Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What I Listened to Wednesday {Keith Urban}

This is Keith Urban's newest song and video for "Cop Car"



I think there is just something so electric about him when he is playing the guitar and signing into the microphone. I love it and him!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Currently {January 2014}

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Excited: for my new purse to arrive!! Hurry up and Merry Christmas to me!!

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Reading: blog posts. I've been trying to keep my Bloglovin feed under 100. We'll see how long it lasts.

Creating: blog posts. Trying to get caught up as usual.

Loving: my hair. Got a fresh cut and color a couple weekends ago and also went back to the side part instead of the middle part.

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Also, Loving: dinner dates with this little lady:

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Hating: the busy-ness of the gym this time of year. I get it that everyone has to start somewhere, it's just annoying. Looking forward to February when it goes back to normal.

Also, Hating: how grown up Hailey looks after getting a hair cut. Seriously? Just stop.

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Wondering: when we will get our new medical insurance cards in the mail. I need to make an appointment stat!!

Eating: lots. What am I not? Snacking on these...

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Drinking: orange soda...any kind...am a little addicted lately. I haven't had any Coca Cola in about 2 weeks. Gasp.

Craving: a snickers bar. Per usual.

Hoping: to maybe see a movie this weekend with the Hubs.

Watching on TV: what am I NOT watching. See THIS post.

Listening to: just about everything under the sun, including this:

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Wearing: I've been wearing a lot of tunics and fleece lined leggings. Obsessed with both this winter.

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Looking forward to: Taking Hailey to Sesame Street on Saturday morning. We took her last year, and I'm wondering if she will still like it as much as she did last year.

Feeling: Pretty good. My favorite Zumba teacher has been on vacation, so the gym is just not the same without her. Boo.

Weather: Not as cold as it was at the beginning of January, but apparently the Polar Vortex is coming back. Yay! < < sarcasm

Wanting: a warm vacation. Like yesterday.

Needing: a new phone and service. Both have been pretty crappy as of late.Hopefully soon.

Thinking: about house hunting this spring.

Enjoying: My low key weekends. Haven't had any major plans and it has been so nice after the busy holiday season.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend Highlights: January 17 - 19, 2014


This weekend was pretty low key, but great.

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Friday night consisted of Hailey and I going grocery shopping. So fun, right? I found these soft pretzel's at Aldi, which made my weekend. Pretty sad when a soft pretzel has that much impact. It's the small things.

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Saturday I got some stuff done around the house in the morning (read: my nails) and then headed out to our friends Dawn & Adam's house for the night.We ate, we drank, and we laughed. The kids played, the Husband's watched TV, and us ladies chatted. It was so fun and I am so thankful for not only these ladies, but their children and families and the friendships we have all created.

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Oh yea, and we bought a couch for $200 on craigslist. Woo-hoo.

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Sunday consisted of being pretty lazy, watching shows and football, eating way too much junk and all around just hanging out. It was pretty great.

How was your weekend? 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Beauty Box 5 {December 2013}

So I signed up for my first ever Beauty Box 5 in mid-November and it arrived in mid-December. I know I am so late with getting it posted, but I like to actually try and use the products a little bit before critiquing and with the holidays, it's just been crazy.

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Beauty Box 5 is $12 a month ($10/month if you do it in 3 month increments which is what I did) and the thing I like about it, is that you are always guaranteed 5 products. No matter what. I had Birchbox in the past and just didn't feel like I was getting my moneys worth, so I cancelled that after about 6 months. Then I heard about this one and decided to try it.

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The first product is by NYX Cosmetics and it is the "Love in Rio" eye shadow palette in the "En Fuengo." The three colors are gunmetal, plum and silvery lilac. I am a newbie to NYX products, but after trying this palette, I found myself on their website adding different things to my wishlist. The plum is by far my favorite. The silvery lilac is more of a light brown that gives off more of a shimmer than a color, and the gunmetal is a dark grey color that goes on heavy, so you have to be careful when applying. Retail price is $6.00.

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The second product is by Body Drench and it is the daily moisturizing lotion in Sugar Cane. I absolutely love this lotion and this scent. I can't say enough good things about it. I do want to try the other scents, but I would definitely try Sugar Cane. Retail price is $8.99.

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The third product is from Ofra Cosmetics and it is the Sultry lipgloss plumper. I am usually not a fan of lip pumper. They make my lips tingly and red and the color that the gloss or lipstick is supposed to give off gets over shadowed by the redness of my lips. I loved the color initially when I tried it, but the same thing happened, so I only tried it that once. Retail price is $12.95.

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The fourth product is by Clean & Clear and it is the Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer. I wasn't super impressed with this product and didn't really care for the smell of it, but am glad I tried something other than my usual ADVANTAGE Acne Control Moisturizer. Retail price is $6.99

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And finally, the fifth product is by Every Beauty and it is the Flexible Foot Smoother. The great thing about this is it is more flexible than a pumice stone, but I'm not sure if I like the texture better or not. Retail process is $4.99.

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I got 4 full size products, and one trial size product. I have used and will continue to use 4 out of 5 of the products. The overall retail price of this box is $39.92, which I thought was FANTASTIC.

I'm also thinking of trying Ipsy, too, which is more make-up oriented I believe. Anyone do either BB5 or Ipsy? How do you like?

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Full Moon, Maybe?

So I sent this text to my Husband last night...

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Our 2 and a half year old has been pushing my buttons this week and I am so over it. Seriously, it happened over night and I am wondering what I can blame it on. I NEED something to blame it on, cause I don't want to admit that this is her new attitude. It better not be, or you can come visit me in the loony bin very soon.

Right now she seems to be doing it only to me and maybe a little bit at school, but it's a long list of screaming, whining, spitting, scratching, running away from me if we need to get dressed, etc., telling me no (basically being Ms. Bossy-pants) and then if she cries, she cries for "Daddy." Who, by the way works evenings and is not home. She knows he's not home, but does that stop her. No. No it does not. I feel like I am always fighting with her or arguing with her and I hate it. I hate the way it makes me feel and I am sure she doesn't like it either. I'm trying to take it one day at a time. I know that's all I can do, right?

I posted this on Instagram, too, and I got way more responses saying I wasn't alone than I was expecting. YES! More Mom's out there that are ready to pull their hair out on a nightly bases. I'm hoping it's just a phase, or a super hormonal week, or something and I will soon have my super sweet little girl back.

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I mean really? {Heart melts}

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

365 Photoaday Challenge {December 2013}

#day341 #dec1 Done moving Gramma up north. Even my Dad helped and it was his birthday. #happybirthday #dad #blessed #photoaday365

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#day342 #dec2 New tree this year! Yay!! #christmas #photoaday365

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#day343 #dec3 Yes!!!! @britneyspears #britbrit #happybirthday #fave #photoaday365

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#day344 #dec4 Helping with a @1013kdwb Christmas Wish. #christmas #reasonfortheseason #thankful #blessed #teacher

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#day345 #dec5 She's mesmerized by The Sound of Music. #music #singing #photoaday365

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#day346 #dec6 Trying something new. #hersheys #treats #yum #photoaday365

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#day347 #dec7 Family Christmas. Domino style. #games #family #fun #photoaday365

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#day348 #dec8 My whole life is in this picture. #family #photoaday365

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#day349 #dec9 Trying to fight the bitter cold with my new cute headband. #minnesotawinter #fashion #photoaday365

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#Day350 #dec10 @1013kdwb #kdwbjingleball Great night with friends and got to meet Fall Out Boy. #boybandsrule #photoaday365

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#day351 #dec11 Go read my guest post about my fave Christmas activity. #photoaday365

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#day352 #dec12 Finally got my first Beauty Box 5. #beauty #products #photoaday365

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#day353 #dec13 Loving mail time lately. Christmas presents and a wedding gift. #photoaday365 #gifts #presents

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#day354 #dec14 If this is all I ever get out of blogging, I will be quite all right. So blessed to know these ladies and have them in my life and call them FRIENDS! #mnbloggerchristmasparty #friends #bloggers #photoaday365

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#day355 #dec15 Long afternoon shopping. Bribed her with chicken nuggets. Then she fell asleep...with a nugget in her hand. #naptime #photoaday365

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#day356 #dec16 Got the big box cause we're on our way!!! Sweet girl has been going 3-4 times a day at school and staying dry for most of the day!! Yay! #pottytraining #pampers #easyups #photoaday365

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#day357 #dec17 Last week it was my red pants. This week it's my red fleece lined leggings. So comfy. #photoaday365

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#day358 #dec18 Merry Christmas from the D Family!! #christmas #santa #dfam #photoaday365

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#day359 #dec19 My one new ornament I bought this year to add to our tree. #christmastradition #home #minnesota #photoaday365

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#day354 #dec20 Friday night movie night with all her books of course. #cars #photoaday365

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#day355 #dec21 New coffee maker. I don't drink coffee, but my house guests do. #coffee #photoaday365

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#day356 #dec22 Warm cinnamon sugar pretzels on a Sunday are the yummiest!! #aldi #photoaday365

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#day357 #dec23 Look what I found at my local liquor store! Woohoo! #mirassou #favorite #wine #photoaday365

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#day358 #dec24 Christmas Eve. She loved opening the gifts more than what was actually in them, so we let her open ours too. She was excited for Daddy's new pillow. #christmaseve #family #photoaday365 #presents

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#day359 #dec25 Christmas Day. Woke up and Santa was here. Ate his food and filled our stockings. #christmasday #photoaday365

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#day360 #dec26 Got to spend some good quality time with Green Grandma this week. #greengrandma #thedfamily #photoaday365

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#day361 #dec27 Snuggling with Hailey & Bella watching a movie. Perfect Friday night. #photoaday365

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#day362 #dec28 Finally got to try it. Dee-lic-ous! #food #chicken #photoaday365

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#day363 #dec29 My new boots came just in time for more cold weather. #minnesotawinters #bootswiththefur #targetdoesitagain #photoaday365

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#day364 #dec30 Thankful for a gracious boss that pays for my underground parking at work. #minnesotaweather #downtownmpls #photoaday365

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#day365 #dec31 2013 was great, let's see what 2014 has to offer. #mylife #photoaday365

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