Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Faves

Happy Friday darlins! We finally made it to the weekend - whoop whoop!!! I'm SO happy that it is finally here.  I hate that we live our lives always looking forward to the weekends, but hey, it is what it is, right?! :)  You know what today is and know the rules, so come play along with these beauties if you'd like.

1. The word, Friday. I mean, who doesn't get excited over that?

2. Jean Day at work. Um, can I get a heck yeah? I lurrrrvveee jean day at work. Besides Friday, it is my other favorite day! And the fact that the two happen to fall on the same day is even better! I feel like I'm part of Oprah's favorite things when it's jean day! Ha! 

3. Continuing to get sweet photos of my grandson like this every day on my phone. I mean, just look at that sweet face:

And this one really cracks me up. He looks like a little old man with a pot belly. LOL

4. Fresh manicures.  I got my nails done like this last night and LOVE them:

5. My new coffee mug for work. It was too cute to pass up at Walgreens yesterday and only $5.99!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to say hello! :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Happy Thursday beauties! We are officially on the downhill side of the week, thank goodness. This week has just been crazy for me.  Here are a few of my current confessions:

-- I confess that I get more than a tad bit aggravated when you have grown kids who live with you, work full-time and go to school full-time as well, but when they are off work and home, they can't remember to help out around the house with letting the dogs out to potty, doing the few dishes in the sink or take out the trash for trash day. But yet, they have free rent, food, etc. Grrrr.....

-- I confess that I despise working with an office of mostly women who are truly old hags and are not happy unless they are bitching about something or someone. It gets old..... FAST

-- I confess that I wish I were a stay at home wife so that I could play on Pinterest and drink wine all day instead of having to be a working woman.... LOL

-- I confess that I get very upset when you bust your butt constantly trying to make things happen in your life so that it can be settled once and for all and you are continuously met with road blocks

-- I confess that having an engine light pop up on a brand new car that turns out to be nothing but a loose gas cap is annoying - REALLY Toyota??!! Thankfully, yes, that's all it was, but still, what a pia 

-- I confess that I'm so over this crazy Texas weather we are having lately. One day it is extremely cold and the next we are in the 70's - sheesh, come on Spring where the weather is at least consistent

What are your confessions today? Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by to say hello. :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What's Hap-"Pinning" - Thrive Market Style

Happy Hump Day sweets! Hope you're having an awesome week so far. Personally, mine has sucked, but hey, that's okay - today is a new day, right?! :) is our normal weekly link up party with Jessi and Jenn, so come play along! 

I wanted to share with you my favorite place to order healthy foods online. You can search by Paleo, Vegan, Raw, etc.  It has quick shipping, as well as FREE shipping if you order at least $49 worth of product. Also, they have a free 30 day trial membership, and if you like it, then you pay $59.95 a YEAR after the 30 days. They send regular emails and they always seem to have a coupon for 15% off or more in the emails they send you.

You can go to their website here and check it out for yourselves. Oh and for the record, all opinions are my own and they are not paying me for this advertisement, I am just passing on the information in case you are interested. Like I said, I LOVE this website and think it's awesome! :) Let me know if you use it already, or if you decide to give it a try. 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello.

Lots of love and hugs,

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday lovies!!! Hope your week is going awesome! Today is another link up party that I enjoy linking up with most weeks. Come play along if you'd like! You know the drill and can link up here. :)

-- To absolutely DESPISE Mondays but love that they usually go by SUPER fast thanks to meetings and stuff all day.

-- To love Monday night tv and the drama behind this - though he seems like a really good guy:

And if he would just send her home all would be well - I can't stand her - blah:

-- That even though Olivia NEEDS to go, she is cray cray and I'm sure they are keeping her around as long as possible for the ratings.

-- To hate car problems - especially when the car is brand freaking new and has less than 3500 miles on it! Grrr.... Hopefully it is just a loose wire or something.

-- To still be aggravated over the loss of the $40 at the track this past weekend.  Grrrr..... I know, I know, let it go, right?! Especially since it was just as much my fault as the ticket lady.

-- To wish we had another 3 day weekend this week. The holidays have me spoiled - ha ha

-- To wish we could have gotten some snow like our peeps back home and our peeps in the Northeast. Though definitely not to that extreme - I definitely do not miss shoveling all of that snow and trying to get to work in NYC with all of that mess. :)

So.... what's on your Hey, It's Okay Tuesday list today?! Can't wait to read all about it! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello. :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekend Happenings

Happy Monday beautiful friends! I do hope you had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was SO nice and relaxing and restful for a change.

My weekend consisted of the following:

-- Friday night Mr. A was pretty worn out from a hellacious work week, so he came home early and went to bed to sleep and rest up.  I went to the grocery store after work to get a few things we needed and then came home and cooked us a healthy dinner, did a few loads of laundry and relaxed the rest of the evening.

-- Saturday morning we slept in until after 9, which is VERY unlike us! I woke up with a major pain in my neck and just couldn't function for a while, so about 7:30 I took an Advil and went back to sleep hoping that the pain would go away.  However, at 9 it still hadn't gone away, so I had to force myself out of bed and into the shower to run some hot water over my neck.  Hubby and I got ready, left the house about 11 and went to grab breakfast and run errands.  

-- Saturday afternoon late we decided to go to the Race track and check it out.  We have lived here for over 4 years now and had wanted to go but never made it until now.  They do night racing here in the Houston area, which is completely different than back home in Arkansas. Luckily, it's only 30 minutes away from where we live, which made it an even nicer trip! Here are a few pictures from our extra fun date night:

Me and Mr. A

Watching the horses take the track for Race 1 

Counter seats with the perfect view 

Race 5 was ran on the inner grass track 

Not only did they run on the dirt track, but as you can see above, they also had an inner grass track that they ran on as well for one of the races.  We had never seen that before and not sure why they did it and only for one race. Either way, it was really neat to see! :)  We cashed a couple of tickets out of the 8 races we stayed for, but one of the tickets that we won over $40 on, the lady didn't put it as a box and I didn't realize it until it was too late, so we got screwed out of that money. Needless to say, I was quite bummed. :(  I had boxed the three horses, which means they could come in, in any order, however, because the ticket didn't have the word boxed on it, and the horses didn't come in the way on my ticket, then we lost out on the money. 

It was a hard lesson learned and I will definitely be checking my tickets before leaving the window from now on.  I guess that's why there are signs posted telling you to do so. I have been to the track most of my life and never once had to double check my tickets. I know we are all human and make mistakes, but needless to say, I was pretty upset over the error - with myself as much as the lady who didn't do what the instructions were that I had given her.  Live and learn I guess, right?! *sigh*

-- Sunday was a complete lazy day and when I say lazy, I literally mean lazy. We slept in again until after 9 and then got up, made breakfast and went back to bed and watched movies and just rested up to prepare for another long few weeks ahead.  

Even our sweet furbabies got in on the action with mommy and daddy. :)

Well, there you go my friends. My quick little weekend roundup.  Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend too and I can't wait to see what your weekend consisted of! Thanks for stopping by to say hello and please let me know you were here! If you want to play along, feel free to link up. You can link up here or here.

Lots of love and hugs,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Favorties

Happy Happy Friday peeps!!! I am SO happy that it is FINALLY the weekend - sheesh! I am SO exhausted and ready to just relax! Anyway, today is the link up with these beauties below, so come play along if you'd like.

ONE - -  Weekends - need I say more?!

TWO - -  Pantry Love - I know I mentioned it on Wednesday, but I am just in LOVE with this one:

THREE - - Getting face-timed by my cute little grandson. Especially when I had a craptastic day and they call me out of the blue and make me smile. I mean, just look at that face - how could you not smile when he calls and grins at you from ear to ear like that:

FOUR - - Fixer Upper and the Gaines.  Have you seen their show? I absolutely LOVE their show and the results they produce for each house.  

FIVE - - Flip or Flop and the El Moussa's. Another one of my all-time faves.

Do you see a pattern here? Restoration and things like this are what I LOVE to do.  This is what I was meant to do with my life, but now at almost 48 yo I don't think I'm a spry enough chicken any longer to do it. However, I do buy a lot of furniture pieces and restore them and some we keep and others we sell, so I do a little bit on the side.  Nothing like these 2 famous couples, however, because I don't flip houses. Can you tell I'm in house hunting mode, though?! HA

Happy Friday peeps - have a safe and warm weekend. And if you're one of the "LUCKY" ones (I'm SO SO JEALOUS) to have a snow day from work, enjoy a cup of coffee by the fireplace for me, um kay?! Thanks for stopping by to say hello!

Lots of love and hugs,

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Confessional Thursday

Good morning sweetums! Can you believe it is only Thursday?!  I had Monday off thanks to the holiday and this is a short work week because of it, but sheesh - I was hoping today was actually Friday instead...... *sigh*  Anyway, I thought I would join Jenn at Going the Distance and play along with Confession Thursday today.  

-- I confess that I have gotten to the point where I am just "winging" it in the mornings for my blog posts. Usually I do them at night or earlier and plan them out, but this week has really kicked my butt and I'm so exhausted that it's hard to think this week after work.

-- I confess that I am SUPER DUPER JEALOUS of all of my friends in the Northeast that ya'll are getting snow and even have the CHANCE to get snow.  Living in the Houston area, we don't have that luxury. I miss the days of getting a snow day off work when we lived in Arkansas, where we actually got snow.

-- I confess that I want to move back HOME to Arkansas and am praying that my husband doesn't get this job offer that he is seeking currently.  He's pretty much been told that he has the job, but the paperwork hasn't been drawn up and finalized yet.  If it doesn't come through, then Feb. 1st, we are on the hunt for jobs back home.  

-- I confess that I get up way earlier than I have to so that I can have some "me" time with my coffee and you. :)

-- I confess that it's time for me to get my butt off this computer and get ready for work.

So what are your confessions today?  If you stopped by and left comments on my blog yesterday, I'm sorry that I've not gotten over to yours, but the week has been crazy at work and I'm just exhausted at night to the point I've not even been on the computer after work.  But, I promise I will stop by to see you today! Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!

Lots of love and hugs,

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday - Pantry Love

Happy Hump Day dolls! Hope you're having a great week so far. I'm so thrilled that today is actually Wednesday instead of just Tuesday - ha ha 

Anyway, today is the awesome weekly link up party hosted by Jessi and Jenn, so come play along or just check out everyone else's blogs who are playing along today! I don't know about you, but I always enjoy finding new blogs and meeting new peeps in the bloggy world. :)

So... today my Hap-"Pinnings" consist of Pantry Love. We have began our home search again and these are just some ideas that I am looking for, or plan to incorporate into our new house eventually. 

I love the clean lines in this one and just look at all that space

Large pantry with wine fridge? Definitely! 

I LOVE House of Smith's updates to her pantry that she did here

Love the look of this pantry, as well as the "counter" space

Barn door AND large pantry - yes, please! (this is my dream pantry here ya'll)

Actually, I think THIS is my dream pantry - oh my word -what do y'all think?! :) I am in LOVE with the colors and everything but to have a hidden pantry behind it for extra storage - ooh la la

So there are my favorites for the day. I can't wait to see what's hap-"pinning" in your neck of the woods today. Have a great day lovies and thanks for stopping by to say hello! :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, guys and dolls! Hope you had a fabulous weekend and it was long like mine. :) Sorry I didn't get a chance to pop in and say hello yesterday, but I was literally running all day from my normal 6 a.m. time due to Mr. A having to get u early for work yesterday.  So since I was up anyway, I just got up and got my day started earlier than planned.  

Anyway, today is Amber's weekly link up party, so feel free to join in if you'd like. You can play along here.

However, since I am running SUPER late this morning, I am going to just say this:

-- I'm running SUPER late this morning and can't really play along, but wanted to pop in and say hello to you and let you know I will be catching up on your blogs later today or early this evening. :)

-- To be THRILLED that it's another short week for me.

-- That my day is going to start with a bottomless mug of this:

Have an awesome Tuesday (my Monday) and I will see you soon.  For those who left comments on my blog last Friday, I will be catching up with you sometime today for sure!

Lots of love and hugs,