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Fun Friday 8/5

What did I do my last week before I become an officially employed person? I watched way too much Scandal, made cinnamon bread and wished it was fall instead of summer! That’s normal, right???

I’m such a boring person……

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I’d be lying if I said Hobby Lobby wasn’t one of my “happy places”. It definitely is. I love that place. I’m kind of been wishing it was fall these past couple of days and Hobby Lobby didn’t help. Although, I kind of brought the yearning for fall upon myself. I made cinnamon bread the other night and I put a scent in our bathroom wallflower from Bath & Body Works that smells like ‘warm apple pie’. It’s magnificent though! No regrets there!

I had to visit Hobby Lobby to get some new thread for my new cross stitch project. I swear, I don’t know how I don’t have every color. And since they always put out holiday things way too far ahead I got to explore Thanksgiving and Christmas 🙂

20160804_121034I am totally convinced that I’m going to need this little turkey door sign when it actually gets closer to fall. How could you not find him totally adorable?!

I did practice some self control yesterday…because I kind of have a thing for Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. They did have some Charlie Brown Christmas theme decor.

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I feel like they are nutcrackers but I’m not positive. How cute though!!!!

Finally, if you like classic Christmas animation, I think you might like these cuties.

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Rudolph and Clarice!! 20160804_122749

If I had a child I would be all over these. I just think they would need them. When I was a kid I had to settle for a Rudolph stuffed animal that only kind of looked like him. Jealous.

I think I just had a little too much fun yesterday exploring Hobby Lobby.

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Life This Past Week

Fun:

You Have to See This Boy’s Lost Stuffed Animal “Travel the World”– by Eleanor Sheehan via PopSugar

No seriously, you HAVE to see this! Plus elephants are just THE cutest!

Health:

So, your clothes no longer fit you. Now what?-By Sarah Vance via sarahvance.com

Don’t skip the Spaghetti! -By Ree Hines via Today

I seriously made spaghetti this same night after reading this.

Hunger Is Not The Enemy– by Amanda via The Real Life Recovery Diary

I feel this way all the time. I feel like I’m not supposed to be or feel hungry. Like I’m supposed to be able to control that and suppress that feeling on my own. It’s okay to feel hungry and BE hungry.

Things I Did This Week:

  1. Helped a turtle across the highway. I turned my car all the way around to go aid this slow little fellow.20160706_084310
  2. Found some interesting things in my classroom. Old Disney records anyone? I also did a whole bunch of laminating….ugh and yay at the same time.20160701_121057
  3. Finally! I took my name plate and my mug my husband got me up to my classroom and set them on my desk 🙂 Not that I am done setting up in there quite yet.20160706_131915.jpg

 

Link Love 5/22

Favorite Post of the Week:

How To Be Okay Gaining Weight– by Kylie via yeah…Imma Eat That

If you read NOTHING else….read this. I especially like #4 and the acronym she uses. I seriously 100% feel that way. Kylie just did a phenomenal job.

Quizzes/Fun:

25 of the World’s Top Travel Destinations – by Emily co via PopSugar

Wow. All so beautiful!

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Saint Petersburg, Russia

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How My Mom Taught Me To Kick My Eating Disorder in the Ass-by Cayanne via HealthyEzSweet Life

I ❤ my Mommy, too.

Most Watched TV Show Set in Each StateMost Watched TV Show Set in Each State– by Kevin O’Keeffe via Arts.Mic

Health/Body Positive:

6 Rules That Helped Me Recover From Exercise Addiction– by Kindal Boyle via Lifting Revolution

I totally view exercise the same way she did. I use running/elliptical/body movement as a way to “earn” my food. You don’t have to “earn” food! I know, I know.

#2 scares me to death to even read….lol

What To Do When You Miss Your Hard Workout (or two or three of them…)– by Janae via Hungry Runner Girl

I just love how she is real about it and says….it happens to everyone. We are only human. We can’t be hardcore and constantly going on a routine all the time. Life happens!

Food Shaming and Comparison: The Thief of Joy– by Robyn via The Real Life RD

What she said. It SUCKS the LIFE out of you. “That somehow eating less makes you more feminine or something.” WHY do I feel like she is speaking directly to me and WHY do I feel like this?!

“People don’t care about your pant size. They are about your heart.” 🙂

 

Fun Things Friday 5/13

The 1950s called…they wanted to know if they could have their housewife back.

I wish!! There’s a time period I wished I lived in 🙂

This week while I was subbing the class I was in was reading Charlotte’s Web so I got to read them a few chapters. I forgot I liked that book! It was so cute and pretty great to re-live those moments with the kiddos.

Also in positive things this week….mail.

My birthday is next week so my Grandma mailed me a birthday present. Apparently my new obsession with salt and pepper shakers has been conveyed to her because she got me these 2 cute sets!!!!! The came from this old drugstore/old style restaurant where she lives that I love to go to.

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Are the pigs not the cutest things you’ve seen?!?! They just made me smile. She also sent me her old George Foreman Grill!!! I’ve been wanting one of these! So, naturally, I already created a Pinterest board so I can make some new recipes. She did really good this year.

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When I went to the local grocery store yesterday, the checker randomly gave me a rose. I don’t know why. I think all the women that went in there yesterday received them for some reason. It was nice though. Lastly, the world just needed to know how cute I think that it is when my Grandma mails me something. Ever since I got married, whenever she mails me something she always makes sure to write “Mrs.” and my first and last name. I don’t know if other people find that cute, but I think it’s super sweet and kind of adorable.

I’m kind of a dork and still over the moon about being married 🙂

For the most part, it’s been a pretty good week. There’s my random ramblings.

Link Love 4/17

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Fun/Quizzes:

Which “Zootopia” District Should You Live In? created by Disneytastic community member via Buzzfeed

I got Bunny Burrows 🙂

Kids Try 100 Years of Brown Bag Lunches– by Erin Brelsford via One Country

The poor 1930’s. And I hope these aren’t “kid” lunches because I don’t know, but should we give kids coffee? That one little boy with the green shirt cracks me up!

Lifestyle:

Woman defends ‘tiny’ wedding ring in powerful Facebook post– by Embry Roberts via Today.com

Rachel Pedersen wrote the actual Facebook post. Loved this because my ring is definitely not what most women are currently receiving as an engagement ring these days.

Here’s Why I Eat Whatever The Hell I Want– by Ashley Paige via PopSugar

Health: 

The Least Helpful Thing You Can Add to Food Labels– by Alyssa Sparacino via Shape.com

Does Eating At Night Actually Make You Fat? by Cassey Ho via Blogilates.com

Zooey Deschanel Blasts Post-Baby Body Expectations-by Ree Hines via Today.com

I’m sure that more women feel this way. I really hope they do anyway! However, it just makes me like her-and New Girl- just a little more.

Link Love: 4/3/16

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Fun/Quizzes:

Can You Make It To The End Of This “Friends” Trivia Quiz? by Andrea Hickey via Buzzfeed

Which Pop Tart Flavour Are You? created by Sally via Playbuzz

I got Frosted Cherry. I used to LOVE those! And take this quiz, because I know that you are just dying to know 😉

The First Images From the Illustrated Edition of ‘Harry Potter And the Chamber of Secrets’ Are Here– by Diana Bruk via Seventeen Magazine

Also I’m in love with this videoCookie Monster Bakes “play waiting music….thank you.” It gets me every single time.

Relatable/Questions:

Exercises People Hated Doing in PE– by Eleanor Sheehan via PopSugar

9 Questions About Movie Heroine Hygiene All Women Want Answered– by Izabella Zaydenberg via Elite Daily

Body Positive/Mental Health:

7 Simple Things I’ve Done To Stop Hating My Body -by Niki McGloster via Elite Daily

When Fitness Stopped Ruling My Life– by Colby Triolo via Fit University

Easter Love

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Image: http://www.nopatternrequired.com/2009/04/my-vintage-easter-decorations-cards-towels-and-tins/

Happy early Easter!!!!!

Since this Sunday is Easter Sunday, I think I’m going to try to theme this post out to be more Easter oriented. We’ll see how this goes.

Fun/Humor:

18 First Day Of Spring Memes So That You Can Start The Season Off With A Laugh– Chelsey Grasso via Bustle

Health/Body Positive:

A Numbers Game: Why Your Weight Shouldn’t Matter– credit, Andi Hatch and Rachel Waymire via The Everygirl

Hating Yourself Doesn’t Make You Thin, Just Like Loving Yourself Doesn’t Make You Fat– by Kylie via yeah…Imma Eat That

This was just beautiful. I totally agree with her on the woman in the yoga class. You are carrying a tiny human for Pete’s sake!!! 

We Are Being Lied To About Weight Loss– by Jessica Bailes via Jessica Bailes: Nutritionist and Dietitian

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Easter!!!!!! I really like infographics….

The Origins of Easter Traditions– via Above&Beyond a blog from Bed Bath & Beyond

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Easter Candy– by Ole & Shaina Olmanson via Babble

Easter Fun Facts!– by PartySugar via PopSugar

I know this post is kind of dated…but still.

 

 

Fun Things Friday 3/18

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Shopping is so fun 🙂 Especially on spring break. Mom and I ventured to San Antonio Wednesday morning to search out some good finds and fun. This is most of the things we got. Really, I’m most excited about the Snyder’s pretzels (lol) the plastic cups, the Laura Bush book (I’m really itching to read some biographies right now) and the Army green dress we found at Charming Charlie’s.

Did y’all know about Home Goods?! What a neat store! We only have a Marshall’s near were I live, so this was a new place. It’s pretty similar except Home Goods was kind of a Marshall’s on steroids. We got frames for my finished cross stitch patterns so I could hang them around the house and that random Calphon pan with a lid. I was IN NEED of a lid!!! I didn’t realize how many dishes required you to have a pan with a lid.

Also, as I stated previously, it was my first time going into a Whole Foods store. While on this venture, I found these soft pretzels!!!! So, yesterday morning, I baked them 🙂 Turns out they are pretty fantastic.

I also wanna mention this Esty shop before I go. VDazzled is a jewelry shop on Esty by Victoria Pedanou who is a Cancer Biology PhD student. She’s a grad student who creates jewelry in her spare time. Being a girl who loves stud earrings, I think these are spectacular! She does a few other types as well so go check her out 🙂

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Image: https://www.etsy.com/listing/89500739/upgrade-to-sterling-silver-posts-for-any?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Side note: Esty is a lovely place.

Link Love 3/13

Hello, all 🙂 This week has been a rainy one ’round these parts but I don’t really mind. I have kind of enjoyed it! But here is some link love to hopefully give you some fun ideas or an interesting read and bring some sunshine into your day 🙂

Fun:

33 Ridiculously Hilarious Schmidt Quotes That Will Brighten Your Day- Koty Neelis from Thought Catalog http://thoughtcatalog.com/koty-neelis/2013/11/33-ridiculously-hilarious-schmidt-quotes-that-will-brighten-your-day/

“Youths!”& “Please take that off. You look like a homeless pencil.” He says some pretty interesting lines sometimes.

6 “Guilty Pleasures” You Don’t Have To Feel Guilty About- Maya M-Bustle- http://www.bustle.com/articles/144631-6-guilty-pleasures-you-dont-have-to-feel-guilty-about

Body Positive-

If Your Daughter Fears Being Fat- by Allison Kenny, Raising A Go Girl! http://www.raisingagogirl.com/if-your-daughter-fears-being-fat/

Melissa McCarthy opens up about body positivity in Redbook magazine- Jordon Muto, Today.com http://www.today.com/style/melissa-mccarthy-opens-about-body-positivity-redbook-magazine-t78676

Quick read! “A little bit of joy goes a long way.”

Image: http://www.today.com/style/melissa-mccarthy-opens-about-body-positivity-redbook-magazine-t78676
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Health Type:

The Problem With Fit & Skinny Teas- Blogilates- Cassey Ho http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2016/02/27/the-problem-with-fit-teas-skinny-teas/

5 Ways To Have A Better Relationship With Food- Huffington Post- Willow Jarosh & Stephanie Clarke http://www.huffingtonpost.com/willow-jarosh-ms-rd/5-ways-to-have-a-better-relationship-with-food_b_6615230.html?utm_hp_ref=diet-and-nutrition

Things I Baked/Made This Week:

Gingerbread Banana Bread from Chocolate Covered Katie-http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/12/07/gingerbread-banana-bread/

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Yes, I’m well aware it’s March but I LOVE gingerbread and I also had these bananas…so, naturally.

Cheese Enchiladas 🙂

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Look at me, being all domestic.

 

I also had a failed attempt at pancakes this week. I’m just not even sure what I did wrong there. Gotta laugh that one off.

 

 

Link Love 3/6

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Saturday was a fun day 🙂 My mom and I ate lunch at this super cute place (Mr. T’s Deli) that we always somehow forget about and then did some shopping for more cross stitch supplies at Hobby Lobby. Then I did grocery shopping (ick). But overall it was fun. SO excited for a new pattern.

Quizzes/Fun:

5 Things You Didn’t Know About M&M’s- Alessandra Bulow, Rekha Shetty; Today.com

http://www.today.com/food/5-things-you-didn-t-know-about-m-m-s-t77591

Which Dr. Seuss Character Are You? Buzzfeed. In honor of the great Dr. Seuss’s birthday this past week. Of course, I’m Cindy Lou Who. I feel like I’ve taken this before.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/michelleregna/the-cats-quizzer#.skM45Pwvk

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Which Celebrity Eating Girl Scout Cookies at the Oscars Are You?- Buzzfeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/jelenaa/which-celebrity-eating-girl-scout-cookies-at-the-o-g2wy#.wglojx5pd

I was Leo.

Which Disney Princess Should Be Your Maid of Honor?- Playbuzz http://www.playbuzz.com/sydniesilver10/which-disney-princess-should-be-your-maid-of-honor

I got Rapunzel and then Jasmine….

Articles:

The Façade of Perfectionism- Barbara Spanjers http://barbaraspanjers.com/perfectionism/the-facade-of-perfectionism/

Why Are Clothes Made For Us To Fit Into Instead Of To Fit Our Bodies? -Jamie LeeLo http://elitedaily.com/women/force-clothes-to-fit/1406023/

To the Person With an Eating Disorder Who’s Worried About Never Being ‘Fixed’- Sarah Weikel

http://themighty.com/2016/02/to-the-person-with-an-eating-disorder-whos-worried-about-never-being-fixed/?utm_campaign=site_pin_image

Recipes To Try:

Flourless Banana Pancakes: 3 Ingredients- Chocolate Covered Katie

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2016/01/11/flourless-pancakes-vegan-banana/

Oatmeal Carrot Cake Bread- Recipe Runner

http://reciperunner.com/oatmeal-carrot-cake-bread/

I just do random categories sometimes………

Movies/TV I Want To Watch:

Snoopy, Come Home

Zootopia

I’m on the fence about 2 Broke Girls. I’ve watched a few random episodes and finally got to see the pilot. I thought TBS would run them in order after that but silly me! I’m working on it.

Also, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t judge me for this. I beg you. I’m kind of interested in the Jill & Jessa: Counting On episodes that start back up on TLC on March 15th. I just like those two girls. They are close to my age and just interest me. Fun fact, Jill and I were both born on the same day actually, just a different year. I think those two girls are sweet. I do not care in the slightest about the rest of the family. Thank goodness I can record the specials so I can fast forward through those parts.

I’ve also been super obsessed with cross stitch and I’m in search of new patterns. I’ve found these two that I think I want to do so we will just see. Apparently, it’s my hobby now.

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