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So What Wednesday! 3

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This week I am saying so what if…

~I am obsessed with this new Instagram Multiple Account feature. This is a game changer.
~B and I like Dave & Busters just as much as the kids do.
~I am kind of happy we didn’t have to decorate (aka make) Valentine’s Day card boxes (at home) for school this year.
~I get way too excited when Starbucks is passing out free samples in those cute little cups.
~I love Ben the Bachelor.  Like I get why the girls are going all crazy over him.
~I am going to be way sad when the gas prices go up again.
~Those Facebook polls and quizzes about the most random stuff (what state you should be living in, what kind of car you are, etc.) get me every time. I have to take them. I have to. #timesuck
~I bought Teresa Giudice’s book last night. I haven’t started it yet, but I suspect it will be a quick, easy read and I can’t wait.

What are you saying so what to this week?

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Sunday Sentiments 4

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~Good evening! Are you watching the Super Bowl tonight? We are just getting our snacks ready here, and I am SO looking forward to the commercials! And hopefully winning a square this year.

~I posted yesterday about finding a rug for our living room and here it is. I actually looked at a similar one on Rugs USA, but it was nearly $1,000 for the size I needed (or almost $1900 for the one I really wanted).  Ouch.  I paid $299 at HomeGoods for an 8×10 one and am quite pleased with that!
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~I have been spending a ton of time recently getting the revamped subscription box list all set up. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s totally useable as is if you want to play around with it.  I have more boxes to add, and I am working on getting the “Reviews” all finished.  Eventually, all subscription boxes will have a page (like the Allure Beauty Box and POPSUGAR pages) that shows details on the box and, if I have done reviews on that box, it will show pictures of all the boxes I have reviewed. Then if you click on the picture, you will be taken to the review for that specific month.
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That’s it from here.  I’ve got to start watching the game!  I hope you are having a great Sunday night whatever you are doing!

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Friday’s Letters… 5

Dear Decor Steals, Why am I just now finding out about you? And I guess you offer mystery boxes every once in a while too? I am so in!

Dear Bed, Bath & Beyond, I hear you want to get rid of your 20% off coupons? I hope this is not true, but if it is, how about no?

Dear W, I never thought I would say this, but I miss watching Thomas the Train. Paw Patrol and your obsession with it is INSANE. I know so much about those dogs and their lives. It’s unreal.

Dear Mom2Mom Sale, Sometimes I am scared to check the inbox to see what crazy e-mails I have received now. M2M Sales are interesting to say the least…

Dear Baxter and Buddy, I love that you guys can jump on the bed at night by yourselves now! Way better than you running around the bed at night whimpering because you didn’t want to even try to jump (even though you could totally jump up there during the day on your own). Who needs a bedframe anyway?

Dear L, Umm, YES I want to watch Snow White with you tonight! You acted like I was crazy when I got the DVD, but I knew you’d come around. I cannot wait!

Dear My Computer, First the down arrow doesn’t work and now you constantly drop the internet connection. Not good. Looks like we need to go on a field trip to the Genius Bar where they will press two buttons and magically make everything better.

Dear Christmas Decorations, You are now totally, 100%, officially, down. I have no excuse for leaving that garland up so long other than that it looked pretty. Thankfully half the neighborhood still has stuff up, so I am in good company.

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Thursday Thoughts! 3

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~Good morning! This week is flying by!  At least, I think it is anyway.  I have spent a ton of time getting the revamped subscription box list set up (and still have a bunch to do), which is probably why the week is flying for me.  Hopefully, I can get it all finished up this weekend?  Maybe.

~School is still going well for the boys.  L had a great time seeing Mary Poppins and I guess W’s class has been working hard on making parent Valentine’s gifts ;).  I can’t wait to see what they are making!

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~Subscription box wise I am expecting Your Bijoux Box, Yogi Surprise, Dottiebox and a handful of others to round out the week.  My POPSUGAR is showing up in FedEx now, but it hasn’t started moving yet, so that’s not going to arrive until next week.

~Did you see that there is yet another new Oreo flavor? “Filled Cupcake Oreo” is going to be released on February 8th or if you were in NYC, they had an “Oreo Vault” earlier in the week where they were giving out free packs. People are saying they taste like chocolate / sugar.  LOL.  That sounds about right. For real though, what flavor are they going to come out with next?
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~Did you watch Teen Mom this week? What about the Bachelor?  Olivia is crazy.  I can’t help but wonder if they make Ben keep her around.  There is always one crazy on the show that sticks around way too long!  As for Teen Mom, Ryan was fabulous this week. So smiley and happy!  Farrah was crazy (as usual) and Amber / Matt (I figured out his name) were even crazier.  Does he really have all those kids Amber didn’t know about?  That’s not a good sign Amber.  Not a good sign at all.

~I am a little behind on this, but the Anna Sui + Starbucks collaboration has launched! It is online only and nearly everything is already sold out (I’m sure you can find some on eBay though).  I doubt they will restock, but you never know? They might?  I’ve got to admit, that boutique mug is super cute.
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That’s it from here!  I hope you have a great day and a fabulous weekend!

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So What Wednesday.. 9

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This week I am saying so what if…

~I am way too excited about the new Super Bowl commercial with the Budweiser Clydesdales. Way too excited.  I hope they release it early.
~I always make B text me in the morning when he’s out of town. Someone has to make sure nothing happened to him you know?
~I feel like reading the Previously TV  forums about Teen Mom is almost as good as watching the show. Almost.
~I am a tad jealous of L’s field trip today. He gets to go see Mary Poppins! How fun is that?
~I want my POPSUGAR box to go ahead and ship already!
~I find the Iowa caucus system very confusing. When it gets really close they flip a coin to pick who wins? What?
~I want to read the new tell-all book Teresa Giudice has coming out.
~I am probably one of the only ones excited about that book.
~I don’t believe I have watched a single Oscar nominated movie this year.  In fact, I have never even heard of half of them.

What are you saying so what to this week?

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Friday’s Letters 9

Dear B, We are so happy to have you home. And thank you for going along with my weekend plans ;). Painting is going to be so fun!

Dear L, You did awesome at swimming last night! I know it was so different to swim the full length of the pool, but you worked so hard! Amazing job!

Dear Freelancer.com, Thank you for existing. I may not always know how to describe what I need to be done, but you always know how to do it.

Dear Chalk Paint, You are the greatest invention ever.

Dear This Cold I Have, I don’t know where you came from, but I hope you go away just as fast as you appeared.

Dear The Mailman (or Mailmen?), I have no idea why you made three separate trips to my house yesterday, but I am not complaining!

Dear Billy Joel, I will never get tired of singing along to your songs. #pianoman

Dear The Election, I feel like you should be over by now.  But you aren’t.  Not even close.

Dear Crafty Friends, Thank you for all the amazing inspiration and tips.  I love it!

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So What Wednesday… 17

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This week I am saying so what if…

~I never want to make another pom-pom again.
~I do, however, want to start another craft project.
~I am really excited for the Super Bowl.
~Buddy is going to be in for a big surprise when B gets home and he can’t sleep right in the middle of his pillow anymore.
~The down arrow isn’t working on my computer and it’s driving me insane. I cannot figure out the issue.
~I love the stories L tells me about his friends and what’s going on at school. To be in 2nd grade again!
~Kroger Fuel Points might be the best thing ever.
~I think this sloth is adorable.

What are you saying so what to this week?

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Dear W, Watching you swim cracks me up. I don’t know if you will ever move up to the next level, but you sure are having fun.

Dear Gap, I will never understand how you do your shipments, but getting 6 packages for one order is kind of fun.

Dear My Car, How do you get so dirty? I swear I try and keep you clean, but it’s a losing battle.

Dear Coffee, Why aren’t you as good at home as you are at Starbucks or Bigby’s?

Dear L, You are lucky that your teacher doesn’t give you homework every night. Once a week isn’t bad kid, I swear.

Dear Teen Mom, Will I ever be able to quit you? Ever?

Dear Previously TV Forums, How did I just discover you? I don’t love you quite as much as I used to love TWOP, but at least I have found some other reality TV junkies.

Dear Giant Snowstorm, Come to Michigan! Our snow is all icky and gross and we need some fresh stuff. Plus, the kids would go crazy for 2 feet of snow!

Dear B, We miss you!  See you next week!

Dear Target Soulcycle Sweatpants, You are the most comfortable sweats ever.  Ever.  I am amazed at how soft you are.  I doubt you’ll ever go on clearance, but I will find you if you do.

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So What Wednesday! 35

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This week I am saying so what if…

~I actually (mainly) liked Farrah this week on Teen Mom.
~I wish we were getting a massive snow storm in Michigan this week.
~I cannot go to bed without checking Instagram. Not sure why, but bedtime is my favorite Instagram viewing time.
~I am way too excited that my Target + POPSUGAR Box finally started moving.
~I am going to try and stay away from the new Oreo flavor. We’ll see if that lasts.
~I hold my breathe every time my phone falls on the floor. One of these days it’s going to break.
~I am ready for B to get home!
~I think the news is lying about cheap airfares right now because yeah, it’s not so cheap.
~L’s favorite vehicle at the Auto Show was a work van.  LOL!

What are you saying so what to this week?

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Sunday Sentiments 11

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~Good evening! It’s cold here! Brr! The boys went to the movies today (and saw Norm of the North), but other than that it’s been a pretty good weekend to stay home. I got my closet basically cleaned out and need to start on my dresser next. I don’t know where I was planning on going in some of those clothes I had in there? Geez. I would love to start thinning out the kid’s toys as well, but I may have to save that for next weekend because that is going to be a project.

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~Did you see that Lego wall in the last episode of Fixer Upper?  How awesome was that?  Has anyone tried something similar at home?  I think it looks so cool.  I love their storage idea too, but I am totally wondering how all those Legos actually stayed in the baskets attached to the wall?  It seems like they’d all fall out the bottom / sides no?  Regardless I know want to make a lego wall.

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~Does anyone have any movie recommendations?  I want to watch something that B wouldn’t want to watch, so maybe like a chick flick?  I have been overloading on old Sex in the City episodes at night and need a change!

~I mentioned last week that I have been thinking about painting some of my furniture white and someone mentioned chalk paint.  I looked into it and yeah, that’s totally what I need! I considered picking up some Anne Sloan Chalk Paint, but opted instead to order this Renaissance Chalk Furniture & Cabinet Paint from Amazon. No real reason other than it gets good reviews and doesn’t require me to go on a trek to pick it up.  I am going to start with the wood IKEA coffee table we have and see what happens.  I’ll post before and afters.

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~I am going to spend some time updating the subscription box list tonight, so if you know if any boxes that need to be removed / added, please let me know!

That’s it from here.  I hope you are having a great Sunday night!!!

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