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    Thursday Thoughts I link up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban mom:

    This Thursday has me thinking;

    • Wow, I’m a member of Chronic Illness Bloggers and I’ve had my first post shared through the network.  I’ve had tweets re-tweeted and it’s pretty cool for a little blogger like me.

    • It’s Thursday and I’m wondering how that happened?

    • I’m so thankful to my family for all the support and especially my husband.  Even with me having my shots on Tuesday afternoon and forgetting it was already time for them.  My hubby hurt his foot and we went to urgent care, x-rays and back home. Thankfully we had crutches in the house from all my falls.  His foot isn’t broken but we’re not quite sure what’s wrong.

    • Is it bad that I’m actually looking for my Gastroenterologist appointment next week? How bad it is when you want someone to figure out why you’re constantly nauseous and have stomach pain and none of your other doctors have an answer other than it’s lupus or fibromyalgia related…

    •  I’m trying to get one of my kidlets to go to the grocery store.  Seriously, they eat the food too, they should help out…

    Are you a Blogger and blog about your illness?  Join us on the Chronic Illness Blogger Network!  Are you a business and think that you’d like to get your products out to people with Chronic Illnesses well there is spot for you too!  Check out  http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/ for more information.

     

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    Bag and Wander – Mix and Mingle

    I purchased this subscription box and this review is my own opinion.  I don’t receive any compensation for any links that you click on!

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    This is my fourth Bag and Wander subscription box and they just keep getting better.  I signed up for a 3 month just to see how I liked it and then I made sure my subscription was going to be automatically renewed and yeah it was.  I’m hoping they have some sales on Black Friday / Cyber Monday.   As you can see it’s a nicely curated box.  The theme was Mix and Mingle and it’s right on!  I paid $80.99 US for the three month subscription and I have it shipped to my mailbox in Michigan.   So my monthly cost is $27.00.   The $4.95 shipping is included in the plans.  If you spend $29.99 in the store you also get free shipping in the US.

     

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    Cutting Board by Jonathan Alden
    It looks like the cutting boards were made just for Bag and Wander as I can’t find anything exactly like it on the Jonathan Alden site. It’s a nice piece for cutting the small stuff like lemons and limes. It’s nice and thick too.  The photos don’t do this Cutting Board justice.   Retail value is $15.00

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    Stonewell KitchenArtichoke and Spinach Dip Mix $4.00

    This happens to be a favourite in our house but we’ve only had it at restaurants so it’ll be nice to have one evening maybe with vodka drinks!

    Everyone will love our Artichoke Spinach Dip Mix … there’s something about the blend of spinach and artichokes that makes this classic appetizer a crowd favorite. Try making it in a small oven-proof dish, top with a little Parmesan cheese and heat it under the broiler. Serve this Artichoke Spinach Dip Mix with slices of a crusty baguette — incredible!

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    Scout BooksThe Vodka Hour

    I knew with the theme of mix and mingle there would be something to do with alcohol and this is a really handy small book to set aside.  Scout Books has a ton of other books that I’d like to get like the Rum one sounds good and the Vodka one is also sold in a Three Pack with Rum and Gin.  I added the other three pack with Whiskey, Tequila and Brandy to my Elfster wishlist!

    With a mix of fresh twists on classics and unique modern concoctions, The Cocktail Hour: Vodka showcases over two dozen drink recipes from some of today’s best bartenders. From easy-to-make Infusions to elegant Martinis like the Guinevere, this pocket-sized volume is great for novices and seasoned mixologists alike!

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    Khristian A. Howell 5-Pack of Cheers Coasters $10

    I think these were made exclusively for Bag and Wander because the site only sells coaster in pack of 10 and they are $16.  I bookmarked the site and several items that I want.  I also noticed that if you sign up for her mailing list you can get a 15% discount.

    Double sided coasters with Cheers on one side and black with gold sparkle on the other. They are nice and thick and well made. I’ve already gone to Etsy and favored her shop and a few items. She makes trays, pillows, phone cases, cards to name a few of the other items in the shop.

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    Cooper & KraftFalling Leaves 4 oz Candle $7.00

    I’m not a big candle person but it has a nice scent to it.  I like that once complete you can reuse the container.  They have 2 oz, 4 oz, melts, wholesale in tons of scents so check them out.  I really love small artisans.

    ★ About Our Products ★
    All of our candles and melts are made using natural soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, phthalate free fragrance oils and no dyes. Our tins are made of seamless aluminum and once the candle has been burned, they can be easily cleaned with soap and warm water and can be recycled or reused.

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    Nesta Home Pineapple Dish Towel $15

    I love this towel!  I’m not a pineapple person or gold person but I love this towel.  It’s thick, I love the sparkle and it will look beautiful in my kitchen! Oh and she has pillows and art and so much more including some cute Rudolf stuff in the shop.

    ++ Symbolic of Hospitality and Luxury, these dish towels are screenprinted with a modern, graphic pineapple ++
    Listing is for one towel. — Metallic Gold or Silver ink on a white flour sack towel.

    All in all, I came up with a total of $56.00 total value of the items in this month’s Bag and Wander Mix and Mingle November box.  Seriously, you have to to try this box.  I love everything I’ve received and everything is so well curated.  Check them out at Bag and Wander

    I hope you enjoyed my review of Bag and Wander.

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    Popsugar Must Have Fall Special Edition on sale NOW

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    The Popsugar Must Have Fall Special Edition box just went on sale.  The last Special Edition box sold out in 36 hours.

    I have to say I’ve loved almost every item in all the PSMH boxes the past few months.  It’s the only subscription that I’ve kept for myself.  August Sold out too!  The September box is on sale as well!  There have been no spoilers for the Fall box but the September box which states there are limited quantities will include:

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    Your Fall Inspiration Starts Here
    Discover new luxuries this season with our
    Special Edition Must Have Fall box.
    Limited quantities available.
    Special Edition boxes are indulgent onetime purchases that feature exclusive items and unique collaborations. Order one for yourself or give the box as a gift now!
    If you check out the past boxes here you’ll see there are some great product for your money.
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