What I’m Loving Wednesday!

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It’s time for another edition of What I’m Loving Wednesday!

I’m Loving…..

Piada

Piada

Piada Italian Street Food. A Piada just opened near our house and we decided to test it out last night.  And I am in love.  Fast delicious pasta and italian sandwiches with a twist. And they give you a ton of food, so you’ll have leftovers!  I think this is just a midwest thing, but hopefully they expand because everyone needs this.

I’m Loving…..

The Boys in Plaid

The Boys in Plaid

The Boys!  As always I am loving these boys.  They have just been so sweet lately (except WB screaming his head off at 3am the other night.  That was not sweet.).  B and L were snuggled up on the couch together last might playing minecraft and it was so cute to watch them.   And yes, those are little baby flip-flops on WB.  I can’t say that he loves them, but he doesn’t hate them either.

I’m Loving…..

image credit: crewcuts

image credit: crewcuts

Crewcuts. I totally love Crewcuts. I buy most of the kids Crewcuts stuff from thredUP, but they have great online sales too. And their clothes are very well made. My boys are rough, but this stuff still looks like brand new. I swear I am going to be able to resell the thredUP resale clothes! I feel like getting something to get passed down to 3 different kids and have it still look awesome is fabulous!

I’m Loving…..

image credit: MTV

image credit: MTV

16 & Pregnant’s New Season. This new season of 16 & Pregnant is making for some amazing television viewing.  The episode from this week was maybe one of my favorites to date.  How Dustin passed a drug test is beyond me.  He seemed perpetually stoned.  And why did they think it would be cool to take the urine test at a restaurant and then pass the cup back and forth across the table?  So gross.  Did they think that no one would see them because of all the camouflage that was being worn?  Autumn seemed to be a good mom though and is better off without him around.

I’m Loving…..

Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer

Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer

Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer. Birchbox sent me this to test out (full disclosure) and I was very happy about that.  I feel like I need to put on something to protect my skin from breakouts before I put on makeup so it doesn’t make it worse.  This does that for me. Even just this primer under bb cream or powder makes me feel / look better!

I’m Loving…..

VS Boyfriend Pants

VS Boyfriend Pants

Pink Sweats.  I can’t help it.  Victorias Secret still makes the best sweats.  So of course, I still buy them even though I am way far out of Pink’s targeted age group.  I do try to avoid ones with writing on the butt, but if there is a pair I really like I can’t make any promises.

 That’s it from here.  What are you loving this week?

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So What Wednesday

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I am getting bored with So What Wednesday and all my other “weekly” posts. I need to mix things up.
~I was so proud of myself for making a list for Target the other day. Guess where I left the list when I went in the store? The car.
~Speaking of Target, so what if I went back there last night for more 50% off EOS lip balm.   And so what if I had to buy a mini bucket to keep them in.  I don’t even know what I will do with all this. Never have dry lips again I guess.
~I tired to explain a product I was looking for to one of the salesgirls at Nordstrom by (wrongly) explaining what the packaging looks like. And I was secretly annoyed she didn’t know what I was talking about. Turns out I wasn’t even close to describing it right. #imsorry
~I am glad I never ended up decorating for Easter because then I would have to clean it up this weekend.
~I recently realized that I still have two big lanterns on my patio full of Christmas ornaments.  What happened to me this winter? I am not this person who leaves their decorations up like this.  Shameful.
~I had no idea how people made money from YouTube videos.  I thought they just did it for fun.  What rock have I been under?  Regardless, no vlogging for me.
~I still have all those subscription box information card saved.  Seriously.  This needs to stop.  B should throw them away one night while I am sleeping.  It’d be for my own good.

That’s it from here. What are you saying so what to this week?

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Birchbox Limited Edition – In Full Bloom Box!

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Birchbox In Full Bloom Limited Edition Box

Birchbox In Full Bloom Limited Edition Box

OMG yay!!  Birchbox has just released their latest Limited Edition Box!  The “In Full Bloom” Limited Edition Box is $58 and includes a collection of flower-inspired products to help you celebrate spring.  Here is the breakdown of what is included:

~Cecilia Wong Skincare Anti-Aging Rose Serum Spray (deluxe sample)
~JUARA Tiare Jasmine Tea Bath & Shower Gel (deluxe sample)
~Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit (travel size)
~MAKE Satin Finish Powder Blush in Geisha
~Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream (assorted scents)
~tenoverten Nail Polish in Spring (deluxe sample)
~TOCCA Fragrance Rollerball in Giulietta
~TokyoMilk by Margot Elena Bon Bon Lip Balm in Rose Water
~Votivo Aromatic Travel Tin in Rush of Rose

This is probably one of my most favorite Birchbox Limited Edition boxes to date!  I already ordered mine and am hoping it’s here by the end of the week!  What do you think of this one?  Are you going to pick one up?

If you are interested in buying one, or just want to see more pictures, click here.  If you are going to order, make sure to check out the Bonus Shop and pick up a free gift with purchase.  You can use the coupon code “BBDIAMONDTRAY” to score a free Birchbox Diamond Organizer Tray or if you haven’t used “LETSGO20” for 20% off your purchase of $35+!

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April 2014 bluum Review – 28 Month-Old + Coupon Code

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bluum
Cost: $24.95/month
Ships To: United States and APO/FPO addresses.
April 2014 bluum Box

April 2014 bluum Box

I was shocked to find my April 2014 bluum box on my porch after lunch today. I wasn’t expecting it to come today and I wasn’t expecting the mail to come so early either.

April 2014 bluum Box

The Box

bluum ships vai FedEx Smart Post. I received my shipping notification on the 18th and the box arrived just 4 days later. It wasn’t scheduled to arrive until Thursday, so that is why it was so surprising.

April 2014 bluum Box

First Look

The contents of the box basically sprung out at me when I opened it up!  LOL.  bluum always uses the same sized boxes, so some months your box is more packing materials than products.  It all just depends on the size of the items.

April 2014 bluum Box

The Information Card

bluum sends out boxes which include products are based on your child’s age, gender and developmental stage and no longer do a “themed” box.  Products in the monthly boxes still change from month to month, so if you are expecting a 28 Month-Old (we have WB aged up) box next month it will likely be different.  You never know what you are going to get with bluum and it keeps me intrigued! Here is what our April 2014 bluum box included:

~BeginAgain Pusharound – Dog ($13): This is adorable, but it might be a little young for WB?  Not that he wouldn’t play with it, because he totally would, but I think I will pass this on to a friend who just had a baby.

April 2014 bluum Box

BeginAgain Pusharound – Dog

~Child’s Play Helping Hands – Cook It ($5.99): I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a book.  WB LOVES to help cook (L does too) so this is awesome.

April 2014 bluum Box

Child’s Play Helping Hands – Cook It

~Klorane – Dry Shampoo ($19.50): I had seen other people getting this in their bluum boxes this month and was like please please please let me get it too!  And I did!  Yes! I love dry shampoo and this stuff is fabulous.  Do I want to pay for it myself?  No.  I buy the cheap stuff.  But I will happily enjoy this!

April 2014 bluum Box

Klorane – Dry Shampoo

~Crocodile Creek Placemat – Robots ($4): Once I figure out how to get his to lay flat on the table we’ll probably use it for play-doh and crafting.  Any ideas on how to do this?  Maybe just some of that reusable tacky stuff?

April 2014 bluum Box

Crocodile Creek Placemat – Robots

~Jack N’ Jill Natural Calendula Toothpaste ($5.85): Although odd, WB does love brushing his teeth so this might be his favorite item in the entire box.  And I think it’s very useful and saves me a trip to the store.

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Jack N’ Jill Natural Calendula Toothpaste

All totaled I came up with a value of $48.34 for the April 2014 bluum box.  As always, it was beyond $24.95/month cost of the box and I am just going to take a guess that if you like dry shampoo like I do, you are pretty happy this month!

Did you get bluum this month?  What was in it and what’d you think?   If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here!  And if you are a new customer, you can use the code “HALFOFF” to save 50% off your first box!!!!

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Latest Additions to the Subscription Box List ~ 4.22.14 Update

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Below are the latest additions (all were added as of 4.22.14) just added to the Monthly Subscription Box List.  You can also find them book marked here.

Added to the menu bar as well.

Added to the menu bar as well.

**Fashion Boxes**

~Sockwork: $20/month. Sockwork is a sock subscription service that sends you two pairs of socks, with great patterns, each month. They are veteran owned and sponsor a different military Veteran non-profit each month by donating 10% of their profits to the charity. (Subscriptions are available for either men or women.)

**Miscellaneous Boxes**

~Be Nice Box: $15/month. The Be Nice Box is a monthly subscription box encouraging YOU to spread your own kindness! Each month, you will receive a list of awesome kindness ideas, along with materials to help you perform those acts. Also in your box, will be a cute handmade item for yourself! $1 from each box sale is donated to charity.

~Grand Box: $33/month.  The Grand Box is a monthly subscription box for your older family members (boxes are aimed specifically at those over 65).  Every month, your loved one receives a curated care package containing something healthy, something fun, something surprising, or something from you (if you opt to do so).

**Nail Boxes**

~Rainbow Honey Mystery Box: $25/month. Each Mystery Bag has sneak peeks and previews of new lacquers, unreleased samples of future collections and exciting new products made by the Rainbow Honey Lab! You can opt for the full sized Mystery Box for $25/month or the mini collection which is $10/month plus shipping.

**Pet Boxes**

~PupBox: $34/month. PupBox is a monthly service for you and your new puppy (adult bogs are welcome too). Each box will include 4-6 premium products such as training treats, toys, bones, grooming products, nutritional supplements and accessories. All products are selected based on the age and physical characteristics of your puppy and also include educational materials to walk you through the developmental changes going on with your puppy.

**Regional Boxes**

~Beyoto Bento: $38/month. Each month you will receive 5 to 6 Japanese pop culture items delivered directly to your door. Items may include collectibles toys, anime toys, weird candies, capsule toys, stationary, etc.

**Time of the Month Boxes**

~Monthly Love: $30/month. Monthly Love is a women’s premium monthly subscription box meant for pampering them to the ultimate extent during that time of the month. Each month you will receive up to 25 feminine products of your choice, a special gift or two :), full size pampering items, and lots of yummy snacks to keep those cravings subsided. A portion of the proceeds every month will be donated to that month’s awareness.

Other Subscription Box News:

~BinkaBox: There are no details on their website or Facebook right now, but I have heard that BinkaBox is relaunching their subscription service this summer!  I will keep you posted as I hear more.

~Fair Ivy: Beginning at the end of June, Fair Ivy will be taking a brief hiatus from sending out their monthly handmade surprise boxes.  They plan to relaunch in early to mid- 2015 and offer subscriptions to only a limited number of subscribers. You can read more about it here.

As always, if I am missing any new subscriptions boxes or if you know of any box news I have missed, please let me know!

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April 2014 Loot Crate Review – “Dragon” + Coupon Code

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Loot Crate
Cost: $19.37/month
Ships To: US, Canada, UK & Australia.
April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

April 2014 Loot Crate – Dragon

Loot Crate (who kindly sent me this box to review) is a monthly subscription box full of hand-picked, awesome geek and gamer products. Each month, for less than $20, you’ll receive 6-8 products which are guaranteed to have a value of $30 or more.

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

The Box

Loot Crate ships via USPS Priority Mail. I got my tracking on information on Sunday night and the box arrived on Monday. Loot Crate typically arrives between the 20th and 25th of the month, so this one was right in line.

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

First Look

I knew the theme for this month (Loot Crate announces it in advance), but I had no idea what the box would include.  And I hadn’t seen any spoilers yet, so that made it even more fun.

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

The Information Book

The April 2014 Loot Crate theme was “Dragon” and includes the following items which traveled all the way across the great landscapes of Westeros and Skyrim:

~Elder Scrolls Online Exclusive Figure by Symbiote Studios & Bethesda: This was made JUST for Loot Craters so you won’t find it anywhere else.  I am putting this guy in my office to remind me of my “strength, power and unique skills” like Loot Crate suggests.  Everyone needs a reminder now and then don’t they?

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

Elder Scrolls Online Exclusive Figure by Symbiote Studios & Bethesda

~Game of Thrones Mystery Mini: I don’t even watch Game of Thrones and am excited about this.  I ripped it open right away to see who I got.  My brother and SIL love Game of Thrones, so I will be passing this along to them.

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

Game of Thrones Mystery Mini

~Dragon Jerky: I must have had the Snoop Dogg Fancy Box on my mind because when I saw this I right away thought, umm, this isn’t legal to mail is it?  Ha!!!!  It’s actually Dragon Jerky.  B hasn’t tried it yet, but it’s only a matter of time before curiosity gets the best of him.

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

Dragon Jerky

~Dragon Shield Screen Cleaner: Sometimes my phone gets pretty gross from fighting dragons and all that, so this will come in handy.  But seriously, it will.  My phone is always a mess.

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

Dragon Shield Screen Cleaner

~20 Sided Stress Dice: As you may (or may not) know, I collect stress toys.  Like stress balls, squeezey animals, you know, all that kind of stuff.  I don’t do anything with them but keep them in a box and let WB play with him in my office when I need to entertain him in there, but he loves them.  So when I saw this, I was thrilled!  Subscription boxes need more stress toys!

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

20 Sided Stress Dice

~20 Sides Polyhedral Dice, Dragon Slayer Tag & Collectible Pin: I have never actually needed a D20, however, I think this may help B and I with making decisions, like where should we eat?  We name 20 places and then say you pick, you pick, no you pick, etc.  Now this will pick for us!

April 2014 Loot Crate - Dragon

20 Sides polyhedral Dice, Dragon Slayer Tag & Collectible Pin

I couldn’t do a cost breakdown on this month’s Loot Crate because, just like last month, most of the items were Loot Crate exclusives.  Loot Crate boxes are always well curated and probably have one of the best information booklets out there.  Not only does it have product information, but it also has articles relating to the theme, interviews and, my favorite, Featured Looter pictures!  I always look for people I “know” in those!

What’s you think of this month’s Loot Crate? Do you collect anything random like I do?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here.  And you can use code “DRAGON” to save $3 off your first box!!

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Earth Day / Mother’s Day Subscription Box Deals, Citrus Lane Last Chance & More Codes and News!

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A few codes and reminders this morning:

~Allure Summer Beauty Box: The contents for the Allure Summer Beauty Box have been revealed! The box, which goes on sale at 12:01pm on April 29th (SET YOUR ALARM) is $44.95 plus shipping and has a value of over $350! I wasn’t going to bit on this one, but I was flipping through the contents and I think it’s a no-brainer based on just 3 or 4 things I would buy on my own anyway. Hopefully I can get one. If you want to flip through the contents and get all the details, click here.

Allure Summer 2014 Beauty Box

Allure Summer 2014 Beauty Box

~Baby Bump Bundle: Baby Bump Bundle is offering a Mother’s Day Mystery Bundle. It’s $40 plus shipping and promises to contain over $60 of products any gal (not just moms) would enjoy from trusted brands in fashion, beauty, body, and more! It’s on sale through 4/23 and ships on 4/30.

Baby Bump Bundle Mother's Day Box

Baby Bump Bundle Mother’s Day Box

~Bath & Body Works: Not a subscription box deal, but right now Bath & Body Works is offering their World Tour Getaway V.I.P. Tote Bag. It’s $20 with your purchase of $40 or more using the coupon code “SPRINGVIP” at checkout. It’s also available in store.

Bath & Body Works VIP Tote

Bath & Body Works VIP Tote

~Birchbox: Don’t forget that when you gift a Birchbox subscription you will score 100 points (or $10) to spend in the Birchbox Shop! Just use the code “GIFTMOM” at checkout and do it before 4/25!

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Birchbox Coupon Code

~Citrus Lane: Today is your last chance to take advantage of Citrus Lane’s semi annual sale. If you opt for the annual subscription, it drops the cost of the boxes down to $16.33/month instead of the regular $29/monthly rate! The 3-month subscription brings the price down to $18.67/month, while the 6-month subscription is $17.50/month. Or if you just want to give one month a go, you can use the coupon code “TAKE20OFF” to save $20, which makes your first box only $9!

Citrus Lane Semi-Annual Sale

Citrus Lane Semi-Annual Sale

~PopSugar: Use code “MAY10” to score $10 off your first PopSugar box. Subscriptions will start with the May box. I am not sure when this code expires, so if you are on the fence, take advantage of it now!

PopSugar Box

PopSugar Box

That’s all for now!!  Enjoy your day!!

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Tuesday Troubles

It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Troubles. I’ve said it before (like every week), but this should be named “things i’m annoyed / confused / want to complain about”, however I couldn’t figure out how to make any of those into a snappy title, so Tuesday Troubles it is.  And yes, I do realize that these aren’t true “troubles”. I know that many of these for sure could be defined as first world problems!

~Today’s first trouble isn’t really for me, it’s for my single friends / family who want to know how to meet people.  How does one go about this these days?  Is everyone meeting online?  And if so, what site do you use?  How do you even go about weeding through all those profiles (while still making sure people see yours)?  B and I met at the bar totally by chance and neither of us did any online dating, so I really have zero idea how people meet now!  So tell me where you met your SO and if you are dating, give me all the details.  I have some friends who post about their online dating stories and my goodness they are entertaining!

~Watching the news last night I discovered that a thing called “Palcohol” may soon be available.  It’s a powder that, when mixed when water, turns into an alcoholic drink.  What?  This sounds like a bad idea.  Well, it’s actually a genius idea, but for places that don’t want you to BYOB (concerts, sporting events, umm, high school functions, etc.) it sounds like a nightmare!  Of course, if it does go on sale, I will be buying it right away.  You know, just to test out ;).

~I have asked this a million times, in various ways, but here is what I want to know.  Your specific skincare routine.  And the products / brands you use. Favorite cleanser, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, brightener, mask, etc.  Do you switch it up and try new things or do you stick with what you know?

~What exactly am I doing on Facebook that makes them suggest these crazy “sponsored” posts?  A few days ago I got one about cold sores (what?) and last night I got one about why men aren’t committing to me and how I should click here to learn how to make that happen.  Huh?  I’m married?

~And finally, in a totally different direction, has anyone installed their own backsplash?  As if B doesn’t have enough to do between school and work and National Guard and working on his new car, he’s been talking about installing a backsplash.  How difficult would this be to do ourselves?  Doable?  In a weekend?

That’s it from here for now! What’s troubling you today?

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April 2014 Escape Monthly Review – “Mexico” + Coupon Code

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Escape Monthly
Cost: $49.95/month
Ships To: United States and its territories.
April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

April 2014 Escape Monthly – Mexico

As if today wasn’t fabulous enough already (B’s home, the weather is amazing, I went to the mall alone, the kids are happy, etc.), I also received a bunch of amazing packages, including my April 2014 Escape Monthly. Of all the packages I received today, I went for this one first ;).

If you aren’t familiar with them, Escape Monthly, which is $49.95/month is a monthly vacation in a box. Each month you will discover products from a different location. Products consist off local and destination-inspired foods, relaxation and beauty essentials, and the highest quality products that bring the life of the destination right to you.

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

The Box

This month’s Escape Monthly shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Last month’s arrived via FedEx. I don’t know if it depends on the contents how the packages shipped or what, but it arrived very quickly as I just received the tracking for this one on Friday. Also, this box was super heavy which had me very excited to dig in.

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

First Look

Everything was packaged very securely and I quickly realized why the box was so heavy.  It had to glass drinks in it!  They are much braver than I am as I would have been freaking out they would have broken in shipment.  But they didn’t break!

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

The Information Card

The April 2014 Escape Monthly theme is Mexico and the box includes products that capture Mexico’s unique spirit.  Items included are meant to indulge your sweet tooth and let the tastes and sensations take you on a journey far from home.  Here is what was included:

~Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Moon Travel Guide ($17.99):  Someone please please invite me on a vacation so I can use this guide book!   Zihuatanejo is on my “to visit” list and I hope to run into Andy Dufresne down there, just relaxing on the beach (that’s a Shawshank reference if you have no idea what I am talking about).

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Travel Guide

~Mundet Green Apple & Sangria Senorial Soda ($4): While I was hoping for some Mexican beer or even some tequila, I knew that most likely would not be happening!  I suppose Mexican soda will work instead.  I would love nothing more than to pair these with some street tacos, but I suppose B and I will have to just do Taco Tuesday in the backyard and pretend!

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

Mundet Green Apple & Sangria Senorial Soda

~Ayate Fiber Exfoliation Cloth ($6.81): This is 100% natural agave fiber, quick drying and mold resisting.  I almost want to toss what I am currently using (which I just got) so I can test this out.  If I look at it long enough, it may just happen.

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

Ayate Fiber Exfoliation Cloth

~Pacifica Mexican Cocoa Candle ($6):  Ahhh! I love this brand and I have never tried this scent.  It’s fabulous though and is a perfect fit for this box!

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

Pacifica Mexican Cocoa Candle

~Fusion Gourmet Habanero Salt ($5): This is the highest-quality habanero sea-salt out there and I am just thinking about whatever fabulous Mexican dish B is going to make with this makes me hungry.

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

Fusion Gourmet Habanero Salt

~Kopali Organic Mango ($4.79): I am not a huge fan of these, but maybe the kids will be? I really do like mangos, but dried mangos, not so much.

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

Kopali Organic Mango

~Mexican Candy ($4): I will NOT be trying that Pulparindo candy again.  No no no.  Once was enough! LOL!  I am going to force my brother to try it.  And of course L will get the “L” candy since that’s his name ;).

April 2014 Escape Monthly - Mexico

Mexican Candy

All totaled I came up with a value of $48.59 for the April 2014 Escape Monthly Mexico box.  I pay $39.95/month for my subscription since I utilized the 20% off “lifetime” coupon code they offer.  I don’t know that this box made me feel like I was on vacation in Mexico, but it made me want to book a vacation to Mexico ASAP!!!!! Escape Monthly should partner with a travel agency so I can make use of my guide book in person.

What do you think of Escape Monthly?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.  You can use the code “MYESCAPE” to score 20% off, not only your first box, but all your other boxes for the life of your subscription.  That gets you a discount of $10/month which is awesome.  The May Escape Monthly destination is “California” and includes beauty products and treats from all over the state.  They just announced on Facebook tonight that everyone will be receiving a Juice Beauty‘s luxurious Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream (a $12 value) in the May box and are calling it their most “luxurious” box ever!  Can’t wait!

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April 2014 Nerd Block Jr. Review (Boy)

Nerd Block Jr.
Cost: $19.99/month
Ships To: United States, Canada and most other countries worldwide.
April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

Nerd Block Jr., who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly surprise box for kids! It’s is specifically designed for children (you can opt for a Boys Block or a Girls Block) aged 6-11 and is filled with toys and games just for them.  They also offer an adult box for $29.49/month (that includes shipping). This Block is a Boys one for L, who is (almost 6). I did a review on the Girls Block yesterday which you can check out here.

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

The Box

Nerd Block ships from Canada and took only three days to arrive, which I still think is amazing!

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

First Look

LOVED the first look!  I’m considering this the box I got sent to review, but I also got the exact same box since I do also subscribe for L. The thought of having two of these thrilled me beyond belief!

Nerd Block Jr. doesn’t have an information card, however, our customs label on the front of the box did list the contents. I still like information cards better though, because they allow you to know if you are missing something (not that I think we were, but you know what I mean) and give me the proper names for things.  Regardless, here is what was included in the April 2014 Nerd Block Jr. (Boy) box:

~Star Wars Squeeze Meez Pen Toppers (~$5): We still haven’t gotten a chance to watch Star Wars with L, but he knows all about it and these make doing homework just a tad more fun.

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

Star Wars Squeeze Meez Pen Toppers

~Sonic the Hedgehog Silver Morphlite Flashlight ($5.38): I thought this was just a figurine, but the fact that it is a flashlight is 100x better!  And since we received two boxes we received two of these (and they are different characters which is even better), so both boys can have one!

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

Sonic the Hedgehog Silver Morphlite Flashlight

~Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mashems ($3.99): I out this in L’s Easter Basket and he loved it.  Of course I have no idea where it is now, but he was happy to play with it and make it fight with the other one.

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mashems

~Avengers Grab Zags (~$2):  We got the disk launcher (this was another item that went in L’s Easter Basket) and was also a hit.  Any time he is given something that is meant to be launched across the room is always good!

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

Avengers Grab Zags

~Hot Wheels 1999 First Editions ($2): I think B likes this one more than the little boys.  At least he appreciates it more that’s for sure.  We love Hot Wheels and have them everywhere.  The kids even bring them in the bathtub.

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

Hot Wheels 1999 First Editions

~Mustache Friends Mustache ($9.99): I totally saved the best for last.  If this isn’t fabulous, what is?  I love it.  The boys loved it.  And B loved it.  And my cousin wants to borrow them for a photo booth at her daughter’s graduation party.  A total win. Seriously how cute do the boys look in these things???

April 2014 Nerd Block Jr.

Mustache Friends Mustache

The Boys mustache you a question....

The Boys mustache you a question….

All totaled I came up with a value of about $28.36 for the April 2014 Nerd Block Jr. (Boy) box!  Boxes are $13.99 (plus $6 shipping) and we loved this month!  It was even better than March in my opinion and L and I are looking forward to seeing what he gets in May!

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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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