After some consideration, I decided to re-list these literary handmade book-page hearts, with initials, in my Etsy shop. They're been MIA in shop since before baby A.'s birth! Bookish and classic, they're perfect for wedding favors and decor, as well as anniversaries. I've also been brainstorming some new jewelry designs using hand-stamping tools, so look out for their addition to the shop before Christmastime. Thanks for your support!
My husband recently surprised me with a gift from The Wallflower Box. I'm not big on surprises, but he tends to surprise me infrequently and when it's most needed. Below are photos from the opening - excuse the non-edited cellphone photos' quality and size. Baby A even sort of makes an appearance. (Fyi: the item shown here is called the "Luxe Mystery Box" where you can choose a book, from their selection, to include with your order.)
Initial thought: Sweet packaging, not overtly girly in look. Love the minimal recyclable packaging. Now, the contents of the package:
Unscented body butter
Peach pie candle
Strawberry papaya green tea
Stress relief dough
Oil blend packaging
Bottle of oil blend
Back of organic seeds package
Final thoughts: Excited about the book, and I'll likely use almost everything in the box. The peach pie candle scent is a bit cloying, but Baby A enjoys opening and closing the candle (under supervision, of course). As for the other scents, the Bloom Blend oil smells calming to this picky-about-scents lady - if only the loose cap stayed on; and the bath bomb is delightfully scented without being too sweet or floral in nature. Can't wait to try a cup of the uniquely flavored green tea, in addition to the unscented body butter. I reached out to the maker of the sublimely scented stress relief dough, and she said there may a slight chance of peanut contamination, so I sadly won't be using it. With a curious toddler, the carnelian-and-leather cord necklace is just my style. And the organic seeds are perfect for growing next spring.
Best yet, Baby A thinks the entire box - and its contents - is a present for her. Keeps her busy for a good 15 minutes. Thank you to my husband for this thoughtful gift, and to the ladies at The Wallflower Box for making this overtired mama feel pampered.