Stitch Fix Updates: February and March

So not only have I been failing to write new blog posts, but the ones I need to write I threw stuff out!

So I usually do a Stitch Fix review after every box, but I forgot after my February box and then I got my March box and I was like “I forgot February!” Then I realized I tossed BOTH sheets with the item info on it. So sadly this post is a picture recap. I don’t have the names of the clothes, or the prices.

I will try to get my shit together for next time, promise.

What I can tell you is I bought my whole February box.

February Dress

Love this dress. It’s prefect for work.

February Top and Pants

These pants I wear all the time. The top I loved, but after washing it once it shrunk :(

February Striped Top and Vest

Big fan of this top. I wore it for my work head shot! This vest is also comfy, but hard to pair stuff with.

My March box was not as great, but still fun. I want to blame my weight gain on not liking a lot of the stuff.

March Top and Pants

This top was the only thing I kept. The pants had a fun pattern, but were too tight.

March Top and Necklace

This sweater was cute. It had a large stripe pattern, but you couldn’t see it with a tank under it. The necklace was just too much of a statement for me.

March Jacket

This was a jacket, but I felt it was more like a cardigan. The lace pattern was just too much for me.

I am looking forward to my next fix. They have shoes now! I also asked for more spring items.

If you don’t have Stitch Fix yet, get on it!

What’s Going On?

Oh hey!

Awkward Hello

I have been MIA for a while. I definitely have had a lot going on, it was not for lack of content. Just lack of time to write. I know, my forever excuse.

Let’s see….what to update?

I finally put my medal racks up in my apartment.

Medal Racks

Only took me 9 months….

I love my new medal/bib rack from York Sign Shop on Etsy. It makes me realize how many more states I need to run in!

Speaking of running.


The weather has been nice enough to start running outside again!

Crazy Weather

But then 2 days later it will snow, so ya there is that.

My pyrex obsession has gotten so out of hand I needed a new place to put it all.


Luckily IKEA has some nice shelves, and Cheryl enjoys putting IKEA stuff together.

When Cheryl was down a few weeks ago I made her do the Snapchat face swap thing that everyone is doing…

Twin Face Swap

Twin face swap!

Never Looked Better

I recently went to Washington DC.

Washington DC

Hi Mr. President! More on that another day.

Obama Hello

My diet has been ok. I have been experimenting with calorie counts and new recipes. You can’t go wrong with zoodles.


Then today was the first day of spring and it snowed.

Spring Ritas

But Rita’s was free so everything evened itself out!

So that was a quick overview of random life lately. Chat soon? Let’s hope.

Party Like It’s Your Birthday

So this year was my 31st birthday. Gah I’m old!


This year we decided to rent a cabin in the poconos. Jill’s birthday is the day after ours so we all celebrated together!


As an old lady now, it’s nice to just hang out with my friends. We had a good time.


Where the house was there was a lake nearby. In the summer you could go there, but we wanted to see what it looked like in the winter.

Frozen Lake

I was surprised that it was frozen over. I mean it was cold, but not SUPER cold.

Frozen Lake

I braved the shores first. Once I realized it was REALLY frozen, I went further out.

Frozen Lake

Yay to still being adventurous at 31!

Disneyland Paint the Night Electrical Parade

So there is a lot about my trip to Disneyland last year that I never got to talk about. One of them was the Disneyland Paint the Night Electrical Parade. I am a big fan of the Main Street Electrical Parade in Disney World so I HAD to see the Disneyland version.

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

This electrical parade has a ton of insane colors.

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

One of the only times I got to see Tigger in California.

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

Each float was a different move/character.

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

Then it was princess time!

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

Of course Ana and Elsa had their own fancy float with Olaf.

Paint the Night Electrical Parade

Then the parade ended when Mickey came out on this crazy, trip, spinny thing. You would have to see it to understand haha.

I really enjoyed the parade. The music was very upbeat. We sat in the freezing cold for like 2 hours, but it was worth it.

Instagram Updates for January 2016

Oh hey it’s already the middle of February and I haven’t done my January Instagram grid.

I contemplated stopping the grid, but decided that my Instagram pics are the most interesting ones I take, at least I think so, and I still want to share them.

Instagramming January 2016

January was filled with failed attempts at getting healthy, lots of snow and drinking and our birthday celebration!

Let’s hope the snow for this year is over. I need warm weather stat!

Working on my Fitness

So it’s me again. I know, I have been such a flake lately. I can get Monday and Tuesday posts done over the weekend and then BAM the week slaps me in the face and I just don’t have time.

face slap

The terrible part is that it has really been messing with my weight. I have been eating terrible aka everything. It’s winter and it’s cold and I love food…the end.


I know that is no excuse :(

Anyway the past two weeks I have been attempting to get back into shape, but it hasn’t been going well. I haven been too tired to get up in the morning for the gym and when I do, running on the dreadmill is miserable.


I can’t keep making excuses though! So I have committed to getting myself back into shape.

That started today. I was scheduled for 10 miles, but it was 10 degrees out. I know myself. I would have gone a mile in the cold and said screw this and came back and that would have been it. Instead I decided to go to the gym.

2016 Fitness

I made sure to wear my favorite shirt so everyone knew how I felt.

It was pretty terrible. I could barely run a mile, but it was progress nonetheless.

2016 Fitness

I did 5 miles with a run/walk strategy.

Then when I got home I made all my food for the week. One of my downfalls has been that I wake up late and run around getting food together. This usually results in me bringing random things that bore me and then I eat badly.

So I made 3 different recipes that I will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner this week.

Breakfast = Baked Banana and Coconut Oatmeal

2016 Fitness

Lunch = Turkey Veggie Quiche

2016 Fitness

Dinner = Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie

2016 Fitness

I had the pot pie for dinner tonight and it was yummy.

I usually get bored of eating the same things day after day, but I am hoping this week I can convince myself that it is better than eating like shit.

I also have a new morning regimen I am going to try this week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday = runs. I mean I have a half marathon in 25 days. Need to get it together! Tuesday and Thursday is strength training and Saturday I am going to try light yoga or rest.

One thing I do have as of right now is motivation! Let’s do this!


Best Day EVER!!

So one week ago today was my 31st birthday aka the BEST DAY EVER.

Now you are probably wondering why I was so excited about turning 31. Well I wasn’t so much excited about that as I was about meeting my favorite singer Andrew McMahon!

Cheryl had found tickets for the Jack’s Mannequin reunion show on our birthday, so obviously we had to go. Then 2 weeks before on Instagram they announced a meet and greet. WHAT!!

Jack's Mannequin

We got there earlier than we needed to, but I was ok with that. Luckily it was warmer out.

The meet and greet started later than we thought, but it was worth it. We got to go watch sound check first.

Jack's Mannequin

I have never had a seat so close!

Jack's Mannequin

Then after sound check we got to meet Andrew and get pictures.

Jack's Mannequin

While waiting in line I realized I have been listening to Andrew (and all this bands) for 15 years!!

Jack's Mannequin


After the meet and greet we got food and then waited for the show. We had gotten VIP tickets for the show which means we had a separate section upstairs.

Jack's Mannequin

I am so glad we did. The pit was PACKED!

Jack's Mannequin

They played the whole Everything in Transit album. I was rocking out to every single song :) It was an awesome show.

Andrew even crowd surfed!

Jack's Mannequin

I am so glad we shelled out the additional money. It was definitely worth it on my birthday. I also still cannot believe I got to meet Andrew!

What Day Is It?

Is it really the end of January already? Have I really not posted since January 5th!?!

I have just been busy..same old story. No excuses anymore!

Anyway I am back! I know, get excited!


I figured for my first post back I should get you up to date on what has been going on with me! Ready? Ok!

My friends and I did another exit strategy room. It was called The Duke’s Palace. A few of our other friends have tried and failed, but we WON! We almost broke the time record, but got hung up right at the end.

Exit Strategy

I know last time I posted, I was all pumped and ready to get back into working out.


Well I have failed miserably. The food part I was ok with, but the exercising….not so much. I have slowly been making myself wake up earlier every day. Now to get out of bed and exercise….

The fact that I have been making recipe videos at work hasn’t helped either.

Lemon Dutch Baby

Lemon Dutch Baby = Carnival Food. It was delicious!

This past weekend was Snowpocalypse. They called it The Blizzard of 2016 on the news, but who’s to say this is the ONLY blizzard we are going to get…I just jinxed it didn’t I?

Anyway I stocked up at the store.


Then I stayed inside all weekend. It was actually productive. I did freelance work, FINALLY finished designing my 2015 Project Life pages, and did some stuff for work.


And I drank my beer…obviously.

Well after the snow stopped and everyone stopped freaking out, I finally made my way outside.

My apartment building has a parking lot. The plow had been going through all morning so I was nervous what I would find.

Blizzard 2016

My car is on the left. It wasn’t terrible. Not as bad as the people parked on the street!

It took me about 45 minutes to dig out. I needed to go to CVS to get some pictures I ordered, but I decided to walk so I wouldn’t loose my spot.

Blizzard 2016

The city had the main roads blocked so they could clear the snow away in dump trucks…good job Manayunk!

Blizzard 2016

The sidewalks were another story. They were hit or miss depending on where I was. I think I might have climbed over a tree at one point…but I made it.

I got up early on Monday to make sure I had time to get to work. The roads weren’t terrible, until I got to King of Prussia.

Blizzard 2016

Road plowing FAIL!

Plow Fail

So now we wait for the snow to melt. I CANNOT WAIT for winter to be over!

Instagram Updates – December 2015

My last grid of 2015! I am going to have to think of something new for 2016.

Sadly I didn’t take many pictures in December…remember, CRAZY haha.

Instagramming December

So at work we made Key Lime pie, I had my first work Christmas party with my new company (very fun), I drank a lot, a little movie called Star Wars came out, I celebrated Christmas, got crazy with the new Boomerang app (I also got the new iPhone!), made some lamb ribs at work and twinned it out with Cheryl.

Also I got a grid of my most popular Instagrams from 2015.

Best Instagrams of 2015

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