Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Five

I don't know if this is a link-up or if I'm totally jacking Christine Rains' idea of Friday Five -- either way I'm doing it and you're going to like it :)

1. I'm looking forward to seeing Ted tonight. It looks HI-LARIOUS. I hope it doesn't let me down - needless to say Seth MacFarlane hardly ever lets me down!

F-U Thunder! {via}
2. I'm on a Young Professional's Committee for the Chamber of Commerce and I have to write a short 2 paragraph bio so that I can get a business mentor -- and I have nooooooo idea to write. 2 paragraphs - and I'm struggling! What should I say??? - HELP. So far I have "I'm Patricia. And I'm Awesome"

3. For some reason I'm feeling a bit down today. I don't know why. But I woke up and felt like "ugh". I wish it were the weekend already! I'm tired.

4. After catching up on 2 episodes of So You Think You Can Dance I've decided I'm putting my kids in dance classes. Note to my future kids: You better like dancing!  I'll be a dance mom :).

5. I'm putting my wish of a smutty summer book reading list on hold. I just got a copy of Across the Universe on my kindle from the library - and I love it. I want to read it before it's due back and I have to wait again.

So what's going on in your world?! Can you relate to anything that's currently going on in mine? Please tell me I'm not the only looney toon out there!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oooh, How Pintersting and What I'm Loving Wednesday

Helllo Wednesday! 
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING spicy beef jerky from Mr & Mrs Jerky. And I'm not even a real fan of jerky!

I'm LOVING that Troy and I indulge in a taco box from taco bell. My faaaaavvvvv place.

I'm LOVING the summer HEAT! Yes. I'm one of the two people who like 90 degree plus days.

I'm LOVING birthday cake ice cream.

And as always:
I'm LOVING Pinterest
Source: via Jade on Pinterest

Source: via Abby on Pinterest

What are YOU loving today?! 
Ooh - and go visit Michelle's blog today - she has a "surprise" giveaway. OR don't....the less entries she gets the more likely I'll win :) :) :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hexagon Flower Blankie

Helllo! Hello!
I've made some {slow} progress on my latest crochet project:

I've decided on just 5 colors {left over from my wool-eater blanket)

I'm enjoying making these hexagons. The only thing I don't like is my joining method. 
I'm joining as I go but it's not as neat or as pretty as I would like it.
Can you tell in this photo -- or is it just me?

Did you make any progress on {any} of your projects this weekend?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Virtual Happy Hour -- THIRSTY THURSDAY - LINK UP

Hello & Welcome to the 9th Thirsty Thursday!
Are you ready for a virtual buzz?!
 Happy Hour Link-up hosted by myself and P!nky who is guest posting this week for the the LOVELY Jenn!

This is a place where you can share your favorite drinks, your favorite stories, meet some new people AND reconnect with familiar faces.

My Drink Today:  Whiskey Peach Smash

1/2 peach, cut into thick slices
3 or 4 fresh mint leaves
1 lemon wedge
1 ounce water
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces whiskey
1 sprig mint
1 thin peach slice for garnish
Muddle all ingredients except whiskey in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and whiskey. Shake and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass and garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of mint.

Thirsty? Yeah. I know.

SOOO... What's on your mind today?

Here's what's on mine:

One of my favorite things about my blog is all the comments I get. But I'm noticing that the comments have been falling off. So I'm wondering -- is it me!?  
Are people tired of my blog?
OOORRR do people read less blogs in the summer? 


As you know - my roll at work has changed. And learning it and working it has left my completely brain dead. Throw in moving my desk, trying to learn the clients, getting organized ANNND selling 3 special sections + regular ads -- I've been overwhelmed the past couple weeks. BUT I'm happy to report I think I'm getting everything under control.


Who's watching this?! I KNOW I'm not the only one. I'll admit though I AM probably the only one who cries almost every episode this season. {almost} Everyone's story is so touching. The one that brings on the waterworks is Christine Ha - the blind contestant. I find her a-ma-zing. I can't even cook with two eyes. I'm reading online that she was recruited for the show - I don't care. I still love her. And I love Joe Bastianich - when he taste people's food and stares them dead in the eye and doesn't say anything. That makes me laugh every single time. 


YUP. I'm jealous. Absolutely green with envy of all you people who have the summer off.  The folks who work in the school system and get a lengthy summer break. AGH. I miss summer breaks sooooo bad. I wish I could go back in time and appreciate them more. So. you folks who have off this summer. ENJOY IT. but know. I'm jealous. Seriously.

SOOO... What's on your mind today?
Link-up Below!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ooh, How Pinteresting and What I'm Loving Wednesday

Helllo Wednesday! 
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING that I'm back to blogging this week! I took a couple weeks off. But I'm back! Now I have to go back and catch up on all my favorite bloggy friends to see what's been going on since my mini hiatus.

I'm LOVING that I've finally caught up on some of my favorite shows: Bones {didn't think I would love the baby dynamic but I do}, House {what did ya'll think of House's series finale?!}, and now Mad Men.

I'm LOVING that I'm back onto some of my hobbies. Not only did I stop blogging but I stopped reading and crochet and was all around unmotivated to do a thing. 

I'm LOVING that I ran TWICE last week. After last year's marathon and the triathlon the year before that ANNND the torn ACL I haven't felt like running. But I tied up my running shoes twice last week. 

I'm LOVING that this blog is so "ME ME ME". 

I'm LOVING Pinterest

Love this!!! Freeze coffee as ice cubes...drop in glass of almond milk, or toss in a cup of Bailey's :)

Source: via Hannah on Pinterest

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

                                                What are you LOVING this week?! 


Don't forget to come back tomorrow and link-up for Thirsty Thursday!! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday ::: Hot Boyz

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

Ok. Get that judgey look off your face! YES - I'm reading another "romance" book.
I'm deeming this summer ... Summer 2012 ... the summer of HOT & STEAMY reads.

"He was a die-hard bachelor and wanted to stay that way. He could make old women blush and young women giddy."

Eh? Interested aren't you?
This book makes me blush ... and feel giddy :)


Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm Back to Hooking


It's been some time since my last hooking project.
I go through these cycles where I'll crochet like crazy and then completely stop.

So. The news here today - I'm back to hooking.

And here's what I'm making:

Cute right?
I'm going to make a bunch of these and join them and make a blanket.

I got my inspiration from this blanket I saw {and pinned} from Flickr:

Made by Babukatorium
Source: via Patricia on Pinterest

Love Love Love!

Hopefully my finished project looks as good as this one! 

Time to get back hooking!

Are YOU currently making anything? 
Or have any awesome ideas on your "To Be Made" list? Share Share Share!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thirsty Thursday | Virtual Happy Hour - Link Up

Hello & Welcome to the 8th Thirsty Thursday!
Are you ready for a virtual buzz?!
 Happy Hour Link-up hosted by myself and the LOVELY Jenn!

This is a place where you can share your favorite drinks, your favorite stories, meet some new people AND reconnect with familiar faces.

My Happy Hour Drink:

That's right. Nothing fancy this week. Just a good ol' Bud Light.
I actually like my bud light with a slice (or few) of lime.

So...What's on Your Mind Today?

No. Seriously. Tell me.

My week has been completely hectic and I don't have the brain power or motivation to make a complete post.

WHICH if you know me -- it's not totally unlike me to meet you for happy hour and not discuss a personal thing about my life and/or what's currently going on with me {I've actually been called out on this before. Someone said to me "Hey Patricia, we all come here and you NEVER say anything about yourself"}.

so. Tell me - What's on your mind?
Link-up Below and/or leave a comment!