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Sparaj is a monthly subscription box that delivers unique-to-Asia wellness products to your door each month. I enjoyed last month’s box so I was really excited to dive into this box the minute the mailman delivered it!

January 2014 Sparaj Box

January 2014 Sparaj Box

Thaniya Organic Soy Wax Candle – I received a ‘Sakura’ scented candle, which I would be totally in the dark about if we didn’t sing a song with the same title in elementary school. ‘Sakura’ means ‘Cheery blossom’ and this candle smells amazing. I really like the container it is in as well.

Karmakamet Secret World Herbal Inhaler – This is supposed to help relieve cold and flu symptoms, cough, headache, migraines and allergies if you inhale it. It seems like you are just supposed to open it up and smell it, which I can totally handle. The smell reminds me of Vick Vap-o-rub.

Thann Oriental Essence Aromatherapy Salt Scrub – I am totally saving this for a time when I can enjoy it. IE, not a weekday morning when I am rushing through my shower!

Innisfree It’s Real Bija Mask – This is made with a blend of herb complex waters and other natural ingredients.

Karmakamet Secret World Aromatic Notebook – There is a little scented packet that goes in the back of this. Supposedly the scent will last 2-3 months. I think it is a really neat idea, and I can’t wait to have some notes worthy of recording in here!

Sparaj bag – I really like the bag this month. I’m going to use it to hold my makeup and/or for toiletries when we travel.

*I had a hard time finding links to these products this month. If you know of official websites, please let me know!

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Disclaimer:

This box was received as a prize from an online contest. I was not obligated or otherwise compensated to provide a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Hammock Pack is a monthly subscription box service that sends everything you need to take a mini getaway without actually going away! Hammock Pack costs $25/month plus $5 shipping. They ship USPS priority mail and it is the fastest box I get each month. Everything else takes about a week, but Hammock Pack takes two days, which I love!

I should mention that this pack arrived on time in December, and it is me who is behind on posting a review! The holidays will do that to a person sometimes!

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December 2013 Hammock Pack

December’s theme was “Our Favorites” featuring favorite products from this past year’s boxes. Here is what was inside:

Ticket Kitchen Grasshopper Pie Bar and Hot Chocolate on a Stick – Both of these were delicious! I was a little skeptical of the hot chocolate on a stick because mine was 3 chili flavored, but it was actually really good!

Baggu Reusable Tote Bag – This has already come in handy! It is the perfect size for all of the things S ‘needs’ for sleeping (pillow, blanket, star projector night light, three stuffed animals) so we put it to good use when we traveled to Grandma and Grandpa’s over the holidays.

Lark Fine Foods Krinkle Cookies – These are really good. They are super crispy, but you can get around that by dunking them in a glass of milk!

Firebird Bath & Body Body Lotion – This smells really good – almost like minty baby lotion, and it is a super soft lotion as well. I really like that it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.

Sweet Lydia’s Mint Chip S’more – This is the only thing that hasn’t been used/eaten yet. I think I will be passing it B’s way since he likes marshmallow 100xs more than I do.

I really liked this month’s box, and everything was new to me even though I have received all of the Hammock Packs since June 2013.

Did you get the December Hammock Pack? What did you think? What flavor hot chocolate did you get? What pattern is your Baggu? I heard there were some cute ones sent out!

Disclaimers:

I won this month’s box as part of a giveaway on Hammock Pack’s facebook page. I was not required to or compensated to provide this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.


Love with Food is a monthly subscription box that sends gourmet food samples to your doorstep. What I love about this company is that they donate a meal to a hungry child for each box you buy. The regular Love with Food box  costs $10/month plus $2 shipping, while the Deluxe box is $19.95 with shipping included. This month we opted for the Deluxe box.

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December 2013 Love With Food Deluxe Box

The December theme is ‘Winter Wonderland’, and we are very happy with the looks of this box. This month I am just going to list what we received, rather than describe how things tasted. (We haven’t tried everything yet)

(2) Angell Candy Bar from Betty Lou’s

(2) Excellence 70% Chocolate Diamond from Lindt & Sprungli

(2) Allergen-Free Peppermints from St. Claire’s Organics

(2) All-Natural Marshmallow Topper, Maddy Melts from Madyson’s Marshmallows

(2) Chocolate Dipped Madeleine by Donsuemor

(2) All-Natural Powdered Drinking Chocolate from Les Confectures a l’Ancienne

(2) Natural Crispbread Cracker from 34 Degrees

Molasses Spice Cookies from Grey Ghost Bakery

Spinach Dip Mix from Desert Gardens

 (2) Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan Popcorn from Oogie’s Snacks

(2) Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Bruschetta from Milas Foods

(2) Sweet Potato Chips from Food Should Taste Good

$35 Hello Fresh Gift Card

Love With Food reusable shopping bag. (Not pictured)

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I am very excited to try everything in this box. We are going to take the popcorn with us when we go look at Christmas lights because I always say “We should really have popcorn for this” every time we go. These will be perfect. B and I will probably enjoy the drinking chocolate with the marshmallow toppers together, and we have talked about making the spinach dip for Christmas Eve.

Did you get Love with Food this month? What did you think?

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Disclaimer:

This post contains referral links. If you sign up for a Love with Food box through my link, I will get points to use towards future purchases.

I was not compensated to provide this review. As always, all opinions are my own.


Hammock Pack is a monthly subscription box service that sends everything you need to take a mini getaway without actually going away! Hammock Pack costs $25/month plus $5 shipping. They ship USPS priority mail and it is the fastest box I get each month. Everything else takes about a week, but Hammock Pack takes two days, which I love!

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November 2013 Hammock Pack

November’s theme was “Hudson Valley” and everything in the pack came from there. (If you don’t know, Hudson Valley is an area in New York state just north of NYC). Here’s what was inside:

Handmade Soap by Comfort & Joy Soap Co. – I received the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey scented soap, and I adore it! It is perfect for my sensitive skin, and not too harsh at all. It came in a cute little bag too.

Coasters by Wishbone Letterpress – These are really cute. It is a set of six, hand printed coasters, delightfully tied together with twine. They are almost too pretty to use!

Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea by Harney & Sons– I just realized that haven’t tried this yet, but it sure does smell amazing! Today would actually be the perfect day for a cup of tea (it is cold and rainy) so I will have to get on that! UPDATE: It was delicious. I think it tasted like hot apple cider, only without the apple taste, if that makes sense. In any case, it was good!

Gluten-free Brownie by Savvy Girl Baking – This was delicious! Very rich and you couldn’t even tell it was gluten-free.

Cinnamon Maple Almonds by Our Daily Eats – I am enjoying these as well. I have been keeping them on my desk and nibbling on them when I feel that I need something to munch. I never would have thought to buy flavored nuts before I got into subscription boxes, but I must say that I am enjoying them when I receive them!

Did you get the November Hammock Pack? What did you think? I am already really looking forward to the December Pack!

Disclaimers:

I was not compensated to provide this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.


Love with Food is a monthly subscription box that sends gourmet food samples to your doorstep. What I love about this company is that they donate a meal to a hungry child for each box you buy. The regular Love with Food box  costs $10/month plus $2 shipping, while the Deluxe box is $19.95 with shipping included. This month we opted for the Deluxe box.

November 2013 Love with Food Deluxe Box

November 2013 Love with Food Deluxe Box

The November theme is ‘Flavors of Fall’ and I was pretty excited about it. I love fall and fall flavors!

Tuxedo Popcorn from Kukuruza

This is delicious! It has a great blend of caramel and chocolate.

Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate

B and I really like dark chocolate, and these are really good, and really dark. We received two pouches with two pieces of chocolate in each one.

Maple Fudge from Laura Secord

We received three of these. I’m probably going to put them in B’s Christmas stocking if he doesn’t find them first.

Almond, Apricot and Yoghurt Bar from Eat Natural

I took this along to work with me last week and it made for a good snack. It wasnt something I’d usually buy, so it was a nice change of pace.

Sweet Corn Crunch from Sensible Foods

I haven’t tried these yet. I am hoping they aren’t too hard, as it seems like it is just unpopped corn kernels. We received two bags of these. Update: These are not at all hard! They could almost melt in your mouth. We all enjoyed these with lunch over the weekend.

Sweet Potato Popchips from Popchips

We received two bags of these and we haven’t tried them yet. We’ll probably bring them along on our next roadtrip for a snack in the car. Update: We did bring these along in the car, and they were great. All three of us enjoyed them and they were easy to pass into the backseat for S.

Black Rice Cracker Chips from Grains of Wellness

Haven’t tried these yet, but I they sound like something I’d like.

Seasoned Pistachios from The Gilded Nut

We received some flavored pistachios in a graze box a few weeks ago and we liked them. These are great too.

Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread from Dancing Deer Baking Co

These sound amazing. I can’t believe we haven’t tried them yet!

Ginger Twist Tea from Mighty Leaf

We received two of these, and they have B’s name all over them.

Authentic Indian Spice Blend from Arora Creations

You are supposed to put these on veggies, and we just haven’t bought the right veggies to try it on yet. Soon though, soon.

Box Contents

Box Contents

Wow, writing this all out, I am surprised that we haven’t tried more of these items yet. We received the box over a week ago. I guess we have just been busy, but I did want to get this up so you could see the contents of the Deluxe box this month. I was happy with everything and excited that I hadn’t heard of most of these brands. It is always fun to have the chance to try new things, and I love that about Love with Food!

Did you get Love with Food this month? What did you think?

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Disclaimer:

This post contains referral links. If you sign up for a Love with Food box through my link, I will get points to use towards future purchases.

I was not compensated to provide this review. As always, all opinions are my own.


Sadly this is the last month for Goodies Co subscriptions. They announced earlier this month that their service would be ending after this month’s box. Goodies will be missed, as will the cheap $7/month subscription price!

October 2013 Goodies Co

October 2013 Goodies Co

I was so excited as I was opening this box as I didn’t see one item that we wouldn’t use. Way to go out with a bang, Goodies!

Greek Yogurt by Happy Family – S loves pouches, so we were happy to see a pouch included in the box.

Chocolate Sunbutter Bar by Enjoy Life – I took this with me to work the other day, and it was a nice mid-morning snack. I think it could have been a bit more chocolatey though.

Special K Nourish Oatmeal – I am saving this for a cold winter morning or a morning when I am in more of a rush to get out the door.

Very Beary Crunch by Lunchables – We are planning on taking this with us next time we go visit B’s parents. S always wants a snack at some point during our road trip, and this will offer a nice variety: cheesy crackers, teddy grams, and dried fruit.

Original Praline Chocolate by Guylian – These look delicious! I cannot wait to share them with B soon!

Easy Make Focaccia Bread mix – This also looks delicious. I plan to make it next time we have Italian food for dinner.

Spiced Tea Latte by Caffe D’Vita – I am saving this for when B is out of town and I don’t have any coffee. Sure, I could make coffee, but it seems like a waste to use the coffee pot just for myself. This will be perfect.

Choco Pie Fluffy Biscuit – This has B’s name written all over it. I imagine he’ll take it with him on his next business trip.

Disclaimer:

I was not compensated to provide this review. As always, all opinions are my own.


Hammock Pack is a monthly subscription box service that sends everything you need to take a mini getaway without actually going away! Hammock Pack costs $25/month plus $5 shipping. They ship USPS priority mail and it is the fastest box I get each month. Everything else takes about a week, but Hammock Pack takes two days. Love.

This month’s theme was “Apple Picking” and the pack included autumn harvest inspired products.

October 2013 Hammock Pack.

October 2013 Hammock Pack.

Apple Hand Soap by Soap Box – This soap has a nice apple scent. What is great about this company is that with your purchase, they donate one month of clean water to a child in need. Love!

Pumpkin Spice Pretzels by Fatty Sundays – These pretzels are dipped in white chocolate and then they are pumpkin spice flavored on top of that. I wasn’t sure that I would like them, but they do. The flavors all work together nicely!

Soy Candle by The Flying Farm – This candle smells so good! I never light candles anymore after having a baby, but I might have to make an exception for this candle when S is asleep.

Whipped Sugar Scrub by Bungalow Bath & Body – I have never used a sugar scrub before, but I am excited to try it out. My hands are pretty dry at the moment, so hopefully this helps.

Apple Pie Bar by Larabar – I plan to add this to my bag as a snack for while I am at the library tomorrow. It will be a nice treat.

Did you get a Hammock Pack this month? What did you think?

Disclaimers:

I was not compensated to provide this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.



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