Candy Club March box

This box is quickly becoming my favorite suscription! I have to hurry and take pictures before the candy is all gone! Here is the first look at this month’s Candy Club box.


Again, I love the info cards.  The front tells info about the candies that are included and the back has the Nutrition Facts and Allergy Information.  So let’s take a look at each item.

imageGimbal’s Cinnamon Lovers-Made with real cinnamon oil, these delectable shiny red hearts are irresistibly addictive.  Soft, chewy, and bursting with flavor, Cinnamon Lovers are the only gourmet cinnamon candy that finishes “Hot!” and leaves your taste buds wanting “More!”  And let me tell you, these are HOT!  I can only eat a couple at a time, but I keep going back for more.  Definitely addictive.  image

 Albanese Mini Gummi Butterflies-These delicate butterflies offer bold fruity flavors of Grape, Strawberry, Orange, Blue Raspberry, Wild Cherry, and Green Apple.  Hold onto them if you can because these sweet treats will be flying away!  As you can see in the pictures, these are almost gone!  I LOVE gummies and went right to work on these Mimi Gummi Butterflies.  I didn’t even share them.

imageSour Power Quattro Belts-Get ready for an intensely sour burst of Blue Raspberry, Tutti Frutti, and Green Apple in Sour Power’s Quattro Multicolored Belts.  Savor these tasty belts in combination or peel each color strip apart for an individual mouth-watering thrill ride.  Again, I’m not a fan of the sour stuff, but I tried one just to be able to say that I did.  I didn’t like the flavor as much as last month‘s cherry.  My preschoolers loved the ones from the last box, so I’m sure they’ll get excited when I bring this container in after Spring Break.

And this month’s “splash:”


Sweet’s Strawberry Salt Water Taffy-Back by popuar demand, another flavor of Sweet’s Salt Water Taffy – Strawberry.  Whipped instead of pulled, this aromatic and flavorful confection will whisk you away to warm ocean breezes and hor summer boardwalks.  I like this taffy beause it doesn’t stick to my teeth while I’m eating it.  I’ve never had non-sticky taffy like this before.

And this month’s “extra:”


B.toffee Milk Chocolate Toffee-Hand-crafted in Newport Beach, California, this delectable and decadent treat uses only the finest ingredients including premium Guittard and Callebaut chocolates…”Simply the Best!”  This indulfent confection will warm your heart and have you longing for more.  Decadent is right…this toffee literally melted in my mouth.  I was wishing for a few more bites!  Fortunately for me, there’s a promo code for 10% off your first order at!

Again, I’m pleased with this box, so Candy Club will stay on the “keep” list.  It makes me think of how excited I used to get when we’d go to the mall and my parents would let me go in the candy store!

COST:  Month to month:  $27.00/month
6 month sub: $22.99/month
12 month sub: $19.99/month

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Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson

You can’t miss the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Branson. Yes, it’s the building on Highway 76 being climbed by a giant Great Ape! If you want to get up close and personal with your favorite stars and pose for fun pics with them, the Hollywood Wax Museum is definitely the place for you. While there, you’ll also get the scoop on their pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments. After seeing stars, you can head next door to become a star at Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf. While putting through palm trees and paparazzi, you’ll take the 18 steps to becoming one of Hollywood’s elite. After “being discovered,” you’ll have the chance to discover what paranormal activity is lurking inside the Castle of Chaos, the world’s first 5D adventure. You’ll see, hear, feel and smell the chaos as you shoot for the highest score. Finally, you’ll score big if you’re The Chosen One at Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, where Princess Hannah of Savannah is awaiting rescue. You’ll need to find your way through 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways and some areas where you see infinite reflections in every direction.

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My Pretend Place: Princess

I’m so excited about this sub box! Jilli has got a HUGE imagination and is constantly pretending, so I thought this would be perfect for her…to help make her imaginations come to life. I subscribed to the Girl Dress-up Subscription box from My Pretend Place, LLC, and received and reviewed my first box, an awesome Princess pretend-play box. Shipping was super fast and it arrived just in time for dress up night at AWANA (purely coincidence!) Even though I got the box when I came home for lunch, I waited to let Jilli open it with me.

It was packaged so nicely! Of course, J didn’t care about the pretty paper…she just wanted to see what was inside.
imageI loved that they included a way to turn the box into a “suitcase” to store these items in!  I am constantly trying to find ways to store everything and I appreciate that these new things have built in storage!


Now…on to what was inside!


As soon as she saw the dress, Jilli was captivated!  I soon as I saw the Melissa & Doug name, I knew this was going to be quality stuff!


There was a Princess Role Play Costume Set ($29.99), complete with crown and wand, Melissa & Doug Wooden Princess Stamp Kit ($9.99), Decorate Your Own Princess Mirror ($6.99), and a book Don’t Kiss the Frog ($7.99)!

Even Savannah was fascinated by the dress up clothes.


We busted open the dress and put it on to get ready for AWANA.  Jilli was so excited.  We got the dress on and she immediately said, “I need my crown, Mama.  I can’t be a princess without my crown.”

Here’s the finished product


We added some “glass slippers” that were already in our dress up repertoire.  When she was completely dressed, she said, “This dress will make all my fairy tale dreams come true!”  This makes a Mama smile!  I love seeing her so happy and having so much fun.  We’re excited to try out the rest of the things from the box this weekend and even more excited to see what our 2nd quarterly box contains!

You can try My Pretend Place, LLC too!  It’s $50/qr (a few dollars less than the total retail of items in the Princess box) and each box is themed.  You can choose girl, boy or neutral and each box contains dress-up, the major focus, plus additional items, like activities, crafts, snacks, books, etc to help engage your child’s imagination, help them get into character, and simply extend the life of the box throughout the entire quarter.  AND on the in between months, you get surprise extras!

I’m 100% pleased with our 1st quarter and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead!

**I subscribe to My Pretend Place.  This post contains affiliate links.   All opinions are 100% mine.



Evian Facial Spray giveaway

Evian ®Natural Mineral Water’s journey starts as rain and snow high atop the French Alps after which it filters for over 15 years through glacial rock and sand to a deep underground catchment just outside the town of Evian-Les-Bains, France. The water contained in the spray is tested 300 times per day to insure quality and the consistent unique mineral content—guaranteed to be the same year after year—canister to canister. No other water has the same mineral content.

Evian Facial Spray was originally introduced in France in 1962 at the request of doctors for use on burn patients. It was the first facial water spray in France and was introduced as the first facial spray in the United States in 1978. Because of the current world-wide awareness of the Evian brand name, and the 36 year efforts of the USA exclusive distributor (The Wilkes Group Inc. in Old Lyme, CT), Evian is the only facial spray to be carried by many prestige retail groups including Nordstrom and Sephora. It is also offered in many luxury resorts and hotels such as Four Seasons.

The exquisitely fine mist produced by evian® Brumisateur® penetrates and rehydrates the upper layers of the skin. evian® water has a unique mineral balance along with exceptional purity which suits all skin types, even the most sensitive. Leaves skin looking healthy and feeling refreshed. Dermatologically tested. The leak-proof canister is the ideal product to take on-the-go in any purse or travel bag. Unlike other water sprays, Evian Spray is sealed at the source, so it can not be contaminated.

evian® is giving away 20 two 5 oz Facial Sprays. Winners will be chosen at random.  Giveaway sponsered by The Wilkes Group.  You can enter here.

40% of first month of Green Kid Crafts subscription


Save 40% on your first month of any new subscription to Green Kid Crafts from 3/9-3/25 Use offer code SPRING15 at checkout. Green Kid Crafts’ award-winning subscription program delights kids and their parents with monthly deliveries of 4-6 fun, engaging and educational STEM Science and Creativity kits. No planning or prep required – just open the box and have a blast together! The open-ended projects promote children’s creativity and build confidence, while the monthly themes invoke curiosity about the world around them. Projects are designed for ages 3-10. Your subscription will start with an all new Dinosaurs Discovery Box. The box will ship around April 10th.

Fundraising with Little Passports

 Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Planning a fundraiser at your child’s school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.

Here’s how it works: your school’s community shops at Little Passports and they will donate 15% back to your school. It is that easy! They do all the work from processing orders directly on their site to providing you with flyers and sample promotional language to help you spread the word. Get more information here: The fundraising period is from April 1st – April 8th 2015 and the deadline to sign-up is March 25th 2015 so check it out today!




Lemon Sugar Scrub *giveaway*

Lemon Sugar ScrubWhen I started using Young Living Essential Oils, I was interested mainly in their fragrances.  We use our diffuser daily!  After attending classes and seeing all the other benefits of essential oils, I’m slowly branching out in the ways that I use oils here in our home.  I love bath salts, oils, scrubs, etc. so today I decided to try making a Lemon Sugar Scrub.  It’s super simple, and I love the way it turned out!  I’m keeping this one for myself, but these would make easy gift ideas, too.

You will need:


I chose lemon because I love the fresh, uplifting scent, but you could easily substitute other oils.  Also feel free to play around with the kind of sugar or carrier oil that you use.  Sugar and coconut oil can be found at your local grocery store (or online).  If you’re looking for a place to purchase essential oils, you can read why I chose Young Living Essential Oils, and they can be purchased here.

Now, on to the making of the sugar scrub!  First you add 1 cup of sugar to your bowl.

sugarNext you add your carrier oil.  I used 1/4 a cup…you can use more or less depending on how moist you want your scrub to be, but 1/4 cup is a good starting point.  Coconut was my choice, but you could also use almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or even olive oil.  Stir the coconut oil in to the sugar until it’s fluffy.

Add coconut oil

Then you add your essential oil.  I used 10 drops in this batch.  You can use more or less depending on how lemony you want yours to be.

Add lemon

Once you get your lemon oil mixed in well, put your sugar scrub in a Mason jar.  Make sure it is clean and has no water left in it from washing.  You can add twine or one of those cool new chalkboard labels.  I just picked up some at Michael’s today.

To use your scrub, just scoop out a small amount and rub it in your hands.  The oils will moisturize and the sugar will exfoliate.  Then rinse with cool water and enjoy your soft skin!

Would you like to have your own sugar scrub without making it yourself?  One lucky reader will win a Lemon Sugar Scrub of their own!

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Celebrate National Crafting Month with Kiwi Crate

March is National Crafting Month! To celebrate, Kiwi Crate is offering 30% off your 1st month plus FREE shipping on any subscription purchase from now until March 15. Use promo code MARCH30 at checkout to receive your exclusive discount!

Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration. Kiwi Crate offers high quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.


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This STEM Science Kit includes:

– everything needed to make two slime monsters
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– 2 bonuses: Lorax Magazine and Lorax Activity Guide

*Note: This is a sample kit, not a full-size Discovery Box. This Slime Monsters Kit is one of 4 projects from the award-winning Mad Science Discovery Box. Your free trial project will ship within three business days. You will be automatically enrolled in a Green Kid Crafts monthly subscription, and may cancel at anytime. You will have 14 days after your trial project ships to cancel your subscription. If you choose to not cancel, you will be charged $19.95 per month and receive 4-6 new projects per month with your Green Kid Crafts monthly subscription. You may cancel at any time with no penalty or obligation.