Oh, hey! Apparently, I forgot that yesterday was Monday, so I’m sharing something awesome today instead. To be fair, it’s been slightly dramatic here in the last couple of days. Since last time I posted: (a) we found out our loft is being sold, (b) we decided to buy instead of rent, (c) we put an offer in on a the perfectest loft for us and (d) lost it to some dumb richy-pants. Apparently, we do not know how to just relax and take a breath between major life events. I.e. last summer we thought it would be a hoot to become a doctor, move to a new state, get married and save the world. To be fair, I”m not the one that became a Dr., but I became a Mrs. Doctor, which is almost as hard. Oh wait, I also didn’t save the world. That was a flat-out exaggeration.
Thankfully, we are going on our Honeymoon next week (FINALLY!) for a much-needed siesta from adulthood, so I”m gonna be off the grid for about a week. I’ll be posting stuff randomly before we head off to sea, including the name of the winner of the awesome Bitter Baking Co cookie giveaway that just ended yesterday! First though, I gotta post about my newest craving:
Something we’ve previously established: Me + monthly presents = smooshy love fest. Last week, I talked about Birchbox and Foodzie and I mentioned that they may or may not have a secret lovechild – Well, I’m happy to report, it’s true! My Cravebox arrived last week!
After accosting the mailman, I snatched up the box of unknown goodies and sprinted up three flights of stairs to my abode. ok, fine…I was completely out of breath by flight 2, but you get the gist. I won’t lie. I cradled my Cravebox a little bit before I opened it up. Then, I ravaged it like it was filled with gold; and to my surprise I felt as giddy as I do on Christmas morning once I saw what was inside.
If you aren’t hip to Cravebox yet, you should totally GET hip to it. The receipt of this absolutely killer monthly subscription box inclusive of “the most crave-worthy food, beauty & home products” only costs $10 bucks a month. The retail value of the contents in this 1 box alone exceeded $175 bucks, at least (NO JOKE PEEPS!). Then, if you want more of what’s in the box, you can hit up the website and purchase it (with a coupon code!) How awesome is that!
Here’s the deal though – they are SUPER exclusive at the moment. Everyone wants in and they are SOLD OUT. But, you can click here to get on the waiting list and they will email you once they have room for you to join in on the fun. It took me about 30 days to get in on this, so I’d recommend adding your email address, like 5 seconds ago. Anyway, here’s what I got in the “2012 VITALITY BOX“:
A full size package to get my vitamins! I haven’t tried this yet, but seriously hope it tastes like Tang. I haven’t had that in a bazillion years or so.
Colavita EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for those of you that are acronymically challenged):
This stuff is cholesterol free and rich in nutrients. This will be gone in about a second, since I use olive oil for everything. Love.
Can I just tell you that this FULL SIZE goodie retails for $120 dollars. Must I remind you that I only spent $10 on the entire monthly box of stuff? It’s like the monthly subscription box and skin replenishing lottery!
I was super excited to get this lil’ magazine in my box and cannot wait to give it my full attention. Once I completely read the love note from Cravebox, I realized that it was a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION! I know I’m screaming, but I can’t help it. I’m too excited to contain myself.
This was the favorite of the box. If you remember, Santa brought me the S2H Replay watchy-thinga-majiggy that I bragged about here. Now, it has a mate! Hubby has been wearing this guy to work everyday. Yey.
CANNOT wait to see what I get next time around! See ya later alligator. Love, me.
I have something really cool to share, but first I gotta tell you about how I almost died this morning trying to make 2012 my bitch. So, the hubby and I got a membership to the “Y” on Monday. P.S. the “Y.M.C.A.” in these parts is pretty AWESOME. It’s brand-spankin’ new and steps from our front door, which is both helpful and annoying at the same time. But, anyway…
Last night I celebrated our new healthy outlook on life by finishing off the balance of the Christmas cookies and demolishing a baby-sized tub of Ben and Jerry’s. I then proceeded to wash it down with 3 mini bottles of champagne (which were left over from our wedding) while catching up on some boob tube (yes, I said boob boys). All in all, it was a nice lil’ Bon Voyage party for my saddlebags.
This morning was a little rough, though. We arose at around 6:30 for our a.m. gym date and ran there since it was like, negative a million out. I was basically hyperventilating by the time I got there because I’ve been avoiding working out during the holidays, and well, probably since before then if I’m bein’ honest like Abe. I probably should have taken that as a sign that the next hour of my life was going to suck, big time, but instead, I decided that intervals on the treadmill would be the right pick for the first 30 minutes of my work out. Um…yeah. So, once the 30 minutes passed, I turned off the machine and realized that something weird was happening. And, when I say “weird” I mean that I was completely dizzy and seconds from keeling over. I had f’ing sea legs and it was so bad, I had to “walk it off”…Who walks off sea legs at the gym? Only me.
The moral of this story is this: Well, there is no moral. But, while I was meandering around the gym trying to find my soul again, I realized I had not decided what “awesome” I was going to share with you for today. Then, it came to me… Random, I know…but that’s how I roll. Introducing something to help you make 2012 your bitch:
Thanks to fitness magazine, I am now introduced to fitlosophy, a company that sells my newest, beloved: the fitbook™ for around $23 bucks (version shown to the left is around $25 bucks with $4 dollars going to breast cancer research and awareness) .
I’m very excited about the fitbook™ and will be purchasing one here in the very near future so that I can officially log my plans to take over 2012 via my ripped abs and killer triceps. I love this book so much because (despite my efforts to use the amazing online tools out there), I’m still sorta just a touchy-feely kinda girl at heart, with fantastic penmanship.
The fitbook™ has enough to accommodate 3 months of loggin your sweat volume and celery intake, with options to record your various excercise work outs and nutrition triumphs, fails and goals. I love the “weekly wrap up” section and cute smiley face rating system. They even have fitbook™ Jr, for all of the little humans out there, so they can learn about living a fit life, straight outta the womb. Love it. Like it. Gotta have it.
fitpack: set of 4 fitbooks for $79 bucks and some change
Totally recommend getting the 4 pack so you can log a full year of awesomeness!
Find it: Here
This giveaway has ended.
Happy New Year awesomes! I’m super excited because today, I get to give you something to say “thanks” for being my new pal. Make sure you follow all the steps below so you have a chance to win monthly presents. Good luck!
Just click here and click the “Like” button between January 1st and January 7th, 2012 to show us some lovin’. Don’t forget to complete “step 2″ below or we won’t know how to get in touch with you if you are selected as the lucky winner!
P.S. If you are already a fan of our Facebook page, you can skip straight to “step 2″ below to enter!
Type “Giveaway 1″ in the subject line and include your first name, email address and phone number in the body. Then click the “send” button to receive your entry! Limit of one (1) entry per person PLEASE. Your entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 7, 2012 to be considered eligible.
YOUR CHOICE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- A three (3) month Foodzie tasting box subscription
- A twelve (12) month Birchbox® beauty box subscription
- A twelve (12) month Maghound® magazine subscription
- $100 bucks in the form of a major credit card gift card
We’ll randomly select a winner on or about January 8th, so be on the look-out for the announcement!
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Boo! Hiss! I really didn’t get a puppy. Poor Harley is still patiently waiting for a fluffy, slobbery brother or sister, as we continue to ruin her life by affixing reindeer antlers and such. I mean, I’m not an expert or anything, but I’m pretty sure that look has “devistation” written all over it.
The good news is, that I’m not a complete liar. I did in fact get a dog of a different sorta-kind. Ladies (and gents) I present to you my newest, awesomest monthly subscription:
Update (2012) – Sad to say maghoud closed for biz-nass. Boo hiss.
I got a Maghound subscription from my ma and pa in law! It’s sorta-kinda close to getting a puppy right? I’ve talked about Maghound before here and it’s been on the list of stuff I’m Jonesin’ for, but now it’s mine, all mine! Yippee!
For those of you who are not aware of this gem, here’s the scoop: Maghound is an online magazine subscription membership service. What the “h” is that, right? It’s awesome in the form of monthly paper presents, that’s what the “h” it is. In a nutshell, you sign up and choose one of the tier packages available (i.e. 5 magazine titles for $7.95 per month), you get to choose, change and manage the magazines you get each month.
That’s only $7.95 for 5 titles, so you are literally paying $1 buck and fitty-nine-cent per month for each title. No seriously. It’s that cheap and you get to pick whatever magazines you want and change them out whenever you want. Don’t worry – you are not stuck with those reject magazines that no one reads anyway. They have a great selection which pretty much includes all of the on-shelf magazines (from what I noticed). I chose the 3 title package since I’m already getting some magazines in the mail from previous subscriptions. For only $4.95 per month, I’m getting:
In-Style for my fashion fix
Every Day with Rachel Ray for my house-wifey/cooking fix
Shopsmart for my new and cool product fix
Um, how cool is this? I love getting magazines each month, but it can get pricey if you order them separately. Plus, if you order something new and you get bored with it or want to change things up, you are locked in for the full subscription term. With Maghound, you are not stuck and you can change it up as you like. Can you say “AWESOME”? I can. Awesome. Okay, gotta go feed the dog. And, when I say “feed the dog” I mean “stuff my face with junk” before 2012 ruins my life by making me be healthy.