As you may have noticed, I’ve been enjoying some lovely blogger collaborations recently. Two with Hello Bexa (here and here), Jordanne from The Life of a Glasgow Girl (here), and Lydia from Mademoiselle Women (here). And this month I’m beyond thrilled to be having an Autumn blogger box swap with the amazing Jenny in Neverland, who’s been one of my blogging heroes for ages!
Autumn blogger box swap
Jenny is one of the hardest working, most supportive, and kindest bloggers I know. Her blog is a fantastic mix of lifestyle, blogging advice, reviews, and soooo many other things. Honestly, I defy anyone not to find something they’ll want to read here. She’s also just released her first e-book, a Blogging Guide for Beginners. Even if you’re not a beginner and you’ve been blogging for a while, her tips and advice will surely be invaluable. If you don’t already know of Jenny (is this even possible?), then you can keep up to date via her Twitter, her Instagram and her Pinterest feeds.
Anyway, on with the box. We set a budget of £17.50 and Jenny sent me some intriguing instructions:
“Just… be careful opening it… like, don’t open it at an angle…
extra careful would be good and preferably not over a carpet!”
Of course, I only read this after Flora had given it a little shake, “Oh, Mummy, it’s making a noise,” – GLITTER ALERT!
The first gold package I opened revealed this absolutely beautiful necklace. It’s exactly the type of style I love, a simple chain and a statement piece on it. I’m not a fan of huge chunky pieces of jewellery, they just don’t suit me.
Look at the detailing on that acorn, it’s stunning. And although you can’t see it very well in this photo, when the light shines through the amber glass, it positively glows. (Please try to ignore my reflection though).
I absolutely love it, it’s so delicate and so Autumnal. Of course, Flora has asked to borrow it (what a surprise) so I’ve had to say yes, but only on special occasions – I hope that’s OK, Jenny!
How pretty is this lovely keyring? The bronze and gold leaves are indeed Autumn’s Essence, as well as the glitter inside. Flora is under strict instructions NOT to take the cork out, haha.
I’ve hung it up next to my desk where, when the sunlight catches it, the light is reflected back on the wall. I only wish a photo could capture this in action but my camera isn’t up to that, sadly.
Well, it wouldn’t be Autumn without some lovely scented wax candles and melts, would it? And these two Yankee Candle melts smell gorgeous.
My favourite is the Spiced Orange one, but only just, and they’re both giving me all the Autumn feels. Which is no mean feat, considering I’m the original Grinch where Autumn’s concerned 🙂
Hello Autumn Print
Last but not least, my fab Hello Autumn print which will be going next to all the pumpkin candle holders this weekend, as soon as we get the Hallowe’en decorations out. I know I can sound a tad unenthusiastic about Autumn, as I’m such a Summer lover, but I can’t help get a little excited about Hallowe’en.
Final thoughts on my Autumn box
Despite the warnings, I did get glitter ALL over the carpet 😉 But I absolutely love everything Jenny found for me. Especially as most of my box items came from independent Etsy sellers, so not only has she treated me, she’s also supporting small businesses too. And special mention for the cute kitten card and the lovely message inside, thank you.
Jenny, you’ve really spoiled me with some uniquely lovely pieces, I really hope you like what I chose for you as well. And on that note, please don’t forget to go and check out what Jenny thought of my box for her!