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Here’s Lizzy (age 5) showing off her Wittlebee box for October 2012.

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wittlebee haul from October 2012 (from the top) 

  • blue fine cord flared pants (not leggings!!)  by flappy happy
  • lately lily T-shirt by lately lily 
  • plum colored cord leggings by crush   
  • teal hoodie by tea
  • american apparel kids long sleeve black shirt
  • con amor  t-shirt by lately lily
  • burgundy leggings by tea
  • celery colored skirt by trish scully

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BirchBox September 2012

Summer’s officially over! Living in Florida, I look most forward to autumn. And with a new season, that means a new look! 

The September BirchBox came with some great rejuvenating products AND a great “fall lookbook” (a mini-mag) filled with great fall trends!

In the September BB here’s what I got:

  • Color Club  BB Custom Polish in Tweet Me  (reminds me of a yellow-green crayon)
  • Jouer  Matte Moisture Tint  in Linen  (SPF 15 and oil-free) - I’m excited to try this out!
  • kate spade NY  Twirl fragrance  -  a modern classic, fruity and floral
  • La Fresh  Nail Polish Remover  -  acetone free, nail polish remover that remove polish with natural botanicals and aloe vera
  • Vasanti  Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator  -  exfoliating cleanser
  • Mighty Leaf Tea Company  natural artisan teas

So if you’re looking for a great little gift to give this holiday season (either for a friend or for yourself) consider BirchBox — it’s a great gift that you can enjoy a little something new every month! And it’s really inexpensive!! Want more info about BirchBox and how to get your box? Just follow my referral link:  https://www.birchbox.com?raf=i7x7z


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Handmade Tea August 2012

Tea party anyone? Well if you are a tea drinker, bored with the ho-hum selection at the supermarkets, check out this artisan tea company called Handmade Tea Just follow my link and tell Caleb, jenny @ boxacross sent ya!!

http://handmadetea.com/?invite=91-e08dfa


This is the August 2012 HMT selection. Say hello the the Mighty Aphrodite tea. This is a mild smokey tea that is complimented by rose hips and rosemary. I think this tea is a great going into fall tea, a little smokey and it a bit of sweetness from the rose hips and warmth from the rosemary. 

Now when my husband Josh saw this tea, he must have been reading my mind. I am a tea drinking gal, but I also have been known to cook with tea. And so @joshtronic says to me, “ooohhh this would be good as a BBQ dry rub base for some grilled chicken!” While I was thinking, “Add some s&p and maybe fresh garlic and you have yourself a rub.” Then we started talking about using the Mighty Aphrodite tea in a focaccia bread (we happened to already be proofing a loaf of bread for tonight’s dinner) so next weekend we may be posting a recipes for the home made bread and the BBQ rub if we decide to do it. 

I’ll be tasting this along with the tasting video that Caleb puts up every month for the tea selection. 

So stay posted on what what else we do with the tea! This is another winner in our book!

nice job caleb @handmadetea

*note, I noted the past 2 months the tea tin labels do not have the steeping info on the tin… i miss that.

Filed under handmade tea tea rose hips rosemary smoked tea cooking chicken foodie

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Eco-Emi July 2012

One thing Eco Emi does is wrap everything in their monthly boxes in such a way that it just looks nice! This month was no exception!

  • Biggs & Featherbelle Polar Bar soap eucalyptus and lavender
  • The Seaweed Bath Co. Lavender Body Cream
  • Hugo Naturals calming French Lavender mist
  • Devine lip shimmers in ROSE
  • Crystal essence natural misdeal deodorant towelettes in Pomegranate
  • Yogi teas:  Raspberry Passion (energy) and Soothing Caramel (bedtime)
  • Natural Vitality Natural Calm Plus Calcium Supplement
  • Think Thin Crunch Bar
  • Madhava natural sweetener 
  • iChill relaxation supplement

So as you can see, this box had a lot of good things; With school just around the corner, there are some nice relaxing products to try AND some great health snacks too!

Want to subscribe to Eco Emi then head to  http://www.ecoemi.com 

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Handmade Tea July 2012

I like mint, a lot! Mint chocolate is my favorite ice-cream. So naturally I was excited to see that this month’s Handmade Tea was a mint flavored tea!

Now as you can see the Yerba Mate is a very fine chop tea leaf. Thankfully in the first Handmade Tea shipment, Caleb made sure to include a mini micro tea strainer which came in hand when I made this tea.

Along side the fine cut tea leaves, were some beautiful organically grown chocolate mint leaves and dried elderberries.

This tea was really mild, it was nice - nothing overly minty or chocolately. I happen to love mint tea so I would have liked it to me a little MORE minty, but the chocolate mint has a much milder mint flavor than peppermint or spearmint.

This photo came out fuzzy, but I wanted to show you the tin.

So if you love tea as much as I do, go subscribe to Handmade Teas today, follow my link so Caleb knows that I sent ya!  http://handmadetea.com/?invite=91-e08dfa

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Here is my first haul from a “monthly” subscription service called GOOD & LOVELY - which sends a care package every month for your time of the month when aunt FLO comes to visit. For $13.99 each month you can get lovely delivered. The boxes even have upgrade options where you can personalize you box by ordering extra supplies (for an additional cost)

The boxes are sweet and put together like something a girl-friend would but together… like a period survival kit of sorts!!

http://www.goodandlovely.com/

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Conscious Box July 2012

I am never disappointed when I open my Conscious Box every month.

Tea Forte sample pack  (flavors included: cherry marzipan, cucumber mint & honey yuzu)

Powbab   boabab superfruit chews

St. Claire’s Organic  Peppermints

Mughty Leaf Tea  Iced Tea  in Calypso Mango

The All Natural Face  - eyes shadow in Fairy Mist

Betty Lou’s Just Great Stuff Organic Superberry Acai organic bar

Sun Warrior  Warrior Blend Raw Protein in Vanilla

Enzyme Fresh Home — floor cleaner

Jadience Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Cream

Madhava Natural Sweetener  Organic Coconut Sugar

GoGo Squeeze  apple-mango applesauce on the go

Aura Cacia  Aromatherapy Deck

Sweet Orange essential oil  

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BirchBox July 2012

Here’s the July 2012 BirchBox haul

blinc mascara

Jouer lip gloss mini in Wind

Manna Kadar  sheer glo shimmer lotion

Oscar de la Renta  perfume sample in Live on Love

Tea Forte  mint teas in ginger pear

BB exclusive  earbuds

For $10 a month- you can subscribe to Birch Box and get great samples every month too! Just follow my referral link https://www.birchbox.com?raf=i7x7z

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influenster - MOM Vox Box 2012 summer

free box! fReE bOx! FREE BOX! 

Do I have your attention? Fill out a surgery on Influenster and wait to see if you have been chosen to receive a free themed box. Boxes seems to come out seasonally, and are sent free of charge.  fill out the questionnaire at  http://www.influenster.com/


Here’s what was inside of the MOM Vox Box influenster 2012 box.

  • STASH Herbal & Green Tea Superfruits Tea Sampler 6 flavors
  • Dentek fun flossers  -  one pack for kids, one pack for adults
  • Dino Lingo  -  Language and Learning Program for Kids  (demo DVD)
  • Ivory Soap  one bar
  • Nektar Honey Crystals
  • imPRESS  fast & easy press on manicure  in Velvet Rope
  • Quaker  Soft baked Oatmeal Cookie w/rasins
For a free box, this has some great things in it! My profile states that I am a mom with a young child, and I was glad to get some stuff in the box that was good for the entire family! Looks like we have snack time covered with the Stash tea sampler and Quaker Oatmeal cookies and we’ll be smiling pretty thanks to the Dentek flossers!

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HandMade Tea June 2012

This month handmade tea sent a smokin’ tea!! No not really, but they did send a great smoked tea!

The Smoked Lemon Thyme tea was a new flavor configuration that I had never tried before. Now the smoked tea wasn’t my personal favorite for sipping or drinking, so *pun intended, it wasn’t my cup of tea. HOWEVER, I’m ok with that BECAUSE… when I first saw this tea I had other plans for it.

Yes, ulterior motives, indeed.

Let me explain. When I saw this tea offering, I didn’t Immediately think oooohhhh sipping this will be all round and smokey like a good whiskey, scotch or brandy… which I think it would be, BUT I thought, “I’m so going to cook with this!” The tea leaves had a fragrant smokiness to them, there were large chunks of dried lemon peel and some beautiful dried thyme leaves… the prettiest thyme I’ve ever seen!

So here is what I ended up doing with the Smoked Lemon Thyme loose tea.

In a mortar & pestle I crushed the tea with some crushed black pepper and kosher salt. Once the leaves were a third of their regular size, I was done. I didn’t turn them into dust, just wanted to break them up a bit and also crush the lemon peel a bit. I kept this “experiment” as simple and true to what was originally sent.

I cleaned and deboned the fish filet, drizzled and rubbed it with some olive oil and then sprinkled the crushed tea leaves over the piece of fish (red grouper). The filet was topped with a few thin slices of fresh lemon and baked at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes. I served it with fresh zucchini and edamame.

Dinner was really great! The smokiness of the tea imparted a smokey flavor to the fish without being too overpowering, and the lemon and thyme kept the flavor bright and summery! 

If you’re interested in a great monthly tea service, follow my referral link and check out HandMade Tea for yourself! http://handmadetea.com/?invite=91-e08dfa

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