Stick-er with me, Valentine + A giveaway

“Where are you, my little object of art? I am here to collect you.” — Pepe Le Pew • If you’ve been reading try small things for a while, you might remember my crush on Pipsticks, the sticker club that delivers the most delightful little packages each month to subscribers worldwide (I wrote about it here). Well I’m still stuck on Pipsticks, and it’s even dreamier than before! “Is it possible to be too attractive?” Pepe would ask. Mais non! Here’s why.  Stick-er with me, Valentine + A giveaway

Discover The Taste Box + A discount & giveaway!

The Taste Box is the latest entry into the Canadian food subscription box market. Yes, another subscription box to discover! How much do we love?! Each month Toronto couple Matt and Jenni curate a unique package of food and drink products around a theme and ship it to your door. The first box shipped this month with an assortment of goodies perfect for celebrating yesterday’s World Pasta Day. Here’s a closer look at the Pasta Is Love box (sent to me to try free of charge) and a couple of notes about what’s coming up next.
Discover The Taste Box + A discount & giveaway!

For paper lovers like us! Meet OliveBox + A giveaway

I know I tend to gush, but I am so excited to show you today’s super fun find: it’s OliveBox, a wonderfully whimsical subscription service for paper lovers created by Grace Kang, founder of the Pink Olive gift boutiques in NYC. Monthly, 3-month, 6-month and 1-year subscriptions are available, as are single boxes like the ‘Dig in’ Foodie box I picked to review. (I picked a foodie box? Shocking, I know.) Let’s take a bite out of the Big Apple and see what’s inside!  For paper lovers like us! Meet OliveBox + A giveaway

A subscription box for book lovers + A giveaway!

Let’s end the week on a high note with a look at a new subscription box for book lovers, LitJoy CRATE. The Utah-based company offers three book boxes: board books (ages 0 to 2), picture books (ages 3 to 7) and young adult books (ages 14+), which each come with two to four products to match the theme of the box. LitJoy CRATE sent me May’s young adult box to review, the “Lady Bandit” box. Intrigued? Let’s look inside!  A subscription box for book lovers + A giveaway!

Sticker love with Pipsticks + A giveaway!

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When it comes to stickers, more is more. Am I right? So naturally I was all heart eyes when I discovered the fun that is Pipsticks, a monthly subscription sticker club based in Cal-i-forn-eye-ay that ships sticker packs for kids and grown-ups all around the world. May’s Pro Club Classic pack (the cream of the sticker crop for us adults) came in the mail yesterday to try and I’m so excited to show you what’s inside. Let’s look!  Sticker love with Pipsticks + A giveaway!

FoodiePages’ Tasting Box: Sampling small-batch treats from Canadian kitchens

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There are some people I’m always happy to see: my kiddos at the end of a long day, my hubby not long after I’ve seen my kiddos at the end of of a long day (ha!), and the mail man with a delivery, preferably in a large box (hold the bills). Because when the mail man arrives with a package, it’s almost always a good thing. Except maybe when it’s an enormous flower arrangement and a fruit bouquet you’re meant to hold for your neighbour. Then it’s just sad. Well happy for your neighbour, but sad for you. (And by “you” I mean “me”, since I’ve babysat more bouquets than I care to remember.) But happy days are here again! Last week my girlfriend Renee sent me the most thoughtful box of goodies for my birthday, and the week before that Canada Post delivered a “Tasting Box” of treats made in small batches in kitchens across Canada. It’s one of 50 such boxes curated monthly by FoodiePages, a kind of online farmer’s market based in Toronto. I’m going to be reviewing some of their products over the next couple of months (tough gig, I know), so let’s get started!  FoodiePages’ Tasting Box: Sampling small-batch treats from Canadian kitchens

Happy mail!

Besides getting back to the gym (I’ve been once in the past month, oy vey!), one thing I’d like to do in the new year is send more snail mail. I love sitting down with a tea and writing to a friend, even if we see each other on the regular. A big part of the fun is choosing just the right card or stationery. And lookie here! A whole lotta right just arrived in the mail!

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It’s Happy Mail, the new paper goods subscription service from A Beautiful Mess. I ordered the December pack to try it out, ‘tho I already knew I would totally love it. Do you want to see what’s inside?

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Oooh, so perfect for a crafty friend! It would look pretty cute framed too.

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Can you guess what this says? My mom taught me finger spelling when I was a kid and it stuck with me, so I got it in a minute or two.

abm thinking of you back

That’s right! Thinking of you!

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“Brunch” as a verb. Love this one.

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And some cute sticker tabs! These are going to be so fun to use in my planner!

And there’s more! You can see the entire contents here in this video. The girls do one around the 10th of each month so you can know exactly what you’re getting. They’re also working on a subscription service for scrapbooking supplies, which I am totally going to try out for you guys. Um, even ‘tho I don’t scrapbook. But I might be so inspired I’ll start!

Do you like to send snail mail too? What do you want to do more often in the new year?