Sunday, July 24, 2016

My Everyday Life [Week 30]

I started out last week by volunteering as a baby bird feeder! It was busy and totally fulfilling. I was a full-time bird mom for 2.5 hours. This little blue jay below flew on my shoulder! The guy next to him was super funny. He wanted to steal everyone else's food and kept hopping around the cage to do so.
Cedar waxwings. Totally beautiful and unique birds. I googled what they'll look like as adults and they are so pretty!
I woke up the next morning and saw a blue jay at our feeder! 
I picked my first broccoli head this week. I was worried it would taste bitter because it started to flower, but it was fine. My plants are not liking this excessive heat. 
It was Craig's birthday on Tuesday! 
After work, we headed to the downtown area of our city for dinner and pokemon go.
We tried a new bar for dinner and the pizza there were pretty good and darn cheap at $2 per nine inch pizza.
We walked around downtown, mostly so Craig could play pokemon go some more, but I enjoyed the sites.
Even though it was very warm this week, I made sure to get outside at least once a day for some fresh air. I enjoy walking among the gardens at work.
And I walked at night a couple of times. I saw bats flying overhead right before this. Bats scare me, but I like that they control the mosquito population.
I went to a free yoga in the park class on Saturday morning! I believe it was my first time doing yoga outdoors and I liked it, despite ants visiting my yoga mat on occasion.
The scene above as I laid on my mat.
 Library mural.
Still obsessed with Outlander. I finished Season 1, Part 2 this weekend. I sent this photo to my former colleague, also named Margaret Ellen.
 Pema as a work of art, thanks to the Prisma app.
 And our orchids look cool this way too.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Stitch Fix Review-July 2016

I received my July Stitch Fix a couple of weeks ago! 
I have a new stylist and she chose a lot of bright pieces for me, which is exactly what I asked for.
First up was this Adrianna Papell Valerey Dress.
I could tell it wouldn't look good on me just from how it hung on the hanger. Unfortunately, it made me look bigger in my waist than I actually am.
The Brixon Ivy Sylvester Split Neck Blouse was so me. It looked great on (I just didn't feel like modeling it) and it will be perfect for work.
While I loved the color and style of this Collective Concepts Hugo Split Back Detail Blouse, I did not think the color was flattering. Now that I'm a brunette vs. a blonde, maybe it would have looked better with my new hair color, which came after my fix.
I almost kept this Collective Concepts Pamela V-Neck Blouse, but the fit wasn't right. It was a bit loose on me and the color didn't wow me. I could have seen wearing it with a blazer or cardigan.
I don't need jeans, so I was disappointed to see some in my fix. I do love the Kut from Kloth brand though and this shade was a lighter one than I currently have in my wardrobe.
While I was happy with the top I ended up keeping, I still was not thrilled with this fix. I guess it doesn't help that I can go on other blogs and Pinterest and see that other people are receiving such cute things that look great on them!

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