Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Style

This is one of my favorite quotes form Mary Poppins! #Disney #Disneyland #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #Ad #DisneyShirt #DisneyDay #MaryPoppins #PracticallyPerfect

I'm so excited about the new Mary Poppins movie coming out
This would be the perfect to wear.

Favorite Coffee Mug

In Memory of When I Could Sleep In Coffee Mug from elle & k boutique. Saved to cups, water bottles, etc..

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

Tale as old as time

Favorite Yarn Creation

Crochet Diamond Mesh Sweater Top Free Pattern - Crochet Women Sweater Pullover Top Free Patterns

Isn't this fun?
Reminds me of a cool 80's vibe... Flashdance all the way!

Favorite Tea Pot

Bloomingville Ceramic Josephine Teapot, Multicolor
Favorite Kitchen Gadget

Dishwasher Magnet Clean Dirty White 3 inch Round Magnet - Boho Stylish Cool Tribal Primitive Arrow Design Flip Kitchen Magnet for Home Decor, Gift for Men & Women, or Party Favors, Made in USA

I need this magnet for the 1 zillion times the hubs asks me 
"Are the dishes clean or dirty in here?"

Favorite Funnies

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... when I'm having a hot flash but trying to handle it cool

... when the phone rings during This is Us season finale

... me at 4:30pm today

Happy Weekend Y'all!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cheetos are life saving, iheart & is that a compliment? {Thankful Thursday

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This week I am thankful for:
{The numbers go with my One Thousand Gifts Journal - just ignore}

227 / Birthdays at work
I am still so impressed how they take the time to celebrate everyone's birthday at work. With so many people, I didnt think it would be a big deal, but every single person's birthday, we've had time in the conference room to have donuts or bagels & just to chat. I have loved getting to know everyone's personality more through these things than anything else.

229 / Bruno drinking.
Our poor little blind man went through a bad spell there for a day or two where he didnt want to drink any water. Scared us to death.  His diet is so strict too with his skin allergies & I thought, if this is it, let him be happy & I fed him some cheetos. Do you know he gobbled them all up & went straight to the bowl of water (or ran into it eventually I should say) & drank up all sorts of water.  Cheetos for the win on this day!!! 

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Life Saver!!!

230 / iheart Radio back
No one listens to any music at their desks in my new office - mainly because everyone is so close together & it would be chaos.  But I'm in the front of the entire floor basically all by myself, so I keep the Christian radio station on super low on the iheart radio app & for a few days, it wouldnt work. I was in a panic.  But it finally came back - not sure what happened - sure it was some sort of computer issue that I have no idea how to figure out. Only thing I know, or care about - its back!

232 / Free Subway points
I have racked up the points at Subway - the place Ricky &I meet every Wednesday at lunch. & the workers there know us by name & what we get after all these years - so when they found out that Subway points system was changing & you couldnt get free food soon, they warned me to use up all my points I had. It covered over $16.00 of food on one trip & I went back later in the week to use the rest of my points up for another free lunch.  Score.

236 / Fresh hair
My gray is on a vengeance. & when I got home from the hair salon, Ricky said, "You look 10 years younger - like someone at least in their 30's".... I just stared at him. Is that REALLY a compliment?  Like, what did I look like before?  ... men.

243 / Celebrating 2 years 
Always love little ones birthday where there's nothing but good smiles on growing older. 

246 / Starbucks breakfast
I woke up late to get to church on Sunday when I remembered I was teaching at both services. So I pulled out my mobile ordering on my phone & ordered the Feta Spinach Egg sandwich from Starbucks & ran in & picked it up & man - was I impressed. It was surprisingly good! I'll totally get it again.

247 / Bible Journaling teaching
I really did enjoy getting to talk about Bible Journaling with middle schoolers & opening their eyes to a new way to look at the Bible.  A few of the girls even were like, "This is fun - I'm going to do this during the week"...anything to have them get in their Bible more.

What are you Thankful For this week?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


From this Side of the Pond

1. On this first official day of spring tell us something (besides the weather) you're looking forward to in this season of the year

It’s not really weather – but its weather related. I’m just looking forward to having fresh air & windows open in my home. For me, there is nothing more soul filling than just the smells & sounds of nature. The birds chirping, the cool breeze flowing, the smell of fresh cut grass.  Saying that, I don’t look forward to the allergies that come with most of those things – but I’m just ready to air my house out.

2. When it comes to spring cleaning would you rather wash windows or wash baseboards? Clean out closets or clean out the garage? Dust ceiling fans or dust bookcases? Wipe down the patio furniture outside or wipe down the light fixtures inside? Any of these tasks recently completed?

·         Wash windows over wash baseboards. I love a good clean window
·         Clean out the closet over clean out the garage. I love having a fresh closet & am horrified of finding dead mice in the garage.
·         Wipe down the patio furniture over the light fixtures… because hello, that just takes a good water hose with some pressure 😉

3. Your favorite thing to make/eat that calls for cream cheese? Sour cream? Whipped cream?

I have literally been on a kick lately of eating cream cheese on rice cakes.  Actually, I’ve just obsessed with the Kroger Cream Cheese made out of Greek yogurt.  I could eat a tub of that in a week.  If it’s not on the rice cake, I’m just putting on some Ritz or wheat crackers. Dipping some celery in it.  Heck, I’ll just lick a spoonful of it for fun.

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& I love whipped cream in a bowl by itself with chocolate sauce poured over top of it. Like a lighter sundae.  Add in bananas & its perfect!

4. I read here a list of commonly mispronounced words. What is a word that gives you trouble when it comes to pronunciation?

I still have no idea how to say Gyro.... & I think Jimmy Fallon did a video on it & I'm STILL confused...

5. What's a song you love with the word 'rain' in the title or lyrics?

I have always loved Michael W. Smith's song Healing Rain

6.  Insert your own random thought here.
If my blogging is iffy lately - I blame our wonderful, fantastic... & by wonderful & fantastic, I mean, STUPID & RIDICULOUS - cable company. We cut our cable off & in doing so, we traded in our modem to get a better & faster one because we need all the streaming we can get now & everything was lagging.  & we got the new box & ever since, we can't get diddly squat.  We were one night with absolutely nothing.  It'll come & go & when it comes, its so slow & we can't run hardly anything. ITS DRIVING ME INSANE.  I honestly went to bed at 9pm the other night because it was like, Why stay up? I cant get on the computer & I cant watch anything.  How did we live before wi-fi?

Monday, March 19, 2018

The weekend that we cut the cord....

starting the weekend out right!

This was a big weekend for us.... the weekend we cut the cord.

Yep - finally made the jump from cable.

It's just ridiculous the price increase every month they were giving us.... so we have loaded up the TV with all the things they need (Roku sticks, Amazon Fire Sticks & Google Chrome). & yes, we literally have all of those on different TV's.

We've decided to go with Direct TV Now... at least trying it out... & so far, I'm really happy with it.  It's just going to take some adjustment to get used to not watching some shows LIVE since we dont get NBC or CW... & the down side, Direct TV Now doesnt have a DVR - so I am at the mercy of when they bring out shows like This is Us or Riverdale onto their programming. Though I do think they are faster at loading it up than Hulu that is a week & a day later (Am I right on that Hulu people?)

Anyways - we'll see how it goes without cable.

It's funny because we were talking about how the younger generation, this is just the way they've watched TV - streaming is just ordinary to them.  Where we have had cable TV since the 80's so it feels so funny to be without - or learning how to maneuver around on all the streaming services to find what you need.  In other words, we're old.

Anyways - Saturday, I started out my morning with some coffee & my library books on knitting to look through some patterns.  So far, I'm not finding a whole lot that I'm in need to make.  That's disappointing - I was hoping to have an overload of things to make.

I cleaned the house for a bit ... with my aussie boys close by as always - & then we headed to Target to pick up some things we needed for the house.

& then it was off to celebrate our grandbuddies' 2nd birthday.  It feels like it was just yesterday I got to stand in the room & hear them say "It's a boy" ... but 2 years it is...

Then we had to get home because hello - UK playing in the NCAA Tournament.  So that means I have to stay away from all things baskeball or even stay away from Ricky. & I have to be the protector of the dogs. They hear Ricky screaming in the locked room at the TV & they are terrified they're in trouble. So while Ricky is watching basketball, there's a lot of me looking at dogs & petting them  &saying "Its OK"..."You're not in trouble"... "you're a good boy"... basketball season in our house is a real struggle.

I spent the rest of my Saturday knitting & learning what TV is like without cable & I ended up binging & watching the season of A Good Place. I'm all caught up now ... & loving it.  What night does that even come on?.... & then started into Season 2 of Skin Wars. I'm so obsessed with that show.

Sunday, I got up early & was pumped.  I had the opportunity to teach about Bible Journaling. It was cool  because they had a really neat opportunity this week (& next) since its Spring Break around here & there's a lot of people traveling & out. They had 3 break out classes for kids to go to - one of How to Pray, one of How to Love Others - that was teaching about Love Languages - & then mine, How to Creatively Study the Bible

It was super fun to watch the kids do their own thing when they read a scripture & to see what they got out of it.

One thing I learned though - I had heard that they dont teach cursive writing, but I've not really thought how that works... but I was showing them some things I had made & they couldn't read some of the things I had written - in cursive. WHAT???? & they totally couldn't write it. One of the kids said they knew how to write their name but that was it... maybe a "the" or an "is" - but no more words. That is just so sad to me. How are they not teaching cursive writing, things our old American documents are written in - but they are coming up with ridiculous ways to teach math now?  WHAT IS HAPPENING??!?!?!?.

But it was still fun to see their creative juices flowing...

After church, I ran to Sam's Club to load up on some essentials - like paper towel & coffee (YES)

& then got home to enjoy the beautiful spring like day.  I sat outside in the sun & soaked up it & pulled out some of my paints & was inspired from the morning & got to play with some canvases. 

... & of course, a weekend isn't a weekend without reading with my dogs laying near me.

The day was getting away from us with writing out bills & trimming up Zoe & her crazy winter hair...

& then its time to think of the week ahead... once again.

How was your weekend?

Did you finally get a taste of spring?

Does it bother you about cursive writing?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Easter Decorating

DIY robin eggs for Easter using . . . red cabbage & edible gold paint.

Favorite Organizer

A pair of wireless headphones, jar of Unicorn Snot body glitter, seat hanger hooks, and 33 other things you’ll want to add to your wish list ASAP.

I love this to keep your purse from getting squashed or tumped over in the car!

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

Belle ✨

Favorite Pillow
Fjfz Coffee Books and Rain Motivational Inspirational Quote Cotton Linen Home Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover with Words for Book Lover Worm Sofa Couch, 18" x 18"
Favorite Clutch

Betsey Johnson Kiss Me Till Ice Cream Wrislet, White

This would be perfect for a summer vacation

Favorite Coffee Mug
Get Crafty White 15 Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mug by LookHUMAN
Favorite Funnies

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...when the hubs brings home a surprise gift

... every morning when I turn on the news

... when the hubs is still upset about a basketball game & I'm trying to talk to him

... me at 4:30pm today

Happy Weekend Y'all