Lavender Rosemary Bathsalts

December 15th, 2014

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I love getting and receiving home made gifts during the holiday season anytime, and if you’re still scrounging to get a thoughtful gift together here’s a quick easy one that anyone can do.

 

First, to make this gift you’ll need a cute little jar. One of my favorites are these green Ball Jars, you can find them here.

Those are a little big, so if you’d rather make stocking stuffer size gifts, check out these.

Don’t have time to make fancy pinterest worthy labels?  That’s ok, I’ve got you covered.  These are the cutest little chalk board labels and you can just write right on them, too.

Now for the salt mixing. 

DIY Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Epsom Salt
  2. 1 cup Himalayan Pink Salts
  3. 1/2 cup baking soda
  4. 10 drops of Lavender Oil
  5. 5 drops of Cardamom Oil
  6. 3 drops of Rosemary Oil
  7. Optional: Dried Lavender, and dried rosemary
Instructions
  1. Put it all together, screw your lid on your jar and shake it up! Label them and give them away. Make sure you keep one for yourself too.
Notes
  1. I use and recommend dōTERRA essential oils for my projects. They are therapeutic grade oils that I'm confident won't have adverse reactions on my skin like other oils have in the past. If you'd like to learn more about these oils you can read here. Or shoot me an email. I will happily help get you set up. :)
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10 Natural Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

December 8th, 2014

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If you’re like me seasonal blues is something that creeps it’s ugly head up around this time of year and sticks around until it’s time to do the spring cleaning. I also had a baby three months ago, so this year my seasonal blues is also dipped in the hormonal ups and downs of postpartum depression. The why’s of feeling blue don’t matter too much, but there are things you can do to help pull you out.  Lots of people including myself would like to try things to help fight the winter blues naturally before resorting to medication. Please note…I’m not talking chronic depression here.  That should be treated by a medical professional, and I am not one of those.

Here are some of the things I do to help lift my spirits during the darker time of the year.

 

1. Hire a house cleaner and get the house cleaned. Clutter is depressing and overwhelming.  If you’re already not in a good mental space it can be overwhelming to look in a room that needs a thorough cleaning.  I’ve found if you hire someone who runs their own company they may be willing to even help you organize and pick up clutter.  People who know me well can almost tell by walking into my house if I’m in a good mental place (or just busy). A clean home takes some of the pressure off.

2. Go to the gym and get that seratonin rush. This is probably one of the best ways to feel better, exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. You won’t want to go, specially if you haven’t started the habit yet. Once you are finished your energy level will increase and you will simply feel better.  It doesn’t have to be a hard work out either. Go walk a mile..just make it a fast walk, not a leisurely stroll.

3. Call a girl friend and be honest.  Tell them you’re feeling crappy.  Chose the right friend to talk to though, one who will understand and tell you things that worked for them. At minimum they’ll give you an understanding ear.  Take it one step further.  Go out for coffee, or lunch. If you have no one to call, you could call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They will listen, even if it’s not an emergency.

4. Get a hair cut. This is all about feeling good about yourself.  Sporting a new do, or trimming up your favorite style can be uplifting.  One of my favorites is to add fun colors to your hair.  Ever try it?  They’re temporary, get your favorite color and get a peekaboo highlight.  It’s so fun!

5. Go shopping. Again, this is all about feeling good about yourself. Don’t have time to go out shopping. Shop online! Better yet, have someone do the shopping for you. Subscribe to a service like Stitch Fix.  I have them deliver a shipment monthly.  It’s all the clothes shopping I do all month, and I get cute things stuff that’s picked out for me.  Talk about feeling good about yourself! 

6. Put on some really cute clothes.  Notice a “feeling good about yourself pattern yet?” Being a homeschooling, stay at home mom there are definitely days where I don’t get out of my yoga pants. Those days are more depressing than days when I get dressed, do my hair, put on some makeup and just overall invest in my appearance. I do it for no one but myself, and it makes me feel better.

6. Start a blog.  My journey blogging was born out of depression. I started blogging YEARS ago as a way for me to reach out to people.  I am a social person by nature and interacting with people even if it’s just online helps lift my spirits. It also helps me use up some creative energy.

7. Comfort Foods.  This doesn’t have to come with guilt.  Some great soup, or some roasted veggies can bring you comfort with out bringing the “omg I can’t believe I just ate that guilt.” Think carefully and eat carefully so your choices don’t bring you back down after.

8. Enjoy the spa treatment. A nice warm bath with epsom salt. Epsom salt baths help replenish magnesium, and combined with essential oils can help you sleep. My favorite mix is to use dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss, Elevation and Lavender..either mix it prior with the salt, or drop them directly in the bath.  You can email me directly about purchasing these oils (I love talking oils!) or you purchase them directly from me here.

9. Get creative. I spoke of creative energy in #6, but this is different. Paint something, decorate, sew, knit, draw…make something beautiful. A sense of accomplishment with a finished project can really pick you up.  It also keeps your mind busy so it doesn’t creep to darker places.

10. Go volunteer. If loneliness is a trigger for your depression, consider volunteering.  Think about what you enjoy and go with it. Helping people? Try a food bank, or a homeless shelter.  Love books? Lots of libraries can use extra hands to help stock shelves or read to children. Need more of a commitment with lots of physical activity? What about being a volunteer fire fighter, or feeding the animals at your local zoo or aquarium.  The possibilities are endless.

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Winter Berries: Barbara Freidman 

Jogging: E. Campbell

Winter Wonderland:  Thomas

December Stitch Fix Review

December 1st, 2014

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I was so excited after my first fix to try Stitch Fix again. I had a couple girl friends over the day after Thanksgiving when my box arrived. How fun it was to introduce them to Stitch Fix and try on the clothes and get their opinions too.  I really liked just about everything I got in this fix.  I almost kept everything.

So, before I go any further let me give you a run down of what Stitch Fix is. Stitchfix is an online styling service. You get your own personal stylist who handpicks a “fix” for you with five items. You get either clothing or accessories that are unique to your budget, and tastes. You’ll get three days to decide if you’re going to keep anything from your fix. The styling fee is $20 and that goes towards any purchase you end up making. If you  buy all 5 you get 25% off the entire order. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s so fun.  You can sign up to get fixes whenever you want, or get them sent to you monthly, even bi-weekly. It’s perfect for a busy mom like me who has no time to shop for clothes. You can learn more about signing up for your first fix here!

So here’s a rundown of what I received this month.

 

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Aliyah Fold Over Vegan Leather Satchel $48

They sent me another bag that again I really struggled with.  I liked the size, and the style but it’s RED.  Like, fire engine red! I have nothing like this, and have never owned a red bag before. That also made me wonder, would it sit in my closet unused because it’s not really my style. There were other factors that laid into this decision, but in the end I decided to send it back. Verdict: Returned

 

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Berneen Diamond Print Knit Dolman Top $58

I loved this top from the start.  The print was not too loud, and the colors were great.  I love a Dolman style top.  I had to look up exactly what a dolman style was.  Basically it’s a ruched bottom with a lose fitting top.  I thought this top was very flattering for my postpartum nursing momma figure. I hope to get lots of wear out of it this winter.  Verdict: Kept.

 

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Moni Abstract Chevron Stud Detail Blouse $58

When I pulled this out of the box my girlfriends all disapproved.  The print, the buttons, something about it all wasn’t right.  I was determined though to give this top a chance so I tried it on.  Well, I tried to.  This nursing momma is..um, well, I’m nursing.  My gals are large and in charge. I need a top with give in the chest area and this top had no give.  It’s too bad too, because look how cute they go with the purse and the pants. Had that shirt fit, I probably would have kept everything. The pattern grew on me, and it would have been cheaper to take the 25% discount and keep it all then to just send the purse back alone.  I put it all together in the picture above just to see what it would all look like together.  That purse really pops!  Too bad.  Verdict: Returned

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Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan $68 – Dark Green

When I saw this cardigan was going to be included in my fix I scoured the internet looking to see what it was.  I was so excited and nervous because it comes in so many different colors. I didn’t want coral, or pink, or anything bright.  So glad I marked exactly what I liked on my style card because this dark green is SO lovely.  I can’t decide if I like it zipped up just yet, but this cardigan open is super cute. It’s getting a little too cold to where it as a light jacket, but I can where it around the house on cold days or under a coat. Best part though..it washes up nicely.  Before I could get the tags off, little man spit up on it.  Verdict: Kept

 

Jonathan Corduroy Skinny Pant $68

Now for those super cute corduroy’s in the picture.  Last month they sent me a cute pair of trousers that fit me everywhere but the waist.  I mentioned that because I recently had a baby that I need some give in the waste without the rest of the pants being so baggy.  Well, they really listened when they sent these.  They fit me like a glove, and were so comfortable.  I love wearing them! They are a bit on the pricey side, but I figure they’ll get some really good use this winter. Verdict: Kept

 

3 out of 5 again!  I would have kept all 5 this round I think if the studded top fit better. I really liked the stylist this time, she threw in some bold things (like that purse!).  I really would have gone for it if I could have done all 5.  I’m really hoping next month is one where I can keep all 5. Next week I get to go to my husband’s company holiday party in that awesome skirt from my first fix.  I’m so glad I didn’t have to stress this year by going shopping for dresses.  I don’t think I would have ever found something as lovely to go in. 

 If you want to try Stitch Fix, I totally recommend it.  You can fill out your style profile and sign up for your first Fix here.

 Something to know: I am not being paid for this post, I just really enjoy Stitch Fix. I think it would be great for any of my readers who don’t have time to shop, or people like me who can’t get past jeans and a t-shirt. If you sign up for stitch fix using one of the links I provided in this post it helps me earn Stitch Fix credits towards my next fix.  You can earn them too once you sign up for your first fix. You can help support my clothes habit by clicking here. Thanks!!

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dōTERRA Introductory Kit Giveaway!!

November 24th, 2014

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Ok guys, I dragged my feet long enough but I’m doing it.  I recently signed on to be a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and I have learned so much so fast.  I already used essential oils casually, but never oils like these.  dōTERRA’s oils are the highest quality I’ve come across and I am super excited to share them with you.

 

I know that many of you are very interested in Essential Oils and I’m excited to present to you my first Essential Oil Giveaway. This kit is perfect for beginners. It includes an introductory audio CD and booklet highlighting the uses of essential oils, and a 5 ml bottle of dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils. There are also suggested uses for the oils included to help jumpstart you on your journey of using essential oils.

 

Peppermint:

1.  Promotes healthy respiratory function

2.  Can help calm tummy troubles

3.  Freshens breath

 

Lavender:

1.  Known for it’s calming and relaxing qualities.

2. Can help soothe skin irritations

3. Promotes healthy skin

4. Helps relax muscle tension

 

Lemon:

1.  Cleanses and purifies air and surfaces

2. Cleanses the body and aids digestion

3. Supports healthy respiratory function

4. Promotes positive mood and cognitive ability

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Non-Toy Christmas Gift Ideas

November 19th, 2014

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Every year my kids write a list of toys they’d like for Christmas, and my husband I go through and get them what our budget allows.  Christmas is a fun time of year for us, and that special morning is so fun.  This year though, I wanted to give my kids thoughtful gifts that promote creativity, fun, and family time instead of toys that they’ll play with for a day or so then forget about. So my goal this year is to give them a toyless Christmas.  When I mentioned this to one of my friends, I got a chuckle…almost like I was crazy, but if you could just look at my kids’ rooms in their current state, you would see…they doesn’t need any more toys!

 

 

1. Calendars. Kids love calendars like this one. I got my son a Minecraft Calendar last year and he requested another one this year. The best part is he actually uses it. He writes down special days, and events that go on throughout the year and it fits his style. It’s hung up in his room.

2. Books. Specially ones that fit their interests. My daughter is a little creative bug, and I found this gem that I know will give her hours of fun.

3. A kindle. Speaking of books, my children requested iPads this year.  Almost laughable because they are so expensive.  Instead as their big gift this year they are each getting a kindle fire. I like them because of how programmable they are.  You can set how many hours they can play games on it, read on it, and the parental controls are great. If you get the children’s version it comes with a year’s subscription to amazon prime (unlimited books?!) and if your dear one breaks it within two years they replace it no questions asked. Well worth the price if you ask me, and it beats the massively expensive iPad.

4.  Bikes! One of the best Christmases I can remember was waking up and seeing brand new bikes by the tree, like this one. It’s a great way to get those kids off the couch, off the screens and outside! Here in PA there very well could be snow on the ground Christmas Day, but..we have a rail trail not too far from here.  It’s a great bike path, and a great fitness plan for the whole family.

5. Events and plays. In the last twelve months we’ve taken our kids to two events.  One was a Disney on Ice show, which surprisingly even my son enjoyed.  The second was a bit mature, we took them to see Les Miserables at a local theatre. I think it was the first time they saw a live musical, and I don’t think they’ll forget it. They’ve been asking to go back, so Santa may be bringing them some tickets.

6. Craft Kits. I see them all over the place, and my daughter is a super creative type. She would make and decorate all day if I let her. Here are some I’ve found that we like: Make your own wind chimes, Owl Stuffy Kit and Target’s Craftabelle crafts kits are so cute.

7. Fun clothes. I’m not talking plain every day stuff, I’m saying like mine craft hoodies, or Hello Kitty hoodies, or dress up clothes. Yes I’m that parent who lets their kid go out in capes.  It’s fun! :)

8. Board Games.  We have a family tradition of doing game nights on some weekends, and one of our favorites is the classic Monopoly.

9. Lessons. Whether it’s music lessons, art lessons, martial arts, sports, whatever. What a great gift to be able to learn and experience something new.  Give it to yourself too.

10. Plant or a Pet. I hesitated with this one.  Kids dream of getting puppies for Christmas and it’s hard for me to recommend getting a pet lightly.  I’m assuming that you the reader are responsible enough to know whether a pet would make a great addition to your family or not. It’d really be a magical gift, just as long as everyone is in it for the long haul. One way I tested my children was to give them each a plant.  They want that puppy so bad, but can they keep a plant alive?  Prove it by keeping this plant alive.  Also, remember a pet doesn’t have to be a big dog.  A fish, a hamster, any smaller animal would be just as cool, and sometimes just as much responsibility.  I recommend this gift with caution.  There won’t be an animal under our tree this year.

 

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Maple Sweetened Pumpkin Latte

November 17th, 2014

 

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This was my absolute favorite post to do. I’m sitting here drinking the latté you see in that photo.  I used to love Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latté.  I couldn’t wait for it to come back every year. When I went primal a few years ago I had to cut them out.  It was sad, but I opted instead for a whole milk latté. Lots of milk, but no sugar added. It was an occasional treat. My husband continued to get his pumpkin spiced latté now and then I’d steal a sip here and there, because…well, it’s pumpkin.  However, my palate changed, and soon it became too sweet.  I genuinely didn’t like it anymore.  I still missed it’s pumpkiny goodness though, and now I have my own version.

This maple sweetened pumpkin latté is absolutely not as sweet as Starbuck’s, but if you’ve been paleo/primal as long as I have it will be sweet enough.  It also has real pumpkin in it..WIN!  If you’re not doing dairy, please check out my friend Kristen’s recipe for whipped cream over at Mix Wellness. 

Maple Sweetened Pumpkin Latte
Serves 2
A lightly sweetened primal (paleo adaptable) pumpkin latte.
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Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of fresh coffee
  2. 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  3. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  4. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  6. 1/2 tsp clove
  7. 1/4 cup whipping cream
  8. 2 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Brew 2 cups of coffee (up to the 4 cup line in your regular coffee maker.)
  2. While your coffee is brewing, whip up some whipping cream and maple syrup in a separate bowl. Pour your whipping cream, and 2 tbsp of maple syrup in a bowl. Mix with a whisk attachment on hand blender. This should only take a few minutes until you have the right consistency.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the pumpkin, all the spices and just a little of the brewed coffee and blend well either in a blender or with a hand mixer. Add those contents into your coffee pot and stir.
  4. Pour into cups, and top with your whipped cream. Enjoy!
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20 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 13th, 2014

Ever wonder what to do with all your Thanksgiving leftovers?  I’ve found 20 Thanksgiving leftover ideas to share with you so you won’t think you’re going to be eating the same thing for the next few days!

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Sandwiches

 

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Orange Cranberry Jam

Paleo Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

 

Soups

 

Raw Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Cauliflower Dumpling with Creamy Chicken (use Turkey) soup

Chicken Soup (use Turkey)

Turkey and Rice Soup

Fall Tomato Soup

Thai Turkey Hot and Sour Soup

Entire meal

 

Turkey Spring Rolls with Cranberry dipping sauce

Turkey Pesto Olive Stromboli

Black Friday Pie and Turkey Soup

Leftover Remake Poutine

 

Sides

Loaded Baked Potato Bites

Fried Potato Croquettes

 

One pot meals

 

Baked Potato Curry Balls

Paleo Turkey Hash

Leftover Shepherd’s pie

 

Breakfasts

 

Post Thanksgiving Breakfast Eggs in a Potato Basket

Stuffing Egg Bake for Breakfast

Turkey Eggs Benedict

 

 

It’s a link up too! Please feel free to link up your favorite Thanksgiving Leftover recipe!

 


Slow Cooked Venison Neck Roast

November 10th, 2014

 

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Neck Roast.  That pesky part of the deer that usually gets ground up into ground deer meat. Seriously, if you roasted it you’d probably be giving it to your dog.  It can be a tough, sinewy piece of meat unless it’s cooked slowly for long periods of time.  We’ve been battling the plague a nasty cold bug in our house this week, so I wanted something easy (who am I kidding, I always want easy).  I threw this stuff in a pot, and went back to sleep.  Genuinely.

 

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When putting this together I really had to consider what I wanted the deer to cook in. I almost considered beer, but I chose the safer route and went with a merlot. Any kind of cooking stock would go well, and if you have nothing else, water would work too. I saved the beer to drink with my dinner later.

 

 

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Slowcooker Venison Neck Roast
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. * One 2-4lb venison neck roast
  2. * 1 lb bag of baby carrots
  3. * 1 8 oz package of mushrooms
  4. * 1 cinnamon stick
  5. * 1 onion, chopped
  6. * 3 celery stalks, chopped
  7. * 2 cups of red wine or beef stock (wine really makes for a rich flavor)
  8. * salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Throw it all in a crock pot on high for 8 hours. Easy does it.
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Nine Things No One tells you about Having a Baby

November 6th, 2014

 

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When you’re pregnant everyone tells you how much your life is going to change.  Sleepless nights, babies cry, how much worrying we’ll do, yadda yadda.  What is it people don’t tell you? Probably lots because everyone is too embarrassed to discuss it.  Well, I’m not.  Here’s what people are less likely to tell you.

 

1. Babies fart.  They fart like adult men, and it can be so loud that people will think it’s you. Yeah right mom…blame the baby.

2. Babies always know when you’re about to sit down and eat. Just as you sit down, they’ll wake up from their naps and sing you the song of their people.

3. Poop! Babies poop, and they will load up a diaper like no one’s business.  Newborn poop isn’t so bad, but it can be frequent. That all changes once they start eating table food. Then, luckily it’s less frequent, but the stink factor goes way up.

4.  A highly scientific internet study has shown Babies are more likely to poop in a fresh diaper. Also, they are more likely to spit up right after you’ve put them in their new adorable outfit.

5.  Neck cheese. You know…that curdled milk that found it’s way into your baby’s neck folds after they spit up. Sure you bathe them, and wash them, but what’s what weird smelly stuff in their neck?  Neck cheese. Sick.

6. Hand lint. Newborn babies clench their hands most of the time.  Those little hands get sweaty and filled with lint. Lint collects between their fingers, and specially between their thumbs.  Why it smells so bad, I have no idea.  Hot, sweaty hand lint. Yum.

7. Baby fingernails grow super fast, and the skin around their nails bleed really easily.  Luckily it doesn’t seem to hurt too bad if you miss the nail. Also, even the cleanest babies seem to always get dirt under their nails. You’re usually left with a choice: bloody fingers or dirty ones.  Weigh your choice carefully! greenboogie

8. Bulb syringes are the DEVIL. It’s just not a simple task to jam these “nose plungers” in your little one’s nose, and suck all the boogies out.  If you don’t clean them out after your little one isn’t sick anymore than so many fabulous friends grow in there. Tasty.

9. PPD.  Going to get serious for a minute, bear with me. If you are feeling mentally off after you have a baby it’s not due to the fact that you failed to keep yourself together.  Your hormones are going CRAZY. You just made a tiny miracle, and whether you’re breast feeding it or not, your body has lots of settling down to do afterwards.  Making babies is really hard on momma. Some women get symptoms right away, others its a gradual decline that can be difficult to notice at first.  Admitting you need help does not mean you lose.  Don’t isolate yourself, don’t feel shame, DO break out.  Go see friends, talk to people, tell your doctor, exercise and bring that beautiful little being with you. You won’t feel blissful every day, and once that initial honey moon phase is over you may feel gray. You don’t lose unless you tell yourself you do.  Think for a minute…when was the last time you thought someone who had post partum depression was just a wimp? Never? No one will think that of you either.

 

Did I miss anything? What surprising thing did you find out after you had your little one?

November Stitch Fix Review

November 3rd, 2014

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I have been wanting to try Stitch Fix for so so incredibly long. When I first read about it I was pregnant with my little man, and it didn’t make sense for me to invest in good quality clothes that I’d stretch out with my big belly. Now that I’m two month’s post-baby I thought I’d give it a try.  I’m so glad I did.  What a fun experience it is!

 

Let me back up a bit just in case you haven’t heard of Stitchfix before. Stitchfix is an online styling service. You get your own personal stylist who handpicks a “fix” for you with five items. You get either clothing or accessories that are unique to your budget, and tastes. You’ll get three days to decide if you’re going to keep anything from your fix. The styling fee is $20 and that goes towards any purchase you end up making. If you  buy all 5 you get 25% off the entire order. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s so fun.  You can sign up to get fixes whenever you want, or get them sent to you monthly, even bi-weekly. It’s perfect for a busy mom like me who has no time to shop for clothes. You can learn more about signing up for your first fix Here!

 

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Kacie Half Flap Crossbody Bag — $48.00

 

I struggled with this.  I had specifically asked for a fall bag, and they obliged with this cute black bag.  I had been going back and forth whether to keep it or not because I liked it, but I’m not sure I was ready to part with $50 for it. I loved the inside, I loved that it was vegan. Had it been half the price I would have kept it. It was a great bag, but for the money I had to send it back. Verdict: Returned.

 

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Alondra Ruched Pencil Skirt — $58.00

 

They sent me this skirt, size medium and I will be the first to tell you I’m not a skirt person. I only own one other skirt.  However, every year about this time of year I start panicking. I end up going shopping for dresses because my husband’s company hosts a very upscale Christmas party. It’s a stressful thing for me to try on dress after dress. It fits my curves in all the right ways, and I also love that it stretches so as I continue to shed off this extra baby weight, it will still fit. Verdict: Kept.

 

 

 

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Gradon Sheer Raglan Seam Sweater — $58.00

 

This was a simple, safe black sweater and I really loved it. It’s simplicity makes it a timeless sweater that I know I will be able to wear for years. It was forgiving on my mama pooch, and really versatile.  It looked nice with jeans, or it could be dressed up with that skirt up there for my husband’s Christmas party (I sweat this party, you know). Even though it’s pricey compared to what you’d typically find in my wardrobe I know I will wear it for years. Verdict: Kept

 

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Caspian Scallop Trim Cardigan — $68.00

 

This cardigan I think was my absolute favorite piece from this fix.  This nursing momma dresses in layers so I don’t show the world my stomach pudge when I’m feeding my two month old son. My husband teases me because since opening the box I have worn it every day. I had to consider the scallop, I wondered at first if it seemed too old fashioned…vintage..grandma-ey? It grew on me. It really grew on me. The scallop in the end made it feminine and gave it personality. It’s super warm too, perfect for this upcoming winter. Verdict: Kept

 

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Emer High Waisted Tall Trouser — $98.00

 

These trousers were very basic, slim and timeless.  The key word here though is slim.  I poured myself into them, and the only reason I could was because they were stretchy.  I couldn’t even post a picture of me in them because I had a muffin top that topped all muffin tops ever. Every item in this stitch was a medium, but this one was on the smaller side of medium.  If I had to guess, I would have placed them at a size 4 or a 6.  I haven’t been that tiny since… ever, and specially not that tiny two months after having a baby. Had they been a larger size I would have considered them, but for almost $100 I would have had to really love them.  They were so small I really can’t think that I can give a good review of them. Verdict: Returned

 

So 3 out of 5 on my very first Fix. I’m so pleased with my first fix, I’ve heard they can be a disaster when they’re trying to figure you out.  This I feel was a very safe conservative fix, so now that they’re getting to know me they might take more risks.  I’d like to see more flexible items shipped to me, hopefully they’ll send stuff that will be flexible as I slowly get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight.

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