Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Stitch Fix June 2017 {Review}

Poppa said that he thought I should try out a summer Stitch Fix. I decided he was right so for the first time during the summer season, I ordered one. (All Stitch Fix links use my referral code!) Stitch Fix is a company that provides you with your own personal stylist. Your stylist will send to your home 5 items in each shipment for you to try out. You keep what you like and send back what you don't want. More details are at the bottom of this post! 

For this fix, I asked for tops that I could wear out to dinner and to church. Here's what Addie sent to me:

1. YOUR STORY Rainey Cold Shoulder Lace Blouse~White $38







2. RENEE C Loni Keyhole Back Top~ $44


3. MARKET & SPRUCE Eldridge Lasercut Blouse ~$64





4. PAPERMOON Marisol Mixed Material Knit Top~Navy $34





5. Q&A Kely Tie Neck Halter Blouse~$48




I love the lace at the bottom of the white blouse and the over the shoulder cut was perfect for me. I liked the high low style of the patterned top. I liked the color of the lavender shirt. I almost kept the polka dot and navy one, but I talked myself out of it. The tie neck was an interesting detail in the halter top.

I didn't find anything to keep this time although the white blouse and the mixed media navy top came close. The fit was off this time in most of them or they felt uncomfortable on. Some of them were just too over sized or the patterns just don't suit my tastes. I tend toward more of a classic style with subtle patterns and solid colors. What I really liked most in this fix was all of the style details. I'm a sucker for lace especially. I think the small details are lovely.

Are you ready to schedule your first fix? Go to Stitch Fix and fill out your profile!

Here are more details about how it works...

In case you have never heard about Stitch Fix, it is a company that provides you with a personal stylist for a fee of $20 for every shipment called a fix. In each fix, you will be provided with 5 items. You try the items on in the privacy of your own home, with your entire closet right there. After 3 days, you drop the items that you want to return into the provided envelope (no shipping charges applied) and give the bag to your postal carrier or drop it off at your post office. Then you go online and checkout, listing what you are keeping and what you aren't. If you choose anything from the fix, your $20 styling fee is applied to the clothing. If you choose to keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire fix.

To start a Stitch Fix profile, You go to their website and make an account. This is free and you should totally do it even if you aren't ready to schedule a fix. It goes through your sizes, preferences, samples of clothing styles, color interests, price points, and lots more. There's even a box to add additional information. Another great thing to do is build a fashion board on pinterest. Pin things that you really love to your pinterest board. That gives your stylist a wonderful idea of what you are looking for and what you really like. If you see anything in a Stitch Fix review that you really like, pin those. Pin mine away, if there is something you like here too! You can click on the box below to see my board.



When you are ready, you schedule a fix. You can receive a fix every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, every three months, or as you want to schedule them. Once you schedule a fix, you make a note to your stylist. In your note, you let your stylist know what you are looking for...like pieces for a special event or a hole in your wardrobe.

Want to catch up with my other Fixes?
Winter 2016
Spring 2016
Autumn 2016
Winter 2017
Spring 2017
Summer 2017

Wishing you homeschool blessings,






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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Year 8, Term 3 Exam: Homeschool Exams and Test for Eigth Grade

Year 8, Term 3 Exam

Literature, poetry, and additional reading: View point with creative expression
(handicraft, recycled material project, diorama, cooking, land art, or art media: collage, paint, mold, chalk, pencil)

Detail an event from The Betrothed using a creative expression idea. Try to capture how the characters are feeling as well as the event.



SS: Government, citizenship, history, geography: Background with oral expression
(presentation: Defend, Persuade, judge, compare/contrast, inform, narration)

Compose an informative speech on any of these things: a day at sea on the Kon Tiki, Easter Island, a Polynesian Island, plague, or the Great Fire of 1666. Be sure to describe what it meant to live then or there, how people dressed, what a day in their lives look like, the homes or shelter people had, and the relationships people there or in that time had to their surroundings and one another.

SS: government, citizenship, history, geography; Science: experiments, nature study; Art: artist, technique: Characterization with written expression
(narration, proposal, biography, persuade, problem/solution, instructions, list, poetry, composition)

Choose from this list of people and give some account of them as a person and their lives: Leeuwenhook, Whistler, William III Prince of Orange, the "Lord Protector,” George Herbert, or John Milton. Consider answering these questions: What did he act? How did he react or act in certain situations or with other people? How did he influence the people around him? What of his character? What were his relationship with others like? How did his choices impact the people around him?

Science: experiments, nature study: Action (Drama, Movement, Change) with visual expression
(diagrams, blow-outs, maps, graphic organizers, chart, poster, pamphlet)

Create a detailed diagram or blow-out of how plants form fruit, the life cycle of a frog, freons, or the 2,6,10 rule. In your visual be sure to show the physical changes that take place naturally.





Bible & Service: readings, hymn: The Greater Meaning with movement
(play, puppet show, music, dance, video (still, animated, silent, movie)

Choose from one of these topics and create some form of movement expression: 1) Explain what pursuing pleasure means opposed to doing things for the glory of God. 2) Give an account of the greatest commandment and provide examples of the impact it should have on our lives. 3) Tell about the sheep and the goats and what conclusions you can draw from the story. 4) Describe the visit of the Queen of Sheba and the magnificence of Solomon. What can you draw from the relationship?

Music: composer, folk song, hymn, instrument; SS: government, citizenship, history, geography; Literature, poetry, and additional reading: Mood with analytical expression
(game, puzzle, crossword, word search, code)

Find a way to summarize, discuss, or explain any of the following topics and include the feeling that goes along with them: 1) one of Milton's poems, 2) "Moreover he (Martius) said 'they nourished against themselves the naughty seed and cockle of insolency and sedition." Give some account of this rebellion of the people. How did Martius behave? 3) the obligation of showing loyalty, or 4) a piece by Carl Ditters Von Dittersdorf.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Spring Stitch Fix May 2017 {Review}

So my Mother's Day present for this year is a Spring Stitch Fix box! (All Stitch Fix links use my referral code!) If you don't know what Stitch Fix is, you can read all about it at the bottom of this post! My requested stylist, Addie, was on vacation, so Kira worked on my fix for me. Looking at my spring wardrobe I decided I needed shirts to wear out for date night and some things to wear to church through the spring and summer. I wanted some things in navy, coral, mauve, and deep lavender.


The keeper for me this time is the navy lace knit top! The color, length, and lace overlay is great. I wore it just today with white skinnies and navy heels to a luncheon with Poppa for a ceremony on his completion of a community leadership program. It was a little chilly, so I threw a grayish jacket over it. It was perfect. With the short sleeves, I can wear it year round with layers.

The Dabit sheer blouse has a lovely design and the color is a wonderful lavender. There is a cute pattern to the crochet detail top, and the detail around the sleeves is super sweet. There is a soft feel to the Emmet blouse and I love, love, love the shape of the cardigan.

1. Pixley Dabit Sheer Detail Blouse~Purple $54.00






Decision: Return


2. Jella C Jasper Crochet Detail Top~Coral $44.00







Decision: Return


3. Alice Blue Emmet Crew Neck Blouse~Navy $32.00







Decision: Return


4. Le Lis Lavania Lace Knit Top~Navy $54.00




Decision: Kept


5. Market & Spruce Channy Open Cardigan~Light Pink $54.00




Decision: Return

Are you ready to schedule your first fix? Go to Stitch Fix and fill out your profile!

Here are more details about how it works...

In case you have never heard about Stitch Fix, it is a company that provides you with a personal stylist for a fee of $20 for every shipment called a fix. In each fix, you will be provided with 5 items. You try the items on in the privacy of your own home, with your entire closet right there. After 3 days, you drop the items that you want to return into the provided envelope (no shipping charges applied) and give the bag to your postal carrier or drop it off at your post office. Then you go online and checkout, listing what you are keeping and what you aren't. If you choose anything from the fix, your $20 styling fee is applied to the clothing. If you choose to keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire fix.

To start a Stitch Fix profile, You go to their website and make an account. This is free and you should totally do it even if you aren't ready to schedule a fix. It goes through your sizes, preferences, samples of clothing styles, color interests, price points, and lots more. There's even a box to add additional information. Another great thing to do is build a fashion board on pinterest. Pin things that you really love to your pinterest board. That gives your stylist a wonderful idea of what you are looking for and what you really like. If you see anything in a Stitch Fix review that you really like, pin those. Pin mine away, if there is something you like here too! You can click on the box below to see my board.



When you are ready, you schedule a fix. You can receive a fix every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, every three months, or as you want to schedule them. Once you schedule a fix, you make a note to your stylist. In your note, you let your stylist know what you are looking for...like pieces for a special event or a hole in your wardrobe.

Want to catch up with my other Fixes?
Winter 2016
Spring 2016
Autumn 2016
Winter 2017
Spring 2017

Wishing you homeschool blessings,






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