Sunday Sentiments

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As usual, I am stealing Jen’s Sunday Sentiments button and idea and making it mine tonight. I’ve “known” Jen for umm, 10 years (and yet we’ve never met), and she knows I do it, so it’s not exactly stealing. But then again, it’s not a link up either ;).

~First of all, congrats to Jen (aka AdvocareRunner who I steal this link up from) who KILLED IT on her marathon today. I know she worked hard for this and it paid off! Great job Jen!!

~We got back from Chicago last night and are already plotting our next trip back – with the kids this time though. B and I had a great time and it was nice to spend some time just him and I. We’re so busy (well he’s so busy, I’m not) that we don’t hang out just us a ton and it was great. We roamed around the city on Friday, shopped, had dinner and then roamed some more. And then he went off to run the Urbanathlon Saturday morning and I slept in (that may have been the best part of the trip). And after breakfast, we shopped a little more and headed home. It was for sure a long drive just for a night, but it was so worth it. And the kids did great! I always miss them way more than they miss me, which probably a good thing. I know they had a great time with my parents and I can’t thank them enough!


~I watched the Tigers game last night and man, that was nasty. It was so hopeful and then the Grand Slam. SEASON OVER. Nasty. That was not enjoyable to watch at all! I am now a Cardinal fan ;).

~Sophia over at How about Dao, gave me a heads up that Goodies Co. is closing it’s doors.  This Tech Crunch article gives some more details, but it looks like goodbye to Goodies.  I was hoping that they’d change back to how they were last fall (themed boxes with bigger packages of snacks), but it’s not to be.  Has anyone heard of any of closed boxes lately that I should be updating?

~We are headed to the Zoo Boo tonight and had to run to Target today to grab a quick costume for L because his vampire one is not here yet.  I swear we were there for 30 minutes trying to decide on something.  All my boys (including B) were trying things on, playing with the Halloween stuff, etc.  I thought we’d never get out of there.

Silly Boys (Not Pictured - WB who was busy picking out a plastic pumpkin)
Silly Boys (Not Pictured – WB who was busy picking out a plastic pumpkin)

~Is anyone else on Klout?  I don’t know what’s up, but I have been getting a lot of Klout Perks lately.  They are determined based on our Klout score, you location or your influential topics.  In the last few weeks, I’ve gotten a McDonalds gift card to try the new Mighty Wings, a Darby Smart Box (I’m going to do a review on that one) and a box of Fair Trade goodies!  So cool!

Fair Trade
Fair Trade

~The Citrus Lane November “Add to Box” link is working.  This month is a lot of Boon, CloudB, Hohner Kids and Skip Hop items, along with some left over Aden + Anais and Episencial left over from previous Add To Boxes.  I’m sure they will send out an e-mail about it soon, but you want to check it out now it’s up! Once again I bought various goodies for the boys and their cousins for Christmas. The prices aren’t super amazing, but it’s certainly easy!

~I placed another thredUP order this afternoon, which included the most adorable little Velvet Crewcuts blazer for WB for next year.  No idea what either of them are wearing this year, but next year is set!  I saved 71% off retail and am now totally hooked on them (and Moxie Jean for that matter).  I am kicking myself for not using these sooner.  Do you use them?  What’s the best deal you’ve gotten?

thredUP order
thredUP order

How is your weekend going?  Any Sunday night plans?

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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 32 Comments

  1. Jen

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed your trip to Chicago! I’ve always wanted to go there.

    1. Jennifer

      OMG you’d love it!! It’s a great city! I wish Detroit were more like it!

  2. Elizabeth

    I am shocked goodies is closing. They just started offering the kids boxes. Now to find a replacement for my dad since I bought him a subscription for his birthday…

    1. Jennifer

      I was surprised too. And you are right, haven’t they only done two of those Kids Boxes?

      1. Stephanie

        I just got a shipping notification that they shipped my October Kids Goodies box. I am not sure if they cancelled after this month or if the info is wrong. I’ll keep you updated.

        1. Jennifer

          Yes, I have heard of people getting kids boxes this month (and they look FABULOUS), but I haven’t seen anything for Goodies Co. regular boxes so I don’t know what the story is.

  3. Jean Eckert

    Oh man…I’m sad to see Goodies go 🙁 I know a lot of people had complaints about them, but for only $7 I really enjoyed this one, especially the kids box. I hope a “cheap” kids food box takes its place soon!

    1. Jennifer

      I know! I thought the Kids one was great. I don’t know who can match that $7 price tag though? Those boxes must have cost at least half that to ship.

  4. Lindsey

    Go Cardinals! Chicago is a weekend favorite of ours as well! So much to do!

    1. Jennifer

      Such a great city!

  5. Tabitha

    Bummer about Goodies. I wonder what happens to people with gift subscriptions. I bought a 6 month subscription for a friend which I think ends in November so maybe she won’t be affected…???
    That Klout site seems cool. Sounds like you have gotten some good perks.
    What kind of costume did you end up getting L?

    1. Jennifer

      Iron Man! It was such a huge decision. He wanted to get Batman again. I was like no, you were just that last year!

      I couldn’t tell from the article when they were shutting down. Who knows!

    1. Jennifer

      Anytime lady! Congrats again!

  6. brandy

    ditsies shut down. get that one?

    1. Jennifer

      I was not aware! Thank you!

  7. Enrica

    Did you get anything great at Target in the city?

    1. Jennifer

      No no. But I can’t walk by a Target and not go in!

  8. Sarah

    Bummer about Goodies. I just added the kid’s box on top of the tasters box I was already getting. Wonder if that is why they haven’t even been shipped out this month. I am pretty annoyed that I paid 3 weeks ago and neither box has shipped yet. Especially since they always take 2 week to get to me!

    1. Jennifer

      I know! I was really excited about the kid’s box this month ;(.

  9. Adrienne A.

    You should try Greenfield Village’s Halloween event if you haven’t yet. It costs a little more than Zoo Boo but they put a lot of work into making it a great event.

    1. Jennifer

      We have! That’s a great one too!! I really like their holiday nights one as well!! Did you know the Zoo is doing a Holiday Lights event this season?

  10. Lauren

    Ok is that a Target in the top center pic or is that heaven?!

    1. Jennifer


  11. Ashley C.

    Sorry to hear about your Tigers 😉 I’d hate for you to get your hopes up about those Cards though!! : P
    Zoo Boo sounds fun — I wish we had places around here that did something like that! The mall does a trick or treat — but its so unorganized, the one year we went we vowed to never go again! What a nightmare!

    1. Jennifer

      That game was just nasty! we have a lot of Trick or Treat stuff by us. Almost too many to do!

  12. Berit

    Ah, I’m sad about Goodies. I recently canceled Love With Food–maybe I’ll go back to it.

    1. Jennifer

      I know. I was really excited about their new kid’s box ;(

  13. Lisa

    I feel vindicated–I thought Goodies was shutting down last month or in August, when they kept reducing prices on all the items in the Goodies shop and not restocking. Bummed that I let all these points build up in my account (for reviews) which will now be worth nothing. And of course I had signed up for a full year of the kids boxes… I imagine they’ll be sending refunds soon…

    1. Jennifer

      I’ve seen the October kids boxes (which look great actually), but I haven’t see any of the regular boxes. I’m interested to see what the email we all get says!

      1. Lisa

        No email yet but I did get my October kid’s box last night and it was AWESOME–a Fig Bar, a HappyFamily pouch, some kind of oat/fruit drink, Warheads sour cubes, a small bag of Pretzel Chips, some kind of fruit-filled marshmellow candy from Japan or China, a huge bag of Orbit for Kids mini boxes of gum in strawberry banana, Warheads sour twists and a bag of chocolate/cherry Rockin’ola granola. If this was indeed their last box… they went out with a bang!

        1. Jennifer

          We got the exact same one today. I want a box like this every month. AMAZING!!!

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