October 2014 Mantry Review – “GQ How To”

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Mantry
Cost: $75/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A.
October 2014 Mantry

October 2014 Mantry

B’s October 2014 Mantry arrived today! If you aren’t familiar with them, Mantry (aka the Modern Man’s Pantry) is a food of the month club that lets you discover the finest american artisan foods – and gives you ideas of what to do with them.  At $75/month it’s a spendy box for sure, but B totally totally loves it.

October 2014 Mantry

The Box

Mantry ships via UPS Sure Post. It starts out with UPS (and is sometimes delivered by UPS if they have another package for you or will be in your area that day anyway) and typically ends up being delivered by the Post Office. My box took two days this month which is about normal for them. It always arrives in just a few days and ships right on the 20th of the month.

October 2014 Mantry

First Look

I didn’t take a picture of it this month, but Mantry ships their monthly box in super cool wooden crates. We have a big stack of ours in the basement and we are just waiting for the right project to come along so we can use them.

October 2014 Mantry

The Information Card

The October 2014 Mantry box was a collaboration with GQ Magazine and was the “GQ How To” box. It included the following items to help you kick up your cocktail party and avoid the lines and high tabs that come with a boys’ night out:

~Bee’s Knees Food Co. Chipotle Lime Peanuts ($4): These are a little too spicy for me, but B will like them. I doubt they will make it much past the weekend though, much less all the way to a “boys night in”.

October 2014 Mantry

Bee’s Knees Food Co. Chipotle Lime Peanuts

~Bittermilk Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned ($15): The last time B drank bourbon it ended badly (well it was fun while it was happening but the next day was a bit rough), so I am guessing he’s going to be a bit more cautious about this one.  It includes a cocktail recipe right in the information card which is awesome!

October 2014 Mantry

Bittermilk Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned

~Savannah Bee Co. Raw Honeycomb ($15): I feel like we have gotten a honeycomb from Mantry before, but I can’t recall what we did with it?  The information card this month includes a recipe for a “Gold Rush Cocktail” and also suggests drizzling some over your meat and cheese.  Done and done.

October 2014 Mantry

Savannah Bee Co. Raw Honeycomb

~Dude, Sweet Chocolate FDA Chocolate Salami ($12.38): Chocolate salami?  Dude what?  Ha!  Sorry, I couldn’t resist.  I am thinking this on a meat and cheese platter this weekend for the Michigan State-Michigan game?  Doesn’t that sound good??

October 2014 Mantry

Dude, Sweet Chocolate FDA Chocolate Salami

~Creninelli Whiskey Salami ($14): This will be added to the meat and cheese plate this weekend as well!  We have had salami from this brand before and it’s always amazing.  I expect this to be as well.

October 2014 Mantry

Creninelli Whiskey Salami

~Beer Flats Porter Crackers ($6.99): These are absolutely fabulous.  They sent a different flavor last fall and they were yummy too.  You don’t even have to love beer to love these.

October 2014 Mantry

Beer Flats Porter Crackers

All totaled I came up with a value of $67.37 for the October 2104 Mantry box.  While it didn’t quite hit the $75 cost of the box, I am happy because we can’t get a lot of these items locally (that I know of anyway), so if I factored in shipping, we are coming out ahead.  Plus, B LOVES Mantry, so I have to take that into account as well.

Did you get Mantry this month?  What’d you think?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here!

Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.35.35 PM

Posted in Monthly Subscription Boxes | Tagged , | 4 Comments

October 2014 Mommy’s Me Tyme Review

Mommy’s Me Tyme
Cost: $37.90/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A.
October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

October 2014 Mommy’s Me Tyme

Mommy’s Me Tyme, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a package of pampering full of items that Mothers and non-Mothers alike can enjoy. Each box is filled with 5+ high quality products such as jewelry, accessories, bath & spa essentials, beauty products and unique merchandise with a total value of $50+.

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

The Box

Mommy’s Me Tyme ships via USPS Priority Mail and took just two days to arrive to me.  Unlike the last last box I received from them which was super heavy, this one was super light!

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

First Look

I knew what one of the items in the box would be (based on the spoilers that were posted), but I didn’t know about the rest.  The first look was very pink, which was a good thing in my opinion.

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

The Information Card

The October 2014 Mommy’s Me Tyme theme was “Fight Like A Girl” and included the following items:

~Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet ($5): This doesn’t appear to be available on their website anymore, but $1 of the purchase of each of these bracelets was donated to a breast cancer cause.  My picture is a little dark, but it’s a very cute bracelet and would be a really nice gift for a friend or family member who fought / is fighting breast cancer.

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet

~Sharper Image Digital Keychain ($19.99): I didn’t even know such an item existed! It’s a keychain that doubles as a digital picture frame.  Actually wait, maybe I did know.  I may have had one of these (not as thin and for sure not pink) a while back.  Anyway, I am going to get this all set up over the weekend and will be using it.

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

Sharper Image Digital Keychain

~Bath & Body World Scentportable Car Freshener Hanger ($10.50) & Refill ($3.50): I can’t find the mitten online so I used the price on the information card.  I probably won’t use this in my car, but I will use it in somewhere. Maybe under the kitchen sink?  Although it is kind of too cute to hide away, so I will have to find a better spot for it.

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

Bath & Body World Scentportable Car Freshener Hanger & Refill

~Handmade Rhinestoned EOS Lip Balm ($12): I mean, what’s not to like here?  Blinged out EOS lip balm?  Yes please!  I don’t even want to use it because I never want it to be gone!

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

Handmade Rhinestoned EOS Lip Balm

~Breast Cancer Awareness Carabiner Keychain ($7): I will certainly use this!  I try not to carry all my keys with me at once anymore because it would be a complete mess if I lost them. So I have an assortment of keys and keychains and can always use one more.

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

Breast Cancer Awareness Carabiner Keychain

The box also included a card showing a spoiler for the November box.  It’s a Heart Living Locket with a value of over $30.

October 2014 Mommy's Me Tyme

November Sneak Peek

All totaled I came up with a value of $57.99 for the October 2014 Mommy’s Me Tyme Box. I gotta tell you, if you put blinged out lip balm and pink stuff in a box, I am probably going to like it, so it’s no surprise I liked this box!  Seriously, I am obsessed with that EOS!  So cute!

What do you think of Mommy’s Me Tyme?  If you are interested in ordering or just want to check out more, click here.
Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.35.35 PM

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
Posted in Monthly Subscription Boxes | Tagged , | 8 Comments

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box Review

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
Nicky Hilton Fancy Box
Cost: $46.95/month ($39/month + $7.95 shipping).
Ships To: Worldwide.  Additional shipping costs apply to shipments outside of the US.
Coupon Code: N/A
October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

My October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box arrived this morning. It’s one of the newer fancy boxes and it’s been kind of all over the place, so I had no idea what to expect from this month.

Just in case you aren’t familiar, Fancy, which is $39/month (plus shipping), has a “regular” Fancy Box full of cool goodies and celebrity curated boxes which include a collection of the coolest products hand-picked by Nicky Hilton (which is their latest celebrity collaboration) Jennifer Love HewittVerbalKelly RowlandCoco RochaSnoop DoggT-Pain and / or The Rockettes. They also offer a Fancy Food Box (which I love), a Culinary Box and Fancy Mystery Boxes.

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

The Box

Fancy Box ships via FedEx Home. I got a tracking notification for this box on Tuesday and it arrived today (Thursday).  I was really happy to see that they used a different sized box this month because I absolutely hate when they use giant boxes and they are 1/8 full.  So silly.

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

First Look

Ohh, the first look was a pretty good one.  I was really hoping that the little black box was what I thought it was.

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

The Packing Slip

For whatever reason, the October Nicky Hilton Fancy Box didn’t include an information card.  It had the normal packing slip, but not the card.  Oh well.  Here is what it included:

~Eva NYV Healthy Heat Ceramic Styling Iron ($80): I don’t believe I have ever gotten a flat iron from Fancy before.  I know I have gotten a curling wand, but never a flat iron.  My hair is absolutely stick straight already, but I am sure there is another use for this.  If not, it will make a fabulous gift!

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Eva NYV Healthy Heat Ceramic Styling Iron

~NEST Candle (Japanese Black Currant) ($14):  Eeek!  This is exactly what I was hoping was in that little black box!  I love candles and I really love The Nest candles.  They are expensive though, so I don’t buy them very often.  This one smells incredible and I am thrilled with it.

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

NEST Candle

~Cat Ring: I need to figure out who makes this and get a price on it.  I was thinking it was a Catbird ring, but they are expensive and that would make the value of this box insane.  As soon as I find out I will update!

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Ring

~Bunny Ring Holder ($8): I am cracking up because I thought this was just a bunny figurine and was like, ohh, Nicky Hilton must like knick-knacks.  Umm, no.  It’s a ring holder which makes much more sense.  One of my bunny’s ears was broken (it was’t packaged very securely), so I need to contact Fancy about getting a replacement.

October 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Bunny Ring Holder

All totaled I came up with a value of $102 for the October Nicky Hilton Fancy Box.  I thought this was a great box and liked it much better than last month’s box!  I am now REALLY excited to see what she does next month.  Maybe we can get some beauty products??

Did you get the October Nicky Hilton Fancy Box?  What’d you think?  Did you have any variations? If you are thinking of ordering this or ANY of the Fancy Boxes, click here and get on it! If you can’t find the Fancy Box you are looking for, I suggest just doing search for “Fancy Box“. It’s much easier than trying to navigate their site and you’ll be able to find all the fancy boxes there, as well as, the Mystery Boxes.

Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.35.35 PM

Posted in Monthly Subscription Boxes | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

**New** PopSugar Must Have Box Coupon Code!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links!
PopSugar Coupon Code

PopSugar Coupon Code

My Subscription Addiction has just announced a fabulous new PopSugar Must Have Box Coupon Code!  While supplies last, new accounts (or those without a current active subscription) can use the coupon code “GWP10” to score $10 off your first PopSugar Must Have Box PLUS get a free Kendra Scott Necklace included in your box!  That’s a crazy deal since because you usually only get a gift with purchase OR a dollar off coupon code from them!

From the looks of it, if you order now your subscription will begin with the October box.  I don’t know when the box will switch over to November, but of course I will update you if I hear anything!  There has been lots going on which PopSugar lately (delayed boxes being one of the issues which you can read more about here), but I have to say, they are still one of my favorite boxes.

Posted in Monthly Subscription Boxes | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

November 2014 Love With Food Spoilers + Free Box Offer!

Disclosure: This post contains referral links.


Love With Food has released their November 2014 Spoiler video! According to the video, the November Love With Food theme is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and will include the following items:

~Marlo’s Soft Baked Biscotti
~Chipz Happen Tortilla Chips
~Gluten Free Box Only: Straw Propeller’s Maple Oats

You have until 11/1 to get signed up for the November box.  If you are a new subscriber you can use click here and try your first box for only $2 (that’s the shipping cost).
Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.35.35 PM

Posted in Monthly Subscription Boxes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

GLOSSYBOX Alex + Ani Gift With Purchase Offer!!!!!!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
GLOSSYBOX Free Alex and Ani Gift With Purchase!

GLOSSYBOX Free Alex and Ani Gift With Purchase!

OMG, I am so excited about this brand new GLOSSYBOX coupon code!  They are offering a FREE Alex and Ani bangle (a $38 value) with the purchase of a new GLOSSYBOX subscription!  It hasn’t been formally announced yet, but we are getting a sneak peek!

GLOSSYBOX Coupon Code

GLOSSYBOX Coupon Code

The bracelet comes in one of two colors (beige and red) and you won’t know which you’ll receive until you get your first box.  Both are totally gorgeous and since they are almost double the cost of the box itself (which is $21) it’s an incredible offer too!

What do you think of the latest GLOSSYBOX Gift With Purchase?  Do you love Alex and Ani bracelets as much as I do?  In you are interested in ordering, just use the coupon code “ALEXANI” and checkout and it will be yours! I am not totally sure how long this amazing offer will last, so take advantage of it now!

Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.35.35 PM

Posted in Monthly Subscription Boxes | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Thursday Thoughts

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate / referral links.

TTGood copy

It’s time for another Thursday Thoughts! If you want to participate, but have no idea what a link-up is, you can check out my explanation of it here.

~Is this week seriously almost over?  Why is it when the holidays start to get closer that time starts to fly by?  I was seriously hoping to finish up Gone Girl, but instead I have been going to bed early.  Well earlier ;).   Not a bad thing though I suppose.

~I was really hoping that these Red Velvet Oreo’s were real, but it appears they are a hoax.  Boo!  They really sound like the perfect cookie.  Cream cheese filling in a cookie?  Does such a thing exist anywhere?  Oreo or someone should get on that!

A girl can dream.

A girl can dream.

~This month has been all over the place for subscription box deliveries! Some have been early, some late, it’s just been a weird month. Hopefully it’s back to normal next month. Anyway, I am still expecting Escape MonthlyKiwi Crate, Lip Factory, Mantry, Stitch SetUrthBox and a few more boxes this week. And there are a few other boxes (Hazel Lane, Hammock Pack) that normally don’t ship till the last week of the month that should be coming next week.

~Have you heard about the new GapKids x Kate Spade and Jack Spade collaboration?  There are some adorable pieces for girls (I don’t love the boys stuff quite as much) and some really cute accessories.  I can’t find the cost of the pieces yet (which could change my thoughts on it all), but it launches on the 30th of the month.

GapKids x Kate Spade and Jack Spade

GapKids x Kate Spade and Jack Spade

~So I always knew about the FedEx Delivery Manager and UPS’s My Choice feature, both of which allow you to see what FedEx / UPS shipments are headed your way.  You just answer some questions to verify your address / identity and it will show you everything that they have in the system that’s enroute to you.  They rock.  Anyway, I had no idea until yesterday that USPS had one too!  Once you get signed up it shows you all packages that the Post Office is delivering to you, the tracking, estimated delivery dates, etc.  What? This is a complete game changer.

~I seem to have volunteered us to host a (last minute) trunk for Trunk-or-Treating at L’s school tomorrow night and I need some ideas on how to decorate!  There are a ton of ideas on Pinterest (sometimes Pinterest is just too much information), but they seem pretty elaborate and time consuming.  Any ideas for something that I can do that will be incredible and easy are much appreciated!

Help!

Help!

~And one last thing, I am going to be moving the Spoilers over from October to November in the next few days, so make sure to check and see what’s being updated there!

That’s it from here! What are your weekend plans?

Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.35.35 PM


Posted in General Blog, New, Thursday Thoughts | Tagged , , | 28 Comments

PopSugar Neiman Marcus Must Have Box ~ Now Available!

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links.
PopSugar + Neiman Marcus 2014

PopSugar + Neiman Marcus 2014

I don’t know how I missed this until now (I have been hunting for details on it), but PopSugar is once again offering a Limited Edition Neiman Marcus Box! The PopSugar Must Have Neiman Marcus 2014 Box is $250 and is the “ultimate luxurious collection of gifts to give and receive this season”. The website says it ships mid-November which is SOON!  According to the press release, the box will have a value of $650 and will have “eight luxurious items”, but no spoilers have been released yet. If I hear of any I will let you know!

I ordered just now and if you want this one I suggest you do the same because it sold out in just hours last time!  ETA: The press release says that it will be available beginning November 5th at Neiman Marcus as well.
Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.35.35 PM

Posted in Monthly Subscription Boxes | Tagged , , | 34 Comments