Friday, December 28, 2018

Sips by Tea Subscription Box - December 2018

One of my Facebook friends mentioned that she has a subscription box for teas. I love tea! I love subscription boxes! I wanted to learn more.

Turns out there's a subscription box called Sips by that will send you new teas to sample every month. 

Color me intrigued!

Sips by

Who are they?

Sips by™ is an Austin-based startup founded by a small group of tea lovers who want discovering tea to be fun, personalized, and affordable. Through our monthly tea subscription box, we'll inspire you to explore the big wide world of tea. From loose leaf tea to teabags, herbal tea to caffeinated tea, we're your one-stop online tea shop. (source)

What do you get?

Friday, November 16, 2018

Shy Shiloh: The Yearly Vet Visit

Tales of a Shy Dog: The Yearly Vet Visit

Took Shiloh to the vet for her yearly check-up today. 

She trotted out of the house just fine, but came to a screeching halt when she saw the car. Tried to coax her into the car, but no dice. 

Here we go....

Lifted her into the car. 

Drove to the vet.

Lifted her out of the car. 

Tried to coax her into the building. 

Carried her into the building. 

She trembled like a leaf as we waited. Thankfully there was no one else waiting as Shiloh is extra skittish around strangers.

Slid her from the waiting room into the exam room (she plops down and refuses to move so thank goodness for tile floors). 

Slid her from the exam room to the scale. She now weighs 61 lbs. She was a scrawny 43 lbs when we adopted her 2 years ago, so yay! 

She walked back into the exam room on her own. Straight to the door, ready to leave. Sorry girl, not yet.

Waited in the office for the vet, then tried to coax her out from under the table (Shiloh, not the vet). 

Slid her out from under the table for her exam. 

Shout out to our awesome vet for understanding and getting down on the floor with Shiloh for the exam! 

Shiloh was really good while they took blood, examined her, and gave her her booster shots. 

Once done, she trotted out of the exam room, said hello to a kitten in the waiting room, then pulled my husband out to the car and jumped into it like a champ.

Curled up on her pillow for the drive home and once home, only hid in the closet to decompress for a few minutes. 

Believe it or not, this was a big improvement over last year's visit! I'm so proud of my fearful little girl! Exhausted and sore, but proud.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Review: Stone & Beam 3 Piece Striped Cotton Towel Set

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There was no product description available when I requested these from Amazon Vine for review, but I'm always on the look-out for nice towels so decided to take a chance.

These are listed as striped cotton towels in charcoal, but they're actually white towels with charcoal stripe accents along the bottom. There are three towels in the set: a bath towel, a hand towel, and a wash cloth. They came nicely packaged, ready for gift giving.

Stone & Beam 3 Piece Striped Cotton Towel Set in Charcoal
gift ready!

These are not as plush as I'd hoped, but they weren't too thin either. I guess you'd consider them medium thick? The bath towel is a good size and has a sewn-in hook for hanging, which is a nice touch.

The towels came through the first two washes fine but be aware that you're supposed to wash them on cold with no chlorine bleach, fabric softener, or dryer sheets. They also recommend you wash them separately from dark colors. These towels are a bit of a diva!

Sadly, my fears about white towels came true and the wash cloth and hand towel were soon stained. The hand towel looks okay, but is a little dingy. The wash cloth is stained and without using bleach, I doubt I'll be able to get it back to its original whiteness.

Aside from the stains, there were no other issues. Not as plush or thick as I'd hoped, but they're a good, everyday towel.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Postcards 3-23-18

from Kelly
A colorful postcard from my penpal Kelly

A lovely card from my pal Sienna, all the way from the Philippines!

A postcard of Idaho Springs from my new pal Corynn from Idaho!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Postcards 2-28-2018

Received this colorful postcard from one of my Facebook friends!
Pretty and tasty too!

Monday, January 1, 2018