Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tuesday Talk..On A Thursday

I had every intention of having this post ready to go for Tuesday, but then I got sick.
But thankfully the blogging world is pretty forgiving and I am able to post today :)

Linking up with Ashley & Erika for...

Cutting the cord...the cable cord.
I need your help, thoughts, etc. ladies!
I am admittedly a TV junkie.
Specifically a live TV junkie.
Or maybe I should say real time versus live.
I don't watch any reality shows that I need the live part for, but I do watch a lot of sports that I want to see right when they are happening.
Also, there are certain shows I don't want to wait to watch until they are available online or through Netflix.
Example - This Is Us is on Tuesday nights at 9pm EST.
I want to to watch it at 9pm EST.

My husband thinks all of this is crazy.
He wants to cut the cable cord.
Technically for us it isn't cable, it is DirecTV since we live in the country.
Either way, he wants to get rid of it.
Help!

Do you all have cable, DirecTV, or something else?
If you don't have one of these services, what do you have?
How do you watch "your" shows?
How about your kids?
And because I am a tomboy, how do your husbands watch live sporting events?

Right now I am winning this battle in our house, but I do like to save money and understand the idea of cutting the cord.
But I just can't do it yet!

So again, I need your help!
How do you manage this in your home?
Do you use an Amazon Fire Stick?
Do you have Netflix?
Give me all the details please :)

Thanks for your anticipated help!



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What's Up Wednesday | February

Linking up with Mel, Shay & Sheaffer for...

What we're eating this week...
Kaluska (cabbage & noodles)
Pork chops & veggies
Tacos
Rotisserie Chicken & potatoes


What I'm reminiscing about...
Football season!
We watched the Superbowl at the beginning of February and I am truly missing football!
Thursdays through Mondays just aren't the same without it :(


What I'm loving...
These chips!
 They are so, so good!!!!
Run, don't walk to your nearest grocery store to pick up a bag today!
They come in three different flavors, but my favorite is the garlic & herb ones :)


What we've been up to...
I had a Mommy & X Date Night where we went to Skyline Chili for dinner, and then spent some time in our favorite store - Target!

I went to a traveling vineyard party at a friend's house and had so much fun!
And actually learned a little bit about wine too!

I helped X make his valentines for school,


Mic and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner and showv,


 I enjoyed Valentine's Day treats with my guys :)

And last but certainly not least, X is officially signed up for Kindergarten in the Fall!
We all so excited for him to start school!
He absolutely loves school, his teachers, and friends and I am looking forward to watching him grow, learn, and make even more new friends :)


What I'm dreading...
This never ending cold X and I seem to keep fighting :(
Honestly, we just got over the last one about a week or so ago.


What I'm working on...
This may sound funny, but I am working on utilizing Netflix more.
I started my membership back in November when Gilmore Girls was released, and then I have let it sit until just a couple of weeks ago.
So I finally watched the first episode of Fuller House.
I wasn't that into Full House when the original was on, but I do like Candace Cameron Bure so I thought I would give it a try.
I am going to watch a couple more before deciding if I will watch the whole thing.

Another one I tried was Santa Clarita Diet.
Have any of you watched this?
Oh my goodness is all I have to say!
Definitely Not For Me!


What I'm excited about...
Yes, Disney is still on my brain!
Being this is my first time, I just can't help it!
This month has been pretty low key since all of our food reservations are done.
We are focusing now on ordering our Magic Bands and getting ready to pick our Fast Pass picks :)
Any suggestions for this newbie?



What I'm watching/reading...
I am completely caught up on This Is Us and I can't get enough of it!
So good!

Mic and I have also been keeping up on Taboo as well.

And this past weekend I decided to start binge watching a show on Netflix.
Now let me start off by informing you that I don't binge shows. Ever.
Just not my thing.
Something else that is not my thing, is rewatching a show that I have seen before.
Don't get me wrong, if an old episode of Beverly Hills 90210,
Gilmore Girls, Dawson's Creek or One Tree Hill
are on the TV I might turn it on for back ground noise but very seldom do I actually sit down and watch it.
So what did I start binge watching on Netflix this weekend?
Gossip Girl
I watched the entire series when it originally aired. Every episode.
Never have I had the want/need to rewatch a show from the beginning.
But that is where this lovely blog community comes into play.
I saw a few of you were watching it for the first time (crazy), and I couldn't help myself.
So when I was laying around sick I started watching Gossip Girl from the very beginning. Again.
Want to know something?
I love it just as much as I did years ago!
TV shows over movies have always been something that calms me.
And when I find shows that calm me I fall in love with them.
While I can't say that I am going to binge watch all my favorites...I may now have something I enjoy doing when I can't find anything else to watch or I am sick in bed :)

We are also still watching a ton of YouTube videos to prepare us for our trip to Disney World!
You can never be over prepared ;)


What I'm listening to...
Still obsessed with Ed Sheeran's Shape of You and Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood's Fighter.




What I'm wearing...
My new Sketchers!
I tend to wait to use or wear new things until the event or the season.
I was planning on saving these bad boys until we hopped on that plane for Florida, but I couldn't help myself this past weekend.
The weather was great so I figured they wouldn't get too dirty :)
They were a dream to walk around the grocery store in!

I also got these new running shoes the other day, but I am unsure if I am going to keep them or not :/


What I'm doing this weekend...
Celebrating my mom's 60th birthday!
And maybe, just maybe hitting up the Cleveland Auto Show while we are in town ;)


What I'm looking forward to next month...
St. Patrick's Day!
It is truly one of my favorite holidays of the year!
I typically make everything green for the day  - food, nails, clothes, etc.
I just love celebrating the Irish in me (Thanks Grandma!) :)


What else is new...
I just picked up two new nail polishes this past weekend and they are the perfect Spring to Summer colors in my opinion :)
And no, I am not typically a pink girl for anything other than nail polish.
This one is called Tough Chick and I picked up Tough Luck as well :)
I will say the for the price (under $2 at Kroger) these polishes are pretty good quality :)


Bonus Question: What's your "can't live without" beauty product?
This one is tough!
Between chapstick, face wash, hand & body lotion, etc. I don't know how to choose!
So I guess I will go with a product that handles all of those things and more...Coconut Oil!

I cannot live without having some chapstick on my lips,
or moisturized hands and skin,
or a hydrated face,
or white teeth.
While I don't use coconut oil for all those things all the time, I would and I have!

What is your "can't live without" beauty product?



Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Favorites | All The Love

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

On Monday I recapped our fun weekend and mentioned a new restaurant.
We had my very favorite creme brulee' and more!

Tuesday was Valentine's Day, so I joined Andrea for Show & Tell and spoke a little bit about my two favorite loves :)


That evening Mic and I surprised X with one of his favorite spots for dinner...Cracker Barrel :)
We enjoyed our favorite pancakes and sweet tea,
and then came home and enjoyed the sweets I made :)
Chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite!!!!


If you are local, make sure you check out my giveaway from Wednesday's post!


I still haven't made it all the way through watching the Grammy's, but these were my two favorite performances so far!


Did you watch?
What were your thoughts on Beyonce?
#sorrynotsorry but I am not a fan of her :/

I saw this on my favorite social media outlet and couldn't help but laugh.
This is so true in Ohio!

While some of you may find this hard to believe, one of my favorite moments of the week was signing X up for Kindergarten!!!
He absolutely adores school, his friends, his teachers, etc. and I adore watching him learn and grow!
We are both super excited to start at a new school in the Fall!
Question: Did your kiddos have to go through a Kindergarten screening?
We will be on vacation at that time, and there are no make up days!
Strange!
They told me he would just be accessed when the school year starts :/
Doesn't that seem weird?
I also signed him up for Safety Town!
Do you have this in your town?
I loved it as a kid, and I am sure it will be X's favorite summer activity since it involves police and firemen :)

I announced the other day that I am now officially selling Rodan & Fields.
Be on the lookout this weekend on Instagram (xtremelyv) for some sales and/or incentives on my favorite products!
If you are interested in learning more about the products please don't hesitate to shoot me an email at leota6@gmail.com :)
I would be glad to fill you in on my incentives before I post them ;)

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Met | Rusalka Giveaway


You have the chance to experience the haunting RUSALKA by winning tickets from Fathom Events’ The Met 2016-2017 series. 
For the chance to attend Regal Montrose Theatre on 2/25 or 3/1, enter here –http://tinyurl.com/z9ej8sn

Kristine Opolais stars as a tragic water nymph in Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch JeĹžibaba.

Additional tickets can be purchased at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/rusalka. #MetHD



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Show & Tell | My Loves

Linking up with Andrea @ Momfessionals for...


Today we are talking about our loves :)
I talk about them all the time, but let me reintroduce to the main two people I spend most, if not all of my time with.


Like I have said many times before, Mic and I have been together for quite awhile.
We met while working together, and starting dating 16 years ago this April.
Oh to be that young again with little responsibilities :)

We have been married now for 10 years :)

Like any married couple, we have had our share of ups and downs, happiness and sadness, and much much more!
If it wasn't for Mic, I probably would have never moved away from my home town (or at least not too far from it) and my family.
He (and age) have taught me I can be myself and that it is OK to be different even when all you want to do is fit in.
He is my best friend.
He is one of the smartest and hardest working people I have ever met.
I wouldn't want to do life with anyone else :)


Oh this kid!
I didn't know it was possible to love someone so much until he came along :)
Despite him being a complete daddy's boy, I still think we share something pretty special.
He hands down brings the fun and excitement to a room!

He wakes up and goes to bed full of energy EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
He can be moody and bossy, but he can also be the absolute sweetest and most caring little guy.

Now I know I may be a little biased, but he is by far the coolest kid I know! ;)

I adore listening to music, singing along, and dancing with him.
I love watching football, baseball, basketball, etc. with him.
I love watching him play sports.
I love watching him make new friends.
I love watching him learn and grow.

You get the idea...I LOVE this guy so much!


Happy Valentine's Day Friends!

Other 2017  Show & Tell Posts
Splurge vs. Steal

Click here to see all of my previous Show & Tell posts :)


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