Papergang - Ohh Deer - Bumblebee Conservation Trust
There’s been a lot of changes over the past few months since I’ve last written a blog post. I’m always doing posts for my beekeeping business with my Mother, BeeLoved but I’ve fallen short on actually updating mine!
Where do I start?
Well, BIG news, I’m a soon-to-be married woman! On my 26th birthday, my best friend proposed to me after a few amazing days away in Paris. It couldn’t have been more perfect. It was slap bam right on a beautiful evening in front of a stunning Eiffel Tower. Dan got down on one knee away from everyone around (just the way I imagined it!) and asked me to be his wife. I cried. A lot. I couldn’t even see the ring it was so dark but we walked back to the hotel, me stopping every couple of steps and crying, hugging and kissing and laughing. We made it back. We called our family and we spent a few days in bliss before we broke the news publicly. The massive outpour of love we received from family and friends was absolutely overwhelming.
Anyway, this isn’t what this post is about. I’ll write another post soon about the details at some point. This post is partially about Dan and a lovely little “just because” present he bought me. He calls them "just because" presents because generally he’s bought them "just because". You know, just because he can. No specific reason. How lovely (?!)
So I received a subscription box which are the latest trend a the minute. You can get subscription boxes from food to snacks, to women's sanitary and hygiene products to beauty products and clothes. It's actually a little out of hand but someone that's nailed it is Papergang by Ohh Deer. They have really sweet subscription boxes for stationery and all things paper. This month’s was a box specifically oriented on bumblebees. (If you didn’t know I liked bees, you should check out my Instagram right here now. Like right now, right now.) The box support the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (from which I’m a member). The box has a sweet little bee pattern on the front with a make-shift cut-out bee so you can make your own bumblebee. The box is beautifully presented. Inside was 3 fantastic illustrations of the different types of bumblebees in a nest - The Queen, the workers and the drones. Very educational and beautifully illustrated with a hint of comical genius. There was a beautiful notebook with a bee illustration inside in what Dan described as "a Ruthay colour" because anything that's eggshell blue I practically own. A notebook of course, could not be without its very own Busy Bee pencil. Every box donated money to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust which is just great. I love everything about this. The whole thing is a great idea but to also center it around bees and how important they are and to educate people on them, just yes. YES.
Go check out their website here and the previous boxes they've put together. Subscription is really reasonable and if you love paper goods and stationary then you need to sign up for this pronto.