fall box swap reveal
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It’s finally here, the Fall Box Swap Reveal!! #SPBoxSwap

FINALLY, THE FALL BOX SWAP REVEAL #SPBOXSwap
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Fall Swap Box I’M BAAAACK!! It’s been way too long since I created a post. Too long. If you’ve tried to visit me over the last few weeks you may have noticed things weren’t working right. There were over 1,000 404 pages and no SSL certificate. It’s all been fixed now. 🙂 Anyway, because BlueHost took forever to figure out the issue- despite me giving them a deadline and telling what I thought the problem was, which it was– I’m behind on posting my #SPBoxSwap Reveal!!! I feel horrible that I’m one of the hosts of the swap and here I am posting this FIVE days late.

Fall Box Swap? #SPBoxSwap?

If you’re new here, I make up half of the happy mail loving team Sweet Progress Box Swap. My friend Ashley from Happy Pretty Sweet makes up the sweet pretty half of our box swap team. We both love happy mail and seeing bloggers connect and lift each other, so it kinda just made sense for the two of us to collab to create a bloggers only box swap. 🙂

When you sign up for a swap we ask that you are 100% sure you are able to be a good partner and send your partner a box. We understand that life happens and for that reason we always have a swap angel on stand by. This time I was an angel! See, mom, I’m an angel. 😉 I was partnered with my IRL gal pal Lowanda!!! Okay, so, we’re not hanging out at Starbucks or anything, but we have met in real life and I have known her for years. 🙂 Psst.. You can read a little more about Lowanda and I here.

I’m sure by this point you’re like, “C’mon woman show us the Fall Box Swap goods!” Okay, okay, here comes the goods.

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Fall #SPBoxSwap Reveal Time

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I love that Lowanda decided to mix a little Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos for my Fall #SPBoxSwap Box. Not sure what Dia De Los Muertos is, you can read about it here and here. 🙂  I have a serious love affair for sugar skulls. My office is filled with sugar skulls, and recently I was commissioned by LA Mamacitas to create sugar skull art and a flier for their event. 🙂

Fall Box Swap Reveal Sugar Skull Card

I’m sure you can imagine when I saw this card and the sugar skulls peeking out behind all the goodies I was excited! Fall box swap.

This bag is going with me everywhere!!

Look, it made the perfect background for my photo props Lowanda sent. Sadly, I forgot to use them on HALLOWEEN!! But that’s okay, I will be ready next year. 🙂

(My teen and I picked up the hand to “hand out” candy, we only had two trick-or-treaters.  My tween didn’t want nothing to do with the monster hand, she handed out the candy. Guess we’ll have to save that for next year too.)

Aren’t these pencils the cutest?!?! I’m not sure if I’ll use ’em because they are too stinkin’ cute. I think I’ll save them for Halloween decoration for my office.

Fall Box Swap Reveal Halloween Pencils

Who doesn’t love a bath bomb? I can’t wait to try this apple scented one bomb, but I have a feeling a kiddo may beat me to it first.

I’m a major sucker for a face mask, major. I love all things pumpkin, so I have no doubt I’m going to L-O-V-E this mask. 🙂 Fall box swap.

Fall Box Reveal Pumpkin Mask

I thought it was funny that we both sent each other “corn”, it just seemed like the right thing to send in a fall box. 🙂 The box I put together had a Friendsgiving theme. Do you want to see what I sent? You can see the fall swap box I sent Lowanda HERE.  You can also, check out what everyone else received here.

 

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Thank you so much for my goodies, Lowanda!! And thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall #SPBoxSwap!! I enjoyed this swap and seeing your posts. 🙂 Happy rest of Fall!!

XOXO

And just because I never got a chance to share my Halloween with everyone….

 

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It’s the Great Fall Box Swap Sign Up, Bloggers! #SPBoxSwap

It’s Fall Y’all!!

Fall box swapAnd it’s been too long since our last seasonal box swap. Heck, it’s been too long since my last real post. My life has been a bag of jelly beans- all mixed up, colorful, with a few yucky flavors, but nonetheless full. I plan on sharing it all, but honestly I haven’t had time to sit still and let it out. Along with that: the world, people, the world! Things have been crazy, right? What the world needs now is love sweet love… happy mail works too. 🙂 Or at least that’s our hope, to bring some smiles, happiness and possibly new friendships into this world.

We missed summer, but we’re ready to welcome in FALL!!

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Box Swap

It’s time for another Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap!!

What is Sweet Progress Box Swap?

My lovely friend Ashley and I created Sweet Progress Box Swap to give bloggers a way to connect via good ol’ mail. The two of us swoon over happy mail, so naturally this collab is a match made in heaven!  It’s so much fun to see relationships build and to see all the goodies everyone receives.

 

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Fill out the form below
  • We’ll email you the button to display on your blog once we receive your signup
  • Place the button on your blog sidebar or in a post. Please send us the link when you do.
  • Send your box out before October 24 Make sure to send your partner the tracking number for their box.
  • Linkup with us on October 31 to share your #SPBoxSwap reveal

Additional Information:

  • This swap is open to the U.S. and Canada. We would love for you to spread the word, we would like multiple swappers in Canada.
  • BLOGGERS ONLY
  • Partner info will be sent to your inbox on October 18.
  • We will have a partner spreadsheet, it’s up to you to contact your partner for more information and address info. This is a great time to get to know your partner. 🙂 Ice breaker?
  • You must confirm that you have received your partner’s info.
  • We ask that you spend $20 before shipping.
  • HAVE FUN, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND GET YOUR FULL-FLEDGFED FALL ON!
  • If you share on social media don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag: @Akaleistar @Mrs_AOK #SPBoxSwap
  • If you are not able to send out your package on time please let Ashley, your partner, and I know in advance. No flaking allowed.

It's the great fall box swap, bloggers! Come join the fall fun and signup to swap happy {fall} mail with other bloggers. :)

Are you in? Sign up here:

Need some ideas?

  • Coffee mug
  • Nail polish
  • Notebooks or journals
  • Tea
  • Local goodies
  • Book
  • Candy
  • Fall Magazine
  • Scarf

Still Need More Ideas? Check out these past box swaps!

Why and how it all began #SPBoxSwap 

 

Disclaimer:

The Sweet Progress Box Swap is open to bloggers 18 and over. Once we put you in contact with your swap partner we CANNOT be held responsible for the outcome of any contact of any kind made between you and your partner. We also cannot be held responsible in the event your partner does not respond. By submitting the form, you are confirming that you have read this disclaimer. We do hope you use common sense and if you decide you feel uncomfortable, let us know. We wouldn’t want you to do anything you don’t feel 100% about. Happy swapping!


Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap Reveal with Erika of Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans
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Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap Reveal with Erika {Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans}

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Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap

You may or may not know, but chances are you do know that I make up half of the fearsome duo of Sweet PROGRESS Box Swaps. You know that, right? Because you visit me often, right? Well, if you didn’t know that we need to chat more often!

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The other half of  Sweet Progress Box Swap is Ashley from Happy Pretty SWEET. Ashley is such a dear, I adore her! I’m happy to partner with her to spread blogger mailbox love every season. 🙂 And this season… this wonderful season we’re celebrating…


I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in LOVE WITH FALL AND I don’t care who knows it!!

But you know who knows it, Erika. Erika of Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans, who has never ever met me in real life, she gets it. She knows my love for fall is deep and you know what she did, she showered me with fall mail. LIKE INSANELY AWESOME FALL MAIL!! But before I start gushing over how awesome my fall box is, let me tell you a little bit about Erika and her super cool blog. When I visit Erika’s blog I’m instantly inspired by her fashion and her impeccable nail polish skills!! I want to one day achieve fashion and good nails like Erika. Seriously, you have to check out her beautiful nails. Besides being super stylish, she’s super sweet, loves cats, and HAPPY MAIL!

My Sweet Progress Fall Box Reveal

So what did Erika send me….

A BOX FULL OF GOODIES!!!

Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap Reveal with Erika of Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans

Is the suspense killing you? Because my girls couldn’t take it, I was snapping pictures of the process and they were right next to me waiting impatiently to see what was in this superbly packaged box. Also, Erika left me a sweet note on each package explaining why she sent the corresponding item. So sweet.

Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap Reveal with Erika of Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans

Are ready? Here it is!!

Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap Reveal with Erika of Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans

Isn’t this box AWESOME!?!

Okay, okay, here’s what was inside my fall box swap box:

♡  One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly

♡  Forever 21 Rusty Red Infinity Scarf

♡  Forever 21 Layered Leaf Necklace Set

♡  Donut Key Chain

♡  Ciate Dangerous Affair Nail Polish

♡  And Herb the Turkey and Pumpkin Spice Lindt CHOCOLATES

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How adorable are these boxes?!?

One Bad Apple seems like a deliciously suspenseful autumn thriller that pairs well with my pumpkin spice chocolates and a good cup of coffee. I can’t wait to dive into this read. The scarf will be worn over and over I’m sure. Because I love fall so much Erika wanted me to wear my love of fall and fall leaves all year round. I’m thinking of splitting up the leaves and giving one to each of my fall-loving baby girls. 🙂 THE DONUT KEY CHAIN… has someone visited my Instagram. 🙂  I hope I can make my nails look half as good as Erika with my luxurious new Ciate nail polish. Herb, my new turkey, is already hanging up waiting for all the turkey love that is to come this Thanksgiving season. Time to put away all the spiders and all things Halloween. Because it’s NOVEMBER!!!

Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap Reveal with Erika of Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans

Thank you SO MUCH, ERIKA!! I love every.single.thing! I’m so happy we were partnered up. 🙂

Don’t forget to visit Erika at Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans to see what I sent her.

Do you want to see everyone else’s fall box swap reveals?

 

PSSST… Winter is COMING! Don’t miss out!

Winter is Coming!

Do you want in on the WINTER box swap?  We have a reminder email signup, we’ll email when it’s time to sign up for the next swap. 🙂

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Sweet Progress Fall Box Swap Signup

It’s officially FALL! Time for another Sweet Progress Box Swap!!

Happy Fall, Y’all!!

Oh my gosh can you believe it’s finally here! And you know what that means, it’s time for another Sweet Progress Box Swap!!

Autumn Killed Summer with the softest kiss. Farewell summer. Hello Fall! It's time to signup for the #SPBoxSwap!! Connect with other bloggers here. :)

My sweet friend Ashley and I are excited to get this swap up and running! As much as we adore summer, we’ve been really excited for this particular swap. And guess what…. did you guess? A few of our Canadian friends wanted in on the last box swap, so we made sure to open the swap to our friends in Canada too! So, who’s ready to get swapping!?!?!

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Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Fill out the form below
  • We’ll email you the button to display on your blog once we receive your signup
  • Place the button on your blog sidebar or in a post. Please send us the link when you do
  • Send your box out before October 26. Make sure to send your partner the tracking number for their box.
  • Linkup with us on November 1 to share your #SPBoxSwap reveal

Additional Information:

  • This swap is open to the U.S. and Canada. We would love for you to spread the word, we would like multiple swappers in Canada.
  • Partner info will be sent to your inbox onOctober 7-9.
  • We ask that you spend $20 before shipping.
  • HAVE FUN, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND GET YOUR FALL ON!
  • If you share on social media don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag: @Akaleistar @Mrs_AOK #SPBoxSwap?

Disclaimer:

The Sweet Progress Box Swap is open to bloggers 18 and over. Once we put you in contact with your swap partner we cannot be held responsible for the outcome of any contact of any kind made between you and your partner. We also cannot be held responsible in the event your partner does not respond. By submitting the form, you are confirming that you have read this disclaimer. We do hope you use common sense and if you decide you feel uncomfortable, let us know. We wouldn’t want you to do anything you don’t feel 100% about. Happy swapping!

Need some ideas?

  • Fall inspired books
  • Something local with a fall vibe
  • Fall scarf
  • Tea or coffee
  • Fall nail polish
  • Notebooks! I don’t think you can wrong with notebooks…. ?
  • Comfy socks