Thursday, May 14, 2015

{stitch fix} first box

We will address why this blog has been pretty non existent for awhile now later,
 but for now let me share with you my first Stitch Fix box!

I recently did a HUGE closet maker, clean out, wardrobe capsule. I'm down to 42 items in my closet. At the same time I signed up for Stitch Fix because I knew I needed to add a couple of solid staple pieces into my wardrobe, but let's be honest shopping with my three monkeys isn't super fun. So stitch fix to the rescue. 

I know I'm late to the stitch fix wagon, but better late than never. So I filled out my online profile and just a few weeks later, my first box arrived. 

Here they are and my thoughts

{photographed by a five year old}

 First up: these dark wash skinny ankle jeans. 
Just Black: Jimmy Ankle Length Skinny Jeans $88
Kinda on my high side for jeans, but they are GREAT quality! I didn't keep these, just because I have a pair almost identical. But I might have. 

Coupled with this Papermoon: Georgie Knit Tank $38.00
I loved this color when I opened the box and it just fit SO well. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the sides being longer, but it works on. A great staple piece, good price- keeper.

Skies are Blue: Folla V Neck Knit Top.  $48
I LOVED this color when I opened my box. I thought this would be a winner, but on it was kinda meh. Fits similar to a piko top and since I have a couple of those, one almost in the color, it went back. 

Market and Spruce: Barrymore Solid Pleat Detail Top $48
Opening the box I thought this would be my for sure keeper. Great color, so soft (and apparently wrinkles!) Once on it kinda just hung and the detail didn't do much. 


Market and Spruce: Xander Short Sleeve Woven Back Sweatshirt. $54
This was a WINNER! It fit great, really well actually, is UBER comfy and the back, yall so fun.  Loved loved loved this one! 

And the style cards....
(again, sorry for the picture quality)

 I cannot believe my first box was such a WIN! I noted to keep this stylist next month, she seemed to get my style to a T! I'm so excited to finally add some solid, well made, and sorta stylish pieces to my wardrobe. 

If you want to get your Stitch Fix on, here use this link.  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

{ice day}

Oh hey there blog.
It's not you. It's me. I'm just in this weird place.

I started blogging to document our adoption journey way back in 2009 and it's been my journal, my outlet, and my place to share how we have grown as a family. And now, the growing is done. We are all home, and together. We are just in this place of being together and just.being. And it's nice. No email stalking, no waiting, no care packages, no photos from the other side of the world, no longing, no break neck speed paperwork.

So. We are here. Just a sweet complete little family of five. Loving life, and enjoying the heck out of being together. I just wrestle with how much of that to document here or just how much to treasure and store up in my heart.

We've been snowed in all week, well iced really which does not make for fun snow play. But today we bundled up and ventured out before the sun melted it all!

Unfortunately, the little hill in the yard is in direct morning sunlight, but we got a few runs in on the ice. 

Look at little Nell's arms up in the air! She LOVED this. Not so much being cold, though.

Like I said, just enjoying being a family. 
And it feels good. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

all {TOGETHER} family photos

I was anxious to get with our photographer (love you Melissa!) and get pictures of us, finally, all TOGETHER!
We waited till a beautiful fall day and took full advantage. I was so excited to get back to The Wren's Nest- the place we had the big fundraiser dinner to bring Nell home. Talk about full circle!

Our N finally with her N

Nell may look like she is my girl.... but let me assure you.... she is not. 
This little bit is a Daddy's girl to the core! 

But these guys... they are momma's boys.

And this picture sums up our life. Love him. And love this crazy fun life we share together!