[ 0 ] July 1, 2013 |

Funeral for my FatUm, yeah.  So, I woke up this morning feeling like an Oompa Loompa.  I swear this theme song was playing (feel free to click on the link and listen along while you read…hilarious).  Anyway – I had an AWESOME weekend hanging with my husby and some friends – and when I say “awesome”, I mean I ate a disgusting amount of food.  Disgusting.

Mexican Dinner on Friday, followed by lunch on Saturday in Beacon Hill, followed by a huge Italian dinner at Monicas in the North End.  Oh, and in between those lovely feeding frenzies we had a Robert Downey Jr. sighting.  Yes ladies.  Ironman.  Walking his baby.  Not gonna lie – I probably could’ve eatin’ him (and his baby) too – but luckily I had just devoured lunch so it was gonna be tough to fit anything else in my belly.  I needed at least 7 minutes before I was to feed again.  And, by that time, he and his offspring had gone.

When all was said and done, the hub and I polished off a box (no, not 1, but a BOX) of Italian cookies from my fave North End bakery…Bovas. It’s as if the fat cells in my body were screaming for me to give em’ the goods – and, me (not wanting to see them suffer), obliged with lots of white bread and sugar. I’m gross-y Jocie.

Worse? It’s not even like I starve myself during the week…So I’m not sure why I couldn’t control myself this weekend. I eat healthy/work out all week and give myself 1 day (usually Saturday) to eat whatever my heart desires.  You know, 37 donuts, 18 cupcakes, a whole entire bag of Oreos…whatevs.   Either way, I awoke to the songs of my people (you know, the Oompa Loompas) and realized it was time to jump, I mean “roll” back into the action.


When I’m not stuffing my weekend-face, I’ve been addicted (and I mean ADDICTED) to the POPSUGAR Fitness channel on youtube.  Not only are the videos a-w-e-s-o-m-e, but they are F-R-E-E free and that’s pretty sweet for people like me who can’t stay motivated without variety. I’m such a 5 year old.

Anyway, while they have some 45 minute videos, most are 10 minutes so you can mix and match.  And, let me tell you – these chicks make you work for it in those shorty seshions.  Here’s a sampling of what I did today -

In addition to the Bootie Burning Workout from Sarah Jessica Parker’s trainer (above), I also did an Upper Body Workout and Flat Belly Workout - total of around 30 minutes.  I’ll be finishing it off with a lil’ power walk after work.  And, that’s how it’s done.

Moral of the story?  These work outs are awesome. Try em’.  You’ll like em’.

Let’s have a moment of silence…for my fat rolls.

Oh, and P.S.  I’ve decided that I need to be a dog owner, like pronto-saurus-rex. I’m ready for dog slobber and poop bags.  So, if you see this dog over the holidays, please let him know I want to be his best friend, like…yesterday.  Please & Thank you. Okay, bye.

Blue Sunglasses

Awesome dog in sunglasses image (via(disclaimers)

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[ 1 ] June 28, 2013 |

5stylehigh Summer UpdatesSooooo, I’ve been thinkin….where did my blog go?  I mean, obviously it’s still here…but I have started feeling a bit disconnected (as apparent in my lack of posts these days) and I realized it was time for an important conversation with myself. It went kinda like this:

Self:  How come you suck so much at blogging these days?

Self:  I think I’ve lost my mojo.

Self:  Your an idiot.

And, it went on like that for like, an hour.  Me, asking myself why I was losing my love for writing about awesome stuff and wanting to quit, and then the other me telling me I’d be crazy to give up on something I promised myself I’d see through to infinity, squared infinity.

And, then it hit me.  As much as this labor of love has grown and flourished over the last 2 years, I have drifted away from some of the things I loved most when I started in the first place -

*Awesomedonuts! stuff like this list of unique & naughty donuts:


*Quirky stories about my magical life.  Ones like this one:


*Things I’m passionate about…, like ELEPHANTS & GRIEF

*Things I love the mostest…like these cool soaps I wrote about in the LET’S GET NAKED & SING WITH MUSIC CITY SOAPS post.

Do I LOVE subscription boxes?  Absolutely.

But, I feel like everything I started has turned into this one thing…which is all encompassed by these crazy lil’ boxes of awesomeness.  And, although they are totally kick-ass, I am WAY more than just the “subscription box girl”.  And, I hope you stick around to be RE-introduced to that chickadee.  She’s pretty darn cool, if I don’t say so myself.


So, what’s that mean for Y-O-U?  More of M-E-E (that’s “me” with an extra “e”, duh) and lots more posts about super, cool non-subscription box related stuff, and other things that make me tick-tock-tickity-tock.   Don’t worry my subscription box lovey’s – The Insanely Huge Subscription Box Directory will stay in tact, and I promise to update it more regularly (I have millions of boxes to add).  I will also still be providing reviews of fabulous boxes – but subscription box reviews and updates will be limited to one day per week (probably on the day I hate to spell) because it falls mid-week. I’ll also be limiting this to boxes I’m truly passionate about.  It’s only fair.

I also plan on still featuring some awesome man stuff – I mean, dudes are people too right?  I just don’t know if my hubby and I will be writing them together, or apart or how that will pan out.  Maybe a little bit of both?  I think it depends upon the crazy doc’s skedge.  He’s pretty busy these days, and when he gets a free second, I’d prefer he spend it canoodling with me and not writing a post for my blog.  You get the gist.  We’ll see how it goes, but man stuff will still be making its presence known every so often…

Surrounding that, I plan on sharing a bit more of myself.  Interestingly, I’ve grown quite fond of health & fitness.  So maybe I’ll share some of that.  I will never lose my obsession with food, so you’ll probably get LOTS more of that.  Oh, and you can probably expect a minimum of 37 DSC_0350selfies a day, all with hilarious meaningless captions and duck smooch lips.  Ha ha.  Just kidding.  I totally suck at taking those pics of myself – remember this post? If you want to see hilarious pics of me trying to look awesome, check out that post.  Ha-Ha!

What was I saying again?  Oh yeah.  New blog stuff. Let’s just consider this my re-introduction to the blog-o-verse. Get ready to see A LOT more pics of my cat.  She’s super fluffy. You’re gonna want to steal her.



ok. bye.


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[ 0 ] February 10, 2013 |

Feelin’ full of love on this beautiful Sunday.  Is it weird that I’m counting down the hours to Walking Dead? Here’s some lovey-dovey-smooshy stuff in honor of this week’s holiday.

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[ 0 ] January 21, 2013 |

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[ 0 ] January 13, 2013 |

Some positive vibes to start off the week!

These quotes…

(via and via)

 This rediculously awesome & thoughtful proposal…

This freaking thing…


 Have an awesome week!

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