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Saturday Smiles 10

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s Saturday and it’s one of the last weekends before school starts!

~Baxter and Buddy can always (well, most always) make me smile. Baxter makes sure that no matter what time it is or where I am, that I am not alone. He’s the sweetest. And Buddy makes sure, that no matter what time it is or how soundly we are all sleeping that he barks if he sees ANYTHING. Anything at all. A cat, a bird, a car, a person walking, anything ;).

The Dogs

The Dogs

~I dyed my hair red! Well sort of red. I did a mix of L’Oreal Feria “Midnight Ruby” and “Chocolate Cherry”. My mom sent me a picture that someone had posted using those colors so I figured why not? I’ve never mixed color before, but I am pretty happy with the results.

Sort of red.

Sort of red.

~L had a super fun outdoor movie night last night.  They watched Planes: Fire & Rescue, had their own little concession stand and treat bags and pillows and blankets.  It was like going to the drive-in, but without cars.

~We had such a nice time at B’s work event this week. And I didn’t know it before we got there, but they had a petting farm with the same animals from the fair we went to last week. Yes, I recognized them ;).

So Fun

So Fun

~He’s typically smiling too and is always always up for a trip to Target. Or Starbucks.  Love him!

WB

WB

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Saturday Smiles 2

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~We went to the Fair last night and had a great time! L ruled the game and WB is a HUGE fan of carnival food. So much fun!

Fair Fun

Fair Fun

~The start of the Michigan State college football season is less than two weeks away!

~These bears in someone’s backyard swimming pool totally made me smile yesterday. Just some bears needing to cool off.

Swimming Bears

Swimming Bears

~I am still smiling because I am not going to get charged for any damage to my lease car that I just turned in!

~I got the boys scheduled for their swim lessons at the same time – after school this fall. This isn’t easy to do and I am thrilled it worked out!

~The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is actually working. I am thrilled to report that I have not woken up with a sore neck since I got it weeks ago! SCORE!

~I am still loving my KEEP pieces! There are so many different looks and pieces.  The possibilities on what you can create are endless!

One Keeper - Two Looks

One Keeper – Two Looks

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~There are two little swimmers in the house now. WB is now just about as excited as L is to go swimming. Not only did he do awesome at swim class, he was playing in the (neighbors) pool this week like crazy.

Pool Fun

Pool Fun

~We (still) have the best neighbors. They happily share their pool (and animal crackers) with the kids and we couldn’t be more thankful.

~I once again have Sirius Satellite Radio! This is going to sound dorky, but I love listening to all those cable news channels while I am driving. I am going to be sad when the free trial is over.

~My August POPSUGAR box is coming today!  I always smile when I see that pink and white box in the mailbox.

~Because of this guy who trolled the Target Facebook page and gave out some funny (and very fake) answers to customers.  Who thought they were real.  I was cracking up.

~Although we had a nasty wind storm last night, we didn’t lose power for an extended period of time or have any real storm damage.  I was a little concerned when I heard the table fall over and the umbrella hit the window, but everything was fine.

Kinda windy out.

Kinda windy out.

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s Saturday! We are all home for the entire weekend and I love it. This hasn’t happened very often this summer so we are all pretty excited!

~WB FNALLY tried swimming with his floatie on! I don’t think he trusted that it would actually help him float, but it did and he was pretty pleased with himself.  GO WB!

Swimming!

Swimming!

~I got the bathroom cabinets all cleaned and organized this week and every time I open them now I smile.

~Football season is SO close!  I am so ready!

~L loves his new bike! I can’t even believe how fast he outgrew his other one.  So crazy.

New Bike!

New Bike!

~I finally found more Balloon Bonanza kits.  I have been looking forever (I should have just ordered them online) and ran into them at Toys R Us!

~I got my Fall Keep Collective items yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with them!  I still can’t get enough of the Kind Campaign line and will also be be ordering a few rose gold keys soon.

Keep Collective Kind Campaign

Keep Collective Kind Campaign

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Saturday Smiles 2

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B is home! So glad he’s back and now our summer can finally begin!

He's Back!

He’s Back!

~It’s the first day of August meaning it’s a fresh month for subscription boxes and subscription box spoilers!

~L is having an awesome time up-north.  I don’t know that I was ever as into being up-north as a kid as he is now, but he just loves everything about being up there!

Up-North Boy!

Up-North Boy!

~Thanks to Kroger Fuel points, I have been filling up my gas tank pretty cheaply all summer!

~Thanks to some inspiration from my new IKEA cabinet, I got my office cleaned / organized.  B says he can’t tell the difference, but I can.

IKEA

IKEA

~Buddy has been sleeping in L’s bed while he’s up-north.  I think it’s because he misses him.  How sweet is that???

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Saturday Smiles 6

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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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Saturday Smiles 7

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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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