Tuesday, October 15, 2013

THE BIG REVEAL // day 112 : launch a business that will change the world

here it is!
the reveal of my big, huge, adventurous plan!
originally, i had a HUGE, wordy post typed out, but i am erasing it all & starting over!

here we go!

i started this blog after the boston bombings in april, with a goal to complete one random act of kindness each day, for an entire year.
so far, i have completed almost 120 acts ; its been such a blast!
want to see a few of my favorites?
{go herehereherehere & here}

last month, i left my 13-year career in education, *knowing* i wanted to do something new with my life & time. i had no idea what that was, but i knew i was ready.

since i have started the kindness blog, there have been FIVE other women who have started their own blogs about kindness {so awesome}. you can see them hereherehere, here & here. i have been SO incredibly inspired by the blogs, emails & tweets that others have been sharing! its been so amazing to watch strangers come together, do good deeds & make the planet better.
i kept asking myself 'how can i use this blog & this platform and turn it into a career i will love?!'

one night, i was out walking daphne & the idea hit me!
and the be nice box was born!

do you want to know more?!
{say yes!!}

what is it? 
the be nice box is a monthly subscription service encouraging YOU to spread your own kindness!
there are 1, 3, 6, & 12-month & gift subscriptions available!

what do i get?
each month, the box will center around a theme & all contents will be a surprise until you open the box.
but, each month you will receive a list of 13-15 fun, awesome & affordable ideas to practice kindness in your area. along with the list, you will also find 5-7 materials, items & handmade products to help you fulfill some of those tasks. and finally, each box will contain a cool, handmade surprise for YOU!

how much does it cost?
a one-month subscription is only $12! 
you can get 3 months for $35 or 6 months for $68.
a 12-month subscription is only $133!
the best part?
$1 from EACH box sold will be donated to charity.
{each month, the theme & the charity will align. that way, we can make impact, after impact, after impact!}
for the november box, we will be donating our money to 'ten thousand things.' they are a minneapolis-based theatre company that provides FREE performances to prisons, low-income housing projects, community centers and homeless shelters! 
learn more about them here!

also, shipping is ALWAYS FREE! there are no hidden fees or marketing tricks!
the price you see is the price you pay!

where can i sign up?
im glad you asked ;)
you can head over here to sign up!
please note : for the first few months, there will be a limited number of boxes available.
if the november boxes sell out, there will be a waiting list for the december box!

how can i stay connected?
lets be friends!
i love social media & really believe that we can connect with folks we wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity to meet!

other things to note : 
the boxes will ship around the 25-28th of october, so they will be on your doorstep by november 1st!
at this time, boxes will only be shipped INSIDE the US {sorry, international friends}

thanks so much for reading!
i really, really believe that if we all come together & take baby steps to be better, the world will absolutely become a better place!

if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email or connect with me on twitter!

you guys! i believe in this box! i have been feeling stagnant and uninspired in my life for a while now & i honestly believe creating this box was meant to happen {its okay if you think its sounds silly!} the idea that i get emails, tweets and messages ALL the time from folks saying 'hey! i did something rad & kind today!' ; i love it! i believe in community. i believe in teamwork. i believe that we can all be better & make a huge change!

thanks so much for following along, everybody!
i really, really appreciate all of you!


  1. Yay!!! I didn't realize this was happening so soon! Otherwise I would've given you a good luck hug on Saturday!

  2. Congratulations!!!! You are awesome! Thanks for helping to make the world a better place :)

  3. This is amazing! You are such a rockstar!

  4. I absolutely love this idea Diana!!! I've been waiting for your big reveal and this is awesome!!!

  5. This is so awesome! I just found your blog randomly on twitter, and am so glad to be here! Looking forward to your nice box, and reading more of your blog! xo!

  6. Just purchased my first box! I am in love with this movement. Seriously - kindness matters and I love the entire philosophy of your blog. I'm just sorry that I just found it today! :) The quote "Those are a crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do" is one of my favorites & definitely applies to you! Congratulations and good luck!

  7. Whoops, the quote is "those that are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do" - my cursor has been moving all over the place on my computer and messing up some of my comments! :)

  8. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I'm a strong proponet of RAOK's and this is wonderful! Will be ordering ~


  9. I lovedy love this concept! After the craziness of the holidays, I am definitely getting a box. Thanks!

  10. Could you give me an example as to what an act of kindness from the box would entail? :) Sounds like a wonderful idea but if it is too time consuming I am not sure I could commit :(

    1. hi julia!
      i dont have an email address for you, otherwise i would email you a response directly.
      the contents of the boxes are a surprise, BUT i will say that some {most} of the acts are very un-time consuming. many take less than 10-15 to complete.
      some are a bit more time consuming and might require a small amount of planning {if you are donating something or creating a gift for your neighbor}
      i spend a lot of time creating and planning acts that can be done on a tight budget and time schedule.
      i promise they are fun & wont require hours at a sewing machine or hundreds of dollars in donations ;)