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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Wantable Intimates December 2014 Review

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If you’re new to Wantable, 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 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.

As I mentioned last month, Wantable recently updated their profile quiz and they added a spot for comments!!!! I forgot to adjust my comments for this month and last month I had specifically asked for more loungewear in my comments which is fine–I can always use more pretty PJs :) Here’s what I got for December:

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1. Pajama Drama Thermal Velour Sleep Shirt ($16.99)

This is a super soft long sleeve nightgown with hot pink trim. I adore sleep shirts from Wantable (I got an uber cute pink one with hearts this summer that I wear all the time). I’d actually enjoy this myself but I have someone special in mind that would LOVE it. Perfect timing for the holidays ;)

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2. Pajama Drama Light and Airy Sleep Set Raspberry ($18)

This is my faaaaavorite item this month. It’s a two piece set–the pants are the same polka dot material as the shirt. I pictured the shirt on its own so that you can see that beautiful sheer detail at the bottom of the tank. It adds a flirt/sexy flair that is often missing from the mommy PJ wardrobe. I’m a tiny bit disappointed that it retails for so low on Amazon because I think this is counted as 2 items for the box, but I still LOVE it anyways. They are buttery soft, Hubs says they’re sexy, and I think they’re still conservative enough to wear in front of visiting company. I LOVE THEM!

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3. Rouge Papaye Hosiery (can’t find online–maybe $15-20?)

I left hosiery on my list because I literally don’t own tights. Since I live in a colder area now, I thought they might be helpful for my dresses :) These are definitely interesting. I like that there are sheer and opaque parts. It’s more of a statement than I’m used to making but I’m sure I can make it work.

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So all totaled up, that’s $54.99 for this month’s Wantable (with giving $20 for the tights which I think is probably generous). Not the highest value box that they’ve sent me so far, but still a good deal for their sub price of $36. I’m ecstatic about the dotted PJ set–I love being introduced to items that I adore that I never would’ve found otherwise. It’s what makes sub boxes so much fun!

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

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Playroom Reveal and Tour

I think because I always have ongoing projects and ideas, it’s hard for me to ever consider a room to be “finished.” I was cleaning up our playroom the other day and decided that I’ll never be completely done cause I’ll always want to keep messing with it. So I took some pics to finally show it to you–here it is!!

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USA Every Day Box Review November 2014

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The USA Every Day Box by Celebrate American Made is a quarterly box of American made products, coupons, info, and samples including everything from home items to snacks. The box ships every 3 months and costs only $15, including shipping!!!

I was very happy to get the chance to review this box–here’s what was inside!

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First, there’s an info card about the companies that are featured in the box. I liked the map so you can get a visual idea about where all these products are coming from and where you can buy the products if you like them.

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1. Surf Sweets Gummies

I’ve seen these in boxes before but I really didn’t know that much about them. I was surprised to see how many local stores offer them! J definitely likes these but so does mommy.

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2. Peppermint Chapstick from Brigit True Organics

I love seasonal chapsticks–peppermint is one of my favorites. This balm goes on smooth and isn’t greasy or sticky. I’m throwing it in my purse since I go through balm like crazy in the winter.

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3. Kidecals Love Roses Small Keycals Keyboard Set ($9)

Kidecals makes all types of decals for your walls, keyboards, water bottles, shoes, clothes, etc. They offer free shipping on ANY order on their website and you can get a 15% off code for your first order.

This product was without a doubt my favorite in the whole box! I genuinely like florals but I can be so picky about prints because some are just too old fashioned for my taste. These prints are perfect! I love that I can put a few decals on my keyboard to add some extra flair, without actually covering all of the keys. And I think this set is exceptionally cute–the letters L, O, V, and E plus a few blank ones, the space bar, enter, shift and tab keys. This product alone was $9 which makes the $15 price for the box seem extremely worthwhile.

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The tag and website said that this set was for Macs only which I was worried about, but as you can see, they fit my laptop beautifully!

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4. Simply Divine Cookie

This was a small cookie sample from a monastery in Indiana. We love cookies around this house and this one was pretty tasty. It was nice to get another treat in the box.

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5. Olea Vert Soap Samples

I love bath and body stuff so I was happy to see some of that in the box! The lavender and peppermint aromas actually made the whole box smell fantastic. The samples are smaller but I can easily get a few uses each out of them. Adding them to my bath stash.

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6. Tattoo Sales Tattoo Samples

This was an impressive collection of tattoos! There was a great assortment of seasonal, abstract, graphic, and character designs in my sample pack. These were also a nice value since they sell on the site for an average of $0.60 each from what I could tell. My stepkids are coming to visit for Thanksgiving and I see them being very excited about this!

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I didn’t do a cost breakdown for the box since many of the products are sample items but I definitely think the value is there. The decals alone are worth $9 and I think you can’t really go wrong with spending $15 every 3 months to support American made products.

Do you get this box? What’d you think??

 

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

 

 

 

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25 Holiday Books for your Christmas Book Advent Calendar

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I love traditions. I didn’t grow up with many of them that I can remember so I’m creating them for our family. I also love advent calendars :) And we have a couple of them already. We’re using our mini stocking advent to hold candy treats for Jas this year, and we’re letting him track the days on this super cute Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar.

This year, I’m also going to do the Christmas Book Advent Calendar. You might’ve already seen or hear about it on Pinterest but if not, it’s one wrapped book per day that the child gets to open at bedtime from Dec 1-Christmas. I already have several books from last year, so I’ve found more and I’m so excited!

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Wantable Intimates November 2014 Review

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If you’re new to Wantable, 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 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.

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