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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The boys were at my parents yesterday and I got these funny pictures of them “helping” to water the plants. I guess they watered the plants, “cleaned” the windows and then each ended up soaking wet. LOL!!!
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~B had a follow up appt. of sorts for the colitis he had earlier in the summer and all is well. No signs of it at all and the Dr. basically said it must have been something he ate or something he picked up overseas. Great news!

~Teen Mom is on tomorrow night!  I wasn’t expecting it until Monday, so tomorrow is a nice surprise.

~We’ve been able to sleep with the windows open the past few nights which makes everyone sleep better.  No more stuffy house (or super hot weather).

~The boys and I caught / hatched some new Pokemon this week!  We still love playing and hatching those eggs is a great way for me to get some steps in!

That’s it from here!  What’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s Saturday and B is home! It’s been a long two weeks (a long summer really) so it’s nice to have everyone sleeping under one roof again.

~I have had such a good time watching the Olympics these past few weeks.  It’ll all be over tomorrow, but it sure was fun.

~My mom and my cousin made a ton of salsa yesterday (whatever 3 bushels of tomatoes equals out to in jars) and I am excited to try it.  They claim it’s the best salsa on earth.

~My boys always make me smile right down to their mismatched outfits!
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~B didn’t break the laundry machine while washing his uniforms like we originally thought he did.  He just had it very overloaded.  Oops.

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~Today marks the 11th anniversary (if that’s what you call it) of the day I met B! It was at a friend’s bachelorette party (at a local bar) and I so didn’t want to go out that night. Pretty glad I did though ;).

~Olympics swimming. I have loved watching all these races on my tv every night this past week. Amazing stuff from Team USA!

~We love the Kroger Kids Fresh Friends program.  Every month the boys can take their card to Kroger and get a free piece of fruit.  This month was a mango!  The boys love taking their little cards there and picking out their fruit.
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~I got a ton of pictures cleaned out from my computer.  Why don’t I do this more often??

That’s it from here, what’s got you smiling today?


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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The boys are having a complete ball up-north! Is that not the coolest balloon creation that L has on? Seriously awesome.
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~The Opening Ceremonies were amazing and now it’s time for the events! I have been waiting for this since the closing ceremony in London.

~B washed and vacuumed my car yesterday. It looks like new.

~We should have spoilers on the POPSUGAR Must Have Mini box in the next few days (maybe even today?)!

~Blue Raspberry Spark is coming soon.  YES!

That’s it from here, what’s got you smiling today?


Saturday Smiles

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~We are going to see The Secret Life of Pets today! The boys already saw it, but they loved it so much they are happy to go again with us.

~July was a ROUGH month, but it’s almost over and we survived. Looking forward to a better August.

~We went out for ice-cream last night after dinner and then hit up a local park.  Next time we need to remember to bring fishing poles for the boys.
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~This week has been filled with a zillion kids playing in the backyard(s) everyday and I LOVE it!  Seriously, if just ONE kid pops up in their backyard, everyone else runs outside to play with them too.

~W had his first ever field trip!  They went bowling and he scored a 61.  You’d think it’d be hard to score that low with bumpers in, but I guess not ;).
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What are you smiling about today?


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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?


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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?