Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vera's 2nd Birthday Party- Our Little Wildflower

 all of Vera's favorite sweets...

 Such a fun evening with friends celebrating Vera's birthday... We love you Fafa!

Friday, July 24, 2015

New Aldi Favorites

 When we first moved to Newburgh, I had to get used to new grocery stores and a new budget.  So many people recommended Aldi, but I had a bad experience with a dirty store in Texas so I never went back :) Finally after going over our grocery budget too many times- hating Walmart- having too big of a stock pile from Sam's Club- I decided I would give Aldi a second chance.

I've heard each Aldi is different, but thankfully the Evansville one is pretty clean!  Their variety of healthy options (and gluten-free, dye-free, etc.) has even grown over the past year since I've started regularly shopping there.  If I'm cooking from recipes, there are usually a few items that I can't find at Aldi.  I typically shop at Aldi 2-3 times a month in bulk and then do little trips to Target, Schnucks or Fresh Market in between for specialty items.  Anyways, enough about my random obsession with this grocery store ;) Here are my top 4 items I found this week:

 The kids LOVE these fruit pouches, but they can be so expensive.  These are cheap & contain no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
 How cute is this pasta?!  The Specially Selected brand always has seasonal treats- usually a little more expensive, but worth it!
 Lots of great salsa and guacamole at Aldi- this Mango Peach is my new favorite!
And of course, their fresh fruit & veggies- this week blueberries and strawberries were 99 CENTS!

Do you have any grocery budgeting tips?  Or favorite items at your Aldi that I need to try?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Stitch Fix #6: Summer Box Details, My Favorites & My Review

My 6th Stitch Fix box arrived last week!  Thanks to some extra credit on my account I was able to ship my box a little faster than I expected :)  This may just be my favorite box so far!  My stylist was very detailed in her note... she explained her choices and even mentioned items from fix #2 that would pair well with items in this fix.  Here are the 5 pieces in my fix:
 I love the fit and color of this coral summer dress- 
the fabric was super soft, but a little thin and clingy for my preference and price range.
 This top had such pretty details and my stylist reminded me that it would match my 
coral bermuda shorts from fix #2!
 In Fix #5, I received a pretty navy and mint shirt that I loved but the sleeves were a little hot for summer.  Because I left a detailed "checkout" review after my fix telling my stylist how I felt about each piece, she sent this tank to me :) It is in the same soft fabric with gorgeous stitching, but a lot cooler in these hot months! and I love the back...
 These summer jeans were a great wash & one of my favorite brands, 
but I am good on jeans for now and they were a tiny bit short unless I rolled them up.
 I commented that I loved the lightweight fabric of one shirt in my last fix, so my stylist sent this top in the same summer fabric.  It's a little brighter than I might normally pick, but I love that she recommended something I wouldn't grab for myself.  
A good way to add a little variety to my closet and try out some fun colors!
Now to decide which pieces to keep :) Thanks to some credit in my account, I could have kept the entire box for $124! Thanks Stitch Fix!

You can read my other fix reviews and see some examples of what can arrive on your doorstep {here}

Friday, June 12, 2015

Veggie Fruit & Flower Blooms- Summer Garden

And this little gardener loves to help!
...covered in mud, yogurt and drinking the last sip of my coffee :)

Stitch Fix #5- Box Details, my Favorites & my Review

 My next Stitch Fix arrived in the mail!  The kids always love getting the mail with me, but when it comes to my Stitch Fix box I usually wait to open it until they are napping or in bed so DI can have fun opening it :)
 I love that my stylist explained her choices in this note below... and even recommended pairing one of the items with something from a few fixes ago.
 I loved all three shirts- the fit & the colors!  I loved the back on this first one- with the key hole and sheer mint back:
 Gorgeous details on the front of this one:
 And this had a pretty back as well (I liked the first two shirts better though)
 I loved these shorts! They were a great length and super comfy- just not sure how often I would wear them.
 And the last item- dainty gold earrings.  Really pretty, but I actually have a pair that is similar.
 Like every fix, my choices depend on what fits my budget and what item will get the most use.  I'm glad that all of the pieces fit and I loved each one, but it does make it hard to decide which to keep!! 

Have you all tried StitchFix?  Any favorite pieces you have received in your box? Feel free to leave a link in the comments if you have written a review on your own blog!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Favorite Essential Oils

 My top 3 oils that I've been diffusing lately...
Purification, Joy & Lime
(sometimes I add a little lime or lemon to the joy so it's less floraly)