Thanks, JJVE!

How adorable are these Gardenhouse Pottery #TeamFiona Cincinnati mugs JJVE sent us for Christmas?

I see many, many hot chocolates enjoyed in these mugs. And we got a Downtown Cincinnati gift card too?! Thanks, JJVE! 😀🎁❤️

Uh-oh.

I think my sister sent us a special delivery by mistake…

JJVE your adorable Christmas ornament is back on its way to you. 😀⛄️❤️

Inside our Birchbox: November.

Birchbox is so fun. Every month we each get a new box of beauty/grooming samples to try. There’s really no way we would hear about almost all of these products, let alone get to try them without Birchbox. It’s fun. So here’s what was inside both of our Birchboxes for November. Genifer gets her box a lot earlier in the month than I do…

In her box was R+Co WATERFALL Moisture+Shine Lotion, Marcelle New∙Age® Precision 8-in-1 Power Serum, CLEAN Reserve Skin Eau de ParfumLise Watier 24 Hrs Glam Mascara and Love of Color Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil.

And here’s my BirchboxMan for November…

In my box was Daily Concepts Multi-Functional Charcoal Soap Sponge, Oars + Alps Bar Soap, Kiehl’s Men’s Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer, Olivina Men Exfoliating Bar Soap and Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads.

I love the bar soaps. And you can never go wrong with anything Keihl’s. It was another really good box for me. Getting Birchbox is always really fun. 😀🎁❤️

Inside our Birchbox: October.

Birchbox is so fun. Every month you get a new box of beauty/grooming samples to try. There’s really no way we would hear about most of these products, let alone get to try them without Birchbox. It’s fun. Here’s what was inside our Birchboxes for October… 

Genifer gets her box a lot earlier in the month than I do…

She got Air Repair hydrating serum, Marcelle BB Golden Glow, Malin+Goetz face moisturizer, and Juliette has a gun perfume. My Birchbox comes closer to the end of the month…

In my box, there was Him’s Sleep Gummies, Duke Cannon Thick Hair Shampoo, Ursa Major Essential Face Tonic, Hanz de Fuko Claymationand Aether Aetheroxyde Eau de Parfum.

My favorites this time were the Hanz de Fuko hair clay, Ursa Major face tonic and the Hims Sleep gummies. It was a really good box this time for me. But getting Birchbox is always really fun. 😀🎁❤️

Inside our Birchbox: September.

My Birchbox for September arrived in the mail today…

In this Birchbox, I got English Laundry Cambridge Knight Eau de ParfumJack Black Intense Therapy Lip BalmBilly Jealousy Soft Rock Texturizing ClayKiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub, and V76 by Vaughn Hydrating Shampoo. My favorite this time around is the lip balm and the Kiehl’s Facial Fuel. Genifer also got her Birchbox Beauty for September…

In her Birchbox, she got ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm, Number 4 Jour d’automne Smoothing Balm, M·A·C Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara, and Benefit Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel. She also tried FabFitFun. Her first box came this week. Unlike Birchbox that is samples of products that come every month, FabFitFun is full-size, premium products delivered four-times per year…

Her box was filled with all sorts of stuff. She got a French Press coffee maker, an umbrella, a purse, face lotion, body wash, kitchen towels, some nutrition bars and a bunch of other fun stuff. Getting Birchbox and FabFitFun are both really fun. 😀🎁❤️

Happy Alpine Route Transporters.

When we were up in Michigan, my sister brought us back some really really great gifts from her recent trip to Japan. Among them were these incredible little bags…

I love how all the different Alpine route transporters all look so happy. And they’re so adorable. She also brought us a yellow version…

Thank you for bringing us back some incredible treasures from your trip to Japan, Shannon! That was super nice of you. 😀🚍❤️

Thank you, Deskey!

We got this is the mail today from my work…

That was so nice of them. Thank you, Deskey.

Inside my Birchbox: June.

I received my Birchbox for June in the mail today…

And here’s what was inside…

DTRT Skin Saver Ceramidin CreamBálla for Men Body Powder, Jack Black Pit Boss® Antiperspirant & DeodorantBilly Jealousy Beard Control and Baxter of California Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream. My favorite product so far this time has been the deodorant. I really love the way it smells. And I love Birchbox. 😀🎁❤

We got an electric lawnmower.

We bought a lawnmower from Amazon and it arrived today…

We got the Earthwise 14-Inch Mulching Corded Electric Lawn Mower from Amazon along with a new 100 foot extension cord…

It actually did a really nice job of cutting the grass in our backyard. It was much faster than the modified weedwacker I was to using to trim the grass in the backyard. And the best part was, it was free! I used the points I had accumulated from my Amazon Visa and only had to pay for the shipping. Best $12 I’ve ever spent! 😀❤️

Inside my Birchbox: May.

Genifer got me hooked on Birchbox. She first got it for me for my birthday. Now every month a really cool little box of handpicked men’s grooming samples show up on our doorstep. I love it because it gives me the chance to try a whole bunch of different products that I wouldn’t normally even hear about, let alone get to try…

In this month’s little box of goodies was Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing WipesDavines Naturaltech™ Energizing Shampoo, Brickell Men’s Products Invigorating Mint Body WashBilly Jealousy Salad Days Body Scrub and Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer. My favorite products in this box were either the energizing shampoo or the body scrub. Both were great. I love Birchbox. 😀🎁❤️