Stitch Fix March 2018 Review

I received my 28th Stitch Fix yesterday. So I quickly took some pictures. I really have no idea what I am going to keep.

If you are new to Stitch Fix, this is how it works:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

My stylist I had in January was on vacation so I got a new stylist again. I also get advice from my husband and two friends through group messenger.


Nine West Speak Up Satin Printed Flats $69


I am a sucker for flats, especially pretty flats. These would look cute with jeans and a simple shirt or like black pants with a solid top. My problem is the price as I am on a budget for the time being. So I am undecided.

French Grey Gerarda Ruffle Hem Brushed Knit Dress $54


This dress is a little heavy but really soft and comfy. My problem, it is a little too short. So from the front, it looks fine, in the back though, the ruffles are on my butt. My husband liked this one the best and didn’t think it looked too short. My friends liked the dress too but haven’t seen it in person.

41 Hawthorn Dabit Sheer Detail Blouse $54 and Liverpool Annemarie Skinny Jean $78


Don’t like the blouse. The color looks gross on me and there is a gap in the buttons where my bust is. So it is definitely no. My friends were not a fan of the grey jeans, but my husband really likes them. So again, not sure.

Skies are Blue Mishella Lace Yoke Knit Top $58 and same jeans


My friends all like this top but I am unsure. The shirt color and lace color just don’t seem like they go together but you can’t tell by this picture.

So I am not sure what to keep this time and what to send back. I have a couple of days to decide.

Want to try Stitch Fix? Go here



February Update

February is finished and as a teacher, it is one of my least favorite months. Not really sure why. April is pretty horrible but February goes real slow even though there are only 28 days. Anyway..


So in February, I could start running again, two weeks post-op. I only did 3 miles for a long time just to keep in safe. I would run every after day and do yoga on the days I didn’t run. I personally do Yoga by Adrienne on Youtube. A week before I was cleared to do all workouts, I did do a slow 8 miler with friends which was nice. It was the beginning of Rodeo season so the Trailriders were headed downtown for the Rodeo Parade. We ran a route where we could see the horses come into town.

I am also doing the Crossfit Open. So my first workout back was 18.1. I hadn’t been cleared yet but was going to get cleared in 4 days so I decided to go ahead and do it. I did the scaled workout because I promised to ease back in. The workout was 20 minutes of 8 knee to chest, 10 DB Clean and Jerk and then 12 cal-row. I did 282 reps which was really good I found out. I felt really good afterwards.


We finally went and saw the movie Jumanji which was very entertaining for us. My husband also went camping with one of his buddies for the weekend so I had a Mommy and Eli weekend which is always fun.

Otherwise, we just hung out as a family. We are huge Olympic fans so we had that on the TV pretty much every night. Another big deal in our house is that our son started floating on his back by himself during swim lessons. We were all excited for that.

Kidbox Spring 2018 Review

A couple of weeks ago, I got an e-mail about if I want to order a spring Kidbox for my son. I haven’t ordered him a box in some time now and he is starting to change sizes so I thought it might be perfect time to order him a box. In reality, I probably should have skipped it because I am getting all my fun hospital bills but its only money, right?? Oh, I am being completely facetious with that last comment.

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the website and fill out a style survey. They ask for things such as colors to avoid, what do you need more of, what will they not wear, their style.
  2. They only ship out 5 times a year but you can skip a season if you would like.
  3. Review the box. You have 7 days before you are billed. If you keep everything, it is $98. If you keep only a few pieces, they offer it at a discount.
  4. Ship back what you do not want.
  5. If you kept it all, pick a charity you want Kidbox to donate clothes to.

The information card



  1. Puma Boys 2 Piece Top and Short Set $42, their price $32

I love this set. My son is pretty active and involved in sports. He plays soccer, swims, just started yoga and loves to trail run so this is perfect for him.

2. DKNY Boys 3 Piece Set $66, their price $50

The set is a jacket, jeans and short sleeve. My son does like layers so we will not be wearing the jacket most likely.

3. ART+EDEN Boys graphic tee $29, their price $22.

My son loves dinosaurs so this is a win.

4. U.S. Polo Assn. Boys Short Sleeve Stripe Shirt $18, their price $13.

Cute button up shirt.

The little giraffe stuffed animal, I think came from the box, otherwise I have no idea where it came from.


  1. This is the back of the DKNY outfit.

2. U.S Polo Assn. Boys Twill Short with belt $24, their price $17

We wear shorts like 10 months out of the year so these are perfect.

3. Puma Boys Performance Tee $22, their price $17.

Another great short but my athletic kid.


Total came to $201 but their box is only $98. For some reason, I had a discount which made my total to $78.40. I don’t know how I got a discount but I will keep it. Want to try Kidbox? Go here.


3 Recipes in 1

This is a long overdue recipe post. I have been cooking but my husband has not been great at taking pictures. So here it is without any pictures:

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Husbands Rating: 4/5, he said there was a lot of liquid in it which was my fault.

Ease: 3.5/5

Changes: So I did not use oregano or garlic. Here is where I made a mistake, it says to take out the chicken to shred. I decided not to do that and shred in my slow cooker which means I got a lot of liquid as I was taking the chicken pieces out. So me trying to save time actually made it take more time.

Recipe: You can find it here.


Cheesy Italian Rice with Sausage Recipe

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 4.5/5

Changes: I did not use spinach but broccoli instead and my husband really enjoyed it.

Recipe: You can find it here


3 Ingredient Taco Chicken

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 5/5

Changes: None. He does recommend bringing some avocado/cheese/ranch whatever if you are making like a burrito.

Recipe: You can find it here

Barbella Box February 2018 Review

So in February, I forgot to put my Barbella Box on hold, or I didn’t forget but was too late. I really didn’t want this one because I knew I had some big medical bills to pay. I also owed money for some rooms on an upcoming family vacation. So this was an expense I didn’t need. I only keep this subscription just because they once had a pair of shorts I really wanted.



  1. Vull Sport Speckled Barbellsa Sports Bra ($48)

So this sports bra is not a high neck nor a low neck, just right in the middle. It comes with removable pads too. It’s really pretty, it is white/gray color with dark gray specks. I wore it during my workout on Friday night and it was very comfy, supportive and you didn’t really notice you were wearing a sports bra. This one was made just for the box but it is very similar to the Vull Sports Evolve Bra except this one has slightly wider shoulder straps. You can find that bra here.

2. LSTN Sound Co Crescent Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds ($99)

I don’t wear bluetooth earbuds but my husband does. What is a shame is he just got a nice pair for Christmas.

3. EXO Chalk ($14.99)

This is just a block of chalk. I didn’t know how expensive chalk is. While my gym has chalk buckets, I will be giving this to my husband because he has a chalk bag since he is getting into rock climbing.

4. RX bar Chocolate Sea Salt ($2.50)

Just 4 ingredients make this bar. A lot of people I know really like these. I am not a bar person so it went to my husband.

5. Barbella Strong Vinyl Sticker ($1.99)

A sticker.


So that is what I got in this one. I do really like the sports bra which is the price of the box so it is a win, especially with a $100 pair of earbuds.

January 2018 Updates

So February ends in 2 days which means it is perfect time for me to do updates on January.

My first week in January was still Winter Break so I went shopping, went to the doctors, all that kind of things. The next week was all about getting ready for the Houston Marathon which I have already written about. Now is when things got really interesting.

So the marathon was in the 40s like the whole race. The next day, Martin Luther King Jr. day made it to 70. I was off work so I took my son to the zoo in the morning. We got there right before the crowds came. We rode the carousel, saw the animals, played at the Children’s Zoo and fed the giraffes which is the cutest.  We left when it started warming up and the crowds were getting huge.IMG_20180115_111400825

So that is when things started hitting the fan in my life. The next few days were suppose to get below freezing. I had a doctor’s appointment later that afternoon. It was not good news. So I did some yoga, got a massage and then got a message to go to the emergency room.

So I got to the emergency room at like midnight. I got some blood work, taken back to a room and was told to get ready for surgery. My doctor came in to check on me before I was taken back. 36 hours before, I was finishing a marathon and now I was having surgery. I was never in any pain either.

So what happened? I found out I was pregnant after the New Year. The problem, when I went in for the confirmation ultrasound, they couldn’t find anything. Turns out I had an ectopic pregnancy. There was no reason I should have had one. They had to do surgery instead of just giving me pills is because my fallopian tube had burst and I was bleeding out. They were shocked I was not in pain because it is supposed to be really painful. I was also only a few hours from dying. So I woke up Tuesday morning and went home. Now I am one of those 1 in 4 women that has loss during pregnancy.

I do think I know when it burst but I am not sure. The day of the marathon, once I finished, showered and ate, my stomach was huge. It felt like I had a huge air bubble in my stomach which sometimes happens to runners who eat too much after running. I ended up in pain but threw up and was fine.

So I was told no working out for 6 weeks which is the worst for me. I was really upset and going through things and then not being able to workout just makes it worse since working out is my stress relief. I was able to start running slowly at post 2 weeks and I could start doing yoga again. So I at least got that.

Other things in January, I went to a baby shower and a gender reveal party. While I am sad about my journey, I am super happy for all my friends. We also went to a going away party. My friends and I also went to the museum to look at the Oscar de La Renta exhibit. It was fun to look at all the pretty dresses.


So, I didn’t run this race but my husband ran the Piney Woods 5k. We signed my son up to do the kids mile like he did last year. This year was pouring down rain. I carried my son the entire mile. He got 2nd place male but there were only 2 males. He had so much fun jumping in all the puddles.


So that is my January.

Foodstirs December review

Yes, it says December. My son and I just baked this yesterday. We are a little behind in life and finally got around to it. He doesn’t know any better.

So Foodstirs is a baking subscription box and if you are on the plan, they send you a book every other month. December was Gingerbread People. They include everything you need for dry ingredients. They also include the piping bag, cookie cutters and things to decorate for. I just needed to provide the egg, butter, yogurt, mixing bowls, cookie sheet.


Everything included in the box

They have easy instructions to follow which I did correctly, unlike the disaster of the October box. My son really loves helping and was excited that he got to stir, use the cookie cutters and decorate. We didn’t use a lot of the gummy bears and jelly beans on the cookies because most ended in my sons mouth instead.


They didn’t turn out pretty but my son had a lot of fun and that is all that matters.


I really recommend this box. It is great bonding and then you have something good to eat. My husband had been out-of-town and he got a cookie right when he got home, and said they are really good. That is from someone who is not a huge sweets fan.

Steak Fajita Power Bowl

Last week I made my husband a power bowl with some tex-mex spin. My husband is always looking for something the will fill him up, give him energy but still healthy.

Steak Fajita Power Bowl

Ease: 4.5/5

Husbands rating: 4/5

Changes: We used a shoulder cut for the meat. My husband didn’t like it so much the first day because he forgot to add the avocado but liked it the 2nd day because he remembered and it added a creaminess. He also recommends for heating purposes to put the rice at the bottom. If you put it on top, it will soak up some of the meats moisture and dry out the meat. 

Recipe: You can find it here.




January 2018 Stitch Fix Review

So I got my Stitch Fix on a Friday, it was supposed to be returned and I hadn’t tried on the clothes yet and then I had surgery. Luckily, the company is great and gave me a couple of weeks to try them on. So I waited until I felt comfortable trying on clothes.

Anyway, here is how it works if you are new:

1. Fill out your Style Profile. This gives detail on your style, sizes, budget and anything else like a link to your pinterest board.

2. Once you have “ordered” your box, they will send you 5 items from a personal stylists.  It is a $20 styling fee which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep.

3. Try everything on. They send you Style Cards with recommendations on how to wear your outfit.  You have three days to decide what you do and do not want.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire purchase.  Don’t like something, they send you a pre-paid mailing bag to drop in the mailbox.  It is free shipping.

Here is what I got:

I have a new stylist this month which sometimes means you are starting from scratch but I think my new stylists did a pretty good job.


Vigross Erika Skinny Jean ($68) & Pixley Axel Colorblock Mesh Insert Pullover ($58)


Sorry the picture is blurry, my son was attacking my photographer. The top is a light sweater with a purple triangle at the neckline and a purple stripe down both arms. Not really my color choice or design. The jeans are comfy but seem tight. It could be that they are too small or I am still bloated from my surgery. I really don’t want to keep them though and it be that they are just too small.

Kaileigh Katinka Knit Dress ($48)


This dress is really comfy and my husband loves this dress. However, I am not a fan of the bell sleeves.  Not sure if I can get past it.


Same jeans and Truly Poppy Jarred Lace Detail Cap-Sleeve Blouse ($58)

I love this shirt and so do my two friends who I sent these pictures to. My son did not as he said “Oh no, holes!” That is style advice from a toddler. I believe this top will be a keeper. I like that is has some sexiness without being trashy and still modest.

Mix by 41 Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan ($38) and the same jeans and black top.


First, I love the color. While I own a lot of cardigans, I do not own any this vibrant shade of purple which is labeled as Jewel Tone Purple. I love cardigans as a teacher because I can put on some simple pants, a tank and wear a cardigan for an easy but put together outfit.


So comment below on what I should keep.

Want to try it yourself? Go here. I pay for this myself.

Turkey Ragu

A few weeks ago I made my husband a pasta dish called Turkey Ragu. He really enjoyed it.

Turkey Ragu

Husbands rating: 5/5

Ease: 5/5

Changes: I didn’t add the wine, garlic, rosemary or parsley because I didn’t have it but he still liked it.

Recipe: You can find it here.