Monday, January 2, 2017
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Hi guys...so I was away for awhile having a knee replacement. Man, that is ROUGH! If you follow me on social media, you probably saw me about to loose my marbles the first month and whining about how hard it is. I had unrealistic expectations going into it...didn't think it could be much worse than my neck surgeries, (they go in thru the front and pull your trachea and esophogas out and work on the neck bones from the front...ew), or my shoulder surgery. (I ripped all the muscles and tendons off the bone and they were reattached with screws). I honestly thought I'd be back to blogging within about two weeks while I recovered but was sadly mistaken.
At one month out, I was still barely mobile. In my second month, I was trying really hard to come back to the blog and longest story short, I've had to dedicate myself to working hard on my leg and make that, not only my first priority, but a life consuming project. The only way to get better with this surgery is too work as hard as you can as much as you can. There's a period of time of only 3-4 months to get movement back and if YOU don't work it as hard as you can, you can't make it...and you'll never walk right again.
So anyway, that's what I've been doing. It's very hard, but I feel like Rocky every time I finish a physical therapy workout. And we have a right knee club there now, too, so we watch each other's scars heal and can talk to each other about things our SO's just can't relate to. It sort of makes me feel old, but then again, I'm the youngest person there with a knee replacement.
Which brings me all to this: The youtube video I made of my PopSugar Must Have Box unboxing for the October 2016 box!!!! I love the PopSugar Must Have Box. It's got such nifty items in it and the value always far exceeds the $35 monthly fee. AND, they are full sized items!!! Subscribe at the link and use the code SAVE5 for $5 off the first box. Check my other videos for more.
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Which was the item you're most interested in this month? Are you following the "Fall Classic"...the World Series? Who are you rooting for? I'm pulling for the Cubs to break the losing streak!
Friday, July 1, 2016
Today I want to show you the June edition of the POPSUGAR Must Have box. This box has been curated based on a summer theme, backyard bbq's, weekends away, beach trips, togetherness and joy. Each month, POPSUGAR creates a box of full sized fun with a theme for the month and includes great items of beauty, home, fashion, and food. The box is $39.99 per month with a guaranteed value of no less than $100, and every item is full size! There is also a Mini box containing full sized items at a price of $18.95 per month. You can subscribe here.
The box for June 2016 is pretty danged awesome. The first item I'm going to mention is the Hat Attack Printed Sarong, ($58), It measures 6 ft x 3 ft and is wonderful to use as a beach wrap, a scarf, a throw for a picnic or over the shoulders...any number of things. The background is off-white and the pattern colors are beige and black and it will go with anything. It also made a nice photo backdrop!
Next up from the box, is the Sisters Of Los Angeles Cheers Bottle Opener, ($12). This is a nice sized bottle opener that you can use anywhere without losing it. It has a good weight and is cheery in it's salutation and bright shiny gold. See how big it is?
This box is completely curated for fun. Check out the Ridley's Game Room "Who Am I" Quiz Game. ($13) We love to play games like this in our house. It's great for all age ranges. Take it to the neighborhood bbq for tons of fun. Just don't bet the house on who will win. We're going to play this over the weekend...so much fun! There is an instruction sheet in the box, too.
NCLA, ($16), has created the Born on the 4th Nail Lacquer in conjunction with POPSUGAR for this box. I think it's my first NCLA and it's full of glittery red and blue goodness. Use it alone or as a nail topper and you're ready for fireworks!! NCLA is a cruelty-free, 5 free, nail polish.
Also in this box is a dual sided mirror, (manifying side and regular), by Knock Knock, ($10), that is the perfect size to throw in your purse, beach bag or pocket without adding any needless weight. It's cute. Check it out!
Isn't that cute?!?
Something that I've been dying to try came in the box. Pacifica Underarm Wipes, ($9), are an aluminum free vegan underarm wipe said to neutralize odor for hours. They come in several scents. I've been dying to try these but just hadn't gotten around to ordering them yet, so I was really excited to see these in the box. Heck, I'm pretty excited over all of it!!
And now we come to this month's snack option. These will be devoured by my sriracha loving family. The Pressels, ($1.29), have less fat and sodium than usual chips so that you can enjoy them guilt-free!
The last item I want to show you is also the first picture I postes. Each box comes with an insert that gives you information about the items, their value, and where to purchase them. This is really handy!!
Have we been eyeballing that sarong in each picture? It's PERFECT. Really, just so many uses...I love it!
Isn't this the best subscription box ever? I'm thrilled with it. It's a great value with items that you'll actually use for just $39.99. A heck of a value and a very nice variety of items. You can subscribe to either the large or mini boxes, each containing full sized items, at this link. I think it's really worth it.
*POPSUGAR sent me this #MustHaveBox to sample. All opinions expressed are my own honest evaluation*
Do you have plans for the weekend of the 4th, if you're in the USA? I plan to play Who Am I with the fam and...I'm not sure what else, but I know we'll be game playing. How about you?