Is it possible for a 5 year old to be bulimic?

First of all, I know I’ve been posting a lot of sales lately. Is it annoying? Helpful? I just get so excited when I get notified of a big sale going on and I want to share them with you.

etsystalkers.com, urban bird and co, Mini-Banner wall hanging, Smile The Day Away, blush pink wool blend felt, screen print in white ink
Mini Wall Banner

Anyhooo, back to me. Yesterday my daughter got off the school bus and immediately told me she wasn’t feeling well and then proceeded to throw up for the next four hours. Major sad face. The good news is she’s feeling better today. But the best news is she only threw up in the toilet the entire time she was sick.

 

etsystalkers.com, urban bird and co, Mini-Banner wall hanging, Smile The Day Away, blush pink wool blend felt, screen print in white ink
Handkerchief Cold Virus “You Make Me Sick” printed Hankie Series

Should I be happy? Proud? Concerned that she’s destined to be a tidy bulimic? I’m going to go with impressed (with a side of worry). Now that she’s on the mend, I’m going to get her one of these awesome ‘You make me sick’ Hankies from Urban Bird and Co.

 

 

 

And possibly these pillows to encourage her to sleep. And just sweeten your deal, Urban Bird and Co. is offering $10 OFF with your purchase of $50 or more with code: DECKTHEHALLS Happy shopping!

etsystalkers.com, urban bird and co, Mini-Banner wall hanging, Smile The Day Away, blush pink wool blend felt, screen print in white ink
Pillowcases | Sleep Tight Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

 

 

 

 

 

 

And most definitely a dress or two from Tea’s adorable new Citizen Blue collection because I (and you) will get a free gift (exclusive Tatcha Indigo Skincare Travel Set) after spending $100 . Yipppeeee!

Shop Girls Citizen Blue Styles at Tea Collection
Shop Boys Citizen Blue Styles at Tea Collection
Shop Baby Girls Citizen Blue Styles at Tea Collection
Shop Baby Boys Citizen Blue Styles at Tea Collection

 

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

My May Stitch Fix Review (a few months late)…

stitch fix review, etsystalkers.com, etsy blog

Yes it’s been a few months since I’ve written a Stitch Fix review and yes, I’m still receiving my monthly fixes. (I wish I knew how to quit you.)  In fact I still really love it. And because I’ve taken the last couple weeks of summer off to spend with the kids before they head back to school, I’m thinking I’ll have the time to complete some reviews for you (but don’t hold me to that promise).
louis vuitton handbag prices
If you aren’t familiar, Stitch Fix it’s a personal styling service for us ladies. When you sign up, you can personalize your fixes to your style, size, clothing budget, and lifestyle (Do you work in an office? Do you work with baby spit all over you?) Then you’ll receive a package of 5 awesome pieces to try on at home (i.e. no awkward fitting room lighting).  What will this pieces consist of? Well, that’s up to you (and a real-live stylist). Let’s say you’re in desperate need of some fall dresses – just go to your profile and send a request for dresses that month. Or let’s say your ears are feeling naked, just ask for some jewelry to go along with those dresses.

stitch fix, etsy stalkers, etsystalkers.com

Each box comes with a style card that gives you tips on how each item can be worn. This is really helpful to me because sometimes I just stare at clothes not knowing what to wear them with (true story). Don’t like some of the items you got? Just keep what you want and send back the ones you don’t in the included prepaid postage bag.
louis vuitton hand bags
There is a $20 styling fee that is applied to your order if you decide to keep any of the pieces. If you don’t keep anything, you don’t receive a refund of the fee. And if you keep all of the pieces, you get a 25% discount on everything!

Stitch Fix

 

Wondering what I received in my May box? You know you are…

Aiden Embroidered Hem Woven Top | $38

It’s hard to see in this photo (they send you a card on how to style each item) but this shirt had some great detail. It’s the perfect work shirt for me so I put it in the keeper pile.

stitch fix, etsy stalkers, etsystalkers.com, Aiden Embroidered Hem Woven Top

 

Emily Lightweight Chevron Infinity Scarf | $38

I’ve been wanting a new scarf but I’m pretty over chevron so unfortunately I sent this one back. Boo hoo.

Emily Lightweight Chevron Infinity Scarf, stitch fix, etsy stalkers, etsystalkers.com

 

Siena Colored Cropped Capri Pant | $58

Again, I wanted to love these pants but the fit was off (or I ate wayyyy too much in May) so these went back.

Siena Colored Cropped Capri Pant, stitch fix, etsystalkers.com, etsy stalkers

 

Azza Abstract Chevron Print Hi-Lo Tank | $54

I loved this shirt and wanted to keep it, but I have a few similar tops and at $54 I just couldn’t justify it.

Azza Abstract Chevron Print Hi-Lo Tank, stitch fix, etsystalkers.com, etsy stalkers

 

 Clemency Abstract Print Tab-Sleeve Tunic  |  $68

I honestly can’t remember why I didn’t keep this shirt, and now that I’m looking back I sort of want it. Oh well.

Clemency Abstract Print Tab-Sleeve Tunic, stitch fix, etsystalkers.com, etsy stalkers

 

If I had kept everything in my box, it would have cost me $250 – 25% = $187 which is actually quite reasonable for three cute tops, a pair of pants and a scarf. But this was one of those off months for me where things didn’t fit quite right, etc.  so I only kept the Aiden Embroidered Hem Woven Top for $38. I have a two more months to catch everyone up on so stay tuned because I love me some Stitch Fix!

THROW BACK THURSDAY: So I have a hot pink cast on my left leg.

THROW BACK THURSDAY; ETSYSTALKERS.COM Yep, it’s already Thursday. The eve of Friday. One of the most awesome times of the week. This week I’m bringing you waaaayyy back to last summer. This time last year I tore two ligaments in my ankle and spent the rest of the summer sporting a hot pink cast. Don’t be jealous. So without further ado, I bring you back to last summer. SO I HAVE A HOT PINK CAST ON MY LEFT LEG. Subtle color choice, right? I was going to get a white cast but I got swayed by the pink (sparkly things!)

Hot pink cast, etsy stalkers, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com, target
Cruising around Target in my hot pink cast

 louis vuitton neverfull tote

What happened, you ask?

[The not-so-real-story] Two villains trying to capture aliens + one super strong karate kick = two torn ligaments. [The real story] Carpool line + heavy rains + wedges + dramatic fall to the ground = two torn ligaments. The advantages I’ve found to wearing a cast so far (in no particular order): · Prime parking · A reason to drive one of those motorized vehicles around Target (and yes they beep loudly like a garbage truck when in reverse) · A permission slip to skip the gym · An excuse not to carry Taylor around all. of. the. time. · The ability to actually walk like a zombie If you happen to be stuck in a cast and are looking to bling out your foot, check these out:

Amazon.com, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com, ORIGINAL SLIMLINE POST-OP MEDICAL SURGICAL SHOE CAST BOOT Etsy Blog
SHOE CAST BOOT

Amazon.com, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com,  SHRINKins The Healing Art Removable Cast Covers, Etsy
REMOVABLE CAST COVERS

Happy, happy, joy, joy! April’s STITCH FIX review!

stitchfix

If you aren’t familiar, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for us ladies. When you sign up, you can personalize your fixes to your style, size, clothing budget, and lifestyle (Do you work in an office? Do you work with baby spit all over you?) Then you’ll receive a package of 5 awesome pieces to try on at home (i.e. no awkward fitting room lighting).  What will this pieces consist of? Well, that’s up to you (and them). Let’s say you’re in desperate need of some spring dresses – just go to your profile and send a request for dresses that month. Or let’s say your ears are feeling naked, just ask for some jewelry to go along with those dresses.

stitch fix; etsystalkers.com, personal stylist; summer; summer outfits; summer fashion; summer dresses;

 

Each box comes with a style card that gives you tips on how each item can be worn. This is really helpful to me because sometimes I just stare at clothes not knowing what to wear them with (true story). Don’t like some of the items you got? Just keep what you like and send back the ones you don’t in the included prepaid postage bag.

There is a $20 styling fee that is applied to your order if you decide to keep any of the pieces. If you don’t keep anything, you don’t receive a refund of the fee. And if you keep all of the pieces, you get a 25% discount on everything!

Sooooo here is my April Fix (sorry to disappoint but I’m not into selfies 🙂

stitch fix; etsystalkers.com, personal stylist; summer; summer outfits; summer fashion; summer dresses;

I received three shirts, one pair of jeans and a bracelet. And guess what? I kept EVERYTHING in my fix!!!  I swear that these people must sneak into my room at night and measure me because it’s usually so freaking hard to find a pair of jeans that actually fit me. And to top it off, I’ve received so many compliments on the tops. If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet, I highly suggest it. It’s super fun and makes me feel extra hip (and that’s no easy task).

stitch fix; etsystalkers.com, personal stylist; summer; summer outfits; summer fashion; summer dresses; stitch fix; etsystalkers.com, personal stylist; summer; summer outfits; summer fashion; summer dresses;

stitch fix; etsystalkers.com, personal stylist; summer; summer outfits; summer fashion; summer dresses;

 

There’s nothing quite like being told you would benefit from a pair of Orthotics to kick off a Monday morning.

Women house shoes grey felted etsy blog | wool slippers | Agnes Felt

I’m old but didn’t think I was that old. But alas, I do think they would help my bum ankle not get so sore from working out. The good news is that my Crossfit friend can get me some at cost because Orthotics are actually expensive. Who knew? No one knew because we’re not old. OK, you’re not old. 

Women house shoes grey felted etsy blog | wool slippers | Agnes Felt
Women house shoes by Agnes Felt

I’m thinking the real solution is to purchase new slippers from Agnes Felt. They’re pretty, functional and don’t require Orthotics. Going once, going twice, sold to the old lady with ankle problems (aka me)!

Etsy Blog Felted wool women slippers by Agnes Felt
Felted wool women slippers by Agnes Felt

And just in case you were wondering, here are some other slippers I’m currently obsessed with (none of which require Orthotics):

Etsy Blog UGG Australia Women's Alena Leopard Amazon.com
UGG Australia Women’s Alena Leopard Slippers

Etsy Blog Pink Fuzzy Bear Paw Animal Slippers for Women and Men Amazon.com
Pink Fuzzy Bear Paw Animal Slippers

Amazon.com Groove Comfy Women's Slippers Moccasins Faux Sheepskin Faux Fur Etsy Blog
Groove Comfy Women’s Slippers Moccasins Faux Sheepskin Faux Fur

This is what I imagine goes through my 6 year old’s head as he gets ready for school every morning (particularly this morning).

 

getting ready for school; etsystalkers.com

Wake up!!” -Me

Is that my mom I hear? I’ll ignore her. Is that the sun I see? I’ll ignore it. Is that a blanket being pulled off of me? Nah. Is that my mom waking me again?  Oh look a bird flying outside my window. Hey there’s that toy.

Wake up!!” -Me

Is that my mom I hear? I’ll ignore her. I should find a shirt.  Oh there’s that book! I think I’ll get back into bed. The sun is really bright. I think I’ll pull the covers back over my eyes to block it out. Hey, there’s my flashlight!

Wake up!!” -Me

Is that my mom I hear? I’ll ignore her. Oh wait, I’m hungry so I’ll get up. Is this shirt clean or dirty? Oh look at that toy. Which superhero underwear should I wear today? Where’s my shirt that matches this underwear? I wonder what’s for breakfast? I think I’ll go wake Taylor up to ask her what she wants to eat.

Downstairs now!!” -Me

I’m hungry.  Hey, where’s my breakfast? Where are my shoes?  Oooops I forgot to brush my teeth so I need to go back upstairs. Gosh I’m hungry. Why is my mom still yelling for me? Did I do my homework? Where did I leave my backpack? I wonder what Noah and Parker are doing right now.

This bus is leaving in 30 seconds!!” –Me

How many seconds are in a minute? What time is recess today? I love tennis. Oh good mom has breakfast. Ugh, mom packed that in my lunch box today? I think I’ll slowly take it out and meticulously look for something that doesn’t exist in the pantry. I think I’ll cry because I can’t find what I want. Why is mom looking at me like that? I think I’ll go ask Taylor and remind her to wake up. Why is my mom beeping the horn of her car? Where did my shoes go?

Wait up mom! Why are you always rushing?” – Darren

I’m climbing Machu Picchu. Send help.

About 7 months ago the hubby and I booked a dream getaway to Peru with some of our closest friends.  “Sure we can hike and camp for 4 days,” we said to eachother.
Of course we’ll train by hiking mountains.”
But here I stand about 10 days out from departure and no mountains have been climed. No seas have been swam/swum (jeez, what’s past tense of swim?) And I just found out LAST NIGHT that there will be no porter to carry my pack. The porter, in fact, is me.
Do you think it would be inappropriate to pull a rolling suitcase up Machu Picchu? Will I go to a Peruvian jail for rigging up a llama to carry my pack? These are all things that are going through my head right now.
You may be asking yourself, “Self? What has Julie been doing with her time while she should have been training?”
Well everyone, Julie (me) has been scoping out goods I’ll find in Peru which is how I became obsessed with these bags made out of Peruvian blankets from rebyc.
Who needs to train when you have a new bag?
Me I guess. Note to self: start training.