December 19, 2014

Elf Update

Our Elf, Jingle Bell, has been around for a while now and she's just as clever as ever. Some nights she's too tired to fly home, but the kids are okay with that. Mason always searching for her and usually runs to where she was the day before only to realize she's gone. It's pretty cute. Here's what she's been up to since last time.



Poor thing got tied up by some of the other toys and here comes a train! 


I've seen several of these on Pinterest and I finally had some kisses so I placed her in the bathroom window. Marley seemed upset that she wasted chocolate. 


She climbed our fireplace rocks for two days, must be hard work. 



Mason actually found her first this day. He didn't seem to care that she was up there though.


Looking for coffee. She must be getting tired of all these late night North Pole trips. 


Jingle Bell will fly home in just a few days so I'm really trying to come up with some great ideas. What has your elf done? 


*You can see all our Elf on the Shelf adventures here. *
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December 18, 2014

First Day of Gymnastics for the Kids

A couple weeks ago both kiddo's signed up for gymnastics.  They've had a few classes each and so far it's going really good. 



Mason took about 10 minutes the first class to get used to it, but he jumped right in when the teacher pulled out the slide.  He's been doing rolls and other tricks ever since. 




Marley did great at her first class. She jumped right in and wasn't afraid to try anything they did. I think it's safe to say she loves it too. 





Mason doing his table and Marley doing her backbend.  This is an everyday thing now. 

Can't wait to see how much they both improve and hopefully they really enjoy gymnastics for a long time. 



December 17, 2014

Healthworks Children's Museum

Last month, I decided to take the kids and head out to the Healthworks! Kid's Museum in South Bend. We had never been before but when I showed Marley pics of it she was so excited to go. 


It was smaller than I expected but they kids had fun running from one thing to the next. We were the only ones there for a while so that was nice too. 




This was probably her second favorite thing after the virtual dodgeball game



They had a little garden and grocery store set up. Marley liked this a lot too. 





After we left the museum we headed over to the South Bend Chocolate Factory Cafe for lunch. It was delicious. We ate, bought some candy, then headed across the street for cupcakes before heading home.



It was a fun day just me and the kiddos and we will definitely go back some time soon. 

December 16, 2014

Stitch Fix Review

A few months ago, I signed up for Nadine West and I also signed up for Stitch Fix.  They are basically the same, but in the end I only decided to continue on with one of them.


My big box arrived and inside were my clothes all nicely wrapped up and a letter that explains the whole process. There were also style cards that showed what to pair each item with to create an awesome outfit. 



First thing I tried on was this yellow shirt. I really liked it. Yellow is my favorite color and I have a thing for stripes. However, the price is what was the deciding factor. $58  That's about $40 more than I normally spend on shirts. So I decided to pass. 


Next up was this chevron tank and infinity scarf. I didn't like the scarf at all. It was big and bulky and I just didn't like the feel of it. It was $38. 

The tank was very comfortable and I really liked it. However, at $54 it was also out of my budget. 

I passed on both of these. 



Next up were these boyfriend jeans. Super comfortable and they fit really well.  They were $68. 

I also received this gray asymmetrical cardigan. It's fit was a little weird for me and I really didn't think I would wear it that often to justify spending $58 on it. 

I also passed on both of these items. 


Whatever you don't keep you just stick in the prepaid envelope and return. However, you do have to pay a $20 styling fee before your items are sent to you. If you buy something that $20 is deducted from the amount. If you don't buy anything you lose that $20. I decided that I would return everything so I unfortunately lost my $20 styling fee. I also decided that all of these items were way out of my price range and I couldn't just keep spending $20 each month with the possibility of not getting anything so I decided to not continue with my subscription.  I have a few friends that receive Stitch Fix boxes and really like the items they receive. For now, I'm just sticking with Nadine West




*This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix or Nadine West. The links are affiliate links, but I purchased Stitch Fix and Nadine West on my own and was in no way compensated for this review from either company*