Naturally Crated| Spring Crate

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This has to be my FAVORITE box of the year with Naturally Crated. I am a person that loves all natural items. I love knowing that what I am doing is helping the environment. That I am being my best self. This box was FULL of amazing goodies that anyone would love it!

Approved By Elizabeth:

All products must fit into at least one of the following categories:

  • Products are full-sized, single-use or multi-use
  • All personal care & food products must include full ingredient lists
  • We value transparency, longevity of use, and family-friendly products
  • We never purchase items that we know have been tested on animals

This is a company that I can proudly stand by and that I feel good about getting every season. This box is $75 a quarter and it is worth EVERY PENNY!

Now, let’s get into the amazing goodies that we got in Springs Crate.

I love that since Naturally Crated turned into a seasonal box that they have really curated their boxes to the season. I don’t know about anyone else, but once Spring hits I get the cleaning bug REALLY bad! This box just hit the spot when it came to cleaning the items that I use every day! My clothes!!!! Let’s dive in!
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Fair Trade Wool Dryer Ball Set
Retail: $28.99

I have ALWAYS wanted wool dryer balls! These are fantastic for getting the static out of clothes AND for making them smell AMAZING! These are fair trade and they support women in Nepal! You’re supposed to add essential oil drops to the balls and then throw them in with your clothes in the dryer! I can’t wait to do laundry! Which I haven’t EVER said!

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Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder
Retail: $13.99

This laundry powder/soap is made up of only FIVE earth-derived ingredients. It is also made specifically for those with sensitive skin. It is supposed to be long lasting, super concentrated, and affordable. I can’t wait to try it out as well!

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Wet Bag
Retail: $16.88

This is one of those items that you never think of to get yourself but you never realize how handy it is to have. Whether you are coming home from the gym, the pool, or a rainy day this is the perfect bag to store your wet clothes while you are waiting to wash them! You simply toss in the clothes and the empty bag in the washer when you get home!

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Organic Lemon Oil
Retail: $9.95
Organic Lavender Oil
Retail: $10.95

Last season Naturally Crated sent over an essential oils holder bag, a wonderful flip through of information for the oils, and so much more! They knocked it out of the park again by adding in these essential oils as well. I can’t wait to use them in my diffuser but as well on my wool dryer ball set! It is going to be wonderful!

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Hogwash!
Retail: $8.95

Apparently this is supposed to be able to wash just about anything out of your clothes! I can’t wait to put this to the test! It can be used as a spot cleaner as well! I love the packaging and the name. It makes me giggle!

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Eco Nuts
Retail: $4.50

The names of this item cracks me up! But I love the idea of them! They are dried berries from a tree that grows in the Himalayas! When put in water they produce a naturally made laundry cleaner! How cool is that? I love that nature has given us so many things to be able to take care of ourselves without adding in all of those bad things into our systems!

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Cedar Block Set
Retail: $4.99

I love how the team at Naturally Crated really do think of everything when it comes to their theme. These cedar blocks are supposed to go packed with your sweaters to keep the moths away from them during the Spring and Summer months!

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I loved every single item in this box. I love how much thought and detail was put into the curation. The items are things that people need on a weekly bases. Everyone needs to wash their clothes and the idea of doing it safely and in a way that is good for the environment makes me happy.

Naturally Crated costs $75 a SEASON. That is a wonderful price! Especially when you get over $100 worth of items in each box.

Live life naturally!

Until next time…

~Courtny

Sudsy Club| April Review

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What is Sudsy Club Soap?

“All of the ingredients in our soaps come from natural plant-based sources such as olive oil, shea butter, and coconut oil.  We never use artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or detergents in any of our soaps. Many handmade soap companies add brightly colored dyes and artificial fragrances to their soaps. At Sudsy Club, we let the natural scents of the oils and butters enhance the soap with things such as herbs, essential oils and clays.”
So why is “all-natural” better? Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and it absorbs whatever you put on it. As we always say….”What goes on goes in.”

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This box is $25 a month which is a steal if you ask me! There is nothing better than knowing that what you are putting on your body is all natural. The smells in that emanated from this box were intoxicating!

The aesthetic of the box is exactly what I would expect from a company that wants to spread natural plant-based items. The blue of the box is eye catching while the inside of the box is what really catches all of the senses! Let’s dive into this box and see what it has in store for us!

Eucalyptus Lavender Silk Bar
Retail: $5.95

The smell of this bar is intoxicating. If you have been following my reviews over the past year you know how much I love lavender. Lavender is the most perfect essential oil for calming your mind and body. It uplifts you and brings a sense of rest to your mind. This is going to be the PERFECT evening shower or bath soap. Something that will really get you ready to a relaxing evening. It is also scented with eucalyptus in the Brazilian Clay. This helps to improve circulation, detoxes, and minimizes pores!

Lemon Delight
Retail: $5.95

There is nothing better than citric smell. I love how awakening it is. I constantly have lemon and orange essential oils with lavender on me or in my diffuser. This wonderful little bar is the perfect addition to my addiction! This is PERFECT for a morning shower. It will sure to wake you up and get you ready for the day. It is also swirled with French Green Clay which is known to be amazing for your skin.

Cocoa Mint Silk Bar
Retail: $5.95

This was the most stunning of all of the sudsy bars for this month. It was just beautiful in color and marbling. The smell as well is something that makes me feel luxurious! This is the perfect pampering soap. Try taking a long hot bath or shower and treating yourself with cocoa with hints of peppermint and spearmint! How wonderful does that sound?! There are large amounts of silk, shea butter, and chocolatey goodness!

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Bath Sponge
Retail: $6.95

Not only did Sudsy Club make the perfect artisan soap for every occasion but they also added in the bath and body sponge. This is perfect for cleansing your body and face. I am so excited about this box and everything that this company stands for!

 

Remember to treat yourself!

Until next time…

~Courtny

Boho Babe| January 2019

Welcome to the beginning of the new year! A time when everyone starts making resolutions about being healthy, going to the gym, or maybe starting a new hobby. The creators of Boho Babe are hot on the trail with this as well for their box for January and I love every single item inside it! Let’s get into this!

Create Your Own Vision Board
By Boho Babe
Retail: $10

I’m not going to lie. It felt as thought Boho Babe was reading my mind when I go to this in my box. I had already sketched some items and thoughts for my Vision Board for this year. I was preparing to print out pictures and get the items I needed for this project. These cards are going to look wonderful on my vision board. I can’t wait to get started!

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Lotus Hair Clip
By Boho Babe
Retail: $16

I squealed when I found this in the box and as I am typing this I am currently wearing it in my hair and I absolutely LOVE IT! It is so dainty and beautiful. I love that it is gold and I can’t help but smile when I catch its glint in the mirror.

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Lotus Intention Bracelet
By: Matilda August
Retail: $6

I love the idea of setting an intention or a goal anytime of the year. But to see that intention and goal come to fruition is something that is wonderful. This is a Lotus bracelet that when you put it on your wrist you make a goal or wish and you wear it everyday. Once the bracelet starts to fray you know that your wish is on its way.

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Californian White Sage Fire Lighters
By:The Smudge Stick Shop
Retail: $15.00

“As the new year is upon us. There is no better time to hold a new moon fire ceremony to clear the negative energy and set intentions for the new year ahead.” I love the idea of starting anew. It reminds me of the phoenix. When it sets itself afire it is not gone but born anew. Think of it that way at the beginning of the new year.

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Energy Essential Oil Inhaler
By: Joyful Aromatherapy
Retail: $6.00

This smells sooooo good! I can’t even explain to you how much better I felt after having a migraine for over a day and getting this in the mail and taking a whiff. This aroma can inspire you to take on new tasks with a fresh mind and perspective. I will be carrying this in my pencil bag that I take to work every day.

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Crystal Infused Fresh AF Deodorant Spray
By: Self Goddess
Retail: $9.99

This is a really interesting idea that I am excited to use on a day that I don’t have work. No need to be stinky at work, but you bet your bottom dollar that this weekend I am going to try this! This is an organic and natural lavender and Clary sage spray. This automatically is a win in my eyes because I love lavender. Lavender is probably my favorite essential oil and smell. I can’t wait to try this out.

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YASSS Queen Gummy Melts
By: Scents and Nonsense
Retail: $6.00

These are super neat and ADORABLE! They are sea moss, water lotus, and violet. They are made with essential oils, which I am ALL ABOUT. These are going to be perfect for my wax melter!

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Fire Agate Gemstone
By: Boho Babe
Retail: $10.00

This stone is known for increasing your passion and giving guidance to the things in your life that you crave or want to manifest in the new year. It helps you focus on your desires and really help guide you into the mindset that you need to get things done.

New Adventures Print & Fire Agate Postcard
By: Boho Babe
BONUS ITEMS

I love that they send bonus items every month. The prints that they send are perfect for a vision board as well!

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Overview of Boho Babe
January Box!

The Boho Babe Crew just keep upping their game every single month! I knew it! Boho Babe knocked it out of the park again in the beginning of the New Year. I officially feel like I am ready for the new year and everything that it has in store!


BohoBabe Mini Box- $19.99

 

XOXO

Courtny

Oceanista Winter Box| 2018

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The Oceanista Subscription Box

“Get ready to experience the excitement of receiving our signature box delivered to your door every season, and uncovering the hidden treasures that await you inside. You’ll be awash in whimsical beach inspired essentials from brands we love that are sure to compliment your beach lifestyle and wardrobe. Featured artisan pieces, luxury skin care products, mid-season surprises, and the chance to win a free gift every season guarantees our box will be one you look forward to again and again!”

This box is $81,00 a season, BUT if you use my code “Courtagonist” you’ll get 10% off your first box! How awesome is that?!?! The annual subscription is a great deal because there’s already a $30 discount going annual. So the savings is almost $60.00!!!!

Plus, the value of the box is always worth $175 or more! The winter box had a retail value of over $215 dollars! Now, let’s get into the goodies, shall we?

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JJ Sterling is probably one of the most genuine people I have had the pleasure of talking to when it comes to the creators of boxes. She is always reaching out to me asking me my sizes for clothes and shoes as well as updating me on any information that her wonderful company needs their customers to know. I love this quote that she put on this stunning spoiler card! It is those little touches that makes me a loyal customer!

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Custom Greeting Card
Retail: $4.95

If this card doesn’t give you the urge to visit the ocean this winter I don’t now what would! I love the bright and vibrant colors as well as the poem on the front. It was the first thing on top of the box when I opened it and I immediately smiled!

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Swell Made Co. Monstera Leaf| Key Tag
Retail: $8.97

This is such a beautiful and delicate tea ring. I love how light weight it is and the subtle gold coloring is just stunning. I love how dainty it is and that I will fit all of your keys and not take up too much room!

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Hotel Luxe Candle by Beach Style Collective
Retail: $35.00

There is nothing better than getting a wonderful and relaxing candle in a box. I don’t know about you but I love having candles burn in my house year round. If it isn’t candles it is my essential oils diffuser. I love the beautiful box that this came in! And as the name suggests it is very luxurious in smell and in quality of the make!

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Winter 2018 Featured Artisan
Paradise Coast Beads
Retail: $20.00

One of the MANY things that I love about this company is how they support and showcase new and upcoming artisans! I love that they really take the care in getting these items as well. They aren’t something that is just thrown together and they hope that people like them. You can tell that this box is beautifully curated in every item.

This item was created by Kat with Paradise Coast Hospitality. The beads are home decor that are intended for guest to welcome them and bless and protect their home. This is perfect as we glide into the new year!

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Oceanista Kimono in Lavender Blue with Fringe
Retail: $29.95

I love that each box comes with a wearable of some sort! Whether it is jewelry, sandals, or a  kimono! This is a wonderfully soft and light weight kimono! This is 100% viscose and it is extremely easy to wear. You can wear it as a kimono or even as a scarf. It is perfect!!

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Oceanista Bamboo Eco-Friendly Drinking Straws
Retail: $6.95

One of my goals going into 2019 is to take more care with what I am putting into the environment. Using less and using more quality items. This includes use reusable straws. This is a phenomenon that is sweeping the world in the effort of really trying to be kinder to our world. We have one world, we need to respect and love it!

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Ancient Roman Glass Hook Earrings
by The Roman Glass Company
Retail: $88.00

These are my MOST favorite item in the Winter 2018 box. I have worn these earrings every day for over a week! They are stunning. The card that came with the earrings stated:

“Your jewelry is inlaid with a fragment of ancient glass, discovered in an archaeological excavation in the Holy Land. The “patina” was created by chemical interactions with mineral-rich soil over the course of 2000 years.”

I can express enough how much I love these earrings. They are exquisitely made.

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Sun-kissed Pearls Gel Eye Liner
by Elizabeth Arden
Retail: $22.00

Last season we received a beautiful eye shadow palette and this season we are getting a beautiful pot of eyeliner that is rich in emollients and natural oils. It comes with an angled brush to help get that PERFECT cat eye effect.

This is one of my absolute favorite seasonal boxes. I love how much detail, care, and love goes into curating every inch of the box. I love that they stick to the theme and keep striving for better and more luxurious products. $79 is an amazing price for everything that you receive every season. It is like a small gift to yourself or someone you love. I can’t wait to see what Spring 2019 holds for us.

Until next time.

XOXO

Courtny

Naturally Crated Winter Box| 2018

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Naturally Crated
Winter Crate

This has to be my FAVORITE box of the year with Naturally Crated. I am a person that loves all natural items. I love knowing that what I am doing is helping the environment. That I am being my best self. This box was FULL of amazing goodies that anyone would love it!

Approved By Elizabeth:

All products must fit into at least one of the following categories:

  • Products are full-sized, single-use or multi-use
  • All personal care & food products must include full ingredient lists
  • We value transparency, longevity of use, and family-friendly products
  • We never purchase items that we know have been tested on animals

This is a company that I can proudly stand by and that I feel good about getting every season. This box is $75 a quarter and it is worth EVERY PENNY!

Now, let’s get into the amazing goodies that we got in Winters Crate.

Plant Therapy Essential Oils
Retail: $45

This is one of the most exciting items that this crate has for Winter. A few years ago I was suffering from migraines. It was so bad that I had a migraine everyday for over 60 days. I went to the doctor and got scans and the lot. I was told that I have Chiari Malformation. This is are fancy complicated words to explain that my brain stem is longer than it should be.

I was told that I could EITHER lose weight and have less stress in my life OR I could have brain surgery. Ugh. Apparently heavy weight and stress causes Chiari to flare up. I finally decided that I needed to take control of my life. Why am I brining this up for essential oils, you ask?

Well, I started doing yoga and running as well as using essential oils to help with my migraines and my anxiety. This is something that I am extremely passionate about and I squealed like a little girl on Christmas when I saw everything in this box.

If you want to know, I ended up losing 60lbs and I rarely get migraines! Yay for natural medicine!

In this box we received:

  • Orange Sweet
  • Rosemary
  • Cinnamon
  • Cedar wood
  • Peppermint

Essential Oils Flashcards
Retail: $25

To go with the amazing oils that they sent they also sent Essential Oil Flashcards. It is a HUGE learning curve to understand all of the different ways that Essential Oils can help you. Can you digest them, put them directly to your skin, need a carrier oil? This is a FUN and EASY way to learn about all of the different types of Essential Oils and how you can use them. They are fun and colorful and extremely helpful!

Essential Oil Travel Bag
Retail: $28

One of the things that is most difficult when you become an Essential Oils Addict is the ability to travel with them safely. I have no idea how many times I have has Sweet Orange or Lavender spill in my overnight bag or in my purse. And while I love the scent of those oils a little goes A LONG way! This is a perfect little pouch for your essential oils! It is perfect for winter and it fits 10 oils comfortably! I also put the Flash Cards in the middle of the oils to show to friends and family!

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Organic Aromatherapy Rice Bag
Retail: $14

I don’t know about you, but sometimes you have sore muscles from working out or it is that time of the month and you can’t stop cramping. This wonderful organic aromatherapy rice bag is just what you need!

They are crafted in the United States and you can use them to apply heat or cold to concentrated areas on the body. What is nice is that it comes to you unscented so that you can add the essential oil of your choosing. I ALWAYS use Lavender Essential Oils. I just love the calming aroma.

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Overall this box gets a 10/10 for me. It is rare when I will use EVERY SINGLE ITEM in a subscription box, but with this one the amazing crew at Naturally Crated hit the nail on the head! I can’t wait for their Spring 2019 box! Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful New Year!

~Courtny

California Found| October 2018

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California Found October 2018

This is such a beautiful box to get every month! Sometimes you just need a little bit of Summer and little bit of sunshine. This box delivers on all of that and more! They bring homemade, small business, and beautifully thought out boxes to your door step every month! I always get excited when I see it on my door step!

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The people at California Found are so thoughtful to detail as well! They have individual cards with all of their items that explains the history of the company, their mission, and how well the products were made. The wrapping around the cards is special itself! It is embedded with wildflower seeds! How wonderful is that!

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Moonlight Herbal Blend by Luna Tea Co. 
Retail $15.00

I’m not going to lie this is one of my most favorite items in my box. You all know how much I love tea. Seriously, I am addicted to tea more than anyone I know. This is a beautiful made and aromatic teas. I could smell it when I opened the box and it was intoxicating! It makes a beautiful cuppa tea!

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Owl Feather Watercolor by Mika Harmony Art
Retail: $22.00

If this doesn’t scream Autumn then I don’t know what else would! This is a STUNNING art piece by Mika Harmony Art. It makes me feel so calm and excited for colder nights cuddling, an amazing cup of tea, and a wonderful book. I love how detailed the print it and how it looks with all of my Autumn artwork!

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Spring Bliss Nail Polish by 7 True
Retail: $15.00

I think this is such a beautiful color even for the Fall time! It is a beautiful pinkish brown that will go with any outfit. The consistency of the product is very creamy and pigmented. I love the fact that these women decided to make a difference in the world and create a brand of nail polish that does not have the 7 most commonly used toxins in nail polish. I feel better having this color on my nails!

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Naked Zen Scrub by Naked Scrubs
Retail: $10.00

This is something that I have been looking for as well! Angela Johnson-Rogers seems to have the same skin problems a lot of us have during the year. I am super dry during the Fall and Winter but then my skin turns into an oily mess in the Spring and Summer. There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium! Angela made it her mission to use natural (naked) ingredients, oils, and herbs to create her vast collection of beauty items!

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“I wish I was Apple Picking” by Rush Candle Company
Retail: $8.00

This box just keeps on giving when it comes to the scents of calming herbal tea and this beautiful travel tin of “I wish I was Apple Picking”. I love that they put this in here. I don’t know about you but I go a little candle crazy when it hits September! I am all about making my house smell EXTRA fall-y! This is going to help a lot with that!

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Repurposed Leather w/ Gemstone Earrings by MB Bead and Stitch
Retail: $35.00

When I saw the sneak peak on California Found’s Instagram I was super duper excited for this box. I just loved the rustic way these earrings looked with a pop of the gemstone’s color! They just screamed FALL to me! Michelle is the artist and owner of this shop and she works with organic textures and natural gemstones. They are extremely comfortable to wear!

Monthly Subscription –$49.00

  • Free shipping
  • Ships between the 28th and 30th of each month
  • Prepaid
  • Renews monthly, cancel anytime

 

XOXO

Courtny

Naturally Curated| Fall 2018

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This is the Fall Crate for Naturally Curated. As with their Summer Crate this one has taken my breath away with its simple designs, warm heart, and natural elements. This box is aptly names “Thanks + Giving”. This box is full of everything you need to feel blessed and bless others. Without further ado, let’s get into this amazing box.

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Heart Dish
Retail: $21.00

This is a stunning handmade natural gift out of mango wood. I love the fact that they left most of the wood bare so you can truly admire the natural wood for all that it is. The beautiful detail of the gold leaf is something that just catches your eye as you walk past it but isn’t something that is too gaudy. This is perfect to place jewelry in or even to have by your door to place your keys in.

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“Thank You” Card Set
Retail: $24.99

Nothing says Thank You much more than a well-thought out Thank You card. These are hand-made in Oregon from 100% recycled paper. This card set is letter-pressed in small batches. Sometimes you just need to tell someone thank you. Whether it is your child’s teacher for all of their hard work, a co-worker that you see struggling but doing their best, or your significant other. You can never go wrong telling someone thank you.

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Ranunculus Wood Cover Journal by Cardtorial
Retail: $29.00

This is my absolute most favorite item in the crate this month. I have been searching for months for a spiral bound, blank page journal. I want to use it as a bullet journal/daily journal. It is like Naturally curated read my mind and sent this. The wood is absolute stunning and I love the mint green peaking through as well.

Something else that I love about the company that makes these journals is that they read out and serve over 500 young girls annually. They put on workshops, panel discussions, and special evens to help girls get creative and get through high school into college. As an educator that is something I can support!

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Organic Almost Pumpkin Paleo Bites by Pure Bliss Organics
Retail: $5.99

This is the perfect seasonal treat! I am very basic and I love anything with pumpkin in it. So when I saw this healthy treat I swooned! Pure Bliss Organics is a Atlanta, Georgia company. Their passion and goal is to share bliss through their delicious food made with pure, life sustaining ingredients! They also provide granola for breakfast at local shelter and charities!

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The Giving Keys Necklace
Retail $50.00

This is a gorgeously simple yet elegant piece of jewelry. These keys are hand-crafted in Los Angeles by men and women who are transitioning out of homelessness. There is a word on every key. My word is “love”. As soon as I saw this necklace I smiled and felt a sense of calm come over me. I love wearing it with a high necked dress because it is a very long necklace.

This is one of the most well thought out and caring boxes that I have the pleasure of being sent and to review for. If you care about the environment, people, and you love naturally made items, you should check out this box.

Until next time,

Courtny