A subscription box for tween and teen girls: Ruby Crate Winter 2021 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

How do you get Pikachu on a bus?

Poke him on.

I told that joke to my teen just now and the laughs! OMG we were howling. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ And if you believe that I’ve got some swampland in Florida you might want to buy. Because of course the only legit teen response is a sigh and an eyeroll. ๐Ÿ™„ Pffft! Teenagers. Tough crowd, tough crowd. You know what my teen did like, tho? Her latest Ruby Crate. It’s a quarterly Canadian lifestyle box for tween and teen girls — a separate one each season for each age group — filled with a bounty of beauty products, accessories, stationery and decorย items. The Winter one for teens (this one) is sold out but you can still order the Spring Crate shipping in March. (Thank you to Ruby Crate for sending us this one for review.)

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Sweet Reads Box December 2021 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Big news this weekend for our neighbours to the south as Sweet Reads Box announced it will soon start shipping to the U.S. If you’re not familiar with Sweet Reads, it’s a monthly Canadian subscription service that delivers a new novel, something to eat and drink while you read and a few bookish items cleverly tied to the story (think mugs, candles, bookmarks, cozy socks and the like). Subscriptions of varying durations are available or you can purchase by the box. They also release a number of themed limited edition boxes throughout the year like the new Valentine’s and Galentine’s boxes (the Snack Lovers and latest Cook’s Box look fantastic too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ). So many options! But first a look at December’s box. (Thanks to Sweet Reads for sending me this one to share with you.)

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Sweet Reads Box November 2021 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Do you set reading goals for the year? I rarely do but this year I have two: first, to read a little in the mornings so I can start the day with some “me time” rather than saving it ’til after the kids have gone to bed when I can barely keep my eyes open. (Especially since bedtime has gotten much later since the holidays.) Second, I want to read most if not all of Sweet Reads‘ monthly pick in time for my post so I can share some thoughts and hopefully hear some of yours. (Sadly that’s not the case this time around. Prepping for Christmas left me with little time and energy to read more than a few magazines.)

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