Monday, October 16, 2017

I signed up to...

When X had his orientation for Kindergarten I signed up to help out with the class parties and such.
The key word being "help".
On Friday a sheet came home asking about helping again.
This time it indicated the following options...

Head Room Mom
Donate Only

See that top option up there?
Yep, that is what I marked :/

There are so many reasons I marked it really.
My job enables me to do it
I want to make sure X and his friends enjoy their first school party
I love a good theme
I like being involved as much as possible

But the biggest reason why I think I marked that option...

Because my mom did it every year I was in school :)

Part of me feels a bit obligated since she did it all those years.
Another part feels extremely nervous because I don't know if I can live up to how awesome she always made all of my school parties.
And another part thinks I can totally rock this!

So I am asking for your help!
Who has hosted or helped out with their kiddos school parties before?
I need all your suggestions, ideas, etc.!
Especially for the Kindergarten age :)

The Halloween/Harvest party is in less than two weeks so I need to get on things and delegate to the other moms as quickly as possible.

I need craft ideas, snack ideas, and games.

And GO!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fall Field Trip & More!

Linking up with Andrea, Narci & Erika for...

First let me say...Happy Friday the 13th to my mom! :)
We always treat it as a happy, good luck day!
So it is a FAVORITE for sure!

On Friday morning Mic surprised me by saying we were leaving work early to celebrate our anniversary.
That basically meant I could wear what I wanted to instead of business casual clothing.
That right there is a FAVORITE in itself!!!

So I threw on my new FAVORITE sweater, my black jeans and booties and was ready to go!
Sweater (sold out) - Jeans - Booties

We headed towards Easton since I needed to make a return at one of the stores there.
While driving through we spotted this guy...
I had no idea who he was, but Mic was all about it!
He is the Buck I Guy.
Apparently, Ohio State fans would know who he is :/

Saturday morning was X's last soccer game for the Fall season.
They all played so well!
Seeing them all give each other a big group hug was definitely a FAVORITE!
We are already looking forward to Spring soccer!

My dad and step mom were down for the game, so we headed to the Blueberry Patch with them to grab some lunch.
I love the shop there!
I resisted this adorable jacket in my FAVORITE colors... isn't it super cute?!

And look at this scarf!!!
It would be perfect for the holidays!!!

Of course, anytime my parents get to spend time with X is a FAVORITE moment for me.
I think X really likes it too ;)

Saturday was our official anniversary, but we kept things super low key by building a giant fire in our backyard ;)
Sitting out by the fire is one of my FAVORITE things to do in the Fall, but it is SO dark in the country!
I need some lights to string through the trees to make it more homey.
Any suggestions?

On Tuesday I joined Andrea for A Day in my Life.
I actually documented THAT day.
It probably was one of my FAVORITE posts recently :)

On Wednesday I joined X and some of his Kindergarten Enrichment buddies for a field trip to Wayne's Country Market.
Apparently hugs are his FAVORITE because he wanted all his friends to pile in for a group hug!

This kid is growing like a weed these days!

And for comparison purposes....Here is X's first field trip to Wayne's in 2015 and then this year :)

All the kiddos had so much fun!

Getting to pick out a pumpkin to bring home with them was definitely the overall FAVORITE part of the trip for all the kids!

X's Halloween costume arrived this week and he couldn't wait to try it on!
Football is his FAVORITE right now for sure!
This is mean/game face! lol!
He is just my FAVORITE all the time!

Since he was wearing that costume it was only fitting that we played football for a little bit after dinner :)
Here he is discussing plays with Mic ;)

Social Media FAVORITES this week...


We cheered and cheered for the last couple of weeks, but our FAVORITE baseball team lost in the first round of the playoffs :(
My dad was at the games in Cleveland and we tried to DUO before the game started on Wednesday night.
X's face seeing the field in the bottom left is so stinkin' cute!
Definitely a FAVORITE!

And on that note I am calling it a week!
Looking forward to a day spent with some friends tomorrow,
X has a birthday party for a friend,
and I will be getting things ready for our trip to Nashville! Eek!
I can't wait!

Have a great weekend friends!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Show & Tell | My Life TODAY!!!

Linking up with Andrea @ Momfessionals for...

So today is all about a day in my life.
Honestly, I love these posts!
So I was super bummed when I looked at my calendar yesterday and realized I totally forgot to take pictures over the weekend :(
So I decided to do something a little different today.
I started taking pictures as I woke up this morning, and will continue to do so as the day goes on.
I will keep adding to the post as the day goes on, so keep checking back for updates!

Yes, you are reading that screenshot correctly.
My alarm is set to go off at 6am.
We woke up at 7:18am this morning.
I would love to say that this isn't typical, but it is :/

X immediately wants to know the scores from last night's games.
Unfortunately, our Cleveland Indians lost :(
But he was cheering for the Vikings to win so that worked out.

While Mic hops in the shower, I head downstairs to get a cup of coffee for myself and get breakfast for X.

After showering, oil pulling (that's how I whiten my teeth), getting dressed, and brushing our teeth...
we head out the door by 8:30am to get to school.
Every morning we sing along to our favorites on the radio before we get to his school.

 One of the perks of owning our own business is that I get to bring X to school every day.
I actually get to walk him in :)
I know that some day that won't "be cool" so I am taking full advantage of it while I can!

Waiting for the bell to ring at 8:40am.

And just like that I am back in my car!
I turn up the tunes and belt out my favorites for a few minutes.

Tuesday mornings are trash day, so I get home and walk the trash can down the driveway :(
It definitely is not one of my favorite things to do.

Again, because of the business perk I quickly unload and reload the dishwasher and get our breakfast and lunch food ready to go all by 9:15am.
Yes, our dishwasher is up in the wall :/
Definitely will be moved when we remodel!

And I am off to work by 9:20am!

At work by 9:30am I get my breakfast and am ready to start the day.

While I am eating I check the Verse of the Day,

and then get to work on the start of this post!

Hitting publish on the first part of my day now at 11:20am.
And headed to Momfessionals to link up my post!

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day :)


Around 11:45am I headed over to Mic's office to eat some lunch and paint my nails.
Honestly, this is typically the only time I can sit calmly and paint my nails without smudging them.
It is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear in Heavy Metal.

We finished up lunch early, so I headed back to my office to dive into some more work.
Due privacy I can't really show much :/


About 2:15-2:30pm I am ready for a pick-me-up!
Today I added a scoop of chocolate Shakeology to my coffee with ice.
Shook it up and it is like an iced mocha!

At 3:30pm I was on a draining phone call with a client,
so I decided to take a break and look up some things on X's wish list.


I head out of work around 4:30pm and call my mom once I hop in the car.
I talk to her Monday - Friday at this time almost every day.

Reunited with this guy and it feels so good :)

And we are home!


After X finishes his snack it is time for homework.
So happy it only takes about 5 minutes!

I made a meatloaf on Sunday evening, so dinner was easy peasy tonight!

It's about 6:30pm and Mic is still at work, so X sits down to watch some cartoons after dinner and I catch up on Dancing with the Stars while I eat my dinner.
Are you watching?
Who are you rooting for?


Around 7:45pm X got his bath and then it was time for me to get my workout in for the day :)
Seriously, it is one of my favorite parts of the day!
Today was Upper Fix Extreme and 10 Minute Hardcore :)

About 45 minutes later I was done.
I don't typically snack after a workout, but I needed a banana to help with the toe cramps I was having.

A quick shower about 9:30pm and then it was time for my nightly skincare routine.
Tonight I went with the Reverse regimen, but I rotate between Redefine, Soothe and Reverse.
And I always use the eye cream and Lash Boost!

Now it is 9:45pm and I am finishing this post for the day!
I am ready to hop into bed, stroll through my social media accounts and then try to get some sleep before I start it all over again tomorrow!

Thanks for following along today!

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