After a run of sunny days it looks like we’re in for a wet week so I’m going to settle in and write a few blog posts, finish this book (loving it so far!) and maybe try to tackle some more piles in the small space sold to us as a third bedroom that’s really just a tiny catch-all. (Mainly because I promised Jennifer I’d send her one of these hilarious postcards and I’m pretty sure they’re in there somewhere.) In the meantime, here’s some things I’m seriously crushing on this month. … Currently coveting
Thomas Allen & Son sent me the sticker books in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This weekend I started another 30-day challenge at The Dailey Method where every time you finish a class toward your personal goal (mine is 24 spin classes in 30 days) you get a star sticker to put on a chart tracking your progress. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see that line of star stickers grow! 🤩🤩 Do you use stickers to track your goals? Or maybe you love using them on letters and love notes and in your planner. Me too! 🙋♀️ Today I’ve got a giveaway for my fellow sticker lovers. (And yes, there are star stickers too. ⭐️⭐️) … Can you even handle all these stickers? The newest (and funnest!) from Pipsticks+Workman + A giveaway!
Bee Savvy Honey sent me the products in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
🎵 You make me feel, you make me feel, you make me feel like a na-tur-al woman 🎵 • You know a product’s good when it makes you want to sing. This week I’ve been trying some all-natural body balms and scrubs from a local company called Bee Savvy Honey and I’m bee-yond excited to share them with you. 🐝 (And you can bet I’m pollen out all of the buzzwords while I’m doing it.) I have a Q & A with one of the co-founders (thanks Alicia!), some info on the products I’ve tried and a chance to win a gift card to the shop. It’s a honey of a post, so pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfy! … Meet the maker: A chat with Arnprior’s Bee Savvy Honey + A body care giveaway!
I received the May Glossybox in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
May’s Glossybox arrived this week and it’s a good one, mes amies. The U.S. beauty box delivers 5 deluxe or full-size products each month ranging from niche to high-end, sourced from more than 400 brands around the world. From time to time they’ll throw in a bonus product too. This month’s extra goodie just might be my favourite product in the box. (It’s leopard, so it’s kind of purrfect.) … All is revealed: May’s Glossybox
If it’s a holiday Monday where you are, I hope you’re enjoying the day. My cold’s got the best of me so I’ve been pretty ineffective all-round today but I do have some highlights from our adventures over the past few weeks. We had my son’s birthday, Mother’s Day and my daughter’s birthday all in an eight-day stretch and my mother-in-law was here to celebrate all of it with us, which was really nice. (Regular readers will remember her from Friday’s GlobeIn post.) … Five things
I received the GlobeIn Artisan Box for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription box featuring handmade, ethically sourced products from makers around the world. Each Premium Box has a theme and for May it’s the Delish Box. Speaking of delish, you might wonder who’s the tasty lady with the box. It’s my mother-in-law, tanned golden brown from a winter in Florida. She’s visiting for a bit and agreed to help with the reveal. (Yeah she’s the best.) … Inside May’s GlobeIn Artisan Box
I received the April Glossybox in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
April’s Glossybox didn’t arrive ’til the beginning of May so I’ll have two Glossy reviews for you this month. The U.S. beauty box delivers 5 deluxe or full-size products each month ranging from niche to high-end, sourced from more than 400 brands around the world. … Inside April’s Glossybox
I received the Book Lovers Box for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Shoana Jensen was on Cityline this week talking about subscription boxes and I was so surprised she didn’t mention Sweet Reads Box because IMHO, it’s one of the best on the market. (If it’s new to you, it’s a Canadian monthly subscription service that delivers a bestselling novel and few treats that tie in to the story, including gourmet goodies and an interesting bevvie.) Their monthly boxes sell out super quickly, and their new limited editions seem to be snapped up just as fast. Today I’ve got a look inside the first Book Lovers Box. … It’s a limited edition! The Book Lovers Box from Sweet Reads Box 😍
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx 😂😂 May is a busy time with the kids’ birthdays, Mother’s Day, and my mother-in-law visiting so I’ve pared down this month’s TBR to what I think is a manageable stack. I’ve got some romance, some literary fiction, a mystery and the first middle grade novel by a beloved YA author. If you’ve read any of these, or see any you like, please let me know! … May TBR
I received Mapleblume’s May box for free in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
If you haven’t heard of Mapleblume, it’s a quarterly subscription box of luxury cosmetics and skincare with at least five full-size or deluxe sample-size products in every shipment. May’s box is my third (you can see the other two here) and I’ve been so looking forward to it! … Inside May’s Mapleblume box #luxebeauty
And suddenly it’s Friday! I hope you’ve had a good week. Wednesday I put this egg-cellent iron-on patch on an Old Navy cardigan that has seen better days and I’m still so happy with it! Partly because it’s so cute, partly because I finally did something I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Look out world, I’m just getting started! 😂😂 Now on to this month’s list of big loves. … Currently coveting
For a long while I was big on picture frames. Then candle holders. Now bud vases. But I’ve always loved stationery — for ever and ever! — and what better day than the first of May to share a little happy