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My first Stitch Fix


I received my first stitch fix box yesterday. It really is exciting to get clothes delivered and to have a personal stylist who is picking them all out for me. My style is pretty simple, consisting of a lot of blacks, greys and whites. So, I was a bit nervous that I was going to get these radical pieces that I would just not want to wear. However, every single item I would consider wearing.

The first piece is a Cathleen Split-Neck Tulip-Sleeve Blouse (19 Cooper). I liked it at first, but when I put it on the sleeves were a bit funny and it was a bit too big for me.
The skirt is an Iris Striped A-line Skirt (41Hawthorn) I really really like this skirt…however it was just a size too small. I am a little bummed that it didn’t fit. This was probably my favorite in the whole box.

This next piece is a Teegan Draped Blazer (41Hawthorn) I liked it until I put it on. The way it draped on me was strange.

I am going to keep these next two pieces. The Crance Crochet Detail Tank (Eight Sixty) fit me great and I liked the style. It is simple, colorful, and can be dressed up or down. I actually wore it to an event last night.
I don’t wear jewelry…ever. Just my wedding band. But…the Kaitland Spade Charm Long Necklace (Pixley) could add a little pop to most of my plain outfits. So…I will give it a try. I hear statement jewelry pieces add a lot to an outfit.

They even put in a card in to help in designing each piece with items you might already have. I really enjoyed the experience and recommend using Stitch Fix. I can’t wait for my next box!

If you’re interested, go ahead and give it a try yourself!

posted on September 19, 2014 by karina

Our mini photo display


We have a little wall between our living room and kitchen. It serves as an invitation to the rest of the house. I think it might be one of my favorite walls.

I take a lot of pictures of my kids. Elias says “cheese” whenever I pull my phone out around them and we are playing. He already knows I’m going to take a picture. Elena will often say “Take a picture of us!” She cracks me up.

I created a display that I can change regularly (about every 3-4 months) for my phone pictures. Not all the pictures I take end up on Instagram or Facebook, but this wall is a way for our guests to be welcomed not only into our home, but into our lives.

I’m thinking of making a display like this on another wall… I just can’t decide which one yet. ;-)

*We order these from the Mpix mobile app. The prints here are 4×4.

posted on September 8, 2014 by karina

Last month’s reading: Steal Like An Artist


My latest read was amazing. Not only was it an amazing book, but it was amazing that I actually finished it. Usually when I try to read a book it ends up with Elena asking questions about every single thing she sees on the page while Elias uses me as a jungle gym. Successful reading doesn’t happen often for me. However, Michael highly recommended this one, and I made a point to carefully and purposefully read “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon.

I read one chapter at a time because I wanted to let it sink in and have time to apply it. Soccer practice was my 5-10 minute reading time. I don’t think I have ever taken so much away from a book. Every chapter was my favorite and had solid information.

I seriously recommend this book for anyone who wants to do…well anything. Haha. Perhaps anyone who wants to do anything creative. But as Austin Kleon says, “Creativity is for everyone.” Essentially “nothing is original” and so we need to learn how to take from the work of others and “reimagine… our own path.”

I am planning to give a book to our workshop attendees (more details on that coming soon) and I think this might be the one.

posted on September 4, 2014 by karina