Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend Recap

Good food and good friends...who could ask for more?

Friday was super uneventful. One of my kids almost got in a fight at camp which made for a long afternoon. Truthfully I was exhausted and didn't feel like doing much of anything anyway.

Saturday I decided to go on a little shopping spree. There are about 4 Homegoods/ Marshalls/ TJ Maxx stores within an hour drive of my house so I hit them all up. Spent way too much money but came home with curtains for my entire house. Something I have wanted to do since we moved in.

Saturday night was an epic neighbors extravaganza. Long story short, there were a lot of dranks, a lot of friends, and a lot of fun!

Sunday Mike and I headed to Ikea for a date day. Everything I went there for was out of stock but we still managed to spend almost $300 somehow. I have a totally awesome idea for our landing, so I'm super excited to put that together. Don't worry, I'll post pictures on here. I hope I can remember to take before/after pics. haha. I'm bad at that.

On the way home we remembered there was a Duclaw Brewery in Bowie. If you have ever had Duclaw beer it's delicious, and the food is exactly the same. I got a cuban sandwich and it was AMAZEBALLS!! Sooo good. Mike and I also shared a flight of a bunch of beers we haven't tried from them yet. There was one called Morgazm that has grapefruit in it and, although I hate grapefruit with a passion, it was delish!!



That was it!! Full of shtuff but also enough time to relax. 


Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Five!

1. I got through one whole week of Horizons! Well...almost. The day isn't over yet. The first week is always so hectic because nothing is organized and it's all over the place. But we got through it! Can't wait to get home and celebrate with a DRANK!


2. I made some awesome fruit salsa last night! It was delicious if I do say so myself. Thinking about posting the recipe on the blog next week! I'll definitely be making it again.


3. One of our best friends had his 30th birthday this week so his girlfriend and his mom threw him a surprise party. It was definitely a success. He had no idea and his face was priceless. Haha. Good times! His girlfriend is due on July 14th so we was super preggers. I can't wait to hold that little boy!!!


4. We FINALLY got another keg for our kegerator. We settled on Landshark which is actually what we had before. Only problem is it's so easy going down we go through the keg really quickly. I told Mike next time we need to get something we can only have a few beers of, then switch to some VODKA....hehehe.



5. I got my first Influenster box this week!! I haven't had the opportunity to try anything but I plan on doing some of that this weekend. Some of it I need a beach for.....any takers? That might have to hold off for a little bit. Anyone else get the #SurfsUpVoxBox??


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Celeb Sighting!!!!

So.....Sunday, while I was minding my own business shopping for khaki shorts in Target, I totally ran into Kailyn, Javi, and Lincoln from Teen Mom 2!!! Truth is, I apparently looked right at them and was oblivious. Hey, what can I say....when I'm in the zone, I'm in the zone. Mike was actually the one who walked up to me and said....

"Are you kidding me? Did you see who that was? You looked right at them."
Totally oblivious me says, "Nope, who??"
"Javi and Kailyn. Look right over there!!" (yup, don't let the tats fool you. He's a Teen Mom fan.)
*Jaw drops, mind totally unfocused, wtf, wtf, wtf...that's totally Kailyn and Javi!!* "Holy shit......Ho-ly shit! WTF?!?! How freakin awesome!!"
Mike..."You're not going to go over there are you?"
"No, they're content, just let them shop like real people. WTF?!?! I don't know what to do right now..."

So here is what makes this hilarious. Every time Mike and I go to Dover I say to him...."I wonder what Kail and Javi are doing today." and today was no different. On the way to Target, I said, "How weird would it be if Kail and Javi just walk by while we're shopping. I mean it's totally possible!" Mike laughed, as usual, and agreed and we went on our way...then BOOM!! It was totally bound to happen at some point. But totally awesome!! Too bad that Cutie Patootie Isaac wasn't there...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Let's Be Friends!!!

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!



A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 71st week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 




***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 

Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'

&
The co-hosts 

 and your co-hosts:


***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

How to Make a Life

Hello! This is Chelsee this week.  So you all impressed me so much by the posts you submitted last week! I have to thank all of you for linking up and giving us some great posts to read! This week many amazing posts were submitted and many of them I referred a few friends to for them to also enjoy. I personally love reading about your lives and thoughts on just about anything, as well as seeing the delicious food you recently made! I hope that you all continue to linkup your posts (not blog url) and follow a each week because I must say that they are all very interesting to read! 

Now onto the winner! 
Sheryl blogs over at How to Make a Life and from the looks of this post, her blog name fits rather nicely with her post themes. I am one that loves decorating my house and since I live near the beach I tend to love to play on the beach theme. I was immediately drawn into this post from the gorgeous pictures. I kept wondering where can I get one of these! Photo after photo I fell in love with all of her decorations! I thought about it and realized that I knew tons of people that loved beach themed decorations and I thought that you all may want to use some of these ideas to create your own space. It seems that Sheryl and I have lots in common, in that we love making decoration for our homes. I love making beach themed wreaths and I will say that I feel so in love with the one she made! Make sure that you all head over and check out her summer decorations! 


Go say hi to Sheryl today! I am sure she would love a comment from you! Be her friend and expect fantastic posts from her blog! 

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

To the love of my life....



Today marks a full two years we have been married. I can't say it's been the best two years of my life. Truth is...it's been the best 6 years of my life. Something happened in me the day I met you. Maybe it took me a year to figure it out, but all that matters is that I finally let my heart decide what to do. And apparently, it made the right decision.

You truly are my soul mate. I can feel it in the "rhythm" of us. In the way we can literally have conversations without talking. The way your mouth speaks what my mind is thinking, even after moments of complete silence. I can feel it in the way you reach for my hand in the middle of the night just know I'm there. It never ceases to amaze me how in tune our bodies are.

I love you. I know you know that, but I wonder if you can even fathom how much. Truthfully, I don't think I can even explain it. You honestly are a piece of me and when you're not here, I feel like only half the person I am with you. Thank you for being the one to bring out the real me.

So here's to another year of us. Another year of endless possibilities and a lifetime of infinite love and laughter.

I love you Goober.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's summer!! Just kidding.....


So our last official day of school, even as teachers was yesterday. Unfortunately, I got suckered into presenting at our Tech Academy this year. I wasn't that worried about it until I found out it was a THREE HOUR LONG CLASS!!

OK, so most of you know....I can talk. But only about things I find interesting. And truthfully, teaching technology every. single. day. has made me a little blech about it. And, the people who take this class are not familiar with the technology I'm presenting, so there are so many questions, and I'm trying to explain it all and it's like....holy shit! Get me outta here!!

The good news is that after today my summer break officially starts. The bad news is that summer school starts on Friday and goes until August 1st, so....I don't really get a "summer break". haha. But...two weeks is better than nothing I guess.

So anywhoooooo....wish me luck on this next class. Hopefully the people aren't bored as hell during my presentation. haha.

And...in honor of my presentation today, I'll leave you with an iMovie presentation all about me!! If you want to learn how to do it yourself, come take my class!!

video

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!



A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 70th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 




***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 

Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'

 and your co-hosts:


***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
Lou Lou girls

Hey everyone! This is Tiffany. I loved reading through your posts lasts week. Thank you! This week many amazing posts were submitted and many of them I referred a few friends to for them to also enjoy. I personally love reading about your lives and thoughts on just about anything, as well as seeing the delicious food you recently made! Thank all of you once again for your continuous support of this blog hop. I know that Tiffany and I sincerely appreciate it. I hope that you all continue to linkup your posts (not blog url) each week because I must say that they are all very interesting to read! 

Now onto the winner! 

This post totally caught my eye! At first I was like- wait- a no drip ice cream cone?! Then I looked a little closer to see that this sweet delight is a really fun idea for hosting a party to get a totally fun reaction from both parents and kids! I mean, what kid doesn't want an M&M filled ice cream cone, topped with a donut hole, candy melt, and sprinkles? Ok, def not healthy and very much sugar overload, but really great for a special occasion! I am saving this recipe for my own future events. 

Lou Lou girls is a really fun blog with great recipes and crafts! I really want to try the Olive Garden copycat zuppa toscana soup! Kimberly, Jessica, Cassie, and Miss Amber share this amazing blog. Go say hi to them and give them a follow! 

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Weekend Recap

This weekend was boring....

Friday I did nothing. I went to the neighbors for a little and then came home and went to bed sober. Boooooo!!

Saturday I got up early and went to Mom's to help clean my stuff out of the attic. Mom's attic is literally bigger than the top floor of most people's houses. It's three "rooms" and they are all filled with things from the past almost 40 years. It was hot as balls and super emotional to go through, and throw out, all those memories, but I don't have room for it at my house and it needed to be purged. The up side is that I found a ton of shit I can have a yard sale with to make a little extra dough!!


Saturday night was my nieces dance recital. She dances for the same dance company I used to. That's right, people, I was a dancer. And not of the exotic origin!! I danced for 15 years and Saturday night was the first time I ever sat in the audience. Sooo weird. But super cool to see her up there killin it! She was the best out of all of them and it wasn't just because I'm partial. She listened to her teacher and did every move when she was supposed to. I think we have another future dancer on our hands, people!


Sunday I went through a bunch of the old pictures I found in the attic. It was hilarious! Throwback Thursday is going to be interesting from now on. No one I went to high school with is safe. haha. They're coming out of the woodwork people!! Stay tuned on Instagram for some fun!!


I also cut a few of these gorgeous lillies and put them in some vases around the house. I love fresh flowers and I never get them from the store. I love picking them from my own garden and filling our house with that delicious fresh scent!!


Dateless in Dallas

Friday, June 13, 2014

5 on Friday!!

It's time for Friday's 5!!!!

Today is the last day of school!!! Well, for kids....but still!! No more boogers! At least until Monday when I start summer school. Whomp, whomp...



One of my students gave me a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card!! That means 2 medium iced caramel coffee's with just cream for me!!! Or....I could do an iced coffee and a bagel. Hmmm, I'll have to think on that one!!

I got an email yesterday confirming my first VoxBox!! I'm super excited!! It's a Surf's Up VoxBox and I totally can't wait to get it and see what the hype is all about!! Yay!!!

My lilies are blooming!! They look beautiful!! Actually I didn't even know we had them because they had already bloomed by the time we moved in last year, so I was super excited!!!


Mike cleaned the house on Wednesday!! OMG. I mean, could I ask for anything more? Like top to bottom cleaned the house. Vacuumed, dusted, made the bed...everything! Ugh...what an awesome dude. Most of the time. haha.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ABC's of Me!!....I stole it...

Yeah, I stole it. I know...Yesterday Brandi posted it and she stole it from Allison, so...I figured I would continue the trend. lol.

- Age: 29

B - Birthday month: August

C - Color: Purple 

D - Drink: Drank, drunk.....Vodka



E - Eyes: Blue

F - Flashback: Backstreet Boys - I used to cry just watching them perform on tv.

G - Game: UNO

H - Hobby: Home decor...I know, but honestly, I love looking at ways to improve my home and make it gorgeous. Hay-low Pinterest!!

I - Indulgence: Vodka, and macaroni and cheese.

- Job: Teacher - I teach tech ed to grades K-5.

- Kiddos: I want 2, one boy and one girl. But none right now.

L - Love: Vodka

M - Music: I'm super eclectic. I can do grunge, classic rock, rap, hip hop, country, I can do it all.

N - Nation: 'MERICA BETCHES

O - Overstock: To-go cups. Although they are slowly dwindling down because I keep breaking them. Love me some Tervis but....I'm broke.

P - Pets: Rosco, my beautiful pit bull. But I miss my kitty boy terribly still. :(



Q - Quote: I'm not really a quote person. I used to be, but I have a horrible memory so...lol. I guess..."I'll ride with you Toretto." Hahaha. OK, I know you don't get it. But that's what makes it awesome.

R - Residence: Millington, MD

S - Siblings: 2 - Scott, the oldest and Brian, the middle child



T - Temperature: 68ยบ

U - University: West Virginia Wesleyan, yeah, no one else has ever heard of it, either. lol.

- Vehicle: Hyundai Veloster



W - Want: a higher paying job. Or at least a sugar daddy....a sugar daddy would be good.

X - X: x-cuse me? I don't really know this one. haha.

Y - Yuck: chipped beef. I think it looks and smells like cat throw up so...I can only imagine it tastes the same.

Z - Zodiac: Virgo

Now you do it!! I wanna know more about you!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!!

That's right!!! You get 2 posts from me today!!!


Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!



A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 69th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 




***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 

Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'

 and your co-hosts:


***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

The Semler Life

Hello! This is Chelsee this week.  So you all impressed me so much by the posts you submitted last week! I have to thank all of you for linking up and giving me some great posts to read! This week many amazing posts were submitted and many of them I referred a few friends to for them to also enjoy. I personally love reading about your lives and thoughts on just about anything, as well as seeing the delicious food you recently made! Some posts had me in tears and some made me laugh so hard I had tears rolling down my face. Anyways I would like to Thank all of you once again for your continuous support of this blog hop. I know that Tiffany and I sincerely appreciate it. I hope that you all continue to linkup your posts (not blog url) each week because I must say that they are all very interesting to read! 

Now onto the winner! 

I through reading all of your posts and found one that I just couldn't help but send along to all of my married friends.  This one really made me think a bit more about my thoughts on marriage. I find that Kirstie's post was so real and honest that I had to share it with all of you, in hopes that if you are are going through a rough patch that you think about the 15 Second Kiss. She expressed how much of a difference taking 15 seconds out of your day to spend time with your loved one makes on your life. I highly recommend that regardless if you are married or not that you head over and read this post. This post has influenced me to try to stop and smell the roses more often.

Go say hi to Kirstie today! I am sure she would love a comment from you! Be her friend and expect fantastic posts from her blog! 

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)