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Liz Heron

StitchFix – February 2017

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my story (& accompanying song) about how my Stitch Fix arrived early this month. Which then reminded me that I never post my StitchFix review for LAST month.

It’s been one of those months, you guys. I don’t know if I have fully accepted that it’s March, yet. And we are halfway done with it!  I know I am not the only one with a To-Do list a mile long (and growing!) and not enough hours in the day.

That’s why there will be no awkward outfit shots in this post. I know, I know – you’re heartbroken. But I promise to bring them back for the March post (which technically this is but let’s not go down that road).

I digress.

Always.

For those of you that don’t know, StitchFix is a subscription service that delivers 5 items (clothing, shoes  and/or accessories) to your doorstep. You try them on and decide which ones you want to keep. You get to choose how often you want to use the service.

Here’s how it works:

  • Fill out your Style Profile so your stylist can get a sense of your style, size, shape, budget and lifestyle. You can also add in any links to Pinterest boards which is HUGE for me, as I pin everything.
  • Decide when you want your shipment to arrive. You get to choose how often you want to receive shipments (every 2-3 weeks, once a month, etc) and once your items have been chosen, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.
  • Have a fashion show! I love this part! It’s like Christmas and birthday presents every time that box shows up. You can use the app to see what items are on their way to you, but I prefer to be surprised. I am consistently amazed at how well most things fit – especially jeans. I have the hardest time finding jeans IRL but StitchFix gets it right every time.
  • After you have decided what you are keeping, simply return the items you don’t want and leave your stylist feedback through your account. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you keep. You get a discount for keeping the whole box.

Let’s dig into this month’s last month’s box!

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#MondayMantra 03.13.17

 

Some weeks I pick a quote that I am feeling and living. Other weeks, the quotes are more aspirational. This is one of those weeks. I’ve got a ton of projects that I am excited about and that all require my time, attention and focus. But I’m feeling very scattered and I’m not really feeling my spark right now. I wish I was. It would make my To Do list fly by and keep my focused. Instead, I am aimlessly pacing around my kitchen wondering what to have for lunch or shuffling the mounds of papers on my desk (the #40BagsIn40Days challenge is in full effect over here!) and lamenting the fact that I still have to get my tax stuff in order.

I know the spark inside me has the power to illuminate the world, but right now I can’t find it buried under the laundry that needs to be put away and Ben’s school project on the endangered green turtle that is due tomorrow.

So I am posting this here today to remind myself to give myself some time this week to clear out the mind clutter and uncover that spark.

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

#MondayMantra 03.06.17

It’s been a very slow day around here. Not by choice and not because there’s nothing to do. There’s SO much to do! But I came home from a very romantic weekend away only to catch a bit of cold. So, even though I have 20509676093 things to do, I am confined to the couch. My tendency is to go-go-GO until I’m completely rundown. I am trying to remind myself that it is ok to take it easy from time to time. To relax and recharge. So even with a To-Do list that won’t quit, sometimes you have to. And with that, I am headed back to the couch.

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

Challenge Accepted!

It’s Ash Wednesday and you know what that means! Well besides people walking around with schmutz on their foreheads. It means it’s that time of year when friends drop off of Facebook for forty days and your borderline alcoholic friend tries to give up drinking. As for me, I’m not usually one to give up things for Lent. While raised in a Catholic-ish family, we just didn’t go in for that sort of thing. Plus it always seemed like a bummer – which I get is the whole point, but still. I’m more of a everything in moderation kinds of gal. But this year I came across the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge over at White House Black Shutters and thought “OH I can give up some clutter!” and jumped on the bandwagon.

This house may be small but there is clutter EVERYWHERE. In hall closets and desk drawers. Kitchen cabinets full of gadgets and gizmos I don’t use (cake ball maker, anyone?). The other day I came across a box I had shoved in a crawlspace almost SIX YEARS AGO when we moved in. I kinda wish I had saved it, that would have counted as my Day 1 box. Oh well.

If you are interested in joining this challenge, Ann Marie of White House Black Shutters started the challenge and even has a printable to help you organize your de-cluttering and a Facebook group and even a list of non-stuff clutter that you can get rid of too.

Speaking of non-stuff clutter, I have also decided to commit to meditating daily for the next 40 days to clear out some mind clutter (and also because I seem to be incapable of doing ONE DAMN THING AT A TIME).

Om.

Ok, let’s do this!

#MondayMantra 02.27.17

I’m a planner. I love taking some time on Sunday night to set goals and intentions for the week. To make my game plan.

This week a mixture of travelling, grocery shopping, skate-park-supervising and snuggling conspired against me and I didn’t make my game plan. And boy did I feel it today! I was scattered and unfocused, which led to being short-tempered and grumpy.

Today definitely ran me. Which is why I’m taking time out tonight to plan the rest of the week. Anyone else set weekly intentions?

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

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