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OwlCrate Review | December 2015

This is my first ever Owl Crate and man, was I not disappointed! The theme this month was Get Inspired, so it was right up my ally. Now, without further ado, here is my review of the Decmeber 2015 Owl Crate.


This is the group picture of everything that came in the box. Further on I will go into detail of the contents that were in the box. But just look at how beautiful this is!! I don’t think I have ever been more proud of my crappy photography skills before.

 

 

 

 

THE CONTENTS

 

So, first off this is the card that every box comes with. It shows a picture relating to the theme on the front and gives details about everything in the box on the back. For those who may not notice, there is a Funko pop figure on the mantel, which is my favourite thing about this picture!

 

 

 

This a beautifully designed magnet from the lovely Sandra Vargas. It fonts perfectly with the theme and will make many creative ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/Sandra.Vargas.Art/

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandragrafik


This is one of two reading journals that you could have received and this one is from Penguin company. It is small and compact, perfect size to throw in your purse and carry around when you finish books.

 

 

 

 

This is a gorgeous to-do list note pad from the Boygirlparty company. It is perfect to help keep track of mt never ending TBR book lists and the little reading octopus is perfect motivation to continue reading.

 

 

 

 

 

Website link: http://boygirlparty.com/splash/welcome.html

Etsy Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/boygirlparty


This gorgeous candle is from the Frostbeard Studio company. The scent that we were sent was Reading at the Café. The only way to describe this scent is it smell exactly like a coffee crisp chocolate bar.for those not in Canada it smells just like a mixture of coffee and chocolate, the perfect combination.

Website link: http://www.frostbeardstudio.com/

 

And now for the thing everyone has been waiting for…

 

The book that was sent along in this box was Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliot. As well, a set of word magnets was sent along so you could create your own poetry. I love books that are historical fiction, so I am super excited to start to read this book.

Book Summary:

Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love.

When the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers—a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. She is instantly attracted to the handsome newcomer, who admires her mind as well as her beauty. Yet Ginevra remains conflicted about his attentions. Choosing her as his Platonic muse, Bembo commissions a portrait by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them—one Ginevra can only begin to understand. In a rich and enthralling world of exquisite art, elaborate feasts, and exhilarating jousts, she faces many temptations to discover her voice, artistic companionship, and a love that defies categorization. In the end, she and Leonardo are caught up in a dangerous and deadly battle between powerful families.

Overall I am very impressed with this book box and I plan on buying another on me further on in the future. The box costs $30 plus shipping but they always have discount coupons so the prices is always cheaper.

Hope you enjoyed this review and be sure to check out the companies that participated in this crate.

-Read On Darlings!

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2 thoughts on “OwlCrate Review | December 2015

  1. Awesome review- I have been looking for some good Owl Crate opinions that actually review the products in-depth, because spending $30+ is a huge commitment if you’re book-broke like me (oops). Also, your blog is really adorable!

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