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Sunday Sentiments 4

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~Happy Sunday! Everyone is back home and I love it. L had a fabulous time up-north (I don’t think he’s as excited to be home as I am for him to be home) and B’s happy to be back sleeping in his own bed again. Life is good!

~Speaking of sleeping, I got sucked into watching an infomercial for “MyPillow” and decided that this “life changing pillow” was exactly what I needed to stop waking up with a sore neck in the morning. Seriously, it’s bad. Anyway, I found the Bamboo Miracle Pillow at Target (which I am guessing is similar) and am hoping it works. My neck didn’t hurt when I woke up today, but I also slept like crap, so who knows if it made any difference at all.

Bamboo Pillow

Bamboo Pillow

~B and I (and WB) went to a new pizza place by our house last night for dinner.  They cook their pizzas in a 900 degree oven for 90 seconds.  It was amazing. Even WB loved it and he isn’t really a big fan of, well, eating.  We’ll for sure be back.

Italian Pizza

Italian Pizza

~We also watched “Unfinished Business” with Vince Vaughn last night. It was so stupid it was funny.  I was cracking up.  I think it got awful reviews, but it was a good Saturday night pick.

Stupid Funny

Stupid Funny

~For the people that asked on Instagram, Not Your Father’s Root Beer is actual beer, but it tastes just like root beer.  I don’t know that you’d want to have more than one or two of them at a time because it’s really sweet though.  We had some Friday night and I woke up Saturday with a massive headache.  Ouch.  I need to make a root beer float with it and see what that’s like next.

Not Your Father's

Not Your Father’s Root Beer

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

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Friday’s Letters… 5

Dear Tonight’s Blue Moon, I hope you are as cool as everyone is saying you will be! I can’t wait to look!

Dear L, I hope you are loving every second of being up-north! I miss you!

Dear IKEA, I have assembled quite a bit of your furniture over the years, but that HELMER drawer unit was the absolute worst.  I have to admit though, it’s really cute now that it’s done.

Dear AT&T, Thank you for that random settlement check I got in the mail yesterday.  What a nice little surprise.

Dear WB’s Swim Teacher, You rock. Thank you being so patient with him!  He’s not much of a swimming, but he’s having a complete ball!

Dear The Ice-Cream Man, Yay! You came by at the perfect time last night and made my 3 year-old’s day.

Dear College Football Season, It’s almost time!  I am so ready!

Dear Not Your Father’s Root Beer, The search is over.  I think I have located enough to keep my cousin happy until it’s available up-north or until it’s much easier to find here.

Dear WB, No, I am sorry, you cannot go to Chuck E Cheese every.single.day.  I know, I am so mean for not taking you every.single.day.  I think once every two to three weeks is pretty darn good though!

Dear Odd Mom Out, I think I’m hooked on you!  I now need to get caught up on the episodes I missed!

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Thursday Thoughts 2

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~Good morning!  Let’s see, what’s going on?  L is up-north for a few days (and loving every second of it) so it’s just WB and I around here.  We hit up IKEA yesterday to pick up a few things and of course check out their new in-store candy shop. It’s SO cool.   We had such a good time picking out stuff to try and I cannot wait to take L back there.  We also hit up Goodwill where we scored a small’ish Radio Flyer wagon for $3.99!

This Week

This Week

~I don’t have too many boxes still coming this week, but I am expecting Sprouting Threads, a Citrus Lane Mystery Box, My Pretend Place Craft, Stitch Fix, Wantable and Say It With a Sock.  I should have been expecting A Little Bundle as well, but I got an e-mail yesterday saying that it would be delayed until next week. I am hoping that today is the day we get the inspiration for the August POPSUGAR Must Have Box and maybe an August BOXYCHARM spoilers? Did you see their new logo / boxes?  I think I like it!

~I am super excited to report that KEEP Collective has teamed up with the Kind Campaign.  100% of the net proceeds from the “KIND” bar key ($9) and the “You Can Sit with Us” bar ($19) will be donated to the Kind Campaign.  They go on sale on August 6th and I will for sure be picking them up to add to my keep!  Oh and if you are ever at a loss for what your KEEP would look like with your selected keys and bracelet / pendant color, let me know and I will put it together for you  so you can see it before you buy! Or I like to browse #keepcollective on Instagram to get ideas!

KEEP Collective + The Kind Campaign

KEEP Collective + The Kind Campaign

~What did you think of Kaitlyn’s pick on The Bachelorette? If you haven’t watched yet, I don’t want to spoil it – so stop reading this. LOL.  I like Shawn and think they are super cute, but I do feel badly for Nick. Because he’s gotten to the very end twice now and has gotten shot down both times.  The Bachelorette may not be the show for him to find a wife on.  Also, please tell me someone else out there is watching “Dating Naked”? I mention it all the time, but I don’t think too many people watch it.  There was a lot of crazy on there last night and it was awesome.  LOL.

~I posted about my funfetti / sprinkle candle Pinterest fail (and sort of success) earlier in the week so I thought I would share some pictures.  The first picture is how they turned out when we used Karo Syrup to get the sprinkles to stick to the side.  As you can see, they didn’t stick.  And we have a few candles with just a pile of sprinkles at the bottom.  The other pictures are when I used clear Elmer’s glue to get them to stick.  Now that worked, but what happens when I light the candle?  I am not sure I am ready to find out just yet.  It may not be good.  It looks cool though. Next time (as if there is going to be a next time) I would use less sprinkles.  I just wasn’t sure how many would stick though?  Anyway, lesson learned!

Funfetti Candles

Funfetti Candles

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… 3

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This week I am saying So What If….

~WB thinks that all jobs take place in “at Korea” because that’s where B was for so long.
~I think it’s nearly possible for me to paint my nails without messing at least one up after I *think* they are dry.
~I actually bought the boys backpacks this week so that the cool ones wouldn’t sell out first.
~I think WB may have picked a backpack that is bigger than him.
~I can’t wait to see who is going to be on the next Dancing with the Stars.
~I still find myself looking for Lilly stuff when I go to Target.
~I am this close to dying my own hair again, but I feel like it will take too long to fix it when I actually go to a real stylist again.
~I am obsessed with House Hunters. And basically just checking out how houses are set up and how people decorate. I love it.
~I think I finally have a better understanding of what exactly Chairing a Mom2Mom Sale entails. And I think I have it under control.  For now.
~I love that L is so into wearing my fitbit.  I always wondered how many steps a day these kiddos get!  It’s a lot!

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Friday’s Letters… 10

Dear (Teen Mom) Leah, Oh Leah, I thought my car was messy. No, it’s not. At least not compared to your car. I am worried for you girl.

Dear The Best Gas Station Ever, Not only do you have a post office inside, you also had the super hard to find Not Your Father’s Root Beer. Amazing. Thank you for making my life easier. My cousin is thrilled I found it!

Dear WB, Your love for vacuuming is awesome. I need to look and see if anyone makes an actual working kids vacuum. Because that would be fun for you and for me.

Dear Baxter and Buddy, Where on earth did you two find tacos shells to eat outside last night? Did someone leave their empty taco on the sidewalk? So odd. But seriously, don’t eat that.

Dear B, While I miss you (I really do), I do love parking in the middle of the garage. Love it.

Dear Polar Bears, From the looks of what we bought at the zoo yesterday, you eat the same kind of ice cream as astronauts. Who knew?

Dear Minecraft Jen & Pat, L loves you guys and your Minecraft YouTube videos, but I do.not.get.it.  I feel like I hear you two talking in my sleep.  So much Minecraft.

Dear Ice-Cream Man, Where have you been all summer?  My kids NEED Sponge Bob popsicles.  I hear about it all the time.  Somehow the ones you can buy at 7-11 just aren’t the same.  We miss you!

Dear Michigan, I don’t know what we did to deserve all the gorgeous weather we have been getting this week, but I suspect we’ll be paying for it soon!

Dear The Bright Blue / Pink / Purple Hair Trend, I think I love you.

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Thursday Thoughts 8

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~Good morning! I am not sure how it happened, but we have a busy week happening here! I have PTO stuff I am working on and we managed to squeeze in a trip to Chuck E Cheese, the farm, the playground and swimming!  And today we are headed to the zoo.  L wants to go to the cider mill to pick strawberries, so that’s on the agenda for tomorrow.  Not a bad week at all.  And listen, Chuck E Cheese right at opening on a weekday is where it’s at.  NO ONE is there.  Perfect.

This Week

This Week

~Tomorrow is Uber Ice Cream Day! I doubt Uber is going to come out to the burbs to bring us some treats (they are delivering The Detroit Pop Shop) for a reasonable price, but if you are in a city or work in a big office, check it out tomorrow.  How fun would that be to have the ice-cream truck come to work?

Uber Ice-Cream

Uber Ice-Cream

~I don’t have too many boxes still coming this week, but I should be getting BarkBox, Mantry, PupJoy and Underclub for sure.

~Did you hear that the new IKEA catalog is available online?  Eeek!  I browsed through it a little, but I am waiting for the paper copy to come in a few weeks to really dive into it.  If you aren’t already on the list, you can sign up here to get it.  I also discovered that IKEA has a new in-store candy shop!  The candy is all made in Europe with Swedish recipes and everything is free of trans fat, high-fructose corn syrup, and GMOs, and feature only natural colors.  As if the kids and I didn’t love IKEA as it is!

IKEA Candy Store

IKEA Candy Store

~If you need something to wash that candy down with, Lululemon is coming out with a beer! “Curiosity Lager” will only be available after the SeaWheeze Half Marathon (it’s sponsored by lulu) in Vancouver, BC and in Lululemon stores in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada for a limited time.  Hopefully it appears in the States eventually too.  It’ll probably cost like $15 a can (LOL), but if you happen to try it let me know what you think!  Sort of related, but I am hearing that “Not Your Father’s Rootbeer” is like the beer of the summer.  A cousin of mine up-north is relying on me to find some down here and I am hoping it’s not as difficult as it seems!

Lululemon Beer

Lululemon Beer

~And finally, Fabletics is planning on opening up retail stores!  They are coming to malls in six locations, including Bridgewater, NJ  (Bridgewater Commons), Columbia, MD (The Mall in Columbia), Canoga Park, CA (The Village at Westfield Topanga), Wilmington, DE (Christiana Mall), Cincinnati (Kenwood Towne Centre), and St. Louis (Saint Louis Galleria) with the first stores opening up on September 3rd!

Fabletics

Fabletics

That’s all from here!  So much random information here today. LOL! What are you doing this weekend?  Are you expecting anymore boxes this week?

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So What Wednesday… 6

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I am sad about Miranda and Blake. I thought those two were going to make it.
~I am not even sure what I am going to do when B is home for weeks on end.
~I am pretty sad that the Paw Patrol tour isn’t coming to our state.
~I actually thought I could teach L to properly shoot a basket yesterday. Wait, what? I need someone to teach me first.
~I want to see the Lumberjack show up-north in a few weeks! I may make a special trip just to watch it.
~I got way too excited when I saw the Google Street View / Maps car yesterday.
~Something about Costco makes me think that yes, I do need a 20lb bag of baking soda. #howdotheydoit
~I drove out of my way to save money on gas yesterday. Are you really saving money when you waste gas to get there? I’m not sure.
~I would like to go on a crab boat, just to see how small the living space is.
~We are going to have to start using plastic spoons if our real ones keep disappearing at such a rapid pace.

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Monday Morning Ramblings 6

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~Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend! B is away for the next few weeks, so (once again), it’s just the little boys and I! We have plans to go to Chuck E Cheese today and I am thinking the farm later on the week. We’ll see what else this week brings!

The Boys

The Boys

~Subscription boxes! What’s coming this week? I should be getting bluum, Dottiebox Mini, Koala Crate, Loot Crate, Mantry, Orange Glad, Phone Case of the Month, and, of course, there will be some surprises coming too.

~I posted my coloring book (that sounds so funny to say) on Instagram last night, but I thought I would post it here too.  It’s this one from Amazon, but I hear bookstores and craft stores are selling them too.  And I just use gel pens (that I already had) with it.  A few of them do bleed through, but the coloring pages aren’t front and back so it’s not a huge deal.

Coloring Book

Coloring Book

~I am usually not overly excited by the Bachelor / Bachelorette “Tell All” shows, but I am excited for tonight’s “Men Tell All”.  This season has been a mess and I am would like to figure out some go the behind the scenes stuff between the guys.  And I want to know who the new Bachelor will be.  Does everyone think it will be Ben?

~Current Obsessions: 1) Lists.  I may not get everything on them done, but I like making them. 2) Cheese & Fruit. I have been waiting for my Starbucks to get all the different Bistro Box varieties and finally they have them.  The Cheese & Fruit one is awesome.  Mades a perfect snack! 3) Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser.  It’s only $9.99 and I think it’s really working for me. And 4) Wine in a Can.  Because it’s easier to pack cans than it is to pack a bottle and glasses.  Also, the flavors are fun!

Current Obsessions

Current Obsessions

That’s all from here!  What do you have going on this week?  What subscription boxes are you expecting?
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Sunday Sentiments 8

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~Good evening! It’s hot here! I so shouldn’t have complained about having to wear a hoodie last week. The boys and I went outside to play this morning and after about 15 minutes we’d had enough.

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Summer

~Has anyone started / finished Go Set A Watchman yet? What’d you think?  I am debating if I want to pick it up and am curious to hear everyone’s thoughts!

Go Set A Watchman

Go Set A Watchman

~Did you hear that today is the 20th Anniversary of Clueless?  As if!  How is that even possible?  Oh how I loved that movie.  I still do actually.  Remember her cool closet where she could pick out the outfits from her computer?  I’m still jealous of that.  It seriously never gets old. Maybe I will watch it tonight.  It’s gotta be on Netflix right?

Clueless is 20!

Clueless is 20!

~Today also happens to be National Ice Cream Day!  Between Clueless and National Ice-Cream Day, wow, what a day.  I let the boys have ice-cream before dinner because, well, why not?  I am pretty sure that L is marking down this day on his calendar for next year – so we don’t forget.

Ice-Cream

Ice-Cream

~I didn’t get around to updating the subscription box list this weekend so that will have to wait until tomorrow.  There are lots of new boxes to add though and also a few closures.  I am still shocked by the number of subscription boxes that open up every week.  Crazy!

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

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Friday’s Letters 3

Dear Yesterday’s Headache, Oh man, you were brutal. I thought I was done with you. I guess I thought wrong.

Dear Teen Mom Chelsea, You are making me want to dye my hair red.

Dear L, You are the best big brother.  Yeah, you like to pick on WB, but I get it, he’s your little brother and that’s your job.  But when it counts you are there for him and he worships you! #thebest

Dear Hautelook, I am not too excited about today’s Beauty Bag and may even end up skipping it. That’s probably for the best though.

Dear B, I don’t know why you did all the laundry yesterday but I totally appreciate it! Actually I think I you may have just been trying to get out of watching Teen Mom with me (which makes no sense because it’s such a good show), but I’m okay with it ;).

Dear Jimmy Fallon, I still don’t really understand how you injured your finger, but I know I never want it to happen to me because it sounds awful.

Dear The Lachey Brothers, I am so excited you are back on a reality show! And I want to road trip to your bar!

Dear Starbucks, Thanks for the free samples this week!  You were on a roll at the drive-through window passing those crackers and hummus out!

Dear WB, I get it. You want to go to Chuck E Cheese again. And to the beach.  In the Caribbean. Listen, I want to go to the beach too when I see those commercials.  I think we can swing Chuck E Cheese again soon.  But you are going to have to settle for a closer beach with not as clear water.  And without Elmo and Thomas and Bob the Builder running around on it.  Sorry.

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