Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Disney Shirt

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in unisex sizes S–3XL).

Favorite Side Table

Promising review: "This is a great little coffee table. It's just what we needed for the small space. It comes unassembled with easy directions and the only tool that is needed is supplied with the hardware. It's super easy to put together. It seems pretty sturdy and has rubber grippers on the legs. I love the storage rack underneath." —The BradleysGet it from Amazon for $30.99.

That basket is just the cutest idea.
Perfect for blankets - or books - or of course, yarn!!! 

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

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How cute are these luggage tags?
Perfect for traveling!
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Favorite Notepads

Each pad has 50 sheets of paper.Promising review: "This sizable set of memo pads is hilarious and brings a smile to my face whenever used. The one drawback is that they aren't sticky notes, so if you wanted to hang it somewhere, you would have to use tape or a thumbtack. But other than that, they're great. My pen doesn't bleed through, but I suspect marker might." —Austin EichhornGet them from Amazon for $14.99.
These would just be the funniest to use at work!

Favorite Boots

OK - these combat boots are super cute! 
& they come in so many colors too!!!
The zipper pocket? A bonus!

Favorite Ottoman

Promising review: "This is beautiful, unexpectedly! It looks much more expensive, and the storage space inside is ample. Living in a smaller sized apartment, this is a perfect medium sized ottoman. It's not too small as to be useless and not too large as to eat up the whole room. I bought the white. Also, it is sturdy enough to sit on and to put your drinks or books on. The seaming is slightly off, but to an untrained eye, this will go unnoticed. This is truly a great buy!" —LadyGet it from Amazon for $62.21 (available in seven colors).

It holds SHOES!!!!  
How genius is this????

Favorite Funnies

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.... me every morning I have to leave my dogs to go to work

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... how I defend any news I've heard lately

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... when I started keeping a budget & seeing how much I spent at Starbucks in a month

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Date morning, table cloths & dont tell on me!!! {Thankful Thursday #214}

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This week I am Thankful for:

Watching Dogs
I love that I can watch my dogs at work on our cameras.  Especially now that it's nicer out in the morning - crisp & cool - those two Aussies are out running in the yard, tackling each other, laying in the sunshine & starting all over again. It just makes me happy to see them enjoying life together.

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Morning Coffee walks
I love I have a fellow Starbucks addict & basically every morning, we walk down to Starbucks to pick up our mobile order.  It was pretty miserable during winter.... but now? It's been so nice to see the sun rise & start the morning with it hitting our face & coffee in hand.

Dinner with family
We have been trying to be more intentional with meeting up with my dad's brother's family.  Life is just busy & hard for everyone, but we set a date & dared anyone to cancel... though Ricky did miss it because UK was playing in the opening game of the NCAA tournament. No one expected any less from him when UK is involved. haha.... but we did enjoy getting to see one another... & still talk about how unreal & unbelievable it is that both the Wood men, these brothers, passed away within 2 months of one another.  Glad we can get together & know that we understand one another.

Grandmother memories
When we met up with my aunt, she had found some old quilts & crochet blankets that me & my brother remember growing up using at our grandparents house.  It was so crazy how looking them instantly took us back in time.  In the bag of goodies, there was also a table cloth that my grandma always had on her dining room table.  My brother took it & put on his table & I just love its being used again & in the family.

Date morning!
I just was so excited first that I had no infusion to do (YAHOOOOO) & that we celebrated with the way we do date day.... breakfast & early morning activities.  Add to that I was thankful that the movie theater had REALLY early morning show times.

Breakfast blessings
We were so shocked when we went up to the counter & then they pointed out to us our ticket said, "have a blessed day - PAID".... I wish someone could have snapped a pic of our face. Our jaws were dropped to the ground.... saying that, we're also so thankful for precious friends.  We have friends all around the area that we used to go to church with & I love that we may not worship at the same place, but we know we still worship the same God, who keeps us all connected & love one another!!!

OK... can y'all keep a secret.  Because Ricky doesnt know this one... & I dont want him to find this one out!!! SHHHH!!! .... so after we left the movie, we stopped at Starbucks to get a coffee & we each got a cake pop.  Mine had fell off the stick (my luck y'all) & Ricky freaked out.  We were in his truck & he keeps his truck prestige.  It is an older truck, but its beautiful. Always clean - candy apple red - & the interior is spotless & he freaks out thinking a stain will get on the seat.  SOOOOO, when I got out of the car to go into the store & I saw that my fallen cake pop left a chocolate stain on the seat, I nearly peed on myself..... & what do I do?  I play it slick. I threw my jacket over it & we went inside the store...where I promptly googled how to get chocolate out of a seat.  It said cold water & detergent.  So I get ended up getting some cold water & casually kept putting it on the chocolate spot under my leg.... & then BY THE GRACE OF GOD, Ricky needed to run into Home Depot.  I had picked up some Clorox wipes while we were in the store & thought, would this work to get out the stain? I was scared to try it on the seat & stain it further, so I decided to wipe on a piece of the seat down low.... & it didnt stain anything. So I dabbed dabbed dabbed the spot - & IT CAME OUT!!!! YAHOOOOO...

& do you know when I stood up to try the spot below the seat, I had 3 other little chocolate dots. I must have sat in it & had it on my pants & was putting spots everywhere. OH MY WORD....
Thank you Lord for Clorox wipes because it worked... & I put my jacket down & sat on it the rest of the way home.  Where I got out of the truck & Ricky was none the wiser.
Talk about a covert mission..... WHEW!!!!  Crisis averted - marriage saved :) haha

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Roman's Bible Study
Loving my bible study. I love anything that has to do with Roman's.  I could read it over & over again.

Baby enjoying Spring
I love when Baby gets to stretch her legs & get out of her stall. She loves it too to get some good grass to gnaw on. I totally understand a girl who loves her food!

Lazy Sunday
It was really nice to enjoy a Sunday morning with no plans & no where I needed to be.  When you can make the CHOICE to stay in bed & be lazy?  That's the best

Twins boots
I had gone over to my mom's for Ricky to do the horses on Sunday & I usually sit & talk with mom while Ricky does all the hard work.... but she was sleeping when we were there this past week & I had on house shoes (see the lazy post above this one) & didnt want to bother mom... so I was glad that the twins had new boots by the front door & that their little feet have grown into women's sized feet & I could wear their boots :) haha... I got to go down & "help" Ricky... & by help, I mean, love on the horses & give them treats.

What are you Thankful for this week?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What's up Wednesday - March 2019 Edition

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That time of month again... the last Wednesday of the month - 
Here's what's up!

What We're Eating This Week
man... no telling...
I am on the big time struggle bus with what to make for dinner lately.
Nothing sounds good to us...

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Story of my life

Just know I'm living basically on chocolate covered raisins & pumpkin seeds... things that keep iron levels up -that's been my main thing lately.

What I'm Reminiscing About
Pain free days.
... I honestly am having a hard time even remembering what it's like to walk, run, sit without pain or even thinking about pain.

What I'm Loving
All the light in the evening.
Honestly, I know its the same routine I have during the winter as it is the summer
but there is just SOMETHING about having light out the windows when I come up from downstairs after working out that gives me so much more energy to make dinner & clean my house & get stuff done.
Energy level up & mood on the brighter side (no pun intended)
I'm so loving it!!!

What We've Been Up To
Enjoying our HEAT after going so long with it broken.
Now, fingers crossed that it works when we have to switch to AC

What I'm Dreading
We pack up to move our whole office floor next week while our floor gets full reconstruction & remodeling.  It's going to be the most stressful thing. & working in a different environment & out of a strange desk for 2 months... only to move back?
Its going to be a full on nightmare.

What I'm Working On
I've really been working on keeping up with my house lately.
I've been trying to get up earlier & dedicate at least 15 minutes to one room in the house to clean before I get ready for work.
It's been helpful - when I get back to that room the next week, its not as bad to clean & then I can really keep it up & get in some more deep cleaning.

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What I'm Excited About
A new person started at work this week to take over my old position.
I'm SOOO glad. I've had to do a lot of my old job role along with my new & it's been a little stressful & overwhelming.
It's going to be so nice to have a few of these things taken off my plate!

What I'm Watching / Reading

I honestly can't believe how much I still love Survivor.
I always wonder how I would do on the show but man, watching it for so long, I'd trust NO ONE
... & let's be honest, we know I'd hurt myself on every competition challenge there was.
So I'll be content with just watching ... & cheering on everyone brave enough to take it on

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What I'm Listening To

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Every day... I look so forward to listening to this at work
So funny - but keeps you up to date with the latest headlines
I literally snort laughing at my desk

What I'm Wearing
everything that is too tight
... sigh....

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I'll also sing it with adding in tight Shirts.... or tight skirts... or tight dress
It all is my life right now

What I'm doing this Weekend
I'm excited to go to the airport to welcome back some of my HSM girls who are on their way home from a mission trip in Cuba during their Spring Break!  I want to cheer them on & encourage them.
These are some amazing & special kiddos - let me tell you!

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month
Getting back in the routine of sitting outside to read - WARMER WEATHER!
Maybe?... hopefully?

Monday, March 25, 2019

The weekend where I got to enjoy a needle-free Saturday!!!

Ahhh... this is what a weekend is supposed to be....

Not having to get up early & drive back downtown for the 6th day of the week...
Not having to get my veins poked with needles...
Not having to sit in a sterile room for hours on end...
Not feeling bad for the rest of the day & worried that some sort of reaction is happening that can turn really bad, really fast...

I'm glad to feel how lovely Saturdays can be, thats for sure.

We kicked it off right too.

I had suggested to Ricky that we celebrate it with a date day & he was all for it.

So Saturday, around 7am, I get a nudge & hear a whisper, "you up?  You Up?   YOU UP?"... OK, I can take a hint.  I was up.

We ended up snuggling with the dogs for an hour & then got ready super fast. I can beat Ricky getting ready every time.  His attention gets shifted so much getting ready & I'm done in 15 minutes & waiting by the door when he's still trying to figure out where  his shoes are at... even before knowing what he's going to wear for the day.

But I was rearing to go... so excited... DATE DAY!

We headed to our little local breakfast place & had the yummiest breakfast - ran into some friends... & then found out SOMEONE paid for our breakfast. WHAT? 

Ricky & I dont do well with someone treating us.  So we ended up turning around & paying for our friend's breakfast too - haha.... We were so thankful for the hearts of people that are so kind & thoughtful to treat us our breakfast though.  But you want to REALLY upset Ricky, treat him to dinner or any meal - he can't handle it. It literally eats at his soul to know someone put out money for him. Seriously, he freaks out. Loves it - but hates someone would be out any extra money out of their pocket for us.  We had a friend who paid for our dinner one time about 5 years ago & Ricky is STILL to this day trying to find a way to get 'even' with him - sneak & get his dinner somehow, some way.

Anyways - we left there indeed feeling blessed by the kindness of others... & then headed out to the movie theater.  The GOOD kind - the one with leather recliners.  & loved that they have movies that start SUPER early. Like their first movie is at 9:30am - NICE! We are morning people so that works out well for us. We actually got to the 10:00 movie - to see Captain Marvel.

OK - who has seen this?  Because I am in love with it.

I'm schooled & lectured on all super heroes by Ricky but Captain Marvel is just not one I'm really familiar with.  So I think I went into this movie with no expectation on what it would be about or the story line - just ready to enjoy a girl super hero....

MAN OH MAN - I just loved this movie so much. Talk about GIRL POWER!  I even got teary eyed at one point in the movie... It really does rank up there in my top super hero movies!!!!

We got out of the movie around noon (NICE) & headed out to Sam's Club to pick up some things we needed for the house...

& of course had to make a Starbucks trip & even topped off the day with some cake pops...

& then we had to get home because UK was playing .... perfect time for me to sit outside in the sunshine & read my book - steering clear of all the basketball drama that I could hear screaming & pacing down the hall.

GO BIG BLUE - made it to the Sweet Sixteen. Or so I heard - I'm not allowed to watch such games, lest I jinx anything ;) haha

We headed over to my mom's so Ricky & my brother could clean out the stalls & put down new bedding, while me & my mom & SIL sat on the porch & swung & talked.  My nieces came & went - helping in the barn, then coming up to pick on their aunt....

I was just happy to see Baby out enjoying the weather. We still have to get her acclimated to being with Cochese on their own & make sure our fencing is OK for her little mini horse body... she looks so tiny out of her stall & in the big world.  So fluffy too. Time to loose that thick winter hair.

Sunday, our HSM is having a different program for 2 weeks with it being Spring break around these parts... so I ended up just deciding to stay at home & relaxing - taking advantage of this first weekend of no infusion.  Loving every minute of it.

I ended up spending most of my morning with 2 cups of coffee, some yarn & catching up on shows like This is Us, Good Girls & then I binged the show on Hulu Shrill... which I had no idea it was based on a book... I need to check that out now!

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& then started another new show on Hulu about that mother that had her daughter convinced & then play along with all the health issues.... SO DISTURBING!!!!!

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Ricky & I headed to do the horses again & my momma was sleeping so I went down to love on Baby while Ricky did all the heavy lifting... & then back home to finish the weekend loving on the dogs.

Man... I can get used to weekends like this...

How was your weekend?

Have you seen Captain Marvel yet?

You watching all the March Madness games?

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Jewelry

Bee Brave Stacker Ring
Be Brave....
I love this ring so much!!!

Favorite Toy

Little Pilot Pretend Play
Do you remember using big cardboard boxes to play in growing up?
Well tell me how awesome this is for kids - the ultimate refrigerator box!!!

Favorite Bag

Blue Q Bags, Coin Purse, You're Basically Broke

haha... my dad would appreciate me having this

Favorite Book

I think I need this & could read this... every day of my life!!!!

Favorite Dress

Promising review: "It's a tad see-through but not a problem with tan underwear. Honestly, this is one of the most comfortable dresses I've worn and got so many compliments on it." —Carly OstmeyerGet it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S–XL).
So for me, this is too short, but I'd totally wear some leggings under it
- maybe even with some skinny jeans
& I love the shape of it...& the color

Favorite Face Mask

... because I already know I'm Belle, but this way, I can let the world see it too :)

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

I want Adventure Beauty and the Beast Disney Shirts- Disney Shirts for Women - Glitter Disney Shirt

Favorite Funnies

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.... when Michael Jackson is back in the news

GIPHY! ( November 3, 2016 at 03:27PM

... every time I get done watching a new documentary

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.... when the dogs come to me first over Ricky

GIPHY! ( March 14, 2019 at 07:49PM

... when the line at Starbucks is 3 times as long on a Monday

GIPHY! ( April 13, 2017 at 06:26PM

.... me after the hot mess of The Bachelor picking Cassie

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.... me at 4:30pm today

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