Day: August 14, 2013

My First Meet Up

I mentioned a few days ago that I ended up planning a midsingles activity called 8 at 8.  It was the first one so we had a few more than 8 people but it didn’t matter because the whole idea is about networking.  Instead of dating just 1 person you get to interact with 7+ people who know more people who might be right for you.  It makes an evening all the more productive than traditional one on one dating.

Anyway, I had brought the idea up on the singles forums and there was a good response so I created a meet up group and today was our first meeting.  It was super easy to plan.  I basically posted the event, created a little discussion sheet and then showed up at the Pie Pizzeria in Midvale for their awesome pizza.  They have a 23 inch pizza that we got for the group and then people got their own salads and drinks.  It couldn’t have been easier.

Once we all arrived and had our pizza everyone chatted and it seemed pleasant.  I was going to mix people up more but with people eating it seemed easier to stay put and then switch things up once people were done with their pizza.  It was a lot of fun.

I admit I got a little bit of butterflies right before but no need.  Everyone was friendly and we had good conversation.  I think it is a good thing to interact with new people, get out of my comfort zone.  Its challenging but I always feel grateful after.

So for the next one we will see if people want to do a smaller group or keep it big.  Its hard because you have so many no-shows that the smaller groups make me nervous.  Plus they take more planning but I’m open to it if that’s what people want.  The Pie is a good place because its cheap, everyone likes it and the outside space is nice.  We’ll just see what people want to do. It just has to be easy to plan and fun.

What do you think?  What kind of activities do you like to do?

Anyway, I felt proud of myself for taking the time to gather people and stepping outside of my norm.  A few more people aren’t strangers any more and that’s a good thing.

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Conscious Box August 2013 Review

Another day in August, another box review.  Conscious box is a clean living box that tries to introduce consumers to products made in earth-friendly ways.  It has food, cleaning supplies, supplements etc.  All are natural, non GMO, BPA free and 1% of profits goes to help the planet.

The box is 19.95 but there are tons of discount codes out there.  I got this box for free using code FREEBIE.

I’m not the most greenie, hipster type but I like to help our environment when I can.  Who wouldn’t?  It’s just not my religion like it is for some but great when I can.  My only flaw with conscious box is some of the samples are on the small size but you get to try a little of something new.

There is also a points system on conscious box like birchbox which can help you save money on orders and make input on your future boxes.

The value of the box ends up being about the cost of the box but like I said there are lots of codes which can save you as much as 30% a month

Here is the items in the box an the value

0.6   Nordic Gellies  
0.5   postcard    
2.8   tot bars    
0.34   digest all    
0.38   Even the kitchen sink cleanser
2.78   country choice oatmeal
1.07   cereal    
2.08   sneakz nutritional drink
1.46   Allimax    
2   superfood  
2.86   sleep chocolate  
1.07   veggie protein  
0.22   tea    
0.6   Ancient Minerals magnesium     lotion
18.76      
1.30382   sales tax    
20.06   total replaceable value of box

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