September 2014 Googaro Review (2-3 Year-Old Boy)

Googaro
Cost: $35/month
Ships To: United States and APO/Military addresses.
Coupon Code: “AUG10″ to save 10% off ANY subscription.
September 2014 Googaro Review

September 2014 Googaro Review

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.

September 2014 Googaro Review

The Box

Googaro ships via DHL Global Mail.  It starts out with DHL and is then delivered by USPS.  I don’t know how long it took to arrive this month (I can’t find my original tracking e-mail), but I do know that it was over a week.

September 2014 Googaro Review

First Look

I could hear a lot of clanking inside the box so I was a tad worried something had opened or was broken.  But everything was totally fine.  And looked great.

September 2014 Googaro Review

The Information Card

The September 2014 Googaro Box included the following items:

~Kid-O Chopping Vegetables ($21.47): OMG! I have never heard about this brand before, but wow, I love this set. The fruits are magnetic and fit together like a puzzle.  And then you can slice and chop them up with the little knife that comes with it.  And it comes with a  little carrying tote bag too.  So flipping cute.  Did I mention I love this?  Because I do.

September 2014 Googaro Review

Kid-O Chopping Vegetables

September 2014 Googaro Review

Kid-O Chopping Vegetables

~Otto Goes to School ($3.39): Very cute book and I think L may actually end up liking it better than WB because it’s something he can read to us.

September 2014 Googaro Review

Otto Goes to School

~Kid Kusion Splatmat ($9.99): I’m not thinking about this for mealtime, I am thinking about this for arts & craft time and pumpkin carving time!  We always make such a mess and this will save me a bit (okay a lot) of clean up.

September 2014 Googaro Review

Kid Kusion Splatmat

~Happy Family Freeze Dried Yogurt Melts ($6.59): WB hasn’t had these in ages, but he’s always a big fan.  L actually likes them too.  They are really good and I love that they come in individual snack sized packs so you can grab them and take them on the go.

September 2014 Googaro Review

Happy Family Freeze Dried Yogurt Melts

All totaled I came up with a value of $41.44 for the September 2014 Googaro box.  I totally loved this box (mainly thanks to the veggie set but I liked everything else too) and thought it was one of the best boxes they have had in a while.

If you are interested in learning more or signing up, click here.  Googaro starts at $35/month and I can’t find any current coupon codes for them right now, but if I hear iof any I will be sure to update this post.

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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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Wantable Fitness Box ~ Launches 9.24.14!!!

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Wantable Fitness Box!

Wantable Fitness Box!

Wantable released some details on their new Fitness Box this week! The box launches on 9.24.14 and has a styling fee of $20. Your personal stylist will handpick (based on your preferences) 5 premium fitness apparel items priced at around $65 each from brands such as Nux, Nina B. Roze, and Body Language Sportswear. If you keep at least three of the items you will get a 20% discount on your purchase and if you keep all five items you will receive a 30% discount. The $20 styling fee will also be applied to your order at checkout, so as long as you keep at least one of the items there really isn’t a fee.  Whatever you don’t like you can send back for free and you won’t be charged.

I am really curious to check out the Wantable Fitness Collection and will be ordering for sure!  I took the quiz and really liked the items shown, so I have high hopes for it.  What do you think?  Are you going to check it out?

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September 2014 Love With Food Review + Free Box Coupon Code

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Love With Food
Cost: Tasting Box: $12/month / Deluxe Box: $19.95/month.
Ships To: United States including its territories and APO/FPO/DPO Boxes.
Coupon Code: Use my link to get your first Classic box free (you pay $2 shipping)!
September 2014 Love with Food

September 2014 Love with Food

Yay! My September 2014 Love With Food arrived yesterday! It’s a box I always look forward to getting and love seeing what they include.

If you aren’t familiar, Love With Food box members receive a curated box filled with 8+ unique gourmet food items. Each box brings new delights, with bites that vary based on seasonal themes. In addition, Love With Food donates a meal (some months is even two meals) to a child in need with each box purchased, which you can read more about here.

September 2014 Love with Food

The Box

Love With Food ships via USPS and took six days to arrive.  They say that it can take up to 10 days to arrive, but mine never takes that long.

September 2014 Love with Food

First Look

I wasn’t at all familiar with the theme this month, so opening it was a total surprise.  And it looked pretty good if you ask me.

September 2014 Love with Food

The Information Card

The September 2014 Love With Food theme was “Spice Up Your Life” and included the following snacks to add a little spice to your life:

~Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips by Way Better Snacks:  Way Better chips are so good.  I didn’t find these to be too spicy, but they for sure weren’t plain old tortilla chips either.

September 2014 Love with Food

Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips by Way Better Snacks

~Lemon Rosemary Seasoning by Fogg City Spice Co.: This spice works on just about anything.  From chicken to veggies to scrambled eggs, you name it.  I don’t believe I have ever added spices to eggs, but I think it’s time to try it.

September 2014 Love with Food

Lemon Rosemary Seasoning by Fogg City Spice Co.

~Hemp Rules Roasted Hemp Seeds by Ziggy Marley Organics: I am not a huge fan of these.  They are a great source of protein, but I didn’t find them to be too tasty.

September 2014 Love with Food

Hemp Rules Roasted Hemp Seeds by Ziggy Marley Organics

~Green Superfood by Amazing Grass: I want to like this, I really do.  But I just don’t.  Perhaps it’s an acquired taste?  I know it’s SO good for you, but I just can’t.

September 2014 Love with Food

Green Superfood by Amazing Grass

~5 Spice Caramels by Shotwell Candy Co.:  Delicious.   I thought a detected a bit of a coffee flavor, but that’s not anywhere in the description so who knows. I do know I thought they were amazing though.

September 2014 Love with Food

5 Spice Caramels by Shotwell Candy Co.

~Maruso Ghost Soy Sauce by Maruso: I think this is going to have to be a B item.  I feel like I need to take a drink of water just looking at it.

September 2014 Love with Food

Maruso Ghost Soy Sauce by Maruso

~Rich Chocolate Cookie Thins by Mandy’s: These are, hands down, my favorite item in the box this month.  Chocolate cookie thins?  Yes please.  I already bought more!

September 2014 Love with Food

Rich Chocolate Cookie Thins by Mandy’s

~Churro Kettle Corn by Love With Food: Much to my surprise, I also liked this kettle corn.  I am usually not a giant kettle corn fan, but the cinnamon and sugar won me over with this.

September 2014 Love with Food

Churro Kettle Corn by Love With Food

I never do a cost breakdown on Love With Food, but, as usual, I certainly think it’s worth the $12/month I pay for it!  I think they do a great job with their themes and it’s such a fun way to try new snacks without spending a fortune.

Did you get Love With Food this month?  What’d you think?  If you are interested in signing up click here.  Subscriptions (for a regular box) are $12/month, but if you are a new customer you can try your first box free (you pay shipping of $2) using my link (no code needed)!  And if you subscribe and received the Deluxe box this month (which is $19.95/month), did you get any different goodies in it?

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GLOSSYBOX Daily Dose of Beauty Mid-Day Dash Coupon Code!

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GLOSSYBOX Daily Dose of Beauty

GLOSSYBOX Daily Dose of Beauty

GLOSSYBOX is having a fun promotion right now and is offering a new gift with purchase each day this week.   Today’s code is the last Daily Dose of Beauty code of the week and runs from 12pm – 4pm (EST) today only. The Mid-Day Dash code is “GIVEMEBB” and can be used on new subscriptions to get a free Boscia BB Cream ($38 value) in your first box!

And just like all the other codes from this week, keep in mind that this one expires today at 4pm! This is the most valuable GLOSSYBOX Daily Dose of Beauty code we’ve seen this week. And I have tried this BB cream and it’s really really nice!

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September 2014 Phone Case of the Month Review + 50% Off Discount

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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.
September 2014 Phone Case of the Month

September 2014 Phone Case of the Month

I certainly wasn’t expecting my September 2014 Phone Case of the Month to arrive yesterday, but there it was when I opened the mailbox!

If you aren’t familiar with them, Phone Case of the Month delivers a unique, one of a kind phone case to you every month.  Currently they only offer cases for iPhones (although I haven’t heard if they will be adding cases for the new iPhones) and Samsung Galaxy’s, but they are looking to expand down the road.

September 2014 Phone Case of the Month

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 took only two days to get to me.

September 2014 Phone Case of the Month

First Look

The cases always arrive in a drawstring pouch which also contains a small treat and the information card.  I actually tried to peek in my account online a few days ago to see what case I was going to receive, but it wasn’t listed yet.

September 2014 Phone Case of the Month

The Information Card

My Phone Case of the Month theme was “Be Strong” and included the following case:

~“Be Strong” Case:  I don’t really know what elephants and chevron have to do with “Be Strong”, but since I really really like this case, I don’t know that I care either.  And hopefully my mom will too since she eventually ends up using all my cases!

September 2014 Phone Case of the Month

“Be Strong” Case

This case (and all cases they send) are exclusive to Phone Case of the Month so, as usual, I cannot do a price comparison.  But for $10/month I think it’s beyond worth it.  The cases are a nice quality, are super cute and you can’t beat the price.  They aren’t going to save your screen from cracking in a fall (I do not even want to talk about what happened to my phone when it met the tile floor screen first last night), but they protect the back from scratches!

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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Allure Sample Society Coupon Code!

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Allure Sample Society Coupon

Allure Sample Society Coupon

New subscribers can use the coupon code “5FORYOU” to save $5 on Allure’s Sample Society subscription box!  That makes your first box only $10, which is amazing.  I’ve never seen a Sample Society code before so if you have been on the fence about this one, don’t delay!  We haven’t gotten any spoilers yet for October, but I will post as soon as I hear of any.

Fine Print: Offer is only valid for new Sample Society members and on your first Sample Society box. Limit 1 per household. Subject to change or cancellation. Any customer who has ever signed up to Sample Society is ineligible for this offer. This offer cannot be combined with Sample Society gift subscriptions.  Order before 10.5.14 to receive the October box.

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Friday’s Letters

Dear Apple Store, I don’t want to be anywhere near you today! The lines on tv looked insane. #nothankyou

Dear Me, Stop drinking coffee after dinner.  No wonder you can’t sleep.

Dear Teen Mom, I don’t know how you do it, but one week you make me so mad I want to yell at the tv and the next week you make me cry.

Dear Starbucks, How were you already out of the salt for the seasonal drinks? Maybe we can make this a year round item?

Dear WB, I know I shouldn’t, but when you come out of your big boy bed and you should be sleeping and start running in circles around the living room I can’t help but laugh.

Dear Brandy, Ahhhhh, it’s baby day!  I am so excited for you I can hardly stand it!!!

Dear Facebook, Uhh, why can’t I like a bunch of pages all in one day?  Don’t yell at me to stop and tell me that I am not using the feature in the way it was intended to be used.  I thought the “Like” feature was supposed to be used to “Like” pages?  Guess not.

Dear L, Have fun up-north!  You are one lucky kiddo.  Also, I’m sorry the girls at school insist on giving you hugs at the end of the day. One day you’ll like that ;)

Dear That Roofer, Uhh, you kind of scared the crap out of B and I the other night when you were on that roof at 11:30pm throwing shingles down on the ground. We thought something was seriously wrong. I am sure you are under a deadline to get that house finished so someone can buy it, but really?  11:30pm?

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Birchbox Limited Edition Fall Fête Box Review + Coupon Codes + Giveaway

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Birchbox
Cost: Monthly Box: $10/month. Limited Edition Birchbox Fall Fête: $48 (one-time purchase)
Ships To: United States. However France, Spain and the UK also have their own Birchbox subscriptions.
Coupon Code: Subscription Box: “BBKIWI100″ to score 100 Birchbox points (aka a $10 shop credit), “UPGRADEME” to to score a free Cynthia Rowley Beauty Gift and an additional $10 off an annual subscription or OR
“SUBPACK” to get a Mystery Sample Pack containing one deluxe sample and one standard sample. Shop: Try “mobile20″ for 20% off your shop purchase or “BONUSBOX” to get a free Bonus Anniversary Gift Box containing four hit samples with your purchase of $50+. And don’t forget to add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart with your $35+ shop purchase!
Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Yes!  My Birchbox Fall Fête Box is here!  I ordered it as soon as it launched on Tuesday and was thrilled to see it on my porch today.

If you aren’t familiar, Birchbox, which is $10/month, offers 4-6 (sometimes more) hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples, delivered to your door each month. You can review the samples you receive on a monthly basis to earn points in their shop, which makes the “real” cost of the box even less.  They also offer Limited Edition boxes every once in a while, like this Fall Fête one.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

The Box

My Birchbox Fall Fête box shipped via UPS and took only two days to arrive.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

First Look

While I knew everything that was in this box, I still wasn’t expecting it to be so big. It was huge and jam packed with goodies.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

The Information Card

The Birchbox Fall Fête included the following items to channel your inner hostess and throw the most amazing party ever:

~Birchbox Exclusive Printed Coasters ($10): I always need coasters! They don’t last forever, but it you want your table to last forever, you need coasters.  These are reversible (one side is the polka dot, the other is the chevron) and are great fall colors.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Birchbox Exclusive Printed Coasters

~Core Bamboo Classic Salad Hands ($18): Salad hands!  Not only is the name fun, but these are a great invention.  They are way easier to use then a regular salad serving set that’s for sure.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Core Classic Bamboo Salad Hands

~Core Kitchen Essential Silicone 4 Piece Pinch Bowl Set ($20): Love these!  I am going to use them as little snack bowls and to pack in L’s lunch container.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Core Kitchen Essential Silicone 4 Piece Pinch Bowl Set

~govino® ‘go anywhere’ decanter ($14.95): Thanks to PopSugar I have a few sets of the govino glasses and now I have the decanter.  Nine times out of ten if I have a glass of wine, it’s in a govino glass.  govino glasses (and this decanter) are shatterproof and look exactly like glass, but they are made out of a 100% BPA-free polymer.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

govino® ‘go anywhere’ decanter

~Greenleaf Room Spray — Apple Spice & Cinnamon ($9): I am a huge fan of room sprays and love all the fall scents.  This smells fabulous and now my house does too.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Greenleaf Room Spray — Apple Spice & Cinnamon

~Knot & Bow Party Confetti Bag ($10): I am probably going to save this confetti for NYE.  I would send it in a birthday card, but I know am always surprised to open card and have confetti fly all over my floor so I am sure others are as well.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Knot & Bow Party Confetti Bag

~Rifle Paper Company Dusty Rose Place Cards — Set of 8 cards ($7): Rifle Paper Company has such pretty stuff.  I don’t ever throw a party that requires seating cards, but I do like to use things like this to label the food.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Rifle Paper Company Dusty Rose Place Cards — Set of 8 cards

~Royal Rose Simple Syrup — Raspberry and Lavender-Lemon ($5.50): I don’t know what it will be, but B will make something fabulous with these.

Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box

Royal Rose Simple Syrup — Raspberry and Lavender-Lemon

All totaled I came up with an estimated value of $94.45 for the Birchbox Fall Fête box I loved it!  I think Birchbox Home boxes are always fabulous and this one was too.  Did you order a Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box? What’d you think?  If you haven’t ordered yet, you can head over to Birchbox and pick one up. There are a ton of coupon code possibilities for Birchbox right now too which could make the deal even sweeter. You can add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart on ALL orders of $35+ and use one of the following codes (whichever you prefer) as well:

~”BIGLITTLELIES” to get a free copy of the September Birchbox Bookclub pick “Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty” with your shop purchase of $50+.
~”MOBILE20“, “TAKE20OFF” or “WELCOMEOFFER20″ to save 20% off your order.  (MOBILE20 worked for me)

And you probably guessed it by now, but I am also giving away a Birchbox Fall Fête Limited Edition Box! I liked it so much that I wanted to share! As usual just enter in the Rafflecopter widget below and you are set!
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