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I work with children, so any children items/books I get to review makes me so excited! This book collection is a set of multiple books in the series combined in one digital copy, revolving around "Terry Treetop." The book covers his experiences interacting with his friends/neighbors that are animals. You also can buy physical copies of the book if you would like to, but I will be reviewing the digital copy. As for the content, I think the story is cute. Easy to read sentences and an easy to follow story. I ADORE the illustrations. They are so dynamic and allow me to comment on what is happening (rather than relying on the written words). I do think that the formatting is a little off on both my iPad and phone when I read it on the kindle app. The page starts a little ways down, which makes a few words fall onto the next page. I'm not sure if the physical book has the same thing, or if this is just an issue that occurred when it is viewed digitally, but it is something to note. I did get this product free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, but the series is usually fairly cheap (under 3$ for multiple books in the series digitally).
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I've been burning through Thank You cards with graduating and reaching out to people who have helped me along the way. I was so pleased when I got the opportunity to receive these flower thank you cards in exchange for an honest review. They are totally my style and I love that there are 6 different designs. The envelopes are also very cute and unique. Overall, these are well made and super super cute. I would definitely recommend these. What are your thoughts on this? Are you obsessed like I am? Let me know if you would like to see more reviews on stuff like this by either commenting on writing me a question using the button on the side. :)
I love candles, so I was so excited to get this to try. Upon arrival, I could smell the cinnamon smell from the box and loved it! The candles are smaller but still big enough to have longevity. It had a sticker on the bottom with burning instructions. Note: DO NOT TAKE THIS STICKER OFF! I did and it was attached to the wick, so I ended up pulling the wick out but was able to fit it back in. I got a glass holder for a candle and lit one to see how the smell diffused. As the candle was burning, the strong cinnamon smell became much more mild. Personally, I prefer really strong smelling candles, but I know most people prefer when its a slight scent (which this one would be when it was burning). Overall, pleased with these candles. They would be great for Christmas time, but I'm not sure if I can wait that long to use them all. We'll see though ;)!
Want to check this out for yourself? Here is the Amazon product link:
*I received this set of candles in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*
I was so excited to get this product to review! My parents had similar bowls when I was growing up and I ALWAYS used them. I think their bowls were technically "rice bowls" but they were the perfect size for a little snack or side dish. This one seems slightly more fragile than the ones my parents had, but it says it is: microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer safe, which is awesome! I just got one bowl to review, but the company has pretty good pricing for the bundles (like the four pack). I may have to buy some more since I love this kind of bowl so much. I love that, because of it's size, it makes portioning very easy! I use this bowl if I need to microwave something (like a stick of butter), and the deep bowl keeps the melted butter contained so I can easily pour it into whatever I am making. I also like using this for ice-cream or sweets because it is small enough that I can be satisfied by my serving without getting a stomachache from eating too much. I would definitely recommend getting bowls like this and this brand makes well-made bowls, so I would check them out!
Here is their product link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CEBRKVE
*I received this product at a reduced price in exchange for an honest review*
I received this set as a gift, but I wanted to review it because I thought it was so nifty! I found it on Amazon and it currently is listed as $10.99, which I thought was a super good deal because usually just one of these items costs around $5-8. I should note technically only 3 of the items are for peeling, the other item is a cleaning brush (which is useful too). Since I'm awful with proper names of things (I'd be calling them, all "the big peeler thingy"), I'll list the product description of the contents: "Y" shaped serrated peeler, dual swivel blade julienne peeler, folding kitchen knife, and a clean brush. It comes in two plastic bags, which is nice because you can store them without risk of cutting yourself, because they are SHARP! They do what they are supposed to, they cut and peel fruits and veggies, so I'm pleased. The peelers with the bigger blades have a nice handle making it easy to grip. The product listing says its dishwasher safe too, which is super nice, though I prefer to just wash them by hand because it's easy to do. Pleased by this set overall, does what it's supposed to while still being affordable. I don't peel items very frequently, so this suits my needs!
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To begin, this pattern is so super cute! I love that I could also mix and match pieces from this with other suits I have!
For your reference: I'm 5'2'', 105 pounds (usually size XS or S...petite), 32 DD chest.
The bottoms on this were TIGHT. I don't have prominent hips or a big butt (I'm very petite), but it was really hard to get this on (usually I have extra room in size small suits because of this). It doesn't have that much stretch at the top of the bottoms (which is how it hugs your stomach) but it is a big of a challenge getting them on. If you have wider hips, thighs, or a bigger back end, you may wanna order a size up.
Very cute. My chest didn't fit into the little pockets they had (but I have bigger bust), however with the extra fabric below I'm completely covered. The back snap was a bit unusual and took a while to figure out. It helps to look at the parts that face out (the smoother parts) to figure out how to fasten it. You can't make the band any tighter, but it seemed to fit true to size small. I LOVED that the straps are adjustable. Being petite, I have very narrow shoulders and usually straps fall off if they aren't adjustable all the way, but this can be adjusted the entire length of the strap!
Overall, I'm pleased. Just may want to order a size up for the bottoms or just understand that it'll be a little battle every time you put the bottoms on.
Interested in looking at a suit for yourself? This company has other cute styles and patterns!
*Disclaimer: I received this bathing suit at a reduced price in exchange for an honest & unbiased review*
Since I like to review things, sometimes I just buy things I'm curious about (so I can learn and share them with you guys!). I saw that Candy Club was having a good deal on your first box, so I decided to give it a shot because who doesn't love candy? I signed up and was first shocked by the monthly costs. It was almost 10$ more than Barkbox yet I felt I got less product (but I guess it's for human's vs. dogs...). Anyways, I selected one box and with their promo, it came to around 13$ which I thought was fine to try it once (the $13 includes the shipping price). Normally, the monthly plan would have cost me $38.98.
I signed up, took a survey for my candy preferences, and then was able to select 3 candies from a list of candies that I may like based off my result. I selected 3 candies I liked (sour bears, gummy dinos, and sweet candy ducks). I submitted this and then wanted to go back and select another candy but I guess it submitted the order and the website got all weird. I think I may have missed a page or two, but it's good to know that after this page, your order is finalized. I got an email about my order, so thats how I knew it went through. It said it should come in 3-5 days and it ended up coming in 4 days. I read online that this box comes with a loose candy, but I didn't remember choosing one so I was confused. Maybe that was on the page I skipped or maybe it is randomly chosen. Anyways, when it arrived, I saw the 3 jars of the candy I ordered and one loose red, white, and blue mint candy (perfect for the Fourth of July).
So how did they taste? The mint was good and tasted like a normal thicker mint. The sweet candy ducks were tasty, nothing spectacular but good. I liked that they were smaller so I could eat just a few if I wanted to. The gummy dinos upset my stomach a lot. As soon as I put one in my mouth, my brain told me to not eat them, but I ignored it and chewed and swallowed one. I was with friends who also tried these candies and one friend said the gummy dinos with green tasted super good, so I decided to give them another chance and taste a green one. Once again, same experience yet I ate it. I ended up having an upset stomach for a few hours after. However, what redeemed this experience were the sour gummy bears. They were SO squishy, sour, and TASTY. They were the tastiest gummy bears I have ever had. Will be buying them again somehow. I ended up giving the entire jar of gummy dinos to my friend, who has been enjoying them. Not sure why I had such a bad reaction to them, but I'm listening to my brain and not eating them.
Overall, not sure if I think it's worth in the $30-40 dollar range a month (depending on your subscription). I think it may just be better picking up some candy at the store when you get groceries or what not. I think I could get the same amount of candy for about half the price at the store. Also, you have to cancel by calling them on the phone, which was fine. They were very friendly when I went to cancel, but it is important to note that you can't email or do anything online (I did ask), you ONLY can cancel if you call. Anywho, my experience overall was fine. Maybe 3/5 Stars if I had to rate it.
Actual Items (with brands) I selected:
1 x ALBANESE® SOUR GUMMY BEARS
1 x HARIBO® GUMMY DINOSAURS
1 x SWEET MAPLE® CANDY DUCKS
Here's the link if you want to check it out for yourself, I'd recommend waiting till they have a good promotion for your first order: candyclub.com
I usually work 10 hour days and I don't always have a lunch break each day, so snacks are critical for my sustenance. That's one of the reason why I love this bag. It is larger than my other neoprene bags AND it comes with an attachable strap, which I LOVE because my hands are always full going in to work. You can't see it in the picture, but the lunch bag has a lime green zipper to close it.
I can't wait to bring this to the beach because it comes with a water bottle holder and two pop can holders (kind of looks like one in the photo but there are two)! It's awesome. Plus, it's super cute too (gray with lime green accents) :)! Very pleased with the quality of the material and the product. If you are looking for a lunch bag set, I would definitely recommend checking this out. :)
If you are interested in looking more into this and potentially buying this neoprene lunch bag set, here is the Amazon product link:
*I received this product at a discounted price or free in exchange for an unbiased review*
Last summer I bought similar molds to make all natural strawberry popsicles with strawberries I picked (and sugar). They were perfect because when it was hot and I wanted something to cool down, I could grab one and cool down, without eating something thats unhealthy. Consequently, when I saw these and had the opportunity to review them, I was ecstatic.
For these, I used blueberries, yogurt, flax seed, and some honey. To fill these, you just need to use a funnel to pour it into the pouch. There is space on the packaging to write the flavor and date they were made. I would recommend writing on them BEFORE you fill them, because it'll be a little squishy after you fill it. Once you fill it near the top, seal the top by pressing on the top zip part. Put them in the freezer STANDING UP! If you lay them sideways, some may spill out and you don't want a mess everywhere. Overall, these worked great and didn't spill in my freezer. It was a little hard to open initially after taking it out of the freezer, so you may want to de-thaw it or rub the top for a little bit to make it easier to open.
In summary, these worked great and were easy to use! I am happy I got these and was able to make these healthy treats for summary.
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*I received this product at a discounted price or free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review*
So I'm assuming if you are reading this, you are like me and have wondered about the website "ThredUP." This site say is basically like an online Salvation Army/Goodwill second-hand store for name brand clothes. Being right out of graduate school and starting in the workforce, I was drawn to this because I need nice clothes for work...but I have student loans to pay off too. Alas, I eventually was so curious I decided to try it out.
I made an account using my e-mail and right away received an email from ThredUp with a 40% coupon code for my first purchase! This got my excited before I even looked at the clothes! I love going to a sale shop and having a coupon, because it is like double savings. Anyways, I first selected the "size" chart and was pleased to see the variety of sizes and that I could SAVE my sizes (this was huge!). Plus, I am petite so I was able to click on "include petite" so I was seeing both regular and petite items in my size. Being cheap, I also filtered the results low-to-high price. I was SHOCKED by how good the deals were. It also outlined how worn the items were and showed a picture. I mainly shopped in the "final sale/clearance" stuff because again, I'm cheap and thought it was like a triple sale (being a secondhand store, shopping in the sale items, and having a coupon for 40% off).
[Plus if you guys use my referral link, you'll get $10 credit on your first purchase---which would be 4x of a sale! I didn't use a code when I started because I didn't know anyone who has used this site].
Anywho, I ended up spending $51.50 (with $5.99 in shipping because I did not meet the 79$ free shipping requirement) and saving $610.03!
-I got some dress shirts, long-sleeve tees, dress pants, a jacket, blouses, dresses, cardigans, shorts, sleeveless top, sweater, and a skirt.
Before my first box arrived, I ended up making another purchase (spending $81 to get the free shipping and saving over $500).
-I got some cardigans, blouses, ADORABLE pair of shoes, dress pants, T-shirt, dresses, tank tops, dress short-sleeve shirts, and button down shirts.
I was worried that maybe the quality wasn't going to be great, but my first box came (it is coming in a few smaller shipments) and I am very pleased. 3 of the 4 items were even better than I expected. One of them (the jacket in the above picture) was slightly disappointing because I thought it looked more vibrant in the photo and when I looked at it in person, it had clearly been worn and washed (but it's a secondhand online store, so that's kind of the point). Overall, I'm ecstatic! I can't wait to get the rest of my packages next week. They come in a cute polkadot box with cute paper that I'm definitely going to save and reuse ;)!
The shipping took about about a week.
Just FYI, they also buy-back name-brand clothes but from what I've read online, you do not get close to what you should. So I wouldn't recommend selling them your clothes. I'm assuming the low price they give people is why the clothes are so cheap on the site...cuz they are running a business. Anyways, just thought that may be helpful!
Hope you found this to be helpful! After this review, I think I'm going to look to see what has recently been added ;)! So so pleased.
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