OwlCrate: June 2017 Box

Hello friends! This month I received my first OwlCrate box. June’s theme was “Make It Out Alive”. I was super excited to receive my box and even more excited to share what I got with you guys 🙂 keep reading below to find out what was in my June OwlCrate box. 

Receiving a package in the mail is probably one of the greatest feelings. When I saw my OwlCrate package at my front step, I made an unnatural noise and ripped it open before I even got inside. 

The first item I received was a Divergent themed bath bomb. I absolutely LOVE bath bombs. I buy dozens of bath bombs a month from Lush. When I saw this I was so excited! And what’s even more cool is that when you use these bath bombs, they contain a charm that will sort you into your faction. I haven’t used this yet, but I’ll report back with where I end up. (Created by Fizzy Fairy Apothecary) 

The next item I pulled out was a double sided bookmark by Hey Atlas Creative. This bookmark contains a reference to A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas which was super cool because I just finished reading my first Sarah J. Maas book (review coming soon)! 

Okay, so this is probably my favorite item in this months box. I received a Zombie Sleep Mask from Archie McPhee to go along with the “Make It Out Alive” theme. I’ve wanted a sleep mask for a while and now I have the coolest one. 

The next item I pulled out was a patch from Laserbrain Patch Co. The patch has a black and white background with a right red apple from the novel, The Giver. I had to read The Giver in English class and I really liked it… but I don’t really wear patches or have a need for patches, so I’m not sure I’ll actually use this. 

I was most excited to see which book I’d receive and it turns out we get two this month! The first is New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson which I can’t wait to dive into. The bonus book is The Sandcastle Empirr by Kayla Olson which came with an exclusive OwlCrate cover and a signed bookplate! I can’t wait to read both of these so look out for my reviews soon. 

And finally, I received a magnet that says “Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be” which is inspired by An Ember in the Ashes. I haven’t read this yet, but I love magnets and I really like the font on this one. I also got a sticker sheet from The Sandcastle Empire and a small themed pin. I don’t really use pins so I probably won’t have much need for this. I also don’t know where I’d put the stickers so I probably won’t use those either. 

(Featuring Yoda, who wouldn’t let me take my pictures in peace) Overall, I’d rate my first OwlCrate box an 8/10. I loved that we received two books this month as well as a bath bomb and sleep mask. I can’t wait to dive into the books I received while taking a nice bath 🙂 But there were a few items that I know will end up in my junk drawer and for $30/month I’d like to be able to use every item I get. I’ll report back with July’s box before determining if I’m going to continue my subscription! 


Life Update

Hello friends! I’ve been super busy the past few days because I graduated from college yesterday 🙂 

After 5 long years, I graduated from Drexel University with honors. Exciting stuff! I’m also in the process of packing my life into boxes because I’m moving into a new apartment very soon. Because of this I haven’t had time to read much, but I plan on finishing Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas this week. I should have my review up either this weekend or on Monday. 

I’m also expecting my first ever OwlCrate box to ship this week so look out for a review on what kind of goodies I get very soon. 

I’ll leave you guys with my favorite quote of the week:

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.

In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

– Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my giveaway below!