Sunday, September 20, 2015

Weekend Recap: Nature Center visits, House Hunting and Indian food!

How was your weekend? I had a productive and fun one filled with two nature center visits!

Craig and I headed to the Apple Harvest Festival at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha on Saturday afternoon. We went on a hayride, a guided hike and enjoyed sharing a slice of apple pie with ice cream and caramel on top.
We also did some house hunting while we were out in Waukesha County. I've found it is always best to drive around subdivisions and get a feel for them. That way I know what areas to keep focusing our search on. Things we love: hilly countryside courtesy of the glaciers, sidewalks since we take lots of walks, some mature trees near a subdivision and of course, a few places to shop and eat at nearby.

After a morning of cleaning (we're trying to weed out things in the house since we hope to move soon), we went on a walk mid-morning today and then I got ready to meet my friend Danielle.

We hiked Whitnall Park's pond and bug day was going on at Wehr Nature Center, so the place was packed! I was excited to find an adorable Little Free Library near the restroom at Wehr. Danielle loved seeing the waterfall at Whitnall Park for the first time. Besides getting a little off the beaten path and getting into some mud, we had a nice hike.
After a hike of over 6500 steps on my FitBit, we earned our delicious dinner at a fantastic Indian restaurant. I'm a Paneer Butter/Tikka Masala girl and Danielle gets the chicken version. It's hard to order something than our favorites. We got amazing coconut naan and mango lassis too.
I'm on the hunt for a replacement mop head and can't seem to find the one we need anywhere, so I stopped at Wal-mart on my way home. Nothing there either. I did get distracted by the Pioneer Woman's cute kitchen products though! The pretty painted bowls reminded me of ones you'd see at Anthropologie.
And this card is so my family (before I was born). I texted it to my mom! Four boys and two girls in the 70's, right before the baby (me) was born in 1980.
Now we're just watching the Packers game and relaxing a bit.

I need to go meal prep and get ready for the week! See ya!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bulu Box Review

Disclaimer: I was selected to receive the Bulu Box as part of my Sweat Pink ambassadorship. All opinions are my own. 

I love trying subscription boxes and receiving goodies in the mail, so I jumped at the chance to try Bulu Box.

Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each custom box comes filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you.

When you go to their website to sign up, you can pick boxes focused on either weight loss or general health. You take a survey, which asks questions like how good you consider your health to be, if you follow any special diet, how many days a week you exercise and what types of products you are interested in receiving.

What I received in my box: 
I enjoyed trying all new to me brands and products. 
Each box comes with a card describing the products and what a full sized version retails for.
Here's how Bulu Box works--
  • Sign Up: Choose between Bulu Box or Bulu Box Weight Loss and then select either a monthly, 3, 6 or 12 month plan. Like most subscription boxes, if you sign up for 12 months, you save the most money. 
  • Sample: Each monthly box contains 4-5 health, nutrition and weight loss samples to try
  • Earn Reward Points: Earn 100 points (equal to $10) or more each month for completing sharing & subscribing.
  • Cash out: Use your Reward Points to purchase your favorite products!
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