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10 October 2016

October Goals

My not-so-busy weekend turned into a pretty busy weekend. I watched my bff's little girl Friday. Miss O and her are little buddies and I love it. We spent the whole day playing, coloring, dressing up and playing in the tree house. Miss O and Syd loved having the extra company. 

Saturday we woke up early and the hubs and I headed to town to run a few errands. Grandma kept the girls. We had quite a few errands to run and go to places I don't really enjoy with the girls. Bank, post office, grocery store. We also had some time to eat some lunch together without sharing our food. 
That night we had a birthday party. It was a little camping theme and it was so cute! Both girls had so much fun. We were going to go on the hay ride but Miss O was ready for bed. She played hard with all her little friends. 

Sunday we cleaned out our dresser and hutch (not sure the real name for it) in our bedroom. We are getting new ones delivered Friday. For those that don't know, we bought a new bed and headboard/foot board thinking later down the road we will buy the matching dressers. Well, that's been two years and I finally said ok we are buying a our matching set. Plus, I knew a family that wanted to buy my old dresser and hutch. So we cleaned, donated and deep cleaned our master bedroom. We have everything sitting in boxes and totes until we get out new set Friday. Its kind of killing me but at least we've gone through old stuff and donated a lot of clothes we don't use anymore. 

Organizing our bedroom dressers is totally one of my October goals! So getting a set was prefect timing. Here's the rest of the goals I have for the month. 

1. I've really been trying to get a great cleaning routine down for months. I think I finally have something that is working. I took some notes from a few different cleaning routines and made my own. I will have a post on this soon! 

2. DRINK WATER. I think this is something a lot of people struggle with. I know I totally do but I'm trying to get back on a better, healthier me and that starts with water and drinking lots of it. 

3. Organize bedroom dressers. Well I can mark this one of the list! I might do a post on my new set next week and some tips I use when I'm trying to decide to donate something or keep it. 

4. Trying new recipes are a favorite thing I do.  I love cooking something I've never cooked before. I've been pinning away on new recipes. I have a ton of soups I want to try so I'm hoping to try some soon. 

5. I always set this goal every month. I love taking walks at night when the girls are in bed. Keeping a goal to get a certain miles in the month really helps me stay more active. Recently the hubs and I did a 5k and we have another one planned so I'm hoping to go over my goal for this month but we'll see. 

Those are my goals for the month. I love setting little goals. I feel so accomplished when the month is over and I know I've stuck to them. Some months aren't 100% and I'm OK with that. 

Do you set monthly goals?
How was your weekend?
Anyone go to a pumpkin patch?

07 October 2016

Friday Favorites

It's Friday, it's Friday, it's Friday!!! WOO!!!! So excited for the weekend. We have no plans at all except a birthday party Saturday night for Miss O and Syd's buddy. I love weekends with no huge plans sometimes. If you didn't already know I'm the type of person that loves to go and do something all the time. I've always been this way. But here recently its nice to just enjoy a nice weekend a home doing nothing but playing with the girls and watching our favorite movies. Which include Frozen, Minions or TMNT these days! 

I've been doing Friday Favorites post for a while now and I love them. I love reading them on other blogs. I love seeing what people have read about or seen during the week that they are loving! I really love getting inspiration from Friday favorite post. 

Favorite Recipe: Creamy Turkey Gnocchi Soup.  I love the gnocchi soup from Olive Garden. Its my favorite soup they have. I found this on pinterest while looking up some new soup recipes to try in the coming weeks and I found this one. I can not wait to try this! I'm so excited to give this a try. I will totally share if this is a hit or miss recipe. 

Favorite Wall Decor: I'm loving these wall galleries I keep seeing all over the internet. I feel like I see them more and more now that I've been watching Fixer Upper. I'm updating my living room (well my whole house) little by little and trying to make a wall like this. I love everything about this wall except I would have a few more pictures because I love love love pictures. I love the 2+2 sign! 

Favorite Fall Treat: Harvest Hash. The girls would love this fall treat! They eat pretty healthy so I like to make this a fun treat every one in awhile and I know they would love this. Miss O will have so much fun helping me make this. 

Favorite Fall Porch: Isn't this so cute! I've done a little decorating on my front porch. I haven't done as much as I normally do. I usually go all out for Christmas. But I just think this is so cute! Its simple and easy. 

Favorite Online Deal: Shutterfly. I love shopping Shutterfly. I always get something for grandparents and great grandparents for Christmas. They all like pictures of the girls so this makes it easy. Mugs, mouse pads, shopping bags, notebooks, calenders, ect. They all love it. Until Sunday they are doing $20 free gift. 

Have a great weekend friends!! 

04 October 2016

Race Recap: Pink Laundry 5k

Happy Tuesday, which feels like a Monday to me. I didn't get this post up yesterday like I said I would. My great uncle died over the weekend and yesterday was his funeral so I was busy with that then came home and spent some time with my girls and hubs. 

The Pink Laundry race was last Saturday and its a favorite race of mine. I ran it in 2012 and 2013 and loved it! Its a great race put on by some amazing people. The Pink Laundry race is put on to help raise money for the Stephanie-Vest Foundation which helps families who are going through hard times fighting cancer. 

There were over 600 people there but it didn't feel over crowed at all. The course is an amazing and easy course.   Its got a few hills but nothing major. Its all downtown Lee Summit. The weather could not have been more perfect for the race. I remember the last time I about frozen to death waiting for the race to start. This year the hubs and I just had on t-shirts and felt fine. Syd did get a little chilly in the stroller but nothing major. 

Miss O had so much fun! First thing when we arrived she thought she was going to a party because she heard the music. This girl loves a good party. 
She ended up running about 1 mile and 1/2. She stayed right by us the entire time which is shocking since she likes to just go-go-go. About 2 miles in she decided she needs to rest. The hubs pushed her and Syd in the stroller the rest of the way. The last minute of the race Miss O hopped out of the stroller and ran with us across the finish line. She had so much fun. She's already asked to do another one. 

 Chris and I can't wait for out next race! We have one in mind for the end of the month. Thinking about doing it without the girls next time but we'll see. Can't wait to get back to running races like I was a few years ago. I almost forgot how much I love them!

How was your weekend?
Anyone do any 5ks?

30 September 2016

Friday Favorites

Its FRIDAY! I love Fridays!!!! I mean who doesn't! Today is the homecoming game night from the school I went to growing up so I'm taking the girls to the parade and hoping the don't run out of candy this year. 
Other than that no plans but getting ready for a 5k Saturday morning. The race starts at 8 so we need to leave the house by 5:30 and if you know me, I'm not a morning person... But I'm excited and Miss O is excited to do her first race! 

Since its Friday let's jump into my favorite things! 

Favorite DIY:  DIY Floating Shelfs. I've been looking for different shelf ideas for the living room and I love these! Plus, I love a good diy project. I'm hoping my mom or Chris can help me with this. Its super cute and seems pretty easy to put together. 

Favorite Oil: SleepyLze. This oil is amazing! I've been diffusing this in the girls room to help get them ready and calm for bed and it works wondering. Plus, I put a couple drops on their feet with coconut oil and it really helps too. 

Favorite Recipe: Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Soup. This look so delicious! I'm so ready for slow cooker soups. I love soup season and have been craving a big bowl of soup. Plus, this would be a great freezer meal to add to your freezer for those busy days when you just need something easy and quick to throw in the crock pot. 

Favorite Show: This show is amazing! Is anyone else watching it? The hubs and I love it, mostly because we love Kiefer Sutherland. We loved his show 24 and we love him in this show. You really need to give this show a go because its been amazing so far. 

I hope you guys have an amazing weekend! I'll be sure to check back with you on Monday! I already have a post waiting for you guys so its a win. 

Happy Friday friends!!! 

29 September 2016


How in the world is Saturday already October?! I keep thinking I have a few more weeks in September to get ready for fall/winter. I am, however LOVING this cooler weather we are finally having. I really didn't think summer would ever end. Although, I'm a little sad its ended since the days are getting shorter and its getting darker faster but I am loving this weather! 
Our lives lately have been crazy but the hubs is done coaching golf. The season was a very short one and life is finally starting to kind of slow down. 
Today, I thought I would give you an update on what's going on in our life and the girls are up to now.

The hubs just got done coaching his first season of girls golf and he loved every minute of it. I think he was a little worried going in to coach a girls sport since he never has before. But he loves golf and all his students so much I knew he'd do great. Golf was a short season compared to football but I kind of love it. Actually, I really love it. No more nights past 8pm, no more games every Friday night till November and more family time. The girls love it too. 

Miss O, this girl is crazy, funny and very independent. Some day I hate the independence and most days I love it. She starting to really show interest in books and reading now. She loves watching movies. Girlfriends LOVES watching the old 80s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. She picks that movie daily. Donnie (as she calls him) is her favorite because he wears her favorite color purple. She really wants to be him for Halloween but I'm having a hard time finding a purple TMNT costume for her. Miss O started tap and gymnastics in August for this year and is LOVING in but I think she's going to be more of a sports than dancer kind of girl. Those are the only things offered for her age so we'll see next year what she chooses. 

Miss Syd. The baby of the two and boy oh boy does she know it. She's still a little needy but getting more independent every day. Little Lady loves music of all kinds. I think she's going to be the dancer of the family like I used to be. I've never seen a child her age eat as much as she eats and that probably because her sister is a little picky when it comes to food. She loves her vegetables which is more than I can say about Miss O. Her favorite movie is Minions and thank goodness Netflix now has it because our dvd doesn't work anymore because she's watched it so much. She loves playing with big sis but she also enjoys her time when she can play by herself. She loves being the baby of the family. 

Life is at an amazing stage right now and I couldn't be happier. 

That is what's been going on lately. Oh and I finally got a new computer so I can blog a lot more. We had a Chromebook for the longest time and well it just doesn't let me do a lot for blogging. So, I'm happy to say we finally got a new laptop! 

Hope you guys are having a great Thursday and check back tomorrow for my Friday favorites.