Neatography Review – October 2014

by Must Have Boxes on October 22, 2014

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Company: Neatography

Category: Stationery

Cost: Paper Goods Subscription – USD $28.00/month, free shipping

About: “Neatography serves to give you the tools and inspiration you need to keep on writing. You can look forward to a hand-addressed package of paper goods in your mailbox on a regular basis.”

The Scoop: Each month (or quarter, depending on your preference), you’ll receive a collection of unique, high-quality items that will allow your paper creations to take flight. The contents of each package are carefully curated and feature a themed selection of greeting cards, postage stamps, notepads, and more. Now you can get your paper fix monthly.

The Box:

Confession: I’m a huge paper nerd. I love sending handwritten communications by mail and I even have my own monogrammed wax press. Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover Neatography – a one of a kind subscription dedicated to fine paper goods. The October shipment arrived in a branded, heavy-duty envelope and I loved the special details like the black snail mail wax seal and personalized tag. Let’s see what’s inside…

thegoodies

PBR Card & Happy Birthday Handsome Card
Value: USD $5.00 & USD $5.50

These stunning cards from Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress are perfect for the special man in your life. One card features a crushed beer can illustrated by Jessica Lynn Bonin and the other is die-cut badge letterpress printed on 110 lb recycled paper. Each of these special cards is blank inside and comes with an envelope and a clean protective sleeve.

Car Forever Stamps
Value: USD $1.96

These fun, illustrated stamps will add some serious personality to your envelopes. The design features a set of eye-catching vehicles that any car-enthusiast will appreciate. The current value of a Forever postage stamp is 49 cents.  Send your messages off in some style and deliver a card they’ll be sure to remember!

General’s Flat Sketching Pencils & Mini Ruler
Value: USD $2.95

These classic flat sketching pencils create broad and thin strokes, lending a beautiful look to your writing. This set of two pencils, made in the USA, is made with sustained yield cedar wood and it contains a 2B graphite core. The durable mini ruler is super helpful in keeping your writing straight too.

Tools Collage Mini Notebook
Value: USD $10.00

This mini notebook from Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress makes it easy to jot down notes, reminders and more. The heavy-duty notebook has a sturdy letterpress printed cover and durable spiral binding. Inside, there’s 60 sheets of 60 sheets of recycled text weight paper with grid lines. I love the tool design on the cover!


verdict

Neatography is a pretty fabulous subscription. If you love sending thoughtful handwritten communications, then this subscription is for you! The October shipment featured a number of cool items for the special man in your life, especially the two quirky greeting cards. It’s great that Neatography is available in both monthly and quarterly subscriptions, so you can choose the timing that’s best for you. I can’t wait to see what arrives next!

Do you love specialty paper goods? Thinking about subscribing to Neatography? Let me know! 

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GemBox Review – October 2014 + EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE!

by Must Have Boxes on October 21, 2014

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Company: GemBox

Category: Jewelry

Cost: USD $24.99/month, free shipping (Use the code MUSTHAVE to receive $10 off your first box!)

About: “Jewelry delivered to your door each month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive 2-3 pieces of high-quality, affordable jewelry based on your personal style. Choose from Girly, Classic, or Trendy. With this subscription, you can also earn rewards points and gain access to GemBox Exclusives. Keep your accessories updated and stay stylish with GemBox!

The Box:

I love the way that accessories can transform an outfit. GemBox helps your keep your jewelry collection updated with a fresh, monthly supply of bracelets, necklaces, and more. The October shipment arrived in a small branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. Each piece of jewelry was packaged in an individual ziploc bag. Let’s check out this month’s featured accessories…

thegoodies

Metallic Bow Bracelet 

I’m seriously obsessed with this super chic two-tone metallic bracelet! The pewter grey spheres on the band have a very classic look and the gold-colored bow adds a touch of sophistication. I could see this piece being worn to the office or as part of a fun daytime outfit on the weekend.

Yellow Gem Earrings

I’m a big fan of costume jewelry – the bigger, the better! The earrings are incredibly fun and a sure fire way to glam up any look. The earrings feature a large yellow-gold colored gem in the center, surrounded by two rows of crystal-like beads. The combination is stunning and sure to make any outfit pop.

Gem & Tortoise Link Bracelet 

This bold statement bracelet is a head-turner. The adjustable bracelet features alternating tortoise and gem links. Despite the size of this accessory, it’s actually very lightweight and comfortable to wear. I’d suggest pairing this accessory with a class black dress for maximum impact.

verdict

GemBox was a refreshing surprise! The jewelry in the October shipment definitely fit my personal style and I will be wearing each and every piece.  My favorite accessory this month is the Metallic Bow Bracelet because it has such an elegant look and feel. The price of this subscription is incredibly reasonable too, with each piece coming out to only about $8.00. GemBox is definitely on my list of top jewelry subscription boxes and I can’t wait to see what’s delivered next

Remember to use the code MUSTHAVE to receive $10 off your first GemBox!

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Orange Glad Review – October 2014 + EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE!

by Must Have Boxes on October 20, 2014

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Company: Orange Glad

Category: Food & Drink

Cost: USD $15/month, plus shipping & handling (Use the coupon code YUMMY10 to receive 10% off your entire order!)

About: We search high and low for new tasty sweet treats to put in our Gourmet Sampling Box for you to try every month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a delicious collection of handpicked gourmet sweets delivered right to your doorstep. Orange Glad is the perfect cure for your sweet tooth and it makes an even better gift!

The Box:

I’m doing my happy dance because my month box of sweet treats from Orange Glad has arrived. Woo hoo! I’m good about not partaking in too many desserts but when this subscription arrives, all bets are off. The October shipment arrived in a branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. How pretty is the fun, yellow ribbon? There was also a card that described each of the featured products, including the ingredients. Let’s see what’s inside…

thegoodies

Fine Sconehenge Baking Co. Harvest Carrot Cake

I absolutely love carrot cake and it definitely reminds me of the fall season. Fine Sconehedge Baking Co. is dedicated to baking only the finest all-natural desserts and baked goods that are handmade from scratch. This large piece of cake was super moist and you could really taste the flavor of the raisins and shredded carrots. I loved that it wasn’t too sweet either, and it had just the right amount of spice. YUM!

Mill Fudge Factory Pumpkin Pie Fudge

This seasonal fudge is made with real pumpkin and a special blend of delicious spices.  The Mill Fudge Factory has been producing handcrafted, small batch fudge and all-natural ice cream for seven years. The company’s fudge features fresh ingredients with no preservatives, corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors. The texture of the pumpkin pie fudge was divine but this product was just way too sweet for my tastes. :(

Viveltre Luscious Red Velvet Marshmallow

Marshmallows are my favorite treat, so I was delighted to discover these Red Velvet Marshmallows from Viveltre Marshmallows. The company’s marshmallows are handcrafted using 100% natural ingredients with no artificial flavorings, food colorings or chemical preservatives. These fluffy, decadent marshmallows are covered in real red velvet cake pieces for a rich and unforgettable flavor combination. Truly delicious!

Lark Fine Foods Burnt Sugar and Fennel Shortbread

Foodie alert! This gourmet shortbread from Lark Fine Foods is bound to become your new favorite dessert. These Cookies for Grown-ups™ are highly flavorful cookies with adventurous flavor profiles. The artisan, hand-crafted Burnt Sugar and Fennel Shortbread has a wildly unique taste: the fennel is savory and spicy, and the sugar is perfectly caramelized.  The shortbread cookie itself is crisp and buttery.

Megpies Cinnamon & Brown Sugar

This is hands-down one of the tastiest desserts I have ever tried! Each Megpie is handmade with love and features a buttery, flaky crust and delicious fillings. This yummy retro treat is NOT your typical store-bought Pop Tart. The Cinnamon & Brown Sugar flavor is to die for. Think: warm, butter with spicy cinnamon and sweet brown sugar. I popped this dessert in the microwave for 20 seconds and it was perfection.

verdict

Orange Glad continues to amaze me. The month’s collection of handmade, sweet treats was so yummy and the items were very seasonal too, which I loved. My favorite dessert from the October box was definitely the Brown Cinnamon & Sugar Megpie. The crust was so rich and flaky and the the filling was oozy and sweet. I can’t wait to order more of these for my family and friends. They are going to go crazy for these unique, retro desserts! Did you receive the October Orange Glad box? What did you think?

Remember to use the coupon code YUMMY10 to receive 10% off your entire order!

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