Crafts · Subscription Boxes

Making lasting memories trying small, simple things: Inside the Kids Hygge Box from Hygge in a Box

I received the Kids Hygge Box in exchange for an honest review.

“And what is hygge in a few words? It’s homeyness, coziness, and togetherness. It is bonding with those you love and who make you feel safe. Snuggling on the couch under a blanket with your loved ones. Going berry picking and eating more berries than are going into the bucket. Playing games with friends and family well past your bedtime.” — Hygge in a Box

Well we’ve had a lot of togetherness over the past few months and it hasn’t all been hygge (😬😬), but now that summer is winding down and school is on the horizon I feel like we’ve been at each other less and enjoying each other more. Making lasting memories trying small, simple things in all of a few minutes or an afternoon — making beeswax candles, building our first birdhouse, playing tic-tac-toe. All of the makings were in our Kids Hygge Box from Hygge in a Box. The Canadian co. curates seasonal and stand-alone collections of hygge treasures, recipes and DIYs from Canadian makers available by subscription or single box. The Kids Hygge Boxes varied but here’s a look at ours. Continue reading “Making lasting memories trying small, simple things: Inside the Kids Hygge Box from Hygge in a Box”

Books · Crafts

It’s Harry & Meghan, only they’re paper dolls! Two must-have books for royal fans

Dover Publications sent me the books in this post for review purposes. All opinions are my own.Β 

Now I know we’re cutting it pretty close to Christmas, but if you’ve got Harry and Meghan fans on your gift list and Amazon Prime you can totally get little Harry & Meghan Paper Dolls and Harry & Meghan The Wedding Paper DollsΒ in time to put them under the tree. What a super fun gift idea for Royal fans, am I right? We’ve got hunky Harry in the swim trunks he wore on a vacation to Jamaica with Meghan when they were dating, the crisp white Misha Nonoo shirt, Mother Denim jeans and Everlane tote Meghan wore to the Invictus Games in Toronto, of course Meghan’s EXQUISITE Givenchy wedding gown, and the adorable sleeveless Shoshanna Ashland gingham dress Meghan wore to Harry’s polo match this past June. Plus many more outfits which I’m not ashamed to say I totally remember obsessing over seeing in pictures. Okay, okay I TOTALLY OBSESSED OVER THEM. Continue reading “It’s Harry & Meghan, only they’re paper dolls! Two must-have books for royal fans”

Crafts · Giveaways

Keep the kids busy over the holidays with Spray Art and Photo Pearls + A giveaway!

I received Spray Art and Photo Pearls for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own (with some chiming in from my kids).Β 

None of us wants to see the gifts we give sitting unused and collecting dust. If you’re shopping for kids who like arts and crafts, I think Spray Art (ages 6+) and Photo Pearls (ages 7+) will get their share of play time. The first is a no-mess airbrushing kit and the second a craft that allows you to make pixelated art using any image you like. I’ll walk you through them here with a little help from my nine-year-old and (bonus!) if you’re reading from Canada or the US you’ll have the chance to win both. Continue reading “Keep the kids busy over the holidays with Spray Art and Photo Pearls + A giveaway!”