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It’s time for another Thursday Thoughts! If you want to participate, but have no idea what a link-up is, you can check out my explanation of it here.

~Let’s see, what’s going on here today. It’s cold out. Not just cold. It’s COLD. It won’t stop me from going to Target though to see if their Christmas Clearance is 90% off yet though. My mom and I went yesterday and picked up a few things even though it was still only 70% off. I’d post a picture of what I got, but I seriously spent $20 and most of that was non-clearance stuff (like a crib sheet, lego minifigs, etc.). If you want to check out my Target clearance haul from a few days ago, click here. And of course, if I when it does get to 90% off, I will certainly post about it!

~Umm, please tell me someone is excited as I am about the SPARTANS winning the Rose Bowl last night!! OMG, OMG, OMG. I almost had a heart attach watching. So friction nervous. It started off not so great, but the ending was amazing. Let me tell you, it feels good to be a Michigan State Spartan right now!

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image credit: Unknown

~Both B and I made it until midnight on NYE, but L fell asleep around 11:30pm.  He tried SO hard to stay up, but it just wasn’t happening.  Maybe next year.  We watched the Ryan Seacrest special I thought the performances were okay, but nothing remarkable.  However, I did learn that Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg were dating.  WHAT?  Where have I been?  Stop it.  How did I not know this?  And why was he wearing sunglasses?  My sister-in-law and I were talking about how clueless we were about this at dinner last night and we both thought that it was so odd that they were all over each other all night (this was before we knew).  She said she was thinking “this is so awkward, his wife is going to be mad”.  And I at home thinking “her boyfriend is going to try and kick his a**”.  I actually had to google this last night and sure enough, they are a couple.  #whoknew #mymomdid

image credit: ABC
image credit: ABC

~Just a quick heads up that the Advocare 24-Day Challenge is on sale from now until 1/21/14.  The regular price is $190.25, but right now it’s $175.  And to everyone who wanted a Spark sample pack (basically just a box of Spark, except with pouches in the flavors, instead of just one, for $22.95 + shipping), I have ordered more and will let you know what it arrives!

The Goods
The Goods

~I’m slowly ticking off items from this week’s “To Do” list and have updated the Subscription Box List and taken donations to the Salvation Army.  I know need to get some clothes together for thredUP, get some packages sent out and (re)start C25K.  I think that writing down little goals in my planner helps because I hate seeing them staring at me not finished ;).  I should put “Take Down Christmas Decorations” in there, because that needs to happen, but I am going to delay that mess a few more days.  It’ll happen eventually.  Laundry too.  That’s going to need to wait as well.

~Can I just say that I am loving having everyone home?  I know that B and L were gone for a few days, but it’s so nice to just have everyone on vacation and to be able to sleep in, etc.  WB’s being a complete character and I think the more people that kid has around, the better.  He eats it up.  And L just loves hanging out with B and I am hoping they have time to go to the trampoline park together before break is over (plus I kind of want to go too).  This was the perfect break before the craziness begins again next week!

Playing Minecraft
Playing Minecraft

~The winner of the Winter FabFitFun box is Melissa Barnes (I’m posting the full names of winners from now on so that there is no confusion if you are a Melissa Bar***, but I didn’t e-mail you)!  Congrats lady!  You should have an e-mail waiting from me!

What’s going on for your Thursday today?  Back at work / school? Still recovering from NYE? Headed to Target for clearance shopping?  Let me know and of course, link-up!

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This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. We are going to the movies! Walking with Dinosaurs. I don’t know anything about it except we already saw Frozen and I want to take the kids to the movies again!

    1. Jennifer

      Ohh, I think my mom and L are going to see that tomorrow!!!

  2. Adrienne A.

    Still 70% at the target in Dearborn. I braved the treacherous roads hoping for 90 and now regret it.

    1. Jennifer

      It’s horrible out there!! My goodness it’s bad! Stay safe!

  3. Rita Morgan

    I was shocked when I was watching Rachael Ray about 2 months ago. Donnie was invited and he was talking about his relationship with Jenny McCarthy. I don’t know but I just can’t put these two together….
    My hubby and are still laughing on our NYE at my friend’s house. I took Cards Agains Humanity card game . If you know Apples to Apple , it is the same for ADULTS! This game is for horrible people and it looks like I’m one of them.

    1. Jennifer

      I need to look into that game!

  4. My husband and daughter were at the game and were sending me pics all night – they were so happy and it was worth every cent. So proud to be a Spartan today!

    1. Jennifer

      That must have been an amazing time for them!!

  5. Jenny

    JM and DW have been together for awhile now. LOL I can’t believe you didn’t know. 😉 Did you notice how bad her plastic surgery looked in the cold. It was freakishly bad. I don’t notice it on the view as much but last year and this year I’ve notice it so I’ve decided its either the cold or she gets work done ever holiday. I don’t know which one. I also agree the performances were just ok. Nothing overly exciting about them.

    1. Jennifer

      I know. Where have I been? She had a lot of makeup on. I think it was because she was sick?

  6. Nikki

    I always get myself so excited when I read your blogs about the target clearance and clearly when I go to any of my local targets they have NOTHING and hardly anything on clearance. Even stuff last summer that you were showing you got for pretty much nothing, was ringing up full price here! Ugh! I decided to be brave and check it out just one more time. I have been in need of stocking hangers, well probably since 6 years haha! And don’t forget the tree skirt that I have never bought either! So I browsed around the other day and finally found the LAST stocking hanger set, the $30 one I had been eyeing! I took it to the price scanner and it was $9! I couldn’t have been more excited!

    1. Jennifer

      Yay!!!!!! Sometimes you gotta dig for the good stuff, but that makes it even more fun!

  7. courtney

    i am definitely as excited as you are about the AMAZING MSU WIN yesterday! such a great game, though i have realized that i can definitely NOT tailgate like i did in college anymore! 🙂 go GREEN!

    1. Jennifer

      Felling a little rough today huh??

    1. Jennifer


  8. I thought Jenny McCarthey was annoying on New Year’s Eve. I have never liked her, and I especially dislike her misinformation campaign against immunizations. I actually thought Miley acted less trashy than Jenny. I should take the kids to the movies…maybe this weekend. We are snowed in today!!

    1. Jennifer

      She’s always been like that though. WHat was that crazy dating show she used to host on MTV? Singled out? That’s just how she is I think!

  9. Lindsay

    That win last night was amazing! So proud to be a Spartan!

    I think JM said she and DW met 3 years ago at NYE when NKOTB played on the show. I can’t understand why ANYONE would wear sunglasses inside or in the dark. It is NOT cool or mysterious, it’s just stupid!

    You are very brave to head out in this weather. I will be staying inside. Thank goodness for new Christmas toys! Happy New Year!

    1. Jennifer

      OMG it’s FREEZING out too! The snow is one thing. But this cold and the salt not working! Ick! I do need to head to Starbucks though…

  10. Sophie

    Can I be added to the list for the Spark sample pack?

    1. Jennifer

      Will do!!!

  11. Glenna

    I’m stalking Totally Target to find out when the 90% off starts. It is literally 2 degrees here today, so it was going to be hard to justify dragging my 2 year old to Target, LOL. But my husband needed my car today because his wouldn’t start, so no Target for us. That was an easy decision. :-p

    1. Jennifer

      I was stalking SlickDeals. Some were 90% today, but not mine ;(. Hopefully tomorrow!!

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