way across the country! I knew you would like the coffee and I can't wait to see pictures of Marcus playing horseshoes! Glad you like that book too ;) it was so fun getting to know you! I'm sad the month is over but even more sad I missed the deadline for this months Cara box! I will have to pick up in August! Safe travels!

  5. how fun!!! i need to participate next time!

  6. hahahaha I love that you had your hubby do all this. My mom in law buys animal crackers in this HUGE tub...it must be like 5 lbs or so. Sounds like you could use one. ;)

  7. i just signed up for my first to do in july! when i heard it was nautical i obviously could NOT resist! i hope it goes well for me!
    and i LOVE that scott helped participate!

  8. What a cool idea! I'm so checking this out!

  9. I'm just sitting here thinking about the huge fit my husband would throw if I made him do this and photograph everything for me lol...you got a good man! ;-)

  10. Gosh this looks like fun!

  11. Cara Box is sooo fun!! I loved Water for Elephants! I don't read nearly as much as I would like (for pleasure) and it is possible that, that was the last book I read for me!
    What a great box!!! :)

    p.s. kudos to the hubs!

  12. what a lovely box and I think having your hubby do that and get the pis is so cute and fun! I know if it were me there would be no way I was waiting to know what was inside either lol I participated for the first time, stop by and check out my link up if you get a chance :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-cara-box-reveal.html

  13. Hubs is such a trooper!

    Love the things you got in your box! So fun!