Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Candy Day Already?!?

I'm kind of in shock that Halloween is in two days. It's the strangest thing how quickly October, November, and December pass. I swear the school year just started and it's practically Christmas already! 

Happy New Year everyone! In case I miss it. While blinking an eye and all. But seriously, Saturday already? I can't even. Let my chunky season begin! I'll be stealing all my kiddos Butterfingers to kick the season off right. 

Let's be honest. We all sneak into the plastic pumpkins. If the sneaking is necessary and the candy is not already spread across their bedroom floor. A clear invitation for you to take whatever you want. What's your weakness when it comes to raiding your kids loot?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pumpkin Patch Time!!!

Is there any better time to be an American than Pumpkin Season, formerly known as Fall? I'm not sure how the stealthy marketing geniuses manage to change the focus of one holiday from one year to the next. 

I have never seen so much pumpkin spice in my life!! From cereal to beer, the flavor is everywhere. When I saw pumpkin spice gum, I knew things were out of hand. Talk about overkill!

Pumpkin patches are taking a close second this year in the overkill department, am I right?!? Thank you social media for that one! I'm as guilty as the next when it comes to the pumpkin patch. I need my annual kid pic. But can we all agree we are totally being ripped off over a few bales of hay and some strategically placed piles of pumpkins!

I'm sure we all know better. It's just too tempting to document our city kids enjoying "country" life. And by enjoying I mean smiling through clenched teeth. From what I've observed kids don't even like pumpkin patches! They are more interested in the inflatable bounce houses and petting zoos at the pumpkin patch. Not quite sure how those things fit into the farm scene but I guess it's all about keeping it authentic $$

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Care Package Love

I have decided it takes me approximately 77 days to send anything by snail mail. From my first inclination to my Saturday drop off, no less than two months has passed.

I have the very best intentions! Often times, I collect all my goodies and keep them in a box weeks before I seal it up. Just to be sure ;) I absolutely hate my procrastinating tendencies associated with mail. Therefore, way back in January when I created my 101 Things In 1001 Days, I knew sending a care package would be a goal. Knowing myself very well, the simple act of writing the task on my list would ensure completion! 

This festive Halloween care package was sent with lots of love to four littles in Iowa. My husband's nieces and nephews which are also mine :) For some reason I thought it worth mentioning. It sucks to be so far from everyone, especially little ones who grow and change quickly through the year. Care packages are a great way to send some love and care over the distance. As a military family, care packages are like are most fluent love language :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stitchfix Fall 2015

Welcome to Love Letters To My Stylist, formerly known as a Stitch Fix Review ;) A much needed space for me to sing praises to my stylist who sends the best teal stamped boxes in the mail! 
It's been hectic but I'm finally posting my September Stitchfix box.
I love the way my stylist chooses styles based on the things I've posted on my Pinterest board. I may not receive the exact item but most pieces incorporate something I have pinned. 
For example, this month Leah sent me all jewel tones which my Pin board is filled with. 
I love her attention to detail so so much!

Skies are Blue Arminta Mixed Material Top in Burgundy



Market & Spruce Lille Quilted Detail Henley Top in Grey

My keeper: THML Mayes Crew Nexk Top in Navy.

Amour Vert Yvonne Dress in Teal Green
Beautiful but the wrong fit. I'm requesting a small this month!

Not pictured is a Street Level Zip Top Tote in Burgundy.

I just received an email that my next box is getting ready to ship. So another Stitchfix post will be coming soon!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

New Wheels!

There is a certain excitement which accompanies the purchase of a new car. Maybe it's the anticipation of years of monthly payments (obviously not :) or the thought of all the travel possibilities? I can't quite put my finger on why I'm feeling so happy about having a new minivan in my driveway.

Between my husband and I, we would love to have purchased something a little more sporty. However, those are pipe dreams when you have kids in the house.  Parents of ever growing social tweens and teens need plenty of seats to move groups of children from point A to B. 

So for the next few years, we will be driving a mini van and a Prius. Practical cars to a T! My poor Marine will have to endure the endless harassment from his co-workers about our choice of cars. After we do our time, you better believe there will be a convertible in the line up. Until then....we got a new car!!!