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Subscription boxes aren’t just for Grown-ups!

Hello, friends! I took a break from blogging to spend time with my three little lovelies who were home for Christmas break–and extended Arctic freeze break due to the frigid temperatures in Ohio. Hope you all had a great holiday and ready for an exciting 2014!

As you know, one of my favorite inventions is the subscription box. I love my Birchbox, adore the Box of Happies, and am LOVING my newest indulgence: Beauty Army. My college sophomore gets a Birchbox and Bonjour Jolie box every month–mama love can come wrapped in brown paper–and this month, my littlest love joined in on the fun, when her elf surprised her with a Kiwi Crate!

I, er, the elf checked into lots of different kids subscription boxes before settling on this one–decided by virtue of an awesome promo that gave me one box free!

Although from order to receipt was a looooonnnnngggg wait, I attribute that to December being way backed up with Christmas shipments. It arrived in perfect time, though, on a day she was feeling ill, and gave us plenty of fun activities.

Her box theme was Polar Expedition and had several different snowy crafts included as well as a booklet containing more ideas. She made a polar bear headband, two little polar bear gloves with a ball (sticky with velcro) to play catch, and some window clings. Additionally, she got an adorable snowflake cookie cutter and a very nice pair of scissors, which she loved. I might add, they cut very well, unlike some kid scissors.

While she is 7 and probably at the top of the age range for a box like this, she really enjoyed it. The headband and gloves she made completely on her own. The window clings–which employed 3D paint and glue–required some mama-assistance, but they worked and she was OVERJOYED.

Although we didn’t utilize this (my 13-year-old son did play sticky ball catch with his sister) a nice feature for those with little ones close in age is the option to add an extra set of materials for a sibling.

Overall, we were thrilled with our first Kiwi Crate. At $20/month, for a 3-month subscription, it’s cheaper than a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, and the fun lasts much longer.

Do you have a favorite subscription box? Do you want to read about a WHOLE bunch of them? Check out my friend KW’s AMAZING blog!wpid-IMG_20131219_123533.jpg



Box of Happies will Make YOU so Happy! Exclusive PROMO Code

Friends, I love, love, love subscription boxes. I’ve been a loyal Birchbox devotee practically since they shipped their first box. I read my lovely friend KW’s reviews over at Must Have Boxes as soon as she posts them and use her site as a gift guide. (Check out her awesome Box of Happies review!)

Since I love subscription boxes and seize every opportunity to buy/gift them, I was thrilled to review the Box of Happies which combines my love for subscription boxes and supporting small businesses and independent artists. I have posted a link to my vlog if you’d like to share my unboxing experience (NOTE: I’m working out vlogging kinks with my 13-year-old cameraman).

But if you are not that into vlogs, here’s what I got:

stickynotesSticky Notes with Mini Gel Pen from pairs an adorable little post-it pad with tiny gel pen. Perfect to stick in your purse or gym bag for quick notes.

recipe cardsPetersen Designs Recipe Cards are a beautiful way to share your favorite culinary creations with friends. earrings These delicate handmade earrings are delightfully feminine. Pair with a flowy dress and a loose bun for a boho chic look!

wpid-IMAG1962.jpgNo pictures I took really captured the beauty of the glass ring from  Nachatilo Art & Jewelry. Every angle exposes more colors.

wpid-IMAG1968.jpgThis peachy pearl and gold tone chain make this whimsical necklace from Mint Marbles very versatile. The tiny nautical charm will remind me to stay anchored!

Are you as in love with this box as I am? You’re in luck. When you subscribe or give Box of Happies as a gift, this exclusive promo code: 2FORYOU will save you $2.

What was your favorite item?