An Honest Look at the Stitch Fix Pros and Cons

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In January 2017, I received my third Stitch Fix box to see if their clothing could finally make its way into my wardrobe, instead of just their jewelry. In this Stitch Fix review, I highlight what I consider the Stitch Fix pros and cons. What is Stitch Fix? In case you aren't familiar with Stitch Fix, it's a fashion clothing subscription box where a stylist handpicks items for you, based upon your Stitch Fix style profile that you complete before your shipment arrives (you can see my first September 2016 Stitch Fix review for a really good rundown of what's included in the quiz). The service costs a $20 styling fee, which can ...

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Is Stitch Fix Right for Frugal People? My Honest Review

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Great honest Stitch Review from a cheap frugal person like me! I've always wanted to try out their styling services but wondered if it was really worth the expense.

Though I was given a $20 credit to try Stitch Fix for free what follows is my honest Stitch Fix Review as a frugal, simple person. Fashionable is not a word I use to describe myself. Now or ever. I think I can look nice, but fashion-forward or stylish are not qualities I seek out in my life (while modesty I do seek out). It's not really me, especially because I am a stay-at-home mom with kids that frequently wipe boogers on my shirts, pull my hair, break my necklaces, and ooze out poop from their diapers onto my lap. Thus, fashion-forward clothes are not a big priority in my day-to-day life. However, I no longer want to ...

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Top 10 Scientific Ways to Prove You’re a Smarty Pants

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Smart People Traits according to Science - Smarty Pants characteristics qualities - smart people

This post is sponsored by SmartyPants Vitamins. All opinions on how to be a smarty pants are my own. Although used as an insult, it's an insult many of us wouldn't mind coming our way. I mean, of all the things to be called, smarty pants isn't all that bad. Nothing like people feeling inferior to you due to your intellectual prowess. I don't get called a smarty pants very often (used to when I was in high school), but I happen to be married to someone who I definitely consider a smarty pants. In two years he can even be dubbed Doctor Smarty Pants and someday (hopefully) Professor Smarty Pants. I guess you could say I know a ...

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The Downside of Buying in Bulk {Giveaway}

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Buying in bulk often means lower cost per unit, but there are other hidden downsides of buying in bulk from club warehouse stores like Sam's Club and Costco.

I never shopped at a big club warehouse before I went to Utah for school and I shopped at a Costco for the first time. I thought it was both awesome - "Oooh! It's a better price per unit! And look at this jumbo package of toilet paper! We'll never run out!" - and crazy - "You have to spend money before you can spend money here?" I mean, what? You need to pay for a yearly membership in order to reap the discounted prices? Totally didn't seem like a win. At least not to my single college student self. Sometimes warehouse club memberships are not worth it for a variety of reasons. (But, there are many reasons they are totally ...

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The Affordable Online Early Learning Curriculum for Young Kids: ABCmouse.com

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ABCmouse.com is a subscription based learning curriculum program for kids ages 2-7. They offer a FREE 30-day trials too!

You may or may not know this about us, but we are homeschoolers. We recently completed our first official year of homeschooling as our daughters ended their kindergarten year recently. Only, we haven't actually stopped schooling them. Our year has gone great, and, well, not so great. My original curriculum - Five in a Row - eventually started to collect dust as the chaos of a new baby, a toddler, work from home, increased church responsibilities, and a husband gone with longer and more stressful doctoral classes prevented me from planning and getting to the library like I needed to for that curriculum to work. However, we ...

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The Chemical Free Baby Wipe – WaterWipes {Giveaway!}

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UK based Waterwipes - chemical free baby wipes - have come across the pond to the US and Babies "R" Us! How awesome.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for WaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My due date for baby number four is just a little over a week away. People keep asking me if I'm ready, and honestly, I don't know! It was only last week that we finally stocked up on diapers and wipes, and only yesterday that I opened the boxes of girl baby clothes my mother-in-law mailed us (we had left them at my in-laws house in Indiana) and organized them and hung some up or put some in drawers. I just washed some nursing ...

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How Taking Play On-the-Go Just Got Easier

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This is such a great product for kids! It really makes taking play on-the-go so much easier, which is great for summer roadtrips, errand running, or just general playtime or quiet time.

Summer time is in full swing. Living in Texas now and being pregnant for the first time in the summer, has left me very aware of several things. One, that I am tired, hot, and sweaty all the time. And two, I don't have a lot of energy to keep up with my kids or keep them entertained. So, it's never been more important to me to have toys that are easy to take on-the-go and are able to be played with both inside and outside.Having something for my five year old twins to do every day during their brother's naptime can be a bit, well, taxing on this hot pregnant momma. I am not really a mother who believes I need to entertain my ...

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Junior Explorers Review: Arctic Mission

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Junior Explorers Arctic Mission review

As someone who is educating my kids at home, I am on the lookout for good educational products for my kids, for a reasonable price, for a reasonable amount of educational (or fun) gain. So, I was excited to try out and review Junior Explorers: Arctic Mission Kit with my twin girls as part of our preschool for a week. This review is sponsored by Junior Explorers but opinions are all mine. Affiliate links are used in the post. Junior Explorers is a monthly subscription program that teaches kids about the planet - ecosystems, animals, weather, tips for survival, and more. Each monthly mission kit that you receive in the mail has a ...

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The Great Big List of Toys that Your Children Will Play With for Years

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Love the idea of this gift guide! It's a toy list full of classic toys, games, and equipment that are kid-tested and proven to be played with over and over again.

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks and Duracell. It also contains affiliate links. My husband and I carefully select the toys and gifts we give our children. And it's especially true during big gift giving times, like Christmas and their birthday. We always want to give our children gifts that will last, that will be cherished, that will be played with countless times. We don't want to waste our money, or limited apartment space, on the wrong gifts and toys. Nor do we want to regret buying a certain toy.  Most often, we give our children classic toys as gifts, things like balls, puzzles, books, dolls, coloring books, crayons, and ...

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