Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stitch Fix Rules!!

Happy Summer, friends!!
I am blogging with you today from sunny Seattle (as in, it is going to be 90 degrees here on Friday! WTH Seattle!! Do you not realize that I melt in the heat??). My mom and I are here for our annual "visit the baby brother" trip and so far, it is AMAZING (and hot)!

I am here to share my latest  Stitch Fix you!! YAY!! I know, I know, I have been quite the slacker with my Stitch Fix posts lately. What with school, teenagers needing rides all over town, and helping out with my daughter's theatre program at school (yes, I AM THAT MOM!! There should be a new show called "Theatre moms" starring yours truly!! Heehee), I have failed miserably to share my Stitch Fix finds with you. Boo on me!!
I promise I will be better…starting with this post right here!! What the heck is Stitch Fix, you ask?? Don't worry, I'll fill you in on all the deets at the end of this post. :) 
You can even sign up to get your own box of Stitch Fix heaven!!

So, here is my latest pile of goodness after I took it out of the box. Isn't it sooooo purty??? The colors are SCREAMING me!! I had asked my stylist Jessica (who is the BTW) to send me lots of tanks this time since it summer, and she did not disappoint! Let's delve right in, shall in??

This first little number is the NELDA HALTER BLOUSE by Pixley. I LOVED the colors and print of this tank, but in general, I am not a halter top fan, and this one was WAYYYY too haltery when I tried it on, so NOT A KEEPER. Waaaaa….
 This next piece is the ARVIA EMBROIDERY HALTER TOP by Daniel Rainn. When I first took a look at it, I was like WHAAATT??? The neck was just screaming "Aztec Goddess". I felt like it should have been in the Emperor's New Groove or something. (Anyone seen that Disney gem??? HILARIOUS, I tell you!!!)
However, I tried it on like a good little Stitch Fix girl, and I was pleasantly surprised! It was actually kind of adorable on! 

See what I mean?? The print is super pretty on, and the collar doesn't look aztecy after all!! KEEPING IT!! :)
 This next dress is called the EVY DRESS from Kut from the Kloth. I love me some Kut from the Kloth (their cropped jeans are the BEST!) so I was super stoked about this dress. But, once I took a look at it,  I saw that the green was NEON. Like for real NEON GREEN. Really?? No thanks! Bummer too, cause the dress was super cute!
 Next up is this gorgeous tank from Papermoon called the DESCANSO BEADED NECKLINE BLOUSE. Isn't it TO DIE FOR?? I knew right away that we were destined to be forever friends!!

Yup!!! This top is definitely my new bestie!! I love everything about it. The beading detail around the neck, the pattern, the material. It is simply delicious!!!

Here's a little close-up of the beaded neckline. So fun!!

The last item in my box this month was the 41 HAWTHORN Zappo Mixed Material Sweater. I was SOOOOO excited to see this in my box! I had requested this sweater forever ago when I saw it on another blogger's website, but I never received it. Until today!! It is super thin and comfy and I thought it would be perfect for those cool Seattle evenings so I brought it with me. Yeah, obviously not going to get to wear it on THIS trip. Maybe back in California??

This sweater is simply AMAZING. Soft, cozy, thin and perfect for summer. I am so stoked that Jessica found it for me!!

So pretty, right???

And….here are a couple of winners from my last few fixes that I didn't blog about (I'm a loser, I know!!)
This is the PAPERMOON CORDELIA SCOOP NECK BLOUSE. I love everything about this blouse! It is perfect for summer and it reminds me of rainbow sherbet. All of my favorite colors and chevron rolled into one perfectly perfect tank!! In fact, I am wearing it AS.WE.SPEAK. (True story!!)

It is perfect to wear with a little cardigan also, but currently I am wearing it alone because it is 1000 degrees here is Seattle. (Can you tell I'm a little torked about the weather??)

Another one of favorites that I had pinned and Jessica was able to find for me was this Wakeman Crocheted Open Cardigan from Honey Punch. It is sooooo soft, like BUTTAH soft!! And the perfect taupe that goes with EVERYTHING!!

I can wear it with absolutely everything!! Like this black tee and another fabulous stitch fix maxi skirt I got a few fixes ago!

It also looks great with this PIXLEY LIVIE ABSTRACT CHEVRON MAXI DRESS which I got in the fix before my current one. Girls, they had me at chevron and then really had me when I saw these beautiful colors!!! I usually shy away from vertical stripes (Can I get an AMEN??), but this dress is fabulous in every way!

 Last, but not least, I had asked Jessica for a teal green bag. Guess what she found me??? This fantabulous URBAN EXPRESSIONS CROSSBODY BAG in TEAL GREEN!!!! OHEMGEEEE! I have gotten so so so many compliments on this bag! And it looks small, but it can fit a TON of my crap  very important stuff. YAY ME!

So, what exactly is Stitch Fix, you ask?? It is super easy to explain...Basically you get your very own stylist who chooses clothes for you that fit your unique style, without having to leave the comfort of your home. Super fun, right??

Here is how 
Stitch Fix works:

1. Create a Style profile on the 
Stitch Fix Website
2. Have 5 handpicked items that fit your style profile delivered to your house.
3. Keep what you like and check out online. Send back the rest in a pre-paid envelope.
4. Look fabulous at work!!

It takes about 10 minutes to fill out your style profile online, and this part is very fun, because you get to choose different outfits that best represent you. I loved this part! 

This really is the easiest service in the world. There is no pressure to keep anything. If you don't like anything, they charge you a $20 styling fee, but if you keep at least one item, the $20 fee goes toward the cost of that item, and shipping is FREE both ways. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!

Plus, if you keep all 5 items (which I have done, by the way) you get 25% off your entire box, so you get a bigger discount! 
You also can just sign up one time to try it out, which is what I did the first time. After I did it once, I was hooked, so I signed up for monthly, but my mom signs up for a Fix every once in a while. It is so easy and flexible AND FUN!!!

If you want to check it out, would you please use my 
Stitch Fix referral link? I get a small commission when my readers have their first box shipped and this helps me to keep posting these awkward super special photos for you all to see! :)

Thanks for reading, friends!! I'll be back with my August review in a couple of weeks (I promise!!) I know you're all dying in anticipation!! ;)

XOXO Kerri B 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

End-of-the-Year Awards {Little Miss and Mr. Fabulous Awards}

Happy weekend folks!  Lindsay here . . .

I just can't even wrap my mind around the fact that there are only six weeks left of school (for me) folks!  It's just not possible.  Where did this year go??? 

I am convinced that my school district is the absolute veeeeeeeeeeeeery last to get out of school each and every year.  No seriously.  I get to see all the "HOORAY SCHOOL IS OUT AND I AM ON SUMMER BREAK!!!!!" Facebook posts . . . again, and again. And. Again.  Argh!

This year we are out on June 19th (See?!  I TOLD you it was so late!) but I am trying my darndest to stay on top of things because I know these last few weeks are just gonna fly by! 

Let's see . . . What's left to do . . . (Insert mental checklist:)

2. Report Cards
3. End of the year assessments (before report cards - duh)
4. Practice for Kindergarten graduation
5. One last field trip
6.  Beach day (cuz my school is at the beach - you should be jealous!)
7. End of the year gifts for my sweeties
8. Thank you gifts for my classroom volunteers

Oh . . . and the end-of-the-year awards. 

Let me just tell you, these awards are one of my most FAVORITEST things.  I don't care if that's not even a word.  I love them THAT much. 

The last day of school in the classroom with my kidlets is always so precious to me.  One. Last. Day.  That means one last day of making memories.  One last day to tell those kiddos how much I love them.  And best of all, one last day to affirm my kidlets for all of the things that make them so unique and wonderful.

Every year I have come up with special awards for my kidlets in the style of "Mr." and "Little Miss".  For example, someone is always "Mr. President" or "Little Miss Stick-To-It". 

One thing that is so great about these awards is that not only does it have a cute title (Hello Mr. Small-But-Mighty!)  . . . but they ALSO have a little explanation at the top.  So I can literally say "For caring & loving deeds, the Mr. Big Heart award goes to . . .".  It really helps each kiddo understand what their award from me means.

When the time comes to give out the awards, I always remind my kiddos how special and unique they are, and the fact that we are celebrating the things that make them extra special!   For a little extra added fun I like to read off the name of the award and have the kids guess who will be getting it . . . and you know what?  They are usually right!!

I decided it would be super fun to put these awards in my TPT store for other teachers who might be looking for a way to celebrate their kiddos at the end of this year! This set includes 35 different awards, each one available for either a boy OR a girl!  The awards are ready to print and the set also has a handy planning sheet included to keep you super organized! (I just L-O-V-E a good checkoff sheet!)

If you want to check it out in my TPT store, just click on the cover image below:

I know that your kiddos will LOVE to be affirmed and celebrated on the last day of school as much as mine do!
Well, that's all I've got for tonight! I'm off to work on the aforementioned to-do list (and hopefully catch up on my Law & Order: SVU).  [I heart Olivia Benson]
Goodnight y'all! 




Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation SALE

Good morning, Peeps!! Kerri and Lindsay here...

Good news, friends! TPT is throwing another one of it's HUMONGOUS sales again this TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY and Lindsay and I can't wait to shop until we drop! I am super excited to buy some new centers and clip art for my classroom next year. 

We will both be having our stores discounted 20% off, which, combined with TPT's 10% off, will make everything on a SUPER 28% Off SALE!! I LOVE me some bargains!!

Here are some goodies from Kerri's store you might be interested in, to finish this year off, AND prepare you for next school year...

My  Summer Lovin' Math and Literacy Centers Pack!

Looking for an easy way to get your students thinking and representing numbers?? My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!

Wanna create "Super Sentence" Writers??? 

Looking for an Open House theme? Check out my Rainforest Art and Writing Unit and Rainforest Centers...

Stock up on all sorts of Writing Centers to last you the whole year through...

My Writing Centers Bundles will be SUPER cheap during the sale!!

Get ready for next school year with lots of different learning packs!

WOW!! That was just a small snapshot of the 110 products that I have in my store. I hope you can find something that your kiddos will enjoy during the SUPER SALE! Happy Shopping!

In addition to all of the goodies in Kerri's TPT store, here are some things you might want to check out from Lindsay as well:

The end of the year is right around the corner!  My Little Miss & Mr. Fabulous awards are a fun way to celebrate all of the cute kiddos in your class before you say goodbye!

Looking for some more resources for your emerging readers?  Try my Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy CVC Practice Pack!

Or how about some extra sight word practice - grab my Trace It, Write It, Find It, Make It: Sight Word Practice pack!

Get a head start on next year's math planning with my Nifty Numbers pack:

 Or . . . if you want to get a head start on NEXT year's planning - my Farm Friends unit is a perfect way to start the year!

One of my FAVORITE activities during my literacy centers: Write The Room {All Year Long}! 

And its ALWAYS a good time for a little Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, right??

Thanks for taking the time to check out some of the goodies from our TPT stores!  We are SUPER excited to do a little shopping for ourselves as well!

Hope y'all have a great week! 

Lindsay & Kerri