I’m Totally Trying July Edition Results

totally trying it july

My Totally Trying it July Edition Results.  You can view my original post here.

1. Watch This is 40 – Jen from http://www.ramblingsofasuburbanmom.com/ recommends it so it’s gotta be good.

Well…. I never did this.  Totally trying it total fail.  I know, what’s the point of having a totally trying it when you’re not going to do it?  Sorry, sorry… some day I will view this movie.

2. Try a new cocktail – It will be my mission to try a new cocktail this month and I’ll report back to you what it was and how much I liked/hated it.

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I tried my Popsugar box The Modern Cocktail Modern Margarita Set from my Popsugar may box.  We made them while vacationing in Vermont… it was a fun afternoon during NF’s nap time!

3. Read Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan – I loved Jim Gaffigan’s stand ups on Netflix soooo I’d probably love this book too.

I’ve read exactly 79% of this book on my kindle… so I can report on it so far.  It’s good.  It’s funny.  It’s all about kids.  It’s chapter after chapter of jokes about having 5 kids and living in a two bedroom appartment in NYC… to be honest though, it might have been easier for me to just actually watch a 90 minute stand up than read this book.  I did relate to the book because I do have a small child, but I didn’t totally relate because it’s from a dad’s perspective.

4. Cook with shrimp – I didn’t do it in June… soooo I better do it in July?

BOOO I lose.  I did not cook with shrimp in June OR July.  SO I left it off my I’m totally trying it August Edition.  My problem is… I never picked out a recipe… and then when I’m at the grocery store I go to look to buy shrimp and I am like WTF THAT’S WHAT SHRIMP COSTS?!  And then I walk away.  Every time it shocks me how much shrimp costs.  I can buy 12 hot italian sausages for $8 and that can feed us 3 meals (well C would perfer it feeds us 2 meals but I stretch)…. I’m not spending $18 or something on some shrimp I dont even know is going to taste good.  I can go to Olive Garden and get an $18 meal with shrimp in it and I KNOW it’ll taste good.  and who am I kidding if I ever did get the chance to go out to eat, sorry Olive Garden, but it wouldn’t be you… it would be another fancy Italian Restuarant I dream of going to.  Sorry shrimp (and Olive Garden for the shout out then immediate dis)… maybe another month.


what my face looks like as I walk by the shrimp at the grocery store…

5. Give to a new charity – I’m excited to do some research and find something

Ugh, well… I gave $5 to the Ronald McDonald House for a 50/50 raffle… and I was really dissapointed that I didn’t win.  This was probably another fail.  Giving to a charity in hopes of winning money back isn’t really the reason to give to charity.  Get it together AL!

5. The Goodies Company Subscription Box – I’m going to try a new subscription box!

Ohh yes mam I did this and you can read my review here.  I’m liking this subscription box!  $7 (that includes shipping) for a box of random food snacks!  Okay, I’m down with that!

Goodies Co. Box Subscription July 2013 Review


This is my Goodies Co. Box Subscription July 2013 Review…

cosmos creations

Cosmos Creations – Cinnamon Crunch: OMGGGGGGGGGGG.  How is this 100 calories?  Non-GMO Corn, Gluten Free, No Trans Fat, No Kernels, No Hulls…. exactly what I love about popcorn and exactly doesn’t include what I dont like about popcorn (kernals).  This tastes SO good!!  And I don’t have any guilt!  I 100% recommend it.


Multi-Seed Crackers: These crackers were really crunchy. I liked that they were gluten free.  You didn’t too many in this little package.


Fruit Water – Orange Mango: This tastes like orange soda… but with less fizz.  It has zero calories…… wait AND it has b5 & 6 vitamins, magnesium, zinc and green tea extract!!!  Talk about guilt free drinkin!  This was really nice, and the bottle is fun looking too!


Gimbal’s Cherry Lovers: WOW.  I didnt think I was going to love these, but I DID.  I loved that there are 9 different flavors and each one was a suprise.  I liked the chocolate cherry, the black cherry, wild cherry…. kinda of all of them actually.  This would be so fun for valentine’s day.

the better chip

The Better Chip – Jalapeno and Sea Salt Chips: These were pretty good.  These were spicy and fun.  Probably would have been better with guacamole.