Monday Morning Ramblings

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~Good morning! We had a slow weekend around here. It’s back to school for the boys and back to work for B (he had National Guard last week), so we mainly stuck around the house. B did go to Autorama with one of his friends, but the little boys (and I) didn’t want to go ;).  Hopefully all the germs are out of the school(s) and everyone can stay healthy!

~So has April the Giraffe had her baby yet? I hope I didn’t miss it, but then again, she’s probably so ready to have that baby!

~Subscription boxes I am expecting this week include Five Four Club, MissionCute, Hamptons Lane, GlobeIn, The Boodle Box, Lip Monthly and a handful of others. I mentioned it last week, but my February Bespoke Post is delayed as is the February 2017 Little Lace Box. Hopefully they are worth the wait!

~Has anyone tried the new Chocolate Crunch and Creme Mini Cadbury Eggs? I saw them at Target and resisted

That’s it from here! Have a great day!

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Sunday Sentiments

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~Good evening! Anyone else planning on watching The Academy Awards tonight? You know I am! I love seeing all the dresses. My girlfriends and I always talk about having a viewing party and getting all dressed up to watch, but so far we’ve never actually done anything about it. Maybe next year? I haven’t watched too many movies that were nominated (I did see Trolls), but I am hoping for a La La Land landslide. Because Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone together are magic! Lion could sneak in there though too? Really, I have no idea.

~Have you been to the Dollar Spot at Target lately? Magical. In addition to unicorn (and mermaid) bandaids, they also have pineapple power packs, notebooks and the most amazing $3 aviator sunglasses ever. Seriously. $3. Amazing.

~Heads up! Lilly Pulitzer + Starbucks S’Well Water bottles will be on sale ONLINE on 2.28.17! Not sure what time this is going to happen, but if you want a bottle and don’t want to pay eBay prices, this is your chance.

~I know I promised to report back on my “Perfected Rose“. I’ve had it for a few weeks and it looks basically like the day I got it. Still smells good too. Totally fascinating.

That’s it from here! Have a great night!

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Silent Sunday

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Saturday Smiles

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s Saturday, and we are all feeling better. L is feeling WAY better, and so am I! Score!

~We snuck in a fro-yo dinner last night! I told everyone to get in the car and then pulled into Orange Leaf. They were beyond thrilled. Pretty much made our week.

~We’ve been loving having B home!

~My brother and SIL found Lilly Starbucks Swell bottles. I’m amazed they stumbled into them, but my sister-in-law and I will be chugging our water in style.

~Even though I derailed from Weight Watchers this week (mainly with that giant burrito, but other stuff too), but didn’t do too much damage, so that makes me smile.

~This weather has been fantastic! Who knew having the windows open in February was this amazing?  I think it’s going to snow today, but whatever. It was nice while it lasted.

That’s it from here! What are you smiling about today?

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Friday’s Letters

Dear L, I am so glad you are feeling better!!!

Dear Kailyn (from Teen Mom), Wow, I did not expect to hear that you were expecting! Is it bad that I still want you and Jo to get back together? Don’t tell Vee.

Dear Hives, Where did you come from? Pretty sure I have never had hives before and I am pretty sure I never want to get them again.

Dear B, We love having you home!!!

Dear Chipotle, That burrito was on point yesterday. It was probably also like 100 Weight Watchers points, but I don’t care. It was worth it.

Dear W, Please stay healthy and don’t catch this icky flu that’s everywhere.

Dear Birchbox, That new Draper James limited edition box looks fantastic. I will be for sure picking that up.

Dear Pokemon Go, I can’t believe how much fun I am having playing you again!

Dear Oreo O’s, You are everything I remembered you were.  And more.  I also hope you are not watch is giving me hives.  I don’t think it’s you though because you wouldn’t do that to me.

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Thursday Thoughts

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~Good morning! The kids are off for winter break this week and it’s a good thing they are because L isn’t feeling the best. Hopefully, he starts to feel like his normal self again soon. In the meantime it’s pokemon cards, Minecraft and Full House reruns!

~Oreo Peeps are everything I thought they would be and more. Dare I say they are my favorite of all of the limited edition Oreo cookies? They are SO sugary that you really only need (want) one. Also, they don’t necessarily taste like Peeps. They taste like pink frosting – which I love. I found these at Target in the Easter area, but I think most grocery stores have them too.

~While at Target I also picked up a few things from the 90% off Valentine’s clearance. Nothing major.  Lots of it (the hat, lotions, socks, tote bags, notepad) was dollar spot stuff so that stuff was only $0.10 each.  I also picked up a bunch of bath poufs (not pictured) for $0.19 and two more perfected roses for $0.99.  Not bad at all!

 

~I still have a few subscription boxes coming this week.  Not a ton, but I am expecting Adidas Avenue A (I cannot wait), Birchbox Man, Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, Koala Crate, Boxwalla, MissionCute and maybe one or two more?

~If you won a giveaway, your prize(s) has shipped!  I e-mailed gift cards to the Starbucks winners and there are 3 (of the 15) who haven’t opened theirs yet.  Tara M., David B and Paulina, check your e-mail! If you don’t have anything from Starbucks send me a message.

That’s it from here!  Have a great day!

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So What Wednesday…

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This week I am saying so what if…

~I wrote this post once already and it totally disappeared. To where, I have no idea. But poof, it was gone.
~Buddy only cries to get on the bed when B is home. Oddly, when I am the only one home, he can jump on it himself.
~I never knew how much I wanted the Lilly Pulitzer Starbucks S’well bottle until it was sold out eveywhere.
~I could not resist the Dollar Spot and 90% off Valentine’s Day Clearance at Target. As much as I tried, I could not stay away.
~I feel like we are going to pay for these 60 degree days in February with a giant snow storm in April.
~I can’t wait to try the new Shack Shack downtown.
~Of all the tv characters out there, I think Carrie Mathison makes the worst decisions. Hands down.

What are you saying so what to this week?

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Two Question Tuesday!

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1. What is the longest you’d wait for a table at a restaurant? We went out to eat Saturday and by the time we left the place was on a 2.5 hour wait (we didn”t wait nearly that long). This isn’t a place that has a ton of “hang out” space or anywhere to go to wait really. You just stand around and wait. I think my max limit is an hour. If the kids are with us and there’s nothing for them to do, that’s way less than an hour. Maybe 20 minutes max? What about you? How long would you wait to eat a place you’ve been anxious to try?

2. Are you more of a homebody or do you prefer to be out and about doing things? The oldest I get, the more of a homebody I become. I like traveling and seeing new places, but I really like coming home. B likes being at home, but he’s also totally happy exploring new cities, trying new foods, etc.

That’s it from here! I can’t wait to hear your answers!  And, whatever you are doing today, have a great day!

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Monday Morning Ramblings

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~Good morning! The kids have the week off school for Winter Break and B’s off for President’s Day. It’s been gorgeous here the past few days (we’re talking windows open in February) and I think that’s going to continue into today. In addition to getting some outside play time in, I am hoping to make a Target run to check out the new Easter One Spot items and see what’s left from the Valentine’s clearance.

~No mail today, but this week I am expecting PLAY! By Sephora, MissionCute, Loot Crate, Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, Tinker Crate and a handful of others. I am not expecting it to be a crazy week at all!

~A few people have mentioned that they stopped receiving my daily RSS feed e-mails so I figured I should mention it here. I have been adding categories to some old posts and the system (for whatever reason) sometimes considers the posts as “new” and may include them in the RSS feed. Meaning if I bulk edit 100 posts, then you’d get all my real new posts, but plus the 100 or so that I edited (which I am pretty sure no one wants). I ma working on sorting out the issue and should have it figured out in the next day or so.

~We watched “The Edge of Seventeen” last night and I loved it. It captured my attention the entire time and I didn’t want it to end.  Highly recommend this movie!

That’s it from here! Have a great day!

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Sunday Sentiments

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~Good evening! We had such a busy weekend around here. My cousins were down from up-north and we spent the day downtown (Detroit) yesterday and went to see the Lego Batman movie today.   We went to Belle Isle, hit up some local shops, had dinner at Green Dot Stables and just enjoyed the city.  We all liked the move today too.  I love that they throw some adult humor in there.

~Does anyone have any good recommendations for dry skin? I thought maybe it was an allergic reaction (and it may well be), but my skin has been super itchy lately. The more I think about it, the more it itches which might also be an issue.  LOL!

~Does anyone else still play Pokemon Go?  I do (I mean the kids do) and I am super excited about all these new guys!  I have zero idea who any of them are or what they do, but I love catching them!

~My cousin was telling me today about all the “Peep” flavored items that will be sold this year, including Oreo Peeps. I don’t necessarily like Peeps, but it’s more the texture than the flavor, so I think I will like these.

That’s it from here! Have a great night!

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