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Why Am I The ONLY One That Doesn’t Think Stitch Fix is Expensive?

Ok, I’m about to get real here on a review of Stitch Fix. Because, seriously, I’ve read review after another that all say the same thing “Stitch Fix is expensive”. I disagree people. Seriously disagree…and I shop at the thrift store.

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How Much The Clothes In My Box Costed

Here’s the real figures of how much my last fix costed.

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Stitch fix unboxing

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As you can see, the highest priced thing in the box was $56 and it was for a pair of jeans. The only reason why those were as high as they were, is because I told the company I’d willingly pay more for jeans then the rest of the categories.

You’re Not Just Paying For The Service

Again, with the prices! Everyone tries to justify the prices of the clothes by saying, “well, you are paying for a service”. To be honest, I don’t know how they are making money…or maybe I should say, “we’re all getting scammed at retail shops”.

When is the last time you walked into a decent department store and saw a shirt that was less than $30? I’m not talking about the cheapo stuff at Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe (which I love these cheapo shops, btw.) I’m really talking about JCPenney’s, Macy’s, The Express, etc. These higher end stores sell all of the clothes on their racks for at minimum $30 for a shirt.

So…if Stitch Fix can pay the stylist to pick out clothes for me, and then ship it to me for $20…yet, apply that $20 to my purchase…what is the department stores doing charging the same amount or more? Oh, did I mention that it is free to return the clothes that you don’t want?

Why Investing in Clothes Is Worth It

I’ve been a thrift store shopper since I was a teenager. But, I’ve bought my fair share of higher quality clothing. Here’s what I know to be true, when you buy brand new clothes that cost a little more, they will last.

Just the other day, I finally gave away a shirt that my mom bought for me when I was 14. She bought it from this store called Gantos (which is probably out of business now). I suspect she paid at least $30 for 20+ years ago. And you know why I got rid of it? The same reason I have gotten rid of every single other piece of high quality clothing she bought me…because it didn’t fit anymore.

Thrift Store Clothes Don’t Last

I don’t know what your experience is with thrift store clothing, but mine is, it doesn’t last. I’ve worn holes in everything that I get from the thrift store in about a year. Honestly, I think it’s because moths get into the clothes at the stores and weaken the material.

I’m not going to stop buy stuff at the thrift store, but I do want to start investing a little bit of money in higher quality clothes. The clothes at the thrift store were probably higher quality at some point, but not by the time they get to me.

How to Get The Cheaper Prices in Your Stitch Fix Box

There’s a key way you can get lower priced clothes in your stitch fix box. You have to tell them how much you are willing to pay for the clothes. They’ll ask you what your price range is for every category of clothes.

Now…let’s be real, you aren’t getting a piece of clothing in your box that’s $15. It’s not Walmart people. If you want Walmart prices, then you’re gonna get Walmart quality.

Stitch Fix Has High Quality Clothes That Are Well Made

I grew up with a seamstress for a mom. My mom handmade all of my dresses and many of my clothes when growing up. She also made my prom dress, wedding dress, and countless other formal gowns for others. She knows all about fabric, fit, stitching, and everything to do with well made clothes.

My mom taught me how to look for things that are well made. She showed me what kind of hemlines on clothes to look for. To turn a garment inside out and see how it is stitched together. She taught me to look at tags on the clothes and see what they are made from. I know what high quality fabrics are.

I’ve inspected everything that has come from Stitch Fix for quality, and these lower priced items are well made. I imagine if I was willing to pay more money for each category, then I’d likely get even higher quality products.

Check out the live where I show you what I received in my box.

Here’s Where You Sign Up To Try It

I’m not being paid by the company to say this. I actually signed up for the service, because they were giving away free styling fees. And, I’m paying for the clothes they recently sent me with my own money.

So, I don’t want you to think that I’m giving a bias review. I do want you to know that they have a referral program and I’m going to leave my referral link below. It doesn’t change your costs, but it does give me a $25 credit if you sign up for an account and order a fix.

You are also able to get credits to the company if you share your referral link with your friends. And… I suggest you do if you like the service. I’m the last person on the planet that you’d expect to say something isn’t too expensive. I’ve been told that I squeak when I walk because I’m so tight. However, my mom and dad sunk money into our clothes because they wanted them to last.

I’m at that point now that I want to stop paying $5 for clothes I only get to wear for a year before I have to trash them because of holes. I think Stitch Fix is a good way for me to add a few higher quality pieces to my wardrobe.

Expired: How to Get My Entire Bedroom Game Library and Printables Free Today Only

A few months ago, Austin and I put together our entire bedroom game library with all of the printables we sell on the website. Generally, we sell it for $40, but we offer it at $27 for those that sign up to be a community member.

Well, today, I want to tell you how to get it for free. Yesterday, I shared with you that Austin and I put our Valentine’s Jumpstart pack in a bundle sale with the Dating Divas. That bundle is only available until midnight tonight and it’s $18. If you buy that bundle sale that has our Valentine’s pack + the 27 other resources, I’ll send you a link where you can get our entire library.

If you have already purchased the bundle, which I know some of you have, please send me an email so I can send you the link. If you haven’t bought it yet, go ahead and do that before midnight tongith and send me an email to keelie@lovehopeadventure.com.

You can go ahead and buy the bundle here-

If you want to see my virtual unboxing before you buy, you can check it out here-

Virtual Unboxing of Spring Bundle

 

Other things on my mind this week-

How we used Facebook marketplace for our moving sale

Distracting Things That Happen During Intimacy

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I See God Working in This

If you didn’t know, I have been a work from home mom for the past 5 years. I fell into my online writing work and from there, Love Hope Adventure was born. I’ve talked about this before that The Dating Divas was a huge inspiration for our blog. Austin and I made our first bedroom game before we were bloggers, because we saw some fun ideas on their site.

If you didn't know, I have been a work from home mom for the past 5 years. I fell into my online writing work and from there, Love Hope Adventure was born. I've talked about this before that The Dating Divas was a huge inspiration for our blog. Austin and I made our first bedroom game before we were bloggers, because we saw some fun ideas on their site.

I Passed a Milestone On The Blog

I’ve been slowly checking off things from my blog bucket list over the last few years, and this week, I marked off a big one! We were able to put our Valentine’s Day printable pack in a bundle sale over on The Dating Divas website. Now, if you don’t know, it’s not super easy to get into these bundles. The site owners have to see value in your product. I’m super honored that they recognized our hard work.

*Update, This Deal Has Expired

Over the years, I’ve tried to go to work for The Divas, and I haven’t quite made the cut. It’s been really amazing to see that happen this go round. It’s totally God bringing these opportunities for us and allowing us to encourage more couples. I’ve been praying for the last several months that He would bless our efforts and let us be a help to more people. We’ve got a huge heart to see married couples be more intimate and grow in their relationship with each other and God.

If you want to check out the Spring Bundle that we put our Valentine’s product in check out my virtual unboxing.

 

If you want to read the blog post about what is offered in that bundle, then you can check it out here.

Done For You Valentine’s Day Gift

As you know, I love Valentine’s Day! And it’s a good thing, because you guys love sexy games to celebrate the holiday. I’m so excited to announce that Austin and I put together a done for you Valentine’s Day pack so that you can take the pressure off the day and just enjoy it.

Every printable in this pack, Austin created for Valentine’s Day for me in years past. These romantic Valentine’s Day gifts were a huge blessing to me, so we thought we’d pass them on to you.

Valentine’s Day Jumpstart Pack

In the jumpstart pack, we’ve included 3 different printables for you. Here’s a look at the different things you’ll receive:

Valentine’s Day Card

One thing that I really love to receive from Austin for any holiday is a card. He has made some really sweet cards for me in the past. He actually wrote the poem on this card and designed it front to back. It really is beautiful.

Week of Love Gift Tags

I was totally surprised one year from Austin with a Week of Love. He created these super sweet tags and put them with small gifts. Each day leading up to Valentine’s, I was able to open one.

You can get the printable for those gifts in this pack. Here’s where you can check out what we suggest you give for the gifts.

Sexy Truth or Dare Valentine’s Edition

Valentine's Day Printables

Truth or Dare is the most popular game on my website. Not only is it the most popular game, it is the sole reason 80% of our followers found us. People just LOVE this game! And why shouldn’t they? It helps you have sexy fun in the bedroom.

If you are ready to grab your Valentine’s Jumpstart Pack then use the Buy Now Button Below.

 

This pack will help you be ready for the upcoming holiday. I like to make Valentine’s fun and easy. We focus on celebrating our love for each other, not grand ideas of romance. All of the printables in this pack, we have used to celebrate our Valentine’s Days in the past.
I hope you enjoy these printables!

Free Webinar For Tips on Physical Intimacy and More Difficult Positions

Austin and I are hosting a free webinar with Brent from Christian Friendly Sex Positions and Married Dance. We will be talking about tips on how to make intimacy feel better. Also, we’re going over things you can do to get into more difficult positions with your spouse.

Live Webinar Sex Questions

Here’s a list of questions that we are going to answer during the webinar.

1. what keeps a couple from trying new sex positions?
2. how can one partner approach their spouse to try a new position?
3. Are there any tips you can give us to make sex hotter?
4. What are your tips for a couple that is going to try a more advanced position?
5. What are a few advanced positions you suggest?
6. Do you have any aids that would help couples with these positions in your store?

You can sign up for the free webinar through the image below-

How I Motivated Myself to Lose Weight

I have shared with you guys before that I have gone through some major weight loss in the last few years. A little over a year ago, I made another change that resulted in me losing a lot of weight and greatly reduced my asthma.

how I motivated myself to lose weight. I didn't use new year's resolutions...rather, I did this.

So, how did I do it? I challenged myself to make the changes a week at a time. I didn’t go all in. I didn’t commit to big things. I just challenged myself to eat a certain way for 6 days at a time. On Saturdays, I would let myself splurge. I did this every week for several months, until I finally made my diet changes permanent.

Having an end date was way more effective of a strategy for me then to just say I was going to make a change for the rest of my life. That’s not doable in the slightest. But, starting every week with a challenge and having a day I knew I could splurge, really helped me with the perseverance to push past the hangry days.

That’s why we are doing a healthy eating challenge in our private group. Actually, we are just wrapping up the workout challenge that we have been doing the last week. And, I’m going to run 2 other challenges after we get done with the 7 day healthy eating challenge.

If you want to get in on the challenge, then be sure to sign up for the community here. You get 7 days free in the group and then you are charged $7 a month to stay in. You can cancel at any time. I hope you will join us! I’ve got 5 healthy crockpot meals I’m going to share with everyone during the challenge. All of these meals stick within my diet. It’s the one I’ve been on for a year that’s helped me lose 20 pounds.

Other things on my mind:

I really loved this post from Jay Dee over at Uncovering Intimacy about the best way to discuss sexual fantasies. He has some great ideas.

Have a great week! I will chat with you soon.

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Does a Good Relationship Equal Good Dental Health?

If you didn’t know, my best friend is a dentist…prosthodontist, really. He handles cosmetic dentistry and completely revolutionizes people’s lives. He gives people the ability to eat and to feel confident when smiling. I’ve simply been amazed at how he helps people every day.

What I find really interesting is what Rhonda Trainer has to say about the correlation of dental health and healthy relationships. She says that research shows those that are in better relationships tend to have better oral health. It makes a lot of sense to me. I have done a lot of things on account of my health, because Austin encouraged me and helped me.

Here’s what she has to say about the correlation-

When you’re talking about intimacy and happiness in your relationship, you probably aren’t thinking about the impact that you and your partner’s teeth are having – or vice-versa. Right? You might be surprised to find out that people in strong relationships can have better teeth.

Research conducted by the University of Queensland in Australia found that those questioning their relationship were more likely to have poor oral hygiene.

There’s many reasons for poor oral hygiene. From relationship based stress to self esteem issues, there are reasons to look after your teeth.

Poor Self Perceptions

The research outlines how those scared of emotional intimacy, or in poor quality relationships, will be less likely to look after their teeth. This is probably true of other health issues as well. Because they don’t put attention on their oral health, they feel more self conscious about them. Having regular clinical and cosmetic dental appointments is important to overall health.

Those in an unstable relationships are likely to miss or rearrange appointments indefinitely. When you are in a committed relationship, you tend to stay on top of things like this. While emotional self reliance is important, it’s ok to seek help from others. Research shows that having confidence in your relationship will impact positively elsewhere.

Future Health

Most good relationships encompass a dedication between two people and transcend purely physical signs. Some aspects of your outward appearance can’t be controlled, and that’s fine. Even when it comes to dentistry, some will have genetically poor teeth. This isn’t a problem, just so long as proper dental hygiene is followed.

Couples that are in good relationships tend to be willing to put more money in their looks. Those with bad genetics are more likely going to have the cosmetic dentistry done that is needed. Being attractive for your spouse is really important to people that are close.

Physical Attraction

Physical attraction isn’t everything in a relationship. The strongest couples have unconditional love and the willpower to help. Whether that’s getting fit and active together, or improving a diet touched by the stress of work.

Psychologists have outlined that while it is secondary, physical attraction is important to a marriage. Many couples find counseling beneficial when large scale changes take place. Teeth are a large part of this, and an important element for singles, continuing into marriage.

I’d like to point out that not only is your dental health affected by your relationship, but so is your overall health. When you are in a solid relationship with a good attitude, it can have positive impacts on your health.

Top 10 Positions You Should Try This Year

I received the best resource from the owner of Christian Friendly Sex Positions. He put together a round-up of the top viewed positions on his website. I know that it can be overwhelming coming up with new things to try, which is why I work so hard to give you new ideas.

You can head over to my post on I Am The Sex Talk Lady to check out the roundup below-

Or you can download the free pdf here-

Top 10 Positions PDF