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Bridge Box July 2013 Review

July Bridge Box

Anyone else obsessed with beautiful stationary?! I don’t know what it is, but I am drawn to bright colors and beautiful paper goods!  Riverandbridge’s Bridge Box is simply perfect for my stationary hoarding! The idea behind the box is to send more snail mail, and I personally love getting hand written letters in the mail and sending letters in the mail!

Here’s what was in the Bridge Box:



*8 personalized tribal triangles note cards with envelopes // Value $7.50 – I absolutely love these! The paper is really thick and the design is beautiful! I love that it’s personalized too!




*Three Summer postcards //Retail Value $5- I love how bright and fun these are! My favorite out of the three is probably the “Take me to the beach” postcard.


*Navajo set of 2 folded cards //Retail Value $6.00- I absolutely love the colors of these, and I don’t own any notecards that look like this so that’s a major plus!

I  loved everything that came in the box! For $10 I think you get a lot for your money! I am absolutely loving Riverandbridge’s Etsy shop too! If you like pretty stationary and paper goods this box is for you!

About the box:
The cost: $10 plus shipping and handling (it was about $2-$3 to ship to me across the country)

What’s in the box: Each box will include stationery with a retail value of at least $15

If you purchase by the 15th of the month your box will be shipped by the 24th of the month! Make sure you include your name for any personalization in the job notes on Etsy.

You can check out May and June’s Bridge box Here & Here!

You can get the August box Here

Tell me what you think of the box below! Comments make my day!



Disclaimer: This box was sent to me in exchange for an honest review from RiverandBridge. ECG will never except money for a review, but will except a free product to review. This is a personal blog written by me and all opens are 100% my own & honest. I am not affiliated with this company and there are no referral links in the post.


new subscription box- Poppy Parcel

Hello Friends!

I discovered Poppy Parcel when I was looking at some old Love Club Subscription box reviews. Poppy Parcel took over for Love Club in May 2013? This is Poppy Parcel’s very first box. I paid 19.00 + $1 to ship so a total of $20. The boxes ship from North Carolina, so I got my box fairly quick.

I ordered the first Poppy parcel subscription box and I honestly don’t know what to think. I like 2 out of 4 things in the box so that means it’s only half bad right?  I can’t really tell you a value of the box- since I don’t know where some of the items like the necklace are from.

Here’s my box:

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The bubble necklace:

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Beautiful necklace, only one complaint is that it was way too long for me.

Suntergrity foil sample packets “Natural moisturizing face sunscreen & primer SPF30  x2 :

I will try this and see what I think about it before tossing it in the “trash pile”. I like the idea behind this SPF- the packaging says “Suntegrity was made in honor of my mom and all of those who lost their lives to skin cancer. May you wear this sunscreen and smile in their memory.”

5×7 Coffee Print/business card/coupon from Penandpaint :

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Isn’t this print beautiful? The business card is really nice too.


3 Hair ties from haute bands:

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There were 2 coupons included in the box too.


Here’s my cons:

  • I feel like my box was packed in a hurry and looked really unorganized when I opened it.
  • I can’t justify spending a whole $20 on the products that were in my box. I don’t consider those hair ties or foil packets to even count towards the box.. I’m really disappointed.
  • There was only 1 paper product in the box.. I really thought there would be some more of those cute prints in the box, or something that would’ve made the box special.
  • I think the Love Club boxes had more of a selection and for less money.


  • The necklace was cute (it doesn’t really fit me right, but it’s cute)
  • I liked the 5×7 coffee print by penandpaint.
  • I like the idea that they are supporting Etsy shops


Final Verdict: This box gets 2 out of 5 stars for me. I know this is their first box but it felt like they were very unorganized. I wont be picking up July’s box.. but maybe that’s just me? On their Facebook page a lot of the subscribers really like their box. I hope this box gets better in time. I know the girls at Poppy magazine worked very hard to get the June box, but it just didn’t work for me. I will be patiently waiting for July’s box reviews! Who knows, I may give the box another chance in time, but for right now I have enough subscription boxes .

About the box:

You can check out the Poppyparcel website to find out more about this brand.





What do you think about Poppy Parcel?



Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored/affiliated post, I paid for this box with my own money and as always the opinions on the ECG blog are my own.