Scentbird is a subscription service that I love and definitely use as well. Simply put, it's a perfume subscription service that has over 350 designer fragrances that are 100% authentic to chose from. All you have to do is sign up, pick your scent, and you'll get a monthly supply of your chosen perfume. Your first month comes in the cute luxury case and each month after that you get a refill of a new fragrange (or the same fragrance if you want) that pops in and out of the case. I got the limited edition pink perfume case which I love. The scent I chose is perfection. Like, I'm probably a little weirdly obsessed with how I smell now. Chloé Eau de Parfum is all I have to say. I think it's a scent that a lot of people would like. The thing I really like about the Scentbird website is that you can browse perfumes by scent type, perfume personality or occasion. I know sometimes it can be hard to decide on a perfume unless you can actually smell it but they do a really good job at helping you decide which ones you'll like. Or you could always just go into a department store, go on a sniffing spree and then come home and add a bunch that you liked to your Scentbird queue for future months. ;) Most importantly, I love that it's only $14.95 a month. It allows me to try high-end perfumes that I normally wouldn't be able to afford and experiment around with different scents. If anyone is interested in signing up I'll leave my referral code below.
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If you know me, you know I'm a super organized, planner, list-making nut. If it's not written down I'm probably not going to remember to do it. We'll just go ahead and blame that on mommy brain. But weather I was forgetful or not, I really just love having the whole day/week/month written out so I can have a nice visual of everything we've got going on. Now that the Erin Condren planners have become even more popular than before and you can decorate them with washi tape, stickers and all the other fancy shmancies...forget about it! I'm obsessed. So obviously I was pretty freaking pumped when I found out that I would be one of the few select people who were receiving the new Erin Condren 2015/2016 LifePlanner early. I'm not-so-patiently waiting for the end of the month so I can start filling this bad boy up.
As you can see in the pictures below I also received their Coil Clips, Pen Holder, Party Pops Markers, the Designer Sticker Book and some Elastic Bands. Those markers are perfect for someone like me who likes to color coordinate things and the sticker book has some beautiful stickers in it. Keep an eye out for my planner pictures on my social media sites to see these things in action.
So what's new with the planner you might ask? Well, the outside still looks pretty much the same. The coil on the side is a little bigger so your personalized cover will lay flat better and on the page after the cover there's a cute little vellum page that adds a nice touch. The mini months are now great for long-term planning and show from July 2015 to December 2016. There's a new 2-page customizable spread where you can write out goals or to do lists and there's now a lined page for notes before each month! I decided to switch it up and try out the new horizontal layout. Each section is lined and has one block at the end for additional notes or to decorate with your stickers and washi. I do have to say, if you go all out with decorating your planner you'll probably want to stick with the vertical layout. I do love the more traditional but still different look and feel of the horizontal layout but I'm kind of wishing I got the vertical so I could do more decorating.
At the end of the planner there's now a double sided storage pocket as well as a perpetual calendar which is perfect for writing down birthdays, anniversaries or other things that happen on the same date each year. You also get some freebies in the zip pouch which include Compliment Cards, Referral Cards, a sample page of the "Do It All Dots" and a Coil Clip.
Do you love it or do you love it? If you've been considering getting one of these planners I really do recommend them. I know they are a bit pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. If you enjoy using a planner or want to try to be more organized this is something you need in your life. For a better look into the new planner (both the horizontal and vertical versions) you can also check out the Erin Condren Look Book here.
Finally, if you want $10 off of your Erin Condren purchase you can use my referral link. It gives you a $10 credit and then once you place your order I'll get a $10 credit too! I'll love you forever. ;)
Erin Condren Referral Link: https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/erinpagliaro0220
Recently we had the chance to test out the 2015 Mazda3. With it's 4-cylinder engine, smaller size and affordable price I feel like this car would be perfect for someone who is always on the go. I wouldn't really recommend it for someone with kids (especially if they are in car seats) or someone who is looking for something with a lot of space. It is do-able but not ideal. However, if you're a single guy or girl or it's just you and your significant other I think this is an awesome option. It was fun to drive and has a great, sporty look to it. It was really responsive on the road with the horrible weather we were having and performed well on the road. The dual-zone auto climate control was a nice touch for us because I like to be toasty warm while Dave would probably drive with the windows down if he could. The keyless entry and push to start is always a nice touch but when you have kids and it's in the 20's outside...it's gold. It also has a variety of safety features including the rearview backup camera, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. The big 7" touch screen display on inside wasn't bad either. ;) At only $23,000 I think this is a car that will be in a lot of people's price range as well. And like I said, while I feel this wasn't the perfect car for my family and I, we made it work and had a great time driving it.