Friday, September 29, 2017

5 on Friday

Where did this week go?  Holy buckets.  I feel like I'm stuck a few days behind trying to play catch up.

Our little family headed to Red Lodge/Billings area last weekend.  Our big plans of welcoming fall by driving over the Beartooth Pass were snow.

Little boy LOVED our view from the 17th floor.  He spotted every 'Bambulance" and "Fire Fighter' truck that drove by.

The Billings Zoo

I was pleasently surprised by the zoo!  #wiggydiggy loved seeing all of the big animals and the petting zoo.

Also, the playground was a huge hit.  He ran out all of his energy before getting back in the car - 
2 hour car nap for the win!

I did it.  I hired a monthly Cleaning Service.

On Father's Day, #wiggydiggy and I hired out some of the big yard work projects and a weekly mower.  It was such a great investment in our family and extremely affordable.  

With winter coming, I thought it would be a great time to have a good deep clean of the house (all of the projects have kept us in a serious layer of dust......that NEVER GOES AWAY no matter how many times I dust).

I don't regret hiring Jessica for one minute.  Our house has never looked so clean and I have been able to spend more time playing with #wiggyidggy in the evenings vs scrubbing floors!

I'm in desperate need of  hair cut and my gal is on maternity leave.
I'm trying a new place next week, now I just need to find a cut I like!
Current Contenders

I'm loving the long layers with focus around the face.  Maybe I'll go for a color too.....


The last window gets installed next week!  Hallelujah!!
Then we can focus on trimming out the remaining windows!
We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Five on Friday - Fall!

I have a cold :(
We had a change in the weather (!!!) and I'm suffering with boxes of kleenex.

Last week I told you we were praying for snow - this week we have snow!

Yes.  That's right.  In the high elevations, snow is falling.  Down here in the valley it's in the 40's and has been raining for two days.  Hallelujah!!
I hope this means forest fire season is over.

With a 40 degree temperature drop, it brings out all the fall clothes.
I picked up these awesome rain boots from Zulily last spring:
You can find them here.  I normally wear a 7 1/2 but I ordered a 7 in these.  They fit perfectly.
And I loved the Zulily price vs. Hunter boots.
I wore them yesterday while I was doing field work and they were perfect.   My feet were warm all day and they cleaned up in a snap!

(I'm also wearing them today.  #outfitrepeater)


I am SO LATE to the Ipsy game and I totally regret it.
(thank you Joslyn.  You always know the best stuff)

$10 a month for beauty products that are curated for ME?!  Uh, YEAH!
I answered the quiz honestly and I was floored at my first bag - all items I'm totally interested in!
Mascara, face masks, lipstick.

I think I'll spend less on makeup with this subscription.
$10 a month is less than I'm spending now just to refill my usual items!


I make this on repeat all fall and winter and it has yet to fail me.

I do need to pick up a real cast iron dutch oven, but my ceramic one has been working just fine.

Gift Giving Season

Taking suggestions of great gifts for a 3 year old boy!

We are currently thinking about the Kids Kindle Fire with some headphones as his BIG gift from us, but we have Birthday AND Christmas in December.

Any great toys your kiddo's loved at 3?


Friday, September 8, 2017

5 on Friday

Four day work weeks are both a blessing and a curse.
I'm ready for the weekend!

House projects Update

Toy room - check
New doors - check
Current project?

We won't be caulking most of the baseboard trim because of new flooring, but YAY, we've finally hit a "finishing" step!

Lipsense Knock-Off

I found an awesome and long-lasting lipstick a few months ago and I'm hooked.  It's the only thing I wear now!

Please excuse the office photos.  #yikes

I love Infinite Petal 080.  That's the color I'm wearing.  It's a natural shade that I can wear every day and goes with everything.

I apply in the morning - ONE COAT!  I use the gloss it comes with throughout the day and I'm scrubbing it off at night when I wash my face.  It comes off pretty easily with my coconut oil and wash cloth.


The Forest Fires

We are praying for snow.


3 1/2 months to go!  Any suggestion on great places to eat at in Kauai?

New Jeans

I'm on the hunt for some great slim fit boyfriend jeans.  Do you have any favorites?
I've read great reviews about Current/Elliot but that price tag, ouch!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Labor Day Weekend

#wiggydiggy and I lucked out with a 4 day weekend!

Friday was boring errands.  Grocery store, Costco, Wal-Mart, gassing up the car, and getting coffee.

Saturday we met a friend at the Farmers Market for a little while.
The smoke was 'moderate' so we took advantage to run around outside.

Sunday we headed to Home Depot to pick up a new screen door and some miscellaneous house project items.  Then #wiggydiggy and I headed to the carousel with friends for some 'indoor' fun.  Damn smoke.

Monday the heavens smiled and brought a cold front through.  Hallelujah!!  We had GOOD air for the first time in weeks.  I kept #wiggydiggy outside all day while Justin and our favorite handyman, Jim, installed our new front door.
Justin put the new screen door our back door before Jim arrived.

Tuesday was our first day of Pre School!! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First Day of PreSchool

After a wonderful 4 day weekend, our baby started Pre School!

He has loved daycare and we know he is ready for this new adventure.

I 100% regret not opening the storm door.
Dang it.

We love you #wiggydiggy!!