Unboxing the Alex Studio August 2015 Mystery Sticker Subscription Kit Video

“I have too many stickers,” said no planner ever. Following the excitement of unboxing the Alex Studio monthly sticker subscription in July 2015, I decided to go ahead and get August. Side note: I’ve also since ordered September too, and it’s in transit. I don’t know about you, but I love watching the unboxing videos on YouTube. I don’t know why they’re so interesting, but they are. Probably in a similar way that food diary blogs and plan with me videos are. But, I digress. I filmed a quick video to share my Unboxing the Alex Studio August 2015 Mystery Sticker Subscription Kit.

Unboxing the Alex Studio August 2015 Mystery Sticker Subscription Kit

Sticker Subscription Overview

Technically, I guess it’s an “unbagging” since the kit doesn’t come in a box. But, “unbagging” sounds weird, so let’s agree we’ll just keep saying “unboxing” instead. And the stickers are technically not a subscription. Not in the way I think of subscriptions, at least. The payment isn’t recurring. You have to purchase each month’s kit, one at a time. This could be a potential limitation of Etsy’s payment system, but I’m okay with it. Alex Studio currently has a 15 day window, from the 1st to the 15th of every month where you can order the following month’s mystery sticker collection. It’s plenty of time. Plus, the sooner you order, the sooner you get your stickers.

It costs $18 plus $2 for shipping. In the August kit, I received seven beautiful sheets of stickers, a journal card, and a could other cute goodies. One of my favorite Alex Studio sticker sheets, the wacky holidays, is only available in the monthly subscription.

Sticker Subscription Value

I took a look at the Alex Studio shop on Etsy and some of the sticker sheets resemble those priced at $4.50. If you assume two sheets cost $4.50 and the other four cost $4 and the wacky holidays cost $5, you get a value of $30. Pretty great deal if you ask me, especially considering how much I love Alex Studio stickers. They’re always very well made and the colors are so pretty.

So, what’s inside? Check out the video to see!

Unboxing the Alex Studio August 2015 Mystery Subscription Kit Video

These stickers came just in time. The tiki theme will be perfect for next week when I’m at Zumba Convention since the theme party is “luau”!

More Planner Goodness

Click here to check out Alex Studio on Etsy

Click here to view my unboxing of the July 2015 Alex Studio Monthly Sticker Subscription

Click here to view a Plan with Me Beach Theme that features the Alex Studio wacky holidays

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Coming soon…

I filmed a Plan with Me featuring the watermelon stickers from the July 2015 monthly sticker collection. I’ll be editing that one this week, and it will go up either before or on Sunday. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel (click here to subscribe) to be the first to know when it’s published. I’ve been letting my YouTube subscribers get first views for about 12-24 hours before sharing the video here on the blog. Just wanted to have a little benefit for my subscribers, so please subscribe to get new video notifications. It’s free!

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Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico’s Acai

Sometimes you have to travel to another city to find a particular dish, and sometimes it almost lands right in your lap. Luckily for me, the latter happened with my most recent food find – the acai bowl. I was having coffee outside with a co-worker on a rare fresh air break when someone approached us holding out a card. I wasn’t sure what the card would say, but I was thrilled to see two magic words on it – “acai bowl.” What?! I literally had been googling for acai bowls in Charlotte the week before. No joke. As it turns out, acai bowls have hit uptown Charlotte thanks to a new food truck in town, Rico’s Acai.

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

I just happened to receive that card on the opening day (Monday July 27, 2015) for a BOGO “Brazil Bowl.” I decided I couldn’t wait till later in the week and brought a co-worker with me to check things out that afternoon. I was so excited to try my very first acai bowl, but I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I’d seen photos online, so I thought it would be sort of like a smoothie in a bowl…but with toppings.

Owner Matt is more of an acai bowl purist, preferring to keep the main bowl ingredients simple with just frozen acai puree and a little water to break it up. The basic Brazil Bowl is topped with granola and sliced bananas. You can add your selection from almost twenty topping options. Or, you can choose one of the bowls with pre-designed topping combos: the Butter Bro or Rainbowl Bowl. I’ve just been doing the Brazil Bowl with a little extra fruit, and sometimes coconut flakes, to mine. I think my favorite combo so far was the Brazil Bowl with mango.

The bowls come in small and large sizes. I like the small ones for a healthy breakfast or afternoon, no-caffeine pick-me-up/snack. Especially during these hot days, the bowls really hit the spot. They’re nice and frosty and almost taste like sorbet. Rico’s Acai has only been open just over a week, and I’ve already had a few bowls, so consider me hooked.

Interested in trying one? Read on for more info…

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

Rico’s Acai – Charlotte, NC

Rico’s Acai is currently located on South Tryon Streeet across from the Duke Energy Center building and near the Mint Museum Uptown. They’re currently open Monday – Saturday 9am – 9pm and Sundays noon – 5pm, but I recommend checking out their twitter, etc. since I think they’re still feeling out the hours.

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

I told you there were a lot of topping options!

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

My bowl for breakfast – The Brazil bowl with added strawberries, kiwi, and coconut flakes.

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

 

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

 

Acai Bowls Hit Uptown Charlotte | Rico's Acai

Go see Matt and tell him The Chic Life sent you! I don’t have any discount codes, but he’d probably like to know how you found him.

They’re hoping to have their web site up soon, but for now you can follow Rico’s Acai on twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Looking for more great eats in uptown Charlotte? Click here to check out my post about brunch at 5Church.

Click here to view more of my other restaurant posts from Charlotte and my other travels.

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