The Traveling Sisterhood: Wonderland, Popsicles, and Doing Fun Stuff! #Giveaway #CannonballCollective

Friday, October 9

Wonderland, Popsicles, and Doing Fun Stuff! #Giveaway #CannonballCollective


Cannonball Collective is a quarterly subscription box that is meant to inspire you to "Do fun stuff!" Each Cannonball Collective mailing is called a 'Zine "full of inspiration".  Well, it doesn't get much funner than popsicles, right?! My kiddos definitely think that's the case and they were super excited to make some.
This one included a Grade A ice pop maker (truly grade A--this is the nicest popsicle maker I've ever seen), three flavors of organic, small-batch syrups from Royal Rose Syrups, and other accoutrements so you can do things yourself which really impressed me. The presentation was fun--truly "Wonderland" in its look. 


These Royal Rose flavors smelled amazing (especially the Vanilla Orange) and I thought, "Wow! This is really going to be fun."  But fun became homework as I searched on-line to find out how much of these syrups to add, recipes for popsicles including said syrup, found some at RoyalRoseSyrups.com and every single recipe is for a mixed drink for one person, all the measurements are in ounces (do any of my lovely followers know how many tablespoons 1/2 an oz. is?! maybe this is a thing mixed-drinkers know or maybe it's a NY thing?)  Not finding what you need for your inspiration no is fun...
...and suddenly, I was no longer Alice in Wonderland but Donald in Mathmagicland: a place for numbers and conversion and research and multiplication.  As I was in neither a researcher nor a mathematician mood, I decided to leave that place by dropping the idea of using these amazing-smelling syrups.  I also dropped a message to Royal Rose and told them it would be wonderful if they'd add some family-friendly, or I-don't-like-alcohol-but-your-syrups-are-amazing recipes to their website and "P.S. Adding tbs/tsp measurements in parenthesis would be lovely." 


We ended up saving our syrups for when I'm motivated to do research (um... I don't think they have an expiration date).  We used the traditional apple juice and made popsicles everyone raved over and enjoyed--definitely fun when all was said and done!  A great motivation to "Eat all your dinner, kids, or else no popsicle for you!" Next time, we're going to make pudding pops.  Yum!  I am inspired for these in numerous ways and there are a ton of recipes available all over the metaverse. This kit was meant to bring you back to your childhood, and I have such fond childhood memories of pudding pops.  One of my earliest memories is of sitting on the kitchen floor licking a pudding pop (I must have been about 3 or 4), then letting my dog, Misty, have a lick--me a lick, her a lick and so on with no worries of doggie germs. Oh, to go back to when life was so innocent and sweet!

I was surprised the 'Zine didn't include a variety of family-friendly recipes (or at least one?).  That would have been especially wonderful! I can't remember if it included any recipes since I was led on a Google-fu expedition of ones I could use.  The 'Zine was mostly filled with colorful pictures of places you'd love to visit and things you'd love to do.
Cannonball Collective is definitely an experience box. A gift subscription for the person you know who has everything and is always looking for something fun and new would be ideal.  Their first box (Torn and Frayed) was very different from this one so I'm interested to see what they come up with next!


GIVEAWAY

One reader will win the next Cannonball Collective box!  Enter below by October 19th at 11 pm anyone's time.  Check out our other giveaways, too--we have a lot of goodies this week!   


Have you tried any subscription boxes? What was your favorite theme or what theme would you like to see?

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 Check out our other giveaways, too--we have a ton of goodies this week! 
  
Special thanks to the wonderful people at Cannonball Collective for this review and giveaway opportunity.  All opinions are honest and my own.

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    1. Emily2:11 PM

      Dying for this. Eloagent @ gmail.com

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    2. This is so neat I would love to try this box

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    1. Emily l10:33 PM

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  3. This looks like so much fun. My daughter would love to try this.
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  4. I shared on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/6966574401487735/
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  5. I've only tried Loot Crate and Nerd Block and my favorite theme was Loot Crates December ANNIVERSARY theme.
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  6. Shared via Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, and my blog.
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  7. My daughter loves the kiwi crate craft boxes

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  8. I think my sister has an entire pinterest board full of recipes. I'd love to try some :)

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    1. Tessmercerfan@gmail.com i would love this

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  9. I don't usually do subscription boxes. Conscious Box was just O.K. Thank you!

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  10. Looks cool....excitef

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  11. Haven't tried any subscription boxes.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  12. I have tried Graze and Target beauty boxes. I would like to see more crafty boxes! Thanks

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  13. this looks so cool. I havent tried any subscriptions boxes, yet

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  14. The popsicles look delicious! I've tried a few other subscription boxes, but no DIY ones.

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  15. This would make a great Christmas gift!

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  16. I would love to see their Christmas box!

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  17. Tamalyn L.2:00 PM

    Looks great - sorry you had so much trouble with them! I love subscription boxes - this one looks super fun!

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  18. Love popsicles and I can think of so many possibilities with this kit!!

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  19. Sally2:54 PM

    this is awesome

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  20. I love subscription boxes and this looks like so much fun

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  21. love the size of the popsicle maker

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  22. This isn't like any subscription box I've seen - it looks like fun!

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  23. I tried a gluten-free subscription box for a while and I really liked it.

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  24. This looks really neat, and fun! I haven't tried any other subscription boxes though I've been eyeing Nature Box for a while.

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  25. Barb Miller6:33 PM

    This looks neat! :)

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  29. Love the giveaway!

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  30. Filled with goodies!

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  31. I haven't tried a subscription box yet, I wold love to try this one.

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  32. I have never tried a subscription box, but I think it would be fun to try them and there are so many to choose from these days.

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  33. I have tried a couple subscription boxes: Concious Box and Love With Food. Both were cool but I liked Concious Box the best.

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  34. I would LOVE to try this subscription service!

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  35. I have not tried a subscription service, but this looks like a fun one.

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  36. So many fun projects, this one looks interesting!

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  37. I feel inspired just looking at your post!! I want to WIN!!!

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  38. I love the idea of this! Very cool giveaway.

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  39. grade A popa i need them !!!

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  40. This subscription box looks really fun to do with the kids. I would love to win.

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  41. I subscribed to your emails.

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  42. I followed Cannonball on facebook.

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  46. I shared on twitter today https://twitter.com/JulieIsaiahL/status/656228785793073152

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  50. I've tried a lot of different subscription boxes (mostly food ones), and my favorite is Love with Food.

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  51. I never have, but have always wanted to try one!!

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  52. I've tried several different subscription boxes. This one looks wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win! !

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  53. This looks great!

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  54. I shared on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183680458198/ and left a comment on your Gingerbread Men post.

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  55. I've never done subscription boxes, but this looks super intriguing! i love things that i can do with my kids!

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  56. I signed up for your emails under respect4thequeen(at)hotmail.com even though i'm using msmunsterlady(at)gmail.com to enter. thanks!

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  58. Congrats to Meghan, the winner of this giveaway!

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