Legos… Every parent’s worst nightmare!
They could be even smaller and thus even more painful when I step on them… And Henry really loves sticking them together and pulling them apart. I guess we’re going to call it a wash.
Ferguson says hi.
So I was hoping that this post would include a very delicious enchilada recipe, but no dice. Actually, it was still delicious, but it wasn’t share-worthy.
Over the weekend, we went to a Mexican restaurant, and I inhaled spinach and mushroom corn enchiladas with this creamy sauce. I was attempting to mimic the dish, but with a vegan ‘cheese’ sauce.
The sauce included the following, all whirled up in the blender:
3/4 cup soy milk
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 can Garbanzo beans
I poured the sauce over six spinach, onion, and mushroom rolled corn soft tacos and baked it for 15 minutes at 350. Unfortunately, the sauce ended up hardening – not the creamy, dreamy mess that I was going for. But still really good!
Here’s the kicker, though – the sauce is INCREDIBLE unbaked. You could put it over stir-fries or even on a sandwich. So there – this recipe attempt isn’t for naught. Just make the sauce and enjoy.
My StitchFix Obsession
By popular demand, here’s my StitchFix post! I have been using StichFix for three months, but I wasn’t going to blog about it because it seems like almost every blogger has! But I mentioned it in a post and the comments exploded with requests for a peek into my fixes – so here’s that post.
If you have not heard about StitchFix yet, it’s an online personal shopping service. I am SO glad that other bloggers convinced me to sign up. This is the thing about StitchFix: the style and the sizing is SPOT ON. The concept wouldn’t work if their styling and sizing wasn’t so perfect. I have only tried on one item out of fifteen that didn’t fit me perfectly, and I think there’s only been two or three items that I felt blah about. It’s actually pretty amazing (I don’t know how they do it!).
When you sign up for the service, you fill out a style survey, a sizing chart, and you describe your daily activities a bit. So you can personalize your fixes to your lifestyle (for example, office or SAHM). You pay a $20 styling fee, which can be applied to your purchase. And then you get your fix in the mail. You get five pieces, a styling guide, and a return package so you can easily send back whatever you don’t want. Your card is automatically changed for whatever you keep, and then you go back online and fill out a survey to indicate why you kept and returned the items. Each fix is custom tailored with your feedback, so the fixes get better and better over time.
You can set your prices low or high, depending on your budget. I’ve actually noticed the prices getting cheaper over my last three fixes, but that could just be a coincidence. Most items are about $50. If you buy all the items in one fix, you get a 25% discount. Granted, this is way more than I would ever spend in a store for an item. But what I love about StitchFix (and why I’m willing to pay more) is that 1) it’s really exciting to get a fix in the mail; 2) I receive items that I probably wouldn’t pick up at the store; and 3) I don’t have to go to the store, which is practically impossible with a small child. But mostly, I like it because it’s fun!
Here’s my latest fix:
Raglan Striped Knit Shirt
This shirt is super cute – I don’t think this photo does it justice, actually. It’s higher in the front than the back, and it’s very soft and comfy. It’s $48. For me, it was a KEEP.
This is a good example of why I love StitchFix. I would’ve never picked up this skirt in a store, but I really liked it when I tried it on. I need to figure out how to style it better, because an ill-fitting tucked-in pajama top isn’t cutting it. Hah. At $48, I decided to KEEP it.
Roll-Cuff Cotton Cargo Short
I liked these shorts a lot from the front, but I didn’t like the back. I decided to RETURN them for several other reasons: the price point was way too high ($68), and I already have some similar-colored shorts.
Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
Ooooh I loved this shirt! The material is super delicate and pretty. It’s basically a glorified t-shirt, which is what I always request in my fixes because I live in tops like this. I need something cute but functional when I’m chasing Henry around a playground! At $44, I decided it was a KEEP.
Crossbody Bag with Zip Detail
I liked the look of this crossbody purse, but I’m just not very into purses these days. Hello, diaper bag. I have zero use for a small purse, so even though I thought the price was good ($48), I decided to RETURN it.
So – that’s my fix. If you’re interested in trying out the service for yourself, you can sign up right here <—that’s a referral link; thank you for the support. <3 I was thinking that if enough people sign up with my referral link, I’ll do a giveaway of some credits. Sounds like a fun plan, right?!
So my husband (who is 36 and still loves legos BTW) said that when he was a child, his mother would lay out a large bed sheet and put all the legos on the sheet. Then when he was done playing, she’d gather up the sheet (with legos and all) and tie the sheet like a bag until he was ready to play again!