Friday, July 21, 2017

5 on Friday - Progress!

1.
The Resale Sites were a HIT!  Everything we had listed has sold!!

Sorry if you wanted the Golf Cart.

2.
I'm super low on photos this week.  I'm working really hard at keeping my phone down during family time and so far I'm loving it.  I do miss skimming through the photos and remembering the fun times though.

Speaking of skimming.....


3.
Skimm

Have you heard about Skimm?  It's a daily email that gives you the highlights from the news the day before.  I feel like I'm out of the loop when it comes to fast hitting politics, global economics, and even pop culture.  We don't have cable and I don't browse news websites often enough (with chasing a toddler around and what not).

I love my bite sized Skimm email in the morning to keep me informed.  It's FREE!!

4.

I did it.  I went shopping at the Nordstrom sale.  My buys:

MY FAVORITE BRA!

-Not a part of the sale, but requested by my Cubs loving husband-


I've heard good things about this blazer and I couldn't pass it up.  We'll see if it's worth it.

5.

I've listed some designer jeans on my Poshmark page!  Cleaning out our closets has been so nice, but I have so much more to post!  Lots of designer brands coming your way this weekend. :)


Happy Friday Folks!  Stop by April at Smidge of This to check out the link-up.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#wiggydiggy says

Dear #wiggydiggy, 
Right now, your voice is the sweetest and I love hearing you tell me stories.  You also have some of the cutest phrases that I have no desire to change right now.  Maybe one day we'll correct you, but for now, we are loving your unique language.


I Can't Try! = I Can't Do It, while you are trying to do whatever it is you're complaining about
For example: shooting free throws repeatedly, but not making a basket

I Can't want it! = I Don't want it

Pipsicle = Popsicle

I Hold You = Pick me up

Sprit-lers = Sprinklers

MIGHTY MACHINES!
Then you'll list the name of every machine we pass.  You LOVE Front Loader's and Digger's.

Samm-ich = Sandwich

You have your meals mixed up.  Breakfast and Lunch are Dinner.  And Dinner is Lunch.
Even though we call them the correct names - you'll correct US and tell us "No!  It's Lunch!"

ECHO! What time is it!
Sadly she never answers you, so I need to figure that out, but I love that you repeat us. :)





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Friday, July 14, 2017

5 on Friday

1.
So....have you heard??
It was Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started yesterday!!
*Sarcasmfont*

Haha.
No, really, I don't think I've read more than two blog posts all week that are NOT about the sales.
And I'm guilty as charged :)

Justin saw the price of the Echo and jumped at it.  Now we'll have one in our room and another one in the kitchen.  (honestly, I'm super excited about it)
We are also very boring and bought a scale.
(It's still on a great sale)
Ours broke a few months ago and keeps saying Justin and I weigh the same.

LOL for Days

As for the Anniversary sale?  I don't have a card so I'm not shopping early.  I AM browsing through to see if there's something I just cannot live without.

2.
And on a complete opposite side of the spectrum, I think I've take three car loads full to goodwill this week.  Our guest room is full of items I need to list for sale or put in a donation pile.

I'm trying to purge and it's going VERY slowly.
Please send help.

3.
I painted our front door a while back.

We are currently working on finding/buying new sliders and french doors for the house.  While in Home Depot, we found a few front doors that we really liked.  One was painted this beautiful navy blue.

Similar color:

I think this color may win as the new front door color!

4.

We replaced the exterior lights on our "new" patio.
Before
with bonus old birds nest!

Progress

We even picked up the BugZapper light bulbs, and they barely fit.  Hallelujah


5.

This weekend consists of more Goodwill trips, listing on Buy/Sale websites and the like.
One day I'll get to enjoy my house, right?








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Monday, July 10, 2017

Weekend Happenings

We were going to have a garage sale on Saturday.

Instead, we had some friends come over Friday evening to dig through our baby items.  Their little boy is due in November and our gear was seasonably appropriate.  They ended up taking everything!!!  Super awesome, but it left us with a box of DVD's and a bag of old Halloween costumes.

Not garage sale worthy.

Instead we kept our sitter for #wiggydiggy and we went.to.town cleaning the shed and garage.
Our shed used to be a music room for the previous owners.  This means it's carpeted, heated, and decorated.  We use it to store our totes, holiday decor, and extra lawn equipment.

I really regret not taking before and after photos.  We could barely walk in before.  Now everything is labeled, organized, and there is TONS of room left.

Goodwill also received a hefty donation after that project.

The biggest project in the garage was ripping up the carpet.
Oh yeah, our entire third stall was carpeted - and held down with duct tape.

It wasn't the worst idea but it was pretty gross.



Once the garage was emptied, we put down mats.  These are the indoor/outdoor workout mats you may be used to seeing in gyms.

Long story short:
Justin wanted to put them on the newly opened up patio.  I thought it would be gross because they'refoam and would trap rain water.  He ordered them anyway.
Fight ensued #marriedlife
Thankfully he agreed that they don't belong on the patio.
Found out we couldn't return them.
I'm happy they have a new home and are not blocking my guest room anymore!
Justin's happy that his garage is much nicer.

Right now the back of my Tahoe is FULL of  more items to take to Goodwill and our garage saw three garbage bags of crap disappear.

I also listed TONS on our local Buy/Sell Facebook page.

Anyone need a Golf Cart?



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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Montana Earthquake

Around 12:30 last night, a 5.8 earthquake hit Montana.

Specifically a few miles south of Lincoln, MT, which is about 50 miles from Helena.


I was already awake.  I was suffering from a migraine and had crawled into bed just seconds before it hit.

Justin was in the family room watching TV (and giving me quiet in our room while I was sick).

It's very creepy watching your house shake.  Even creepier hearing it creak and groan while the walls are moved around.

By far - the CREEPIEST part was the sound.  I never knew earthquakes sounded like that.  The best example I can think of to describe it is, the sound of a semi truck hitting the rumble strip very far away and riding it as it gets closer.

I heard and felt most of the tremors in the hours that followed (thanks migraine).  Due to the nausea I didn't fall asleep until after 3:30.  I woke when Justin and #wiggydiggy did to get ready for the day and went back to sleep when they left.  At 9:27 I woke to the four posts on our bed shaking and creaking.  So far that's been the last tremor since the initial quake.

Thankfully the only damage reported has been minor.  No deaths or injuries and our family is safe and sound.

We have quite a few more cracks in our driveway though ;)

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July

Happy 5th!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th and survived without any burns :)

We are very very lame when it comes to the 4th.  Since #wiggydiggy goes to bed a solid 3 hours before it's really dark, we haven't done fireworks since July 2014.

And to clairfy - it's still light here after 10PM.  #joyoflivingupnorth

This year we did some yard work in the morning, took a long family nap, and played in the sprinklers.

Before dinner Justin and I tossed around the idea of setting off a few fireworks for #wiggydiggy this year.  He picked up some ground items (tanks, race cars, etc) and one fountain.

#wiggydiggy loved everything until the fountain started.  It threw up an artillery shell and we had one scared little boy :(  #wiggydiggy and I spent the rest of the evening playing inside until bedtime.


Also - God Bless sound machines!  

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Five on Friday - Following Up

Did this week drag?  Or was it just me?
Woof.  I'm ready for the weekend.
So let's get to it, so we can kick our feet up and relax!

1.

Justin started to get irritated from the baking soda so he's back to normal deodorant half of the time.  This is a common complaint with natural deodorant, so I'll look for a new option for him.  I'm still in love.

The Toothpaste ROCKS.  We are still using it morning and night and don't have plans to switch back.

2.
Follow Up from Mother's Day

The spiralizer is awesome, I just need the zucchini to get bigger!  They are so skinny that half the zoodles are an inch long.  Bummer

Ringly fell flat.  I'm unimpressed.
I ordered this bracelet and when it arrived it was really yellow.  So I exchanged it for this one.  Only Ringly processed it as a return. Their customer service wasn't awesome either, so I decided to keep looking for something else.

3,
Justin's Father's Day gift has really knocked it out of the ballpark.  I hired two high school boys to do some yard work.

I love the progress!



This week they are weeding and re-rocking our backyard gardens.  It makes a world of difference!!


4.
The Pressure Washer

We bought Justin a pressure washer for his birthday 3 years ago.  We NEVER EVEN USED IT.  We loaned it to his brother to wash his deck and it hasn't worked since.  I recently took it to a small engine repair place and a MONTH later we officially can't fix it.

So Justin bought a new one last night.

This weekend that sucker will be busy - back patio, house exterior, driveway, etc, etc, etc.

Which brings me to

5.
Our back patio!!

Our new favorite place.  It's not finished, but it's 1000 x's better than before.






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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

To Lincoln and Back Again

After 4 days of driving and 1 day in Lincoln, NE, I am so happy to be sleeping in my own bed again!

Nebraska has my heart and I had the best 40 hours being back.

While Justin and I were celebrating at a wedding, our lil guy was LOVING his time with his cousin and Grandma in Cheyenne.





Have I mentioned how much I love Rent the Runway?  Cause I do.
The dress was FANTASTIC!



Of course, no visit to NE is complete without a selfie session with my bestie :)




Ugh, I'm ready to drive back already.  Only this time I'll stay for a week.  Or a month ;)


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day

“Where there is love, there is life.”
Mahatma Gandi

“It's an ongoing joy being a dad."
 Liam Neeson


"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me."
Jim Valvano


"The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family."
Reed Markham
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas

This year for Father's Day, #wiggydiggy and I put our heads together and came up with a few great ideas.

First Up - Echo

Echo Dot - Currently on sale for $39.99!

We decided on the tower first.  Once the Sonos App (blu-tooth speakers) is fully integrated with Amazon, we'll order the Dot.

The gift arrived already and Justin loves it!

Second - Hiring Out the Yard Work

This one was huge.  Justin has been busting his butt at work and when he gets home the last thing he wants to do is spend more time away from his family.

We have a lot of projects that we want to get down this year (re-rock gardens, pull up gardens, replating, etc) and not a lot of free time.  I turned to our local Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade page and found some high school boys that are looking for extra cash.  They are excited to earn some Benjamin's and we're excited to have less projects to tackle!

The absolute best part is knowing we get to spend our weekend playing in the yard with #wiggydiggy.

Third - Dad's Day

This is obvious, but after my fantastic Mother's Day I really want to repay the favor.
Justin is such a hands on dad - most weeks I'm able to get chores and errands done without a kid in tow.  So for Father's Day I'll make sure that he gets to wander his favorite home improvement store sans kid.  I'm even extending his weekend by hiring a baby sitter on Monday night.

We can't wait to celebrate you Justin!!



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