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Thursday Things — I forgot to take pictures

Thursday Things — I forgot to take pictures

I forgot to take pictures! I can’t believe it!  Hubby and I completed the pumpkin carving challenge, but I don’t have any pictures!  We carved at a friend’s house and left them on their porch for decorations, so we have nothing to show for all our hard work. 🙁 It was super fun though — I carved up my side of the pumpkin in 3 minutes while hubby took hours and hours.  His side is way more detailed and perfect…

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Just for Fun Friday — I’m a zombie

Just for Fun Friday — I’m a zombie

For whatever reason, I could not settle my brain last night.  My thoughts kept leaping from one thing to the next without giving me a break to calm down and fall asleep.  I tried reading, watching brainless tv, sitting in the dark, counting sheep, and even some warm milk.   By 3 am I had tried everything — and even a grilled cheese sandwich snack — and was finally able to catch a few z’s.  Sadly, I was wide awake…

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Thursday Things — Pumpkin Carving Challenge

Thursday Things — Pumpkin Carving Challenge

October is all about Scary Movies, Pumpkin Spice everything, and all things “sweater weather”.  October also means pumpkin carving and trick or treaters! This year, I’ve decided that hubby and I are going to do a “thing” — a pumpkin carving contest!   We’ve invited friends to join us — and they requested real rules to be written up.  So I have them below.   Who Carved it Better? Goal: Carve the best looking pumpkin this world has every seen…

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Thursday things — my life in lists.

Thursday things — my life in lists.

I have a confession:  I’m a list maker… As I flipped through my bullet journal, I notice how many lists I make.  Each day, each week, and each month… lists and lists and lists.  Anyone else?   I guess I treat lists like a way to organize my brain dump and to be able to see what I’m dealing with.   My latest example of this is my Family’s Power Food List (it’s a personalized Simply Filling and Abs Diet…

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Camping and now a cold

Camping and now a cold

Camping this weekend was amazing!! We had a great weather and it was a great clean campsite with tons of other campers!’ The Morrow Mountain State Park Was an ideal first camping site for our little family     The tent was an online purchase — something we got on sale for a steal!  It’s actually an 8 person tent — but we got it for our little 2 person + 1 dog family so we can invite friends.  Now…

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Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Validation? I was reading blogs this week and was struck by Runs For Cookie’s Mental Health Monday post.  In it, she discusses how validation will get you everywhere in life.  She even had this quote from Steven Covey, “Most People do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”   She provided an example of when someone came up to her and told her they were nervous.  A non-validating response would be something dismissive…

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Monday Matters!

Monday Matters!

If you’re like me, fun weekends also mean crazy eating weekends!  This weekend was tons of fun (date day with hubby, chill day at home!) — but it was also an epic eating weekend.   Donuts! We started our Saturday with a really disappointing trip to an apple orchard.  We wanted to (1) pick apples to turn into apple crisp and apple pie, (2) get apple cider donuts fresh from the on site bakery, and (3) get some apple cider…

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September bucket list update!

September bucket list update!

Bucket List Update: As you can see, I’ve made some progress on my September bucket list!  With one week left, I do have some work to do.  This weekend, the plan is to hit up an apple orchard!   This way we can pick apples and have cider and donuts all in the same day! When we get home, we’re going to have to watch the Michigan vs Purdue football game and scratch another item off the list!   Notice…

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How can it be Monday already?

How can it be Monday already?

It’s so hard to wake up after a long night of no sleep Last night I made the mistake of enjoying a cup of coffee at 6:30 PM.  Like a Rookie! Of course, this meant I was fully wired when it was time for bed — and I just rolled around and didn’t sleep until way too late.  I don’t know for sure how late, but it was late. I can feel it in my eyes this morning that I…

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Tuesday’s Treats

Tuesday’s Treats

This Week’s Treats Nails! Gave myself a mani/pedi this weekend for my weekly treat.  Was originally going to go with a friend — but she rescheduled and my hands needed some love!  This photo shows how they look today, after a few days of wear — and I think they’re holding up nicely!   Palm Care! Self Care reminder:  When you rip up your hands on the pull-up bar, let ’em heal!  I don’t have a before pic, but this…

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