Love + Blessed Review – January 2015

by Must Have Boxes on January 23, 2015

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Company: Love + Blessed

Category: Religious

Cost: USD $10.00/month, free shipping

About: “Encouragement Delivered.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a box filled with encouragement that will help you walk in faith and trust in God. Love + Blessed is a subscription aimed at women, that can serve as a reminder to live a more joyful life. Part of the proceeds from each box are donated to assisting the homeless.

The Box

I have to say that I really enjoy receiving my Love + Blessed box each month. It’s such a positive reminder that I have things in my life to be thankful for. The January shipment arrived in a pretty pink branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. This month’s theme is all about moving forward and being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. There was also a card that described each of the featured items. Let’s check them out…

thegoodies

Mini Poster, Scripture Card, Sticker

These printed items provide great encouragement, especially if you feel like you’re in a tough situation (we’ve all been there).  I like the bright yellow color and reassuring statements like “every end is a new beginning.” Hang the mini-poster on your wall, carry the scripture card in your wallet, and place the sticker wherever you like. Surround yourself with positivity!

Sunflower in a Jar

This grow your own sunflower kit is super cute! All you have to do is peel pack the top, add some water and watch your gorgeous sunflower grow. It’s that easy. This small jar is the perfect size for your desk, or even a window sill. I can’t wait to open this and start to care for my very own sunflower.

verdict

The January Love + Blessed box totally put a smile on my face! We’ve all experienced difficult situations and it’s important to remember that there are still good things ahead for us. This subscription box is such a nice way to stay positive and at only $10.00 per month, the cost is very reasonable. Love + Blessed is a great way to stay connected to your faith with inspirational messages delivered monthly. I’ll let you know how my sunflower progresses. :)

Do you know someone who could benefit from Love + Blessed? Interested in subscribing? Let me know! 

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Fair Treasure Review – January 2015

by Must Have Boxes on January 21, 2015

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Company: Fair Treasure

Category: Handmade, Lifestyle

Cost: USD $35.00/month, free shipping

About: “Handmade Treasures, Fairly Paid, Beautifully Crafted, & Delivered To Your Door Each Month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive ethically sourced treasures from around the world, ranging from jewelry to candles. Each high quality, handmade item is produced by a local artist with an incredible story to tell. Fair Trade allows you to explore amazing global treasures while supporting small businesses across the globe.

The Box:

The January Fair Treasure theme is all about celebrating the passing of the winter solstice with items that can help you cozy up at home and reflect for the new year. Now that’s something I can support! This month’s shipment arrived in a plain white box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. There were also a set of cards that described each of the featured items. Let’s check them out.

thegoodies

Fair Treasure Exclusive: Perfect Slouchy Hat

This lovely, reversible hat was custom-made for Fair Treasure by the Elise Noel Design House in the Indian Himalayas. I love how thick and soft this hat is! It’s made with an environmentally safe, vegetable dyed wool that is custom blended with 50% fine merino wool and 50% Angora. This stylish accessory is perfect for the cool, January weather.

Kapula Candles Winter Solstice Tapers 

These gorgeous taper candles are handmade in Bresdadorp, South Africa. Kapula Candles supports local women who work to handpaint the candles. I really like the pretty blue butterfly design. This set of candles would look beautiful on your dining room table or around the house. Plus, the proceeds from the product will help women in South Africa make a living.

verdict

Fair Trades keeps getting better and better! The January shipment of handmade, global goods is the perfect way to keep cozy and warm. My favorite item is the Perfect Slouchy Hat because it’s super stylish and very comfortable to wear. Fair Treasure makes the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates handcrafted gifts from around the world. It feels great to know that this subscription helps support local artisans.

What do you think about this month’s Fair Treasure products? Interested in subscribing? Let me know!

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Coffee Cargo Review – January 2015

by Must Have Boxes on January 19, 2015

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Company: Coffee Cargo

Category: Food & Drink

Cost: USD $19.00/month, free shipping

About: “Premium coffee K-Cups, shipped to you.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a box of specially curated coffees with three different roasts (15 K-Cups total). Taste a variety of single-serve coffees and discover new K-Cup coffee blends to add to your morning routine. The featured premium blends are hand-selected for their rich flavor profiles and natural ingredients.

The Box:

Anyone who has a Keurig knows how convenient it is to brew single serve cups of coffee. Coffee Cargo delivers premium K-Cup brands to your door every month so you can explore new blends. The January shipment arrived in a slick, branded box with the 15 K-Cups packaged carefully inside. There were also cards that described the three different varieties. Let’s check them out.

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INK! Coffee 6610 Blend

This proprietary blend features premium Central and South American beans that are slow roasted special dark and have a full, rich taste.  INK! is one of the highest-altitude roasters in the country at an elevation of 6,610 feet above sea level which allows for slower roasting. This low acidity coffee has a slightly smoky undertone that results in a smooth flavor.

Pannikin’s Blue Sky Blend

This bold, dark roast from Pannikin has a spicy flavor and is made from the finest Arabica coffee beans. The classic blend is made from specially selected coffees for a full, sweet and aromatic cup. Even better, these recyclable single-cups are shade grown and fair trade.

Maud’s Righteous Blends “Sister Hazel(nut)”

Enjoy a cup of light roast flavored coffee with the rich, nutty flavor of fresh hazelnut. This batch roasted coffee is made from Arabia beans and it has a smooth taste with a hint of sweetness. These recyclable K-Cups are eco-friendly and $0.20 of each package of Maud’s Righteous Blends is donated to a good cause.

verdict

I really enjoyed my first subscription box from Coffee Cargo! This is an awesome way to discover new varieties of K-Cup blends without having to purchase an entire case before sampling. My favorite K-Cup flavor from the January shipment was  Maud’s Righteous Blends “Sister Hazel(nut).” I prefer lighter roasts and this coffee had an amazing hazelnut flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. This subscription would make a fabulous gift for any coffee lover.  I look forward to seeing what Coffee Cargo delivers next!

Do you have a Keuring? Are you interested in subscribing to Coffee Cargo? Let me know!

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