Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday {#9}

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi - HERE
No particular theme this week - just wanted to share some random pins that gave me LIFE this week:

Have I ever told you how much I love LEMON desserts:
Layered Lemon Jello Cups
I need to know this since I'm starting to make smoothies again:
The Master List of Foods You Can and Cannot Freeze
My Stepmom made this while I'm visiting and it was just delicious:
Penne Rustica
I love soda...and I love my SodaStream so these I gotta try:
Fruit & Herb Flavored Sparkling Water
Buaha - true story:
I love this stuff...I mean who sits and thinks of these:
The 50 Funniest Chuck Norris Jokes of All Time
Nothing but the truth:
Everyone loves a candle right?
What are you pinning this week?

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New WIP: Granny Square Blanket

Mama's gotta a brand new W.I.P.!

Granny Squares:

I love granny square blankets but believe it or not - I don't have a multi-colored of my own!
I'm trying to be open with the color choices for myself. I'm including colors that I get me a little uncomfortable - specifically: Orange, Green, and Yellow.

When I make stuff for myself I usually go with pinks, purples, reds, gray, etc.  

So this will be different for me.

I'm also using Michael's brand yarn (Impeccable) which is fairly inexpensive.

my set-up
I got like 20 skeins of yarn to use for my grannies. Some old yarn from previous projects and some (about half) new skeins I couldn't resist during the 4 for $10 sale.

I'm thinking my color combos are a bit ugly-cute?

I'll probably combine all the squares with cream color yarn. I think that'll pair nicely with all these dark colors.

What are you working on this week?

Do you love Granny Squares?

Are these colors ugly-cute together?


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Monday, September 28, 2015

It's Monday But...It's OK!

Hey there! 
How was your weekend?
Do anything fun? Interesting? 

It's Monday ... and that's okay (for me) because I'm still on vacation! Woot! 

Friday we started the birthday celebrations early with a HUGE chocolate cake for my little sister's 11th birthday.

After cake, ice cream and presents all kids were sent to bed. I plopped down to watch the OJ 20/20 episode. Did anyone else catch that?
I was in 6th or 7th grade when all this happened so it's interesting to see everything with "adult eyes". 

Saturday we were up bright and early for Disney!! We started with a character breakfast. I think I was more excited then the kids.

After the yummy breakfast buffet we went to the Magical Kingdom!

Of course we rode the classics: It's a Small World, Space Mountain, Speedway, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. I have to admit - my favorite was the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. New to the park last year and I LOVED it.

I didn't get too many pictures while I was in the park. Was busy trying to enjoy every minute!

Sunday we were all still exhausted. A "Disney Hangover" is what the family called it. 
My stepmom cooked breakfast and after stuffing my face I went outside to read my new book:

and by "read" I mean snoozing for over an hour on the lanai with Bailey. He apparently was exhausted too!

After "reading" a bit I decided to get back in bed to "watch" tv. I was up long enough to catch up on some Bravo shows.

And that was pretty much it for the weekend! 

How was yours?
What's your plans for the week?


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Friday, September 25, 2015



My job ended up letting my last day be Monday (instead of Tuesday) so I had an extra day to fart around the house and do laundry, pack, clean up a bit and get in some TV.

Mom and I met up to have dinner Monday night at the Pour House. They had the most delicious filet mignon sliders I've ever had. They just melted in your mouth and they came on pretzel bread. You know everything on pretzel bread is really good. 

My start date at my new job got pushed back five days - which means I added 5 days to my Florida trip. 
I'll be visiting my family for nearly two weeks! Omg. I hope I don't drive them crazy ... and vice versa! I hardly get the opportunity to spend this much time so I'm going to enjoy it!

Since Troy and I were both off on Wednesday we used Tuesday night to head out for drinks, apps and QT.

I landed in Florida Wednesday afternoon and I'm beyond excited to be here! It's going to be a good trip! And love seeing these faces + my dad & stepmom.

How was your week?
Any plans for the weekend?

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

FINISHED! Black and White Vintage Crochet Blanket!

Guess what?!
I finished my Vintage Crochet Blanket!
I'm so happy.

After taking 6 months to finish THIS blanket and over a year to finish THIS blanket I'm so excited that I knocked this one out in less than a month.
This was so easy to make!
 I thought I would be bored only using two colors but it worked up so quick that I didn't mind the repetition.

I think this one will be my throw blanket for upstairs when I get my new furniture.

Since I don't have any living room furniture yet this has been added to the rec room collection of blankets.

But I'll fold it up all pretty when I have company over:
I just love it and will probably do this same pattern in a different multi-color combo.
For information on the pattern I used, yarn I purchased and hook size I used visit THIS post.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What's Hap-PINNING Wednesday {#8}

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi - HERE
Here's what's hap-pinning in my world:
Yesterday was my last day at my last job!


And I'm on vacation until I start my new job!

I'm heading to Florida today to spend some time with my family and just relax!
I'll be happy just hanging around the house on the lanai or at their community pool but I'm really up for anything!

pin 1 // pin 2

My little sister is turning 11 (we all know how much of a BIG deal this is...right?!). I purposely planned my trip to be here this specific weekend. I know my stepmom has something fun planned to celebrate (it's a surprise...shh) but I know it involves Disney.
Hopefully we'll get some time in to go visit the Harry Potter part of the park. I know it's her day but I haven't been in about 2 years-ish and I want to see all the new stuff they added. My 13 year old sister is totally into Harry Potter so maybe it's in the works for us swing by that part of the park (fingers crossed).
I'm so excited!
Happy hump-day my friends!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesday ::: The Nightingale

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

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”  

My last audiobook let me down - I'm hoping this doesn't disappoint!

What do you think?
Will you be reading this one?
What are you reading this week?

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Hello Monday!

Hello there!
How was your weekend?

Tomorrow is my last day of work...although the manager said I could make today my last day. I may still pop by the office tomorrow though because I don't trust that something "shady" won't happen and they try to say I didn't work my last two weeks. I need (and deserve) all my untaken vacation and of course my commission check!

I had a really laid back weekend. I think the stress of the job I'm leaving is finally melting away (although the stress of starting a new job is peeking its head). I have 7 days of vacation planned from Wednesday until then that I'm going to use to concentrate on relaxing and getting rid of the previous job craziness. I want to start my new job calm, relaxed and excited for something new!

Friday I had an extended lunch with Linda and my two co-workers who quit earlier in the year. Reunited! They are excited that I'm "getting out". We went to Chop't - have you been there? I've been about 4 times and this time was the FIRST time I was happy with my order (Steakhouse salad for the win).
Friday evening I was suppose to meeting up with a girlfriend but she had to reschedule so I went home and continued my Netflix binge of Reign. 
Do you watch this show? I love it. I have to wait til October til Netflix has season 2.

Saturday - Marie was in town babysitting her (our) nephew. So I stopped by to see the cute lil peanut and to spend some time with Marie. 
Since I'm going to be away for this weekend, I'm going to miss Marie's bday (sorry Marie! Love ya!) so I delivered her birthday gift I was really happy (and nervous) to give her.  You know how much I love my kitchen prints - so I (naturally) thought she would really love some prints for her house too.

Paris theme just for Marie. Aren't they cute?!

Sunday - was one of those days where you plunk in front of the TV. Eat junk. Take a shower, put on a new pair of pjs and get back in front of the TV.

I did manage to do some house cleaning. 

Just a real relaxing day! Next month I'll be working weekends so I have to cherish days like this. 

How was your weekend?
Did you get to relax any?
What are you looking forward to this week?


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