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Fall fab fit fun box 2015  — October 26, 2015

Fall fab fit fun box 2015 

I like the make up subscription boxes but I am loving the lifestyle boxes a lot more. You get some beauty but some other cool stuff too! This is my first fab fit box! I am definitely keeping this subscription!

It came with the cutest umbrella. Personally,  I never use umbrellas but yellow is my favorite color and if I ever do use one I want it to be cute.

The black box is some facial masks. I have never heard of this brand but the retail value is $65! I am gonna be beautiful after I use that ! Who would pay that much for some at home masks for real? I mean, I could go get a facial for that (I think). Not sure about how much one costs really.

The strength tubing comes with a DVD. I am one of those who always say I will work out at home but never do. I will definitely try it though.  It says the value is $35.
The green box is some  wrinkle cream valued at like $50. I don’t remember the exact amount though.

There is a cute purse charm that is really cute!  My problem is I have a red and white striped canvas purse which would look hideous with this charm.  What does that mean?  That I need a new fall purse so I can sport my cute purple tassel thing. I really like the meaning behind it though and it supports a good cause. It supports The Purple Purse which I have never heard of but anything to help stop Domestic Violence has my support.

The Bracelet is by Tribe alive. I really like the cause behind the jewelry. They give jobs to Artisan women. The bracelet itself is something I would wear if I could put bracelets on myself. I don’t know if it is that I have huge wrists, that I am ADHD and it takes too much concentration or what but I rarely even wear my James Avery Charms bracelets which is my prized possession.

The Manna Lip Stain is absolutely amazing!!! I love the color ! It doesn’t stay on as long as I wished but nothing stays on my face so that is nothing new. It is just really natural which is what I like.

My favorite is the portable charger. I have been wanting one of these. It’s value was 24.99. I have never heard of this brand but I haven’t heard of any other brand I came across while shopping for one either so I am fine with it.

It came with a $75 gift card to a canvas printing too which will be awesome for a Christmas gift. I will look like I spent all kinds of money and didn’t 🙂

According to the Pamphlet, it ends up being about $365 value. I love it for $50 every three months. I hate I won’t get as much mail but I will use everything in this box for sure!

If you want a more detailed description of each product or a coupon, you can go to http://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2015/04/fabfitfun-spring-2015-review.html . This woman is who got me addicted to so many dang subscription boxes.


  Me with the lipgloss on this am!

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Just my luck — August 13, 2015

Just my luck

I remember going through high school and wondering why all my friends liked beer. I would hold one occasionally and pretend to be cool but it was pretty gross to me. As I got older, I would have a Miller Lite occasionally but never craved a beer at all.

Then came Greg!!! I love him but I have a love / hate relationship with the things he has introduced me to. One of these things is beer. I never had to worry about consuming too many calories in the day with beer or any alcohol for that matter.

Today, I am a “Wanna be beer Coinsure”. Yes, I guess you may call me a “Beer Snob” as well. I started out with Blue Moon. Now, Shiner is my “light” beer if I go anywhere. Most places don’t have a lot of dark beers but Shiner is my Go to and so is Blue Moon. Yea, weird right??? For a person who hates beer, I enjoy the stronger beers. I remember us going to The Gingerbread one day in Rice Village and him getting the darkest beer possible. I forgot what it was because I wouldn’t dare drink that. I took a sip and was grossed out to the extreme.

In the past year, I have started taking sips of his super strong beers and I enjoy them. I love the flavor of them. Who knew beer really doesn’t taste like horse piss??!!??!!!

When I go buy beer, I am still a typical girl and get the coolest beer I can find. By cool I mean the color or theme of the packaging. I follow this man on instagram who posts all his craft beers in his pictures. I saw he had Not your Father’s Root beer. Wow!!! Now, for some reason this intrigued me immediately and I went to every story trying to find it in Pearland.

Last week, I was telling my friend (who is known for driving four hours for a particular six pack) if she ever saw it to get me some. She informed me a friend of hers was just talking about it the day prior and had gotten it at Sprouts in the Heights here in Houston. Yay!!!!

So, the next day, during my lunch I made the trip. I had calculated the difference and the traffic time from my office to that sprouts. It was 24 minutes there and back. Awesome!!! That gives me 12 minutes in the store which is great since I only have $30 anyway. No money nor time to wander around the store. Get in and Get out!!!

I made it in 22 minutes (my goal on every trip is to beat the GPS) and got my beer. Of course, I had to buy my friend some also. I was so excited!

Whats’ really weird about this entire endeavor is I can’t stand Root Beer… yes, I make no sense to myself either. No Worries.

Anyway……….. on the way home, I am so excited. I have my beer and it is Friday night! Of course, there is a wreck on the way home !!!!  Ugh!! So, my lunch break went 20 minutes over. I didn’t have any ice nor a cooler to keep my beer cold so I brought in my two six packs of beer to keep in the fridge so it wouldn’t get hot in this 106 deg. weather and then get cold again.

I still don’t know if that hot / cold thing is true but these beer was 12.99 a six pack and I wanted the full effect!

I am bringing it in in my brown paper bag (my request) sprouts had put it in……… I get two feet from the fridge at my work and

SPLAT!!!! EVERYWHERE!!!!!

The bag busted underneath, all the beers fell out and 8 beers busted!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, then I decide to get my camera because I love to take pictures of my “stupid moments” and post them on Facebook but my camera was full. I tried deleted 40 pictures to make room for one picture………. still wouldn’t work!!!!

Is it too early to open my “root beer” at work? By this point, this beer better make me lost 30 pounds and taste like Ganache !

I did however, post my picture of my six pack so proud on Facebook bragging how I got me and my friend each one. What was the response???? Three people saying how they saw it at “normal” stores. Whatever!!!! They live in San Antonio.

I take my beer home and never even drank it. The hubs got on my nerves and I really didn’t want to indulge in my fancy beer I worked so hard for and listening to him at the same time.

Saturday, I am cleaning the house and decide I can have a break and drink me a root beer. I opened it and had a few sips……………… YUM!!!! WOW!!! Oh, it was so worth it. All the trouble was totally worth it!!! I ended up giving the rest to the hubs because once I start, I am not stopping and it was only 3:00 pm. I was still cleaning.

I ran to the store to buy some dish soap and was is displayed at the entrance???

root beer

Yep!!! You guessed it!! And cheaper too!!!!

So to everyone (my one reader) LOL! who now sees Not Your Father’s Rootbeer in the store in normal stores like Walmart, Krogers, HEB, etc….

YOU’RE WELCOME 🙂

You’re welcome!

Your stupidity is my job security — August 5, 2015

Your stupidity is my job security

I am a receptionist.

 

I wish!

Unfortunately, everyone in my company thinks that is all they do. I really need to get a few rants off my chest today. Otherwise, I may go home and commit murder to the first person who asks me a stupid question. And, most likely that will be my husband. He may ask me where the iron skillet is. And to that question, I may have to show him exactly where it is and he will never forget!

By the way, I work with 17 men! I have to admit, it is nice not having to work about caddy, gossiping women who went shopping the previous weekend and got the cutest outfit or is bitching their pedi is two weeks old. Heck, my hubs wouldn’t give me $17 today for a shirt I saw on sale.

My bitch about phones:

Most of the calls that come through my job everyday are one of the 17 dumbass techs. I really think it is a requirement that they all call at least 5 times daily. I look at it like my branch manager is thinking, “Wow. Collette is really busy answering those phones”. Well, they call constantly and want to speak to the warehouse. I have mentioned numerous times, “Warehouse has its’ own number”. They’re response??? “Well, then I wouldn’t get to hear your beautiful voice darling.”

Gag!!! Really?!?! Oh wow. I am so excited !! That made my day!

Also, when they call, they want to have a conversation like “how is your day”. Grant it, they’re trying to be nice but they have been at my desk lurking with six other technicians while the phone is ringing and me having to answer the next dumbest question. Back to that in a minute.. another complaint.

The techs aren’t even half the problem…. corporate calls consistently all day long as well. I will transfer them to the warehouse for instance. They hang up and the person will call my number right back!!!
“Can I speak to the dispatcher this time?”

“Why yes.” * smiling as big as ever so it doesn’t go through the phone that I want to kill them**

What I want to say???

“Couldn’t you have asked warehouse to transfer you while you were on the phone?”

My bitch about Corporate being all about me:

For example, this is my biggest complaint today… this AM, I get an email requesting the latest truck list. That had actually been on my list for a week now so I responded, ” I have already done it. I am waiting on Keith’s truck info since he is new. I don’t know if he has a truck or not yet. I asked the dispatcher and he is supposed to let me know”. Now, to me, if this was really a 911 situation, she would have called the dispatcher and asked him because she is technically his boss. He will listen to her before me. Four PM comes around, and my boss, the Branch Manager of HOuston, comes to me and says, “You really need to get on that list for Austin. They said they’ve been waiting on you to get it done”.

REally????

So, that made me almost go psycho immediately. Not at him…. But the fact that she could have called me asking me if I ever got the info, she could have called the dispatcher and told him to get the info to me asap so I can finish the list, etc. But to call my boss and act as though you’ve been sitting around twittling your thumbs as though I hadn’t done anything???? Ugh!

In her defense, my boss is one of those people who hears something and immediately has to get it out of his hands….. I ended up asking the dispatcher if he ever got the information for me and he gave it to me. I updated the list and sent it to Austin. Within five minutes she calls me and says, “You have on here that two techs don’t have phone numbers”.

Me?

“Yea, I put that so you would call me and question it because I don’t have anything else to do”.

Not really…….. I politely responded that they didn’t have phones so yes, that is why I put NA in the spots where the phone numbers go. I really think I deserve an award for not continuing how she didn’t ask for phone numbers in the first place…. she asked for what truck numbers the guys were driving. I gave her more information than what she needed.

These are the things I have to put up with on a DAILY basis! And these are just two things. It is almost 5:00 pm so of course I could go on and on about the stupid questions I get asked or the stupid things I have to do on a daily basis.

Coming here is like going back home to the bar in my hometown. Whenever I feel gross and ugly next to these suburbia moms I sometimes go back home to Winnie and beg my friends to go to Tiki Too. They never want to go but I want to so I can be the prettiest one (besides them of course) in the room. I leave feeling like I am Ms. America. Here at my job, I feel like I am the smartest person on the planet. Yesterday, someone called me a computer geek. They think it is a compliment to me when they say things like that and I try to take it as one……….. until days like today. However, when a client comes in and they introduce me as “The Receptionist” I want to punch their throat. I want to yell, “Well, just let me be a receptionist then”.

Its’ 4:57 so my rant has to end…….. unfortunately for my husband I didn’t vent it all out. Tomorrow, I may be trying to figure out where to hide a body.

JK 🙂

And I am typing this while answering the phone, answering more stupid questions, trying to eat lunch and get ready to head home for the day. No time for proof reading. Just know I am a genious……….. at least here I am !