A look inside The “Fall” Happy Artisan Gift Box

Happy to report that “The Fall Happy Artisan Gift Box” – is 60% sold. If you aren’t quite sure what The Happy Artisan Gift Box is read on….but don’t worry it’s not too late you can still order the Fall box until midnight on August 31st but there is a limited quantity and when they are gone, they are gone and just in case you are wondering this box contains over $75.00 worth of product (MSRP).

I have had some feedback that people want to see what is in the box before they buy it. Pictures of what was inside both the Fall and  the Spring edition of “The Happy Artisan Gift Box” can be seen below (before the FAQs section). I still love selling the art of surprise so I won’t post the pictures of the boxes until the first batch are shipped (which has happened).

The Happy Artisan Gift Box combines the delight of a surprise gift with the benefits of shopping locally and the convenience of shopping online. Bonus items are occasionally made available to add on to your box.         

  • Fall box available NOW  – order by midnight on August 31             
  • Christmas box available for pre-order TBD – shipping December 01 to ensure delivery for Christmas.

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop for full details and to meet the Artisans. These boxes are so much fun to create and I am already thinking ahead to the Winter box I can’t wait to get started.

*Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future Happy Boxes! Go ahead what are you waiting for – go now…

Every customer that ordered on August 01 received a special “extra” gift made by me…notebook and can koozie for the two boxes shown below 🙂

The “Fall” Happy Artisan Gift Box – only a few left – order yours today!

The Spring Happy Artisan Gift Box

In case you need more information here are some:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a subscription box?
No not yet, I will be looking at offering that option in the future.

What’s in the box?
Each box contains 5-8 items created by makers in small towns in Alberta and other small regions in Canada.  There are different items in each box and it’s designed as a surprise -I won’t post spoilers but I will post pictures of the items and the box contents after the boxes have shipped. I hope you love everything, but gifting items also brings happiness, so feel free to gift away any items that aren’t to your taste.

Am I getting my money’s worth?

Each box contains products equal to or over the price of the box (before shipping).

Can I send a box as a gift?
Happy Artisan Gift boxes make great gifts – for the holidays, birthdays, employee appreciation (those work from home folks deserve some extra recognition!) even ‘just because’ or thank you gifts.

How do you ship?
Local delivery(small fee if delivered within 50kms)- outside of this the box will need to be shipped. Local pickup is available (located in Legal, Alberta). If you’d like your box shipped I use Canada Post. I will ship the box anywhere in the world at buyers expense.

Who are the artisans? All contributors are selected by me to ensure I am working with a variety of artisans and makers and to ensure a good variety of items go into each box. To meet the artisans be sure to check out their bios.

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Age Appropriate?? Crafts that is…

My dear friend and fellow blogger Amelia over at You Can Always Start Now  just published a post on twirling and pivoting and doing and enjoying crafts even if they are for kids.  She loves to explore all the possibilities.  Go over and read her post (linked above) to fully understand why I am sharing this with you. She always has the greatest ideas and today I found myself in the store that starts with $$ and ends with what rhymes with drama…and found the cutest little craft kit tucked in among the kids crafts. For a buck 25 how could I resist Continue reading Age Appropriate?? Crafts that is…

The Happy Artisan Gift Box – SOLD OUT

WOW Thank you so much to my loyal customers for a successful SELL OUT of the very first “The Happy Artisan Gift Box” – it was a resounding success. If you aren’t quite sure what The Happy Artisan Gift Box is read on….and if you missed out on the limited quantity this time, the next one will go up for pre-ordering on August 01, 2021 -Don’t worry I’ll send reminders when the time gets closer.

Pictures of what was inside the Spring edition of “The Happy Artisan Gift Box” can be seen below (before the FAQs section).

I am so very Happy and excited to introduce “The Happy Artisan Gift Box ” – What is it exactly you ask? The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a small batch, hand curated, gift box for people who love beautifully made artisan goods, crafted by hand in small towns in Alberta Canada.

It connects the happiness of creating beautiful things with the happiness of receiving them.  Every box is a surprise. The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a curated seasonal gift box. Your box will be a surprise each time and will include quality goods from 5-8 items.  The box supports individual makers and puts money back into families and communities in rural Alberta. The items range from home goods to natural bath and body products, to jewellery and art, to gourmet food and other unique items. There is a focus on products that are consumable and environmentally responsible, and packaging is kept to a minimum for all boxes.

The Happy Artisan combines the delight of a surprise gift with the benefits of shopping locally and the convenience of shopping online. Bonus items are occasionally made available to add on to your box.

  • Spring/Summer box available for pre-order on April, 20 – ships in May – SOLD OUT            
  • Fall box available for pre-order in August 01 – ships in September.                       
  • Christmas box available for pre-order TBA

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop for full details and to meet the Artisans. This first box has been so much fun to create and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

*Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future Happy Boxes! Go ahead what are you waiting for – go now…

In case you need more information here are some:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a subscription box?
No not yet, I will be looking at offering that option in the future.

What’s in the box?
Each box contains 5-8 items created by makers in small towns in Alberta. There are different items in each box and it’s designed as a surprise. I won’t post spoilers but I will post pictures of the items and the box contents after the boxes have shipped. I hope you love everything, but gifting items also brings happiness, so feel free to gift away any items that aren’t to your taste.

Can I send a box as a gift?
Happy Artisan boxes make great gifts – for the holidays, birthdays, employee appreciation (those work from home folks deserve some extra recognition!) even ‘just because’ or thank you gifts.

How do you ship?
Local delivery(small fee if delivered within 50kms)- outside of this the box will need to be shipped. Local pickup is available (located in Legal, Alberta). If you’d like your box shipped I use Canada Post. At this time I am only able to ship boxes within Canada.

Who are the artisans? All contributors are selected by me to ensure I am working with a variety of artisans and makers and to ensure a good variety of items go into each box. To meet the artisans be sure to check out their bios.

The Happy Artisan Gift Box

I am so very Happy and excited to introduce “The Happy Artisan Gift Box ” – What is it exactly you ask? The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a small batch, hand curated, gift box for people who love beautifully made artisan goods, crafted by hand in small towns in Alberta Canada.

It connects the happiness of creating beautiful things with the happiness of receiving them.  Every box is a surprise. The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a curated seasonal gift box. Your box will be a surprise each time and will include quality goods from 5-8 items.  The box supports individual makers and puts money back into families and communities in rural Alberta. The items range from home goods to natural bath and body products, to jewellery and art, to gourmet food and other unique items. There is a focus on products that are consumable and environmentally responsible, and packaging is kept to a minimum for all boxes.

The Happy Artisan combines the delight of a surprise gift with the benefits of shopping locally and the convenience of shopping online. Bonus items are occasionally made available to add on to your box.

  • Spring/Summer box available for pre-order on April, 20 – ships in May               
  • Fall box available for pre-order in August 01 – ships in September.                       
  • Christmas box available for pre-order TBA

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop for full details and to meet the Artisans. This first box has been so much fun to creat and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

Once the Spring/Summer (May) box has shipped and the lucky recipients have opened their boxes – pictures of what was inside will be posted.

*Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future Happy Boxes! Go ahead what are you waiting for – go now…

In case you need more information here are some:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a subscription box?
No not yet, I will be looking at offering that option in the future.

What’s in the box?
Each box contains 5-8 items created by makers in small towns in Alberta. There are different items in each box and it’s designed as a surprise. I won’t post spoilers but I will post pictures of the items and the box contents after the boxes have shipped. I hope you love everything, but gifting items also brings happiness, so feel free to gift away any items that aren’t to your taste.

Can I send a box as a gift?
Happy Artisan boxes make great gifts – for the holidays, birthdays, employee appreciation (those work from home folks deserve some extra recognition!) even ‘just because’ or thank you gifts.

How do you ship?
Local delivery(small fee if delivered within 50kms)- outside of this the box will need to be shipped. Local pickup is available (located in Legal, Alberta). If you’d like your box shipped I use Canada Post. At this time I am only able to ship boxes within Canada.

Who are the artisans? All contributors are selected by me to ensure I am working with a variety of artisans and makers and to ensure a good variety of items go into each box. To meet the artisans be sure to check out their bios.

Day 12- A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2020

                  A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Day 12

Thank you for joining me for my 12 Days of Christmas 2020.

Well here we are at the end of the series. If you want to see what you missed, be sure to see all the links at the end of this post.

This year I went back to basics of why I started my blog and that was to inspire you to make, bake, create and decorate, all on a budget of course.  You still have time to try some of these simple, easy and budget friendly ideas just in time for the holidays.

Day 12: Holiday Coconut Lemon Loaf

For the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas series, I am sharing a brand new to me recipe.  I love coconut and lemon so why not combine the two into one delicious dessert. This coconut lemon loaf will be a hit at any holiday gathering.

This cake gets its amazing lemon flavor from a combination of lemon zest and lemon juice.   It gets a triple dose of coconut from coconut yogurt, shredded coconut and coconut oil.

To begin:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt I used full-fat coconut Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Finely grated zest of 1 medium-large lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

For the cream cheese frosting you will need:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 12 tablespoons milk or half and half
  • Shredded coconut and lemon zest optional garnish

Instructions for the loaf:

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and shredded coconut.
  • In a large bowl, whisk yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, coconut oil and almond extract until well combined. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined, the batter will be thick.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Place the pan on a rack to cool.

To make the frosting:

  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until combined. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon milk, almond extract and lemon zest and beat until combined. If the frosting is too thick add additional milk to thin it out. Spread the frosting on the cooled cake and top with shredded coconut and lemon zest.

Storing:

Store it in an airtight container in refrigerator to keep it fresh longer.
 
If you decide to make this loaf or try a new recipe this holiday season, what will it be?

Lemon Coconut Loaf – It’s AWandafulThing!

Day 1- 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Papercraft Angel

Day 2- 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Painted glass jar candle holder

Day 3 – 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Macrame Keychain

Day 4 – 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – DIY Holiday Straws

Day 5 – 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – No Bake Energy Balls

Day 6- 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – DIY Christmas Bulb Napkin RIngs

Day 7 -12 Days of Christmas 2020 – DIY Nutcracker Place Card Holders

Day 8 – 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – DIY Honey Lavender Sugar Scrub

Day 9 – 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Sweet & Salty Holiday Candy

Day 10 – 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – DIY Twig & Washi Tape Card

Day 11 – 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – JOY Vertical Sign

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Thanks for stopping by….until next time.