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Chelleo How cool is that? I‘m going to have to check out the book. 9mo
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) 9mo
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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! 9mo
MolliesaurusRex @Chelleo right?! It‘s so interesting - things you don‘t really think about until they‘re presented to you. I love it! 9mo
Chrissyreadit So glad you like it! 9mo
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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 9mo
Chrissyreadit She being the curator of the store. 9mo
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. 9mo
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) 9mo
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My package finally arrived!! #bhmswap #blisty

Yeah_I_Read Yay!!!!!!! 9mo
Chelleo Yay!!! And so pretty!! 9mo
Chelleo You‘ve officially wrapped up #BlitsyHistoryMonth 🥰 9mo
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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! ❤️🙏❤️ 9mo
LeshaMac Wooohooo!!!!! I cant wait! 💖🤗 9mo
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CSeydel Thank you! 9mo
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! 9mo
LapReader Yay for next year being international! 9mo
sweetpealsd @Chelleo This was so much fun you did a wonderful job! I look forward to next year! 9mo
kaysworld1 Yet I get to be part of the next one xxx 9mo
Annl Yeh for next year! 9mo
Chrissyreadit Yes! I loved both the buying and receiving! 9mo
AmyG Thank you so much. What a great swap! 9mo
EchoLogical Thank you for hosting it! ♥️ 9mo
Nessavamusic Thank you for hosting, such a wonderful idea! 9mo
riversong153 Thanks so much!! 🙌🏾 I really enjoyed shopping for culturally conscience stuff. And I loved my box! 9mo
Liatrek Thank you for hosting! You did an amazing job ❤️ 9mo
BeaG Thank you for all your hard work! 9mo
ladyneverwhere I had such a fun time with this swap, thanks for organizing!! 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoop whoop!! 💖💖💖 9mo
Gaylagal2 @chelleo You were such an amazing host and thank you! I'm really hoping we do this next year too🤙 9mo
Butterfinger You were a wonderful host. 9mo
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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 🤗 9mo
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 😏 9mo
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 9mo
riversong153 Ooh I have Black Girl Magic too! So glad you got a great package too! 🙂 9mo
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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) 9mo
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! 9mo
Chelleo Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the SW books. I hope you like them as much as I do. 9mo
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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. 😂 9mo
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 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fantastic haul! 9mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 9mo
Chelleo Hey friend! 3mo
cocomass @Chelleo hey!!! I‘ve been prepping to start a PhD program and am super MIA. But I am happy, healthy, and excited to be full-time studying literacy and language education for Black students 😊 I should probably make a post about it so people don‘t think I‘ve died, but if you ever want to get ahold of me, you can shoot me an email. I‘d love to keep in touch (and pick your brain from time to time)! 💕 3mo
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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!! 9mo
MolliesaurusRex @Chelleo right?! @Chrissyreadit totally crushed this one👌🏼😍 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great haul 📖💖 9mo
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. 😘😘😘 9mo
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🍬😊😊😊 9mo
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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! 9mo
riversong153 This is wonderful! 9mo
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. 9mo
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