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Things Worth Talking About June 2014

Happy Friday! It’s been all food around here the past few months and I haven’t done a post like this in a while. I have a few things I have been wanting to share with you. So, today I am sharing a few things worth talking about. Are you ready for summer? I am!

Are you ready for summer? Spoonful of Flavor

(1) Pop Basic – Since I already love receiving clothing in the mail, I was really excited to receive the Paloma micro collection from Pop Basic. Pop Basic is a service where you receive a box with 3 high quality, limited edition pieces. Shipping is included and you pay one set amount for all 3 pieces. The best part is that you can wait until a collection is released that you really love before you make a purchase. You are under no obligation to purchase every month, you just purchase the collections that you love. My first collection included a grey leather clutch, white basic tee and striped grey scarf. In addition, I was sent a free lip gloss and coupon to try out thebouqs.com. The customer service is excellent and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the pieces. Yes, they are basic pieces, but I love adding basic pieces to my wardrobe. In fact, I was in desperate need of a plain basic tee and I’ve worn this one multiple times already.

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Pop Basic Paloma Collection

I’ve wanted a large neutral clutch for a while and love the one that was sent as part of the Paloma collection. The zipper is a nice copper color and the interior is fun stripes. It is 100% leather and is a great basic piece.

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(2) The Honest Company – For the past few years, I’ve used Amazon.com for everything, even cleaning products, laundry detergent, storage containers and face cleanser. I used the subscribe-and-save feature which enables me to receive everything in one shipment either once a month or as often as I like. While I still love Amazon, I’ve noticed that their selection of some products has decreased recently so I was looking for an alternative.

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I heard about Honest products from a few people and when searching for an alternative to the Amazon subscribe and save program, I decided to try The Honest Company. Once a month, I receive a shipment of 5 products. Some months I skip the delivery if I don’t need refills. I love that you can change the type of products you receive each time. And no matter what, it is a set cost per month. They also have baby products and health and wellness products. The more product you buy, the more you save. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but they have far exceeded my expectations. The cost is reasonable compared to what I was purchasing before and the products are eco-friendly. You can even sign up to receive a shipment of samples to try out before you purchase a bundle.

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(3) Summer Travel – Because I was scheduled for on-call jury duty for the entire month of June and just recently started a new job, I haven’t made any summer travel plans. We always travel somewhere for at least one week in the summer and then make numerous weekend trips. We have been thinking about taking one big trip this year but haven’t decided where or what we are doing to do. Destinations we are considering include Hawaii and California or even going back to St John or Providenciales. One of my dream destinations is South Africa, but I’m not sure we will be able to take more than a week off from work so we need something that we can enjoy in 10 days or less. We are open to anything, so I’d love to hear your ideas. We love spending time outdoors when we travel and love beaches and good food!

Where are you traveling this summer? Do you have any recommendations for places we should consider?


(4) Summer Reading List – I’ve read a few things so far, but nothing good enough to recommend.

So tell me, what is on your summer reading list?

(5) Gigi New York Tote – I’ve had my eye on this tote for the past few months. I wanted something fun and colorful for the summer. I was so excited when it arrived. It is a classic piece in a fun summer color.

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Let’s keep talking…what are you excited for this summer? Are you taking a fabulous trip somewhere? Do you have a stack of books that you are dying to read? I’ve started to create a summer bucket list of a few things I absolutely want to do this summer. What is on your summer bucket list?

Disclosure: I was sent the Paloma collection from Pop Basic. All other products were purchased with my own money. All opinions are always my own. This post contains referral links.