Matilda Jane Spring Clothing Review & Giveaway! Ends 5/19/14!


Time to celebrate Spring and the coming warmer weather with a little peek at the latest collection from Matilda Jane Clothing! Woohoo!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you already know that Matilda Jane makes some seriously adorable children’s clothes. (You can see my past reviews here.)

For those who aren’t as familiar, Matilda Jane Clothing is a mom-owned company that specializes in uniquely designed girl’s clothing and accessories. Their collections are fun, whimsical, and sized to fit everyone from babies to mommas.

Matilda Jane kindly offered to send me two outfits from their Spring Collection, “It’s a Wonderful Parade”. (more…)

Nerd Block Jr. (Girl) Review


Nerd Block Jr. is a new-ish box that’s curated with goodies for kids from ages 6 to 11 (though it could be enjoyed by anyone, really). It’s a monthly surprise package filled with toys and games that some would consider “nerdy” or geeky. It’s basically a kid-version of the original Nerd Block (which is geared towards adult “nerds”).

Nerd Block Jr. is $13.99/month (plus shipping) and offers boxes specifically for boys or girls. Boxes include toys, games, and collectibles from brands such as Disney, Nintendo, Hello Kitty, Star Wars, My Little Pony, and more.

I was recently sent the “Girl” box for review. It ships from Canada, but it arrived fairly quickly. Good job, Canada Post! Okay, let’s see what’s inside! (more…)

April Spicy Subscriptions Spice Box Review & Discount Code


Spicy Subscriptions is a monthly “adult” subscription that delivers a fun box of intimate goodies right to your door. Don’t worry — the outer packages are totally discreet! (You’re trusty mailman will have no clue what naughtiness lurks inside.)

Spicy Subscriptions‘ monthly “Spice Box” can contain an assortment of massage oils, fragrances, toys, lubricants, and other naughty goodies. The box is $34.95 per month, and shipping is always free.

As mentioned in my last Spice Box review, if you’re under 18, or offended by vibrate-y things, you might wanna stop reading. If not, let’s see what’s in the box! (more…)

April Citrus Lane Review & Discounts Galore!


Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription for babies/kids aged newborn-5. It’s $29/month (cheaper with longer subs) and includes a nice assortment of toys, books, snacks, toiletries, etc. Sometimes they even include a gift for mom.

This month’s Citrus Lane box included products to pay tribute to Earth Day — as well as Spring in general. Yay, April!

Our box is geared towards a 21-month year old girl and here’s what was inside…  (more…)

April bluum Review & 50% Off Discount Code!


bluum is a monthly subscription box for babies & kiddos from birth through age 5. Every box will contain 5 or more products that are responsibly sourced, eco-friendly and often organic.

There used to be monthly “themes”, but they’ve recently moved away from that and instead curate each box based upon your child’s current age in months. bluum also just announced that they’ve joined forces with Stork Stack, so anyone who had a subscription with them (Stork Stack) will now be receiving boxes from bluum instead. Interesting.

My girls are currently 20 months old, so the bluum box I received was for 21 months. Let’s see what they sent! (more…)

Bunnies, Books & Bad Attitudes: A Rosebuds Easter Morning.


Easter #2 with the Rosebuds! If these dresses look familiar, they might be the same ones they wore for their first birthday back in August. (Shhh… Don’t tell ‘em!)

This year was a little more exciting, since the girls are into actually playing with things now. It also helps that they can sit up on their own and no longer spit up all over themselves. Woohoo! Progress! (more…)

Vegan Cupcakes Fancied up with April’s “My Bakers Box”


Happy Easter!

Just thought I’d share the festive cupcakes I made for the occasion using some of the goodies from this month’s My Bakers Box!

These are (homemade!) carrot cake cupcakes with store-bought vanilla frosting. This was actually my first time making carrot cake(s) from scratch and I was really pleased/shocked at how well they turned out.

I used a basic recipe for vegan carrot cake from “How it all Vegan” by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer. I didn’t tweak it at all, except for going the cupcake route rather than a full-sized cake.

I was lazy and used the only canned frosting I had on hand — a Christmas-themed tub that I got on clearance after the holidays. I know, I know… But hey, it IS pastel, so…  (more…)

April Conscious Box Review & Code for 50% Off — Free Shipping! (Or Free Box, Pay Shipping!)


Conscious Box is a monthly subscription box that features eco-friendly/natural products. Items range from healthy snacks, to natural toothpaste, and everything in between. There are 3 different boxes to choose from: The Vegan Box (which I normally get), The Gluten-Free Box, and the Classic Box.

Boxes were always $19.95/month, but they’ve recently announced 2 new box options: The Plus (as low as $16.95/mo) and the Taster (as low as $6.95/mo). If you’re a current subscriber, you’ll automatically start receiving the “Plus” box in May. It’s supposed to have less samples and more FULL SIZED products, so I can’t wait to receive my May box!

For now, let’s take a look at what should be the last “regular” Conscious Box(more…)

Citrus Lane Semi-Annual Sale & Mystery Boxes Available Again!!


Citrus Lane is having their semi-annual sale and offering savings of up to 44% on subscriptions!

3-month subs are $56 (just $18.67/box), 6-month subs are $105 (just $17.50/box), and 12-month subs are $196 (just $16.33/box). Awesome deals!! But hurry — offers are only good until 4/22!

If you don’t want to commit to a long-term subscription, you can also try them out month-to-month and get your first box for just $9 by clicking here and using the code “TAKE20OFF“!

Also: Mystery boxes are back!! These are $29 boxes (one-time purchase!) with over $60 in products! This time they’re themed (mealtime, bath, art, and music) and they sell out FAST! Hurry if you wanna snag one!! (To find them, click on the “shop” and look on the left hand side for “Mystery Box”. It’s the first thing listed.)

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April Vegan Presence Review & Some Sad News


Like last month, my Vegan Presence package showed up a little later than usual. However, unlike last month, it was totally worth the wait!

If you’re not aware, Vegan Presence is a monthly subscription box service that features — you guessed it — 100% vegan-friendly products. Items can range from food to beauty to household essentials. You never really know what you’re gonna get, but you can rest assured that it’ll always be totally cruelty-free. (And packaged prettily too!)

Unfortunately, the April package — as awesome as it was — also came with some bad news. :( I’ll save that until the end though. First, let’s see what’s in those pretty, spring-y packages up there! (more…)