OwlCrate March: Review

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I am a geek for subscription boxes, and my love for them started in college. I went to school about eight hours away from home and it was a new experience for me, in many ways. Sad as it might sound, subscription boxes were kind of like care packages and I loved seeing them in my mailbox every month! I started my OwlCrate subscription back in January and have loved each one since then. Read on for a full March OwlCrate unboxing!

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OwlCrate always includes a beautiful card that lists all of the items included in the box and where they're from. I love that the items are usually from small business sellers and not only is each box curated so beautifully, but there's also a mindfulness and responsibility that goes into selecting each product.

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Our book for March is Daughter of the Pirate King, by Tricia Levenseller! It's one of the most anticipated YA reads of 2017, and I thoroughly enjoyed the advanced digital copy that I received for review, and am pleased to have a physical copy on my shelves. I personally love the cover art! The book came with a signed bookplate (I already stuck this on the book), a note from the author, a fun temporary tattoo, and a matching OwlCrate button.

Goodreads summary:

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Daughter of the Pirate King (hardcover) - retails $10.58 on Amazon.

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Next up are some stationary items. The mermaid washi tape is from Simply Gilded and it is stunning! It's a beautiful blue with gold foiling. I tried to get this item in focus so you could see the foiling details. I love washi tape, which is a sticky rice paper alternative to plain old Scotch tape, and can be purchased in an assortment of beautiful designs. I'm always finding new uses for this crafting necessity!

In the background, you see a notepad from BoyGirlParty. There were two different designs that people could have received. I was hoping to receive the other one, but am pretty satisfied with how cute this one is too! It's about the size of an A6 notebook with plenty of writing room. I'm sure I'll find a use for this- I can never have too many notepads!

Mermaid Washi Tape - $4.50 (compared to like items)

Underwater notepad - $8.00 (compared to like items)

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Ok, this is hands-down my favorite item in the March box. Pictured above is a compass necklace by The Geeky Cauldron. It was a piece custom-made for this specific OwlCrate, and it's quickly become one of my favorite accessories. The compass is hung on a long chain and looks great with sweaters, tunics, or anything that needs that extra touch. This is also obsessive of me, but I also really like the little burlap bag that it came in. I just need to find a use for it before being called a hoarder!

Compass necklace - $9 (based on similar item from Amazon)

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Last, but not least, is a tea towel from Kitch Studios. It features an exclusive print that reads "A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it's built for." It's beautiful quality, but I'm just not really sure what I'll use this for- I'm not a tea towel kind of girl. I'm thinking I might hang it up as a little tapestry-like addition to my wall, but we'll see. This might be unpopular opinion, but this item was my least favorite in the box, simply because I don't have any practical use for it.

Tea towel - $11 (compared to like items)

Box total - $43.08

Monthly OwlCrate boxes are $30, or you can purchase longer subscriptions for a little discount. So, the $43.08 price tag on the March box well exceeds my expectations! If you missed out on the Sailors, Ships, and Seas box, don't fret- you can purchase it individually here.

April sign-ups are now open! Next month's box theme is Head Over Heels and features a highly anticipated contemporary novel filled with a diverse cast of characters. Get yours today!

Read on,

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