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GLOSSYBOX 4th of July Coupon Code! 0

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GLOSSYBOX Coupon Code

GLOSSYBOX Coupon Code

This weekend only GLOSSYBOX is offering 15% off any length subscription with the coupon code “GLOSSYUSA“.

What is GLOSSYBOX?
GLOSSYBOX ($21/month)is a monthly beauty subscription box and includes five luxury surprise beauty items shipped to your door.

*Offer valid till 11:59PM EST July 5, 2015. This offer is applicable to the initial order only and cannot be combined with other codes/offers. Not applicable to past or existing orders. The recurring subscription will begin with the monthly edition correlated to the sign-up date. While supplies last.
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Subscription Box Ramblings Apple Watch Giveaway! 30

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Ramblings of a Suburban Mom and is not in any way sponsored by or associated with any of the Apple, Apple Watch, their subsidiaries or affiliates. Please read the Official Rules which are located in the Rafflecopter widget under “Terms and Conditions” prior to entry. Please note this giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only.
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Apple Watch (image credit: Apple)

It’s giveaway time! I haven’t done a “big” giveaway in a while, so this is long overdue. Today’s giveaway is for an Apple Watch! Specifically a 42mm Silver Aluminum Case with (Your Choice of Color) Sport Band (a $399 value). I got one for my birthday and I am basically obsessed. It’s a watch, step tracker, phone, weather station, etc. all in one. Very cool. If you don’t have an iPhone 5 or later (which you need to work the watch), totally still enter and let me know that you don’t have an iPhone if you win and I’ll substitute an Apple Gift Card of equal value and you can pick whatever Apple item you’d prefer instead!

All you need to do to enter is click “enter” below.  There are lots of other entry options as well, but the only mandatory one (and honestly it’s the one the most people win from) is to click enter! Just make sure you come back everyday because you can enter every 24 hours. I will select the winner via Rafflecopter after the giveaway ends on 7.14.15 at 12am ET!  Good luck.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review 0

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Wantable Fitness Edit
Cost: $20 Styling Fee + Cost of Item(s) Kept.
Ships To: United States (Free).
Coupon Code: N/A
Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box

Wantable Fitness Edit is Wantable’s newest subscription service. I believe this is my third box from them and so far I have kept at least one thing from each box. Each month your fitness editor will hand select 5 fitness pieces which you can try on at home before you buy. Item prices are based on your personal preferences but usually range from $20-$60 each. There is a $20 styling fee and you can keep the pieces you like (the $20 styling fee will be deducted from the cost of the items you keep) and return the ones you don’t. You are only charged for the items you keep and if you end up keeping everything you get a 30% discount on all the items (or a 20% discount if you keep 3-4 items)!

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Wantable Fitness Edit ships via DHL Global Mail (starts out with DHL and is delivered by USPS) out of Wisconsin.

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Second First Look

I liked the first look of this one.  Lots of fun colors and patterns.

The Information Card

The Information Card

My June 2015 Wantable Fitness Edit contained the following items:

~Soybu Angie Tank – Pink Halftone ($46): Cute tank, but I don’t like the space it leaves on the side. I also thought it ran a little small.  Verdict: Returned.

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Soybu Angie Tank – Pink Halftone

~Colosseum Motivation Jacket – Blue ($89): I absolutely love the color of this jacket and the hood and the sleeves and basically everything – except for the actual fit of the body itself.  It’s too boxy and not long enough.  I really wanted this one to be a keeper because I haven’t gotten a ton of jackets from Wantable, but it’s not. Verdict: Returned.

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Colosseum Motivation Jacket – Blue

~Soybu Allegro Capri – Mod Nouveau ($29): I love the patter on these, but the scrunched leg at the bottom?  Not so much.  I thought it was fun that Soybu items in here came with a hair tie though.  I like those “free” little additions on items.Verdict: Returned.

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Soybu Allegro Capri – Mod Noveau

~Soybu Kyra Tank – Barcelona ($30): There’s nothing really wrong with this tank, but there’s nothing really I love about it either.  It was TTS and the “Tech Mesh” fabric was nice, but I am going to pass. Verdict: Returned.

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Soybu Kyra Tank – Barcelona

~Pink Lotus Performance Capri – Purple / Green ($74): Well, Wantable does know how to get me.  Crazy print pants.I love these and I love the solid pink section on them as well.  Totally fantastic! Verdict: Kept.

Wantable Fitness Edit June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Pink Lotus Performance Capri – Purple / Green

All totaled my pieces had a value of $268.  Had I kept them all it would have cost me $167.20 ($268 – $20 styling fee – $80.40 keep all 30% discount).  I wish I liked everything enough to keep it all because I love that savings, but I don’t.  I am going to try and get really specific on the Wantable feedback form and see if that helps to get more pieces I do love.

Do you subscribe to Wantable?  If so, what’d you get in your box (fitness, makeup or accessories or intimates) this month?

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s 4th of July! I hope everyone has a fun-filled day planned!

~The boys stayed up late to watch fireworks and loved them. WB was sitting on my lap watching them and randomly announced “Mama, I am happy”. Me too little guy, me too.

Fireworks

Fireworks

~L’s been having a ball up-north and got to go tubing and jet-skiing and fishing yesterday. He’s totally in his element here.

~My KEEP Collective TimeKey arrived and I am in love.  It’s even better than I expected.  And seriously, who am I with this new watch addiction?

KEEP Collective

KEEP Collective

~Magic Mike XXL is out!  I am really hoping to go see it next week!

~I got the monthly subscription box (pretty much) updated.  I still have a few to add, but it’s in good shape!

~I started Judy Blume book that was in the June PopSugar and I really like it! I suspect I will have it finished by the end of the weekend.

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?  Have a great 4th!
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Latest Additions to the Subscription Box List ~ 7.3.15 Update 1

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Latest Additions in Menu Bar

Below are the latest additions (all were added as of 7.3.15) to the Monthly Subscription Box List and other updates made to the subscription box list.  You can also find them book marked here.

**Artists / Small Business Boxes**

~All Things Needed: $19.99/month. All Things Needed is a subscription service for women, provided by women. In your monthly All Things Needed box you can expect to find an assortment of samples that range from many different industries such as beauty, health, fashion, wellness, accessories, travel, home, organization, seasonal, spa and more.

**Beauty / Cosmetic / Makeup Boxes**

~Allure Beauty Box: $15/month. The Allure Beauty Box includes five or more deluxe sized beauty products every month. Boxes are curated by the editors of Allure magazine and also include a special-edition “mini magazine” chock full of the most trusted product reviews you’ve come to expect from Allure.

**Book / Reading Boxes**

~Fresh Fiction: $24.95/month. Fresh Fiction is a monthly fiction book subscription box which focuses on genre fiction, romance in particular. There will be the occasional mystery, erotica, YA, and paranormal as well. Each box includes 1 Paperback, 4-6 Free eBooks, 4-6 Author Goodies, and Pink Treats courtesy of Fresh Fiction.

**Coffee / Tea / Hot Cocoa / Cocktail Boxes**

~Higher Tea: $29.95/month.  Higher Tea is a monthly tea subscription service. Each month you will receive a 4 oz pouch of your favorite chosen tea (at least 40 cups), delivered to your door.  Boxes will also include two 1 oz samples of new teas and a tea related surprise gift.

**Craft / Hobby Boxes**

~Skein of the Month: $24.99/month. Each month’s box contains 2-4 bright colorful skeins of yarn, sure to brighten your day and inspire your knitting projects. Weights and colors will match. Also available is a Sampler Club ($9.99) which contains 1 skein of yarn in a random weight and color and a Hand Dyed Club which includes 2 skeins of hand dyed yarn in a random color, perfect for those special projects.

~StitchyBox: $36.50-$38.50/bi-monthly. StitchyBox delivers the best in cross stitch and counted thread supplies to your door every other month! The Big Picture Box ($36.50/month) contains over $40.00 worth of stitching goodness including: Two Fat 16ths (one 14-16 count Aida, one 28-32 count linen OR evenweave – your choice) OR Select 1 Fat 8th (Aida, linen or even weave, A variety of threads, from staples like DMC to specialty threads you may not have met yet and Embelishments, stitching accessories and other goodies! The Detail Oriented Box includes contains over $40.00 worth of stitching goodness including Two Fat 16ths (one 32-36 count linen, one 40 count linen) OR Select 1 Fat 8th (either 32-36 count linen or 40 count linen), a variety of threads, from staples like DMC to specialty threads you may not have met yet, embelishments, stitching accessories and other goodies!

**Fashion Boxes**

~DAILYLOOK Elite Box: $20/Styling Fee + Cost of Items Kept. DAILYLOOK Elite is a women’s fashion subscription box. Each box contains 7-11 exclusively hand-selected items that will generally range from $75-$350. The box allows you to discover the latest fashion brands, risk free. Simply keep the pieces you like and return the ones you don’t.

~New Sense of Style: $25 Styling Free + Cost of Items Kept. New Sense of Style is a monthly women’s clothing styling service. Each package will include three to five pieces pulled by their stylists created specifically for your needs, including budget.  Your $25 Styling Fee can be applied to your purchases of $100+.

~Style Virtuelle: $120-$200/month. Style Virtuelle is a women’s clothing subscription service. Every month their stylists hand pick 4 garments for you and then ships right to your door. If you aren’t interested in the items sent you are free to return them for a refund.

**Fitness Boxes**

~FL2: $49.95/month. FL2, which is brought to you by the people behind Fabletics, is a monthly men’s workout clothing subscription. Each month, you’ll discover new outfits hand-selected just for you and your workouts.

**Food Boxes**

~Cococlectic: $31.50/month (6-month min) Cococlectic is a chocolate subscription box. Each month Cococlectic will send you 4 small-batch bean-to-bar chocolate bars delivered directly to your doorstep.

**Geek / Gamer Boxes**

~FanMail: $21.99/month (+S/H). FanMail is a mystery box designed for lady geeks (by lady geeks!), which means that each box is filled with amazing products from the fandoms you love! FanMail boxes contain a variety of memorabilia and collectibles, some old, some new, some handmade, some fanmade. Among the items you may find are exclusive comics and t-shirts, jewelry, stationery, books, autographs, photos and much more.

~Gamer Girl Monthly: $16.99/month. Gamer Girl Monthly is a subscription that sends geeky gaming jewelry and collectibles to your door. Every month, a box arrives with 3+ pieces of jewelry and other cool gamer stuff selected by girls, for girls.

~Narwhal Bacon Box: $31.95/month. The Barwhal Bacon Box is an awesome box of reddity things. Every month you’ll receive five or more products representing popular internet culture, viral products, and popular media from around the globe. Boxes are centered around a monthly theme which is announced in advance.

~TeeBlox: $9.99/month. TeeBlox is a subscription service that delivers branded geek and gamer shirts directly to your doorsteps every month. You can select one of the following themes: I’m Feeling Lucky – a random selection from existing TeeBlox categories (Games, Movies & TV Shows, Beer & Liquor, and more), Game – a curated selection from classic 90’s games to today’s top rated games, Movies & TV Shows – a curated selection from today’s hot TV Shows or Beer & Liquor – a curated selection from famous beers and hard liquor.

**Jewelry Boxes**

~BohoBlu: $39.99/month. BohoBlu Box is a monthly box of jewelry and accessories delivered to your door. Each box will contain 3-5 accessories and beauty items hand-selected by their team of Stylists.

~Opulent Box: $25,000/quarter. Opulent Box is the world’s first true luxury jewelry subscription box service. The subscription service will include authentic designer jewelry pieces from legendary brands such as Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, and others, plus additional goodies curated just for their discerning customers.

**Kid’s Boxes**

~Book Roo: $19.99/month. Book Roo is a monthly subscription box for kids. The Box is intended to be an inexpensive way for parents to grow their child’s personal library of books. Boxes with picture books come with 2 books. Boxes with board books come with 3 books.

**Lifestyle Boxes**

~Calmbox: $35/month. Calmbox is a monthly box for peaceful moments. Every calmbox includes items to help with mindfulness and calm, anything from books to candles, natural minerals and crystals, aromatic herbs, music, tea, motivational cards, physical aids, and much more! We choose a new theme every month (like meditation, zen, or mindfulness) and ship a box to your door with items to help you live a calmer, more peaceful life.

~Craftly: $19.99/month. Craftly is a new lifestyle subscription box that features 3-5 high quality products and handcrafted goods from independent artists, small businesses, and mid-to-large scale brands. Every month, subscribers receive a surprise box of samples, full-sized items, and exclusive offers curated by Cathy Diep and Adam Montoya.

~Decoterie Box: $150/quarter. Decoterie Box is a home decor subscription box.  Every season you will receive 2-5 hand-selected lifestyle products and exclusively designed homewares. Boxes will include limited edition homewares, textile goods, decorative accessories, and unique objects of desire.

~Juneberry Box: $28.50/box. Juneberry Box is a bi-monthly subscription box for women, by women. Every two months, you will receive an assortment of unique and beautiful accessories and products based on our selected theme.Every other month, they receive 4-5 awesome lifestyle products such as jewelry, accessories, make-up, wellness products and more.

**Miscellaneous Boxes**

~Adrift Gifts: $40/month. Adrift Gifts is a monthly subscription box for beach lovers. Each Beach Box has 2 (or more) beach inspired items. Items will be a little salty, sometimes waterproof and always fun.

~Cannonball Collective: $95/quarter. Cannonball Collective is your ongoing resource to discover, learn, shop, and share. Each quarter, Cannonball Collective serves up a curated collection of goods and inspiration delivered straight to your doorstep. Each Kit is chock full of the products and inspiration you need to try a new experience for yourself and have some fun along the way… it’s like a magazine that comes to life.

~Cram Boxes: $32/month. Cram Boxes is a college subscription box that ships you college and dorm room essentials straight to your door.Boxes include All types of things from pencils to pens, snacks to dorm room essentials.

~White Peach Pottery: $35/month. White Peach Pottery boxes will contain a variety of pottery pieces valued at $50+. The pieces you receive will be exclusive to the box you receive, and will not be available here on the website!

**Time of the Month Boxes**

~The Monthly Gift Box: The Monthly Gift will send you a box of carefully selected products and presents. Boxes are focused on making your period something to look forward to with fun stuff and a sense of humor! Each box will contain one component of 5 categories: 1. Laugh 2. Enjoy 3. Indulge 4. Pamper and 5. Relax.

As always, if I have missed any updates or if there are any boxes you are wondering what is happening with, please let me know and I will see what I can find out!
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A Little Bundle 25% Off Coupon Code! 0

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A Little Bundle Coupon Code

A Little Bundle Coupon Code

A Little Bundle has just released the following 4th of July coupon codes:

~”FOURTHOFJULY” to get 25% off all first time sign-ups and all gift subscriptions.
~”FIREWORKS” to get 25% off all orders of $75+.

A Little Bundle doesn’t release coupon codes often, so if you have been wanting to give their subscription a go, act now!

What is A Little Bundle?
A Little Bundle ($49/month) provides curated bundles of products for both mother and her baby (up to 4 years of age), choosing from products from around the world that meet only the highest quality and design standards.

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RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review 2

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.  This post includes affiliate links.
RawSpiceBar
Cost: $6/month
Ships To: United States & Canada
Coupon Code: N/A
RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review

RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box

RawSpiceBar, who kindly sent me this package to review, sends 3-4 hand-picked, small batch, freshly ground spice blends with each monthly box. Each of the blends weigh about 0.5 ounces, which allows you to create a single dish feeding approximately 12-14 people. You will also receive kitchen-tested, detailed recipes and ideas for each spice blend you receive as well as fun gifts and stories about the history and origins of each blend every month.

RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Package

RawSpiceBar ships at the beginning of the month via USPS.  Shipments to the US are expected to take between 5 and 7 days, while shipments to Canada may take up to 3 weeks to arrive.

RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Envelope

As usual, RawSpiceBar had everything packaged in a gorgeous patterned envelope.

RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Information Card

2015 RawSpiceBar destination was “The Andes, Peru” and included the following items:

~Pink Peppercorn Blend: Pink Peppercorn Blend is a blend of, you guessed it, pink himalayan sea salt and pink peppercorn. The recipe included for this one is for “voladores”, which (according to Google) are a fancy delicate, flat cookie.  They look quite delicious and the little boys and I will be giving these a try soon!

RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Pink Peppercorn Blend

~Aji Amarillo Spices: This is a blend of aji amarillo (a chile), coriander, basil, mustard seed cumin and black pepper.  The go-along recipe is for the most amazing sounding sweet potato wedges.  Seriously I need these in my life.  We will be making these as soon as we get home!

RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Aji Amarillo Spices

~Peruvian Spice Rub: The final spice that was included was a Peruvian Spice Rub. It included a blend of Smoked Paprika, Ancho Chiles, Cumin, Ground Black Pepper and Mexican Oregano.  It sounds to me like it’s got a kick to it, but I’m ready to try it in this included Peruvian Spiced Roasted Chicken recipe.  The little boys and I will work on the cookies and B will do the chicken and the potatoes.  I know that B has been missing cooking so this will be a fun way to jump back in next week!

RawSpiceBar June 2015 Subscription Box Review

Peruvian Spice Rub

What do you think of RawSpiceBar? If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, you can head on over to their website and check them out.

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Darby Smart Free Gift With July 2015 DIY Mystery Box +50% Off Offer! 0

Darby Smart Gift With Purchase

Darby Smart Gift With Purchase

Darby Smart is offering a few gift with purchase with all new Mystery Box subscriptions this month! In addition, you can use coupon code DARBYSMARTIE to get 50% off your first box!

What is Darby Smart?
Darby Smart ($19/month) sends you a box that includes everything you need to make that month’s delightful DIY project. Your box includes: all the craft supplies you need, step-by-step instructions and inspirational project photos. When you’re done with your project, you can go online and share a photo of your version and see how others made theirs!

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