September Kiwi Crate~Modern Art

We got our September Kiwi Crate last week. I have to say I am really excited to do this one! Kiwi Crate is a monthly craft subscription box. We have been getting it for a few months now and I am thrilled with it. We get the sibling add on. They say this box is targeted for 3-8 year olds but my 10 & 12 year olds really enjoy joining in the crafts.

This month’s crate was Modern Art.

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The crafts in the box are my color block painting and my hanging mobile. Kiwi Crate gives you all the supplies to do the two crafts. When you do the sibling add on they give you enough for both children but things like markers you only get one set of. It only costs $7.95 to do the add on so I think it is definitely worth it.

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On the back of the picture page they have a cute little cut out to color, it also has two stickers(because we do the sibling add on)

The inside of the box has a little scene that you can play with the little cut outs.

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They just started doing these cute little magazines, I believe last month was the first time. They have little stories, pictures to color etc. The boys really like them.  And we get two.

IMG_2921These are the instruction books for each craft. On the front they tell you how difficult each one is, showing how much parental involvement is needed.

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Each book gives you a page with the supplies needed and then instructions, pretty easy to understand and pictures to help kids know what to do .

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I love the little easels and they have little tags that you can put on the pictures they paint. It came with some nice little canvases and paper as well. I absolutely love Kiwi Crate! It comes with everything you need to do the crafts so you don’t have to go around finding supplies at home, it is all in that little box. The crafts are wonderful and my boys have so much fun doing them. I am really glad I signed up for this.

They do also offer individuals crates, without a subscription, they are having a Halloween crate that looks so fun so I am wanting to get that one too 🙂

If you would like to try out Kiwi Crate, click here to save $10 on your first crate. It is $19.95 per month with free shipping, the sibling add on is $7.95.

September Love With Food Gluten Free Box

I have been hearing about Love With Food for awhile so I decided to try it out. Because of my limited diet choices I know a lot of these boxes I am not going to get to eat all the foods but I give them to someone in the house.

Love with food is a monthly food box where members receive hard to find tasty snacks. They deliver 8 or more organic, all natural snacks for as little as $10 a month. For every box they sell, they  donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry. You can earn points by doing reviews on your box or inviting others to join. You can then use your points to shop for the snacks you love in their shop.

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The first thing I tried from this box was the Betty Lou’s Gluten Free Blueberry Fruit bar. It was really good! I have always likes the fruit flavored  newton like cookies and this was really good.  I have actually gone and looked at the site thinking of buying more of these. Because I can’t eat eggs or dairy right now these felt like a nice little treat for me.

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Carter and I shared the bag of Bare Fruit Crunchy Cinnamon Apple Chips.  If you know 3 year olds you know they can be picky, but Carter loves these and tried to eat the whole bag. They were like eating a real apple, not as much cinnamon as other dried apples I have eaten so more of the natural flavor. I really liked them and think I may get some of the smaller bags to put in the kids lunches and carry in the diaper bag. I think all of the kids would actually really like these.

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Because me and the little boys can eat dairy I let the 3 older kids split the bag of Good Boy Organics Organicasaurus Cheddar Cheese Puffs. They said they were good, Not as cheesy as cheese puffs though. I don’t normally buy cheese puffs so these would be a nice alternative but because the older 3 are older and not really into the dinosaur shape, I doubt we will get these again. I do like that they are organic and non-GMO but sadly, the cheese does it in for us.

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This next one is something I really want to try. I really like bruschetta but have not ever eaten artichokes so I am not sure how it will taste but its Natural Roasted Pepper and artichoke bruschetta dip. I think it should be really good with a French bread but it is only a small container so not something I could do for everyone! I think it would be good on some crackers too but my kids ate all the triscuits.

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Wild Garden Roasted Garlic Hummis Dip. I will  admit I have never eaten hummis and am a little nervous to try it, I don’t even know what you put hummis on? But I will give it a shot and see. Maybe some crackers? Oh yeah, the kids ate those.

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I really wanted to try this. But it contains coconut and the last time I had some coconut Mason was miserable, so another thing I can’t eat. Its a Licious Organics Cherry Berry organic unbaked oat cookie. They are nut,  gluten, soy, dairy and wheat free. It was egg free also(Mason has issues with the eggs I eat) but the coconut makes it not an option for me. I will probably let one of the little boys eat it.

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Now these next ones are definitely something I am not so sure on. They are sipping broths from Millies Savory Teas. I think they are meant to be more of a broth drink rather than an actual tea because of the flavors(and the website says so). If you need to be on a liquid diet for some reason these would be a nice alternative. I am really not one to make broth and just eat it but maybe I will find  a use with a dinner recipe.

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I sent the YummyEarth Organics fruit snack with Riley to school and forgot to ask him what he thought of them. But since he didn’t complain I have to think he liked them 🙂 I was looking at their site and they have a 50 pack you can get for about $35, they are a little more expensive than the ones I typically get. I do buy the better quality ones not the cheap ones full of crazy ingredients I can’t pronouce so I might think of getting these. I love the idea of the bulk package! These fruit snacks are made with real fruit extracts and no gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, or artificial colors and dyes.

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The last thing in my box is something I really would like to try so I am saving it 😉

Its from Cosmo Creations, Cinnamon Crunch. The package says it is heavenly morsels of bakes corn with all natural ingredients you can pronounce. One the girls on my box group said this was really good.  I might try this soon as we are going to attempt to add dairy back in my diet to see if Mason is having an issue.

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This was my very first Love with Food box and I was really happy with it.  I think the choices I got were great, even if I couldn’t eat them all, someone in the house will. If you would like to try Love with Food click here.  Right now I am only on the monthly plan which is $12 a month plus $2 shipping. They also offer a deluxe box which has 16-20 snacks, free shipping and is $19.95 a month. I saw a review for the deluxe box and it has multiples of some of the items I received and other things I didn’t. I think for the extra $5 its probably worth it to upgrade since you get free shipping.

August 2013 Kiwi Crate Fun with Flight

Since my September Kiwi Crate has been delivered I think I should actually get my August review done!

Life has just been super busy. This was the first month I had both the boys on the subscription so we got twice the supplies for the crafts! Riley was so excited, he has been waiting to get his turn. Of course with school starting and sports we have been so busy during the weeknights and weekends we haven’t even done them yet, but we will soon.

August’s theme was Fun with Flight.

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There is always a picture on the back for your child to color. They included 2 stickers for my boys. Carter colored the picture. Inside the box(which I forgot to take a picture of) there is a little scene, you can cut out the characters and play with them in the box.

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IMG_2704Kiwi Crate has started including these little magazines for the children. They even gave us two since we do the sibling add on. They are cute and having pictures to color, things to read. Carter was carrying his around the other day saying he loved it.

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Rad Rockets and Flying Kites

The instruction books are really nice, They are simple to follow and easy enough kids can see what they are supposed to do.

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IMG_2709It came with this chart for the kids to measure how high their rockets launched.

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Supplies and instructions for the Kites

IMG_2713I was really happy with this crate. I love all the things it includes and the boys really enjoy them. Its so nice too that a lot of them have extra things and who would think the 10 & 12 year olds would enjoy them just as much as the 3 & 6 year olds!

Kiwi Crate is $19.95 per month and we do the sibling add on for $7.95. It is definitely worth it for us. If you would like to sign up for Kiwi Crate and save $10 on your first crate use this link.

The September box is coming up as soon as I can type it up! It was a good one!

 

MommiesFirst Subscription Box Review

For quite a few months now I have been hearing about MommiesFirst on my Facebook subscription box groups. Yes I am a member of a few. I had been sticking with the boxes I was getting but I found out about a company based out of Toronto and I thought it would be to get a box delivered to me instead of my hubby’s work. I have heard great reviews of their boxes and decided to contact the company. They offered to send me a box out of their normal delivery schedule and I couldn’t wait to get it.

MommiesFirst is a monthly subscription box that is intended for expecting or new moms of babies up to 12 months old. I wanted to get in before my baby turned a year old. They cost $30 per month(plus taxes if you are in Canada), they do ship to the US. They will include 4-5 products specially chosen for your month of pregnancy or child’s age. So here is my first MommiesFirst box.

IMG_2680Something I really like about MommiesFirst is  how they personalize their boxes. I even got an email from the founder, Lorena, asking me what I thought of the box. It really goes to show that they do care about their customers and what your opinions are.

IMG_2681This is a first look at the box. They include product cards better than any other box I have received and they are all hooked together with a safety pin. This box was mainly focused on baby’s first foods. Unfortunately, while my baby is 8 months old, he has food issues so he is currently still only breastfeeding but these will be useful in the next few months.

IMG_2683IMG_2684The first thing I will talk about is these adorable bird wall decals. Now, I have not done Mason’s room yet because he is still in ours but I know he will love these on my wall until I move him out. They also include a voucher code for custom labels. I love this, I love personalized name tags and plan on getting some of them(and maybe more!). I checked out their website and there are some really cute choices and they have free shipping in Canada! This doesn’t happen often so I was really please.  These items are obviously specially made for MommiesFirst so they weren’t listed on the site to get a price.

IMG_2685Next is a full size container of infant cereal from First Food Organics. After my 3 older children I stopped doing infant cereals so much, I don’t do them as a first food but I do use them from time to time so this is great to have because I won’t have to buy any with this size. The cereal I received is the multigrain one which contains whole grain oats, barley and spelt.  It is recommended for babies over 8 months and eating more foods, not single ingredients.

Retail price $5.99

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I think this was actually my favorite thing in the whole box. It just made me smile to pull out this little wooden spoon with the smiley faces! I have never used a wooden spoon for feeding but it is so tiny and cute we are definitely going to give it a  shot. Mason kind of chews on things so I will probably wait until after he outgrows that. I don’t want him to ruin it. Its just too cute.  It is made by White-O-Coccoli and it bamboo. I checked out their website and they have some adorable spoons, bowls and cups. I have to get a turtle spoon 😉 Definitely check out their site for adorable cups, bowls and spoons! White-O-Coccoli

Retail price $4.50

IMG_2687These are Clean Well All Natural Hand sanitizing wipes. I realized the brand of this is actually the same brand as the big orange ones I got from Citrus Lane. These are way more practical. They are a perfect little travel size and fit just right in the mommy pocket of my Ju Ju Be diaper bags. They are a little strong so I would not use them for the baby but I grabbed one when I was in the drive through  to clean my hands after using the debit card machine 😉

Well. ca price $4.29

IMG_2688This is obviously for me 🙂 It is a Ahava Active Deadsea Minerals purifying mud mask. I definitely want to try it out. I need some deep cleansing for my face. It says deeply cleans and detoxifies pores for a fresh, even complexion. I am looking forward to trying it.

$31 for 3.4 oz/100 ml

IMG_2689Two food pouches from Happy Squeeze. One is a Orange Mango Coconut Milk.  I am concerned Mason is allergic to so i will definitely wait for that and the other is pomegranate, blueberry and pear. One their website they actually have these 2 in the kids section not the baby so I am not sure if they are meant for older kids. My little boys love pouch foods, I never really fed them to them as a baby but they have applesauce ones now and I can see how these are so much more convenient to carry in a diaper bag. I may actually end up giving these to Carter because he is very interested in them and with the baby’s food issues it might be awhile before he would even try them.

Lorena actually emailed me after I shared my review to tell me these were for me 🙂

Retail $1.79 each

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Another pouch food from Love Child. Love Child Organics is a Canadian company and their site says you can find their products in Walmart. While I don’t really like shopping there, its what we have. This pouch is apples, sweet potatoes, carrots and blueberries. Because it is a variety of foods we will have to introduce each separately first but I like that they are organic and more everyday foods 😉  They are also gluten free.  After reading the package closer it says it also contains quinoa. Love Child Organic is commited to making healthy, good tasting foods. This doesn’t expire until March 2014 so I will probably hang on to it until he is actually eating more and we are sure of the safe foods.

Retail $1.99

IMG_2691Next was an Oxo Tot roll up bib. Its really cute with the huge rubber pocket but is soft with a velcro closure. We haven’t used it yet but it looks super easy to clean. Both the fabric and silicone materials are easy to wipe clean. BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.

Retails for $12.99(Amazon)

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Last in the box was a Parents Canada magazine. I actually really like getting magazines because its not something I typically buy with so much computer time available. I won’t read it all at once but I like that they included this.

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Total value $38.29 and that is not even including the Ahava mask and the Oliver’s Labels.

This box was actually a really good value. I got $5 off my box so paid $28-29 Canadian. The next month I will pay the full price plus taxes but I am willing to give them a try and see what the next four months has. Wow, I can hardly believe my little man will be a year old in four months!  Even though we aren’t using everything at the moment, we will and I love to have things that will get used rather than things that my baby has outgrown.

If you would like to try out MommiesFirst say you read it here 😉

Citrus Lane August Review~”Back to school”

I am so behind on my box reviews! I didn’t get my Citrus Lane box till almost the end of August so I kind of forgot about it. And then we got busy with getting ready for back to school so even though it’s late, here is my August Citrus Lane review 🙂

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In case you don’t know about Citrus Lane, it is a monthly subscription box for babies up to age 4 I believe. My box was for a 7 month old boy. I did forget to take a picture of the card with all the products and now it has gone missing, that’s what happens in our house of chaos 😉 But on to what was inside!

IMG_2664This box was actually a pretty full box! I love when boxes are full and I feel like I got lots of goodies to go through.

IMG_2665I will go ahead an mention this first because this was my least favorite thing in the box. We got the same card a few months ago and I never used it because at the time Fab Kids only had girl clothing. The back of the card gives a code for a free outfit(valued at $39.95).  I saw on the Citrus Lane website they extended the offer expiration to the end of Sept., which is good because I didn’t get to use it. I normally don’t mind these types of things but I haven’t heard the best of the customer service for Fab Kids, but I think I will give them a shot and get one of my boys and outfit this time. I do wish they didn’t do this twice in a matter of a few months. We have been getting these boxes since February of this year so twice within that time.

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Next is a book, Cleo’s Color Book. In our house, books are always welcome, so getting a book for me is always good. And it is a nice sturdy book that even if Mason chews on it, won’t get too damaged.

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Next was 3 sample packs of Weleda baby rash cream. I have seen this at the store and always think to try it but never have so its nice to get a sample before spending the money.  I don’t think this is good for cloth diapers though, but will have to check to be sure. Anything creamy usually isn’t but I haven’t had to use these yet so I’m not sure if they are creamy 😉

IMG_2668This is a Rich Frog stacker toy. It is super cute but Mason pulls it apart really easily, it actually doesn’t velcro together well at all. It is cute and for a baby toy, he likes it but it does not stay together. I probably would never have bought it just for that fact but its cute.

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Now this was probably my favorite thing in the box! I have been wanting something like this to strap onto our Sophie the Giraffe when we go out. It is by ah goo baby. Its actually called a bottle strap but you can wrap it around a toy also. Since we don’t use bottles and Mason is not drinking from cups it is a toy holder.  It can hook onto strollers with another end of velcro. I do not hook it on the carseat though because anything on the handle isn’t safe.

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This was probably my least favorite item(next to the Fab Kids voucher I guess). They are hand sanitizing wipes by Clean Well. Normally I don’t mind getting wipes because we always need hands cleaned but these have a very strong orangey smell that I just don’t care for. I will either give them to my husband to keep in his truck or leave them in the van for emergencies.

Overall I think the August box was pretty good. I got some things I like, some things I didn’t. But you are always going to get something you don’t or do like. And that’s the risk you take for getting subscription boxes.

I pay monthly $25.00 for my Citrus Lane box, you can get longer subscriptions and save money and shipping is free.  You can save $10 on your first box by clicking here

August 2013 Stork Stack Review~Splish Splash! Bed and Bath!

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I got my August Stork Stack last week but we went away for the weekend so I didn’t really look at it! So now that we are home here is my review for the Splish Splash! Bed and Bath! stack.

Stork Stack is a monthly subscription box service for children up to age 3. Each month you receive a box based on your child’s age(or your month of pregnancy from the 3rd trimester). We have been getting this box since spring and have gotten a lot of nice items I wouldn’t have thought to buy or even known about.

This month the theme of our items was definitely the bath.

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The first item in the box is an Odd Duck from Boon. We got an Odd Duck in a Citrus Lane box a couple of months ago so we knew how cute they were already and luckily this one is a different color. You can never have enough rubber ducks! The Odd Duck is different than your typical rubber ducky though because it has no hole for the nasties to grow. Odd Ducks are all different shapes and colors. Mason loves his other Odd Duck so I know he will love this one too.

Retail price:  $8.49

Amazon price: $6.99

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The next item in our box is a Rich Frog Wacky Wash Mitt. Its cute. I usually just use wash cloths for baths but I am sure Mason will enjoy playing with this and you can use it like a puppet.

Retail price: $5.95

Amazon price: This one is a little tricky. They had various mitts ranging from $3.50 to $10. I would definitely not pay $10 for this mitt but the $4-5 range maybe.

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The next item is a bath book. “Hello Baby Bathtime”  I always love getting any kind of book for my kids so this is something I am happy about.  It is soft and squishy and will be good for the bath or for him to just hold and chew.

Retail Price: $5.99

Amazon price: $5.39

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We also got a full size bottle of Bionee Body Caress. We haven’t used it yet but from the Bionee website: Soothing and regenerating natural ingredients offer a gentle caress and ultimate care for the baby’s skin. The vegetal complex rich in Omega elements, vitamins and minerals that act to protect, nourish and sooth baby’s skin. Perfect for active babies: spreads easily and absorbs quickly!
99.85% natural – 13.19% organic

http://www.bionee.com/baby-body-caress.html

I always like getting baby lotions that are good for their skin and natural. I should have tried it out myself.

Retail price: $15.00

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Stork Stack also sends mom treats. This month it is a Chivas Bath Salts.  Now I often only have barely enough time for showering so bath salts don’t work for me but it gives instructions for if you don’t take baths.

Retail price: $4.00

Amazon price: $4.00

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Total Amazon(Bionee wasn’t available anywhere but Bionee.com):+$35 This one was harder because the bath mitt also was not available but others were. I think, overall this was a great box! I feel like we got our money’s worth and everything in the box will definitely be used. Stork Stack costs $27.99 a month with free shipping. Sign up and save $10 using referral code 023C9FB7

July Citrus Lane review

I have been sick so I got my box but haven’t had the energy or time to try and get this done. So finally here is my Citrus Lane review for July for a 6 month old boy! Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box that sends out age specific items. This was the box I signed up for the day my baby was born and have been getting it ever since.

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There was no card in my box this month, which is odd because there is always a card telling me what we got! I have seen this happened a lot this month, no clue why. Not really a big deal to me.

First we got a Tiny Love Tiny Smarts Jittering Activity Toy. It is really cute and my 6 month old loved it, the 3 year old did too 🙂 I do wish it wasn’t meant to be a clip on toy because it has a big hard clip on one end that you can clip on a stroller, I put it on the toy bar for our rocking chair he sits in but he likes to hold it. It was a nice little toy.  Amazon price $8.49Image

The next item is a Zoli on-the-go formula and snack dispenser. I love anything that stores snacks, however there were two snack containers sent out in Citrus Lane boxes and I wish mine was the other one. The one I got has 4 little sections and then a top(with a lid) that you can pour out. This would be perfect for a mom who uses formula but since I don’t, I would have rather had the other, the other one was a 3 sectioned container with a little handle. Now you get what you get and that’s the nature of subscription boxes. I will use this, no doubt.  I found this on Albee baby for $14.99.Image

Next was a pouch of powdered baby food by Nuturme. It says it is dried organic food. I guess it would come in handy if you were out and you could mix it with water. We got the carrots, raisins and sweet potato flavor. Since my baby isn’t yet eating solids I will put this away till he is.  I found an 8 pack of this on Drugstore.com for $13.49 so this makes the value of my one pack $1.69.Image

Next we got two samples from California Baby. I have always thought about trying their products so this is nice. I got a sample of aloe vera cream  and a sample of calming shampoo and bodywash. They are just sample sizes so a couple of uses so no real way to put a value on them.Image

There was also a card for 10 free Postagrams. I have never heard of Postagrams before so I had to look it up. Postagram is an app that can turn your cell phone photos into postcards and then mail it to your friends and family. Because I live far away from my family I love this idea! So I will definitely give it a shot and maybe end up using it after my 10.

Finally in my box I got a 1 oz packages of Moravian cookies. They are Meyer lemon flavor and I really want to try one, but they contain dairy and I have had to eliminate dairy while feeding the baby. So I may try to hang on to them or give them to the kids in the house that can eat dairy. I found this for sale on a bakery site (www.salembaking.com) for $1.99 for this size.Image

The total for this box not counting the 2 California Baby samples is $27.16.

This box costs $25/month, if you choose a 6 month membership you can get the box for $21 a month(billed up front) Save $10 off your first month’s box by clicking here

Overall, I think this was a good box. We will use everything in the box.

July Kiwi Crate Review~Wonders of Water

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We got our July Kiwi Crate yesterday! This one is really fun. We didn’t get the little kiwi stuffed animal some got 😦 But I might order one for Carter.

The theme for this month was Wonders of Water. For those of you that don’t know, Kiwi Crate is  a monthly craft subscription box’s for ages 3-7. I get it for Carter and meant to add on Riley last month but forget. This is only our second month getting it. Carter loves it. You can add a sibling on for $7.95 and they get the exact same crafts the first child gets. I will give you more info on subscribing later.

When you open the box you see the card pictured above with the boxes theme. Turn that over and you have a cute little coloring picture and a sticker. Carter loves the stickers.

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When you take that out you see your two craft booklets.

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These will tell you all about the craft and the supplies it came with, directions to do it. This month’s crafts are my floating sailboat and my watercolor animals.

Here is everything that came in the box.

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The first craft: my watercolor animals we actually did today. 4 of my kids did this and it was so easy and they had fun. It was a nice thing to do when we got home from the doctor. And Carter shared his animals with his 6 year old brother, the older 2 got coffee filters and used those(the paper is the same material as a coffee filter

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It included extra paper that you can use later on to make more animals. Each boy did two and the older kids had their coffee filters.

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It was so fun to have them doing something together without fighting! And I was so proud of my 3 yr old for sharing all of the things he got in his box

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The second craft is called my floating sailboat. We haven’t done this one yet, I made him save it fir another day

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This crate also included two experiements!

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We are really enjoying our crates and I am so glad I signed up. The box is $19.95 per month, f you would like to sign up and save $10 click here.

July Stork Stack Review “Ready, Set, Summer”

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I told you another review was coming soon! I got my July Stork Stack box today. Well, my husband brought it home to me. I have all of my subscription boxes delivered to his work address in the US 😉 We have been getting Stork Stack for a few months now and I feel it has been pretty consistent on things I like. I know there are some months you look at it and can’t believe they charge as much as they do but others you more than get moneys worth. This month was a so so month.

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This card comes with every stack. On the front it tells you what the theme was and the various brands that were included in this month’s stacks. 
On the back it lists each item and their retail price.

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Sometimes the item prices are deceiving in these lists because you will often get samples or smaller versions on the retail product. Normally, this is just fine with me because I like trying out new items that I might not have known about. But this month I was a little disappointed.

So on to the box opening! This stack was for a 5 month old boy.

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This month’s box had 5 items.

The first item was a Baby Banz reversible bucket hat. It lists the retail value as $19.00. I found it for $10.99 on Amazon. Its cute and looks like it will fit, the baby was super grump tonight though so I didn’t want to make it worse.

The second was a Melissa & Doug Caterpillar Grasping Toy. It lists the retail value as $7.99 Amazon has it for $6.22. My 5 month old little boy loved it right away!

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The third item was a book. The Big Hungry Bear from Child’s Play International. Retail price $7.99 Amazon price $5.59. I always love books in our boxes. My 3 yr old usually likes to read them when I read them to the baby.

The fourth item was definitely a disappointment to me. It was 5 sample packs of Supergoop sunscreen. Normally I love getting sunscreen samples to try because these boxes do the natural ones I like but this one uses the 4 ingredients I avoid: avobenzone,homosalate,octisalate and octocrylene. The amount in each sample pack won’t be enough for even one of my children. I will probably let the older kids, myself or my husband use them up but will not put them on the 3 younger boys. Big disappointment there.

The fifth item in our box was an Earth Mama Angel Baby Calming Lavender Shampoo & Body wash. Retail $4.95. Amazon didn’t offer this size bottle so we will just stick with the retail price.

Total Retail price: $39.93

Total Amazon pricing:$27.75

I didn’t include the Supergoop in either of these prices because they are samples.

Overall it was a decent box. I will use it all(except maybe the Supergoop) but the items I feel I paid for were good. I did also have a credit this month so I got $10 off the box. Stork Stack charges $27.99 a month for the monthly plan. You can save by doing 3, 6, 12 month plans. Sign up here and use this referral code to receive $10 in Stork Bucks, 023C9FB7

Kiwi Crate June Subscription Box~Nature Explorer

Recently I discovered a monthly subscription box for children 3-6 yrs old. If you don’t know about subscription boxes you are missing out! They are becoming very popular lately. You pay a fee, depending on the box some get cheaper if you choose a longer subscription, I have only done monthly so far. Every month you receive a box the various companies put together. I was lucky enough to get a free Kiwi Crate and I had been thinking of signing up already so I signed up my 3 1/2 year old. I think this may be a bit old for him, he is a bit immature and still babyish, but it was adorable and he loved the idea of him getting mail. I think my 6 yr old was jealous though, so Kiwi Crate offers an option to add a sibling! That is perfect. The box is $19.95 for the monthly membership and you can add a sibling for $7.95 with free shipping. Save $10 on your first box! The price does go down if you choose a longer subscription. Sorry for the not so great pictures. I thought after we opened it I should do a review. We have not done the crafts yet. My son did use his scissors to cut up a Monsters Inc box of cookies 🙂 We just got the box last week and he has been having some bad days.

This is what you see when you open your box. It has a pair of scissors. This box also came with a pack of 4 fat crayons that my son loved! They were perfect for his little hands. Unfortunately he took off with the crayons, broke one in his carseat somehow and ate the box. Yes, I have a paper eater. I didn’t know he took it in the carseat and was shocked it was broken. They were really fat.

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These are the two crafts you will be making. The kit comes with everything to make these. On the back of this was a cute little cut out to color and a sticker. He immediately took off with them.

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This is definitely one I think he may be too young for. It comes with a cute little star punch and paper, everything to make it, but we already discussed he is a paper eater, so not so sure when this one will happen 😉

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I can definitely see him loving this. It is a little cardboard box to color and add inserts too and go and collect things. His favorite thing to collect outside lately is rocks and flowers for mommy.

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I can say I was happy with this box. I look forward to more and since I just got my shipping notice tonight for this month’s box, I guess I won’t be able to add my other son till next month. But I think with 4 crafts we can keep them busy for a little while.  If you would like to try out Kiwi Crate, save $10 on your first month’s box by clicking here. Stay tuned for this month’s review and I have other boxes coming….