Okay, so after having kind of a so-so package last month, Vegan Presence totally made up for it with October’s offerings. From the festive Halloween-y ribbons, to the items they chose, it was probably my favorite package from them yet. Some of my favorite things to enjoy during the autumn season (and, well, anytime) are hot tea, good chocolate, and scented candles… ALL of which can be found in this month’s Vegan Presence package. Hells. Yes.
I know, I know… It’s not even Halloween yet and here I am posting about Christmas ornaments. Perhaps I’m a wee bit ahead of the game, but when Dixie Midwest contacted me about reviewing one of their personalized ornaments, I just couldn’t say no. What can I say… I’m a sucker for things with my babies faces on ’em. 😉
Healthy Surprise is a monthly subscription box for snacks — vegan/gluten-free/soy-free, all-natural-super-fantastic ones! It’s a great box for those with food allergies, vegans (hey, that’s me!), or anyone who wants to snack a little healthier. Oh, did I mention that all of the snacks are FULL SIZE? Yep. They sure are. No sample-sized, mini snacks in these boxes! You can choose from 3 different box sizes: Starter (16-20 servings), Healthy (32-40 servings), or Large (48-60 servings). Boxes start at $33/month and you can cancel at anytime. (But why would you want to?) Okay, less talk, more snacks! Let’s see what goodies […]
September marked the first anniversary — I mean, “snackiversary” — of the Vegan Cuts Snack Box! Woo! Although I don’t currently have a subscription, I was lucky enough to WIN this box in a giveaway over at another blog. So awesome! Vegan Cuts offers two different, 100% vegan & cruelty free monthly box options: The Snack Box and the Beauty Box. Both are just $19.95 a month (free shipping!) and deliver a fun assortment of snackin’ & beautify-in’ essentials. Most of the products in the Snack Box are also gluten-free (roughly 80% of ’em). Okay, let’s see what was inside this celebratory […]
Every year, since Mike and I have met, we’ve gone to the The Great Pumpkin Farm. It is thee ultimate “autumn fun times” destination in Western New York. Pumpkins, tractor rides, cider, face painting, corn mazes, carnival food — this place has it all. Last year, the girls were only 2 months old when the festivities went down, so Mike & I took the trip sans kiddos. I felt guilty not taking them, but they were way too small to truly appreciate the autumn-y awesomeness. This year they were thirteen months old. Surely they were old enough to enjoy a fun day […]
This is the first time I’ve gotten my Ecocentric Mom box totally spoiler-free! I was surprised to find it on my doorstep so soon and couldn’t wait to tear into it. (No really, these things truly do excite me! Sad, I know.) Ecocentric Mom offers 3 different box options: Mom-to-Be, Mom, and Mom & Baby (for babies up to 18 months). Every box contains products that are eco-friendly, natural, organic, and often vegan-friendly. Subscriptions are $21/month (or less with longer commitments) and shipping is free. I always get the “Mom & Baby” box, because I’d much rather get stuff for […]
e-Sentials is a brand new subscription service for that oh-so-wonderful “time of the month”. They want to save you the trouble of having to go out and replenish your stock of “essentials” every month. (Or worse, making your bf/husband do it.) There are 3 different package options to choose from: $10 for 20 pads/tampons of your choice. $13 for the pads/tampons and 3 disposable razors. $16 for the pads/tampons, 3 disposable razors, and deodorant. Packages are totally customizable — you choose how many pads and/or tampons you need, if you want light/heavy/etc., and whether or not you need extras (there […]
Bestowed is a monthly subscription box that features healthy snacks & foods carefully chosen by nutritionist/author Heather Bauer. Boxes are only $19/month (including shipping!) and contain a nice variety of different snacks, food items, and beverages. While the box isn’t geared towards any particular diet, I was pleased to find many vegan items in this month’s selection. (Yay!) September’s theme is “Back to School” and features lots of kid/lunchbox-friendly products. While my girls are too young for the whole “bagged lunch” thing, I’m more than happy to eat everything myself. 😉 So what’s in the box? Read on!
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. Needless to say, when Matilda Jane contacted me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their outfits, I totally jumped on it. Buying clothes for twins is NOT cheap! 😉 Twice a year, in the spring and fall, a new line is released. The outfit I received is from their Paint By Numbers collection, which can be found here. Chloe was kind enough to be my model […]
“Twins? Ugh! Better you than me!” “Oh boy, twins? You must really have your hands full.” “Uh oh! Double trouble!” When you have twins, everyone feels the need to tell you how screwed you are. How your life is over. How they’ll age you faster than you can imagine. How happy they are that they didn’t get stuck with a similar, awful fate. Well guess what, haters? HAVING TWINS IS EFFING AWESOME. And here are my top 10 reasons why… 10. A new appreciation for BOGO sales. Sure, everyone likes a good deal — especially when it involves buying something […]
Sparaj is a brand new monthly “discovery” box that features a collection of wellness products unique to Asia. It’s not a typical “subscription” service, as they don’t charge you every month. Instead, you simply sign up for a single month, or prepay for 3 to 12 months to ensure you won’t miss a box. Sparaj selects high-quality products that are both eco-friendly and beautifully designed. Each month you can expect to receive an assortment of bath/body, spa, and aromatherapy products. I recently received their “pre-launch” box to review, and was very impressed, to say the least. Beautiful packaging, natural ingredients, awesome […]
*As of December 2015, Citrus Lane is no longer in business. If you’re looking for an alternative, bluum is a great choice. — You can see my reviews of them here. With bluum, you can choose your own products and build your own box. They feature the same great brands, plus you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“.* Citrus Lane totally delivered this month! I mean, I’m usually happy with everything they send, but this month was perfect. All of the items I hoped to get (from seeing spoiler pics), I ended up receiving in my […]
Citrus Lane has two great deals going on right now. If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you know that I LOVE me some Citrus Lane boxes! (You can see my past reviews here.) Both offers are for new members only (but I won’t tell if you sign up a second time with grandma’s credit card.) Deal #1: Free Box with purchase of 3 month subscription. Just sign up for 3 months and get one FREE box! A $25 savings! — Simply click here and use the code “CUTEOFF” at checkout. (They’re having a “dogs vs. babies” contest on […]
Petit Vour is a monthly subscription that features 100% vegan/cruelty-free luxury bath & beauty products. It includes samples (“miniatures”), as well as full-sized items for only $15/month — and shipping is always free! If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I’m not a huge fan of “beauty” products (especially makeup). Thankfully, this box had a nice mix of beauty and bath/body stuff. That was definitely a relief. 😉 Let’s see what was inside, shall we?