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Kiwi Crate / Doodle Crate / Koala Crate / Tinker Crate – 50% Off First Box! 0

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Kiwi Crate / Doodle Crate / Koala Crate / Tinker Crate - 50% Off First Box!

Just a quick heads up that you can still use coupon code “SBR50” to save 50% off your first Doodle CrateKoala CrateKiwi Crate and / or Tinker Crate!

What is Kiwi Crate and what are the Kiwi Crate family of brands?
~Doodle Crate: $19.95/month.  Doodle Crate inspires 9-16 year olds to learn new design skills and gain creative confidence through making. All Doodle Crates come with high-quality materials needed to create each DIY project, a video tutorial, and easy to follow instructions on a new art or design technique.
~Kiwi Crate: $19.95/month. Kiwi Crate is designed for kids 5-8, and was built out of a passion for hands-on fun that encourages creativity and curiosity. Inside each Kiwi Crate, you’ll receive materials for activities covering art, science, games, and imaginative play. You’ll also find detailed instructions for all the projects, plus explore! a magazine, which provides bonus articles and DIY activities about the month’s theme, to extend the learning and fun.
~Koala Crate: $19.95/month. Koala Crate gives preschoolers (3-4 yr olds) exposure to new materials, tools, techniques, and concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun in a developmentally appropriate way. Inside each Koala Crate, you’ll find creative materials for multiple play and learning activities, a parent guide, and their imagine! magazine created especially for kids.
~Tinker Crate: $19.95/month. Tinker Crate introduces 9-16 year olds to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through fun educational activities. Each Tinker Crate comes with all the materials needed for building the project, instructional video and blueprint with step by step instructions, as well as a Tinker Zine with additional science experiments and activities.

**Check out my Kiwi Crate &, Doodle Crate & Koala Crate reviews!**

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Five Four Club – Free Wayfarer Sunglasses with New Subscription! 0

Five Four Club - Free Wayfarer Sunglasses with New Subscription!

Use coupon code “BEMINE” to get a free pair of Wayfarer sunglasses with any new subscription purchase.

Or, if you’d prefer, use coupon code “FBSAVE50” to get 50% off your first month.

Code is valid for first-time customers residing in the Contiguous U.S. only, and expires on February 13, 2016 at 11:59PM PST or while supplies last. This offer cannot be applied to any designer capsule collections. California members will be charged applicable state taxes. This offer cannot be combined with any others. Other restrictions may apply.

What is Five Four Club?
Five Four Club ($60/month) 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.
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Julep Kiss N’ Tell Mystery Box – Still Available! 0

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Julep Kiss N' Tell Mystery Box!The Julep Kiss N’ Tell Mystery Box is still available!  The Box is $29.99 and definitely includes:

• Lucy (It Girl): Modern, dark burgundy crème—back from the vault!
• Rassamee (Wonder Maven): Sangria with gold microshimmer
• Exclusive Julep Fold-over Clutch
• Additional mystery items of beauty products and polish

In addition, one Kiss N’ Tell Mystery Box box will come with a Tiffany & Co. + Elsa Peretti® necklace.

Offer expires on 2/10/2016 at 11:59PM PT, or while supplies last. Every KISS ‘N’ TELL MYSTERY CLUTCH will include Rassamee (Wonder Maven), Lucy (It Girl) and the cocktail clutch. Other products vary. Purchase of multiple KISS ‘N’ TELL MYSTERY CLUTCHES may result in polish or product overlap. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $150. Taxes vary by location.

The prize winner will be randomly selected from Mystery Box orders placed 2/4/2016 through 2/10/2016. Prize (Tiffany & Co. + Else Peretti necklace) will ship separately from Mystery Box order. Winner will be notified via email to the address in the account.

Orders placed after 2/4/16 are not guaranteed to arrive by February 14th, 2016. Valentine’s Day delivery is not guaranteed for shipments outside the continental US or delays caused by weather.

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Monday Morning Ramblings 6

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~Good morning! Did you stay up late last night for the Super Bowl? I have to say, I was disappointed with the commercials. Well, mainly I was just disappointed there was no Clydesdale commercial! I mean there was, but not the normal kind they do. I did like the Amazon Echo, the Doritos ultrasound and the Heinz ketchup ones, though. Those weiner dogs running through the field made my night!

~Lots of subscription boxes are coming this week. I am expecting POPSUGAR, Mommy Mailbox, Birchbox, GlobeIn, Hamptons Lane, Hello! Bliss Box, EggDrop and a few others. I am hoping we get the sale date for the POPSUGAR Resort Box this week too!

~So I have heard on MUT that Sephora has pushed the public launch of their Play! subscription box out until January 2017 (it was supposed to be this January I thought).  If you’ve heard anything about this one, let me know.  I know they allowed some people to invite friends so they could sign up for a subscription, but I can’t recall hearing if people ever got the invites on that? I so want to sign up for this box, so I really hope that the launch isn’t pushed that far out.

~B and I watched Burnt with Bradley Cooper over the weekend.  It was quite good – better than expected.  Being a chef seems like a very stressful job.
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That’s about it from here!  What do you have going on this week? What boxes are you expecting?

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Sunday Sentiments 4

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~Good evening! Are you watching the Super Bowl tonight? We are just getting our snacks ready here, and I am SO looking forward to the commercials! And hopefully winning a square this year.

~I posted yesterday about finding a rug for our living room and here it is. I actually looked at a similar one on Rugs USA, but it was nearly $1,000 for the size I needed (or almost $1900 for the one I really wanted).  Ouch.  I paid $299 at HomeGoods for an 8×10 one and am quite pleased with that!
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~I have been spending a ton of time recently getting the revamped subscription box list all set up. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s totally useable as is if you want to play around with it.  I have more boxes to add, and I am working on getting the “Reviews” all finished.  Eventually, all subscription boxes will have a page (like the Allure Beauty Box and POPSUGAR pages) that shows details on the box and, if I have done reviews on that box, it will show pictures of all the boxes I have reviewed. Then if you click on the picture, you will be taken to the review for that specific month.
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That’s it from here.  I’ve got to start watching the game!  I hope you are having a great Sunday night whatever you are doing!

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Birchbox – Save An Additional 30% Off Sale Items! 0

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Birchbox is offering an additional 30% (40% off for ACES) all items in their Sale Shop (Men’s and Women’s)!  No coupon code is necessary – the discount will be automatically applied at checkout!

I can’t find any coupon codes that are working with this offer.  It looks like the gift with purchase codes from the Bonus Shop (Men’s Bonus Shop & Women’s Bonus Shop) are working with this deal, but not the % off codes.  Also, don’t forget that you can add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart on ALL orders of $35+ as well.

*Birchbox Aces: Free Standard Shipping applies to all orders. Free 2nd-Day Shipping applies to full-size orders of $100 or more; 2nd-Day shipping is unavailable for 1) P.O. Box, APO/FPO, and non-Continental U.S. addresses, 2) orders containing hazardous materials, including but not limited to nail polish, perfume, and aerosols, and 3) addresses where Free Standard Shipping is a faster option.

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Treatsie Valentine’s Day Box – Last Call 0

Treatsie Valentine's Day Box - Last CallThe Treatsie Valentine’s Day Box is still available. The Valentine’s Box is $59 and includes:

~Raley’s Confectionary Love Mix Hard Candy – 3 oz bag
~Dallas Caramel Co. Armadillos – 6 pieces
~Chocolat Moderne Champagne Truffles – 4 truffles
~Carla Hall Black Forest Crinkle Petite Cookies – 6 oz cup
~Quin Gummy Hearts – 8 pieces
~Seattle Chocolates Tall, Dark and Delicious Truffle Bar – 2.5 oz bar
~Seattle Chocolates Just For You Truffle Bar – 2.5 oz bar
~Seattle Chocolates Pink Bubbly Truffle Bar – 2.5 oz bar

Valentine’s Boxes (which are separate from the monthly subscription) will ship the week of February 8th to be delivered in time for Valentine’s Day!

What is Treatsie?
Treatsie ($19.95/month) is a couture candy of the month club that delivers individually sourced confections from all over the world to your mailbox.

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Love With Food – Save $5 off ANY Subscription Plan! 0

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Love With Food - Save $5 off ANY Subscription Plan!

Use coupon code “ONEMILLION” to save $5 off any Love With Food subscription plan (or 10% off any shop order). This would make your first Tasting Box (subscriptions will begin with the March 2016 box) just $4.99!

What is Love With Food?
Love With Food ($9.99/month) sends members a curated box filled unique gourmet food items. The “Tasting Box” offers with 8+ snacks and the “Deluxe” box, which is $19.95/month includes 16-20 snacks. Love With Food also offers a Gluten-Free box for $24.99/month which includes 8-12 surprise gluten-free snacks each month. Each box brings new delights, with bites that vary based on seasonal themes. In addition, Love With Food donates a meal (some months they actually donate two meals) to a child in need with each box purchased, which you can read more about here.

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Super Gains Pack December 2015 Subscription Box Review 0

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post does contain affiliate links.
Super Gains Pack
Cost: February 2016 & Prior: Gains Pack: $12/month, Big Gains Pack: $20/month, Super Gains Pack: $28/month. March 2016 Forward: $34.99/month.
Ships To: Continental United States
Coupon Code: N/A

Super Gains Pack December 2015 Subscription Box Review Super Gains Pack is a monthly box of fitness and health to achieve all kinds of super gains. Super Gains Pack has recently revamped their subscription service and subscribers will begin to see changes with the March 2016 pack.  Details are as following:

March 2016 Forward:
The contents of each box change monthly, but include 8-10 premium name brand hand selected supplement samples of various types and flavors, a specially chosen gym accessory or a trial size supplement item, a fitness apparel item from Dedicated Fitness Apparel, a full size protein/nutrition bar, a full size gel or nutritional snack, a clean eating meal prep plan for a week with grocery list, a delicious high protein snack recipe with grocery list, a featured food of the month fact for fat burning, and a new workout idea to try out for your home or the gym.

February 2016 and Prior:
The contents of the boxes depending on the type, will range from, 6-15 name brand supplement samples of various types and flavors, a full size protein/nutrition bar, a full size endurance gel or other nutritional snack, up to 2x trial size (5-10 servings) bags/tubs of supplements, a meal prep plan for a week with grocery list, a delicious high protein snack recipe with grocery list, a featured food of the month fact for fat burning, a new workout idea to try out for your home or the gym, and a Super Gains Pack sticker. You can opt for the Gains Pack ($12/month) which includes 6-8 items, the Big Gains Pack ($20/month), which includes 9-12 items or the Super Gains Pack ($28/month) which includes 13-15 items. I received the Super Gains Pack to review.
Super Gains Pack December 2015 Subscription Box Review Super Gains Pack ships boxes out via USPS around the third Friday of every month so that you receive your new box right around the same time your new monthly subscription is re-billed.
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Super Gains Pack December 2015 Subscription Box Review Super Gains Pack doesn’t include an information card, but I so wish they did. Regardless, my December 2015 Super Gains Pack included the following:

~Samples: Set #1: Labrada Super Charge Pre-Workout: This pre-workout promises to promote better results and comes in an assortment of flavors.  I sampled the watermelon and was impressed with the taste.It wasn’t chalky at all. Met-Rx Big100 Brownie: The Met-Rx brownie packs 30g of protein and 0g of trans fat. You can pop it in the microwave for an even tastier treat. Core Nutritionals MRP Meal Supplement: Core MRP is a meal supplement.  I like they they call it a supplement and not a meal replacement. ProSupps PSWhey: ProSupps can be mixed with water or skim-milk and helps to gain lean muscle and promote fat loss. Musclean Chocolate Milkshake: This also helps you to gain lean muscle and is high in protein and formulated for “hard gainers”.  BodyLogix Caffeine: To be real these kind of scare me.  Remember when Jessie Spano was taking those caffeine pills?  One of these has 4x more caffeine than a bottle of Diet Pepsi (which I also know scares some people), but less than a Grande Starbucks Blonde Roast. I guess when you compare it that way the caffeine content doesn’t seem that crazy. Legend by Cutler Nutrition: Legend by Cutler Nutrition is a pre-workout design dog maximum energy, power and performance.
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~Samples: Set #2: Myogenix After Shock Post-Workout Catalyst: Myogenix is a post-workout drink.  It’s to be taken within 30 minutes post-workout for maximum results. Nubreed Nutrition HelixBCAA: Nubreed is a post-workout recovery drink. It works to help you recover more quickly and accelerate muscle growth. Species Isolyze: Isolyze contains 27g of protein per serving.  Their website includes recipes for using it in iced-cofee and also in cookies. Buff Bake Red Velvet Protein Peanut Spread: WHAT?  How did I not know a product like this existed? This is amazing and I need to get the full size ASAP! 360 Cut 360 Sport: 360Sport works to provide”fast-absorbing fuel to hard-working muscles, improving blood flow for increased energy and endurance, and promoting rapid muscle repair and recovery.” NutraBio Super Carb: Super Carb refuels and replenishes performance.  I sampled this one as well to try the taste (we received raspberry lemonade) and found it to be super tasty.
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~Samples: Set #3: bpiSports ISOHD: ISOHD promotes lean muscle growth and rapid recovery.  I didn’t think this tasted overly like cookies, but I bet mixing it with milk would be better than mixing with water. Steel N.O. Matrix: N.O. Matrix is a pre-workout designed to “ignite your mind, muscles, and workout regiment”. Whey Clean: I would love it if they included these every month.  Whey Clean was formulated to specifically target the odors and stains left behind by protein powders, supplements, and smoothies.  If you use products like these and don’t rinse them immediately you know the issue. bpiSports BurnXS: BurnXS helps with fat loss and increasing metabolism. 360Cut 360Stim: 360Stim is designed to provide maximum strength concentration/focus and alertness. Catalyst – Peach Mango: Catalyst ” bridges the gap between physically effective “pump-based” pre-workouts and mentally stimulating focus enhancing pre-workouts.”
Super Gains Pack December 2015 Subscription Box ReviewI never do a cost breakdown on Super Gains Pack, but they provide a TON of samples to test out and try.  I am super curious to see the changes they are making and what kind of fitness apparel boxes will include going forward!

What do you think if Super Gains Pack? If you are interested in ordering (your subscription will begin with the newly revamped March box) you can check them out here.

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SnackSack January 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code 0

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SnackSack
Cost: $23/month.
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: “MOM10” to save 10% off your first purchase

SnackSack January 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code SnackSack delivers better tasting, originality, and higher nutritional value, in the form of a subscription snack box, once a month. Boxes include a mixture of snacks that are organic or all-natural, non-GMO, vegan, fair-trade, or gluten-free.
SnackSack January 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code SnackSack ships around the 15th of the month.  If you sign up by the 1st of the month you will receive a box that month, otherwise your subscription will begin the following month.
SnackSack January 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code IMG_0711 The January 2016 SnackSack included the following items:

~Chosen Foods Vanilla Bites with Chia!: These bites are a combination of nuts, chia seeds and vanilla.  Much to my surprise I loved these!  I hope I can find them locally.
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~FlyJoy Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bar: I am super picky about my energy bars.  Sometimes the texture of them is a deal breaker.  The texture on this one wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t awful either.  I tasted a lot of peanut butter in this and not a ton of jelly, but that is okay.
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~Real Deal Veggie Chips: I loved these!  The bag is 100 calories and also contains one serving of vegetables. The cheese flavor could have been a bit more intense, but I was happy.
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~Flamous Spicy Falafel Chips: These are gluten-free, organic, non-GMO and contain no wheat or preservatives.  I didn’t think they were overly spicy and think they would be much better with salsa or hummus or something along those lines.
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~Nib Nor Dark Chocolate Cherry Bar: Amazing!  I need to find out if this comes in other flavors because it’s good chocolate.
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~Oogie’s Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan: I loved everything about these.  They were flavorful and just delicious. The best part is that even my kids loved them.
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~I Heart Keenwah Chocolate Sea Salt Quinoa Cluster: I feel like I have had these before, but I don’t think I liked them as much then as I do now.  The chocolate / sea salt combination was perfect!
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~TruJoy Sweet Fruit Chews: I loved these.  They are really chewy, but flavorful and tasty.
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~Oogies Spicy Chipotle & Lime: I am not sure on this flavor, but I suspect had these been a different flavor I would have been all over them. They are 100% whole-grain, gluten-free and non-GMO.
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~Rawxies Cranberry Pecan Cookie: Had this been a different flavor I think this would have been a huge win.  It was good, but for sure could have used some chocolate. It’s gluten-free, soy free and dairy-free.
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~Laiki Red Rice Crackers: These crackers have 100 calories and contain only rice, oil and salt.  They are good, but they certainly need some hummus or something.
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~Gorilly Goods Original Fruit & Nuts: This is organic, gluten-free, raw, vegan, non-GMO and cholesterol free.  It wasn’t my favorite snack of the group mainly because of the fruit texture.
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~Sensible Foods Roasted Edamame: Loved these!  I would certainly grab these as an on-the-go snack. They are only 80 calories per package and are non-GMO and gluten-free.
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~Munk Pack Blueberry Acai Squeeze: Meh.  I have never been able get into pouches.  I know some people (like my 7 year-old) like them, but I just can’t!
SnackSack January 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon CodeSnackSack always provides a great box for the cost.  This month’s box had 14 snacks which works out to $1.64 per item.  Sure you may not love everything, but it’s better to find out by trying a single serve package than after you purchase the full-size.

What do you think of SnackSack?  If you are interested in subscribing use the coupon code “MOM10” to save 10% off your first order.

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