Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday Morning Coffee


How was your weekend? Did you have time to unwind and relax? 

Friday night after work I immediately put on my pjs, poured myself a glass of wine, grabbed my laptop and turned on Netflix.

One episode in Ashby texted me seeing if I wanted to get a drink. I couldn't say no to that ... so less than an hour later we were enjoying wine and apps at Copper Canyon.

Saturday I was up early for Judi's bday brunch at La Boum in DC. Have you ever heard of this place? 
It is something else. 
First they only let everyone in at the same time and then they lock the door and close all the blinds. They have a DJ and pass out shots as soon as you sit down (BTW - it was 10am).  They make everyone get up and dance on their chairs almost the whole time.  The times you're not dancing they played games and had this "dancer" who was in a G-String and nipple tassels. It was quite entertaining.

They didn't let us have our phones out so I didn't get but a couple photos. 
We were locked in until about 1pm.  After all that champagne and dancing I needed pizza (obviously right)!
After that I felt hung over until about 7pm. I was just DONE! I spent the rest of the day on the couch. 

Sunday I was up early. I made Troy & I some breakfast. Then headed up to the pool for some sunshine.
Stephanie and baby Desmond came up to join me too. Baby's first day at the pool! 

Finished up the weekend with some meal prep:
More yummy egg muffins

I even cooked dinner!
Just chicken, cheese, BBQ sauce and bacon
All in all a good weekend (except for my boss emailing on Saturday and then texting at 8:41 pm on Sunday!  That's a rant for another day!

What's you do this weekend?
Are you sad it's Monday?


Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Favorites


This has been stuck in my head for the past 3 weeks. "Do you need me? Do you think I'm preetttay?"
I just love it.


mmmm. It's SO good. Skip the Lemon Shandy and get this.

We all need a break during the work day...especially after battling traffic, heat, people not showing up for scheduled appointments and trying to find parking all in ONE DAY! Add that to the fact I was working in DC on this particular day. While heading back to MD I pulled over at the scenic overlook to get a deep breath of fresh air and to snap a couple pics.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Treasury Tuesday....err...Thursday: Cross Stitch

Treasury Tuesday...on a Thursday?! I know. I'm a rebel like that! 

I'm thinking about getting back into cross stitch so of course it only makes sense for me to check out Etsy for ideas and patterns.

Here's my treasury list:


Cross stitch pattern PDF - Little elephant in orange and blue
INSTANT DOWNLOAD Stitch Tea Rex PDF Cross Stitch Pattern Needlecraft
PATTERN: Poop Emoji Funny Cross Stitch Pattern - Have a nice poop!
Elephant cross stitch pattern, PDF, Instant Download, DMC Threads
Christmas cross stitch pattern - Merry Merry Christmas - Xstitch Instant download - Modern n Minimal Xmas snowflake Love Heart Sweet Home
Golden Girls Cross Stitch Pattern PDF Instant Download
Owls Cross stitch pattern, Counted cross stitch pattern, Instant Download, cross stitch owl, cross stitch PDF, cross stitch bird, MCS012
cross stitch pattern Died on the Oregon Trail
Modern cross stitch - PDF Counted cross stitch pattern - Geometric - Chevron
modern cross stitch pattern, I love you to the moon, valentine, cross stitch quote, PDF  ** instant download**
Monsters Inc "Kitty" Cross Stitch Pattern PDF Instant Download
SALE Colorful Arrows PDF Cross Stitch Pattern
Christmas Penguin - Christmas cross stitch pattern PDF, Christmas Pattern, Winter Cross Stitch, Penguin Cross Stitch, Christmas Needlework
Funny cross stitch KIT DIY gift -Geometric Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch KIT-Special Edition colorful happy typographic Christmas Easter gift
MERRY CHRISTMAS  -Counted cross stitch pattern /grille point de croix ,Cross Stitch PDF, Instant download , free shipping
Modern Cross Stitch Pattern No Coffee No Workee Office Decor DIY Office gift Coffee Cross Stitch


I will 1000% be buying one, or two, or a few of these to make for myself and/or as gifts.

What do you think - Any of these catch your eye?

Are you a fan of cross stitch?

What's on your treasury list?


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Loves/Hates {Gifs edition}

The fantabulous Jenn @ Going the Distance tagged me in her very cute & funny Loves/Hates post so I'm excited to do my very own! I'm being a straight up copycat and adding gifs just like Jenn did in her post (I just started using gifs in text messages like 3 weeks ago so I'm geeked to add them to my blog post).


Commission Checks - my hard work in the form of $$
Movie Nights with Troy - good mid-week quality time!
Girls Night in - Love having quality time with my galpals...even when we're just hanging out at the house.
Phone Games - I love them all. The only reason I get anxious if I can't find my phone is because I can't play my games. Yahtzee, Cooking Fever, SimCity Buildit...
Don't act like this wasn't your jam
Amazon Giftcards - I earned a few gift cards from a work blitz and I love seeing the packages my front door of goodies I've ordered.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm


"As for me, I took on a role I hadn't had in ages and practically felt like a king at my own court. One thing I'd learned over the years was that confidence had a powerful effect on others, and if you acted like you deserved their attention, they believed it."

Isn't this just SO true?
Why do they put these cheesy looking covers on such enjoyable books?
What are you reading?

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Monday, July 27, 2015



This weekend has been pleasantly uneventful. **thank goodness***

After work I picked up some chick fil a and parked myself on the couch. Finished up Sons of Anarchy and then watched 2 episodes of True Detective. I'm not sold yet...

FINALLY a beautiful weather day. I couldn't get of bed and into my swimsuit quick enough.
After swimming, sunning and snoozing, I headed to my mom's house to walk and feed Sammie while she was away.
Finished the day up grocery shopping and bathroom cleaning.
Shopping at the grocery store at 10pm was quite nice. I could take my time, no long lines and no bumping into anyone's cart.

After some errands I put on my swimsuit and headed to the pool for day #2 of beautiful sunshiney day!

After the pool I decided to do some thing out of the ordinary - I cooked!

I made some egg-muffins for the week. 
Just eggs, cheese, ham, tomatos, red and green peppers. Backed for 20 mins at 375 
Hopefully having these handy will curve my desire (and save me some money) of going to Dunkin Donuts each morning...not that I do go every morning...but I go too frequently.

After those baked I threw this into the oven: Pepper Jack Cheese Chicken
Recipe via: Prepared Housewives
Super easy to make (right up my alley) and tasty.

And since I was on a roll I went ahead and did some snack bags for the week:

Makes life easy to just open the fridge and grab one of these snacks. And hopefully with these handy I'll skip all the junk food that I typically grab...we'll see!

Finished the weekend with my feet up on the table and a beer! I'll be spending everyday this week wishing it was the weekend!

That's it for my weekend!


Are you bored to tears?

How was you weekend?

What have you planned for the week?


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Five on FrrriiiYAY

Yay for Friiday!

{ONE} Payday...YAY!
I got my happy shoes on. Today is commission day! If you live or have ever had to live on a commission based income then you can relate to my excitement.  Plus this is the last commission check until September (for some odd reason we don't get one in the month of August). I'll have to take this check and stock up on the ramen noodles to get me thru the next few weeks.

{TWO} - Fraud Alert
Some sucker got a hold of my credit card and started charging it up on some electronics website. UGH. I've never had this happen before - have you? My credit card company alerted me but only after 3 charges were made. We'll see how this plays out.

{THREE} - Addicted...again
A couple weeks my mom told me about SimCity BuildIt and I have been playing that non-stop. Thhheeennn on Monday she told me about Cooking Fever and I can't stop playing THAT! I get addicted way to easily to these games.

{FOUR} - Movie Night
Troy and I like to have movie nights. So Wednesday he picked up a few Redboxes, a whole bunch of snacks, I made dinner and then we bucked down on the couch for the whole evening. I love times like that. We watched Run All Night (meh) and Ex-Machina (yeh).

{FIVE} - Catch Up 
Met up with my pals Ashby and Trina. I see Ashby all the time but it had been a while since I saw Trina. We met up for margaritas and Mexican food. A win-win.

How was your week?
Any good plans for the weekend?


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