Kiwi Crate, August 2015

Kiwi Crate, August 2015

Kiwi Crate, August 2015

I hadn’t planned on trying out Kiwi Crate so soon. However. I came across a deal that was too good to pass up, so I thought, why not?!?!! (Half price is hard to beat, and if you’d like, I’ll share my discount with you! I’ll put a link at the end of this post ūüôā )

We did not¬†open the box up as soon as it arrived.¬† (The Princess might be a princess, but she doesn’t need to be *too* spoiled, lol.)¬† So I waited to give it to her.¬† I’m so glad that I did, because as it turned out, we used it as a fun activity break during school¬†on a few different days.¬† And let me tell you, it was a big hit!

When the Princess opened the box, this is the first thing that we saw:

011How cute is this?!!¬† Printed on the inside lid of the box.¬† (Btw, that’s Steve, the Kiwi, mascot of Kiwi Crate.)¬† Here’s a first look at the¬†opened box:

 

The opened box!

The opened box!

Since this was our first Kiwi Crate, they included a little poster for¬†the Princess¬†to color and add a monthly sticker to, as well as a nice pair of scissors to help with all of the fun crafts she’ll be receiving in¬†her boxes.

 

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The theme of this box was “A Day at the Lake”.

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Kiwi Crate’s website says that inside each box you’ll receive materials to complete 2-3 projects. (You may have to provide some materials of your own from time to time…I guess either things you should already have on hand or things that they can’t really easily or reasonably ship to you, like the tub full of water we needed to enjoy one of the projects this month ūüėČ ) What I didn’t realize was just how much more you receive, over and beyond the projects. I have to say, I was really impressed!¬† We received:

 

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* Little paper cut-out puppets (and the little sticker to put on the sticker chart)

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* A booklet/magazine filled with even more activities, science experiments, puzzles, games, and stories to continue the fun.¬† There’s really a lot of stuff packed into this little book!¬† I wasn’t expecting this at all, and it was really a nice surprise.

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*The materials and instructions for this month’s crafts.

When we took everything out of the box, we found this surprise:

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Remember those cut-outs above?¬†Kiwi Crate¬†provided a neat little beach scene for the Princess to color and use as a background for a little puppet play! Yet another nice little touch that made the box extra special ūüôā

Overall, it was a really great box.¬† We’ve already had a lot of fun making and playing with the crafts, and we haven’t even gotten to the booklet yet!¬† The Princess has really enjoyed it a lot so far ūüôā

All the stuff.

All the stuff.

 

Here are our finished projects:

 

My Fish Lantern

My Fish Lantern

 

My Paddle Boats

My Paddle Boats

 

I should say that Kiwi Crate is specifically geared towards children age 4-8.  This company offers similar boxes for multiple ages of children under different names:

* Koala Crate (ages 3-4)
* Kiwi Crate (ages 4-8)
* Tinker Crate (hands on experiments for kids ages 9-16+)
*Doodle Crate (hands on creativity for kids ages 9-16+)

As with many subscription boxes, they offer you multiple options for your subscription length (and therefore price).  The prices for Kiwi Crate are:

* Monthly ($19.95/month)
* 6 Months ($18.50/month)
* 12 Months ($16.95/month)

They also offer subscriptions for:

* 3 Months (19.95/month)
* 24 Months ($14.95/month)
* 36 Months ($12.95/month)

There is also a store to purchase further activities, but if you don’t want to do that, they also send ideas by email as well as have an area on the website for DIY ideas.

I purchased the first month’s box just to give Kiwi Crate a try because it was such a good deal.¬† The Princess has truly enjoyed the projects, both completing them, and playing with them since.¬† (She uses the lantern every night as a reading lamp and the boats are her newest addition to her tubby toy collection, lol.)¬† Needless to say, I think we’ll get at least a few more!

As I mentioned above, I got my first box for half price.¬† That’s because someone was kind enough to share a $10 off coupon with me!¬† If you’d like to give Kiwi Crate a try (or any of their other crates, it’ll work on any of them!), then please feel free to use¬†my referral code:¬† http://www.kiwicrate.com/Refer?i=TracyB43 .¬† If you do, you’ll receive $10 off your purchase (which makes your first box half off!).¬† I’ll¬†also receive $10 towards my next purchase.¬† Win, win!¬† ūüôā¬† And thank you, if you do ūüôā¬† I hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as we have!

 

 

 

 

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Homeschool Planning: How I Plan Out Our Homeschool Year

We’re 3 days into our first grade year!¬† So far, so good!

(The Princess even surprised us by losing her first tooth today ūüôā¬† We almost thought she’d eaten it, but thankfully I found it next to her hamburger, lol.)

Anyway, I thought I’d share with you how I go about planning out our homeschool year….

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Everyone plans differently.  Some prefer paper, while others prefer to plan electronically.  Me?  I do both!

I start with my computer and make an overview of our entire year.¬† (Yes, even technology-challenged me can do this!)¬† Here’s how:

  • Open an Excel document.
  • Down the left-hand side I enter all of the subjects we want to cover for the year.¬† Across the top, I fill in the week #.¬† Next line down goes the day of the week.¬† Next line down is for the actual date.¬† Finally, one more line down, is the number¬†of¬†the day of school we’re on (in our state it’s mandatory to attend 180 days of school so I like to keep track of that.)¬†¬†Oh, and below that, I highlight a row to fill in any holidays.
  • Between each week, I leave a column where I repeat the subjects, and fill it in with a color so that I can easily see the break for each week.

It looks like this:

 

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*Just a note, the pink highlight is the break between weeks.¬† The yellow is only there because school has already started for us now and that’s how I keep track of what we’ve done, filling it in with color to mark it as completed.

 

All I have to do then is fill in an overview of what we’ll be doing each day for the entire year. Yes, really!¬† Hear me out; it’s not as difficult as it sounds.¬† Now, this isn’t the time to look and see that on Friday, January 8th we’ll be building a model of the Eiffel Tower made completely from cheese. No. Rather, it’s just a very general overview. For example, our geography book this year just happens to have 36 weeks worth of lessons, so, in my computer overview schedule I just write that we’re covering week one’s lessons in the week one spots.

Some things don’t work out so nicely like that and you have to do a little bit of math to figure out how to schedule them. Most everything I’ve used, though, has been 36 weeks or thereabouts, so it hasn’t been too much of a pain.

When my yearly overview is done, I wait. Yep. I wait until it’s nearly time for school to start, and then I fill in my first week’s lesson plan. This is the time that I take a closer look at what we’ll need for each lesson and what it is we’ll be covering. I fill it all into my handy-dandy planner:

A Simple Plan Homeschool Planner, by Mardel

A Simple Plan Homeschool Planner, by Mardel

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I only¬†plan one week at a time this way.¬† My yearly overview has made this so simple to do now.¬† I just check the computer to see what I need to fill in for each day.¬† Then, I look at each subject individually to see if I need to gather any extras and also to make sure I understand what it is I’ll be teaching!¬† (So far for kindergarten and now first grade this hasn’t been too difficult–thankfully, lol.)¬† Any extras and any appointments we have that week are written down in the margin on the right-hand side of the page, and I also make a special note at the bottom of that day’s date.

As we go through the day and complete items, I color-fill the blocks on my computer and mark them off in my paper planner.¬† (Yes, I do both…I’m a better-safe-than-sorry kinda¬†girl and I do it *just in case* something awful would happen to my laptop.¬† Just in case.)

And that’s pretty much it!¬† Pretty simple, and other than a little bit of time to figure out the yearly overview, it makes our homeschool planning a breeze!

Hopefully it will be helpful to someone else out there ūüôā¬† If you have any questions or would like to share how you do your homeschool planning, please comment below!¬† I’d love to hear from you!

Homeschool Curriculum for First Grade…Our Choices!

The countdown is on and preparation is nearly complete (…and I have surprisingly been able to somewhat maintain a level of sanity!) so I thought I’d share with you our homeschool curriculum choices for first grade ūüôā

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Last year (for Kindergarten), we chose to use Timberdoodle Company’s curriculum kit with a few additional add-ons to both meet our state requirements and introduce things that we personally wanted to implement into our homeschool. This year we are planning on doing something similar, but not exactly…

In researching this year I came across the name of a lady: Charlotte Mason. The more I learn about her educational methods, the more I know that this is the way I want to educate my daughter. Some things will be easier for me to implement than others; reading comes naturally and easy, but getting myself motivated to go outside for a while everyday may be a challenge. (I don’t know why, though, I love being outside once I get there!)

All of that to say that our homeschool this year will be mostly Timberdoodle with a distinct Charlotte Mason slant. If you’d like to see the specifics, keep reading ūüôā

Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2015-2016

Bible Study & Morning Routine

Bible Study & Morning Routine

Bible Study & Morning Routine

I’ve decided to continue using the Bible Study Guide for All Ages as our morning Bible study.¬† The Princess and I have both learned so much from this study (for me, it has been a wonderful way to memorize those lists that you always wanted to and knew you should but just didn’t because, well, you have to memorize it!)¬† To keep costs down, though, we’re going to continue on through the beginner level.¬† (Grades 1-2 cost significantly more because you have to purchase a separate teacher’s guide for each lesson packet.)¬† We’ll re-evaluate when we complete all 416 lessons and decide if we need to use the primary level or if we can just jump into the intermediate level lessons.

To help us with scripture memorization, we’ll be using a CD called Sing the Word:¬† A new Commandment.

*Part of our morning routine will also focus on learning a new hymn and a new folksong each month.¬† We’ll be using the lists so kindly put together for us by the lovely ladies at Ambleside Online!

Math

Math

Math

Math is where we will stray the most from the items provided in the Timberdoodle curriculum.¬† Last year, we used what came with our kit (Mathematical Reasoning A by the Critical Thinking Co).¬† While the Princess did learn from the book, it just wasn’t the best fit for her.¬† There was little in the way of explanation, and we ended up supplementing with lots of games (both online and off) as well as with¬†the first two books in the Life of Fred series.¬† By the time summer came, I knew that we needed to try something different.¬† Thankfully, I found just what we were looking for!

*Making Math Meaningful¬†by David Quine has really seemed to click with the Princess.¬† She is learning and enjoying math now!¬† I like that it tells you exactly what to say and do (although you don’t have to follow the script if you don’t want to).¬† I also like that it is so inexpensive.¬†¬†I purchased the¬†counting chips and links separately, and¬†unifix cubes are also on the way.¬† Everything else you need to use this book you’ll probably already have in¬†your home.¬† We started going through level 1 for review this summer, so when school begins, we’ll finish the book and move on to level 2.¬†¬†(And the Mathematical Reasoning B book that we got from Timberdoodle will become the review book next summer ūüėČ )

*Life of Fred.¬† The Princess enjoyed her Life of Fred books, so we’ll be continuing on with both Cats and Dogs.¬† We’ll do it once a week and have a¬†“Fred Friday”.

*The addition and subtraction wrap-ups and the Cuisenaire rods are extras from our Timberdoodle curriculum.¬† I’m sure we’ll use them at some point.

History

History

Timeline

Timeline

History

  • The Story of the World Vol. 1 by Susan Wise Bauer
  • Famous Figures of Ancient Times
  • A Timeline for All Time by Vickie Froehlich

Both¬†The Story of the World and the Famous Figures are¬†from our Timberdoodle kit.¬† The timeline I purchased separately and we’ll work on together as a family.¬† I really enjoy all of the beautiful historic figures¬†that are included, and for the price, it is a great deal!

Geography

Geography

Geography

  • Daily Geography (Evan-Moor)
  • Scrunch Map

Again, both items are from our Timberdoodle kit.

Science

Science

Science

  • Exploring Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright, and the Junior Notebook Journal
  • Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock

The astronomy book is from our Timberdoodle curriculum.¬† The handbook and sketch diaries¬†will hopefully help us to get outside at least once a week for class!¬† I’m not sure how the two will work together, but we’ll see.

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

  • A Reason for Handwriting
  • The Usborne Very Big Maze Book

We used A Reason for Handwriting last year and saw a tremendous improvement in the Princess’ handwriting ability, so we’re sticking with it this year.¬† The teacher’s guide was purchased separately and was actually a very big help for the kindergarten year.¬† (When you buy it, you can use it for grades k-6, so it’s a good investment if you think you’ll use it.)¬† The Usborne Maze Book will just be a little added fun (and it’s a sneaky way to get her to practice!)

Language Arts

Language Arts

Language Arts

  • Language Smarts B (The Critical Thinking Co)
  • Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 1

Again, both from our Timberdoodle kit.  They look like they will be a fun introduction to language arts and writing.

Reading

The majority of our reading material this year will come from Ambleside Online‘s Year 1.¬† We’ll be following their reading schedule and begin practicing our narration skills!¬† I’ll post these pics a little bigger so that you can see the titles.

These will be the readers the Princess will read to me (some from Timberdoodle, some from AO, and we’ll probably be making bi-weekly trips to the library):

Age-Appropriate Readers

Age-Appropriate Readers

Here are our daily read-alouds:

Read-Alouds

Read-Alouds

On the top is my Kindle.  Some of our AO books are on it.

And here are our free reads.¬† They’ll probably end up being our bedtime stories:

Free-Reads

Free-Reads

Health

Health

Health

  • A Beka Health, Safety, & Manners 1

Our state requires that we teach health.¬† We used Horizons Health last year for Kindergarten (there just aren’t that many health curriculums for kindergarten) and I wasn’t a fan for most of the year.¬† So this year we’re going to give A Beka a try.

Art

Art

Art

Rather than use what Timberdoodle sends as our main art curriculum, we’ll be using Meet the Masters.¬† I like that it incorporates artist study along with making art.¬† We used it a little bit last year, so we’ve already got our portfolios made and pictured above.¬† I actually found a great deal on it last year at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Music

Music

Music

Last year’s music curriculum (Pfeiffer House Music) was just not a good fit for us.¬† I’m hoping that this program will be more enjoyable!¬† It looks like lots of fun, and like we’ll actually be learning, so we’ll see.

Spanish

Sorry I don’t have a picture for it.¬† But it’s only online!¬† We’ll be watching one episode per week.

P.E.¬† The Princess has been in dance class for almost as long as she’s been alive (we started with Mommy & Me classes) and she’s continuing on this year with a first year of gymnastics.

And last but not least…

Fun!

Fun!

Fun!

Yep, fun ūüôā¬† Not that the other stuff won’t be fun, but this will be miscellaneous fun and games, art, handicrafts, go outside and run around like crazy, take a break from the more difficult subjects kind of time.¬† A lot of the stuff in the picture above is from Timberdoodle–the extras that came with our kit last year that we didn’t quite finish (or that you can play again and again), and the extras in the kit this year, too.¬† We’ll see how it changes as the year progresses.¬† But we all need some fun in our everyday ūüôā

And I think that’s it.¬† If it’s like last year, there will be continual tweaking¬†and change to meet the needs of my student.¬†¬†So this is our starting point.¬† Here’s to a happy, fun, and successful year for us all!

My Pretend Place, Summer Quarter 2015

Ok.¬† So I have recently fallen in love with monthly subscription boxes.¬† I’m really trying to not go too overboard with them.¬† (Not *too* overboard…*L*)¬† But I am subscribing to a few now, one¬†of which is a quarterly (or monthly depending on your purchase) box from My Pretend Place.

My Pretend Place, Summer 2015

My Pretend Place, Summer 2015

My Pretend Place is a subscription box for kids starting at 3 yrs old. It offers 2 different types of subscriptions depending on what you’re looking for: either a dress-up box that includes a costume and other fun stuff (for kids age 3-6, $50/quarter), or a DIY project box (for kids age 3-8, $15/month). When you order, you can specify if you would like a box for a boy, a girl, or one that isn’t gender specific.

The Princess has always liked to play dress-up and pretend, so I ordered the quarterly dress-up box for her. So far, we’ve only received the box I’m going to tell you about today, but I want to note that their website says: “Once a quarter, your child will receive a shipment of theme specific pretend play items (including a dress-up costume), and the rest of the months, you’ll receive smaller shipments via mail that may include sticker activity sets, recipe ideas, crafts, games, etc. all focused on the main theme for that quarter. We supply everything your child will need for tons of fun, laughter and learning.” You can also check out their website for extra freebies like activity ideas and recipes for your boxes theme, or splurge and purchase extra items for the theme as well.

But enough of that. Let’s look at this box!

Opening the box...

Opening the box…

The Princess couldn’t wait to get into this box! (Ok, maybe I was a little excited to see what was inside, too…)

First look

First look…

The first thing I opened was the envelope. Here’s what was inside:

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A cute magnet (the thing with the astronaut), little fairy stickers and a handle to decorate the outside of your box so you can use it as a storage trunk for your dress-up clothes, and a little note thanking us for our purchase. Nice little extra touches. Next, we found this:

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How cute is this??? I think it’s a nice invitation and jumping off point for a child to start playing pretend and coming up with imaginative stories of their own. Of course, most kids probably won’t need this, but it’s a nice touch, anyway.

Other things in our box included:

A fairy house to paint and decorate

A fairy house to paint and decorate

The Princess really liked this. She wanted to do it right away! Anything painting or drawing or art, she’s there.

Blendy Pens

Blendy Pens and pictures to color

So far, the Princess has only colored one picture from this. As much as she loves artsy things, she’s not so big on coloring pages. But she does think blending the colors together in the markers is pretty cool.

A story book: Alice the Fairy

A story book: Alice the Fairy

The Princess read this to me the afternoon she received it. I asked her what she thought of it. “Pretty cool.”

And of course, the fairy costume!

And of course, the fairy costume!

Of course she loved the costume!

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I’d share a pic of the Princess in her costume so you can see how it fits, but I can’t seem to figure out how to crop a photo. (It shouldn’t be this difficult…and it’s probably not, lol) Anyway, the costume fits an in-between size 5 & 6 very well.

Overall, this box is a hit at our house!¬† I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of extra goodies they send us in the in-between months!

In summary…

Who this box is for:  Girls, age 3-6 (although there is the option of the DIY craft box for ages 3-8 yrs., and you can specify whether you want a box for a girl, a boy, or gender neutral.)

What you get:¬† 1 box every 3 months filled with things like crafts, activities, and a dress-up costume, and smaller shipments each month in-between that complement the quarterly theme.¬† (Or, you can opt for the DIY box and receive 1 box each month that contains projects to add to your dress-up wardrobe.¬† They include material for two finished projects–but they might be two of the same in case there is a sibling, I’m not sure.)

The cost:¬† $50/quarter and ships free (which works out to $16.67/month.¬† If you opt for the DIY box, the price is $15/month with free shipping.)¬† Also, right now they are running a special to save 30% on your first box if you use the code “pretend”.

If you’d like more information, check out their website:¬† http://mypretendplace.com/

Happy pretending!

Happy pretending!

Back To School DIY: Magnetic Board

School starts here for us on Monday.¬† Monday!!!¬† Ahhh!!!¬† So this week I’m in a final mad dash to make sure¬†that I have everything organized and ready to go.

One thing I want to do differently this year is give the Princess a bit more say in how our school days go.¬† Last year, I had my list of things to accomplish on each day of the week.¬† For example, Tuesdays we¬†did music.¬† Fridays we did art.¬† Every week, we had that same schedule.¬† At times last year it was a struggle to get her interested in whatever was next on the “to do” list, so it became a struggle at times to get everything done each day.¬† I want our days this year to be happier and go more smoothly.¬† One way to accomplish this, I think, is by letting the Princess have more say in¬†the order of¬†each day.

So I¬†scoured the internet for ideas on how to go about accomplishing this goal, and I found the idea for magnetic to do boards.¬† (So this is totally not my own original idea, just my own version of someone else’s great idea!)¬† I thought, “Hey, this could work!”¬† She’ll get to choose what she wants to work on next, and she’ll also see¬†how much we still need to finish before our day is over so I won’t have to¬†frustrate her by telling her we have a lot more to do.¬† She’ll¬†be able to see for herself.¬† And, when she finishes something, she’ll have the honor of moving it to the “All Done!” side of the board (it feels so great to cross something off your to do list, doesn’t it?!!!)

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Stuff you'll need to make this

Stuff you’ll need to make this

*A baking sheet, whatever size you like

*Spray paint, whatever color you like

*Clear glass gems (I got mine from the Dollar Tree)

*Paper

*Magnetic buttons

*****I¬†forgot to include a hot glue gun in this picture, but I also used a hot glue gun…and a pencil…and scissors*****

*Mod Podge

*A paint brush

*Decorations, whatever you like.  (We decorated ours with stickers and paper.)

Now to the fun part ūüôā

  1.  In a well-ventilated area and following the directions on the can, spray the baking sheet with the spray paint.  I took mine outside and ended up giving it two coats of paint.
    Go from this, to this!

    Go from this, to this!

    2.¬† While the paint is drying, work on making your magnets.¬† I typed up a list of subjects and printed them out¬† on a white piece of printer paper, but you may just choose to handwrite them.¬† I didn’t know if I could write that small, lol.¬† Whatever works for you!¬† Just make sure you leave enough room between them to trace around and cut out.

3.  Using your glass beads as a guide, trace around each of the words and cut them out.

Make sure the size of your letters will fit!

Make sure the size of your letters will fit!

4.    Attach your paper circles to the glass beads using a thin coat of Mod Podge.

Mod Podge. A little goes a long way...

Mod Podge. A little goes a long way…

5.¬† Hot glue a magnet to the back of each glass bead.007¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6.¬† After your paint has dried, decorate it however you like!¬† Here’s what we used on ours:

Scrapbook paper

Scrapbook paper…

Stickers

…and stickers

And that’s it!¬† Here’s what our looked like when we finished:

Extra butterflies at the top, courtesy of the Princess :)

Extra butterflies at the top, courtesy of the Princess ūüôā

And here it is when we add the magnets:

With the magnets

With the magnets

Some people go the extra step and hot glue a ribbon on the back for hanging. I haven’t decided if we need to do that or not yet. We’ll see. But that’s it. Pretty simple, really!017

Stitch Fix, August 2015

I received my second box from Stitch Fix a few days ago and finally have a little time to sit down and show you what was in the box!

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Ahh, the glorious box that has for two months now put a smile upon my face, lol! I was so excited when I saw it waiting at my door. (My family thinks I’m crazy to be so excited over a box. Hello, it’s what’s inside that counts ūüėČ )

Of course I opened it immediately!

The opened box...

The opened box…

Pre-paid Return Mailer

…and the pre-paid return mailer

Stitch Fix always sends along a pre-paid return mailer for you to return anything you decide you don’t want to keep after all.¬† Pretty handy, that.

They also send a card with a note from the stylist who picked out the clothing in your fix and photos of the items with suggestions for how to style your new items.¬† I don’t normally look at that right away¬†because I like to be surprised, but here’s what¬†it looks like:

Styling card/note from stylist

Styling card/note from stylist

The note told me that I had the same stylist as last time (Cailyn)!¬† She did an awesome job the first time, so I was very happy to see she was styling me again ūüôā

Now on to the good stuff!  The first thing that I pulled out of the box was this:

Princeton Teardrop Cluster Necklace

Princeton Teardrop Cluster Necklace

The picture doesn’t do this necklace justice.¬† It is absolutely gorgeous in person.¬† The little round beads add just the right amount of sparkle.¬† LOVE this.

Next out of the box:

Hmm, what's inside???

Hmm, what’s inside???

Tada!

Tada!

Here’s a look at each item, individually:

Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt

Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt

Closer look at the sleeve

Closer look at the sleeve

First impression:  I like the colors and the way the sleeves are made.  The colors are pretty, too.  I know chevron is the style now, but is it for me?

Corinna Striped Dolman Top

Corinna Striped Dolman Top

First impression:¬† Cute!¬† I like the stripes and that it’s navy in color.¬† I like the way that the sleeves are made.¬† Will it be fitted enough for my liking?

Julia Utility Jacket

Julia Utility Jacket

First impression:¬† I love everything about this jacket.¬† Everything.¬† This was my special request this month; a jacket that wasn’t too heavy or too light that I could grab and take with me everywhere.¬† I think they did a good job picking this out.¬† Did I mention I love everything about this jacket???

Adorra Skinny Jeans

Adorra Skinny Jeans

First impression:¬† Yay, another pair of jeans!¬† I hope they fit as well as the first pair.¬† I did request to be sent more jeans because I have such a hard time finding pairs that fit me well without sagging in places no one wants to sag…ahem.

So there it is!¬† Here are a few pics of me trying things on.¬† Wow, I really need to work on my modeling pose…lol…

Stitch Fix look 1

Stitch Fix look 1

Stitch Fix look 2

Stitch Fix look 2

Stitch Fix look 3

Stitch Fix look 3

It’s important to note that Stitch Fix doesn’t necessarily send complete outfits.¬† They do send pieces to enhance your current wardrobe (or if you’re like me, build one in the first place!)

So there it is.¬† What did you think?¬† I will tell you that I did end up keeping everything!¬† The jeans are soooo soft and comfortable against the skin, and the tops are super comfy, too.¬† The chevron will take some getting used to, but it’s a challenge I’m willing to take.

Stitch Fix is yet another dream come true for me. I tell them what sort of things I like, and they send it to me. No spending all day in a crowded shopping mall’s cramped fitting room just to be disappointed and come home with only one item that cost way too much and I decide later that I don’t really like after all.¬† Just pure, simple bliss-inducing¬†boxes showing up at my door with clothes that fit me and look nice inside.

If you’re interested in receiving your own box of bliss, and I’ve in any way helped you to make that decision, will you please consider using my referral code when you sign up?¬† https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5504565¬† Of course it’s not necessary, but I would truly appreciate it!

If you’d like to learn more about how Stitch Fix works, check out my first post about it here:¬† https://princesspandme.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/stitch-fix/ and check out their website here:¬† https://support.stitchfix.com/hc/en-us/articles/204222994-FAQ

Oh!¬† And thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!¬† ūüôā

Experiencing Technical Problems….

Hmm.¬† Well now I’ve gone and done it.¬† I changed my blog url here to reflect a few other social media sites that I’m on.¬† Now it seems that none of my pictures from my posting today (How I Spent My Summer Vacation…2015 (Part 2)) are showing, and also, all of my links are broken.¬† I expected broken links, but not missing pictures.

I wonder, is it possible to re-blog my previous blogs so that they’ll now show up under my new address with non-broken links?¬† There aren’t that many of them.¬† I’m not ready to commit to a paid upgrade yet–not sure the P would go for it either.¬† I’d note they’re re-blogged, of course, and the original posting dates, too.¬† Bah.¬† I wish I was more techno-savvy.¬† (But honestly, it looks too¬†complicated and it bores me to tears…)¬† Hmm…