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

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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”

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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!)

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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!!

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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

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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…)


April Love With Food Review & Code for Free Box!

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Love With Food time again! The theme this month is “Flower Power”. Thankfully, it’s not a box full of hippies (phew!)… Rather, it’s full of items that are inspired by flowers (think fruit & honey). Perfect for spring!

Love With Food is only $10/month (plus $2 shipping) for their “standard” box (this one). They also have a “deluxe” box for $19.95/month (free shipping). With every box purchased, Love With Food donates a meal to a person in need. Everyone wins! (Psst… there’s an awesome discount code at the end of this post!)

Alright, time to reveal the snackage! (more…)


NEW Conscious Box Options! (Plus Code for 50% Off + Free Shipping OR Free Box & Pay Shipping!)

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Conscious Box just announced two new box options! (See above)

It looks like the “Plus” will be replacing the current box that subscribers get. The first one ships out in May and I’m excited to see how they improve!

Wanna try Conscious Box out for yourself? You’re in luck, cos right now you can get your first box for 50% off with FREE shipping when you click here and use the code “TAKEHALF”! OR you can get your first Taster box for FREE (just pay $4.95 shipping) when you click here and use the code “FREENOW“! Awesome!

If you’re curious what sort of products they’ve included past boxes, you can check out all of my Conscious Box reviews here.

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Green Virgin Products Review, Discount & Giveaway! Ends 5/5/14

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Green Virgin Products is a company dedicated to providing 100% non-toxic, eco-friendly alternatives to conventional personal/household cleaning products.

They offer a variety of healthy, effective products including laundry soap, mineral salt deodorant stones, hand soap, bar soaps, and more. All of the products are tested against the more well known (toxic) brands to ensure that they’re just as effective. Green Virgin is so confident that you’ll love their products that they even offer a 90 day money back guarantee. Woo!

Green Virgin Products recently sent me a few of their soaps and cleaners to try for myself. Let’s check ‘em out! (more…)


Sudsy Box Review, Discount Code & Giveaway! Ends 5/3/14

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Sudsy Box is a brand new subscription box that sends you 3 full-sized handmade bars of soap every other month. They also throw in a little surprise gift in each box! Fun!

The soaps are all natural and made by Heidi’s Artisan Soap. They’re vegan, gluten-free and made without any artificial colors or fragrances.

Sudsy Box is just $20 every other month — shipping included!

I was recently sent their Spring box for review and couldn’t wait to see what scents I got! (more…)


Primal Spirit Foods Primal Strips Review

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Growing up, I was never really a fan of jerky — mainly because I had no idea what kinda gross animal parts were lurking inside of ‘em. Ew. However, now that I’m vegan jerky is no longer on my “nope, not eatin’ that” list. (Well, vegan jerky anyway.)

Primal Strips by Primal Spirit Foods are 100% vegan, meatless single-serve jerky strips that take the fear out of jerky. No gross animal bits in these guys!

Primal Strips are all-natural, low fat and made with non-GMO soy beans. They have 10 grams of protein per serving and zero cholesterol.

I was recently sent a sample pack for review in each of their 6 flavors. (more…)