May Barbella Box Review

When I saw the spoiler for the May barbella box, I knew I was going to get it. They had a product in it that I really wanted to try. Barbella Box is $49.99 a month but you can skip if you want. You only have a few days into the month to skip though.

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  1. Fleo El Torro Leggings in Indigo Blue ($69.99)

Just by getting the box, I saved $20 on some Fleo leggings which never go on sale. This color was an exclusive for Barbella and it is a beautiful blue. I haven’t worked out in them because it is summer in Texas so I would die but when I tried them on, they are so soft. They are thick so they will be good in the winter. I have wanted to try these leggings since they came out so this was a no-brainer for me.

2. Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs

I haven’t tried these yet but might give to my husband or let him do a test first. It says it is made from coconut oil and coconut is something I truly hate. So if he says it tastes like coconut, then I know it will be 1000 times worst for me.

3. Hi Love Travel Fannie Pack ($42)

I grew up in the 90s so had my fair share of fannie packs but $42?!?!? Seems crazy to me. I know they are handy and convenient and music festival goers love them but no not for me.

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Pulse Skin Care Lip Balm ($4)- Haven’t tried it yet as I still have others I am currently using.

Good Wipes Down There Wipes- Not sure the necessity of these and I won’t use them.

Overall:

While the other items in the box were eh, the leggings really made up for it and so worth it in my opinion. Want to try it? Go here.

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December Foodstirs Review

We did this box about a week ago. We got it in December but were already baking for the holidays and then in January I kept forgetting to get Greek yogurt so we did this during the Super Bowl.  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. December was a winter 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 snowman sugar cookies. It was really easy to make and my son loves helping. He helped stirred the cookie mix and the icing mix. He might have eaten some cookie dough that he “accidentally” dropped out the bowl. This winter he became obsessed with snowmen so it was perfect timing.

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How the box looked with you opened it up. The box had the mixes, a metal snowmen cookie cutter, dye for his scarf, chocolate chips for the eyes, sprinkles for the nose and mouth and little white ball sprinkles to make the “snow.”

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Final messy product. They might look like a mess but they tasted good and my son loved them! Want to give it a try? Go here.

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

October 2018 Stitch Fix Review

Last week I got my Stitch Fix. The photos are horrible quality and weird angles. My husband was lying down and refused to get up. I would have redone them but I was done for the night. I always ask my husband for his opinions and then I text the pictures to two of my very honest friends for their opinions too.

If you are new to Stitch Fix, this is how it works:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep. I actually have a Style Pass(I have no idea how I got it) which means I pay $49 for the whole year instead and I get a one-time $49 credit.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

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Papermoon Larie Crew Neck Blouse ($44) and Democracy Kathryn Bootcut Jean ($68)

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I kept the blouse. I thought it would be a nice top for teaching that I could wear with jeans but also professional pants. The jeans fit great but when I unbuttoned them, the zipper automatically went down. If I am paying $68 for jeans then I want them to be really sturdy.

Same jeans and Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top ($34)

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This top was so soft and was almost a keep. My two reasons for not keeping it: not a fan of olive colors and thought the blouse was more professional. I had decided to only keep one item even before I opened the box because I am trying to spend less money and put more into savings. You know, being adult and all.

Same jeans and top from above and Just USA Starling Denim Jacket ($68)

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First, the jacket would not button on me so fit was a no go. Second, not a fan of denim jackets. I don’t think I have ever owned a denim jacket and I am not going to start now. For the people who love denim jackets, good for you and I am sure they look fab on you, just not a fan for myself.

Market & Spruce Britta T-shirt Dress ($64)

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This was almost a win too. I love t-shirt dresses. However, not a fan of the price. My friend also did not like the neckline and sleeve detail. I also own a lot of striped items so maybe if this was different print or even colors because most of my striped items are black/white or white/navy.

Want to try Stitch Fix? Go here.

Foodstirs August 2018 Review

It’s been a month. Let’s just get started on a Foodstirs review. We actually did this one a few weeks ago but yeah. 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. August was a summer 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 water.

This month was a boat themed caramel brownies. Please excuse the messy table, we had all of our brownies ingredients out. This one was pretty easy and I liked baking the brownies in cupcake cups instead of a brownie pan, that way your kid gets their own already portioned brownie. Plus you put a piece of caramel candy in the middle. This one needed a lot of parent help especially if your kid is really young. I had to poke holes for the flag and tape the bowl. My son really had fun though and couldn’t wait to show his dad what we made.IMG_20180923_190039201 (2)

Want to try it? Go here.

Kidbox Back to School 2018 Review

My husband and I decided to get my son another Kidbox with his next size up. Not that he is there yet but it will be nice to have once he gets there.

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.

In this box we also got a water bottle and a coupon. Kidbox has another box called Kidsentials  and they are $30/box which gives you socks and underwear. The coupon is to try is for $15. We will probably try it but his next size. We signed him for the sporty style box.

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  1. Adidas Boys Logo Tee $20, their price $15
  2. Lee Color Block Raglan Short Sleeve $33, their price $25
  3. DKNY Boys Subway Raglan Tee $18, their price $14
  4. Puma Boys Color Block Fleece $34, their price $26
  5. Puma Boys French Terry Jogger $36, their price $27
  6. Lee Boys Slim Fit Stretch Denim Jean $36, their price $27
  7. Reebox Boys 3PC Set $66, their price $50

So all the prices come to $243 or $184 their price. However, if you keep everything it is only $98.

We like almost everything in this box. The Puma sweatshirt is not my favorite but my son will not wear coats but will wear a sweatshirt so it will work for his school cubby. I do wish there was maybe one long-sleeve top but our winter was so nice last year that this year will probably be terrible(meaning really warm) and we might not really need any this year.

Want to try it yourself? Go here.

Barbella Box July 2018 Review

The beginning of July was a crazy month as I was out-of-town, which means I forgot to skip my Barbella box. I have a planner on my desk but I go July-June (school calendar) and hadn’t put my reminder to look at the Barbella spoilers on Instagram. So I got one this month. Barbella Box is $49.99 a month but you can skip if you want. You only have a few days into the month to skip though.

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This box was curated by Katrin Davidsdottir who has won the Crossfit Games in the past.

  1. Reebox Crossfit Front Rack Sports Bra ($45)

I am currently wearing this sports bra. It is really comfy and seems pretty supportive as I did a jump test. I am going to workout later today which is why I am wearing it. It is pretty lowcut though which doesn’t bother me but I know it bothers other people. How I will miss the summer and have to wear real clothes.

2. Zevia Sparkling Water ($1.99)

Just a sparkling water which I can drink but not my favorite. I haven’t tried this one.

3. Ascent Protein Single Serve ($3)

I normally do not take any kind of powders or special fuels but interested in trying protein since I am a vegetarian.

4. Makeup By Tracy Lip Glaze in Poster Girl ($24)

This lip glaze goes on very smooth. It is a pinkish-brown color which looked nice on.

5. Sparkly Soul Headband ($15)

I always wear headbands when I workout. I normally do cheap Goodie ones from Target and my more expensive ones for races (I normally wear Sweaty Bands.) This one is sparkly and silver, all things I love so I was excited to see this.

6. Be the Best Me Rubber bracelet

 

Pretty good value for everything you get. The bra is my favorite item as you can never have too many but I was also really happy to see the headband too. Interested in trying? You can go here.

 

Foodstirs June 2018 Review

I actually made my Foodstirs box the month I got it, well sort of. I got this box at the end of June, almost July and it is 4th of July themed so I will pretend it is a July box. I believe this is the first time ever. With school out, I have a lot more time to do things like bake with my son.

We baked last week after our little vacay. My son loves to help me bake so this is perfect for him. 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. June was 4th of July themed. They include everything you need for the dry ingredients. They also include the decorations. I just needed to provide the eggs, butter, yogurt and milk. IMG_20180712_134830947

So this one was a Firecracker Treat Pop using cake mix. My son liked mixing the dry ingredients but I think he liked mixing the icing more to see the color changes especially with the pink and orange to make red.

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Here is our finished product. Please excuse the one not in its container. My son wanted to eat one right away and then put it back like this because really he just wanted the icing. It was pretty simple to do and to set it up. The actual baking time is what takes the longest.

Foodstirs does not pay me for my reviews, I pay them. If you want to try it go here.

July 2018 Stitch Fix Review

Last week I got my Stitch Fix. I didn’t have time to try them on until the day they were due. I always ask my husband for his opinions and then I text the pictures to two of my very honest friends for their opinions too.

If you are new to Stitch Fix, this is how it works:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep. I actually have a Style Pass(I have no idea how I got it) which means I pay $49 for the whole year instead and I get a one-time $49 credit.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

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My letter from my stylists

Market & Spruce Elody Embroidered Detail Dress ($68)

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This dress was cute and has small cutouts on the top. One of my friends did not like the dress because she thought it felt too 95-97 with the daisy fad. I didn’t like how high the armpit holes were. I couldn’t see myself being comfortable wearing this all day so back it went.

Alice Blue Simona Henley Blouse ($36) and Kut From the Kloth Kristi Frayed Boyfriend Jeans ($88)

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I love Kut from the Kloth jeans so I knew this pair would be a winner. I needed a new paid of capri’s for when school starts back up. These fit so well and makes me look slimmer. The blouse was cute but had no stretch to it which I like my shirts to have some stretch to them. So the blouse went back.

Your Story Bowman Lace Detail Top ($44) and same jeans

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One of my friends really liked this top, my husband thought it was okay and I though my meh so it went back.

Threads 4 Thought Ade Colorblock Legging ($74) and top from above

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Now this outfit is a winner! Just kidding, I just didn’t feel like finding a top. These leggings were so soft and comfy. However, they are see-through and not squat proof. If I am going to pay $74 for leggings, they better not show anything!!

Want to try it for yourself? Go here