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5 Great Subscription Services to Spend Your Holiday Cash On

5 Great Subscription Services to Spend Your Holiday Cash On

Did you survive the holiday?

I can assure you I'm quite thankful that they are over.  I'm ready to rock the new year for sure!  As someone who loves to give gifts that give way more than just the holidays.....I went on a mission to find some great gifts that you can give all year long.  Plus, mama has GOT to gift herself from the hard work being home with kids the entire winter break, right? #RealMomProblems

Subscription gift boxes are all the rage right now.  In fact - I've found my new fave website to fuel that addiction!  (And seriously-the site is called 'MY SUBSCRIPTION ADDICTION'!  TRUTH.)  

Each month, a box is shipped to your front door filled with new products.  They can be anything from sample sizes of clothing & shoes to renting runway fashions & even RENTING TOYS!  Everyone loves to get packages in the mail. There is always something great about getting something new & fun at your doorstep!




Ecocentric is one of my faves too!  I am not 'granola' if you will. lol I love to support the Earth when I can though and with this box of 5-9 hand selected products you'll discover great new finds!

I love that they send you larger than the usual sample sizes.  They even include full sizes!  Each box has a $24-$50 retail value to them.  You will discover new types of natural, sustainable, organic, and ethical products with each box.


For the LEGO fans, you can’t go wrong with Brick Loot . Brick fanatics!  Subscribers get receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Each month your Brick Loot box is filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.

What I LOVE about Brick Loot is the UNIQUENESS that comes along with their products.  There isn't a giant LOGO (or should I say LEGO logo) screaming at you.  It's unique, cute, convenient and a HUGE gift for any building fans in your house!



BirchBox.  I actually have seen quite a few different bloggers & vloggers doing unboxing videos of BirchBox.  It's a fun diddy of unique products.  They sent me one for review and I immediately signed up my husband for the dude deliveries!!  He is very into smelling and looking good.  (That is of course a GOOD THING that he's like that.  He is a pretty boy and I love that about him!)  He really liked the idea and that he was getting three more boxes.  The one thing that I'll say is that the boxers in the box they sent for review were a size M.  What guy is a medium??? lol I'm not sure if they personalize that better.  I hope so cause he loved the boxers - but ahem.  Said his 'bits won't fit'.  Ok & alrighty then. lol TMI, right?


Many moons ago when my 6 year old was a baby I use to get a monthly subscription of scrapbooking stuff.  I loved it until I stopped scrapbooking and my house filled with STUFF.  lol.  The great thing about these kinds of crafting boxes is that they can be gifted too.  And they teach you a serious step by step learning of simple and cute crafts.  

So, I came across a very cool crafting subscription service called For The Makers.   This isn't just your average "here's a bunch of beads now go build something service"!  They have some serious art projects!  At For the Makers they give you all the materials to make 4 DIY projects for $29 a box. What's really fun about this service is that you can shop the collection pending your personality!  The boxes range from products like making lip balm to shoe clips.  What's interesting to me with this service was that they actually sell the finished products on the website and for a LOT more than the $29 investment you made to handmake them.  And if you are someone who loves to do handmade gifts - you'll LOVE this!


This is a box that I tried out a couple years ago.  It is the PERFECT box for any new mom, mom to babies, baby shower, etc.  VERY motherly with BLUUM.  =)  They have gotten a lot better over the years.  I did enjoy this particular box when I was pregnant with Hudson - because there was a lot of great natural products in there. 

Now they send from pregnancy to preschool including some very fun games!  Bluum also is a great service that lets you try before you buy.  You know as a new mom - the products you buy trying to find the right one is soooo expensive! lol

Gelaskins: Macbook Pro

Gelaskins: Macbook Pro

I bet its been a few years, but I once did a review for Gelaskins on a slick for my iphone and LOVED it.

I got so many compliments on that great conversation piece!

Gelaskins reached out to me again to do another review and since I no longer have that old iphone-I JUMPED on the opportunity!

This time I wanted to put my company logo on it & get one for my laptop.

My Macbook Pro is only a year old and is totally struggling with scratches from being drug all over the countryside!!

I got this in the mail and quickly peeled it and added it to my computer. 

LOVE!  I of course had to put a couple fun images of my little dude.  

I'm a bit disappointed because I didn't look at the pixel quality with the leftside image... but it's not too bad.  

I love these things.  I need to spend some serious cash on their site wrapping up all of our electronics with style.

Check out Gelaskins for yourself.

Singing Bowls for the Souls Review

Ashtamangal Singing Bowl - $98A few months back I was on a retreat and the man who founded the place did this AMAZING meditation ceremony.  Ever since then I always thought 'I've gotta find some of those!!!"

Delicate Song Singing Bowl- $48And about a month ago.  I found them.  At Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill.

SUPER fun place.  And everything there is hand made.  It's a free trade store.

Here is my attempt at playing them.  My dog is TOTALLY not a fan. hahaha

Ten Thousand Villages - $68I will warn you-I'm not very good yet.  I'll also warn you...these things are NOT cheap!  I had to buy them very sparsely.  And when I can sneak one by on my husband.  hahaha. I mean who needs a handbag when you have Tibetan Finger Cymbals - $28singing bells???

I also bought these Tibetan Finger Symbols.  SUPER cool!!!

Each piece has such an awesome story to them.

You can click on the pictures and it will take you to the pages that share where they came from and their meaning.

What do you do to meditate or take time for yourself?

Beautisol YOURSELF!

Click Pic to visit BeautisolAfter a whopping 7+ years as a lifeguard who RARELY wore sunscreen I can honestly tell you that..well..I'm an idiot for one.  But for two?  Tanning outdoors, beds or anywhere that damages my skin is really a no go anymore.

A few years back I got laser work done to remove some NASTY deep tissues on my face that were FRIED from tanning.

But...I ALWAYS feel better about myself with a tan!!!  So it's kind of a 'catch 22'.

Thank HEAVENS for GOOD self tanning lotions!!!!!!!!  That's all I gotta say.  YES.  My hair and my skin are FAKE.  Sorry to burst your bubbles.  =)

But I was recently send Beautisol to try out. 

They retail for about $40 which is a bit high-but with self tanning.. you GET what you PAY for!!!

Just asked Sinead Norenius-the SelfTanningQueen!

I have to admit-I haven't yet.  But I will be sure to share with you what my thoughts are on it.

In the meantime, HAPPY SELF TANNING!


Once Upon A Cookie

Sooo awesome!  I got home from Blissdom and had a wonderful tasty package awaiting me.

Yes.  I'm embarassed to say I INHALED them.  And hid in the corner with the others.

Thank you Once Upon A Cookie!!  You were my knight in shining armour.  =)



Perfect Timing for a Sweet Moment

I got something in the mail that makes me happy.  No.  It's not a pair of Jimmy Choo's or a Marc Jacobs handbag.  It is pretty sweet though!  I desperately need a sweet moment.  My kid is driving me nuts.  I have a two year old.  And my buttons have been pushed to the limit.  And... it's only 8am. hahaha. Naw.  He's a great kid.  I'm just looking for an excuse to have a 'me moment' ok?  =)

So last night, I took my super - sweet bath goodies sent to me by Pillsbury and took a 4 hour nice calming bath.  They were awesome.  Although I wanted to eat my bathtub with the smell....

I got a coupon to try out the Sweet Moments Molten Lava Brownie too to satisfy my sweet tooth.

You know what came next. 

I popped that baby in the microwave and in 15 seconds I had a tasty brownie.  Best satisfied AND was only 60 calories!!!


DISCLOSURE:  Pillsbury provided me with this sweet product through MyBlogSpark.  It really is tasty and sweet though.  My reviews are my opinions.

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ProFlowers Spa Getaway Basket ((Review))

Sometimes in my life, I tend to run away to my bathtub.  Ok. I'm lying.  It's not's ALL THE TIME!  Seriously, when I was pregnant with Boston and we were househunting-I MADE hubby go for this one because of the bathtub.

It truly kicks arse. least it REALLY does now.

I got this amazing basket from ProFlowers that has made my little bath getaway into a true spa moment!