Peaches & Petals: February 2015, March Spoiler & 50% Off Coupon Code!

Today I’ve got another fun lifestyle box from Peaches & Petals. They kindly sent me their February box to review along with a great coupon code. If you’re a first time subscriber, you can use the code PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box, when you purchase a monthly subscription. (Gift subscriptions are excluded.).

For Februrary the theme falls in with Valentine’s day with a “how sweet it is”.

Let’s Jump In.

We start with our large, lovely, logoed box.
Box
Pillow
Love Themed Throw Pillow Cover (suggested retail: $???)
Description: “Show a little love to your favorite furniture piece with this darling decorative pillow cover! Has a linen feel and look to it complete with a hidden zipper so you can wash it too! We’re in love!
Verdict: Like
This item was the spoiler from last month and I actually love the design and color. It’s got a “love” theme but not too overly sweet. The only reason this is a “like” instead of a “hit” is because the print on the pillow has some weird spots where it looks like the ink ran or is blotchy. I can’t tell if it’s a purposeful part of the design or an accident. If it’s the former I wish it ran through it more consistently throughout the graphic. In any case, the colors match perfectly with my décor and I’ll most likely be using this in my bedroom. Swapping out covers on your throw pillows is a great, low cost way to decorate for the seasons, so I think including this was a great idea.

Candle
Sugar Sweet Soy Candle
(suggested retail: $10)
Description: “Love is in the air and so is the delightful aroma of this clean burning candle!
Verdict: Like
As the name implies the scent of this candle is quite sweet, but it’s not overbearing and doesn’t give me a headache like so many other fragrances. Soy candles are great and this one is a nice size.

Salt & pepper
Love Birds Salt & Pepper Shakers
(suggested retail: .99)
Description: “Whether nestled beak-to-beak in the box or standing cheek-to-cheek on your tabletop these chic love birds salt and pepper shakers inspire love with every meal!”
Verdict: Miss
These are quite small and in google searching it looks me like they are really designed to be wedding favors. Now I’ve seen tiny salt and pepper shaker like these in bulk sets so that at holiday meals you can put them at each place setting, or have them in different spots on long tables, but one set of itty bitty salt and pepper shakers just isn’t practical. I do love the idea of having a love themed serving/home item, but I think there were much better choices.

Shower Mochi
Sugar Scrub Shower Mochi
from Slightly Melted
(suggested retail: $3.90)
Description: These sugar scrubs will leave your skin feeling soft and renewed! We absolutely adore the Orange Dreamsicle and Cotton Candy scents.”
Verdict: Love!
Included with this was coupon code for 25% off at the Slightly Melted Etsy shop, use code sweetpeaches25 for 25% off. These smell amazing and I love that we’re getting introduced to a new brand. The Slightly Melted shop specializes in luxurious handmade sugar scrubs as well as salt scrubs, bubble bars and body balms and this is hands down my favorite item in the box.

Lip Smackers
Yummy Lip Balm or Gloss
(suggested retail: $5.76)
Description: Treat your lips to a delicious flavored balm/gloss to keep them kissable and smooth!
Verdict: Like/Gift
How did they know Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie? In the interest of my sanity and ever growing lip product collection, I’ll be giving this one to my niece (who happens to actually be a Girl Scout). I had trouble finding this exact version (it seems to mostly be included in sets) so I found a different flavor and based the retail on that.

Canvas
Sweet Surprise!

Description: This special item will vary from box to box. A great way to “share the Love” and show off the special item you received.
Verdict: Miss
This is a freebie so it’s less disappointing that it feels a bit juvenile and dollar-store-esque. If the coloring of it were a bit less drab it might be a bit more appealing. I’ll be giving this to that same Girl Scout niece to either use for decoration or reuse the canvas for her art projects.

OVERALL
Peaches & Petals February 2016
Verdict:
Like!
So to start, I thought the “sweet” theme of the box was seasonally appropriate and I thought each item fit in very well. I received this box for free, but it retails for $19.99. Now the canvas was a freebie and I couldn’t find a cost for the pillow cover. Excluding those items, my total already comes out to $20.65. I’d say the pillow cover was worth at least $10, so the value of the box has well exceeded what we paid, so it’s thumbs up on that area.

Now to the actual items – I thought there was a lot creativity in the curation, but I think there’s room for improvement in the execution. I loved the sugar scrubs from the Etsy company and I’d love to see the box have more items like them. We can grab items from Target ourselves, but we might not be familiar with all the great products from smaller companies. I appreciated the focus on home décor items, but I’d like to see a more practical spin on them. If I were in charge I would have swapped out the shakers and the pillow for a set of cloth napkins with a similar design. Ideally, I’d  like the candle and lip product to come from Etsy sellers instead.

Even with some of the minor problems, I thought this was a solid box and one of the few companies that really works hard at sticking to a theme.

MARCH THEME SPOILER!
For March, the theme is #livelifeincolor. That’s a very broad area so it should be exciting to see what we get. Makeup? Art?

THE BACKSTORY
COUPON CODE
: New Subscribers can use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box when you order a monthly subscription (this excludes gift subscriptions).

Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly. Each box is delivered monthly.”

“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Cost: Each month costs $19.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

(Some box items are also available for individual purchase in the Peach Shop! Sign up for an account for access.)

Peaches & Petals: January 2015, February Spoiler & 50% Off Coupon Code!

The lovely folks at Peaches & Petals, a lifestyle subscription, graciously sent me their January box to review plus a great coupon code just for you. If you’re a first time subscriber, you can use the code PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box! (Gift subscriptions are excluded.)
Box
Peaches & Petals recently changed their pricing, so jump down to “The Backstory” for more details.
This month we’ve got #letsdothischallenge as our theme. Sounds fun, so let’s cut to the chase and see what we got!
Open Box

Infuser Water Bottle
Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Description: “Let’s start off 2016 in a fresh and flavorful way! Combine the revitalizing properties of H20 with the power of antioxidants form your favorite fruit with this fabulous infusing water bottle.”
Verdict: Gift
A water bottle definitely fits a new year, adventure type theme. This looks like a really sturdy bottle, but I unfortunately already have something similar so I will pass this along as a gift.

Selfie Stick
Selfie Stick
Description: The perfect way to document all of life’s adventures! Use this to take a photo of yourself trying something new and submit your photo to be in entered to win an experience of a lifetime!”
Verdict: Like
This selfie stick includes access to a contest where the winner can receive a free “experience” of their choice – from skydiving to exotic cooking classes. Personally, I don’t take many selfies, but I thought this was a fun, interesting thing to include and I’m sure it will come in handy for the blog. It also fits perfectly with the theme of the box.

Bracelet
Adventure Jewelry

Description: “Wear this for your adventure inspiration. Whether you travel close to home or to an exotic far off land, do something amazing this year. You are worth it.”
Verdict: Like the idea/Dislike the design
I love unique jewelry and really like the idea of a piece that seems fun and adventurous, but this bracelet just isn’t my taste. I think something that incorporated a bit of actual nature (like sea shells or pressed flowers) or was easy to wear during activities (like a leather bracelet), would have been better a better choice. I’ll add it to my gift stash as I’m sure someone else will probably really like it.

Cookbook
Healthy Cooking Cookbook

Description: Filled with delicious, easy to follow recipes, that are sure to motivate you to try new foods and maintain, or start a healthy lifestyle. We challenge you to try a food completely out of your comfort zone. It may just become your new fav!”
Verdict: Like/Gift
I adore cookbooks and I love that this one is healthy cooking but with home style recipes that most people would want to try. The cookbook is an older one, but I don’t think it takes away much from the value. It’s hardcover, has a ton of recipes and I believe would appeal to most folks. Because I have a lot of cookbooks and approximately eleventybillion recipes pinned on Pinterest, I’m going to add this to a house-warming gift for a friend. I think she’ll really enjoy it.

Sticker
Inspirational Decal

Description: Display this quote in a place you will see often, so it may lead to a constant reminder to live life to the fullest, and to take advantage of any opportunities for adventure that may come your way!
Verdict: Hit!
I like to do a lot of decoupage and crafting and I know I’ll be able to use this sticker in a fun project.

OVERALL
Peaches + Petals 1.2016
Verdict:
Hit!
I thought Peach & Petals’ theme of adventure and new experiences was a perfect choice for January. They recently increased their monthly box to $19.99, in order to offer higher quality items and I think it really paid off. I received this box for free for review purposes, but if I paid $19.99 I would have been quite satisfied with the items I received.  I really appreciate that Peaches & Petals works hard to put a themed box together and I thought they put together a really interesting mix this month.

So have you ever used a Selfie Stick?  Dish!

FEBRUARY SPOILER!
For February, the theme is #loveissweet and the guaranteed item is a Love themed throw pillow cover!

THE BACKSTORY
COUPON CODE
: New Subscribers can use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box when you order a monthly subscription (this excludes gift subscriptions).

Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly. Each box is delivered monthly.”

“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Cost: Each month costs $19.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

(Some box items are also available for individual purchase in the Peach Shop! Sign up for an account for access.)

 

 

 

Peaches & Petals: December 2015 & 50% Off Coupon Code!

The awesome folks at Peaches & Petals, a beauty and style monthly subscription graciously sent me their December box to review plus a fabulous coupon code for you, my even more fabulous readers. Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box! (Only valid on monthly subscriptions and not gift subscriptions).

Now we start with their lovely logoed box (is logoed actually a word?) and a #TreatYoSelf theme.
Who doesn’t love a treat?
Box Open Box
Inside we reveal:
Kimono
Kimono Style Silk Peacock Robe

Description: “Your GUARANTEED spoiler for December! A beautiful silky kimono style robe. Loune around in this soft and smooth robe while you pamper yourself. One size fits most.”
Verdict: One size fits medium sized people. That’s it. Not all. Never all.
This is a pretty robe, but no way does this “fit most”. It won’t fit super tall girls, tiny girls, chubbier girls and so on. It’s a medium at best. Luckily I have someone on my Christmas list that I think would really like this and actually fit into it. For a sub box, I’d rather see items that are less size specific – there are just too many folks who wouldn’t be able to use this.

Chocolate
Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar
Description: Fancy something sweet and delectable? Sink your teeth into this piece of heaven.”
Verdict: Mmm, chocolate
This was perfectly timed since I had no food in the house and because it was Christmas time chocolate was a perfectly acceptable lunch. This was delicious!

Mineral Bath Soak
Booth Lavender Mineral Bath Soak
Description: “Tough day? Pull yourself together with a bath infused with this addictive additive. Restore yours senses with the calming lavender scent.”
Verdict: Like/Gift
This fits perfectly with the “treat yorself” theme. I like lavender but unfortunately I don’t get to take too many baths and have quite a stockpile of products so I’m going to pass this along to my Mom who could use as many “calming” influences as possible.

Jewelry Earrings
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Emerald Necklace & Earring Jewelry Set

Description: Dazzle your holiday parties with this pair! It’s green and it goes with the season!”
Verdict: Love!
I love the style of this necklace – it’s got a great Art Deco vibe and it’s not so showy that you can’t wear it with more casual outfits. The quality on this set is on par with what I’ve gotten from Modcloth or Charming Charlie and this is definitely my favorite item in the box.

Mask
Spa Bella Hot or Cold Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Description: Say NO to dark circles and baggy eyes! The holidays are draining, but keep your look fresh and rejuvenated,’cause nobody has to know.
Verdict: Hit/Gift!
I thought this was a perfect match for the robe so instead of keeping it for myself, I’ll be adding it to that for a Christmas gift.

OVERALL
Peaches & Petals 12.2015
Verdict:
Like
I received this box for free for review purposes and its normal cost is $14.99. I think it had a great value for the cost.  My only issue with it at all is that the peacock robe is quite size specific and would not fit a majority of the population. To Peaches & Petals credit, they released the kimono as a spoiler so folks who bought this box knew what they’d be getting. Last month’s felt a bit unfocused but this month the theme was super cohesive and I could see a lot of subscribers really loving this. If you’re looking for a low cost style box, definitely consider Peaches & Petals.

THE BACKSTORY
COUPON CODE: Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box. (Only valid on monthly subscriptions and not gift subscriptions).

Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly. Each box is delivered monthly.”

“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Cost: Each month costs $14.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

(Some box items are also available for individual purchase in the Peach Shop! Sign up for an account for access.)

November 2015 Art Crate Review & $15 Off Coupon Code!

I’ve been subscribing to Art Crate for a couple months in order to build a little art wall in my living room. (If you’d like to try out a subscription, you can save $15 if you use my coupon code LisaP15!)

Art Crate sent me some prints to choose from and then this fun package arrived at my door:
Box
Safely Packaged in Bubble Wrap
Wrapped
Revealing…
Print Artist
Print in Natural Frame by Sylvie Lee
Verdict: Love!
I love these dreamy soft type of abstracts and the color on this is beautiful. It makes me think of looking through a forest in a dream. Sylvie Lee sells her art to numerous popular retailers like West Elmand Domino Magazine.  There are so many beautiful pieces on her site. This print is gorgeous and something I would have chosen for myself.  I paid $54 for it and I’m quite happy with it.

I opted for November to be my last print for a awhile, which would bring my pretty little gallery to 3 pieces of art. I wanted to leave some room for some Christmas décor.
Art Wall
I added a couple Target ornaments to my wall and I’ll fill in the rest with Christmas cards for a cheerful Holiday display. After the New Year, I’ll have to decide what else to do with it. Do I subscribe to one more print from Art Crate, make some of my own art to fill in the blanks or do something entirely different? What do you think I should do?

COUPON CODE!
Offer – $15 OFF
Code – LISAP15

THE BACKSTORY
Sign-up for Art Crate and each month your personal curator will ship one hand-selected art print to your door.
Professionally Curated: With 17 years of experience and the right tools, our curators have the perfect formula to choose the perfect art for your home.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Your happiness is our priority. If you are not satisfied with any of the hand-selected art prints that you receive, we will do what it takes to make you happy, guaranteed.

24/7 Customer Support: Our in house customer service team replies to every message we receive, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Art is shipped the 25th of every month. You can customize the frequency you receive art. Grow your collection at your pace.

No Contract: Art Crate plans are month-to-month. We make it simple to start and stop your service at any time.

PRICING:
SMALL: $22/$54 Framed
MEDIUM: $32/$77 Framed
LARGE: $49/$114 Framed
Shipping is free in the US

Peaches & Petals: November 2015 & 50% Off Coupon Code!

Today I’ve got another new box for you. Peaches & Petals is a beauty and style monthly subscription and not only were they awesome enough to send me a box to review, they also gave me a fabulous coupon code for you, my amazing readers. Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box!
logo

Now what is Peaches & Petals?
“Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly.”

Wow, it sounds like Peaches & Petals gives gifts for the heroine of romance novels. AWESOMESAUCE.

What do they include?
“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Everything listed sounds fun, so I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to dive into this box.

How much?
Each month costs $14.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

Enough with the facts, let’s get to the fun!

An adorable box arrives that will most likely end up recycled to hold someone’s Christmas gift.
Box
Inside we get a handy dandy info card and a spoiler for December. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate these details. Even when I’m not blogging about a box, I want to know something about the items selected. I haven’t seen too many subs include a spoiler for the next box so that’s a really great addition.
Info Card December Spoiler

Scarf
The Fringe Scarf

Description: “Your GUARANTEED spoiler for November! A beautiful fall scarf, perfect for any autumn occasion.
Verdict: Gift
This scarf is very soft and quite lovely. Thanks to my sub box addiction, I have an impressive stockpile of scarves in my closet, so this is going to make someone a lovely Christmas Gift.

Pantene
Pantene Pro-V Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Set
Description: The perfect hair pair on your next weekend getaway!.”
Verdict: Did Walmart have a sale?
A travel hair set is a great idea for the holiday season, but Pantene is available at just about every drugstore or chain store for like $2. A more interesting or unusual brand would have been a more appropriate choice.

Candle
Sweet Treat Dessert Candle

Description: ”Cute food with a double personality! Sure to make you smile!
Verdict: A trip to the dollar store?
A cupcake candle could be cute but this one is on the cheap side and the packaging is cracked. It could be a cute little stocking stuffer but I’m not feeling like this is a good item for a women’s beauty and style box.

Cards
Thank You Cards

Description: Take a moment to say a few words of gratitude to the people in your life. This simple act, can bring a smile to a friend’s face that they’ll never forget.”
Verdict: Hit!
I keep a stockpile of greeting cards, and thank you cards tend to be the most useful. I like the vintage chalk graphic on these and I’ll definitely use them. I also like that they go with the “Thanksgiving” season.

Bracelet
Infinity Forever Bracelet

Description: An understated beauty that falls effortlessly on your wrist.”
Verdict: Lovely design, cheap fabrication
I really like the infinity design on this, but I feel like with simple jewelry you really need high quality materials and it’s clear this is a cheap piece of jewelry. Perhaps excluding some of the other items and putting in a gold plated, silver plated or even a stainless steel piece might have been a better option.

Totally Adorable Tea Infusers
Description: Warm cold mornings and nights with a cup of hot tea. This item will surely be your favorite tea pal.”
Verdict: Gift
I’m not much of a tea drinker so this will end up being gifted. I’m not sure how this item really fits into the aesthetic Peaches & Petals is going for, but it’s cute and practical.

OVERALL
Peaches & Petals November 2015
Verdict:
A bit of an identity crisis, but has potential

I received this box for free for review purposes and its normal cost is $14.99. I do think the scarf itself is worth that much, but unfortunately a lot of the other items seem to be really inexpensive and don’t necessarily go with the theme or the aesthetic this sub seems going for. If I were curating, I would include the scarf, the cards and find a bracelet that uses higher end materials and just include 3 items. Or perhaps as my third item, find a more luxurious travel hair and beauty set to include. As far as beauty and style subs go, this is one of the less expensive options so despite the uneven curation, you may want to give it a shot.

Next month’s spoiler is a kimono so if you like it and want to subscribe, use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box.

THE BACKSTORY
“Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly. Each box is delivered monthly.”

“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Cost: Each month costs $14.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

(Some box items are also available for individual purchase in the Peach Shop! Sign up for an account for access.)

COUPON CODE: Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box

October 2015 Art Crate Review & $15 Off Coupon Code!

After receiving a box from Art Crate in September, I decided to subscriber for a few months in order to create my own little art installation in my living room. (If you’d like to try out this curated art subscription, you can save $15 if you use my coupon code LisaP15!)

I fell in love with the print in my first box and was interested to see what my second would bring. After you select your subscription type, Art Crate sends you an email with 3 prints you can choose from. I received my email and sadly none of the choices spoke to me. They just weren’t colorful or compelling enough for the look I wanted. I responded that I just wasn’t feeling them and voila, they sent me 3 new options, all of which I liked. I chose my favorite and waited.

My box arrived.
Box
Safely Packaged in Bubble Wrap
Wrapped Picture
Revealing…
Picture Artist Info
After the Storm in Natural Frame by Christine Lindstrom of Mai Autumn
(Retail: $54.00)
Verdict: Love!
I chose this one so I knew I’d love it, but in person it’s even prettier. Dream-like images and surrealism tend to appeal to me and I’ve been trying to add more color to my Victorian era apartment that sadly gets very little light. You can buy this print and other lovely ones from Christine’s shop, Mai Autumn. I really like that Art Crate added the artist info right on the back of the piece. It makes it feel like a little gallery. With a coupon code, I paid $43.20 and the regular cost of this piece is $54.00. It’s definitely a bit pricey, but the frame is nice quality and I like learning about these great new artists. This isn’t a sub that I would subscribe to indefinitely, but I’m happy with picking up a few pieces to liven up my space.

So here is the progress on my Art Installation:
Wall Installation
I’ve co-opted my fancy pants Christmas Card holder and turned it into a mini gallery. I may pin up some more cards around the framed artwork or put up some ornaments, embroidery or paper crafts. It really depends on what interesting things pop up in my path.

I’ll be getting one more framed print from Art Crate and then I think I’ll have enough for my project, so be sure to check back and see what art pops up for November.

What type of artwork do you put up in your space?

COUPON CODE!
Offer – $15 OFF
Code – LISAP15

THE BACKSTORY

Sign-up for Art Crate and each month your personal curator will ship one hand-selected art print to your door.
Professionally Curated: With 17 years of experience and the right tools, our curators have the perfect formula to choose the perfect art for your home.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Your happiness is our priority. If you are not satisfied with any of the hand-selected art prints that you receive, we will do what it takes to make you happy, guaranteed.

24/7 Customer Support: Our in house customer service team replies to every message we receive, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Art is shipped the 25th of every month. You can customize the frequency you receive art. Grow your collection at your pace.

No Contract: Art Crate plans are month-to-month. We make it simple to start and stop your service at any time.

PRICING:
SMALL: $22/$54 Framed
MEDIUM: $32/$77 Framed
LARGE: $49/$114 Framed
Shipping is free in the US

September 2015 Art Crate Review, Giveaway & 20% off Coupon!

Today I’ve got another unique subscription for you. The amazing folks at Art Crate graciously sent me a box to review, a 20% coupon code for you and are sponsoring a giveaway for a free piece of art! For details on entering the giveaway, and info on the coupon code jump down below. Now let’s dish about this sub.

Art Crate sources art from around the world based on your personal style, and sends you a piece each month. Their Curators “understand home decor, from classic styles to contemporary looks. They’ve gone through extensive training and have hands-on experience to know which art, sizes, and colors will look best for your home.”

First you fill out a fun, easy survey then decide what size prints you want (Small, Medium or Large). After, you choose whether you want your art framed; frame options include: Natural, Black, White, or Curators Choice.

This sub is set up to grow your collection at your pace. When you sign up and set up an account, you can log in and pause or resume your subscription as you like. You can also change the size of your art prints at any time.

With a normal sub, the curator will send you an email with 3 pieces they’ve selected and you’ll be able to choose your favorite or let them choose for you. Because this one was for a review, I just filled out the survey and anxiously wondered what the Art Crate folks would send me. Would it be my style? Would they get me? Would it totally clash with my living room?

This box arrived.
Box Closeup
Inside the sturdy packaging a bubble wrapped frame.
Wrapped
Revealing…
Inserts Card
Upwrapped
Small Size Print in Natural Frame by Tchmo
(Retail: $54.00)
Verdict: Love!
How did they know? They matched my living room colors and taste *exactly*. The frame and art are high quality and I’m thoroughly impressed with what I received.

I have this large frame designed to clip greeting cards that I have been meaning to turn into an art installation and this piece is perfect. I’ve signed myself up so I can get at least another print or two to work with it.
My Wall
If you opt for framing the sub can get a little pricey, but they are excellent quality frames and I do think they are worth the price and comparable to what you’d pay for framed prints. I love that you get artwork from artists around the world that you might not otherwise find.

If you just bought your first home and have empty walls this is a great sub for you. Art Crate doesn’t currently offer gift subscriptions but they are working on it. I really hope they get that up and running because an Art Crate gift subscription would make a great wedding or house warming gift.

What do the walls in your home look like? Bare? Covered in photos? Chock full of art?

GIVEAWAY TIME!
Art Crate has graciously offered a giveaway of a Framed 8×10 piece of art!
GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!
A big thanks to everyone who entered.
And our winner is…drumroll…Lori!
Once again thanks to everyone who participated.

1. You need to have a mailing address in the US. (Sorry international peeps!)
2. You need to leave a comment on this blog post.

You’ve got until Friday, October 16th to enter. (When the clock strikes 12 EST, your coach turns back into a pumpkin so get your entry in beforehand). Winners will be randomly selected. I’ll announce the winner once they’ve been contacted and a mailing address confirmed.

Good Luck and thanks for reading!

COUPON CODE!
Offer – 20% off order
Code – ENJOYART20
*Cannot be combined with other offers.
**Cannot be used by the same individual more than once.

THE BACKSTORY
Sign-up for Art Crate and each month your personal curator will ship one hand-selected art print to your door.
Professionally Curated: With 17 years of experience and the right tools, our curators have the perfect formula to choose the perfect art for your home.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: Your happiness is our priority. If you are not satisfied with any of the hand-selected art prints that you receive, we will do what it takes to make you happy, guaranteed.
24/7 Customer Support: Our in house customer service team replies to every message we receive, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Art is shipped the 25th of every month. You can customize the frequency you receive art. Grow your collection at your pace.
No Contract: Art Crate plans are month-to-month. We make it simple to start and stop your service at any time.

Pricing:
SMALL: $22/$54 Framed
MEDIUM: $32/$77 Framed
LARGE: $49/$114 Framed
Shipping is free in the US