Watch that pot. Don’t let those little things turn into a giant reaction.

For the last four years, we’ve had the tradition of November’s subscription theme being a snoozy, multi-slacking, plan-canceling ode to letting things go. As an unabashed introvert, this has become one of my favorite boxes each year. With themes like Do Not Disturb, Hibernation Mode, In Your Dreams, and I Need a Nap, we hope you’ve gotten the message that prioritizing your wellbeing is the tits.

At certain points in our lives, self care becomes exceptionally challenging. In my experience, it is typically in the busiest times when taking care of yourself falls to the lowest priority (read: it ain’t happening). This year, my life changed significantly after the birth of our child, Rhys. It’s been a joy-filled, sleep-deprived, giggle inducing, diaper-bomb of a year, and, like all overwhelming phases in our lives, this year has reminded me how important it is to take care of myself.

My doctor once used an analogy of a pot boiling over to explain how at stressful times, if left unattended, our “pot” is always ~this~ close to spilling over the edge, and any little addition (a stressful phone call, bad traffic, a screaming kiddo) can cause it to overflow. That’s why self- maintenance is so important. You gotta watch that pot.

I’ve learned in recent years that taking care of yourself doesn’t need to be big but it should be intentional. Maybe it looks like painting your toes or pouring yourself a cup of tea and sitting alone for just. five. minutes. However you like to recharge those batteries, create some space for yourself and keep that pot simmering.


~Abby, S&S HBIC


For that pedicure: 
Drunken Meltdown Nail Polish
IDK. IDC. IDGAF. Glass Nail File

For that tea time:
Namaste Motherf*cker Tea Sample

For the whole shebang:
Do Not Disturb box