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Friday’s Letters 0

Dear Long Weekend, You couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. I love you!

Dear Letterman, I haven’t watched you recently, but I will miss you. I always loved those bits you did with kids. Those were too funny!

Dear 1st Graders, That was quite a performance last night! You guys all nailed it.

Dear Baxter and Buddy, I do get (SUPER) annoyed when you bark only when WB is trying to fall asleep, but you two really are the best. I know you are just watching out for us.

Dear L, Your summer plans are cracking me up. I think we’ll be able to squeeze in 1) Toys R Us, 2) Chuck E Cheese and 3) the water park sometime in the next three months ;).

Dear Facebook, I don’t know what I did to make you think I was interested in this creepy clown picture, but I most certainly am NOT. No. Not at all. I really hope that doesn’t pop-up in my feed again. PLEASE.

Dear My Neighbors, Thanks for everything! You guys rock! Well, most of you do anyway. LOL.

Dear Cable TV, I think you and I are going to be meeting up again quite soon.  Apple TV hasn’t been working too well for me lately so I think it’s time.

Dear Me, Go to bed earlier.  Seriously.

Dear Orange is the New Black, Get back on my tv now!  I really cannot wait for you to return to Netflix.  Only a few more weeks!  Let the binge watching begin.  So much for going to bed early.

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Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code 1

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.
Loot Crate
Cost: $19.37/month
Ships To: US, Canada, UK & Australia.
Coupon Code: SAVE3 to save $3 off your first box.
Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box

Loot Crate 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.

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Box

Loot Crate now ships via FedEx Smart Post.  Smart Post is slower than USPS which is what they previously used, however, they are now shipping boxes earlier so subscribers will be receiving them around the same time each month.

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Box

I went into this one totally unspoiled and, to tell you the truth, I couldn’t even remember the theme.  The first look didn’t give me too many clues either!

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Information Booklet

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Inside

The May 2015 Loot Crate theme was “Unite” and was all about amazing teams.  Here is what was included in the box:

~Exclusive Green Ranger T-Shirt (Flophouse): It took me a minute to figure out that this was Power Rangers! I clearly should have just asked L!  He would have known.  This is an exclusive to Loot Crate and is one I wish they made in kids sizes because I know L would love to wear it.

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Exclusive Green Ranger T-Shirt (Flophouse)

~Avengers: Age of Ultron Car Decal (Marvel):  I won’t be putting this on my car, but maybe WB and L will want to put it on their ride??

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Avengers: Age of Ultron Car Decal (Marvel)

~Exclusive: Team Fortress 2 Button Set (A Crowded Coop): I don’t really know why, but I love these.  Especially the unicorn one!

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Exclusive: Team Fortress 2 Button Set (A Crowded Coop)

~Exclusive: Bravest Warriors Tales from the Holo John #1 (BOOM! Studios): Basically this is a booklet of bathroom humor.  LOL!  B and L are both going to love this.

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Exclusive: Bravest Warriors Tales from the Holo John #1 (BOOM! Studios)

~Marvel Super Heroes Ice Tray (ICUP, Inc.): These are totally perfect for my boys.  Had I come across them at the store I would have picked them up on my own.  These also tie in with a contest Loot Crate is having in June. They are challenging subscribers to share their Marvel-inspires drink using ice-cubes from these trays.  You can find out all the details on it here (when it’s up).

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Marvel Super Heroes Ice Tray (ICUP, Inc.)

~Exclusive MAD Magazine Loot Crate Edition (DC Entertainment): OMG I so remember reading MAD when I was younger.  It was MAD that had the covers(?) you folded to see another picture right?  Those were the coolest.

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Exclusive MAD Magazine Loot Crate Edition (DC Entertainment)

~Exclusive Marvel Sneaker Laces (Esquire Footwear): These are adult sized, but I think I can make them work for L!  What little boys shoes wouldn’t be cooler with these?

Loot Crate May 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Exclusive Marvel Sneaker Laces (Esquire Footwear)

~Exclusive Rick and Morty 300-piece Jigsaw Puzzle (Cardinal Industries, Inc.): L saw this right before bedtime tonight and has declared he’ll be working on it as soon as he wakes up.  I’d say that’s a win.

Exclusive Rick and Morty 300-piece Jigsaw Puzzle (Cardinal Industries, Inc.)

Exclusive Rick and Morty 300-piece Jigsaw Puzzle (Cardinal Industries, Inc.)

As has been the case lately, there were so many Loot Crate exclusive items in this month’s box that I couldn’t do a cost breakdown.  I loved this box though and couldn’t believe how many items it had in it!

What’d you think of this month’s Loot Crate?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here.  And you can use code “SAVE3” to save $3 off your first box!!

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GlobeIn June 2015 Box Theme Reveal + Coupon Code! 0

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June 2015 GlobeIn Theme

June 2015 GlobeIn Theme

The June 2015 GlobeIn box theme is “Entertain” and is on sale now!

You can use coupon code “WELCOME25” to 25% off your first GlobeIn Artisan Box.

What is GlobeIn Artisan Box?
GlobeIn Artisan Box ($35/month) is a monthly subscription box featuring GlobeIn’s favorite products from global artisans. Each box is curated around a monthly theme selected by their editor with the aim of helping you experience new and interesting products and cultures.

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Phone Case of the Month May 2015 Subscription Review + 50% Off Offer! 0

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Phone Case of the Month
Cost: $10/month
Ships To: United States (included), International (additional $5 for S/H).
Coupon Code: Use this link to get 50% off your first month.
Phone Case of the Month May 2015 Subscription Review

Phone Case of the Month May 2015 Subscription

Phone Case of the Month delivers a unique, one of a kind phone case to you every month.  Currently they offer cases for iPhones (including the new iPhone 6 and 6+) and Samsung Galaxy’s, but they are looking to expand down the road.

Phone Case of the Month May 2015 Subscription Review

The Package

Phone Case of the Month ships via USPS in two batches during the month depending on the time of the month you subscribed.  My case ships in the second batch and usually takes just a few days to get to me.

Phone Case of the Month May 2015 Subscription Review

First Look

Phone Case of the Month always ships your case it a little drawstring pouch and includes a little extra or two – lately it’s been stickers.

Phone Case of the Month May 2015 Subscription Review

The Information Card

My May 2015 Phone Case of the Month theme was “Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright” and included the following case:

~The Case: Hmm.  I am not sure about this one.  I’ll cool with the quote and the graphics, but I don’t know that I like the background.  It looks dirty?  I know that’s the way it is supposed to be and maybe it will grow on me, but now?  Not so much.

Phone Case of the Month May 2015 Subscription Review

Phone Case

As usual, this case (and all cases they send) are exclusive to Phone Case of the Month so I cannot do a price breakdown.  But for $10/month this is MORE than worth it.  I love getting fresh cases every month and swap mine out all the time.  As usual, I do want to warn you though that this is not a super protective case.  It’ll protect from scratches, but you don’t really want to be dropping this!

If you subscribe to Phone Case of the Month what case did you get this month and what did you think?  If you don’t subscribe and want to get signed up, click here to get 50% off your first month!  That’d make your first case only $5 which is awesome!

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Yogi Surprise Made in Nepal Bonus Box 0

Yogi Surprise Made in Nepal Limited Edition Box

Yogi Surprise Made in Nepal Limited Edition Box

Yogi Surprise has just announced an all new (one-time only) bonus box. The “Made in Nepal” bonus box is $49.95 and promises to contain 6 items, all made in Nepal and neighboring Tibet. In addition, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to help provide relief and recovery to the 8 million people affected from the recent earthquake.  The box, which is available while supplies last and is a separate purchase from their monthly subscription, will ship on June 16th and is available for pre-order now.

What is Yogi Surprise?
Yogi Surprise ($44.95/month) is a monthly care package designed to complement your healthy lifestyle. Within each Yogi Surprise you’ll receive 6-8 full size products ranging from unique yoga accessories and natural beauty items to herbal tonics, organic snacks and super food essentials.

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FabFitFun “Best Deal Ever”! 0

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FabFitFun Best Deal Ever!

FabFitFun Best Deal Ever!

fabfitfun is offering new customers $10 off their Spring Box PLUS a free Fruit Infuser Bottle with the coupon code “MAYSALE“.

You can check out my review of the Spring Box here.

What is FabFitFun?
fabfitfun is a quarterly monthly subscription box that includes hand-selected items (the “hottest of the season”) in beauty, fashion, fitness and wellness from the fabfitfun team. fabfitfun is $49.99/quarter and beginning with their Summer 2014 box, they ship to Canada!

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Love With Food June 2015 Subscription Box Sneak Peek + 50% Off Box Offer! 0

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Love With Food has released sneak peek videos for their June 2015 “Saturday in the Park” themed boxes! Here are just a few of the items you can expect to find in your box this month.

Tasting Box:
~Northwest Trail Mix by Emily’s
~Everything Bar by Sheffa
~Brownie Brittle by Sheila G’s

Gluten-Free Box:
~Original Shoestring Potatoes by Pik Nik
~Sea Salt Quinoa Chips by Simply 7
~Cookies by Alternative Baking Co.

If you are interested in signing up, you can use these links to get 50% off your first Tasting Box or Gluten-Free box! You have until 6/1 to get signed up for the June box!

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Sephora Sun Safety Kit – Now Available! 6

Sephora Sun Safety Kit

Sephora Sun Safety Kit

The Sephora Sun Safety Kit is now available! The price is $32 (a $155 value) and it contains:

– 0.2 oz AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30
– 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– 0.5 oz Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Light Medium
– 0.25 oz Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
– 0.17 oz Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
– 0.08 oz Fresh® Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
– 0.5 oz Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
– 0.34 oz Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.17 oz Murad® Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.1 oz Ole Henriksen total truth™ eye crème SPF 15
– 0.5 oz Origins VitaZing™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen
– Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
– 0.6 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ WetForce Broad Spectrum Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
– 1.69 oz St. Tropez One Night Only in Light-Medium
– 0.34 oz Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
– 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Passion Flower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– Travel bag

This always sells out so if you want to snag one, do it now! And don’t forget to go through ebates to get your 4% cash back!

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Citrus Lane 30% Off + Mudpuppy Gift With Purchase 0

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Citrus Lane 30% Off + Gift With Purchase

Citrus Lane 30% Off + Gift With Purchase

New and inactive Citrus Lane customers can get 30% off their first box plus a FREE set of Mudpuppy Ring Flash Cards with the coupon code “MUDPUP“.

New subscriptions will begin with the June box which will ship in mid-June.

What is Citrus Lane?
Citrus Lane ($29/month) is a surprise box of the best products for your child (tailored to age and stage – up to age 5) every month.  Boxes include toys, books, goodies and essentials from trusted brands that are sure to delight you and your little one.

Note: 30% off your first box + Mudpuppy gift: MUDPUP valid for new or inactive Citrus Lane customers that purchase a self-subscription. Cannot be combined with other promotions or applied to prior purchases and is valid until 11:59 PM, May 31, 2015 or while supplies last. One per household. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price. You may cancel anytime after receiving your first box. May be different from what is featured above and may ship separately from your first box. Please note that gift with purchase items and add to box items cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states. Shipping is free for subscription packages sent within the contiguous 48 states.

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Hazel Lane Seattle Box Update + Coupon Code 3

Hazel Lane Update

Hazel Lane Update

Hazel Lane sent out an e-mail with an assortment of updates last night.  As I mentioned in my Seattle review, the box was missing a few items and it looks like we received some answers.  They will be sending out a $5 off Cupcake Royale shop coupon code (the box didn’t include a code) and they are working on a fix for whatever issue it was that caused the Seattle Cider bottle openers not to be included in the box.  The information card just stated “Seattle Cider” so I thought we were getting an actual bottle of hard cider (don’t ask how I thought they were mailing that to everyone), but it’s actually bottle openers!  That makes SO much more sense!  I’ll update this post when I receive / hear more about these replacements.

The e-mail also included a coupon code.  New subscribers can use the coupon code “HAYBAE” to save $10 off your first box, making it just $35.  The June box destination is Venice Beach and should be shipping at the end of the month.

What is Hazel Lane?
Hazel Lane ($45/month) sends a carefully curated box of surprise goodies from that month’s selected city that they think represents its spirit.  The idea is to give you an affordable way to explore the world without having to leave your house!  Items you can expect to see included are food, drink, clothing, accessories and handcrafted items chosen by locals with the environment, social responsibility and CHICNESS in mind.

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