The Handy Box Review and Giveaway! April 2014

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The Handy Box is a brand new subscription box that focuses on handy DIY gear for the house. When they offered me a box to review (plus a box to giveaway to one reader), I had to say yes! I love DIY, so this box was perfect for me.

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 The Cost: $24.95 a month

The Products: The Handy Box includes 4 – 6 gadgets or tools for the home.

The Concept: This box is described as the perfect for someone who likes to have the right tools at the right time.

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The product card that comes with the box.

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Compass Key Chain with Thermometer - Retail Value $12.99

Compasses are the one thing you never know you will need until you need it. I am using it as a key chain now.

Crank Powder LED Flashlight - Retail Value $10

This is so handy to have around. We are always running out of batteries, so it is nice to know we don’t have to worry about that.

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24 Piece Tool Set with Built-in Flashlight – Retail Value $29.99

I like that this has a built-in flashlight. How handy is that. I admittedly don’t know what most of these tools are.

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Hex Key Ring Set – Retail Value $3?

I don’t know what this is, but I am sure it will be handy for someone who knows how to use it!

Tape Measure – 10 ft – Retail Value $4.65

Duracell AA Batteries – set of 4 – Retail Value $2

Thoughts: The value of this box was really great. I think this would be a great gift subscription for the man of the house or any one who likes to do DIY around the house.

If you are interested in trying the box, you can enter the giveaway below!

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Darby Smart Review and Coupon January 2014

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Darby Smart is a popular craft box that recently started their own subscription service. I love DIY and crafts, so I decided I had to try them out. The January box also had a really fun theme which made my decision that much easier!


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The Cost: $19 a month, including shipping

The Products: Each month, Darby Smart will create a new craft for you to try and send everything you need to finish the craft.

The Coupon: Use HOWDYDARBY for $10 off your first month


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The product card shows you what is in the box, plus a quick DIY tutorial for your materials and suggestions. I like that they provide guidelines instead of hard and fast directions so you can allow yourself to be as creative as you want.


darby smart january 2014Valentine’s Mini Cookie Cutter Set - Retail Value $3.29

These cookie cutters are just too cute. These were included to create fondant shapes, but I think I will have to try to make mini sugar cookies with them.

Mini Rolling Pin – Retail Value $1.22

I’ve never seen a rolling pin this small before, it is so cute! I don’t know if I would ever actually use it, but it makes a nice decoration in the kitchen.


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Toothpicks - Retail Value $0.25?

Wilton Pearl Dust in Yellow and Ruby Red – Retail Value $4.49 each

I’ve never used pearl dust in my decorating, so I am excited to give this a try.


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Sprinkles Cupcakes Red Velvet Cupcake Mix – Retail Value $14

I was so excited to see the Sprinkles Cupcakes mix in the box. I read the directions and it involves a lot of butter, so I will see about substituting some of the butter before I try to make it.

Fonadrific Buttercream Chocolate Fondant – Retail Value $4.29

I love playing with fondant, it is like edible playdough which is always a good thing.


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Wilton Do Something Sweet Baking Cup – Retail Value $2.09

I have a mini collection of cupcake liners, so I was happy to have some ready for Valentine’s Day!

Royal Brush Set Value Pack (Sable) - Retail Value $7.45


Thoughts: This was a great box for me! I am really excited to try to make these cupcakes and and share the end results with you. I hope the future Darby Smart boxes will be just as fun.


What did you think about this Darby Smart box?