Kidbox Winter 2018 Review

I did not mean to get a Kidbox right now. My son has a lot of clothes and he is in the middle of transitioning between sizes. However, I was out-of-town when I got the e-mail and when I got home and remembered to say “skip” it was too late. It did workout though because winter came early and we realized we hardly have any long-sleeves.

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the website and fill out a style survey. They ask for things such as colors to avoid, what do you need more of, what will they not wear, their style.
  2. They only ship out 5 times a year but you can skip a season if you would like.
  3. Review the box. You have 7 days before you are billed. If you keep everything, it is $98. If you keep only a few pieces, they offer it at a discount.
  4. Ship back what you do not want.
  5. If you kept it all, pick a charity you want Kidbox to donate clothes to.

We did not keep the whole box because we only needed a few pieces.  Here is what we got:

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  1. Adidas Long Sleeve $17

We kept this shirt because we need more long sleeve shirts. We liked that it was not white and he does play soccer.

2. Puma 2 Piece Hoodie and Pant Set $42

This set was cute but the pants looked huge. Also, my son is sort of a nudist so getting him to wear a hoodie takes a miracle. He has even had to miss recess a few times for it. So we returned it.

3. Flapdoodles Boys Raglan Tee $13

It is long sleeves, soft and blue so we kept. Blue shirts really make my sons eyes pop.

4. Miki B Boys Camo Joggers $26

I hate camo, I really do. Plus these felt almost like PJ material so back they went.

5. Nanette Batman Tee $12

My son loves Batman but this went back because of the T-shirt problem. Plus I could always get him a Batman shirt later on at Target or Old Navy.

6. Paper Demin and Cloth Boys Jean $33

These went back as we did not need any jeans currently.

7. Reebox Boys Tee $17

Again, short sleeve so it went back.

The area we live in does not get cold often or for too long but our son only had like 5 long-sleeved shirts and I was sick of washing them constantly so I was only looking for long sleeves.

Want to try Kidbox? Go here

October 2018 FoodStirs Review

We did this box a few weeks ago but just go around the posting about it. So every two months we get a FoodStirs box. Foodstirs is a baking subscription box and if you are on the plan, they send you a box every other month. October was a Halloween theme box. They include everything you need for the dry ingredients. They also include the decorations. I just needed to provide the eggs, butter, and yogurt.

This month it was monster chocolate chip cookie sandwiches. It was really easy to make and my son loves helping. He helped stirred the cookie mix and the icing mix. He loved the cookies and thought they were a lot of fun. It helps that Halloween is his favorite holiday.

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We love this box and my son gets so excited to see it. Want to give it a try? Go here

September/August Updates

Since I never gave an update on September, I will do that now, twelve days into November.

September

It seems like a lifetime ago, man work got busy.

Family

We started off September with a really bad ear infection in one ear and a little infection in the other year. Of course this happened during Labor Day weekend so we had to go to one of those pediatric clinics. At least he got relief. We also went to his friend’s birthday party the next weekend. It was at a gymnastics place that has a foam pit. The kids spent most of the party in the foam pit. The next weekend he had another friends birthday party but this one at a brewery with a playground. The brewery has a huge yard so the kids had fun running around and playing on the playground while the adults could enjoy themselves. We also went to a monthly Farmer’s Market by our house which is always fun to walk around. The last weekend in the month, we went to another brewery with a playdate group. The kids played giant connect four, and since it has a gravel ground, they all brought toys to play in the gravel with.

Working Out

Marathon training started the month before so just gradually increasing my mileage. I try to do yoga the day after a long run just to stretch out my muscles. The only other thing I did differently this month during my workouts was that I participated in the St. Jude Walk/Run. I did the run in pouring rain but I love St. Jude and it is one charity I will always donate to.

October

Family

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Mission La Bahia

We started October with our first camping trip for the season. We went to Goliad State Park and went to the presidio and mission in the area(history nerd here). While there we went to Goliad Brewery which was very laid back and they had a playground so my son was happy. Since October is also Halloween month, we started it by going to Zoo Boo. My son loves Halloween and enjoyed the Halloween activities at the zoo. We also went to everyone’s first Texans game. My husband was given his company seats for the game so we were just a few rows up from the field. Since we got 4 tickets, we invited my friend to come with us. We went camping one more time this month but this time with friends for a going away party. The place we camped was really cool and not that far from us. We again went to the local farmers market and visited a pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkin. I carved it into Green Lego Ninjago(Lloyd) because that is what was requested.

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Our Spiderman

We ended Halloween month with two Trunk or Treat events. We didn’t really go trick-or-treating on Halloween because it was raining. We just did two houses.

Working Out

Just kept running. I did run at Goliad State Park which was fun because it is different. I went to go cheer at a half marathon. The day before, I coached my group because the coaches were running the half marathon the next day. So I went out on the course and cheered for them. I always enjoy cheering.

 

So that was 2 months in a real quick summary.

 

Food entry

Today’s post is just going to be some recipes. I have a build up of recipes so I thought I would just do one big post on it.

Skillet Roasted Okra and Sausage

Recipe: This one is real easy.  Just cook up some sausage and part way through, add fresh-cut okra slices. Add whatever seasonings you want (we did cajun) and bam it is done.

Ease: 5/5

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Changes: None

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Turkey Lasagna

Ease: 4/5

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Changes: I didn’t add onion or garlic because I forgot. I also used the entire tomato paste little can.

Recipe:  You can find it here

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I had another one but couldn’t find the recipe so there is that.