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Sweet Reads Box August 2020

I received the August Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

I’m not outdoorsy in the least but the past few weeks I’ve been reading on our back deck and the warm breeze and the change of scenery have brought my “me time” to a new level. For years we’ve only had three camping chairs for the four of us (ridiculous, I know) but we finally invested in some outdoor pieces my bestie spotted on Facebook Marketplace and it’s been a game-changer. A me-changer. And now for the first time in maybe ever I’m lamenting the end of summer and wondering what I’ll do without my new refuge. 😭😭 Speaking of “me-time” I’ve got August’s box of “me time delivered” for you here, voted Canada’s Best Book Box two years running, dooo-dooo-dooo-dooo, Sweet Reads Box! The monthly subscription box includes a new novel, something to eat, something to drink and a few bookish goodies oh-so-cleverly tied to the story. Herewith the reveal! Continue reading “Sweet Reads Box August 2020”

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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”

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Sweet Reads Box July 2020

I received July’s Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes. 

Book hang-o-ver (hang-oh-ver) noun 
1. The inability to start a new book because you are still living in the old book’s world.
2. The inability to function at work/school because you were up all night binge-reading.

Sam cannot make it to the committee meeting today as she has a book hangover.

If I’m looking rough today it’s not for nothing. I was up late last night finishing the delicious new psychological thriller from July’s Sweet Reads Box and I’ve got a book hangover in the worst way. Or maybe in the best way? I mean it’s a good problem to have all things considered. But I’m certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed today so it might be a good idea to keep this one on the shorter side. If it’s new to you, Sweet Reads Box is monthly book box that delivers a new novel, coffee or tea, a sweet or savoury snack and some bookish goodies tied to the story. They also offer several limited edition boxes throughout the year (I just ordered the Cat Lover’s Box for August and they have a Dog Lover’s one too). Let’s get to July’s. Continue reading “Sweet Reads Box July 2020”