Fancy Food Box October 2013 Review

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The BoxFancy 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 third Fancy Food box and I have loved each and every one! This month, they did a Halloween 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! I will use the descriptions on the cards to explain the products :)

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1 • Wondermade Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows
$7.50/ box of 16
“Made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, Wondermade marshmallows melt perfectly into a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and can be eaten on the go.” These come in super cute packaging and taste very unique! They are very pumpkiny and full of spice, along with loads of sugar. These are a very interesting treat! Check out the marshmallows here.

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2 • Popsations Dark Chocolate Caramel Drizzle Gourmet Popcorn
$9.00/ 8 oz. bag
“This stuff won’t last long if left in plain sight. Share with friends and family, and enjoy as a decadent step up from classic movie theatre popcorn.” I loveeee sweet gourmet caramel popcorns, I just really hope the dark chocolate isn’t too overpowering… Check out the popcorn here!

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3 • Tumabdor Crazy Little Animal Crackers covered in Milk Chocolate
$10.00/ 4.5 oz
“Why eat regular animal crackers when yours can be dipped in creamy chocolate? These gourmet treats make a great snack for children and grown-ups alike.” I think these will be a great office snack for me! I love animal crackers, and dipped in milk chocolate sounds fabulous : ) Check out their website here.

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4 • Pumpkin Meister Carving Kit
$24.99 on sale (Market Price: $43)
“These three professional quality tools will help bring out the artist in you. Use the culinary scoop to clean out stubborn seeds and pulp from your pumpkin, and v-tool to carve our facial features, and the carving knife to cut detailed patterns and edges.” I am SO HAPPY to have this!! These tools will be great for carving our pumpkins this year, and these tools also have normal uses for everyday around the kitchen, so it’s a win no matter what time of the year! Check out the tool set here.

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5 • Roni ~ Sue Lollipops – Tea & Honey/ Chile & Lime
$5.00
“This exclusive assortment of lollipops features unique flavor combinations that just might spook your taste buds!” These look very interesting and I’m eager to try them when I’m bored at the office ; ) Check out the lollipops here.

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product valueMarshmallows: $7.50
Popcorn: $9.00
Animal Crackers: $10.00
Carving Kit: $24.99
Lollipops: $5.00
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TOTAL VALUE: $56.49 

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all love & smiles,
Sig3

Autumn Shopping

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What could be more positive and fantastic than shopping???

I wanted to make sure to stay full of good vibes, so I thought the best way to start off this fabulous month of October was to do some good shopping. Woooop!

FIRST OFF, to start my day off with awesomeness, I got this fabulous $20 gift certificate for RA Sushi (one of my fav places, sooo good!!!) because it’s my half birthday month! Thanks RA!! : )
(This also means that I need to go there ASAP, which brings me so much joy because I absolutely love everything they have on the menu!! Happy hour what whatttt!!)

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NEXT, I realized I had over 10,000 points on my AmEx account… which could only mean that I needed to get another “free” $100 Apple giftcard!! Yayy!! I’ve already gotten so many of these, I absolutely love that I can buy awesome apps for my iMac and of course so many songs in iTunes. I’m a few points shy of a $50 giftcard from my Visa too…. damn, I LOVE reward points! If you aren’t using yours or don’t have a card that offers them… GET ONE!!!

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On the online shopping front, I’ve had a cart going on F21 for the past couple of days and still haven’t added the last few items to reach the $50 mark (then it’s free shipping so of course I always feel like I HAVEEE to spend at least $50 haha). The main reason I wanted to buy anything there at all was because of this casual crazy messed up meow kitty cat dress — >

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…. I also added tons of jewelry to my bag too. Most of the items are under $4 so it’s easy to keep adding more to your bag, not realizing or even remembering the items I’ve been adding the whole time! Love surprise time!

And then there’s this little ol’ issue that I’ve been dealing with from JustFab… I hate that you have to cancel/decline the month within the first 5 days of the month, otherwise you are charged the $40 fee and basically can’t get your money back — however, the money counts as a credit towards 1 pair of shoes, so it’s not like you’re technically losing anything. Anyway, I’ve had this credit going on my account for 3 months now and still haven’t found a pair of shoes I’ve loved or really wanted/needed, but they just added some new styles and since it’s now boot season, I want a pair of some nice new boots for casual days at work and weekends. Here are some options…. hmmmm….

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And last, but certainly not least, I am lusting after this item right meow… the sterling silver beads, the beautiful blue heart, the way it will look fantastic on my wrist… I want it I want it! ; )

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PS: My impulsive need to shop also just made me add this, however, this is something that I have wanted and have been looking into for months and months now. The “subscription” type clothing service is called Golden Tote, and I learned all about it by reading reviews from My Subscription Addiction. She has one of my favorite websites and thanks to her I know about so many of the amazing boxes I get… ANYWAY, I am so excited to start this service! For either $49/month with 1-2 items or $149/month with 6-7 items (worth up to $600!!!!), you basically choose two of the items/clothing pieces (I am going to try the $149 option) and then they surprise you with the rest!

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You get to choose the first 2 items and I already want these 2 super bad so I am not ULTRA excited to see what else they surprise me with in my very first Golden Tote!!! : )

all love & smiles,

Sig3

Last Day of September (The Month from Hell)

Why does the world as I know it keep on bringing me down?
I do my best to hide it, but it keeps on bringing me down.
No matter how high I try to climb, I get pulled back down again.
Why does the world as I know it…. keep on bringing me down…. ?
FTSK

Ugghhhhh such a long month it has been. This song came on during my commute home from work this evening and I couldn’t help but just totally feel the words. This month I have had a total of 2 days off, otherwise working 7 days a week at both my full and part time jobs. I’m not complaining because I’m loving the money and need the new cash-flow, but even though things are looking up, it’s just been so hard for me to feel happy at my job on a day to day! Things/people are just SO DAMN ANNOYINGGGGG but I am trying to stay clam and think about all the super positive amazing things in my life, which I am going to do starting… NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Michael got his amazing new big-boy job so I am SO PROUD of him! This is something he’s been waiting a long time for and I am so happy he loves his position and he gets some great perks, aka he gets a FREE PARKING SPOT in the city of Chicago. That’s like, unheard of. Anyway, I am SO HAPPY for him!

October is starting tomorrow and that means more ghoulish decor in the house, along with themed black and orange everything! Yayyyy! This month I am also going to try SUPER HARD to actually post and review all my amazing boxes that I have been receiving to share with people my obsession that is subscription boxes 🙂 It’s a new month, and I have 2 WHOLE WEEKENDS and a SATURDAY off this month, which means that I will have some visitors whom I CANNOT wait to see, maybe some trips to the zoo, and for sure some fall shopping and dining out in the city!

ALL POSITIVITY FROM HERE ON OUT.

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1 -my 3 favorites ❤ // 2 -I crowned myself Queen Mary at work // 3 -been eatin more breckie // 4 -my lovely new planner

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1 -Dexypoo // 2 -casual days at work // 3 -segway tour!!! // 4 -burritos for breckie

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1 -what’s in the box???? // 2 -football season // 3 -my new Links piece // 4 -fall shoes ❤ //

HAPPY THOUGHTS, LOOKING FORWARD TO AN EXCELLENT OCTOBER ❤

all love & smiles,

Sig3