July 2019 – Parcel Contents

Well, isn’t it a scorcher today?! It’s 10am as I write this, and the dogs are already flat out on the cold-ish kitchen floor. The water bottles in our July parcels are definitely coming in useful!

The theme for our parcels this month was “Relax & Recharge”, and they contained products all connected with encouraging the recipient to take some much-deserved time out to relax, and recharge their batteries.

July Contents:

Good Vibes Water Bottle –

Our parcel theme this month is “Relax & Recharge”. Sometimes we all need a gentle reminder to give ourselves a break – a little time away to recharge our batteries. Summer brings with it the need to keep hydrated, and there’s nothing better than water for this, so we’re spreading good vibes with the first item in your parcel, and saving on single use plastic bottles at the same time!

Colouring Sheet & Pencils –

One great way to relax, can be colouring. Lots of adults have rediscovered their childhood love of colouring and drawing. It may not be your first choice of hobby, but if not, it certainly forces us to slow down, even if just for 10 minutes. To tempt you to give it a try, we’ve included some colouring pencils, and not just any colouring pencils…these are metallic – have we convinced you?!

Mini Bath Fizzers –

You may have noticed the beautiful fragrance coming from your parcel this month, before you even opened it! These mini bath fizzers smell glorious, and will definitely make bath time all the more relaxing. They have been handmade by Trishell over at Bathing Beauties. Trishell creates a range of indulgent bath and shower treats, all handcrafted using the finest quality ingredients, and they are all cruelty-free and vegan friendly too!

You can find Bathing Beauties on Facebook, and Etsy.

Chocolate –

This item doesn’t need too much of an explanation – part of this parcel theme is to, recharge, and in my opinion, there’s not many better ways of refuelling, than giving ourselves a little treat – go on, you deserve it!

 “Learn To Rest…” –

We can forget how important it is to take time to rest, we can even feel guilty to taking time out for ourselves, but the fact is, it isn’t just important to relax and recharge, it’s vital! If things don’t go to plan, our first reaction can be to give up, but this actually, simply, gives us a sign to rest, and take a step back, and “Learn to rest, not to quit”. Postcard from Katie Abey Design.

Smile Cards

As always, there should be a couple of these little cards in your parcel, I’ve written one for you, and the blank one, is for you to write a short inspirational or positive message, and give to someone you know, or leave somewhere for a complete stranger to find – but this is of course optional, there’s absolutely no pressure to do this if you don’t want to.

Parcel Assistant

Your *Parcel Assistant this month is Joe. Joe is very good at relaxing – a little too good, if he doesn’t respond, you may have to give him a gentle nudge to wake him up!!

Karen x

*Parcel Assistants are cheeky little pompom chaps who help (or hinder!) us with packing your monthly parcels!

Relax & Recharge

We can forget how important it is, to take time out, to relax and recharge our batteries – in fact it’s not just important, it’s vital!

In the same way that the technology we use every day, needs to be rested and recharged regularly, we, as humans, work just as hard, if not harder, so it’s essential that we do too.

There are so many ways to recharge, some people like to simply chill out in front of a fabulous boxset, and get “lost” for a while, while others may like to participate in hobbies, or activities that they enjoy. Whatever is your choice, we all need to give ourselves a break and some much-deserved downtime.

However, taking time out for ourselves can sometimes feel like we are somehow being “lazy”, or that we should always be on-the-go, after all, it seems that there’s always something that needs doing, but if we don’t give ourselves this time, to simply step back, and take a moment to breathe, we can experience burn-out, and then our overall wellbeing and mental health can be hugely impacted, in a negative way. If we keep going at full speed, constantly, it can be really hard on us, both physically and mentally.

Taking time off gives both our mind, and body, a chance to “switch off” and unwind for a while. Going away on holiday, is an obvious way to take a break, but in reality, that isn’t always an option, so it can be a great idea to plan relaxation times in advance.

It doesn’t matter whether your “thing” is to take part in an activity, such as joining a group, maybe yoga, an art class, or circling in the countryside – it can be something physical, something creative, or simply planning time to do absolutely nothing…it really doesn’t matter, as long as it gives you, time to be, you.

So, whatever you enjoy, make time to do it, go on, you work hard – you deserve it!

Karen x

July 2018 – Parcel Contents

Good Morning!

It’s Friday again, and I’m trying to get as much work done as possible this morning before the thunderstorm arrives (if it does!) and takes all our electricity away…

For this week’s post, I’m going to tell you all about our July parcel contents, and this time, the theme was ‘…and Relax’. They contained products to help the recipient to find time for a ‘little bit of calm’, and to relax and recharge.

July Contents:

Drinking Jar & Straw –

The first item inside your parcel this month is a colourful Mason drinking jar. Summer is definitely here, and it’s vital to keep hydrated (and look good while you’re doing it!) It even comes with a (essential!) stripey re-useable straw.

Colouring Page & Pencils –

This month your parcel is all about relaxing and finding time for a little bit of ‘calm’. Colouring has become a very popular way of unwinding, for both children and adults. It may not be your first go-to hobby, but it definitely allows us to have a little time out, as the rest of the world continues around us – you may even create a masterpiece!

Bath Fizzers –

You may have noticed the beautiful fragrances coming from these bath fizzers before you even opened your parcel this month. These fizzers have been made by Trishell over at ‘Bathing Beauties’. They are vegan friendly and come in a variety of refreshing scents. Bathing Beauties create lots of cruelty-free bath treats, skincare and gifts. You can find Trishell and their lovely products over on their Facebook page or Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/bathingbeautiesuk.

Fabric Heart & Nakd Bar –

Owls are a personal favourite of ours, and we thought these fabric hearts were very cute. They would be perfect for adding a little lavender oil to, for a relaxing scent in your room. They have been made by ‘Peanuts Folly’ – you can find them on their eBay shop.

We’ve also included a ‘cocoa orange’ Nakd bar as a treat while you’re taking some well-deserved ‘me time’. These bars are full of raw goodness, and are gluten, wheat and dairy free too.

 ‘You Don’t Have To Stay Within The Lines’ –

This is a great quote, and it was a perfect fit with this month’s contents. It is a reminder that just being you, is fine, in fact it’s great!

No matter what you’re told throughout life, you don’t need to be ‘the same’, to ‘fit in’, or follow ‘the norm’.

Smile Cards

As always, there should be a couple of these little cards in your parcel, I’ve written one for you, and the blank one, is for you to write a short inspirational or positive message, and give to someone you know, or leave somewhere for a complete stranger to find – but this is of course optional, there’s absolutely no pressure to do this if you don’t want to*.

Parcel Assistant

This month, your *Parcel Assistant is Percy – this little chap has been known to be very noisy, he REALLY likes to talk, but a slice of pizza or two should keep him quiet!!

Karen x

*Parcel Assistants are cheeky little pompom chaps who help (or hinder!) us with packing your monthly parcels!