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Reviewing FabFitFun: The Fall Box Reveal and a $10 Code

18 Sep

I’m so excited to show you all a reveal of my Fall 2017 FabFitFun box! After getting FatFitFun boxes for the past couple years, I finally went ahead and upgraded to a ‘select member’ to give me the ability to choose a couple of my preferred options. Basically, this is an awesome box full of FALL that makes me even more excited for the changing leaves and the cooler air.

Before we get into what was in my fall box, here’s a quick overview of FabFitFun:

Let’s check out the Fall box:

And here’s a little gallery of the items I received:

Mer-Sea Scarf, $98
As a select member,  I was able to choose between three color options for this super soft scarf. I picked the gray option that has the color ranging from a light gray to a darker gray. This scarf is super cozy and can also be used as a bed throw or wrap to keep you snuggled up around the house on a cold day.

Trestique Lip Crayon, $28
This 2-in-1 product has a lightweight lip crayon on one side and a matching lip balm on the other. Select members were able to choose between Florence Fig & Rose Balm or Tuscan Wine & Syrah Balm. For all other members, they are surprised with one of the options. I went for the Fig color and I love it!

Private Party Denim Gym Bag, $59
Once again, select members were able to choose from three different sayings and I picked, “Will Workout for Cupcakes”. Of course! I don’t actually own any other gym bags right now because I don’t go to the gym, but this is a great size for a weekend trip. I actually used it over this past weekend for an overnight bag to take to a B&B.

Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil, $12.50
This cuticle oil is a nourishing blend of vitamins and organic oils (argan oil and bamboo extract) that work to soften and moisturize the cuticle bed of your nails. This will be super handy when the weather starts getting colder and my hands turning corpse hands. This is one of those things that I’d never buy myself, but I will certainly get some use out of.

Whish Renewing Mud Mask, $48
This mask has natural ingredients like bentonite clay, aloe and rosehip oil to reveal smoother, softer skin while slowing down the aging process. You just put a thin layer on for less than a minute and then rub it in a circular motion to do a little exfoliation. I think I’ll keep this in the shower so that I remember to use it a couple times a week.

DP Hue Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse, $35
For our ‘choice boost’ all members were able to pick between a charcoal teeth whitening powder or this apple cider vinegar hair rinse. I went with the hair rinse because it is supposed to gently remove impurities from your hair without stripping it of its natural oils. I haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet, but I’ll keep you posted!

IMM Living Jewelry Holder, $33
This jewelry holder is a mix of rose gold wire and porcelain and gives you a place to display your jewelry. Out of the entire box, this is the only item I’m not excited about and don’t have a use for. However, this would make a great holiday gift or be easy to trade on the FabFitFun facebook trading pages.

B-Low the Belt Mia Belt, $55
The second ‘choice boost’ that members picked between was the Mia belt or a cable knit beanie. I don’t really wear beanies, so I went with the belt and received a black version with a silver buckle. I tried and tried, but I just cannot figure out how to make the belt loop thingie work on me. It just looks kind of silly… So, this one will be definitely be going into the trade pile.

My Tagalongs Hot/Cold Pack, $15
These hot/cold packs are useful and have some super cute sayings. I received a black version that has “you give me fever” printed on one side and “cold hearted snake” on the other. Oce again, I wouldn’t have bought this for myself, but it is handy to have around the house.

This is one of my favorite boxes for a while and I am especially excited about the scarf, gym bag, mud mask, lip crayon and apple cider vinegar hair rinse. The total value of everything in the Fall FabFitFun box is $383.50 and I’m super pleased with everything I received!

Do you want to try out the FabFitFun box? I have a special code that will give you $10 off your first box, just use this link.


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and FabFitFun did not pay for me to review their products on my blog. If you decide that you would like to sign up for your own subscription and use my link, I will receive referral credits on my account and you will receive $10 off your first box.

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Running Fun: Old Bay 5k

22 May

I like to do one 5k a month, so since I hadn’t done one since the Super Run in April, I was clicking around online last week trying to find one to add to my schedule. That is how I came across the Old Bay 5k, which is basically the most Maryland run in all the land.

You know that Marylander’s are weird about crabs, our flag, and Old Bay… so as a proud Marylander, I immediately called my brother and we both registered ASAP. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to wear my Maryland flag leggings. Here I am with Jason in front of some inflatable Old Bay containers…

The race was not scenic at all – considering we just ran through an office park type area – however, when we ran by the McCormick Spice Factory the air was full of whatever spice they were grinding at the moment.  So, that was pretty cool.

There was also a Mascot race after we finished, which was adorable:

The best part of the whole event was the goodie bags! In addition to a race shirt, we each got a HUGE Old Bay Tin that was full of all those different spices:

I LOVE the tin and I’m currently undecided on whether to keep it on my kitchen counter to store cookies, or to put it in my den to hold fire-starters next to my fireplace. What would you do with it?

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Fitness Update: 8 week update

2 May

Back in March, I got to a bit of a breaking point where I was super frustrated with myself, my body and my eating habits. So, I decided to make some small changes to my daily life, including eating a little better and working out more. I did an update on the blog at the 2 week mark and have been checking in regularly on Instagram (you can find me here at PocketfulofJoules).

Well, yesterday marks 8 weeks so I did another update on Instagram. I realize that many of my blog readers don’t necessarily follow me over there, so I wanted to share the update with you as well:

As I get ready to do today’s workout, I wanted to give you a little update on my ‘fitness journey’… Monday marks 8 weeks since I decided to start eating a little healthier and add in exercise to my daily life. In the last 8 weeks I’ve worked out about 40 days, which is absolutely a record for me. After some initial weight loss, I’ve basically just maintained. Depending on the day/moment/second, I’m down about 5 pounds. Today I did my measurements for the first time since November and although I don’t really see much of a change, the measurements prove that it is happening. I measured my chest, arms, waist, hips and thighs and I’m down a total of 6.25 inches. Yes, I’m thrilled about this. But I’m even more thrilled that I’ve somehow been able to rearrange my life to fit in exercise and I just feel BETTER. Sure, I have days where I think I’m a blob, but my issues with acid reflux have reduced so much and I actually find the energy to wake up at 5am to do a workout and then work a 12 hour day. Yup, I’m going to add that #fitmom hashtag right here, because I’m proud of myself and I’m proud of the example I am setting for Jack. #joulesgetsfit

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Sure, I still have days where I feel like a blob – in fact, the last couple days have been rough. And yes, I still eat crappy stuff. I just try to make the healthier choice more often than not. And I try to do a workout… more often than not.

So, this is my 8 week update. And I’m not quitting yet.

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Running Like a Super Hero

25 Apr

When it comes to running, I’m WAY more into doing a 5k when it comes with fun perks. Give me a pink tutu to run a Diva 5k? Bring it on. Add a crab and beer festival to the end of a few miles? Heck yeah! Have a meet-and-greet with a penguin in the middle of a relay marathon? YES PLEASE!

So, when I saw a run with a Super Hero theme, I was SO in. The Super Run 5k came to Baltimore this past weekend and it was the perfect excuse to knock out a few miles while wearing a cape. And a Wonder Woman shirt. Because, why not?!

Look at how many people are there!

They also had a fun backdrop so that you can take superhero pictures before the race.

I ran it with my friend LeeAnne and we were both a little slap happy by the end of it.

I love races like this because everyone is so happy to be there. I mean, not everyone loves running the 3.1 miles, but there are plenty of walkers that you can hang out with while you move through the course. There is also the fun of seeing grown men and women running in capes. And costumes!

I will absolutely run this one again and next time I’m putting cape on Jack and bringing him with me!

What is the most fun run you’ve ever done? Would you do a Superhero 5k?


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