Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Quick Hello

Just wanted to touch base with a few quick updates.  Things have been so crazy this past week and I haven't had much of a chance to blog myself or keep up on all of my favorite blogs that I follow.  Here's short (or not so short) list of goings on and random thoughts.

  1. Ryan got the rest of his braces on and is somewhat miserable.  You can only eat so much applesauce.
  2. I had a headache last week that lasted 4 days and finally went away on Thursday.  Not so fun.
  3. Wes' tuxedo job is ending this week, he will be out looking for other employment.
  4. I'm thinking of going super blonde at my next hair appt.
  5. I have some exciting news to share with you next week (p.s. it has to do with cooking)
  6. I was checking out the Christmas ornaments at Fred Meyer, oh how I love thee.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Speed Bumps

I rarely blog about things in my life that I am struggling with etc.  However today I am, I can't be the only one who feels horribly overwhelmed with daily life at times right?  I'm frustrated that it is taking so long to pay off our bills so that we can buy a house.  I wanted to pay off a credit card this week but the boy just announced he is going to homecoming.  We are so excited for him, not so excited about the expenses that come with it.  The pitfalls (and blessing) of being an uber planner is that I'm always thinking months ahead.  The Las Vegas lacrosse tournament is coming in November, followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Thankfully the plane and hotel are paid for.  I just want to cry.  Why didn't I get a degree at college so that I would have a career that paid better than what i do now?  Oh, Lord give me strength today because frankly I just don't have any. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thrifty McLovin

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As I scoured my garage finding items to donate for our lacrosse team fundraiser garage sale, it only made sense to buy more stuff to fill those empty spots.  Just kidding, these are some new finds from my thrift store expeditions starting from upper right: wood fall potpourri $2 came with pumpkin basket that I'm currently trying to spray paint white.  I already owned the orange glass purse vase .90 on clearance at Michaels'.  Red/white/blue checked Pier One tablecloth $4, Restoration Hardware sugar canister $2 (for my powdered sugar), small green transferware plate $1 & center two shallow glass plates $1 each.  I got these for the good o'l cream cheese with jalapeno jelly on top appetizer.  My good friend Julie gave me some home grown peppers this weekend and I chopped them up and they are ready to go into a jelly recipe.  The thrift stores are starting to put out their holiday items, you should go check it out.  I found myself getting rid of holiday items I bought and never used and finding items that I always wanted but maybe couldn't afford at full price are a bargain now.  Fall might be on it's way now, not sure yet we got fooled last week.  Cheers!