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Weekend Shenanigans

Can you believe this is the last week of April?

To be honest, I hate seeing the date April 27th. I have written a post on the events of April 27, 2011 here, for those of you who do not live in the south and may not know what went down. (Some of the pictures were lost when I transferred over from blogger.) I am thankful every day that my sister, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and my dad are all still here. The people who were lost that day will never be forgotten.

This morning the sun is bright and shining and it looks like it is going to be a pretty day, so there’s that! Moving along…

This weekend we stayed pretty chill. Friday night we got caught up on some of our shows and headed to bed pretty early.

Saturday we celebrated our nephew’s 5th birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Chris ended up getting us a bunch of tokens, so we played a lot of games and gave the birthday boy all of our tickets. After, we headed over to my sister-in-laws house and helped them unload all the birthday stuff and hung around for several hours just sitting and chatting on her back porch. One of the great pleasures of living in the south is all the porch time we can enjoy with the weather!

After breakfast on Sunday, I headed outside to cut the grass. I only got the front and side done…damn pollen and weeds! My allergies were going crazy yesterday. We got our meal planning and grocery shopping done and settled in for some movies! We watched This is the End and Neighbors. Both movies were decent. This is the End had some really stupid parts, but also some really funny parts. And I loved how the movie ended. Everything is better with a performance from BSB!!!

And that was my weekend folks! Those of you who curse me for my food porn on the weekends shall be happy there were no food pictures to be seen here today. Trying to keep myself in check. This girl had zero birthday cake this weekend.

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!!!

Linking up with Biana.

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Friday Favorites

Favorite Song: When I sing along to Wiz Khalifa’s Roll Up, I always feel like my street cred points rise. 

Favorite Moment: Laura and I playing with the dogs last night at GBHS! Look at these three cuties that are looking for their forever home, Koda, Chelsea and Hooper!

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GBHS Hooper

Favorite Pin: Navy and white are always classic. I love everything about this picture! I could see myself curled up in one of those chairs reading for hours.

We love a good theme. Bring touches a favorite vacation or seaside beach trip to your home. Updating a space around a theme is an easy way to design a room but don’t go overboard with accents. We loved this nautical inspired room with navy blue stripes, rope inspired area rug and accent pouf paired with anchor-inspired accent light. Easy to see how a few simple elements evoke the spirit of your theme with color, texture and decorative finds.

Favorite Recipe: Last week I made my Mexican Skillet Casserole and it is always amazing. Always. Not to mention, you only have one pan to clean and um…cheese.

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Favorite Product Find: Target had the Starbuck’s Cinnamon Dolce coffee on sale this past week. I normally opt for a non-flavored coffee but I was intrigued. I paired it with a splash of the all natural sweet cream creamer…and it was delicious! A nice little switch up for the week.

Favorite Funnies:

How I feel when I walk in to Nordstrom Rack

The spin cycle….

Apparently, there are perks to the cone of shame!

How I feel using those hand dryers in public restrooms…

Did someone say cheeseburgers?

After you eat too much…

I hope you have a great weekend!!

Friday Favorites

Currently
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Currently

Currently…

Listening – A shit ton of podcasts!!! (I am so accurate with measurements, right?) I have been soaking up podcasts every time I get in the car. It really makes my commute enjoyable. I caught up with Being Boss and have started on The Lively Show and Undisclosed. If you loved Serial, you need to check out Undisclosed!

Reading – Promises to Keep by Jane Green. I am a little more than half way through this book. I don’t love it as much as The Beach House but it is still a good read.

Watching – We watched Revenge the other night. It seems like they had tied up a lot of things. I wonder if this is the last season? We also watched Scandal…OMG! I wont share spoilers but if you have seen it, WTF?!

Looking Forward – Laura and I are meeting up for lunch today and tonight after work we are going to GBHS to play with dogs. There is something so therapeutic about going there and taking the dogs out in the play yard. It really is one of the highlights of my week.

Lusting – I tried this dress on last weekend at Loft but it was $104. I was like ummm no. Not for a dress. It is on sale now…ahhhhhh

Planning – Spending Saturday celebrating our five year old nephew’s birthday!

Working on- I saw some SUPER cute office stuff last weekend when I was out with my mom. I have some ideas swimming around in this brain of mine of what I want to do with my office space. Finally.

Loving –

confessions board
confessions

Confessions

I haven’t done a confession post the last two weeks and I missed it. I hope you did too? Either way, it’s baaaccckkkk! (read that in a creepy/stalker tone, obviously)

–You guys. You guys. For the love! Why is it that Roden and Fields has taken over Facebook??? I have a few Facebook “friends” that are distributors and that is great and all. Congrats in fact! But here is the thing, you aren’t fooling anyone with the comments on your posts about how awesome that shit is. Every person that comments is another Roden and Fields distributor as well. I might have been interested in trying it out, you know, before you posted about it eleventy bazillion times and bothered the ever living shit out of me. Just no. But love you, mean it. I can handle maybe a post or two a week about it, but more than that? #justno

–I keep seeing this quote everywhere I turn. Do you think it is trying to tell me something? #voodoo

Ship is Safe in Harbor - Fine Art 8x10" Photography Print, Monterey Bay Boats, Quote Print, Harbor Quote. $25.00, via Etsy.

–Oh life lessons. I believe in either middle school or high school I learned the hard way that those who gossip to you will gossip about you. Sadly, that story is still true well into adulthood. If people want to believe that a shit-stirrers gossip is true, then I don’t need them in my life. #peoplesuck

–I have two nephews graduating preschool/daycare this week and heading to kindergarten. How has it been 5 years already??? Not to mention my oldest niece went to her first prom last weekend. She’s just a freshmen, but still…when my sister sent me a picture of her and the bf before they left…just wow! #wheredidthetimego

Erin wrote a post yesterday asking “What happened to blogging?” It was basically like she wrote exactly what I have said to a few people recently. When did blogging become this cut throat competition of pin-worthy content, fancy pictures and a bunch of rules about what you should and shouldn’t do? I have been writing in this space for 3 years and sometimes it makes me sad to see how much things have changed. I come here and write what I write because I want to. Because I love connecting with you. Because I need a creative outlet.

I never pressure myself to see how many page views I get in a day or sell myself out because I am trying to make this blog a full time business. I have seen so many great bloggers get burned out and quit because they were trying too hard to be perfect. Perfect is boring folks. Write because you want to. Do what you want. What feels good.

Confessions in ecards

No kidding.....BUT what a way to go!

The day shall come when looking at certain foods will make me think this!

I’ve known this to be true…

 Making Melissa

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Monday
weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Hello, Monday.

For whatever reason, last week was so long for me. When I left work Friday night, I was ready to put the week behind me so I came home and cleaned the entire house to get a fresh start for the weekend.

Saturday, I headed out early to meet up with my mom for some shopping! It has been far too long since her and I had a girls day! We met up at Sephora so I could pick up some foundation. Why do I always need the basic necessities when the good coupons roll around, eating up my make up budget? *insert sad face*

We checked out a few stores at The Summit then headed to Ashley Mac’s for lunch! Ashley Mac’s is this cute local girly restaurant that has the BEST chicken salad and sour cream biscuits!! When I worked in Cahaba Heights, I frequented this place on the regular. I always get the same thing, half a chicken salad sandwich on croissant with a side baby blue salad and a sour cream biscuit. (The tiny biscuit is hiding behind my salad between the sandwich and the dressing.)

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After that, we headed to Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx. Norstrom Rack had so many cute things this time! And shoes for days!!! It was then time for me to head home. I couldn’t believe how fast the day had gone by. Why don’t work days go by that quickly?

Sunday morning I had gotten up to do some blog things, but after hearing that the weather may get bad later…I got the meal planning and grocery shopping done super early. The rest of the day was spent doing things like this…

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And this….

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Last night we decided to watch a movie, We’re the Millers. Have you seen it? I just love Jennifer Anniston and the movie had its funny parts. Luckily, the weather never got severe here and we even saw some sunshine for the first time in days!!!

In other news, I was at Target yesterday shortly after they opened and I didn’t even think about the Lily collection premiering. Does that make me a bad blogger? Meh…

I got picked for a Voxbox for the first time in like a year, so I am super excited about that!!! It is supposed to be a Covergirl one and I just love playing with new make up!

Has anyone tried the Rimmel setting powder? Just wondering…

Linking up with Biana. I hope everyone has a great week!