I’ve been away from the blog for a bit to prepare for my husband’s homecoming and to spend a few days basking in our family togetherness. He arrived home earlier this week from a nine month deployment with the Army to the Middle East. Not seeing your husband for nine months is crazy! Lots of women have had much longer separations – much respect for you, sisters. The amazing homecoming makes the separation a distant memory the moment I saw him holding both our smiling boys. We had a photographer so a whole post of photos coming soon!
Celebrating Valentine’s Day (and most other holidays) alone is nothing unusual for a military spouse and probably for lots of other women who have husbands who travel for work. I shamelessly ordered myself a gift – a subscription to Mommy Mailbox. I followed their super pretty Instagram feed (follow!) since they started and was so impressed by the boxes they turned out month after month. So many subscription boxes seem to have a few products I like and a few I’m not so keen on. This mama does not need extra clutter so those boxes haven’t appealed to me. Mommy Mailbox is the first one that I love EVERY SINGLE item. Some brands included are well known (like One Love Organics and Rifle Paper), while others are new discoveries.
A different blogger curates the box every month providing fresh ideas and style to the box. This month was curated by the ladies behind HeyMama. They made some fabulous choices!
Plaid Scarf by Greenish
Send out winter snugly in style with this super soft blanket scarf. I already have this scarf but it is such a great piece. I can’t wait to gift it to someone.
Taylor Triangle Necklace by Olive + Piper
A simple trio of triangles in 14k gold. Combine with long pendants for an effortlessly layered look or wear alone for an easy outfit upgrade. I needed a piece of more minimal modern jewelry and this fit the bill.
Valentine Card by Neon Rae
A simple statement to share your love with your favorite this month. Designed by Jillian Atun, owner and designer behind LA children’s boutique Neon Rae.
Lip Gloss by Sappho
Created by celebrity makeup artist JoAnn Fowler, the Rita gloss is vegan and paraben-free. Its universally flattering shade makes it the perfect finish for your Valentine’s Day evening. I’ve been wearing this daily. It has the best earthy flavor too. None of that gross chemically taste so many lip products often have.
Chocolate Bar by La Luna Salt Co.
Handmade and hand painted in small batches, these milk chocolate bars are infused with vanilla sea salt to bring out a decadent flavor. So delicious. It went perfectly with cup of coffee one evening.
I can’t wait for my March box! Mommy Mailbox also has gift boxes at various price points and I’m pretty sure some of my mom friends will be getting these as gifts this year.
No compensation was received for this review. Sometimes I just love sharing great things. XO