Category: Subscription Box

Bookroo Review – October 2016


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I am proud to say that I am turning my kids into total book nerds. Literally the first and only word that Alexa can say is “buh” when she picks up a book and throws it at us. My husband and I read multiple books to them daily and it is our favorite way to unwind as a family for the night. Reading to them also guarantees a snuggle from Max so I might have ulterior motives as well.

That’s why when I found out about Bookroo, I had to try it out because this service is right up our alley!

What it is:

Bookroo is a subscription-based book service that sends a box every month filled with either three board books (for children ranging from ages 0-2.5 years old) or two hardcover picture books (geared towards children ranging from ~2.5-6 years old.)

Bookroo prides itself on finding “hidden gems” as opposed to sending classics. However, if you happen to own the book that is sent, all you have to do is take a picture of you gifting the book to someone else and Bookroo will give you $5 off your next box.

I chose the hardcover option and received the October box. As you will see, it is Halloween-themed!


Sprouting Threads Review – 2016 Fall Edition


What it is:

Sprouting Threads is a high-end, subscription-based styling service for children ages 2-12. It is geared towards professional parents who value the convenience of aided shopping and clothing variety.

When you sign up, you fill out an in-depth questionnaire about your child’s size and style preferences. You will also rate several different outfits in four style categories. Based on your selections, the stylist will send 2-5 outfits for your child to try out.

Sprouting Threads source their clothing from approximately 60 high-end boutique kids’ clothing lines such as Tea Collection, Janie and Jack, Mini Boden, Nono, and Kickee Pants.

How it works:

With every box, you can choose to receive only new pieces or a mix of new outfits and “reThreaded” outfits. If you choose reThreaded items, there is a wider variety of clothing brands to choose from at a lower price point.

After you receive the package, you have 5 business days to decide whether you want to keep or return the clothes. Once you decide, all you have to do is log onto your account to select and pay for the items you want to keep. You can also fill out a short questionnaire for each article of clothing so that the stylist can make better styling decisions for your next box. The last thing you have to do is to put the clothes you want to return in the included envelope with a prepaid label and ship it out. Done!

However, my favorite part about Sprouting Threads’ subscription service is the reThread program.

As we all know, kids go through clothes crazy fast! With the reThread program, once your child has outgrown an article of clothing, you can send back any piece – whether purchased from Sprouting Threads or not – that falls under the approved brands for free.

If the clothes are in good condition (soil free, no stains, tears or noticeable wear) you will receive credit on your account for approximately 20-30% of the original purchase price (that’s around $5-$20 per piece)!

I don’t know about you but I have donated or given away a ton of Max’s clothes that are still in great condition. Being able to recover some of the cost is ahhhmazing!

Finally, Sprouting Threads has a referral program for all members. Once you sign up, you will receive your own unique referral link to send to family and friends. If you use any of my referral links, both you and I will receive a $25 Sprouting Threads credit!


Pampered Mommy Box Review – June 2016

Pampered Mommy Review June 2016What it is:

The Pampered Mommy Box is a subscription-based box service for – you guessed it – moms! Pampered Mommy curates approximately 5-7 items every month of bath, beauty, home goods, accessories, lifestyle, treats, and wellness products especially for moms.

I enjoyed my box so much from last month that I asked Ashley, the co-founder, if she could send me another one. She very kindly obliged and I am more than happy to review the Pampered Mommy Box for another month!


Pampered Mommy Box Review – May 2016

Pampered Mommy Review - May 2016What it is:

The Pampered Mommy Box is a subscription-based box service for – you guessed it – moms! Pampered Mommy curates approximately 5-7 items every month of bath, beauty, home goods, accessories, lifestyle, treats, and wellness products especially for moms.

When Ashley, the co-founder of Pampered Mommy, asked me to review their May 2016 box, I was more than delighted to oblige. (I mean… why wouldn’t I want presents that are tailored just for ME. Yes, please! Thank you!)


Citrus Lane Review – July 2015 (20 Month Old)

Citrus Lane Review - June 2015

What it is:

Citrus Lane is a subscription-based box service for children ages newborn to 5 years old. The company specially curates approximately 4-5 items every month consisting of toys, books, snacks or other products tailored to your child’s age and gender. I purchased a 1 year subscription for Max, who is now 20 months old, and picked the gender neutral box.