Saturday Smiles


Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The M2M Sale set-up went smoothly yesterday. Fingers crossed for a huge turnout!

~My bake sale chocolate chip cookies came out awesome.  The kids gave them their stamp of approval too!
~I made my first Weight Watchers “goal” (that I set myself) and rewarded myself with a pink Yeti (just a note – you can buy them on ebay). I don’t think it keeps my drink colder than my knock-off, but PINK!

~L lost a tooth at school! If you are in 3rd grade you know what a big deal this is.

~It feels like fall around here!  I think it might be cider mill time!

What are you smiling about today?

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Friday’s Letters

Dear B, We missed you!  SO happy you are home (for a few days anyway).

Dear M2M Sale, I don’t know how / why I agreed to help move tables today, but I did. My arms will regret this in the morning.

Dear All the Subscription Boxes, I can’t wait to see what you all have in store for us in October.

Dear iPhone Case of the Month, I miss you and can’t wait till you get some new cases!

Dear Fabletics, I am sorry I have skipped the past few months. I realized that my legging game was a little too strong. We’ll get back together soon though.

Dear W, Yes, you should find out the name of your new “girlfriend” at school.  Because if you don’t and she finds out you don’t know her name, she’s going to be mad.

Dear Minecraft, Can you put the new update out already so L can stop checking every morning and every night?  He is SO excited to see the llamas!

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Thursday Thoughts

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~Good morning! B’s should be getting back to town today which will be nice. He had a ton of delays and issues on his flight there, so fingers crossed it doesn’t happen on the way home.

~The highlight of our week (so far) was L’s Back to School party at Dave & Busters! The PTO did a Dave & Busters Power Card fundraiser, and then they hosted the party this week. We have been saving tickets for a while now, and I decided this week was the time to spend them. The boys both picked out headphones (no more listening to Minecraft Jen & Pat for me) and W got a stuffed Squirtle (OMG), and L got Pokemon cards! He was so excited. Such a fun time.

~To round out the week I am expecting Serendipity by Little Lace Box, Wine Awesomeness, Something Snacks, two Wantable boxes and iBbeautiful.

~I mentioned earlier in the week, I am doing Weight Watchers, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite meals. It’s my 7SP Pizza!  It has – Flatout Honey Wheat Wrap (3SP), Contadina Pizza Squeeze (1/4 cup) (1SP), Simple Truth Chicken Strips (1SP) and BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese (2SP).  The Tomatoes and Basil are FREE. And it’s SO GOOD.  I could have it for every meal.  And really, I probably should because I bought the Flatout Wraps in bulk at Costco and have a zillion.

~If you haven’t already, go enter my Fall FabFitFun and September Favorite Things Giveaways!

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

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So What Wednesday…


This week I am saying so what if…

~I am still shocked by the amount of paperwork my children bring home from school each day. Insanity.
~I can’t wait to see what’s in this month’s Serendipity by Little Lace Box.
~I love Dave & Buster’s.
~I wasn’t that excited about Teen Mom this week. Same stuff, different week.
~I like when people post pictures of their meals on Instagram and SnapChat. I enjoy seeing what other people eat. Is that weird?
~I can’t believe that Oreo O’s ranked #81 in this poll. Did everyone forget how amazing they were? I didn’t.
~B is going to Korea early next year and I am more excited about it than ever because they are making Oreo O’s over there again. This is HUGE.
~I love that it is freezing cold in my bedroom in the morning from sleeping with the windows open.
~I somehow volunteered to move tables around for the M2M sale at L’s school. Will I ever learn?

What are you saying so what to this week?

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Two on Tuesday…

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1. Are you a fan of pumpkin spice “everything”? I wouldn’t say I am a huge fan (I don’t love PSL’s from Starbucks), but I don’t mind a little pumpkin every now and then either. In fact, I just picked up some stuff to make pumpkin muffins last night at Kroger. That’s what made me think of this because I swear there were only two cans of pumpkin left in the entire store!

2. Do you have a favorite candle scent? Brand? I love candles, but I am not sure there is a specific brand I love. I do enjoy Bath & Body Works candles, but I think a lot of that has to do with the price and the huge variety of scents they offer. NEST candles are amazing, but expensive.  Honestly though, I just love them all!

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Monday Morning Ramblings

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~Good morning! Nothing major going on this week. B’s traveling, W has school pictures, we have a Back to School Party for L’s school, I have some PTO stuff (I volunteered to assist with this year’s M2M Sale), you know, just a normal week.

~I am not sure how many boxes are coming this week, but I do know I am getting Birchbox Man, Serendipity by Little Lace Box, The Boodle Box, Nomadik, Pooch Perks and one or two more. I am hoping we get October Target Beauty Box spoilers this week too! Oh, I heard back from Phone Case of the Month about why I am not getting my cases. I guess I have received all of the iPhone 6+ case designs they have available? They said they are producing more, so hopefully, my shipments will start again soon.

~Someone posted this on my timeline the other day and it totally cracked me up. And it’s true.
~Does anyone follow Nifty?  Sometimes their projects are a little out there (as in they would cost you 10x more to DIY than to just buy it), but I really want to try the DIY Galaxy Jars. They seem simple enough (famous last words) and would be cool in an assortment of colors.  I may have to give this a try!

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

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Sunday Sentiments

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~Good evening! Not much to report here. We had a quick garage sale this weekend and got rid of a lot of stuff. We didn’t get a ton of traffic, but the people who did come bought lots of things. And we donated whatever didn’t sell after the sale ended. The basement feels much emptier and I am thrilled.

~Does anyone do Weight Watchers? I signed up a few weeks ago and I am loving it. I am just doing the online version, but they have a great app and I love the point calculator.  To answer the question below, there are A LOT of points (like 20) in a bottle of wine ;).
~Is anyone watching the new show “This Is Us”?  There has only been one episode so far, but I am loving it.  It reminds me of Parenthood.

~Did you notice that Beauty Counter is now available at Target?  YES!  It looks like it’s a limited time thing (it’s online and in-store), so if you want something, don’t delay.  And if you’ve tried the line, what do you recommend?

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

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Silent Sunday


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Saturday Smiles


Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s Saturday! The boys spent the night at my parents last night so B and I had a nice little date night at Chipotle ;).

~L has to do a writing journal 2x/week at school and I LOVE reading it. They get to write about whatever they want and reading them is the best.

~Target has their new initial mugs out. I also got a coupon in the mail from them for $10 off my purchase – no minimum – so it was free!

~It’s almost Michigan State – Wisconsin game time!

~The Tigers seem to be pulling it together.  Just in time to (maybe) make the playoffs!

What are you smiling about today?

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Friday’s Letters

Dear L, I have no idea how you get so many steps in at school, but I love that you love tracking them!

Dear Michigan State, Can’t wait for the game tomorrow! #gogreen

Dear Target, Thanks for the 40% off costume sale yesterday. Done and done.

Dear Fall Weather, I can’t wait to see you this weekend!

Dear Birchbox, Your sample choices / curated box option for October are amazing! I can’t wait.

Dear Luxor Box, I finally realized why you haven’t arrived in the mail. That’d be because I never ordered. Oops!

Dear The Tigers, Can you pull it together and make the playoffs? I sure hope so!

Dear Me, Stop going for walks in flip-flops. When will you learn?

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