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So What Wednesday 9

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This week I am saying So What If….

~No matter how many times I have seen it, if there is a Sex in the City rerun on, I will watch it.
~Maybe, just maybe, those flip-flops on the zoo field trip yesterday weren’t the best idea after all. I’ve made that mistake before and I am sure I will make it again.
~I get so excited when I see items I “know” on tv shows. I’m all “I HAVE THAT SHIRT” or “I SAW THOSE PILLOWS AT TARGET”. So dorky.
~I ran out in the pouring rain last night to rescue my hammock. I am pretty sure it’s design to be able to stay outside in the rain but I’m not taking any chances.
~My mom suggested that I need to get a mini van and for two minutes I actually agreed.
~I haven’t even completed half the items on my “To Do” list before B comes back.
~I don’t know what I would do without my dogs.
~I still want another tattoo.
~I have a shark and a crocodile in my bathtub right now.  They are pretend (duh) and are supposed to grow to like 32 inches long or something crazy so we needed a fair amount of water.
~I absolutely love watching B and the kids FaceTime.  They get such a kick out of talking to him and showing him / telling him about everything they have going on that day.

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Friday’s Letters 6

Dear Long Weekend, You couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. I love you!

Dear Letterman, I haven’t watched you recently, but I will miss you. I always loved those bits you did with kids. Those were too funny!

Dear 1st Graders, That was quite a performance last night! You guys all nailed it.

Dear Baxter and Buddy, I do get (SUPER) annoyed when you bark only when WB is trying to fall asleep, but you two really are the best. I know you are just watching out for us.

Dear L, Your summer plans are cracking me up. I think we’ll be able to squeeze in 1) Toys R Us, 2) Chuck E Cheese and 3) the water park sometime in the next three months ;).

Dear Facebook, I don’t know what I did to make you think I was interested in this creepy clown picture, but I most certainly am NOT. No. Not at all. I really hope that doesn’t pop-up in my feed again. PLEASE.

Dear My Neighbors, Thanks for everything! You guys rock! Well, most of you do anyway. LOL.

Dear Cable TV, I think you and I are going to be meeting up again quite soon.  Apple TV hasn’t been working too well for me lately so I think it’s time.

Dear Me, Go to bed earlier.  Seriously.

Dear Orange is the New Black, Get back on my tv now!  I really cannot wait for you to return to Netflix.  Only a few more weeks!  Let the binge watching begin.  So much for going to bed early.

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Thursday Thoughts 13

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~Good morning! Nothing overly exciting has been happening around here this week. I have been busy with PTO stuff, appointments and just life in general.  B’s still in Korea so we’ve been trying to make sure we are home to FaceTime with him every afternoon (which is like 6am his time) too.

That's B telling me how much he likes his beard.

That’s B telling me how much he likes his beard and me, umm, not.

~It has been a super busy subscription box week.  I am not sure why, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so crazy!  I should still be getting Phone Case of the Month, Kiwi Crate (I am super behind on my Koala Crate / Kiwi Crate reviews), For the Faithful, FL2 and one or two more.

~I (finally) made my first appointment for Botox for next week!  I have been thinking about it for years and I decided that’s what this year’s birthday present is going to be.  B will be out of town for my actual birthday (basically he’s gone all summer) so we won’t be doing anything for it so this will be the perfect gift.  I will try and remember to take some before and after pictures too.

Pretty Much

Pretty Much

~If you have kids, when do (did) they get out of school for the year?  L still has a few more weeks to go, but we are getting pretty antsy for summer.  Like super antsy.  Between field trips and concerts and Memorial Weekend and the end of the year activities (like carnival) we are going to need some recovery time.

~Target’s next designer collaboration, which launches on July 12th, is going to be with designer Eddie Borgo (thanks to Chris for the heads up). The line will include “first-of-its-kind limited-edition collection of customizable jewelry, accessories and wall art”. I haven’t heard of Eddie Borgo, but I am curious to see the lookbook!

Target Designer Collaboration

Target Designer Collaboration

 

That’s about it from here! What are you doing for the Holiday Weekend?  Any big plans?

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So What Wednesday 7

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I kind of love Kaitlyn as The Bachelorette.
~I may or may not have volunteered to run the Mom-2-Mom sale at L’s school. What was I thinking?
~I am trying to talk my BIL into going to a Target near him in WI to look for Lilly stuff I *think* they have.
~I think I have talked to B more since he has been in Korea than before he left!
~It was so cold last night I thought it might snow.
~I am super behind on Teen Mom.
~Even if my total 100% favorite song is on the radio, I will still change the channel in case “something better” is on.
~I really hope that Robert and Kim from DWTS are a couple.
~I didn’t make my bed yesterday (I was washing my duvet cover) and it drove me crazy all day.
~I am already over road construction and it’s only May.

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Sunday Sentiments 1

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~Good evening! We had a busy weekend around here. The boys went to the Zoo yesterday with their Nana and Papa (THANK YOU) and I got a ton of stuff done around the house (laundry, sheets changed, nails painted, hair dyed, etc.)! We ran out to Starbucks after we got up this morning and then decided to swing by the farm on the way home. It’s not really on the way, but whatever. It’s close enough. It’s free and it’s got a great playground and of course, farm animals. The boys love it. And then the rest of the day was spent playing with friends, catching up on homework, etc. Not a bad weekend.

Farm Fun

Farm Fun

~Is anyone watching The Billboard Awards?  I don’t know that I care who wins, but I am looking forward to watching Taylor Swift fan girl it out to all the performances!  She knows how to have fun.

~I got my (new) silver KEEP Collective keys and my turquoise silicone band and I am in love.  The silicone is so perfect for summer.  I am even thinking about getting a TimeKey to go on my hot pink one!  If you place an order of $75+ between now and the end of the week (5.23.15) I will give you a FREE key up to $12!  I did this offer before (your keys are on their way ladies), but I am happy to do it again.

Silicone KEEP!

Silicone KEEP!

~Don’t forget you have a few days still to enter my Lilly for Target giveaway for mugs and the pink raffia tote!  The stores around here have been pretty sparse lately, but I am still holding out hope I will find one or two more things.  I am going to work on turning my napkins into pillows this week as well.  I need to grab some fabric for the backing, but that’s easy.  Unlike the last one, I may even be able to help with this project.

~That’s all from here!  I hope you are having a good Sunday night!

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Friday’s Letters 11


Dear Friday, It took you a long time to arrive this week, but I am very very happy to see you.

Dear Headaches, You suck. And Dear Allergies That Give Me Headaches, I hate you too. The older I get, the worse the allergies get. In a few years I won’t be able to leave the house all Spring.

Dear Old Friends, I love when we talk after months and months of playing phone tag, traveling and just being busy and don’t even miss a beat.

Dear My Cousin / Aunt, I am so glad you share the Lilly for Target love. Obviously this craziness runs in the family.

Dear Buddy, Sleeping on your Dad’s pillow is just fine right now, but when he gets home and realizes that his pillow smells like dog and you won’t move? Well, that will be another story.

Dear WB and L, Speaking of sleeping, let’s sleep in this weekend! Please!

Dear Technology, You are mind blowing! I can’t believe I am actually older than personal computers and cell phones. The boys are going to think I am a dinosaur when I tell them this.

Dear WB, Thanks for being such a good boy in the PTO Room this week. Just a warning – there’s more of that to come.

Dear Costco, I don’t know what I didn’t know this sooner, but you have the best pull over hoodies ever. I can only hope they are still there next time I go back!

Dear Telemarketers, Uhh no. I do not want an extended warranty on a lease car I turned in 5 YEARS AGO. But I am certain we will get another chance to discuss this considering that you call on the regular (and also insist you’ve never called me before). Update your list! That is not.my.car.anymore. Funny thing is we haven’t gotten this call on either one of our two cars that we do have right now. But that’s okay because we don’t want those super amazing extended warranties either.

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Thursday Thoughts 5

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~Good morning! All is well here. L turned 7 yesterday and had a fantastic day, B made it to Korea safely and I have been busy with PTO stuff (I volunteered to co-chair the big end of the year event at L’s school) which is kind of fun.  We have so much going on in the next few weeks before school gets out that I actually NEED to use my planner to keep track of it all.

We Miss You!

We Miss You!

~Lots of subscription boxes are still on their way to me this week including Birchbox, bluum, Citrus Lane, Dottiebox, CFDA + POPSUGAR (not totally sure if I am keeping it yet though), ipsy and a few others.

~I promised to post my new silicone KEEP bracelet and here it is!  This is the pink band ($19) with some of the new $9 gold charms and my old (it’s still available though) “love” charm.  I bought the turquoise silicone band and some silver charms too so I will post that on Instagram today or tomorrow.

KEEP Collective

KEEP Collective

~My Lilly for Target hunt is basically winding down. I stores are getting sparse and I don’t think there are many unicorns left out there!  I know I have to hair ties to send to someone and a pineapple juicer to send to someone else, but I think that’s it?  Instead of driving to my local(ish) Goodwill to see if they have any Lilly for Target stuff I have taken to just calling them.  They are super helpful and told me they got a few items in a few weeks ago, but nothing since.

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One of my favorites!

~Thank you to everyone who suggested books on Tuesday!  I ended up reading “Dragons Love Tacos” which was super cute.  I considered reading “The Book With No Pictures“, but I didn’t think I could pull off the voices.  I did goodie bags for L’s class that he passed out while I was there too.  The girls got fruity chapstick and the boys got mini Mega Blocks sets (both of which were Target clearance finds) and everyone got a sucker, a Rice Crispy Treat and a spiky ball.  I wanted to do all the same “toy” items, but I could’t find enough  of any one of them.

Goodie Bags

Goodie Bags

That’s about it from here! What are you doing this weekend?  Any big plans?

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So What Wednesday! 11

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I cannot believe that my baby is 7 today! Ahhhh!!! Happy Birthday L!!
~I am a little nervous to go read to L’s class today. I know they are only 6-7 year-olds, but still.
~I still wonder what happened to Natalie Holloway.
~My mailman got a new truck which is good for me, but bad for me because I can’t tell when he passes by the house anymore.
~I have decided that WB wins and can, for the most part, give up naps.
~Sometimes I don’t know if Jimmy Fallon’s ads (like last night’s Snapple one) is a joke or a real commercial.
~I am trying to give up soda for the 1000th time.
~I really want POPSUGAR to release a spoiler for the Summer box (it goes on sale today).
~I am obsessed with my new hot pink KEEP bracelet!
~I always laugh at the term “Dad Bod”.
~I tried to do a “candy / snack” free goody bag for L’s birthday and got vetoed by L.  Sorry other parents.  I tried.
~I have forgotten my USPS password 3x already this week.  And it’s only Wednesday.

 

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Friday’s Letters 6


Dear B, While I don’t necessarily like when you are away, I LOVE having the garage to myself and being able to park however I want.

Dear Tiger and Lindsey, I am sad you two broke up. I don’t know why, but I thought you were going to make it.

Dear Brick Seek, I love you. You have helped me find a bunch of amazing Lilly items that I never would have located without you.

Dear Chipotle, That’s all that in your guacamole? I really thought there was more. And yes, I know it’s extra.

Dear L’s Swimming Class, You continue to be one of the highlights of my week. L loves it, WB loves and it Mama gets to sit and drink her coffee with a magazine.

Dear Eric Church, I always thought you were the one who sang “Take Me To Church”. No idea why.  None.

Dear WB, I’ll never understand why you watch videos in other languages.  I know it’s Thomas the Train, but you don’t speak or understand Russian? Yet you list so so intently.  I can only wonder what you are thinking.

Dear The Drop-Off Lane, In some weird way, I am going to miss you this summer.

Dear L, I don’t know how you are going to sit through school all day knowing that your favorite cousin is coming into town in a few hours!  I am so excited for you!

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So What Wednesday! 11

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I am scared I am going to wreck the lawn while B is out of town this summer. He takes great pride in having a nice lawn and I don’t want to mess it up.
~I think voting is fun.
~I haven’t watched Paw Patrol in about a few weeks and I kind of miss it.
~I still think that fountain coke from McDonalds is incredible and probably always will.
~I really enjoying hunting for Lilly items at Target.
~I don’t understand why Baxter can’t bark when he ends up getting trapped in a room – like when he falls asleep under WB’s bed and the door gets closed with him inside.
~I can never get my Dubsmash videos of the kids timed right.  Maybe one day.
~I’d like to think that this guy is for real.
~I love Jimmy Fallon, but I miss Jay Leno and his headlines.
~Buddy might be crazy, but the way he can’t let “his kids” out of site they are all outside is very sweet.  He’ll even go in the neighbors yard with them.  He needs to know where those kids are at ;).
~I might want a mini-van for my next car.

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