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Kiwi Crate {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I wake up every morning with every good intention of busting out a fabulous Pinterest-worthy craft that is new, mind-stimulating, creative, and age-appropriate for the kids.  This rarely happens.  You know how it goes.  You finally come with the idea, you hunt down the supplies, you’re constantly interrupted by meals, snacks, diaper changes, phone calls, important emails, the UPS man, the broken disposal, etc. etc. etc…you gather your kids, enthusiastically explain the project, they start throwing the supplies, water is spilled, you’re running around like a maniac cleaning up messes instead of actually having a bonding/teaching moment, and you throw your hands up the in the air and just start cleaning up.

kiwi-crate-PMS376I struggle with this a lot!  But don’t lose hope, mothers of America.  There is a box that arrives on your doorstep, organized into a them, chock full of supplies, ideas, and content to learn about.  This box of wonders is called Kiwi Crate, and though this might be the first monthly box for kids that we’ve tried, it won’t be the last.  My eyes have been opened as to what craft time can and should be like!

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We were sent the Busy with Bugs box, and to my boys, opening this box was practically like opening a box of candy.  Paint and scissors?!  We went to town.  This box is full of everything we could have needed–sponges, paint brush, pencil, painting boards, paper liners, cardboard tray, clear bottles, stickers, pipe cleaners, string, etc.  Even small pieces of scotch tape, pre-cut and peelable, was supplied.  You could take this box camping or on an airplane, and you wouldn’t find yourself missing any supplies.

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Picture instructions guided us all along the way and even incorporated questions to ask and talk about with the kids.  Additional activity suggestions make this the box that keeps on giving.  The ingeniously designed “no-fight” crate feature (which is what we received) allows you to add on supplies for a sibling for only $9.95.

IMG_9577Within the box was another firefly bug activity, which was a nice contrast to the first.  This was less messy, but needed more parental involvement.  They are both great for a variety of ages and interests and creative ability.  Ages 3-8 sounds just right.

Untitled-17These fireflies were a big hit!  Especially the glow sticks inside that make the fireflies glow in the dark.

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We tied one side onto a chair and let the boys lift and lower the zipline to see the bugs fly up and down.

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So are you wondering if $19.99 is worth the cost of an afternoon of glee?  Consider this: atleast in our box, we were sent high quality scissors and large bottles of paint that will be used long after today.  Besides the supplies, the box provides you with ideas, a lesson plan, and future activities so that you can save your brainpower on coming up with ideas and you save yourself the runaround of tracking down every small this-and-that supply.  So yes, I would say this price is fair.  Sign you and your cutey up!

One winner is going to receive their own Busy with Bugs Kiwi Crate!  ($19.99)

IMG_9566Because I was sent the winner’s prize box along with my review box, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice.  This also means that this giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries!  The box weighs 1.4 lbs. and will be sent from 02128, if you’d like to calculate the cost.

*This giveaway is open to worldwide entries.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Feb 21st and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Little Passports {Review}

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A couple of months ago, I posted a giveaway for the Little Passports World Edition or USA Edition that included information about the starter kit that we received including the suitcase, world map, and passport.  Since then, we’ve received a package in the mail each month that highlights a different country!  I thought I’d share with you the fun places we’ve learned about.

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We received three different packages from Sam and Sofia — one from Brazil, one from Japan, and one from France.  We were surprised to find everything that comes in the mail each month, as each package included…

(1) a letter from Sam and Sofia telling us about their adventures in that country

(2) a picture of something they saw (and explained in the letter)

(3) a Worldwide Activities page

(4) a boarding pass with the Secret Code to the online Boarding Zone activities

(5) a sticker for the world map

(6) a sticker for the passport book

(7) a fun souvenir — Sushi eraser and origami paper from Japan, poster from France, and a rock with crystals from Brazil

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Package from France (minus the poster hanging on my son’s wall!)

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Package from Japan

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Package from Brazil

We have loved seeing the Little Passports package come each month in the mail!  My son LOVES that his name is on the mail, and he spends a good amount of time reading through the letter and enjoying the activities.  We especially loved the Japan package since my husband and I lived (and met!) in Japan — it brought back lots of memories, and I had a great time helping my little boy learn how to fold origami.

If you’re looking for a fun educational monthly package to supplement your summer activities, I would highly suggest taking a look at Little Passports!  We have loved the World Edition packages that we’ve received in the mail and have learned a lot about these different countries over the past three months.

**This review was sponsored by Little Passports, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

Mommebox {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I love playdates at the park.  I love working part-time from my home.  I love staying up way too late finishing a great book.  I love working with the young men and young women from our church.  I love Blue’s Clues, Handy Manny, Dinosaur Train, Downton Abbey, and Gilmore Girls.  I love a mid-morning run to Chick-Fil-A with my little boys, lunch at Panera Bread with some close friends, and a classy date to Bistro 29 with my husband.  I love being a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, an instructor, a reviewer/giveaway-er, and an avid reader.

I’m sure that many of you can relate to these feelings — straddling the many lines, spinning all the plates, and juggling all the balls that encompass womanhood.  It can be exciting and exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time; there are days that run together from monotony, while others fly by as you run from errand to errand.  This fun monthly surprise box from Mommébox, though, appeals to all women and the roles they play.

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Mommébox is a great new way to get inspired, learn about new products and take a break from all the demands of being a mom. We partnered with companies who believe in celebrating motherhood and pooled together beauty, wellness, educational and lifestyle products that will fill every month of pregnancy and motherhood with a delightful surprise. One box might be focused on ways to amplify your beauty, another box might be focused on the home or education products and/or taking care of your significant other. Every month brings a new surprise!”

I was excited to have a chance to review the December 2012 and January 2013 boxes from Mommébox— there are lots of fun products and coupons for new items.  Between the two boxes, I received natural laundry detergent Vaska, full size lip gloss and eyeliner from Kryolan, Kelapo Coconut Oil, and (my personal favorite!) Mr. Cleengreen’s Handy Essentials hand cleanser.

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Each 2013 Mommébox will feature themes such as Share the Love for February, Summer Beauty and Fun for July, and Give Thanks for November.

Mommébox offers the following billing options for boxes:

  • $20 for one month (Will not renew after one month)
  • $15 per month for 4 months or more (Initial payment of $15 and you are charged $15 per month thereafter). After the 4th month we will bill you $15 per month until you cancel)

Cancel anytime! If you don’t want next month’s box, simply cancel by the end of the month (applicable after the 4th box on the monthly subscription).

One Dandy reader will get a chance to try out one of the next monthly kits from Momm̩boxРenter below to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.
** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 2nd, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mommébox, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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