Friday, February 28, 2014

Coffee Date Friday {02.28.2014}

Linking up with Alissa for Coffee Date.

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If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I am so sick of the Minnesota weather we've had this last week. We had a snow/ice storm last Thursday night and the roads here are still so bad even a week later. The worst they have been in some 25 years or something like that. It takes quite a bit for me to really complain about Minnesota weather. I get it, we have seasons and SNOW is one of them and COLD is another. It just seems like we can’t catch a break. We either get lots of snow or it’s -10 below.

If we were having coffee today, I would also share with you that I’m hoping our sickies that we have all had this week are on their way out. That’s right, all 3 of us have been sick. Now, don’t get me wrong, we have had a great winter health wise with minimal to no sickies, but all 3 of us at one time? It’s hard being sick, but also having to continue to function and be EVERYTHING for everyone with no real time to re-coup yourself.

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I am so excited to be going to my first country concert on Sunday. My friend, Jen, and I are going to go and shake our booty’s at Luke Bryan.

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If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I am back on track with getting to the gym regularly. I thought I was going to make it 12 times this month and I almost did, but then this week kicked my butt and I will be 1 day short. That just goes to show me that I have to get them all in earlier and not leave them last minute.

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If we were having coffee today, I would share with you that I had a whole weekend re-cap almost done for last weekend and then I went to undo something and the whole post content got deleted. I was SO mad and just chalked it up to a loss and now I will be writing and drafting in Word and then copying and pasting it in blogger. Why have I not done this before?

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you to have a great weekend!!

Happy Friday!


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Monday, February 24, 2014

MN Blogger on Instagram

Hey y'all. I will be posting over on the Minnesota Blogger Instagram account this week, starting today through Sunday.

Come and follow along: @mnblogger

Minnesota Bloggers

Happy Monday!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Social {04.23.2014}

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1. Favorite breakfast food.

My favorite thing to get when going out to breakfast is Eggs Benedict. My favorite fast food breakfast is a Sausage, Egg and Cheese from McDonald's. There is nothing in this world like a Mcd's breakfast. If I'm at home it's usually cereal or waffles.

2. Best way to spend a free day.

 It's usually in front of the TV with my phone, iPad or laptop. Or all 3.

3. Airline ticket to anywhere in the world….where would you go and why?

Right now with this winter weather being so cold and snowy, I would want to go somewhere warm. Probably somewhere in Mexico. I've never been and have always wanted to go.

4. You can only leave the house with one thing…what is it?

Does my purse count as 1 thing? I mean I have a ton in it, but still, I can't pick just one thing.

5. How do you take your coffee?

I am not a coffee drinker persay, I get my coffee fix from Caribou when I need it, which is usually just a couple times a week. I've come a long way since October 2013 when I pretty much stopped cold turkey.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Five on Friday {02.21.2014}

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All right. I have so many ideas floating around in my head AND on paper and I just feel like I never have time to get them written out or put into a blog post. I was so good the first half of January and then just fell off the wagon again the last month or so. I guess that's life right?

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First off, one of the major reasons I have been so MIA the last couple weeks, is Wayne has been working afternoons. Lucas had hip surgery, which means my Husband gets to do afternoons and be off at 6pm! Woohoo! It's been so nice having him home in the evenings and eating together and just having a few extra hours in the day with him. He went back to nights yesterday. Wah! Needless to say, I was trying to hang out with him more and NOT be glued to my electronics.

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Also, with that comes TV time with the Hubs. Our big show is The Walking Dead and we are so excited it's back. But I just don't know how I feel about it after these first 2 episodes back. I feel too much is changing too fast and now seeing previews for next week, they are introducing even more people and more of a twist. Gah! I did watch Talking Dead, so that always helps me understand everything so much better. Do you watch Walking Dead, and if so, do you watch Talking Dead, too?

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I have been more into make-up lately. When I say lately, I mean probably the last 4ish months or so. I have been wasting too much time watching various youtube channels obsessing over make-up and products and how to use different things and all the different terminology. This is another reason why I can't get a blog post up. I rather be watching videos than doing anything else. I will say, as much as I LOVE my Mom, she never actually taught me how to do my make-up. I am self taught and not well I might add. It has been an area that I've always wanted to improve and I am slowly. Don't get me wrong, I have always LOVED make-up products and have WAY too much, but watching some of these youtube videos I have grown so much in and it has opened up this whole new world to me. I want to start showcasing that a little more here on my little piece of the internet.

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I am STILL loving my MK purse. Love, love, love.

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It's just a great size and fits everything in it just perfect (which is a lot). I'm hoping to get a "What's In My Purse" video up soon. Which is another thing that I've been wanting to start...VIDEOS!!!!

I went to BBC back in October and they talked and stressed about adding videos to your blog to make it more personal and I just have been putting it on the back burner, but there is no time like the present, right?

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And last, but not least. Do you remember this jacket? The one I got at the beginning of January? I posted it on Instagram. I was SO VERY EXCITED about it cause it was so comfy and warm and covered my bum?

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Well, I had to return it already because it was falling apart. Literally, tearing from the seams. So sad!!

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Above are the arm holes and this is the hood.

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There was also a pretty big tear in one of the pockets, too. I was just so fed up with it that I returned it. Boo!

That's about it for now. I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Happy Friday Friends!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What I Listened to Wednesday {Gunpowder and Lead}

Gosh darn, I love her! As I am getting more and more into country music, I am learning more and more that I adore Miranda Lambert. When doing my "research" for this song on her website and youtube, etc., I watched so many different videos of her and my love for her grew even more.

One of my favorite songs of hers is "Gunpowder and Lead."I think it's just a classic bad ass fan favorite song. I couldn't find the actual music video, but I liked this one, so I went with it.



I also watched this video of her on Chelsea Lately.



How awesome is she? She also makes me want to go to the shooting range!!

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Social {02.09.2014}

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1. What is your favorite thing to watch on a girls night?

Usually when I get together with my girlfriends it is to watch either True Blood, The Bachelor/ette or an awards show like the Oscars or Grammy's.

2. What is your favorite thing to watch on your day off? 

Usually something off my DVR.That list can be seen HERE.

3. What is your favorite thing to watch when you’re sick?

Pretty much the same answer as number 2.

4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater? 

Umm, I haven't been to the theater in such a long time. I honestly can't remember.

5. What are your top three favorite movies or TV shows? 

Oh, I can't pick just three of each. You can see my current fave tv shows HERE and my top movies are ones that I have seen, but can watch over and over and over again and never get sick of. A few examples are The Notebook (or any Nicholas Sparks movie), Sweet Home Alabama, Stupid Crazy Love, The Proposal and Pretty Woman.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Five on Friday {02.07.2014}

Happy Friday friends!

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Linking up with Darci and friends for 5 on Friday!

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I've been meaning to blog every day this week, but just can't seem to focus. It's cold again here this week and it just really sucks. All it makes me want to do when I get home from work is snuggle under a blanket (or in bed) and cuddle with my girl.

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I giggle at all the peeps down in TX, because it's "cold" down there (19 degrees) and "snowing." Ha! If they only knew!!

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A couple weekends ago I invested in a humidifier. The air has been so harsh up here this winter with it being so cold all the time. This sits on Hailey's nightstand, I make sure it's filled up every night before bed (usually it needs it every other night), and it runs all night in her room.

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Let me tell you how awesome it has been. I originally got it because I could tell Hailey had a croup cough starting after we got a notice about it at her school. I did some research and they said to get a cool humidifier, not one of those hot vapor ones. So that's what I did. I paid $26 for this bad boy at Wallymarts, mostly just to see if it would work and it's been perfect. If I want it can be "portable," which means I can put it in the living room or where ever we are hanging out in the house. Her cough loosened up over night. She went a couple days with a regular cough/runny nose and then has been good since then. No trip to the Dr or anything. That's a win in my book.

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I got my purse that I mentioned in this post.

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I love everything about it and now am a huge MK fan. Why did I wait so long?

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Sorry Coach.

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So this happened last night.

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I know EVERY Mom says this, but it's so true. I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE A CHILD OLD ENOUGH FOR THIS. Gah. She won't officially move over into that particular class room until June, but she's already spent a few days in there because she's one of the older ones in her classroom right now. Brain. Exploding.

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My Husband posted this on my Facebook wall. He thought he was SO funny. And he is. Why am I the only one she does this to?

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I thought it was hilarious, too, I have to admit and so true. This is Hailey to a T and reminds me of the Family Guy episoide where Stewie is badgering Lois...



Can anybody else relate? I sure can!

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Monday, February 3, 2014

3 Tips for the Instagram User

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When I pull up a new account that I am thinking of following, I try and give them the benefit of the doubt. I try and not judge an account by it's pictures, even though sometimes it can be hard.  Here are my 3 very simple guidelines when following or unfollowing an Instagram account.

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Visual Portfolio of Your Life.

I want to see a life. Not just things or products or food, but people, too. Actual people doing actual things. Of course I like seeing those products or food items, etc., but I also like seeing that there is an actual person (or family) behind the account that I can connect with and not just a robot. Which brings me to my second point.

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Connect.

One of the things I like most about Instagram is the connection with other people. I like looking at a moment in their day, week, or life and either learning something FROM them or relating TO them somehow. I like when people comment on my pictures (obviously), but I like it even more when I comment on other people's pictures and actually get some sort of response from them. Even if it's a simple "Thanks." A small acknowledgment goes a long way and it helps me strengthen not only blogger relationships, but real life relationships as well. 

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Make it Inviting.

This one is a two in one. This not only relates to the pictures in the feed itself, but your account as a whole. If that makes any sense. By no means do the pictures have to be fancy (you all know mine are not), but I guess what I'm trying to say is also be vulnerable. It's not about making just the pictures somewhat appealing to look at visually, but being honest, genuine and open with your life as a whole.

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Pretty simple, right? Now go Instagram!!

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