Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Day 3 Adventures with Nicodemus

I met up with some girlfriends today. We first went to a healing Rosary for our friend Dino( and other sick members of our parish) and Nicodemus wanted to come with..I thought he was turning a corner, and truly going to be a representative of Santa and do some good and pray along with the rest of us at the rosary. Nope he stayed in my purse. Afterwarrds the girls and I went out to dinner. We went to a new restaurant on Burlingame Avenue called Sixtos Cantina. It's Mexican and owned by the two women who own Alana's Cafe. I'll be posting more about Sixtos next month, the food is super yummy...but they're still in "soft opening stage". I want to truly tell you about them as their light shines. Back to Nicodemus..wouldnt you know it..i turn my back to say hello to someone I knew also dining at the restaurant, and Tish caught Nicodemus sipping out of my Mi Amore cocktail. He's so naughty!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Day 2- Nicodemus

Nicodemus spent much of the day in bed. I think between the wine and the weather changes between here and the North Pole it tuckered him out . He did finally make an appearance around dinner time, he wasn't in such a good mood..in fact he was downright CRABBY

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Meet Nicodemus

This is Nicodemus, he's our elf on a shelf!  So far he's demonstrating that he's a bit of a naughty elf. His first night here we caught him hanging over the ice bucket next to an empty bottle of wine,that we're pretty sure was half full as the party was winding down. We sent him off to bed and he was out like a light within minutes.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Gwynnie Bee

Have you heard of Gwynnie Bee? Their tag line is Clothing without Commitment, it's basically (and i really hate to compare them this way, but it is what it is) the Netflix of clothing. They could be compared to Rent the Runway or Bag Borrow or Steal as well..except  those are one off rentals, Gwynnie Bee is a monthly subscription. The biggest difference between Rent The Runway and Gwynnie Bee, it's for Curvy  Girls..they start around size 10 (depending on the brand) and go up to a 4X (again by brand). Their subscriptions allow for 1-10 items out at a time and the subscription rate is according to the # of items you choose. I chose 2 items and it's $64.02 (incl tax) a month. The one item a month is $35 (plus tax) , and then up to 10 items a month is $159 (pl tax).

I love it..it's like getting new clothes every month...but different new clothes.

You start by perusing all the styles they have and then adding a minimum of 6-10 items to your Gwynnie Bee "closet". As those items you choose become available, they ship them to you quickly (about 2-4 days via USPS Priority Mail). Included in your box of clothes is a return garment bag with a prepaid postage label. You should also go online and note that your items are shipping bag (so they can get another item ready for you).

Every item I've worn I've received compliments on (and I've only told a few people that they're Gwynnie Bee). There were a couple items i sent back that i didn't wear at all..and some i wore only once to get 'my money's worth' but they weren't a fit i was comfortable with.

Gwynnie Bee updates with new clothes every 2 weeks, so I'm constantly adding clothes to my 'closet'.  They've also recently started a newsletter with pictures of other Gwynnie Bee subscribers in the clothes. This has helped tremendously. I've added some things to my closet..but even more beneficially I've deleted a number of things from my closet. While the models they have online are plus size women..they're not my exact body type.  I love that so many clothing brands are making items for a plus size woman..but i think that there are things that still need to look appropriate and even more importantly, flatter your body. Seeing some of the other subscriber pictures, recognizing their body type as mine, I made a choice for myself, not to wear those styles, and deleted any i had added to my closet, which to me helps me to get a better return on my monthly subscriber fee.

If you really like a style, you can inquire from them what the purchase price would be.

Want a 30 day free trial? Just click the Gwynnie Bee link..and start 'shopping". Let me know what you think!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sugar n Spice Vox Box

Hi everyone..

I've been lucky enough to receive another VoxBox from Influenster. here's a quick video on the products I've received in the box

Influenster sent me these items free of charge for testing and reviewing purposes.

If you're interested in finding out more about influenster and how you can possibly review products for them, send me a message and I'll send you an invite.

Stay tuned for my individual thoughts on the items in the box!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From the HolidayVoxBox - Part 1

I think i am finally recovered from the New Years Stomach flu..man that was nasty..i would rather have had the flu flu (which i'm totally going to get a booster shot this week, because they say the one i got in October only covers 65%..and my coworkers are dropping like flies. But I digress.

I've delved a bit into the Holiday Vox Box and the one item i've used the most, that definitely requires a review is the Goody Quickstyle Paddle Brush.

I was super excited to use this brush. My hair is fine, but there's a lot per square inch, and it's getting curlier/wavier as I get older, so it takes FOR.EV.ER. to dry. I normally take my other paddle brush (also by Goody) and brush it out, and the tangles..into my towel to get most of the moisture out.

The quikstyle brush has these microfiber 'fingers' between the bristles, theoretically to draw out the moisture, cutting down on the drying time. With added vents on the side..i thought for sure it would pull the water out like i do with the other brush and towel....not so much.  So disappointed. I think the vents are to cut down on the mold/mildew factor by trying to dry the microfiber a bit more. I do not notice a difference at all between using the two brushes, so I definitely would not pay the $7 difference to buy this brush.  Will i keep it? Sure why not..i can always use an extra paddle brush at my mom's or in my gym bag. But if you're using a paddle brush to brush out the tangles or after showering, i would jsut go with the original Finish 3.