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November brings colder weather to the continental US, and thus the desire to be swathed in warmth.
Mmm, pumpkin pie and holiday parties!
Let’s see what November has with comments by Onderria [O] and Pnut [P].
[P]: First thing is the nom.
Always the nom first!
Ummmm… I thought I would love this but I don’t. Maybe a little too salty? I was sad. Had to share. Only Squeakette would accept and nom it.
1 out of 5 Pnut people approve of this nom.
[O]: My mom used to make chocolate dipped pretzels with caramel, white chocolate, nuts, etc. and I always liked those. But I don’t like mint and chocolate together, so these will make a nice stocking stuffer.
#barfcity is all I can think of when I see chocolate mint things. It was a traumatic experience finding out what this combo did to my childhood stomach.
[P]: Gift pile. My girls like bows not headbands.
I hope the split part isn’t referring to a splitting headache that one may get from wearing it.
[O]: Please notice my horrible manicure with the rose gold Smith and Cult polish. I cannot do manicures without getting bubbles and/or tons of gauges.
Gift pile or swap pile for me as well. It is pretty though.
I have an enormous head that cannot fit into hats, and headbands never fit unless I want an insane headache.
Hester & Cook Chalkboard Paper Placemat Pad & Set Of 4 Chalk Style Pencils: $25. On the H&C website the pencils come in a set of eight for $14, and the placements are $29 for a pad of 30, so PS got their pricing wrong. It should be around $11.
[P]: This is pretty, and I am excited for this set! Especially the Chalk Style Pencils since they are less messy than using an actual chalk or chalk pen. The pencils are smooth and they have not crumbled via sharpener or real use. And I can re-use the pencils on other dark papers so the kidlets can draw on that too.
I have no fancy Pinterest ideas for this one unless it means keeping the kidlets busy, then I guess it’s not really a Pinterest fail!
Ok maybe a little Pinterest worthy pic!
This tablescape brought to you by PopSugar!
[O]: This is a cool inclusion, but as the resident Debbie Downer I am not really feeling it, ESPECIALLY not for $25.
I did the pricing after writing it, and assume PS made an error.
I think it said the pencils were just white colored pencils, which bummed me out because I would love some chalk markers for our chalkboard. This is also the most boring item that site has! They’ve got some seriously cool placement pads.
Also Pnut’s new squeak might be my new favorite, but I still love her third squeak.
[P]: 3 sheets. Each sheet is roughly 8 pages.
For wrapping up subscription box items as gifts. Hey if the receiver gets subscription boxes, it would be a nice chuckle.
[O]: This is pretty, and I’ll definitely use it for Christmas presents. I love wrapping gifts, and I’ve got a work swap, a family gift swap, a Reddit swap, and then misc other gifts of course.
[P]: As someone who has so much makeup (pre-subscription boxes), I have not done any contouring outside of a highlighter and bronzer, so this is new territory. And I love Tarte–they can whore out their cosmetics in any subscription box because it is a spectacular brand!
Tarte is a Tart!
[O]: I really like the Tarte clay blush that I think came from Allure. This, not so much.
I’m so done with highlighters and bronzers. I mean, they seriously sent a tube of highlighter last month!
[P]: I need to find an avid reader who is not a subscription box person and gift her all my subscription box books.
[O]: Meh. I’m not a big enough fan of Anna Farris to read her autobiography.
Though I did put it on my TBR bookshelf just in case one day I feel like reading it.
[P]: It’s gong to cost me $30ish for a bouquet out of pocket. No thank you.
[O]: I pretty much never use discount codes from PSMH, and these are no exception. I don’t like buying flower bouquets, I prefer a nice potted item that I can plant in my garden. Not that I don’t LOVE their bouquets… 😍😍😍
Plus, my kitty is a ruthless plant eater.
Everything in the November box…
…plus my curiosity about why this box was ridiculously deep with nothing in the bottom 2/3rds. They have to plan months in advance to get their products and create special boxes, but this is still weird since the boxes are usually perfectly packed.
Onderria’s November rant.
Bella’s helping me, as usual.
[P]: For $20, sure this works for me. Full price? No way.
Hit me up with a Black Friday code PopSugar!!!
[O]: With a box value of 102.49, this cost $44 for me to have a $3.49 stocking stuffer and $6 wrapping paper… I’m not exactly jazzed about this box, and haven’t really liked any of the boxes for a while. I think after my next three Black Friday deal boxes are done, I may take a break from PSMH. 😞
What did you think? Let us know below, and tell us what you would do with the chalk placemats.
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