Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sweet Progress Summer Box Swap

If you've stopped over once or twice in the past couple weeks, you may have noticed my handy little Sweet Progress Box swap graphic in the corner of my side bar.  It's hosted by Mrs. AOK of A Work in Progress and Akaleistar of Happy. Pretty. Sweet and occurs quarterly.  The theme is seasonal and this was the very first round.

I was paired with Rezzo from hariharian who is a fashionable, socially conscious, Florida girl whom I was initially kind of intimidated to be paired with.  What's a Wisconsin girl going to get a Florida girl for a summer swap?  I mean, it's been 90s and humid here for the past week, but I think that's pretty much Florida all the time.  So, I got to thinking, and we both like the outdoors, and coffee, so that gave me a starting point.  And when I got her box, I realized that great minds think alike, because we got each a few similar things.

Look at all the cool things Rezzo sent me!
  • Pens and a new journal.  I am all about office supplies and writing down lists and ideas.  Plus, we go through pens like water through a sieve at work, so they always come in handy.  
  • I love the ice cream socks.  These will make getting ready for work a little more fun, because nothing is worse than spending a nice day inside at work.
  • Lip balm and sunscreen.  Which is great because I sent her lip balm and facial towels for surviving muggy weather.  I am horrible about remembering sunscreen- bad because I'm pretty fair skinned.   Lip balm, however, lives in my scrub pocket at work because hospital air is always dry.
  • And buttons!  I'm finally sewing again, so I know I'll put these bad boys to good use!
  • Sunglasses. (Not pictured because I've been wearing them and forgot!)  The sunglasses are tortise shell (my favorite) and perfect because I have prescription sunglasses for driving, but when I go for a walk or bike ride I always have to go get them out of my car.  Well not anymore.  My eye sight isn't horrific, but I am a little near sighted so for driving, they're very helpful.
  • And last but not least, inside the sweet card is a Starbucks gift card!  Coffee is my drink of choice no matter what the temp outside, so I know I'll be enjoying this sometime in the near future.
So if you want to see what I sent Rezzo, or see what anyone else got, go to the link up and pop around a bit, or sign up to be notified when the Autumn Swap takes place!  I know I will be doing it again.  It's just so much fun!


  1. I was totally going to purchase those same socks for the swap!! :D I love that the swap has us meeting new people and connecting, makes me smile. :)
    The sunglasses sound awesome. I cannot wait to check out what you got for Rezzo, especially since it sounds like y'all went down the same path. :)
    I hope you'll join us again in the fall.

  2. Looks like you've got some great goodies! Would love to see the sunglasses. This was such a fun swap!

  3. I love the socks! how fun! pens and journal are my weakness, they are so pretty :)