Mid-October Happenings

October 16, 2012 @ 8:51 am | Filed under: Assorted and Sundry, Books, Games, Picture Book Spotlight

Sprig Box contents, before we devoured them. Rose totally wants a subscription to this.

The Earworms app continues to be a great vehicle for Rose and Beanie’s German studies. They can now order a beer in any German restaurant with complete confidence.

We spent much of yesterday morning cataloguing the contents of a number of monthly subscription boxes for a big GeekMom series I’m doing—services like Knoshbox, Wonder Box, BabbaBox, La Bella Box, and a bunch more. BEST JOB EVER. Rilla spent all afternoon busy with art projects from the various kids’ boxes. I developed an immediate and passionate addiction to the Just Good snack mix in the photo, thanks to Sprig Box. ::shakes fist at Sprig Box:: ::kisses Sprig Box::

Of course the best part of the day, the best part of any day in which it occurs, was the reading of Miss Suzy, which I really think my be my favorite October book. Not that it’s only an October book, but that seems to be when I think of pulling it out. (The best part of my Miss Suzy post is when the author’s granddaughter leaves a comment!)

The girls finished Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (the Wii game) yesterday—a feat years in the making. “I still remember the day the package arrived,” said Rose. “Cold and rainy and miserable. And then suddenly we were in that lovely village, throwing chickens.” (Cue gales of laughter from Bean.)

I added yet more entries to the Giant List of Book Recommendations yesterday. Still a chunk of archives to go. Boy do I talk about books a lot.


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  1. Oh, no! Sprigbox!!! Don’t tell me you can get subscriptions!! It’s bad enough Adrienne got me into Lost Crates. I love getting things in the mail.

    And the throwing chickens this is just a crazy icing on this post.

  2. Well, good news/bad news: Lost Crates tells me they’re going to be discontinuing the subscription crates. πŸ™ So maybe you can just shift right on over to Sprigbox…I was impressed with how much came in the box, and how tasty it all was.

  3. Something a little off the beaten path is standardcocoa.com. It’s a subscription service for craft chocolate. You learn a lot about the chocolate maker and get to try amazing product. Total win πŸ™‚ I just signed up a few friends for the holidays.