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Collectibles & Subscriptions, Crafts, Kids September 30, 2014

Surprise Ride Review & News on A Giveaway

Surprise Ride: Native American Box

I love subscription boxes and I love crafts. So the Surprise Ride box is right up my alley! As you all know, I stay at home with my girls so I am always looking for fun things to do with them that also teach them something. My oldest goes to school, but that is only for 2 days a week right now. Surprise Ride sends a box right to your door every month. Each box is themed and full of hands on projects for you and your children. 


The Surprise Ride Box that we received was the Native American themed box! It included a PowWow book detailing each item, a North American Indian activity book, a bag of Popd Kern, a worry stone, a slide whistle, a rattle, a dream catcher kit, and a drum kit. My daughters were thrilled when I opened it up and they saw all the fun inside!


The dream catcher and drum were really fun to make! My husband made most of the dream catcher, but my 3 year old picked out the order of the beads. She has it hung up in her bedroom right now. It is so cute! She always tells me she will have good dreams because of it. The girls made the drum together. They had a lot of fun decorating it with all the stickers that came in the box! They play it all the time. Both of my girls loved the rattle. It actually rained about an hour after we opened up the box and my 3 year old said it was because of her rain rattle – haha, so adorable!


Because my oldest got to keep the dream catcher, my youngest has the worry stone. I love the idea of a worry stone and it holding your worries for you. I used to have one when I was young. The Popd Kern was delicious. I ate almost the whole bag myself – yeah, I hid in the corner with it, this mama is not ashamed, that stuff was good! Yum! The slide whistle is really cool and is carved in to a wolf. That was one of my favorite items. My almost 2 year old had a lot of fun coloring in the activity book. I enjoyed reading the PowWow book with my oldest a few times. I love that she is interested in learning more about Native Americans. Living in upstate New York they are actually a huge part of the culture up here. I cannot wait to teach her more!


Surprise Ride may look familiar and that is because it was featured on Shark Tank! It is recommended for ages 6-11. My 3 year old did pretty good on most things with our help. But if you are looking for something that your child can do mostly alone, then I would recommend them being at least 5. Surprise Ride starts at $24.95 a month and includes shipping. This box was so much fun and we had a blast learning about the Native American culture! Order your Surprise Ride Box from their website here.


Check out my unboxing video below!

Enter to #win your own Surprise Ride Box below! This is the featured prize for the first week of the #12WeeksOfGiveaways! Be sure to check out the giveaway running over at Women and their Pretties – and bookmark the 12 Weeks Of Giveaways page – you do not want to miss anything!

Surprise Ride Giveaway


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Beauty & Fashion July 21, 2016

New Men’s Lugz Strider CC Sneakers | #Fashion

The Men’s Strider CC Sneaker from Lugz is a lightweight moc toe casual sneaker with a canvas upper and hand sewn moccasin construction. They have a cushioned insole, which is what makes them so comfortable, and a durable rubber sole. They come in four different color options including black/gum and charcoal/white. My husband loves his new sneakers – enter to win a pair for the man in your life here!

March 28, 2015

Subscription Boxes By Category


  • Handmade Beauty Box Reviews – A monthly subscription box  kit that includes ingredients, instructions, and all the supplies necessary to craft different beauty projects.
  • Scent Trunk Reviews – A monthly subscription box that includes 3 fragrances selected just for you.




  • Heck That’s Hot – A monthly subscription box filled with spicy foods – from mild to ghost pepper hot.
  • Skoshbox Reviews – A monthly Japanese snack subscription box. Save $2 on subscription box purchases using the code MAMASMITHSAN
  • Love With Food Reviews – A monthly subscription with Gluten Free, non-GMO, all natural, great tasting snacks. (Charitable Donation with Purchase)
  • Nibblr Reviews – A subscription box of pre-portioned healthy snacks.
  • Try The World Reviews – A bi-monthly location themed gourmet snack box. Use the code MAMASMITHTRAVELS for 30% off.
  • Vegan Cuts Box Reviews –  A monthly subscription box with 7-10+ vegan snack items.



  • Geek Fuel Reviews – A monthly geek subscription box – each month includes a T-Shirt.
  • TeeBlox Reviews – A monthly T-Shirt subscription box. A new officially licensed geek/gamer T-Shirt each month.
  • Horror Block Reviews – A monthly horror pop culture subscription box.
  • Loot Crate Reviews – A monthly geek and gamer subscription box.
  • Nerd Block Jr Reviews – A monthly nerd subscription box for young boys or girls. There is also a Classic Nerd Block available for adults.

Health Conscious

  • Bulu Box Reviews – A monthly subscription box for the health conscious person.
  • Conscious Box Reviews – A monthly subscription box filled with hand selected food, bath, beauty, and home products that are good for you.
  • Resilience Box Reviews – A monthly subscription box with each month themed to disease awareness.
  • Urthbox Reviews – A monthly subscription box packed with healthy snacks.
  • BerryCart Reviews – A monthly with 9-10 organic, non-GMO, and all-around healthy products. Minimum 4 full size products per box.


  • Paws & Play Reviews – A monthly subscription box for pets.
  • PetBox Reviews – A monthly subscription box for pets. Use code MamaSmith for 10% off.
  • Pet Gift Box Reviews – A monthly subscription box for pets. Use code Mamasmith for a FREE box – just pay $4.99 shipping and handling.
  • Treat A Dog Reviews – A monthly subscription box for dogs.
  • Woof Crate Reviews – A monthly subscription box for dogs. Use code Smith10 for 10% off.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathmatics)



Kids, Shopping & Gift Guides November 5, 2017

Gifts Your Kids Would Love to Receive this 2017 Holiday Season | #THBGG #GiftsForKids

I don’t know about you, but I get overwhelmed each holiday season. Having two little girls to shop for can be difficult because there are so many toys out there to choose from. This list contains items that my daughters (and my husband and I!) love. We feel these will make great holiday gifts this year. Each item on this guide was personally tested and/or approved by Mama’s Geeky or her children. This guide may contain affiliate links.

Books, Kids, Shopping & Gift Guides May 27, 2017

The Best Kids & Young Adult Books of 2017 | #Reading #KidsBooks

Mama Smith grew up reading and in turn, loves reading to her little girls. She knows the importance of reading from birth and has put together a list of some of the best kids books of 2017! Each book on this guide was personally tested and/or approved by Mama Smith. Please enjoy and remember to keep coming back because new items are added daily! This guide may contain affiliate links.

Shopping & Gift Guides April 1, 2017

Fun & Unique Gifts to Fill Your Easter Baskets With This Year! | #Easter #GiftIdeas

If you are looking to fill your little one’s Easter Basket with fun and unique gifts this year, look no further! Sure, we all want to add candy to their baskets, and I have chosen some great stuff to include, but I always enjoy adding some toys and other items that will get longtime use! Here is a list of items that I know the Easter Bunny would be happy to hop in with at your house this year! If you have any suggestions yourself, feel free to leave a comment letting everyone know!

Disney, Kids, Movies March 6, 2017

Our Moana Viewing Party Fun + Win Your Own Digital Copy! | #Moana #Disney #MoanaOnDigital

When I was vacationing with my family in Disney World last November, we were lucky enough to see Moana a few days before it came out. We actually watched it on the beach at the Polynesian Resort – and despite being an uncharacteristically cold night in Florida, it is a great family memory of ours. We all loved the movie so much that my husband came home and immediately got HeiHei and Pua tattoos! We are also planning to get matching Mini Maui tattoos soon. So of course we were thrilled to hear that Moana was finally coming out on Blu-ray and DVD! It recently became available on Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD/3D. We actually rented it from a hotel when we were on vacation a couple weeks ago. But Moana is coming home on Blu-ray and DVD on March 7 and it is jam packed with amazing bonus features!

Disney, Entertainment, Television January 3, 2017

Learning About Star Wars Rebels from Executive Producer Dave Filoni | #StarWarsRebelsEvent #RogueOneEvent

When I was in San Francisco for the Rogue One Event, I got to experience many amazing things. Everything was incredible, but one of my favorite things was watching two never-before-seen episodes of Star Wars Rebels. We found out that they loosely tied in to Rogue One and that Forest Whitaker himself was joining the cast voicing Saw Gerrera (who he plays in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). We were some of the first people to see these episodes – and they blew me away! I am a fan of the show, so this was a big deal to me. (Insider tip – be ready for Click-Clack guys, you are going to love him!). After watching these, we got to chat with Executive Producer, Dave Filoni. This interview is probably one of my favorites to date – he was so personable and super fun to talk with!

Disney, Entertainment, Kids, Printables, Television December 6, 2016

Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule on Disney DVD Today + Prize Pack #Giveaway | #ElenaOfAvalor #DisneyJunior

Disney’s newest princess comes to DVD with the release of Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule just in time for the Holidays! Join Elena as she learns about being a princess who will one day become a queen and rule her kingdom. She’s saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress who was trying to destroy Avalor, but that was the easy part! Elena’s journey leads her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.

Disney, Entertainment, Kids, Local to CNY November 17, 2016

Experience the Magic with Disney Live Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic | #DisneyLive #Disney

As you probably know if you come to my blog regularly, we are a Disney family. Whenever there is a Disney event in town, we are there. From Disney on Ice, to Disney Live, to events at our local Disney Store – you can always count on the Smith’s to be there ready to have some fun. Disney Live: Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Doorway was just in town, and we were lucky enough to go. I knew that the whole family would have a good time, because you can’t go wrong with Disney but I had no idea just how much fun.

Collectibles & Subscriptions, FanGirl Friday, Gaming October 28, 2016

TeeBlox Games Theme Delivers MineCraft T-Shirt | #TeeBlox #MineCraft

I love to show off my geek pride in any way that I can. So when I found out about TeeBlox, I was thrilled! TeeBlox is a monthly subscription box that will send you an officially licensed T-Shirt – and you get to pick the theme! They have eight equally amazing themes to choose from (trust me, I have been trying them all!) that are geared towards geeks and gamers. I just switched over to the Games theme and was excited to check out what arrived this month. It was a minecraft shirt that I just know my nephew is going to flip over! Shhh…it will be a surprise, don’t tell him.