August’s OatBox #breakfastbox

I received August’s OatBox in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

OatBox is a monthly breakfast subscription box from Montreal that comes with two large bags of handcrafted granolas that are 100% natural and preservative-free, plus two recipes. Gluten-free boxes are available and subscriptions can be delayed or cancelled free of charge. August’s OatBox #breakfastbox

Glossybox: The Birthday Edition 🥳 #beautybox

I received the August Glossybox in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

This month’s Glossybox is a special edition birthday box celebrating the company’s eighth year in business. 🎉 They typically come with five deluxe or full-size products ranging from trendy to high-end; for August it’s a selection designed to make subscribers sparkle and shine. ✨✨  Glossybox: The Birthday Edition 🥳 #beautybox

New books in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series + A giveaway!

I received the books in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe • Little People, BIG DREAMS is a series of picture books about important figures in science, art, sport — virtually every field — who overcame difficult beginnings and hardships to pursue their dreams. Aimed at ages 4 to 7, the stories are simple primers that de-mystify modern-day heroes, sharing the milestones in their upbringing and careers achieved not by magic, but by hard work and perseverance. I’ve talked about some of the earlier books in the series (Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Stephen Hawking and others) and wanted to share a peek at some of the newest ones. New books in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series + A giveaway!

Tell me you’ll make these s’mores brownies + A giveaway! (Only all the Loacker crispy wafers you could ever want)

I received the products in this post for promotional purposes. All opinions are my own. 

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I’m about as outdoorsy as that lamp over there. (I’m pointing to a tall reading lamp in the living room that I wouldn’t normally draw attention to but I’ve just dusted it, so feel free to hold it in your mind’s eye for as long as you like. It’s very shiny.) No surprise then that I’m a big fan of today’s s’mores brownies recipe from Loacker, maker of crispy wafers in all kinds of delicious flavours. They’re like a taste of the cottage right at home, like being around the campfire — only without the camp or the fire, ha ha. Tell me you’ll make these s’mores brownies + A giveaway! (Only all the Loacker crispy wafers you could ever want)

Free shipping makes this UK beauty box an affordable treat

I received July’s lookfantastic subscription box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

The lookfantastic Beauty Box is a subscription box from the UK that includes six premium beauty and skin care products and a copy of ELLE UK magazine each month. While the price is in line with other similar boxes (£15.00 or about $22 CAD/month and free international shipping), it has a luxurious feel about it that impressed me at first sight. It’s also my first one.  Free shipping makes this UK beauty box an affordable treat

Currently coveting

How’s everybody doing? My house looks like a bomb went off and everything feels sticky in the humidity but I’m just going to ignore that a while longer (maybe weeks, ha ha) to check in with you. Are you sorry the summer’s half over or counting the days ’til fall? You know what camp I’m in. 🎃 🍂 🥾🕯 📚 I’ve just nuked a stone-cold tea and let the cat out so I’ve got approximately two minutes before I have to hop up and let him in again. And then out again. And in again. You know the story. Here’s the rando things I’m loving this month. Let me know if you see anything you’re coveting too! Currently coveting

Everything’s coming up rosey: Inside July’s Glossybox #beautybox

I received July’s Glossybox in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

“Whenever someone asks me to define love, I usually think for a minute, then I spin around and pin the guy’s arm behind his back. Now who’s asking the questions?” — Jack Handey • 😂😂😂 I don’t know what that has to do with today’s post but if you’re reading this and already laughing I’m hoping you’ll stick with me for whatever other hilarity might ensure. So let’s get to Glossybox. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a U.S. beauty box that delivers five deluxe or full-size products each month ranging from niche to high-end, sourced from more than 400 brands around the world.  Everything’s coming up rosey: Inside July’s Glossybox #beautybox

All-natural, baby: Inside Love Aiki’s clean beauty box for July

I received the Love Aiki subscription box for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

Love Aiki is the first of two new-to-me subscription boxes this month, this one a bi-monthly delivery of four to five full-size organic and natural skincare products customized to your skin type.  All-natural, baby: Inside Love Aiki’s clean beauty box for July