Stitch Fix Kids #2 (Boy)

I decided to try the Stitch Fix Kids and wanted to share what we got for Liam!

After filling out a survey with his age, sizes, what he likes style wise and any colors or styles to avoid, we were sent a box with 10 items for him to try.  I was a bit bummed with this fix, since I wanted to get it before he had his school pictures, but was emailed when it was supposed to ship saying that they were waiting for a new shipment to hopefully be able to meet his style best.

So, after scheduling a fix for October 1st, it ended up being delivered on October 5th.  I was mostly hoping for some clothes to fill in the gaps, especially more clothes for school.

Opening the box- there was a lot of papers, and it was a little overwhelming when we just wanted to get to the clothes.  One of the pages had a list of all the items Liam received (he got 10 in this fix) and another page was the breakdown of price for each item (along with what the total would be if everything was purchased, minus the $20 style credit and 25% discount if you keep everything).  There was also the prepaid and labeled shipping bag, the card from the stylist, a postcard for decorating the box and a sheet of stickers.


Here are some pictures of what Liam received in his box (he didn’t want me to take pictures, but he knew what he liked and didn’t like, and tried on the clothes he liked before I could even pull out my camera.


We loved these moto jogger pants. They are thick, soft and stretchy- perfect for playing around the house and playground in the fall.


This white “Okay, but first, skate” shirt is cute, but a white top for a kid is not my cup of tee, especially a play shirt.  Also not much into skating, so this was a no go for me.

The Hurley Blue short sleeve tee is adorable, soft and stretchy and it was one of the first things Liam said he loved and wanted to keep.


This white long sleeve baseball tee with the astronaut graphic was another of Liam’s favorites with the astronaut logo. The feel is just ok, but the shirt is a nice basic everyday shirt for playing and going to school.

This red long sleeve hoodie shirt is a nice lightweight addition to Liam’s school wardrobe, and fit him really nice.

These white shoes are more of a foam light weight texture, and remind me of the shoes I wore in nursing school. They look like they would be comfortable, but again, white shoes for a playful kid does not appeal to me, and they felt like they would fall apart /break with not a lot of wear and tear with playing.

Overall, we liked most of what we got, but it wasn’t worth the price to keep the whole box. We kept a few things, and liked most of it, but only kept our favorites.

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*I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Stitch Fix Kids #1 (Girls)

I have tried Stitch Fix a few times for myself and have had mixed feelings about it. There were a few pieces from each box that I really loved, and a few that were either just ok or that I just did not like.  When I found out that they started a kids version, I debated about trying it, but with the 25% discount of keeping the whole box, I decided I would at least give it a shot- my kids could both use some new clothes since they are growing out of the last seasons, and I wanted to try something new.

The first kids box I got was for little K (3 years, and wears a 3T).  The styling profile was pretty quick and easy to fill out, other than I could.not.remember how many inches tall she was, so I had to dig up her last checkup notes to see.

Stitch Fix has lots of options to customize the box for each kid, including style looks they/you hate, are just ok, like, and styles you love. You also have the option to say colors, prints, styles you love and any to avoid.  They try to make it so you can choose exactly the kind of stuff you like, and you can leave your stylist a note of anything specific you may want or want to avoid for a box (e.g. school picture shirt, vacation clothes, more basics, specific style of something if its available, etc).

When we opened the box, everything was wrapped up nicely, and there was a note from the stylist, a page of stickers (which she immediately grabbed out), a page with a picture of every item included, and page with the cost breakdown of each item, including the discount from the styling fee and 25% discount if you keep the whole box.

This Odin & Ivy Long Sleeve Graphic Tee (a style designed exclusively by Stitch Fix) was the first thing she grabbed from the pile and put it on right away. The fit was great, the coloring is fun, and we love outdoorsy stuff. This top is a keeper.








The next things she tried on were the Nike Performance Tee and Nike Annabel Fleece Lined Legging.  They were both very soft and comfortable, but the cut was not my favorite around the neck on the shirt, the pants bunched around her legs too much for good play clothes, and she does not need any exercise clothes, so these are being returned.

Next she tried on these Studio V Jaynee Skinny Jean. We both loved these with the little unicorn ears on the knees, and they are comfortable and I love the color. These are going in the keep pile, and I know they will be worn regularly.

Next up was this adorable soft and stretchy Persaya Girl Laila Drop Waist Tee. It fit so well, and is a great every day shirt that is comfy and adorable, so this is going in the keep pile as well.


Up next was this adorable Joules Pixie Tee, that says “Riding with my Ponies” and is complete with these cute ponies playing with a sparkly bike, sparkle roller skates, sparkle scooter, and a sparkle skateboard and helmet.  Glitter cuteness. Paired with the Skinny jeans, I’m sure this shirt is also going to gets its wear.

Moon & Stars: Brenna Fleece Tie Back Dress.

I loved this dress. It was soft, easy to put on, the color is one of my favorites, the back design is adorable, and it is simple.  But it was just a little off in the front, and I couldn’t justify another dress that we both just did not love.

This soft, stretchy, Persaya Girl: Skyler Pocket Skater Dress is adorable. We both loved it and she really wanted to keep it, but she already has a nearly identical dress. If it was a different color, we would have kept it.

She also got another cute graphic tee, but we didn’t even try it on since we are not big fans of graphic tees.

Lastly, we pulled out these adorable sparkle TOMS Mary Jane Sneakers. They are cute and look comfy, and I’m a huge fan of TOMS, but she doesn’t need any more shoes right now (and I should have specified that), and they are a little more than what I like to spend on kids shoes, so these are going back.

Overall it was fun to see the different stuff they had picked out for her, and she loved almost everything in the box. Checkout was easy- just went to her page, clicked on the check out link right under the tracking link, selected what we wanted to keep and what we wanted to return, and that was that.  I put everything we want to send back in the prepaid package and we will send it out tomorrow.

Thank you for reading my review! We would love to hear your comments, thoughts, and questions!

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<3 Hayley

*I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts, images, and opinions are my own.

Painting the Garage

We bought and moved into our first house just over a year ago, and there have been a few eyesores and little things that I’ve just wanted to update and personalize a bit!

This awful red and grey garage is near the top of the list of things that needed to be changed. I’m not a huge fan of red, especially big areas, and I think the red in the garage makes it look like an auto shop.

I’m slowly just cleaning and painting it one wall/ section at a time, hoping to also paint the floor sometime within the next couple of weeks, most likely something grey and shiny, like the epoxy paint from Home Depot.

Here’s the before and after picture of just the one wall, although I did the opposite wall at the same time.  I already feel like it looks way better, and cannot wait to see how it turns out when I get the rest of the walls finished and the floor done! Then I’m thinking about making a little mudroom/ shoe area next to the door, but I’m not going to try to get too ambitious just yet…


Any helpful tips or tricks to painting a garage floor?

Cheesy Chicken Avocado Pasta

One of my kids favorite meals is good ole’ mac and cheese.  Although I usually make Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese, I have started to love this alternative homemade version of mac and cheese.

Sometimes I just make and use Annie’s version and add in broccoli, avocado, canned chicken, or any variation of add-ins to make it a little healthier, but leaving out the processed cheese mix always makes me feel a little better about a pasta lunch or dinner.

For this recipe I start out with just making any variety of pasta that sounds good. I like Costco’s organic pack of noodles, but any noodle variety would work. After cooking and draining the pasta, I add in about 1/8-1/4 cup of Plain Greek Yogurt and a drizzle of Avocado Oil.  Once that is mixed in, I add in a handful of shredded cheese (I have a whole bunch of Mozzarella and Parmesan on hand, but Cheddar and Pepper jack work great too).

After the cheese is mixed in, I throw in 1 cut up Avocado and a can of Tuna or Chicken of the Sea.  My kids and I have simple tastes and don’t like too much going on, but I always add in some salt/pepper or another spice (like Sweet Mesquite) for a bit more of a kick.

I like to garnish with a little extra sprinkle of cheese and avocado on the top to make it extra pretty, and give it some extra cheesy goodness.

And there it is! One of my favorite go-to meals, which usually has a good amount of left-overs for me to take to work, or for kids lunch’s the next day.