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Try something new (and healthy) with Blissmo!

Try something new and healthy with Blissmo's Subscription Boxes

It wasn’t until the past few years that I learned about subscription boxes.  At first I thought it was a crazy idea, then I tried a few and discovered how fun it can be to open that box of mystery products.  Since my favorite part of subscription boxes is being introduced to new products, I had to try Blissmo!  The boxes are known to contain natural and healthy food or personal care products.  Take a look at Blissmo’s featured brands to see who has been a part of past boxes.  A few of my favorites like Aura Cacia, Mineral Fusion, Clean Well, and Clif Bar have been included!

Blissmo has a variety of boxes to choose from and I received a Yum Yum box to try.  Boxes are $19.95/mo + $4.95 shipping (or free shipping if you purchase 6 mo in advance).  Inside was just over $25 worth of food products, most of which I had never tried before.  Some subscription boxes I’ve tried provide a lot more ‘bang for your buck’ but I am happy with coming out almost even when I receive products I may have otherwise never known of.


Blissmo subscription box of healthy snacks



Inside my box: 

Justin’s Nut Butter – 2 x 6 packs

Chedder Crackers – 2 packs

Chia Goodness Rev Me Up

Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar

Crunchy Bean Snack

Snackle Mouth Super Snack

Glee Sugar Free Gum

2 coupons for products that were included



Try something new and healthy with Blissmo's Subscription Boxes


The box provided both sweet and salty snacks, as well as protein nut butter, and drink mix filled with chia and probiotics!  Really the box has just about everything to fulfill a week or two of cravings and snack needs at college, on a road trip, or even at work.

My favorite product was definitely Justin’s Almond Butter.  I had never tried almond butter before and the little packets are so convenient!  I love the almond pecan maple Snackle Mouth Supersnack also.


Try something new and healthy with Blissmo's Subscription Boxes


Around the 10th of each month, you’ll receive an email showing the next set of boxes you can select from.  If you don’t want to try the products that month, you can either skip, or simply receive the default snack box before being billed.

So next time you are looking to try something new but aren’t quite sure what, head over to Blissmo and sign up for a box!  They make awesome Christmas or Back to College gifts for your friends and family too!


Disclosure:  We were provided a complimentary sample in return for an honest review.  

Penguin Themed Fun in a Box from Surprise Ride!

Penguin themed fun from Surprise Ride - an awesome gift for kids!


Surprise Ride has created a fun subscription box for kids aged 6-11.  This box has supplies to complete a variety of projects matching the month’s theme.  This month’s theme is appropriate for the snow that just arrived here in Illinois.  The theme is Penguins!


Inside my Surprise Ride box was: 

Intro the box:

  • Instructions and info about the box
  • Penguin facts and info card 
  • March of the Penguins book

Supplies to make a fleece pillow:

  • 2 fleece panels
  • Stuffing
  • Instructions

Supplies to make a Winter Wonderland:

  • Enchanted Snow (Insta-Snow)
  • Magical Clay (Crayola Model Magic)
  • Igloo mold
  • Igloo drawing tool


  • Good luck penguins keepsake
  • Stackable penguin pencil
  • Self-inking snowflake stamp
  • Popcorn snowball snack 

While this box is for children aged 6-11, my 3 year old was intrigued by everything inside!  Immediately he wanted to play with the stamp and read the book, all while holding the little keepsake penguin.  We haven’t worked on the Winter Wonderland yet, but we will start that tomorrow evening.  Tonight we made the pillow!  While my son needs help with the activities due to his age, most children will be able to complete the activities with low supervision.


Penguin themed fun from Surprise Ride - an awesome gift for kids!


And when your child gets hungry, there’s even a snack – a popcorn ball from The Popcorn Factory!  Yum!  We can’t wait to open ours and try it!  I suspect that’ll be our snack after making the pillow tonight…can’t wait!

The box is $29.99 per month and you can cancel at any time.  Or you can purchase a longer subscription for months of fun at $24.99 per month.  You can purchase up to a year at a time which would make a great gift for grandkids!  Each box has a new theme ensuring something new every month.  One box’s theme was Chocolate…yum!


Family Centsability was not monetarily compensated for this post. A product sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Ivy Kids – the ultimate subscription box for kids!

Ivy Kids created an awesome box full of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities for preschoolers - my son has had so much fun with ours!


My son loves Chicka Chicka Boom Boom so the moment I saw the November kit of the month from Ivy Kids, I KNEW I had to check it out.  Although I saw the full list of what activities were included, I was still pleasantly surprised to see how jam packed the box was when it arrived.  It is seriously full of hours of fun!!!

What you can include in a typical Ivy Kids box:

  • A classic children’s book
  • Over 10 activities related to the book of the month such as:
    • Bookmark reading guide
    • Materials to retell the story
    • A science booklet
    • Science experiment
    • Art projects
    • Math Manipulatives
    • Board games
    • Fine motor exercises
    • Literacy activities
  • Detailed instructions to scaffold learning
  • A personalized item for your child (with a 6 month subscription)


My November Chicka Chikca Boom Boom box included:

  • The book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Magnetic Palm Tree with Letters: Use the magnetic palm tree and letters to retell the story
  • Make Your Own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree: Use the cardboard roll, leaves, and letters to create your own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree.
  • ABC Palm Tree Bingo: Use the boards and letters to play ABC Bingo.
  • Chicka Chicka Name Tree: Use the paint to make “leaf” handprints. Then use stickers to make your name in the tree.
  • Make Your Own ABC Puzzle: Use the crayons to color the alphabet puzzle pieces. Then put the puzzle together.
  • Coconut Tree Math Game: Use the spinner to determine how many coconuts to collect from the tree.
  • ABC Animal Matching: Use the dry erase marker to match the uppercase letters to the lowercase letters, as well as, the adult animals to the baby animals.
  • All ABout Palm Trees: Read the science booklet All About Palm Trees to learn fun and interesting facts about Palm Trees.
  • Coconut Shell Observation: Use your eyes and hands to observe the coconut shell and record your findings.
  • Tracing Board: Use the dry erase marker to trace all the letters in the alphabet and the numbers 1-20. Then erase and play again.


Ivy Kids created an awesome box full of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities for preschoolers - my son has had so much fun with ours!


This is my favorite subscription box so far!  At approximately $38.95 per month (price varies per subscription) it is one of the pricier boxes I’ve tried, but it is PACKED with activities…and my favorite part is that several of the activities are re-useable!  The box is completely worth it.  Everything is centered around a theme giving you several lessons that are ready-to-go.

Every activity is packaged separately in a ziploc bag.  Even the small supplies that could make a mess in the box like paint and pom pons were packaged again inside a smaller bag.  Normally I’m overwhelmed when figuring out activities for the kids, but Ivy Kids made it so easy for parents or babysitters.

I would like to mention that my son is just 3 1/2 years old and he will have a ton of fun with these activities, but so would kids a few years older.  My 2 year old will even have some fun with it!

Head on over to check out Ivy Kid’s kit of the month – right now December’s kit is up and it looks like a lot of fun for cold days when the kids are stuck indoors.  The theme is “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and it includes a mitten lacing card, supplies to make a winter collage, and so much more.


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