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Welcome my fellow winos and foodies and everything in between. My name is Kim and I may become your new best friend. I am just throwing that out their into the universe. I want this to be a safe space and positive space. I am so excited to be doing this and to share all things wine and lifestyle with you. Thank you for joining in and following me along on this journey.

 

Stitch Fix May2018

It’s always a good day when a StitchFix box shows up at your door. I will probably say this a lot but I am still very impressed by the style, quality, the fit, and just how the stylists get it on point every time. There has only been 1 box in the 30+ that I have received that I have sent back everything in. I have not kept all of the items in the box before but that is few and far between. I actually wore a leather jacket to a concert over the weekend that I got from StitchFix and I got so many compliments on it. I swear my closet is all StitchFix now.

I loved the mixture of items in this box. A shirt, sneakers, shorts, jeans and a dress. The shirt is so cute. The brand is Sanctuary. It fits my figure so well. I could wear it grocery shopping, a country concert,  or even a lunch date with a friend. The sneakers I have worn twice and I love how they are casual but cute. I could probably wear them with a dress if I wanted. The brand of the sneakers is Superga. The shorts are bright and funky. And I was scared I wasn’t going to like them because of the color and pattern. I normally don’t go for bright pinks. But they’re a linen short so they are super comfy and loose fitting if that makes sense. Nothing like a jean fabric feel. The brand of the shorts is Kut from the Kloth. The last item was a maxi dress I asked for for a bachelorette I am going to in June in Portland Oregon. This dress is amazing! I should have taken a picture of the back of it because it has a little bit of a sex appeal to it in the back but it covers a t shirt bra which I think is amazing. I return or won’t buy certain dresses because I hate strapless bras and the sticky ones you can buy from target to cover your nips. I find both so uncomfortable. So to find a dress that is sexy in the back but I can wear a normal bra is such a beautiful thing.

I loved this fix so much but I love all of mine. I love the concept of someone shopping for me and sending me clothes. The total after the discount on this box was $296.19.

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Bibliography:

“What Is Stitch Fix and What It’s the Box?” Cherish Everydayhttp://www.cherisheveryday.com/2013/09/what-is-stitch-fix-and-what-its-box.html.

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My first time seeing a medium…

I still find it shocking that people either don’t know what a medium is. With all the access we have to the internet and the couple of TV shows that the main focus is the medium. Examples “Long Island Medium” or The Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry.  And people who don’t believe in what mediums are able to do. I think it is fascinating!

I have been wanting to see a medium for some time now. I have had separate readings or messages given to me by 2 other people. The first one I asked for from the person because they were very intuitive with their spiritual side and I worked with her at a spa. She was giving messages to people while giving them massages and it was beautiful to see the client come out relaxed but also really thankful for the message they received from her. So I just asked her one day “hey do you feel or notice any spirits around me?” and she said yes and she was like its an older gentleman with glasses and I immediately lost my shit because I knew it was my Grandpa. And what caught me the most was she was talking about him to me and she said he said ” I will always be his little girl” and that was the moment I knew it was real because that’s what he always called me was his little girl and she did not know that.

The 2nd time was actually last year in October and the salon I go to the owner reads tarot cards. I asked for her to read my cards and her not knowing my relationship with my grandpa she was able to pick up on him once she saw the angel card that I picked out from the stack and I was blown away. So going to someone who actually has been doing it for a living and is a legit and reputable medium I was so excited to make an appointment to sit down with her for an hour and see what ever messages I would receive and boy was I shocked and I am still shocked by it.

I went to a local woman Dawn Lynn and I will link her website below. She has a location in Snyder NY and then an office in East Aurora NY. I went to the East Aurora location. Her office was very comforting and warm. She was so kind and open. Which she probably has to be right? Her gift has been with generations of her family and even her daughter is intuitive with spirits. We chatted for about 20 minutes before we started the real session and I gave as little information about family members as possible. Because of course I was still skeptical and wanted to make sure she knew as little about me as possible. I knew in my head who would possible come through, and who I wanted to come through to say hi. I will start with the fact that it didn’t take long for me to start crying like crazy!

She was so spot on and with details I am like whoa how would you know. SO crazy! The first person to come through was my Grandpa. She described him so well from the way he looked and how he dressed to the candies he would eat. SPOT ON! Twizzlers and bit oh honeys! My mouth dropped during this session a few hundred times I was speechless. I will share some things but some things are super personal and I won’t go into much detail but will just explain my experience to you.

After she finished describing who it was I was like that’s my grandpa and shes like yes it is. I felt like he was actually there with me and he basically was! He was giving me career and marriage advice. As well as letting me know that hes with my in my apartment. He will play with my dog randomly so the times where she randomly will start playing with herself or rolling around on the carpet that’s him playing with her. During all of this Dawn had to keep pushing out a woman that was eager to talk to me and was very pushy and I totally said in my head “oh my gosh Aunt Kik!” Eventually Dawn had to let my Grandpa go and let this woman come through. My Aunt Kik came through as I thought, well dressed, and making stuffed manicotti. My Aunt “yelled” at me and was like “Kimmy, stop being a hypochondriac, you’re fine!” I needed to hear that from her because this year I had been struggling with some minor health issues and of course thought the worst. She was so proud of me. She even had a message to my Mom which was spot on with the things my Mom likes to do like being in her garden and she wanted me to tell my Mom that she needed to have more fun and be in her garden more. Both my Grandpa and Aunt were going back and forth and agreeing on what I needed to do in my life to make it better or what things to put on hold or to stop stressing about. Like kids! Which was another thing I needed to hear because that topic is super touchy for me because I am not sure if I want kids. So it was so great to hear there thoughts and it totally made sense to me what they had to say.

I was shocked with who came through next and that was my husbands Grandma. She just past in August of 2017. After her my friend Kyle who passed away in high school in a motorcycle accident came through and I was actually shocked because I wasn’t as close with him as many others but we would say hi. I would chat with him at parties we played tennis together. He was a really great kid. He was stopping by to say hi and told me I needed to have more fun. He was so appreciative of what the community did for him and coming together. So any of my friends from high school that are reading this and knew Kyle I hope this finds you some comfort. Kyle was the last person that came through and then I asked for two people I really wanted to hear from. My friend Shelby and my Grandma Allen. My Grandma Allen was not their and I was ok with that because I am 100% sure she’s watching over my Papa at all times so she was busy. But my friend Shelby was nervous about coming through because she knew that it was a hard death for me to deal with. But she came through and said she was fine. Which gave me some peace because I always wondered about her and if she was ok. For other high school friends if you come across this I would be happy to share the full message if you want to reach out. I just don’t think its appropriate to share in detail here.

I am so grateful for this experience. For Dawn to have this wonderful gift and to be able to share it with others. She brought so much peace to my life. I so badly needed it and I am forever grateful. I highly encourage anyone to go to a medium to experience something like this. I know sometimes it is hard to believe but I truly to believe its all real. I actually want to go back in a few months before my husband and I move and see if my Uncle Jim and Aunt Catherine would come through. I hope you enjoyed this and I will talk to you next time.

Dawn Lynn’s website

FabFitFun Spring 2018 Box

Hello hello!

I say this every time I get a FabFitFun box……but this was one of the best ones. They get better each time. And actually I think they seem that way because they’re just great items to receive to kick start the new season. Especially coming from winter to spring. I am craving the warm weather and to be outside.

The total value of this box was $347. It ranges every time so to pay the VIP price once a year of $179.99 is totally worth it in my eyes. You don’t have to be VIP you can pay the $49.99 a quarter for the boxes but you save $20 by being VIP and with VIP you can curate some of your items to what you prefer or want. Certain colors and or what product you would prefer. I think that’s really cool to be able to curate to what you prefer.

In this box this season I received Murad skin perfecting lotion. This is a facial moisturizer and I am really falling in love with Murad skincare products so I have been enjoying using this.

The physique 57 massage roller which is been great for foam rolling after work outs.

Dermelect cosmeceuticals makeover concealing ridge filler. I haven’t gotten around to using this yet because I have some medical stuff I’m using right now on my nails.

Ettika Day Dreamer Tassel Earings. I am torn with how to wear these and or when to and what they would look good with. I am not big on the tassel earring fad going around but I’m willing to give it a shot! I’m thinking of wearing them out one night somewhere with girlfriends.

Korres Guava Body Butter. I chose this over the collagen lip masks. This body butter is heavenly on my skin.

Free people x understated leather starry eyed travel eye mask. This was my favorite product out of this box. I actually have been using it as a regular mask at home and not just for travel and I love it. It has a cooling pouch in it as well so it helps de puff your eyes.

Rachel Pally reversible clutch. Oh em gee!!! Adorable! I was able to pick what color I wanted since I am signed up as VIP and I went with white over the yellow or sea foam green colored one because I really wanted it to be able to match a lot of things of mine. I haven’t used it yet because it’s still snowing and cold here in Buffalo but I am going to break it out soon.

Anderson Lilley sunset collection candle. There were 2 scents to pick between and I picked more of the floral scented one. I forget the name of it but it smells wonderful.

The last item was the ISH Lip statement palette that they partnered with YouTube beauty guru Alexandrea Garza who I love and watch. It is a great palette. I am not too in depth with makeup but I am excited to use this this summer and I could fit it in a purse to do touch ups.

They also threw in a sample of the dove exfoliating body polish and I was obsessed wit the smell of it.

I will tell you straight up this is by far the best beauty box. Forget about Birchbox and Ipsy. I understand there concept but I’ve received some samples from birchbox broken. And I had more of a negative experience with them than Ipsy. But if you want the biggest bang for your buck if you want full sized items that range all over the lifestyle spectrum you need to sign up for this box. I tell all my friends about it I rave about this box. It’s well worth it.

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Stitch Fix Unboxing April 2018

Happy April!!! and Happy Spring!

I received my April Stitch Fix box yesterday and I was sent the perfect items to kick off spring. Now if only the weather here in Buffalo NY could shape up…..

In my box was a Kaileigh Lexy Knit Jumpsuit in Olive. When I tried this on I couldn’t believe how soft, comfortable and stylish it looked. They sent me a Just USA Loula Denim Jacket in blue and is the perfect pair with this jumpsuit and the Nine Britton Lizzy Brushed Knit Dress in red. The denim jacket is the perfect add on for this spring and the jacket as well was really comfortable. It is going to go so well with so many other things in my closet. I still can’t believe how comfortable the clothes Stitch Fix sends! I can’t wait to wear the dress, denim jack and some cute wedges with it. Its the perfect out fit for getting together with friends. Very versatile. Next was the Level 99 Andriana Tulip Hem Short in light pink and those are going to be my errand running shorts on the weekends because they fit great, they are not too tight or too loose and I feel stylish in them but comfortable. The last item was the 41 Hawthorn Liano Mixed Material Top in off white. It has this beautiful floral pattern in the front and the back is all white with a section of crochet/lace like fabric down the back in a straight line. When you keep all 5 items you receive a 25% discount.

Stitch Fix started adding extras to their boxes which are cami’s, shape wear, tights, bralette’s, underwear, socks etc. They have so much to choose from. I added on a cami in the color sesame to this box. Stitch Fix also started sending style rating quizzes through their app and Facebook messenger. I take it every day on both platforms that way my stylist will have an even better idea of the style I like. My style board on pinterest is hooked up to my account so the stylist putting my box together can look through that as well to get an idea.

I recommend this box to so many of my friends all the time. I just love it and I think it is such a great concept for women and now men. Yes Stitch Fix has a clothing box for men now too.

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Bibliography:

“What Is Stitch Fix and What It’s the Box?” Cherish Everyday, http://www.cherisheveryday.com/2013/09/what-is-stitch-fix-and-what-its-box.html.

Why I have been gone….

Just wanted to give you all an update. I have missed this space so much. Having a blog as been on my heart for years. I have actually tried to have 2 other blogs but I ended up deleting them because I was all in my head about feeling like no one wanted to hear what I had to say…. but with this blog I couldn’t just delete it and give up. I wanted to come back and I didn’t want to give up on it because I truly believe God wouldn’t put this on my heart if it wasn’t meant to be and I couldn’t just let it go.

So here I am! Hi again! and I am so happy to be back and to give this my all again because this is really important to me. I appreciate your patients and support.

P.S

I took an epic 2 week trip to Europe in March and this picture that is on this post is from that trip 🙂 I can’t wait to share a post about our adventure.

 

Stitch Fix October Unboxing

October’s Box was my first ever “comfy” box and I was so excited! The 2 sweaters I got were insanely soft and comfortable. I’ve been wearing them so much at work and at home. The espresso your self shirt is so soft and comfy. And I just love the saying. The sweatpants are so cool because I can rock them with dressy shoes or rock them at home with my slippers. The black top is awesome because the back is cut out in 2 spots and it looks so great on.

LadyGang Staycation Box Unboxing

If you are looking for the perfect spa night at home, this box was for sure a steal for that. I was so glad I went and ordered it because now it is sold out! I think they are going to have more boxes but I am not sure what the plan is and how many they will do. This was a first for them. I almost feel like they should just do staycation boxes per season. I would love that! Hopefully they see this some how and see the idea because it would be a hit.

If you have not listened or heard of The LadyGang, you should look their podcasts up and listen to them. The 3 ladies are hilarious and I love what they have to say about life and life situations. Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek and Becca Tobin. If you watched Glee you will recognize or know Becca.  The 3 of them together are seriously like a power group. It is awesome. I love these ladies and what they represent. IMG_5827

 

Links:

The LadyGang