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February 2014 Stork Stack Review 12

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Note: As of April 2014, Stork Stack has merged with bluum.

February 2014 Stork Stack

February 2014 Stork Stack

After last month’s craziness, I had been really looking forward to receiving the February 2014 Stork Stack.  I was super curious to see what they would do this month since I am sure they are hoping to put the January box (you can read about that here) behind them.

February 2014 Stork Stack

The Box

Stork Stack typically ships the first week of the month and seemed to be a few days late this month.  Once I got the tracking notification on it though it was here in no time.  I think I got the tracking on the 8th and it arrived today (the 10th).

February 2014 Stork Stack

First Look

The first look was off to a good start!  I knew right away that WB would love that stuffed whatever it was.

February 2014 Stork Stack

The Information Card (Front)

Stork Stack’s February 2014 theme was “Animal Action” and featured animal theme toys from some of Stork Stack’s favorite brands, including North America Bear Co. and Rich Frog along with a few new brands to discover.

February 2014 Stork Stack

The Information Card (Back)

I have mentioned it before, but Stork Stack now sends their information cards electronically.  They as a link in the tracking e-mails, so if you want to peek you can and if not, you can wait and be surprised.  It should come as no shock that I always peek ;).  Here is what my February box (for WB who is 21 months) included:

~Buggy Love PureLove Spray ($7.99): I have never heard of this brand before, but I guess they have an entire line of organic cleaning products.  I tested this out on a few of WB’s toys and while I wasn’t overly thrilled by the smell (it’s not bad but it’s not amazing either) I did like the results.  It wasn’t hard to wipe off and didn’t leave any residue or anything.  I’ll be checking out more from their line.

February 2014 Stork Stack

Buggy Love PureLove Spray

~Rich Frog Products Bath Mitt ($4.50):  I could have sworn that I had gotten this from Stork Stack in the past, but it turns out that I received the soap sack back in August 2013, but never the mitt.  We have a few mitts, but we don’t have the dog and dogs are WB’s favorite, so that’s good.  We actually just end up using these more as puppets than actual bath mitts in the tub.

February 2014 Stork Stack

Rich Frog Products Bath Mitt

~Parragon Books “Good Morning Bluebird” ($6.99): This book is adorable!!  It’s easily one of my favorite books we’ve gotten in a subscription box.  WB and L both loves and I am guessing we’ll be reading this again tomorrow night!

February 2014 Stork Stack

Parragon Books “Good Morning Bluebird”

~North American Bear Flatocow Animal ($17):  WB snatched this right up and ran off with it.  He’s really into stuffed animals right now so it was a good fit.  We have gotten similar (not the exact same, but similar) items from NA Bear Co. in the past though, so while WB likes this, I would have preferred something different.

February 2014 Stork Stack

North American Bear Flats Animal

~Credible Cravings Snack Bar (Mom Treat) ($3):  I am saving this for breakfast in the morning, but it’s made specifically to support the needs of pregnant and breastfeeding moms and their developing children.  Obviously others (like me) can have it too, but I wanted to point that out!

February 2014 Stork Stack

Credible Cravings Snack Bar (Mom Treat)

All totaled I came up with a value of $39.48 for the February 2014 Stork Stack, which is in excess of the $27.99 monthly cost of the box (less if you purchase a longer term subscription).  I enjoyed this box, but I did think it was a safe box this month because it had a few brands that have been included (and well received) in the past.

February 2014 Stork Stack

Reading

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January 2014 Stork Stack Review 34

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Note: As of April 2014, Stork Stack has merged with bluum.

January 2014 Stork Stack

January 2014 Stork Stack

I have been delaying posting my January 2014 Stork Stack review because I didn’t want to have to come back and edit it 20x, but I think all the issues associated with this one (and there were a lot) have been resolved, so let’s begin!

January 2014 Stork Stack

The Box

Stork Stack ships via USPS and took the standard few days to arrive.  This month’s box was delayed and shipped almost two weeks later than Stork Stack normally does.  I believe the first delay was because of the holidays which is understandable and then it was because of the cold weather (per their Facebook page).

January 2014 Stork Stack

First Look

The first look?  Kind of brown.  I knew Stork Stack had partnered with a new company this month so I thought maybe that was what they were supposed to look like?  I was already a little confused.

The Information Card

The Information Card

Stork Stack had been posting that they were trying something new for their January 2014 Stacks, so I think everyone was super excited to see what this would mean!  It turns out that the surprise was that they partnered with a brand new company “A Harvest Company” to allow us to be some of the first people to try their brand new products, which are made from “natural & recycled materials like rice hulls, wheat straw, wood, potatoes, corn, wheat, soy, bee’s wax, bamboo, cotton & cardboard”.  You can read more on the card here. Sounds cool right?  I totally thought so when I got the e-mail, but when I got my Stack in the mail I realized that something was up!  Here’s what was going on:

~A Harvest Co. Cork Block Stackers: The tag on these says it was a set of five, which turned out to be an error as there are were only three.  Stork Stack says that there were only suppose to be three, so okay, whatever.  The real problem here is that these are made out of, well, cork and crumble if someone bites into them which a baby totally would since they are labeled 6+ months.  As a result, A Harvest Company has issued a voluntary recall on these (aka stop using these and throw them in the trash) and Stork Stack is offering everyone who was affected by this a $15 refund (you can read more on that here).   A Harvest Company says these should have been labeled 3+ years of age, but then again we wouldn’t have received them (nor would have Stork Stack have likely ordered them since they only go up to age 3) if they were for kids 3+. There are no prices on the Harvest website, but $15 is half of the box price, so that seems fair?

January 2014 Stork Stack

A Harvest Co. Cork Stackers

~A Harvest Co. Wheaties Car: At first glance I thought, umm, okay, this looks unfinished, but then thought maybe that was the idea?  Turns out it is NOT the idea.  The products posted on the Harvest website look 100% different than this one.  It appears to be that Harvest bit off more than they could chew with this one and when they realized that they wouldn’t be able to properly finish these in time, they just sent them as is.  The difference in the pictures is night and day!

January 2014 Stork Stack

A Harvest Co. Wheaties Car

What it's suppose to look like.

What it’s suppose to look like.

~A Harvest Co. Bunny Car:  Same story with this one as the last one.  I thought at first this was just the way it was (which would have just made it a boring looking toy), but no, it’s flat out not finished.  I know some people had trouble with rough edges and the like, but mine was fine in that regard.  It just wasn’t done.  Again, the comparison pictures are like night and day.

January 2014 Stork Stack

A Harvest Co. Bunny Car

What it should look like.

What it should look like.

~KIND Bar: Nothing wrong with this one!  It was good and probably the best KIND bar I have ever had.

January 2014 Stork Stack

KIND Bar

~Child’s Play Eating Well Book: Cute book.  WB wants to rip the flaps off this one so badly, but so far I have been quicker than he was!

January 2014 Stork Stack

Child’s Play Eating Well Book

Since the A Harvest Company website doesn’t list any prices and that was mainly what was in this box, there is no way to do a price breakdown on the box.  However, after the refund, the box worked out to about $15 for two unfinished toys, a book and a snack.  Not exactly worth it!  Had the toys been finished and just the cork stacker been recalled, I likely would have been more okay with it and would have just thought the cars were a little young for WB (although he can happy ram any car into a wall, even a car for babies).

In emails sent out from A Harvest Company to Stork Stack subscribers (I believe these should all be sent out by the end of the day tomorrow?), they have started that they will be issuing a $15 credit towards their products for all these problems.  That’s on top of the $15 refund from Stork Stack.  However, since I have no idea how much these toys are, I wouldn’t know what that would even be able to get you?

All in all, while I am generally happy with Stork Stack every month, I feel like they should not have sent out these boxes this month.  In hind sight, they probably should have just issued refunds once they realized that the toys were unfinished (I am assuming they knew they were not suppose to look like that?) and explained what happened.

Did you get Stork Stack this month? What’d you think?  Are you sticking with then for another month or did you cancel?   If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here and use the coupon code “popup20” to get 20% off your first Stack!  I am hoping these next few months are fabulous to make up for this month!

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December Stork Stack Review – “Toy Chest” + Coupon Code 12

Note: As of April 2014, Stork Stack has merged with bluum.

December Stork Stack

December Stork Stack

The (little) boys and I had a busy day today, but happily took a break from the crazy to open up the December Stork Stack that arrived today!

December Stork Stack

The Box

Stork Stack ships via USPS (through some other handling service), but USPS delivers it. It was the only subscription box (and the only good mail) I received today, so I was quite pleased to see it.

December Stork Stack

First Look

Stork Stack now sends their information cards in the shipping e-mails and you can opt to click to get the information card and get spoiler prior to the arrival of your box or you can just read the e-mail and get your tracking number and resist the temptation to click. You know I peeked.

Stork Stack

Information Card – Front

Stork Stack

Information Card – Back

The December Stork Stack theme was “Toy Chest Stack” and included goodies to spoil the little ones with extra playthings and make it a fun-filled stack! Here is what our box, which I get for WB who is 20-months old, included:

~Melissa and Doug Giraffe Grasping Toy ($9.99): I was expecting this toy to be much small than it is!  I am quite pleased it is nice and big and think it will make a great car toy.  I have a cloth bin full of toys in there for WB (we are in and out of the car ALOT) and like to throw some fresh things in there every once in a while.  Now, he would never just sit on the living room floor and play with this, but in the car, yeah, that works.

December Stork Stack

Melissa & Doug Giraffe Grasping Toy

~Cloud B Lovie (Turtle) ($9.95): I feel like this is a little young for WB.  Then again, he doesn’t have a lovie yet (not unless you count wooden trains), so maybe he’ll take to this? I would have preferred something else though that he could play with.

December Stork Stack

Cloud B Lovie

~Edushape Sensory Ball ($4): We have a few of these (maybe even from prior Stork Stacks?) and they are big hits here.  L likes them and so does WB.  I

December Stork Stack

Edushape Sensory Balls

~Honest Kids Juice ($1): You do get thirsty when you play hard so I thought this was a cute addition.  We buy these and like them so this was a great item. I will probably use this for one of L’s lunches because WB would squeeze this and make a giant mess if I turned my eye for one second ;).

December Stork Stack

Honest Kids Juice

~Pretzel Crisps (Mom Treat) ($1): I love pretzel crisps and always appreciate their appearance in boxes.  With hummus they are even better.  WB actually has a thing for them too (with or without hummus), so these are awesome.

Pretzel Crisps

Pretzel Crisps

All totaled I came up with a value of $25.94 for the December Stork Stack.  Totally not my favorite Stork Stack ever.  I am hoping that next month is a better one for sure.  I do feel like it kind of goes in cycles.  One month you’ll get an AMAZING box and the next month it’s just meh.

Did you get Stork Stack this month? What’d you think? What was in your Stack and what age is your little one? And if you don’t subscribe and are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here and use the coupon code “popup20” to get 20% off your first Stack!

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November Stork Stack Review – “Lunch Box” + Coupon Code 8

Note: As of April 2014, Stork Stack has merged with bluum.

November Stork Stack

November Stork Stack

One of the many packages I received today was my November Stork Stack! I was excited to see it and even more excited that my mailman arrived during nap time. It gives me a chance to take box pictures before it starts getting dark out.

November Stork Stack

The Box

Stork Stack ships via USPS (through some other handling service), but USPS delivers it.  The Stork Stack box is bigger than a bread box, but smaller than my mailbox.  I did a “box stack” last year where I compared all of the box sizes and I am going to save this months’ boxes and do it again.

November Stork Stack

First Look

Stork Stack now sends their information cards in the shipping e-mails and you can opt to click to them to be “spoiled” or you can go spoiler free if you want. You know I clicked and got “spoiled”, but I there’s nothing like seeing it in person.

November Stork Stack

The Information Card – The Front

November Stork Stack

The Information Card – The Back

The November Stork Stack theme was “Lunch Box” and is made up of “Sugar and Spice” and everything nice.  Stork Stack is sharing some food for thought this month and is aiming to help you make the most of your family meal time.  Here’s what the box included:

~BabyLegs ($6): I actually own this exact pair of baby legs, but one of my oldest friends is having a baby boy in the spring so these will be a perfect gift for her.  I didn’t understand what baby legs and mealtime had in common, but the card said that it’s to help keep legs warm when you’ve got them eating in only their diaper so that they won’t ruin their holiday best.

November Stork Stack

BabyLegs

~Spuds: Large Spuds Bowl ($8.95):  We received a set of spuds silverware in a previous Stork Stack and I thought they were the coolest thing ever.  If you’ve never heard of the brand, all of their products are made from all natural, non GMO, reclaimed potatoes.  How cool is that?

November Stork Stack

Spuds: Large Spuds Bowl

~Child’s Play International “Bib on, Bunny” book by Annie Kubler ($7.99): This book could not be any more perfect for us!  WB prides himself on making a mess while he eats and like bunny he usually ends up with a clean bib and a messy tray (and floor).

November Stork Stack

Child’s Play International “Bib on, Bunny” book by Annie Kubler

~Stephen Joseph – Classic LunchBox ($15.99): I couldn’t wait to see what print we got and I LOVE this space one.  It’s nothing like we have already and it will be good for both WB and L.  If L loses his current lunchbox, this is going to be his new one!

November Stork Stack

Stephen Joseph – Classic Lunch Box

~Clandestino Banana Bar ($2): I always expect these (I’ve gotten them before) to taste like a frozen banana with a chocolate coating, but of course they are not. It’s a chewy bar.  Imagine like a dense chocolate banana.  It’s very good.  I ate mine while writing this ;).

November Stork Stack

Clandestino Banana Bar

All totaled I came up with a value of $40.93 for the November Stork Stack!  I thought this was another great box (last month was fabulous as well) and am hoping that December keeps with the trend!  Stork Stack is $27.99/month, however, you can save $10 off your first month with the code “C0BD0EB1“, making you first month only $17.99.   Or if you are interested in a longer subscription, you can use the codes: “Fall6” to save $20 on a 6-month subscription or “Fall12″ to save $50 on a 12-month subscription.

Did you get Stork Stack this month? What’d you think? What was in your Stack and what age is your little one? And if you don’t subscribe and are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here!

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October Stork Stack Review – “Fun With Six Senses” + Coupon Code 6

Note: As of April 2014, Stork Stack has merged with bluum.

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

October Stork Stack – “Fun with Five Senses”

Much to my surprise, my October Stork Stack (which is for WB who is an 18 month-old boy) arrived today. I received tracking for it late on Thursday, but it didn’t seem to be moving yet so I just assumed it’d be a few days. But there it was, in my mailbox today!!!

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

The Box

Stork Stack ships via USPS (through some other handling service), but USPS delivers it. Stork Stack has one of the cutest boxes out there too.  I say it every month, but they really do.

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

First Look

Stork Stack is now sending a link to their information cards with the tracking e-mail so you have the option to wait for your box to check the products out or you can peek.  You know I peeked!  And peeking made me even more excited for the box!  And the first look was even better than expected!

The Information Card

The Information Card

I have decided that as long as they send me an information card, so I am a happy girl.  If they can save a few dollars by not printing them and that somehow saves them a few bucks and builds us better boxes, I’m in!  The October Stork Stack theme was “Fun with Five Senses”.  The card explained how each one of the items fit perfectly in with the theme.  I love it!

~P’Kolino: Puzzle Stacker Mini ($24.99): OMG, I love this! Totally perfect for us right now. WB has already played with it a little and is loving it. And I am currently scouting the P’Kolino sale on Zulily for some goodies to put away for Christmas. Love this!!!!

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

P’Kolino: Puzzle Stacker Mini

~North American Bear: Silly Old Rabbit ($14.99):  I’m debating if I should give this to WB now or save it for Christmas.  WB is a complete lover and needs to have a friend to snuggle with every night.  In fact, when he goes for caddy rides with L, he carries a little stuffed animal with him on his lap.  It might just be the cutest thing ever.  And this little bunny is pretty darn adorable too.  L even thinks so!

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

North American Bear Co.: Silly Bunny

~Weleda: Calendula Weather Protection Cream ($12): I have a tube of this already and it’s great stuff, so I don’t mind the spare at all.  I do need to remember to use this BEFORE he boys end up with chapped cheeks though!

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

Weleda: Calendula Weather Protection Cream

~My Super Foods Company: MySuperSnack (soft) Granola Bites ($1.29): I love getting new little snacks I’ve never heard of before and this is totally one of them.  I actually kind of want these for myself, but I guess I will give them to WB…..

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

My Super Foods Company: MySuperSnack (soft) Granola Bites

~LARABAR Mini (Blueberry Muffin) ($0.83): I don’t love Larabars, but I’ve also never tried the blueberry one, which everyone appears to agree is the best one.  I’ll throw it in my bag and will try it soon!

October Stork Stack - "Fun with Five Senses"

LaraBar Mini (Blueberry Muffin)

All totaled I came up with a value of $54.10 for the October Stork Stack!  Stork Stack is $27.99/month, however, you can save $10 off your first month with the code “C0BD0EB1“, making you first month only $17.99.   Or if you are interested in a longer subscription, you can use the codes: “Fall6” to save $20 on a 6-month subscription or “Fall12″ to save $50 on a 12-month subscription.  It’s possible that this is my most favorite Stork Stack ever!!  It was a great value this month – not to mention that everything in it is FABULOUS!!!!!

Did you get Stork Stack this month? What’d you think? What was in your Stack and what age is your little one? And if you don’t subscribe and are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here!

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