Happy Monday! I should be feeling the Mondays today, because it’s…um…Monday. BUT, I’m in a super happy mood and crazy motivated to do awesome things this week. First on my agenda of awesome? Living my healthiest life
– good exercise, clean eating and pairing down (time to clean out those closets). Oh, and also sharing the goodies in my August Handmade Hive Box. Yey!
I’ve had the honor of unboxing this fabulous handmade subscription box for the past several months (feel free to catch up on March, April, May, June & July) and I have to say it’s quickly become one of my faves.
Maybe it’s the handmade goodness (and, this box is usually packed with it!) or the thought that Courtney puts into curating each handmade item and corresponding theme. Either way, I love supporting all the local artisans crafting these handmade lovelies AND I love sharing Handmade Hive with you.
Love fest! Love fest! Lovity, love, love, love fest! OMG, I’m so obnoxious.
This product was received for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
WHAT 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. [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://www.handmadehive.com/MONTHLY-SUBSCRIPTION-BOXES-s/158.htm” size=”tiny” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-pink” target=”_blank”] Get the box[/otw_shortcode_button] 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!
- Monthly Minis are now available for $24.99 + shipping!
- Portions of the box sales are donated to Truth Home!
- Member only discounts on products included in the boxes!
- Fill out a customer style profile which allows them to send you custom items every so often!
- Single box purchases available.
- Refer 3 friends and get one box free!
- You can pause or cancel anytime
HANDMADE AMERICAN GOODNESS
I love that this box doesn’t have a “theme”, but totally has a theme. Ha ha. This box came filled with American-Made products from crafty folks from sea to shining sea (see what I did there?) so lucky box opener people like moi, can Discover America One Box at a Time.
My most favorite item in this box was this Mini Mason Jar Light from Firefly Wine Lights straight outta’ Cali-forn-i-a.
This thing is the most daintiest, itty-bitty-est, mason jar and it has little lights that are the cutest thing ever. The San Diego based hubby and wife team who created this company is super talented and super awesome because 20% of every purchase benefits The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (a nonprofit dedicated to changing the future of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the leading genetic cause of death in babies and young children).
Boom. Love em’. Set of 4 retails for $32 bucks (or, you can grab 2 for $20 or 1 for $10!). Find em: Here.
And, I mean…not like I was in the market for a key chain or anything, but I actually totally put this on my keyring like, right away and am happy to have it! Thanks to 305 Leather Keychains (hello, Florida!) for this really, well made and totally useful keychain. And, it matches the wallet I received in this box, so SCORE! And (yup, there’s another one)…AND if you head over to their website, they totally engrave these things! Love it. Retail: $10 bucks.
Oh, yey! Presents for my belly! Three more adorably dainty lil’ thangs that melted my heart and delighted my sweet tooth.
These 3 Little Loaves of Love from Butterflies Bakeshop (Retail $14.85 for the trio) in Virginia were first off, the cutest in the land, and also maybe the most delicious pound cakes I’ve ever tried. They came with a little card that said they were best if consumed within 3 days of receipt, so naturally we devoured them within 3 minutes of receipt (just to be safe). My fave was the Lemon – super yums with a hint of lemon.
My hubby was wowed with the Meyer Lemon, which was SUPER lemony, but I mean, I’m not complaining because it was scrumptious. And, to both our surprises we enjoyed the Lemon Blueberry just as much as the others (neither one of us are blueberry fans). And, I mean I’m trying to be healthy so going to their website was absolutely tortorous, but OMG I so desperately want to taste their Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake.
Like, do I put legit berries in it or is it one of those fancy pottery pieces that has a practical name, but would be best suited on a shelf somewhere? Either way, it’s nicely made, and already sitting on my mantel with little odds and ends inside. It retails for $22 bucks and you can find more beauty-ous pottery from Julie Miller, here!
Last, but certainly not least was this packet of This Granola is Nuts from This Pie is Nuts (holla, NEW YORK! It’s my home state). I’ve actually tasted this before and was super stoked to have it in my possession once more. The first ingredient is sunflower seeds and then second Maple syrup – a pairing that is pretty much the most genius ever. This granola is vegan, paleo and soy, peanut & gluten-free. And, as they say…It’s not about the ingredients we leave out. It’s about the ingredients we put in. There’s also pumpkin seeds. Did I forget to mention that? Is it fall yet? I’m so ready for fall. Find em: here and grab this granola for $4 bucks. Oh, and I forgot to mention. They have pies made entirely out of nuts. And, they are going to be available for shipping soon. OMG
WHAT’S IT GONNA COST?
Handmade Hive offers a variety of boxes of awesome each month. You can hook yourself up with a monthly subscription for $44 plus + shipping (varies based upon location). The Mini Monthly subscription is $24.99 + shipping. And, you can always grab a single box for $49 + shipping. [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://www.handmadehive.com/MONTHLY-SUBSCRIPTION-BOXES-s/158.htm” size=”tiny” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-pink” target=”_blank”]Get the box[/otw_shortcode_button]
oh, and don’t forget these coupons! Get 10% OFF: Get 10% off your first 3 months when you subscribe to the full size or mini box. Just enter HIVEFOR3 here when you checkout or Get $15 off: Get $15 bucks off your first box. Just enter SUMMERFUN here when you checkout.
Okay, bye! Let me know if you’re subscribing to this fab little (well, it’s totally not little because it’s always JAM PACKED with awesome) box. Tootles!
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