Category Archives : Saturday’s Smiles


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The boys and I had a fun week full of adventures including a trip to the Zoo!  Very fun.  And while checking out the dinosaur exhibit I overhead another little kid asking his parents when they were going to see the real dinos.  LOL!!!!

The Zoo

The Zoo

~L has decided he wants to see how many steps a day he takes and is now wearing my fitbit.  He’s cracking me up because he was sitting on the couch watching YouTube Minecraft videos and kicking his feet around trying to get his step count up.  That’s not how it works!  LOL!

~I was able to locate the Not Your Father’s Root Beer my cousin was looking for. I even picked up a pack for B to try when he gets home.

Score!

Score!

~I got a few great nights of sleep this week.

~Five Below rocks.  I took the boys this week and gave them each $5 to spend there.  They were so serious about picking out their items and making sure they had enough to spend.  I went a little over budget on my items, but I figured the boys and I would end up sharing them all so no big deal!

5 Below

Five Below

~My neighbors rock.  I mention it all the time, but we are so lucky.  Everyone is friendly and kind and looks out for one another.  So amazing.

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B and L had a great Father-Son movie date last night! They saw Ant Man and loved it!

Movies!

Movies!

~We get to sleep in the next few days! And trust me, the boys need it. So badly.

~My cousin that had been living in NYC is moving home in a few weeks!

~Target’s summer clearance is 90% off and I have been happily avoiding going there to check it out!

Not this time!!!

Not this time!!!

~Today’s super hot & humid weather means it’s a great day to get things done inside around the house. Fingers crossed we can get the playroom and basement toys thinned out!

~Deco Naturals a brand I just found and got hooked on, announced they were closing yesterday. That doesn’t make me smile, but I was happy that I was able to snag a few items at 60% off!

~After this National Guard trip, I don’t think B has any more traveling on his schedule!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The little boys and I had a great morning at Build-A-Bear and the Lego Store yesterday. And then we had a fun lunch at the mall food court after.  So fun!

Lunch

Lunch

~L loves Lego Camp!  I am so glad he’s enjoying it so much.

~Summer clearance sales are starting!

~I have discovered my true TV love – HGTV.  I am obsessed.  No matter what time it is I know I can find some show on there I will enjoy.

For sure

For sure

~I have a fun (at least I think it’s fun) new monthly giveaway planned!

~It’s 7-11 Day!  That means free Slurpees!

~I am back in my reading groove.  It goes in waves and sometimes I don’t pick up a book for far too long, but I have been reading a lot lately!

~It’s Saturday and the weather is going to be gorgeous!  What’s not to be happy about?

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s 4th of July! I hope everyone has a fun-filled day planned!

~The boys stayed up late to watch fireworks and loved them. WB was sitting on my lap watching them and randomly announced “Mama, I am happy”. Me too little guy, me too.

Fireworks

Fireworks

~L’s been having a ball up-north and got to go tubing and jet-skiing and fishing yesterday. He’s totally in his element here.

~My KEEP Collective TimeKey arrived and I am in love.  It’s even better than I expected.  And seriously, who am I with this new watch addiction?

KEEP Collective

KEEP Collective

~Magic Mike XXL is out!  I am really hoping to go see it next week!

~I got the monthly subscription box (pretty much) updated.  I still have a few to add, but it’s in good shape!

~I started Judy Blume book that was in the June PopSugar and I really like it! I suspect I will have it finished by the end of the weekend.

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?  Have a great 4th!
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~We had a great week with the up-north cousins! My boys had a ball and we’re all going to miss them (until we see them again next weekend anyway).  I am also smiling because my cousin LOVED her cooking class down here.  So glad she had fun.

~My mom watched my boys yesterday which meant I could do some outlet mall / Goodwill shopping after dropping my cousins off.  I found some Lilly for Target at Goodwill (it was 50% off there) and a few other goodies including an orla kiely yoga towel for about 80% off retail.  Goodwill is the best!

Goodwill Finds

Goodwill Finds

~Of yesterday’s ruling that allows same-sex couples to legally marry in all states.  It was very cool to see all the reactions and watch history be made.

~I think we found our new Tuesday night tradition!  A local restaurant has Kid’s Night and has free face painting, balloon art, giveaways and Olaf is there.  Oh and did I mention that kids meals are 50% off on Tuesdays.  Awesome.  It was so fun much and we can’t wait to take B to see what he thinks of it.

Tuesday Night Fun!

Tuesday Night Fun!

~We are supposed to have a chilly, rainy weekend and I am looking forward to just curling up on the couch with my boys!

~My car is clean and the laundry is done, folded and put away.  Those two knocked off the chore list totally make me smile!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B will be home today! In just a few hours as a matter of fact. The boys are SO excited!

~L moved up a level in swimming this week!  He’s been trying hard to move up and I am so proud of him.  WB did awesome in his class too and seems to be loving it.

~I hit 10,000 steps every day this week (so far anyway)! And that means I got a bunch of Orange is the New Black episodes in which is even better!

Fitbit Steps

Fitbit Steps

~I caught a Jersey Shore marathon on MTV last night and it was maybe the highlight of my week? I am still laughing thinking about some of the craziness on there. I’ve missed them.

~The boys and I had a great first full week of summer vacation. We got some chores handled (like summer haircuts) and had a TON of fun.

My Boys

My Boys

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~Only another week until B is home!

~This guy is now a 2nd grader! And is smiling huge this week because his favorite cousin will be here next weekend.

Second Grader!

Second Grader!

~Orange is the New Black! I am planning a huge binge watching session tonight after the kids go to bed and I cannot wait.

~My mom finished the pillows we (she) made out of the Lilly for Target napkins I bought. They are perfect! Thanks mom!

Lilly for Target Pillows - From Napkins

Lilly for Target Pillows – From Napkins

~I FINALLY got my hair (professionally) cut and dyed. It took 3 hours and cost a fortune (well, more than $7.99 box color that’s for sure), but it was much needed.

~WB did awesome at swimming this week. Just awesome. I was amazed and he is already excited to go back next week.

Swimming!

Swimming!

~I haven’t killed the flowers (well not all of them anyway) or the grass while B’s been done!  That’s a pretty big deal.

~My Fitbit is all recharged (good thing I wore it all day yesterday not knowing it was dead) and ready to hit 10,000 steps today!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~L’s school carnival was a complete success!!! Yesterday was completely exhausting, but totally worth it!

~L won the basket raffle (at the carnival) that he SOOO wanted. There was an iPad mini, bikes, Tigers tickets, etc. being given away, but he had his heart set on this Discovery Kids trio so we piled all of our tickets in there and he WON! OMG he was so excited.

Winner Winner!

Winner Winner!

~B has safely made it to his next location in Korea!

~It’s the weekend AND we school is almost out for the year!

~Watching U2 sing in the subway last night on Fallon totally made me smile. How crazy would it have been to run into that?? Love it.

~I’ve got all my flowers planted! Thank goodness!

~The June subscription box spoilers have been rolling in and it’s shaping up to be a great month!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~L is off school for the holiday weekend and is having a ball. He spent the night at his Nana and Papa’s last night and spent some more time working on his fort.

L and his fort.

L and his fort.

~I signed up for cable and got it installed myself (I didn’t want to pay for them to come out).  Granted it doesn’t work in every room, but I am working on that.

~This guy.  He might be a little naughty (maybe spirited is a better word) sometimes, but oh man, he’s a sweetie.  Constant hugs and smiles and that laugh.   Ahh!!!

So sweet

So sweet

~I sold B’s Bonnaroo tickets. That’s one more thing checked off my “To-Do” List!

~This list cracked me up.  I will admit I would like to write a note like that when WB is trying to fall asleep at night.  Or for those mornings he’s decided to sleep in.

~B is doing well in Korea and is out on the hunt for Oreo O’s today ;).  I love him!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B made it to Korea safe and sound. And thanks to technology and free wifi we’ve all been able to FaceTime. The boys love it and I know B loves seeing them being all silly and happy.

Facetime!

Facetime!

~I have gotten a ton of things done for L’s school’s end of the year carnival this week. I have a bunch more to do this weekend, but I think I’ve got this thing under control. Well, so far.

~Celebrity Jeopardy was on this week!  Those are about the only times I can get questions right ;).

~The neighbors opened their pool.

~The Color Me Rad race photos are online and the boys look great!  Check out L running. He’s so photogenic!

Color Me Rad

Color Me Rad

~I don’t want to jinx it, but WB has been feeling way better and his allergies (?) aren’t keeping him up at night anymore!

~The Lilly breakables I bought from the FB Buy/Sell/Trade groups have all arrived in perfect condition!  I need to check on the mugs I shipped to the giveaway winner on here, but I am hoping they arrived to her in perfect condition too.  Fingers crossed.

~L’s journals from school are hysterical.  The one he wrote on Monday about his weekend ended with “Sunday was Mother’s Day.  I had no fun at all”.  LOL!  Stop it.  I was cracking up.  He’s the best.

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