The Maple Box Cozy Autumn Edition 2021 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

“Arguably one of the most glorious seasons; the golden hues, the rustle of falling leaves, invigorating winds, cozy sweaters and warm homes filled with fragrant fare. The sense of abundance is everywhere.”

— Katherine Herringer, Co-founder & Editor, Maple Magazine

Hi everybody! I hope you had a nice weekend. We had our first flakes of snow but none that stayed — instead our yard is blanketed in maple leaves that crunch crunch underfoot, one of my favourite sounds of fall. (Right up there with the sound of the door closing behind the kids in the morning as they head off to school. πŸ˜‚ Fall is a gift that keeps on giving. πŸ˜‚) Speaking of gifts, today’s subscription box is a great gift idea for those on your list who appreciate life’s little luxuries but don’t want to accumulate a lot of “stuff”. The Maple Box is a quarterly subscription box that delivers the loveliest selection of luxury organic and natural goods from Canadian makers including body and skin care, food and drink, lifestyle accessories and tools and the latest issue of Maple magazine. You can gift a subscription or a single box and it ships across Canada and the US. Their latest box is my first and ahhhhh, I’m so excited to share it with you! Here’s a look at the Cozy Autumn Edition.

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Hygge in a Box Fall 2021 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Time: *heals all wounds*

Daylight Savings Time: *stabs me in the leg*

— Ian Dukes

It’s been a week since we turned back the clocks and 5 p.m. still seems like midnight. I feel like someone stabbed me in the leg *and* ran over me with a truck, LOL. “Since the days are cooler and darker it is important to have something to look forward to,” say Hygge in a Box founders Jill Kantor and Lisa Kroft, “this is why hygge is so popular during this time of year.” Wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket, bundling up for a walk with a friend, making a giant pot of delicious stew — now is the time to pull out all the hygge stops — especially on those days when it’s hard just to pull yourself out of bed. With all kinds of hygge ideas and comforts the Fall Hygge in a Box is like a hand up, like a first aid kit for the seasonal doldrums. Here’s a look at the latest from the Canadian subscription box. (The box I’m sharing today is the large Fall box. All quarterly boxes are available in large and small and ship across Canada and the US.)

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Sweet Reads Box October 2021 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend includes some me time to read and unwind. My mom is visiting from Toronto for a few days so I’m expecting we’ll go for a few long walks (shorter if we drag the kids along), play some board games and do a little shopping. And I know as soon as she sees this post she’ll want to read October’s Sweet Reads pick so I set that aside for her to enjoy while she’s here. Whatever you get up to, I hope it’s lovely. But first a look the latest Sweet Reads Box. The Canadian monthly subscription service delivers a new novel, something to eat and drink and a few bookish items tied to the story or the theme of the box. Their slogan is “me time. delivered.” and it’s bang-on.

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