Fresh Christmas Trees and More Delivered – Review

Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms has been in business for 20 years. Located in New Brunswick Canada, they produce fragrant Fraser and Balsam fir trees. These are the two most popular types of Christmas trees. They want customers in both Canada and the US to enjoy their trees.

I actually received a fresh wreath from Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms. The wreath I received is a 24 inch Balsam wreath. I was able to choose the bow and went with the Tartan color.

If I’m to be honest I’ve never had a fresh tree or wreath my whole life.  Even now we use an artificial tree and wreaths not made from real trees.  I didn’t know what to expect.  How would they ship it? What would it look like? Will it last from the time I received it until Christmas?

A nice sized box arrived from Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms.

The wreath was perfect inside. There were a few loose needles in the box and the box needed a little fluffing but the wreath was so full and fragrant. I decided to hang it on the door that most people use to enter our home.

It’s a very full wreath and sticks out from the door. Easily noticeable.  The wreath has a nice scent.  The bow is pretty.  I like a BIG bow on my wreaths though.  I’d like to see a little bigger wreath but I do like that fact that you get to choose from several bow options when ordering.

You can save 25% off an order at Hilltop Christmas Trees thanks to US Family Guide.  Here is a special offer you can share now:
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I received the above mentioned product at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own. 

Bobux USA Shoes for Babies and Toddlers #HolidayGuide2016

My daughter is 3 and growing so fast.  While the boys had the benefits of both new clothes and hand-me-downs, My daughter doesn’t have as many.  Sure I can use some of the stuff from the boys but not all of it. Also, she’s my first and only girl after having 3 boys…of course I want to buy some girly things.

I was picking out her Christmas dress this year and realized the dress I picked out called for a pair of gold shoes.  I could have gotten black shoes but it just wouldn’t have had the same look.  I found out about Bobux USA.  They have shoes for babies and toddlers. They have the seal of the American Podiatric Medical Association too.  Anyway, they have the I-Walk Delight – Gold and I knew they’d be a perfect match for her dress this year.

When we got her shoes in the mail she was so excited. She called them her “princess shoes” and wanted to put them on immediately. She wore them around the house all day.  They’re so soft and flexible.

We tried on her shoes with her Christmas dress. She was more than happy to ham it up to show grandpa and daddy her dress. I took a bunch of pics. She actually was pulling her little red wagon near the tree and I thought it made a perfect Christmas card picture.

Don’t the I-Walk Delight – Gold shoes from Bobux USA go perfectly with her dress? They fit her so  nice and stay on her feet. The velcro stays put and she’s able to strap her shoes herself.

My daughter kept asking me to take her picture in her new dress and shoes. She kept saying “I’m a princess”

Bobux USA has lots of styles of shoes for kids up to age 4.  Checkout what Bobux USA has to offer for you little ones. You just might find the perfect shoes too!

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I received a pair of Bobux USA shoes in order to complete a review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

FREE SHIPPING DAY December 16 See Which Stores Are Participating

December 16, 2016 is the 9th annual Free Shipping day. Yes it’s a real day. You get free shipping from many participating retailers and receive your order by Christmas Eve. Perfect for all you last minutes shoppers!

More retailers are signing on this year including ones that have not participated in Free Shipping Day in the past: Lululemon, GameStop, Banana Republic, American Eagle, G.H. Bass Co., J Crew Factory, and Buffalo by David Bitton are some new ones this year. Walmart is participating for the 2nd year in a row.

Event found Luke Knowles says they always see last minutes sign ups from stores just hours before the event goes live too.  Currently, 972 merchants are signed up to participate.

Large retailers as well as independent online retailers participate. Merchants can still sign up here.

Free Shipping Day is only ONE day, this year it’s Friday December 16. Get your last minutes online shopping done and save with free shipping!

Subscription Box Especially For Grandparents – GrandBox

Sometimes I find the grandparents hard to buy for. I never know what to get that they don’t already have or will actually use.  It might be even harder for grandparents that live far away. Especially if you don’t get to see them as often.

For any grandparent, GrandBox could be the answer you’re looking for.  GrandBox is customized and curated just for people 65+ What makes Grandbox even more special is that you can send photos with your order. Grandbox will print them and include them in the box of the grandparents!

We sent a GrandBox to my dad.  He called to tell us his GrandBox arrived so we went to visit to see what this GrandBox was like.

I thought it was neat how they had nice prints of the pics I had emailed.  This one of course, had a holiday theme for December.  Lotions, Ritter Sport biscuit, a green cleaning cloth, back of holiday tissues, candy canes and some hard candies in a tin.

Everything in the box was high quality. My dad said he had the chocolate biscuit and it was really good.  I was telling him I have a couple cleaning clothes like the one included and really liked them.

GrandBox would make a nice gift for any grandparents.  (PS it’s a nice last minute gift too)  Save money on your first box with this offer from US Family Guide:


I received the above mentioned product in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own. 

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