Friday, April 18, 2014


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linking up with Jeannett for instafriday

Pretty blooms Spring....oh Chicago!

Dinner and frozen yogurt with Bestie B!
Dinner out with Bestie K,too!

Birthday eve wine

Birthday coffee!

Me and my favorite 4 yr old.

shadow fun


Happy Friday!!

Happy Easter Weekend!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Happy Birthday to me!!!! And to my twin sister, R!!

Since I am now 27 years old, here are 27 things I did this past year:

1. Went to a Stanley Cup Play off game!

 2. Survived the crazy heat and supported the Blackhawks at their Stanley Cup Parade!

3. Flew West,never been to California before!

 4.Drove up to San Francisco with big brother MF and his family--first time there

5. Went to a Cubs game in Anaheim,and with Lovebug #3!!

 6. Visited Lovebugs 3 and 5!

 7. Saw the Pacific Ocean

 8. Stopped at the historic and stunning Redwoods!

 9.Had some sibling bonding time...many times over the Summer

 10.Embraced a new daily life without my little buddy to care for. (Darn new job)
11. Started a new job.....
12. Road trip down to the Smoky Mountains,great bonding time with Lovebugs 1,2,and 4

 13. Saw a black bear (actually  a couple) in the Mountains!

14. Donated my hair again,this time, it was around 9 inches cut off.
15. Soaked up family time,I truly am blessed to have such a large and supportive clan to call mine.

16. Taste tested gin and bourbon and whiskey....

17. Road trip with Besties P and K---thank you Nashville for a great time!

 18. Toured the Grand Ole Opry, I love me some country music and visiting its Mecca.

19. Made some new friends from work
20. Laughed and made lots of new memories with all my Lovebugs
21. Attended my first paint and sip event
22. Took care of Lovebugs 1,2 and 4 for five whole days on my own
23. Had my first gel manicure :)
24. Walked in the March of Dimes Walk for the fifth year in a row!
25. Had a benign tumor removed
26. Celebrated another Christmas with my family,I just love the Holidays and all the traditions we have
27. Won a Snapple contest,I rarely win things so winning a $50 gas card was pretty darn sweet :)

Here is to another rather awesome 26+ years
I took today and tomorrow off of work,that alone is a glorious enough celebration :)
Happy Thursday,all!

Monday, April 14, 2014


the weekend was nice:relaxing,outlet mall with my sisters,dinner at Wildfire on Sunday with the parents, sis R,big bro B and sis-in-law K and older sis J and two of the Lovebugs.

it is almost my birthday :) i love birthdays! not just my own,but anyone's;it is a special day to be celebrated.

our Spring weather has deserted us....apparently it will be back later in the week though...

i am only working three days this week!!!

kristan higgin's the perfect match is cute and funny;i always adore her books and writing.

i hope i remember to stop for some gas and go to the bank on my lunch break today!

dinner out with Bestie K tonight!!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

sunday's currently


R E A D I N G The Perfect Match,Kristan Higgins is one of my favorite authors.
W R I T I N G posts for this week.... 
L I S T E N I N G to vampire weekend's newest cd,it is not too shabby.
T H I N K I N G i am blessed with what i have in my life.
S M E L L I N G my coach poppy flower perfume I put on this morning.
W I S H I N G i had gone for a run last week after work, instead of just putting on pjs and eating dinner.
H O P I N G for good changes to come sooner rather than later.
W E A R I N G jeans,white tshirt and a striped cardigan,a rather Springy outfit!
L O V I  N G that big bro B and sis K are in town today,family dinner out!
W A N T I N G a giant chocolate chip cookie...but I gave cookies up for Lent.
N E E D I N G a new job in a real school district.
F E E L I N G excited for this week and Easter,

Happy  (Palm) Sunday!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

book club

Lisa Unger's In the Blood

Someone knows Lana’s secret – and he’s dying to tell.
Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can’t quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers?
When Lana’s closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways—to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her whereabouts the night Beck disappeared doesn’t jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana’s lies. And he’s dying to tell.
(thanks to her website)

I was not a fan of this book the further I continued to read it;it was rather dull and too dark/disturbing (even for me!) and it never really caught on fire until the last fifty or so pages. A bit too unbelievable as well,a lot of twists/surprises. I normally like Lisa's work but this one just didn't cut it for me.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

thursday's thoughts

It is thursday!!! wednesday seemed a bit too long for me but the weather was GLORIOUS!

Big bro B and sis K are in town this weekend!!!

I am almost done with Lisa Unger's in the blood. It is finally picking up speed but it is still a bit odd.

I miss Nashville....and hanging with my Besties

My birthday is in ONE week! I am super excited that I took off of work next thursday and friday for it :)

I am anxious about the Playoffs, go Blackhawks!

the March of Dimes Walk is just over two weeks away---woo!

Easter is just over one week away!!

Coffee pick me ups during my lunch break are a necessity sometimes,like yesterday.

I am guest posting next week,my I think third time doing this for another awesome blogger.

Elementary and BBT are new tonight AND Alaska State Troopers

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

oh the Royals!

Because,come on,could I love William and Kate and adorable baby George anymore?! Love this photo,what a sweet moment!

They all just seem so "normal" and nonchalant :)

(thanks to PEOPLE for the photo)