Monday, July 22, 2013

A Fun Weekend With Friends

Clayton receiving a lesson on how to drive the jet ski

Back when we were in college, I found Clayton the perfect part-time job at a homebrew shop known as BrewBetter Supply.  When I came across the listing in The Technician (NC State's student newspaper), I called the number and got the info.  This job was perfect for Clayton and it was flexible with his school schedule.  It ended up that the store hours revolved around him and changed each semester, lol.  Well, the awesome people that hired him ended up being our lifelong friends.  John and Mary Jo have been around to see us get married, have kids, move away, and move back again.  They are really cool people with interesting lives.  We enjoy being around them.  They moved from Apex to the White Lake area a while back to retire.  Their house sits on a private lake.  We were invited to visit and that's just what we did this past weekend. 

John's AH-MAZING homemade pizza and the boys getting stranded in the lake immediately after leaving the dock (the battery was dead, lol)

Big E chilling in the lake

John pulling the boys on a tube via jet ski
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Random Pic From the Fourth

Hayden drinking a cool patriotic mocktail and then the boys at Despicable Me 2

I just saw that I still had this pic on my computer so decided to post it here.  I usually transfer pics, send them to Target for prints, erase them from my computer, and then scrapbook them using Project Life within just a few hours.  I hate having photos sitting on my phone/camera/computer and I don't like to get behind on my 2013 album.  I hope to start blogging more of them again on here but we'll have to see.  It takes a lot of time to blog and I don't enjoy it as much as I used to.  I will try to be better! 

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Stitch Fix #9 Review

Okay, so this is going to be the last Stitch Fix review that I am going to do for a while.  We are saving for our upcoming Disney vacation so my spending needs to slow down for the moment.  My next fix is set to arrive on my birthday, August 2nd. :)

Here's what was in this box:

1. Kensie---Diane Belted Colorblock Tank Dress- Good gravy, this dress is perfect!!  It is soft, a beautiful color, and it makes me look tiny.  I tried to take a side view pic so you could see how small it makes me look but those pics came out blurry.  I am too lazy to go retake them.  Oh well.  Anyway, I will warn you that it will show your every flaw.  It is very clingy.

2. Everly---Renden 3/4 Sleeve Zig Zag Blouse- Oh my, I am in love!!  I have been wanting a thin chevron pattern shirt for a while now.  In fact, I went and tried this very shirt (in lavender) on in a boutique in uptown Charlotte on Mother's Day.  I was sad when I learned my chest was too big for it.  Size small fit everywhere but my chest and size medium was too large everywhere else.  Ugh.  Well now that I am no longer lactating, my chest has returned to a 34D (it was a 36DD back in May).  The small fits me perfectly now.  Yay!  Anyway, I adore this shirt and its flattering cut.

3. Chris & Carol---Lissey Back Bow Detail Striped Top- This top is gorgeous in person.  My photo does it no justice.  The color is a really deep and pretty pink.  The back has a pretty bow at the top.  I unfortunately had one major problem with it.  It was a tad bit too small.  Luckily, I was able to exchange it for a larger size and it should arrive next week.  I almost always wear small but this top runs tiny.

4. Nick & Mo---Becket Multi Colored Dot Cardigan- Ok, so I love polka dots, multi-colors, and cardigans.  Unfortunately, I hate this thing.  It looks clownish and it doesn't do anything for my figure.  It probably ages me 30 years too.  Ugh.

5. Ark n Co---Vianna Belted A-line Minidress- This dress had potential until I put it on.  For starters, I couldn't zip it.  My boobs are too big for it and so are my shoulders.  It is also too short, in my opinion.  The fabric is way too thick for the warmth of the Carolina sunshine and I don't really like the texture of the fabric either.

If you are curious as to how Stitch Fix works, check it out by using this link: Stitch Fix