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Friday, June 15, 2018

Five on Friday - June 15, 2018

Hello everyone!  Are you ready for Father's Day weekend?  Ready or not, it's here!  We celebrated with my dad a bit early and now I'm looking forward to spending the day on Sunday with Eric.  But before that, here's my five for today ~

1.  Loft Swing Dress
I bought this little number earlier this week and was thrilled when it arrived.  The colors are red, white and blue and will be perfect to wear around the Fourth of July.  To sweeten the deal a little bit more, it's even on sale right now!  Click HERE if you're looking for a cute little dress for the upcoming holiday.  Use code NEWNOW for a further discount.


My Target Beauty box arrived this week and inside was a sample of the Good Chemistry Queen Bee fragrance.  I headed to Target the next morning to buy the full size version and was so disappointed when the slot was completely empty.  Then I realized that Good Chemistry actually had a huge variety of different fragrances, so I began to sample some of the others.  Lo and behold, I found one I loved even more!  Magnolia Violet came home with me and it is perfect for summer.  Have you checked out the Good Chemistry fragrances?

                                           
Over a year ago I opened one of my cabinet doors and my entire set of depression glass came tumbling at me.  I was able to catch one saucer and held it in my hand as I looked around at the shattered glass with a sick feeling in my stomach.  Then when I saw that the glass had hit my stove and chipped away a chunk of the paint, the tears could no longer be held back.  Since that day, every time I saw the chip in my stove it made me a little sad.  Well, this week Eric brought home the magic bottle of Rust-Oleum Appliance Touch Up Paint and the chip is gone!  This stuff worked like a charm.  If you have a chip in your appliance and are in need of some touch up paint, click HERE!

                                           

You've heard me mention this book before, but it deserves to be mentioned again.  The Wife Between Us is a definitely page turner.  There are several clever twists in this book you will never see coming!  I found it hard to put down and I think you would too.  Click HERE to check it out.  This would be a great book to have with you on vacation.

                              The Wife Between Us: A Novel by [Hendricks, Greer, Pekkanen, Sarah]

5.  Cheers....

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I've been off work since Wednesday and have been loving every minute of it!  Today the fun continues as we attend our first Muny performance of the season.  I had planned to have a picnic before the show, but am rethinking that because we have a heat advisory in place.  Hope you have a great weekend!  See you back next week.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Friday Favorites - June 15, 2018

Happy Friday!  Enjoy the links today and have a glorious weekend!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 14, 2018

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Today is the second of three days off work for me.  Eric and I had a bazillion house projects that were accumulating so I decided to take a few days and try to get some of them done.  Yesterday was day one and even though we worked our rear ends off, the list is no where near complete!  However, we did manage to get a few things checked off the list and that is a win in my book!

Knowing that my to-do list is a lot longer than my time to get everything done, I'm thinking out loud today about a few of my favorite quotes that help keep me motivated.

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Now I've got to get back to work!  I'll be sharing some of the projects that kept me busy next week and you won't want to miss them!  

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop - June 13, 2018

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So how is life treating you these days, busy? This time of year is so full of events -- the last day of school, Father's Day, graduations, weddings and so on and so forth.

We are so glad that you found time to come to our party ♥ We look forward to seeing all that you have to share with us this week. Please be sure to visit some posts and pin, comment and share before you go!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Five on Friday - June 8, 2018

It's Friday!!  Who else out there is ready for a weekend?!?  I know I sure am.  I'm also ready to share my five with you today, so with no further ado ~

1.  Cody
You might remember last fall I mentioned my dear friend's son, Cody, was involved in a car accident that left him with very serious injuries to his head and body.  Well, after 8 long, silent months, Cody is speaking!  (Insert praise hands here!)  This great news actually began on Mother's Day and his speech has continued to improve ever since.  The road to full recovery is still long, but this is such a huge step forward!  If you would like to read Cody's story, check out his GoFundMe page HERE.  And please continue to keep Cody and his family in your prayers.  Cody's a fighter and I have no doubt that this is just the beginning of his miraculous recovery!



2.  Ocean's 8
Can't wait to see this movie that opens today!  So many fabulous female stars came together in this film - Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson.  Here's how Rotten Tomatoes describes it, "Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull of the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City's annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars."  Is it on your list of movies to see?

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3.  National Best Friend Day
Hip, hip, hooray for best friends!  And today's the day to celebrate them!  We all have moments when we just need best friends to lean on.  Let today be the day you tell them how much you appreciate and love them in your life.  To all my friends -- I honestly don't know what I would do without you!  Thanks for being there for me.

National Best Friends Day June 8

4.  Saddleback Carriers
Have you guys seen the Saddleback Carriers?  These things are game chargers for parents with small children!  If you've ever tried to carry a kid on your shoulders for more than a nanosecond, you know what I'm talking about.  Saddleback Carriers have a little seat for the child to sit in AND straps that go around their legs to make them more secure, allowing you to be hand-free!  One version comes with a backpack and the other is just the carrier.   Looks like a pretty cool contraption to me!

Saddlebaby Shoulder Carrier pack model
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SaddleBaby Shoulder Carrier-UNI Model
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5.  Summer body....

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Have a great weekend guys!  My friend, Debbie, is coming over tonight and we're going to watch the new episode of Nashville.  Then I have some wedding work to do on Saturday and Sunday.  Hey -- just a friendly reminder to RSVP to any of those invitations you get in the mail.  It's no fun having to track people down to see if they are coming to your event or not!  See you next week.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Friday Favorites - June 8, 2018

Hello!  Welcome to Friday Favorites.  Hope you have a blast checking out all the links from last week.  Please feel free to link up this week with your favorite post.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 7, 2018

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  Here we are again knocking on the door of the weekend and I, for one, am getting pretty excited.  Aren't weekends just the best!  Especially in the summer.

We are in the midst of enhancing our patio just a bit with some lighting and I'm looking forward to sitting outside after the sun goes down and doing some reading.  I'm picturing hanging out by the fire pit, a cool breeze blowing and being engulfed in an awesome read.  That's one of the beauties of reading on a Kindle - you don't need a lot of light.

Are you a Amazon Prime member?  If not - WHAT?!?!  Click HERE for your free 30-day trial.  (You're going to love it!)  If you are, have you been getting your free book every month?  This month I choose The Things We Don't Say.  Loving it!

Here's what Amazon says about it, "Nearly sixty years ago, renowned London artist Patrick Adams painted his most famous work: a portrait of his beloved Emma Temple, a fellow bohemian with whom he shared his life. Years after Patrick’s death, ninety-year-old Emma still has the painting hanging over her bed at their country home as a testament to their love.

To Emma’s granddaughter, Laura, the portrait is also a symbol of so much to come. The masterpiece is serving as collateral to pay Laura’s tuition at a prestigious music school. Then the impossible happens when an appraiser claims the painting is a fraud. For Laura, the accusation jeopardizes her future. For Emma, it casts doubt on everything she believed about her relationship with Patrick. Laura is determined to prove that Patrick did indeed paint the portrait. Both her grandmother’s and Patrick’s legacies are worth fighting for.

As the stories of two women entwine, it’s time for Emma to summon up the past—even at the risk of revealing its unspoken secrets."

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I also joined an online book club and am looking forward to heading straight into the book selection of the month as soon as the last page of The Things We Don't Say is finished.  We're reading The Wife Between Us.  

The Wife Between Us: A Novel by [Hendricks, Greer, Pekkanen, Sarah]
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I've heard great things about this thriller, so I can't wait to dig in.  I'm also very excited about being in a book club.  Talking about a book with others who have read it is something I just love.

I'm also adding a series to my Kindle.   Have any of your read The Cabots series by Jamie Beck?  It's a three book series about family, friendship and starting over.  The grand total of all three books right now is $9.47.  How can you beat that!

Before I Knew (The Cabots Book 1) by [Beck, Jamie]
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All We Knew (The Cabots Book 2) by [Beck, Jamie]
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When You Knew (The Cabots Book 3) by [Beck, Jamie]
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What's on your reading list for the summer?  Let me know if you've read something awesome lately.

So that's what I'm thinking about out about today.  What's on your mind?  Link up and share!



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