My First Years Embroidered Jellycat and Site Review

I was recently contacted by My 1st Years to do a review of one of their products. They’re a company that started off with the intention to offer affordable quality products for all the big baby firsts (1st outfit, 1st shoes, 1st bear, etc) but have since expanded to offering a much larger range of products for little people. They contacted me right around Easter time and guess what they carry…JELLYCAT BUNNIES! :D Heck yeah! I knew our bunny wouldn’t make it in time for Easter but I was still excited to get him anyways.

They carry a lot more than Jellycat too but I’ll get to that in a minute. Their products arrive from the UK so you’ll need a little lead time to receive your gifts if you live in the US like me. All of their orders come in a free gorgeous gift box. I love that it says their name on it “My 1st Years” cause that makes it a perfect keepsake box for some of Js baby items–double win!

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The sweet bunny was lovingly wrapped in tissue paper inside the box.

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Even though Easter is over, I still picked an Easter message for the bunny’s shirt because it’s a belated Easter gift and I can take the little shirt off and add it to our Easter decor box. Then I can add it back to the bunny every year :) I’ve see other bunnies have names or embroidery added directly to the bunny ears but I like this option better–personalization that works for the rest of the year too!

Most of My 1st Years products have an option for FREE personalization!

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I think he’s super cute in Js basket! Jellycat products are super soft and cuddly. J has the dino already and I’m sure he’ll LOVE this! Especially since his name is on it…but I’m sure the bunny will be named Peter Rabbit or Cottontail since he thinks all rabbits are named that ;)

 

My 1st Years also offers other personalizable Jellycat products (elephant, dog, bear, etc) and plenty of other gift items too including storage options, clothing, play things, decor, and keepsakes. Here’s just a few that I liked:

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With free personlization and the free gift box, it’s a nice one stop shop for your baby and toddler gifting needs. You can check out more of what they have to offer here!

Disclosure: This product was received for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Wantable Intimates April 2015 Review

If you’re new to Wantable, this company offers high-end fully customizable makeup, intimates, and accessories collections for $40 per month. Unlike other subscriptions, Wantable allows you to return your collection if you’re not happy with it AND you can return PART of the collection if you’re not happy with it! Cool huh? Now if you love a singular piece, you can keep just that one! And you get a $4 credit if you keep the whole collection to apply towards your next purchase! Their website is really easy to navigate making it very user friendly. There are extensive questionnaires for each of the boxes so that your box is completely tailored to your preferences. You can cancel or resubscribe online at any time and you can skip months without canceling if you’d prefer. You can read my review of their previous boxes HERE.

There’s also a pricing sheet so you can see the retail price of the item, and then “your price” which will show you how much that piece is worth if you decide to keep/return it. So for the review, I’ll list the retail price, “your price,” and the best online price I found.

This month I received a nice personalized note in my box thanking me for being a customer–I thought it was so so sweet! :D

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Here’s what I got for April:

1. Pajama Drama Grey Striped Tank (Retail: $21, Your Price: $11.20)

This is a nice casual layering piece. I own a couple other items by this brand and I think they’re soft and nice quality. I like the lace trim and the stripes and I think it will layer well with many items in my wardrobe.

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2. Modal Cami Black (Retail: $18, Your Price: $9.60)

This is a kind of dressier tank compared to the ones I normally get from Wantable which was a nice change of pace to have something for when I need to step it up a bit–mostly date night or church days. I don’t normally wear a lot of black but it’s a good layering that I can pair with any color.

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3. Pajama Drama Watercolor Destination Map Pom Pom Tank with Pant
(Retail: $36, Your Price: $19.20, Amazon Best Price: $21)

Wantable actually listed these as two separate items which is nice if you wanted to maybe keep one and not the other. I love that they sized each piece individually–I have a large cup size so I normally wear a larger top than I do on bottom which can be frustrating when items like this are sold in sets (like on Amazon). It’s that nice attention to detail that makes this service so personalized. I love print and color and unique details like the pom pom trim so this was a fun pick for me. It was kind of comical to get PJs with a map print on it since I like to “dream” about traveling. :)

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All totaled up, this month’s selection had a retail value of $60 (using best pricing for the PJ set). Still a pretty good deal for the $36 pricetag and you can return any pieces you don’t want!

Did you get Wantable Intimates this month? What did you think?

 

Disclosure: This box was received free for review purposes–all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links.

 

 

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$20 discount off TOMS until April 18 2015! Plus another coupon code and free shipping!

I’m trying to upgrade my shoe collection one pair at a time and I found a decent deal if you’re a TOMS lover like my sis!

For a limited time, TOMS is offering new customers $20 off $75 on their website by going HERE PLUS you can get another $5 off with the code SPRING15, free shipping over $25, free 2 day shipping with PayPal, and 5% cashback with ebates!

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Disclosure: The invite gets both the invitee and me $20 off on the TOMS site ;) win-win!

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Thirty One Blog Party, NEW Jewelry Line and GIVEAWAY!!!

I’m so excited to host another blog party with one of my really good friends, and this one is with a company that I’ve been a huge fan of for years–Thirty One! Most people associate this brand with their beautiful bags, trademark totes, organization products, or myriad of personalization options, but they also recently launched a new jewelry line that I’m excited to share with you!

There’s also a great customer special going on right now and we also have a free giveaway that you can participate in until 3/3o–YAY!!!

To shop the party, simply go HERE and click on “shop now” to see all of the great new items from their spring line! Here’s a little bit of eye candy for you:

Diamond District Minis

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Full Size and Mini side by side

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Canvas Crew Minis and Canvas Crew Carry Alls

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I saw one of these embroidered with their frog option and the zipper pouches added on–how cute is this??

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Mini and Regular Cindy Totes side by side

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and from the new JK Jewelry Line:

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If you love those beautiful monogram necklaces, they are part of the customer special this month!!! You can get one for just $20!

 

Customer Special


Save big on Oh-Snap styles or a gorgeous NEW necklace with every $35 spent!

50% OFF ALL PERSONALIZATION!

Oh-snap Pockets - $5 each mix and match up to three!
Oh-snap Bins $5 each mix and match up to three!
Monogram Initial Necklace $20 New - JK by Thirty-One

And finally, our awesome party representative is sponsoring this adorable giveaway for all you amazing peeps– a Littles Carry All Caddy in Plum Gingham Pop with matching WASHI!!! You all know how much I love my washi ;) How cute is this? Use it for anything! Organizing office supplies or cosmetics, a cute gift basket base, a reusable Easter Basket or Halloween Bucket, etc etc etc! Enter below and good luck! The giveaway and party end on 3/30 so SHOP NOW!

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Wantable Intimates Collection Review March 2015
If you’re new to Wantable, this company offers high-end fully customizable makeup, intimates, and accessories collections for $40 per month. Unlike other subscriptions, Wantable allows you to return your collection if you’re not happy with it and they just added a new benefit–you can return PART of the collection if you’re not happy with it! Cool huh? Now if you love a singular piece, you can keep just that one! And you get a $4 credit if you keep the whole collection to apply towards your next purchase! Their website is really easy to navigate making it very user friendly. There are extensive questionnaires for each of the boxes so that your box is completely tailored to your preferences. You can cancel or resubscribe online at any time and you can skip months without canceling if you’d prefer. You can read my review of their previous boxes HERE.

There’s also a new pricing sheet so you can see the retail price of the item, and then “your price” which will show you how much that piece is worth if you decide to keep/return it. So for the review, I’ll list the retail price, “your price,” and the best online price I found.

I specifically asked for a piece of shapewear in this collection and I was hoping for something colorful–here’s what I received:

1. Rene Rofe Long Sleeve Thermal Pajama Shirt (Retail: $16, Your Price: $8.53, Best online price: $12.99 for a set–shirt and pants)

I couldn’t find just the shirt by itself anywhere but I did find a lot of Rene Rofe thermal sets for $12.99 on Amazon and a few other sites. The black one looks the same to me but the stitching is pink and mine is white. It’s a nice basic thermal to wear around the house, as pj’s, or as a layering piece. I like the extended cuff which works really well for my ridiculously long arms–it’s normally tough to find sleeves that cover my wrist!

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2. The Shape Charmer by KnowMe Shapewear (Retail: $38, Your Price: $20.27, Best Online Price: $38)

Easily my favorite piece in this collection! This piece can be worn 3 ways–as a tube top, a waist cincher, or a half slip/thigh shapewear. I love how versatile it is–I don’t have anything like it! (White mark at the bottom is their logo) And Wantable’s “your price” value is almost half off!

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3. Pajama Drama Cami in Wine (Retail: $21, Your Price: $11.20, Best Online Price: N/A)

I really love the length of this–camis can be so short on my long torso. And I also love the color which will pair well with a few tops I already have. It’s buttery soft which is nice and I like the racerback.

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So all totaled up, this box is valued at $67 (using the best online prices and $8 value for the thermal shirt). Maybe not a total steal but still a great value for the $40 pricetag and an even better value since you can return anything you don’t want! That amazing shapewear piece is almost 50% off!!! I love the new pricing breakdown.

Did you get Wantable this month? What’d you think?

 

Disclosure: This collection was received for free for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

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Craft Room Reveal and Tour!

My sister came to town this week and of course I wanted the house to be in tip top shape so my craft room was in rare condition–CLEAN!!! It’s normally covered in about a dozen unfinished projects at any given time. I decided I’d take this almost once in a lifetime chance to snap a few pics for you guys. This took about 7 years and most of my spending money (possibly some grocery money, clothes money, and gas money too…) to assemble but I loooooooove this room!!! Enjoy :)

It’s almost impossible to get my entire craft room into one frame (maybe I’ll add a panoramic someday…) so this is the left side…most of the left side anyways, lol! Of course you have my beautiful sewing desk with my lovely Portia (yes….I name my sewing machine), my cutting table, my ruler wall, and hanging ironing station.

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Wantable Intimates February 2015 Review!

If you’re new to Wantable.com, this company offers high-end fully customizable makeup, intimates, and accessories subscription styling services for $36 per month or $40 for a one time purchase. Their website is really easy to navigate making it very user friendly. There are extensive questionnaires for each of the services they offer and you can add personal comments so that your collection is completely tailored to your preferences. You can cancel or resubscribe online at any time and you can skip months without canceling if you’d prefer. And you can always return the collection if you don’t like it which will give you peace of mind about purchasing a surprise collection. You can read my review of their previous services HERE.

The Intimates Collection would make a great V-day gift to yourself or for someone you love :)

Here’s what I got this month:

1. Per Lei Spring Fling Top ($16) and bottoms ($16)

This cute PJ set is both mommy friendly and perfect for Valentine’s month! I love the little ribbon accent details on the sleeves and the bottom of the capri bottoms. I also appreciate that they paid attention to my sizing and sent me a larger top for my bust size and smaller bottoms. Sets like this are great for lounging–the cotton is lightweight and breathable which will be perfect for summer nights and the whole set it so cute!

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2. Sophie B Babydoll Panel Chemise with Matching G String ($15.99)

I left a note in the comments section stating that I specifically wanted something more sexy for Valentine’s Day. Lingerie can be SO expensive sometimes! So I was really hoping for something like this to show up and Wantable delivered! Even though it is a fairly inexpensive set, I have a lot of trouble finding things like this on my own. It really helps to have a stylist matching your preferences and body type to the wide world of intimate apparel. I love the colors (light pink and purple/grey) because I think they’ll go really well with my fair skin color. I also love the lace overlay detail and the sheer panels on the side of the bodice. It’s sexy without being corny or cheesy and I really like it.

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So overall, this collection has a total value of $47.99–mostly a lower value because I was able to find a steal price on the chemise which actually has a MSRP of $39.99. And the whole box is still a good deal at $36 for everything. Did you get an Intimates Collection for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to know what you got!

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Wantable Fitness Review February 2015

If you’re new to Wantable.com, this company offers high-end fully customizable makeup, intimates, and accessories subscription styling services for $36 per month or $40 for a one time purchase. Their website is really easy to navigate making it very user friendly. There are extensive questionnaires for each of the services they offer and you can add personal comments so that your edit is completely tailored to your preferences. You can cancel or resubscribe online at any time and you can skip months without canceling if you’d prefer. You can read my review of their previous services HERE.

This month, I had the opportunity to review their brand new FITNESS EDIT!!! Unlike the other subscriptions, this one is a pay-per-item style service (if you’ve ever tried Stitch Fix, you’ll be familiar with this process). You pay a $20 styling fee up front which covers shipping and the stylist fee for the individual that is personally picking items just for you and it also covers shipping of returning any items you don’t want. When you receive the items, they include a card specifying how much each item costs and a prepaid return label. Whatever items you don’t keep, you put back in the box and stick the return label on there and take to the post office. They only charge you for items you keep and your $20 styling fee is applied to that cost. You also get a 30% discount if you keep all five items.

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Wantable Intimates January 2015 Review

If you’re new to Wantable.com, this company offers high-end fully customizable makeup, intimates, and accessories subscriptions for $36 per month or $40 for a one time purchase. Their website is really easy to navigate making it very user friendly. There are extensive questionnaires for each of the boxes and you can add personal comments so that your box is completely tailored to your preferences. You can cancel or resubscribe online at any time and you can skip months without canceling if you’d prefer. You can read my review of their previous boxes HERE.

This would make a great V-day gift to yourself or for someone you love :)


 

I was SO excited to get a box this month because I heard that Muk Luks were back again!!!! I got a pair of these from Wantable last year that I have worn almost daily around the house. I wash them on the cold cycle and tumble dry low and that’s worked perfectly for me. I was so happy to see a new pair in my box!!! :D

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Koala Crate January 2015 Review and $10 Coupon Code!!!

We are really loving our Koala Crate subscription! If you’ve never heard of it, Koala Crate sends a monthly package of toddler appropriate crafts and activities. If your kids are older, they might enjoy one of the bigger kids crates–Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate or Tinker Crate and you can find out about those HERE. And you can save $10 off you first crate (any of those brands) by clicking HERE.

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This month’s theme was “Koala Safari” and it included a set of sturdy animal matching cards and the supplies to make five toddler friendly animal puppets.

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