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.

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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. 



Lovely morning.  Bottom left, why do I have to haul so much shit to work?

Lovely morning.  Bottom left, why do I have to haul so much shit to work?



italian-luxury:

La Costiera Amalfitana
Credit: Hassan Raza via (500px)

Positano.  My favorite place in the world.  If you can ever go, do.  Know ahead of time there are A LOT OF STAIRS. hahahaha.

italian-luxury:

La Costiera Amalfitana

Credit: Hassan Raza via (500px)

Positano.  My favorite place in the world.  If you can ever go, do.  Know ahead of time there are A LOT OF STAIRS. hahahaha.

(Source: italian-luxury)



Not my best week but not my worst either.  I’ll take it!

Not my best week but not my worst either. I’ll take it!



Not a bad week. Weekend could have been better but I’ll take it!

Not a bad week. Weekend could have been better but I’ll take it!



Sad Day

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.



At a meeting today in Boston wearing legitimately high heels.

At a meeting today in Boston wearing legitimately high heels.



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.

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.



so-i-guess-im-a-runner:

So school’s finished on thursday and I haven’t done a promo in so long! Also I haven’t been as active as I would like recently so this is my way of apologizing!
Unlimited promo ends Thursday at 5pm GMT
20 selected 
5 favourites bolded
No pro ED/negative blogs but recovery blogs very welcome
Reblogs only
Have fun xxx

Pick me! Pick me!

so-i-guess-im-a-runner:

So school’s finished on thursday and I haven’t done a promo in so long! Also I haven’t been as active as I would like recently so this is my way of apologizing!

Unlimited promo ends Thursday at 5pm GMT

20 selected 

5 favourites bolded

No pro ED/negative blogs but recovery blogs very welcome

Reblogs only

Have fun xxx

Pick me! Pick me!



Killin’ it.

Killin’ it.