Why You should Try The Green Pinata Toy Rental Subscription Service

As a parent, you always think you know what’s best.  But with toys, it’s sort of a guessing game picking and choosing what you think your child will love.  Sometimes you’ll find that the child is more interested in the box and packing materials that the toy came in than the toy itself.  Sometimes, your child seems excited at first but then quickly bores of the new item and moves on leaving you losing all confidence in buying items that will really entice him/her in the long run.  This is why Green Pinata, is such an innovative subscription plan!

green pinataGreen Pinata does the research for you and finds well-designed, educational toys for your child to try out.  The toxin-free toys in each “piñata” come from reputable companies such as Greentoys, HABA, Plan Toys, and Hape.  $24.99/month gets you a new box every month. Use the toys for as long as you wish, and keep anything you love.  Green Piñata only charges 30% off the kept toy’s Amazon price!  (What a deal!)

Juliet and I had so much fun unboxing our pinata! It’s the perfect gift to give that new mom or picky child!  And it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Each toy is carefully chosen to be developmentally appropriate.  This toy for instance, challenged Juliet to use her fine motor skills to accurately place the wooden number onto the corresponding card’s puzzle piece sort of indentation which promoted number recognition, counting and number sequence.  After she was able to place all the numbers, I was happy to find that she was also able to arrange the cards in the correct sequence without my help – smarty pants!

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She just turned 3 last weekend but already counts to 30 on her own!  We’re moving onto 40.

The lacing beads from Plan Toys were fascinating to her because it was the first time she found herself being able to turn her toy into an accessory.  The colorful wooden beads not only promoted a conversation about color, shape and counting, but they also challenged her to string them all together, something her tiny 3 year old hands surpringly got the hang of.  And soon enough, she had made herself a new necklace – what a perfect toy for a minifashionista!

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The magnetized maze within fish form proved to be mesmerizing because she had never tried such a board game before.  Plus she loves Nemo and this reminded her of her fishy little friend!

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Puzzles are a classic.  And since Juliet likes puzzles but tends to bore of them, I was happy to find this age-appropriate puzzle in her pack.

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Overall, we were impressed with the entire subscription box and would highly recommend it.  If you want to give it a try, use discount code GP83237 for $10 off of first month


What do you think?  Would you try this out?

This review was sponsored but all opinions are 100% my own.  Please see Green Pinata for more information and answers to FAQs.


Sprouting Threads Subscription Service Style and Review

Getting the mail is so much more exciting nowadays with the advent of subscription box services.  Suddenly in addition to the usual spam and bills, I pick up celebrity chef designed foods, kids toys and fashions.  This blog post is a review of Sprouting Threads, the latest styling service geared to kids aged 2-8.


They send you a box full of clothes hand-picked for you based on the style profile you submitted online (a fun and easy pictorial Q&A).


It gives the members options of frequency, quantity & assortment to meet your needs. The $20 styling fee can be credited toward a purchase of two or more new items – keep what you want and return the rest for free (return label is included just in case).  You can opt for monthly or seasonal deliveries and can receive between 2 and 5 outfits per delivery.  Prices vary depending on what is kept. Appaman, Tea and Andy & Evan are just a few of the popular boutique brands that they work with.  Below is a plaid “Blue Pony Vintage” Sprouting Threads dress that we styled with a H&M fur vest, Old Navy tights and Fab Kids fringe boots. IMG_0705

Juliet wore this outfit to her friend’s birthday party.


The service is a great way to introduce yourself to new brands that you may be unfamiliar with.  The below “Go Gently Baby” mock turtleneck dress for instance was so cute paired with a blazer, sneakers, tights and a purse already in our closet.


Juliet looked extra studious wearing this getup to school.


One of the full outfits that we chose to keep included this plaid flannel blouse and cordoroy pant set from Tea.  Here you see it paired with classic boots, a Gap ear headband and gifted sunglasses and stuffed animal.

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This was her on the way to the candy shop – cool and always ready to pose for momarazzi.


Today for school, she sported the comfy fuschia leggings found in our subscription box.  It’s by Tooby Doo.  And here it’s paired with a Jcrew coat and First Impressions Baby tee.


Her smile here perfectly replicated mine when I received this fashionable box of goodies.

The unique feature with Sprouting Threads is how sustainable of a brand they are.  They promote re-using and re-cycling of clothes, something I’m also an advocate of.   When your child has outgrown an item, you can return it for 20% credit toward your next package.  And you can also send in your gently used kids fashions (not originally sent by Sprouting Threads) in for a possible credit to their service.  For more information, visit Sprouting Threads and receive 25% off your first box with code “STELLA25.”   Let me know what you think!

Full disclosure.  This post was sponsored by Sprouting Threads. I received a complimentary subscription box to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
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