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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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Saturday Smiles 3

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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

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Saturday Smiles 1

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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!

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Saturday Smiles 3

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~L and I watched Jurassic Park last night and he loved it! We were so excited it was on and he finally got to see it.

~Only a couple more weeks until B gets home.

~Of these two boys of course. They are just the best.  They might be a *little* naughty at times, but they are good good kids.

The Boys

The Boys

~We have no plans this weekend.  Nothing to do and no plans.  Well, I am planning on sleeping in, but the boys may not have the same idea.

~School is almost out for summer!

~This never gets old.  Sometimes you just have to stop and let them run through the giant puddles.

Running in the puddles

Running in the puddles

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Saturday Smiles 2

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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!

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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!

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Saturday Smiles 4

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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.

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Saturday Smiles 6

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B is home! Not for long, but he is here now and we are all happy.

~My cousin and her kids got here last night and today is the color run. L is beyond excited about it and cannot wait for someone to dump a color bomb on his head.

Color Race supplies

Color Race supplies

~Dare I say it, but WB has been sleeping way better.

~The Summer 2015 Keep Collective line has launched and it’s AMAZING! I should have my new stuff soon and I’ll post it on Instagram when it comes.

Summer KEEP

Summer KEEP

~Unboxing boxes with Mike Tyson. If he had a YouTube channel of him unboxing toys or subscription boxes or whatever, I’d watch.

~My Boys. I was JUST asking the other day what I should be doing with all the baskets that come with GlobeIn and now I have my answer.  Turn them into hats! Totally WB’s idea.  Why didn’t I think of that??

Hats!

Hats!

~The POPSUGAR CFDA box has shipped which means we’ll be getting some spoilers soon.

~My Lilly for Target pineapple bowl arrived in one-piece!  I couldn’t find it at any Targets near me so I was forced to pay a bit of a premium (not too too bad though) and I was so nervous it wouldn’t make it. But it did and it’s perfect.

Lilly for Target Pineapple Bowl

Lilly for Target Pineapple Bowl

~It was 90 yesterday.  90.  In Michigan.  In May.  Amazing.  I won’t even mention that we got storms later and that the temperature dropped like 20 degrees in an hour.  I’ll just say that the hot sun feel amazing!

~L’s birthday is Wednesday!  Eeek!  How is he already going to be 7??

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Saturday Smiles 12

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~This weekend is going to be gorgeous. It’s one of the last weekends B will be home until basically July, so we plan to take full advantage!

My (5) Boys!

My (5) Boys!

~I pulled winners for all the giveaways that have recently ended! Here they are: Lilly for Target Mugs“Ann Marie Riley”, Birchbox Lovely Day – “Lanie Van der Horst” and April Little Lace Box – “Deanna Magoun”.  Congrats ladies!  You should have an e-mail in your inboxes from me!

~Today is both The Kentucky Derby and the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight.  That’s a huge day in sports right there.  As a side note, has anyone been to the Kentucky Derby?  How was it?

~Our final car payment on one of our cars was in April!  We totally thought it was going to be done in October (since we originally bought the car in October), but nope, April was the last month.  What a great surprise!

~While it’s not finished, the Lilly pillow project is still happening!!!!  The top is the actual Lilly for Target pillow.  The bottom is the one(s) we are making (well these and some bolster ones).

The Lilly Pillow Project

The Lilly Pillow Project

~L has been taking his time with his writing and it’s totally showing.  He dislikes handwriting so he used to hurry through it, but he’s really been working on slowing down lately.  Go L!!!!

~I got some fabulous news from a friend the other day so I am totally smiling for her right now.

~I finally got my computer and my phone updated. Still can’t figure out some of those passwords (like the blog one) until I get on my desktop, but everything is much speedier now.

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Saturday Smiles 12

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~Bruce Jenner! Last night’s interview was very enlightening and I am glad he got to share his story. Hopefully the paparazzi lay off him now.

~I caught a glimpse of the Talent Show yesterday when I was at L’s school for PTO stuff and it was so fun to see all those kids up there performing! And even better to see the crazy cheers they all got from the other students in the audience.

~L got a great Progress Report yesterday!  I am amazed by all that he has learned this year.  And the mohawk he was running around the house with this week when B was cutting his hair made me smile too!

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Mohawk L

~The new Starbucks by my house has opened!  I kid you not they built that thing in like 3 weeks.  Amazing.

Such a fancy drive-thru!

Such a fancy drive-thru!

~My boys are going to see Thomas the Train tomorrow!   WB is more excited about this than L, but I think L is secretly into it too.  CHOO-CHOO!

~The Lilly + Target returns are in full force and I have picked up some great stuff as a result.  I still have my eyes open for some Nosie Posey pillows, but I hope I can snag at least one!

Lilly for Target

Lilly for Target

~Of WB (who I should really just start calling W since he’s not a baby anymore). If you can hang out with him for 10 minutes, heck 5 minutes and he doesn’t make you smile, I’d be surprised.  This kid is a trip.

Buddies

Buddies

 

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