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Friday’s Letters 7


Dear L, Today is the day we find out who your teacher is! I cannot wait and I know you can’t either!

Dear Play! by Sephora, I hear that some people are getting off the waitlist and getting invites! Ahhhh! I hope it’s my turn soon!

Dear B’s Work, Thank you for the amazing event yesterday!

Dear MTV, Why did you have to pick Miley Cyrus to host the VMA’s? The commercials are bad enough and they are only 30 seconds long.

Dear Jenelle, No, Nathan hasn’t changed. Nope.

Dear That Giant Spider, I don’t know where you came from, but I was NOT happy to find your giant self in my basement.   I hope your friends realize what happened to you since you never returned and move out.  Stat.

Dear My SIL, I hope today is baby day!!!!!!

Dear Big Brother, I didn’t even know you were still on.  I seriously thought the winner had been picked weeks ago.

Dear B, I can’t believe you don’t think getting a white couch is a good idea?  What could possibly go wrong with a white couch plus our two kids? #maybeyouwereright

Dear Jimmy Fallon, I never believed the rumors before, but all your crazy recent accidents have me wondering!  I hope they aren’t true and that you really are just a total klutz.

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Thursday Thoughts 14

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~Good morning!  I am not sure how, but this week has turned out to be extra fun!  B had Monday off so we hit up open swim in the afternoon and then had a fun dinner with funnel fries for dessert (SO GOOD).  The little boys went to see Shaun the Sheep on Tuesday (and cannot stop signing the songs from the movie) and then yesterday we went to a Back 2 School party at a local church.  It may have been the coolest back to school party ever.  They had free backpacks with school supplies, a zillion bounce houses, a band, face-painting, food, games and even a video gaming trailer.  Just the coolest.

This Week

This Week

~Some September subscription boxes have already started arriving and I still have some August ones rolling in as well. I am still expecting the Birchbox Gym Bag Heroes Box, the Birchbox Man Smarter Workout Box, For the Faithful, Kloverbox, Wantable, Stitch Fix, A Little Bundle and Hammock Pack for sure.  I know that some people have received tracking for the August Little Lace Box, but I haven’t gotten mine yet. If you see any spoilers for that let me know!! I also noticed that the Fall POPSUGAR Special Edition box is showing up on my FedEx online tracking! It hasn’t started moving yet, but it’s 5.1lbs and it looks like it will be here in the next week or so.

~I can’t remember if I tried these last year, but I must say that sea salt chocolate candy corn is actually quite good. I like (well kind of like) regular candy corn, but this is better. You know what they should make?  Sea Salt Oreo’s.  They have every other flavor, so why not those?

It's Good!

It’s Good!

~A few things I am loving right now 1) Iced Coffee.  I cannot get enough. Sometimes it’s like I am drinking coffee flavored milk and sometimes it’s much more coffee like.  Either way, I love it. 2) Thred-Up.  I just placed a back to school order and am on the verge of placing another.  They offer gently used items for more than reasonable prices.  They always have coupon codes too! 3) My KEEP creations.  I just have fun putting them together every day! 4) Baxter & Buddy.  Yeah, they get into their fair share of trouble and seem to have selective hearing, but I love those dogs. 5) Chilly Weather. I think it’s going to warm up again soon, but sleeping with the windows open and being a little chilly is amazing. 6) Lilly Popovers! The more I wear them the more I love them. They are cozy and cute and the prints are always so fun.

Things I Love

Things I Love

That’s all from here! I hope you are having a fantastic day. Don’t forget to link-up your own Thursday Thoughts post below!
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So What Wednesday! 8

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I LOVE this chilly weather we’ve been having and will be sad when it gets warm again.
~I actually went out of my way to look for pictures of Catelynn & Tyler’s (from Teen Mom) wedding.
~I found something better than wedding pictures. I found “Babs Breaks It Down“.
~I think L may need Minecraft rehab.
~Those stupid Facebook quizzes suck me in every time.
~I do not know my house phone number.
~I am thinking about replacing WB’s Fair Fish (it died) with a fresh one before he notices.
~I am way too invested in those baby pandas at the National Zoo.
~I feel like WB has grown-up SO much this summer.  He’s for sure a big boy now and has decided that he doesn’t want to be a “baby forever” anymore.
~I am pretty sure I am going to dye my hair red next.  Or at least red’ish.

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Sunday Sentiments 10

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~Good evening! We’ve had a pretty nice weekend around here. We went to the fair Friday night, played outside yesterday and went to the park and fed the ducks / geese this morning which is always fun.

Those geese get SO close.  Too close.

Those geese get SO close. Too close.

~Uhh, did you watch Teen Mom this week? Leah is going to rehab (although that’s not exactly what she called it), Adam is still an idiot (way to get arrested in court), Jenelle got Nathan arrested (and, in turn, he brought his new girlfriend to her house a few days ago and she got arrested) and Kailyn and Javi were in Florida living in up. Their Florida trip had me very confused. I don’t get how all of their friends and family just happened to be there at the same time? Does everyone know each other? Do they all live in Florida? So many questions.

~I believe I have put together my most favorite “KEEP” to date! It’s actually two separate bracelets so they can be worn separate or together.  The first is: Single Leather White Band (reverses to navy / white) ($34) with the following keys “Mrs” ($9), Pave Ring ($12), Pave Love ($19) and Hearts Bar ($9) for a total of $83.  The second is: Single Leather Turquoise Band (reverses to Natural) ($29), “Mom” ($9), Pave Arrow ($12), Arrow ($9) and Round TimeKey ($59) for a total of $118.  Is it kind of spendy? Maybe, but you don’t need to get everything at once and if you order and decide you hate it when you see it in person, you can return without a problem!  I love to switch up my looks which is why I decided to sell it! KEEP Collective gives their designers great discounts!!

New KEEP!

New KEEP!

~So random, but I am totally hooked on the panda at the National Zoo that just gave birth to twins!  I even downloaded the app with the Panda Cam on my phone.  I have yet to actually see the babies, but they are SO tiny so I guess I could have seen one and not even have known it.

~This is likely old news, but I just saw that Target released some of the looks from their new collaboration with designer Adam Lippes which launches this fall. They are pretty cute (not enough to make me want to camp out at Target cute though), but their new plaid home stuff looks to be even cuter. I can only hope this stuff will make it until it’s time to get marked down for 50% or 70% off!

Target Plaid

Target Plaid

That’s all for now.  I hope you are having a good night! I will see you in the morning!

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Friday’s Letters… 4

Dear Root Beer Beer, Well aren’t you a fun new trend? I tried a new one last night and it may have even been better than Not Your Father’s!

Dear Teen Mom, You were a mess last night. And Jenelle, I hear you got arrested again yesterday. JENELLE. You must have your attorney on speed dial.

Dear L, When you talk to me about Minecraft, I feel like you are speaking a foreign language. I thought I didn’t understand when you first started telling me, but now that you know so much more about it, I am even more confused.

Dear WB, How did you like having your own little private swimming lesson yesterday? I like when the other kids don’t show up. And I think you do too. You rocked it!

Dear Kathie Lee and Hoda, I just love your show. I feel like we’re friends and I like it. I want to come to the Plaza to see you. #fangirl

Dear Me, What a great idea to have L and WB starting school at basically the same time.  Good luck trying to be in two places at one.

Dear Playboy, You called Detroit the unsexiest city?  Really?  Come on now.

Dear The First Female Army Rangers, You are amazing.  Obviously.

Dear Iced Coffee,  Why didn’t I like you before?  You are pretty much my new best friend now.

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Thursday Thoughts 17

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~Good morning! Nothing new happening around here. Same old same old. The boys went to the zoo with my parents the other day, we hit up the library and open swim and that’s basically about it. There is a local fair happening so we are going to have to get there in the next few days for sure. We need some fair goldfish!

WB ad Pirate L

WB ad Pirate L

~This was a crazy subscription box week! I have so many reviews to get posted and I actually still have quite a few boxes coming in the mail.  I should be getting Loot Crate, Treatise, NewBeauty TestTube, BoCandy, Bookaroo, Spicy Subscriptions, Bojerky, Mantry, Lip Monthly and a few more.  What a fun week!

~Did you pick up anything from the Lilly After Party Sale?  I snagged a solid navy popover and some capri / yoga pants, but that was it.  I got in on the App first thing on Monday, but couldn’t get ant of the printed popovers in my cart.  Oh well.  I also snagged a few things from the Lilly Rue La La sale.  I scored the Lobstah Roll travel mugs and an umbrella.  The travel mugs came in a set of 12.  Like you had to buy TWLEVE mugs.  Really? Who needs 12 travel mugs?  I ended up buying a set and then found some Lilly loving girls who wanted them too.  Perfect!

So cute.

So cute.

~If you received the August POPSUGAR Must Have Box what did you think of the Folgers Iced Cafe that was in it?  I have to tell you, I am kind of obsessed with it. It’s SO easy.  SO easy. You just add a few drops to milk and you’ve got yourself some iced chocolate.  It’s similar to making chocolate milk with chocolate syrup.  I liked it so much that I actually bought the Vanilla Latte one at Target this week too. I think I actually liked that one even better.

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Love it.

~Speaking of POPSUGAR, don’t forget that the Fall 2015 Special Edition Must Have Box goes on sale TODAY.  POPSUGAR hasn’t announced an actual time, but it’s usually sometime after 12pm EST.  Be ready because I think this one will go fast.

POPSUGAR Must Have Fall 2015 Special Edition Box - On Sale August 20th!

POPSUGAR Must Have Fall 2015 Special Edition Box – On Sale August 20th!

~I don’t want to spoil Naked Dating for those of you who missed it last night (like anyone else but me really watches this), but I am so glad Chris got rid of Fallon.  She was just too much.  B watched it with me last night for the first time (well he was in the same room when I was watching it) and he was looking at me like you cannot be serious with this trash.  Oh, I so am B.  I think he found some of their awkward naked dates to be super amusing – which they are. He also enjoyed the fact that they go back to the house naked to hang out with the other “guests”.  Love that show.

That’s all from here!  What are you doing this weekend?  Are you expecting anymore boxes this week?

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So What Wednesday! 11

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I have been wearing two watches (at the same time) quite often lately.
~I really like reading conspiracy theories about the Royal Family. I don’t know that I believe any of them, but I like reading them.
~I just about jumped up and down when I saw the damage (or lack of) report from my lease turn-in inspection! I guess backing into the garage door is considered normal wear and tear.
~Watching Deadliest Catch makes me want to fish.
~I gave up on Big Brother this year and am not even watching Bachelor in Paradise. And I am okay with that.
~I am basically stalking the mailbox (even more than usual) to see who L got as a teacher this year. No news yet.
~I actually suggested to B that we live on a beach – off the grid when we are older. I obviously was not thinking clearly when I suggested that.
~I can’t wait to see little WB walking into school with his backpack on!
~I want it to be fall, but I don’t want it to start getting dark so early.

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Sunday Sentiments 7

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~Well, we didn’t end up going to Chicago to check out the Birchbox event, but we had a pretty good weekend anyway. The boys went camping in the backyard (an annual tradition), B spent some time working on his car and we got some errands and other things taken care of.

Camping!

Camping!

~The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts tomorrow at 8am. From what I have heard the site won’t open until 8am and then you will be placed in line and allowed into the sale as spaces open up. And once in, you need to check out as soon as you get what you want in your cart because items can sell out FAST. I am *hoping* to score a popover but I hear they are super hard to get. We’ll see tomorrow!

Lilly After Party Sale

Lilly After Party Sale

~I am always curious what people receive in their Birchbox Mystery Sample Packs, so I thought I would share what I received in mine.  My latest Mystery Sample Pack (free with your Shop purchase of $35+) included MOMO Shampoo and W3LL People Mascara and my Mystery Sampler Trio (currently free with your $50+ purchase) I received Mally Beauty Eye-Amplifying Shadow Liner (I think it’s a full-size), La Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser and Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. Not bad for free! Plus I snagged a Corkcicle Wine Chiller, which again, was free.  Nice!

Birchbox Mystery Sample Packs

Birchbox Mystery Sample Packs

~Have we talked about Teen Mom 2 lately?  If not, we need to.  What in the world was Nathan on in that last episode?  And Leah?  I hope this was filmed long ago and she’s on the road to recovery now (I know she went to rehab).  I wish they’d show more details about what’s really happening though. I follow some of them on Twitter and so much more has happened!

That’s all for now!  I hope you are having a good night!

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Friday’s Letters… 8

Dear Ford Credit, PLEASE do not look too closely at that red Escape I just turned it. I may have once backed into a closing garage door, but I would prefer if you didn’t notice that.

Dear WB, What happened to you yesterday? You were actually swimming in swim class! OMG! I was so proud. Keep up the good work!

Dear Kerri from Dating Naked, OMG I cannot believe you got rid of Mason. NO! He was the best! Maybe he’ll end up being the next Bachelor? #teammason

Dear MEPS Survey Lady, Not that I don’t think you are totally cool and fabulous, because I do, but I really hope this doesn’t take too long today.

Dear PTO Calendar, Well, you are looking mighty full this year aren’t you? I might as well get all these dates marked down now!

Dear Sesame Street, I can’t believe you are moving to HBO. The end of an era ;(.

Dear The Detroit Lions, Undefeated! You are off to a good start, but I suspect it won’t last.

Dear Kathie Lee, I can’t wait to see you back on the Today Show next week!  Since I watch your show every day I feel like I know you (yes, I know I sound crazy) and I was so sad when Frank passed away ;(.

Dear Baxter and Buddy, You two have been troublemakers lately! I don’t know what’s gotten into you, but I hope it’s over soon!

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Thursday Thoughts 9

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~Good morning!  We are having a pretty nice week around here.  Yesterday was Chuck E Cheese (which is pretty much WB’s Disney World) and Costco and a few nights ago went hit up a local restaurant for kids nights!  Paws, the mascot of the Detroit Tigers was there and L loved seeing him.  WB?  Not so much.  He’ll come around eventually though.

This Week

This Week

~I mentioned on Monday that we were going car shopping this week and we did.  I ended up with a white Ford Explorer.  I am super happy with it so far and love that third row of seats.  And so do the kiddos.  So much space.  It also drives like a dream and I am super impressed with the push button start.  Who thinks of these things?  I love it!

~Something I don’t love as much as I thought I would is Brownie Batter Oreo’s.  They smell like Brownie Batter, but I didn’t think they tasted much like it.  B said they tasted like chocolate.  If you eat just the cream they taste much more brownie batter like, but the cookie part gets in the way and makes them chocolately.  I think on a golden Oreo cookie they would be amazing.

Brownie Batter Oreo's

Brownie Batter Oreo’s

~I still have quite a few subscription boxes I am expecting this week. I should be getting PopSugar Must Have BoxBOXYCHARM, ipsy, BirchboxYogi Surprise, Dottiebox Mini, Beauty Box 5, Love With Food, Julep Mystery Box, Kiddable, SnackSack and some others I can’t think of off the top of my head.

~Has anyone given any thought to Halloween costumes yet?  Yeah, I know it’s only August, but I’m seeing Halloween everywhere these days. Whose idea was it to put Halloween stuff out so early anyway? I love seeing creative homemade costumes that people come up with and think I am going to try one for L or WB (or both) this year.  I figure if I start soon I may actually be done with it by Halloween ;).

~I am still debating an overnight trip to Chicago this weekend – mainly to check out the Birchbox Road Trip they’ll have there, but also because it’s one of the last summer weekends we have nothing going on and why not?  The kids would love it and if I can find an insane deal on Priceline, it might just happen.

That’s all from here!  What are you doing this weekend?  Are you expecting anymore boxes this week?

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