Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Citrus Lane September 2013

Citrus Lane was our first subscription box!  :)  Eli LOVES it!  He looks forward to his Citrus Lane box every month!  And I love seeing what goodies they have for him!  :)  The cost is $25.00 a month (if you use my referal code you can get $10.00 off your first month!) and the price goes down when you subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months.  :)

This box is for Eli...  It is the 3 year old boy box.  :)

The box this month was so cute!  It came with pictures to color!  :)

This month CL included a mom special item!  A Julep Gabrielle nailpolish ($14.00)

Alexander Girard Color ($12.20)  Wonderful book!  The pictures are great!  Eli and Jack both like it!
Peaceful Bubbles ($2.00)  We love these bubbles!

Hape Beach Buggy ($6.99)
Hape Hot Rod ($6.99)
These cars are AWESOME!  They are made from bamboo and Eli LOVES THEM!  :)

Paid $20.00
Value $42.18

Eli's favorite was the cars, my favorite was the book!  :)  We love Citrus Lane and we are in it for the long haul!  :)

Ipsy September 2013

Ipsy is a great box!  It is $10.00 a month and comes with about 5 items in a cute make up bag each month!  :) 

This month's theme was Classic Beauty.  I really like the make up bag!  The blue is so sweet!  :)

NYX Single Eye Shadow ($4.50)  I love this color.  I am not a wild make up person and like to keep colors calm!  lol

It's So Big Volumizing Mascara ($19.99)
Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil ($12.00)

Cailyn Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm ($19.00)  It's a pretty red color...  You can't really tell next to the pink!  :)

Facial Paper Mask ($5.97)  I guess I forgot to take a picture...  :/

Paid $10.00
Value $61.46 plus the make up bag

I really like Ipsy!  I love that you get a great value!  :)  And I love that I can try things and not have to pay full price incase I didn't like something.  :)  Woo hoo!!!!

Binkabox September 2013

I subscribed to the Binkabox Starter for Jack.  :)  It's a small box...  He gets about 2 items each month and it cost $11 a month if you subscribe for 6 months.  There are also bigger Binkaboxes that cost between $19-$28 a month.  :)

The box is super cute and super small!  :)

On to the good stuff!  :)

ABC blocks ($18.00) WOW!  These are an expensive set of blocks!  But really well made!

Reusable Snack Bag ($6.00)  I LOVE the idea of reusable snack bags!  Hopefully I will remember to use it!  lol.

Paid $10.00
Value $24.00

Great value!  :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Crowded Tub- September 2013

So I was super blessed!  I had a September Crowded Tub box coming because of an issue with the August box...  And then I WON a giveaway for a Crowded Tub box!  Woot!  They offered to send me October's box to fill in the giveaway, but I opted to bless a friend with the September box!  I am so excited and I hope she and her kids enjoy this box as much as we did!  :)

So the Crowded Tub is a bath box for kids.  :)  The cost is $29.95 for a one month subscription with discounts if you sign up for 3, 6 or 12 month subs.  :)  The best part to me about this is you can buy just ONE month and not have to worry about canceling!  :)

On to the good stuff!  :)

All the goodies!  And you can even use the packing peanuts!  They disolve in water!  How fun for kids!  :)

Baby Mantra- Bath and Body Wash ($12.95)
Purple Prairie- Cedarwood & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar ($3.99)  Excited to try this with the boys.  :)

Ellison's Organics- Lego Men and Lego Blocks ($5.90)  Eli LOVES these!

iPlay Stacking Duck Set  ($9.04)  Jack likes these.  :)
iPlay Bath Mitt ($14.99)  I always love new wash cloths!  :)  And this one is super cute!

Cost (FREE because of an issue with the August box!)
Value $46.87

I LOVE THIS BOX!  :)  I love bath boxes!  :)  I hope that one day I will have some extra cash and be able to get another one!  :)

Goodies Kids Box- September 2013

So we subscribe to two snack boxes...  Goodies and Goodies Kids.  And I really like them!  :)  They are $7.00 a month and will send you 5-7 snacks to try out.  Sometimes they are ones that we have already tried and sometimes they are new to us!  :)

On to the GOODIES!  :)

I really love the fact that they send things kids would like.  :)

Nesquik Strawberry Cookies ($1.50)  Eli is going to LOVE these!  "Black Cookies" are a favorite right now!  lol

Animeals Organic Pasta Sauce ($5.00??) I can't find a price, but this looks great for the boys!  Always trying to get some veggies in without a fight!  lol

Oogie's - Kettle Corn ($1.25) I LOVE Kettle Corn...  So I am going to steal this!  ;)

Cereal Milk - Fruity Trudy ($2.00)  Eli LOVES milk!  He wanted to drink this right away, but settled on drinking it with dinner!  :)

Sour Power Straws - Strawberry ($0.80)  These are the only things I am not so excited about, but we will eat them.  lol

Paid $7.00
Value $10.55

I really like this box!  :)  I highly suggest it to anyone who is a kid at heart or has a kid!  :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Googaro September Box

We won this box from the Subscription Box Giveaways group on FaceBook.  :)  So we were pretty excited when we found out that we won!  :)

This is a Googaro Baby Box for September (age 1-2).  When you join this box you choose an age bracket (0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years), the gender and the length of your subscription.  :)  The cost for the 1 month sub is $35.00, for a 6 month sub it's $32.00 a month.

The elephant is so cute!  :) 

All the awesome goodies!

Noisy Trains Bright Baby book ($6.29)--  Jack loved this right away!  :)

Hape Color and Shape Sorter ($13.60)  Jack will like this eventually...  It's for 18+ months.  The only downfall for having to choose an age bracket is that you will get products for older and younger than your childs age.

Stickr (corners) -- ($10.17)  Cute way to display artwork!  :)

Nouri Peanut Butter and Wild Cherry Bar -- ($3.33) Yummy and helps feed children in need?  Awesome!

Bumkins Dr Seuss Wet Bag -- ($12.46)  I wanted one of these!  I am super happy to see it and use it!  :)

Paid: WON IT!  But would have paid $35.00
Value: $45.85

I love that we won this!  All the items will be used!  :)

Fall Fortune Cookie Soap Soap Box!

Let me start with THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOX EVER!!!  :)

The is the Fall Soap Box from Fortune Cookie Soap.  :)  This is a quarterly subscription box.  It cost $19.99 a quarter and they send you samples from the season coming up to try out before they are on sale.  :)  Included in each box is also a $10.00 gift code to use towards your next purchase!  LOVE IT!

My absolute favorite time of the year is fall!  I love pumpkin everything!  I love leafs!  I love FALL!  So this box is AWESOME to me!  Let's dive right into the goodness that is the Fall Soap Box!


All of the goodness!  (The little green paper in the back is the gift code.)  I loved that they even included a cinnamon stick so the smell was great when you opened the box!  :)

Autumn Daze Fortune Cookie Soap-- I love that there is a fortune in each cookie!  :)  And the leaf confetti in the soap is so cute!  Smells awesome!

I Yam What I Yam Said the Marshmallow Whipped Cream--  Smells like the name...  Yams and Marshmallows!  YUM!
Leeeaaf Piiile! Bath Fizzy--  I love these things!  And one that smells like autumn (green apples) is even better!

Pick of the Patch Personal Space--  An air freshener that smells like pumpkins?!  YES PLEASE!!!
Cranberry+Apple=FTW Wax Tarte--  Another fall airfreshener?!  LOVE IT!
These were two things I wasn't expecting in a "soap" box but I love them!  I think I know where my $10 gift code is going!  :)

Indian Summer OCD Hand Sanitizer--  Not my favorite scent...  It was really powerful at first but became better. 

You're Insecure, Donnut What For Milk Bath--  Cinnamon donuts anyone?!  I love taking baths and can't wait for this one!

(Insert Cookie Cutter Name Here) Bath Oil--  Vanilla Cookie bath oil?  Really?  Who would have thought?!

I LOVED THIS BOX!  I am not sure about the retail value because these product's are not for sale yet, but to me this box was TOTALLY worth it!  I can't wait for the fall stuff to hit the website...  I will be "falling" all over it!  ;) 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tempted in the Tropics Review and GIVEAWAY!!

Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March

About the book:

The only thing they agree on is the sultry heat between them.

Nothing’s more important to Paige Ellerbee than her struggling bakery, Sweet Bee’s. When Lane Anderson, the temporary new doctor hot enough to rival McDreamy, moves in next door, though, she’s sure things are looking up. Until he threatens her business in their first conversation.

Lane just wants to practice medicine responsibly—not argue with the flighty bakery owner next door. But when he finds himself traveling down to the Caribbean to play guitar for Paige’s best friend’s wedding, suddenly the sight of the blonde in a bikini eclipses the fact they can’t agree on anything. And as their vacation romance grows, his reservations about starting something after getting burned by love are washed away like sand on the beach.

But once Paige and Lane land back home, will these polar opposites be able to forgive their feud and find lasting love?

About the author:

Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her career in the pharmaceutical field, and her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.

Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA. They recently spent two years living in Washington D.C., and enjoy visiting often—especially when the Nats are in town.

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Tracy’s links:

My Thoughts on the Book:

What is more tempting than the tropics? How about a small town girl and a big time doctor (who has gotten his heart broken) trying to figure out what they want... or more like what they NEED from each other there! You will fall in love with Paige and Lane from the first chapter! I don't want to give away the whole book... You need to read it to find out all the sexy (but just the right amount of sexy, not trashy!) details. READ THIS BOOK! This is a love story you will fall in love with! You won't regret it! :)

Giveaway Info:
Tropics Beach Bling prize pack including a charm bracelet, ring and a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card.

Early Praise:
This is a terrific book! The storyline is fresh, modern and engaging. This is a fast-paced read the flows fluidly from beginning to end. The author does an excellent job of creating sexy seduction scenes that sizzle with heat.” – LJT on Goodreads 
“Oh. My. Gosh. I so loved Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March. It was entertaining from start to finish with the perfect blend of romance, laughter, and passion.” – Amy on Goodreads

(**I recieved this book to read and review.  All thoughts about this book are mine.**)