Friday, November 21, 2014

Easy bookcase upgrade

The other day I decided to get rid of Mason's toy box and get him a bookcase instead. He has built in shelves behind his toy with most of his toys on that so his toy box was practically empty besides the books and toys on top.

Before putting the bookcase together completely I decided to give it a little upgrade. I just found some fabric in my stash that went with his room colors. I laid out the cardboard back piece over the fabric. I stretched it tight and used some box tape to attach it when I wrapped it around the cardboard. Then I nailed the cardboard piece to the bookcase.  Quick easy and fun upgrade to a simple $17 bookcase.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

[Giveaway] Citrus Lane Gift Box Subscription

Back in March of 2013 I posted our review of Citrus Lane. We got a few months of the box, and then decided not to renew. We liked it, but we were in the process of moving and finances were tight.  I still go back and forth often about renewing our subscription.  I was recently contacted about a giveaway they are hosting through Moms Affiliate.

Interested in entering? Check it out below!

Interested in signing up for our own subscription of Citrus Lane? Just click here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nadine West

*Disclaimer- I did not receive these items for free. I purchased Nadine West simply because I love clothes!  All links are affiliate links, but this review is 100% my own opinions.

I have been trying out different subscription box services over the past month. They've slowly been arriving on my door step and I am loving it. It's like Christmas, but without Santa.

This time I tried out Nadine West. They are a monthly clothing service. When you create your profile on their website you can pick your style of clothes and jewelry and they send you items that fit your style.  Unlike other clothing subscription services, you don't have to pay a styling fee or anything like that. You only pay if you keep an item.

My package arrived in a cute pink envelope.  Inside was my items and a letter welcoming me to Nadine West and explaining the whole process. It had the prices for each item listed, should I decide to keep anything. Also included was a return address label, they pay shipping too!

As soon as I pulled out the shirt I loved it! I may have even said "Oh I love it" out loud to myself.  The jewelry wasn't quite my style since I'm a stay at home mom and don't go out often it was just a little to fancy for me.  

I ran upstairs and put this on over a black cami and then wasn't as happy. I still loved the tank itself, but it was too big for me. I wore it for a while to see if maybe I wouldn't mind it being too big (can you tell I really wanted to keep this)  But in the end I decided to send it back along with the jewelry. 

On the letter, they ask for comments so they can mark them in your profile so they know what you do and don't like. I just wrote that I would of kept the top had it been the right size and the jewelry was too fancy.  I also went back online and redid my style profile and adjusted my size and jewelry style. 

I sadly put everything back in the shiny pink envelope and sealed it up and put it in the mailbox.  I can't wait for next month though!! 

Wanna try out Nadine West? Just click here to sign up!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014


A while ago I received a code for a free snack box from Graze.  They are a snack box that is delivered through the mail. You can get boxes once a week or you can change your frequency to fit your budget.

My first box arrived and it was mostly nuts, so Mike devoured those. I ordered another box (shown above) and that one had a little more variety, again Mike devoured it. He said everything was really good.   You can go through all the snacks they offer and pick if you would like to try them or never try them, which is nice so you're not getting something you wouldn't eat. 

Each box also includes the nutritional info for each snack. 

So, you want to try it out? Just click here for your first box for FREE!! If you like it and order more, you also get your 5th box FREE!! 

*I was in no way compensated for this post. I just chose to share my experience with you*