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Welcome Mini Pet Treater Box

Pet Treater

Sometimes you want to do something nice for your pet without spending tons of cash. Pet Treater recently came out with a mini box that costs $12.99 per month and includes 3 – 4 items. Your first month, they send a “Welcome Box” that provides some of the customer’s favorite items below.

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Retail Value: $5.99

 

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $11.79

I’ve never heard of this before and it is kind of funny, but I could definitely see this being useful!

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $4.47

 

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: This is a personal item, so hard to value

Love this drawstring bag!

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Value: At least $22.25

I really like this box! Compared to the regular size, I believe this box is perfect! We really only need one new toy a month, we get our treats, and looks like even a small gift for the human owner. I think this is the route we will be going from now on!

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May 2018 FairyLoot Box

FairyLoot

MAY 2018
SAVE THE KINGDOM

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Exclusive Fear Book Sleeve
Reverie & Ink

 

 

 

 

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Exclusive Wyrd Mark Page Flags
Fictionea Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exclusive Weapon Coaster
Evie Bookish

 

 

 

 

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Save the Kingdom Tea
The Tea Leaf Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Norgard Vegan Bath Bomb
Little Hearts Gifts

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Exclusive Remnant Vegan Lip Scrub
Geeky Clean

Morrighan, Venda, or Dalbreck – Which did you get?

 

 

 

Onyx & Ivory
Mindee Arnett
Black Sprayed Pages w/ Signed Plate, Author Letter, & Sticker (Hydrist)

 

 

Bonus items:

  • Legendary tarot card
  • Smoke in the Sun bookmark

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This was my very first FairyLoot box and I loved it! I’m so excited to read Onyx & Ivory and to try all of these products! Did anyone get a different sticker and lip scrub than me? For those of you who received a box for May 2018, did you love it?!

Where my buddy at?! #MyBuddy006175

 

If you would like to get in on this great experience, use code IDOBELIEVEINFAIRIES for 5% off a 3 or 6 month subscription.

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May 2018 Pet Treater Box

Pet Treater

I think we all like to spoil out pets. So, I figured I would try Pet Treater without going way overboard in budget. Some of the other boxes looked really cool, but were very expensive. Pet Treater costs $24.99 per month and includes a variety of items. Your first month, they send the above “Welcome Box” that provides some of the customer’s favorite items, as well as, a pet bed.

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Retail Value: $1.35

Have food, Sarge will come and this was a fun treat to give him!

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $13.99

Sarge loved this! I just wish the pieces were a little bigger for him since he is such a big boy!

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $6.00 – $10.00

This was ripped extremely fast and it was supposed to be a “tuff” toy, so I was a little disappointed with that. He still carries it around with little stuffing left, though!

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $8.99

Sarge loved this! Just add water and freeze and it’s a great treat for a hot day!

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $8.27

This reminds me of the Kong, just with a little bit of texture.

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $9.23

I don’t give Sarge baths that often because of his coat, but this will be really convenient when I do, since it is a spray!

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $9.99

I found this to be extremely beneficial for us! It’s easy to apply and my parents have acreage, so it will be really nice for him to not have that greasy stripe on his back.

 

 

 

Total Retail Value: $57.82 – $61.82

The overall value of this box was slightly lower than the welcome box, and I’m sure it depends on the month. However, Sarge loved this box! He knew what it was as soon as I brought it in the door and went to town. 

 

 

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Pet Treater Welcome Box

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I think we all like to spoil out pets. So, I figured I would try Pet Treater without going way overboard in budget. Some of the other boxes looked really cool, but were very expensive. Pet Treater costs $24.99 per month and includes a variety of items. Your first month, they send the above “Welcome Box” that provides some of the customer’s favorite items, as well as, a pet bed.

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Retail Value: $8 – $13 based on other Animal Planet plush dog toys

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $9.99

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $4.99

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $17.95

 

 

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Retail Value: $9.99

 

 

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Retail Value: $11.99

 

 

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Retail Value: $8.50

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Value: $71.41 – $76.41

This is a program that I will be doing monthly. Sarge knows exactly what this is when I bring it in the door. And surprisingly enough, he loves all of the treats and toys (an obviously the bed!). The only thing I think there is improvement for is the dog-related items that are not for the enjoyment of the dog, like the odor or the book. I’ll be honest, I’m not going to use those items. I wanted this box specifically for Sarge to get treats and toys. But overall, the value of the box is worth it.

Book Reviews

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was GoneTitle: Then She Was Gone
Author: Lisa Jewell
Rating: ★★★★

Ellie Mack was everyone’s favorite in the family. At fifteen, she had the perfect life: a hot boyfriend, excellent marks in school, and the happiness most dream of. That is…until one day when she goes to the library and never comes back.

That was how she’d once viewed her perfect life: as a series of bad smells and unfulfilled duties, petty worries and late bills.

Ten years later, Laurel Mack, Ellie’s mom is living the exact opposite life. Now divorced, she still clings on the thought of that Ellie may still be alive. One day, her luck does a complete one-eighty. Spending some time alone at a local cafe, a charming fella encourages Laurel to share a piece of cake and the rest is history! 

When I read a book it feels like the real life and when I put the book down it’s like I can go back into the dream.

Soon enough, Laurel becomes a part of his family and is introduced to his youngest daughter…oh and by the way, she happens to look just like Ellie! With Poppy sharing the same spirit, Laurel starts question her new perfect life.

Can any man be so perfect? What is he hiding? What really happened to Ellie? Is there any relation between Poppy and Ellie, and what does Floyd have to do with it? Who else is hiding something?

 

APRIL 2018 BOTM

Book Reviews

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser

Not That I Could TellTitle: Not That I Could Tell
Author: Jessica Strawser
Rating: ★★★

We’re trying to account for her whereabouts, Mrs. Tiffin. She didn’t show at work today, and Abby and Aaron never arrived at school.

Yellow Springs seems like a relaxing, family-oriented place. One Saturday night, six women from the neighborhood spend an evening enjoying wine around a bonfire. The next morning, one mom disappears with her two children. However, it seems like all women had too much to drink and don’t remember most of the night.

Ever wonder what your friends really think of you?

Clara, a close friend of Kristen, is concerned of her friend’s whereabouts. Kristen Kirkland lives the type of life most people imagine. She is married to a doctor, involved in her children’s school, and seems to have her life all in order. However, the more that is revealed about Kristen, the more everyone starts to question if they really knew her at all.

Neighbors are lying, people are sneaking around, and drama is roiling all amidst the disappearance of a mother and her two children.

Where is Kristen? Where are the children? Did they leave? Did something bad happen to them? Does it involve Kristen’s soon-to-be ex-husband? You’ll have to read to find out.

One positive thing about this novel is that it was an easy read. The characters were all relatable, which you don’t necessarily always find where there are so many involved. Probably what lowered my expectation is that I found it predictable. All of the clues were there, so the ending didn’t surprise me like I would’ve liked. Everyone else seems to like it, but it just didn’t do it for me, unfortunately (maybe I read too many mystery novels).

The expected publication date of this novel is March 27, 2018.

MARCH 2018 BOTM

Book Reviews

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Broken GirlsTitle: The Broken Girls
Author: Simone St. James
Rating: ★★★★

What I liked about this novel is that it transitions between 1950 and 2014. The audience is taken through multiple perspectives throughout the story, all leading to a stirring finale.

Mary Hand Mary Hand, Dead and buried underland. She’ll say she wants to be your friend. Do not let her in again.

We are in Barrons, Vermont in 1950. Idlewild is a school for “troubled” or “broken” girls. Some believe it is haunted. Katie, Ce-Ce, Roberta, and Sonia share a bond over their painful experiences and come to a greater understanding of Mary Hand’s existence in their lives. In these chapters of the novel, we find out exactly why these four young ladies are “broken”and sent to this sorrowful place. 

What exactly are they hiding years later? Who was discovered buried in the well during the restoration of Idlewild? What is the secret surrounding all of these events?

It is now 2014 and Fiona Sheridan, a journalist, is still suffering from the devastating death of her sister, Deb, who died on the grounds of Idlewild twenty years prior. Not convinced that all was uncovered during trial, she sets her eyes on discovering the truth when rumor spreads that Idlewild is to be restored. Will discovering the truth put Fiona in danger? Did Deb’s boyfriend really murder her?

In a shocking ending (at least, I was shocked haha), Fiona uncovers the truth behind the murders from long ago and discovers the meaning behind Mary Hand’s haunting. Everyone is not as they seem and history seems to be repeating itself. 

Will Sonia and Deb receive justice? What will happen with Mary Hand? Can Fiona crack the mystery and put the town at ease?  

FEBRUARY 2018 BOTM