Thursday, February 27, 2020

I really am Belle, where were those jeans? & NACHOS! {Thankful Thursday #261}

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This week  I am Thankful for:

Found jeans
This is why you should clean your drawers more often. I went through my drawer that holds jeans &actually got to the bottom of it & found 3 NEW PAIRS! I totally forgot I had gotten them. They still had the tags on them & everything. Talk about a fun surprise!

A coworker made a lemon blueberry cheesecake for a birthday at work & OH MY WORD - that thing was the most delicious cheesecake I've ever had. I've not had that kind before. I will now be hunting it down.

Beauty & the Beast accessories
I have a scanner at work where we send the checks in to the bank.  The one I had was getting a little rickety so they purchased me a brand new one. These babies aren't cheap & in our new work area, there just seems to be an over abundance of dust bunnies floating around. Its bad. Like you can dust in the morning & in the afternoon, a new layer (WHAT ARE WE BREATHING ALL DAY?) - so I mentioned I needed to protect my new scanner to our resident sewer & fix-it-all coworker.  .... I come in the next Monday & find this Beauty & the Beast cover over my scanner - WHATTTTT!!!!!!!?????... I may have squealed. & then she said, "There's more" & gave me some scrunchies she had used with the extra material.  Yep - I jumped up & down!!! Seriously.
THEN... a few days later, I come in & see my new cup cover on my water cup.
I told her I think I need every single thing covered on my desk in this material. - wouldnt that be hilarious?.

But really - how adorable is this fabric. I think I really do need a little swing dress in it!

Harnessed Up
The horses needed their nails done last week & with my brother not being able to take on all he usually does, the guy who did it was kind enough to come over on his own without us there.  We just had to get the horses harnessed up & put in their stalls for him.  I was a little freaked out because I've never had to harness them. Dad & Tony have always done it.  & Baby is still really new at the harnessing & she freaks out.  But Tony said he'd help so I went & picked him up & took him over & snap - it was easy as anything. Cochese is a pro - just stood there & was like, Come on then.  Baby took a few coaxes but it took maybe 3 times & hers was on too.  Glad to see how it's done in case I ever had to do it on my own.

Valentine's Roses
My roses lasted well over a week.  I love when that happens - especially for the money you pay for flowers.

Family Lunch
Apparently last week was Caretakers Day & mom really wanted to take us all out to treat us to lunch/dinner for helping her out.  Ricky wasn't able to make it with his back pain he's dealing with lately - but it was nice seeing Tony come out & sit in a restaurant. He looked so much more like himself.  I always love getting to spend time with my sister in law too.  I've always said I've always wanted a sister & the past few years, I really have gotten to spend more time with her & really have felt like I have a sister in her.  ... Plus - Nachos.

I could eat nachos every single day
... & look at this - who needs meat??

Tell me something good about your week

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020


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*I AM OFFICIALLY OLD.  This is our last week with our Supervisor at work. She's retiring #jealous ... & her replacement started a few weeks ago. We are all really liking her & Lord knows I've been praying about this replacement ever since we were told our Supervisor was retiring.  But we got talking about something & she mentioned her age.  & I discovered I am 5 years older than her. MY GOODNESS. This is the first time at a job that my supervisor is younger than me. It was hard enough to swallow when all my doctors have been younger, but now its flowing into the work place. Where's my AARP? ... I'm sure its coming any day now.

*WHAT THE HECK IS TIK-TOK?  I mean, we just established above that I'm old now - but I dont get it.  Is it just using music to go with videos like Snaps or Instagram Stories?  ... & I say "Snaps" like I know about Snapchat - funny. I never signed up for that one too.  Too many social media things... not signing up for all of them. Who has the time to keep up with it all?

*Back in my day (Lord, that sentence officially makes me old) I honestly dont remember the flu being that big of a deal. Like I dont remember it being on the news every night, or the push to get a shot so in your face like it is today.  Has it changed? Why the crazy push to cause fear about it every year?

*I love all the pics I see of the tier trays. Such cute ideas & love when people do them seasonally.  But in my mind, I just see it as a reason to buy more STUFF that I have to store for 11 months out of a year. Ugh. I'm so torn on whether to get one or not.

* So its weird.  The words "flotsam & jetsam" have been haunting me. Seriously. It was the center of one of the books I was reading & they actually sort of defined it when a plane crash happened & someone found the remains in the ocean.  OK - nice to know... didnt think it would apply to anything else in life. But then, its crazy because it has literally popped up in at least 6 other things I've seen/read lately.  I didnt even realize that Ursula's pet eels - that's their names.  When these words blend into my Disney world, you know its just weird.

* I must flop like a fish in my sleep because when I wake up, my clothes are always like I've been in a tornado. They are wrapped around me like I have just rolled & rolled & rolled over & over & over while I'm dreaming the night away.  Honestly, it's like strangling when I get up & stand out of bed.

* I love my Spotify. I pay the extra to get commercial free & man, it just makes my life so nice. I constantly play music - at home, in the car, at work, working out. Give me all the playlists with no interruption. I've gotten in the habit of listening to it on my way to work & any time in the car because I cant deal with commercials anymore. Dont like 'me on the TV - dont like 'em in my car.

What do you need to get off your chest today?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Bag

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse Francis

Hello Kate Spade!

Favorite Rain Boots

Minnie Mouse Floral Rain Boots For Women
... If you're going to carry a Minnie bag - may as well wear some Minnie Boots!

Favorite Nail Help

Favorite Self Defense

YES! This is a ring that you can use for self defense! I LOVE THIS IDEA!
You just rotate it & you have a sharp edge in case you need it in an emergency.
Anyone else walk with keys between their fingers when alone? Same idea!

Favorite Pillow

Current Mood

Favorite Carafe

Perfect to put on your nightstand if you wake up in the middle of the night thirsty
... or in my case, having a hot flash & you want water to try & cool you down
That top comes off & IS THE CUP!! - GENIUS!

Favorite Birthday Pic

Watch What Happens Live Baby Cake Smash | Photos

OK - I love me some WATCH WHAT HAPPENS with Andy Cohen so the mom that had this set up for her baby's 1st birthday is my new best friend.
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... that MAZEL cup is the best!

Favorite Earrings
MYS Collection Glitter Stud Earrings

These would go with EVERYTHING!!!

Favorite Funnies

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Happy weekend y'all!!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thankful Thursday #260

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This week I am Thankful For:

Brother check up
Tony had to go back to his surgeon for a check up & he got another thumbs up that everything is healing as it should.  Such a relief!

Workout Room
During the holidays, I lost my work out room to STUFF. You know how the holidays brings out STUFF. A bunch of totes from decorations, things to throw in there to keep the house presentable when company comes - it piles up quick.  I'd been using my upstairs room to do a few workouts, but come on - we all know that during the holidays, working out is sparse anyways.  But I got the room I work out in downstairs all cleared out & my space is back.

It makes life so much easier for me because the laundry room is off this space & it keeps me up on laundry. Put a load in before the work out - goes in the dryer when I'm done. This is why my laundry pile was outrageous during the holidays. I need my routines to get me through life!.

Free Tea
Starbucks did it again - another free drink. I had ordered a drink coming back from my lunch with The Hubs & when I picked it up, she said, "We just made this black tea - it was meant to have ??? (I couldnt make out what she said) - So this is just a plain brewed black iced tea if you want it" - SURE.  It was pretty yummy too.

Umbrella service
We had our Women's Group meet up last week & it was raining CRAZY - like BUCKETS - like FLOODING EVERYWHERE rain. I pull up to the home of our host & do you know she comes out with an umbrella to make sure we get in her house without getting soaked. HOW PRECIOUS IS THAT?  That's hospitality.  I'm the person who stands on my front porch & yells - RUN!!!! - if someone comes to my house in this rain. I need these examples of service that our beautiful leader just lavished on me.

MMAB Group
I havent seen my awesome group since December & had missed them something crazy.  It was great to see everyone (was missing one though #tear) & just catch up & laugh & vent & talk.  We are all such different people with different passions to us & I just love how we can come together & learn from one another. Hearing everyone's different take on things & how God uses everyone's talents differently - its just so cool to realize.  Love these ladies!

Warm Home
It was around 10 degrees Saturday morning. I had gone out to take pictures of the sunrise & running back into the house, that heat that just washed over me.... ahhh... comfort.  I instantly said out loud "Thank you Lord for a warm home". It always just rips into me to think of people - & even animals - that have to suffer in the cold & have no warm place to go.

After about a 10 day stretch of no sun - it was just the best sight in the world!

Frozen Ground
SO yes, I was glad for sunshine - but while the temps were down in the morning, it made it SO MUCH EASIER to go let Baby out when the ground is frozen. After all the rain the past week & a half, its like a awful mud pit. The kind where you put a foot down & nearly have to use your hand to lift your other leg back up - & hope the suction doesnt leave your boot behind.  With the frozen ground.... no slipping, no sinking - just hard, solid ground to jump & run on.  Baby that is - not me. (not all the time anyways)

Church with Niece
I'll stay this & add it EVERY TIME my niece wants to go to church with me.   Love having her there beside me. & just enjoyed talking with her on the drive & doing some shopping together.  I love who my nieces are turning into as young women.

Tell me something good about your week!!!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Keep it Together - January 2020 Planning

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2020 has begun & all the planning is on its way.

I have to say, I'm super excited on how I've put my Happy Planner together for 2020. It's working well.  I've got so much tucked in between my covers. I had to go get the bigger metal rings to hold it all - & at one point, it was TOO big & I had to downsize - but now, I'm really happy with what I'm doing.

The one thing I especially love about the Happy Planner is how you can take pages & add them in & take them out. That's what I'm doing for my Budget section of my planner.

If you remember last month, I talked about the Budget Planner that I got - I love it... but I am doing it two-fold. I keep my monthly spending in the Budget Planner that I leave at home with my bills & checkbook & all that fun stuff... but I do take out the pages that are dedicated to WEEKLY spending &I put them in my planner for the month. That makes it easier to write down spending as it happens since I have my planner with me 80% of my life.  Then at the end of the month, I took those pages out - put back in my Budget planner for January & insert February in my "Catch all Planner" - works perfectly.

Of course, there's no pictures of any of that because while I share a lot of things, what I pay to everyone ain't yo business :)

What I can show you pictures of is my spreads for January!

& with January being a 5 week month, we get an extra week of pictures.  YAHOO!!!!

NOTE - These arent the best pictures this month - I took them kinda quick - & I am covering up most of what my work things were - & I didnt even take the time to make it all matchy-matchy & cover it up - its just big blobs there.... these pics are just to show design purposes anyways - not for you to be all nosy snooping at my schedule ;) LOL

Anyhoo... here we go... week 1 - the best one because it kicked off with MY BIRTHDAY!!! December 30th - now that's how you start a planner!!!

I loved the birthday cake sticker & loved the cute ladies for the next day, New Years Eve - I really liked this lay out - it was the weekend that the Nashville gang came up too - plus year end at work - a really busy week!

Week 2 - had me feeling the soothing pink vibes. I love pink & silver for winter colors...

Week 3 is when my family started falling apart....

... but we still keep it cute in the planner... & still have my last Christmas celebration of the year. Whhooooweeee!!

Week 4 had me feeling the icy cold of winter with the light blue & silver.  Plus the BIG OLE snow flake stickers - love it.

I'm also trying to draw a little more in my planner.... here's the day Ricky sent me flowers at work

& finally week 5 - which I honestly think its one of my favorites... I loved the black color with touches of color of yellow & red - a weird combo - but I loved it.

 - you can see on Saturday where I even drew in a little coffee cup for the tea date The Hubs & I went on...

These black & white floral stickers were just gorgeous. I love the edge lined ones too... just looked so beautiful around the top & bottom of this week.

& that was January... Fun stuff, huh?

I also took advantage of Zulily in January - has anyone ever shopped on there? It's different - not my favorite go-to place - but they carry Happy Planner things & I got some sticker books on there for a great deal.

Plus, Happy Planner had a sale where some things were 70% off - so yep... I snagged up even more stickers.

OK - my sticker hoarding may be an issue soon.  I have tried to make a deal with myself to not buy them all.... we'll see how that works out.

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So tell me - did you start a new planner for 2020?  

What kind of ways are you using yours?

Be sure to link up with us to share your fun ideas - let's inspire each other - PLAN ON!!!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

3 Things February

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Thanks again Steph for the fun prompts of 3 Things!!!

Three things I like about January
1. Personal Time Off (PTO) starts all over again at work
2. Christmas spending can stop
3. New planners!!!

Three things I like about February
1. Usually can start seeing more light in the morning drive to work
2. One month closer to time change.
3. President's Day at work with no mail gives me a day to catch up on little things that get pushed to the side.

Three vegetables I eat the most
1. Red peppers
2. Broccoli
3. Spinach

Three grocery items I buy every week
1. Eggs
2. Oatnut Bread
3. Coffee Creamer

Three things we go through like crazy in my house
1. Peanut butter for the dogs
2. Potato Chips
3. Sparkling Water

Three things I always have time for
1. Reading my Bible
2. Doggie Snuggles in the morning
3. Planner prep

Three things I never have time for
1. Washing my car
2. Manicure/Pedicure
3. Getting my drawers organized

Monday, February 17, 2020

The weekend that celebrated love....

Did everyone have a good Valentine's Day on Friday?

I dont know about y'all - but I tend to want to stay away from everything on Valentine's Day. I feel like food is cold, service is rushed, prices are high on food & dinner. It's just a big scam really.

We usually do Pizza night on Friday but I tried to make Valentine's a little special for Ricky since he has been taking care of the horses every day during the week, & I knew he had to work on Saturday - so I told him I'd pick up a Valentine's dinner for us.  Chuey's for the Valentine's win - which actually, everything was skimped.  The rice - the chips - the salsa.  Yep - Valentine's scam at its finest.

I did stop & get him a Starbucks to bring home for the morning & I also picked up his favorite - a pecan pie from Homemade Pie Kitchen.

I got home - after dealing with Valentine's & Friday traffic (GRRR) - & found a little surprise for me waiting on the counter.  Ricky had picked me up some beautiful roses & found me the CUTEST Beauty & the Beast socks.  I honestly am not sure I want to wear them because I dont want to mess them up. If I do wear them, I think I'll have to wear my Mary Jane Crocs with them so everyone can see how cute they are.

Friday night, I had plans of watching PS I Love You - I was so super pumped about it... but I was tired, which I always am on Fridays... & thought I want to go back & watch To All the Boys I Loved Before... just to get refreshed. I have read all the books but I know they change things in the movie & wanted a reminder of how awesome Peter Kavisnky is.  I drifted off to bed with dreams that I was a Song-Covey sister.

Saturday, like I mentioned, Ricky had to work....

But I got up while he was ready to leave & was able to catch the most beautiful sunrise at 7:30am....

& since I had my camera in my hand to take these pics - I figured I would snap some pics of my morning. I really miss my camera & want to start using it more....

It was only 10 degrees that morning - FREEEZINNGGGG.... the furniture on the front porch had ice all over it....

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I snuggled back in bed to watch Project Runway & peeked over the covers to see this one at my feet...

& then this one just wants to be held. He's the biggest cuddler there is - I love my Harvey Dent.

Made some Peanut Butter toast for breakfast...

& then had some time to do some Bible Study in bed....I love me the weekends!

... time to check email & do some blogging ....with coffee of course....

My roses peeking over my computer...

Time to break out my new dish towels that I got at the Dollar Store for $1.00 each  last weekend!!! Arent they super cute? I mean, for $1.00 - how can you  NOT get these?

& then it was time for the Hubs to get home & treat time for these two boys who are always happy to have us both home.

The rest of Saturday was filled with cleaning - & then a break...

Some working out... & then another break...

Some going to the barn time... & then another break...

Getting out & seeing that the suns till existed (PRAISE THE LORD) & then some more Netflix....

& then some time to get Bruno up & moving. He ate & drank so well & ended up doing 15 "laps" - the distance from the couch & back again....

Finally, after a busy/lazy day, & a shower from all of it, I snuggled in for the new P.S. I Love You on Netflix. 

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Still love me some Peter... & these are just so cute & done well. Of course - OF COURSE - I still love the book better. I wish there was more Stormy in it. I cant remember if she has a bigger presence in Book 3 or if she was in 2 a lot & just cut down?  I need to re-read all 3 of these books. I remember they were pretty fast reads.

Sunday, I woke up fairly early in thanks to Ernie biting my toes... ERNIE!!!... & dont know how I feel into the show Flirty Dancing on Hulu.... but man, I WAS OBSESSED!!! I was all about it. I got 3 episodes in before church & ended up finishing the last 3 when I got home. SUPER CUTE!! I so need more of these episode to happen.

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Between Valentine's Day - the cute little Netflix movies (love you Peter Kravinsky) & people falling in love dancing with strangers... I just felt all the heart emojis flying around my head all weekend.

Back to Sunday....Church was great though because I had a little surprise when my niece text me to see if I was going & that she wanted to come with me - again. ALWAYS & EVERY TIME! 

We had a great time... went for the usual Starbucks trip & ended up getting to church a half hour early - so we went to Home Goods for a half hour & shopped around... & then had a great time at HSM talking about AWKWARDNESS... hello - related so well with that...

Then we left church & went to Michael's & my niece was talking about that she was wanting a planner - well COME ONE MAN  - these are the things that your aunt can step up to the game & take care of. They had Happy Planners on sale for 70% off all the 2020 calendars - so we got her a planner & some inserts she was wanting - all under $15.00. SCORE! & even more excited to introduce her to the world of planning!!!

I got home & after finishing up Flirty Dancing - time to do some adulting... which I guess every weekend has to have SOME adulting in it.

Gorgeous sunset Sunday evening

But we're back to Monday.  President's Day - which will be a weird one for me since I need the mail & that's closed today. I'm using it as a day to get caught up on a bunch of things that have been pushed aside, so I'll definitely still be busy today.  But all the while, rest assured, I'm having dreams of dance routines with perfect strangers.

I'm telling you... Flirty Dancing is adorable if you need something to waste time & you love a mix of So you think you can dance & the Bachelor. Who would have know.

How was your weekend?

Did you do anything for Valentine's Day?

Have you watched Flirty Dancing... or the new PS I Love You?

Are you off today for President's Day?

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