[California Moms Blog Hop] One of my Favorite Places -- Irvine Park Railroad.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A couple weeks ago, Justine sent me an email asking if I'd like to contribute to a California Mom's post she was working on for her blog. She wanted to get input from other California Mom's on some of their top spots to go with their families in California and she was going to put together a post highlighting them all. Well, enough of us must have suggested that it would be fun to make it a blog hop, because today, we're all sharing some of our favorite places with you!


Irvine Regional Park.

This park is quite popular, but was completely unknown to me for years. I didn't grow up in Southern California so I guess it's somewhat fair to say that I "shouldn't have know about it" before having Mason, but really it's a great park to go to no matter your age or if you have children or not.

You can rent a variety of bikes for an hour or two and ride all around the park. We've rented a single surrey bike for just the three of us or a double surrey bike when we were with some friends.


There's a small (and I mean small) zoo that you can go to and see a good variety of animals for just $2.

You can take some amazing, gorgeous family photos.


You can hunt for Easter eggs during Easter.


You can hunt for pumpkins for Halloween. Here too.



During Christmas, they turn the train into a Christmas Train and put lights all over it and lights all over the trees. There's games and activities and you can ride the train to go meet Santa.

2016 // 2015 // 2014


And you also used to be able to buy Christmas trees there too (they stopped this past year).


And there's so much more that we've never even done like horse rides, paddle boat rentals, and
pony rides. You can also throw a birthday party there, BBQ, hang out, rent a bounce house, and play volleyball.

We love this park and go any chance we get. If you live anywhere near Orange County, I highly recommend visiting Irvine Regional Park!
For more information on Irvine Regional Park, visit their website here.

Interested in finding some other great spots to visit in California?
Check out these California mom's posts below!

Sarah at Foxy's Domestic Side

Tiffany at Tiffany Ching Bean

Bethany at House of Mitchells

Whitney at Work it Mommy

Jenny at Princess Turned Mom

Justine at Little Dove



Are you from California? What is one of your favorite spots?
Not from here but vacationed here before? What is one of your favorite spots?


[The Guys Behind the Blog] February.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Welcome to February's Guys Behind the Blog link up!

As most of you might know, Betsy from Heavens to Betsy and Laura from According to Laura Jean hosted a series on their blogs called The Guys Behind the Blog. I used to link up as often as possible ever since I found out about the series - I think I only missed one month in the past year and a half since I found out about it. I recently went back to Betsy and Laura's blogs to find out what the questions were for August only to find out that they weren't hosting anymore - July was their last month. I was SO bummed! I truly loved interviewing Seth each month and seeing what questions they came up with. So, I decided to email Betsy and Laura and see if they would mind if I continued on their series. Thankfully they said they wouldn't mind and would be happy to see the series continue on. Crystal from Hall Around TexasEvelina from Fortunate HouseJamie from Cocktails and CarseatsJessica from Secrets of a Stay at Home Mom, and I are excited to continue the series on! 


For February, we decided to focus our questions on the theme of "love/Valentine's Day". Here are this month's questions and answers:


1 // Name two things your wife has taught you.

Seth: Looks at me confused.
Me: Have I not taught you anything?
Seth: About...?
Me: Whatever.
Seth: That I have a problem with putting a new trash bag in the trash can after taking out the trash and that I constantly leave cabinet doors open.

Truth.

2 // What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

Seth: When I got to see you for the first time.
Me: You'd never seen me before our wedding?
Seth: You know what I mean.
Seth: No, it was an arranged marriage. I saw you for the first time and was like "oh, you are pretty!"
Me: Rolls eyes.
Me: I think you mean "the first look".
Seth: Yes! That's it. And our reception. That was a pretty great party.

Agreed!

Seth: I can't even answer beer to this question! I didn't even get to drink my beer!

He's not bitter or anything... LOL!


3 // Valentines Day is usually more about the girl...but tell me, what is something YOU would love to receive on Valentine's day?

Seth: Beer.

(no surprise there!)

Seth: Valentine's Day is the day of love/beer.
Me: ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

4 // What was the best date you and your wife ever had?

I wouldn't consider it a date per se, but our anniversary trip to Santa Barbara.
(here // here // and here)

And our honeymoon was pretty epic too.

5 // If money was no option and you could go anywhere in the world with just your spouse, where would you go and what would you do?

There are so many places! I'd have to say... since money is no object, we'd have a private plane to take us wherever we want to go. First stop, Bora Bora and we'd stay in one of those huts on the ocean.

He's a keeper! I want to do that SO BAD. Now who's going to pay for us to do this... any takers?

Bonus Questions:
6 // Valentine's Day - Hallmark Holiday or Real Holiday?

Seth: Thumbs down.
Me: I'll take that as a Hallmark holiday.

7 // What is your favorite romantic comedy movie?

Seth: I wouldn't say I have a favorite, but I enjoyed Love Actually, The Wedding Singer, and 10 Things I Hate About You. Oh and Summer Catch. It was a horrible movie, but it was about baseball so...
Me: ... so of course you liked it.

LOL!



***

March's link up will be on the last Thursday of the month, March 30th, and the questions will be:

1 // Would you rather have your dream job and make less money or have a job you hate but make tons of money?

2 // Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?

3 // Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never be able to speak again? 

4 // Would you rather go back in time and meet your ancestors or go into the future to meet your great grandchildren?

5 // Would you rather swim in the Arctic Ocean with nothing but a swim suit (no wet suit) or walk through the desert in the middle of the summer having to wear sweat pants and a sweat shirt?

Bonus Question:
6 // Would you rather live like a king but have no friends and family or be homeless with your friends and family?


We hope to see you back here on March 30th to link up with us and share what your significant others have to say! (Also, feel free to grab that first graphic to add to your posts if you'd like!)




***

A HUGE thank you to Betsy and Laura for letting Crystal, Evelina, Jamie, Jessica, and I continue on their series. It's an honor to be able to continue on what they created.

You can find the original series on Betsy's blog here and Laura's blog here.

Thanks for playing along again, Seth!







[$10 at Target] February.

Monday, February 20, 2017

I'm excited to be back again today co-hosting this link up with Becky and some other fabulous ladies!  If you posted today as well, don't forget to link up with us below and then hop around and check out how the rest of my co-hosts (and everyone else!) spent their $10!




For this month's $10 at Target, I shopped... on Saturday. As in two days ago Saturday.

Oops.

I completely forgot what day it was and realized this weekend when I was looking at my planner that our link up was today. Nothing like last minute shopping ;)


I try to keep the items that I buy with my $10 as things I don't need. Yes, I did buy soap, but did I need this type of soap? No. I wanted to try it out and see how I liked it so I considered it an "extra". We've been using the Mrs. Meyer's dish soap and I really like it, but we usually just use the Soapsoft that I refill when we run low, so this was kind of a splurge. Even though it's soap.


I had wanted to pick up this little holder at Target as well as a part of my $10 shopping spree, but I couldn't find anything I liked. I googled what I had seen some others have and found that they have it at Crate and Barrel. We just so happened to be by one on Saturday afternoon when we were at a birthday party, so I convinced Seth to stop so we could pick one up. To my surprise, it was only $4.95 (I don't think I've ever gotten out of Crate and Barrel so cheap), so I happily purchased it and we were on our way.




Now that we've thoroughly talked about soap way more than I ever thought I would on my blog, I did also get two other items. FOOD items! First up, I decided to splurge a little and get some Boom Chicka Pop. I love that stuff, but usually only get pre-made kettle corn on special occasions (like at the fair or a baseball game), so I thought it would be fun. I've been kind of obsessed with popcorn lately and on a Skinny Pop kick, so I thought I'd spice things up and get some kettle corn instead this time.

For my last item, I got this salted caramel ice cream topping. My friend had been raving about how good it is so I thought I'd try it. Let me tell you... it does not disappoint!

So, how'd I do on my budget?
Since I bought these along with some other items, I don't have a receipt to show, but here's the breakdown.

Soap : $3.99
Boom Chicka Pop : $3.29
Caramel : $2.12
Minus RED Card discount : ($0.47)
Tax (7.75%) : $0.69

Total : $9.62

Under!

Not sure what I could have bought for $0.40 to get any closer so I consider this a win, especially since I over spent by a quarter last month. It all evens out eventually.


Becky at bybmg // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Elizabeth at Chasin' Mason // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest

Next month, we'll be sharing our hauls on Monday, March 20th. Mark your calendars, get your shopping on, and link up with us on the 20th and show us what you got!






[A Year of Color] Pink.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A month or so ago, a couple of my blog friends announced this fun new link up called "A Year of Color". Each month would be a different color theme and you could share whatever you wanted to go along with the theme. I missed last month's "white" theme, but I'm excited to be linking up with Whitney and Desiree this month to share some fun "pink" inspiration.

A couple weeks ago, I was able to take a day off work and meet Desiree, Marcus, and Julia for a fun filled day of the aquarium and a wall crawl through Long Beach. There was one wall that I left out of that post that I wanted to share with you today...




We literally stumbled upon this wall by accident. When we drove by and parked to go to one of the blue walls, I happened to see something bright pink out of the corner of my eye, so I suggested we go check it out. I mean, we were mere feet away, why not? At this point, it had started to rain more, so it was probably a good idea to leave, but Desiree was up for the challenge so we headed over. I knew this wall would be perfect for this prompt so Desiree so kindly snapped a few pictures of me and Mason for the occasion. I just love how they turned out! 

Thank you for taking these gorgeous pictures, Desiree! And for wall hunting with me in the rain :)

Happy Friday!



[Thoughts on Thursday] Confessions.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


I must confess...

... that I've had no motivation to do anything this week. I've had a couple things on my to do list for a week and only FINALLY got to them on Monday. Barely. It was a holiday ("holiday") so Seth was off work so when Mason and I got home from work/school, I figured now was my time to get stuff done. No such luck. Mason only wanted me. "Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy." Anyone else's kid ONLY want them? Don't get me wrong. I LOVE him, but it's so frustrating trying to get anything done.

... which brings me to blogging. I had (have!) stuff I want to blog about, but the lack of alone time in the afternoons and the lack of motivation after dinner/Mason's bath time is really putting a damper on that. When it comes to This is Us or computer time... This is Us always wins.

... that, speaking of Mason and blogging... Mason's been having a hard time going to sleep by himself for the past couple weeks. Like, we put him to bed and try to leave and he screams bloody murder like something is happening. It's not. He's fine. So we have to lay with him basically until he falls asleep. Usually bath time is my job and bed time is Seth's job, but the other night he was at a meeting late, so I did it. Laying there is pretty boring, so I closed my eyes... and woke up two hours later. At 10pm. I should have and could have been doing SO much more in those two hours, but we woke up cuddling and I was in heaven. I checked to make sure he was asleep and then I snuck out and headed to my room to go back to sleep (he's a KICKER or I would have stayed in there all night cuddling).

... that I am full on addicted to my Letterfolk board. I even came up with my own hashtag (#letterfolkliz) to house all my quotes (and possibly make a Chatbook out of)!

... that I wish I had internet in my car so I could use my laptop while Mason is at speech. I could get a lot more done that way.

... that I don't know why I subscribe to any magazines. I never have time to read them. They all literally sit on a stack on my counter. I counted yesterday - four Real Simple's and three Cooking Light's. I'm sure they're great! I hope I eventually read them...

... that I've had Starbucks WAYYYY too much lately. And then they went out and announced this and I don't see an end in sight any time soon.

Can you relate to any of my confessions?


Little Letters || February

Friday, February 10, 2017

Last month, a few of my friends linked up with Kristin from Taz and Belly for her Little Letters series and I thought it was a kind of fun take on the confessions posts that I love so much, so this month, I thought I'd join in on the fun!


Dear minivan that sped past me on the freeway doing 80+ mph with the "slow down" sticker on your bumper,
Maybe you should take your own advice.

Dear Mason,
That sweet "picture" that you "drew" me on my window is... "lovely". Maybe next time we can use a napkin instead of wiping waffle all over the window of mommy's car?

see that huge smudge there on the window... 

Dear people in line at the Costco gas station,
There are ten lanes. Use them! Why must you always all line up in the five middle lanes? There are lanes to the right and to the left that work just as well and are in fact... empty!

Dear short line at the Starbucks drive thru after I worked all weekend, 
I love you.



... that, speaking of the Starbucks drive thru... 
Dear Mr. Police Officer,
I was wondering the other day, can you get a ticket for being on your phone while you're in the drive thru? I mean technically you are driving? but you're also not driving? AND I use the app on my phone to pay, so... Clearly I was waiting in line too long to be pondering this.

Dear parents who drop your kids off at speech class with Mason,
Where do you go for that hour? It's pointless to go home because I'd just have to turn around and come back. Do you live close? The only place I can think to go is Starbucks, so I get myself a little treat every Tuesday and Thursday...

Dear Siri,
Do you EVER give the right directions? I swear I get lost more often when following your "directions" than I do on my own...

Dear freeway sign that just says "405 towards Santa Monica or Long Beach",
Why no "North" or "South" to go along with the city names? Some of us are directionally challenged and don't know which direction Santa Monica or Long Beach are in.


Can you relate to any of my letters?



[Thoughts on Thursday] Confessions

Thursday, February 9, 2017


I must confess...

... that Mason made the CUTEST gingerbread house at speech way back in December. He was SO excited to show me and I was so excited to see it. But how do you get a newly "painted" (aka frosted) gingerbread house home without getting frosting all over the car? Well, I put it in a Target bag and had planned to leave it in the car while I was at work and then cut the bag off and display it at home but then I... threw it away as soon as I got to work. Yep. That happened. Thankfully Mason didn't ask about it when we got home...

... that I don't particularly like Star Wars (or have any interest in watching the movies), but I LOVE Star Wars Hanna Andersson pajamas for Mason! He has 3 pairs -- one from Valentine's Day last year, the fair isle ones from Christmas, and some regular ones with all the... AT AT's on them? I'm not even sure what they are, but they're cute!

... that I've been going in to the bank to do the deposits for my work recently versus going through the drive up ATM and I secretly giggled to myself the other day when I was in and out before the person in the drive up was done. YET I seem to always choose the drive thru at Starbucks versus going inside and I know there are people doing the exact same to me because I know it is WAY shorter to go inside than wait in the drive thru!

... that I hate when people don't fully smile in pictures. I'm sure this is a weird thing to hate, but show me your teeth! No duck face or closed mouth smiles please.

... that I also hate when people use Instagram as Facebook. I don't mind if you post a few pictures a day, but spread it out! Ten pictures in a row deserves a Facebook album.

... that I ALSO hate hate HATE when websites/blogs have a million pop ups. Like that is the fastest way to get me to click away. I literally clicked on a website to get a recipe the other day and first there was a pop up to tell me to follow them on Facebook. Clicked the x. Then there was a pop up ad for something at the bottom. Clicked the x. Then ANOTHER pop up to follow on Facebook came. Clicked the x. And THEN there were those picture pop ups that cover the whole picture rendering the picture useless because I can't see half of it because there's a pop up and no where to click the x. And THEN there were ads IN BETWEEN the words of each paragraph. Seriously? Good bye.

... that sometimes I wonder if Seth thinks that I ever wear real pants. When he leaves for work, I'm in a tank top and sweatpants/leggings/pajama pants and when he comes home, I'm in my sweatpants/leggings/pajamas... but with whatever shirt I wore that day! lol.

... that I LOVE that Mason sings along to songs in the car, but if I really listen to the words and think about what the song is saying, I probably shouldn't be letting him listen to those songs... His current favorites to belt out are : Shawn Mendes "Treat You Better" and Maroon 5 "Don't Wanna Know".

Can you relate to any of my confessions?


[Weekending] Wall Crawl, the Aquarium, Tae Kwon Do, and the Super Bowl.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What a weekend! We had so much fun that I didn't have a chance to recap it over the weekend, so here we are. Recently I haven't been doing any sort of weekend recap because our weekends haven't included anything really exciting and have pretty much consisted of laundry and grocery shopping (boring!), but this weekend was different.

This weekend started off on Friday when I took the day off work to meet Desiree, Marcus, and Julia for a little date at the aquarium and a wall crawl. What's a wall crawl you might ask? Well, it's where we hit up six different walls in one day to take pictures of the kids. I'd never thought much of "cool walls" that I'd seen before until Erin had started taking pictures of her kids in front of some cool ones and then Desiree started finding some awesome ones as well. Then I became obsessed! (Did you know they ever have Instagram accounts dedicated to awesome walls? Wall Traveled // Disney Blue Wall // Disney Purple Wall // Disney Pink Wall). Sadly there are not really any cool walls in my area, so I had to venture a little bit north to get in on the action.

So, you know how it NEVER rains in California? Well, it decided to rain on Friday. Of course. Because Desiree and I wanted to get together. I SWEAR it rains every time we do something together. But they say rain is good luck, right? (I don't know what that has to do with anything in this instance lol). The rain was supposed to stop by 9am, right when I got to her house, but unfortunately for us, it kept going. But we didn't let that stop us. We continued on with our plan, and the poor kiddos just got a bit wet. They were such troopers though and we got some cute pictures! These are a mix of the pictures that I took as well as the pictures that she took and at this point I'm not even sure whose is whose, but just know that the better ones are probably hers ;)

 

kinda reminds me of that Beatles picture of them crossing the street



We hit up those few walls as well as a surprise wall (to be shared later!) and then headed to the aquarium. I feel like in public places, like an aquarium, I have to be a helicopter mom because I'm afraid that Mason will wander off. I know he doesn't mean to run away, but he just gets so excited exploring that he doesn't realize that I'm not with him. The last time I was at the aquarium (with Erin, Lex, and Kenz), he did ok, but I did have to watch him a lot. This time... he did amazing! He's almost a year and a half older and he's gotten so much better with listening when I say to stop and staying by me (or at least where he can see me) that this experience was so much better and I was less helicopter-y.








After the aquarium, we went to lunch, and then we attempted a couple more walls since it had mostly stopped raining by then.


helping Julia up



Mason and I headed home around 2:30pm or so. Traffic was horrendous (#LA) for part of the trip, but we made it home in not-too-bad-time. Mason had fallen asleep in the car about three seconds in to the trip home so I headed to the Starbucks drive-thru before we ended up back at home (#priorities). He woke up just in time for me to order and gladly drank the vanilla bean frap that I bought him. He had done EXCELLENT with going to the bathroom all day and I definitely think he deserved it.

Saturday morning started out like any other typical Saturday morning with Mason going to ABA and Seth and I going to Costco. We then picked Mason up early to head to a birthday party at a tae kwon do place for one of the girls he used to go to preschool with. We hadn't seen them in a while and I was excited to see her and her mom again. I was also excited to see how Mason would do at tae kwon do since I've been toying with the idea of signing him up for lessons.

Well, I don't know if it was just because it was a birthday party or not, but it was a bit of a $h!t show. Mason did not listen very well and was more interested in running around than following directions. I'm not sure if this is just because it wasn't super structured since it was a party or what, but I may still try him in some lessons soon.



IKEA was on our way home so of course we had to take advantage. I needed a new picture frame and of course we needed some $1 ice cream, so we took a little pit stop on the way home.



Sunday was the Super Bowl and I took advantage of the situation and made a little letter board quote. I can't take full credit for it though because Seth did suggest the saying.



It was a fun afternoon with friends and lots of good food, even though we weren't exactly pleased with the outcome of the game.

Overall, it was a fun weekend and although I have to work all five days this week, I'm already looking forward to next weekend already!


[Stitch Fix] Fix #14 + a $150 Stitch Fix Gift Card Giveaway!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This post contains affiliate links but, as always, all opinions are my own. If you use my affiliate link, I may receive a small commission.

It's fix reveal day (again)! One of my favorite days! There were a couple months where I didn't post at all about Stitch Fix and now within like two-three weeks, I have three posts. Goodness, I better slow down my spending ;)


In case you haven't heard of Stitch Fix, it's basically a personal shopping service. You fill out your online profile by answering some questions about likes/dislikes, style, sizing, etc and then can write a note about what you're interested in as well as link a Pinterest style board to help your stylist know what you're looking for and what you're style is. Then your personal stylist gathers some items that she thinks you'd like and sends them to you. You try them on in the comfort of your own home and decide what you do and don't want to keep and then you have three days to send back whatever you don't want. Easy peasy! The styling fee is $20 and if you send back all the items, you lose the $20. If you keep one (or more) items, they deduct the $20 styling fee from your total and you pay the difference. And if you keep all five items, they deduct the $20 from the total and you get a 25% discount on all the items. Pretty great! If you're interested in signing up, if you want to use my referral code then I'll get small credit to my account and will be forever grateful.

A couple fixes ago, I had requested a new stylist. While I did like my old stylist, I felt like she was thisclose to nailing my actual style. I always liked the things she sent me, but they just weren't quite me. So, I requested Desiree's stylist, Raquel. I always LOVE everything that Desiree gets in her fixes and figured that if we had a similar style, that Raquel would surely hit the nail on the head for me too. And sure enough.... SHE DID! Check out my FIRST 5/5 fix here!

So now... on to my 14th fix!


Market & Spruce | Wilco Solid Quilted Vest
Size : L | Color : Dark Green | $68



This vest may look familiar to some of you. Yes, it is the same vest that I got in my last fix. I decided last minute that I didn't need to spend the money on a vest and decided to return it. And then had immediate returner's remorse. Now, I'm not even sure that's a thing, but I was seriously mad at myself for returning it. So, in my note to my stylist, I begged and asked her to please send it back to me, but in a larger size so I could feel comfortable zipping it up all the way (since the medium was tight in the bust area). Well, again, I loved it, and again, I returned it. Yep, I am THAT crazy person. I still love it. I still wish I kept it. BUT I decided that for the money, and living in Southern California, that I wouldn't wear it enough. Being a responsible adult is hard sometimes. (#firstworldproblems)

Verdict : Returned. Again.


Kut from the Kloth | Connie Frayed Hem Skinny Jeans
Size : 10 | Color : Blue | $88





Kut from the Kloth!!! Boy do I love this brand. I was super stoked to see that Raquel had sent me not one but TWO KFTK jeans in this fix! At first glance, I thought these would be great, but then I saw it... the hem. Whomp whomp. The frayed hem. I know this sounds kind of weird, but I feel like the frayed hem makes them more... hippie? I don't know what it is, but the frayed hem makes me confused on how to style them. I'm sure they'd really go with anything and clearly they go with the top I'm wearing, but I just didn't see myself reaching for them as often as my regular hem KFTK skinnies, so back they went.

Verdict : Returned.





Loveappella | Harriett Woven Hem Knit Top

Size : M | Color : Navy | $44




When I pulled this shirt out of the box, I LOVED it. I mean, look at the bottom portion?! YES. It's almost like two shirts in one because the top is a plain dark blue and then the bottom is floral. All the heart eyes! But then I tried it on... and it was a little tighter/more form fitting than I would prefer. It was also a bit shorter than I like. I thought about exchanging it for a larger size, but I don't think you can return things if you change them, and I didn't know if it would fit right, so I opted to return it. Had it not been for some fit issues, this is totally me!

Verdict : Returned.




Kut from the Kloth | Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
Size : 10 | Color : Blue | $78



THESE JEANS. They aren't quite my beloved Kut from the Kloth skinny jeans, but they are pretty amazing! I had been asking for some distressed jeans for forever and I was super excited to see that these were in my fix. Not only are they KFTK but they have slight distressing. I don't really know how much is too much, but I don't want a huge hole in my pants, so this seemed like a good amount of distressing to me. Of course these jeans fit perfectly as all other KFTK jeans do. I was a little apprehensive at first because I've been wearing and loving skinny jeans so much lately, but after some texting with Desiree, she convinced me that these would be super versatile and so I just knew I had to keep them. I've already worn them three times this week... and it's only Wednesday. So, needless to say, I love them!

Verdict : Kept!




Ink Love & Peace | Calyn Cowl Neck Knit Top

Size : M | Color : Dark Purple | $64








When I first pulled this shirt out of the box, I had mixed feelings. 

First thoughts, I LOVE this color! The purple color is perfect and I love that it had thumb holes. And then I tried it on with jeans and it seemed ehh. I didn't love the draw string at the bottom and the top cowl neck laid weird. I thought, I'm sending this back for sure!

Second thoughts, I tried it on with leggings and loved it! It made it more athleisure and I loved the look. I thought, I can wear this every Sunday! And then I looked at the price again and... buzz kill. I cannot spend $64 on athleisure, so back it went.

Verdict : Returned. Sadly.

I tried to be really good with this fix and really only keep something I KNEW I would wear a lot. I probably shouldn't admit this (sorry Seth!), but I feel like sometimes I get so caught up in the "ooohhh it's Stitch Fix! It's amazing!" thing that I keep things that I don't reach for often (or at all). These clothes are expensive and I need to REALLY think about what I'm buying when I buy it and make sure it's going to be something I wear all the time - like the jeans. I've DEFINITELY gotten my money's worth out of my KFTK skinnies and now even the distressed jeans too. I'm pretty excited for future boxes though and to get some new short sleeve shirts and some shorts for summer. Stitch Fix has a way of always finding the perfect fitting bottoms, something I can NEVER do myself.

Bring on my next fix!


Do you agree with my choices? Should I have kept anything that I sent back?




And now for the exciting part!!!! I've teamed up with some amazing ladies to bring you a giveaway for a $150 Stitch Fix gift card!


Enter on the rafflecopter below. Entries will be verified. Giveaway runs from February 1, 2017 at 12am Pacific time to February 8, 2017 at 12am Pacific time. Winner will be emailed the Stitch Fix gift card.

Good luck!




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