March 28, 2017

Add It To My List (March 2017)...

I'm trying out something new this month and joining Lauren and Bre for their 'Add It To My List' link up for the first time. I don't know how I just discovered this now considering it was created a couple of months ago but I'm sure its going to be one of my go-to's from now on!

Add it to your watch list

Beauty and the Beast
I probably don't even need to tell y'all this because from what I've seen around the interwebs everyone else loved it just as much as I did. BUT just in case you have yet to see it: run, don't walk, to your nearest movie theatre and watch it! 

Add it to your nail polish drawer 
(I can't be the the only person with a drawer dedicated to just nail polish, can I?)

Essie polish in 'Eternal Optimist'
I've taken a break from getting my my nails done (because budget but also because anxiety caused me to bite them all off...) which is actually a good thing because I have an entire drawer full of Essie nail polishes just waiting to be used. I did my nails last weekend in the colour 'Eternal Optimist' and I re-discovered my love of it. It's described as 'as spiced tea rose with a dash of cream' and I love that its pink but not too pink

Add it to your grocery list 

Town House Flatbread Sea Salt & Olive Oil crackers
Erin mentioned these in a post awhile back and I snagged some while I was in Target the last time I went to visit MN (so back at the beginning of Feb) to give them a whirl. The box lasted approximately .235 seconds and I've been not so patiently waiting for my next trip to visit MN so I can get my hands on some more (and to see him too...). The next time I buy them I won't just limit myself to one box!

Add it to your 'Summer Must Haves'

Party Like A Pineapple plate 
Purchased from (you won't believe it) Wal-Mart. Yes, Wal-Mart. I was cruising through the store in 'the city' last week, on a mission to pick up some last minute things for the baby shower on Saturday, and I stopped in my tracks when I went past the Summer party aisle (that's what I call it anyways) and had to back up because the plate caught my eye and I had to get a closer look.  There were SO many cute pineapple things - coasters, plates, cups - but I only allowed myself to get the plate (for now. I'm sure the others will find their way into my cart somehow...). I can't wait to use it all.Summer.long!

March 24, 2017

Busy Friday...

Happy Fri-Yay! I'm off work today for my earned day off which worked out perfect because I have SO much to get done today. I had hoped to sleep in a little this morning since this day is going to be so hectic but alas my body is just attuned to 5 am wake up calls and today was no exception (eye roll). 

My Mom normally watches my nieces after school and on school holidays and today just so happens to be a PD day, meaning no school for my nieces, so I volunteered to 'babysit' them so that she wouldn't have to since it's her birthday today (Happy Birthday Mama Bear!). 

My immediate family is having birthday supper and cake tonight at my parents house to celebrate, with supper made by yours truly (and the cake too if I can find the time to fit it in - there might be a last minute trip to the grocery store for a pre-made one...).  I'm also hosting a baby shower for my nephew tomorrow and still have some prep work to get done so to say that today is going to be busy would be an understatement. I don't know where I'm going to find all the time to fit everything in but when there's a will there's a way, right?!

To top it all off, I now have to make a trip to Carlyle - 35 minutes away - to pick up my vehicle at some point today. I'll be $500 poor-er when I leave Carlyle but at least I'll have a working drivers side window (I'm trying to find an upside to seeing my hard earned money fly out of my wallet that quickly...). The first thing I'm doing once I'm back in Eleanor?  Heading through DQ's drive thru for a Skor Blizzard (because ice cream always helps). Oh how I've missed the convenience of drive-thru's over the last few months of my window not working - even if I rarely use them for anything other than grabbing coffee before or after work in 'the city'. 

So, with all that being said, I need to get on the road to my sisters to get this crazy day started. Wish me luck! I can't wait to show y'all the little touches from the baby shower - I just loving party planning (in another life I would be an event planner). I didn't want to spend a ton of money (because budget) so Pinterest has been my best friend lately. Stay tuned for the shower recap! 

What are your plans for the weekend?