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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~This week is over! It was a long one and I can’t say I am sad to see go.

~The boys are still loving camp.  This week L had a giant slide at camp and W got to visit with some wild animals (snakes, turtles, chinchillas, etc.).  They are having a ball.

~I got my Kindle from Prime Day and I think I am going to love it.  It’s so easy read and super lightweight. I am already on the waiting list at my library for some eBooks too.

~SnapChat is amazing.  They have the best filters and they can always make me smile.
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~With B’s help I successfully used the Instant Pot!  It was a bit scary, but it worked and I now feel like I have a better idea of how to use it.
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What are you smiling about today?


Saturday Smiles

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~We made it up-north safe and sound! W did awesome at the rehearsal for the wedding and I am hoping he does just as good tomorrow. So proud!
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~B is feeling way better.  Still not 100%, but way WAY better.

~My POPSUGAR Mystery Box has shipped.  I can’t wait to see what I get!

~I picked up a few great deals from the Target Summer Clearance Sale. It was “only” 70% off, but I didn’t want to risk it being gone.  Sunscreen at 70% off (plus a $5 gift card if you buy two) isn’t something I want to pass up.
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~Giant ring toss is hysterical.  This was another Target Clearance find (I think it was like $5 or $6) and OMG did the kids have a ball with it.  And really, so did B and I.  So fun.
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What are you smiling about today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The boys got to spend an extra few days up-north this week and had a ball! They even got to visit Jurassic Park.  Okay, it was Dinosaur Gardens), but still a good time.
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~I made some chocolate chip cookies this week (you can find the recipe here) and am super happy with how they turned out.  I made them a little smaller than normal and took them out of the oven before I totally thought they were ready.  Worked great!
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~Gymnastics (and Track & Field which I love too) were on last night.

~Because the boys were up-north, B and I got to sneak in a date night!
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~TJMaxx has been fantastic lately.  I got B some $2 gourmet beef jerky (which is a steal because beef jerky is expensive), $7 Havaianas and a pack of socks for $3!  Amazing.  I didn’t find what I went looking for (a lawn Connect 4 game for my cousin), but that just means I can go back.

~I’ve rediscovered Candy Crush.  Actually I don’t know if that makes me smile or not ;).

What are you smiling about today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B should be home today!

~The boys and I went on a little “nature walk” at the Cider Mill the other night and had a great time.  We topped off the night with ice-cream and cider mill donuts, which made it even better.
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~The July subscription box reveals we’ve seen so far are looking great!

~I love, love, love the nail polish that was in the June POPSUGAR!
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~It’s a holiday weekend so not only will B be home this weekend, but we’ll get an extra few days with him too!

That’s it from here!


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~I had a great birthday! The boys picked out a Target gift card and two new garden hoses for my gift. LOL! Our old ones were a disaster and when my mom asked L what he wanted to get me, he was like oh, she needs a new hose! So funny!

~The boys and I went to a local paint your own pottery place and had a great time picking / painting our pieces. It wasn’t crowded and they took their painting very seriously (as did I).
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~Pineapple Coconut Spark is everything I hoped it would be. It’s also sold out!  Luckily they have two more new limited edition flavors launching this summer so hopefully there is another winner.  Also, this Sam’s Club Yeti knock-off?  Awesome.  Save yourself the $30 and head to Walmart or Sam’s Club instead.
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~B is still overseas, but he sent me some gorgeous flowers yesterday.
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~I have been cut my Diet Pepsi intake significantly this past week.  I don’t know that I feel better yet, but I know I will soon (and my skin will thank me as well).

What’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s summer break!

~I have some great friends. Some really great friends.
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~We should be getting POPSUGAR Summer Limited Edition Box Spoilers soon.

~Orange is the New Black is back on Netflix.  I need to rewatch the last few epsiodes from last season to get caught up, but I know what I will be watching tonight.

~My Erin Condren planner came and it’s perfect!  They aren’t known for their amazing quality control, but all was well with mine.

What’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~I figured out how to add emojis to posts.  It wasn’t hard or anything, but I finally took the time to do it.  

~L had a great Field Day yesterday.  He said yesterday was one of the most fun days at school EVER.  I love it!

~I am so proud of W for having such an awesome year at school.  He learned SO much, made new friends and just had a great time.
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~My Erin Condren planner has shipped!  I’m way too excited to get my hands on this thing.  Also, I got THE BEST new pens () at Target this week.  I am obsessed.  L needs to bring a “pen that doesn’t smear” (his teacher must have told him that?) to school to sign yearbooks on Monday and obviously, he’s taking one of these.  PERFECT.
Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 10.33.25 PM~I know I have mentioned this before, but I love “Love What Matters” on Facebook.  Seeing their posts in my Facebook feed always make me smile.  Okay, sometimes they make me a little misty eyed, but in a good way!

What’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~Next week is the last full week of school (and the last week of school for W)!

~The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous lately. Like beautiful. L is getting extra recesses at school and W and I set up the “pool” to play in.  Can it stay like this forever???
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~It’s been so nice to have B home so much lately!  He has some traveling coming up so it’s not going to last forever, but we’ll take what we can get.

~I got my “Orange You Glad It’s Summer” Teacher Gifts all purchased.  I need to figure out a cute way to package them and put a cute tag on them, but the hard stuff is done.
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~We got the final numbers in for the Spring Carnival at L’s school and they were fantastic.  It was SO (like so so so) worth all the work!  Amazing!

What’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~We made it up-north safe and sound. Traffic wasn’t too (not for a holiday weekend anyway), the kids/dogs were good in the car and the weather looks to be pretty great!
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~My Eco Flower Mystery Box arrived yesterday! I can’t wait to see what I get!

~Beanboozeled is hysterical. The neighborhood kids love it and I crack up watching them play. I swear some of them don’t even flinch when they get a gross one.

~Only a few more weeks of school!

~B randomly brought me home an iced coffee after work one night this week. I don’t know how he knew, but I needed that coffee! It’s the little things ;).
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What’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~L’s Spring Carnival was last night and it went AMAZING! We had a huge turnout and the kids had a ball. I can barely move today, but it’s all worth it.

~L won one of the baskets at the raffle!  He won the “Family Game Night” one which he swears was the one he “totally wanted”.  Looks like we’ll be playing some Jenga this weekend!
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~Thanks to my amazing mom W got to go to the Carnival and have a little fun, but didn’t have to stick around for any of the clean-up!  THANK YOU MOM!

~I am loving the spoilers for the POPSUGAR + CFDA Box.

~I was able to trade for a few more of the new Lego + Disney minifigures.  These are so hard to find!

~We are planting flowers this weekend. I am so excited to get them all picked out and in the ground.  It’s going to look so pretty.

What are you smiling about today?