Friday, June 30, 2017

Some 4th of July Decorations

After a busy few weeks I finally took down my Spring decorations and put up some fun patriotic decorations around our condo. In my defense Spring technically doesn't end until June 20th so I wasn't too far off.

Since the 4th of July is really the only decorate-able holiday during summer I will probably leave these decorations up longer than is really appropriate. 

The little sign is from the dollar section of Target a few years ago but the sparkly firecracker hat thing is from Hobby Lobby this year.

I don't really have a way to hang banners on our walls other than tape so I decided to use it as draped decoration across our counter. It ended up kind of looking like I put a bunch of cheerleading pom poms but I kind of like it.

I have grand ambitions of making some fun holiday table clothes later this year but for now I have to settle for this one from Target.  It washes well and doesn't require ironing as long as you don't leave it all bunched up in the dryer for days on end.

Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stitch Fix #24

I am a little behind on my Stitch Fix posts ( and blog posts in general) so you may be lucky enough to get two Stitch Fix posts in one week!  

The great colors were the first thing I noticed when I opened this box.  I pulled out these teal cropped jeans and while I loved the color I was not super optimistic about them fitting well because pants and I are just not the best of friends.  My fears were justified and they didn't fit well so back they went.

This shirt was cute and would have been cute with a pair of shorts but the way it was so flowey at the bottom made it so I couldn't tuck it into a pencil skirt to wear to work.  I decided it was not special enough to keep so it went back too.

This dress was super cute but the first thing I thought when I pulled it out of the box was ooooh I think that is going to be a little short. The top of the dress fit great but I needed another couple of inches in the skirt to make it appropriate to wear without leggings. I even checked the item description in the box to make sure it wasn't meant to be a tunic but it said dress.

I loved the pattern of this dress it was immediately obvious that this dress was long enough to wear for all sorts of occasions so I was excited to try it on.  The faux wrap to ended up laying all kinds of funny on my chest so this too had to be sent back.

This last piece also had some great colors and a few unique features.  As you can see by the not so good picture of me wearing it I ended up keeping this shirt.  From the front it looks like a fairly standard sleeveless blouse with a fairly high slightly scooped neck.  The back is where it gets interesting so that I what I was trying to take a picture of.  It had a split back that looks super cute with shorts but is also long enough that I can tuck it into a pencil skirt at work and have it look like a regular blouse.

Come back later in the week to see what I got in my next box and in the meantime if you want your own fee free to use this link and happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I Am Still Here

Anyone still out there?  I know it has been a while since I have written here but life just got a bit busy and this little blog was what ended up loosing out on my limited time.

I have have 2 Stitch Fix posts, a Disneyland post and a fun ice cream party I threw for work started in my draft folder which I hope to finish this weekend and have posted next week.

In the meantime here are a few pictures of life over the last month

Went berry picking with my mom and of course we had to reward ourselves with some strawberry shortcake afterwards!

Did a little wine tasting in Monterey County

Getting stronger at the OrangeTheory but that doesn't mean I don't feel like this by the time class is over most of the time.