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What To Do When Your StitchFix Is WRONG

What to do when your StitchFix goes WRONG. Simple solutions to make it right.

The convenience factor for StitchFix is sky-high.  The looks they send in their Fixes are super chic.  And the service they provide is so WORTH it!

But…

What if your Fix goes completely WRONG?  What do you do?  Do you chalk it up as a loss?  Or do you complain?  And if you complain, how do you do it?

I have been using StitchFix to help out my wardrobe woes for about a year and a half.  I don’t get a Fix every month.  Just when I know there is something missing in my closet.  And I have had an incredibly positive experience with their service so far.

But last month, I was as specific as I have ever been in the comment section they ask you to fill out when you schedule your Fix. I thought I was going to get exactly what I had always been dreaming of!

The result: really WRONG!

So, I worked through the process of returning the items and had the difficult email conversations that come as a result of shopping on the internet.  And I came up with some tips to make it easier for you, while making it absolutely fair to the company I LOVE, StitchFix.  And I thought I would share with you what to do when your StitchFix is wrong.  Continue Reading

Pennies from Heaven

5 New Mama Freebies You’ve Never Heard About

the best Freebies for new moms - the very best freebies (not coupons). This list includes things I had never heard of before!
This entry is part 28 of 29 in the series Baby Days

I am not crazy, I LOVE a good deal!  Who doesn’t?  And right now it is a great time to be a new mom because there are a TON of new mama freebies to be had!  Lots of companies want to congratulate you on your status as a new mom.  And they want you as a new (and loyal) customer.  So, they are offering lots of great things just for being you!  But not all the freebies/deals are all that great.

Here’s a rundown of the really great ones.  The ones I think are really worth your time.  And just so you know, most of them involve paying shipping and handling for the product (you know what they say about no free rides).  These freebies are ones I haven’t seen on the myriad lists of new mom freebies and giveaways.  And my list is not a bunch of coupons you don’t have time to cut or the ability to remember to bring to the store.  Continue Reading

Pennies from Heaven

Try a2 Milk FREE (& win a trip Down Under)!

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This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.  I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

You know all those unique phrases you hear only in specific places?  In the South, you hear, “Well, bless his heart.”  In the Boston area, you hear, “Wicked” attached to almost anything. And in the Land Down Under, you hear, “Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie.”  Which gets me thinking what other phrases you only hear in Australia.  So, I looked up an Australian phrase book and had a good laugh over some of the things they say.

My absolute favorite one has to be “Technicolor yawn.”

What do you think it is?

I’ll give you some hints in this short story:

“I tend to have this problem after drinking regular cow’s milk.  So I am now trying out a new all natural milk to help with the tummy troubles that accompany drinking milk (and milk-based drinks, like milkshakes), called a2 Milk®.  So far, it has made it possible for me to drink milk again without feeling sick afterwards.”

Do you have a guess? Continue Reading

Pennies from Heaven

Where to Shop for Husbands & Dads

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My husband is the easier of the two of us to shop for.  He keeps a running list of wants and is willing to share it with anyone who asks, “What do you want for ____?”  No matter the occasion, it is easy to find something I know he will love.  And for that I am truly thankful.  BUT, I like to think of something he hasn’t thought of to give him on his birthday and for Father’s Day – just to surprise him.  It takes a lot more thought than just checking his list and picking something I know (and he knows) he wants.  So, I like to pay attention to the websites he talks about.  The ones where he actually finds things that he likes.  And I thought I would share them with you so you can get your husband or your dad some really neat stuff for birthdays, Father’s Days, and other special holidays. Continue Reading

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Proper Care and Maintenance of Leather Furniture

a simple tutorial for the proper care and maintenance of leather furniture, details on what to choose when shopping for leather furniture and how to take care of it in your home

In the past couple of years I have had a number of friends mention a problem they are having with their leather furniture.  And they all seem to be having the same problem and saying the same thing: “I have a leather sofa that is wearing pretty heavily on the arms.  The leather is cracked and is peeling away.  What is wrong with it?”

While I do not claim to be an expert about leather goods, I have put a lot of thought into the problem and its solution.  And I own a vintage leather chair and a custom leather sofa, so I have put a lot of thought into how to care for them. So today I am going to share with you my thoughts about the proper care and maintenance of leather furniture.  I have a number of things to say about it before we get to the care part. Continue Reading

Pennies from Heaven

Friday Find: Eleventh Avenue

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.  I bring you the products I think you will love.  And when you click over and make a purchase, I get small remuneration at no added cost to you.

One of my go-to shopping spots is Groopdealz.  They are a curated shopping site that offers a lot of great deals each day on things I LOVE.  I mostly shop their home products, but I have purchased some of their clothing and jewelry deals in the past and have loved everything I have ordered from them.

But today it got even better: Groopdealz is now Eleventh Avenue.  When I got the notice saying that they had changed their name, I was so excited!  For those of you who don’t know, all of our family days are on the eleventh of the month.  Our anniversary is on September 11th, our first born on June 11th, and our youngest on October 11th!  So, my head and my heart leans toward eleven!  Now I get to shop for fun things for our home from Eleventh Avenue! Continue Reading

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