A Rocksbox Unboxing

It's here! My very first Rocksbox!

Disclosure: I was provided with a free 3 month subscription to Rockbox. As always, all opinions are my own.

There's just something about subscription boxes that I can't get enough of...
 You all know my affinity towards Birchbox, so after beauty, what's the next frontier? Jewelry of course! 

Rockbox sends you jewlery based on preferences you determine with a quiz before you get started. Then, each month you'll receive a handpicked selection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets or rings from awesome designers.



You get to wear the jewelry for a month, and then decide if you want to buy it or send it back for next month's shipment. They make it very easy to find your style, try new looks, and invest in the pieces you love.

Want to try it out? Use code to receive a FREE month: melissajcarrierxoxo



Grace Turns 3 In Style

Happy Birthday Gracie!

 We had a wonderful time celebrating Grace's 3rd birthday two weekends ago, before we left on our cruise. Grace has been excited for her birthday for ohhh probably an entire year so this day was a long time coming for her. We even set up a little Frozen Photo Booth action and the whole family joined in!

Here's a link to the super cute glitter Frozen Photo Booth Props that I found on Etsy: 22 Piece Frozen Photo Booth Set

In one week...


Way back in December, before we knew how this winter would materialize, we had the good fortune of getting my grandmother a cruise for Christmas. Knowing that the most desperate time of the year, even during a mild winter is late February/early March, we booked our trip to the Bahamas for then.

Guess what! That desperate/miserable time of the year is now! A week from now to be exact. So in one week I'll pack up my newly 3 year old, sister, mom, and grandmother for a journey to the Bahamas, via Port Canaveral.

February in New England


Are we there yet? No? You mean it's still February.

I feel like the Super Bowl was eons ago and at that point we'd only had that one little blizzard, with another storm to start later Super Bowl Night and then snow at least every 3 days since.


The Super Bowl was actually fun to watch this year wasn't it? Well if you're a New England fan, and let's face it, that's mostly my circle, and my Twitter friends and I don't really openly discuss football on the regular. Besides, New England deserved a good game to watch after those past couple with the Giants... ouch.

Anyway, back to this Siberian Hell Hole we call home. What the heck. See this picture here, this was on Monday (a President's Day holiday for us) and the only day I spent more than 30 minutes outside all winter.

We had a good time. We established that Daddy is a fast sledder and Mommy is a slow sledder. We sledded and sledded until Mommy stuck her foot out and sprayed us both in the face with that icky white stuff. Game over. Nap time.

So what's next? I'm finally coming upon a part of the year that I can tolerate. I might be finally able to slide out of this winter funk. First up is Gracie's 3rd birthday party on Saturday, followed by a much anticipated cruise to the Bahamas, followed by my annual trip to Austin for SXSW in March which also coincides with my birthday this year. By the time it's all over it will be light out at night! And maybe even warmish! Except for I keep remembering how cold it was in March last year. Because I'm a masochist like that.