The Traveling Sisterhood

Sunday, February 19

Books on Dragonwings, The Most Enchanting Subscription Box for Book Lovers at a Magical Value!

The other day, a dragon delivered my mail. Of course, as Anya says, he was disguised as a mail man. I opened the box that was delivered on Dragonwings and was blown away by how enchanting it was!  Anya started Books on Dragonwings earlier this year and she has impressed this lover of Fantasy immensely! Christmas follows on the heels of my birthday and you better believe I'll be spending my birthday money on the December Dragonwings box which you can still get before Christmas! My box was from last season so I can't wait to order the current box themed "Irish Mermaids".

The main attraction of the box is this new hardcover by Traci Chee. "The Reader" is "A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart." It came out the same month the box did so you're very unlikely to have the book featured. However, the super cool thing is, you'll find out what the book is beforehand so if you're subscribed, you can choose to forego the book for that month and simply choose to receive the surprises that go along with the theme. Of course, you'll be charged less, too. The value of this box is wonderful, both with the featured book and without.

Included were this beautiful bookmark from Behind the Pages (an Etsy store worth checking out!!) and a wooden book necklace handcrafted just for this box--you can't get it anywhere else!

There was also a paperback called "Winterwood" about a pirate girl! It sounds like a super fun read. To fit the theme, there was another necklace with a bottle of golden stardust and a really cool pirate/anchor bracelet also from Etsy.
I love the Ocean Breeze Soap from Fragrant Bath Boutique, and the nail polish will look adorable on my nails. As I'm reading the book, of course, and sipping my hot chocolate. We'll see if my hubby notices how wonderfully my nails match the book as I read. ;)

After looking up prices on Amazon and Etsy, I'd put the value of last quarter's Books on Dragonwings at $56. That's almost double the cost of the subscription which is only $30 a quarter plus shipping. And you can get your first box for only $27 if you use my code TSIS10!

Special thanks to the lovely Anya for providing me with this box to review!

Wednesday, February 15

Win a Box of Hello Fresh Meals! 3 Winners!

Last day to enter! Three of my readers will receive a free box (up to an $80 value) of Hello Fresh food! The only thing is, you can't win if you've won before and must be a new customer. Read on to enter!

HelloFresh is one of my favorite meal delivery companies! They were one of the first, and they are definitely one of the best! I love their recipes--very family-friendly. Each week, you get to choose which 2 or 3 meals (depending on your plan) that you'd like to cook out of the 5 they have available.
The box comes filled with everything! Fresh produce, pre-measured spices, condiments for cooking, and meats--it's all there along with brightly colored, easy-to-follow recipe cards.
The meals are so delicious and will give you chef status in your home! I've definitely become a better cook because of them--I'm learning how to pair ingredients even when not cooking with them. These are their Italian-Style Pork Chops with Lemony Potatoes and Minty Zucchini Salad.
There is also usually a fish dish if you'd like one. My hubby loves their salmon! This one is the Spiced Salmon with Arugula Salad, Couscous, and Lemon Shallot Dressing. I've recently discovered that I love shallots. They bring such a delicious taste to your veggies!
Enter below by 2/15. The winners will be selected the next day. Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day! Remember, you can't win if you won last time and you must be a new customer to Hello Fresh. :)

Tuesday, February 14

My Gorgeous New Winter Fashion Statement and Where to Get Yours

Last year, one of my best friends took me shopping for my birthday at a local boutique store and treated me to some of my favorite accessories, one of which was this beautiful knitted rhinestone headwrap. I stuffed it in the winter tote and forgot about it until last week, when I took it out in the freezing weather and put it on. I just had to take a selfie because I fell instantly in love with it! Isn't it pretty? And it keeps me warm without messing up my curls. Love!
 The headwrap has little rhinestone gems delicately scattered throughout. You can also get it adorned with an adorable knitted flower, and a optional cute heart sparkly button in the center. Very delicate and stylish!

Perfect for the cold weather and wonderful for a stocking stuffer!

You can get it from this Etsy Shop for $9.99 (the shipping is about $4) which is cheaper than they have it at Wal-Mart for $20! I don't get a commission on this one and it's not even a review item--I just love it and thought my darling readers might, too. I hope you all have a most blessed Thanksgiving and a super fun Black Friday/Cyber Monday!

Monday, February 13

Gorgeous New Jewelry and Natural Cosmetics a là 100% Pure

Today, I'm wearing new jewelry, Braxton Elongated Beaded Earrings and Alyssa Round Beaded Pendant Necklace by My Cents of Style, and makeup, both lip gloss and mascara, by 100% Pure.  The jewelry looks like small pieces of crushed glass in a variety of shades of red and I love it.  It's so unique and classy.  Each piece costs only $9.95 and comes not only in reds, but also in blues, greens, and silvers.  Plus, with your first order from their store, you receive a free pair of beautiful earrings!

  I wore my gorgeous earrings during my photo shoot for the cover of Kelli Pizarro's newest book! In the photo, the makeup I'm wearing is 100% Pure's Moonstone Lip Gloss and their Maracuja Mascara in Dark Chocolate. I can't tell you how amazing these products are!  The mascara is all natural and is actually made with chocolate!  You can smell it as you put it on but, once it's dry, the smell is gone.  The mascara definitely fluffs out my lashes and adds quite a bit of length.  I do have 3 coats on, as my eyelashes are normally super short and thin!

The mascara brush is light and fluffy.  The lipgloss glides on nicely and has a good taste which is to say, it doesn't really have a taste at all. It drives me crazy when lipglosses have that lipsticky, waxy taste. This one doesn't have that.  These are two of my new favorite products in my mirror cabinet. I can't wait to try more of their items! 

What is your favorite item in your makeup stash?  Have you tried 100% Pure?

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