Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stitch Fix Review #7

Summertime is cray cray for this teacher, right now!!  We are in the middle of moving, building a house, and attempting to get my diabetic fur baby regulated on her insulin.  That's an entire different story for a different day!!!  ugggg.....Whoever said teachers do NOTHING during the summer, needs to head to Memphis and I'll put them to work!

Ok, now the review!!  All of the packing came to a screeching halt when this arrived at my door!!

I had some special requests for this fix.  I asked for some shirts with fun backs, that would still allow me to wear a bra.  I also asked for colored jeans, specifically white with no holes or leg zippers!  So here's what I got:

Loveappella Michelle Cross Back Knit Top

This shirt is super soft and has a nice shape.  Not too clingy, but fitted.  I love the back and my bra doesn't show.  That's always plus!  It's really more navy than purple.  I'm not sure why it looks more purple in the pics.  Perhaps, my iPad quality photos????

Skies are Blue Milford Graphic Stripe Top

Cute, soft, but it sort of screamed Wal-Mart. #sorrynotsorry

Market & Spruce Gretta Embroidery Detail Knit Top

This is also SUPER soft and is a good fit.  I was a bit worried about my bra showing through the little hole details on the front, but it's not bad at all.

Henry & Belle Abana Ankle Length Skinny Jean in gray (looked like army green to me) and blue (a mix between navy and royal blue)

I guess my stylist was convinced that these would fit me, because she sent two pairs of the same pants in different colors.  They were an okay fit but a little snug in the thighs.  I wanna believe it's because I've been doing a lot of squats, but probably not!!  #crossfitnewbie

You can read more about how Stitch Fix works here.  Or better yet, head on over and create your style profile!! 

Let me know what you think about this fix.  You can read more about my past "Fixes" by clicking on the Stitch Fix label on the right.

(I have NOT received compensation from Stitch Fix for this blog post.  These are solely my opinions about my experience with this service.)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pool Party Blog Hop

I'm excited to be working with Celeste again from The Education Highway to celebrate her 30th birthday.  She's worked hard to put this "hop" together and I'm honored to be a small part of it!

You can grab some great ideas, lots of freebies, and a chance to win THREE prize packs full of awesome products.

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4th of July Handmade Tees

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Five for Friday~June 5,2015

It's been a minute since I've linked up for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching, but I'm back!!!!  I've been out of school since Friday, May 22, so I'm getting into this whole 'no work' thing.
We're in the process of building a new house, so that means packing up EVERYTHING for the big move. It's crazy how you just collect stuff and aren't sure why.  I think it's worse for  teachers.  We never know when we "may" need something, so we hang on the junk.  Here's the progress so far!

This little rascal had cataract surgery about three weeks ago. She developed cataracts shortly after she was diagnosed with diabetes.  As some of you may know, she was born deaf, so when she went blind from the cataracts, surgery was no option.  Turns out she only has about 20% vision in one eye now.  So we are doing tons of eye drops, and tons of pokes for glucose testing, and even more pokes for insulin injections.  But she's happy so that makes momma happy!!

I've been dragging myself out of bed everyday and heading off to our local cross fit gym. It's addictive!! I was very intimidated at first but I let go of that.  I'm not gonna lie, I'm deathly afraid of straining and getting a hemorrhoid!!!  But so far, so good!!  Here's a glimpse at me working on my front squats.  Ignore the "just out of bed" look!

Anyone else into cross fit?

I had an appointment at the Apple Store this week because I have an older iMac desktop, that is now apparently "vintage." Anyway it won't turn on and I need the pictures and documents off of it.  Turns out they can't even get parts for it or pull off my data.  I then had to go to an Apple Authorized Dealer to have this done.  Grrrrrr..... over $100 and three days later, I have the data on a flash drive and the repair shop gained a "vintage" computer.  

While I was at the Apple Store I took it upon myself to pull up my blog on a few computers and just walk away!! #freeadvertising

For all of you that signed up for a chance to win the $100 Stitch Fix gift card, I'd like to say THANK YOU!!  It was so fun  working with A Trendy Teacher and a few other awesome bloggers for this giveaway.  The lucky winner is Bre Simons. 

FYI, I have a new fix coming next week, so be on the lookout for a new Stitch Fix review.  You can follow me on Instagram for a heads up.

Head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching and see what everyone else is up to.