Here is a behind the scenes look into the Starry Night Box that went out in July. This fun theme was inspiration for these starry night adventures that involved all things:
Stargazing. Game Night. Chasing Fireflies. Refreshing Sangria. Natural Bug Spray. Stargazing, Beach Going, Fort Building, the Perfect Picnic Blanket.
Every month a research based article is posted in the mini booklet. This month the research was on marriage and starting a family. An interesting fact that I found when researching this topic was that, “One of the major causes of marital dissatisfaction and divorce:
THE BIRTH OF THE FIRST CHILD
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I wrote a more in depth article in the blog post, “What No One Tells You About Starting a Family and Your Marriage.” I didn’t want this to be all doom and gloom. The purpose of this research was to inform parents of the transition parenthood could take on their marriage. A gentle reminder to be intentional with your spouse while in the grips of raising children.
The research inspired a “Date Night” under the stars!
DATE NIGHT IDEA: Grab the blanket & game dice activity that you received! Under the stars, use the Star Tracker app, for star gazing. Mix up some Sangria tea and reconnect under the stars! Enjoy the spectacular night together. We hope you find inspiration in this Starry Night box!
Now lets get into the amazing products that were in the super fun Starry Night box!
Turkish Blanket created by Efendy
I really loved this light weight Turkish blanket when searching high and low for the perfect stargazing companion. I thought that this could be used for more than watching the stars. It is so versatile for the beach, a picnic, or for building a fort.
I had ordered another roll up blanket and did not like the quality of the product. The Efendy Turkish Blanket fit perfect with the Starry Night theme and was a great addition to the box!
Feeling Lucky? Game Dice created by Growing Roots
I wanted to add a date night product to the box. I had two other products that I almost bought but then I felt like it left the kids activity out. So I researched and created these exclusive wooden game dice!
To offer an activity for both the family and a date night I found 2 game dice activities so no one was left out! The date night game is actually from The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. Gottman. The questions came from one of his researched questionnaires on keeping connected. If you thought the questions were easy then you are keeping connected! Did you notice some of the questions were from the past and some were from the present? To see all of the questions they are available in Dr. Gottman’s book.
Sangria Iced Tea created by New Moon Tea Co.
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Cheers! Who is enjoying their refreshing Sangria iced tea from @newmoonteaco ? 🥂 . . Organic herbal blend of Green Darjeeling Tea, Hibiscus, Lemon Peel and Ginger . Includes a hand sewn Muslin bag! . Did you know they also make more delicious kinds of iced tea? June Bug Summer Nights Beach Day Beat the Heat Pool Party Each comes with a cocktail recipe!
What goes great with a date night under the stars? A Sangria Iced Tea Cocktail! I had purchased all of New Moon Tea Co.’s summer pack that also included these super fun teas:
June Bug, Summer Nights, Beach Day, Beat the Heat, Sangria, and Pool Party!
I choose the Sangria Iced Tea because of the fun cocktail recipe. Summer is perfect for adding fresh fruit to make a delicious Sangria drink.
Chasing Fireflies String Lights
What could add magic to a starry night? Chasing Fireflies String Lights! I saw a mason jar filled with string lights to create the effect of fireflies. I thought this went perfect with the theme and knew I needed to add this to the July box.
Natural Bug Spray created by Bad Axe Soap Co.
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Did you know that the natural bug spray that came in the Starry Night box can't be bought online? @badaxesoapco can't keep these in stock!!!!! Only found at the local farmers market or in our July box! . . 🌱Chemical free, solar infused oils, + pure grade A essential oils . 🕷Keeps mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and spiders away! . Bad Axe Soap Co. is a small family run business located in Michigan's thumb. They offer handcrafted lavender and mint products that they grow on their property. Offering all-natural, safe products that are locally sourced with organic ingredients. . #growingrootsbox #growingrootsandwings #essentialoils #natural #chemicalfree #bugspray
Originally, I had intended to use this product in the summer box. But as I started to put together the July box I knew this was a better fit. Since the bugs come out at night it went better with the Starry night theme.
When adding the product description and not finding it in the Bad Axe Soap Co. Etsy shop, I found out she could not keep this in stock! So you can only get it at the local farmers market or in the July box!
As a reminder to schedule your date night, I added these fun stickers to the box! A great reminder to make time for your marriage.
Open in Case of Tantrum
And as always, a special treat of jelly beans! Parenting is hard, we make it fun and exciting.
You can find the Starry Night box in the Growing Roots Shop!
I hope you enjoyed this months Starry Night Adventure! I can’t wait for next month when I send out the August box. A “Gather” theme with all things to enjoy a delightful meal together. Did you know having a daily meal together is beneficial? That is August’s box!
Any questions or suggestions? I would love to know in the comments!