Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Last Day of Preschool

First Day
Somebody hold me. SO big and off to Pre-K with all new teachers and a new location far from the frozen yogurt store.  She was genuinely sad today as she said bye to her teachers and friends.  Most of the kids are doing another year of preschool while a few of her classmates are moving to the Pre-K campus with her.  She is a little scared and I'm a little sad/scared as I could have kept her with her teacher and friends but we were urged that she was ready.  Obvs no one took my heart into consideration.  I cried a little on the inside when she told me she was so sad not to be joining her teacher but her best friend is going and it will be really great for her.  They have a pet bunny at Pre-K for lord's sake. Sigh.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Trial Queen

If I had a nickname, it would be free trial queen.  Maybe it is my background in marketing or my upbringing but do I love a free trial something.  I saw someone post about being a Bzzagent and answering surveys to be a tester and I was all over that.  As long as its something that I would normally do or use, sign me up.  I'm not going to feed LO some Monsanto crap but send me some orthotics and I will gladly give you my opinion LOUDLY.  Everything you see on Facebook that is offered with a reduced rate for kids that is legit and interesting, I have done it.  Arts & Crafts! Kids Stuff! Yes! Yes! I have always cancelled after the first month as it doesn't seem worth it for the full price but tell me about the trial offer and we do it!

My latest one is Plated and I think the trial offer is a pretty rocking deal.  They send you two full dinners with EVERYTHING to prepare including spices, recipe cards and videos for $20.  I was expecting skimpy portions as I planned to make one of the meals for lunch and one for dinner or combine them but I made the Chinese chicken salad and we were stuffed.  We skipped dinner and I am going to make the short ribs tonight.  I think you could feed two adults and one child.  I also liked it as it pushed me to make something that I always felt intimidated to make as there is so many damn ingredients in Chinese chicken salad.  I'm excited to make the short ribs as it is a different recipe for something that I have made before.  That being said, I will probably cancel after the trial.  I like the idea of using the service as a tool to learn to cook a few new things but it feels a bit decadent.

My link is a referral link but I was not compensated for my opinion.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sactown & Back Down

LO and I took a little trip up to Sacramento this past week for a graduation and some general merriment.  LO is really a good traveller or just really addicted to the iPad.  I throw a snack at her every other hour and ask if she needs to pee every third hour and then not a peep.  I listen to music and we make the 400 mile trip in under six hours.  We used to stop for food but now we pack snacks and it is wayyyyy better.  I upgraded on the snacks and everyone is happy.

We came back for some end of the year merriment and the last of our ballet/tap classes for a bit.

We went on a "bike ride" today and LO is the most awesome slow motion bike rider in the world.  This video is not slow motion.  She also has the habit of screaming, "STEER" or "BRAKE" instead of doing the actual action.  It's pretty awesome.  She stops to ask about a dog that is a mile away that is actually a lady with a rolling bag.  It took us almost two hours to go to the grocery store less than a half mile away and back.  I think the fake Uggs and p.j.s just really complete the whole scene.

To make this post as convoluted and non-sensical as possible, I thought I should add that I like this shopping site, Golden Tote and their June sale is happening on Monday.  I don't really shop for clothes because four year olds don't care what you are wearing but this site makes me feel like I am getting some unique items that aren't pricey.  You choose one or two items and then they send you a bag with a few more items in the bag.  Their clothing line is sold at Anthropologie and they design one item per month that goes in the larger tote.  I tried it last month on the small tote and I am going whole hog this month on the large tote.  You can send the whole tote back if you don't like it or get on their FB trading site and people switch clothes.  You can also see how ordinary people are styling the clothes, too.

I'm not getting compensated to say I like their stuff but their I did post a referral link.