Bumble Box (Canadian) – 6 to 9 Months

I have received the Bumble Box for 6-9 months. The last box was a little off with the pricing so lets see how this one does.

I paid $229.50CAD for three boxes (prepaid). Each box costs $84.99CAD.

We have a wet/dry bag. It is not very big; it can fit one or two suckies or a teether. The print is cute and I like to bright yellows on it.

I stand corrected these are actually snack bags. Which I find much more useful for their size. This is by MD Handmade (you can find them on Facebook). The Etsy store is set to a way and I could not find a set price. I found a a couple different ones. We will say $5.00CAD.

Lemon yellow slippers by Romirus in size 3. As you can see in the second picture there is an insole missing. I can fix this myself but not what I was expecting to see.

Now it just might be me but I cannot seem to find their website. I do however see this brand is for sale everywhere. Including on Chinese websites that we regularly shop from. This makes me even more disappointed in a missing insole. I cannot say if this is a Canadian company or even choose a price for them. My hype was moms helping moms when it came to this box. This product does not really seem to fit that.

Please correct me if I am wrong though.

Ice cream teether by Love & Chew Kids Boutique. Now I could not find this exact one in her store I they are all priced at $25.89CAD. I also say a very cute teether with a rainbow cloud on it. I think I may be purchasing it.

Now I had these in the last box. These wash clothes are by Mellow Mama Organics. These clothes come in packages of 8 for $10.00CAD making each cloth $1.25CAD. We have a total of $3.75CAD.

I will be using these in a gift basket at the beginning of next year.

Lavender baby powder by Brindlewood Soaps. This is talc free and made with arrowroot powder. It smells pretty good too. It retails for $14.99CAD on their website.

I am not sure if this will be something that we use. Missy has not had to much of a problem when it comes to diaper rashes. I am also not sure about its shelf life either. Besides I have a tried and true system when it does happen on occasion.

A slouchy beanie by Love Squared Kids. I really like this colour. I know it is just a basic brown but still. They retail for $15.00CAD on their website.

‘Strong and Free’ onesie byuth JR Athentics. This is made from organic cotton and regular retail is $28.00CAD on their website.

The onesie and slouchy beanie will look adorable together!

So, the same as last time I want to see what we have for value vs what was paid. This time around we have a total of $92.63CAD not including the shoes since I was not sure what price to use. The value is here this time and I am really happy to see that. Everyone has off times and I hope to see value in the next box.

2018 Goal Update – 2nd Quarter

Check out my first update here to compare how things are going along.

First and foremost I want to get Missy into swimming lessons. I am not a strong swimmer and this is something she should know how to do. It is a safety thing.

  • She is not old enough for lessons here so I will have to take Missy to the next town over. Before I can do that I need to buy a bathing suit. Something I have not done in over a decade.

I want to get our front and backyard all pretty and cleaned up.

  • I had to give up on the front yard. Something came up and that was the trade off. However most of the backyard will be done. I have the garden redone and the privacy slats ordered. I did however miss trimming the dead stuff from the raspberry bushes.

Setting up the garden and green house.

  • I answered this above. You can see a much more detailed answer here. I am also doing a series on the process of container gardening.

Keeping Missy’s Christmas/Easter Cactus alive. It is her first plant and her Grandma bought it for her.

  • Still successful in this. It really needs a bigger pot though!

As always trying to keep up with the blog.

  • I really wish this was a routine already.

Have my debt paid off (even with taking mat leave I am sure I can do this).

  • Paid off and a future post coming on this.

Seriously getting my life organized. I mean it is now more important than ever to get things to become habit. And good habits that Missy can grow up seeing.

  • This is coming along slowly.

I want to get at least two rooms renovated. Probably the office and Missy’s room. There is nothing big that needs to be done. Pretty much just painting and adding working pieces to the rooms. I am only saying two since I want to focus on outside.

  • This is not started yet but Missy’s room will be started shortly. She needs to be moved into her own room. Both of us wake each other up.

I also need to make sure I focus on me some this year too. My health really depends on this.

  • I have not seen the therapist since I got the all clear. I have had my hair done a second time since my best friends wedding has happened. I am thinking about getting the master bedroom done. It would just make my self care so much smoother. I need to have proper organization set up.

I am still making an honest effort at everything and that is what matters. Time is flying though and I really hope to have a start to everything by the end of September. Fingers crossed!

2018 Goal Update – 1st Quarter

I am running a few weeks behind on this one. I did not forget though and that is what is important. I will go through the list one by one and see where things are at.

First and foremost I want to get Missy into swimming lessons. I am not a strong swimmer and this is something she should know how to do. It is a safety thing.

  • Well it still seems to be winter here so no swim lessons yet. Also I am waiting to see if we will have qualified instructors this year before signing her up in the next town over.

I want to get our front and backyard all pretty and cleaned up.

  • See the first part of the above answer ha-ha. Everything is still covered in snow.

Setting up the garden and green house.

  • Still winter.

Keeping Missy’s Christmas/Easter Cactus alive. It is her first plant and her Grandma bought it for her.

  • So far I am succeeding.

As always trying to keep up with the blog.

  • I am going back and forth on this but I could be doing worse.

Have my debt paid off (even with taking mat leave I am sure I can do this).

  • I am going to say my debt is officially paid off. Now there is a small balance but that is from something very recent. At some point this year I will make a post about how exactly I did paid it all off. Also what has and has not worked for myself. I do not think it is anything magically but it took some work to find out exactly what worked for me.

Seriously getting my life organized. I mean it is now more important than ever to get things to become habit. And good habits that Missy can grow up seeing.

  • I have no comment on that right now.

I want to get at least two rooms renovated. Probably the office and Missy’s room. There is nothing big that needs to be done. Pretty much just painting and adding working pieces to the rooms. I am only saying two since I want to focus on outside.

  • It is tax time, I have not even begin to look at doing this.

I also need to make sure I focus on me some this year too. My health really depends on this.

  • I have started this. I seem a therapist a couple times. More so I could make sure my mental health was good and I received the all clear. I did get my hair done but right now that is about it.

As you can see somethings I have not been able to start at all yet. I have been making attempts at other things. As long as I keep attempting eventually it will become habit. I also can try other ways if something really is not suiting me. It is nice having my debt paid off and lets me focus on other things.

I really cannot wait to see what I get done by the end of June!

Bumble Box (Canadian) – 3 to 6 Months

Here is another quarterly subscription. This one follows along with your child though. I had thought about getting it when Missy was a newborn but I did not and I kind of wish I did. I paid $229.50CAD for three boxes (prepaid). Each box costs $84.99. Not going to lie the price is a little high but lets see what I got in the first box.

The first item we have is what I am hoping is a very absorbent bandanna bib. Very ‘gender-neutral’ but the print is cute. The backing is very soft and I think Missy is going to love this once I get it washed. The brand is ‘eggie’ and they are $10.00CAD on their website.

This is freakin’ adorable! It is by Granny and Mummy Baby Boutique and they sell for $5.50CAD. The band is soft and stretches quite a bit. We have not tried this on yet because she is a wild child and would end up around her face.

Mellow Mama Organics has their store on Etsy. I have a wash cloth and towel here. They are very much soft and as much as I want to use them I think I am going to donate them. I have plenty of towels and clothes, I would like to see someone who can not afford items such as these get to use them.

So the clothes come in packs of 8 for $10.00CAD which makes one cloth $1.25CAD. The towel sells for $18.00CAD. I may have purchased the wash clothes for myself but there is no way I would have paid that for a towel. I am going to keep this shop in mind though for shower gifts.

So we did rig this so that I would be able to use it one evening. It is a suckie clip by Granny and Mummy Baby Boutique. They sell for $7.00CAD online. None of Missy’s suckies have rings on them so right now it just is not working for us. Although it is very cute.

Last but not least. These made the entire box worth it. Are these not the cutest pants ever? I wish I had these in adult leggings! Here is another Etsy shop called After the Stork Baby Boutique. These sell for $24.00CAD.

I only checked out her shop quickly but she has other very cute prints but there are some gorgeous bibs on there.

The total of this box comes to $65.75…. I cannot say I am that impressed with how that worked out. There are two more boxes to come and I really hope they make up for this. I could have purchased the full pack of wash cloths from Mello Mama Organics and it still would have been cheaper. I will say I did not check out what the shipping would have been but still.

I will update the products as we try them out or what I have done with them. I have to wash a couple things before we use it anyways.

Cleaning and Orgainizing – Master Closet Part 1

Now this area is not dirty but I need to go through and organize it.

It is well over stuffed. All of the maternity clothes are still in there and clothing I bought when I thought I was going to nurse. I have also started to pull out pre-pregnancy clothing. Finding that some of them I really just do not enjoy.

Normally every spring and fall I turn all my hangers around after switching my clothes out. I will be able to do this in the spring but since I was pregnant for the fall and half of winter I was not able to give that system a work out. I have to do my best guesses at this moment.