For the Makers Gift With Purchase Offer!

For the Makers Git With Purchase

For the Makers Git With Purchase

For the Makers,which is a monthly DIY craft subscription box, is offering a free gift with your new subscription purchase.  Through the end of the day today (10.31.14), you can use the coupon code “LOVED” to get a free and easy DIY project delivered right to your door. Offer available through October 31, 2014 11:59 P.M. ET or while supplies last. Please allow 5 – 10 days for delivery of your free gift.
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Friday’s Letters

Dear Starbucks, With yesterday’s announcement of your upcoming home delivery service, I believe that you have made my dreams come true. I look forward to seeing that Starbucks truck rolling down my street!

Dear Mr Police Officer, Thank you for pulling me over the other morning for not wearing my seatbelt. Too bad I actually WAS wearing my seatbelt. Serves me right for wearing a grey shirt and having a grey hoodie on. I know you didn’t believe me, but I swear, I was wearing that thing (and always do) and didn’t just throw it on after you pulled me over. Grrr.

Dear Carrie Mathison, You are getting creepier and creepier by the episode. Please tell me things aren’t going to get any worse.

Dear Birchbox, You look like you have quite a fun office!  I loved seeing everyone’s costumes!

Dear L and WB, Looks like we are going to be bundling up for trick-or-treating tonight!  It’s suppose to be freezing.  And raining.  But we will still have fun.  I promise!

Dear Diem, I don’t know what else to say other than stay strong and I am praying for you to beat this!  #diemstrong

Dear Facebook Friends, I don’t know what I like better, seeing everyone’s kid’s first day of school pictures, Halloween costume pictures or school pictures.  Love it!

Dear Fall Back, I love you.

Dear Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser, You are, by far, my favorite school fundraiser.  Do they do this in other states?  Because they should.  You need these in your life.  Call your PTA and get in on this action. #sogood #itswhatsfordinner

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November 2014 Five Four Club Review + Coupon Code

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Five Four Club
Cost: $60/month
Ships To: United States & Canada.  Add $7 for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii and $25 to Canada.
Coupon Code: Use code “AFBONUS” to get a free gift valued at $30+ in your first box.
November 2014 Five Four Club

November 2014 Five Four Club

Five Four Club is an exclusive monthly men’s clothing subscription service. Each month you will receive an apparel package worth $120+ selected for you based on your style preferences.

November 2014 Five Four Club

The Package

Five Four Club ships via FedEx and took under a week to arrive to me.  It always ships in a padded envelope and so far I haven’t had any issues with shipping or delivery.

November 2014 Five Four Club

First Look

I thought the first look was great! I hadn’t gotten a chance to peek at their latest pieces so I had no idea what we’d be receiving.

November 2014 Five Four Club

The Packing Slip

Five Four Club doesn’t contain an information card, but they do include a packing slip with prices and names of items.  Here is what we received in our November package:

~Harland – Jacket ($88): I thought B was going to tell me he hated this (I wasn’t the biggest fan when I first saw it), but to my surprise, he liked it.  It actually looks pretty good on him too.  There is a logo in the bottom corner (which of course you can’t see in this picture) that he wishes wasn’t there, but he can get passed that.

November 2014 Five Four Club

Harland – Jacket

~Hayden – Scarf ($25): Love this scarf!  It’s super soft and the colors will work with pretty much anything.

November 2014 Five Four Club

Hayden – Scarf

~Watson – Socks ($12): These are awesome.  I don’t think either B or I would be sad if they sent sock every month.  B wears a different crazy pair of socks everything thanks to subscription boxes.

November 2014 Five Four Club

Watson – Socks

All totaled our November Five Four Club package had a value of $125.  And once again it was another great month.  Had B not liked that jacket it wouldn’t have been that fantastic, but since he did, it was a great month.

What do you think of Five Four Club?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.  And don’t forget that you can use the code “AFBONUS” to get a free gift valued at $30+ in your first box!

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PopSugar Neiman Marcus Must Have Box ~ SPOILERS!

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PopSugar Neiman Marcus Must Have Box Spoilers!

PopSugar Neiman Marcus Must Have Box Spoilers!

Eeek! We have our first spoiler for the Neiman Marcus + PopSugar Must Have Box! All boxes will include a Clare V Foldover Leather Clutch, which is a $220 value!

What do you think of the first spoiler? What else are you hoping for in this box? The Neiman Marcus + PopSugar Must Have Box is $250 and ships mid-November!
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October 2014 Stitch Set Review + Discount

Stitch Set
Cost: $40/month
Ships To: International (An additional $6 for shipments outside of US)
Coupon Code: E-Mail Stitch Set after you have subscribed and they will take 20% off your first order.
October 2014 Stitch Set

October 2014 Stitch Set

Stitch Set, who kindly sent me this package for review, is a monthly subscription service which delivers everything you need to complete a fun knitting project to your door every month. This includes the pattern, yarn, needles, and any accessories (buttons, clasps, etc). In addition, you’ll find custom made instructions (with photos) for all techniques needed to complete the project. Stitch Set is design for beginning knitters, but works for knitters of all skill levels.

October 2014 Stitch Set

The Package

Stitch Set ships via USPS First Class Mail in a fun purple padded envelope!

October 2014 Stitch Set

First Look

I do not knit, but I totally want to learn (just like I want to learn how to sew – I am still working on that one too).  I was going to attempt this project before I did the review, but let’s be real, I probably wouldn’t have had this post up until February if I attempted that.

October 2014 Stitch Set

Knitting Instructions

Each Stitch Set includes a detailed booklet full of knitting instructions.  The idea is that if you have never knitted before, you will be able to learn via these instructions.  I think they should consider doing a series of YouTube videos as well.  I think those would come in very handy!  Sometimes you just need to SEE someone to get the feel for it.

October 2014 Stitch Set

Practice   Yarn

Along with the Knitting Instructions, packages also include Practice Yarn.  This way you don’t have to practice with your project yarn!

The Project: Travel Mary Jane Slippers

October 2014 Stitch Set

Project Instructions

October 2014 Stitch Set

Project Materials

The October 2014 Stitch Set project was “Travel Mary Jane Slippers” and included everything you needed to complete it.  I think the reason I wanted to work on this immediately was because I love slippers SO much.  The yarn is super soft and I think these would be fantastic to throw in your bag for traveling!

October 2014 Stitch Set

November Project

The November Stitch Set project is an adorable pair of Boot Cuffs!  However, if this project isn’t for you, they are allowing you to select from ANY of their previous kits which you can find here. How awesome is that?  You can sign up like normal on their website and then shoot an e-mail to Stitch Set (christine@stitchset.com) by November 5th and she’ll get your selection sent to you!

What do you think of Stitch Set?  If you want to learn more or place an order, click here!  New customers can save 20% off their first order as well! After you place an order, you can send them an e-mail and they will apply the discount!

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Julep Secret Store / Holiday Shop ~ Now Open!

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Julep Secret Store

Julep Secret Store

The Julep Secret Store / Holiday Shop is now open for VIP Mavens and it’s filled with amazing things! Both the November (Citrine) and December (Topaz) birthstone polishes are in there, there are three Festive Secret Surprises ($9.99 each) and all of their fantastic holiday sets!  I am loving “The Royals“,  “The Warm Wishes Trio” and of course “12 Merry Nights“.

Julep Holiday Sets

Julep Holiday Sets

What are you loving in the Secret Store?  Are you going to pick up any of the holiday sets?
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Bulu Box Limited Edition Runner’s Box + Coupon Code ~ Now Available!

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Bulu Box Runner's Box

Bulu Box Runner’s Box

Bulu Box is offering a Limited Edition Runner’s Box. The box is $22.99 and includes the following items:

~Pocket Protein Women’s Formula
~Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix
~SoapBox Soaps Body Wash
~BiPro Whey Protein
~Hercules Pocket-n-Go Vitamin Pack
~Arctic Ease Cold Wrap
~Natural Dynamix Kramp Krusher
~MeStrength Electrolyte & Creatine Drink Mix
~KickButt Energy Ballz
~VanaPain
~BioTerra Herbs Sleep…z-z-z
~Munk Pack
~Yoga for Morning, Noon and Night Workout

This is a one time only purchase and is only available while supplies last!  You can use the coupon code “YIPPEE15” on this purchase which will save you an additional 15%, which pretty much covers the shipping cost of $3.99 (shipping is free on orders of $50+).
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November 2014 Zoobean Review – 6 Year-Old Boy

Zoobean
Cost: $2.99 – $16.95/month (depending on package selected)
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
November 2014 Zoobean

November 2014 Zoobean

Zoobean, who kindly sent me this package to review, is a monthly subscription service which helps you build your individual child’s literacy with remarkable children’s books and apps selected just for him or her.  You are able to select between a monthly book delivery service (from $9.99/month) that gives you one hardcover or paperback book each month, along with an app recommendation + literacy guides or a digital service option (from $2.99/month) and receive weekly personalized app + book recommendations that come with literacy guides.

This selection is for L who is 6 years old.  I also received a book for WB (he’s 2) and that review should be coming in a few days.

The Book

November 2014 Zoobean

The Package

Zoobean ships via USPS Media Mail.  Sometimes Media Mail takes over a week to arrive, but this appeared in just a few days.

November 2014 Zoobean

Cheetah Can’t Lose

L’s book selection this month was Cheetah Can’t Lose (which is selling for $13.34 on Amazon right now) and I think this is one of the best books we have gotten from them.  Don’t get me wrong, they are all fabulous, but L really “got” this story.  I think it helped him to realize what what it feels like to NOT be the winner at everything and also that winning doesn’t always make you feel like you are the best.  This book had great illustrations as well.

The App

Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island

Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island

L’s app selection this month was Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island.  It’s $1.99 and
gets great reviews.  I might wait until he gets bored with Minecraft (will this ever happen?) before I download it for him.

The Zoobean plan I received is $16.95, which includes the monthly hardcover book + the digital reading guide + the app selection and app companion.  If you are interested in just the Digital Service, it’s $2.99/month and you will receive a weekly email that includes an expert created Reading Guide or App Companion along with a book or app recommendation.  And then you can pick up the book at the bookstore or borrow it from your local library!  They always pick such great books for us that I wouldn’t have picked up otherwise and I love that!

What do you think of Zoobean?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here!

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