Shopping for Clothes 

I signed up for Kidbox last September. If you don’t know, Kidbox is a subscription service for children’s clothing.  They send a box of clothes to your child 5 times a year.  There are no fees, and you only pay for clothes you want to keep.  If you decide to keep everything the cost is only $98 for the entire box.

I signed both of my children up. We just got the boxes last week.  I had contacted the company and while ago to find out why it was taking so long, and they said my son was in a very popular size and they had run out of items and were waiting for a new shipment.  so, it took a little bit.

When you first sign up you enter information about your child such as their size and style.  This helps the stylists pick out the right clothes.  Once you get your box, you have 7 days to decide what to keep.

The boxes came loaded with stuff, and they were all quality brands.  My son got 2 short sleeve shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts, a zip up sweatshirt, and 2 pairs of pants. We ended up exchanging 3 items for different sizes.

My daughter got 3 long sleeve shirts, a dress, 4 sweaters and a pair of jeans. We are exchanging 2 items for different sizes.

Exchanging items is very easy, and shipping is free both ways.  My daughter didn’t care for one of the items in her box, but it was less expensive to keep the item then to return it since they give you a really good deal when you buy the whole box.  I figure we can give it to someone else as a gift.  Kidbox will also donate to a charity if you buy the box. My kids each got to pick a charity. They really enjoyed being a part of the entire process, and I enjoyed the convenience.

I really recommend Kidbox. It is fun, easy and affordable.  The quality of the clothes are good, and you can avoid fitting rooms, lines and dragging your kids around the store.



Mohawk Hat

I recently made this hat for my Etsy shop.  It only took a few hours, and it was a lot of fun.  The hat is pretty simple,  and I found a good pattern for the mohawk and I used the hat pattern with some adjustments.

I used an H hook for all of the hat, and instead of sewing the ear flaps, I casted onto the hat where I wanted the ear flaps (I try to avoid sewing when I can).

Once casted on chain one followed by 13 hdcs.

Chain one and turn followed by 11 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 9 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 7 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 5 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 6 hdcs. Tie off.

For the ties I threaded some long strands of yarn and braided.

I think next time I make one, I will try to add the mohawk without having to sew. I’m not sure how to do that yet,  but I will find a way. 😉


Final Food Box

I should have written this a lot earlier,  but life has been busy.  I  received my final food delivery box last month.  It came from Hello Fresh. With a special coupon offer I paid  $59 for three meals for a family of 4. The regular price is  $105 for this box.

Just like the other boxes, everything was delivered to my house and the box contained everything I needed for each meal.  With Hello Fresh,  each meal was in its own box within the larger box.

I was not too impressed with the freshness of the produce.  One zuchinn was starting to go soft and had a large cut.

Overall we enjoyed the meals and they were easy to prepare.

I especially liked the mac and cheese.  I think Hello Fresh is a decent choice for the price.   I am not continuing any of the meal services, as I have found going to the store to be less expensive.