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Summer #SPBoxSwap Reveal

{Summer} Sweet Progress Box Swap

I believe you all may remember me plugging the #SPBoxSwap, right? This summer Ashley and I joined forces to get bloggers swapping happy mail! We’re excited about our Happy Mail alliance, because it doesn’t stop at Summer, it goes on and on.  Our next swap will be in the fall!! FALL IS MY FAVORITE. I’m super excited for the Fall #SPBoxSwap. Sweet Progress Button FinalBut let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, it’s SUMMER and I was spoiled with summer happy mail. I ALWAYS enjoy happy mail, but when the days are tainted with hate it’s nice to receive a fun, sweet, and kind surprise. My partner for the #SPBoxSwap was Ally. I was excited to learn more about my partner, before this swap I didn’t know Ally, so it was nice to get to know someone new.  Ally blogs over at Shybiker, she shares about her life and her style. I’m inspired by Ally’s confidence, her positive outlook on being her true self, and doing it NOW , which makes me want to sucker punch all of my own fear in the face. 🙂

My #SPBoxSwap Goodies

One thing I noticed after visiting Ally’s blog is that her and I both share a LOVE for polkadots.  So, when a box with pink polkadots showed up I knew right away who it was from. 🙂 And then I pulled out these wonderfully wrapped boxes and ELVIS!!!

Elvis Stamps and Fun Gifts

Before I show you what was inside those fancy boxes, let’s talk about my beautiful & sweet card. 🙂 Ally sent me a card from her mermaid photo shoot that I think is absolutely gorgeous!! What’s more summery than mermaids?!?!? I believe mermaids are always in season, am I right? I love mermaids. 🙂

Ally Mermaid

Now let’s get to the boxes. 🙂

All unwrapped:

Summer #SPBoxSwap Reveal

You know I’m a mail lover, obviously, so, these snail mail goodies make my heart happy.  I LOVE Papyrus Greeting Cards, thanks to Ally, I have a whole box of them! Who needs some snail mail? The Elvis stamps!!! Here’s something I think I’ve never shared here: I use to collect stamps with I was little.  It didn’t last long, but I wish it would’ve. The common task of applying stamps to mail is a tough task for me. I usually debate if I should use my stamps or keep ’em. Like my Harry Potter Stamps or my Jimi Hendrix stamps. I ended up using all of the Harry Potter Stamps and I have only used one Jimi stamp. 😀 I still have all of my Elvis stamps, but I will proudly decorate mail with that handsome face. 🙂

#SPBoxSwap Reveal| My partner Ally, knows the way to my heart. Stamps and Cards!!

These Jacobsen Salt Co. salts are perfection! I’m not sure if you read my Currently post I posted early this week, but I mentioned my “test kitchen”. 😉  You can rest assured that these salts have been in serious use. 🙂  My family has sincerely enjoyed this gift just as much as I have.

This has to be the the prettiest salt display, right?

#SPBoxSwap Reveal| I'm in love with these assorted salts by Jacobsen Salt Co. that my swap partner Ally gifted me. :)

I’m eager to read my new book Face Value, it sounds interesting!

Per Amazon: A thought-provoking examination of how we think and talk about beauty today—and the unexpected and often positive ways that beauty shapes our lives.

For decades, we’ve discussed our insecurities in the face of idealized, retouched, impossibly perfect images. We’ve worried primping and preening are a distraction and a trap. But have we focused too much on beauty’s negative influence?

In Face Value, journalist Autumn Whitefield-Madrano thoughtfully examines the relationship between appearance and science, social media, sex, friendship, language, and advertising to show how beauty actually affects us day to day. Through meticulous research and interviews with dozens of women across all walks of life, she reveals surprising findings, like that wearing makeup can actually relax you, that you can convince people you’re better looking just by tweaking your personality, and the ways beauty can be a powerful tool of connection among women.

Seems like an intriguing read, right?

Face Value

So, there you have it, my summer box swap. Thank you, Ally, for the sweet gifts!!

Again, if you missed the summer box swap don’t worry, you can always sign up in the fall. 🙂

Summer #SPBoxSwap Reveals:

After seeing all those awesome reveals, do you want in? I don’t want you to miss out on the swapping fun! If you would like a reminder email of when the next #SPBoxSwap fill out the form below and we will remind you about the Fall #SPBoxSwap. 🙂 Hope to see you in the fall! Thank you everyone who swapped with us this summer!! XO

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15 thoughts on “Summer #SPBoxSwap Reveal”

  1. Yay! I’m glad you like the gifts. I did my best.

    Autumn’s book is EXCELLENT. Brilliant insights into a subject we all care about. And Elvis! Who doesn’t love Elvis. Stamps are an overlooked art-form. It’s fun to put them on our letters. Jacobsen Salt Co. is a nice small company in Oregon that makes terrific salts. I’ve tried many of their flavors and thought a sampler would expose you to the various kinds. Thanks for your great gifts, Dean, and for your nice words here. 🙂

    1. I think you did a wonderful job! 🙂
      I look forward to reading Autumn’s book. And you’re right, who doesn’t love Elvis?
      The salts are AWESOME!
      Thank you for being my partner. 🙂

  2. I collected stamps when I was a child also! My grandfather had also collected them and passed on his collection to me, which I’m sad to say is missing. I should check on that the next time I’m at my parents’….
    What a lovely box of goodies you got! I hope you enjoy the all!

  3. I absolutely LOVE the salt kit! Thats right up my alley! Great find there. And the greeting cards are nice and always handy. Love your gifts and love this swap. I’ve enjoyed getting to know my swap partner and others!

    1. Oh my gosh you would LOVE the salts!! Ha ha.. you said Alley, and Ally sent me these. 😀
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this swap. You has a great partner! I think the both of you swapped some really fun goodies. I hope you’ll join us for the fall.

    1. YAY!! I cannot wait for the fall box swap either. 🙂 I love the goodies you sent to Lowanda and the ones she sent you. 🙂

  4. I love salt 🙂 Once I started eating Pink Himalayan salt it was no going back to regular table salt. I would love to try to different salt flavors you got.

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