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Friday’s Letters 9

Dear MSU, I’m so ready for the game tonight! Again, let’s not make this a close one. I should be used to this by now, but I never will be!

Dear Groupon, Your “Banana Bunker” post on Facebook yesterday?  Stop it.  I was dying.

Dear L, I am so glad you are feeling better!!!  And I think you are even happier about it than I am!

Dear Giant Giraffe at Home Goods, I can’t believe no one has bought you yet.  It’s been weeks and weeks. And yet you remain.  If you go on Yellow Tag Clearance I might just have to rescue you. No idea how I would get you home since you are about 9 feet tall, but it’d fun to watch me try to cram you in my car!

Dear The Longest Train Track Set-Up Ever, I can’t help but wonder how long you are going to remain up in my hallway?  I’ve tripped over you about a dozen times so far, yet the kids insist you remain up.  I should probably just get used to you!

Dear WB,I would love to know how you not only found videos of people unboxing toys on YouTube Kids, but also why you are so interested in them?  I just don’t get it.

Dear Coca-Cola, Do you really work as a hair treatment?  I don’t know, but I am certainly going to find out.

Dear My Sock Drawer, Why were you such a mess? Oh I know why.  Me. But I finally realized that my plan of saving all the socks till they could be reunited again didn’t work.  The socks never reappear once they are lost.   Ever.  You look way better now!

Dear Frozen, Thank you for being the one movie that my kids can always agree on and will always sit nicely together and watch.  I owe you one Elsa and Anna!

Dear West Virginia, Did you know there was a game last night?  I bet you’d like a do-over on that!

 

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So What Wednesday 11

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I can’t wait till we start getting some summer thunderstorms here.
~I am more excited about visiting the Easter Bunny than the kids are I think.
~I think grocery store birthday cake has the best frosting.
~I haven’t picked any Bracket Challenge winners yet.  I swear it’s happening today though.  I swear!
~I am way too excited about the Birchbox +Rifle Paper Company collaboration in April.
~And also the Lily + Target collaboration.
~I am beyond nervous about the Michigan State game on Friday (which I thought was Thursday for some reason).
~I refuse to believe that Laguna Beach and The Hills were staged.  No, they were REALITY!  LOL.
~I am way too excited that I FINALLY got my favicon thing to work!
~I think Justin Bieber and Tyler from Teen Mom are secretly related. They look SO similar.
~Trying to think of ways to show your work for 1st grade math is super hard when both you and your 1st grader can do the problems in your head.  It takes us longer to think if ways to show it than it does for him to do the problem.  I can only wonder what we’ll do in 5th grade!
~I wouldn’t mind seeing Cinderella again.

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Sunday Sentiments 5

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~First things first, MY SPARTANS WON! Ahhhh!! I love this time of year! I actually picked them to lose this game, but we all know my bracket picks suck and when I pick a team to lose they usually win. So pretty much I will be picking the Spartans to lose every game from now on. Whatever it takes you know?  I am already nervous (and super excited) for Thursday.

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Michigan State!

~If you are on WordPress and want to follow me on there you can now do so!  I am pretty sure you couldn’t before, but it’s all set up now.  And if you want it, you can also set up your preferences to get every post delivered to you via e-mail the minute they are published.  I am not sure that anyone wants this (hello lots of e-mails in your inbox), but the option is there for people (i.e. my mom) that do!

~A few things I am loving right now 1. Rose Art Shake N’ Roll Chalk Paint Rollers. We go through a lot of sidewalk chalk/paint around here and these are the best we have ever tried.  For real.  The colors were so bright and vivid and the roller bottles made it so easy (and not so messy) for the kids to use. And when you run out of the paint it comes with, you can refill it with your own mixture.  I use corn starch / food coloring / water, but I am sure there are lots of other “recipes” out there. 2. Neon Staedtler Pens. I can’t find these online anywhere, but Target sells them.  I am kind of an office supply and pens and notebooks and stuff like that excites me. 3. The Movies!  Why don’t I go to the movies more?  We went to see Cinderella on Thursday and I loved it.  It was such a good movie and the new theatre by us is incredible. It’s got a bar, giant seats that recline and they deliver your food right to your seat. 4. PicMonkey.  Have I ever mentioned my love for PicMonkey? It’s so easy to use and you can do so much stuff with it.  For free.

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Things I Am Loving

~Did you hear about the new show “Lip Sync Battle“?  It’s a spin off of Jimmy Fallons amazing Lip Sync battles and looks just as good.  Better maybe!

That’s it for now! What are you doing tonight?  Anything exciting going on next week?

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Friday’s Letters 6

Dear March Madness, Day 1 is in the books and you did not disappoint! I am looking forward to seeing what Day 2 brings. Hopefully it’s a Michigan State win!

Dear My Brother, Happy early birthday!  And no, the pet resort hasn’t called me.  Your dogs are fine.

Dear WB, I know you think you are ready to give up naps, but you are NOT. No, you are NOT.  If you were ready to be done you wouldn’t be so crabby every afternoon.

Dear Abercrombie Kids, Why are the sleeves so long on all your shirts / jackets?  No seriously.  No 7 year old has arms that long do they? Can someone explain this???

Dear Jamberry Wraps, Although I didn’t do the best job ever applying you, I am shocked to report that you are still on my nails and look exactly the same as you did right after I put you on.  Amazing.

Dear Haute Look, Are you ever going to have another beauty bag for sale?  They were always so good, but there hasn’t been one in ages.  Bring them back!

Dear Spring, Welcome!  We have been waiting for you here in Michigan.  Let’s warm this weather up again!

Dear L, I can’t wait to see your Spring School Pictures!  I know you saw a picture of the outdoor scene they were using, but no, they were not actually taking them outside, so don’t worry, you didn’t miss out ;).

Dear My Local Target,  I know I haven’t been in all week, but I am okay, I swear.  I’ll come see you soon enough.

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Thursday Thoughts 18

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~Good morning!!!! Do you know what today is? It’s the start of March Madness! I am so excited I can hardly stand it!  If you haven’t filled out your Bracket yet for our Bracket Challenge, you still have a few hours. Here’s the deal:
*Go here and get signed up (18+ US Residents Only*).
*Then go here and enter your name and ESPN Tournament Challenge name.
*Make your picks and finalize your Bracket BEFORE the first game tips off today at 12:15pm ET.  If you don’t do it before then you are out of luck.
~At the end of the end of the tournament the top 3 in the standings will receive prizes.  During the Tournament I will also be selecting 10 winners at random (using random.org and them matching the number pulled up with the order you entered your information in the google docs spreadsheet).
*Prizes:  1st Place: 3-Month PopSugar Must Have Box Subscription ($109.85) 2nd Place: Lululemon Gift Card ($75). 3rd Place: Spring 2015 FabFitFun Box ($49.99).  10 Random Winners: $25 Gift Card to Target, Starbucks, Birchbox, Nordstrom, or iTunes (your choice).
And remember, you don’t have to know a thing about the NCAA, The Tournament, Brackets, etc. Just come and play!  It’s fun.

~Those of you who subscribe to FrenchBox, did you get your replacement items from February yet?  Mine arrived on Monday and I am okay with them.  I think. However I still haven’t received my February Box from them and they haven’t replied to my e-mail asking about it so there’s that.  I will post if / when I hear something!

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FrenchBox February Replacements

~So I registered WB for preschool this week.  Is this an event in your area like it is around here?  Registration at the school I wanted him to go to started at like 8am last Saturday, but people started lining up at like 3am to get their spots. Yeah.  For real. I wasn’t super picky on the days / times I wanted (not picky enough to wait in line for 6 hours anyway) so I opted to NOT line up and instead went in on Monday morning to see what was left.  And happily, I got nearly exactly what I wanted ;).  YES!

~A few things 1) The Winner Dinner Plate I posted last night on Instagram is by FredFlare and can be purchased on Amazon (and elsewhere I am sure) 2)  L did great on his report card and I had a great conference with his teacher this week so we celebrated with some frozen yogurt.  They were thrilled. 3) I don’t think I mentioned it, but I dyed my hair over the weekend and got caught up in the Michigan State game and ended up leaving the dye on just a little too long.  Oops.  It’s a little darker than I intended ;). and 4) This is a picture I took when we were downtown last week and then ran through the Waterlogue app I mentioned yesterday.  Super cool right?  I’m obsessed.

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This and That

~I’ve still got quite a few boxes coming this week including Limited Edition: Birchbox + babyGap, bluumCitrus Lane, Lip MonthlyLoot Crate, Mission Cute, Phone Case of the MonthUrthBox, and Yogi Surprise. I think we’ll be getting spoilers for the PopSugar Resort Limited Edition Box either today or tomorrow which I am so excited about!

That’s about it from here!  L has a half day today and I think we’re going to the movies so I’ll see you later!

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So What Wednesday! 9

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I still haven’t picked my Brackets yet. I’m working on it.
~I’m not picking Kentucky to win. I know that for a fact.
~I’m way too excited that a LEGOLAND is coming to Michigan!
~B and I had frozen-yogurt for dinner last night. Sometimes you just have to.
~I really like Bingo.
~I forgot what time / day I have L’s conferences and can’t find the sheet. I need to work on that since it may be tonight.
~I don’t believe that I have ever seen the entire Sound of Music.
~I like Matt Lauer.  I can’t help it. I just like him.
~One of the things that has me most excited about WB going to preschool is the fact that he’ll be getting school pictures!
~I now follow Smushball the cat on Instagram.
~I’d buy that giant giraffe from Home Goods if it was (much) cheaper to put it in my entryway (and of course use it to prank B and the boys from time to time).
~L wants to start practicing hunting for Easter eggs now.  And heck, why not?  Let’s do it.

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Sunday Sentiments 6

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~Good evening! I hope you all had a good weekend. We played outside as much as possible here and loved it. B also cooked up some recipes from RawSpiceBar and Pantry Gourmets which were amazing (you can check them out on his Instagram).  And then of course the normal errands and laundry, which still isn’t done.

~It’s NCAA Tournament time and I am going to do a Bracket Challenge again this year!  Here’s how it’s going to go down:
*Go here and get signed up (18+ US Residents Only).
*Then go here and enter your name and ESPN Tournament Challenge name. I had a TON of trouble finding people who won last year because I didn’t have everyone’s e-mails, so this should clear ALL of that up.
*Fill out your bracket selections by Thursday, March 19, 2015.  I don’t know what time the first game starts on Thursday, but usually the brackets lock an hour or so before the tip-off.  So plan on picking before Thursday around noon!
The top three in the standings at the end of the tournament will get prizes and I’ll pick an additional 10 winners or so throughout the tournament at random. I’ll announce the prizes by Thursday (any ideas??) and seriously even if you know NOTHING about college basketball join in with us and play. It’s fun!

Just join!

Just join!

~So KEEP Collective.  It’s a little confusing, so I thought I’d explain how it works. You select a “keeper” (that’d be either a bracelet – they come in leather, mesh and metal bangles or a pendant) and then you can add whatever “keys” you want. I have been playing around with my starter kit and I actually just ordered one for me with the boys birthstones, a “Mom” Key and an open heart on the red / pink leather band.  One side is red, one side is pink.  Anyway, it worked out to $71 total.  It’s really neat because you flip the bracelet over to the other side, add and remove keys and change it into a totally different piece!

Keep Collective Bracelet

Keep Collective Bracelet

~Did you see that new powdered alcohol that’s coming out? It’s interesting to say the least and I will so be trying it.  It’s seriously like adult Kool-Aid.  You just mix it with water and you’ve got yourself a drink!  This will obviously make it much easier to sneak booze into concerts, festivals, sporting events, etc.  I’m sure the college market will LOVE it!  Not that I would have ever used it when I was in college Mom.  Ever ;).  I was too busy studying.

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~Just a few random things – I went a Ben & Jerry’s store this weekend and no sign of the lip or the Jimmy Fallon ice-cream.  Has anyone spied either out here?  Baby Foot is happening this week.  B’s down to try it too so I ordered him a set. I will be sure to report back next week.  I’m going to get another newsletter out either later tonight or tomorrow.  I will announce the winner from the last giveaway (she’s already been notified) and will have another posted in there, so make sure  to check it out!

That’s it for now! Hope you have a great night!
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Friday’s Letters 4

Dear March Madness, It’s nearly time! I am getting way too excited for the Selection Show on Sunday. As usual though I will pick my Spartans to go way too far and will not even come close to winning, but oh well.

Dear L, Allright, fine, you can skip the Chuggington stage show. The look you gave me when I asked you if you wanted to go made your answer clear. LOL. But I know you’d like it if you went, I know it.

Dear Snow, I am happy you are melting, I really am, but now we need to get everything to turn green. Because it looks like a mess right now!

Dear WB, Tonight I am going to count how many times you get out of your bed. I bet the number is insanely high. However, I still have to stop myself from laughing every time because your excuses are so funny.

Dear LinkedIn, I didn’t realize it, but I guess March marks the 4th birthday of Ramblings of a Suburban Mom. Happy Birthday blog!

Dear “Unsubscribe” Button, So I click Unsubscribe to uhh, unsubscribe from getting e-mails from certain places and what do you do? You send me an e-mail letting me know I have been unsubscribed. Thanks for that additional unnecessary e-mail.

Dear Me, Go to bed earlier.  And drink more water.

Dear Peeps Milk, Where are you hiding at?  Not at Target or Kroger that’s for sure.  Are you going to make me hunt you down at WalMart?  Because I will.

Dear Stupid Dress, You are still white and gold.

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Thursday Thoughts 24

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~Good morning! I have been in the best mood all week! The first few warm days after a LONG cold winter are the absolute best. Everyone is out of their houses, going on walks, playing in the yard (which still has snow but whatever) and we are all catching up and chatting about what we’ve been up to the last five months while it was -20 out. If you live in a state with four seasons I suspect you know exactly what this is like.

~The Bachelor! So yeah, Chris picked Whitney. It was kind of more like Becca didn’t pick him, but he didn’t HAVE to propose to Whitney so I guess he did pick her? I’m not sure if these two will walk down the aisle ever though.  I hope I’m wrong and I hope they do, but I just don’t know.  I do know that I am not overly excited about there being two Bachelorettes on the next season.  I was hoping they’d announce that Whitney and Chris were already married and expecting a baby or something, so to hear that there was going to be two Bachelorettes instead of one was just meh.

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~I still have a few subscription boxes coming this week including Fabletics, Pantry Gourmets Bite Box, Messy Box, Dottiebox Mini, BOXYCHARM and Kloverbox.  I also have a bunch of boxes on their way to me (bluum, Citrus Lane, Love With Food, CandiGirlBox and Beauty Box 5 to name a few), but they won’t make it her until next week.  My FedEx Delivery Manager is showing that a label has been created for my March PopSugar Box, but it hasn’t moved yet so that’ll be next week as well.  And Birchbox is sending me a replacement for my lost March Birchbox Man box so that should be coming soon too.

~Did you see that S.W. Basics is now being sold at Target?  Well, at some Targets. None by me are carrying the line, but I hope they do down the road because they have good stuff.

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S.W. Basics at Target

~In other beauty news (well, sort of beauty), did you know that Ben & Jerry’s has a lip balm line?  If you did know this, why didn’t you tell me?  I had no idea!  I bet it’s fabulous.

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~I have the “Search”feature nearly fixed on here so it won’t be giving error messages anymore.  There are so many posts that I guess it was just getting too be too much for the standard search feature to work?  So I changed it and am now looking into seeing if I can have it generate results in summary instead  of displaying all the posts that relate to the search in full.  Fingers crossed.  And don’t forget, if you are looking for all non-subscription box related posts you can find them here and don’t even have to worry about sifting through search results because that works just fine.

That’s all for now! What’s going on with you today? Any weekend plans?  OHHH, and randomly, for all you PLL watchers, do we know who A is yet?  I am way behind, but I need to know if we KNOW.  Not if we think we know.  If we KNOW!  I don’t want you to tell me who it is, I just want to know if it’s out there! Thanks!

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So What Wednesday! 4

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This week I am saying So What If….

~This 50 degree weather we are having is making me want to break out the flip-flops.
~That “shocking twist” announced on the Bachelor After the Final Rose was NOT shocking or exciting.
~After nearly two weeks with no tracking update, I am finally ready to call my March Birchbox Man lost in the mail.
~I thought today was Thursday.  It’s not.
~I want all this snow to melt, but I not necessarily want the ground to thaw because I don’t want the mud and mess that comes along with it.
~I think TimeHop is THE BEST app ever.
~I think I’m over The Real Housewives series.  All of them.
~My last Doodle Crate project looks like a 2 year-old did it.  Actually, that’s insulting to a 2 year-old because it looks os bad.  You’ll see.
~I watched boxing in Saturday night.  And I liked it.
~I can’t believe the school year is nearly over!
~I just discovered that Chuggington now has a stage show and about lost my mind for the boys.  L will pretend he’s too old for it, but he’ll be just as thrilled as WB!
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