February Treatsie Review

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Treatsie is a monthly subscription box that sends curated boxes of gourmet artisan sweets from ever-changing vendors for $15 a month + S&H. This is my first month getting Treatsie, and I was very happy with the box I received. 

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The Box

I looked at my tracking information earlier last week and noticed it said my box had been delivered. I checked my mailbox… nothing. I was home when it had supposedly been delivered and nothing was left at my door. So, I emailed Treatsie and was told that they’d send me a replacement box. I got a confirmation that day and received my box only two days later. Great customer service!

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The Packaging

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First Look

Any first look is exciting when it include chocolate and candy! (;

WHAT’S INSIDE: 

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Raley’s Confectionery Love Mix

~ Raley’s Confectionery Love Mix ($6.00) – These come in a cute little package with four different flavors: Pomegranate, Cherry, Cinnamon, and Cranberry. The candy itself has cute little designs in them. I’m not a fan of hard candy, but my husband is, so I had him test these. He said they’re delicious, so I’ll take his word for it.

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Eclipse Chocolate Salted Dulce de Leche

~ Eclipse Chocolate Salted Dulce de Leche ($4.00) – “White chocolate flecked with caramelized cocoa butter, pretzel & black sea salt (31% Cocoa Butter).” This chocolate bar is delicious. I’m a fan of white chocolate, and the pretzel bits in it added so much flavor.

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Eclipse Chocolate Gingerbread Crumb

~ Eclipse Chocolate Gingerbread Crumb ($4.00) – “Dark chocolate studded with muscovado sugar, spiced gingerbread & candied ginger.” I’m not a dark chocolate person, but I tried this anyway. I love gingerbread, and the spiced gingerbread made the dark chocolate okay for me. I wouldn’t go out of my way to try it again, but for dark chocolate I found it to be delicious. My husband loves dark chocolate though, so it was nice to have something in the box for him to enjoy.

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Eclipse Chocolate Cinnamon Brown Sugar

~ Eclipse Chocolate Cinnamon Brown Sugar ($4.00) – “Milk chocolate flecked with muscovado sugar, cinnamon bread crumb & ginger sea salt.” This was my favorite of the three chocolate bars. It was absolutely delicious, but then again I’m a sucker for anything cinnamon.

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Neo Cocoa Truffle Hearts

 

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Neo Cocoa Truffle Hearts 2pc Popular Box ($6.00) –  One almond butter topped with smoked sea salt & one zested lime. So I’m going to be honest, I absolutely hated these. I thought they were disgusting. It may be because I’m not a truffle person. Even if I had liked them, I don’t think I could pay $6 for a tiny box of two of them.

MY THOUGHTS: The total value for this is $24. Including S&H this box totals at $19.95 monthly. You don’t get a super high-valued box, but you do get a little more than your money’s worth. And honestly, when it comes to food boxes I’d be happy to break even as long as I’m getting items that aren’t so easy to find. I really enjoyed the chocolate bars in this box, and there was a good mix for me and my husband to both enjoy. Even though the truffles were a miss for us, I was still really happy with this box.

SIGN UP: Would you like to sign up for Treatsie and save $5 off your first box? Sign up here, and use the code “SUBSCRIBE5” to get $5 off.

 

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February Bluum Box Review – 23 Month

Image Bluum is a monthly subscription box full of goodies for mom and baby, from pregnancy to preschool. Their boxes cost $24.95 monthly, but you can sign up for 3, 6, and 12 month recurring subscriptions at a discounted rate. This is my third month receiving a Bluum box. So far, I’ve really like what has come in each box. So much so, that I decided to get a second box for Kayde, but aged up a year so he’d receive different things. This is a review for the 23 month box that I received in the mail yesterday. You can view my review for the February Bluum 11 Month Box here.

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The Box

Bluum sent out an e-mail last week saying the shipping on their boxes would be delayed a few days because of the bad weather. Once they were sent out, it took only a few days to arrive.

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The Card

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First Look

The first look was a relief after the first look of the 11 month box. Everything in this box was organized and I was already excited about the Happy Creamies.

WHAT’S INSIDE:

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Happy Family Creamies

~ Happy Family Creamies ($3.59 each/$7.18 total) – I was happy to see these! We got two flavors: Apple, Spinach, Pea, Kiwi & Strawberry, Raspberry, Carrot. I’m pretty much obsessed with buying Kayde organic, healthy snacks, so these definitely fit the bill. I had actually considered buying these on multiple occasions, but chose not to because Kayde preferred puffs. He’s now grown tired of bland puffs, so I’ve been trying to find other snacks for him. These are perfect, and even better is that Kayde loves them!

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Weleda Calendula Weather Protection Cream

~ Weleda Calendula Weather Protection Cream ($12.00) – We received this in our 11 month box as well. Here is what I posted, “This cream is supposed to help protect baby’s skin from cold and wind. At first, I wasn’t overly thrilled about getting a cream in this box. But, after reading its package, I was actually a little thrilled about it. Kayde has been breaking out all around his mouth and on his forehead from this harsh New England weather, and hopefully this will fix that for him. I haven’t tried it yet, but I have high hopes for it.”

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Play Doh Mini 4 Pack

~ Play Doh Mini 4 Pack ($13.00) – First off, let me ask a question. HOW IS THIS WORTH $13? Please, someone explain this to me. I can buy this on Amazon for less than $5. In the e-mail Bluum sent with their product pricing and descriptions, they included links to their products on Amazon. I clicked the link for this, because I was incredibly curious as to where they came up with their price for this. It brought me to a 24 pack on Amazon that was only $2 more than what they claim this 4 pack goes for. Ridiculous. ANYWAY, their supposed value for this product aside, I still don’t particularly like this in my box. Yes, I aged my son up a year, but I still don’t think I’d want him playing with Play Doh before he even hits two. Not only that, but I generally enjoy these sort of boxes because I like being exposed to new products and companies I otherwise wouldn’t know of or try. Play Doh is incredibly well-known and so easily accessible. NOT something I look for in a subscription box.

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Little Rabbit Waits For The Moon

~ Little Learners Little Rabbit Waits For The Moon ($8.00) – This book is adorable, and because it’s a board book I don’t have to wait a few years for Kayde to have it. I love getting books in my subscription boxes. Unlike a lot of other momma’s, I don’t think I’ll ever have enough books for Kayde. This book will be perfect to put in Kayde’s Easter basket.

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Recycling Book

~ Child’s Play Recycling Book ($5.99) – This is a cute book that teaches children the benefit of recycling. Great concept to teach children at a young age. Again, I never tire of receiving books. At first, I was slightly disappointed at the fact that it isn’t a board book. But upon closer inspection I realized the pages are thick, durable, and plastic-like. I was thrilled. I have never seen a book made this way, and Kayde can have it now without eating the pages.

MY THOUGHTS: The total value for this box is $46.17. As far as value goes, even if you pay full price for a box (24.95), this box is great. You’re getting well over what you paid for it. Even if you change the price of the Play Doh to $5, you’re still getting a great deal. My only real complaint would be that there wasn’t really a toy included, but we still got great stuff. I think this box made up for our 11 month box, so I think for now I’m going to find a good deal and continue our subscription with them.

SIGN UP: Would you like to sign up for Bluum and save 50%? Sign up here. Your first box will only be $12.48, and you can cancel any time!

February Bluum Box Review – 11 Month

 

 

 

 

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Bluum is a monthly subscription box full of goodies for mom and baby, from pregnancy to preschool. Their boxes cost $24.95 monthly, but you can sign up for 3, 6, and 12 month recurring subscriptions at a discounted rate. This is my third month receiving a Bluum box. So far, I’ve really like what has come in each box. So much so, that I decided to get a second box for Kayde, but aged up a year so he’d receive different things. This is a review for the 11 month box that I received in the mail yesterday.

 

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The Box

 

Bluum sent out an e-mail last week saying the shipping on their boxes would be delayed a few days because of the bad weather. Once they were sent out, it took only a few days to arrive.

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The Card

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First Look

I’m going to be honest. Not a very impressive first look. It looks as if they just threw everything in the box last minute.

WHAT’S INSIDE:

 

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Manhattan Toy Cozies Plush White Bunny

~ Manhattan Toy Cozies Plush White Bunny ($13.00) – This little bunny is pretty adorable and also incredibly soft. Kayde has plenty of stuffed animals and a very limited interest in them. But it will work great in his Easter basket.

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Bannor Toys Classic Baby Rattle

~ Bannor Toys Classic Baby Rattle ($10.00) – First of all, this is a piece of wood, I would never spend $10 on something so boring and simple. Second, my son is 11 months old, this will bore him to tears. I’m almost positive I saw this in a review from a box last month, which leads me to believe it’s a leftover. I also saw in a few spoilers that infants getting the same age box are getting mOmma sippy cups. SO MUCH BETTER! I wish we had received a sippy cup to add to our massive collection, rather than a wooden rattle that will never be used. The only positive I can think of is that at least I can give it to my cousin in her baby shower gift.

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Boiron Oscillo (3 Doses)

~ Boiron Oscillo ($6.99) – This comes with three doses. $6.99 seems like a lot to pay for three doses, but I don’t know much about the cost of these types of things. This is another item I saw in a box from last month. I’m sure this is useful to some mothers, but I don’t really enjoy getting mom gifts in my baby’s box, and I especially don’t like getting medicine. Who knows, maybe I’ll use it.

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Weleda Calendula Weather Protection Cream

~ Weleda Calendula Weather Protection Cream (12.00) – This cream is supposed to help protect baby’s skin from cold and wind. At first, I wasn’t overly thrilled about getting a cream in this box. But, after reading its package, I was actually a little thrilled about it. Kayde has been breaking out all around his mouth and on his forehead from this harsh New England weather, and hopefully this will fix that for him. I haven’t tried it yet, but I have high hopes for it.

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Bumkins Waterproof Super Bib – Dr. Seuss Green Eggs

~ Bumkins Waterproof Super Bib Dr. Seuss Green Eggs ($6.95) – This bib is waterproof and PVC, BPA, phthalates and lead free. I’m sure most moms would appreciate this being in their box. Unfortunately, I’m not a bib person. Kayde rarely wears bibs, he’s surprisingly not overly messy, and it honestly never crosses my mind to put a bib on him. We have a pile of bibs he’s barely worn, and we even have one of these from a previous Citrus Lane box that we haven’t even opened. Bluum is not expected to know these things, so I’m not unhappy that this was in there. It’ll just be another thing that I’ll probably be giving away as a gift.

MY THOUGHTS: The total value for this box is $48.94. As far as value goes, even if you pay full price for a box (24.95), this box is great. You’re getting well over what you paid for it. Unfortunately, this box didn’t do it for me. Although the value was there, I feel they just put leftover items in a box and sent it out. I’ve seen other boxes with better items that are more age appropriate. This is the worst I’ve gotten from them. If you decide to sign up for Bluum, I recommend aging your child up.

SIGN UP: Would you like to sign up for Bluum and save 50%? Sign up here. Your first box will only be $12.48, and you can cancel any time!

 

Try not to fall asleep…

“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” -Anonymous

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Hello, future readers! I’m Shyler (please, call me Shy). I’m a young, stay at home mom to a beautiful baby boy, Kayde, and the wife to an incredible husband. I haven’t quite figured out exactly what my goal is as far as beginning this blog goes, but I hope you’ll bear with me and we’ll figure it out along the way. For now, my plan is to post reviews (mostly subscription box reviews), ramble and rant about parenthood and the things that go along with it, and (hopefully) take requests to get readers involved.

I hope I haven’t bored you already. If not, stay tuned, because I’m sure I will!