Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stitch Fix on the Way

Ok, I have seen so much about Stitch Fix and have wanted to give it a try for some time now.  I just landed a new job as a Social Worker and really need some outfits that are work appropriate~I have very few!  We live 1.5 hrs from the nearest store that sells clothing so shopping for outfits isn't easy (plus I generally hate shopping!).  BUT...I am so, so cheap.  I hate spending money on clothes and that is the main reason why I haven't taken the plunge and tried Stitch Fix yet.  I created an account a few weeks ago and even set up my style profile.  I hoped to win a Stitch Fix gift card that I signed up to win on a few blog giveaways.  The plan was if I won a gift card, I would get one Fix and see how it goes.  Since opening an account, I have received emails from Stitch Fix everyday.  Well, today the email was a coupon code for a waived style fee!  So basically I can try Stitch Fix for free.  If I like it, I can purchase any of the clothing using the $20 credit.  If I don't then I send everything back for free and don't have to pay the $20 fee!  Yay!  So, I have a Fix scheduled to arrive around June 14.  I can't wait to see what my poor stylist picks!  I told her/him that I was super cheap and had to have clothes that are comfy.  I'll let you know when the goods arrive!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Repost from 2009- I'm just not a camping kind of girl!

Ha, Ha!  Reposting this from 2009. Enough time has passed that I am actually considering going camping again.  

A Camping Diary From A Non-Camping Kind Of Girl

4pm~ Walk through the woods with Josh and the boys. Perfect weather!

4:30pm~Stop for wading in the river. Nothing like baby bottoms!

7:00pm~Hobo dinners and smores around the fire. I think every boy loves fire!

9pm~Boys in the tent for bed. I smile as I listen to the boys talking. Zachary tells little brother, " Don't worry. God did not create monsters. Well, maybe He created them, but they are extinct now."

10pm~ Josh and I go to bed. 

10:02 pm ~ I'm excited that my hair, which had been up in a clip all day and is now down, still smells like my fruity shampoo. :)

10:21pm~ Now sharing my pillow with Zachary. Wondering why we decided not to bring the boy's pillows.

10:56pm~ Hear the man in the tent across the campground talking about a chupacabra.

10:59pm~ Wonder if the chupacabra is Big Foot's pet.

11:16pm~ Josh swipes my fruity hair out of his face.

12:01pm~ Hear a donkey hee-hawing in the woods. (I'm not kidding!)

12:06pm~ Hear a gun shot in the woods (still not kidding!)

1:12am~ Plan on designing a terry cloth robe jumpsuit.

1:17am~ Reconsider the robe jumpsuit idea.

1:25am~ Forgot how cold it gets at night.

1:32am~ Relieved to see that the sun is beginning to come up.

1:57am~ Disappointed to see that the sun is not coming up.

2:33am~ Zachary swipes my fruity hair out of his face.

2:47am~ Wonder if it is just a coincidence that after the gunshot I never heard the donkey again.

3:41am~ Start to worry that Lucas might me hypothermic.

4:00am~ Wonder why no one commented on how good mom's hair smelled.

4:51am~ Hear a creature creeping around outside the tent.

5:07am~ Put Lucas in the sleeping bag with me. Now sharing my pillow with 2 boys.

5:30am~ A little sleep despite the sore hips and sleeping arms. 

8:30am~ Breakfast tacos cooked on the fire and one final hike.

10:30am~ Thank goodness we are home. It was fun for a change. Looking forward to the next camping trip when the boys go and I get to stay home and sew all weekend! :)