Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stitch Fix

I know I haven't blogged in forever. A few of my friends were asking for pictures of what I kept from my first Stitch Fix, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to blog!

What is Stitch Fix?

It is an online styling service. I signed up after several friends kept raving about it. I just gave birth in November to our sixth baby, and my wardrobe was maternity shirts and skinny jeans. I also don't really have much time to go shopping with my nursing baby. In addition to all of that, I am not fashion savvy. In fact, I have taken friends shopping with me more than once so they could pick out clothes for me. I have no idea what goes together, and I am not up on the latest trends. Stitch Fix sounded perfect for me!

How does it work?

I paid $20 for the styling fee, answered a lot of questions about my style and my figure. They sent me five items. I tried them on in the comfort of my own home, with my own wardrobe handy to mix and match. I liked everything in my box, but a few items just didn't work for one reason or another. I ended up keeping two items: a v-neck, sheer, navy blue blouse, and a pair of dangly silver hoop earrings. My $20 fee was applied to my purchase of these two items. Items are $55 on average, but mine were all different ranges. I put three items back in the prepaid postage mailer and left feedback on their website and paid my bill.  At their suggestion, I started a Pinterest board to give them ideas of what I like.  They also suggested I post a picture of myself to the board so they could see what I look like (which would definitely help them help me).

I know you're dying to see the blouse and earrings. Here you go. My husband took some pictures while we were at the park, and I felt totally awkward and unnatural.

This is the blouse. It has plenty of room for my postpartum physique without giving up a tailored look. I am actually wearing the earrings in this picture, but you can't see them because my mane is in the way. 

Here are the earrings:

I never buy accessories, so I kept them!!

I scheduled another fix for next month. I can't wait to see what they pick out!!!  If you're interested in trying out Stitch Fix, here is my referral link.  If you sign up through my link, I get $25!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

God provides for His kids

Yesterday, we bought a newer van. We got a pretty good deal, I guess. It has 50K miles and has 8 seats which was what we were looking for. It is the newest van we have ever owned. We are very thankful for God's provision

I slept poorly last night, and today, I am quite sluggish. My kids are working quickly with their schoolwork, so hopefully, I will get to lie down a bit.

My nausea hits me in the afternoon to evening. I just want to lie around when it hits. Other than that, I feel pretty well. 

This morning, while we were doing some schoolwork, Milo burst into song. He normally doesn't sing much. Felix is the singer of the two. We have watched Frozen probably 20-30 times since we bought it last week. I will add the video from my computer, this app won't let me. 

My parents are visiting this weekend. The kids are excited to see them. I am sure they will keep Grandma and Pa-Pa busy. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Baby #7

We have five living children. One of our babies died early in pregnancy (baby #4). So this baby is technically Baby #7. 

Today, I had my first appointment. It went really well. I had an ultrasound by a cranky tech, and all is well!

Our baby is growing. I am 8 weeks and 2 days, and our baby is almost 2 cm. His/her heartbeat was fast!  171 bpm. 

I felt a wave or gratitude wash over me at the office when I saw this little person God has created for our family. 

I was very blessed that my friend, Carly, came with me to the appointment so I wouldn't have to go alone. Dave couldn't go because of work. I was so glad she came and shared my joy. 

God be praised in the life of this little one!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014


We took the kids to Branson last night. We found a cabin close to Silver Dollar City, and while it wasn't fancy, it was spacious and allowed us to spread out. 

We had to run into town to pick up some coffee and breakfast stuff. Afterwards, we stopped by Andy's Frozen Custard. The kids each had a cone with chocolate custard. Dave had a triple chocolate concrete, and I had a chocolate concrete with Thin Mints. It was soooo good. 

We went to Silver Dollar City pretty early and had some cinnamon rolls. We let the kids play a good while in Half Dollar Holler and then we made our way to The Grand Exposition. Everyone was able to ride something. To our delight, the twins are now an inch over the limit so they were able to ride all the kiddie rides without us. 

We rode the train and had a break before lunch. Dave saw our niece there with her boyfriend, so we were able to meet up. That was a nice surprise. 

Felix was pretty difficult all day. I remember when Maryn was like this and I thought she'd never change. She did, and she is delightful. 

Lucy ran off once at Geyser Gulch, and I almost panicked. After running around a lot, I saw her headed back where the rest of us had been.  

Our last stop before home was the taffy store. Dave went in and picked some out and mostly got one of my favorites--Outlaw Run which is a salted caramel taffy. I am kind of wishing I had gone in because I love the Cotton Candy one too. 

I slept from Branson to Harrison. Milo slept almost the whole way home, and Felix slept about half the time. We are all very tired and ready for bedtime. It was a good day, all in all. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lucy is a Winner!

My sweet Lucy broke a Geidlbots record today and lost her first tooth at 5 years and 4 months which is the earliest of our kids so far!  Way to go, Lucy!!