Saturday, December 16, 2017


Today is my 39th Birthday.

There is a part of me that thinks that is just absolutely crazy that I am already 39!
There is another part of me that feels like I am 80 some days! lol!

I know age is "just a number".
But 39 is still "up there" in my world.
Not as "up there" as I used to think though.

So in honor of my 39 years here on earth, I decided to post 39 things about myself that you may or may not know.

39. My favorite number is 6.
38. I prefer going to a bar vs. a house party.
37. I like to go/do vs. being at home.
36. I don't like to watch movies. I don't like to sit still that long.
35. I work better when I am under pressure.
34. I am constantly rushing to get somewhere, but I still typically arrive early.
33. I am not a fan of binge watching anything.
32. I LOVE working out. I wish I had the time to do it more!
31. I am a steak and potato girl all the way.
30. I could live on McDonald's french fries if I had to ;)
29. I love singing karaoke but haven't done it in years.
28. If I don't have nail polish on my nails I bite them down to stubs.
27. I am afraid to try something I have never done before in fear I won't be good at it.
26. I prefer jeans over leggings any day of the week.
25. Bangs are not for me...I can't stand hair in my face.
24. Actually, short hair isn't for me either. I must be able to have a messy bun at any moment of the day.
23. Starbucks' Caramel Brulee' Latte is liquid heaven to me.
22. I get embarrassed really easily.
21. I have a really good memory.
20. But that also means I can't forget things I would like to forget.
19. I don't get jealous about anything, unless you are flirting with my husband.
18. If I am at home I like to watch the (football, baseball, basketball, etc.) game and hear the commentators.
17. I love to dance any chance I get.
16. I prefer baking over cooking because everything has to be precise.
15. I take things way too seriously.
14. Instagram is my favorite form of social media.
13. I am not a fan of anything made by Apple.
12. I absolutely love sports, but I can't stand the smell of outside.
11. I wear Vanilla Noel from Bath and Body Works year round.
10. I don't like perfume because all I can smell is the alcohol in it.
9. I whiten my teeth my swishing coconut oil in my mouth every morning.
8. I don't actually have a best friend.
7. I used to despise Chipotle and Japanese Steakhouses, and now they are my favorite places to go.
6. I don't like the taste of onions, but love eating a Bloomin Onion at Outback.
5. If I am the only one I need to make dinner for, I make buttered noddles.
4. I think being raised by divorced parents made me a better person.
3. I still keep and listen to Cd's in my car.
2. I can't wear sweatpants or yoga pants outside of the house unless I am going to workout.
1. I was born at 8:06 am and that is exactly when I start celebrating my birthday :)

Friday, December 15, 2017

You're A Mean One...

Linking up Andrea, Narci & Erika for...

Happy Friday Friends!
Yes, I know this post is late but I am learning to live in the moment more.
Last night my little guy wanted to watch one of my FAVORITE Christmas movies with me and I couldn't say no!
So that meant this post had to wait until Friday morning :)

Over the weekend we spent much needed time with some of our FAVORITE people for an early Christmas dinner.

I picked up my FAVORITE little guy on Monday from school and he had lost another tooth!
That is FIVE now! CRAZY!!!!

Instagram was killin' it this week! So many FAVORITES!

This tee is so sad, but true :(

I may have "hinted" to Mic that I needed this shirt ;)

On Wednesday I joined those beautiful Texas ladies and talked about how I try to stay sane during the holidays :)

I am looking for a new coat that is a bit more casual than my wool ones I wear to work everyday.
Well, someone posted this one on Instagram this week and I knew I had to make it mine!
Camo is my FAVORITE!!!
 But when I got to the site I found this one too!!!

 So I did what any logical person would do when they are on a 50% off sale...I bought them both!
I plan on returning one of them once I try them on, but just for fun...which one would you pick?

 X had  his first snow day of the year yesterday.
While this pic doesn't seem to show it, he was pumped to get to play with his friends all day.
He actually said it was his BEST DAY EVER! lol!

 Last night we had to run a quick errand after work/school and this kid picked up these bagels to have at home as a snack.
He was closing his eyes while he was eating them because they were SO GOOD! 

These are X's new FAVORITE now!
I swear he had 4 of them last night!

Someone finally granted my wish and X asked to watch one of my FAVORITE movies last night!
He has told me for years that The Grinch was scary, and didn't know why I liked it.
So he finally agreed to watch it with me last night for the first time and really liked it!

And on that note I am calling this post done!

Looking forward to celebrating my birthday this weekend with a few of my FAVORITE people :)
I can't believe I am entering the last year of my 30's!!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Workin' it Wednesday | Holiday Sanity

 Linking up with Shay & Erika for...

Today is about keeping sane during the holidays!

Honestly, no matter what I do the holidays stress me out.
However, there are a few things that help keep the stress down a little bit for me.

Make a list

I write down everyone I need or would like to give a gift to on a piece of paper.
I then write ideas for each of them next to their name.
I check mark off what I bought, and again check it off when the package arrives.
I keep my list in my planner, so it is always with me :)

Order gifts online

As much as I love to walk through the stores during the holidays checking out all the decorations, hearing Christmas music, etc. it just doesn't work well with my schedule.
To be efficient with my time, I order all the gifts I can online.
Including gift cards.

This is honestly the number thing that helps me get through the holidays...or any time of year really.
A good workout immediately calms me down and puts me in a better mood :)

Let it go

Is my house spotless? No
Is there laundry to be done? Yes
This year I am really trying to focus on just enjoying the extra moments we get around the twinkling lights.
If that means I put off loading the dishwasher, or have to rewash a load of laundry so be it.
I know I will never have these days back again, so I am really trying to just be in the moment more.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thankful for Good Friends!

Anyone else feel like it is a mad dash to the end of the year, yet you are moving in slow motion?
Holy Moly!
I absolutely love the holidays, but owning your own business that has a million different end of the year things that need completed sometimes takes the fun out it :(

Thankfully, we have friends and family that are able to pull us away from work for a bit :)

This weekend X and I headed to one of his friend's birthday parties on Saturday.
She had a Pokemon theme too!
Actually, I heard that X is the one who introduced her to Pokemon.
Paisley is just the cutest!
X had a blast running around, playing games, etc.

 PS. That girl to the left of X is Tessa ;)

That evening Mic and I got away for some adult time with some of our favorite people :)
My friend Kelli (the hostess with the mostest) had us over for a friendly Christmas dinner.
Her house is gorgeous!
Everything was perfect!
From the table scape, to the food, to the perfectly wrapped packages, to the company.
It was all amazing :)

Kelli even got me a Cleveland Browns ornament :)
So sweet!

So thankful for good friends!

Friday, December 8, 2017

I Choose You!

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

Happy Friday!
I am so looking forward to this weekend!
Mainly because last weekend knocked me out!
Let me recap :)

Last Saturday AND Sunday we hosted X's 6th birthday parties at our house.
Yes, we had two parties.
Of course everything had X's FAVORITE theme...Pokemon!

He was over the move having his friends at the house to celebrate!
They munched on his FAVORITE pizza, chips, pretzels, and cupcakes :)

I swear their FAVORITE thing to do is hug each other!
They do this almost every single day when I pick X up from school!

I think they all had a great time!

And then Saturday night we crashed!
But not before watching X's FAVORITE college football team win the Big 10 Championship!
Unfortunately, on Sunday morning we found out Ohio State wouldn't make the top 4 :(

But there was no time for sadness, we had another party to host!
This time it was for family :)

I made X's FAVORITE, a make-your-own Skyline Chili (Cincinnati style) bar with spaghetti noodles and hot dogs to add all the toppings to!

He also received some of his FAVORITE things on Sunday as well!

We absolutely loved celebrating our FAVORITE little guy turning 6, but BOY were we exhausted!

So this post isn't all about X's birthday, here was his homework for the week.
Decorate a tree.
Of course he picked his FAVORITE Pokemon stickers to decorate it! lol!

Monday I linked up with The Blended Blog for their monthly Ask Series.
It was all about our holiday FAVORITES :)

On Tuesday this guy officially turned 6!
I wrote a little about his FAVORITES and such here :)

He shared his FAVORITE apple donuts for treat that day with his class.

Before heading out to dinner we gave him a couple presents from Mic and I.
I think he liked them! lol!

X shares his birthday with a very sweet women, so we headed out to dinner with them to celebrate her birthday as well :)
Of course it doesn't hurt that that women is the grandma to one of your FAVORITE people!

We grabbed a quick pic with our FAVORITE 6 year old when we got back home before calling it a night.

The next day he rocked this outfit my dad got him and he thought he was SO COOL!

And the birthday celebrations for X have officially come to an end.
Now we have a week until mine and my MIL's birthdays,
and two weeks until my FAVORITE holiday!

Here were a couple of my FAVORITES from Instagram this week...

And that is it!
We are looking forward to a birthday party for one of X's friends,
and then Mic and I are attending a Christmas dinner with friends :)
I can't wait!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Oh, and if you are local check this out...
(Cleveland, OH) Tower City Cinemas (230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland) will begin presenting screenings of the new animated hit COCO in Spanish starting December 8th.
“Mexican culture is so integral to the story of COCO that we felt it was important to offer showings in Spanish,” says Jonathan Forman, president of Cleveland Cinemas. “Cleveland has a large Spanish-speaking community and we hope that many families will enjoy seeing the film in their native tongue at Tower City Cinemas.”
Summary: Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
COCO will play in both English and Spanish versions at the following times:
Friday, December 8th 1:25, 4:207:109:55
Saturday, December 9th 1:25, 4:207:109:55
Sunday, December 10th 1:25, 4:207:10
Monday, December 11th 1:25, 4:207:10
Tuesday, December 12th 1:25, 4:207:10
Wednesday, December 13th 1:25, 4:207:10
Thursday, December 14th 1:25, 4:207:10

All Shows before 6pm - $7.00
All shows after 6pm Tues-Sun
Adult - $9.75
Students (w/valid ID) - $8.75
Senior Citizens (60+) - $7.00
Children (12 and under) - $6.75
Bargain Mondays – All Seats $5

Tickets are on sale now at the Tower City Cinemas box office or online at

December 6, 2017

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