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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!


#SPBoxSwap SPRING Blogger-to-blogger box swap
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Sweet Progress Box Swap {Spring} Sign Up

Happy Spring! New Season = New Box Swap!!

Box Swap I cannot believe that it is already spring. I guess the sun shinning and the birds chirping behind me should be a big sunshiny flag that yes, it is indeed spring. There’s also the fact that we just finished spring break here, which at times didn’t feel much like spring. It was gray and rainy for a nice chunk of our break, especially the chunk where we went exploring downtown.  But we still made the best of it. 🙂 I’ll share more later.

Anyway, the beginning of a new seasons means a new Sweet Progress Box Swap!!

Happy Spring! A start of a new season means a new Sweet Progress Box Swap!! Sign up to swap a spring box with a fellow blogger. :)

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.

#SPBoxSwap SPRING Blogger-to-blogger box swap

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 April 24. Make sure to send your partner the tracking number for their box.
  • Linkup with us on May 5 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 April 16 or 17.
  • NEW: We’re doing things differently this time around. We’ll 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 GALENTINE’S 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.

Are you in? Sign up here:

Need some ideas?

  • Floral goodies
  • Nail polish
  • Notebooks or journals
  • Tea
  • Local goodies
  • Cinco De Mayo goodies? Hey, the linkup is on Cinco De Mayo, it’s a fiesta, no?
  • Candy

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!


It's time, it's time! The #SPBoxSwap Reveals are live!! Come check out what we got in our boxes. :)
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It’s time, It’s Time! The Galentine’s Box Swap Reveal #SPBoxSwap

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It’s time for the Galentine’s Box Swap Reveal #SPBoxSwap

Box Swap If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or you’ve read the last eh… hem… five posts I’ve written, you have certainly heard me mention the Winter Box Swap Galentine’s edition. But in the event you missed me talking about it, here’s the original post about what Galentine’s is and why we decided to go with this theme this winter. Each season my lovely partner in happy mail Ashley (Happy.Pretty.Sweet) and I host a box swap for bloggers to connect via good old snail mail. It’s a great way to connect and bring joy to a fellow blogger. We love it. We started our swaps this Summer and we’re extremely excited to see that things are growing! With this growth it means more mail, more happiness, and maybe a little change (maybe).  But enough about that, let’s get to the reveal!

I was partnered with Chantale, a lifestyle blogger. 🙂  Chantale’s blog is all about self discovery, love of books, and happiness. You know I can totally get down with that, because HELLO, work in progress over here. I appreciate that not only does she challenge herself, she challenges her readers too. I’m currently guzzling down water to keep up with the water challenge. 🙂 And who doesn’t love a good book list? If you’re looking for book reviews or want to help add to her list head on over to Iridescent Rebel.  I think I kind of ran with a self care/positive energy theme with her box, you can check that out here. But before you go check out what I sent, take a look at the goodies I received.

My goodies, my goodies, here’s my #SPBoxSwapGoodies…

(Who remembers old school Ciara?) 

It's time, it's time!! The Galentine's #SPBoxSwap Reveal

My goodies:

♡  Haribo Gummy Bears

♡  Planner book

♡  Valentine’s Stickers, or should I say Galentine’s? 😉

♡  The cutest gummy bear notebook

♡  Post-it sticky notes

♡  Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens

♡ Pen pouch

It's time for the #SPBoxSwap {Galentine's} Box Swap Reveals!!

I’m quite sure I did not state how much I love gummy bears on my questionnaire (everyone fills one out to help their partners), but somehow Chantale knew I love gummy bears. AND to top it off the gummy bears were SOUR 😍 . Anyone else out there love gummy/sour candies as much as I do? I’ll admit it, I steal the kids’ fruit snacks from time-to-time, because close enough. 😀

You know what else I didn’t tell my intuitive partner? I did NOT tell her or… shall I say I’ve never admitted to anyone that I have a healthy obsession with Word Streak with Friends. Word Streak formerly “Scramble” is a word game that I’m addicted to, I enjoy beating my family. The Word Scramble activity book is totally appreciated. Plus, I’m trying to keep my mind sharp. Yes, I’m already worrying about my memory. Anyone else?

Gummy bears and pens! Yes, please! The Galentine's Box Swap Reveals are live. :)

My notebook mantra: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY. I’ve already put this cutie to use. 🙂 Paper Mate InkJoy is one of my favorite pen brands. Sharpies and Paper Mate all day everrryday. 🙂

Got some drawing in today and it felt good. I’m thinking of adding some more drawings to the shop. Thoughts?

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I’m glad I have an extra place to store some of my pens, because it’s getting a little out of control over here, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Thank you so much for all my goodies, Chantale!!!

Don’t forget to check out what I sent. 🙂

Sweet Progress Galentine's Winter Swap Box| Come celebrate Galentine's with us! A fun box swap for bloggers.

 Do you want to see the other reveals? Of course you do! Start clicking away 🙂

 

Don’t miss the next swap!!

What’s your favorite thing to send your friends?

 

Sweet Progress Galentine's Winter Swap Box| Come celebrate Galentine's with us! A fun box swap for bloggers.
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Sweet Progress {Galentine’s} Winter Box Swap Signup #SPBoxSwap

Sweet Progress {Galentine’s} Winter Box Swap

We’re back!!

I know you’ve been waiting, and it’s finally here another fun swap box! Since we’re already in the middle of winter, it’s February and we could all use some LOVE, we (my happy. pretty. sweet partner Ashley and I) thought this month would be the perfect month for a Winter GALENTINE’S Box Swap!

Sweet Progress Galentine's Winter Swap Box| Come celebrate Galentine's with us! A fun box swap for bloggers.

 

What the heck is Galentines?

Well, besides a made up holiday, it’s a day to celebrate your gal pals. Amy Poehler’s character on the show Parks and Rec made the holiday a thing when she proclaimed that February 13th with Galentine’s Day, a day for her and her girlfriends to go hangout. You can read more about it here.

 

That’s cool, but tell me more about this box swap!

Okay, well, we want bloggers to connect through good old fashioned snail mail. We partner up bloggers who sign up using the form below. Unfortunately, because of the timeline we have we won’t get our boxes on Galentine’s Day, but we will have them all shipped out by then.  Hey, February is the month of love… and friendship, right?  🙂

#SPBoxSwap Winter {Galentine’s} Box Swap

 

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 February 13th. Make sure to send your partner the tracking number for their box.
  • Linkup with us on February 23 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 February 7 or 8th.
  • 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 GALENTINE’S 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.

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 Winter {Galentine’s} Box Swap Signup

Need some swapping ideas?

  • Winter inspired books
  • Something local with a winter/Galentine’s vibe
  • Scarf
  • Tea or coffee
  • Nail polish
  • Notebooks! I don’t think you can wrong with notebooks…. ?
  • Comfy socks
  • Candy
  • You can also check out past swaps here.

I’m excited for this swap! You have NO IDEA how much I need something like this right now.

Let’s fill mailboxes with love and happiness.

 

Pssst… Don’t forget to print your free coloring page. 🙂

FREE Coloring Page Printable "The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me." Ayn Rand quote

Looking for some Galentine’s Cards or fun stickers? Check out my shop!

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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