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The Feels | Scatterbrain Here

Monday, March 30, 2020

Sometimes my mind gets ahead of me.
Last week I posted my monthly series The Feels thinking it was the final Monday of the month ๐Ÿ˜
So today I sharing the links to the last few months of The Feels, as well as hosting my link up below for you to join me.
Sorry again for all the confusion.
All this staying at home, becoming a teacher over night ๐Ÿ˜‰, and such has really made me scatter brained.
Hopefully things will be somewhat back to normal next month! ๐Ÿคž


Click below to check out The Feels from 2020 so far.


XOXO ~ Vanessa

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2020 Friday Favorites Week #13

Friday, March 27, 2020

Happy Friday!
It is Friday right? ;)
All this staying at home has a lot of us questioning what day of the week it is.
It truly is Friday and that means it is time for Friday Favorites with Andrea, Narci & Erika!


This week was supposed to be Spring Break for X.
While I didn't have anything big planned originally, all plans were cancelled when we received the Stay at Home order from the Governor of Ohio.
Since things started Monday evening, we took advantage of the sunshiny day on Sunday and went for a ride.
We just drove around, and then checked out some new cabins and campsites at a local lake.


The lake was high and lots of the area was flooded, but it was still nice to get out of the house for a bit.


Other than that we have stayed home.
We did have to pick up our grocery order on Tuesday afternoon that I placed on Saturday.
We quickly came back home and have only ventured outside for some fresh air and to grab the mail.


In blog news things were busy around here this week.

Monday was all about the March feels :)


For Tuesday Talk this month I shared 5 ways to stay sane right now.


Wednesday was a double dose post!


And I also shared my current work from home uniform along with some new fun options in my Style My Way weekly post.


With everything going on last week I pushed my Let's Stay Home series to this week.
So on Thursday I shared some super cute outdoor living options.


And that brings us to today!
I can't remember the last time I was able to have the time to write 5 blog posts in a week!

What have you been doing to stay active or busy or sane during this time at home?

Wishing you all a weekend that is happy, healthy and stress free!
Next week we are back to this home school thing :/

Thanks as always for stopping by!


XOXO ~ Vanessa 

Let's Stay Home | Outdoor Living

Thursday, March 26, 2020

What better time to think about your outdoor living space than when you are quarantined to your home.
Who knows how long this will last.
So let's get those spaces cozy and chill for the late nights by the fire or pool, or when we can finally hangout with friends again!



Bistro sets

If you have a small porch or balcony, or don't have the need for a big dining set these bistro sets are perfect for you.




3 piece metal and wood chat set



3 piece wicker chat set



3 piece bistro set



3 piece rattan rocker set

Dining Sets

If you are looking for something a bit bigger, I think any of these table options would be a great pick!



3 piece teak wood picnic table

I love this picnic table option with the chairs too!



6 piece dining set



11 piece wicker rattan dining set



7 piece dining set

Fire Pits

In my opinion you can't have a cozy outdoor space without a fire.

I am in love with the look of this fire kettle!!
The kettle and the cauldron give you just a little something extra from the run of the mill fire bowls.




Fire Kettle



Large Fire Cauldron

This fire pit column is great if you want a more modern feel to your space.



Round metal fire column

This one is definitely pricier, but I love the size and gray color option!



Large Round Firepit

Lights

There are so many different lighting options out there.
From lanterns to lamps, torches to pathway lights.
It honestly depends on your style and space.
Since our home is out in the country it gets pretty dark.
I love the idea of stringing some lights up in the trees!



10 count string lights



20 count globe lights

How do you decorate your outdoor living space?
Do you have couches and chairs or dining sets?
Do you have lots of decor or keep things simple?

Let me know your outdoor living style in the comments below :)

Thanks as always for stopping by today!


XOXO ~ Vanessa

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Style My Way | Graphic Tees

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Since my work from home uniform consists of jeans and some sort of tee, I thought I would share some of my favorite graphic t-shirts that I have worn in the past.
Don't worry...if you are doing some online shopping these days I will add some new ones throughout this post as well :)

I love a good graphic tee or tank.
Sweatshirts with words or graphics are great too!
I don't discriminate ๐Ÿ˜‰

From Cleveland tees...




To my love for all the Fall things...

To some of my favorite band tees...


Band Tees


 To holiday tees....



Holiday Tees

To all the feel good vibe tees...




Feeling Good Tees

Misc. Tees


I love them all!
Well, maybe those ones that talk about dogs or guacamole aren't for me.
But for the most part I like them all :)

Do you rock graphic or wordy tees?
Where is your favorite place to shop for them?

I have found quite a few of mine either at Target, on Amazon or Jane.com.

Now it's your turn to link up your style posts below :)

Thanks as always for stopping by today!
Don't forget to check out my What's Up Wednesday post as well today!

Special thanks to Andrea @ Living on Cloud Nine for picking my look to reshare last week on her blog ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š


XOXO ~ Vanessa

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What's Up March!

This might have been the most uneventful and odd month of all of our lives.
But that doesn't mean there weren't some good moments!

Linking up with Sheaffer and Shay.


What we're eating this week...
Monday - Cereal #keepinitreal
Tuesday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Wednesday - Hot dogs & Macaroni/Potato Salad
Thursday - Tacos & Chipotle Rice
Friday - Leftovers
Weekend - Ordering Out if we are still able


What I'm reminiscing about...

When we were able to leave the house freely just last week.
Too soon?
Seriously, we drove past our old neighborhood this past weekend and it is crazy to think about our life then.
Most of our years there we didn't even have X yet!
While I'm so glad for where we are and where we are headed now, we did have some great times in our old house :)





What I'm loving...
Working from home!
While I still get ready for the day, I am not wearing dress clothes ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
My daily uniform is now jeans and a tee...my favorite!




What we've been up to...

Not much now that we have Stay Home orders from the state of Ohio.
X is playing a lot of Fortnite since it is supposed to be Spring Break this week.
Next week we will be back to school work from home.


What I'm dreading...

Nothing really.
I'm lucky that I have the ability to be at home right now during this time.


What I'm working on...

This post and work for the office.


What I'm excited about...

Learning something new.
I shared 5 ways to stay sane during this time and I decided to challenge myself.
I'm currently deciding between relearning French or learning to play guitar.
Which one should I try?




What I'm watching/reading...

I finished New Girl over the weekend!

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I absolutely loved it, but now I need another good comedy to get into.

Any suggestions?
Mic and I just watched and finished Fortitude on Amazon too.

Image result for fortitude


And now I am back to watching Masked Singer with X, and the rest of my usual shows - This Is Us, A Million Little Things, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist and Schitt's Creek.



What I'm listening to...

X talking extremely loud with his gaming headphones on.
Please tell me this is normal?
I have told him to quiet down a million times, but he can't hear how loud he is ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Otherwise I have been listening to country mostly these days.







And one of my favorite songs of all time...




What I'm wearing...

I mentioned above that my stay at home attire is jeans and a tee.
But here are some of the looks I wore or recreated this past month in my style series.
This month everything had a green theme.

From this muted green button down outfit,



to the multiple options of green looks I styled for St. Patrick's Day looks.







And I shared my love for Baubles by B and all the goodies I recently received :)


Check out this post to grab my discount code for your purchase :)

Head here to check out today's post featuring lots of fun graphic tees!


What I'm doing this weekend...

Since Ohio is operating under a Stay at home order, we aren't doing much of anything.
But I'm hoping to stop by our house and check out if there has been anything new going on.


What I'm looking forward to next month...

Praying that this virus dies down and we get back to a somewhat normal life.
We have Easter to celebrate, soccer and baseball season, etc. to enjoy.


What else is new...
I shared my favorite moments from March in my monthly series called The Feels.



I also shared 5 ways to keep yourself from going crazy during this lock down we are under.



And that is it for this month!
Praying you are all staying safe and healthy during this time.


XOXO ~ Vanessa

5 ways to stay sane during the Covid-19 Quarantine

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

With quite a bit of the country on some form of lock down right now I thought it would be great to share some ways to keep your sanity while being stuck at home.


1. Workout
Now that doesn't mean you have to have a home gym, dumbbells, etc.
Pick something you enjoy.
YouTube as so many free videos you can try.
From yoga and Pilates, to HIIT and cardio, to strength training.
There are so many possibilities!
You can even just walk out your front door.
Go for a walk with you kids, play catch, kick the soccer ball, etc.
Just get moving!
Even 10-15 minutes of moving around will put you in a better mindset.


2. Read a book
You know that collection of books you have that you never have time to read?
Grab one and dive in!
I have mentioned before that I am not fond of reading books, but sometimes even just sitting down and reading a chapter eases my mind.
Don't have any books at home?
Don't worry!
Head online and you can read blogs ๐Ÿ‘‹, check out some free books here, or even buy some new books to check out :)


3. Learn something new
Is there something you have always wanted to do or try but you haven't had the time?
You could try yoga for the first time and knockout two of the five the tips I'm sharing.
How about a foreign language?
There are so many free tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube!
Is there an instrument or tool you bought years ago but never really tried to use it?
Do it!
I have a Cricut that I have only taken out of the box once or twice since I received it 10+ years ago!
Now might be the time to give it a whirl!


4. Get ready for the day
So many of us get up and get ready for work Monday through Friday.
Just because you are home, doesn't mean it is time to just lay around and mope.
Do your hair, or put on your make-up, get dressed for the day (leggings don't count๐Ÿ˜‰).
You will feel so much better about the day!
You will probably be more productive as well :)


5. Call/Duo/Facetime family or friends
While being at home with our spouse and children 24/7 is truly amazing ๐Ÿ˜œ,
we sometimes need some friend or mom/dad time too!
Think of it as you are checking in on them.
If you have the ability to Duo/Facetime with them do it!
You know those grandparents would love to see the kiddos faces.
Need some girl time?
Grab a cup of coffee, glass a wine, or cocktail and make a mom date with your friends :)


I hope one of these tips will help you from going stir crazy while being told to stay home during this difficult time.
Just know that you aren't alone.
This too shall pass and we will be back to our super busy lives before we know it.
Take advantage of your time at home.
Try to enjoy the screaming children while they are still there.
It won't be like this for long.


What tips do you have to stay sane in times like these?

Linking up with Ashley and Erika.



XOXO ~ Vanessa
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