I just earned my first paycheck in over seven years!
Well, I guess that’s not entirely true. I’ve had several freelance writing gigs over the years and treasured each one. I love getting paid to write and research.
But this? This is different.
This feels like a whole new world of opportunity for me and it’s exciting every day!
For the last month, I have been the Social Media Manager for a company that I have grown to adore, a company I would sing the praises of even before I started working for, a company who is run by two of the smartest, most creative and busiest women and mothers I know, Nichole and Cam.
The company is Avery and Austin.
If you haven’t heard of Avery and Austin and you have children, you must check it out!
Avery and Austin is a monthly playdate subscription box company. Each of their carefully themed and adorably curated boxes come with two complete craft kits and snacks (nut and GMO free) for two children plus a special host gift.
I’ve been a subscriber since they started in early 2015 and in a world now filled with subscription boxes, they stand out because of their enthusiastic attention to detail and the fact that everything you need to host the perfect playdate (even if it’s just you and your child) is included in the box each month. My son, Lucas, who is not so keen on arts and crafts loves getting his Avery and Austin box each month!
Together, we have painted, planted, glued, colored, built, and ended up making greeting cards and gifts for family and friends, homes and food for birds, bath bombs, a lemonade stand, a rock garden, home decor, door hangers, etc. etc.
In other words, we’ve created, played and used our imaginations in the best ways possible. What more could a mother or child ask for?
We’ve had fun and because I’m not a crafty person myself, these boxes are a lifesaver!
Just because I work for the company, I’m not privy to what the next box holds so I wait with as much anticipation as Lucas.
I urge you to look into this amazing company and consider becoming a subscriber, especially with the holidays fast approaching. These boxes are a great way to spend some quality time with your child amidst the craziness that comes along with the season. They are also a good way for your children to connect with out of town guests, like grandparents or cousins.
I’m thrilled to be working for Avery and Austin and getting paid to do it is just the icing on the cake.