PopSugar Special Edition Holiday for Her SPOILER!!!!!

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PopSugar Must Have Holiday for Her Spoiler

PopSugar Must Have Holiday for Her Spoiler

My wish has been granted! We have our first spoiler for the PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday For Her!  All boxes will contain a Turkish-T Diamond Throw, designed exclusively by PopSugar!

Boxes are $100/each (plus tax) and are scheduled to arrive mid-December!  What do you think of the spoiler? Did you pick up a PopSugar Holiday box yet?

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November 2014 Googaro Review (2-3 Year-Old Boy) + Coupon Code

Googaro
Cost: $35/month
Ships To: United States and APO/Military addresses.
Coupon Code: Use code “THANKYOU” to save 20% off your entire subscription purchase!
November 2014 Googaro

November 2014 Googaro

Googaro, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly subscription box for babies 0-3 years of age.  Each month Googaro sends selects mom-approved items for you and your baby straight to your door. You’ll receive some of their favorite finds including toys, books, snacks, and household products.

November 2014 Googaro

The Box

Googaro ships via DHL Global Mail and took over a week to arrive.  As usual, sometimes DHL is fast and sometimes it’s not.  I am guessing with the holidays and the increased mail volume, it will be slow until after the new year.

November 2014 Googaro

First Look

I hadn’t seen any spoilers for this box so opening it up was a complete surprise.  I thought it was a fabulous first look though and I was hoping that one of the items was what I thought it was!

November 2014 Googaro

The Information Card

The November 2014 Googaro Box for a 2-3 Boy contained the following items:

~Sesame Street P is for Potty Book ($4.79): Ahh, potty training!  Sometimes WB is interested, sometimes not so much.  I think we’ll get more serious about it after the new year.  But he does seem to be interested in Elmo using the potty, so that’s good!

November 2014 Googaro

Sesame Street P is for Potty Book

~Skiphop Dirty Duds ($10.99): I cannot find this online which is kind of driving me crazy! It’s designed to collect your little ones dirty clothes while traveling.  It’s on the small size though, so I think it would only work for an overnight or weekend trip.  But it will also work for carrying an extra set of clothes, wet clothes, wet swim trunks, etc.

November 2014 Googaro

Skiphop Dirty Duds

~Skiphop Lunch Kit ($9): I have been wanting one of these (for WB of course) ever since they came out and here it is!  I absolutely love it and think it is so adorable.  I am going to pack WB’s lunch in this for a little indoor picnic this week!

November 2014 Googaro

Skiphop Lunch Kit

November 2014 Googaro

Skiphop Lunch Kit – The Inside

~Plantoys Number Sign Language Game ($20): These are awesome. Totally awesome.  WB is really into numbers right now and is always counting and lining things up.  Sometimes he gets it right, sometimes not. I love that it shows the numbers in three different ways (American Sign Language, the numerals and dots) and know that this is something I will save for WB and L’s kids!

November 2014 Googaro

Plantoys Number Sign Language Game

All totaled I came up with a value of $44.78 for the November 2014 Googaro box.  I was very happy with this box and will use every single item in it!  I thought it was well curated and perfect for WB’s age!

If you are interested in learning more or signing up, click here.  Googaro starts at $35/month and now through the end of the month you can use the coupon code “THANKYOU” to save 20% off your entire subscription order!

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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.
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December 2014 Julep Maven Selection Window – Now Open + Maven News!

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December Julep Maven Selection Window

December Julep Maven Selection Window

The December Julep Maven selection window is open!  This month features “The Countdown Collection” and is full of striking shimmers and luxe crèmes designed to accent every event on your calendar.

A Better Look

A Better Look

I may actually have to (finally) upgrade to the customizable box option this month. I want three of the polishes, but I also want an Orbital eye shadow to try too!

Julep Orbital Eyeshadows

Julep Orbital Eyeshadows

What box option (if any) are you going for this month?  If you missed the news yesterday, Julep is now allowing ALL Mavens the option to “Skip” months whenever they wish!  This is awesome and I love love love that they went back to it!

And don’t forget, if you are new to Julep, you can use the coupon code “TREAT” to get your first box (which would be the 4-Piece Jingle Bells Themed Box) free! You’d just pay $3.99 shipping!

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New Citrus Lane Mystery Boxes!

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Citrus Lane Mystery Boxes

Citrus Lane Mystery Boxes

Citrus Lane has just announced the following new Mystery Box offerings:

~Wee Gallery-Seahorse Red ($29): Features a red Seahorse from Wee Gallery and other items which are appropriate for baby boys (ages 0-12 months).
~Wee Gallery-Seahorse Yellow ($29): Features a yellow Seahorse from Wee Gallery and other items which are appropriate for baby girls (ages 0-12 months).
~Green Toys Race Car – Pink ($29): Features a Pink Race Car from Green Toys and other items which are appropriate for toddler girls (age 1-2 years).
~Kid O- Mini Airplane Red & Tugboat Green ($29): Features a Mini Airplane Red & Tugboat Green from KidO and other items which are appropriate for toddler boys (age 1-2 years).
~Mudpuppy-Puzzle Pouch Forest Friends ($29): Features a puzzle pouch from Mudpuppy and other items which are appropriate for toddler boys and girls (age 2 years).
~Skip Hop Dino Hooded Towel ($29): Items are appropriate for a variety of ages, recommended for preschool boys (ages 3 years+) and features a Skip Hop Dinosaur Hooded Towel.
~Skip Hop Giraffe Divided Plate ($29): Items are appropriate for a variety of ages, recommended for toddler girls (age 1-2 years) and features a Skip Hop Giraffe Divided Plate.
~Tree Hopper-Match Stacks Zoo Animals ($29): Features a Zoo Animals Match Stacks from Tree Hopper and other items which are appropriate for preschool boys (age 3 years+).
~Crocodile Creek- Vehicle Puzzle-Ice Cream ($29): Features an Ice Cream Vehicle Puzzle from Crocodile Creek and other items which are appropriate for preschool girls (age 3 years+).
~Melissa and Doug Clock Sorter ($29): Items are appropriate for a variety of ages, recommended for preschool girls (ages 3 years+) and features a Melissa and Doug clock sorter.
~Oogaa Spoon Set- Pink ($29): Items are appropriate for baby girls (ages 0-12 months) and features a feeding spoon set from Oogaa.
~Oogaa Spoon Set- Green ($29): Items are appropriate for baby boys (ages 0-12 months) and features a feeding spoon set from Oogaa.
~Bumkins- Reusable Lunch Bag Ribbons ($29): Items are appropriate for a variety of ages, recommended for preschool girls (age 3+ years) and features a reusable lunch tote from Bumkins.
~Apple Park- Ducky Picnic Pal Soft Teething ($29): Items are appropriate for baby girls (ages 0-12 months) and features a soft teether Picnic Pal from the coveted brand Apple Park.

As noted on their website, products included are from Citrus Lane’s favorite brands, and may overlap with items that have been sent in their subscription boxes, current and past mystery boxes. Mystery boxes have a retail value of $60+ and are only available while supplies last!

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Thursday Thoughts

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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.

~Yay! It snowed yesterday!  The boys were OMGSOEXCITED.  L must have told me a dozen times how much he loved it and how it’s his favorite time of year.  As soon as he got home from school he went outside and played.  And much to my surprise, WB wanted to go out too!  We seriously had to drag WB in.  He looked frozen but insisted he was fine.  Keep snowing because we love it!

~Does anyone watch Tori & Dean’s show?  I stopped watching for a bit and then picked it back up and uhh, that’s a complete train wreck right there.  I can only hope that they are just acting and it’s not a real reality show, but I don’t know.  I don’t either either of them are good enough actors for that.  What a mess.

True Tori

True Tori

~This had been, by far, the busiest subscription box week of the month.  I got a bunch of boxes yesterday and I am still expecting Austin LloydEscape Monthly, Loot CrateNerd Block Jr and OMG Nina Garcia’s Quarterly Box finally billed!  So many delays with that one, but now that everyone has been charged we should be seeing it in a week or two.  I so hope it’s amazing!

~The Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box will go on sale on November 25th at 12pm EST.  It’s $44.95 plus $10 shipping and handling.  According to someone on MUT who did the calculations, the box has a value of $217.  The Allure website says it has a value of $250, but I would assume they used retail prices while MUT used actual online prices.  I am for real sitting this one out, but if you want to snag one, make sure to set an alarm.  I don’t think it will go as fast as some of the ones in the past have, but it will sell out (it always does).

Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box

Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box

~I got an e-mail yesterday from Birchbox saying that they noticed my November Birchbox had shipped late (it was “Born” on the 11th and started moving on the 12th) so they were adding 100 points to my account (which is equal to $10 to spend in the Birchbox shop) to make up for it.  I know it’s suppose to ship before the 10th, but whatever, I didn’t think it was a huge deal and was shocked (and impressed) that they did that.  They really do have awesome customer service.

~This is super random, but I was on the Food Network website last night looking for Tyler Florence’s Spiced Apple Brine we got in a box a while back (we want more) and I noticed that they sell candles.  Has anyone smelled these?  Where can I find them in person?  I feel like this might be like a Kohl’s thing or something?

Food Network Candles

Food Network Candles

~I don’t know about you, but I am so hoping that today is the day we get a spoiler for the PopSugar Must Have Holiday boxes!  Can we get some scoop on what’s in those things already???

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

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November 2014 Little Lace Box Review + Coupon Code

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Little Lace Box
Cost: $39.99/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: Use code “Rambling10” to save $10 off your first box.
November 2014 Little Lace Box

November 2014 Little Lace Box


Little Lace Box
, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a subscription service that delivers hand-curated, nearly impossible-to-find designer products directly to your doorstep every month. Boxes will be brimming with high-end, brand name beauty, lifestyle, and home product samples to treat yourself to and dazzle your friends during your next night out.

November 2014 Little Lace Box

The Box

Little Lace Box ships via USPS Priority Mail.  This month’s box seemed to ship a bit earlier in the month than normal which was likely because of the holiday next week.

November 2014 Little Lace Box

First Look

I was beyond excited to check out this month’s box.  They had indicated that it was going to be the most valuable Little Lace Box to date and also had mentioned that it would be shipping in an oversized box which had me intrigued!

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Second First Look

As you can see this box was packed full!  There were so many goodies in here I didn’t even know where to start.  And like they do with every box, there was a hand-written note included.  I love that!

November 2014 Little Lace Box

The Information Card

The November 2014 Little Lace Box theme was “The Night Before Christmas”.  They advertise the theme in advance so you know if it’s something you are interested in or not which is awesome.  Here is what the amazing November Little Lace Box included:

~Lemon Angora Fluff Mukluks ($49.99): Yes, yes, yes.  A million times yes!  I love these.  And I already want the other colors they have in their shop.  They are totally 100% perfect for a night like tonight.  It’s cold and snowy out and I have the fireplace on.  And like the LLB girls, I could totally see myself wearing these out of the house by accident.  So cozy.

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Angora Fluff Muk Luk

~Hillhouse Naturals Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Candle ($28.70):  According to the information card, this candle has a 100 hour burn time which is insanity. They also said that you should burn the candle one hour for every inch in diameter to ensure a perfect burn, which in this case works out to 4.5 hours per night.  Thank goodness they did the math for me on this one because I was not excited about breaking out my ruler and my calculator.  This candle smells amazing and is already in my guest bathroom!

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Hillhouse Naturals Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Candle

~Holiday Matches from North Pole Match Manufacturing ($2.99): Well of course you need Santa matches to light your new candle!  The box on this is adorable and I’ll totally use these.

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Holiday Matches

~Keeton Infinity Scarf ($29.99): I got a somewhat similar scarf from Stitch Fix last month which I loved, so it’s no surprise I love this one too.  It’s huge and cozy and yeah, I’ll be wearing this in the drop-off line in the morning at school ;).

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Keeton Infinity Scarf

~Red Dear Santa Pillow ($16.99): There were four variations of this pillow sent out, but I love this one! It’s kind of perfect for L, who has started on his Christmas list and already has an insane amount of items on it.  It’d probably just be easier if he showed Santa this.

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Red Dear Santa Pillow

~Pre De Provence Luxe Lavender Bath Salts ($11.69): Little Lace Box suggests using this on Christmas Eve to take a nice long soak and forget about all the holiday shopping / wrapping presents, etc. I may actually to try make that my goal on Christmas Eve this year. It’s always so nuts that I would love a calm bath after we go to our Christmas Eve Event!

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Pre De Provence Luxe Lavender Bath Salts

~Pre De Provence Luxe Lavender Body Butter ($15.99): And after your bath, you can use this fabulous body butter! The odds of me being able to save it that long are slim though because it does smell really good.

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Pre De Provence Luxe Lavender Body Butter

~Bonus Item: Timber Green Woods Snowflake Ornament ($14.95): I believe that everyone got a bonus item, but I am not 100% sure if they were all the same this month (they were not last month). I am thrilled with the ornament and will be hanging it on my tree this year!

November 2014 Little Lace Box

Bonus Item: Timber Green Woods Snowflake Ornament

All totaled I came up with a value of $171.29 for the November 2014 Little Lace Box which is pure insanity since this box is only $39.99/month!  And that doesn’t even include shipping which would be an additional $10+ since they use Priority Mail!  I am beyond impressed by this box and I kid you not, they may end up replacing PopSugar as my favorite subscription box!

Also included in the box was a little information on the December Little Lace Box.  The theme is “A Fresh New Start” and focuses on products just for YOU (not your home).  They were careful to point out that it’s not a fitness or self-help box, but rather is based on a belief that there are certain items that a person can receive that make them feel better about themselves.  After getting this box I am even more excited to see what’s in the December box!  They also noted that they understand that December is a difficult month because of all the gifts we purchase for others, so if you want to skip the December Little Lace Box, just shoot them an e-mail before the 30th of November and let them know.

What do you think of Little Lace Box?  If you are interested in ordering (wouldn’t this box make an incredible holiday gift) or just want to learn more, click here and don’t forget to use the coupon code “Rambling10” to save $10 off your first box.  The November box is sold out, but you can still get the December one!  ETA: You can also use the coupon code “Winter15” through 12.15.14, to save 15% off your entire purchase in their online boutique (does not include subscription purchases).

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November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box Review

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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
November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

My November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box arrived a bit ago. I was anxious to see what was in it since my November Kelly Rowland box (I haven’t gotten my review done on it yet) was more like a Fancy Mystery Box than a celebrity curated box. It was quite random and I was hoping this was not the same.

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.

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

The Box

Fancy Box ships via FedEx and took the normal two days to get to me.  It left the East Coast on Monday and I received it today (Wednesday).

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

First Look

The first look was, well, random.  And pretty familiar actually.  I recognized a lot of the items from other Fancy Boxes which I wasn’t overly excited about.  As has been the trends lately, the November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box didn’t have an information card.  I don’t know  what is going on with Fancy, but is certainly has me curious.

Here is what the November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box included:

~Cilio Chocolate Fondue Set ($30): I received this set (in red) in the December 2013 Fancy Food Box.  It’s a cute little set and it does work, but I don’t need two.

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Cilio Chocolate Fondue Set

~Gama Go Cool Pop Spatula ($4.80): The regular price on this is $12, but it’s on sale on Fancy right now for $4.80. I believe I have received this in a few Fancy boxes, with one of them being the October 2013 Jennifer Love Hewitt Box.  I used to have a thing for buying spatulas (so weird I know), so I had a ton of them, but I am over it.  Whoever I give the fondue set to will also get this spatula.  Or maybe I will take them both up-north.

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Gama Go Cool Pop Spatula

~Tea Duckie Tea Infuser ($6): The regular price on this is $15, but it’s on sale for $6 on Fancy right now.  This is totally cute, but I don’t like tea and I really can’t see B taking this to work and drinking tea with a duck floating in his cup.

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Tea Duckie Tea Infuser

~Sweater Mug (~$10): Now this I like!  I received the cup and saucer that matches this in a Fancy box once, but I like this mug better. It’s already in my cupboard.

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Sweater Mug

~Macaroon Trinket Box ($20): I actually received this in the October 2013 Jennifer Love Hewitt box too.  I don’t mind these repeat though because I sent the first one to my friend Stacey.  This is really cute and well made.  And I love the pink.

November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box

Macaroon Trinket Box

All totaled I came up with a value of $70.80 for the November 2014 Nicky Hilton Fancy Box.  I liked this box better than my November Kelly Rowland one, but I didn’t think it at all felt like a celebrity curated box.  The number of repeats from previous Fancy Boxes was highly disappointing and so was the fact that a few of the items are “on sale” right now on Fancy.  I have an e-mail into Fancy about this and I will update you when I hear back!

Did you get the November 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.

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November 2014 Treat A Dog Review

Treat A Dog
Cost: $28/month.
Ships To: United States and Canada.
Coupon Code: All subscribers get 50% off their first month – no coupon code necessary.
November Treat A Dog Review

November Treat A Dog Review

Treat A Dog, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly box of goodies and toys for dogs. Subscribers receive a box once a month which features 4 to 7 hand picked items such as dog treats, hygiene products, toys, care items, essentials and more!

November Treat A Dog Review

The Box

Treat A Dog ships on the 15th of the each month via USPS. If you sign up before the the 10th of each month you will receive your Treat A Dog box that month! If you sign up after the 10th of the month you will receive your first box the following month.

November Treat A Dog Review

First Look

I loved this first look!  The box was packed full and I was quite impressed with this first impression.

November Treat A Dog Review

The Card

The Treat A Dog information card doesn’t list the products in the box, but the following items were included:

~Spot Bumpskins Plush Dog Toy ($6.56): Super cute and I like that it’s a flat toy so there won’t ever be a stuffing explosion!  It takes the boys a long time to destroy a toy, but once they do it’s a complete mess.

November Treat A Dog Review

SPOT Bumpskins Plush Dog Toy

~Spot Long Ear Tuggees (~$7): Doesn’t this remind you of a baby toy?  With the ears as the teething toy?  The dogs and the kids have already been playing tug-of-war with it and having a great time!

November Treat A Dog Review

Long Ear Tuggees

~Zuke’s Lil’ Links Dog Treats ($7.99): The boys loved these.  They ate them super quickly and then tried to talk me into giving them more.

November Treat A Dog Review

Zuke’s Lil’ Links Dog Treats

~Primal Freeze Dried Turkey Liver Munchies ($5.89): I am going to save these for my brother’s dogs who will happily enjoy them!

November Treat A Dog Review

Primal Freeze Dried Turkey Liver Munchies

~Merrick Power Bites ($5.23): Turducken! For dogs!  Ha!  I love it.  I am going to give these to the dogs for a little Thanksgiving treat.  These are exactly the kind of treats they like and I like that they are made in the USA.

November Treat A Dog Review

Merrick Power Bites

~Earthbath Grooming Wipes (~$1): I have no idea what Baxter and Buddy do outside, but they sometimes come back smelling quite wild. LOL!  The colder weather makes it a bit better, but these will be very nice.

November Treat A Dog Review

Earthbath Grooming Wipes

~Red Barn Naturals Bully Stick (~$5): I don’t know where the dogs have taken this to or who is in control of it right now, but they love it!

November Treat A Dog Review

Red Barn Naturals Bully Stick

~Red Barn Naturals Crunchy Bully Burgers ($3.58): I haven’t broken these out for the dogs yet and I am thinking I may end up giving these to my brother’s dogs to enjoy as well.  They are made in the USA with real bully sticks.

November Treat A Dog Review

Red Barn Naturals Crunchy Bully Burgers

All totaled I came up with a value of $42.25 for the November 2014 Treat A Dog box!  I was impressed with the value of this one (it’s $28/month) and considering that you can get your first box for 50% off (aka $14), that is a steal!

What do you think of Treat A Dog?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.

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