Sunday, August 25, 2013

SLANT Box Reveal

I'm so excited that my SLANT Box arrived!

Have you heard of The SLANT Box Exchange? SLANT stands for Sending Love Across the Nation to Teachers.  It's a monthly gift exchange for teachers hosted by Lessons with Coffee.   I love, love, love this idea!  I had to join in the fun!

The SLANT Box Exchange

I spent this past month getting to know my two teacher-matches, the Tropical Teacher and Ms. O Reads Books.

Jen Jones is my first match; she sent her SLANT Box my way.  From Starbucks and white wine, to pedicures and post-it notes, to sand and surf, to a love of reading and a love-hate relationship with running, Jen and I have so much in common.  Read on to learn about the sweet gift she sent me and then hop on over to her blog, Tropical Teacher, and leave her some love.

The SLANT Box Arrives!

First peek inside...I LOVE the scarf so much!

What a great idea...peeling the layers was so much fun!

Oops! I peeled TWO layers the first time around to find...

Shout wipes and colorful binder clips.  Then onto the next layer...

A mini Sharpie!  Let's peel another layer...

Purse-size Kleenex.  What does the next layer reveal?...

Twix...yummm!  And there's still more layers. :)

I'm in love with these little one-inch Post-it notes.  So sweet!
What will the next layer reveal?

Hand sanitizer.  One final layer to unwrap, what's inside?

K-cups for my morning caffeine fix.  :)  
This project was super fun.  It was wonderful getting to know Jen.  She and I are alike in so many ways.  I enjoyed unwrapping the layers of fun and finding the clever little surprises Jen chose for me.  She did a wonderful job selecting a mix of her favorite things and mine.  I'll be well prepared for the start of school on Monday.  :)  Thanks so much, Jen!

Don't forget to hop on over and visit Jen at the Tropical Teacher.

If you'd like to participate in SLANT, visit Jameson at Lessons with Coffee.


  1. Oh my gosh! So much fun with the unwrapping!!!!! I can't wait to see all of the boxes as they get posted!

    Hope you are signed up for next month!


  2. How clever! I just put the stuff I sent in a plain old box. I'm getting ideas for the next one! :)


  3. That scarf is gorgeous! I love her creativity.

  4. Love the layers and layers of wrap. Such a great idea.

    Quinnessential Lessons

  5. Oh my goodness! We need to think of a creative way to send ours next month! How fun!!!! The scarf is beautiful! Tropical colors! Reminds me of the beach....that I kind-of wish I was at today instead of back at school!

    The Rungs of Reading