Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fox In The Hen House

I remember being in school and getting care packages from my mom that were most of the time filled with muffins or other treats that I liked and a love note. Now don't get me wrong, I loved my moms care packages but the ones that the creators of Fox In The Hen House create, are really something special. 

The minds behind Fox In The Hen House are none other than your average college students that saw a need and are filling it. They are creating the most unique college care packages that are geared toward the true need of a college student. 

"A few college students with minimum experience, but unparalleled initiative began talking freely about what they would want their careers to look like. It was pretty unanimous; none of us wanted the ordinary. We wanted to inspire, and to do that, you have to create."

What is included in these unique care packages: 

"Fox in the Hen House" Mug
Hot Cocoa or Coffee Beans
2x Journals
2x Notepads 
3x Pens
3x Fox in the Hen House stickers
2x Chapstick
"Fox in the Hen House" Comfort Colors T-shirt 
A personal note from the purchaser if sent in someone else's name
And lastly, a "Thank You" note from the amazing creators of Fox In The Hen House

Interview With the Creators:

How did you guys come up with the company name? 

So the idea of a "care package" really became popular during the world wars, by organizations such as Red Cross, etc. So-going along with that old/vintage theme, we looked into some wordisms from that time frame that signified that a package had reached its destination and was delivered. Which brought us to "Fox in the Hen House." Back then it meant several things, a soldier had met at a rendezvous, one had snuck behind enemy lines, or when a care package had reached those in need.
So we felt like it was a perfect fit, the fox had reached the hen house. Our care package has reached its destination!

How did you guys come up with the conclusion of creating care packages?

My friend Garrett and I were at a coffee shop one night discussing ideas that would improve our time at college. I stated how I wish my parents could send me a college care package, that isn't simply noodles or cheap plastic pens (things I would use for a few days then toss), but a package that had awesome and efficient stuff.

When did you guys come up with the idea?

The idea and push for the company all began early February in Louisville, KY

What have been the successes and the difficulties with your journey so far?

We've been able to have so much fun, we are not limited at all to what we can create and design. It's been awesome to network and connect with people all over the country that love and support our idea. It's been such a humbling and valuable learning experience thus far. We'll be able to apply the things we learned to make Fox in the Hen House even more efficient and awesome, while still remaining practical.

Start ups aren't cheap, which is why we've been offering gifts in return for donations to get people feeling excited about our August launch and even more great things to come. I'm from Massachusetts, Kyle is from Georgia, while the company is stationed in Kentucky. Sometimes our lives seem all over the place. 

While they are still preparing to launch their company they would love your support through donation and in return they will send you a free product (relative to the donation amount). 

If you would like to get in touch with Fox in the Hen house you can visit their website and if you would like to follow them through this journey you can follow them on social media. 

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Floral Dress 3 Ways // Stay Fierce

Now that summer is here it is time to start hunting for those perfect summer dresses. I absolutely love this one from Stay Fierce Boutique

I am normally a very plain person when it comes to clothing but I thought for this summer to spice things up a bit and go for something a little more fun. I love this dress for summer because it is very versatile and is really great for a lot of different occasions and you can transform your whole look with just a few simple items.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Captured Everyday

When I discovered Trinity's blog for the first time, I knew it would be one that I would continue reading forever. Trinity is the author of Captured Everyday and her website is truly captivating. Every word that you will read on her blog comes from a girl who is filled with so much wisdom and kindness. 

Right when you enter her site, it is a rush of simplicity and beauty and the reason she blogs in the first place is so inspiring and encouraging. 

"Of course, the ultimate goal here is to acknowledge & appreciate the beauty that
 God has created all around us. My only prayer is that something shared on here will speak to you personally & touch your heart."

The best thing about Trinity, is that she isn't ashamed to be real on her blog. She is so open and really uses her blog as an outlet (something that I am still trying to work on.)

As Trinity and myself were emailing about our collaboration she said she wished we could just grab a cup of coffee together and chat and I couldn't agree more. Even though all I know of Trinity is from her blog I feel like we have been friends for years (thank God for social media). I love reading the "Words" section on Trinity's blog and seeing the way that she pours her heart out in every posts she writes and like I said before she is so wise and kind and that really comes across in her writing.   

The post above  was used by the Lord in a crazy way to confirm something that I have been praying about and I immediately emailed Trinity. The Lord really is using her blog and her words to speak to people's hearts. After reading Trinity's blog, I have desired to be more real with my readers and to use my space for the Lord more, since He is the one who is allowing such awesome experiences to happen here. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it. Now go check out Trinity's awesome page, I can guarantee that you will love it! 

Captured Everyday    

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Product Review // Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid

I have been absolutely loving the new Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquids. I went to the store the other day and saw these new, vibrant lip colors and with summer right around the corner, I just had to test a few of them.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May Giveaway

I am so excited to be doing another giveaway this month with another talented lady. Gabriella is an amazing girl with an amazing talent for hand lettering. She is the creator of Finch and Forest and she has some amazing stuff on her Etsy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Need To Travel

It wasn't until this year that I really had a desire to travel. I used to be fine with growing up in Vegas and staying in Vegas. I graduated from the same school that I had been attending since kindergarten, that also happens to be my church where I am heavily involved, I went to one semester of Bible College and quickly realized how much I couldn't be away from not only my home but Vegas in general, and now I work at that same church that I've attended since childhood... you can say I've never flown too far from the tree. Since being home from bible college, and tasting that little bit of freedom, I have been wanting to leave again and see new places. It's so funny that we always think the grass is greener on the other side.

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