What's Up Wednesday

Hi!  Happy Wednesday Friends =)  I'm linking up with the fabulous Mel, Shaeffer and Shay for, What's up Wednesday =)


School starts tomorrow here, and I really really need to get into a routine with dinners around here.  I feel like this is always an issue! haha  Especially now that fall sports will be starting, we are going to be busy a lot.  Crock pot meals are going to be a lifesaver for sure =)

Summer.  Even though we are still experiencing "summer" like weather, and it's technically still summer...I am already missing our lazy summer days. 


Chilly fall days will soon be among us!
 
 Any day that I am off from work!  Work has been crazy this summer.  Lots of being forced into work on my days off.  So any day that I have a day off...I'M LOVING!! =)

Well, work.  Ha!  I participated in a filming for a local TV show here the other day for work.  I didn't have anywhere for Emma to go that day, so she tagged along with me.  






We filmed in locations all around our city, and then we ended with pizza at UNO.  Emma was in heaven because there is a TV show that airs on Animal Planet that is called Northwoods Law.  It is all about Maine Game Wardens, and one of the stars from that show was there.  Emma was so excited because she sat with him at lunch.  


I asked her if she wanted her picture taken with him and she got all embarrassed and said no.  So I snuck this picture ;)

Getting back into the school routine.  I so so so enjoy our lazy summer days and it's going to be so hard getting up again and out the door for school for Emma.   

The final details of Emma's birthday party.  It's the first year we are doing her party somewhere other than our house.  She wanted a bowling party!! =)



This.





Can't wait!!


I'm not currently reading anything, but I am watching this!


I may have mentioned it once or twice or maybe three times, but the show is amazing =)

We plan on spending Saturday at camp, and then Sunday we are heading to a concert.





Rascall Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane.  Should be a fun time =)

 Emma turning 10 years old!!  Crazy how time goes by so fast!  Apple picking.  And getting ready for some fall fun =)


I hope you all have a GREAT Wednesday!!!

Hello Monday

Hi!  And Hello Monday!  =)  This is our last Monday of summer vacation.  Thursday Emma starts 5th grade.  5th!  Seriously, where did all these years go?!  I can't even think about this being her last year of Elementary school...so let's move on for now! ha! =)  Link up your Monday posts below =)

Don't forget to grab the new graphic =)

We had a crazy busy weekend.  The weekends I work it's always hectic.  Getting the girls picked up around 5pm, getting dinner, and then bedtime routine.  There isn't too much time for play mixed in there on these weekends.  Friday evening we did make it to the park for a bit.  But oh my gosh it was so hot!  Trust me, I would take hot weather over cold any day, but we didn't stay too long because it was really humid. 







Emma was rocking the Surf Style t-shirt for sure!  My brother in law bought it for her and she is in LOVE with this shirt!  Brings back lots of memories from the 90's for me =)

The rest of the weekend was pretty blah.  We didn't do a whole lot in the evening on Saturday.  Yesterday the girls went to camp for the day and I headed there when I got out of work.  It's a bit of a drive there, and we got home pretty late last night.  

The sunrise yesterday morning was absolutely beautiful.  If you know me, then you know I am a huge sucker for sunrises and sunsets.  





The sky looked like it was on fire behind me.  Beautiful!  

I hope you all had a great weekend!!!  Feel free to link up below =)



Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Friends!! The weekend is almost upon us!

As always I'm Linking up with Narci, Andrea and Erika =)

It's so funny how you can have 2 kids, and they are completely different.  Emma and Alyx are like night and day.  Emma has always been quiet and won't take anything without asking first.  And then there is Alyx.  She's not quiet.  And she doesn't tend to ask when she wants something, she just gets it.  So while I was in the shower yesterday she helped herself to a lollipop, or two, or three, or four....or well how about 9!


I laughed but also told her that she needs to ask before getting into them.  I was certain she understood what I was saying...and then this happened after dinner last night...


I hid them, and she found them!  Apparently my hiding spot wasn't good enough ;) 

Emma went to my parents house on Monday morning, and Wednesday morning she and my mom left for southern Maine to spend the night and go school shopping.  They also did some sightseeing.


She looks sooo grown up here.  They visited a couple of lighthouses, and then they went to the Garmin store.  Home of the worlds largest Globe.


See Emma there?  She looks pretty tiny compared to that globe! 

I came up with a new Graphic for my Hello Monday linkup.  Make sure you grab it =)


Alyx and I enjoyed running errands on Wednesday, but we definitely missed Emma!






I hope you all have a great Friday!  And an amazing weekend!!

Linking up with Karli and Amy =)


 Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha, and Darci =)


 Linking up with Katie, Tiff, Della and Caitlin =)


Lastly, linking up with Stephanie and Beth =)


Life Lately

Happy Thursday Friends!  

Here's a little random Life Lately post for you...and let me tell you our life lately has been very boring. 
Emma has been away at my parents since Monday, but she comes back tonight!  My mom took her on an overnight trip away to do some school shopping.  She facetimed with me the other night to show me all her stuff she got, and all I can say is she is growing up!  No more Carters and OshKosh for her.  She called me this morning and told me there was a Starbucks next to the hotel, and she wanted to know what I thought she might like from there.  Gosh this kid is just like me! 

The other day I came across the recipe for Strawberry Soup that is served at 1900 Park Fare that is located at Disney's Grand Floridian resort.  When we were last there we fell in love with this soup, so I was excited to come across it.  We made it and it tasted just like the originial =)


Alyx's new favorite thing to say when we are getting ready to leave the house is say "Buddy want to go for a ride?"  Meaning, she's asking the dog if he wants to go with us.  So he's been tagging along when we run errands.  


Alyx was a hot mess this day, and desperately needed to have something done with her hair ;)

And lastly, Brian made us the most delicious dinner last night.  Check this out.


He is an amazing cook and if he weren't a police officer I think he should have been a chef!  ha! 

I hope you all have a great Thursday!! 

Honest...Beauty

Happy Wednesday Friends!

I'm so excited for my husbands cousin, Daniel, that I wanted/needed to gush about him =)  Daniel is an unbelievable makeup artist and lives in NYC.  The list of clients he has makes me so unbelievably jealous.  Last week he announced that he joined with Jessica Alba and her company, Honest, and was releasing  a makeup pallette!

It's called, "Falling For you"




I cannot wait to get my hands on this!!  It was just released last week.  You can find it online at the Honest Company by clicking HERE and it is also available at Ulta.  I went to my local Ulta, and can you believe that it was sold out!!  I have ordered it, and I'll be checking the tracking information every hour.  I'm so proud of him and everything he has accomplished.
A couple of years ago he did my makeup for a wedding while he was home, and I loved it =)

 
If you end up buying this palette, make sure to let me know how you like it =)

In my last Ipsy bag, I received a makeup sponge, and let me tell you...it's amazing! 


If you haven't tried these, do!  You'll love it =)

I hope you all have a great Wednesday!!! =)

Tuesday Talk

Happy Tuesday my Friends!  In my crazy line of work today is actually my Friday and Wednesday and Thursday are my Saturday and Sunday =)  So I am in deed glad to see Tuesday here so I have the next couple of days off. 
Thank you to everyone who linked up yesterday for my hello Monday post!  It's fun getting to read new blogs.  I have a new graphic for my Hello Monday, so be sure to grab it!


And also, thank you to Emily from Simply A Rough Draft for her Meet & Greet blog post yesterday on me =)  It was fun answering all of Emily's questions.  If you missed the post you can find it HERE =)

So have any of you caught the new show on Hallmark, Chesapeake Shores?  Oh my goodness, I am in *love* with it!!


The cast is great, the setting is incredible, and I love love love that I can sit down and watch it with my 9 year old!  She has really enjoyed it so far too, and since it's a Hallmark show, I don't have to worry about the content of it.  It's on Sunday evenings if you're interested ;)

 We have 8 days left of summer vacation and then school starts back up.  I can't believe how fast this summer went by.  I am by far not ready for winter to make it's arrival. But at least we will be able to enjoy fall first =)

I hope you all have a great Tuesday!  See you back here tomorrow =)
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Hello Monday

Happy Monday Friends!  This is the first time in a while that I have been *happy* to see Monday upon us.  After being home since last Sunday sick, I am finally back to work and out of the house!  It's great, I kind of feel human again =)  Make sure to link up your Monday post below =)

First off today, make sure you hop on over to Emily's blog at Simply A Rough Draft.  She started this fun series, Meet & Greet Monday.  She highlights a different blogger every Monday, and today that person just so happens to me lil' ole' ME!! =)  I have absolutely loved getting to know Emily through blogging.  We were set up as partners for a blog swap several months ago and that's how we first "met'.  Her blog is hysterical and will always have you laughing.  Make sure to stop by =)

The past week since I was home, I had a lot of time on my hands  And since it's only...

95 Days until Disney =)  I finally got my butt in gear and made our resort reservations and some character dining reservations!
I had really wanted to stay where we stayed when we went last time, The Sheraton Vistana, but it wasn't available.  So I guess this will have to do


Looks pretty nice =)  It's the Marriott Cypress Harbour in Orlando.
I also made reservations for Character breakfasts at both Cape May and 1900 Park Fare.  We're getting really excited to go!

I hope you all had a great weekend, and have a great Monday!  See you back here tomorrow =)