OlgaDavis30: May 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Stitch Fix Review - May Box

It's finally here!
For those that aren't familiar with Stitch Fix, it is a styling service where you are able to try on clothes and purchase if you like them. You get 5 items, from tops to bottoms, accessories, and now shoes! There is a styling fee of $20, but if you keep any items this fee is applied towards your purchase. You can also decide how often you want a box, once a month, every other month, etc, or on demand. I'm going to try once a month, and then decide if I want to go to every other month. Average price of an item tends to be in the $50 range, but you can make sure to update your profile and let them know your price points or if you even want certain items not to be included. I myself chose the lowest price point and let them know that I didn't want any handbags. 

Depending on how much information you provide your stylist, your box can be a hit or a miss. It's highly suggested that you leave your stylist a note with anything you might be wanting, or create a Pinterest board and pin ideas that you like. I personally created a Pinterest board, cause it's fun to do! And remember that you only have 3 days from receiving your box to decide if you want to return, otherwise you will be charged for all the items. Also if you decide to keep all 5 items you get a 25% discount! Shipping is free for returns as well. Or if you think like me, everything has kind of been added to the price of the item.

I hope my first box is an indication of the future boxes to come, as this was a total hit!

Papermoon - Mensier Spaghetti Strap Top $38

First item I saw out of the box, and was in love with. The back is criss-cross straps. A great flowy summer top.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Midwest is Best - Water Park Fun at KeyLime Cove

My stay at KeyLime Cove was Complimentary. All opinions are my own. 
Photo Credit: KeyLimeCove.com
After talking to many friends about future travels, it dawned upon me that not everyone can get on a plane and go somewhere. So that left me thinking. We live in such a great area, the great Midwest, why not enjoy our surroundings. With that in mind I have decided to showcase some local area travel spots that are within a short driving distance. I’d like to call this “Midwest is Best”. There are multiple states in this area with so much to offer. For the most part, Illinois, my home state will be probably be the most featured, so come out and “Enjoy Illinois”.

Earlier this month I took the family to KeyLime Cove Waterpark. I heard the weather outside was gloomy, rainy, and foggy, but you could have fooled me! Inside we enjoyed 84 degree weather and tons of water fun.  I must say mid-week, before school lets out for summer was the perfect time to go. Although my children are not in school, I myself would consider taking them out for a day to enjoy the waterpark when it is not at full capacity. (Yes, I'm that mom, don't judge, I know you do it too). It was nice not having to wait in long lines or be bumping into other people. Weekends tend to be a bit busier when groups (think Girl/Boy Scouts) come in and use the facilities. It really is fun for ALL ages.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WDW Wednesday - Which Airline To Fly With

Boeing 737-800

I am now in the “who I should choose as my airline to Disney World” phase. I see so many low cost carriers flying to Orlando. There’s Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, and Jet Blue, along with the major airline carriers. Our decision will most likely be based on price, and then overall reviews of how the companies fare with traveling families.

I’ll have to do some thinking on how much luggage I want to bring, as some airlines charge for checked bags ($25 and up), while others include it in their price. I figure it is possible for my husband and I to pack the kids belongings with ours and be the only ones with luggage, thus bringing down the cost of the flight.

I also don’t want to have to worry about my family being separated because we don’t want to pay to reserve our seats in advance. I hear some airlines are more understanding than others when it comes to trying to make sure a family sits together.

I’ve traveled with one lap child before (internationally), and luckily it was a breeze. But something tells me this time around may not be so easy with two children vying for mommy’s attention.  This time around I’ll have to purchase one full fare for a child, but I will take advantage of that free or discounted lap ticket.

I think I am leaning towards flying Southwest. It flies out of Midway and has multiple non-stop flights. Plus I like if the price drops later, I can re-book and get a credit for the unused portion. No change fees. I’ve flown other airlines, and so far I have never had any issues with Southwest.

Who have you flown with and what has been your experience?  Did you encounter any surprise fees?

Saturday, May 7, 2016

SAT Adds Lactation Stations Just in Time for Mother's Day!

As a breastfeeding mom, I love hearing about stories like this. I support all moms who want to nurse their children in public, and I have myself done that on many occasions. But it is nice to have a place that you and your child can go to, to nurse or pump in private. Somewhere where you can sit and relax and put your things down. In an airport especially, where things are hectic, people running around trying to catch flights. Sometimes it’s so busy there is nowhere to sit. But now if you are ever at the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) you will find it has added two additional “lactation stations” post security, in each terminal. Nursing Mothers can locate the new Lactation Stations by following way finding signage marked with the international breast feeding symbol.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Know The Best Teacher Ever? Teach2Beach Giveaway from Funjet Vacations

With the end of the school year right around the corner and Teacher Appreciation Week happening now, it’s the perfect time for you to show your favorite teacher just how much he or she are appreciated. This year, Funjet Vacations is giving students and parents the opportunity to give A+ teachers the tropical summer getaway of their dreams.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Olivia is One - Her Special Day

Our little baby is ONE! We celebrated by having friends and family join us at church as we baptized her.  Or as my mom would say “Finally baptized her”.

Olivia looked beautiful in her white dress and bow. Her Godmother did an exceptional job picking out her wardrobe for the big day. My husband and I were honored to have her and my brother be the Godparents. It’s not an easy task, but a challenging and rewarding one in the end. Big thanks!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Are you a Millennial Mom?

Are you a Millennial Mom? Take a look at this great infographic that Giftagram put together. Depending on who you ask, I technically just fall off the radar, but still consider myself a Millenial Mom. Let me know if you agree with the details! To see more of the infographic click here.

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