Nothing exciting over here

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I’m sad to report that there is absolutely nothing exciting happening over here.  Nothing.  Nada. 

This has been a very boring week for the blog.  I don’t really think you want to hear about my trip to the grocery store last night and how I saved $75 and bought enough food to cook dinner for 30 days, do you?!  I didn’t think so.  So, like I said, boring. 

We don’t even have any exciting plans for the weekend, yet.  There is still time.  I do know that I will be using my new electric sander on a few projects around the house.  And, that also means a trip to my favorite store, Home Depot, to buy paint.  And, we will take a trip to the dog park, like we always do.  And, our pool closes on Labor Day, so we HAVE to go and soak up as much sun as we can before it closes.  So, I think it sounds like I pretty fantastic weekend…but, not really blog-worthy.  Sorry.  I’ve got nothing. 

I will post pictures of my projects, before and after.  I will probably also post pictures of the zoo, because, let’s face it, that’s why you guys keep coming back here.  For the cute squishy faces of the zoo.  It’s okay.  I understand.

Ooh, I forgot.  We are going to Hobby Lobby this weekend too.  Eep.  Another one of my favorite stores!  I’m organizing and rearranging my office/craft room this weekend and I am in desperate need of new yarn (those two are unrelated but both reasons why I’m going to Hobby Lobby.  I just thought I should let you know that I’m not organizing my office with yarn.  Carry on).  I have about 1,238 friends/family that are preggo right now and I am a baby blanket making machine.  Watch out! 

I’ll post pictures of the blankets as I finish.  I’m also adding them to my Etsy shop, so keep your eyes out for those! 

So, my weekend is looking more exciting for me…probably not for you.  Sorry to bore you all. 

I’ll try to come up with something clever and witty for tomorrow’s post.  Don’t hold your breath. 

Enjoy your day & do something exciting for me,


Our weekend adventures

Well hello there!  How’s everyone’s first week of August going?  Can you believe it is August already?!  Where has the year gone?

We were lucky enough to celebrate the beginning of August with our fantastic friends!  Bestest, her hubby, and little man were in town and we had a great time!  We kept things pretty low-key and spent a lot of time at home, hanging out in the air conditioning, watching the Olympics, and waiting for little man to wake up from his naps.  We also ate some really, really good food and, since we had a 2-year-old with us all weekend, got to act like little kids and get away with it!  It was a pretty awesome weekend.  See for yourself:

We took little man to the pool and to the splash pad. {d&k} had never been to a splash pad before and it was! I didn’t think we would be able to get k to leave. I think he was having more fun than the kids. But, we won’t be able to go back anytime soon because I think that two grown adults hanging out at the splash pad without kiddos qualifies as creepy. Too bad.

We had an adult date night at a fantastic little restaurant called Cane Rosso. I saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives a few months ago and knew we had to go. It was delicious. Clearly, from the picture, we couldn’t wait to snap a picture before diving into the pizza. So, this is what you get. A practically licked clean plate. In fact, k may have been licking the plate. Hmmm…

You know that really awkward moment when your husband and your bestest’s hubby start holding hands during dinner? Oh, you’ve never experienced that moment?! I wish we hadn’t either.

We took little man to the aquarium and we all had a blast. I will never get sick of the aquarium! Little man had a good time too. After he looked at an animal for a minute or two, he would yell, “ELSE” letting us know it was time to move on to the next animal. It was pretty funny. So, even though the aquarium was packed, we made it through it record time, thanks to little man keeping us on a tight schedule. We even got to see the penguins during feeding time, which is my favorite thing to see, except for the otters.

We, of course, had to make the usual yummy pit stops. We went to Snuffers (or as bestest calls it, Snuffies – hehe, which I like better) for their awesome cheese fries and burgers. We also went out for ice cream sandwiches and, as you can see from k, they were delicious. I am definitely paying for all the good food we ate this week. It’s a lot harder to move at the gym. Oof.

The zoo loved little man. When Elvis wasn’t trying to jump up and lick little man’s face, he would cuddle with him any chance he got. Oskar would lay outside of his door until he fell asleep at night, and Uma would pace and whine outside his door until he got up in the morning. The cats felt a little indifferent about him. They were fine for a while, until little man pulled Sebastian across the wood floor. By the tail. I think the other cats witnessed that because they hid the rest of the weekend. Even Sebastian would lay on his tail when little man was around. I think they secretly liked the attention.

After little man went back to Ohio, the pugs fell into a sleep coma for 2 days. They are still a little worn out. Trying to lick, cuddle, and keep up with a 2-year-old is hard work!

Well, there you have it. That’s what we did over the weekend with our favorite people. Stayed tuned to see what we have planned for this weekend!

Enjoy your day,

Random Phone Photos

Are you prepared for this?  The random photos that I find on my phone make even me a little nervous.  You never know what I will take photos of.

Yes, we are too old to be at a kid’s jump-y place.  Yes, we had a great time.  And yes, we were sore the next day.  But, let me tell you how excited I was to know that this, almost 30-year-old, can still do a front flip and toe-touches, thankyouverymuch.


Yes, I gave myself and my greyhound a pedicure.  Yes, this is totally wrong.  Actually, this picture should fall into the Inappropriate or Awesome post, because it is totally inappropriate AND awesome at the same time.  And yes, she loves her pretty paws!


Jenga is my least favorite game.  Ever.  I hate the noise it makes when it falls.  And, I hate being spooked.  Giant-sized bar jenga might possibly be the worst invention ever.  Damn you giant-sized bar jenga creators.  We will never be friends.  (I do have to add that I won that game.  K made it fall.  I win, giant-size bar jenga, I win!)


T and I bought pool floats.  We may not have quite understood 20 inch size.  They were basically adult floaties.  Well, now we know.


Did something attack {d&k} in the middle of the night?  Were we sleeping with wild animals?  Why do we sleep so violently?  This is what our bed looks like each morning.  What happens in the middle of the night?


Well, I hope you enjoyed these random photos found on my phone.  Most of the time, I can’t even remember why I took the photo.  I’m surprised I was able to explain these for you.  Do you have random, unexplainable photos on your phone?  Or am I the only one?


Enjoy your day,





My Unhealthy Obsession with Fireworks

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you all had an amazing time!

{d&k} had a great time!  We spent time with friends and saw fireworks on July 3rd and 4th!  Wahoo!

I love, love, love fireworks.  They are probably one of my favorite things in the world.  I know, I’m weird.  I can’t help it.  This year’s fireworks were fantastic!  And, the best part is, I got to see them with k!!  Over the last few years, k was always working on or around July 4th, so we didn’t get to watch fireworks together.  Sometimes I would tag along with friends, but it wasn’t the same.  I wanted to watch them with him!

Now that we are in Dallas and less busy, we get to see fireworks together!  Yay!

This year we saw two very good shows and I spent the whole time “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” all while k and our friends made fun of me.  Thanks guys!  Don’t be jealous of my love for fireworks.  I can’t help it they are the coolest!


We also spent a lot of time in the pool and we are a little lobster-like right now.  K has been trying really hard to get rid of his “golfer” tan.  Right now, it looks like he is always wearing a white t-shirt and socks.  Hot.  Especially when it looks like he’s wearing socks with sandals.  Yes, I give you permission to make fun of him.


Here’s a little peek into our 4th:

Here are the pugs sitting & patiently waiting for ice cream to celebrate Elvis’ birthday.


Uma, enjoying her ice cream.  Maybe I should have given her a bigger bowl?!


Enjoying the pool!


Enjoying the pool even more with our “adult capri suns” (If you haven’t tried these yet, you should! They are delicious!!)


On our way to the fireworks!


And, there you have it.  A little peek into our 4th of July.  What did you do to celebrate the 4th?


Enjoy your day,