Sunday Sentiments

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~Good evening! I know some people have been having issues viewing posts lately, so hopefully you can see this! If not, this won’t help, but just refresh your browser a few times and the latest posts will appear. I have no idea what’s up, but I am working on some changes so hopefully it will all be fixed in a few days. It may look a little different, but I am trying to keep it mostly the same because I seem to get in a lot of trouble when I change things around here. LOL!!!  But seriously, I’m annoyed it’s not updating for some people, so I’m going to get it fixed!

~Uhh, have you heard that Yankee Candle is now selling Girl Scout Cookie candles?  WHAT?  Obviously I need these in my life like yesterday.  In case you want to order them (like I just did), you can use the coupon code “EM2C” when you buy any two large tumbler or vase candles to get one free.  You can also use Mr. Rebates (it’s just like ebates) to save an additional 3% cash back.

Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle

~Is anyone else planning on watching Miss Universe tonight?  I can’t wait.  The costumes look all kinds of crazy this year and it’s always fun seeing who wins.  Ice-skating last night and Miss Universe tonight?  A good tv weekend indeed.

Miss USA 2014 (Courtesy of Miss Universe)

Miss USA 2014 (Courtesy of Miss Universe)

~I have fallen off the Challenge / clean eating train a bit the past few days, but happily it hasn’t been a total wreck, so it’s back to it!  I feel better and my clothes aren’t quite as tight, but I am telling you, my skin.  So.much.better.

~Just a few things 1. Does anyone else follow pursefairy on Instagram? I have no idea how I found her, but she posts pictures of all the “unicorns” she unicorns she finds at Nordstrom Rack (with the occasional Target and WalMart clearance post thrown in).  If you don’t know what a “unicorn” (I had no clue) it’s a $0.01 item.  For real.  She finds a ton of things for a penny at The Rack.  It’s incredible.  Go follow her.  2) My new Alice + Olivia Starbucks mug arrived on Friday.  I don’t get why, but they didn’t sell the new one (the one with the bow) in stores this year.  It was online for about two days and then boom, gone.  And now it’s on eBay for way too much. 3). & 4). Target.  I was at a Target I don’t normally go to looking for a fitbit Charge HR for my giveaway and picked up this ottoman and some other goodies. Totally not marked on clearance, but it looked out of place and I couldn’t remember seeing at a Target recently, so I scanned it.  Sure enough, 70% off . It worked out to be like $18. My cousin (who has been looking for something similar to this) is thrilled with my find for her!

A few things

A few things

That’s all from here!  I’ll see you in the morning!

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Treatsie Double Treats Offer!

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Treatsie Double Treats

Treatsie Double Treats

This appeared in my Facebook feed today, so I thought I would share. Treatsie is offering double sweets in your first box for all new subscribers! No coupon code is necessary – just use this link!
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Citrus :ane 40% off First Box and/or 30% off Shop Purchases!

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Citrus Lane 40% Off Coupon Code

Citrus Lane 40% Off Coupon Code

Now through 1.28.15, Citrus Lane is offering 40% off your first box with the coupon code “DOUBLEBOX“.

And all customers – new and old alike, can use the coupon code “CLSHOP30” to score 30% off your Citrus Lane shop purchase. They have a ton of great stuff in their shop, so check it out!

The Fine Print:
~40% off First Box: DOUBLEBOX valid for new or inactive Citrus Lane customers that purchase a self-subscription. Cannot be combined with other promotions and is valid until 11:59 PM, January 28, 2015 or while supplies last. One per household. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price. You may cancel anytime after receiving your first box.
~30% off shop: CLSHOP30 valid on first shop purchase after signing up for a Citrus Lane box subscription. Offer is not valid on Add To Box or Mystery Box merchandise. Offer is not valid on tax or shipping and cannot be combined with other promotions and is valid until 11:59 PM, February 4, 2015 or while supplies last. One per household.
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January 2015 Estilo Subscription Review + Coupon Code

Estilo
Cost: $15/month
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: “SUBMOM20″ to save 20% off your first month.
January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box

Estlio, who kindly sent me this box to review, delivers beautiful cards from independent artists to your door every month. You will receive three custom greeting cards crafted by independent Estlio artists; three pre-paid postage stamps and three premium Estilo envelope seals are also included in your monthly subscription.

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

The Package

Estlio ships via USPS. Your first Estlio box will ship out within one business day. Going forward, you will be billed on the 5th of each month and packages will ship out by the 10th. If you sign up within one week of the 5th, you will be billed the following month for your second pack.

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

First Look

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

Second First Look

All of the cards were packaged in individual clear plastic sleeves and were very well protected.  If you aren’t planning on mailing them right away, the sleeves will help them stay perfect.

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

The Note & Stamps

Each Estlio packages includes forever stamps, as well as, envelope seals for your cards.  There wasn’t an overall information card included, but the back of the cards were clearly labeled with the name of the artists, so it was day to determine where they came from.

The January 2015 Estlio package included the following items:

~The Stationery Bakery “Thank You” Card ($4): This gorgeous card was handmade in Austin, Texas. I really love the flowers on this and think it’s the most perfect Thank You card!

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

The Stationery Bakery “Thank You” Card

~Print Smitten “i love you” Card ($4.50): Looks like I already have a Valentine’s Day card for B!  Awesome!  I checked out some of the other items in the Print Smitten shop and they have such cute stuff.  If I didn’t already have Valentine’s Day tags for L, I would get these in a second.

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

Print Smitten “i love you” Card

~Silly Angel Cards Cupcake Card (~$5): From what I can tell these cards are exclusive to Whole Foods, so I had to estimate the price.  The inside of this card is blank, but I am thinking it would make a perfect birthday card!

January 2015 Estilo Subscription Box Review

Silly Angel Cards Cupcake Card

All totaled I came up with an estimated value of $15, which is exactly the cost of the monthly subscription.  If you factored in shipping for the individual cards and the convenience factor of not having to go to the store, you’d have an even better value.  Plus, these are very unique cards and may not be something you’d have access to or know about otherwise!

What do you think of Estlio?  If you are interested in subscribing you can use the coupon code “SUBMOM20” to take 20% off your first month!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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January 2015 My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

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My Pretend Place
Cost: Dress-Up Subscription: $50/quarterly. Craft Subscription: $15/month.
Ships To: United States.  Additional charges apply for shipments to Alaska and Hawaii.
Coupon Code: “pretend” to save 30% off your first box.
My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription (image credit: My Pretend Place)

My Pretend Place, who kindly sent me this box to review, offers a monthly Craft Subscription Box for children ages 3-8. The box includes materials and instructions they need to create a new pretend play item each month.  They also offer a quarterly Dress Up Play subscription (you can check out my review on that one here) box for children aged 3-6. Each box includes dress-up costumes, activities or crafts, and other pretend play inspiration.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

The Package

The My Pretend Place ships via USPS.  Your first shipment will be sent out within 2 days of your order. Subsequent shipments will ship out the first week of each month.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

The Box

I thought the Dress-Up subscription was so adorable that I just wouldn’t wait to see what this craft was.  I gifted that box to a friend who has a 3 year-old girl and was hoping that I could do the same with this craft.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

First Look

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

Second First Look

All of the items arrived in perfect condition and neatly packaged.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

The Card

The My Pretend Place craft subscription included a little note to your Princess explaining the craft.  It also had a little story behind the craft to go along with the pretend play factor.

~Princess Fan Craft: This month’s “Girl” craft was a Princess Fan.  The instructions were very clear and seemed very easy to follow.  I have a 6 year-old boy who looked them over and confirmed he could have done it alone.  There are enough materials to make two fans, so you could do one with your little one or siblings could work on it together!  My 6 year-old didn’t want to make this craft, so I decided to save it for a friend to do with her daughter.  I could have done it alone, but I didn’t want to waste it.

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

Instructions

My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Reviews

The Supplies

If you are interested in subscribing to My Pretend Place you can use the coupon code “pretend” to save 30% off your first box which brings the cost down to only $10.50!  I like the idea of doing the Dress-Up subscription quarterly and then the craft boxes in the in-between months!

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Silent Sunday

Why are cat meme's funnier than all other animal ones?

Why are cat meme’s funnier than all other animal ones?

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January 2015 MissionCute Review

MissionCute
Cost: From $29/month
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: N/A
January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

January 2015 MissionCute

MissionCute, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly subscription box full of cute stuff, but with a mission. Each MissionCute box comes with at least 2 items made by small-but-mighty artisans and local businesses and each month they partner with a different nonprofit to help promote their mission.  50% of the net proceeds of each box are donated to the chosen (you can vote on it) monthly nonprofit (this months partner One Simple Wish) and MissionCute also sponsors and works on a service project each month in their community.

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

The Box

MissionCute ships via USPS and took just a few days to arrive to me.  Boxes ship on the 15th of the month. If you subscribe before the 10th of the month you will receive that month’s box.  If you subscribe after the 10th of the month, your subscription will start the following month.

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

First Look

I have been totally loving MissionCute and was really happy to see this in the mailbox today. I didn’t realize that it had shipped, so it was an awesome surprise.

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

The Information Card

The January 2015 MissionCute partner is “One Simple Wish” and like I previously mentioned and 50% this month’s proceeds will be donated to them. The mission of One Simple Wish is to empower more people to support children who’ve been victims of abuse.

Here is what the box included:

~MissionCute Mason Jar Tumbler ($22): So cute.  A pink mason jar?  What could be wrong with this? I love it!

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

MissionCute Mason Jar Tumbler

~MissionCute Jewelry Roll ($12): This cute jewelry roll helps you keep everything organized when you travel.  It’d work great in your gym bag if you head to the gym before work too!

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

MissionCute Jewelry Roll

~“Slow Down & Enjoy Life” 5×7 Print ($9.50): Perfect.  This is going in a frame in my office asap.  I have a frame that I use for prints like these and I swap them out every once in a while or when I get a great new one like this.

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

“Slow Down & Enjoy Life” 5×7 Print

~MissionCute Mint Cable Knitted Headband ($18): I tried to guess what this was and could NOT figure it out.  It was too big to be a drink sleeve, but too small to be an infinity scarf.  It made total sense when I read the information card and discovered that it was a headband to keep your ears warm!

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

MissionCute Mint Cable Knitted Headband

~MissionCute Pearl Drop Necklace ($16): When I got this box I thought PLEASE let there be a necklace in here!  I really wanted to use my new necklace stand / display.  LOL.  And not only did the box have a necklace, it had a really cool one. Totally unique with some, but not too much, flair!

January 2015 MissionCute Reviews

MissionCute Pearl Drop Necklace

All totaled I came up with a value of $77.50 for the January 2015 MissionCute box.  As usual, I just loved this box.  It’s pretty much like all the cute things you can imagine on etsy in a box and delivered right to your door.

What do you think of MissionCute? If you are interested in subscribing (I believe they have a wait list) or just want to check out more / look at previous boxes, click here.  They have also just launched a Mini MissionCute box for $20/month which consists of 2-3 hang-curated items which may be another option if you aren’t ready to try the full box!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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Birchbox ~ Spend $75, get a free Cheeki Thong & Boyshort Set!

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Birchbox Gift With Purchase

Birchbox Gift With Purchase

Birchbox has announced yet another brand new gift with purchase offer! You can use the coupon code “CHEEKISET” to score a free Cheeki Thong & Boyshort Set when you spend $75+ in the Birchbox Shop. The package includes one Snuggle Hard Boyshort in Black or Blush and one Racy Lacy Thong in either Blush or Indigo (colors will vary).

And I know I promised to report when the Birchbox Book Club Gift With Purchase appeared in the shop, but it doesn’t look that like is going to happen.  Birchbox Customer Service has indicated that they are taking a break from the Book Club for the time being.  Thanks to reader Tammy for the heads up!

Don’t forget that you can add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart on ALL orders of $35+ as well.

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The Fantasy Box Valentine’s Bundle + Coupon Code!

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The Fantasy Box Valentine's Bundle

The Fantasy Box Valentine’s Bundle

The Fantasy Box has just announced their Valentine’s Day Fantasy Bundle! You can select the Classic Bundle for $179 or the Platinum Bundle for $359. Each bundle contains the Special Edition Valentines Day Fantasy AND and *NEW* Shower Fantasy! The Valentine’s Bundle will ship by February 14th, while the Shower Fantasy Bundle will ship in April (get it – April showers).

If you prefer, you can also opt for just the Valentines Day Fantasy! It promises an evening of secret message envelopes, challenges, and the sexiest lingerie the Fantasy Box has ever sent out in a box!

You can use the coupon code “VDAY10” to save 10% off either option! The Fantasy Box also has a huge giveaway going on where you could win a trip for two to San Francisco or Los Angeles (flight and two nights hotel), the “Enchante” boudoir package by Alloria Winter Photography, hair/makeup for the shoot, two lingerie sets from Coquette, a Platinum Fantasy Box and dinner with The TFB Founders! How cool would that be to win?

Oh and one more thing, The Fantasy Box will be featured on the View on Monday!  No real details are available, but I do know that there will be an huge deal on one of their boxes (not the Valentine’s Day box though), so stay tuned for that!
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January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

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SocialBliss Style Box
Cost: $47.90/month ($39.95/month + $7.95 shipping).
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box

My January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to check it out.  Socialbliss is pretty hit or miss, so I am always curious to see what they do.

If you aren’t familiar, the Style Box by Socialbliss, is a fashion, lifestyle and accessories box. Boxes contain items which may be featured on the Socialbliss site, along with others that are emerging hot items not yet available to the public. Boxes are $47.90 ($39.95 plus $7.95 shipping) and promise a monthly value of at least $100.

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

The Box

Socialbliss ships via USPS Priority Mail around the 20th of the month.

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

First Look

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

Second First Look

The first look was pretty good. I didn’t know what everything was, but it looked like it was going to be fun to unpack and check out.

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

The Information Card

The January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box theme was “An Organized New Year” and included the following items to help you stay on trend while practicing the art of minimalism:

~The Studio Bag by Madison West ($45): I believe that this bag came in one of three colors.  White, red and navy.  I have mixed feelings about the white.  I don’t dislike it, but I also don’t carry a white bag too often.  It’s a crossbody, which I know some people love, but I would probably use it more if it were a clutch.

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

The Studio Bag by Madison West

~Beauty Bliss Bag by Jacki Designs ($12.99): Cute little bag.  I will throw it in my travel bag and use it for packing jewelry.  You probably can’t tell by this picture, but this is small – probably the size of my hand.

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

Beauty Bliss Bag by Jacki Designs

~Crafted Pave Luxe Necklace with Earrings ($24): This is a very simple set and for that reason I really like it.  It would work with just about anything!

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

Crafted Pave Luxe Necklace with Earrings

~Bounded in Bliss Notebook by Denik ($10): Love this.  Then again, I would be okay if they sent us notebooks every month.  I use them all the time and am always jotting something down.

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

Bounded in Bliss Notebook by Denik

~Mix & Match Mini Manis by Ciate ($16): I love the duo I received, but I can’t wait to see what other variations there were!  I have used a lot of different Ciate polishes and effects and have always enjoyed them.

January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box Review

Mix & Match Mini Manis by Ciate

All totaled I came up with a value of $107.99 for the January 2015 Socialbliss Style Box. I liked this box about 100x better than the December box, but I still didn’t LOVE it.  I am really happy with the improvement though and hope that it continues in this direction.  I would also really like to see a lower price point on this box.  Maybe around $30/month?

What do you think of this month’s box?  If you are interested in subscribing (boxes are currently $47.90/month including shipping) click here to get signed up!

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