December’s Dottie Box


Ok, this is my last Dottie Box (and thus post about it). I signed up for three boxes but I think I’m going to keep this subscription (though not post every month about it). All the boxes so far have been great and I’ve used pretty much everything in them, and this holiday box is excellent!


Inside, the first thing I pulled out was a necklace from Sundrop Jewelry, a gorgeous blue pendant on a fine silver chain made by Tawny from CA who uses magnified sunlight to melt old glass into drop shapes for jewelry – geeky and cute, I am sold! Her site has a lot of great pieces, if you’re shopping for unique gifts.


The next was a print from Spoon Lily Designs, I like the idea that the folks at Dottie Box did, in the picture on their Instagram, of placing the design in a red frame, very festive! There are some really cute prints on the site. I think I might put this on the wall of my cube to make it festive.


Next were these gift tags from Dinglewood Design and Press. They do a lot of different designs for many occasions and work with you to create a unique design for you.


Finally these festive candles from Scent Xpressions, which smell so delicious you can practically eat them. Actually, I’m just going to wrap up this post right now, put on some Christmas music and light one of these candles.


On repeat: Christmas Time by Christina Aguilera

November’s Dottie Box


November’s Dottie Box came this weekend and I felt a little surge of excitement as I opened it up. I was enjoying things from the previous month’s box and I kept thinking about the fact that I would probably never have heard about them or even think to use them if it hadn’t been for this box.

After briefly admiring the packaging I opened up the box to find this month’s haul.

20141108_092759The first thing I opened up was the Lillian Eve Royal Affair nail polish. On the site it says it’s a blue hue but this looked greenish blue to me when I put it on my nail. I don’t usually use nail polish, except once in a while on my toes, so I gave this one to my sister.

According to their website, “Lillian Eve was born from a simple love of color and a desire for that color to have as little impact on our health as possible. It’s what drives each creative individual who makes up our little family.”  I thought it was nice that they are 100% American made and practice buying local.

Each polish costs $12.00, which I’m guessing is a bit on the pricey side for a nail polish. But, if you’re conscious of the things they stand for then it might be worth it.

20141108_092843Next in the box was a Crocheted Coffee Cozy from The Cozy Project, one of those things that I’d probably never buy for myself but that I could find use for. Now that it’s cold and I’m driving to the train station instead of biking, I try to take a cup of tea with me for my train ride, so this will come in handy. It has a very fall look to it, I’ll be sure to enjoy 🙂

I haven’t tried it yet (at the time of this writing), but there was chocolate from Cacao 7, a company that prides itself in making organic, nutritive, diet and diabetic friendly chocolates. I’m skeptical, but I have decided that I would keep it as a prize – hopefully it’s a good one – for when I double up my NaNoWriMo word count (which means 15k words more at the time of this writing).


Finally, I opened up the Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Butter by Botanical Bars. I am not certain that this is a 100% homemade product – it seems to be made with lotion (from their etsy shop), and on the site it does have a list that looks like the ingredients found in the lotion in my bathroom right now – but since I use regular lotion I do want to give this one a try, see how different it is.

Did I mention that the smell is wonderful? The vanilla is strong with this one. I sort of want to spoon it out for eating.

If they are anything to write home about, I’ll be talking about them again in a month like I did with the last.