Happy Monday everyone! Today, I received my first subscription box from Lootcrate from my local post office. After waiting for a month, it definitely felt like Christmas when I was able to receive the glorious box of goodies! The theme for the August 2014 box is “Heroes”.
Here’s the overall look of the box when opened:
At first glance, most of the theme looks like it was dedicated to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Compared to the new movie that was released this year that’s directed by Michael Bay, the TMNT items are more of a throwback to the classic series (which I’m happy about).
I think the biggest highlight for this theme’s box is none other than the Funko Pop! Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Groot. For this one, it’s Glow in the Dark and is only available for LootCrate subscribers. I haven’t watched Guardians of the Galaxy but I have to admit, Groot is too darn cute!
I love unique accessories. The Sonic Air Freshener from Sega and Epic Scents and the Shoe Lightning Bolts from Schwings are definitely awesome!
The rest of the goodies in the box were pretty nice: a LootCrate mini magazine dedicated for the “Heroes” theme, pin back button, magnet and digital downloads.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this month’s theme! Since it’s my first subscription box, I’m definitely looking forward to receiving more from LootCrate.
Did you get your box yet? If so, leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this month’s theme!
I am pleased to announced that I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Nerd Girl Style! This is my first time receiving any sort of an award and it’s truly an amazing experience. Since I was nominated by Sonja (owner of Nerd Girl Style), I will be answering the questions from her blog post. So here we go!
1.) Whats your goal for 2015?
To provide more jewelry and accessory customizations for our customers. And maybe attend more geeky events!
2.) Whats your favorite Fandom?
I definitely adore Doctor Who!
3.) If you wrote a book, what would it be?
Probably a book about a woman who is a tarot reader but doesn’t have much luck in finding love!
4.) Who’s inspires you to be the best person you could be?
My parents and my husband. Without them, I would not be the person that I am today :)
5.) If you had to leave and only take 3 things with you, what would they be?
Journal, tarot cards and pens. I can live without my phone ;)
6.) Whats your favorite animal and why?
Cats are my favorite animal! I grew up raising 4 cats. Sadly, three of them passed away (including my favorite cat Sunshine whom I always felt a strong sense of connection). My fourth cat, Shadow, is a sweetheart. Many people feel that black cats are a sign of bad luck, but I don’t believe it to be so!
7.) Whats your biggest addiction?
Oh dear…that would have to be ice cream!
8.) What movie makes you cry, the one that just gets you every time?
I’m a sucker for Bollywood and Asian films. Doesn’t matter the story line - they always know how to pull the heart strings! Whether if the theme is about family, surviving in a war or finding lost love, they definitely make me cry because in every sense it can be related to our daily lives.
9.) Whats on the top of your favorite reads list?
I mostly read books that are motivational. My top favorites are The Secret, Assertiveness for Earth Angels and Courageous Dreaming.
10.) If you could do anything and get paid for it, what would you want to do?
Playing video games! Hey, it does require our brain power to solve those puzzles ;)
11.) Have you been to a convention, if so where was your favorite?
Yep! The New York Comic Con has always been our favorite convention to attend. My husband and I do our best to make it to the event once a year. The feeling of being part of an energetic crowd who shares the same interests as you is what makes the event so special. Not to mention, the costumes are amazing!
This was definitely fun! I enjoyed answering the questions :) Thanks so much Sonja!
On July 26, 2014, Ron & I attended the Holistic Bazaar event (sponsored by Naini Nakagawa from matchmyspirit.com). It was a wonderful and energetic experience!
I had the pleasure in meeting a well-known YouTube personality name Michelle Patterson (a.k.a. Angel Souls). She provides Angel Card Readings and she is a Certified Angel Card Reader from Doreen Virtue’s CACR Course. To date, she has over 8K subscribers and it is still growing. What I love about her is her no-nonsense and uplifting messages that she provides in her weekly angel card readings. It was such an honor to meet her! Currently, she is finished writing her first book and is in the process of getting her novel published. Can’t wait to read her book!
I feel blessed that I was able to meet my dear friends from the Holistic Bazaar as well. Just to name a few…
Melissa Miranda from Miracles Within Us - she’s a doll! Just like Michelle, she is also a Certified Angel Card Reader and her YouTube channel is also growing with subscribers. I received a reading from her which was totally accurate. Melissa is a kind and caring woman who is passionate about her work.
Travis Ogden from Crystal Ascension Studios - he’s amazing! I’ve met Travis at the Edgar Cayce A.R.E Psychic & Healing Fair back in June 2014. He has a wonderful array of crystals that he sells and also provides workshops on healing with the crystals. I bought a pendulum along with two magnetite stones which were awesome! Travis is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to his craft.
Here’s my fun collage from the photos I took on Saturday. Too awesome!
I want to thank all of the Holistic Bazaar attendees and vendors who participated in this magical night. As a token of our appreciation, you can use the coupon code HB726 to take $10 off on your next custom order from our RedLotusDesignz Etsy shop. Coupon code expires August 31, 2014!
Hello everyone! For our Wisdom Wednesday video for the week of July 23, 2014, I am using the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland. If you have any suggestions of what we should use for our next video, let me know!
While perusing my Facebook feeds, I often get glimpses of my friends and family posts (in a non-stalkerish way) and sure enough, I’ve encountered adorable geekery creations sitting lovingly on someone’s desktop computer. After a bit of research, I found out that it was part of a subscription from LootCrate. The name (in itself) was inviting and it channeled my inner pirate who was searching for long lost treasure.
Fast forward to now (and with much anxiety built up on wanting to snag these beauties), I took the plunge and signed up for a six month subscription of the service (hey, one month wasn’t gonna cut it). Since I missed the July deadline (bummer), my next box will arrive on August (I REALLY CAN’T WAIT THAT LONG, CAN I?!?!?!).
Either way, I feel that the LootCrate subscription will be promising and will probably be the answer to my hard-to-find gift dilemmas. In addition, I’ll also provide a LootCrate haul review on our YouTube channel (and plenty of envy-worthy pictures for you to drool over) on our website as well. Life’s good, yes?
Did I mention that YOU can sign up to be part of the geekery? YES MY FRIENDS, JOIN THE LEGION OF AWESOMENESS AND YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE MWAHAHAHAHA *cough* ahem, I got carried away. But in all seriousness, if you would like to try out the service (and it’s insanely dirt cheap, under $20), click on the link below (the one with the pretty box. You can’t miss it):
Already a LootCrate subscriber? Let me know your thoughts about the service below in the comments!
I didn’t record this week’s Wisdom Wednesday segment since I was interviewed by the lovely Amélie Lamont for the Nerdy Miss Wellness radio show. I had a great time discussing the important topic regarding copy cats and running your small businesses. I shared my story, my tips on maintaining your integrity and staying awesome.