AR Workshop: Cupid Box

As Miley sings, I just CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP with the AR surprise boxes. My addiction kicked off with the Harvest Box, which was full of some pretty fantastic fall-themed goodies. Then, I HAD to get the Jingle Box, because obviously I want a box of fun holiday-themed surprises! So, when they came out with the Cupid Box for Valentine’s Day, I figured I might as well get myself a gift…

If you want to see the reveals of the previous boxes, here you go:

Hints they gave about the Cupid Box:

Our limited release Cupid Boxes are a mix of handmade items, fun retail & local goods. Here are some hints: we have included items that are sweet, lovely, and sparkly. The box is perfect for you or someone you know that loves surprises! The Cupid Box is valued at over $150, but costs $89.

Let’s check it out!

DIY Pillow Cover with Hearts Design

The AR Workshop always includes a DIY project in each box and this one was perfect for us! Jack and I followed the instructions, busted out the provided paints, mixed our colors and made our own pillow cover. It turned out super cute! Right now it’s stuffed with scarves from our coat closet, but next time we are out and about I’ll be grabbing a pillow form to fill it.

12” Round Lazy Susan with Love Design, Bling Jewelry Dish and XO Earring Posts

The AR Workshop also tends to include a handmade item from the workshop and this Lazy Susan is super cute. I love the “LOVE” design and it fits perfectly on my side table where I like to read to hold my Chapstick, hand lotion, a drink and snacks. Since it has a Lazy Susan base, it spins… so that’s super helpful.

The jewelry dish is pretty and I can easily find a place for it to hang out in our house. The XO earrings are so classic and dainty and I can actually see me bothering to change out my earrings to wear these. All three items are totally not something I would have bought/made myself, but they are the perfect kind of surprise gift that I love to receive!

Champagne Cup Tumbler, Mini Bottle of Champagne and Sugar Cookie

First off, the cookie was eaten pretty much immediately and it was yummy. The champagne is still chilling in my fridge, but I’ll have to crack it open next time I’m feeling like a break. As for the pretty cup… Jack has already laid claim to it. Which is kind of hilarious, since it says “sipping bubbly, feeling lovely”!!!

Detox Bath Salts

I typically take showers, but Jack takes the occasional bath and inherits all my good bath stuff. He will probably use these bath salts too. But at least I can enjoy them secondhand… since he likes me to hang out in the bathroom and talk to him while he has his bath.

Once again, another winning surprise box from the AR Workshop!

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Jack is 9!

As they say: The days are long, but the years are short. At times, it feels like I was just pregnant with Jack and moving into our new house. And now, we’ve been here for almost a decade and we have a 9-year-old!

Jack’s 9th birthday fell on Presidents Day this year, which was wonderful since he had off of school and I had off of work. We were going to run out and pick up some crafts at Michael’s, but Jack decided on your birthday you don’t have to get dressed and you don’t leave the house… so instead he stayed in pajamas all day. Travis was able to come home early, so Jack opened his gifts in the afternoon and then we grabbed some snacks and cuddled up on the couch to watch a movie.

Jack’s dinner choice was my random recipe that I created for crockpot chicken stew and a little cake that he had picked out at the grocery store. There was the blowing of candles and a zoom call with family so we could all sing Happy Birthday to him (it was my 3rd time of the day…).

This year’s birthday looked different than previous years. There was no trip to Disney or Great Wolf Lodge. There were no goody bags made for his classmates. There was no kid’s birthday party with roller skating, crafts or videogames. I was a bit worried that he might be disappointed with the low-key celebration. However, he assured me that his birthday was awesome. So that’s all we can ask for!

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Am I Sick or Just Tired?

I’m having one of those weeks. Jack came down sick on Monday – he has had a few different symptoms on the COVID symptoms list. So, I took him to the pediatrician for a COVID test yesterday afternoon. He’s in great spirits though and hasn’t even missed any school since he’s still 100% virtual. Today is a snow day, so he gets some bonus goof off time… which is MUCH needed right now.

I’ve been feeling super tired and rundown, but it could be because I’ve been up with Jack at night. Or that I’ve been working out. Or that I’m just exhausted from living in the land of COVID for almost a year. Or that I’m getting sick too. Or maybe it’s all in my head and manifesting in me feeling bad.

It’s funny though. How the second you have ANY symptom at all you immediately feel that fear. That feeling of WHAT did I do to mess things up. Was it my trip to the grocery store? Was I an absolute idiot to take my kid for a haircut? Should we have just stayed home locked down like we have for the past 11 months. Is this my fault?

Yesterday, the initial rapid test for both the flu and COVID came back negative, but we will be getting the more reliable COVID test results in 2-3 days. And honestly we’ve been living in fear of COVID for so long that it almost feels anticlimactic to await test results at this point.

2/12 Update: Jack’s COVID test came back negative!

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