Two on Tuesday…

I had fun with this one last week so I thought I’d do it again!

Two Questions today…..

~What is your favorite subscription box? This is an easy one for me! Mine, as you all probably know, is PopSugar! It’s really what got me hooked on subscription boxes and I think it’s one that I will always subscribe to. I swear I am going to be 90 at the nursing home getting excited for PopSugar spoilers! I can’t really narrow it down to a favorite box (because it seriously changes constantly), but the June 2014 box was awesome as were the March 2014 and September 2012 ones!  But really I love them all!

~Did you watch The Bachelorette last night? What’d you think?  Of course I did! I think that Andi and Josh are clearly adorable, but ugh.  Nick.  Nothing was more awkward than when he and Andi were talking about why she wasn’t in love with him.  It was just so uncomfortable.  And OMG the previews for the Bachelor in Paradise?  Bring it. I am so ready for that magic on my tv every week!

I can’t wait to hear everyone’s answers!!!  Hope you are having a great Tuesday so far!

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fitbit Flex + Tory Burch Giveaway

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Ramblings of a Suburban Mom and is not sponsored or endorsed by any of the brands included in the giveaway, their affiliates or anyone they may be partnered with. Please read the Official Rules which are located in the Rafflecopter widget under “Terms and Conditions” prior to entry. This post does contain affiliate links!
Fitbit Giveaway

Fitbit Giveaway

As you know I am super into the new Tory Burch accessories for fitbit so including them in my latest giveaway was a complete no brainer! One winner will be selected and will receive the following:

~Fitbit Flex ($99.95)
~Tory Burch for fitbit Silicone Bracelet ($38)

The giveaway ends on 8.8.14 at 12am EST. The winner will have their choice of fitbit flex colors (you can check them all out here) and Tory Burch bracelet colors (navy or pink). The Tory Burch bracelets are on pre-order, so I will either order it and have it shipped to you when it gets back in stock or send your a gift card for the price of the bracelet. Your pick!

As usual all you need to do to enter to win is click the button in the Rafflecopter widget below. And don’t forget to come back every day to get more entries! And of course, if you feel like earning extra entries there are plenty of ways for that as well! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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bluum, Citrus Lane, PupBox & More Subscription Box Deals!

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A few things today:

~bluum: Use code “HURRY45” to save $45 off a 6-month subscription. This is value through 12am TONIGHT (7.28.14) only, so if you want to take advantage do it quickly!

bluum coupon code

bluum coupon code

~Citrus Lane: Use code “AUGUSTBOX” to get your first Citrus Lane box for only $7!!! Offer is valid for new or previous Citrus Lane customers that purchase a self-subscription. Cannot be combined with other promotions and is valid until 11:59 PM, August 1, 2014 or while supplies last. One per household. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price. You may cancel anytime after receiving your first box.

Citrus Lane Coupon Code

Citrus Lane Coupon Code

~PupBox: Use code “SummerRuff15” to get 15% off any PupBox subscription. Offer is valid until 8.1.14.

PupBox Coupon Code

PupBox Coupon Code

And don’t forget that Birchbox and PetBox are still on GiltCity through August 6th!

Happy shopping!

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July 2014 Kiwi Crate Review – “Beach Day” + Coupon Code

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
Kiwi Crate
Cost: $19.95/month.
Ships To: United States and Canada.
July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

July 2014 Kiwi Crate – “Beach Day”

We had a rainy afternoon here yesterday (actually a rainy / stormy afternoon), but luckily we had our July 2014 Kiwi Crate to keep up busy!

If you aren’t familiar, Kiwi Crates are designed around fun themes and filled with all of the materials and inspiration for hands-on projects for kids ages 3-7. L is 6 and we usually do the projects together, but I changed it up this month and did the projects with WB!

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

WB and the Box

Kiwi Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post and took the standard week to arrive.  WB isn’t as good of a poser as L is, but we’re working on it.

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

First Look

I could not remember what this month’s theme was!  I knew that I had seen it on the sneak peek thing they sent, but I had no clue what it was!

The Information Card

The Information Card

Turns out the July 2014 Kiwi Crate theme was “Beach Day” and included two projects: “My Crazy Crabs and “My Sea Foam Painting”.  Since Kiwi Crate advertised their Summer Adventure Series I am guessing that everyone got the same theme this month, but if you got something different, let me know!  Here is what it contained:

Project #1: My Sea Foam Painting

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

Project #1: my sea foam painting

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

my sea foam painting – the supplies

The first project we worked on was “my sea foam painting” and included everything you needed to paint your own bubbly scene.  It was high on the messiness scale, medium on the grownup involvement scale and involved moving – fine, creating and discovering.

In Process

In Process

WB and I worked on one together (he told me where to put the colors and which one to use) and then I let him try one on his own.  Totally didn’t get how to blow the bubbles out of the straw which I was expecting.  So he improvised and dumped the remaining solutions on his paper!  Problem solved.  He was very pleased with himself and I must say, he got some great vivid colors ;).

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

my sea foam painting – the results

This was my final project.  WB’s is still dying and probably will be for the next week or so, therefore, he hasn’t been able to color his ocean scene yet.  LOL!  I loved the way the bubble painting came out and look forward to doing one in a bunch of colors with L.  I think he will love it and it sounds like such an easy DIY because we already have everything we need to do it (food coloring, dish soap, straws)!

Project #2: My Crazy Crabs

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

Project #2: My Crazy Crabs

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

my crazy crabs: the instructions

The second project was “My Crazy Crabs” and included everything you needed to make two hermit crabs and play fun beach games.  This product was low on the messiness scale, medium on the grownup involvement scale and involved moving – fine, exploring and creating.

Studying the Instructions

Studying the Instructions

July 2014 Kiwi Crate - "Beach Day"

my crazy crabs: the results

WB decorated the shells while I built the crabs.  I think his favorite part was throwing the ballot them to knock their shells off though!  He was pretty good at that and would just laugh and laugh when he did it ;).

explore! Magazine

explore! Magazine

I have been saving these explore! magazines for L’s Quiet Time boxes.  They having drawing activities, puzzles, games and craft ideas in case runs out of things to do.  The best part about their projects / crafts is that they generally consist of items we have around the house so it never requires a trip to the store just to get the supplies!

Did you get Kiwi Crate this month?  What’d you think?  If you are interested in subscribing, head to the Kiwi Crate website to order your crate.  And don’t forget to use the coupon code “MACKID30” to save 30% off your first box!

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August 2014 The Boodle Box Review

The Boodle Box
Cost: $29.99 (One Month / Gift).  $24.99/month (3-Months). $19.99 (6-months).
Ships To: United States.
August 2014 The Boodle Box

August 2014 The Boodle Box

The Boodle Box, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly subscription box full of adorable accessories and beauty products that encourage girls of all ages (boxes are broken down into a 5-10 age group and a 11+ age group) to uncover new things and discover themselves in the process! This box is for the 11+ box, but don’t think it’s just for tweens / teens.  I know a lot of adults that subscribe for themselves and love it!

August 2014 The Boodle Box

The Box

The Boodle Box ships via USPS Priority Mail and took just two days to arrive.  I have been getting my boxes a few days before the actual start of the month which is awesome.

August 2014 The Boodle Box

First Look

August 2014 The Boodle Box

Second First Look

I was crazy stalking my tracking for this box and just couldn’t wait to see what was inside.  It’s seriously becoming one of my favorite boxes.

August 2014 The Boodle Box

The Information Card

The August 2014 The Boodle Box theme is “Summer Sweetness” and included the following items to make your summer even sweeter:

~Strawberry Sponge Curlers ($8.59): I thought these were mini bath sponges or something, but little curlers are even better!  These are just about the type of curlers I can handle for myself and think they are absolutely perfect for a little girl.

August 2014 The Boodle Box

Strawberry Sponge Curlers

~Hard Candy Kaleyedescope Eye Shadow Duo in ‘Daydream’ ($6): This can be applied wet for a more dramatic look or dry for a lighter, more shimmery look. The colors are fun and could work together or separate.

August 2014 The Boodle Box

Hard Candy Kaleyedescope Eye Shadow Duo in ‘Daydream’

~Naughty but Nice Cupcake Hand Cream ($9.99): Hands down this is the cutest hand cream ever.  I thought it was a little trinket holder at first glance and liked it, but when I found out it was a hand cream, it was all over.  I love it!!

August 2014 The Boodle Box

Naughty but Nice Cupcake Hand Cream

~Cupcake Wipes by Good Earth Beauty ($2.75): Again, love these.  They are good for anything, anywhere.  I’ll be throwing them in my bag for for emergencies!

August 2014 The Boodle Box

Cupcake Wipes by Good Earth Beauty

~Lily Fabric Keychain by Marinas Closet ($6) and Cupcake Key Cover by Gama Go ($1.25): Cute and cuter! I just switched up my keychain to one that came in a box earlier this month, but I may need to switch it up again!  And I can’t decide if I should put the key cover on my cottage key or my house key or one of the dozen other keys on my keychain that I cannot tell the difference between.

August 2014 The Boodle Box

Lily Fabric Keychain by Marinas Closet and Cupcake Key Cover by Gama Go

~Neon Beaded Bracelets with Rhinestones ($24.95): Oh I will totally wear these.  Totally.  Together, separate, whatever, I am wearing them.  They are awesome!

August 2014 The Boodle Box

Neon Beaded Bracelets with Rhinestones

All totaled I came up with a value of $59.53 for the July 2014 The Boodle Box, which is double the cost of a one month subscription which is $29.99.  And as usual, I loved this box.  I love it for me NOW so I can only imagine how much I would have loved this when I was a younger.  Fabulous, fabulous box!

What do you think of The Boodle Box?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.  They also have launched their shop and have individual items from past boxes, some limited edition themed boxes, previous months boxes and more in there! Totally check it out!

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Monday Morning Ramblings

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MondayMorningRamblings

~Ahh, Monday!  B’s off traveling this week, L’s up-north and WB and I are headed to IKEA in a few minutes to pick up the things we didn’t know we needed on our last trip.  We are mainly headed for shelves, but we’ll see what else falls in our cart.  Oh I feel like I need those spice racks everyone on Pinterest uses as bookshelves too right?

~Tonight is the night! Andi is picking her man!  I read the spoilers months ago, but I still can’t remember who she picked (I also still can’t remember my PIN number), so whatever happens tonight will be a surprise! Is anyone else watching?  Let’s talk about it on Facebook tonight okay?

Cannot wait

Cannot wait

~It’s going to be a super slow subscription box week around here. I am expecting The Homegrown Collective, Julep (I think), Wantable Makeup & Intimates and seriously, that might just be it. It will give me no excuses not to be ready for a garage sale!

~I think I am actually going to not only schedule a haircut this weekend, but a hair color at the salon as well!  I usually just dye it at home, but I really want to try an ombre again and that didn’t work when I tried it at home. So off to the salon it is! L is going to need a haircut too, so I’ll take him too.  I think he likes the salon better than I do.

~I think I have mentioned this before, but has anyone seen that chevron removable wallpaper stuff at Target?  They don’t just have chevron, they have lots of different patterns.  Is it easy to use?  Should I attempt this?  Have any of you tried it?  Give me the scoop. I would have to do it on a wall in the basement, a wall in our bedroom or in the half bathroom downstairs because most of the rest of our walls have judges panels on them. Not sure which room to pick or what pattern to try, but I feel like it’s calling my name when I go to Target and I can’t keep saying no.

It'd be like this, but cuter.

It’d be like this, but cuter.

~And finally, a few questions.  What book are you reading right now?  Me: Tempting Fate by Jane Green.  What shoes are you wearing today?  Me: Sanuk Flip-Flops.  What craft / sewing / whatever project do you have in the works right now?  Me: Nothing other than organizing the lego room and getting ready for a garage sale.

What’s up for your Monday? Any big plans this week?  And of course, what subscription boxes are you expecting?

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Sunday Sentiments

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SundaySentiments

~I had to check the date twice because before I posted this because I wasn’t totally sure it was really Sunday. B had National Guard this weekend and wasn’t around during the day, so that might be why I’m all screwed up?  But it really is Sunday!

~I found a chair for my office this weekend!  WB and I ran some errands yesterday and stopped in TJ Maxx.  And there it was.  The perfect Cynthia Rowley chair.  I don’t know where these were originally sold at, but they are $99 at TJ Maxx!  Perfect.  They had aqua and grey and I went for the aqua.  I am totally in love and that chair I bought on Friday night now resides in my living room.

Cynthia Rowley Chair, IKEA, Office

The Office!

~I haven’t watched Big Brother in like a week and I need to get caught up!  What’s going on?  What am I missing?  Who is hooking up?  Who is in an alliance?  Someone fill me in!

~Has anyone tried these Applegate Half Time Lunch Kits?  I had read about them in a few different places and was so excited to finally run into them at Target.  They have Stoneyfield YoKids yogurt, an Annie’s Organic Snack Pack and Applegate meats.  Totally awesome!  Later Lunchables!

Applegate Half Time Packs

Applegate Half Time Packs

~I have been to Ulta twice now in the past week and have not been able to find the new EOS flavors.  And it’s driving me nuts.  Ahh!  Has anyone seen these in a store or am I going to have to breakdown and order them online?

~My love for Prize Candles is no secret and I am going to take advantage of their latest coupon code “HALFOFF” which gets you 50% off “A Star is Born” and “Happy Birthday” candles today only.  It looks like they don’t come with boxes, but honestly I just like the rings ;).

Prize Candle Promotion

Prize Candle Promotion

~I am quickly realizing that summer is coming to and end soon and think we have two weekends left with no plans.  One clearly needs to be garage sale weekend and the other?  Well I think we need to go on a road trip.  Chicago?  The Toledo Zoo?  The beach on the west side of the state?  What to do?????

That’s about all I have time for tonight.  I’ll be back in the morning!

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July 2014 Lip Monthly Review + Coupon Code

Lip Monthly
Cost: $10/month
Ships To: United States (Free).  International (Shipping is Additional).
July 2014 Lip Monthly

July 2014 Lip Monthly

Lip Monthly, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a new subscription box which offers a curated box of lip products shipped directly to your door every month.

July 2014 Lip Monthly

The Package

Lip Monthly ships via USPS First Class Mail and takes just a few days to arrive.

July 2014 Lip Monthly

First Look

The past few months Lip Monthly has sent out some discontinued products which I know not everyone was thrilled about. This month they had said that this was not the case, so I was excited to see what they were sending!

The Information Card

The Information Card

The July 2014 Lip Monthly featured a combination of the following more well known brands and some niche brands you may never have heard of before:

~Appeal Cosmetics Lipstick ($22): The Information card says that this is “Red Light District”, but mine is actually “Mock Up”.  I got this exact same color in this month’s BOXYCHARM, so I hope my sister-in-law loves it!

July 2014 Lip Monthly

Appeal Cosmetics

~City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm (Mauve) ($2.99): It’s got a bit of color and at $2.99 a pop, it’s not something you would be super sad about losing.  It’s always awful to wake up after a night out and realize that you lost your favorite $$$$ lipstick/lipgloss the night before.

July 2014 Lip Monthly

City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm

~City Color Cosmetics Lip Lush (Wine) ($2.99): This is bright!  Not something I could pull off (nor would I probably ever even attempt to wear this out of the house), but I am sure on the right person it would be amazing.

July 2014 Lip Monthly

City Color Cosmetics Lip Lush

~Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss (Sunbaked) ($8.49): Love this gloss and love that it was included in here.  Because I get so many products in the mail I tend to not roam the aisles at Target as much as I used to anymore.  This made me realize that I should because there are lots of fun goodies to be found!

July 2014 Lip Monthly

Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss

~Monthly Mix Up: John Frieda Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme ($1.80): Every month Lip Monthly includes a non-lip product.  I thought this was a fun one and always have troubles with frizzes and fly-aways!

July 2014 Lip Monthly

Monthly Mix Up: John Frida Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme

~Stila Lip Glaze Stick (Orange): I can’t find this one online, but it’s also not on the information card so I assuming it’s a bonus item.  It’s  very bright, but I will make it work.

July 2014 Lip Monthly

Stila Lip Glaze Stick

All totaled I came up with a value of $38.27 for the July 2014 Lip Monthly box.  I thought this box was a nice step up from the previous months which did feature a lot of discontinued items and for only $10/month it’s quite a deal.  I am looking forward to seeing what next month brings and hoping that this keeps up.

What do you think of Lip Monthly?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here and use the coupon code “SUMMERLIPS” to get your first box for $5.

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