Monday, August 31, 2015

Ok, Monday ... Let's Do This!

Hey! Hey! 
This is me today during my sales meeting:

Today I anticipate my manager to be on 20 today (in a bad way). I'll be working hard on keeping a straight face.

How was your weekend?

Mine was okay. Nothing fantastic or amazing. Friday after work I put on my shoes and went for a walk around the neighborhood. For all of Friday I managed to get in 15,000 steps!

I spent the rest of the evening watching season 2 of Being Mary Jane on Netflix. Anybody else watching this? Season 1 was SO much better but that won't keep me from watching season 3.

Saturday after lounging on the couch I decided to take a walk. I love where I live. It's just so pretty.

After about 3.2 miles I decided to hit the pool.
Figured I get one last trip in before they shut for the summer (tears).

Ended Saturday with Chinese food, popcorn and wine.

Sunday I made myself stay in bed til 10am. I've been so tired lately but wake up so early each morning. 

Once I got up I went on my walk another 3.62 miles under my belt.

I got some hooky time in

Troy and I met his grandparents for late lunch/early dinner. We stuffed our faces (and bellies).

Finished the evening on the couch with a few Redboxes, adult beverages and popcorn.

Overall it was a pretty chill weekend. Exactly what I needed!

What were you up to this weekend?

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Friday, August 28, 2015

It's Fri-YAY!

Ain't this the TRUTH?!
Favorite Friday Mood Song: Rihanna's Cheers (I'll Drink to that)
Cheers to the freakin weekend .... I'll drink to that!

I know this is the 3rd time this week I mentioned my new hangings above the sink in my kitchen...I just can't help myself! I got my prints printed at Walmart and I'm just so tickled! 

Sunday (like a silly rabbit) I got in the pool to do some laps and about mid length I realized I still had my Jawbone on (doh!). So after reading Amanda Elizabeth's  review on the Fitbit Charge HR (and me wanting a FitBit for forever) - I decided to go with that as my replacement. Talk about upgrade!

So one of the things I like about having a FitBit (same with my Jawbone) is that when I look down and see that it's 5pm and I've only taken 2,456 steps I feel guilty! Strange right? I know that I need to get to 10,000 and I know that there are not 7,544 steps from the couch to the fridge (trust me...I checked) - so I get out and take a walk. While on my walk this week I discovered all the light posts have activities on them:
Some group most meet here. There were 11 of these posts. I'm delighted! Free coaching! I did the jumping jacks and lunges. I'll have to work my way up!

I'm being featured today on Diana Rambles Pin Me Linky Party! Woohoo!

Isn't that awesome! She's featuring this crochet blanket I shared with you a couple weeks ago.
Check out and join in on the party this week (and view my feature :))!

That's it for me this Friday!

What's going on with you?

Do you have a Fitbit/Jawbone/Garmin - some sort of tracker?

Any good plans for the weekend?


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW WIP: Black & White Vintage Crochet Blanket

I started a new W.I.P.! I told you I would! 

Yarn: Stitch Studio By Nicole in "Baby Breath" and "Midnight"

Hook: J/6:00mm

I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping this for myself! I'm thinking it'll make a great throw blanket for my living room. 

What are you working on?


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday {#4}

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi - HERE
Here's what's hap-pinning in my world:

Decisions Decisions:
So remember my Monday post? Where I shared with you the picture frames above my sink in the kitch? Well, now I get to make the fun decision of what to put in them. I naturally went to Etsy for kitchen printables (I love Etsy!). I want something cute, fun, and whimsy.

pin, pin, pin
The "problem" is that the ones I really like (all from the same shop) are 60 bucks for set of four. The other ones are anywhere between $35-$50. Kinda steep for my pockets. I mean $60 for 4-8x10s on paper ... and that doesn't include the frames! But they are all just so cute and I want them...and I would spend that when I want something (but I'm trying to live on a budget here...trying.)

I was texting my stepmom about the printables and she reminded me about the free printables on Pinterest. Duh!
pin, pin, pin
Only thing is ... I don't have a printer ... so I sent the photos to to have 4-8x10s printed. and only for $12! Plus frames were on sale at Michaels so I got four of those bad boys for $6.99 each.  Spent less than $40 total! THRILLED!

I did pick one of these 3 sets...can you guess which one?

I'm like a Master Chef in the making:
I pinned this and made it this week!
As Always...Getting my Giggles:
What are you pinning this week?


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Book Review: Silver Shadows

Hello There!

I have finished book 5 of the Bloodlines series and I'm still loving it! 

Goodreads Synopsis:
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

So by now (at book 5) I'm obviously connected to (and rooting for) Adrian and Syndey.
Heck I've been rooting for Adrian since he was first introduced in the Vampire Academy series. In this installment of Bloodlines you are pulled in emotionally to the torment that both of these main characters are suffering. With the alternating POV chapters the author gives you a really good look into each character's minds/thoughts/emotions - and you feel for them. 

Both of these characters have grown so much since the Vampire Academy series and that's why I love watching the progression of their development in these books. 

At times the story gets a little too mushy for me (but then again this is a YA novel and they all get a little mushy) but it's cute. I imagine if I was a teenage girl I'd just melt with all the romantic, lovely dovely thoughts and feelings ... but I'm old and cynical so I just mostly skim over that.

I'm very excited to read book six to find out what's going to happen next! 

If you enjoy YA books then I recommend this series. 
You won't be disappointed! 

Are you a fan of this series?

Does the cover of this just BOTHER you like it does me?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Monday ... Whomp Whomp


How was your weekend?
Did you enjoy the weather?
Binge watch Netflix?

Friday I had to take a sick day off from work. Thursday night I went to the PMA (property management association) August Social and I'm not sure if it was the heat, the lobster, the other seafood or the beer (or the combo of it all) but my stomach was not pleased that night and/or the next morning.

Good news is  - I did get my lobstah selfie in.

Although I had the BGs it was nice to be home and relax. Got to spend some time with Troy and even took a nap.

Saturday AM Mom and I went to the butcher. I have never been to the butcher and I've been wanting to go for a long time. My mom goes to the butcher to get Sammie dog food (Sammie is on a raw food diet) so I tagged along. Only picked up some hot sausage (Troy's request) and chicken breast. I heard this place as the best, freshest meat and it's suppose to be the "best I've ever tasted".  AND I spent less than $14! I'm looking forward to all my meaty meals this week.

I got some pool time in this weekend and started book #3 of the Selection

I had this big empty space above my sink that I was going to hang some floating shelves on... buuut, after one attempt of trying to get them up (and failing) a few months ago - I decided to just go with a picture collage and I'm quite pleased with the decision:

what do you think?
Not perfectly hung but I'm proud of myself! Now I just have to get pictures to go in the frames.

I also took the time to hang my "EAT" sign above the pantry door and the clock my mom gave me for Christmas.

Made a easy Pinterest recipe.

Picked up apple pie and ice cream for Troy and I. Mmmm.

Binge watched Scandal season four - only about half the season though!

Overall it was a great & quiet weekend. 

How was your weekend?

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Hello Friday!


I'm thrilled it's Friday! Finally. I've been waiting all week for today (no - for real). I'll tell you why soon!

How about Friday Five?

[ONE] When your co-worker puts in his 2 week notice and you realize you're the last account executive standing from the original team:

[TWO] The next day my manager wanted to have a one-on-one and asked me flat out if I was looking for another job:

[THREE] My cell phone replacement finally came in. Thank goodness. It's been a miserable week trying to get my original to work. Now I can play Yahtzee all day (again)! Woohoo.

[FOUR] Living without a cell phone for most of the week (I'm being dramatic but pretty much that ish hasn't worked right), I've managed to read 1.5 books this week. I found a new YA series that I'm LOVING.  

[FIVE] Not a gif but I have to share with you anyway incase you missed it yesterday... I FINALLY finished my gift to myself - the purple hexagon crochet blanket! Woot!

Have a great weekend!

How was your week this week?

Anything planned for the weekend?

Don't you just love Gifs? or Is it just me?


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Finally Finished! Purple Hexagon Blanket

  Palms up to the universe! I FINALLY finished my purple hexagon blanket. 
Whoop whoop!

I started this as a housewarming to myself over a year ago (62 weeks ago to be precise).

I ended up working on many projects between this one but I finally had a minute over the weekend to finish it up with a simple single crochet border.

This will be my couch companion! Right in time for the fall & winter! 

I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! 

What do you think? 

Where you tired of seeing me blogging about this blanket over and over again?