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MolliesaurusRex
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Chelleo How cool is that? I‘m going to have to check out the book. 6mo
Chrissyreadit @Chelleo how far away are you from Harper‘s Ferry? I think you would be interested in the #blackhistory programs. The candy shop is there and the author is often there too. (It‘s her shop) 6mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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@Chelleo I finally remembered to post a closeup of the card that explains how each candy is significant. Here‘s part 1. #bhm #blitsyhistorymonth #blitsyswap #historiccandy @Chrissyreadit

Chelleo That‘s for sharing this. I had no idea! What a great swap item! 6mo
MolliesaurusRex @Chelleo right?! It‘s so interesting - things you don‘t really think about until they‘re presented to you. I love it! 6mo
Chrissyreadit So glad you like it! 6mo
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MolliesaurusRex
History Candy | Katrina Streza
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A better look at the candies from the African American candy collection that @Chrissyreadit sent in my #BlitsyHistoryMonth swap.🍬😍 it includes crystallized cane sugar, maple sugar(my favorite!😍😍😍), Carver brittle, candied rose/violet petals, Hot Tamales, Charleston Chew, pecans, peppermint Gibraltar, molasses pulls, a piece of licorice root, dried fruit, and sorghum. Can‘t wait to try these later!

Chrissyreadit Yay! Did it come with information about how it is relevant? She wrote a book about candy and American History 6mo
Chrissyreadit She being the curator of the store. 6mo
MolliesaurusRex @Chrissyreadit omg that‘s so cool! There‘s a card describing how each candy is relevant & another card with different candies from different centuries, along with shop info. 6mo
Chelleo That is cool! I want to known about the background on the candy! Can you share a pic of one of the cards? (edited) 6mo
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Shvonne
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My package finally arrived!! #bhmswap #blisty

Yeah_I_Read Yay!!!!!!! 6mo
Chelleo Yay!!! And so pretty!! 6mo
Chelleo You‘ve officially wrapped up #BlitsyHistoryMonth 🥰 6mo
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Chelleo
BIG THANKS | Michelle Bernard
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Thank you for making the first #BlitsyHistoryMonth Swap a success! Thanks for those who participated and those that supported the efforts by engaging in other ways. Participants: be on the lookout for a survey from me for ideas on how to make it even better NEXT YEAR!!

Yes, #BHMSwap2020 will be open INTERNATIONALLY!

P.S. If you‘re taking part in a swap...please be kind to your hosts...it‘s a lot of work going on behind the scenes!

Mitch Calendar marked! ❤️🙏❤️ 6mo
LeshaMac Wooohooo!!!!! I cant wait! 💖🤗 6mo
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CSeydel Thank you! 6mo
MallenNC This swap was open when I was in the middle of moving so I missed it. I‘m glad to hear it went well and will happen again! 6mo
LapReader Yay for next year being international! 6mo
sweetpealsd @Chelleo This was so much fun you did a wonderful job! I look forward to next year! 6mo
kaysworld1 Yet I get to be part of the next one xxx 6mo
Annl Yeh for next year! 6mo
Chrissyreadit Yes! I loved both the buying and receiving! 6mo
AmyG Thank you so much. What a great swap! 6mo
EchoLogical Thank you for hosting it! ♥️ 6mo
Nessavamusic Thank you for hosting, such a wonderful idea! 6mo
riversong153 Thanks so much!! 🙌🏾 I really enjoyed shopping for culturally conscience stuff. And I loved my box! 6mo
Liatrek Thank you for hosting! You did an amazing job ❤️ 6mo
BeaG Thank you for all your hard work! 6mo
ladyneverwhere I had such a fun time with this swap, thanks for organizing!! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoop whoop!! 💖💖💖 6mo
Gaylagal2 @chelleo You were such an amazing host and thank you! I'm really hoping we do this next year too🤙 6mo
Butterfinger You were a wonderful host. 6mo
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LeshaMac
Black Girl Magic: A Poem | Mahogany L. Browne
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I finally made it home to open my #blitsyhistorymonth swap and OMG!😍🤗 It was so worth the wait. I love everything I received. @cocomass I truly thank you💖 my 10 yr daughter is already asking can she read my books😂🤦🏾‍♀️. The twizzlers are already open😏. I will wear my shirt with pride✊🏾 @Chelleo thanks for doing this, it was fun.💖💖

Chelleo Finally!! Of course you and @cocomass would have me up past my bedtime waiting for your unboxings!! 😂🤣😂Put me on your reading waiting list behind Mia 🤗 6mo
cocomass Yay!! So glad you like it and can share with your daughter 😊 I almost kept that shirt for myself, but San Francisco ain‘t ready 😏 6mo
LeshaMac 😂😂😂 @Chelleo I'm sorry. @cocomass I know how you feel, I almost kept the one I made for my swap 😂. Cincinnati is not ready, but ol well I'm rocking it! Black girl magic baby 6mo
riversong153 Ooh I have Black Girl Magic too! So glad you got a great package too! 🙂 6mo
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cocomass
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THANK YOU @Chelleo both for being an amazing #blitsyhistorymonth host AND for my amazing package!! 😍 I wish I‘d taken a picture of the fabulous wrapping before tearing it open. I love these books, and I love that you chose a few for me! My shirt‘s wonderful—clearly you picked up on my love of black poets. I‘m happy you patronized black owned businesses/museums on my behalf. And of course the Obamas 💕 And a mug for my tea ✊🏽 So thoughtful 😊

cocomass PS not pictured is my chocolate covered popcorn which I was literally eating while staging this photo 😂🍫🍿 (edited) 6mo
Chelleo LOL! I was worried about the treats...you usually post such healthy snacks! The chocolate covered popcorn was the best option in a candy store that literally smells of pure sugar 🤣 And it took all the willpower I could muster to mail that blackish mug off to you! Glad you enjoyed your box! 6mo
Chelleo Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the SW books. I hope you like them as much as I do. 6mo
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cocomass @Chelleo the mug is an AMAZING FIND. Also I always have healthy snacks because I have no self control. The popcorn is gone. 😂 6mo
Chelleo @cocomass Next time I stop by that place, I‘ll pick you up some more 😍 I agree, it was delicious...I taste tested it for the first time when I bought yours 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fantastic haul! 6mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 6mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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OMG I am obsessed with this box of goodies! I love all of the things from Harper‘s Ferry & the Storer College flag, pin, & book!😍 also so excited to try these candies. (BTW I am kicking myself for not thinking of going to local historical sites- Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both lived in this area) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU❤️❤️❤️ #bhm #blackhistorymonth #blitsyswap #litsylove #swaplove

Chelleo @Chrissyreadit did great! Good idea on shopping historical sites...this swap called for some out of the box thinking. Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 6mo
MolliesaurusRex @Chelleo right?! @Chrissyreadit totally crushed this one👌🏼😍 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great haul 📖💖 6mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad you liked everything! I was so incredibly excited to learn about the Niagara Movement and Storer College last year that it seemed a great way to share less known but important #blackhistory I love the candy shop with historical candies. I think the candy adds some context and interest too. 😘😘😘 6mo
MolliesaurusRex @Chrissyreadit it‘s so awesome. The candy is an especially great addition - I feel like people rarely think of the foods people used to eat in history. It‘s usually about clothes, actions, vocabulary, etc. so I‘m SUPER excited to try the candies🍬😊😊😊 6mo
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faelinwolf
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Woot! Look at the goodies I got for #BlitsyHistoryMonth! ❤❤❤ Thank you, @Butterfinger for the package. I can't wait to dive in! 😊😊😊

@Chelleo #BHM

Chelleo That journal cover is gorgeous! Great selection of books too! Happy #blitsyhistorymonth! 6mo
riversong153 This is wonderful! 6mo
Butterfinger You are welcome. I have been so nervous that you wouldn't like it. I saw your reviews on comics which is why I got Black Panther. 6mo
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