RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

I know that recently there’s a ton of businesses offering monthly home delivery of certain items. I’m a fan of Stitch Fix, but I haven’t really found many others that appeal to me. It’s either too expensive or an item I really don’t need to purchase regularly (sorry salsa of the month club!).

RocksBox Jewelry Review | July 2014

This month I stumbled upon RocksBox, which is like Netflix home delivery, but for jewelry. You get three pieces at a time, based upon a style profile, and you can return them whenever you want for more jewelry, or keep pieces to purchase. I’ll be honest—I tried RocksBox because I got one month for completely free. And you can get one month free through this link, too. Here’s what I got in my box, and what I thought of the process.

Three Days in Venice

View from Venice Bridge // a quick vacation recap of Venice, Italy

View from Venice Bridge // a quick vacation recap of Venice, Italy

I think it’s about time I share some more details about our Italian honeymoon, because it was such an amazing trip. Let’s start with our first stop, Venice.

Me in Venice // a quick vacation recap of Venice, Italy

Both George and I agree that Venice was our favorite destination of the whole vacation. We arrived after a very long travel day, which included two flights and two train rides. Even though I should have been exhausted from minimal rest, I was immediately energized by the city. It really is like walking into a painting. That, or a dream.

Saving all those Wedding Memories

Saving wedding memories in a storage box - what to keep and what to discard

Welcome to the second installment of Wedding Wednesdays, where I share all the DIYs and details about our June wedding. Last week I talked about the things you actually should do the week before your wedding. I’m waiting on professional photos, so this week I’ll talk about preserving wedding mementos.

Now that we’re back from our honeymoon and are getting back into the swing of things, it’s time to sort through all our DIY wedding elements, gifts, and little mementos. Both George and I are sentimental, so we’d love to keep so many pieces of our wedding to hold onto the memories and good feelings. But right now our apartment is overrun, so we’ve had no choice but to pare things down.

Saving wedding memories in a storage box - what to keep and what to discard

Stitch Fix #4 Review – July 2014

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

Last week I received my fourth Stitch Fix box. I specifically requested summer items and noted that I now work from home, so everything can be a bit more casual. Even though I scheduled it just after my early May set, the wait was over seven weeks! I’ve since switched to automatic shipments so I can keep getting a box monthly.

If you’re interested, you can see my past reviews from May, March, and January.

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

Hand Painted Watermelon Bunting

Painted Paper Watermelon Bunting

Painted Paper Watermelon Bunting

I feel like I’ve missed out on the beginning part of summer. I just “woke up” and it’s mid-July! There’s so much more I want to do and celebrate while it’s still warm in New York. In the spirit of summer, I made this bright watermelon bunting.

Triangle pieces for bunting

To start, I cut triangle shapes out of thick red paper. Per usual, I designed the triangles on Photoshop and then printed cut guides to make everything easier. I try to cut off all the ink, and am mindful of which side I put on the front.

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