Thursday, April 10, 2014

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOPS

I like to help out my neighbors and friends so I am a big supporter of buying things local. I just think it is more fun, trying new things at unique shops or restaurants. I'm not saying big chains are bad, it's just sometimes fun to shop local and help the little guys (or ladies) out.
 With the popularity of subscription boxes rising, I decided to try Mercobox
The welcome note explains that with every box purchase, your dollars go right back into the community. That means you are supporting local jobs, families, and mom-and-pop shops.
What is inside April's box?
I'll go through it one item at a time:
 3 tea samples and a filter from Fit Me Tea.
They come attached by tiny carabiner I'm sure you can a reason to reuse.
 3 madeleines (like a fluffy cookie) from Les Madeleines.
OM Power Protein with a yummy shake recipe. 
 Ashley's Apothecary healing salve (great for scrapes and bruises).
 Meals that Transform power bar (totally tasty).
 Colombia Guatica coffee sample from Mason Jar Coffee Roasters
 A super cute pouch of Eco Treasures soap nuts.
These are organic berries used as an eco-friendly alternative to store bought detergents
(instructions how to use included).
Finally, some coupons/gift cards (Downtime Yoga free class, Rodizio Grill $10 off,  Ballet West buy one get one 1/2 off, Our Children's Earth $5 off) and a few flyers telling you more info about some of the items in the box...all made in Utah.
Super fun stuff and a great way to try out a new place/item you might not have heard of otherwise.

Anyone want 25% off to try out Mercobox?
Use code iheartutah at checkout.