April Brimbles Box

Bimbles Box aprilThis is the amazing subscription box called Brimbles Box that is put together by the very creative, happy, and the most thoughtful and positive woman I think I follow on all my social media, Anna Brimbles. She creates ephemera, stickers and other stationary which is just jaw dropping. You receive this parcel once a month at a cost of £15 plus postage. Anna also has a facebook page aptly named Mrs Brimbles Happy Place.9. It is full of stationary wonderfullness that anyone who enjoys looking at other stationary addict hauls will enjoy.

The Brimbles Box has lots of ephemera that I will most certainly use in my smashbooking and penpal decoartion. There is a theme each month and this months theme is for all the planner nerds out there, Anna has a fantastic eye of putting things that fit well together into the box which is why it is a great subscription. There are different boxes you can order. There is one specifically for Personal planners, and one for the A5 planners, this of course is if you have a filofax, and she also has a shop that sells the items that are in the Brimbles box separately if she still has these in stock.

I have done a video unboxing this months box over on you tube on my channel (linked down below) so if you want to see what exactly came in the box please have a look, like and subscribe.

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Spring is here!

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The clocks have changed, its lighter, its brighter and the April showers are most definitely here. The summer is most definitely on its way to us and its been a really busy Easter. Lots of sickness from my eldest son, lots of work that has come to fruitition at school so lots of visits back to school to plan before last push before the examination begins. I have been lucky that the grandparents have the boys so all the chores can be done along with a little bit of me time.

Since leaving my job at a college last December I had acquired a nice set of vouchers that I have been meaning to spend. John Lewis was the main voucher bearer so the Bare Minerals stand benefited from the vouchers and I benefited from a complete make over haul. And they are right. It is light on my skin, doesn’t feel caked on and doesn’t seem to irritate me. I really can’t remember the last time I bought make up so it was a complete spring clean of the make up and replaced by fresh make up that will make me look not so drained and hide the odd wrinkle or so. The main test will be when I am using it when in full swing of the term and the different jobs that have to be done before I leave the house in the morning. I have never been a make up wearer but I hit 40 and realised I cannot be the makeup less mum of two that looks so worn out so succumbed to social pressures and hit the make up counters at John Lewis!

I was also lucky enough to get Paperchase vouchers and I have been longing to spend them. So while they still had their sale I attacked the planner section, and yes another planner joined the family of planners that are making their statement in my craft space in the house. I just need to make sure I have the time to plan occasionally!

I also subscribed to Pipsticks a sticker subscription pack which I am very excited about as I just don’t have the time to buy them but I will do a separate blog post about these, they will complement my Brimbles Box subscription that I absolutely adore.

So the final term in almost upon us, the start of my second term at school where the daily mantra becomes the summer holidays are coming….