My First Dia Box


I’m sure most of you have hear of Stitch Fix, where you get a box in the mail with hand picked clothing just for you. Well I have always wanted to try it but they don’t carry big enough sizes 😦  The other week I was scrolling through Pinterest and I saw a Pin for  Dia & Co and the caption read something like …plus sized fashion delivered to you…. So I gave their web site a look around, same deal as Stitch Fix just bigger sizes, size 14 and up, yes up not down! 

I decided to give it a go and started the process of ordering my first box. You answer a bunch of questions about your style, colors you like, what to avoid and your price range. I choose the option for each piece to be $50 or less, cause mama ain’t rich and if I liked every piece I was looking at $250 a box…. Or was it that expensive…. 

It wasn’t even a week before my box arrived, it was like Christmas waiting for it to get here, except it had tracking and I rushed home to get it as soon as it had arrived. 

There was a nice note for me from my stylist, explaining the pieces she had chosen and ideas on how to wear them. They were all nicely wrapped up in tissue paper, until I ripped it open! At first glance I liked everything except the skirt, the pattern/color was a little off my style. But to my surprise everything fit and it fit well. So I decided to keep them all!!! 

I already have plans to wear the dress for an upcoming wedding. The tunics I’m still figuring out how to wear/style cause I’ve never worn them before. The necklace perfectly describe my style and colors I love. And the skirt, even though I didn’t like it at first when I put it on it fit well and camoflauged some areas I like to hide, so it’s a keeper. 

In the end the entire box ended up costing me just over $150 which I was very comfortable with. For keeping everything in the box you get a 20% discount. Here is exactly what I spent: 

I plan on purchasing another Dia Box in September/October (if I can wait that long) to get a few fall pieces. If anyone wants to check it out and receive their own Dia box click here: Dia & Co

Watch for me to “model” my outfits soon! 

Love Always … Tam


4th of July Vacation


Just got back from vacation, it was actually good and relaxing. I don’t normally like to go away from home for long periods of time, especially with kids and expect it to be relaxing. But when you have grandma and grandpa there to help and they can pretty much entertain themselves for 8 hours in the water, it can be pretty relaxing. Except the kids deceided they wanted to tube… behind the boat…. just the two of them!! I thought I was going to have a heart attack!!!

We went on our annual canoe trip down the Namekogen, this year we opted for a shorter, easier trip and it was just about perfect. Not much paddling was done, you got to enjoy mothing nature, we got out to swim a few places and a snake swam right through us!!! A SNAKE!! I almost peed my pants. That snake just swam through all of us while we here standing in the water like he owned the place. That is until I sceamed and he swam back up river, through the rest of our group and sat on the shore until we left.

No pictures from the river, I leave my phone at home. The boys caught this at the lake

This year we deceid to stay the whole week (plus two weekends, thats 9 days!) so that we would go to the Rodeo Thursday night. At first Viv did not want to go, even though we talked about it for weeks leading up. Then 5 min after we got there she decided she want to come every year. The Budweiser Clydesdales were there and for me that was worth it, those horses are beautiful and gigantic! The first rider out gashed his head into a pole right in front of us, ouch, good thing my kids were too into their cotton candy to even notice.

Food & Drink wise my week was so, so. My mother in-law is a pretty health consious lady and she planned most of the meals, so we had our veggies. The thing that really set me back was the drinking, oh and smores 🙂 I gained some weight back, but not all of it. The important part is that I enjoyed my vaction.

Love Always … Tam