Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GlobeIn Benefit Basket

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for $19.95 a month you will get one crafted good from a remarkable, remote artisan
inside the Globein woven basket and details about the artisan and their story.

Limited Time Offer: Get your first benefit basket FREE with a 3 month subscription
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Bulu Review and Unboxing: June 2015

Bulu Box Review

and surprisingly it's positive!

Check out the unboxy box video

Little Passports New Coral Reef Kit

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Little Passports has a fun new colorful science kit!

Learn about the oceans with this kit that is super awesome for summer
and gets your kids thinking about science!

Each kit includes
three coral forms, trays and terraforming solution
Instruction booklet
Companion guide including more Australia adventures with Sam and Sofia
The Coral Reef Kit from Little Passports
Only $12.95 + Shipping

Subscribe Here

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hawaii Snack Box - June 2015: Review and Unboxing

*products were received free for review purposes

Today we are reviewing

Hawaii Snack Box

A delicious way to spend $19.95 a month
Hawaii Snack box is a monthly subscription that, you guessed it, sends you snacks that you can only find in Hawaii.
You get a little taste of Hawaii every month!

Without further adothe unboxy box video

I have the cutest helpers!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Vevabox Review and Unboxing June 2015

*product was received free for review
Calling all nail mavens!

Todays review is of 


A 30 day supply of designer nail polishes for only $8.99 a month

Here's the unboxy box video

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Choice to No Longer Be an Influenster

Back in 2013 my sister in law told me about Influenster
and I signed up and got free things. It was really nice - all I had to do was complete some tasks for them after I received them and things were great.

Friday, June 26, 2015

We have a Tumblr now.. do you?

Battle of the Beauty Boxes: Birchbox - Ipsy - Adore

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Mother of all Beauty Box Hauls today!

We've got

Adore Beauty Box

All three of these are monthly beauty subscription boxes. They all cost $10 with the exception of Adore which is $15.

Adore is on the chopping block this month because... for the extra five.. I don't necessarily feel like I am getting as much as the $10 beauty boxes.

So here is the unboxy box video

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hot Coffee Club: Review and Unboxing Part 2

*product was received free for review

If you checked here yesterday you know that I did a review for a subscription called Hot Coffee Club

So just to Recap

"A subscription box that sends FRESH coffee to you monthly (or bi-weekly, you decide) in small batches for a mere $20 a month.

The focus here is on freshness, in fact they don't ship on Fridays because of the extra time it may be in waiting! So if you like your coffee fresh (and I hope you do) this subscription is for you"

Yep Sounds About Right

Also, I made an error in my previous post, I referred (numerous times) to the coffee being a blend. Commonly people say this mistakenly. These are all Single Origin Coffees. My bad peeps, my bad. Replace blend with bean and we are good to go... 

So here's the unboxy box again

(remember not blends, they are single origin)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hot Coffee Club Review + Unboxing (Part 1 in a 2 Part Series)

*product was received free for review
It's Coffee Time!

Hot Coffee Club

A subscription box that sends FRESH coffee to you monthly (or bi-weekly, you decide) in small batches for a mere $20 a month.

The focus here is on freshness, in fact they don't ship on Fridays because of the extra time it may be in waiting! So if you like your coffee fresh (and I hope you do) this subscription is for you

Want some more persuasion? And my cute face?!
Check out the unboxy box video

The 5 Toy Companies that You Should Know About

So we're parents, and we are at Target and we see a lot of toys.
Melissa and Doug and Fisher Price and a plethora of nameless toys emblazoned with lights and sounds. My suggestion is, as a parent, while those toys are great, don't immediately head down that path. There are a couple reasons that I suggest this.
  1. People will buy these for your child REGARDLESS - seriously. Grandparents are all about them lights and sounds.. 
  2. Start out quiet and dull... give yourself a break. In my (unprofessional) opinion kids get the toys with lights and sounds and then.... everything after just isn't as good, in fact it's not stimulating enough which brings me to my next point
  3. Constant lights and sounds can in my (again) unprofessional opinion lead to OVERSTIMULATION which makes kids fussy, cranky, and irritable.

So, here's my list of the 5 Best Unplugged Toys

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pet Gift Box: June (Purrassic Park) Review + Exclusive Coupon

*Products were received free for review
Only the MOST adorable box EVER to review for you guys today

Pet Gift Box

Purrassic Park

In case you were wondering Pet Gift Box is a monthly subscription box for your pet!
They will send your dog or cat a personalized theme box each month for  $27.99
And if you subscribe with code Swifty you'll get 25% off your first box!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Let's Play 20 Questions

In an effort to get to know who is reading I want to play 20 questions!
You can get to know me a little better - I will answer 20 questions and you can comment below and answer one, two, or all!
I would love to know more about YOU my readers!
That's just me, powering up as usual 

So let's start!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Spiritus May 2015 Review and Unboxing + Exclusive Coupon

*Product was received free for review
The Spiritus Box

Divine Breath In a Box

A New Box By SoulSage 
"Products for the Discerning Seeker"

This monthly box includes 2-4 items meant to celebrate and inspire you.
This month's theme was Gratitude

Included in the box was a little note with this saying on it
(I didn't see it in the unboxing video)

I express gratitude for all the good in my life. Each day brings wonderful new surprises.

-Louise Hay

Without further ado, the unboxy box video

If you are interested in Subscribing 
The box is $22 plus shipping 
 use code IMNOTATREE10 and receive 10% off the July Box

coupon expires July 6th

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pink Fraise June Hello Summer Review and Unboxing

*products were received free for review purposes

Today we are going to review a brand new (squee) subscription box

The Pink Fraise Box

A subscription box that boasts handmade lifestyle subscription products

Let's start with the unboxy box video

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How Did I Get a Free Burke Box?

Did you see my Burke Box Unboxing?

 If you listened you heard me say I got this free because I am getting married, here's how I did it...

Birchbox Sample Choice Reveal for July

The Birchbox July Reveal is here!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sweet Mum Review and Unboxing

*box was received free of charge for review purposes
For Mommies Eyes Only

This subscription box is one that I give my own personal star to!

It's such an awesome box, and I am so happy to bring it to you!
It's called the Sweet Mum Box and it's a box that not only pampers Moms a bit but also embraces Motherhood and the things that make Moms, Moms!

Here is the Unboxy Box Video

Say Yes Night: Grace and Frankie

So, last month when hubs was out of town I had no idea what to watch on Netflix
I just randomly picked this show that had Lily Tomlin in it.
The show was Grace and Frankie

Monday, June 15, 2015

Target Beauty Box Summer 2015

Ahh, The Target Beauty Box
it's a subscription box that you have to wait until it comes out and then race to order it!
In case you are new to it, it's a pretty great assortment and only costs $7 so it's a great way to "get your feet wet" so to speak with boxes, plus it's quarterly which doesn't break the bank either.

Here's the unboxy box video

(this one was also made - along with the photos in a very sleep deprived state)

Target Summer 2015 Men's Beauty Box

Target Beauty Boxes are back!

This summer they have a box for Dad
I was really tired last night and made a pretty bad unboxing

Here's the unboxy box video

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Handmade Highlights: Nursing Pads

So.. we had a housewarming party today and I had totally planned on uploading my Target beauty box review however, I am so darn tired it just isn't going to happen. 

Tomorrow... promise. 
I am however going to share with you guys a little present I received from my sister in law and mother in law a few days ago.

OK so things to note is one... aren't they ADORABLE
The print is so perfect, I just love these so much.

Secondly, they work. Seriously, they are made out of some fleece... 
and they are just nice, absorbent, soft and every other adjective you want your nursing pads to be!

Couple things coming up in the next few days

Got the Target Beauty Box Review
How to get a free box if you are going to be a bride and that box's unboxing
Also a mommy box  and a handmade box
So much going on! Happy work!

Chat soon, hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Freckled Fawn - Oh Deer Me Kit June Review

*Product was received free for review
Scrapbookers and Papercrafters Delight

I have a little bit of Heaven here on the blog today!

So the company is called Freckled Fawn

They are a really cool, quirky online craft boutique
that also happens to have...
you guessed it, a monthly subscription service!

Introducing the Oh Deer Me Kit

I received the June kit which is Carnival themed

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GlobeIn First Month Free w. Three month Subscription

You can get your first Globein Box free
if you get a three month subscription to their artisanal, handmade subbox
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Just Use Code SUMMER-15 and get your first GlobeIn box FREE
(You will receive the June Artisan Box)
offer only applies for new members who are purchasing a 3 month subscription

Father's Day Ideas and Coupon Roundup

So there are a lot of options this Father's Day for the guys as far a subscription boxes
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If you didn't catch my review Click Here

If you didn't catch my review Click Here

You can buy the Casino Royale themed box that I reviewed as a one time purchase for Father's Day for $45!

So what are you guys doing for Father's Day
I got Mr. I'm Not a Tree, a spot on a hockey league and a couple other things I can't put here because he doesn't know about them yet and he may just get bored enough to read my blog! 

Whatever your ideas are I hope that you share them, I love to get inspired by others for things like this!

Midori Spring Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea Review

*product was received free for review
Have you heard of Matcha
I've heard about it over and over and finally I got to try it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Stylish Ave. Brand New Monthly Tea Subscription

I am so excited to bring this one to you guys!!
*product was received free for review

This one is from a brand new monthly subscription company called 

Stylish Ave. 

They specialize in custom loose leaf teas.

Here is the unboxy box video

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Little Passports Review and Coupon Code

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So awhile ago you guys may remember me saying how we were going to be trying out Little Passports for my older children. We did! We had such a blast!

Little Passports is a monthly subscription that sends you a kit with a suitcase and introduction to the main "characters" your first month and then those characters send your child a packet from a different locale each month. You can choose from three different options USA Edition, Globe Edition and Young Explorers. Prices are relatively inexpensive and range from $10 - $20
There's Belle being a globetrotter

Monday, June 8, 2015

Adore Beauty Box: May Review and Unboxing

So, it's time for the Adore Beauty Box
(I'm late)

The Adore Box is in it's second month of operation
It is a monthly beauty / lifestyle subscription box that costs $15

I liked the first month and think this box has a lot of potential

Here's the unboxy box video

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Battle of the Baby Boxes - Citrus Lane VS. Bluum

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one night only
we are pitting the some of the most popular baby boxes against each other in what will only be known as the most epic subscription box battle ever...

OK but seriously

I am going to compare 

Citrus Lane


and Walmart's Every Little Step

So in my opinion Citrus Lane and Bluum are the same thing except that mine are customized differently. They are each monthly children's subscription boxes that grow along with your child. The Walmart Baby Box is a little different in that it is sent once and costs waaaay less. 

Here is my unboxy box video

Saturday, June 6, 2015

3B Box Review and Unboxing

*Products were received free for review
Today I have an asian beauty monthly subscription box

The 3B Box

(Beauty Beyond Borders)
In case you didn't know The 3B Box is an Asian Beauty Subscription Box
It boasts a modest $12 price and promises to include 4-5 deluxe Asian Beauty Samples

Here's my unboxy box video

Friday, June 5, 2015


*Products were received free for review
Shaking it up today

A 14 Day TeaTox

I don't know about you guys but I have been seeing these all around the internet, and have been intrigued since I first saw them. 
There are 14 teabags in the bag - one for each day of the "tox"
The smell when I opened the bag was a nice cranberry like one.

The instructions ask that you drink them as close to rising as possible with warm but not boiling water. Brew for 2-3 minutes depending on sensitivity and tolerance...
Their motto, "Detox, slim, cleanse" is pretty aprospos

Considering one of the benefits is also a colon cleanse. 

However I think overall this product is supposed to rid your body of toxins and impurities which is pretty legit if you ask me

Along with the Daytox 
I also received the Sleeptox
The instructions were pretty much the same except that you drink it at night and you only get 7 bags because this is an every other night tea. 

By the smell of it this one may be less tolerable than the first.

It does suggest that you start these on your day off or the weekend. 
So when I start out on these I will let you guys know and keep you posted. 

If you would like to try out 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Zakia's Morocco Ghassoul Clay Mask Review + Giveaway + Exclusive Coupon

*Product was received free for review purposes

Yay new skincare products to try!

So today I am reviewing Zakia's Morocco
Ghassoul Clay Mask
And you guys, my readers have an exclusive coupon (Good until 7/4)
For 20% off any Zakia's Morocco product!
Just use code ZMBLOG-252

How we've been spending our cooped up days

So we live in Southeastern PA
and as you know we just bought a house
so we are unpacking and we've had a nice string of super dreary weather.
Couple that with four children and you've got a range of cranky, understimulated, cabin fevered children. 

But I have to unpack and so what are we to do?
 Well today I got a couple of those pizza crusts and we made a couple homemade pizzas!

Belle applying the pizza sauce

Oliver applying cheese

Yep, pile of cheese right in the center!

Then of course right in the mouth

Eventually though, 
We slapped that baby together

Unfortunately though
I burnt it!

That wasn't the point though.
I got my kids involved for a little. Also got to spend some time with them.
Even if it was 20 minutes - it was time for us, in a hectic couple of weeks when I haven't had a chance to do that it felt really good.

That pizza was gross but the kids were proud so we all ate it and smiled.

What do you do with your kids that isn't really anything special other than the time you put into it?
Curious how you guys out there get time in with your kids?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Better Half Box Review + Unboxing w/ Coupon

*Products were received free for review purposes

Not sure if you've heard but there is a brand new subscription box in town

The Better Half Box

There are two halves to this subscription box company.
The Mens and The Womens
Each month there is a different theme for men and women. 

It's $39.99 a month
however if you use code FIRSTBOX29
you can get your first box for $29!

I got the mens box mostly because I know a lot of the boxes that are posted will be womens and I wanted to be sure that you guys knew what came in a mens box.

Here's what I got

Casino Royale Theme

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Pet Gift Box Review

*Products were received free for review purposes
Got a sweet one

I'm not saying it's the most adorable thing ever...
but it is pretty much a box of gifts for your pet every month and THAT is like... the most adorable thing EVER!

Here's my box!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Luxury Barber Review + Unboxing

*Products were received free for review purposes

Hello Dahhhlings!

I am back and I am a homeowner... yay!

But seriously we are here for this men's shaving subscription box!

The Box is from a company called the Luxury Barber
who are the "purveyors of the finest in men's grooming products"
I know I'm a girl but the "finest" of anything gets me excited!

So, the subscription box is here and costs $29.99 a month
They also offer a sweet referral program and a cashback bonus to use on their website if you use their hashtag which is #LuxuryBarberBox

So, here is what I received....

There are a LOT of goodies in this box!