Reviews

When You’re Just Not Feeling Date Night – It’ll Still End Up Worth It

I’ve said this before, but the best part of doing these date night box reviews is that they FORCE KP and I to spend concentrated, focused time together.  That probably sounds pathetic, right? Here I blog all about marriage all the time and I don’t even have these awesome regular connection times with my own […] Read more…

Crated With Love & WeCraft Subscription Box Staycation Date Night & Kids Box

This month though – I had a surprise for them. Not only did I get a date night box for their dad and I to do, but I also got a box for the KIDS and I to do together! 

Crated With Love (one of my most favorite date night subscription box options) recently teamed up with a company called WeCraft to offer what they’re calling their “Staycation” package. For $50 you get BOTH subscription boxes – a Subscription Box Staycation ….aaand….wait for it…you ALSO get $20 in gift vouchers toward the two companies to use for future boxes! I do a cost breakdown at the bottom of this post so you can see how awesome of a deal this is. In the meantime, check out all the fun we had on our ‘subscription box staycation’: Read more…

My Clothing Dreams Finally Happened! ThredUp Goody Box Review

Ok, sorry to be an annoyingly-over-excited-about all-the-things blogger here for a moment – you know I now strive for authenticity and honestly in everything I write – but I actually am excited about doing this ThredUp Goody Box review post. 

If you’ve been around while, you’ve seen me post ThredUp reviews before. It’s pretty much where I buy most of my clothes.
a) I like being sustainable and reusing instead of buying new.
b) I like saving money.
c) I’m totally fine not being at the super tiptop of fashion.

So ThredUp’s “secondhand” clothes are absolutely a perfect fit for me.  Read more…

April 2018 Date Night In Box Review – Easy Like Sunday Morning

Before I get to this Date Night In box review, I have a confession: every time I hear the song Easy Like Sunday Morning by The Commodores, I think of the movie Baby Driver. If you haven’t seen Baby Driver, I highly recommend. It’s not just a bank heist/car chase movie, it’s got a magical score and every cut is spot on. For real. Here, watch this 6-min opening clip on youtube. You’ll be hooked. Even if you don’t typically like action films (which I usually don’t either). You might even end up buying the soundtrack too. 

Sorry, going off on a tangent here. Back to my Easy Like Sunday Morning Date Night In Box Review! Read more…

Crated With Love Date Night Box Review: I Love the 80s! (Apr. ’17)

Hey – I might be about to go into labor (fingers crossed for any day now! …though I’m realistically not due for another week or two, but still…I can hope…), but KP and I still find time for at-home date nights. Crated With Love again to the rescue! And let’s be honest, I highly doubt we’ll be getting out anytime soon after the birth for an out-of-the-house date night. So really – Crated With Love to the rescue! 🙂

April’s Crated With Love box theme was “I Love the 80s!” Read more…

2017 Ultimate HOMEMAKING Bundle Review…& what you should buy instead

Not sure if you should purchase the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? You’ve come to the right place!
FIRST – be sure to go over all the nothing-but-the-truth overall Ultimate Bundle FAQs.
SECOND – scroll down for my super thorough 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle review below…as well as some suggestions of what to buy instead if you end up deciding that the bundle’s not for you this time around. Read more…

Are the Ultimate Bundles Legit? Scam? Amazing deal? Or marketing ploy?

So a blogger you follow is raving about this “Ultimate Bundle” thing. But you’re skeptical (and as you should be! Good for you, using discernment before jumping on bandwagons!) and you searched “ultimate homemaking/ healthy living/ essential oil/ photography/ whatever bundle reviews” or perhaps just “ultimate bundles review” and ended up here.

If so, welcome! – you’ve landed at the right place. Before becoming a blogger myself, I too saw these bundles and wondered what they were all about. I’m here to give you my honest-to-goodness lowdown on these bundles. The good, the bad, and the ugly.  Read more…

When Rocksbox Goes Bad: What Happens If You Break a Piece and/or Get a Rocksbox You Hate

3/25/17 note: I originally wrote the below post back about “When Rocksbox Goes Bad” in Oct. ’16, but never added pictures and it just sat in my drafts folder (along with sadly many other posts abandoned for one reason or another). I’m going through my drafts folder now, trying to throw some of them out into the light of day to see what comes from them. Enjoy. But sorry I’m just now posting too. Read more…

Crated With Love Review: My Kaizen Crush (Mar. ’17), aka our date night fight

KP and I have been doing the Crated With Love date night subscription boxes for the past several months. I’ve been reviewing them on the blog to help people get an idea about what one of these at-home date night box services are like.

So this past Friday night -after a long week- KP and I sat down to have our date night. Can I be honest? Both of us were exhausted, and probably would’ve preferred to veg out in front of the tv instead. But we’ve been busy and haven’t even had many nights to spend together lately, so out of commitment and obligation, we forced ourselves to set up the date box anyway.

And let’s just say our date night did not turn out as planned.  Read more…

Crated With Love Date Night Box Review: FounDATEions (Jan. ’17)

I talk about date night subscription boxes A LOT on my blog…I know. 🙂 For you long-time readers, I hope you’ve had the chance to try at least one of them out by now! However, if this is the first you’ve heard of them -or the first you’ve heard of Crated With Love- let me tell you more!

KP and I have been lucky to test out a a few of the Crated With Love boxes now (so I have a pretty good feel for the product and what you’re likely to get each month). Here is the latest box (Jan. 2017 – FounDATEions) and our review.

(Please note/disclaimer: while this post was sponsored by Crated With Love, al Read more…

The Complete List of At Home Date Night Subscription Boxes (& promo codes!)

While I also cover heavier marriage issues in my blog, this post deals with something a bit lighter, but still very important to the success of marriage relationships: Spending Quality Time Together, aka Date Night.

If you’re in a rut of trying to come up with ideas for date nights, or if you don’t really have time for date nights, or you don’t want to spend the money to hire a babysitter, these at home date night subscription boxes take care of most of the work for you. Read more…

Grove Collaborative or Amazon Subscribe & Save for Natural Cleaning Products?

If you’ve heard of Grove Collaborative, you may be be wondering: Grove Collaborative or Amazon Subscribe & Save? What’s the difference? Is one option better than the other?  (if you’re interested in buying natural food groceries online too, you might enjoy this post: Where to Buy Natural Food Online Groceries (& promo codes) ) I […] Read more…