Date Night In| Fall in Love

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Date Night In Box
“Fall in Love”

I’m not going to sugar coat it, when I saw that this box was available to review with A Year of Boxes I jumped at the chance! I had been seeing this company advertise on Facebook, Instagram, and even on Twitter. I LOVED the idea of having a cozy date night in with my honey.

We were finally able to have a night in last night and this was his and my experience.

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The box was beautifully created! I love the fact that their box design is something new each month and it fits with the theme that they have chosen. This was the Fall in Love box and I couldn’t have loved it more. It was so thoughtfully curated. The little newspaper that came with it was just as aesthetically pleasing as the box. It had tips, tricks, and ideas for things to talk about with my boyfriend, Aaron.

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There were two different crafts that we could do as a couple. The first one was creating a candle. This is something that Aaron and I have tried before just by ourselves. So I knew that we would have fun doing this.

I had went to the store before Aaron got home and bought stuff to make dinner. I was craving steak, vegetables, and I bought cheese cake and wine for dessert. Now, there was a suggestion for what to make for dinner which I thought was a wonderful touch!

While making the candle and waiting for it to set they had questions for us to ask each other, “When did you know you fell in love with me?” and “What is a physical feature of mine that is your favorite?” This was so much fun to do. Aaron and I don’t normally talk about things like this, we like to joke, tease, and laugh all of the time. It’s rare for us to have too serious of conversations.

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I loved all of the couples that were apart of the newspaper as well. It was fun reading an talking about what others thought about the different topics and questions. I do wish I had remembered the amazing recipe for the Caramel & Chocolate Apple Slices! They looked sooooooo good! But that will just have to wait until next month! I’ll plan better next time.

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The next DIY that we created was the Tree of Life. I loved the symbolism in this activity. It compared out relationship to the rings of the tree. We talked about all of the moments in our relationship (2 1/2 years) that were defining. We put our thumb prints in the middle where our relationship started and marked around it different moments that made us fall even more in love with each other.

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My MOST FAVORITE activity was actually the Fall in Love Bunco! I loved how much detail they put into creating the game cards and how to play. Every time someone one a BUNCO they had to say something that they loved about the other person. Now, normally Aaron and I have to play games that we are on the same team. We are very competitive people and we just know that we can’t play against each other. Haha! But I wasn’t competitive AT ALL. Look at our scoreboards below.

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I DIDN’T WIN ONCE! But I felt like I was winning the WHOLE ENTIRE NIGHT! I loved it so very much. Aaron shows me his love in different ways, cuddling and doing acts of kindness. He is a man of very few words. But every round last night he won and had to tell me things about me that he loved. I almost cried because there were things he noticed and loved about me that I didn’t know I did. I might not have won any of the rounds, but I felt like I won the night!

The Date Night In Box

This box is something that I would purchase every single month. With how much dinner and a movie costs  well into $50-70 for a date night out, this box is fantastic in cost savings and brings you closer to your significant others.

Month to Month

$41.99 for each date
with free shipping*

I can’t wait to receive next month’s box. Aaron actually had fun last night and he said that he would most definitely do it again with me. It’s makes me giddy just thinking about what the Date Night In crew is putting together for November.

 

Until next time…

XOXO
Courtny

Dispatch by Break Out-The Art of Spy Craft

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The Art of Spy Craft Review

If you LOVE breaking out of Escape Rooms, Mysteries, Murder, and Mayhem. Or trying to find the answers to clues and competing or working together with friends on a Top Secret Mystery Dispatch by Breakout is PERFECT for you! This is a review on their Art of Spy Craft.

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I, SPY

You’ve been mistaken for a top secret agent. Track down an assassin known as The Raven to stop his nuclear threat. Can you sabotage The Raven’s plan in time?

This has 5 sections that will be sent you to for your to solve. What is absolutely fantastic about this company is that they really have thought about everything. The money looks real, their are websites, twitter, and instagram accounts that you have to hunt down to figure out the clues that they give you.

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In part two of I, Spy the mystery deepens with new twists and turns as you explore Monaco. Each of the sections builds off of the other. You may want to keep the previous month’s box next to you as the other ones come in! They might be helpful.

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Each of the cards that comes with the box lets you know in the upper right hand corner how far you are in to the series. They also have awesome QR codes for help with the boxes with other players in the Slack Chat. Or you could join the Facebook group and chat there about the newest mystery. I love everything about this box. It makes me feel like I am Sherlock Holmes or Ms. Marple.

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In the fourth installment of I, Spy we are heading to Hlewlai to track down a nuclear device. The Raven might have a trap set for you! I am loving that all of the previous boxes help me figure out the next box. It is like being apart of the mystery instead of just reading about it.

I haven’t received the fifth and final box of the I, Spy series. But I am eagerly awaiting what the end of this series has for us!

I highly recommend that you check out Dispatch by Breakout! You wont have another boring Date Night or Game Night with friends!

Happy sleuthing!

XOXO- Courtny

BoHo Babe-October

BoHo Babe October

This is my FAVORITE box to receive every month. They pack it full of amazing items! They all make you smile, cleanse your soul, and make you feel so much better! I know that I feel lighter after opening this box. This month has to be my most favorite and it brought out my Inner Moon Goddess!

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I love all of the quotes inside the lid every month as well as this nifty Lunar Phases chart! I love that it tells you the different characteristics that each of the main Lunar Phases can cause throughout the month.

Moon Phase Hanging

Moon Phase Wall Hanging by Manchester Woodcraft Retail $12.50

One of the first items that I noticed and immediately fell in love with was this beautiful handmade wall hanging. It is absolutely stunning. You can keep it natural in the boho way or you can paint it in rainbow! It is a total blank slate! It is made with unfinished Baltic birch plywood! I have it hanging in my guest room right now! Though, I’m pretty sure my sister wants to steal it.

Bathbomb

Handmade New Moon Bath Bomb by Magic Fairy Candles
Retail: $12.00

This is one of the coolest looking bath bombs that I’ve seen and it smells absolutely divine. If you’ve had a tough day this is the perfect bath bomb to put in a nice hot tub, light candles, have a glass of wine, and a book! I am super excited that they kept with the magical moon theme.

Moon Patch

Moon Child/Moon Goddess Patch by The Moon Goddess Market
Retail: $7.00

This is going to be so perfect on my book bag! It has such beautiful quality. I love the vibrancy of the colors but it isn’t too vibrant to be a distraction to the eye. They even included a metallic embroidery thread on the stars to make them shine! How stunning is that?!?!

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Amethyst Gemstone By Boho Babe
Retail: $10.00

BoHo Babe just keeps the ball rolling with this stunning amethyst gemstone with a description card for the healing properties of this stone. This gemstone fits perfectly in your hand. I love rubbing on it when I am stressed or anxious. The stone has properties of spirituality and contentment. It helps still the mind and inspire a meditative state.

Moon Child Dish

Moon Child Marble Swirl Ring & Trinket Dish by Slice of Pie
Retail: $9.00

This was one of the first items I spotted when opening the box and it brought an instant smile to my face. I love the darker marble with a hint of gold from the “moon child” engraved. It is a minimalist holder for your rings or trinkets. I use it for my rings and earrings before hopping in the shower. I love that it is light weight and it will go with all styles.

Moon Water Color

Watercolor Illustration Moon Art by Lunar Dreams Creative
Retail: $10.00

This illustration made me giddy in two different ways. One I love the water-color effect! Two it reminded me of one of my favorite book series, A Throne of Glass. The mountains and the nighttime are very prevalent throughout the series. So saying that I fell in love with this artwork is an understatement. It is beautiful and would lovely in a frame or on a cork board in your room.

Galaxy Makeup Bag

Galaxy Make Up Bag by Boho Babe
Retail $14.00

This is such a generous size for a make up bag. It would fit all of my mandatory makeup and fit in my purse or an overnight bag easily! The design is breathtaking and I love the easy zip. This item will be in constant use.

Moon Studs

Black Gunmetal Crescent Moon Earrings by Boho Babe
Retail $16.00

These are the PERFECT size for my second holes on my ears. They are quite fetching in the gun metal coloring and I love how simple and elegant they are. BoHo Babe suggests “wearing during a waxing moon to enhance your intention.” I know that I will be wearing these constantly for the month of October!

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New Moon Roller Bottle Oil Blend by Aislyns Treasures
Retail: $9.50

This is one of the coolest items in the box. I love that these are blended during the New Moon every month! They are also set out to be blessed and absorbing all of the energy a New Moon has to offer. There are also gorgeous plants and flowers infusing the oil blend. This is PERFECT to go inside your purse!


 

BohoBabe Mini Box- $19.99

 

XOXO

Courtny

California Found- August

California Found

1This box just keeps getting better and better! Every time it arrives on my door step I squeal with delight!

You ever have those items that you want to buy for yourself? But the little nagging person at the back of your brain says that you shouldn’t?

This box has all of the things that you could possible want and it’s at at amazing price of $49!

Let’s dive in!

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I know that when I have guests in the house I go that EXTRA mile to make sure that there are clean towels, clean sheets, and that the room is vacuumed!

These moisturizing candy scrubs by Bon Blissity is something that is magic!

They look like little wrapped candies that you unwrap! You put them under the water and scrub your hands with it! It exfoliates, cleanses, and moisturizes all at once! This is such a treat for you and your guests!

One item that I also wish I bought but never seem to have on hand it a greeting card! Sometimes your friends and family just need an uplifting message. Something that always brings a smile to my face is when I get snail mail! I love knowing that someone took the time out to think of me and send a note. These are perfect for this!

5Now I love WATER! A lot. I drink anywhere from 60-80 ounces of water a day. However, sometimes you want a little flavor with your water but you don’t want to make it too sweet of tea, you just need a little flavor.

These Ready-Made Water Infusers are the perfect remedy for this! I have tried the Lemon & Mint and fell in love with it. I can’t wait to try out the Watermelon & Rosemary!

 

6This is probably my most favorite item in the box! The simplicity of Kalcie’s bracelets are enough to take your breath away.

I’m not going to fib, I am not a person who normally wears gold, but this bracelet was too beautiful to pass up! I actually wore it for a week straight without taking it off and I love it!

I am going to be checking out her site and getting more!

 

7There is nothing better than getting an amazing smelling candle in a box. This is something that I love in subscription boxes.

A candle can change the whole entire feel of a room. Your sense of smell can change your mood, bring memories to the forefront, and they lift your spirit.

This candle did just that. It made my mother-in-law smile when she walked into the room!

 

The California Found box is the perfect escape to the ocean and relaxation, to perpetual summer! I loved getting this box and can’t wait to see what next month has in store!

Monthly Subscription-$49.00

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

 

XOXO

Courtny

 

 

BoHo Babe- September

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1This is one of my most favorite boxes to receive every month! They also seem to have the right mindset that I am in and the different items I might need to help erase the stress from my life!

They have many different types of items that they send every month and I fall more in love with box!

If you are interested in natural remedies, connecting with your inner self, and trying new age things, this is the box for you! Let’s dive in!

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If you all follow me on my Youtube channel or on my Instagram then you know how much I adore yoga!

This amazing yoga towel is something that I will be using every day! It is the perfect size to put under or over your mat, fold up under your hear, and to wipe off some of that glow after a great workout!

 

 

3Like last month BoHo Babe is featuring a small business! I love this aspect of the company and the cost-savings this helps us customers with!

I can’t wait to book my appointment with Carina and learn a little bit more about myself.

I am tough on myself sometimes and I think this came at just the right time to help my stress and anxiety out!

 

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I have been using this EVERY SINGLE NIGHT SINCE I GOT THIS!!! This is the softest, most comfortable sleeping mask that I have ever had the pleasure of wearing.

I love the design of the fabric and the colors. I put this on at night and I don’t even feel like I am wearing anything on my face.

 

5Another item that has been added to my night time routine is this amazing pillow mist called Zzsleepy Zen. It has wonderful essential oils and the moment I spray it on my pillow I feel an instant ease fall all throughout my body.

I even spray a little bit of the mist the sleeping mask they sent and I am off to dreamland within minutes!

 

 

IMG_2435This box this month is practically how to relax before heading to bed! This Lotus Goddess Green tea is the perfect relaxation tea right before heading to rest.

I love the aroma of the tea! It smells so tranquil and calming with the lavender and the jasmine.

I highly recommend this tea!

 

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Before you fall asleep why not put on a Zen Goddess Facial Mask!?!

Clean those pours out after you have a wonderfully freeing workout, put the mask on, get out your new favorite book, listen to some nature music, and let the mask work its magic!

 

 
8Feeling a little stressed throughout the day?

That’s okay! Wrap this gorgeous leather diffuser around your wrist and drip some of your favorite essential oils like lavender, peppermint, or Peace & Calm.

You’ll smell the oils throughout the day and it will fill you with an amazing sense of calm and relaxation!

 

 

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This has to be one of my most favorite boxes that I have received all year. I have used and will use every single item in this box. I have loved going through, trying the products, and letting others in my family know how amazing they are!

BohoBabe Mini Box- $19.99

 

XOXO

Courtny

My Little Life Box- Spring 2018

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Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderfully restful Labor Day weekend! I know I did! Last floating trip on the river, time spent with family and friends, and of course, amazing snacks and items to try! This is a Part 2 of a 2 Part review on the My Little Life box! This is a seasonal box for the United States and monthly for Canada. It has all different elements throughout to use for every aspect of your life. This blog review will go over their Spring box 2018.

Want to see my video unboxing?

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You ever have those nights when you just can’t seem to shut your brain off? You toss and turn? You’re afraid of waking up the entire house? But you just can’t seem to fall asleep?

I’ve had quite a few sleepless night since the beginning of the school year, I’m a teacher. These sleeping supplements sure did help!

They are all natural and they aren’t something that you will have severe side effects from!

2There are tons of flash hypes about different and new products, but sometimes, even though I want to try them, I don’t want to or don’t think about grabbing them when I am at the store.

Something that I have been wanting to try is Charcoal toothpaste! It is supposed to be better for your teeth and help whiten them!

I was so tickled to see that not only did they send this tasty toothpaste but they also sent this bamboo toothbrush!

3This box just keeps on giving! I love how much stuff they pack into one box!

They make pampering yourself so easy! Especially with this bath tea and this amazing goat soap!

There is something so relaxing about pouring a Tea Bath into your hot running water. Soaking in the amazing aroma and then cleaning yourself off with luscious soap!

 

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SOOOOO you might see that the Cashews have already been eaten before I was able to take a picture of them! Ha!

These were probably the most delicious snack I have had in a really long time. They were perfect! I loved the salty and sweetness!

Plus the ethical bean coffee! This is just the perfect morning!

 

5Adding to the wonderful self-spa day is this wonderful and relaxing Starboard Alchemy face mask!

There is nothing like putting a mask on your face, laying down, and reading a couple of chapters!

Knowing that you are taking care of your skin AND getting in some You-Time is a great way to start the day!

 

 

Making sure to take care of your skin is something that everyone should be concerned about! This is most important for your face! The Little Life box agrees and in the Summer box sent out an organic sun block and a facial oil that will help keep your face protected and moisturized!

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And last, but certainly not least are these amazing samples of Facto Body Butter and the Earth’s Care Acne Spot Treatment.

I have been using the Fatco in the morning and this little sample was able to be used for my body three times! A little goes A LONG WAY!

We also have an Organic Traditions Ashwaganda Root Powder it is supposed to have great power with stress and anxiety.  It has also been traditionally used to promote a calm mind and encourage restful sleep.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading Part 2 of my review for My Little Life Box! The seasonal box is $25 a season or you can get the deluxe box with $45! This has so many items that you will be sure to fall in love with a new products!

You’ll receive 8-12 healthy items (snacks, skincare & lifestyle items) and a mix of samples and full-size products in every box. The box is valued at $35-$70 including shipping.

Until next time, Happy Unboxings!

XOXO

Courtny

Review|Oceanista

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Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful Summer! I know that I am and even more so from getting this wonderfully curated seasonal box by Oceanista. Even being landlocked here in Oklahoma I can smell the ocean and feel the cool breeze on my face from all of their lovely and charming items in the Summer box!

From the website:

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 $79.99 a season, BUT if you use my code “Courtagonist” you’ll get 10% off your first box! How awesome is that?!?! Plus, the value of the box is always worth $150 or more! The summer box had a retail value of over $200 dollars! Now, lets get into the goodies, shall we?

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One of the first items that I spotted in the Summer Box were these stunning sunglasses made by Oceanista themselves! They are made from sustainable wood, are bouyant, and UV 400 with Polarized protection.

They are so light weight and they really have the perfect shielding on them! I love the beautifully made holder for the sunglasses and the soft protective bag that makes it perfect to toss these into my purse! The retail value on these sunglasses is $69.99 almost the cost of the box!

IMG_2063 2Now, who can have a great day at the lake, beach, or by the pool without a handy tote bag!?! Not me. I need something to hold my towels, snacks, water, and a good book!

This is the perfect size for an on-the-go tote! It is a canvas beach bag created by Primitives by Kathy.  It really is a must have for the summer!

You can use it not only for taking out onto the water but you can even use it as a grocery bag as well! Love it! Retails at $30.

IMG_2064 2One of the things that I get most worried about with extended sun exposer is getting a sunburn on my face! Even with sunblock on the rays from the Sun can hurt your skin and cause damage! Ouch!

I love that they sent us this portable, easily travel, sunhat by San Diego Hat Company ! It makes it so easy to just throw in a tote and be on the go.

It has UPF 50+ protection against harmful UB rays and it is adjustable for all! Retails at $28.

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One of my most favorite items to get in a box is jewelry! The wonderful curators at Oceanista hit the nail on the head with this stunning Jilzarah “Sundress” Gold Crescent Cuff Bracelet!

Ever since receiving this gorgeous bracelet I have been in love with all of the other jewelry on their website! Their packaging, care instructions, and love for jewelry really shows how much they care about their products!

This bracelet retails at a very affordable price of $36!

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IMG_2072One of the many things that I love about Oceanista is the fact that they feature a local artisan in every one of their boxes!

Supporting small businesses is something that is near and dear to my heart! It helps that the artist for this season’s box make me smile and relaxed just looking at her art!

I am talked about WanderLust Leather! This luggage tag just screams SUMMER! Plus they sent a coupon that allows you to contact Jamie to create a custom name tag to go with your summer one! How awesome is that!?! The retail value for this wonderful and customized gift is $28.97! You should most definitely check out her shop!

Another item, not pictured, is the wonderful Cheri Arome Beach Waves Pink Salt Hair Mist! It really does smell like summer! It gives you the PERFECT beachy hair waves! It is extremely affordable at only $12.

IMG_2071 2Last but certainly not least is a little gift just for you! A stunning and perfectly created Oceanista sticker that you can just smell the salt in the air with, a magnet for your fridge, and a wonderful moisturizing body balm!

This has to be one of my most favorite boxes that I have gotten this year. It truly has something that I will use every single day, but might not have gone and bought myself.

This is truly a Treat-Yo-Self type of box. So what are you waiting for?!?! Treat-Yo-Self and go out and get yourself a subscription to this amazing service!

I’ll see you next season with the Oceanista box! I can’t wait to see what they have come up with!

XOXO

Courtny