Hey there Wednesday! Why does this week seem so long? I feel like we had three Monday and at least four Tuesdays. Tuesdays is my least favorite day of the week if I am being honest. Melissa is bringing back the Hump Day Confessions link up! I have been in denial that it ever went away, so this is great news!

–I made an appointment to get my hair cut on Tuesday. I have been looking at this picture for awhile for the color. Thoughts?


And I have been looking at this picture because I really love this cut but I haven’t had my hair that short in a really long time and I dont know that I want it that short. Ahhhh! Help!


–Sometimes when you are a blogger, you have to sacrifice yourself for the greater good. And by sacrifice I mean indulge in the most tastiest cheesecakes that have ever touched my mouth!


I mean you guys, red velvet cake WITH cheesecake on top. I can’t even describe how freaking amazing this is!!!


I will be reviewing all of these soon! Alabama peeps, this guy is local, uses great ingredients and freaking delivers! PERFECT for those last minute gifts or parties!!!

–When I haven’t been shoving my face with bites of cheesecake, I have been on a veggie soup kick. Even those noodles are veggie noodles. Trying to keep myself in check this time of year, ya know?!


The recipe is so easy, basically I buy the lowest sodium broth I can find, add frozen veggie mix and black pepper and call it a day! I do throw in a whole peeled onion to add some flavoring and when I cant find low sodium veggie broth I will use chicken and add a low sodium bullion cube. I cook the noodles separate and add them when I am ready to eat so they aren’t soggy. I paired it with pretzel crisps one week, celery last week and whole wheat pita bread this week. Delish!

–This is how crafting looks around these parts. The damn letters wont stay!!! Why can’t the glitter cooperate with my jam??? Time to whip out the glue gun!

IMG_4341-0.JPG–I am so excited for our #feedthefirehouse food drive tomorrow night at World of Beer at 6 pm! I hope to see all you local folks coming out and supporting this great cause. And beer. And their appetizers. And friends. Duh!

–I am so behind on blog reading and getting my posts scheduled out. One day I will have my life together. Today isn’t that day!

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Weekend Shenanigans


So is anyone else aware of the fact that there are only nine shopping days left until Christmas? Because I just realized that!! This past weekend was a busy one! I did get a few little presents bought, but still have lots to do!

Friday – Friday evening after work, Chris had this whole date night planned out for us, complete with reservations to Ruth’s Chris for dinner since we never got to really celebrate our anniversary this year. I thought it was super sweet! I told him that we didn’t have to go there though. We ended up at J Alexanders and I ordered the Thai Kai salad which is one of my favorite things on their menu!


We went to Best Buy to take advantage of the buy two get one free game deal that they had going on. Chris basically doubled his collection of Xbox One and PS4 games! After dinner, the mall was still open as was Toys R Us so we did some more shopping. It was such a fun evening!

Saturday – Chris has been working on a Christmas mix for this company’s float for weeks. The parade was this Saturday. We found out at the last minute that we had to be there two hours earlier than we thought, so we hustled and got down there. It was freezing on the float, but we had a lot of fun! Their float’s theme was frozen, and they hired actresses that sing to play the parts and they did such a great job! Chris described it best, he said you could see Christmas in the eyes of all the kids that we passed that were so excited to see some of the favorite characters. There was also a snow machine blowing snow on us, which was Christmas magic for me too!


During the parade, my mom was texting me pictures of my new sisters, Molly and Maggie!!! My stepdad’s father had taken in a pregnant stray and they adopted two of the puppies. How freaking adorable are these girls??? Molly is the brown one and Maggie is the black one.



Saturday night after the parade we headed to Uptown to have dinner since we hadn’t eaten all day. There was SO MUCH traffic, we ended up giving up and heading to World of Beer! They had Frosty and Rudolph playing, WOB and Christmas movies? Yes, please!!!


We ate a quick dinner, then headed to Bottle Tree to premier party for the Dean and Company Christmas Special that we were in.


There I am in the middle :) And here is a picture of two of the Dean’s doing some hardcore karaoke after the show!


Sunday – We caught up on some of our shows in the morning, then I headed out to the store to get our groceries for the week while Chris had his friend and his dad come over to help him hang his new TV he got as an early Christmas present.

While I was walking around Target, I had a hankering for some goat cheese. I went to the cracker aisle to find something to pair it with and found cranberry oat crisps. You guys….this is the most amazing thing ever. Ever!!!

IMG_4318.JPGSunday afternoon we went to El Cazador for an early dinner and walked around Bargain Hunt then called it a day.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We have a busy week coming up with our food drive event on Thursday night!


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Friday Favorites

Favorite Christmas Song – I Don’t Wanna Spend One More Christmas Without You – NSYNC. This should need no explanation because NSYNC.

#inthedrawer Instagram Challenge Pictures- I have been having so much fun with these!


Christmas Karaoke


Cooking…with wine. Maybe she will even put some in the food.


So many clothes and nothing to wear!


The walk of shame is bad enough, try doing it with a hangover.


Taking a hot bath after a long day.


Couch snuggles

Favorite Meal - I went to Moe’s yesterday with my lunch girls. I was proud of myself, I ordered a salad with no shell and no cheese. Did you read that, no cheese. Who am I?


Favorite Package in the Mail- I won this beautiful necklace in a giveaway from Jennifer from Stellar Fashion and Fitness. If you are looking for some fitness motivation, Jennifer would be it! She keeps is real and gives lots of tips and shares her journey. Plus she is an Alabama blogger!  I cant wait to start pairing this with my winter clothes!


Favorite Pictures of Gracie and Mac:




 Favorite Funnies 

haha so true!


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How I feel about Friday

Stuff and Things and Things and Stuff

–Remember that one time when I started back to the 30 Day Shred because I thought it was a great idea to reset my work outs. Yeah I remember that time, it was Monday. And Jillian has been kicking my ass every day this week. I blame this on Morgan and my big mouth saying I would join her. Fine, I suppose it is an ass beating in the best kind of way…

–I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to this month. I am about to finish book 16 in my series. Every time I read a good book review, I add it to my “to-read” list and well that list looks super overwhelming now! I am almost scared to finish this series and not know where to start! #booknerdproblems

–You know what makes me really really ragey? I called my doctor on Tuesday to get an appointment and the next available isn’t until February. Well I mentioned that I might need to come sooner because of some issues and I got transferred to her nurse to see if she could squeeze me in. Welllll I still haven’t heard from that bitch. Good thing it wasn’t an emergency issue. The thing is, I really like my doctor and have been going to her for over ten years so I don’t want to switch just because her nurse is a dimwitted fool. RAGE

–I did a WordPress theme update and it messed up my menu banner up top. I am aware it looks wonky, I am just too lazy to figure out how to fix it right now.

–How is Christmas two weeks away? No, seriously? I feel like this year has just flown by incredibly fast. I have been trying to indulge in some Christmas things lately to enjoy the season but I feel like it is slipping away from me.

–Have you been keeping up with Jana and I on the #inthedrawer challenge. It’s not too late to join in on the fun!

Christmas Confessions

So today I have some Christmas style confessions for you!

–I have never in my life built a gingerbread house. How this is even possible, I do not know? I feel completely cheated on life experiences and this needs to be fixed.

I think I am going to go home one night and say this to Chris:

I have never been ice skating either.

–I don’t think this is any secret, but I am one of those. The annoying people that whip out Christmas music before the Halloween decor collects a spec of dust!

–Every year I have to have a box of Queen Anne’s Cordial Cherries. It doesn’t matter that they are made of cheap chocolate, it is tradition! They hold magical powers.

–I love Christmas shopping. LOVE IT! Maybe because I like finding that perfect something for everyone that I care about. And gift wrapping? Love it too! While singing Christmas songs, of course!

–I get a little emotional every year when I pull the crystal angel out of the box to place on our tree. It was my grandmothers and used to hang on her tree. I like to think she is my angel looking over me every year.


–I die a little inside when people start to get all stressed out about plans for Christmas. I love spending time with my family and this is my favorite time of year. I try not to let it bring my spirit down.

–Some of my favorite memories from my childhood are from Christmas time.

–I love getting Christmas cards in the mail. Snail mail is dying, and I hate that. Nothing is more exciting than seeing all the love in your mail box after a long day at work.

Confessions in ecards

Oh gosh yes.



I eat more batter/dough than actual finished product!!!


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