Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Boxes: Celebrate Crate and Love with Food

Okay, I know. My mission in life is to eliminate clutter and I've subscribed to several surprise-of-the-month boxes. How does that make any sense at all? First, I've chosen the boxes carefully, and have only picked ones with a history of items that would be useful to me, my husband, our dog, and our home. Second, I am ruthless with my decisions as to what remains here. I have given away gifts hours after receiving them. I know it sounds mean. I always genuinely appreciate the gesture, but I'm realistic about what's going to get used and what's going to take up space. I used to be the person with boxes and boxes of items I couldn't use, but felt too guilty to give away. It was unpleasant. Besides, it makes me happy to think that that giant plush cupcake hat has found a better home, well-loved by someone who can really use it. I plan to treat these boxes the way I treat everything that comes through our home: maliciously. Just kidding. But you know what I mean.

I like Love with Food because it's a box of interesting and usually healthy snacks that I can just dump into our snack bin, and with each box purchased, a meal is donated to a person in need. The boxes are $10/month, but through November 30, you can take $5 off a subscription with promo code HOLIDAY12. Here's November's box.

1. Pumpkin Spice Tea (Stash Tea Company) 2. Mango Pear Pineapple (Fruit.0)
3.Mulling Spices (Aspen Mulling Co.) 4. Turkey Bak Kwa Jerky (Little Red Dot Kitchen)
5. Truffle Piglet (Hagensborg Chocolates 6. Strawberry Mini Crunch (Mrs. May's)
7. Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Skeeter Snacks) 8. Inka Corn (Inka Crops)

Also included in the box were a $10 credit to EcoMom and a $5 credit to PicPlum.

November is just the second edition of Celebrate Crate, a festive box with a surprise theme each month, pertaining to celebrating (as you may have guessed). The crates are $20/month. This month's theme was sweets, and contained supplies for making cake pops and a couple of other cute surprises.

1. Three Cake pop molds (My Little Cupcake) 2. Candy Coating, 16oz (CandiQuick)
3. 35 Lollipop Sticks (Wilton) 4. 12 Treat Toppers (Studio OH!)
5. 10 Note Cards with Chocolate Envelopes (Flavorlopes)

Fun box! These items are all adorable, and all things I would buy voluntarily. More info and ideas here.

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