enjoying the last of autumn + a giveaway with naturebox! (closed)

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today we’ve teamed up with our longtime partner, naturebox, to giveaway a 6-month snack subscription to two lucky readers! (all the details at the end of this post!)

as the colder weather has started creeping into our shorter days, we’ve been trying to get outside as much as we can during these last few pleasant days of autumn weather before winter hits hard.  rumor has it this new york city winter might be just as rough at last year’s polar vortex, which we are really excited about (just kidding. in my spare time i’m maybe researching beach homes.)

anyway, veterans day was one of those extra beautiful days where it was sixty degrees and sunny and central park was just calling our name…we packed up some snacks and blankets and took off to find a new playground.  if you know me at all, you know i always have several snacks in my bag. not just because i’m a mama. i carry snacks for me, too. always have, always will. pregnant or not, i’m a girl who likes to munch around the clock.  we’ve enjoyed using naturebox’s subscription based service in our home for about a year now, since they provide plenty of things to munch on, all on the healthier side, delivered to our door. the first thing we opened last week when we got this last bundle of snacks was the figgy bars. my kids woke up three mornings this week asking to have figgy bars for breakfast. what?! there is a good variety of other snacks too. i like that you get to choose which snacks are included in your box each month, so you can make sure to get your favorites and also try new things.

 below, a few photos from our outing and a giveaway at the end!


^^^i’m trying to look up more.  the vibrant leaves help remind me to do so. ^^^




^^^this pumpkin cranberry trail mix was real good this month!^^^


^^^we didn’t bring plates to the park, but these colorful leaves work just as well!^^^


^^^samson doesn’t like to try to go across the monkey bars, he just likes hanging from them. “let go, papa!” he says. and then he laughs so hard as if we’re tickling his arm pits while he just hangs there as long as he can! he keeps us young.^^^


^^^eleanor, eleanor, what do you see?^^^


 ^^^what’s up guys. we’re all in this photo! (even E’s peace sign! haha.) happy fall!”^^^

and now for a GIVEAWAY! naturebox is giving away a 6-month snack subscription to two lucky readers! to enter, please visit naturebox and browse what snacks they have to offer, then come back here and comment below sharing which snack you’d like to try.

also, you can get a free sample box of some of naturebox’s most loved snacks when joining their service today! click here to get started. (free trial is available for new and US subscribers only. not valid on gift subscriptions or when combined with any other offer.)

ps- this giveaway is open to readers with a US shipping address only.  the winners will be drawn at random and emailed directly next thursday! this post is in partnership with naturebox.


  1. Holly B

    I want to try all of them! But since I’m having post-dinner sugar cravings right now, the Orange Apple fruit chews sound really great :)

  2. Jamie

    I’m all about the FIG BARS! They sound delicious!!

  3. Romina

    Cherry Pecan Granola looks really really good!

  4. Hannah

    the sea salt pop pops look SO yummy!

  5. Kate

    MM mocha almond bars, although I’ve never met a snack I didn’t like.

  6. Jackie Peterson

    My little guy would love the figgy bars and all of the dried fruits, yum!

  7. Tiffany

    BBQ kettle kernels and sesame seed sticks would be at the top of my list!

  8. TJ

    I’ve heard about the figgy bars before. We’d love to try anything from Nature Box. It all looks so good. It’s hard to pick…

  9. Emily

    The pumpkin cranberry trail mix actually sounds amazing! Hoping it’s not seasonal!

  10. Leah

    The mango orange fruit chews and garlic plantains look delicious! Such a neat company.

  11. I would love to try the sweet potato sticks! They look so yummy! Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway!

  12. Sara P

    I’m thinking greek yogurt covered pretzels, baked sweet potato fries, and some of the fruit chews. But who knows I think I’d want some of everything!

  13. Candace Jordan

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I’d love to try the bbq sunflower seeds!
    Also, I really enjoyed Josh’s latest post – always a great reminder to instil confidence (and discipline) in little ones, especially our girls.

  14. nadya kotik

    Vanilla Macaroon Granola, mocha almond bar and Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops

  15. Grace

    The yogurt pretzels look delish!!

  16. Emily Mahr

    Orange apple fruit chews, poppy seed sticks, mocha almond bars…I can’t pick just one! Or even a handful. Yum.

  17. the foggy bars are also calling my name!

  18. Alison Levitt

    I would like to try the sun-dried tomato garlic kale chips!

  19. rebekah

    allll of them!

  20. Daisy

    Sun dried tomato garlic kale chips!

  21. Kathe

    almonds fo sho

  22. Jess

    Greek yogurt anything!

  23. Ashlee

    The country ranch peas look especially yummy!

  24. Bethany

    Sweet potato sticks!

  25. melanie

    would love the sea peas

  26. Jane S.

    The Sun Dried Tomato Garlic Kale Chips look so good! I would love to try them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Holly

    The pumpkin spice nom noms!

  28. Lynda

    i’m liking the fig bars and the fruit chews

  29. Anna Davis

    I’d love to try the Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops!!

  30. Chelsea Venegas

    Thanks for this giveaway. Since having my 2nd baby 2 months ago it has been extremely hard giving my 3 1/2 year old healthy snacks on the go. I would love to offer him the trail mixes from nature box.

  31. Ashley B.

    All the snacks look delicious, but we’d really like to try the cinnamon spiced almonds.

  32. Carolina

    Wow what a variation they have! Mango Orange fruit chews, baked sweet potato sticks,sea salt & cracked pepper pumpkin seeds and lone star snack mix. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  33. Erin

    I’d try the blueberry, apple & sunflower seed oatmeal

  34. Rori

    Um, parmesean garlic pop pops. Cheese. Always go for the cheese.

  35. Stephanie

    My daughter would love those orange apple fruit chews!

  36. Lindsay B

    BBQ Kettle Kernels. I love anything BBQ

  37. Dar

    Yum, everything looks delish! I think the lemon kale chips and yogurt pretzel would do it for me.

  38. sarah r

    i’d like to try the peanut butter nom noms

  39. Romina

    Thanks for the giveaway! The cherry pecan granola looks SO good :0)

  40. Talia Green

    As a college student who is in class full time and working part time and involved in a lot of campus activities, I tend to snack on the go a lot and it would be wonderful to try out some healthier snack options. I would love to try the BBQ Kettle Kernels and the Mango Orange Fruit Chews!

  41. Lacy

    The baked sweet potato sticks sound amazing!

  42. julie

    mango orange fruit chews please!

  43. katie

    The dried fruit, the curried peas…yum!

  44. Romina

    Pumpkin cranberry trail mix…Yummy!

  45. Romina

    Those pumpkin spice nom noms look so good! Finger crossed!

  46. Jessie

    Mmmmm Orange Apple fruit chews or sweet potato fries!

  47. emily

    blueberry greek yogurt pretzels!

  48. Genny

    The baked sweet potato sticks sound incredible!!

  49. charlotte

    Everything looks good! Especially the Tart Apple Mango Crispy Chews!

  50. Lyndsay

    I want to try the sunshine chips… and the granola! Sounds delish. :)

  51. Krissy

    I would love for my boys to try the Greek yogurt pretzels

  52. Elaine

    The baked sweet potato sticks!!!

  53. Romina

    Vanilla Macaroon Granola… Yummy!

  54. Sara

    The Mocha Almond Bars look delish!

  55. alona y

    I would love to try the yellow curry peas and the lemon bell pepper kale chips!

  56. Romina

    Cherry Pecan Granola looks delicious!

  57. Brittany Smith

    Macaroon Granola? Sounds so yummy!

  58. Sarah S

    Oh, wow, it all looks awesome! But I really think I’d love to try the Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Pumpkin Seeds. Or maybe the PB&J Granola :)

  59. amy bracken

    Orange apple fruit chew and the acai berry crunch look yummy. A lot of the limited edition ones look so tastey! Thanks for the opportunity!

  60. Molly

    They all look so delicious!!!

  61. Abby

    Pear Praline Crunch for sure! Yummm

  62. Angela Cash

    I would like to try the Chili Lime Pistachios. I really like that you can sort the available snacks by ingredients.

  63. Alex

    Baked sweet potato sticks!!

  64. Romina

    I would love to try the Pear Praline Crunch! They look delicious :) Finger crossed!

  65. Laura

    The cherry ganache granola looks delish!

  66. shaunie

    Mocha Almond Bars look great

  67. Courtney

    The pineapple coconut bars sound amazing to this pregnant mama!

  68. Beatrice Tjoa

    I would LOVE to try the pumpkin spice nomnoms, lemon tea biscuits, kung pao pretzels, sriracha rice crackers, pineapple coconut bars, dried cherries and many more!

  69. Romina

    Cherry Pecan Granola looks amazing!

  70. Anne

    ooo i wanna try the sweet blueberry almonds!

  71. rachel

    Pumpkin Spice Nom Noms!!!

  72. Denise Sanders

    So many yummy snacks its so hard to choose but I’d love to try the cinnamon spiced almonds, garlic plantains,and pear praline crunch

  73. Jenny

    The cinnamon spiced almonds and apple pie oat clusters :)

  74. Leah Quinn

    Maple habanero pretzel pops!

  75. michelle

    I’d love to try the peanut butter nom noms.

  76. Clara

    The chews and granola

  77. anne stewart

    The sunshine chips look so yummy!

  78. Amy L.

    The cranberry macaroon granola looks amazing

  79. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I love your pictures!!! All of these snacks look so good. I would love to try the granola.

  80. Blueberry Greek Yogurt covered pretzels!

  81. Matey

    cinnamon swirl kettle kernels or anything with garbanzo beans.

  82. hannah

    mighty mix!

  83. emily m.

    the cinnamon swirl kettle kernels sound divine! or all that granola–yum!

  84. clara g

    mmm the Cali Peaches!