SLANT Box Exchange Awesomeness

September 7, 2015

If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate in the amazing SLANT Box Exchange put together by Jameson at Lessons With Coffee, I bet you will want to after seeing this!!

I was SO extremely lucky to be randomly paired with the fabulous Rachel from Mrs. O Knows. In case you weren’t sure, SLANT stands for Sending Love Across the Nation to Teachers. And I could TOTALLY feel the love from Rachel. 

We knew each other a little bit already from some collaborative blogs and Facebook groups, but this was an opportunity to get to know each other even better. The theme was Summer Jam, so we decided that we would put together a box to keep summer going. Rachel asked me questions about my favorite music, hobbies, food and activities that make summer what it is. Before I knew it, she sent me an email to say my box was on the way!!!

When I got home and checked the mail, I found this adorable box full of goodies!

Rachel is so crafty! Even the box was super cute!

When I opened the box, I found a sweet note and individually wrapped presents! I’m sure that my mouth dropped open with excitement, because my husband asked me if everything was ok…

Everything was packed in so neatly, I was hesitant to even take stuff out of the box. But, I’m sure you know, I quickly got over it and started opening each one!

Each one had a tag with a note! So thoughtful!

Every gift was SO perfect for me. Rachel really took the time to get to know me, and made sure each present reflected that in some way. I haven’t been so touched by a gift in a long time…I even got a little teary eyed while I was opening them they were so thoughtful. She paid attention to my favorite team (the Broncos), my favorite beverages (coffee and beer), my favorite snack (Chex Mix), my favorite music and more. Even if you didn’t know me, after seeing the gifts in this box, you would totally know me!!

You’ll notice the Chex Mix is missing? Someone else in this house loves it too….

I am so glad I participated in this exchange. I loved getting to know Rachel better, and hopefully making her feel as special as she made me feel!

Thanks so much to Jameson who puts this whole thing together. It’s a lot of work and I’m sure it’s not easy, but I really appreciate it because it gives us the opportunity to get to know other teachers around the world! If you are interested for next time, make sure to watch for upcoming sign ups by following Lessons With Coffee.

http://lessonswithcoffee.com/category/slant-box-exchange

 Thanks again to Rachel! You made me feel really special! ๐Ÿ™‚

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1 Comment

  • Reply Ms. O September 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I'm glad you had fun! I sort of lost interest after two months with the other person not reciprocating. That was back when it was pretty new so hopefully they've been "weeded out" by now!

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