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You’ve seen them on social media. Those military spouses and significant others who just seem to “have it all together”- even when their partner is far from home. Yes… it can be inspiring- but it can also be misleading. In a world that tells us to put on a brave face, we have to be intentional about setting realistic standards during our countdown experience and being honest about our energy and capacity in this season of deployment.
That’s why this month the Brave Crate team is Keeping It Real with a countdown box inspired by all the ways that we can embrace and honor our limits, boundaries and desires. Instead of trying to “do it all”, we’ve packed this month’s countdown box with tools and treats that we hope will inspire you to approach life with grace (and a little humor) as you count down to homecoming.
Do One Thing Different by Bill O'Hanlon
Deployment can be… challenging! Tired of feeling stuck all the time when you’re trying to solve a problem or are facing conflict? Do you get easily flustered or angry when a negative confrontation arises? Have you ever wished you could communicate more easily with your spouse, kids, colleagues, or anyone else you have a difference in opinion with? In this newly updated edition of Do One Thing Different, Bill O’Hanlon will arm you with his ten easy Solution Keys so that you can move quickly from “stuck” to “smooth sailing” in all aspects of your life.
Guava Hylauronic Acid Moisturizer by Food Story
Honestly… who has time for a complicated skincare routine while counting down to homecoming? Made with the goodness of Guava and the power of Hylauronic Acid this soothing moisturizer hits all the steps at once. Pink Guava contains tannins and antioxidants that help to keep the skin bright and healthy while Hyaluronic Acid Complex hydrates, moisturizes and locks it all in!
For Display Only Tea Towel by Driftless
When this countdown life gets hectic that stove is truly for display only! Embrace your inner take-out artist with this hilarious tea towel that reminds family, friends and guests that in this particular season of life we’re giving ourselves some extra grace- and sometimes that means skipping the complicated cooking time!
We’ve gotta do what we’ve gotta do- and with ALL the feels that come up during deployment sometimes that means drowning our sorrows with a little treat. Step into these quirky cute retro-style socks and remind yourself that it’s OK to enjoy life’s little joys!
Swoffle in French Vanilla and Caramel
Is it a cookie? A Candy? Nope- it’s a combo! Place your French Vanilla & Caramel Swoffle on top of your favorite warm fall beverage and watch as gooey warm caramel covers chewy french vanilla cookies for a treat that adds a little magic to even the toughest countdown day!
Curiosity Cards by Stacy Moore Studio
Need a little inspiration? We get it! This self-discovery tool which you can use by yourself or together with others. Simply write, doodle, or draw on each card following the prompts, then fit all the cards together and (surprise!) they form one big picture. Thoughtfully examine this picture and the words you’ve written, and then start your journey to clear what’s blocking you and step forward on the path that lights your soul!