Monday, May 26, 2014
My First CaraBox Exchange and What I Received!
Last month, I decided to try out Carabox for the first time and I really, really loved the entire experience! If you use Instagram, you get paired with two new Instragram friends, one that you will ship a box to and another that will ship a box to you! You follow their Instagram feed and find out what they love, enjoy, etc. and then you go shopping and mail them a box of goodies for $20+ within a month. This time around, the theme was to keep the contents in the box local... which, was a little difficult for me since I live in a flyover state (St. Louis)... but, I did ok. :) Melissa was who I sent a box to and since she loves RUNNING as much as I do, I did sort of a St. Louis/running themed box.
When I received my first Carabox, I was so excited and it was wrapped nicely! It was a HUGE diaper box, too! I had no idea what was in the box, I really expected it to be one thing!
But, when I opened the box I found a TON of individual goodies inside, all individually wrapped in colorful tissue paper.
Here is a sneaky peak of everything I received... I know, WOW, right?!!
Amber included a bunch of postcards from her state, Michigan!
She numbered the cards and wrote her letter to me on them, what a terrific idea!
The first item I opened was a Vernors Ginger Ale! She wrote a little info about each item in the box and on this one she said that Vernors is a Michigan staple and everyone there knows to drink one if you have an upset stomach.
She also included a deck of cards that has 54 fun facts about Michigan. She says they play a game called Euchre in Michigan, but I have never heard of it. Have any of you?
She included a wine glass that she purchased from her local zoo and also helped feed the animals.
My favorite part of the box was this cherry wine from Traverse Winery. This was perfect, because I LOVE wine and Brian loves anything cherry!
I had no idea Kelloggs was from Michigan and these chocolatey crunch bars fixed my chocolate craving in a pinch!
She sent me my very own tulip bulb, because Michigan is known as Holland and they have the tulip festival.
I love this bottle of Jones soda that she sent me, that is from Detroit. The flavor she sent me was a berry lemonade soda and it was very sweet! Yum!
She also sent me a t-shirt from her brother's lawn care company, because I love to run and she figured every runner needs a neon shirt to run in!
I am so thankful for the wonderful Carabox that @amberleelvt (if you want to follow her on Instagram!) sent to me. Also, I sent a box to @melissavaldez and if you are into running, definitely check out her on Instagram! Such a fun time! I won't be doing Carabox every month, since it takes a lot of time to run around and gather things up... but, I do think I'll try it out again in the future! If you are looking for some new Instagram friends or a fun way to exchange a gift in the mail, check out Carabox HERE.