Wantable Intimates Box February 2014 Review

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Wantable Intimates is a wonderful subscription box that sends out 4-5 premium essentials that are handpicked to perfectly match your preferences. Before you complete your purchase of the box, you fill out a survey that lets them know your loves, likes, and dislikes. Whatever you “dislike” they will make sure to NOT send you, and send you more of your “loves”, so because of this, these boxes are specially packed for everyone!

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There is nothing too special about the packaging, a simple little box, and that includes a listing of your items inside. They review your order information and also include the retail value of all items included. This is a great feature because it’s always nice to know the value of the items in your subscriptions!
This month, the total value of my box was $88.00, which is fantastic considering it only cost me $36 bucks.

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The first item in the box was a pair of Muk Luks Boot Height Socks
These retail for $15.00
For Christmas I got 2 pairs of Muk Lights tights and I have loved them, so soft!!! Really excited about these socks, will be great for all this crazy freezing weather!

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Next, Q-T Intimates Heart Bra Clips (3 pack – clear, black, nude)
These retail for $9.00
These look cuter than the normal circle ones I picked up at the Dollar Tree years back, maybe I can remember to put these to more use this time… (also I cannot find these online, it looks like they were made exclusively for Wantable)

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Next we have a set from Kiby’s, the Anastasia Cami & Bikini in green.
The top retails for $34 and the panties for $10.
I have been wearing the cami around the house after work and it is COMFYYYY. So happy about these items : )

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Lastly, I found this Wantable Soft Bra in Taupe
This retails for $20.00
I would never (ever) buy this on my own, it’s a one size fits all, but hmmm guess what, one size certainly does NOT fit all, especially in the chest. The color is terrible and I’m not really loving it, however it is pretty soft so I will probably just be wearing it around the house with my pj’s.

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Overall, I’m happy with this box as I got more Muk Luks and an amazingly soft and comfy cami!

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

 

Fancy Pants Food Box November 2013 Review

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The Box
This is the very first Fancy Pants Food box! I am so SO excited that I heard about it beforehand and was able to snag the first box for free (they were giving away free boxes from a promotion code I had found)! Even if I DID have to pay for this box, I would have still absolutely loved it! As a matter of fact, I believe I WILL be paying for this box next month; I want to keep them coming!

Fancy Pants Food box is “…Amazing food you’ve probably never heard about, to your doorstep every month. You get 5-8 trial sized products and they are always from off the wall brands that are new and up and coming or just that you most probably haven’t heard of before or are really familiar with. This is certainly a wonderfully unique box!
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cost
This box is ONLY $10/month! That is such a great price if the boxes are always like their first amazing box this month.
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the goods
In this first box, a card was included with a little list of the products + prices of full sized items. They also have a “Fall” theme going.

Fall is in the air! It’s the perfect time for family, friends, and FOOD! We hope you enjoy all of the great discoveries in this month’s box.”

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Whats inside
1 • Lord Nut Levington – Peanuts
$0.75/packet = $1.50
Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeño + Spicy Bloody Mary flavored peanuts?!?! YES PLEASE!!!!! This brand looks absolutely amazing, there are so many other super unique and delicious sounding flavors of nuts on the website! Can’t wait to buy more of these!
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2 • Snapz – Crunch Zucchini
$1.99
A unique way to eat veggies… I know I’ll love these, especially if I have some spare dip of some kind…. nom nom nom!
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3 • Kelapo – Coconut Oil
$1.10
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4 • Oats – Granola, Vanilla Almond
about $1
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5 • Hint Mint – Green Tea Mints
$2.45
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6 • JJ’s Sweets – Cocomels
about $1.80
I’ve had these before so I absolutely freaked out when I saw them in this box…. they are SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!!!!!
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product value
Cocomels: $1.80
Mints: $2.45
Oats: $1
Oil: $1.10
Snapz: $1.99
Peanuts: $1.50
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TOTAL VALUE: $9.84
I think this box has a great value for wonderful, unique snacks that I wouldn’t have found or tried from anywhere else. This box was perfectly amazing and I will only hope that it’ll keep getting better and better. This box would also make a fabulous gift!
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Sig3

Wantable Intimates November 2013 Review

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The Box
Wantable Intimates box is 4 to 5 premium essentials, handpicked to perfectly match your preferences. You can expect camis, panties, socks, & more. Wantable sends out personalized boxes hand picked from their stylists. They currently have different categories of subscriptions, including the Intimates, Makeup, Accessories, and right now, the special Holiday themed box.
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cost
You can subscribe for $36/month, or you can do a one-time purchase box for $40.
the goods
I LOVE that they include an invoice/list of the products, including their retail value. Some of the items even come with the tags still on it, so it’s nice to know that we’re actually getting quality brands here for these delicate undergarments/pj’s.
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Whats inside
1 • Fleur’t – Bralet
$36.00
“This comfy, soft bralet is the perfect thing when you want a little coverage while lounging around the house. The lace trim makes it pretty too!”
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2 • Jockey Collection Preferred by Rachel Zoe – Polka Dot Lace Underwear
$12.00
“This hip hugger provides full front coverage with wider sides and cheeky back coverage. Fabric content: 84% nylon/16% Lycra spandex. Machine wash & dry. Imported.”
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3 • Kiby’s – Thong Underwear
$15.00
“This comfortable thong panty features a bright pop of floral pattern.”
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4 • Betsey Johnson – Sleep Shorts
$29.00
“These comfy sleep shorts feature a chic and timeless houndstooth print with pink trim to keep it modern and fun!”
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product value
Shorts: $29
Thong: $15
Hip hugger: $12
Bralet: $36
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TOTAL VALUE: $92.00
This box total is amazing!! The quality/value of the products is incredible for such a low price to pay up front. I hope I’m not just this happy because it’s my first box and that they continue to send great, quality intimate products. Certainly happy about trying this one out!
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Sig3

Knoshbox November 2013 Review

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The Box
Knoshbox is a monthly subscription for artisan food. This is my first month with the service, and I am very excited about it! “Enjoy a carefully curated selection of delicious food, crafted in small batches by independent food producers from around the USA. You’ll receive a collection of high quality food to sample and enjoy with friends and family! There is no commitment, and you may cancel easily at any time.”
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cost
Knoshbox is $30/month, and you can give gift subscriptions too.
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the goods
Every month they have a theme that all the items revolve around. This month, the theme is “BOURBON AND BEER”. I’m excited to see what the themes will be in months to come!
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Whats inside
1 • Ovenly Old Salties – Bacon Fat Roasted Old Bay Peanuts
$6.00
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2 • Mikuni Wild Harvest – Noble Handcrafted Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
$28.95/ 450 ml = $3.86
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3 • Granola Lab – Brewers Bar
$3.00
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4 • Wonder Made –  Bourbon Flavored Marshmallows
$7.95
I’ve had these in Pumpkin Pie flavor and they were really strong to eat plain, so I started using them as the “sugar” in my coffee and it was soooo good. It was like making a free fun pumpkin spice latte every morning at work… These Bourbon ones, however, I’m not too sure about because personally I don’t think I would enjoy the flavor, but they would certainly make a great gift!
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5 • Castleton Crackers – Alehouse Cheddar w/ Horseradish Mustard
$6.92
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product value
Crackers: $6.92
Marshmallows: $7.95
Granola bar: $3.00
Syrup: $3.86
Peanuts: $6.00
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TOTAL VALUE: $27.73
Although the value wasn’t greater than the cost of the box, shipping still has to be included, and I loved the items and discovering these new brands, so it was completely worth it for me! I’m excited to see what is in boxes to come!
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Sig3

Escape Monthly November 2013 Review

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The Box
Escape Monthly is an amazing vacation in a box. Each month has a different “destination”, and all the luxury products themed around that destination are for relaxing, renewing.. and of course, to Escape! Each month includes:
– Full-Size Luxury Products from Local, Artisan Brands (Worth over $100)
-Travel Guides & Secret Tips
– Special Offers for Resorts, Spas, & Travel
– The Opportunity to win a vacation to the Destination of the Month, just for being a member!
Next month, the Escape will be to…. ITALY!! “Rich in Luxury” will be shipping December 16th.
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cost
$49.95 w/ free shipping. {I subscribed to Escape Monthly before they even released their first box- they have had Napa & Oregon & Hawaii as the first three destinations- so I got a discounted rate ($39.95) & was grandfathered in for the remainder of my membership with them}
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the goods
Every month includes a great “travel” pamphlet that lists out all the items in the box, a little information about the destination, and even a sneak preview into the following month’s destination so you can get excited about your next Escape! So far the total value of the boxes have always been much, MUCH higher than what I paid for the box itself, and all the luxury items include bath and body, snacks, drinks, a travel guide book of the destination, and other random goodies. There are always plenty of items, so I never feel like there’s been a bad month. LOVE this subscription!
…this month’s Escape is to…
VERMONT!
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Whats inside
1 ~ Belle Savon Peppermint Lavender Shea Butter
$4.00
I always love me some body butter, especially this time of year when the weather is all dry and freezing cold!
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2 ~ Distler’s Maple Pretzels
$6.00
These sound super delicious and interesting!!! I’m loving on maple flavored stuff lately, so this should be a perfect snack!
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3 ~ Lake Champlain Vermont Chocolates
$6.00
This included 4 different flavors of chocolate! Excited to try them all!
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4 ~ Moon Vermont Travel Guide
$16.99
One of my favorite parts of subscribing to Escape Monthly is the fact that I will now slowly be building a travel section in my personal library! Love it!
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5 ~ Nature’s Mysteries Twilight Face Cream
$20.00
I don’t usually get too excited about face creams, I feel like I have so many of them from all my boxes just piling up, but each one always smells wonderful and hopefully does what it says they will!
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6 ~ True North Granola Snack Pack
$3.00
Granola… not TOO excited about it, but I really should start trying to make my breckie’s more healthy, soooo here’s to that!
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7 ~ Way Out Wax Escentual Love Tea Lights
$4.00
I love me some candles, especially with Christmas coming, these will come in handy for some pretty decor!
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8 ~ Whisper Hill Olive Oil Soap
$4.95
This smells super refreshing and wonderful — loving it!
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9 ~ Quinn Popcorn – Vermont Maple & Sea Salt
$5.00
Yayyyy!! I love popcorn and snacking and this flavor sounds amazing! Perfect for a movie night in with the bf!
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product value
Popcorn: $5
Soap: $4.95
Tea Lights: $4
Granola: $3
Cream: $20
Travel Guide: $16.99
Pretzels: $6
Shea Butter: $4
Chocolates: $6
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TOTAL VALUE: $69.94
The value of these boxes are always so great! The products are generally full sized and of the best quality… completely satisfied with this service.
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all love & smiles,

Sig3

Giving Thanks.

Yesterday I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family.
This year has gone by SO ridiculously fast, and through many ups and downs, I am grateful for everything that has come my way. Anything I thought I couldn’t get out of, I eventually found a way back on my feet. I’ve grown and learned so much through this year, and wouldn’t want it any other way.

As always, I am thankful for my loving family who is constantly there for me, my amazing friends, my fabulous home, and basically for God for giving me this wonderful life.

I am also thankful for these other {little} things in life that make me happy  like….

• the fact that I have a job!!!! {and that amazing African Cats wallpaper I have!!!!}
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• my fun new hair autumn hair color that I am now in love with {I have also been living in that sweater — it’s amazing!}!
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• for all my kittys of course, but this year, especially for our lil nugget Dexter. this lil kitty fought through a lot but now is super healthy yayyy!
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• for ALL the amazing food I eat, especially the fact that I had this full, delicious plate for Thanksgiving dinner, and for that yummy french toast that the bf made for me Turkey Day morning : )
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• for this guy, my crazy lovin babes {who dresses in bright crazy wetsuits with me on rainy Bears game days}
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• all my day to day obsessions & loves, including my subscription boxes {which my cats seem to love too}
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all love & smiles on this fabulous Friday off,

Sig3

Fancy Food Box November 2013 Review

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The Box Fancy Food Box sends out amazing gourmet artisan foods every month! Full sized items, and all things that you wouldn’t normally buy in the store. This is my fourth Fancy Food box and I have loved each and every one! This month, they did a Thanksgiving theme : )
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cost $39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). The value of the products inside is almost always double the cost of the box, if not more. Even if the value WASN’T that high, I’m sure they would still make an awesome box that was worth it! The Fancy Food Box has yet to bring me down.
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the goods Included is an envelope with some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for this month’s box, along with a couple recipes using ingredients in the box!
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Whats inside 1 ~ Crave Beef Jerky – Sweet Chipotle
$7.00
SO GOOD. We devoured this bag in minutes… sorry ’bout it. haha. Perfectly sweet and salty and meaty and just all around delicious!
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2 ~ Brooklyn Slate Cheese Slate Charcoal
$26.00
This was such a fun suprise in the box! It includes a cute little peice of mineral chalk and will be so perfect for entertaining!! Something I wouldn’t have bought for myself at the store, but I’m so glad to have gotten in my box!
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3 ~ The Gracious Gourmet Cranberry Raspberry Blood Orange Spread
$10.00
I am OBSESSED with fruit spreads/jams/preserves/etc., and this unique flavor profile is perfect for me! I can’t wait to try this with toast for my breakfast.
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4 ~ Grey Ghost Bakery Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
$9.00
I don’t normally like thing with pecans and almonds, but these cookies were SO GOOD! The cinnamon flavor was great, and there was just the right amount of sweetness with these cookies. We both devoured the bag! haha
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5 ~ Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps
$9.00
I haven’t tried these yet, but they look great for dips!
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6 ~ Sigmund’s Pretzel Chips
$3.00
These are super good! I love pretzel chips! The flavoring is savory and salty and perfect – another great vehicle for dipping!
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product valuePretzels: $3
Crisps: $9
Cookies: $9
Spread: $10
Slate: $26
Jerky: $7
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TOTAL VALUE: $64.00
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all love & smiles,
Sig3

Tyler Florence Fancy Box October 2013 Review

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This month was my first shipment of the Tyler Florence Fancy Box and I am so glad that I signed up! This subscription promises: “Get a collection of the best home goods hand-picked by celebrity chef Tyler Florence each month. Each box includes $80.00+ of products.” I’ve been reading reviews on these boxes for months and absolutely love all the kitchen products and gadgets included in each one. Definetly a perfect box for someone who wants to branch out in the kitchen! : )

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cost

$39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). The value of the products inside is almost always double the cost of the box, if not more. We’re always talking full sized items people!!

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the goods

Included is an envelope with some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for this month’s box, along with the explanations of why Tyler chose each and every item in this month’s box! This is a great feature as it’s interesting to see why he thought the items would be great for people.

Whats inside

1 • Waiter’s Friend by Gentlemen’s Hardware
$20.00
This could be a really nice gift for someone, as it comes in some great packaging and has all three features of a quality bottle opener.

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2 • Doomed Crystal Skull Shot Glass
$10.00
This was the “Happy Halloween!” gift in this month’s box. This shot glass actually looks really cool and even when it’s not Halloween season this is still a great glass for a party!

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3 • Tyler Florence California Cabernet Marinade
$6.50
This can be used as a marinade or sauce… I think it’s safe to say that I will love this flavor! It says once you use it you’ll never go back to your last steak sauce, excited to give this a try making a brand new recipe in my crock pot!

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4 • Tyler Florence Brown Sugar Pork Rub
$5.00
A perfect balance between sweet and savory, this is not only a pork rub but would go good on things like french fries too! Excited to give this a try.

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5 • Wide Grater by Art & Cook
$11.99
I don’t have a nice grater so this is a great kitchen surprise! It comes in a bright green and a red also, but I’m stuck with the blackish grey one.. that’s okay, not everything I own needs to be rainbow colored!

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6 • Fox Run Vintage Double Timer
$20.00
This timer is absolutely adorable! I usually use Siri on my phone to set my alarms for me, but this will be a nice change.

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7 • Tyler Florence Pewter Oven Mitt
$19.00
Hopefully I will be doing a lot more baking now that the holidays are coming near, so this should come in handy! The other mitts I have are just a random mixture of ones that I’ve stolen from my Ma, so it’s nice to start my own lil collection haha : )

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product valueCorkscrew: $20
Shot glass: $10
Marinade: $6.50
Pork rub: $5
Grater: $11.99
Timer: $20
Oven mitt: $19
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TOTAL VALUE: $92.49

* This box doesn’t have the  greatest value, but it’s definitely much more than I paid for it and I can see myself using everything in the box! All the items are packaged and made with great quality – certainly great for my first Tyler Florence box! : )

all love & smiles,

Sig3

Best Friend Box October 2013 Review

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Best Friend Box is the second box that I found for pets that actually has an option for cats too!! I was so happy to receive this box and was certainly pleased with all the items inside (and of course my kittys also loved it more than anything!!!) All the products are vet approved, and you get natural treats, adorable toys, and grooming supplies in every box. It’s all natural and all safe so your pet can stay as healthy and happy as possible! I aboslutely love this about the box.

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You can choose to get a box for cats OR dogs, and the price is only $30/month with free shipping! You will always get 3-6 hand picked products for you and your furry friend that you are sure to love each month. Also, 10% of all proceeds from the box go to animal charities accross America, so another great reason to sign up!

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This was my first Best Friend Box and I couldn’t be more pleased with the items included. It was wrapped up all nice and since there were toys included with cat nip, my cars were LITERALLY going CRAZY all around this box trying to get inside and see what was all in there. There was a card included with descriptions of all the products.

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This paper was just in the box and apparently was just touching one of the cat nip toys and my cats were going crazy rolling around on the paper and biting at it… love that my cats don’t even need toys to be excited, they can just eat at the cat nip covered cards! haha

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Whats inside

1 ~ West Paw Design Catnip Pouch
$5.00
They LOVED THIS POUCH. Such a great toy!

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2 ~ Cranberry Cabernet Cat Treats
$3.51
These are super interesting treats… it’s like having a wine night with the kittys.. hahaha can I even become a crazier cat lady!?

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3 ~ Pawbreakers – Catnip Candy for Cats
$3.24
This is such an adorable candy/toy! They absolutely LOVE this thing and went crazy for it.

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4 ~ Cloud Star Grain Free Buddy Biscuits – Tuna
$3.95
Can never have enough treats for my lil fattys! Love finding new brands like this too : )

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5 ~ Crazy Cat Lady Litter Box Room Fragrance – Strawberry Orange Lemonade
$8.99
This is SUCH a good idea! We keep our litter boxes in the back den and sometimes it gets pretty smelly in there so this is such a cute little spray to have…. it’s so me I love it!

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product valueSpray: $8.99
Treats: $3.95
Pawbreaker: $3.24
Cabernet Treats: $3.51
Catnip Pouch: $5
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TOTAL VALUE: $24.69

*Although the value of this box was $6 less than the price I paid for it, I don’t mind because I discovered new brands and products that I was excited about! The kittys love their new cat box! A great little service for getting new treats and toys delivered!

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

Goodies for Kids October 2013 Box Review

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Goodies for Kids is an excellent box that is always jam packed with goodies and treats that are perfect for snacking and lunches for work. I have always loved this box so much and am so sad to hear that this month will be the last. I think they got rid of everything they had left on hand because this box was seriously full of so much goodness!! Michael even made me take pictures of it quickly because we wanted to tear right into these goodies!

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There was certainly an October-Halloweeny theme to this month’s box, and everything just kept looking better than the next! This box is only $7/month, SUCH a low price for a box of treats that always got eaten! Too bad they are no longer producing boxes of this subscription. Still thought I’d do a review to show off how great they were! They recommend to their users to try Love With Food, which of course I already subscribe to but oh well… so long Goodies! (and Goodies For kids!)

Whats inside

1 ~ Warheads Sour Chewy Cubes
Not too sour, but still sweet & good.

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2 ~ Pretzel Crisps – Original
I LOVE this lil crisps so these are a perfect little size for lunches since I devour the full bags at home. ; )

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3 ~ Rockin ‘ola – ChocoBerry
These are chocolate granola clusters with real freeze-fried strawberry yogurt drops… definetly sounds like an interesting breakfast.

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4 ~ Lunchables Jr. – Teddy Bear Picnic
Just ate this with my lunch today.. So good and adorable!

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5 ~ Orbit for kids – Strawberry Banana Gum
This little pack is going fast because the bf just loves ’em! This baggie has 10 little micro packs in them, with 6 pieces of gum each! I was so happy to see such a full size item in this box!

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6 ~ Sneaky Pete’s All Natural Oat Beverage – Mango
I’m loving mango flavored things lately so this looks perfect!

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7 ~ Warheads Sour Twists
These were pretty good, not that sour, but a perfect amount of sweetness and flavor!

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8 ~ GudFud Fruit Jelly Stuffed Marshmallows
These look so good and adorable, the packaging is also great.

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9~ Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar
I’ve tried this from another box before and was SO HAPPY to see it again. I ate this thing in like .008 seconds. SOOOO GOOD I LOVE THESE THINGS!

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10 ~ Happy Squeeze Fruit & Veggie Twist – Apple, Mango, Pear & Kale
I absolutely LOVE these Happy Squeeze pouches and I thikn this one is my new favorite! They are a bit pricey but they are so so good and healthy and just a perfect snack with lunch.

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I’m so sad that this will be my last Goodies for Kids box (this is also the last month for the normal Goodies Co. subscription too)… however, I am glad that they went out with a bang and sent me the best box yet!

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all love & smiles,

Sig3