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PlateJoy is a subscription that sends you a complete meal plan and shopping list for $11.50 a month, or $8.25 a month for the 12-month option. They also have optional ingredient delivery for several states. Learn more about how PlateJoy works at my post here.

PlateJoy is a great gift for the friend who wants to cook more, the busy parent who's juggling work and mealtime, the coworker who loves Crossfit, or pretty much anyone else in your life!
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December Degustabox Review and Coupon

Degustabox is a food and snack box that sends full-sized items to keep your pantry stocked! It's one of my favorite subscriptions and their December box had lots of goodies perfect for holiday entertaining.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

Degustabox costs $19.99 per month with free shipping to the U.S. Each box will have full-sized snack and food items. It's a great value since you'll get a bunch of items for much less than if you bought them all individually at the grocery store.

The December box had nine items, one of which was a coupon (more on that later). There was a good assortment of pantry staples and products good for holiday entertaining.

  • Cauli Rice ($2.99 each) - You'll receive one of the two flavors available, Original or Spicy Chicken. I received both as a review partner. Cauli Rice has 75% fewer calories than normal white rice and four grams of carbs per serving. I've been meaning to try riced cauliflower and this easy heat brand looks really good!
  • Mulino Bianco Baiocchi ($2.99) - These cookies are fantastic. They're Italian and have a light sandwich cookie with hazelnut and chocolate cream in the middle.
  • Barilla Ready Pasta Gemelli ($1.99) - This cooks in 60 seconds in the microwave and is made with three simple ingredients: al dente Barilla pasta, sea salt, and a dash of extra virgin olive oil.
  •  Good Thins Root for the Beet ($2.49) - These are beet chips flavored with balsalmic vinegar and sea salt. At first I liked them, but then I realized that I didn't like the flavor of beets. These are made with real beets though, so if you like their flavor you'll enjoy these!
  • Mulino Bianco Sfilati ($3.99) - These breadsticks are inspired by Italian "sfilatino" bread, which is similar to a baguette. They have green and black olives baked in and would be great to put out at a party with some cheese or dip.

  • BRIANNAS New American Creamy Balsamic Dressing ($3.99) - This is a creamy balsamic vinaigrette with honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic, grape juice, and spices. There was also a recipe booklet with other BRIANNAS dressings too. I think I'm going to use this in a pasta salad.
  •  Suckerpunch Gourmet Pickles Spicy Garlic Originals ($5.99) - These pickles have a great spicy kick! They lean more towards bread and butter rather than dill and I prefer the latter, but they're still very good.
  •  Barilla Sun Dried Tomato Pesto ($2.99) - I've never had red pesto before, only the green kind, so I'm excited to try this. It can go on pastas, sandwiches, pizzas, and more. I think I'll use it on a crostini appetizer.
There is also a coupon for a free full-sized item from Ozery Bakery. You can redeem it for the Morning Rounds or Snacking Rounds, which are vegan, non-GMO breakfast buns. The reason there's a coupon and not a product itself is because they're a bakery item and best fresh.
Bottom Line: The December Degustabox has a total approximate retail value of $27.42, not including the Ozery Bakery item. I think the box had a lot of fun new products, especially the spicy pickles and Cauli Rice!

Stocking Stuffer Idea: 7th Heaven Masks!

December is here and I just finished all of my holiday shopping! If you're still looking for ideas, 7th Heaven has a great assortment of face masks that make excellent stocking stuffers.

*Disclaimer: These masks were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

I received just some of the many 7th Heaven masks to try. They have a bunch of different masks for all skin types, and all of them are affordable, too. They're available on Amazon and at stores like WalMart, KMart, Claire's and Kroger and retail for around $2 each.

7th Heaven is a part of the Montagne Jeunesse family, which is a founding member of Cruelty Free International (formerly BUAV). They've been contributing to various wildlife and conservation efforts for over 25 years; learn more about them here!

So not only are these masks affordable and from a company that gives back, they work great! Don't let the price fool you, these masks are great quality.

My favorite is the Chocolate Mud Masque, which is great for combination and oily skin. It smells just like chocolate and has creamed cocoa butter, cocoa beans, moisturizing Shea butter, and crushed minerals to deeply clean skin. My skin felt soft and clean after using this and I kept getting whiffs of chocolate after I washed it off, which was a plus!

The Creamy Coconut mask is for dry and tired skin and has ground cocoa, coconuts, and shea nuts to deeply moisturize and keep skin clean and blemish-free.

The Hot Spring Sauna Masque is for normal and combination skin. It gently warms and exfoliates with pumpkin, volcanic minerals, and ginger. It self-heats to open pores and has clay to help gently draw out impurities. I love the gentle warmth it creates. This mask is also vegan.

The Passion Peel-Off is for all skin types and has passionflower, pomegranate, raspberries, Vitamin E, and antioxidants to help protect skin. Once dry, peel it off your skin to remove dead skin cells. I know there has been concern about peel off masks being too harsh on the skin, but this one was really gentle in my opinion.

7th Heaven also has a men's line, which includes the Spearmint Deep Pore Cleansing Peel Off Masque. It has dead sea salt, purified water, and spearmint oil and leaves a cooling, tingling sensation on the skin as it dries. I loved how invigorating it felt! Also, I want to note that when I first used this it pretty much dried clear, not bright blue like in the photo above, but I also didn't use enough of it so it dried pretty thin and was a little bit difficult to peel off (if that happens, don't worry -- it also easily rinses off with warm water). I'd advise applying this on thicker than you think you need to make it easier to peel off.
Bottom Line: Treat yourself or someone you love to some 7th Heaven masks for the holidays! They're super affordable and effective. It's a great way to indulge in a simple luxury during the hectic holiday season.

Maple Holistics Muscle Pain Massage Oil Review

Weightlifting is my preferred workout, but the sore muscles after are not the most fun. I wanted to try the Maple Holistics Muscle Pain Massage Oil to help soothe the pain.

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

The Muscle Relief Massage Oil is made with six simple ingredients: sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, basil oil, and rosemary oil.

The oil can assist in reducing wrinkles and helps with muscle and joint pain relief, tension release, and stress relief due to the aromatherapy benefits.

I used the massage oil on my legs after leg day and I love the soothing scent. This is a great oil for relaxation on its own due to the lavender oil, which is one of my favorite oils for aromatherapy. As far as relieving muscle pain and tension, the oil itself didn't have much of an effect because it doesn't contain any ingredients like menthol to provide that tingling feeling you get from other topical pain relief products, but the oil does allow you to easily glide your hands over any achy areas for a nice massage. It has a silky smooth texture that feels great on the skin.
Bottom Line: I enjoyed using this oil. The best part to me was the soothing scent. It definitely creates a smooth surface for you to massage with, but it won't provide that tingly feeling you may expect from a muscle relief product. Overall, this functions mostly as a massage oil and not a muscle pain reliever, but if you're looking for a massage oil this is a great option!

November PB&Jealous Review and Coupon

Who doesn't love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? PB&Jealous sends the best nut butters and small batch fruit jams for all ages to enjoy!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

PB&Jealous sends chef-paired flavor combinations of organic nut butters and jams each month for $27 per month, or the following options:
  • 3 Months: $75 every three months ($25 per month)
  • 6 Months: $140 every six months ($23.33 per month)
  • 12 Months: $280 every 12 months ($23.33 per month)
 All options have free shipping to the continental U.S. You'll be billed immediately when you sign up, and then re-billed on the same day of the month, depending on which package you choose (for example, if you sign up December 10th for the monthly plan, you'll be billed again on January 10th).

The best part of this box is that you'll receive high quality nut butters and fruit spreads from brands you probably haven't heard of! Not only are you supporting PB&Jealous as a small business, but you're also supporting the artisanal brands that they feature!

The November nut butter is Cinnamon Honey from Peanut Butter Americano ($10 for 16 oz), based out of Phoenix. It's an all-natural peanut butter with cinnamon spice and Arizona wildflower honey. It's made in the USA and free from gluten, GMOs, and dairy. They also use fair trade nuts.

Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors and this peanut butter is absolutely delicious! It has little nuts in it, which is good because I prefer chunky peanut butters, but it isn't exactly chunky -- the pieces are smaller than in other non-smooth peanut butters I've had. There's a perfect hint of cinnamon flavor; it's not overwhelming at all. Also, since it's natural, there is a little separation when you first open it up, but nothing that a little stir won't fix.

The jam selection is Wild Blueberry Almond from Laura Ann's Jams ($8.99). It has notes of Mediterranean almond with tart, fresh blueberries. Laura Ann was inspired by the sweetness of an exotic Moroccan marketplace when she created this.

I wasn't sure how I would like the blueberry almond combination -- not that it sounded bad, just different -- but it's delicious! It's sweet and has little blueberry chunks in it. To be honest, I picked up more on the blueberry flavor than almond, but it tastes wonderful either way.

There were also two smaller packets of Blueberry Vanilla Jam from The Jam Stand. I couldn't find this exact flavor on their website, but they have a bunch of other great ones! I haven't tried these yet, but blueberry and vanilla sounds absolutely delicious.
Bottom Line: PB&Jealous is a fun and unique new subscription! If retail value is a main factor for you, this box costs a little bit more than the approximate retail value for this month ($18.99 total, not including the smaller packets). I still think it's a great box, though, if you want to have access to artisanal fruit spreads and peanut butters that you won't find at your regular grocery store.

Hasbro Gaming Crate Review and Coupon - Party Crate

I feel like game nights are coming back into popularity, and the Hasbro Gaming Crate sends a quarterly shipment of new, exclusive games for a fun night in!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

The Hasbro Gaming Crate is game night delivered. They have to options: the Family Crate and the Party Crate. The Family Crate sends kid-friendly games and the Party Crate is geared towards adults. This is a review for the Party Crate, but you can read my review of the first Family Crate here.

The Crate costs $49.99 plus shipping (dependent on your location) and is shipped every three months. It ships to the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO/FPO boxes.

The second Party Crate is themed the Binge Gaming Crate and contains three addictive party games. The first game is Coinhole Touchdown, a special edition tabletop coin-bouncing game with three gameplay options. It's great for tailgating or playing at home.

There are two game boards with a coin for each. Gameplay is simple: bounce the coin into the hole to score points. I think a mini version of cornhole is really creative!

The game also folds up into a carrying case with a rope handle on top, making it easy to take with you to the game or a friend's house.

The second game is called Hold That Face and it's got a unique premise: try to get your team to guess what you're reacting to based only on the face you make!

There's a big mirror board for you to practice your face on before showing your team, and then a bunch of cards with different situations for Sad, Mad, Happy, and Scared.

There are a bunch of funny and weird situations for you to react to. I think it would be difficult for me to come up with varied faces for these, but I guess that's the funny part of the game!

Last up is 21st Century Problems, a tongue-in-cheek card game. You can publicly shame your friends (and yourself) with this funny card game where you have to guess the other players' first world problems.

There are plenty of cards with a bunch of different first world problem situations, as well as marker pieces for you to rank the problems.

My friends and I joke about "first world problems" all the time, so this game is definitely relevant!

The Party Crate also contained two bonus items: a deck of Magic: The Gathering cards and Monopoly pieces.

I've never played Magic before but I've always been interested in it. This is a good starter deck, and there's an insert with information on how to start playing as well as links to other resources to learn the game. This is a great bonus item!

The Monopoly pieces are so cute! They're little tokens inspired by the Hold That Face game and are crying with laughter, smiley face, winky face, and kissy face.
Bottom Line: The Hasbro Gaming Crate is a great value and a really fun way to add exclusive games to your collection! Each of these games are only available through the Crate, so you know you'll always have something fun and new to share with your friends.

FlyThreads Review

If you're a guy who likes clothes but hates shopping, Fly Threads is a new subscription service that makes staying fashionable easy! They'll deliver custom-picked clothes right to your door.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Fly Threads simplifies men's fashion by helping you build and expand your wardrobe from the comfort of your own home. When you create an account you'll fill out a style profile where you can tell them your style (Casual, Trendy, Relaxed, Anything Goes), as well as color preferences, size and fit preferences, and what brands you like. It's a very in-depth profile that helps Fly Threads curate the best pieces for you.

Fly Threads costs $60 per month and ships to the U.S. and APO/FPO/DPO boxes. Shipping is free both ways, so if you have to return something it won't cost you. They do not currently ship internationally. Each month you'll receive three to four pieces of high quality clothing that are hand-selected by your personal stylist!

Since this is a men's subscription I had my brother, Corey, help me with this review. His style is casual with muted tones, and Fly Threads sent three perfect pieces!

The BLVCKSCVLE (Black Scale) hoodie is so soft and comfy that I wanted to keep it for myself. I probably would have if it wasn't so big on me! I can't find the exact hoodie on the Black Scale website, but similar ones sell for around $100, so this was quite the deal. There is a triangle pattern on the sleeves and on the back (see photo at the end of the post for that). My brother said it was his new favorite hoodie.

The M. Society Jeans had a price tag of $34 attached (I didn't take a picture, so you'll just have to trust me) and were a dark blue shade. They fit Corey perfectly and he said they were very comfortable.

Last up are the joggers/sweatpants from M. Society, with a retail value of $32. These were super soft and comfortable, with a drawstring waistband and stripe pattern on the waist and bottoms. Corey was also really excited about these because he didn't have any nice joggers.

Here's my brother modeling the BLVCKSCVLE hoodie and M. Society jeans.
Bottom Line: Fly Threads did a great job of picking out clothes for my brother! He loved everything and all of the items fit perfectly. They matched his style really well and sent high-quality clothes with a total approximate retail value of over $160! That's an amazing deal for only $60.

November KitNipBox Review and Coupon

KitNipBox is a fun way to spoil your cat! Each month they send a themed box full of healthy treats, high quality toys, and more!

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KitNipBox has two options, the Happy Cat (five goodies) for $19.99 per month and the Multi-Cat (seven goodies) for $29.99 per month. Shipping is free with both boxes to the U.S., $6.95 to Canada, and $7.95 to Mexico, Europe, and Australia. This is a review for the Multi-Cat box.

You can also choose a "No Treat" box if your cat has dietary restrictions and the treats will be substituted with another toy or non-food item.

November's box was Sweet Shop themed and it had a bunch of really cute toys to match! There were six toys and one bag of treats.

  • LEAP Funky Fun Moustache ($4.00) - This trendy little moustache is the perfect shape for a kicker toy, which my cat loves. Once it's removed from the packaging it kind of just looks like a beige worm, but that's okay because cats don't care what the toy is supposed to look like.
  • Paws 'n Purrs Sour Apple Candy ($4.00) - This toy was an instant hit due to the tube shape (again, can be used as a kicker) and the tassels at the end. My cat loves to chew on toys strings and tassels. It also has premium catnip inside.
  • Safemade Sweet Treat Cupcake ($7.00) - This toy is made with soft plush and naturla fibers with choice catnip inside. The cupcake design is cute and bright!
  •  Handmade Cookie by DreamCat ($6.00) - This isn't actually a cookie but a catnip-stuffed cookie toy. It's stuffed with the finest North American catnip around and comes in a biodegradable crinkle bag. My cat actually doesn't respond to catnip, but she still had fun throwing this around.
  • Delectable Candy Toy Wand ($7.00) - This was a huge hit and much needed, considering Tully's sis-fur, Beanie (a rabbit), chewed through the cord on her previous wand toy. We had a lot of fun chasing this one around.
  • SmartyKat Loco Laser ($7.00) - This little laser also arrived at the perfect time, since Tully's old laser just ran out of batteries! The mouse design is so cute.
  •  Emerald Pet Turducky Dental Treats ($5.00) - These treats are made in the USA and have no grain, gluten, soy, or dairy. They're made with all-natural ingredients and the fish shapes encourage chewing for maximum dental health. Unfortunately, Tully is pretty picky when it comes to treats and she didn't care for these. I'll pass them along to my parents' cat.

Here's Tully playing with the Sour Apple toy.
Bottom Line: The November "Sweet Shop" KitNipBox had a retail value of $40 and was full of fun toys that Tully really loved! Even though the treats weren't a hit, it's not KitNipBox's fault because she's pretty picky. Overall this box was a great value with lots of fun and unique toys!
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