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Friday, April 11, 2014

Pop Sugar must have box April 2014 and a new pillow...randomness

Popsugar as been on a roll lately.  I've Really enjoyed the last few boxes they have put out.  This months box was no exception.  It is my favorite monthly box but I have a feeling Stitch fix might be giving them a run for the money. 

So lets get started and see what is in the April box!

Look I actually used a craft supply today.  Didnt see the scissors so used the lovely bone folder to cover up my address and open the box.  yeah, i'm crafty like that







First off out of the box I saw these tea towels.  The colors were soo cute. I loved the brightness of them and it made me just crave spring more.  I already threatened the hubby not to be using them to clean stuff with.  These are for covering food and stuff like that
We also got this cute bag that folds up into a little pouch for carrying shopping..yeah! I like the pattern, for the retail price though i thought it should be thicker but then it probably wouldn't fold up so nice either. Its by Blue avocado and retails for $25


The star of the show was this eyeshadow pallet from two faced.  I love it!  It came with instructions on how to create 3 different looks in 3 minutes




The box also came with a graphic image pocket notebook and some Caldrea hand soap.  It also had a box of trail mix. Not sure what happened because I didn't get photos of these Items.  Maybe I'll add them in a little bit.  I wasn't feeling the best today and had to go to the chiropractor to have some work done on my nect.  Which brings me to this $$ purchase of the day.   A new temperpedic pillow.  at this point i'm willing to try anything.  I'll let you know if it actually helps.

I will say it has a strange smell.  How long does that take to go away?



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thredup box



This week I got Kennedy a box of new (new to her) clothes from thread up.  Its an online consignment shop that sells higher end clothes.  I really was impressed with the quality of items.  I got a halogen cardigan that retailed for $60 for $11.  I also got these $60 mia shoes that looked brand new for $12.  My daughter got tons of stuff for dirt cheap.  A brand new mudd jacket for $3.99    Some of the items still had the tags on them.  It can be addicting because I have now ordered 3 different boxes from them in the last month.  The inventory changes daily.   If you use this link you will get $10 off your first order.  FREE clothes.  They have a lot of items for less than $10 so you should at least pick up a free item.  I get $10 in credit too if you order.  THREDUP

happy spring

Got these chairs the other day at Lowe's of all places.  I love how fabrics seen in fashion make their way into home decor.  I am really loving me some chevron lately.  I can't wait for it to get a tiny bit warmer so I can spend more time outside.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why birchbox??? Why? April 2014

My birch box last month was awesome!  This one sucked!  I am not happy with it at all.  Most of these samples look like something I wouldn't of got free at a hotel. 
Obviously the best thing was the life style extra which was a kind bar.  I was hungry!  Don't judge!


The perfume was not to my taste at all.  I personally thought it smelled like something a man would wear.

The body wash-total hotel sample. smelled ok

Number 4 shampoo- really birchbox.  This bottle looked kinda dirty like it had been around for a long long time.  Shampoo with no conditioner?  Extra bad

The purple eyeliner is actually nice but I don't wear eyeliner daily.  I like that it is purple instead of black though. 

This is probably the worst Birchbox I have ever received.  I think I will give them another month though.  My last birch box was soo nice. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

First Stitch fix box

I have been really into subscription boxes lately. I hate going shopping and I love mail so sounds like win win to me.

So, I found out about stitch fix and thought I would give it a try.

How does it work?  Basically you go to their website and fill out a style profile.  They ask you all kinds of questions and show you photos to get an idea of your style.  You pay $20 for them to put together a box of 5 items for you.  You can pick nothing or keep all 5 items.  What you pick out you pay for minus the $20 styling fee and put the other items in a prepaid envelope and mail it back.

I was a little skeptical because I wear a 14/16 and the largest size they have is a 14...but I signed up anyway.  Maybe that will be motivation for me to lose more weight!?!

Here is the link if you want to check it out.  If you create a profile through me I get $25 off my next purchase!  sweet huh?   STITCH FIX 

You can sign up monthly or just get them a few times a year.  I will tell you they are pretty popular right now so your first fix may take a few months.


I received five items

The first item was a really lightweight chevron infinity scarf.  I loved this but it was pricey.  My husband didn't like it so it went back.  I love chevron and i've loved scarves lately so this should of been an easy choice. It as a light minty green too...ohhhh Kinda regretting sending this one back



The second item was a Chris & Carol zig zag top.  I loved this.  In fact I had pinned it on my pinetrest board.  They will look at your pinterest board for inspiration!


 Next up was a navy cardigan from the brand Splendid. I loved the tab-sleeves on this.  I was not happy about the price of this cardigan but I had to have it.  The material was great and it was so soft.  Plus it went great with the zig zag top above
The next item was my favorite item in the box.  That was the Pomelo Corinna striped dolman top.  I dont think I've ever owned a dolman style top and I have to say I loved it! I've already worn it this week and plan on wearing it on Sunday too.  The material is so hard to describe.  Its actually a minty green with black stripes.  I loooove it! The photo doesn't really do it justice. With it i'm wearing a Heather Belle tassel necklace that I received in a past pop sugar must have box.

There was only one item that didn't fit and that was the Filbert 3/4 sleeve popover blouse.  When I saw this i really wanted it to fit too. It was cute and had some nice details.  I have large upper arms and it was super tight on them.  It was a great color that didn't show up as nice in the photo.  Thats what I get for using my iphone instead of my real camera

Here it is with the scarf
Here is a photo of me wearing the zig zag top and cardigan.  I hate full body photos of myself..ughhhhh  So, if you like seeing me wearing the clothes let me know and maybe i'll do more with my next ones.  I am getting another one the first week of may.

 STITCH FIX


They also include a styling card for each item they send you telling you how to dress the piece up or down.  I obviously didn't do either but I appreciate the suggestions for a fashion dummy like me


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cravebox July 2012 bbq edition and my first Julep review

So, I used to really be into the monthly subscription boxes for scrapbook supplies! There were tons of different ones you choose from and you would get a goodie box filled with papers, stickers, and embellishments! :)  What more could a girl want right?

Well, I have more scrapbooking supplies than I know what to do with now.  But I recently discovered there are tons of subscription services out there! 

One we got today is called cravebox!  You can see whats in it by watching this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRygh7-OBkk&feature=plcp

My husband was making fun of all the youtube videos I've been watching lately so he is acting kinda goofy.

We have already tried the lemonaide and its really good!
The cost of this box was only $10 and it included shipping via fedex! What a deal!
If you are interested in joining cravebox there is a waiting list so sign up soon. 
There is another one I just joined called Julep Maven :) I love nail products so I'm excited to try this one. The currently have an introductory offer where you can get your first box for one cent!! :) I just got my first box which included 2 polishes and an awesome pedi cream. My card was only charged .01 cent. If you are interested in trying this one there is no obligation and you can cancel anytime. The code for the intro offer is "PENNY" i'm including my referral link JULEP LINK The pedi cream is really really nice and I'll probably continue to buy it. Then I also got two nail polishes which retail for $14. I've already painted my toes with it and it went on REALLY NICE! I'm liking it!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Took the kids on a hike and we had our first geocaching experience. the kids loved it and want to go on more "treasure hunts"