There are few series' that my husband and I can completely agree on. In fact, we argue more than not because he wants to spend his evenings with the likes of Narcos and Halt and Catch Fire and I'd rather get my true crime on with Real Detective and Forensic Files. It occurs to me now that we are both pretty dark. Ah well, I guess that's what makes us work.
Anyway, we finally agreed on Santa Clarita Diet and devoured the first season in a day. The second is coming later this year and I'll be ready and waiting. If anyone can make hardcore cannibalism funny, it's eighties sweetheart and one time Charlie's Angel, Drew Barrymore. Just trust me on this.
While I am most excited to see Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant reprise their roles in this black comedy, I'm also excited for Netflix's new original series "Altered Carbon". It promises to entertain like Black Mirror and that is high praise indeed.
I suppose I can't forget about the little ones. As a family, it's not hard to agree on family friendly content because Netflix is bursting at the seams with great shows for all of us to enjoy. Trolls is always a hit and we are anxiously awaiting the second season of Lemony Snicket. 2018 is looking to be one Netflix filled year, as usual.
Postmark'd Studio has the chicest stationary box out there. There's just something about high-end stationary that really makes me happy. I can't wait to decide who to send these gorgeous cards to. And since those little rockstar stamps were included, it will be an extra special treat for someone to get in the mail.
Even though I love to collect beautiful stationary, I also love to use it. It will do no good stacked in a box in my art room. I'd much rather make some of you smile.
Am I the only one obsessed with stationary? Surely, I can't be alone on this? What say you?
When I got home on the coldest of snowy winter days and there was a package at my door from The Sock Panda I knew I was in for a treat. Not only did they decide to send some of their funky little socks to me for review, but they also took the time to read our blog and sent some for Grace and Kate, too.
I love this company for that personal touch and I also love that for every purchase made you can feel good because The Sock Panda is sending socks to someone in need.
Cutesie Box is just the sweetest subscription box out there. Created by a big sister with a little sister in mind, this box speaks to us. I am not sure where the creator sources all this adorable swag and for the life of me I don't know how she offers it at a reasonable price, but my girls went totally bananas for it.
Really, what's more fun than getting a package full of goodies in the mail? I'm afraid I may have passed on my subscription addiction to my children but as long as there are quality boxes out there, I really don't mind.
Great work, Cutesie Box!
Little Red Canoe might just be the perfect gift for the little ones you love. This proudly Canadian company sends monthly packages containing age level appropriate books to your little ones. You pick the plan that suits you and they do the rest. It's really a very thoughtful and well done subscription box. The packaging is high-end, and the books are top-shelf which makes me proud of their Canadian status.
Who wouldn't want to open up some sweet new storybooks to read each month? They throw in some extras, too. As you can see from the photo, our package was bursting with goodies for the girls.
Snoozebox is the subscription box you've been waiting for. It's no secret that parents are lacking in sleep, but throw in the fact that many of us a raising children with special needs and the sleep-deprivation numbers rise exponentially.
Snoozebox is your go-to for healthy and natural remedies to help you fall asleep. This is the subscription box you can feel good about.
Now, I'd love to continue writing about this fab subscription box, but the essential oils are waiting, the tea is steeping and those bath crystals are calling my name.
Society Socks isn't just any sock subscription. This is fashion forward sock subscription with a cause. With every pair purchased a pair is given to someone in need. Now, that is a sock subscription that you can feel good about. It doesn't hurt that the colors and patterns are on trend and super cute, too.
I am legitimately obsessed with this subscription. This is not an Ad. This is something I pay for, and adore. This art subscription is well-worth the money. I love you SketchBox. The materials are high-end and the inspiration is priceless. What are you waiting for?
I’m certainly no expert in this area. In fact, other than maxing credit cards I have no actual expertise. However, I will tell you how we do it, and just maybe we’ll have something in common.
Traveling with your family is supposed to be an enjoyable time. Ha, you say. Try travelling with my crew, you say. I hear you. I really do. We once experienced our fifteen minutes of fame when traveling became too much for our littlest one. However, since then, I have discovered that through all of our best intentions to be good parents, and ensure our children see the world, and enjoy the sights when making a trek, well, to anywhere, there is really no substitute for screen time.
So, basically, we survive with lots and lots of screen time. Screen time that would make your parenting-experts weep. Screen time that would make your righteous mom-friends cringe.
I was once like you. I purchased goodie-bags and traveling car games in the vain hope that my children would engage with me in good old-fashioned travel fun. We would enjoy the sights and learn along the way. And then I traveled with my children and realized very quickly that it wouldn’t just be autism that would reject my best intention-ed travel plans, but my so-called ‘typical-child’ would laugh in the face of my ‘license-plate bingo’.
Our current obsession is downloading our favorite Netflix shows. The kids will indulge in a little Project MC2 or Dinotrux. Alex prefers The Punisher and when I’m not online shopping for my current obsession, drapes and curtains, I’ll indulge in Supernatural, of course.
So, there it is. My one and only trick to make travel a little easier. It might not be ground-breaking advice but I can promise it works.
Of course they can. If you're like me you love Netflix and watching with family is the best part....except for the incessant and sometimes impossible questions from two very curious kiddos. For example:
While watching Jurrasic School:
What colour is a meteor?
Did dinosaurs make nests?
Did dinosaurs eat tacos?
While watching The Magic School Bus:
How does that bus fly?
Does Ms. Frizzle have any kids?
What does orange smell like?
While watching Maleficent:
Do you think Angelina Jolie's portrayal of Maleficent conforms to earlier archetypal interpretations or does she offer the audience something more?
(I'm kidding, of course. Just checking to see if anyone really reads these posts. ;) I knew you guys were loyal.)
Now, it's not that I don't value that fact that my girls are curious by nature, and love learning. It's just that I totally resent their interupting the little time we have to cuddle up with some Netflix. I think I'll be investing in Google Home soon just to have someone else in the room to answer their never-ending questions.
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