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September 2019 Box Reveal

September 2019 Box Reveal

September Sweet Reads Box

Our September box featured a great debut novel from a Canadian author - find out more about the box contents:

Why Crow? *

A friend of ours introduced us to Crow. Right away, the beautiful cover and the promise of a great novel by a Canadian author intrigued us. From the moment we started reading we were hooked. Crow Fortune is unlike any character you have read before. You will be surprised, perhaps shocked but we think you will love her story and her unique perspective on the world. This novel includes a fair share of cursing. While we know not all of our subscribers are fans of swearing, we felt the diction matched the character.

Enjoy this novel with its big heart and even bigger characters.

What’s in the box?

East Coast Chai * – Pluck Tea – What better way to celebrate Crow and the East Coast. Tea is featured heavily in this novel. Enjoy a beautiful cup while you read.

Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bar with Nutty Sea Salt Caramel - Baru Chocolate – A delicious treat with a hint of the coast to pair with the novel. A bit of comfort food for those times you will laugh (and cry) with Crow.

Onion Bag – Kikkerland – One of the most unique items we have included in a box, but perfectly fitting for this novel. While the connection is not revealed till near the end – it is pretty great. Plus, this is a fantastic product that your onions will thank you for.

Hand Painted Vase – Creative Coop – This vase reminded us of the beautiful pieces you would find at an artisan market in Cape Breton. Something to showcase the last blooms from your garden.

All Booked Up Shopping Bag – Blue Q – The perfect bookish bag for your next shopping trip. Whether it is to the bookstore or the gym you will love how versatile (and eco-friendly) this bag is.

- A selection of boxes also received a Crow button – a gift from author Amy Spurway.

* indicates - a Canadian company

November 2018 Box Reveal

November 2018 Box Reveal

In the busyness of the holidays, we are behind in our reveal of past boxes so showcasing our November box reveal and all of the wonderful products we paired with The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce 

We thoroughly enjoyed this love story between Frank and Ilse and the characters' love of music and vinyl. We curated a box that showcased the location, the characters and of course, music. 

London Tea Co. – While there isn’t a specific tea flavor mentioned we couldn’t do a box set in the suburbs of London, England without a great cup of tea included.

Kawartha Lakes Fudge Co. – Chocolate Fudge – While sweets don’t play into this story at all, we wanted to include a favorite of our readers and bring back fudge. Why chocolate? Because it is classically delicious - like music for your mouth! 

Socksmith Co. – For the Record socks – The perfect socks to wear while reading this novel and to show your love for vinyl all year long.

Bee By the Sea – Body Cream – Ilse has problems with her hands. She puts lotion on them and keeps them covered. We thought this amazing body cream that combines Sea Buckthorn and honey would be perfect for Ilse as it has been successful in relieving various skin conditions. We know you’ll love this Canadian company's products too.

Kikkerland - Guitar pen – Write your own music with this rockin’ pen. Perfect for writing about your passion or sending a letter to a friend you’ve lost touch with.

Product Focus: Little Blue House by Hatley

Product Focus: Little Blue House by Hatley

We have been a fan of Hatley and Little Blue House by Hatley for many years. On vacations we often pick up fun socks or pyjamas that incorporate our travel theme as a memory to take home. This summer on a trip to Halifax we stopped by the Little Blue House by Hatley store in Halifax Airport and we were reminded of how much we loved this Canadian brand. 

Hatley was created by a couple in North Hatley, Quebec and is now run by their three sons. Shipping worldwide it's now an International Company. 

While reading Faithful by Alice Hoffman we knew that we needed to incorporate her love of dogs into the products in the box. We chose to include a Little Blue House by Hatley magnetic notepad and crew socks. Both fit the novel and our subscribers loved them! 

As Jen from MomvsTheBoys said "My favourite item in this month’s box was the “Tiny Blue Labs” crew socks also by Hatley. They are so stinking adorable!"

We look forward to including more Hatley items in upcoming boxes. 

Choosing Canadian Choosing Local

Choosing Canadian Choosing Local

Why do we choose Canadian and choose local? Because that's who we are. A small business located in rural Ontario run by two partners. We celebrate all things Canadian and look forward to sharing some of our favourite Canadian and local treats and products. 

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