Loving Craftbox

Craft Box Craft Night!

April 29th, 2015

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You may or may not have seen this already but here we go again … we are hosting our first craft night! I am so excited to sit down with other makers and DIY some Monogrammed Leather Key Chains for dads, brothers, sisters … ourselves? Father’s Day is creeping up on us and these Key Rings are the perfect gift. We’ll be gathering on June 2nd with supplies to make 2 Key Chains each and with plenty of wine on hand.

Reserve your spot here!

XX Leigh-Taylor

Meet the newest member of the Craft Box Team!

January 29th, 2015

Y’all. I am so, so delighted to share with you an awesome gal who is the newest addition to the Craft Box family! Kate is going to be such an asset to the team. Get to know her a little bit better below and stay tuned for new things happening around here! We’re just so excited.

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I am thrilled to join the Craft Box team! Having grown up in a creative family, I have always placed a high value on creativity and art. I love that Craft Box makes crafting and creating easy and enjoyable for others. I grew up in a small town in North Alabama. Art was always a part of my upbringing, since my mother is an artist and former designer. Also, our home was always very festive around the holidays and birthdays. My mom went out of her way to make those special occasions a major event. I am very thankful to her for it. Therefore, to this day, I like to make special occasions valuable for others.

As the youngest of four girls, I dreamed of diverting from the norm and had my heart set on New York City from the age of eight. Little did I know New York would become a reality for me, but in quite a different way than I imagined as a little girl. After graduating from Auburn University, I went on staff with my campus ministry, RUF, at Wake Forest. After two wonderful years in campus ministry in North Carolina, I accepted an internship at the Bowery Mission Women’s Center in New York City. I moved here in February 2013 and jumped head first into winter in the city. I loved the city and was overwhelmed by it all at the same time. After adjusting to the pace and lifestyle that New York requires, I am sold. I love it more in its reality than I did in my previous romanticism of the city. Today, I work as the Community Group Coordinator for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. However, living in one of the most creative cities in the world, I want to be a part of that amazing community of artists in New York. Therefore, I am excited to be part of Craft Box and look forward to the ways in which it will grow and expand.

XX Leigh-Taylor

howaboutwe partnership!

August 6th, 2014

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We are thrilled that our Memory Jar Kit is now available as a stay at home DIY date night option on HowAboutWe! HowAboutWe for Couples is now transitioning to You&Me Concierge following the great success of their recently released app. Check it out here! My husband Paul & I are both users and it is so much fun to keep up with one another this way!

HowAboutWe for Couples curates dates around your city – anything from a sunset harbor cruise to a metal stamping workshop. Some of the activities even come to you! Like a couples massage or couples yoga at home. Paul & I love all of these options. After having Xander we have made the commitment to one another to take one night a week and go out on a date. Whether it is ice cream or cocktails & dinner we love that time. So this is perfect for us! We don’t have to plan. We just show up and enjoy. And on top of that we get to experience more of our city that we love so much. Not a bad deal, right?

Take a peek here at our Memory Jar on You&Me and if you’re in one of the cities they serve I would absolutely suggest joining!

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XX Leigh-Taylor

April 11th, 2013

I love this concept because it marries the idea of “crafting” with practicality and self-improvement.  Even though I run a crazy schedule in a busy city, I am inspired to hone my skills in crafting, sewing, cooking, and entertaining so that I can dazzle my friends with personalized touches and cultivate a welcoming home.

Anne Carlton Buxton – PhD Candidate, Chicago, IL

XX Leigh-Taylor