Everything Inside of the October Brave Crate!!!
If we had to choose one word to describe the time we spend away from our partner most of us would not pick “magical”. Living life with half of your heart far from home isn’t easy, and if we’re being honest it doesn’t always spark joy. But, even as we patiently (or not so patiently) look forward to homecoming, there are wonderous things happening around us if we give ourselves space to find them.
As we count down the month of October together, our community is focusing on finding ways to draw wonder and inspiration from the little things. That’s why this month’s Brave Crate is filled with magical goodness. From tools to help you discover your hidden magic power, to fascinating desserts and an almost-enchanted self care essential- we hope that everything inside inspires you to find the magical moments and embrace them each day until homecoming.
You're Magic Care Package Kit by Paper Paisley
Creating a gorgeous fall care package for your loved one is magically simple with this peel & stick care package styled just for Brave Crate members! Peel & apply to the inside of any standard USPS flat-rate box for an instant glow up that will have your deployed loved one wondering how you became such a care package wizard! Fill to the brim with fall (or magic!) themed goodies you know they’ll love.
Boundaries Conversation Deck by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D.
Nobody told us that deployment would be a season that challenges our personal boundaries…but it’s true! Learning to set and flex your own boundaries can be your very own magical power during your countdown and this deck is here to help. Your 52-card deck prompts reflection and conversation about your and others’ boundaries, needs, consent, and relationships. There are no right or wrong answers, only your answers.
Steami Night Eye Mask by Vitamasques
The most magical eye mask we’ve ever met! Your self-warming steam eye mask, that heats in 30 seconds to create a jasmine infused self-heating, warm compress steam eye mask to help ease tension and encourage circulation, whilst the jasmine essence revives the mind. Place over closed eyes and the mask should start heating up within 30 seconds to a comfortable eye bath temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. Kick back, close your eyes, relax and enjoy up to 20 minutes of Steami time.
Bluetooth Headphones by Naztech
Connection on the go is one of our deployment countdown go-to tools! This earphone set is wired together with a small control panel in the center that lets you easily forward, reverse, pause, and play tracks with the control panel. Featuring “Noisehush” technology and stereo sound, these earphones are ideal for everyday use while listening to music at the gym, watching online, or video chatting with your deployed loved on! Keep your charge for a full 6 hours!
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Deployments, TDY’s, Training Separations and seasons of Geo-Baching always force us as military spouses to dig deeper. We find the hidden strength- but ALSO the beautiful things that make us purely magical. In “Big Magic”, Elizabeth Gilbert shares her inspiring advice for going beyond fear and learning to live with curiosity!
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!
NOV 4-6 - FREE retreat for ALL spouses!
Whether or not you snagged this month’s Brave Crate, you’re invited to join us at PILLAR: the FREE digital retreat for deployment countdowns! 3 days of nonstop community, inspiration, giveaways and freebies to help you create the perfect deployment action plan! CLICK HERE to get your free ticket!