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! 


Fandom Friday: Fantasy Edition

Hello friends! Hope you all had a great week 🙂 welcome to another Fandom Friday. This week my top 5 picks consisted of all things fantasy. Check them out below and let me know what you think! 

1.) Angelic Rune Phone Case

Of course we had to start it off with The Mortal Instruments. TMI is my favorite series of all time. I absolutely love Cassandra Clare and her writing and her beautiful stories. And I absolutely love this phone case. The pastels, the rose gold, the flowers… I love it so much that I’m probably going to buy it myself (are you even surprised?) 

2.) Shatter Me Notebook

So, I really love this next pick. The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi is also one of my favorite series that I’ve read several times (team Warner). And with the announcement that she’ll be continuing the series, this notebook spoke to me. It includes one of my favorite quotes from the book. If you haven’t read it, stop whatever you’re doing and go read it. And then buy this notebook and write down how much you loved it. 

3.) Throne of Glass Notebook

Okay so I’m currently reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and I’m friggin loving it so you know I had to include something in my top 5 picks. While I haven’t gotten to this part yet, I know this is a very popular quote. And I know I already chose a notebook, but look how pretty this looks! And you can never have enough notebooks… But for those of you who want this design as a poster, t-shirt, or phone case – you can also get those by clicking the link above! That’s why I love RedBubble – all the designs can be transferred to different products. 

4.) The Darkest Minds T-Shirt

I absolutely LOVED The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken. Go read it now! You may lose 3 days of your life like I did when I couldn’t put it down until I finished. So of course, I’m buying this t-shirt. The book is filled with humor and romance and ugh. I want to read it again. 

5.) Legend Wall Tapestry

This wall tapestry features a quote from Legend by Marie Lu. I haven’t read this yet, but it’s on my TBR list! I know a lot of you love this series so I thought I’d include something that I liked on my list. This wall tapestry is really cute for over your bed or near a reading corner. I may have to make this my next read so I can buy this! 

And that takes us to the very end of my list. I hope you guys liked these products and maybe even thought about buying one for yourself (or a friend) 😉 let me know in the comments below what you think and some suggestions for next weeks Fandom Friday! 


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!