Random Ramblings

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~So the other day, while WB was napping and L was playing in the living room, I took a shower. I called out to L just after I got out of the shower (to make sure he didn’t need anything) and he was still downstairs playing nicely. So I got ready and just enjoyed the quiet house. I was probably getting ready for maybe 15 minutes.  Maybe.  And then I opened the bathroom door and there was L, dressed in his full batman costume. I almost sh*t my pants. I was so scared. I was totally expecting to walk into an empty bedroom, but there he was. Standing perfectly still. Mask on and all. I didn’t even know he could get the costume on by himself. OMG. I’m not sure if he knew I was really scared or if he thought I was just pretending, but he was beyond thrilled with himself.  As I was telling B about it later the day, he was like what did you think a three and a half foot tall batman was going to do to you? Umm, I don’t know and I never want to find out.

~You might remember that a while back I wrote on Panera’s Facebook page about how I ordered a salad (the chopped cobb w/ avocado), but that the avocado was missing.  And they responded within minutes and asked me to send them a note through their website telling them what store it happened at, etc.  So I did.  I was already pleased that they responded so quickly (and apologized) on their FB wall that I kinda had forgotten about it.  And then this week I got a handwritten envelope in the mail with a $10 Panera gift card in it.  I mean, I would have gone back anyways, but now I am going to go there even more.  Good customer service can go a long way!

Nice work Panera.

~I cannot for the life of me figure out how people paint their nails, at home, on a regular basis.  I just do not have time for that.  Sure, I have time to paint my nails.  But time to dry them?  No.  Is there some giant secret out there that I am missing?  How do people with two kids and two dogs find time to do this?  I guess I could do it while L is at school, but what, should I just leave WB buckled in his carseat the entire time?  Because if I took him out and let him play, I’d have to put him back in to go pick up L (he is not at school for very long) and it’d screw up my nails.  Someone please explain this to me.

~I am pleased to tell you I used up all five of my products (from the sample hoard) last week and have selected five new ones this week.  I know the ginger face wash and lotion was from a bluum box, but the rest of it?  Your guess is as good as mine.  At this pace, I will be done with my hoard by 2020.

This weeks 5.

~After seeing the entire collection, I am so excited for the Target + Neiman Marcus line to come out.  I am totally loving the Tory Burch lunchbox (too bad I have no where to pack a lunch for), the Rodarte ornament and pretty much all the little girl dresses.  So cute!  I’d post pictures, but I cannot figure out how?

~When I got my new iPhone, I somehow deleted all the old notes from my old iPhone.  I was super sad because I had all of WB’s “stats” and milestones saved in there.  I looked everywhere and couldn’t find them on my iPhone ;(.  And then this morning I finally GTS and someone said to look for a “Notes” folder in your e-mail.  JACKPOT.  I was amazed it was there.  Amazed.  And thrilled.

~And finally, I was contacted by the Goodies Co. to see if I wanted to give their September Tasters Box to one of my readers.  Duh, of course I do!  In case you forgot, Goodies Co. is a monthly subscription box ($7/box) that features an assortment of trial-sized, delicious new foods delivered directly to your doorstep.  It’s probably the best under $10 box out there. If you want to try and win, I’m gonna make it easy.  All you gotta do is click and you are in!  I know you all have always wanted to try kale chips (honestly everyone should at least try them once), so this is your chance.  Don’t let it pass you by ;).
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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. jen

    I’m considering giving my sister a goodies company subscription for Christmas but maybe this is a silly gift?? I love reading all your box reviews and it seems like a good gift for the hard to shop for person.

    1. Jennifer

      I actually think a monthly subscription box would be a PERFECT gift. It’s like the fruit of the month or beer of the month club. Except she’ll like it better!

  2. Jenny

    I signed up for goodies a couple weeks ago and they said I should get the November box and I would get an email when it was for sure. 🙂 My mom is thinking of getting the box for my sister and her friends when they go off to college next year. She thinks this would be a great graduation type gift for them.

  3. Ellen A.

    For your nails… try “Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat.” It’s a red bottle with a white top and it comes in a box. Paint your nails, wait two minutes (I normally don’t wait the full two minutes, shame on me), then put a top coat of the Insta-Dri on. Wait another 30 seconds and presto… their dry! It’s amazing!!!

  4. Corin

    I just started painting my nails weekly and I do it when my kids go to bed. It gives me a couple of hours to get them dried. I’ve tried ice water to dry them, it was okay. But I want to try a spray of Pam. I found that method on Pinterest.

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