The Traveling Sisterhood: November 2017

Sunday, November 19

November's Favorite Subscription Box: Bathmatical's Heavenly Goodness!



Last week, I had the immense pleasure of trying out my new products from Bathmatical. Unlike other subscription box companies that send you 1 or 2 full sized products and the rest sample sized, all of these were full size. Awesome! Immediately upon opening the box, the combination of all of the scents wafted into the air.
Each month's box contains an assortment of 5 products from different artisans from around the country.  Items vary every month and can include bath fizzies (like these ones), masks, essential oils, handmade soaps, scrubs, bath teas, body salves, exfoliantes, aromatherapy, and other fancy bath items.
Of course, I had to drop some of the bath salts in, too, but just a bit. I've taken two baths since receiving my Bathmatical box so my bath bombs are gone into oblivion, so next time I'll be dumping a bunch of these in there! I can't wait. New bath adventures are as exciting as new books. They both go so well together!

I wish you could smell this Cranberry Body Polish! It's fluffy, whipped, sugary, and leaves your skin silky smooth. Plus, a little bit of it goes a long way. I followed it up with....

... the Sunshine Face and Body Cream. Another incredibly amazing scent, this time of orange, Japanese yuzu (gonna have to google that one), and Shea Butter, it melted right into my skin and left it so soft.
Legend has it the gorgeous Cleopatra bathed in milk and rose petals to give her silk a creamy glow and fresh scent.  I decided to try my own beauty bath with the products from my boxDid I go a bit overboard using everything from my box in one bath? Maybe... but I'll definitely do it again! After all, there's way more than enough. You guys, I'm telling you, this stuff is absolutey heavenly. All of it. Whoever chooses the products for the monthly Bathmatical boxes deserves a bonus. Or a raise. Something. The combination left my skin so incredibly soft. Try Bathmatical if you want to fall as in love with your skin as Antony was with Cleopatra. ;)
Use the code SISTERHOOD and receive 20% off your first box of a month-to-month subscription--that's $28 total for a box with a retail value of $58! Come back and let me know what goodies you get in your box!
Special thanks to the awesome people at Bathmatical for providing me with this box to review.

#ShineYourWay this Holiday Season with Crazy 8's New Holiday Collection! #Discount


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Crazy8's new #ShineYourWay holiday fashion statement is just incredibly adorable... or should I say awesome?! As always, they're offering on-trend, age-appropriate looks that kids love to wear at prices that parents feel great about this season!
They've got pretty...

Or even cozy...

They've got cool...

And super cute! And, did I say they've got an amazing sale going on right now?!


Check out the new Crazy8 Winter Fashion Collection and Get an extra 10% off and free shipping on any order by signing up for their e-mails!

Thursday, November 16

Our Favorite High Caffeine Coffee for the Perfect Christmas Gift! Volcanica!



Christmas is getting closer and gourmet coffee--especially Volcanic High Energy Coffee!!--is the perfect gift. Freshly roasted gourmet coffee, treats to go alongside, goodies like this reusable k-cup filter, this is gift giving at its best.

 Volcanica offers a wide variety of coffee from lands far and wide, but I want to highlight their High Energy Volcanic Coffee b/c it would be the awesomest Christmas present for the coffee lover! It's a blend of high caffeine gourmet beans with an exotic flavor.  The world's strongest gourmet coffee beans have been carefully selected for their high caffeine and delicious flavor. Their roast-master boosts the caffeine further during the roasting process while maintaining an artisan taste. This is a gourmet energy drink! It tastes delicious and is amazing! When they say Caution, this coffee will result in a high amount of productivity, energy, and extreme focus they mean it!

A coffee gift basket is the perfect gift for any coffee lover, and Volcanica also offers tea baskets or combinations of both tea and coffee like this one here. Each gourmet coffee gift basket contains nice treats such as an assortment of fine teas and/or coffees, Biscotti, and chocolate spoons, all in a beautiful gift basket wrapped in cellophane and ribbons. They also offer smaller gift baskets for different coffee aficionados and budgets. Read on for the discount!

The entire Volcanica store is on sale! Plus, receive an extra 5% off all Volcanica gift boxes and baskets. Use code CoffeeGifts17. Happy shopping!


My Gorgeous New Winter Fashion Statement and Where to Get Yours

 
Last year, one of my best friends took me shopping for my birthday at a local boutique store and treated me to some of my favorite accessories, one of which was this beautiful knitted rhinestone headwrap. I stuffed it in the winter tote and forgot about it until last week, when I took it out in the freezing weather and put it on. I just had to take a selfie because I fell instantly in love with it! Isn't it pretty? And it keeps me warm without messing up my curls. Love!
 The headwrap has little rhinestone gems delicately scattered throughout. You can also get it adorned with an adorable knitted flower, and a optional cute heart sparkly button in the center. Very delicate and stylish!

Perfect for the cold weather and wonderful for a stocking stuffer!


You can get it from Walmart for $15.99 (was $21) with free shipping. I don't get a commission on this one and it's not a review item--I just love it and thought my dear readers might, too.

Huge Modarri Deluxe Race Cars Toy Giveaway!


 Modarri's customizeable cars are so amazing--my son was thrilled to find out he had 3 new cars to build in the mail! After three years of collecting them, he still gets excited about them.

During the long race, these Modarris are taking a break in the Pit Stop waiting to get their wheels replaced so they can hit the track again!

Each Modarri car comes with a chassis, hood/windshield, seat pan, seat, fenders and frame, four wheels, front and rear suspensions and a hex tool for taking them all apart and putting them back together or mixing them up. Some of them also come with extra frames. My kids love to build, break, and put together new creations with their toys which is why these cars are so perfect for them!
This is one of the first cars we got. Two years later, these ones are still holding up. Their pieces are high-quality metal and durable plastic. They're impressive! They've been taken apart tons of times and not a one of the screws is stripped.

One of you will win a set of Modarri customizeable race cars! You'll win this 3-pack set, a $60 value! Enter below by 11/22.






Special thanks to the wonderful people at Modarri and Kidstuff PR for providing us with these items to review and giveaway! All opinions are honest and our own.

Wednesday, November 15

Modarri Customizeable Race Cars for Boys AND Girls Discounted in Educents Black Friday Sale! Happening Already!


 Modarri's customizeable cars are so amazing--my son and daughter both love them--and they're part of Educents already-happening Black Friday Sale!

Each car comes with a chassis, hood/windshield, seat pan, seat, fenders and frame, four wheels, front and rear suspensions and a hex tool for taking them all apart and putting them back together or mixing them up. Some of them also come with extra frames. My kids love to build, break, and put together new creations with their toys which is why these cars are so perfect for them!
This is one of the first cars we got. Two years later, these ones are still holding up. Their pieces are high-quality metal and durable plastic. They're impressive! They've been taken apart tons of times and not a one of the screws is stripped.

In this pic, my kiddos are getting ready to race the Modarri Street Car, Dirt Car, and Track Car along with the DIY model (which allows you to make completely custom vehicles with their own paint jobs) and the three-pack of the Street, Dirt, and Track cars (all colored differently than the single versions of those cars). The cars are officially for kids 8 years and up, although we bet many adults will find themselves fiddling with these beauties!

You can get the T1 Track Deluxe, Beach Cruzer, and the X1 Dirt Deluxe discounted on Educents from $13-23. And, if you're a new customer, read on to find a coupon for $10 off your order!

You can also get these really cool Body Packs so you can mix and match any of your Modarri cars!


 If you're a new Educents customer, you can get a $10 coupon here and anyone can you the code HOLIDAY for an extra 10% off your entire purchase! Check out all the other exciting stuff in their Black Friday Sale--happening already!!


Blurb's Incredible New Layflat Photo Books... with a discount!


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if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Just in time for Christmas shopping, now you can turn any photo book into a layflat showcase with a gorgeous collection of seamless spreads from Blurb.
Now your landscape and panoramic photos can take you back to those breathtaking vistas as they stretch across two full pages! Simply stunning. I can almost feel the ocean breeze and the sand beneath my feet.
The Blurb Layout Books are so utterly perfect for a wedding album! Group shots, wide-angle ceremony shots, and emotional moments make a grand impact as they fill the width of the whole spread.
You also have the freedom of using a full spread  which creates space to place text next to horizontal images, for new, striking layouts that tell the whole story of your best photography work or your family vacation.

Just click the link to shop. And make sure you sign up for their e-mails when it pops up offering you a coupon for 20% off your first purchase!

Thursday, November 9

Strictly Briks are in Santa's Bag #Giveaway!


Our new Circle Stackables by Strictly Briks are simply amazing! They're super cool and just like Legos, except that these baseboards can be stuck together from the bottom! It's genius!! Here you can see the mini-figurines are building a super tall tower. They're working really hard!

Strictly Briks stackable baseplates, combined with the Stackers, allow you to take your building to a whole new level – vertically! My kids quickly and easily built a tower that stands above the rest and, since it's built from the ground up, it doesn't take up as much floor space.

I was super impressed when my kids showed me the elevators they'd made by forming certain bricks around the Stackables. What a cool way for their mini-figures to get up and down each floor!
You can also get Strictly Briks in different shapes and sizes, and there are other color schemes too (like clear pastels and earth tones, pretty much any color you can imagine!)
One of you will win a set of Strictly Briks base plates and stackables! Enter below by 11/16.
   
Check out our homepage for more great toy giveaways this week!
Do you consider construction toys as educational?

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Strictly Briks and Kidstuff PR for providing us with these items to review and giveaway!

Blendy Pens Fun! An Art Set Giveaway


Have you heard of Blendy Pens? They're washable markers you blend together so that kids as young as four years old can color with depth and dimension, shadows, highlights and shading, but they're good for any age who loves art. The results are simply striking!

We reviewed the Jumbo set. It came with 24 markers, 10 posters, stencils, an art portfolio, and an airbrush. The posters were especially cool because they have hidden pictures and designs that show up when you color them!
You blend the markers by either twisting them while they're attached with a special "fusion chamber", or you can do it simply by touching their tips together for a few seconds.
 
My oldest daughter loved the portfolio the set came with. You can see how the yellow and green are fusing together to make nice shadows on the lizard's face.
Blendy Pens come in these 4 different sets. Our winner will received the Jumbo set, pictured all the way to the left. The sets are super affordable at starting at only $9.49 on Amazon!

  Ends 11/16/17 at the stroke of midnight. Check out our homepage for more great toy giveaways this week!
Special thanks to the wonderful people at KidStuffPR and Blendy Pens for providing us with these goodies to review and give away!

Wednesday, November 8

The Educational Gift Guide of 2017: Top Picks for Every Child!


We've used these toys and loved them through different ages and stages and think you will, too! Use the code HOLIDAY for an extra 10% off the sale prices! Discount prices shown below.

Life of Fred Books, our top pick for Fred and Kingie fans. (note: they also have Fred and Kingie dolls which would be wonderful stocking stuffers!) 
Cost: $13/book with free shipping
Meccano Meccanoid, our top pic for Boys from 8-12
cost: $95.00
Magformers, our top pick for Little Ones
cost: $19.99+ with free shipping
Pony Club Lottie, for a better-than-Barbie alternative
cost: $28.95 for horse and doll set
Modarri Customizeable Race Cars, our top pick for The Builder (includes everything you need to build your own car; kits for swapping out parts are also available)
cost: $21.99
100 Rocks and Minerals Kit, our top pick for little geologists (includes Geodes to bust open) cost: $34.95

Fort Boards STEM Building Toy, our top pick for anyone
cost: $52 (with $10 off coupon below)

Butterfly  Garden, our top pick for kids of all ages
cost: $20.75 (includes voucher for free caterpillars)

Groovy Lab, our top pick for kids 8+ 
cost: $20/month for a 1 year sub.

Bluebee Pal, our top pick for Early Childhood
cost: $54.99 (choice of bear, lamb, lion, puppy, zebra with coupon below)
Pirasta's Giant Posters, our top pick for Young Artists
cost: $17.95 (America, New York, Funny Farm, Alphabet City)
Starpath Dolls, our top pick for girls from 6-12
cost: $69 with free shipping (with coupon below)
Circuit Scribe, our top pick for kids 8+
cost: $44.99-79.99 (-$10 with coupon below)
The Laura Ingalls Doll, our top pick for Little House Fans 
cost: $64.99 through 11/8
All of these items are available at our favorite store, Educents. Use the code HOLIDAY for an extra 10% off the sale prices! If you're a new customer, you can get a $10 coupon here!