Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Best Friends Charm

Get them from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three styles).

... for you & your dog!!! 
How fun is that??

& to follow that up....

Favorite Tee Shirt

Favorite Laundry Item

Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bed sheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, when my husband and I were about to pass out from exhaustion, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and as usual, I dried the comforter and bed sheets once, and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bed time. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry! I have actually remembered to check the dryer once after drying the bed sheets and they were dry as soon as the first cycle was over. So, it's a miracle. These things work. TL,DR: I'm bad at laundry; these make me good." —GabbyGet two from Amazon for $8.

Laundry Dryer Balls - Making your laundry super cute

Favorite Fruit Bowl

Get it from Amazon for $33.73 or Wayfair for $36.99.

It's like something out of the game Mouse Trap 
(Anyone even remember that game?)

Favorite Counter Saver

Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $9.99 (for six).

Little trivets to keep the HOT pots off of your counter!!!
& look fancy while doing it

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

OK so this ceramic cup is actually for display only, but I own it and can promise you it's the cutest thing you'll ever spend your hard-earned dollars on.Get it from BoxLunch for $15.90.

Because who doesn't really want a Chip cut to drink out of...
how happy does this make you?

Favorite Self Care

After sitting all day in a chair at a desk, doesnt this just look good for your back?

Favorite Funnies

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.... the hubs when I start talking about a coffee bar
... & then move on to a whole kitchen renovation

GIPHY! ( July 17, 2018 at 05:51PM

... when my dogs go potty as soon as I let them out the door & I dont have to wait for 30 minutes minutes of slow strolling in the yard

GIPHY! ( June 22, 2015 at 03:43PM

... when the hubs tells me my credit card bill is in after I went shopping for spring clothes

GIPHY! ( May 23, 2017 at 04:19PM

... me at 4:30 pm today

GIPHY! ( November 14, 2018 at 08:50PM

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Momma home, the view from up here & another magical land to love {Thankful Thursday #217}

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My Aunt
So glad my aunt, my momma's sister, was able to go up to the hospital with my mom on Monday while I had to go to work & my brother was just getting off work from 3rd shift.  She was able to be there to hear the latest news & info from the doctor & she was on top of sending texts keeping us updated.  I dont know what we would have done without her.  I HAD to be at work to unpack so I'm so glad she was able to step in for us.

Momma home!!!
So glad that after many tests, my momma got to go home with an all clear.  She got some new medicine & a few doctor's appointment in her future - but she's home back in her bed & with her cats who wondered where their momma was at.

As much as I dreaded packing, I dreaded UNPACKING... especially on a Monday - when its my busiest day anyways. I literally was EXHAUSTED by the end of the day, but I made it- & it went smoother than I thought it would.

Night time reading
... be prepared - reading outside will be on my list a lot now that its warming up!  Morning reading & night time reading. Bring it on!

Mom's face OK
I got a phone call right as I was leaving to go to our HSM home group that my mom was "bleeding from the head" - WHAT???? .... I rush over & find that she has somehow scratched a mole on her face while she was asleep. She woke up to a face & pillow covered in blood. I'd be freaked out too.  All the commotion got that BP of her's spiked right back up.... but we got her cleaned up, calmed down & she was alright in the end. Whew! Glad we didnt have to do another hospital visit.

I'll talk more about it in the Show Us Your Books post - but man, I just ADORED this book.  Seriously.  If you loved Harry Potter, RUN - dont walk - to the store, or Amazon, or library, or wherever your get your books - & READ THIS - so much fun!  I just loved being transported to a magical place for a few days.

Outside Lunch
Our little lunch crew tried a new place that is LITERALLY across the street - never tried it before.  Had the BEST falafel!!! & loved it even more because it was beautiful to sit out in the warmer weather ... add in a bunch of laughter, it was a great break in the day.

Work note
I came into work & saw this sitting on my desk... what a lovely way to start a day!!! (Have I mentioned for the 238th time how much I love my job?)

The View
... no, not that awful, stress inducing talk show that I avoid at all costs... I mean the view from our new floor we're working on while construction is happening.  We're up on the 24th floor & it was the perfect view to watch the planes practice for the big air show that happens in Downtown Louisville to kick off the Derby Festival.  They were SO CLOSE to the building.  It was like we could legit see the pilots in their seats!!!

Sweet friend
I was just having a really down morning & lo & behold, in my mailbox that same afternoon, there was the sweetest, full of uplifting words & encouragement card from my PRECIOUS friend Mandy.  She is just the most caring person & is always so  loving in concern & care. She's just one of those people that makes the world a better place.

Horse Help
I had gone over to take care of the horses this weekend since Ricky had to work & was so thankful for my nieces who showed me the new ropes for the miniature horse... They are little horse pros. Their Papaw would be so proud!!!

Taxes Done
YAHOOO!!!!! & a refund to boot!
We always take our refund & turn right around & give it right back to the government for our property taxes.  What a fun game of money with the good USofA.

One on One prayers
I cant think of a greater honor than to pray with my HSM girls & when they ask for prayer & open up, seeking God's help?  It's truly something I'm grateful for every time to be able to go to our Lord with them to ask for His interceding.

I'm even more grateful for a Lord who hears us when we pray, when we seek Him & His love for us to care enough about our problems, big & small.

What are you thankful for this week?

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Monday, April 15, 2019

The weekend that we just slid in before tax day!!!!

You know how some weekends are for relaxing & recharging?

Yeahhh - this was not one of those weekends.  I felt like I was running from place to place & doing thing after thing.... & now we're back to Monday... where we start all over again... (YAWWWNN)

So here's a little look at my weekend


* Stopped at the library & picked up a new haul.  I'm so happy with all the books I'm finding lately.

* Stopped to pick up my ClickList order & knew it was going to be awhile when there was a line to even PARK. Seriously. I was there for about 40 minutes. Luckily, it was a beautiful day so I just pulled out one of my new books & got started on it.

Funny thing sitting there though - I had my windows down & 2 the baggers were talking to one another when they were loading up the car next to mine.  They were two teenage boys & they were talking about future plans.  One of the guys was talking about how he wanted to join the military & retire early with "BANK" & not have to worry about money & his goal was "to be a 74 year old man & still be healthy & in shape & still smoking all the pot he can".... ok then... goals, I guess.... haha

I think they got a little embarrassed when I snickered from hearing their conversation....

* The rest of my Friday was just catching up on some of my DVR shows.  LOVED Survivor this week. All the vote off drama!!!


* Tell me why... I was up at 6am. UGH. The worst on a Saturday! 

* Ricky had to work so I got to see him off & then I just made some coffee & got back in bed & started on the new season of Sabrina. 

* Logging into Netflix though, we found a new little add on there. WHO DAT?  I called Ricky at work & asked if he set up some sort of other account for some reason & he was clueless.  Needless to say, I deleted that profile pretty quickly & changed our password.  HOW??? WHY???? I just dont get how these brilliant minds that know how to do this sort of thing dont do it for something GOOD in this world.... so aggravating

* Harvey Dent enjoyed the morning Netflix binge though.... My snuggle dog!  All 75 lbs of him!

* I actually got in a Saturday workout - it was leg day & my goodness.  I could barely walk the rest of the day... (Sunday was way worse too!!!)

* I went over to take care of the horses since Ricky was working & was glad my nieces were there to show me the new way they let Baby (the miniature horse) out.  It was such a beautiful & warm day to be out in the barn.

* Ricky got home & we just had a little bit of time before we had to leave to go get our taxes done.  Nothing like waiting to the last minute.  Glad to find this new location too to take care of our tax stuff.  We used to go to H&R Block & it would cost us nearly $500 to get our taxes file. SAY WHAT??? ... this place?  It cost us $125 -& the woman who helped us was just the kindest little thing! Isn't it crazy to think its the exact same work that H&R Block does?  No hating - I mean, I know some people who work for H&R Block, but that's kinda a BIG difference, right?    I feel like we got back even more in taxes with just that savings on preparation! 

* We ran out for dinner after we got our taxes done & before I got to meet up with some friends for a church event.  I love me some Japanese veggies.

* Because I knew it was going to be a long night, we stopped for a mocha for Ricky & I went with a Chai tea. YUMMM.... I wish I got a large because I downed that baby super fast.  Loved seeing a cutie pie friend too in the coffee shop. I last saw her on her wedding day a few months ago so I was glad to just get to give her a hug & do a drive by catch up session.


* I didnt get home Saturday evening until a little after 10 & then after talking with Ricky & then watching another episode of Sabrina, it was late when I went to bed.... I know -we're onto Sunday - the point is, all that left me SUPER TIRED on Sunday. Like, driving to church, I felt like I was going to fall asleep. My eyes ... just... wanted.... to .... close.  Thank you Mobile order.  I placed an order & ran right in & got some reinforcements.  I also love just walking in when there's a drive thru line SUPER long & a line inside as well & I'm walking in & my drink is already there & I'm walking out ....

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I may very well walk just like this... except with an iced coffee in hand

* Such a powerful message in HSM about how Jesus cried out to God on the cross, feeling alone, betrayed... forsaken.... so when we are in the hardest trials of our life, we too are meant to bring our raw emotion & cry out to God as well. He doesn't get offended when we scream at Him for feeling like we do... we just need to turn to Him, rely on Him, know that He will get us through.  A perfect message building up to HOLY WEEK!  I just love this time of the year... that focus leading up to EASTER SUNDAY!!!! <3 nbsp="" p="">
*Had to run to Target & then headed home to enjoy the sunshine that was only out for a little bit & then the rain & cold air came in... MAN, it was cold!.... but I enjoyed the sunshine while I had it.  Eating some Baked Cheese puffs with a crowd.  My little beggars.  You know with faces that cute, they got about half of my plate.  #sorrynotsorry

* Went to my mommas so Ricky could take care of the horses this day while me & mom stayed in & watched the Masters.  GO TIGER!  Gotta kinda love a come back, right?  You gotta hope that people that go through some crisis in their lives, even if its self inflicted, they can find a new beginning & while a lot of the world loves to watch people fall, I especially love a come back!!! ... & who knew golf could be so interesting?

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*Finished my weekend by trying to get SOME little pieces of the house put back together.  I think I did one load of laundry the entire weekend (sad) & probably a millimeter of cleaning (oops)... so I'm going to need to pick up my early morning before work cleaning game.  (YAWN... again)

But here we are... back at Monday... TAX DAY!!!
The beginning of HOLY WEEK!!!!!  PRAISE!!!

Lots happening this week... but we keep PRESSING ON!!!!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Bracelet

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Favorite Tank

Favorite Cake

Look at this cake!!!
It looks embroidered... but that's all icing!!
Makes my crafting heart so happy!!!

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

Primark Beauty and the Beast
How adorable is this pillow???

Favorite Journal Item

I use these & LOVE them.
 I put it on the back cover on the inside & it's wonderful to hold your pen you want to use for that journal.
The one I have, it's been on there for over a year & I use it MULTIPLE times a day & it hasn't fallen on.  I use an Erin Condren but I'm going to try these since its a package of a few for $8.99

Favorite Yummy

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Anyone else ever try the new McDonalds donut sticks?
They taste like little mini elephant ears.... yummmm!!!

Favorite Bathroom Item

Promising review: "I love these! I ordered two, one for each bathroom. We use wipes as well as toilet paper and it was nice being able to get the wipes off the tank of the toilet. It looks so much more organized with them on their own shelf and easier to access. The kids like the easy on and off of the toilet paper roll so now there isn't any more fighting about changing the empty roll." —jclairmont4Price: $9+ (available in seven styles)
...because who can go to the bathroom without their phone now?

Favorite Funnies

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... when someone uses my pen & then walks away with it

GIPHY! ( May 20, 2016 at 07:06PM

... when I'm trying to keep Ricky up to speed on everything going on in my life

GIPHY! ( July 13, 2017 at 11:11AM

... every night when I watch the news

GIPHY! ( July 12, 2018 at 03:46AM

... me at 4:30pm today

GIPHY! ( August 9, 2018 at 10:25AM