Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday Favorites | The Last of 2017

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

Since it is already Friday afternoon, I am not going to waste any time!

First FAVORITE of the week is this guy!
I have had the flu for the last two weeks and he has been great considering it has been his Christmas break.
We had to cancel all celebrations with family due to being contagious, but he has hung in there and been such a good boy!

And I never shared our Christmas card because of being sick, and then I didn't save it.
So here it is after is has been Facebook edited...
These two are my absolute FAVORITES!
And yes, X and I totally rocked camo in our family pic this year :)
#giveusallthecamo


I asked Mic for these Minnetonka slippers for Christmas and they are my new FAVORITE thing to slip my feet into every morning!
Our house is FREEZING until we get a fire going in the mornings, and these beauties keep me nice and warm :)


My only other post this week was a question for all of you!
Please check it out here!
I would love your feedback on what your FAVORITE posts are :)


I came across Little Mugshots on Instagram and immediately started following them.
I knew I wanted something with X's sweet little profile on it and this clutch was calling my name!
I Mic ordered it for Christmas for me ;)
 The leather (by Rooted Leather) is amazing and that profile is just perfection!
By far my FAVORITE thing I received this year!


I loved both of the following so much I shared them both on my Instagram :)


And that is it for today!
We are busy moving things around our office,
the boys are (fingers crossed) getting haircuts today,
and then we are catching up on celebrating Christmas with at least a few of our family members this weekend.
And then we are ringing in 2018 with some of our very FAVORITE people :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Be safe and enjoy your 2018 celebrations!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Content Goals

Hey Friends!
I am currently on my 10th day of being home from work with the flu :(
While it feels like this sickness will never go away, I am finally feeling a little bit better today.
Meaning....I can finally hold my head up long enough to hop online and write this post!

I do have a goal post coming up soon, but today I wanted to talk about my goals for this blog.
I started this as an outlet and it grew into so much more.
Honestly, it grew into some pretty awesome online friendships :)
But this last year work, life, etc. have taken over and this space got put on the back burner.

I need to change that.
For me.
For you.


I want to get back to why you originally starting reading X-tremely V.
What brought you here?
What kept you here?
And what makes you not want to read anymore?


One of my goals for 2018 is to post more original content.
It could be from the heart posts,
style posts,
fitness posts,
recipes posts,
etc.

What do you want to read?
What do you like best from me?

I know not all of you are able to comment below, so shoot me an email at leota6@gmail.com with your suggestions, ideas, etc.

I hope you all have enjoyed the holidays with family and friends.
I am hoping to celebrate with mine soon :)



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What's Up Wednesday | December

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


What We're Eating This Week...
Soup, toast, and anything else that is super easy.
X and I are currently sick, so dinner really isn't getting made right now.


What I'm Reminiscing About...
How we celebrated Christmas when I was a kid.
My brother and I were the only grand kids on both sides, so my aunts, uncles, and both sets of grandparents came to our house on Christmas morning to eat breakfast and watch us open our gifts.
I used to think that it was like that for everyone!
It bums me out a bit that X won't have that type of Christmas sometimes, but I guess it is all about making our own traditions.


What I'm Loving...
That I am pretty much done Christmas shopping.
Yes, I know it is only a few days away...but some years I have so much to do still!
I only have to pick up a few gift cards and wrap everything :)


What We've Been Up To...


X lost his 5th tooth,

celebrating my birthday (check out 39 random things about me),

and helping out with X's school Christmas party!

You can tell how his cold is getting worse in this picture :(


What I'm Dreading...
Everything and nothing.


What I'm Working On...
Ordering my groceries online so I don't have to go into the store since I am sick.


What I'm Excited About...
Seeing X's face on Christmas morning :)
This is still one of my favorites :)


What I'm Watching/Reading...
The Voice, The Grinch, 
Arthur Christmas.

Technically, I am not reading it yet but I am looking forward to starting my new book I received for my birthday :)



What I'm Listening To...
Give me all the Christmas music!





What I'm Wearing...
Boots, hats, gloves, scarves....and then light layers because we went from Winter to Fall again this past week.
I am wearing my new coats from A&F.
I decided to keep them both :)



What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Celebrating Christmas with our family!


What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...
A fresh start!
Celebrating Mic turning 40!
X starting basketball!


What Else Is New...
I am doing some last minute cookie baking on Friday night with some friends as long as this sickness goes away!


BONUS QUESTION: Best Gift You've Ever Given A Guy
I am going to be totally cliche' and say that Mic, my dad, my brother, and my FIL all got X for Christmas in 2011.
He was technically the first grandchild on both sides, and he made my brother an uncle :)
So he is definitely the best gift I have ever given the guys in my life!




Saturday, December 16, 2017

39

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 :(
#lifeofaClevelandBrownsfan

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!