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Hi. My name is Jenny and I love food. Like, I really, really love food. And, I don’t discriminate. If it’s food? I pretty much love it…well, mostly. There a few things I won’t touch with a 10 foot pole, but 99.99 % of the noms in the land are fair game. And, I’m on the hunt.
Times like these (when I’m trying to be healthy) make it hard to be a food lover. I try not to be too restrictive, but I mean…I’ve gotta draw the line somewhere if I’d like to see any of those rolls on my belly flatten into beautiful abs. So, I save my treats for holidays (what’s up Fourth of July!) and as rewards for normal stuff, like kicking ass on my workouts, rocking it at parenting, not imagining all the veggies in the land are cupcakes.
Rewards are the best. And, these rewards from my BFF, Handmade Hive are no exception!
WHO IS HANDMADE HIVE?
Handmade Hive is a unique monthly lifestyle box that curates a variety of locally-sourced handmade items from small businesses around the country. Each month, the contents of the box will be a surprise to you, but they will center on a specific theme and contain a piece for YOUR HOME, YOURSELF, YOUR WARDROBE or YOUR STYLE. Subscriptions start at $44 / month + shipping. Get the box Bonus! Use my link and enter coupon code SUMMERFUN at checkout to get $15 bucks off your first box when you sign up for a subscription!
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This is my third delivery of Handmade Hive, and I swear…every time I just gets better and better. The first box was all about Coffee, and the second…Down to Earth. This box is themed to Celebrate Summer and it came with so many delicious Artisan goodies to share with friends (or keep totally to yourself because you’re a food bandit and hate sharing like someone I know, definately not me).
My fave item in the box were these 8″ Glass Straws from Simply Straws. I have been wanting glass straws forevs…like, FOREVER. But, for whatever reason I just never purchased them.
Now I’m the proud owner of four, colorful little reusable straws (+ cleaning brush!), and I’m feeling greener just thinking about using them! Retail: $37.25
The hubs was super stoked to receive this Carolina Barbeque Sauce from More Than Q Barbeque (PA).
As you may recall, I don’t touch the grill. Not because I’m scared of it. But, because I respect the safety of my yard, and my home and my neighbors and would prefer not to accidently create a fireball in my backyard. Anyway, this BBQ sauce is filled with ingredients I love (Ketchup, Apple Cidar Vinegar and Maple Syrup to name a few). And, it tastes like perfection on burgers and everything in between. We will be enjoying this All. Summer. Long. Retail: $9 bucks.
Who loves mustard? Not me. Like, it wasn’t until this year that I could actually say the full word Mustard without feeling funny things happen in my body (and not, good ones). BUT, ever since I had my daughter, my taste buds have changed and I’m not as afraid of this little yellow condiment as I used to be. So, I will be sampling a very teeny, tiny taste of this Lemon CJ’s Gourmet Mystic Mustard (PA) when the time is right. The husby? Big mustard dude. He’s going to devour this. Retail: $8.50
I wonder if Courtney (the wonderfully wonderful woman responsiblve for this awesome box of goodness) is inside my head or something? This Ladybug Picnuc Sea Salt from Beautiful Briny Sea (GA) came just at the right time because we had something similiar that just ran out.
Can’t wait to sprinkle a dash of this on some steamed veggies. And, I mean…it’s called Ladybug Picnic. Is there anything more adorable? Retail: $8 bucks
This next goodie has “Artisan” written all over it: Bingo Blueberry Tea Sricracha from Buy The Farm (PA). Firstly, the word “Bingo” always, without fail, reminds me of cousin Eddy from Christmas Vacation. Cracks me up, every time! And, also – I’m totally into Sriracha lately. I know I’m late to the Sriracha party, but it’s just recently become something I heart so much. I feel like you can put this on pretty much anything? $8 bucks
The icing on the cake were these Wooden Utencils from In The Clear (TX).
We received four (4) adorable little satchels (hee-hee), stamped with “Let’s Eat” and filled with the most adorable wooden spoon, fork and knife.
You have no idea how up my alley these cuties are! We had a “Blues + BBQ” themed outdoor-ish wedding 6 years ago, and individually hand stamped our initials on each of 100+ bamboo utencils. And, when I say “we”, I mean my hubby. He stamped every single one solo while I planned the rest of the par-tay.
Anyway, I just love these and can’t wait to use them on a little picnic (as my daughter would say). Retail: $4.68
WHAT’S IT GONNA COST?
You can hook yourself up with a monthly subscription for $44 plus a flat rate shipping cost of $9.99. The Mini Monthly subscription will be $25 + shipping. And, you can always grab a single box for $49 + shipping. Get the box
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Hope you had an awesome (long) weekend, with fam and friends. We ate lots of food (smothered in these fabulous Artisan eats). Love you! I was going to say just kidding here, but I probably do really love you. So, there’s that.