1. Father's Day
Yipee for celebrating dad's. I asked my dad where he wanted to go out to eat & he said he just wanted to grill out at home. That's a nice idea. Let the twins run around & play, let us 'grown ups' sit & enjoy the beautiful view & air... & most importantly, let us all be in comfortable lazy weekend clothes :) Yahoo!
It was funny because I posted a picture for Throwback Thursday of me & my dad for Father's Day (the picture above) & then I got a tweet from Cheerios asking if they could use the photo for a Father's Day promo they're doing.
OK ... if you know me, you instantly laughed. If you don't know me well, know this one fact (besides the fact that Steven Curtis Chapman is incredible).... I loathe, despise, detest, hate, would murder if I could, that one breakfast food that starts with a "C" - I can't even say the word without gagging. So the irony that THEY asked to use my picture is pretty funny. Ricky - so serious - said to me, "You said no, right? You don't support them" ... haha!
2. House of Cards
So it took me a little while to even jump on board watching it. Took me even longer to even get into the show. The first few are snoozers to me. But everyone told me to stick with it. I'm starting to dig it now. It's much deeper then Scandal. A lot more 'real' on the political side. I don't do politics. I don't understand passing a bill, or Congress, or representatives... my School House Rock understanding has failed me.
I do love Robin Wright Penn though. I can't look at her though & not think of Santa Barbara - the 80's soap opera. I watched that soap opera from the first day to the final day.
|Oh wow... the memories...|
I used to be a jewelry NUT in high school. I mean, BIG earrings, BIG necklaces, rings on every finger. I mean, EVERY finger. My dad had made me a jewelry box that was HUGE because I had that much jewelry. As I grew up, it was funny because I ended up being the person who has wore the same jewelry every day.
My wedding ring, a ring on my right hand, my cross necklace & pearl earrings. That's it.
But I've really gotten into jewelry again lately. No, not going to the extreme like the 80's where everything was big... but I love the statement necklaces - love earrings - really love bracelets. I'm finding how much it adds to a look in simple ways.
|What I'm wearing today|
Now, if I could find statement pieces cheap... some of these things are crazy. I spent $24 for a necklace & that about kicked me in the stomach. If my husband asks, it was $15 ... (if any of you read "The Antelope in the living room" - you'll get that reference)
4. Bullet Journaling
So I saw this on someone else's blog earlier this week & I'm obsessed with it.
How many of you love those Erin Condren journals & all the pricey ones that are out there? I will say, I'm a HUGE fan of My Agenda organizers.
But this idea? Brillant. You can make it work for just your needs. & I love journaling anyways.
Here's the link to see more details about it... http://bulletjournal.com/
& a video that explains it more too...
I have always been the kind of person that hates lotion. I hate the feel of it. I mean, I like it, but I hate the feel of it on something else. So I could lotion up but have to stand naked for 10 minutes until everything dried on me because I hated the feeling of clothes touching my skin with lotion on it.
That commercial where the girl sprays on lotion & instantly pulls her clothes on? It gives me the creeps & I want to scream...
Yes... I know I'm a weirdo...
But lately, my skin, I think in thanks to being in my 40's, is like a crocodile & as much as I hate lotion-ed skin touching clothes, I hate the feeling of my skin... so I've really been using lotion like a crazed woman.
|What my skin feels like in my 40's|
I've got some from Bath & Body works that my mother in law got me for Christmas, but its running low.
So what's your favorite lotion to use?
Do you watch House of Cards?
Anyone else remember Santa Barbara... Eden & Cruz... swoon
Are you a journal freak like me?