In the world of gratuitous spending, my first Popsugar Must Have box arrived today. Gahhh! I subscribed to Birchbox about a year ago and really liked it. As I have drastically cut my spending I found that it was really nice to have a little surprise gift to look forward to every month. I loved Birchbox (www.birchbox.com), but I was finding that it caused an issue for me. They sent great products, but they were samples. This meant if I wanted more, I had to go online and buy it. Most of the time they were samples of pretty pricey products. A few weeks ago I read a blog post about the Popsugar Must Have box. Same concept (pay a fee, get a surprise), but they send their very favorite items and they are all full-size. The box is $39.95 a month compared to $10 a month, but they claim that the merch is always worth over $100 a month.
So I decided to give it a shot. I cancelled my Birchbox and dug around in the old budget to come up with the difference. My first box arrived today and boy oh boy it did not disappoint.
Guys, I loved EVERYTHING in this box. The Kendra Scott earrings retail for $52. My sister actually got me the same pair in black for Christmas and I get so many compliments on them.
What I decided for the box (to justify it really) was that every month I would take anything that I didn’t LOVE LOVE LOVE and put it in my “Gifts” box that I keep on hand. Unfortunately, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED everything in this box.
Could be a problem.
I think today we have to put our family dog to sleep. He is 15 and is suffering from chronic kidney failure. He is so sick. I know it is the right thing to do, but I am devastated.
Saying goodbye to a pet is the hardest thing, maybe the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
Did great until the weekend where I did nothing. The average calorie burn is LOWER that what LoseIt uses to estimate how much I can eat. Meaning I’m not running a deficit even when I think I’m running a deficit. If that makes any sense. It is complicated diet math.