Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Bookmarks

<3 Grass blades page saver.  I have to get some of these!!!:

I am constantly putting in torn post it notes to hold reminders in books
... these are perfect for just that!

Favorite JOY Reminder

LDS general conference quote (printable):

Favorite Sweatshirt

I don't know if this is a real sweater but it should be because I need it.:

Favorite Running Item

Speedzter Armbands are perfect for carrying your phone while you run. They fit most phones, are comfortable and don't slip!

I like the idea of these.
I hate the ones with the velcro on them. They are forever rubbing my arm
or just not comfortable because they're not flexible.
I bet these wouldnt be bad at all.

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

Disney Beauty And The Beast I'll Be Your Beauty Girls T-Shirt, BLACK:

Yep... I just ordered this.
I wont be pulling off the same goth look though.

Favorite Knit Item

Knitting Sheep Enamel Pin:

A lamb... knitting...
This pin needs to be in my possession!
At least making a home on my knitting bag

Favorite Peencha

Look at it! Look at those tiny hooves!. Download our funsubstance app for hours of funny pics! Link in bio :):

Favorite Funnies

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seat belt funny:

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funny life:

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... every time I see the Beauty & the Beast movie trailers

...when I have a headache & everyone is so loud in the office

... how much it feels like I contribute when the hubs needs help on something in the garage

.... every Monday

... when I see the sun shining outside my window after a month of gray skies

.. when I get a new skein of yarn

GIPHY! ( February 1, 2017 at 11:30AM

... me at 4:00pm

Happy Weekend Y'all!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Launching, car stuff, little faces to kiss & new coffee yummies!!! {Thankful Thursday #113}

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This week I am Thankful For:
{The numbers go with my One Thousand Gifts... just ignore them}

131 / Ricky letting me use his car.
Mine car had to go in the shop last week & Ricky drove his loud, beat up, did I say LOUD? truck & let me drive his comfy little car.  What a sweetie.

... add on to that - thankful we have extra vehicles when something like this happens.

135 / My daddy picking me up.
When my car went to the shop, Ricky had to meet someone across town so my daddy to the rescue to pick me up & drive me home.

136 / Grace is Greater Launch Team
I just LOVE my pastor's preaching & love when he writes new books. So when Kyle Idleman put out a new book, I jumped on it & pre-purchased it.  & then found one delivered to my door before it was released & I was on the launch team to preview it.  So needless to say, when it comes out & the book I ordered gets delivered - I totally am going to have to bless someone with it.  So far, I am LOVINGGGGGGG this book!

138 / Car back.
I'm not going to say 'repaired' because its still running funny. It's not doing what it was before, but it just doesnt feel 'right'.  It feels really rough & I'm a little nervous about it.  But its going for now & I'm thankful to be back in my big SUV.  After driving Ricky's little Ford Focus, I forgot how much I enjoyed sitting upright & higher than driving on the ground in tiny surroundings.

139 / 6 miles done.
The miles are starting to add up on long runs now.  I'm feeling it too.... whew.

144 / Seeing Grands.
even if it was just for a little bit, I was so happy to see those little faces on Monday morning in my house.  They were all sitting on the couch watching Sprout TV & I went down the line & kissed each one of them on the forehead & told them I loved starting my day like that.  Luke is just the sweetest thing, he looked up at me & just hugged me around my waist. #daymade

Mini Ricky....
look at Harvey sniffing the Nutella on those hands :) 

145 / Warm weather for February funeral.
You expect cold & miserable temps in February but so thankful that the weather was warm & the sun came out to burn off some fog for a funeral we had to go to for Julie's aunt.

146 / Seeing a precious friend.
I met the most amazing lady & her family through Julie & was so grateful to see her at the funeral on Monday.  I think we could sit & talk & laugh for hours on end.  This is the type of lady that just is everything you want in a friend & support team. Her heart is amazing - full of love for everyone.  I was so glad to see her, even if just for a bit, & hug her.

147 / More Etsy sales.
I'll always be thankful for my little hobby to keep doing well in sales.

148 / William & Harvey.
William was just all about Harvey Dent when he was up.  Wherever you saw one, you saw the other.  It's funny because it seems like we always had a dog for every grand son that connected with them.  Sydney always would herd Isaac... Buffy always wanted Luke to play with her... & Harvey Dent & William are going to be friends for a long time.

149 / New place to run.
It was so warm this week & I work near a park that I never run in.  So I remembered to pack a bag of running gear & headed over to the park after work for a new view to run.  I loved being there because it was PACKED... being in an area with other runners & walkers just gives me a boost of energy.  Good for the soul.

152/ Driving with the windows down.
... in February.  We have broke all sorts of records this week with the temps.  I have loved every second of it & soaked in all that I can.

154 / All the new coffee creamers.
I usually go to Target to get my coffee creamer because its the only place that I can find the big bottles of the Natural Bliss creamer.  But what I saw in the case had me literally gasp & my jaw drop & then I truly did a clapping/jumping motion because of my excitement!!!!! More options & flavors & more natural products.  Made with Almond milk... & Coconut Milk!!!! & a new Chocolate flavor. I was in my happy spot loading up my cart with 3 of the flavors.  I have since tried the chocolate flavor & it's delicious. Adds a good little mocha taste to your cup.  Cant wait to try the others.

What are some good things happening in your world this week?

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What's up Wednesday


Last Wednesday of the month
time to do some catching up of life

What we're eating this week
Something that we eat EVERY week.
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Y'all... if you see these in your grocery (mainly in your health food area in the cold foods section)
They are delicious!
Ricky actually craves these & asks for these every week.
We prefer the Santa Fe burger over all the others... but I like all the flavors I've tasted.

What I'm reminiscing about

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This little guy turns 3 on Saturday. 
Our youngest grand son!
We just saw him in January & when they came up this past weekend, he looked SO BIG!!!!
Like, how do kids grow so much in a month?
Dont get me started that the oldest is going to be double digits this year.  My brain may explode thinking about that.

What I'm loving
I'm a idiot when it comes to make up - 100% clueless.
But I ended up getting an ELF highlight / contour set after Christmas when the kits were on clearance.  This one had some powders but it also had this little tube of shimmery highlight in it.
Every time I've worn it, I've gotten compliments on it.
Even my youth girls take note & mention how good it looks. 
When pre-teens compliment you, you take it!
But I'm nearing the end of my tube so think I have to find somoe more.... & break the bank because I think its like a dollar for a tube.  Seriously.

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What we've been up to
Trying to avoid every stinkin' flu bug/ strep throat bug/ stomach flu bug
... its been the WORST year for sickness lately.
It's terrifying to breath.

What I'm dreading
The return of cold.
We've been spoiled to Spring like temps
... like trees & flowers & bushes are blooming kinda spring weather.
& the bottom is getting pulled out from under us this week & we're back to 'normal' February temps.
It's probably going to feel even colder than it usually would.
I mean, I had on shorts this week.  Putting a winter coat on again is going to be the WORST!

What I'm working on
Trying to find some cute summer knit projects for my Etsy store.
I'm eyeing a few things, including the little baby tiara's I posted on Monday
... but also these cute little bags perfect for the beach or farmers markets

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What do you think?

What I'm excited about
The time change!!!! 
Bring on more evening sunlight!!!!

 What I'm watching/reading
I just finished up Fuller House Season 2... I love that show. 
I legit laugh & get all the feels from every episode.
& come on... NKOTB on for an episode? YES!!!!

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.... & can we talk about This is Us last night?
I just cant get enough of this show....
& last night's episode, if you haven't seen it.... Go in with a box of kleenex.  Seriously.
I dont think I have cried that hard at a TV show in the longest time.

What I'm listening to
I'm all about loving Spotify for making Disney playlists for running/training.
Just a channel full of Disney songs.  
They have this one as well as one for the Wine & Dine training ... 
give me all Disney, all the time.
You dont even need to be training for anything to listen - just enjoy all the Disney love.

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What I'm wearing
I'll tell you what I'm NOT wearing...
This t-shirt!!!

Belle Heathered Tee for Women:
I ordered it, along with a sweatshirt that Disney has & they both were such let downs.
First, I bought a T-shirt & sweatshirt a few months ago & they both were so big.
I didn't mind the sweatshirt being a little roomy - they're made to be roomy - but the tee was too big -
so when I went to order these new prints, I got the same size sweatshirt & a size smaller tee.

Except these must be made for little kids because the sweatshirt is sooooooo much smaller. 
Like if I wash it in anything other than a cold hand wash, I can hand it down to my 12 year old nieces & it'll fit them.
& the tee? ... it fits like scuba gear. SUPER TIGHT.
So I just sent it back to get a size bigger - which I still think will be tighter than I prefer, but still, gotta have... but looking at the site, they're sold out so I'm thinking I'm not going to get anything back but a credit.
Dang it.

What I'm doing this weekend
Getting in my long run of 7 miles (God help me)
& we've changed our Bible study group to every 2 weeks now 
- so excited to see my Joy Sisters a week earlier than usual

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What I'm looking forward to next month
The start of the Triple Crown of running begins.  
March will hold the 5k & then 2 weeks later, the 10k
& actually, one day past next month (April 1st) is the last race of the Triple Crown
... the dreaded 10 miler. 

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What else is new
Remember my post on Monday about the REAL burger when it should have been a veggie burger.
Well, Monday night, I ordered some nachos for Ricky & I after a run & took dinner home.
Looked down & thought, that looks funny - & put on my glasses because I basically cant see anything closer than 2 feet in front of me... & what's on it?
MEAT!  Stupid gross nasty meat!
Ricky's had meat on it too.
I'm starting to cop some really big food trust issues lately.

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me with every meal I order now

Monday, February 20, 2017

The weekend that I suffered from animal guilt....

First... bah humbug to all those that are off today.

No fair. Not fair at all.  I want a 3 day weekend!  Color me jealous.

I will say I did cram a lot in the weekend & enjoyed every single minute of it.

Friday started off with temps inching on up to Spring like temps again.  Perfect for taking my book outside & finishing it up.  Reading outside is just my happy place in life.

& then my next happy place in life was when the sun goes down & I went & finished up some knitting.

This cowl sold as soon it was up on Instagram. I love when that happens.
That same person also bought my yellow cowl that was my favorite piece in the Etsy store.  I like this lady... she has good taste ;)

Friday ended up with catching up on some TV... Jane the Virgin has me totally wrapped in right now... & The Vampire Diaries! I cant believe we're only 3 episodes away from the end.  I'm going to be lost without the Salvator Brothers.

Saturday, I have to say, I wasn't too happy when the hubs forgot to turn his alarm clock & I was up a little after 5am.... sigh...

I was able to fall back asleep for a little bit but that just throws me off for the day.

Oh well... I wanted to get out & get in my run for the day before some expected rain settled in.  I always love to get the miles done early too ... its just harder to do as the hours tick away in a day.

6 miles in the books

It was still feeling pretty nice out so I took to my porch again & read in another book some... with my other reading buddy.  I think my dog's happy place is also when I read outside.

I then did some productive things like clean & some Bible Study stuff & work on another little project.
A friend of mine asked me if I knew how to make those little newborn tiara's... so I gave it a try. & was so pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

But now - I'm not sure if it actually fits a newborn.  To me, I think it looks small... Ricky said he thinks it'll be too big.  I'm not sure the size of a newborn head.  I need a newborn near me STAT.  If anyone has a newborn - like a 1 month old or under, LMK - I'll mail this tiara to them & they can try it out & let me know & keep it for the trouble.  I need to get my sizes down ... I'd love to make these for all ages

... heck, I'm going to make me one soon too.  Why not?
  Perfect for the Beauty & the Beast movie viewing?... hmmm....

Sunday, we headed to church.  I just loved our MSM message.  We had the kiddos make up these 'bricks'... & they had to write on them the things that can build a wall to God.. the things that try & keep you from Him.  The hard things in life that we feel like God doesnt see.  The promises that God gives us.  It was just such a powerful lesson.  The kids loved making the bricks... & then writing down on them what their individual issues were... & then the wall was built to show what can happen if we let these things grow & grow.

Those bricks all have things written on them... such a cool visual

& of course, we saw that wall come tumbling down too.

I just love my church... it's just always delivering the best messages for these kiddos.

Ricky & I left church & headed to one of the few places that offers a veggie burger.  Except when it was delivered, I said to Ricky, "This looks like the most real burger I've ever seen"... & then let Ricky take a bite to which he said, "DONT EAT IT - ITS MEAT"....

Yuck... just YUCK!!

You would have thought there was a snake on my plate or someone was trying to poison me. GASSSPPPPPPP!!!!  I got the waiters attention & told him that he just sat a dead animal in front of me... (I didnt really put it like that)... & he looked at us like, "Sorry, but can you still eat it"... I had to tell him he couldnt pay me enough to make me eat this burger so we had to wait for another round of veggie burgers to be made.  We really didnt mind & the guy kept apologizing to us & we said we were fine... this was the only day we really had no plans or time constraints so it was nice to just sit back & relax for a bit.

& in the end... 2 yummy veggie burgers were had.

The VEGGIE BURGER... no animals were harmed in the making of this burger

Though I felt even worse that that poor cow died for a burger that ended up getting tossed.
I always feel animal guilt.  You should see me walking through a grocery story.  I keep my head down & eyes averted in the meat department.   #truestory

We had to pick up some things at Target... someone please tell me how I run into Target for a few things & come out spending $75.00... HOW?????....

& then settled in for a quick visit from our Nashville gang.  They had to come up for a Memorial service for a family member this morning.  Sad reason to see them, but always nice to see everyone even for a little bit.

& so, another weekend in the books.  Enjoying all the spring like temps as long as I can because they're saying the rug is being pulled out from under us & the cold is coming back next weekend.... great... I'll be bundled up like an Eskimo for my next long run.

So how was your weekend?

You having spring temps?

Do you spend ridiculous amounts of money walking into Target?