Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Teaser Tuesday ::: The Fiery Heart

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

"I'm sorry I couldn't help this time, but none of you have the right to judge me," Adrian added. There was a strength and conviction in his voice that I doubt any of them had seen before.


YES - I'm still reading this series (this is book 4) and yes I'm really into it (still). 

Are you a Vampire Academy/Bloodlines Fan?

Don't you just love books in a series (or is it just me)?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Morning Coffee

How was your weekend?
Ready for some Monday Morning Coffee?

On Friday I shared with you a picture of that nasty looking nest outside my front door. Thursday night I worried all night imagining all the bugs and creepy crawlers that could be living inside.  But to my surprise, when I opened the door the next day I saw the sucker that made the nest:

and thanks to Debi's sleuth skills she sent me a link that gave me more details of my new "neighbor". Swallows. Freaking swallows.


Friday night Linda and Keno came over to have dinner and play spades with Troy and I. So much fun (even though we are all so competitive that it stresses me out playing these games)! I ended up getting a massive headache and nauseous before the final hand so we dispersed early so I could hit the bed.

I was on Sammie Duty over the weekend. So I was up early heading to my mom's house Saturday to walk and feed her in the AM, afternoon and PM. OF COURSE it was the rainiest Saturday of the fracking summer. Was up early on Sunday too for our final walk together (thank goodness it was rain free).

Sunday was Steph's bday (yay!) so we got together Saturday night for early bird dinner at Bonefish Grill and then wine and dessert at another place.

My meeting on Friday went well (thanks for the juju)! I'll find out this week my results. I'll keep you posted! 

And because it's Monday...


What's going on in your world this week?

How was your weekend?

How's the coffee?


Linking up with Weekending | Mingle Monday | Bella and the City

Friday, June 26, 2015

Five on Friday

Hello Friday!
I have a follow up today to my meeting from last Friday.  Will you please send me good ju-ju vibes again today? I think it really helped last time! 

I've been lousy with getting my 10,000 steps in per day.  I'm on Sammie duty this weekend so hopefully by me having to walk 3 times a day on Saturday and Sunday I will achieve my goal...at least once! 

Um. WTF is this and why is it outside my front door?!?

I want it gone like yesterday. It's giving me a serious case of the heebyjebbies

I'm currently reading 3 books right now so OBVIOUSLY I'm already thinking about my next read. Top of my list is Seabiscuit. Have you read this? Do you recommend or should I just rent the movie?

Had to spend the day in the field w my boss. Highlight of the week was getting some Chevy's. Man how I miss this place!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Outside My Kitchen Window

The world (and friends) outside my little kitchen window:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Teaser Tuesday::: The Girl with All the Gifts

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

“And then like Pandora, opening the great big box of the world and not being afraid, not even caring whether what’s inside is good or bad. Because it’s both. Everything is always both. But you have to open it to find that out.” 

Does that speak to you or is it just me?

Keep reading...right?!

What are you reading right now?


Monday, June 22, 2015

Howdy Monday!

Hello! Monday is back...again :(
How about some Monday Morning Coffee?
::Thanks for all the good juju you sent my way on Friday. I'm waiting to hear back the results my gut is telling me that I'm not going to get the answer I wanted but I'll be okay with that. 

::After my meeting on Friday I went to Ashby's house and immediately went for a glass of wine (okay two glasses of wine) for lunch.  Ended up spending the whole day on her couch with her and our her baby.

::All last week I've been sleeping barely six hours a night (which I low for me) so Friday I came home and PASSED out. I got nearly 12 hours of undisturbed sleep.

::Got new soap/lotion pumps and candle for my bathroom - so simple but I LOVE it.

::Saturday I babysat Desmond. He is the best kid/easiest kid to watch. And so cute!

::Got some hooky time in after the baby went to sleep. This project takes a lot of time although it's really easy.

::FINALLY got some pool time w my madre 

::Troy made it home safe & sound from Vegas! Nice QT together catching up on Sunday.

How was your weekend?


Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Five


Let's do a Five on Friday re-cap of the week! 

Today I have a meeting that I've been waiting for about 3-4 weeks. I'm nervous! And I'm praying it goes well. Please send me good ju-ju vibes!

I got new artwork for my bathroom and it really makes me giggle every time I see it!

I just love it. It's an Etsy find. 

Looking forward to the weekend! Starting today I'll go see one friend's baby and then on Saturday I'm babysitting another friend's baby. I love getting the QT time with the cuties and to support my pals if they need a lil time away from their babies.  Sunday I don't have much planned yet...but I'm sure I'll find something to do! 

How annoyed are you with the end of Married at First Sight? 
I was really rooting for Jaclyn and Ryan. I had already written off the other two couples.  Per Jaclyn's Instagram I see she didn't get that dinner date Ryan had promised her. 

I got some little aloe plants at Home Depot this week I found way to cute to pass up

Think they'll be a nice addition to my kitchen. 


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


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WIP Wednesday ::: WIP #4

WIP Wednesday!

I've started yet another WIP! This time this isn't for me.
I've been tasked to make a blanket for Ashby (an adult size version of this baby shower gift)

I've been dragging my feet on making her a blanket for years now. I finally broke down and said "if you order the yarn - I'll make the blanket." Sure nuff...a few days later a box o'fun showed up at my door.

This is the color combo for her bedroom. I think she made a great color choice! 

Since I have no deadline of getting this complete I'm enjoying adding a couple rows a week. She'll get it by winter....maybe.

What do you think of the color combo?

Would you make your friends buy their own materials for when you make them something - or am I just cheap?

What are you working on?


Linking up with: Hookin on Hump Day | Submarine Sunday |

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Teaser Tuesday ::: Contagious: Why Things Catch On

As part of my 2015 new year revolution I vowed to read more books to help advance myself/career. First I read The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation  (read that teaser here) and now I'm reading Contagious: Why Things Catch On. I have to share at least one tease with you today because this book has my wheels turning and me taking back to it all-the-time! 

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

"How does it make people look to talk about a product or idea? Most people would rather look smart than dumb, rich than poor, and cool than geeky.  Just like the clothes we wear and the cars we drive, what we talk about influences how others see us. It’s social currency."


How true is that?

Keep reading or no?

Have you/will you read this book?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hola Monday! Virtual Coffee Time! Join Me?

Hola Monday! 
It's been almost a month since my last post ... almost. 
Let's catch up with some virtual coffee.
Grab your mug. Go ahead. I know you want to! 
:: Work has really been "something else". I mean really. SOMETHING ELSE. Bless its heart.

:: After being in my condo for six months I've FINALLY hung something up on the walls and I'm quite proud of myself.

I made these with my little sisters a long time ago. A real quick and easy project. Just grab a canvas, some tape and paint/paintbrushes. Tape up the canvas and get to painting.  I think it makes a great addition to the walls in my office/craft room.

:: I'm currently in love with Fixer Upper on HGTV. I love the couple. I want them to come decorate my house and then hang out with me.

Plus since my house is mostly empty I like to see how they decorate all the houses - maybe I'll get some ideas.  I DID order apothecary jars. That's one step in a decoration direction.

:: Had a great weekend! Saturday was my cousin's graduation/birthday celebration filled with family, food and fun! Sunday had tacos and catchup lunch date with my pal Jenn and the season finale of G.O.T.!  What could beat that?

What's been going on in your world? How's work? The fam? You?
Update me!


Linking up with: Mingle Monday | Monday Madness | Weekending