Stitch Fix November 27th Review

Over the holiday weekend I received another Stitch Fix. I was shocked because I never received the “it’s coming” email.

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 been working with this stylists for a while.

Urban Expressions Thea Work Satchel $58


I am undecided about this bag. Not sure if I need another purse. I saw a purse this same color at Kate Spade Outlet but with sparkles on it and they are about the same price. So not sure if I should just go to the outlet and pick that one up instead.

Dantelle Kris Lace Detail Knit Top $48 and Liverpool Shannon Pencil Skirt $68


I have been searching for a black pencil skirt for a while because the one I have it slowly dying. It is like 11 years old. I like this skirt but keep flip-flopping. The shirt looks cute in the photo but I thought it looked very frumpy on me.  My husband liked it but I was not a fan.

No Comment Terri Cut Detail Waffle Knit Top $38 and Pixley Ann Faux Leather Trim Skirt $68


The shirt is a no.  It goes up a little on the sides and I feel like it was too short.  My husband did not like the top, he said it looked like a tore the neckline. I tried explaining that is the style but he said no, and I don’t blame him. The skirt is super cute.  However, it would not zip.  I could exchange it for a bigger size but I would hate to do that and then realize the bigger size does not work either.

Want to try Stitch Fix? Go here.


Crack Chicken

Two weeks ago, I decided to make my husband a recipe that claims to be the best crack chicken. He likes chicken tenders so I thought this would be a pretty easy win.

Crack Chicken

Husbands Rating: 3/5. He said it was very dry.

Ease: 5/5 so I was hoping we would really like it.

Changes: None

Recipe: You can find it here



Chicken Parm Burger

A couple of weeks ago I made my husband a chicken parm burger. He loves chicken parm so I knew this one would be a winner. He loved it!

Chicken Parm Burger

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 5/5. Just make some patties and cook.

Changes: Didn’t use parsley or basil. We also used Hawaiian Rolls.

Recipe: You can find it here.

Picture: 20171103_110708

Chicken Cheesesteak

This week I made Chicken Cheesesteak Sandwiches for my husband. He liked them but I made some mistakes.

Chicken Cheesesteak

Husbands rating: 5/5. He had some suggestions still. Since I am a vegetarian I sometimes make mistakes with meat. He told me to make sure I pound the chicken so it is thinner and told me to cut into thin strips for a sandwich as I did not do that.

Ease: 5/5. My husband bought precut veggies, so it really cut down on prep time.

Changes: I did not use Italian Seasoning as I forgot about that until I looked at the recipe just now.

Recipe: You can find it here.



Foodstirs October 2017 Review

Sorry this is so late.  I worked on the Foodstir kit the first week of November but I kept pushing this back. My son loves to help in the kitchen so I thought this would be a perfect activity for a weekend where his dad was out-of-town. I did not go well this time. In fact, it was a failure.

So how it works, you can sign up for a subscription and a box comes every other month.  They follow a theme so like October was Little Monster Cupcakes for Halloween. The box has the dry ingredients and information cards that tell you how to make it, tips, what wet ingredients you need and what stuff you need like measuring cups. Plus it has anything “decorative.”


Cupcake mix, icing mix, sprinkles, food dye, chocolate chips, bag for icing and cupcake liners

So it started off fine.  My son put all the cupcake liners in our cupcake tin while I got out the wet ingredients and other dishes we would need. My son really wanted to help mix the wet ingredients so we sat at a table and stirred. We would get upset whenever I helped too much.


Now here is where it went downhill. The instructions said to mix in the vanilla cupcake mix. My son wouldn’t stop stirring so I quickly grabbed the bag and dumped it. For some reason, it would get thick, just really watery. Now we had to put the mix into two different bowls so we could dye one purple and one green. Again, it was really watery. That is when I looked in the box and noticed Vanilla Cupcake Mix in the box. I had used the Vanilla Icing Mix. No wonder it was so watery.

So being the person that I am, I decided to fix it by adding the mix and baked the cupcakes.  Yeah, they are just complete liquid. I bit into one that was “cooked” and it was so rubbery. So I threw them right into the trash. Luckily we had gone shopping the day before and my son had picked out some cookies, so we dined on those.

Lesson learned: read all labels completely. I did save the sprinkles and chocolate chips for another day when maybe we can try again. This failure was all on me and not the company so we are signed up to get one in December.

October Updates

October has come and gone and now I am counting down to Thanksgiving break. I get the whole week off so I am holding off on a lot of projects for that week, especially since I am not going out-of-town for it.


Another month closer to my marathon so more miles. We got up to 14 miles during this month.  Lululemon also hosted a free Ghost Race this month.  They had a 5 mile course and there were prizes. You had a week to do it and post your GPS device.

Other fitness activities: I went to a free yoga event but it was a bust. In CrossFit, I hit a few new PRs.


This month we started camping again.  We went to Bastrop State Park. It was nice and they had some nice trails to run and hike. Bastrop is not a huge town but it is an artist town so we went out to lunch at this cute restaurant right on a river. The only problem was it was still pretty warm.

We went on a date this month to see Happy Death Day. We both really enjoyed it.  It was a horror comedy but wasn’t really scary.  I found it more funny.  The lead female was also not your typical female horror movie star because she was more real. The guys in the movie were more real too. Like these are people you see on college campuses.

One afternoon we went to a new brewery with our friends. It is called Great Heights Brewing Co. and it was great. The beers were good and they have the cutest glasses. Their decor is also really cool. They just opened a few months ago so they still want to do some stuff they haven’t gotten to yet.


We went to Zoo Boo this month. Zoo Boo is help at the Houston Zoo every October. Kids get to walk around and there are candy stops throughout the zoo. There is also pumpkin decorating stations too. I took a personal day and my husband got home earlier than usual for a Friday to go.  My son even fed the giraffes which he loved.


We had two Halloween parties to go to this year: one at his gym and one at his school. Luckily they were on different Friday nights. I am glad we got to go to both because Halloween was a bust (lots of rain and World Series).

I was lucky to also go to the beach with some of my mom friends. No husbands and no kids. It was nice to sit around a living room and talk.  There was food, drinks, games and just conversations. The next morning, a crazy storm came in. Some of us went on the beach to take photos as it came in.


We ended the month with going to a brewery with my CrossFit gym. October was pretty busy for us but I think November will be a little slower, or I hope it will.