|A Latte Love|
Ladies and gentlemen! May I present to you, Alyssa! She was my fabulous Cara Box sender in the beautiful month of May! I had the pleasure of getting to know Alyssa over the course of the month and she is a super cool gal! She has a heart of gold and the character to back it up. She is a huge fan of coffee (iced soy vanilla lattes in case you were wondering) and tea, books, cooking and collecting art from local artists. We have a lot in common!
She started her blog in 2010 about her new townhouse during her junior year of college. Then it morphed into a New Year's Resolution tracker space in 2011. Now she just talks about the highs and lows going on in her world. Not so much direction but just living. Highs from new jobs to challenges like finding out that her best friend has cancer. Writing is in her heart and she wants to share these things because it is how we all learn and struggle and grow. She hopes that her readers can glean little bits of joy, advice or hope from her tales.
She's had a busy year but hopes to get back to blogging more consistently in the next year. She says that her biggest blogging accomplishment thus far has been the connections she has made with others. In her words:
My biggest blogging accomplishment is just making connections with people. I don't have a lot of
followers. I don't host giveaways. But I do connect. I connect with people whose blogs have given me
hope and courage through rough times. The women who write are speaking from their hearts about their
families, faiths, and struggles in this world. And I don't know about you, but I could use another
girlfriend to help me along on my a journey.
Isn't she just super sweet? I like her "for real" attitude and outlook on life. Stop by her blog and tell her, "hello!"
Alyssa worked super hard to assemble my May Cara Box. I had a lovely note with a handmade card of a map of Lancaster from Etsy. She included earrings from her favorite vintage store (I just learned that they were clip-on's today after trying to shove them through my ears), vanilla flavored coffee beans from her local coffee spot, a reusable bag from Central Market in Lancaster, Hershey's Kisses and an awesome Christian CD! I am over the moon with my new goodies and the friendship that I made with Alyssa is what makes the Cara Box Exchange so wonderful!