Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Clymb review

Remember when I told you I got a $20 gift card to The Clymb in my Klutchclub a while bag?  You can read the Klutchclub review here.

The best part of this entire review is that the klutchclub box that this gift card came in was free. Yes, folks, FREE. I only had to pay the $8 for shipping.

So anyway, I went to the Clymb's website not knowing what to expect.  Their site is awesome.  They sell sporty things on the cheap.  And I do mean cheap.  Like at least 50% off everything I was looking at.  So I plugged in my gift card number and shopped.  I couldn't decide what I wanted at first so I didn't do anything for a day or two.  When I logged back on, suddenly I had a $25 credit from my gift card, not $20!  I was like, Oh yeah!  Mama's gonna got an extra $5!  And I don't even know how or why.  Must be because the Clymb is super rad.

So I ordered myself some Sherpani items and a nice shoe pouch to put my Nike Plus sensor in.  Take a look at the pics.  All this was free for me, it came to exactly $25 for the three items.  I paid like $7 in shipping and it arrived in a few days.  Awesome deal!  I was very happy with the Clymb and will shopping there again for sure!

Awesome deals from the Clymb, right??

ThredUp Review

So a few weeks ago, I sent some stuff to ThredUP.  In case you aren't familiar with ThredUP, they are an online consignment store.   They sent me big plastic shipping bags for free, I filled them up and sent them back to them.  I didn't have to pay a dime for postage.  They process the bags (which took a long time) and then give me payout amount.  I can either take the cash via paypal (available in 14 days after processed) or I can use it as store credit at ThredUP.

Only one of my bags has been processed.  The other bag is showing as "processing payout" so it should be any day now.

I sent them two bags.  And let me first start by saying that one bag was mostly young girls' clothes (sizes 6-12) and the other was primarily women's clothing.  I was going to be taking this stuff to the thrift store here in my town, and I did not put anything in the bags that I would be devastated to see a small profit for.  However, everything I did send to ThredUP was in good shape and would have been accepted by my local consignment store which I take things to often and they have a very good payout.

So, the first bag....they processed the bag with the girls' clothes.  They took only 12 items. I'm not sure how many things were in there, but the bags are big and it was stuffed full.  For the 12 items I am getting a payout of $7.70.  The brands included Old Navy, Lands End, Nike, Gymboree, etc.  I really wish I would have taken a picture of everything I sent in.

At our local consignment, I would have gotten at least $25 for these items, plus they would have taken all of the items in the bag.  However, I don't have to wait until the things sell on ThredUP before I can get the cash, I just have to wait 14 days.

I'm eager to see what I get for the other bag that's full of women's clothing. I'll be sure to let you know once I get word.

Overall, I'm disappointed with the payout from ThredUP, big time.  It was easy to send them stuff and since I was just going to take it to the thrift store anyway, I can't really complain.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend Recap

We had a good weekend.  The weather was beautiful and not as hot as it has been.  Thank goodness.

Here's some pictures of our goings on.

Seriously, there's never a dull moment when MJ's around.  She is for sure the family clown!

I did some reorganizing of the kitchen cupboards.  Um, clearly it was time.

Advocare Challenge Days 11 - 14

I haven't done an updated post on the Advocare 24-Day Challenge in a few days.  I am on day 4 of the second phase of the challenge.  When I purchased this challenge, I ordered the Max E supplement package.  The Max E is "Total Nutrition with Appetite Control".  The other two to choose from are focused on Core Nutrition with Energy, and a Comprehensive Weight Loss System.  I liked the idea of appetite control so I went with that one.  And let me tell you, I really think it's working.  It's been easier than it ever has been for me to eat the appropriate amount of food for me to lose weight.

I did do a wee bit of cheating this weekend but nothing crazy.  I went to a Mexican restaurant with a friend and ordered a veggie tostada.  No sour cream, hardly any cheese.  I only had a few chips with salsa (a miracle for me).  And a very small fro yo.  Sorry.

I'm going to weigh in again on Thursday and will hope for another couple pound weight loss.  I am definitely feeling better.  I really wasn't feeling good when I was eating so much junk food.  The clean eating has been key for me this time around.

I've really been enjoying the meal replacement shakes for breakfast.  I whip them up in a blender with ice and they are thick and yummy.  They keep me full for a couple hours, but I do need a snack between breakfast and lunch.

I'm happy with the Challenge so far and hopefully I won't have any more cheat days!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Iphone Dump Day

I can finally be part of Jen's Friday Iphone Dump linkup because I now have an iphone!

Disclaimer:  I've only had the phone for a few days so there's not many pictures on it yet. And the ones that are on it were primarily take by 9-year-old MJ!

Yes, she's had a lot of fun with CamWow.  We had many, many laughs over some of these pictures!

MJ again. I'm laughing all over again just looking at these!

I couldn't show you the most horrendous pictures she took of me, I just couldn't do it, but I can share this one because it made me laugh so much!  Aren't I perty?

Ok, I couldn't eave you with that image of me so here's me looking like a normal person :)

 Um, maybe I'll get my desk cleaned off today?

Gotta love Advocare 24-Day Challenge!

In case you don't have teenage girls, this is what they do when they take pictures of themselves. Every time.

Until their mom tells them not to so that she can get a good picture of her with her daughter.

We have Franklin, the 3rd grade classroom turtle at our house for a couple weeks.  He's a lot of fun.  Did you know turtles hiss?

 MJ's looking much older than 9 here.  I don't love that.  But I love the picture.

Awesome HAUTELOOK Deal! Summer Beauty Bag

This is an awesome deal from Hautelook!  It's the Summer Beauty Bag and it's got awesome products at a great price!  It's only $20 for all this! There's 14 items in the Bag and you get a cute polka dot case with it.

I just had to share. It looks like a great deal!

Be sure to click here to go to their site and see if it's a must-have for you!

Friday Letters

This is my first Friday's Letters link up with The Sweet Seasons blog! 

Dear Friday, It's so nice to see you again!  I've missed you.  Thank you for being pay day.

Dear Scale, I love you.  Usually I hate you, but since you told me I lost 6 pounds during 10 day cleanse portion of the 24-Day Challenge I started to rethink the way I feel about you.  For now.  I'm sure I'll hate you again soon, but for now you are alright.

Dear Weather, Thank you for the rain last night.  It was much appreciated by me.  I was really getting sick of the heat.

Dear Franklin, You are a real cute turtle.  Thank you for making MJ happy.  It's been real nice babysitting you for the past week.  I'm sorry your cage is so small. Next time we put you in the bath tub to walk around, you should actually walk around instead of trying to climb up the side and slipping back down AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Dear D, Thanks for helping out so much around the house while I'm at work. I do appreciate it. A lot.

Dear Car Door,  Why do you not want to stay unlocked?  Do you think it's fun watching us climb through the passenger seat just to get in and out??  I've never heard of a car door being stuck locked.  Please fix yourself.

Dear Lola, The only reason you got canned cat food today is because we are out of dry food and we happened to have a can of cat food that someone gave us.  That stuff stinks and it's disgusting and you'll never have it again. So I hope you enjoyed it.

Dear MJ, I loved your "show" last night to White and Nerdy.  You are the most awesome 9-year-old on the planet!