Stitch Fix Review

I finally received my first Stitch Fix box, after waiting 7 days.  What?!  Felt like eternity!

If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, check it out here before continuing or else you’ll be lost!  And we don’t want you to be lost, of course!

It got here a day earlier than expected {yippee}!  When it arrived, thankfully, no one was home but Jax and I.  I jumped, squealed, happy danced, etc.  Poor Jax, he probably thought I was losing my mind.  So he jumped and danced too.

First in the box, was a sweet note from my personal stylist {Amelia}.  She did a fantastic job!  I feel like we’re best friends now, basically.  Also, a style card for each item showing you different ways to wear and accessorize them.

I carefully unwrapped each item {extremely sarcastic}, ripping through the tissue paper like a 5 year old on Christmas morning.

My first item was a Londyn Double Breasted Notch Collar Peacoat by 41Hawthorn.


I immediately fell in love.  It fits me perfectly and I was actually in need of a new deep, neutral-toned jacket.  It is so soft and wonderful!

Next was the Riley Distressed Skinny Jean by Just Black.


I absolutely adored these jeans!  I love a distressed jean.  My dad has always picked on me about paying money for jeans with holes in them.  He’d say, “Did you pay half price for those since you only got half the jeans??”  Whatever dad.  Unfortunately, these didn’t fit me good enough to win me over.  They were great quality though!

For my accessory, I got the Tina Checkered Infinity Scarf by Octavia.


I immediately put it on and pretty much haven’t taken it off since.  It goes well with everything and is perfect for me!

Then we have the Jayne Dress by Collective Concepts.


I loved the style and fit of this dress.  However, I wasn’t too crazy about the material.  I also have another dress very similar to this one {same color and style}.  It went in the return bag, along with the jeans.

Last, the Alsace Keyhole Back Top by Renee C.


The pattern on this top is lovely!  Great colors and style for me!  I’m planning on wearing it with jeans and a cardigan this fall!

Overall, I was very pleased with my first Stitch Fix!  I think it’s such a neat way to shop!  My stylist did a great job narrowing down my style!  I’ll be counting down the days until my next “fix”!

Click here if you’re interested in getting a “fix” too!



“See you next year, friends!”

Wow, what a weekend!  We wrapped up the last Southern Stockhorse Association show of the year.  Erik, my husband, has shown with this association for two years.  My sister {Kirsten} has competed in it for five years.  It’s been a part of our lives for a long time!

The Southern Stockhorse Association {SSA} was established for the sole purpose of promoting the stock horse/ranch horse through versatility shows.  For more information on this association, checkout my sister’s article in the Southeast Equine Magazine {Pages 24 and 25} or click ==> Southern Stockhorse Website.

Basically, it’s an amazing group of people with a passion for horses and fellowship with friends!


Our horse show weekend went something like this…

We arrived around 9:00 pm on Friday night.  Erik got a late night riding session in before the competition on Saturday.  Jax and I relaxed and watched.


Saturday morning, 7:00 am came bright and early!  Erik fed his horse and we got ready for the day ahead.  Show starts at 8:00am.  You must have your horse warmed up and ready for the classes.  Erik competes in 7 classes throughout the day.  I am taking pictures, helping anyway I can, and visiting with friends.


Erik did very well in his classes.  He shows a young horse {Miss Kitty} that he’s been training throughout the year.  This was their best show yet!


My sister also did a great job!  I’m so proud of both of them.


We finished up the show around 8:00 pm; tired and very hungry!  The sunset was beautiful after a long day showing.


We went to a late dinner at a local BBQ joint with friends and family.

We were up this morning {Sunday} at 7:00 am for breakfast, cowboy church, and the year end awards banquet.


My dad preached cowboy church.  There were a lot of cowboys and a great message to be heard.  It was a nice way to say, “see you next year” to our SSA friends!
Erik ended up 4th place overall in his division!  Whoooo!


My sister got Reserve Senior Youth Champion!  {Way to go, sis!!}


Fun was had by all and lots of great memories were made this year!  There’s just something about the people of SSA that keep you coming back for more.  They are kind, genuine, help each other out, good sports and all around the friendliest you’ve ever met!


So until next time, we’ll “see you next year, friends”!



Welcoming Fall

FINALLY…feeling some fall weather in South Carolina!  Even our humidity is going into hibernation!  Shew, Praise The Lord.  Fall is my absolute favorite.  I don’t know if it’s the leaves changing, mountains calling my name, pumpkin everything, coffee is acceptable at all hours of the day (that’s all year…right?), or all the pretty layers of fall fashion.  Fall is a beautiful thing.

I’ve been sprucing our home up with fall decorations.


How cute is this scarecrow door hanger?!  It was a gift at one of our wedding showers {and I’m still using it every year}!  I love it so much!


Pumpkins and mums are a must!  I love how the galvanized tub adds a little rustic touch.  I got mine from Tractor Supply.


How adorable are these little owl salt/pepper shakers?!  I got them from Cracker Barrel last year.  I am a Cracker Barrel junkie!  I love their food, home decor, clothes, hospitality, etc.  I’m an old soul at heart.  I got my wood stand from TJ Maxx.  It is one of my favorite pieces!


I love anything rustic, antique, unique and slightly imperfect.  Sorry all you OCD folks.  Yes that is a “beat up old” clock that I paid good money for.  Also, a metal buffalo…because basically everybody needs one of these adorable little guys!


I’m not a huge Halloween decor person.  This box sign is about the spookiest thing in our home.  Fun fact: I do not like scary movies.

I am looking forward to all our little trick-or-treaters!  My sister and I normally spend Halloween baking something sweet and passing out candy to the kiddos.  What do you and your family do for Halloween?



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