Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stitch Fix!

It was that time again....the pretty box with the teal circle showed up at my door.
Carly Multi-Stone Layering $36

Here is a close up of the necklace that came. I liked the color, length, and style. I just didn't like the price tag. Not to mention I already own 3 that look almost exactly like this one.....

Eames Gathered Waist Shirt $58
Kristina Leopard Pencil Skirt $64

I am not a big animal print fan as a general rule, but I did kind of like this one. Too bad the zipper is not up all the way in the back. Not the best way to feel about a skirt. And the material for the top was super soft, I liked the loose sleeves, the length and that they sent me an actual outfit. The problem with the shirt was that about mid torso it had an elastic that made it feel like I was wearing a tight belt around my torso. Try as I might I just couldn't get it to sit comfortably.

Colibri Plaid Shirt $48
Emer High Waist Trouser $98
This outfit I loved. This picture doesn't do it justice, but in all fairness my photographer was a kid with a cell phone so....I am not normally a legging kind of gal, but these were super soft and looked great. The shirt was soft, and was a little longer in the back to cover just a bit more. LOVED this outfit. That being said, $48 for a plaid shirt and $98 for leggings was just too much for my piggy bank. (Sniffle)

End result....this time they all went back. I was sad to see that second outfit go, but it had to be done. Hopefully next time will be more affordable.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Send a Little Love

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted anything. In all fairness, I have a ton of half written posts in draft. Maybe I can actually get this one done and posted in a single day......ahh, dreams.

If we are Facebook friends, you probably know that last June my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then, in December her mom was also diagnosed. THANKFULLY they are both now done with treatments and are cancer free.

Not being there while my mom was having treatments was a very hard thing. I am sure she was ok, since she is one of the toughest people I know but it was still hard being far away. I wanted to do something for her, but I wasn't sure what would be most helpful. Finally I decided on this:

I can't remember where I got this little plastic box, but I think it might have once been full of rubber bands from Staples. 

I lined the inside with the pretty green paper in order to be able to make the words on the cover. I wanted them protected inside the box when it was closed.

I wanted the insert to be able to stand up all on it's own, so that she could set it next to her chair during chemo, on her desk at work, where ever. The plastic box made it possible for her to fold it and take it in her tote bag or purse. 

Yes, she is really that short.

Two of my favorite photo panels were my wedding day and our photo from our 60 mile Komen 
3-Day event a few years ago. We did that event because this was actually Gram's second go-round with breast cancer. There were photos on both sides of the accordion and I made sure I got all her kids & grand-kids on there, as well as both of her parents.