Monday, February 13, 2017

Kloverbox Review February 2017

     As a WAHM to 3 kiddos, I am in high demand around here. First of all, WAHM stands for Work At Home Mom. "What do you do?" you ask. I'm a licensed and insured family child care provider. I've been working, professionally, with children for 15 years. When Ken and I decided to have children, there were several factors that played a huge role in our decision for me to work from home and care for our children until they started school: 1. Childcare in Connecticut is very expensive. On average, a full-time slot is anywhere from $200-450/week depending on the type of program it is and the quality they demonstrate; 2. It's so hard to trust just anybody with your children these days and neither of us felt comfortable hiring a stranger to care for our most prized possessions; and finally 3. I wanted our children to have a home-like environment to grow and learn in, while also allowing them the social interactions and benefits of a childcare setting...soooo...I applied for my license through the State and voilà! Here we are 6.5 years later, business booming, babies prospering, and I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. 

     On top of motherhood and business ownership, I'm also Secretary of the PTSA at my daughter's school, I'm a member of two local committees, I'm a co-leader for my daughter's Girl Scout troop, I'm in charge of a local Book Club, and last but most definitely not least, I'm apart of the Parent SEE alumni of Connecticut, which basically means I advocate for our children and the education they so desperately deserve. 

     So it shouldn't come as a surprise to you that about 99.9% of the time, I'm a frazzled, exhausted, fed up, emotional train wreck. Whoever said that motherhood is a walk in the park is totally lying out of their back end! I often find that after all is said and done (daycare closed for the day, meetings attended, homework complete, dinner cooked/served/cleaned up, laundry put away, baths given, and kiddos tucked in for the night), I have forgotten about myself.

     As a New Year's resolution, this year, I decided to stop neglecting ME. In truth, if I let myself go uncared for, my children suffer. I find that I'm most impatient and easy to snap when I haven't replaced the fuel in my own gas tank, so to speak.  So as I contemplated the ways in which I was going to treat myself this year (manis, pedis, massages, etc), I suddenly remembered close friends of mine discussing these monthly box subscriptions they'd signed up for. So I spent the better part of an evening googling every single box subscription you can imagine and I narrowed it down to two that seemed most interesting to me: Peaches & Petals and Kloverbox. It's like Christmas, twice a month, as these boxes arrive filled with adorable, unique odds and ends; just a variety of miscellaneous treasures! What a fantastic way to treat myself! So I thought it would be fun to review the results of my boxes on my blog when I receive them.

     So as not to keep you waiting, here were the contents of this month's Kloverbox (my personal review of each product will be below each description):

1. Shop Wrenn - The Becki Studs in Rose Druzy- $26.00 - Shop Wrenn's Becki Rose Bezel Druzy Stud Earrings are petit but full of sparkle. Each 6mm round Druzy is set in a rose plated brass bezel setting for elegant finish. The post comes out of the center of the stud, and sits very nicely in the middle of the earlobe. Visit Shop Wrenn and check out all the beautiful jewelry and wonderful nail polish at Use coupon code Kloverbox15 and save 15%. 

*Absolutely LOVE these! They were the first item I pulled out of the box and they immediately caught my eye. They are very much my style for date nights!

2. Cypress Skin Care - Foot Love - $20.00 - Foot Love is the answer to your cracked heels. Take a few minutes and massage the oils onto your tired feet. You'll feel it absorbing, while the uplifting peppermint scent melts the stress of the day away. The oils are specifically formulated to penetrate the tougher skin on your feet. Foot Love is 100% organic, cruelty free and vegan. Please take caution once you apply your Foot Love, as your feet will be very slippery! Find out about all the wonderful products @ Use coupon code KLOVERBOX and save 20%.                                                            

*This is a product that this momma so desperately needed; my poor feet lol. I don't get as many pedicures as I probably should. The spray bottle doesn't squirt very cleanly so it does leave behind a bit of an oily mess but the wonderful peppermint scent plus my feet's happiness made it well worth it.

3. The Isle Co. - Soy Lotion Candle in a 6oz jar - Scent Love Struck $14.99 - This isn't just a beautifully scented spy candle, it's can also be used as a lotion! Take a dip into this soy lotion candle for silky feeling skin! These lotion candles are made from 100% pure soybean oil and are naturally rich in Vitamin E. As the Soy Lotion Candles melt, they form a pool of warm soy oil. After extinguishing the flame you can safely dip your finger into the melted soy oil and use it as a moisturizing body lotion! The Isle Co soy candles do not contain petroleum, paraffin, or beeswax product. See all the wonderful products available at and use coupon code KLOVER20 for a 20% off coupon, valid for the month of February and good on any Soy Lotion Product.                                           

*This candle smells just like Victoria's Secret Love Spell. I am a huge fan of Love Spell so this candle is perfect for me. I can't wait to try it out!

4. Rose & Basil - Vegan Truffles - $2.90 (flavor may vary) - What's Valentine's Day without chocolate? And if we're going to eat chocolate then let's make it vegan and gluten free! Rose & Basil offers a variety of products such as these exquisite Chocolate Truffles. All their products are 100% organic, with gluten free vegan options, and have no refined sugars or artificial flavors. Rose & Basil is located in East Village, New York at 104 East 7th Street! Purchase in store or order by phone (917)530-9018. 

*Not going to lie, I was not a fan of the chocolates. Like I've mentioned before, I love sweets and these were not sweet enough for me but they were certainly a nice touch.

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