Real Life

Good morning friends!  Happy hump day for those of you who are still doing the work thing.  I am basking in the glow of having NO schedule.  That's right, I have no place I must be and nothing pressing to do.  Well, except for laundry, cleaning, and hauling kids.  I never said life was perfect. 🙂  Anyway, it's time for the weekly link up with From This Side of the Pond for some random Hodgepodge questions and answers.  Enjoy! 1. The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you'd put on your list of  quintessential summer activities? Will you ...
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Good morning & happy Monday!  I should have already had this post ready to go, at least according to my posting schedule.  However, for some reason I cannot seem to get myself on top of things.  Weird, right?  I've been at this blogging thing for 6 months and doing it while working full-time.  Now, it's summer break and I have more time on my hands.  Oddly enough, I cannot get it together.  I have a lot of irons in the fire and am not completing any of it.   So, though I had planned on working this out a little more, I am going to ...
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Hello & happy Thursday!  I am so happy you've decided to visit my little corner of the world here.  If you're a regular visitor, you will have noticed a 'slacking off' around here.  I will admit I have been a tad lazy with my posts lately.  It is summer and the beauty of down time has been more than I can resist. However,  I am working on some new ideas to share soon.  In the meantime,  I am joining up with From This Side of the Pond for this week's Hodgepodge questions.  Enjoy! 1. The Hodgepodge lands on June 14th this week, Flag Day in ...
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It's summer!  Hooray!  That means we have a little more down time.  Our schedules ease up a bit and we allow ourselves time to do the things we enjoy.  And, if you're like me, you don't have any set schedule.  In other words, you are free as a bird.  So, if you like lounging and reading all day, you do it!  With this mind-set in mind, I have come up with my top 20 binge worthy shows and the books that have made my summer reading list.  Maybe one or two of these will appeal to you too. So, here's my top 20 shows that ...
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Father's Day will be here before we know it.  It's time to start planning a wonderfully, unique gift for your dad or for Hubs, dad to your kids.  Now, I know that Pinterest abounds with gazillions of ideas for handmade cards and craft projects that the kids can make for dad.  Those are wonderful.  However, I also like to give a gift that is useful or something that he would really want.  In addition, most men are not super sentimental.   So, while I am sure they love the cute little hand print art, they would also love something awesome.  Lucky for you I've rounded ...
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I have survived son #2's graduation, his party, and the end of the school year.  It's time for me to get back to my normal schedule.  That means it's time for me to share what I've been wondering about lately.  You know what I mean, those random thoughts that occur to you but maybe don't have a clear answer.  So, I share those thoughts and you weigh in with what you think too.  Got it?  Okay, let's get to it. Wall Color First, I will readily admit that this is a silly thing to wonder about...but then again, many of my thoughts are.  Anyway, here's ...
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Alright girls, it's officially swimsuit time.  I dread this time of year EVERY year.  However, I live in Texas where's it is HOT.  So, it's either wear a swimsuit or hibernate from June - October.  No joke.  It's hot here.  Anyway, I am not her to tell you how to not dread it, but I am here to tell you about a place where I've had some swimsuit luck.  That's right.  I have found swimsuits you will not dread wearing.  #theholygrailofswimsuits So, a couple of years ago I found this little online shop.  I'm sure I found it from some Pinterest picture.  I really did ...
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So, if you're a regular around here you might have noticed that I didn't post for yesterday's Wednesday Wonderings.  Believe me, it's not that I had nothing on my mind, quite the opposite actually.  I was busy with graduation and wrapping up the school year.  Something had to be taken off my plate so that post got the old heave-ho.  Anyway, I'm back and it's time for my weekly link up for this week's Hodgepodge questions.  I felt like tackling these was something I could handle this week.  So, here goes. 1. What makes you feel accomplished? Explain. My kids.  I almost hate to say ...
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If you're a regular reader here, it is no secret that I love to read.  I've written about it here and here.  I always have at least one book going, and sometimes two.  I've always been a reader and have (hopefully) instilled a love of reading in my boys as well.  So, I have read lots of books over the years.  Today, I'm sharing with you a few recent picks.  Maybe you will find one that sounds good to you too.  Alright, let's get this show on the road. 🙂 ~ note~ I found all the book overviews at Barnes and Noble as well as the ...
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Well hello friends!  Are you like me and counting down to summer break?  As of this posting I have 5 days left.  Goodness I hope I've counted that right. 🙂  It's also half way through this week with a long weekend ahead.  Things are looking good.  Around my neck of the woods, we are just trying to make it through this year and we're preparing for son #2's graduation.  I seriously can't believe it's time for that already.  Where does the time go?  Seriously.  It's Wednesday, and therefore, it's time for Wednesday Wondering ~ my time to share the randomness that goes on in my ...
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