Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pick A Winner

Today is the start of a big weekend in my house.
Can you guess what starts today?
Other than Erin, probably not.

Today is the first day of the 2015 NFL Draft!
Mic and I went to see Draft Day last year which takes place in Cleveland :)

Every year it is a huge weekend in our home!
I mean like, we wear our jerseys, eat football food, and yell at the TV just like a regular football game for 3 days!


And on top of what is sure to be an awesome weekend, the Kentucky Derby is this weekend as well!
Eek!
This sports fan can't contain her excitement!

Will you be tuning into the NFL Draft or Kentucky Derby this weekend?
What team do you follow?
Do you pick horses for the race?
If so, who are you going with?

And now the rules of the link up!
Link back to X-tremely V and Penny's Passion in your post.
Write about anything and everything :)
And make sure to link your Thursday post below!


#ThinkingOutLoudThursdays





Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Whad up? | Spring Style Week 3

The first part of that title is said in my most gangsta way possible. lol!
Today I am joining Mel, Sheaffer, and Shay for their new monthly link up

Every month the following questions will be answered along with a bonus or seasonal question.

So let's get to it!

What we're eating this week...Over the weekend I felt like all we ate were donuts!
Otherwise we have been eating roasted veggie bowls with chicken and rice, and pizza on Friday nights :)

What I'm reminiscing about...High school after listening to 90's on 9 and thanking God for unanswered prayers :)

What I'm loving...That it is finally sandal weather!
I love my boots in the Fall and Winter, but once Spring hits I am all about the sandals.
Well, as long as the temp is above 40* it is sandal weather for me :)

What we've been up to...Removing wallpaper, painting, mowing the grass, and trying to enjoy our back deck and patio before we move.



What I'm dreading...Selling our house :(
I love our house and all the updates we have done to it.
While I am excited to move, I wish I could take that house with us.

What I'm working on...This post. lol!
On my list of what needs done at our house before we list it :/

What I'm excited about...X starting T-Ball in a couple of weeks!

What I'm watching/reading...Trying to get caught up on my shows, but failing miserably :(
I am caught up on The Voice though :)
Still watching The Blacklist and Vikings too!



What I'm listening to...Since XM is free for the first few months in my new car I have been listening to a lot of 90's on 9 and Backspin. Both of them totally take me back to my middle and high school days.

What I'm wearing...I have been taking part in the #GYPOSpringStyle Challenge over the last few weeks so you can check out my outfits below :)

What I'm doing this weekend...More than likely we will be working on our house, touching up paint, and enjoying the warmer weather.

What I'm looking forward to next month...My little brother is getting married! I am hoping I don't cry like a baby the whole time since I will be up in front of everyone as a bridesmaid. I also pray that X walks down the aisle without too much crazy and stays quiet during the ceremony :)

What else is new...At the moment, nothing!
We are so consumed with fixing up, moving, selling, etc. of all the homes involved as well as the wedding that I haven't had much time to focus on anything else!


Bonus Question
What are you getting your mom (or what do you want) for Mother's Day?
Well my mom reads this here blog so I can't disclose that info just yet.
And I'm "not allowed" to give her anything according to her. Whatever!
Something I would like for Mother's Day would be breakfast or lunch with my two guys followed by a me only mani and pedi :)
Plus, I need those for the wedding the following weekend so it really takes care of tasks I have to do anyway.


And now onto my recap of the #GYPOSpringStyle Challenge.

 Day 10
Inspiration: Stripes and brights
Gold scarf - Kohl's, Black & white striped dress - Old Navy, Orange flats - Payless

I switched days 10 and 11 around because of the weather in Ohio.

 Day 11
Inspiration: Prints and brights

Blue & white gingham top - JCP, Navy skinny cords - Old Navy, Orange flats - Payless
Leopard belt - Target, Gold link necklace and earrings - Target

 Day 12
Inspiration: White, camo, and denim
Camo hat - Target, Black NF fleece - DSG, Rock & Republic jeans - Kohl's
Gray tee - Target, White converse - Nordstrom

I completely skipped days 13 and 14 since we were pulling wallpaper and such all weekend.

 Day 15
Inspiration: Gold, prints, and green

Military jacket - Old Navy, Butterfly top - Sears, Berry tank - Target
Navy pants - Loft, Wedge sandals - Target

Day 16
Inspiration: Black, mint and floral
Denim jacket - Nordstrom, Brown tank - local boutique
Palazzo pants - Jane.com, Wedge sandals - Target
Leather cuff - Farmgirl Paints, Happy bracelet - Metal Marvels

Don't forget to check out the looks from Week 1 and Week 2 of the challenge!
Linking up with Alison, Shanna, Sarah, and the lovely Style Me Bloggers below :)

Shoes to Shiraz | R Squared | Two Teens and Their Mama |
Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy | A Lovely Little Wardrobe |
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life | Puppies and Pretties | Daily Style Finds |
Making the Most of Everyday | She Thought She Could | Foxy's Domestic Side |
Quilty Joy Joy | Curls and Cardigans | Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After |
My Running Stitches | From Plaid to Pearls | Stashed Blog | X-tremely V |
 A Little Bit of Cheer | Nick and Nik





Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Donuts for the win!

This weekend Mic and I worked a lot at my in-laws new house removing wallpaper and such, so I don't have too many photos to share today.
#sorrynotsorry

We did enjoy a nice Friday evening outside with some Mexican food, adult beverages and a fire!
You better believe when I make a drink I go all out!
So happy to enjoy a fire in our rusty old bowl :)
 X and Mic bumping noses :)

Saturday morning we stopped at Apple Hill to pick up some warm and oh so fresh apple donuts.
X loves them as much as I do!
He had 2!


Sunday morning X wanted another donut and since we were heading out to do more work we happily obliged :) 
This time it was just a star donut from Kroger while mommy and daddy enjoyed some Starbucks.

That is it my friends!
How was your weekend?
Did you enjoy any donuts?


Monday, April 27, 2015

Favorite Things | Accessories

Linking up with Andrea & Erika for another edition of

Today we are talking all about accessories!
Now I must admit, for many, many years I did not like any sort of accessory (other than sunglasses).
I might start out the day with rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. and within an hour I would remove it all.
I just have never been able to function well with it on.
I blame it on my cheerleading and softball background.
Since I was about 6 years old I wasn't allowed to wear any of those things to practice or games for either sport.
Nail polish included!
So now that I am older and finally allowed able to wear those things I have a hard time with them.

But with all that said, over the last year or so I have embraced a few items here and there and really enjoy wearing them.
And boy oh boy do they add something to a rather dull outfit!

Here are five of my favorite accessories.

I am not one to spend money on bags/purses/totes because I change them so often.
I am honestly one of those people that changes my purse daily to match what I am wearing.
#slightocd
Anyways, there is one bag I have had for a good 8 years now and I still love it as much as when I first got it.
My large satchel from Harvey's is wonderful!
I still get compliments on it all these years later.
I first saw this brand during our honeymoon in Savannah and knew I had to have one!
Mic ordered this one as a gift for me and it has been one of the best investments!
Fits my style perfectly! And nobody else seems to know they exist!

4. Bracelets


From my "Happy" bracelet to my leather cuffs I can't get enough of bracelets.
I blame Andrea and her arm parties ;) Just kidding!
While working at a desk all day they sometimes drive me crazy knocking on my desk/computer, but they do add just a little something to my outfit to make it stand out.

3. Shoes
I am so not a typical girl, because I don't enjoy shoe shopping, or shopping in general really.
I do love fun shoes, but I am cheap!
I really, really have to have a reason to invest in an expensive pair of shoes.
Since I live in Ohio, that means boots for me.
But I also buy a lot of cheap shoes too, because I love to have options.
Black Cowboy boots found in a shop in Nashville.
Tall cognac boots - JCP, no longer available
Brown cowboy boots found in shop in Nashville.

2. Hats
I would honestly wear a hat every single day of the week if I could!
I love them!
I will rock a fedora, wide brim, stocking hat, etc.

But my favorite hats are baseball style hats!
All hats found at Target over the years, except the AC/DC hat.

1. Scarves
I would have named hats #1, but I can't wear them every day like I can scarves.
I started off with just a few plain winter scarves, and now I have scarves for all seasons! lol!
I can't get enough of them!
I can't say that I like infinity more than the long ones and vice versa.
They are all great!
I know there are a lot of people who say they aren't scarf people.
I say just keep trying!
Eventually you will find the right style, fabric, colors, etc. and you won't want to take them off!
You will plan outfits and such around getting to wear your scarves!
I know I do! lol!
I won this handmade navy scarf from the Hill Collection last Fall.
 Coral scarf from Target a couple years ago.
 I was given this orange and brown fleece scarf as a gift.
 The Lobster and Sailboat (below) scarves were purchased from the Hippie Chick Boutique last year.

Love this leopard ombre' infinity scarf from Nordsrom!
 I was gifted this colorful scarf in our blogger scarf exchange from Deena.
 She also sent me this handmade camo scarf in the Fall, just because it reminded her of me :)
Picked up this fringe scarf from Nordstrom a couple years ago, but it is no longer available :(
 Bonus: My favorite style of sunglasses - Aviators (TJ Maxx) - paired with a hat and scarf (both Target)!
Add a Starbucks red cup and you have just about all my favorites in one photo!

What are your favorite accessories?
Where do you shop for your accessories?
Are you cheap like me or do you invest in long term pieces?


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