The Traveling Sisterhood

Saturday, April 30

Gorgeous New Jewelry and Makeup With a Discount and BOGO from 100% Pure

Today, I'm wearing new jewelry, Braxton Elongated Beaded Earrings and Alyssa Round Beaded Pendant Necklace by My Cents of Style, and makeup, both lip gloss and mascara, by 100% Pure.  The jewelry looks like small pieces of crushed glass in a variety of shades of red and I love it.  It's so unique and classy.  Each piece costs only $9.95 and comes not only in reds, but also in blues, greens, and silvers.  Plus, with your first order from their store, you receive a free pair of beautiful earrings!

In these photos, the makeup I'm wearing is 100% Pure's Moonstone Lip Gloss and their Maracuja Mascara in Dark Chocolate. I can't tell you how amazing these products are!  The mascara is all natural and is actually made with chocolate!  You can smell it as you put it on but, once it's dry, the smell is gone.  The mascara definitely fluffs out my lashes and adds quite a bit of length.  I do have 3 coats on, as my eyelashes are normally super short and thin!  The top picture shows the effects best.

The mascara brush is light and fluffy.  The lipgloss glides on nicely and has a good taste which is to say, it doesn't really have a taste at all. It drives me crazy when lipglosses have that lipsticky, waxy taste. This one doesn't have that.  These are two of my new favorite products in my mirror cabinet. I can't wait to try more of their items! 

What is your favorite item in your makeup stash?  Have you tried 100% Pure?
My readers can save 10% on their entire order using the code TSISTERHOOD through end of day, April 30. Plus, they have a special deal currently where if you spend $135, you get a free gift of Organic Coffee Bean Eye Cream ($30 value).  Click the pic below and be sure to use the code at checkout.  Let me know what you decide to get!

Buy body butter set and get one free

Redecorating With Lady at the Well: A Vintage Subscription Box

When I discovered Frankie & Albert, an online subscription box service delivering vintage home d├ęcor, I couldn't wait to receive one of their boxes!  Their studio is filled with thousands of carefully curated objects they have collected from flea markets and antique shops all across the United States.  We recently moved into our dream home where I now have an actual homeschool classroom.  I decided to decorate with a vintage look--complete with hundred year old Chippendale teacher desk and dresser for school supplies and old bookshelves stacked with Victorian suitcases for each child's textbooks and classics.  

My Frankie & Albert box came filled with vintage-wrapped, brown paper packages tied up with strings.

The alcove over the fireplace seemed the perfect spot for my Frankie & Albert finds, themed "Lady at the Well".  My subscription box came with every item you see here with the exception of the flowers plus a glass dish and candle holder I didn't use in the display.  I was impressed!

Frankie & Albert say they choose the best of the best to fill your home with delightful story-filled goods that you will love and I concur!  I am so in love with the items they found for me--they give our vintage classroom the perfect touch and I didn't have to spend hours looking through antique stores to find them.

Ordering a box is easy--You choose the room you want to decorate, include your Pinterest so they can see your tastes, check off the materials you like (wood, ceramic, plastic, etc.) along with your favorite colors and themes, of which they have a wide variety:
  •  Rustic
  • Traditional
  • Southwest
  • Art Deco
  • Eclectic
  • Mid-Century
  • Glam
  • Industrial

The cost is only $49.99 a month which is really a great price for hand-picked, quality vintage items! 

My readers can receive 10% off!  Use the code TRAVELINGSISTERHOOD10 at checkout.  

Here are some sample Frankie & Albert boxes.  Which theme do you like best?

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Frankie & Albert for providing me with these items to review!

Kiwi Crate is Amazing! And the Trial is Even Better!

My beautiful girl with her Kiwi Crate masterpiece, a working wooden clock. Her kit came with everything she needed to make it, from the supplies to every single piece of the clock--paints, brushes, stencils, precut wooden pieces, idea booklet, metal clock hands, and a motor.  $9.95 for a beautiful clock that she is so proud of designing and making all by herself!
In March, we received each of our boxes from the Kiwi Crate 50% off trial.  At $9.95 with free shipping, they were well worth it!  Just like with Love With Food, you can try each of Kiwi Crate's 4 different box themes at the intro discount which is 50% off!  The 4 boxes are Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, Tinker Crate, and Koala Crate and each is perfect for a different age group, though my 8-10 year olds enjoy 3 out of the 4.  Use the code MSA50 when you sign up.

Here we have the Koala Crate (the toddler/preschooler box) with a theme of "Wind".  It came with everything we needed to make a nice wind sock and a wind ship which turned out really awesome!  More pics coming soon!
This is the Kiwi Crate, which was the original crate style when they first started out. I'd consider it a lower elementary crate.  This one had a theme of "Explore" and came with everything to make 2 really cool race cars along with another craft of airbrushing.  We couldn't get the airbrush part to work, so they send us another kit to make up for it which was super nice!
Here we have the Doodle Crate, an upper elementary crate. This one is the clock, which was much loved by my daughter!
And finally, the teen's crate!  This one is a Tinker Crate and included blueprints and all supplies to build a working catapult!  This is the only one we didn't built yet as we already had a ton of stuff to make with the other kits and this one seemed a bit daunting!

 Which Kiwi Crate would your kiddos like best? You can also buy past crates at if you'd rather know just what your getting.  We've done that, too, and will post pics soon!

Make a Pet, Make a Dino, or Make a Mood! It's Your Choice with this New Magnetic Activity Set #Giveaway!

Remember when sticking out a tongue or crossing your eyes would have your mom warn, "Don’t make silly faces, or your face will get stuck like that." Actually, making faces and being able to read them on others is a significant milestone for all children. Well, my kiddos have been having a spectacular time "making a mood" with their new Make A Pet playset. In the photo above, or so my son tells me, the dog is confused because he has a ball of yarn, while the cat is upset because she's stuck with the bone.

Neat-Oh! International actually has three different new magnetic activity sets for tots as young as three years old. I have to admit, my older kids thoroughly enjoy them, too! As you can see, with Make a Pet, you can easily change around the animals expressions.  

My kids tell stories with them, and explain why the animals are happy, excited, nervous, angry, even jealous.  They also play games in which one has to guess what expression the other has chosen for their pets.
Besides Make A Pet, there's also Make A Dino and Make A Mood.  I can really see these as being useful for preschool aged children who are just learning to express themselves, or for autistic children who may have a hard time expressing their feelings.   The owner actually has two children with autism and he developed Magnutto with them in mind.
One of you will win your choice of one of the three kits--Make A Pet, Make A Dino, or Make A Mood. Enter  below by 5/9.
 Special thanks to the wonderful people at KidStuff PR and Magnutto for providing us with this product to review!  All opinions are honest and our own.

Thursday, April 28

Beauty Box 5, The Most Affordable Beauty Box Subscription!

The theme for the April Beauty Box was Take a Hydration Vacation.  The box included a full size Makeup Cleaning Wipe package (I love these! my favorite item in the box), a full size lip liner in red, a liquid blush by Jelly Pong Pong, an eye mask, and a large travel size Soapbox Body Wash which is another brand I love. As low at $8/month for a yearly subscription or $12 for a month to month, it's worth checking it out!  Right after I post this, I'm heading to sign up for the May box and this month, every new subscriber will receive a bonus full-size Marsk Mineral eyeshadow (retail value: $24) in assorted colors in their first box, while supplies last!

Tuesday, April 26

Beauty Box Giveaway! $90 Value #MothersDay


One of you will win this box of beauty goodies, plus some others which are hiding or will be added before mailing. Includes Aloha Beauty Tea ($7 value), leather Nanette watch ($55 value), and GA-DE Crystal Lights Lipgloss ($30 value). Guys, this lip gloss has a light on it!  Open it and the led turns on--it's amazing.  Also includes a mirror for evening application. 

Enter as many times as you'd like by filling out the form and commenting on new blog posts each day.  One entry per comment; one comment allowed per post.  Hint: if you subscribe to my newsletter by e-mail (in the right sidebar) you'll get a daily digest whenever new posts are up. Ends 5/10 at 11:59 EST

 This giveaway is part of the Super Mom Mothers Day hop so enter more using the linkies below! Hosted by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island.

Merrick Classic Dog Food Review with Guest Blogger Lucy #BestDogEver

This post is sponsored by Merrick Pet Care and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping create awareness around the Merrick Classic Refresh, we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Merrick Pet Care is not responsible for the content of this article.

Lucy loves when I allow her to be a guest blogger at The Traveling Sisterhood.  She wagged her tail quite excitedly when I asked her if she'd like to share her favorite new dog food with our readers.  Or maybe she was just excited because Mom was letting her drive to store... ;)
Update: Lucy and I won all-expensive paid trip to BlogPaws 2016 thanks to this photo--this will be our first blogger conference. Woohoo!

It passed the taste test!  Lucy only eats natural food and she loves this one right away.  I really like that the "Small Breed Recipe" really does come in small, tiny, little kibbles.  Unfortunately, I have tried "small breed" food in the past that was too big for my pooch to eat comfortably.  As you may see in the pic, I included a bit of her old dog food to make sure she didn't get a tummy ache as I weaned her off of it.

As soon as the doorbell rang, Lucy just knew the mailman had a delivery for her.  She couldn't wait to dig in!  She was so excited to try her new Merrick Dog Food that she leapt into the box!  As you can see, she was a cute little blur of fur!
Merrick's Classic Small Breed Recipe--perfect for little dogs is made in the USA with deboned chicken and wholesome ancient grains, and she loves the taste. The best food for the best dog ever!

As a fairly new dog owner, I had never heard of Merrick Classic, but it turns out they've long provided dogs natural nutrition from a wholesome  balance of protein, whole grains and fruits and vegetables. It's cooked in the USA (something that's harder to find than I would have imagined!) in Merrick’s own kitchens, with no ingredients  from China and  contain no potatoes, corn, wheat or soy so it's very easy on our pooches' tummies, and it comes in the 5 recipes above.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Merrick. The opinions and text are all mine.

The End of My Mattress Search with the Amazing Tuft & Needle

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

 Ever since I received a free Memory Foam Mattress sample in the mail, I've wanted one.  That tiny, foamy 2x5 inch sample felt incredible.  But, ladies, those cost $3,000 and I just do not have that kind of money laying around... It turns out Tuft & Needle offers an Adaptive Foam mattress for $350!  I've had the same mattress since I got married 15 years ago--I've been waking up with aches and pains and the bed just isn't comfortable like it used to be.  I need a new one!  I need this one!  I need to wake up happy like these people. ;) It's on my to-get list and will be my next big purchase after the movie projector we're going to splurge on for our new living room. 

Tuft & Needle even has a REAL 100 day free trial--if you decide you don't want it, you just let them know and they'll donate it for free to a local charity of your choice. You don't even have to pay the shipping!  But from the sound of it, I'm going to love this mattress--they have 5 star ratings on every review site (Amazon, Yelp, and Google). It's $600 for a Queen size and that's definitely in my price range for an amazing mattress!

Monday, April 25

Surprise Ride Kids Subscription Box Giveaway!

Each Surprise Ride box comes filled with crafts to do, books, toys, and snacks all centered around a theme. Last month, Surprise Ride was featured on Shark Tank and they had an oceanic theme. Check out everything that came in that box below!

Craft #1: Create a Bag

Book #1: Nat Geo Kids Super Reader: Whales

Craft #2: Dig for fossils!

The Fossils and a Book About Them

The Snack!

Book #2: Whales

Toys 1 & 2: Whale Bath Toy and Sea Shell Whistle
My April box was mailed the other day. I can't wait to get it and see what the theme is! In the meantime, enter to win by using the form below by end of day May 9th!

Friday, April 22

Work from Home with Stella & Dot with An Amazing Promotion for April! $750 in Free Accessories

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.


I've had some readers ask me about working from home so when I came across Stella & Dot's April promotion I had to share!  Until April 30, they're giving everyone who signs up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist (which costs $199) $750 in free accessories!  PLUS you get an additional $100 in initial Sample Credit immediately upon signing up. Sign-up options are as follows:
Online and On-The-Go Sign-up: $199 for $450 in Sample Credit
Trunk Show Essentials Sign-up: $499 for $1,100 in Sample Credit
Business Builder Sign-up: $699 for $1,600 in Sample Credit

Last but not least, you'll be able to earn an additional $300 in product credit when you sell $1,000 in the first 30 days! 


In addition to getting special discounts on the jewelry and accessories that you'll love, you'll also have the freedom to style your own financial future when you become a Stylist with Stella & Dot. Other perks include:

• An incredible business to call their own
• The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry, accessories, and fashion trends that they love with others
• Training and support from amazing and successful women
Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts
• Expense paid vacations
• A personal website and online business center
• and so much more!

You can learn more about becoming Stella & Dot Stylist by going here.

Let me know if you sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist--the first person who lets me know, I'll advertise your Stella & Dot page on my sidebar to help you earn commissions!

Love With Food April Unboxing! Impressive... with a 50% discount!

Special thanks to Love With Food for providing us with a trial month to review!All opinions are honest and our own.
My absolutely-stuffed-full April Love With Food box! This is their Deluxe Box which comes with 16-20 snacks. My box here included 16 snacks, so this is the bare minimum.  Even at that, I was impressed!  A very full box!  They also offer a similar Gluten Free Box with 10-12 snacks.

My favorite things in the box!  These are so good, I need to find them in the store. Thankfully, my kiddos don't like lemon flavored things so these were all mine. ;)

Not my favorite, but kind of cool to have some salty along with the sweet.
These are also incredibly delicious!
A drink that's also a protein pack!
Another favorite. These are so delicious!
Sometimes, gluten free options also come in the Deluxe Box. Our March box even had a box of Annie's Mac 'n Cheese which was really cool!

My mom loves this stuff so I gave this one to her!

These are so good! I love trying all the new, authentic foods!
The apples are our favorites!

Not our favorite, but I'm sure others would like them.

My mom also loved these!

Do you know how delicious these are?!  I gave this one, solitary Almond Roca to my hubby! I must love him. ;)

What is especially awesome about Love With Food's first month trials is that you can try both their Deluxe and Gluten free boxes at 40-50% off!  Their Deluxe Box from my review has 16-20 snacks, and their Gluten Free Box has 10-12 snacks. The first month of each costs 9.99, 11.95, and 12.49 shipped. Definitely worth those prices! Try them both and decide what you like better. And if you decide not to keep them, they are super easy to cancel, no questions asked, just a simple click of the mouse.

Let me know if you decide to try them!