Stitch Fix #16: Fall is here!

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We finally felt a little break in the hot weather here in Oklahoma, and its got me fully ready to embrace all things fall… including the clothes! I was so excited to see fall-ready items in this month’s fix!

What is Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix is a clothing subscription box for women (men’s version coming soon!). You can sign up here,  fill out a style profile, link your style pinterest board, and your personal stylist will choose five clothing and accessory items to send to you based on your preferences. You will be charged a $20 styling fee when you’re box ships, but it’s applied to anything you decide to keep. You can choose how often you receive a fix; I get mine monthly.

In this month’s box…

Let’s start with the things that are for sure going back. First, the Ellis Elephant Print Infinity Scarf by Octavia ($28). I loved the colors, but didn’t like anything else about this one. Elephants aren’t really my thing I guess.

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This Honey Punch Layla Elbow Patch Detail Cardigan ($48) seems to be pretty popular on the Stitch Fix group boards, but I’m just not a fan. It’s very comfortable, but I felt like it made me look like a box.

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And the last definite no, these Ink Love & Peace Sophia Wide Leg Pants ($68). These are super comfortable and I’d probably wear them all the time, but I just can’t justify nearly $70 on lounge pants.

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The ole budget is only going to allow me to keep one thing out of this box, so I need to decide between these last two tops. First, the Brixon Ivy Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater ($58). It’s comfortable, has cute lace patches on the elbows, and would go with just about any kind of pants… including my Kut from the Kloth Chrissy flare jeans I’m wearing in almost every pic in this post.

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Or, the Market & Spruce Barty Henley Tunic ($58). This one is also super comfortable, but a little dressier. My hair is covering them in the pic, but it has little gold buttons down the front. I love the length and the cut and, of course, the color.

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Which do you think I should keep? Please don’t say both or I’ll tell Micah it’s all your fault that I HAD to blow the budget.

If you think you’re finally ready to give Stitch Fix a try, I would love for you to use my referral link! (It helps feed my family… and also my subscription box addiction, so we all thank you!)

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the Batter UP! box: Coach Pitch edition

We have turned a corner in the Stewart house. The kids have all hit ages where they do fun ‘big kid’ stuff and not hard, pack-my-life-in-a-bag to leave the house ‘baby’ stuff. All 3 boys are playing baseball, and Zander has moved up to Coach Pitch! He loves it, and we’re so excited to watch him play this season. Momma is on a steep baseball learning curve, but I’m confident these boys will keep me up to speed!

A good friend of mine recently told me about Batter UP! box… a baseball themed subscription box with a Coach Pitch option! I couldn’t wait to contact them and find out more!

What is the Batter UP! box?

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Batter UP! box is a monthly subscription box full of baseball or softball themed training tools and accessories. The boxes are catered to your child’s age and skill level. You can choose from Tee Ball, Coach Pitch, Kid Pitch, Softball, Softball Elite, and Senior League. A month to month subscription is $29.99 per month with free shipping. You can save even more by pre-paying for 3-month or 6-month subscriptions.

What’s in the box?

Obviously, we chose the Coach Pitch option for Zander. First thing in his box was this note card with the Batter UP! Box Tip of the Month. It includes a batting drill and stance reminders.

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Next, A TeenyMates MLB action figure. Zander has a couple of these already, so he was very excited to get a new one to add to his collection! I checked on Amazon and you can buy a 4 pack of this particular series of TeenyMates for about $10, making the retail value of this around $2.50.

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And then the eye black. I tried to hold him off until he was actually playing baseball, but this little turkey snuck off to the bathroom and was looking game-ready headed to bed! Not mom’s favorite thing, but I had one happy boy… who returned to school the next morning looking like he’d been in a fight with Rocky Balboa. Retail value, according to Amazon, around $6. That cheesy grin, priceless.

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I must admit, I had no idea what this thing was when he pulled it out of the box. After a quick explanation from Daddy, Zander had it slid onto his bat and was all over those batting drills included on the tip card. For those that also don’t know, it’s a bat weight valued around $10 on amazon.

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I’m sure you can tell by his face that he was more than a little thrilled to see these Fathead Tradeables. He pestered me for a good two hours before I caved and let him stick them all over his bedroom wall. I’m certain he’ll be asking Santa for more! This pack included 5 – 5″x7″ peel and stick vinyl decals. The same one is for sale on amazon for $9.

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And no baseball theme box would be complete without some Big League Chew! He had to fight off his brothers and sisters (and Daddy) to keep this for himself! These retail for $2-3/each depending on the quantity you purchase on Amazon.

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If you’re keeping track, the retail value of the items in this box was around $30, which is exactly what this box costs (or less if you pre-pay for an extended subscription). And, not only is the box reasonably priced, there’s so much added value. For one, it’s packed full of items hand selected for a Coach Pitch baseball player like Zander. He loved everything, and I never would’ve been able to pick all of this stuff without help. Also, I’m not able to put a value on the tip card or the excellent customer service we’ve received working the Batter UP! box.

Go ahead and add this one to the list of perfect Christmas or birthday gifts for the baseball-lovin’ boy or girl in your life! I hope you’ll give it a try and come back and let me know how much they love it! Click here to head over to their website and get yours ordered today. Use code SWING5 to get $5 off your first box!

Special thanks to everyone at Batter UP! box for working with Pop Goes Perfection and providing us with a Coach Pitch box for Zander to try!

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Lyon + Post Review #4

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You may have seen a preview of this one on Instagram. Every time I get a Lyon+Post box in the mail, I’m pleasantly surprised by the quality of the clothes. They’re always better in person than on the website. Unfortunately, I’m also always in for a little sticker shock. I mean, they are great quality, name brand clothes… but it’s hard for a Target girl to get used to! Thank goodness for the referral program – more on that after the pictures!

What is Lyon+Post?

Lyon+Post is a clothing subscription service, but it works a little differently than the ones you may already know about. After you sign up on their website, you begin shopping and adding things to your queue. Once you have 1-4 items in your queue that are available, they’ll send them to you. If you have more than 4 available items in your queue, they’ll send the top 4. You want to be sure to arrange it so that your favorites are on top! Once your box arrives, you have 7 days to try everything on and return unwanted items. Shipping is free both ways, no styling fees, and you only pay for what you keep!

What’s in the box?

Greylin Laya Colorblock Woven Dress ($99.75 on sale)

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I’m loving everything about this dress, the fit, the soft (and forgiving) fabric, the length, the bold color-blocking… only thing holding me back is the price. It is my birthday this week, so I might can swing it. We’ll see.

BB Dakota Caleb Blazer ($59.06 on sale)

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I really wanted to like this. The price is great, and I have several white blazers pinned over on my Pinterest style board. But Jaylin was totally right when she said it looked like a lab coat. She also asked if I was going to start working in a big, tall building. She’s got lots of jokes apparently… probably because she was mad at me for making her take a bazillion pictures in the 100 degree heat. At any rate, the blazer is already in the box to go back.

BB Dakota Desilva Dress ($59.25 on sale)

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This dress was super cute and very comfortable. If it were about 3 or 4 inches longer it would be in my closet. As it is though, one small wind gust and we’d have problems. I could probably wear it as a tunic with leggings, but it’s almost too long for that… and definitely too hot outside for leggings!

My 4th item in this box were the n:Philanthropy Christi Pants. I didn’t get a pic in them because they were so big they fell right off of me. They’re super cool, light denim with splatter-painted bleach spots all over them. I may put them back in my queue in a smaller size for next time!

I’m still debating the red dress, but everything else is going back this time. What would you do? I’d love to hear what you thought about the box. Be sure to leave me a comment, I read and appreciate them all!

Ready to join in the fun? If you use my referral link to sign up with Lyon+Post, you’ll get $30 credit! That means you can get a great deal on your first piece, maybe even something for FREE! Full disclosure: I’ll also get $30 credit, but not until you make a purchase. PS: $30 a pop for referrals adds up quickly, and you can start referring friends as soon as you sign up!

 

 

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Oh the Sweetness! Candy Club Box #2

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By far the kids most favorite kind of box to get in the mail… CANDY! We put the toothbrushes on standby and headed out to the backyard to give everything a taste… and wouldn’t you know the little scavengers had already snuck into the box and eaten all of the sweet little baby blue cotton candy saltwater taffy sprinkled in the box! I didn’t even get a picture, much less a taste! They must’ve been good… you’ll have to ask the kids. No worries though, Candy Club sent three other sweet treats, and I did NOT miss out on those!

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What is Candy Club?

If you haven’t already guessed, it’s a monthly candy subscription box. You can pay month-to-month ($27.99), or save by paying for 6 or 12 months up front. Once you sign up, there are a couple options. In the past, you simply would choose to be in Club Sweet, Club Sour, or Club Mix. Candies were chosen for you based on the club you chose. You can still get a box this way and have everything be a surprise… or, if you’re a control freak like me, Candy Club now has a custom option! You can choose the exact candies they’ll send! Either way, your sweet tooth will thank you… your dentist, not so much.

What’d we get?

DORVAL® SOUR POWER® WILD CHERRY BELTS
‘Pucker up and savor! These delicious sour belts will tantalize your taste buds with cherry flavor that will have you smacking your lips and begging for more. Hold on tight and get ready for a wild cherry flavored thrill ride!’
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Initial thought: Sweet. Final thought: Sour. These were so good that the kids (and Mom and Dad) were fighting over them. Candy Club packs each little canister with candy though, so there was plenty to go around!

GIMBAL’S® ORANGE N’ CREME SOFT CHEWS
‘These bite-sized candies are sweetly satisfying with the classic flavors of orange and cream. Your taste buds will be treated to the memory of an old-fashioned Creamsicle® with every chewy bite.’
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I did not like these at all. They remind me of those little gummy peanut things my grandmama always had in her pantry. We used to go door to door selling them for a nickel a piece until we had enough to buy ice cream instead. Her neighbors were suckers for smiling kids! Anyway, back to the candy. I didn’t like them, but the canister was empty by nightfall, so safe to say the kids loved them!

GIMBAL’S® 41 FLAVOR GOURMET JELLY BEANS
‘Get ready for endless combinations of delicious gourmet jelly beans! Gimbal’s delights our taste buds with a myriad of flavors like new pomegranate, ice cream cake, super fruit fusion, honey, mango, sour cherry, and kiwi strawberry smoothie to name just a few!’
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I mean, it’s jelly beans. Everybody loves jelly beans! Some were good, some were ok, and some – of course – were spit out. These actually lasted a few days around the house because there were so many! They make for great potty training rewards!
As always, Candy Club did not disappoint. We had a blast trying everything, and the kids were thrilled for the treat! If you’re ready to give them a try (or send a box as a gift!), you can sign up here!
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The kids and I send a big thank you to Candy Club for sending us their box to review. Opinions expressed in this post are all our own!
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A Surprise Ride for Zander!

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My kids love projects. Love them. I have to give credit to Micah’s mom, their Mimi. She does an incredible job of bringing arts and crafts and little activities for them to do every time she comes to visit. She’s taught them to love to create and use their imagination, and we’re always looking for new ways to do just that. That’s why we were so excited to find Surprise Ride. It’s a children’s subscription box that offers a surprise monthly adventures, including activities that encourage creativity, a perfect fit for our kids!

how does surprise ride work?

Surprise Ride is the creation of sisters, Donna & Rosy. If you’re a Shark Tank fan, you may have seen them introduce the sharks to this subscription box! Each one is inspired by one of the fun, easy, and creative DIY projects they used for entertainment when they were children. A monthly subscription will cost you $29.99 per month, and shipping is always free! You can pay up front for 6 or 12 month plans to save even more! If you want a one-time box, you can purchase one of the available themes for $34.99 in their online store. Some of the available themes include Birds, Mars, Whales, Costa Rica, Rockets, and – Zander’s pick – Kid Boss! Each box contains two activities, a book, a snack, fun extras, and instructions. Boxes are geared toward children ages 6-11.

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Zander was so excited to get his box! I let him look on the Surprise Ride website and pick which theme he wanted. He’s only 6, but he’s already such a little entrepreneur. He loves coming up with ways to make money and actually saves it! Needless to say, it was not a big surprise when he chose the Kid Boss theme, a box that teaches kids how to set up their own lemonade stand! Duncan’s ‘World’s Largest Garage Sale’ was this past weekend, and – lucky us – one of our neighbors was having a sale. It turned out to be the perfect weekend to set up the stand!

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Activity #1: Create a Chalkboard Sign

What’s included: Wood Board, Chalkboard Paint, Foam Brush, Paint Dish, Apron, Easel, Chalk, and Eraser

Step 1: Paint the Sign!

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Step 2: Design and attach the easel!

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Step 3: Enlist the help of little bro! #trafficstopper

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Activity #2: Make and Sell Lemonade

What’s Included: Natural Lemonade Mix, Stirring Spoon, Cups, Sales Report, and Pencil.

Step 1: Make the lemonade!

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*Only one packet of lemonade mix was included. We had to add a second packet to make this size pitcher… because, you know, we expected a LOT of customers! They did include instructions on how to make fresh lemonade if you needed more. We might try that next time. We also bought extra cups; the box only came with a few.

Step 2: Setup the stand!

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Step #3: Bring in the customers and sell the lemonade!

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He had a few helpers! He’s in for a rude awakening when he realizes they don’t work for free…

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The Extras

Lemon Burst Mini Cookies Snack

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Freaky Fact or Fiction Inventions Book

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Kid Boss Temporary Tattoo & Kid Boss Clipboard (You can see these both pictured above; the tattoo is on his hand.)

I was so proud of Zander. He woke up early on Saturday and was ready to work. He did (almost) everything all by himself. He learned how to make lemonade, count money, give change, provide customer service, and manage employees (really difficult employees at that)! In the end, the kids made $29, 58 cups of lemonade sold! Good thing we bought extra cups!

We will definitely be ordering another Surprise Ride in the future… and maybe a couple as gifts too! If you’re ready to try one with your kids, please enter our giveaway! Your first one could be FREE!

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Stitch Fix #15: My stylist is back!

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If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve had a few disappointing Stitch Fix boxes in a row. I didn’t even post my last fix because I just wasn’t excited about it. (Yes, technically, this is box #16!) When this one arrived, I started pulling things out and trying them on before I even read my note… I was too excited about everything. I should’ve known it had come from my favorite stylist, Julie. She’s been on an extended vacation, but she’s back… and I’m a happy camper! Her note was very personal, mentioning my need for longer maxi dresses, my request (from months ago) for more neutral sandals, a bag perfect for a busy mom… she even referenced my Pinterest board! She really does her homework and makes me feel important. Thanks Julie!

What is Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix is a clothing subscription box for women (men’s version coming soon!). You fill out a style profile, link your style pinterest board (here’s mine), and a personal stylist picks five clothing and accessory items to send to you based on your preferences. You are charged a $20 styling fee when you’re box ships, but it’s applied to anything you decide to keep. You can choose how often you receive a fix; I get mine monthly.

What’s in the box?

Here’s what I got this month…

Gilli Ryland Maxi dress ($78)

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I loved the floral print and colors on this one. Julie went up one size to make sure it was long enough for me, and it was! It’s also super comfortable and bra-friendly. Win-win-win! My only issue is the side view makes my rear look even bigger than it already is. I may regret it, but I’m probably sending this one back.

DV8 Darma Fringe Ankle Strap Sandal ($65)

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These are really cute. I love the fringe tassel, love the neutral color, and the price isn’t too bad. Unfortunately, they seem a little two wide for my narrow feet. Almost great, but these are going back too.

Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Short ($58) and Ezra Maud Mixed Material Knit Top ($48)

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These shorts. I’ve heard Dear John shorts were great, but this was the first time I’d tried them on for myself. I love the length, love the color, love the fit. I’ve already worn these out of the house, so – obviously – they’re staying with me! Julie sized up in the shirt because they were out of my size, and she knew I’d love it… and she’s right. I do love the shirt. But it’s just a tad too big, and I don’t love that the back is sheer. I don’t like having to layer in summer time.

Octavia Kavita Graphic Tote ($48)

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I’m about 85% sure I have ‘no bags’ checked in my profile. Bags aren’t really my thing… but Julie saw something on my Pinterest board that made her think I might like this. And wouldn’t you know, she’s right. It’s even better in person than the pic. I love big bags, and I love all the color. Last thing I need is another bag, but I’m thinking about keeping this one anyway!

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I have to give a shout out to my little sidekick, Jaylin. My full-length mirror had all it could take and shattered. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get pictures of all my outfits this month… Micah does NOT know how to get my good side! …and then Jaylin volunteered to help. I wasn’t optimistic about the outcome, but she was so sweet and did such a good job. We had so much fun! “Turn your head a little this way.” “You’re smiling a bit too big.” “Let’s try this spot over here by the fence.” “Mom, you look amazing!” I just love her to pieces! (For those that don’t know us personally, Jaylin is my 7 year old daughter.)

Are you ready to give Stitch Fix a try? If you use my referral link, we’ll both get $25 credit! But hurry, you have to receive your first box by July 28 for this offer to be valid! And Jaylin would be happy to help you snap some pics if you want to show your friends what you get! 😉

 

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Our adventures in snacking with Munchpak!

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Do you follow us on Instagram? Did you see that picture of 23 banana peels I posted the other day? Our 5 little kids ate two WHOLE bunches of bananas in about ten minutes flat. We should probably enter them in eating competitions or something. This can’t be normal. The eating is out of control! Good news is, they’ll eat almost anything… so I was super excited to try Munchpak with them. I knew they’d be willing to give everything a little nibble, and I also knew it would be great entertainment for Micah and me.

What is Munchpak?

Munchpak is a very adventurous monthly snack box. They import and deliver snacks from all over the world. You can choose to get a Munchpak mini (5+ snacks for $9.95), the original Munchpak (10+ snacks for $19.95), or the Familypak (20+ snacks for $39.95). You can mark your preferences to personalize your box or just let them surprise you. You can also add drinks to your box for $5 extra. They ship worldwide, so order one for yourself and/or as a gift for your friends near and far!

We ordered the original Munchpak and downloaded the Snack Scanner app (available on iOS and Android) so that we could scan each snack to learn more about what we were eating!

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What did we get?

Guandy Culebritas Sour Snakes from Guatemala

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These  are little sour gummy worms. The kids loved them, and they were gone before I had a chance to grab one to try. I told you. They’re pigs.

Tinajita Knife hard candy from Mexico

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This one is a sucker in the shape of a pocket knife. Kinda strange, but Roman loved it and refused to share. Matter of fact, when we forced him to let Enzo try it…

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that happened.

Britannia Date Rolls from Oman

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Think fig newton, except with dates. My kids don’t like fig newtons, so they weren’t super excited about these either.

Signature Snacks Twinz caramel wafers from United Arab Emirates

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These were really good, way better than the cheap wafers from Walmart (although we like those too)! They had a strange, really sweet and delicious after taste too.

Bakers Topper custard flavored cream biscuits from South Africa

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These were okay. They kind of remind me of the no name brand vanilla Oreos. The kids weren’t impressed.

Trolli Sour Brite Octupus from the United States

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These (and all the Trolli brand gummies) have been a favorite of our kids for as long as I can remember. I knew they’d be excited when I saw these in the box.

Covered Bridge kettle cooked chips from Canada

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These were probably my favorite thing in the box. Unfortunately, they were a crowd favorite, and I only got a few. The Canadians are snackin’ right.

Taiwan Master strawberry corn cracker from Taiwan

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These smell like strawberry dog food. Not kidding. And since my kids have all eaten dog food at some point in their lives, I  should not have been surprised that they all liked these. Dylan ran away with the bag.

Yaokin Nagai Sour gummy (unknown origin)

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This one was really good. Perfect mix of sweet and sour. Our only complaint would be that we each only got one (pretty small) bite.

Uha Shigekix Soda (unknown origin)

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These are extremely sour, like war heads. We were all surprised by how sour they were, but we all liked them.

This last snack wouldn’t scan into the app, and the writing on the package is not a language I’m able to read. So… we aren’t sure what it is or where it came from. It is BY FAR the nastiest thing in the box! It is more of a savory snack, like pork rinds, but with a funky spice on it. Wouldn’t you know it though, Dylan loved it.

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Enzo tried it, but I’m pretty sure he regretted that decision…

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We were super impressed with our Munchpak. It was jam packed with snacks from all over the world. Some were good, some were not good, but the whole thing was so much fun. We enjoyed the experience as much as (or maybe more than) the food! You can visit the Munchpak website to learn more about all they have to offer, and get busy ordering your first box!
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Lyon + Post Review #3

This is probably my 10th Lyon + Post box. I haven’t posted reviews for every one because they come too fast, and I just haven’t had time!

Here’s how this one works: Sign up on their website and choose items to add to your queue. Once you have 1-4 available items in your queue, they’ll ship you a box! If you have more than 4 available items in your queue, they’ll send the 4 on top. Be sure to arrange things in the order you’d like to receive them! You have a 7 day try on period before unwanted items are due back. Shipping is free both ways, and you’re only charged for items you decide to keep! Added bonus: if you sign up using my referral link, you’ll get a $30 credit! (I’ll also get a $30 credit once you decide to make a purchase, so THANK YOU!) As soon as they receive your returns, your next box will ship. That means you could get a box every single week! Luckily, they do send an email before they ship your box, so you can postpone for as long as you want… but you might miss out because items get waitlisted and/or sell out all the time!

If you’ve zipped over to check out the website, you’ve probably noticed that their price points are pretty high… don’t lose heart, there’s a great sale section!

Up first, Bailey44 Baby’s Breath dress in navy. This one is on sale for $56.70. I thought the extra fabric wrapped around the waist would be flattering, and I do love navy… but this one just didn’t feel right. It was very tight on top, a little too short, and the single piece of fabric in the back showed every line, bump, and dimple. Not good.

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Next, Bella Luxx Paneled T-shirt dress in black/natural. I love the color-blocking on this one, especially mixed with the stripes… but the fit was way off. Short in front, perfect length in back… too loose on top, a little snug around the hips and booty. I’m pretty sad this one didn’t work out, but my wallet isn’t; it’s on sale for $82.80.

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And lastly, n:Philanthropy Victoria Slouchy pant in Osaka and Lanston Racerback Tunic tank in Raspberry. I’m really liking this whole outfit. I’ll admit the pants are kind of weird, and my friends over in the Outfit of the Day group on Facebook were split 50/50 whether or not they liked them. I can’t decide either. The tank top is perfect. I love the fit, love the color, hate the $70 price tag (not on sale). The pants are on sale $52.50. I’m still undecided on these two. Help me make up my mind?

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…and that’s it for this box! If you want to see more, you can check out my 1st and 2nd reviews here and here!

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Jaylin’s 2nd Kidpik box!

Ever since I started getting Stitch Fix boxes (over a year ago!) Jaylin has begged for a box in her size. She’s 7. We finally found one! Kidpik is a subscription box for girls size 4-14. You can choose to order a one-time box, get one per season (4/year) or two per season (8/year). They send 5-7 items based on the profile you set up for your girl(s). Retail value of boxes is around $100, and they offer a 30% discount for keeping everything. Added bonus: If you don’t want to keep everything, but want the 30% discount… you can go ahead and pay the ‘keep all’ price, return the unwanted items, and Kidpik will donate them to charity! Can’t beat that!

Now here’s a question I get a lot: “What if you don’t like what comes in your box? Do you just lie in your review post?” This is a perfect example of how I handle those types of situations. Kidpik sent us a box a couple months ago. It was not great, included jeans, long sleeves, and sequins. Not at all what we needed (or wanted) headed into an Oklahoma summer. Jaylin and I were both disappointed. I emailed Kidpik and explained our frustration. They apologized and said they were working on a way to style boxes that were appropriate for different locations… and by the time this box came, I noticed if you fill out a profile, it now asks you to select your location! Looks like they’re following through with their promise, and our second box was a BIG success.

So basically, if I have a problem with something that’s sent to me, I try to reach out to the company before I just bash them here on the blog (or on social media). And it usually works out, as is the case with Kidpik. So enough rambling and on to what we got!

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Planet Tee – White $16.50

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Hankerchief Stripe Dress $17.50

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Hi-Lo Active Tank – Fuchsia $12.50

Tie Dye Active Skirt – Ruum Navy $17.50

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Also pictured are the Jacklin Metallic Buckle Sandals $22.50. Not pictured is the Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet $4.50. Kidpik also sent a small bag of iron-on patches. I’m hoping to find a backpack or bag or something to iron those onto before she starts begging to put them on her clothes. They also sent a pretty cool, big coloring page.

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The total for everything we received was $97.50, and the keep all price (with the 30% discount) was $68.25! Of course Jaylin loved everything, and it all fit perfectly… so we’re both gonna give Daddy a few extra smooches tonight and hope he says yes!

Kidpik does not currently have an affiliate or referral program, but if you’d like to sign up here is a link to their website! Feel free to tell them we sent you!

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Treatsie Box Review #1

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Well, just when we think the summer sun is here to stay… it starts raining again. Blah. Luckily, it hasn’t stopped our amazing mail lady! We’ve been having indoor entertainment in the form of subscription boxes! Our most recent one was a HUGE hit with all the kids (and Mommy & Daddy too)! It’s called Treatsie, and their subscription box comes full of candy and gourmet sweet treats from vendors around the country. Prices start at less than $20/month, and you can save by paying for quarterly or yearly subscriptions up front.

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You can also order single items from Treatsie’s online store if you don’t feel like waiting for a box to ship on the 15th, or you can add-on an item (or items!) to your box if you choose to! The options are endless, but you all know I love the ‘surprise’ element in a box… so that’s what we got (plus an add-on bonus treat!)

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Torie & Howard Chewie Fruities

Organic candy chews in delicious flavors suchs as Meyer lemon & raspberry, pomegranate & nectarine, and blood orange & honey.

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We all liked these. They’re comparable in texture to Starbursts, but much easier to bite through… and the flavors are WAY better! This bag was gone in about 70 seconds, not exaggerating. I had to hide a couple under a pillow so there’d be some left for Micah to try! If you’d like to try them, you can order here in Treatsie’s online store!

Finally Ginger Original Ginger Cookies

Sugar and lots of spice makes everything nice. Baked with three kinds of ginger, these cookies area spicy and sweet indulgence.

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I’ll admit, I thought these were pretty nasty… but Micah and Zander LOVED them. Micah said they made him wish he had some egg nog, and I’d have to agree they do taste like Christmas. I guess ginger just isn’t my thing… If you’re into it, you can purchase some here for only $3!

Belgian Boys Caramel Stroopwafels

Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The best of both worlds is given to you in an authentic Dutch waffle cookie filled with an irresistible caramel filling.

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We all liked this one too! Micah & Brandon both said they’d had these on an airplane… pretty fancy for plane food if you ask me. They must be flying in the front of the plane; I don’t know anything about that! Anyway, it was very tasty and Zander hogged most of it! These are also available for purchase in the Treatsie store here.

Raley’s Confectionary Acid Drops Hard Candy

An old-fashioned sour candy with plenty of flavor. Assortment contains green apple, orange, cherry, and raspberry.

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These are basically fancy jolly ranchers… The sourness is pretty mild on most of the flavors. We all liked these too, especially the green apple ones! …and you guessed it… they’re available for purchase in the online store right here!

We had one add-on item in addition to the subscription box: Love, Cookie Butter Pecan Praline cookies!

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These were SO good! Roman and I ate more than our share of these while the others were wrapped up in the ginger cookies! You can buy them here.

We were very impressed with our first Treatsie box! I loved that they don’t send just candy, but a mix of all kinds of sweet treats. It’s a sweet snack box that’s appropriate for both children and adults, and would make an amazing gift!

Speaking of gifts, Father’s Day is THIS weekend! Treatsie has a special Father’s Day Assortment available that Dad is sure to love! (…and if he doesn’t, more for you and the kids!)

Send dad a Father’s Day assortment from Treatsie.com
Give the gift of Treatsie artisan sweets!

Special thanks to Treatsie for sending us their subscription box and an add-on item to try and review. Opinions expressed here are always our own!

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