Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Bathing Suit

Seafolly black and white high neck tankini singlet Kasbah swimwear collection as seen on Gigi Hadid - shop now at

I love the top of this bathing suit.
& it would look great with any sorts of bottoms - boy shorts, a swimming skirt
& I dont hate these bottoms she's wearing either

Favorite Shoes

I think I could wear this all spring & summer long
& cheap - only $14.99 at Target!

Favorite Pet Item
EliteField 2-Door Soft Pet Playpen, Exercise Pen, Multiple Sizes and Colors Available for Dogs, Cats and Other Pets (48" x 48" x 32"H, Brown+Beige)
Isn't this a cool area for a dog to play or sleep in?

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

This is a piece I did for the Gallery Nucleus exhibition “An Art Tribute to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” ( see all contributions HERE !)

Favorite Fun Buy

Who doesnt want a big container of 100 gel pens?
This would be so fun to doodle or hand letter with.

Favorite Candle

Old Books - Book Lovers' Soy Candle - 8oz Jar

I'm so intrigued to know if this really smells like a bookstore.... mmmm...

Favorite Funnies

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... how i feel about 2018 already just 2 months in

... when Ricky brings in tons of clearance Valentine's Candy & sets it on the kitchen counter

GIPHY! ( November 2, 2017 at 02:19PM

... me at 4:30pm

GIPHY! ( February 18, 2018 at 09:13PM

Happy Weekend Y'all!!!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Final shots, coffee break & lots of love {Thankful Thursday #164}

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Y'all - Sorry - I dont know what is going on with my font. It's small - then its big... I dont know what's happening here. Satan is all angry over my Thankfulness apparently!
I have literally changed the font 20 times & it's still all wonky - any one have any thoughts?

This week I am Thankful For:
{Numbers go with my One Thousands Gifts Journal - just ignore}

128 / Safe on icy roads.
Oh my word.... it was icy last week on the way to work. They ended up canceling school & the walk into work from the parking garage to the building was so terrifying. Luckily, there was another lady who was moving at a snails pace & worried about falling so I stuck with her & we kept the slow & steady pace together & cheered each other one till we got to the door & solid ground. Whew!

129 / Last Puppy shots.

We did it - survived all the puppy shots.  Next up?  Clip clip.  Next month.  I'm trying not to think about it because I'll be nervous with my baby being under for the surgery.  We'll celebrate we're done with shots right now.

131 / Ernie loves his vet.
He really does. When she walks in the door, he runs to her & jumps on her & just loves when she loves on him.  I'm glad he knows who she is & he's not afraid of her.

134 / Sweet text.

Look at this text from one of my MSM girls when I was sick last Sunday & had to miss class. She calls me Becky Jo because I had mentioned that my family calls me that - so she said she's my family so she can call me that too #peencha

135 / Roses & Cupcakes

Ricky always is so thoughtful on Valentine's Day.  He is so good at finding me beautiful white roses for every occasion. Good guy.

136 / Parents still celebrate Valentine's Day.

Like I mentioned last week, that my parents were always so good at making sure I knew I was loved especially on Valentine's Day - it still makes me smile that they STILL do that. I got to work on Valentine's Day & saw they sent me an E-card that was so sweet.  Best parents.

139 / Starbucks break.

I love that work allows us some freedom to run out for a break & get some coffee - so many coffee shops around downtown - but the other day, it was so nice & warming up & me & my work buddy just needed a break away to catch our breath & it was perfect company on a perfect day with some good Starbucks.

143 / Nashville gang up.
Good to see everyone. Those boys always seem to grow on each visit where we see them.

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149 / Surviving busy days
... especially when you feel bad. I hate when you have so much to do, people to entertain, things to keep up - & you feel awful the entire time. There's nothing like getting in bed at the end of those types of days feeling accomplished that you survived.

152 / Spring glimpses

I'll take every day that is in the 60's or 70's right now. Hope of Spring around the corner.

153 / Girls Study

I hadn't been with my girls in their bible study the past 2 weeks so I was so glad to be back with them this past Sunday.  I can't believe we're almost near the end of this bible study... cant wait to see what we do next.

What are you thankful for this week?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


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... I watched a half a day of the Dog Whisperer & still have no idea how he does the things he does. I try & take the techniques he uses on Ernie... Ernie just basically laughs & continues to get in tons of trouble.  Cesar Millan is magical - I'm convinced of it.

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... I still have yet to walk back into my grocery store since I've started using their Click List shopping. I honestly am saving anywhere from $40-$50 every grocery trip - so yeahhhh - I dont mind paying that $4.95 fee.

...I love Shaun White. He's just always reminded me of Ricky - especially when he had his crazy snowboarder hair.  & his features, something about them, just remind me of Ricky's.  So yeah, basically, I feel like my husband won the gold.

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Doesnt this look like Ricky???? 
... speaking of Shawn White, I have watched ZERO amount of Olympics. WHAT??? I know. I just havent had time lately at night & when I do have time to sit down & watch TV, my DVR is so backed up, I'm trying to catch up on that. I mean, when I'm 5 episodes behind on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you KNOW I'm not watching TV.

... my kitchen floor is just out of control with all the rain.  Do they sell Swiffer pads in bulk? & then times that x 5. & then sell the solution in gallon sizes.

Update - they indeed DO sell in bulk.
I just went to Sam's Club & bought 2 bottles of cleaner & 36 pads in bulk.

... I've got wrapped up in a show on Netflix called Baby Ballroom. It follows kids starting so young & all these teenage & preteen ballroom dancers in England. I never get enough of this stuff. It's so amazing to me how these families find these male dancers, usually from Russia or Romania, & have them come live in their homes to train with their daughters.  SUCHHHHH a different world.

... I am convinced I'd be good at golf for some reason. Never played in my life - but I just always think I'd be good at it. Too much Happy Gilmore?  Too much Putt-Putt?  Maybe.

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... I dont know if its the weather, or if its hormones... or both - but my hair is basically like a brillo pad lately. There is just nothing that is working to soften it up. Its driving me nuts. I hate to even touch it right now.

... I was asked the other day why I always have a "dumb grin" on my face all the time.... hmmm... is that a compliment or an insult? Both?  Ok then.

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... did I just read that Stranger Things doesnt come back until 2019? How are they going to do that?  Kids growing in one year = 5 years in their appearance. Arent some of those kids already like 16 or 17 - or older?  & how am I going to wait that long?

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... FYI - our Christmas Tree is still up. I can't make this stuff up anymore.

What do you need to confess?

Monday, February 19, 2018

The weekend we had the SNOW OF DOOM!!!!!

Is it close to Spring?

Well, it feels like it today here - its in the 70's - WHAT?

Especially after we had a huge snow this weekend.   Mother Nature is hormonal... but as being someone who is hormonal herself with perimenopause - I'll cut her some slack. I get it.

I will say, as much as I hate snow, this one was fun.  It was beautiful, fluffy, sticky snow that lasted about 24 hours & made for perfect fun.  Why?  Because the Nashville gang came up & the boys were all excited about the snow.  Ricky may have been a little excited too to have someone to play in the snow with.

Let me back up...

I got off work on Friday & they were knocking on the door not too long after we got home & ran Ernie out a bit to burn some energy.

The thing is, Ernie got his energy right back when in the door came our new grandpup, Bree.  She's actually one day younger than Ernie - how funny is that?  But they were instantly playing - & basically played the ENTIRE weekend.  With maybe a 15 minute break here & there.  Harvey was happy for the break.

Friday, we were all pretty tired so got to bed fairly early & then ready to have some fun on Saturday....

when the snow came in.

We spent the morning in my room & it was fun having all the company.

The boys were easily entertained by getting in the dog kennel & letting the dogs run outside of the kennel. The confused looks on their faces was so funny.  

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But we enjoyed watching these huge flakes fall down & covering everything so fast.

We drove down to get some brunch & MANNNNN - the best breakfast I've had in awhile.  A red pepper & feta omelet - with the best potatoes & the MOST AMAZING bagel. YUMMMM

It was super fun seeing a precious & dear friend there as well - I got to meet her sisters & I always joke to her I want to adopt myself in her family. After meeting the sisters, I really do want to be a part of their tribe.

The boys finished up their breakfast dessert -which was donuts after their breakfast - that's how you celebrate - & Julie & I ran down to the yarn store to look around for a bit.  & let's hear some claps & get some pats on the back because both of us walked out without buying anything.

I had to walk them down the alley next to the restaurant since its my favorite & we snapped a few pictures - even in the snow... & then headed home to really play.

We got out of the car & saw the snow was perfect snow ball throwing snow ... which I threw a few & then ran & got out of the line of fire... but Luke was right on the idea of building a snowman.  Ricky didnt have to be told twice. He ran in & got some gloves & the two of them (Twins anyways) got to work.  Steve & Isaac dug up some gloves & got out there to play too....

It was just fun watching them get it all together.

William stood inside with me & Julie & told me, "I thought I liked the cold. I really dont"... I hear ya buddy.

I was asked for a carrot for the nose, Ricky found a hat of his & I pulled out an old scarf I had knitted & found in my closet & he was complete.

Luke was the one to name him - COLE.... but of course, he had to be called the SNOWMAN OF DOOM

Luke told me that he & his best friend add the word DOOM to everything ... & honestly, I had the most fun adding that onto everything all weekend.

I was going to the BED OF DOOM.
We were eating in the KITCHEN OF DOOM.
I was putting on my PAJAMAS OF DOOM
We were eating my home made CHILI OF DOOM.
The dogs were getting in their KENNEL OF DOOM.

I can do this my entire life.

But Luke must have really enjoyed Cole because he just kept looking at him & hugging him. How cute is that???

I went in to get some chili ready & was told to come back out to see the boys had made a little igloo.  Boys will be boys, will they not?

Everyone came in to finally dry out & relax & it was movie time & hot chocolate time....

& then some fun - FINALLY CHRISTMAS. Yep - we just had our last Christmas of 2017. haha. Maybe now we can REALLLLLY take down the tree?  Seriously.

The boys had new things to keep them occupied the rest of the night.

Ricky & I had gone to bed early - or 11:00 - but I guess that was early for the boys because we kept hearing them running around for the longest time.  Energy abound.

So Ricky & I were up early while they all slept & we just got to love on some doggies & sit outside & watch the snow melt....

& then I had to get ready to go to MSM .... it was a bitter sweet day when I had to say a goodbye to someone I really look up to & value their talent.

The gang all drove down after church to meet up for lunch because they had to get home for a sleep over for Luke....

Saying goodbyes

The weekend just seemed to zoom by... fun was had by all....

We ran into Sam's Club to pick up some stuff & then I got home, got the house straightened back up & then it was time for me to go to the MSM girls night time bible study.  SUCH GOOD DISCUSSION.  I love hearing their honest talk on things like comparisons & passions & what they think their purpose is.  

& then before I know it, its 9 pm & I'm shocked its time to think about going back to work... because we're not one of those lucky people who get off work on President's Day - BOOOOOOOOO.... So unpatriotic.

So how was your weekend?

Did you get snow?

Are you sitting in your HOUSE OF DOOM or WORK OF DOOM today?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Style


Favorite Measuring Spoons
Cost Plus World Market Woodland Critters Measuring Spoons ($4.99) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, kitchen & dining and kitchen gadgets & tools
Favorite Cross Stitch

I haven't cross stitched in so long - I used to be addicted to it.
It'd be fun to make a cute little project again - get the feel of it under my hands again

Favorite Beauty & the Beast


Love this - an accurate time period drawing of Belle

Favorite Socks

An cyber cleaner, a cat garden gnome, and 28 other favorite products from our recent posts.

Favorite Cleaning Idea

Practical gifts they’ll be eternally grateful for.

I am forever scared of slipping in the shower
so I love this to clean the bottom of your feet without having to balance on one foot to bring the other up.  Just rub it on this to get a good scrub.  Genius

Favorite Coffee Mug
Gold Foil Jesus and Coffee mug from Chalkfulloflove #CoffeeMug
Anything Gold foil, & I'm a sucker for it

Favorite Funnies

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.... how I feel about getting through the rest of flu season

GIPHY! ( December 9, 2016 at 04:08PM

... when I'm trying to teach Ernie to stay away from my yarn stash

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GIPHY! ( February 8, 2018 at 01:22AM

... me at 4:30 pm today

GIPHY! ( February 10, 2018 at 10:46PM

Happy Weekend y'all!!!