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January 2015 For the Faithful Review

For the Faithful
Cost: $25.99/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: Right now For the Faithful is offering up to 30% off subscriptions.  No coupon code needed.
January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

January 2015 For the Faithful

For the Faithful, who kindly sent me this to review, is a monthly subscription box full of Christian products delivered right to your door. You may receive items like a cool t-shirt (and we mean cool, something you’ll want to wear), books, DVDs, items for the house or garden, something brilliantly inspirational, or things for the kids.

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

The Box

For the Faithful ships via USPS on the 20th of the month. If you sign up by the 19th of the month you will receive that month’s box. If you sign up on the 20th or later, your subscription will begin with the following month’s box.

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

First Look

WB helped me unbox this one and right away saw something he had to have right away!

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

The Information Card

The January 2015 For the Faithful subscription box included the following items:

~Mornings with Jesus 2015 ($16.96): I have mentioned it before, but this isn’t a box I would get for myself, but I have a friend who absolutely loves it so I give her all of the items in the box.  This book includes “365 short five-minute readings that help you rest and recharge”.  I know she’ll read this every morning!

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

Mornings with Jesus 2015

~Bible Cover ($13): This is pretty cool.  It’s a nylon material and seems very sturdy, so it’s going to last a long time.  I thought it was great that they included a black cover because it can be used by anyone.

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

Bible Cover

~Bookmark ($4.99): You can use this to mark your page in the 365 Devotions book.

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

Bookmark

~Names of God Pamphlet ($3.99): This pamphlet (it’s actually a little fancier than a pamphlet really) offers an easy-to-use chart format for learning God’s names.

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

Names of God Pamphlet

~Key Chain ($3.99): This is another item I know my friend will enjoy.  It’ll be her new keychain next time I see her.

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

Key Chain

~Barney Plush & DVD ($9): B saw this and was like where did you get that?  And he didn’t mean it in a good way.  LOL. He’s not a Barney fan.  The kids, however, have never watched a Barney DVD before and they were mesmerized.  We’ll just make sure to play it when B isn’t home ;).

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

Barney Plush & DVD

~Bonus Faith Card: Also included was a faith card. It’s actually a few cards which are perforated so you can take one or two with you, give them to a friend who you think would like it or whatever you wish!

January 2015 For the Faithful Subscription Review

Bonus Faith Card

All totaled I came up with an (estimated) value of $53 for the January 2015 For the Faithful box. I feel like they include very useful and practical items and I love that they include items for the little ones too!

What do you think of For the Faithful?  They are offering up to 30% off subscriptions right now (which would make your first box $21.99 on a one-month subscription, so if you know someone you might enjoy this, I recommend checking them out!
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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.

February 2015 Zoobean Review – 2 Year-Old Boy

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Zoobean
Cost: $2.99 – $16.95/month (depending on package selected)
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
February 2015 Zoobean

February 2015 Zoobean

Zoobean, who kindly sent me this package to review, is a monthly subscription service which helps you build your individual child’s literacy with remarkable children’s books and apps selected just for him or her.  You are able to select between a monthly book delivery service (from $9.99/month) that gives you one hardcover or paperback book each month, along with an app recommendation + literacy guides or a digital service option (from $2.99/month) and receive weekly personalized app + book recommendations that come with literacy guides.

This selection is for WB who is 2.5 years old.  I also receive a book for L (he’s 6), but that one hasn’t arrived yet.

February 2015 Zoobean

The Package

Zoobean ships via USPS Media Mail and took under a week to arrive.

The Book

February 2015 Zoobean

Leonardo the Terrible Monster

WB’s book selection this month was “Leonardo the Terrible Monster” (which is priced at $13.73 on Amazon right now).  It’s about Leonardo who is a terrible monster.  He’s not a terrible monster because he’s super mean and scary.  No, he’s terrible at being a monster.  It’s a very cute book and really works for any age, not just little ones!

The App

The App - Hugless Douglas

The App – Hugless Douglas

Our app selection this month was “Hugless Douglas” which is $2.99 on the iTunes store right now.  It looks like an adorable app, but I think it’s something that WB would look at once and then be done with.  He’s more into apps that are all games (or at least game like) than books.

The Zoobean plan I received is $16.95, which includes the monthly hardcover book + the digital reading guide + the app selection and app companion.  If you are interested in just the Digital Service, it’s $2.99/month and you will receive a weekly email that includes an expert created Reading Guide or App Companion along with a book or app recommendation.  And then you can pick up the book at the bookstore or borrow it from your local library!

What do you think of Zoobean?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

January 2015 Hammock Pack Review – “Nashville” 7 comments

Hammock Pack
Cost: $32/month
Ships To: Continental United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

January 2015 Hammock Pack Review

My January 2015 Hammock Pack arrived this afternoon and I couldn’t wait to open it up.

If you aren’t familiar with them, Hammock Pack is a monthly surprise pack filled with everything you need to take a much needed getaway without even leaving your home. Boxes are geared towards women and each month you will receive a pack filled with a mix of food, bath products, housewares, and accessories that you’d only find if you visited that month’s destination city.

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

The Box

Hammock Pack ships via USPS Priority Mail.  They typically ship on the 25th of the month, but this month shipped a few days after that – possibly due to the storm on the East Coast? Not a big deal though because it’s here now.

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

First Look

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

Second First Look

I tried to find some spoilers on this one last night, but I came up empty handed.  I think that made me even more excited to actually get it in my hands and open it up.  I will admit, I like being spoiler free.  Sometimes.

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

The Information Card

The January 2015 Hammock Pack destination was “Tennessee” and included the following items:

~Willa’s Shortbread Butter Pecan Shortbread (Madison, TN) ($5.75): These are delicious.  I opened them up right away to test them out and I must say they are one of the best shortbread cookies I have ever had.  They are buttery and perfectly baked.  Very very good!

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

Willa’s Shortbread Butter Pecan Shortbread

~Music City Suds Take Me Home, Country Rose Candle (Nashville, TN) ($12): I have received soap from Music City Suds in the past and they are great, but I am even happier with this candle!  It smells awesome and I love all the names of their products.  This is something I would have picked up if I were to visit Nashville.

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

Music City Suds Take Me Home, Country Rose Candle

~Olive and Sinclair Sea Salt Chocolate Bar (Nashville, TN) ($6.99): Do I even need to tell you how good this is?  Because it’s delicious.  Totally delicious.  Any combination of chocolate and sea salt is fine with me.

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

Olive and Sinclair Sea Salt Chocolate Bar

~Little Seed Farm Farmstead Milk Soap (Lebanon, TN) ($7): I received a lip salve from this brand in another box (the October 2014 Hazel Lane) and loved it.  Their soaps are hand poured and created right on the farm.  Charcoal soaps are my favorite and they are the ones I use up first.

January 2015 Hammock Pack Subscription Review

Little Seed Farm Farmstead Milk Soap

All totaled I came up with a value of $31.74 for the January 2015 Hammock Pack. This box is never really an amazing “value”, but I am always happy with it.  I subscribe to this box totally on my own and just think they put together a unique and fun box.

What do you think of Hammock Pack?  What city / state would you like to see them do next?  I am still hoping for a “Detroit” themed box!  Hopefully that happens sooner rather than later.

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Fabletics is on Haute Look!

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Fabletics on Haute Look

Fabletics on Haute Look

 

Fabletics is on Haute Look today! If you have been wanting to try them out, but were hesitant about picking up a subscription because you wanted to test the quality first or if you wanted to pick up just a few pieces to add to your collection, this is your chance!  I highly recommend the Salar legging and the Daru Bootcut pants.  I am guessing this stuff will sell out fast, so check it out now!

Oh and Muk Luks are also on Haute Look today!  Love those too!

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January 2015 Koala Crate Review – “Music & Rhythm” + Coupon Code 3 comments

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
Koala Crate
Cost: $19.95/month.
Ships To: United States and Canada.
Coupon Code: Use code “GOODSHOPGIFT” to save $10 off your first month.
January 2015 Koala Crate Review

January 2015 Koala Crate

WB’s January 2015 Koala Crate arrived yesterday and since we had no plans this morning, we decided to get to work on the projects.

If you aren’t familiar, Koala Crate is from Kiwi Crate’s new line of crates. It’s designed for preschoolers ages 3-4 and includes all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as colors, transportation or safari. Crates are designed to give children exposure to new materials and new concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

The Box

Koala Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post and took over a week to arrive. I believe that Koala Crate ships are various times during the month depending on when you originally signed up for the box. I signed up in the last half of the month, so that is when my box ships.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

First Look

The box was perfectly packed and included all of the pieces.  I never heard of anyone missing items from their Kiwi Crate / Koala Crate boxes, so that is a very good thing.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

The Theme – Music & Rhythm

The January 2015 Koala Crate theme was “music & rhythm” and included the following three projects:

Project #1 – Dancing Silk

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Project #1 – Dancing Silk – The Instructions

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Dancing Silk – The Materials

The first project was “Dancing Silk” and included all of the items needed to create a colorful scarf to move and groove to the music with.  The project was high on the messiness scale, medium on the grownup involvement scale and involved “moving – gross” and discovering”.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Dancing Silk – In Progress

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Dancing Silk – The Final Product

This was easily WB’s favorite project of the three.  Well, making the scarf turn red was his favorite anyway.  He was so into pouring the water and Kool-Aid in and then stirring the scarf in and watching it turn red.  He wasn’t as excited about dancing with it (he doesn’t need any props when he dances I guess), but he was certainly happy to make it.  And he did like just flat out running around with it!

Project #2 – Singing Trumpet

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Project #2 – Singing Trumpet

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Singing Trumpet – The Materials

The next project we worked on was “Singing Trumpet” which included all of the materials needed to decorate and make your own music.  This project was low on the messiness scale, high on the grownup involvement scale and involved “creating” and “communicating”.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Singing Trumpet – In Process

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Singing Trumpet – The Final Product

We had fun decorating this one and also playing it.  The tissue paper on it really does make neat sounds and when L gets home, I know they will be fighting over this.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Project #3 – Rhythm Game

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Rhythm Game – The Materials

The final project in the box was “Rhythm Game” and allowed you to explore patterns and rhythms with your guiro.  This project was low on the messiness scale, low on the grownup involvement scale and involved “moving – fine” and “exploring”.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

Rhythm Game – Playing

The idea of this one was to follow along with the rhythm sheets and use the patterns to create different sounds.  WB is still kind of little for something like that, so we just played with it.  He liked seeing what sounds he could create and the louder it went, the more he liked it.

January 2015 Koala Crate Review

imagine! music

Just like Kiwi Crate has their explore! magazine, Koala Crate has imagine!  “imagine!” includes stories, mazes and other fun activities relating to the theme.  I try and keep one in my bag at all times with some crayons to keep the boys occupied when we are waiting at restaurants, running errands, etc.

What do you think of Koala Crate?  If you subscribe do you enjoy it as much as WB and I did?  If you are interested in subscribing you can sign up here and use the coupon code “GOODSHOPGIFT” to save $10 off your first box!

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