Monday, May 29, 2017

Links Vol. 23

1. This closet organization has me inspired to tackle some closets in my house.

2. I want this water bottle SO bad, especially for summer.

3. My current favourite face mask. It's inexpensive and does the trick for oily skin!

4. I just bought this adorable journal for Brooke's birthday. I love a good monogram.

5. Dying to own this Tarte palette, but having series sticker shock.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Currently... May 2017

Watching: One Tree Hill (for the first time ever!) and Shameless.

Eating: Feta cheese and turkey sandwiches.

Doing: Enjoying the first bits of summer. I got my first s'more of the year this weekend!

Thinking: About creative ways to upgrade our home without spending money. This is a difficult task, but I'm determined.

Planning: A major home upgrade - new windows! Maybe not now, but eventually. We're gathering quotes.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

AdoreMe Review

Finding bras that fit correctly has always been an issue for me. Recently, I went on the hunt for the 15th billion time in my life and found nothing. I decided to get remeasured, and was informed at two separate stores that what I needed wasn't readily available for me. My band vs. cup measurement didn't exist on their size chart. I tried on the best they had to offer, and it didn't fit. Finding a band that fit was no issue, but finding a cup that I didn't spill out of was seemingly impossible.

A lovely sales rep at a plus-size store recommended I try out a specialty bra store, so I did. Bras there were upwards of $130. I left feeling extremely discouraged, so I went home and scoured the internet for options.

I had seen commercials for Adore Me on TV, but never assumed that they had much of a size range. When I stumbled across the website, I was surprised to see that Adore Me carries sizes 30A-46G, offers flat rate shipping and returns, and even has a VIP program for discounts.

I took a shot and ordered. I picked a style, measured myself, and decided to order a size up just in case. About a week later, the package arrived. It turns out I had ordered a size up for nothing, it was slightly too big. I followed the return process and had the correct size within a week.

Here's what I thought about the process and product:

What I Liked: First of all, the selection of bras is amazing (unlined vs. padded, balconette vs. full coverage, etc.). They even carry swimwear, sleepwear, and lingerie. Second, the items are true to size. The measurement guide online turned out to be perfectly accurate (rare when purchasing things online!). Third, the quality is outstanding. The bras are made better than most I've seen in stores, especially for plus size girls. The straps are thick, the band is sturdy, and the fabrics are beautiful.

Beyond the actual bras, the service is beyond what I imagined. I got a deal on my first set, and returning was so easy. Adore Me provided a shipping label and even let me order a replacement before they received the return.

What I Didn't Like: If there's anything I don't love about Adore Me, it's the price and currency. Although $49/$59 for a set isn't outrageous compared to local stores, those are USD prices. I really, really wish the website displayed in Canadian currency for us Canadian shoppers.

Final Thoughts: This service really surprised me. I haven't signed up for the VIP program, but I am strongly considering it. I highly recommend this website to anyone who has trouble shopping for bras, and even those who don't!

You can join Adore Me through my referral link here!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring To Do List

This Spring's to-do list is small, but doable. I'm trying to improve our front yard before it gets too hot, so most of my goals revolve around that. What do you have planned for Spring?

1. Find a swimsuit

2. Have our eavestrough replaced

3. Create a new front walkway

4. Replace the back door on our house

5. Reduce my sugar intake

6. Grow a plant, any plant

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