Friday, October 31, 2014

favorite things friday: returns & princesses ...

Happy Friday, y'all! & bonus ... Happy Halloween!!!!!

Here are a few of my favorites from the past couple of weeks {since I skipped out on favorite things last week} ...

* RHONY ...
Bethenny Frankel is returning to The Real Housewives of New York!

Now, I know that for a portion of you, that means absolutely nothing. BUT for me ... total excitement! You have NO idea! Read about her return HERE!

* Reese's Cup pumpkins ...

yummmmmmmm! I have waited for these since Easter! While the Easter Egg Reese's is perfection, the pumpkin is a close second ... & then in a few weeks, the Christmas Tree Reese's will be showing up in stores!!! Makes me so happy!!!!

* I'm Such a Princess ...
Yesterday we had our preschool Halloween celebration. I love this day every year. The kids have so much fun showing off their costumes & get a kick out of seeing their teachers all dressed up, too!

We were Cinderella & Snow White ...

It took a lot of tulle, but we pulled it off!

Yay for fun days!!!!
Hope your week has been full of favorites!
Have a great weekend guys!!!!!
& ... as usual, I'm
linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

the fairest in all the land ...

I am sure you are aware that Halloween is this week. I have been preparing myself by gradually increasing my sugar intake so I won't slip into some sort of sugar coma Friday night. The Reese's Cup pumpkins have been particularly helpful in this area of Halloween preparedness.

In other preparedness news ... I made my Halloween costume yesterday & I am very excited about it. My teaching partner & I dress up every year ... we've been owls, pirates, football players. This year almost EVERY SINGLE girl in our class is going to be Elsa (from Frozen), so we decided to be Disney princesses, too. Because, obviously!

So, she is going to be Cinderella & I am going to be Snow White!

{I am fairly certain we will
be exactly this precious}

Let me tell you this .. it takes a lot of tulle for 2 grown women to be transformed into Disney princesses! I was up to my elbows ... but, costumes are made & I am sure we will be the fairest in all the land!

Monday, October 27, 2014

reunited & it feels so good ...

Over the weekend I celebrated my 20th high school class reunion with some of the best people I have ever known!

Yes ... I graduated in the late 1900's! Let's try not to dwell on that particular detail. However, because I did graduate in 1994, that means I got to enjoy musical greats like Biz Markie, Vanilla Ice, & Salt 'n Pepa at my reunion ... which make the whole late 1900's thing totally worth it!

About 30 of us got together & it felt like we had all spent the day before in Algebra class together.

This group shares a lot of history ...We all survived Mr. Lee's bus rides to the driving range for driver's ed, remember when Justin wore teeny tiny daisy dukes to school because the principal made an announcement saying girls couldn't wear them, spent Friday nights after the game at the Pizza Hut, & drove countless miles between the AutoZone & Sonic every Saturday night.

These are the people I grew up with ... they are my people! Even though we only get together every few years, we share many common threads. We have so many memories together. We all remember each other with braces, acne, & horrible perms .. and there are plenty of yearbook pictures to prove it! Thankfully, none of said photos were on display at the reunion.

Because, let's face it ... the early 90's were not  a great time in fashion nor hair history ... and if you can befriend someone in those conditions, yours is a friendship that shall never die!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

walking tacos!

My kids love those huge bags of the small individual bags of assorted chips ... we are very fancy!
However, nobody eats the Fritos ... so, we have like a dozen of them that have been piling up over the last few weeks.

 I came across the perfect thing to do with them while browsing the streets of Pinterest the other day ...

Walking Tacos!!!!!

here is all you need:

small bags of Fritos (Doritos are good, too)

taco meat

extras (lettuce, cheese, sour cream, etc)

Just put all of your taco fillings inside of your Frito bag & there you have it! Walking Tacos!!!!

Really easy ... and a great way for me to get rid of all of those Fritos fun way to eat tacos!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

this is my life ...

4 things that have happened so far this week that will give you a HUGE peek into my life ...

* My oven is broken & I don't even care.

* I started Monday morning with a nap!

* This morning I heard that they are making Sharknado 3 & got way more excited than I should have.

* The Reese's Cup pumpkins are out & have pretty  much been one of the biggest highlights of my week!

This is my life ... it's ok if you are jealous.

Monday, October 20, 2014

If it's good enough for JC, it's good enough for me ...

Remember that time Jesus was in the boat taking him a little nap while all of his buddies were freaking out about the storm they had come up on???? 

Well, dear friends, this morning I took a page out of Jesus's playbook ... I delivered 4 children where they were supposed to be before 7:30 ... then I came home & took a nap.

Because sometimes you just need to take a nap & hope when you wake back up your perspective will have improved.

Friday, October 17, 2014

favorite things friday: horrible days, snacks, truth, & shopping!

Happy Friday, y'all!!!!
My week has flown by & has
been full of all sorts of favorites.
My list this week is completely random ...
much like the week I have just enjoyed!
* Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ...
This movie was so great! The kids were out of school Monday & had to get their flu shots from the pediatrician ... cause we know how to party on Columbus Day around here! After the doctor's appointment, we decided a great way to end the day would be at the movies, so I took them to see Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
Now, it's not always the easiest thing in the world to find a movie that a 13-year-old boy & a 9-year-old girl both love... but this one was a big hit with both Big Brother & Priss! As a matter of fact, when we were leaving the theater, Big Brother uttered the words ... "this has been such a great day!" Now,  when your teenage son, who has just spent the afternoon at the movies with his little sister & mom AND gotten 2 shots from the kiddie doctor ... says that, you've know you've scored!
* Snicky Snack!
You NEED to try these! & if you get around to it, try it with a slice of smoked gouda cheese! You'll want to write me a thank you not, but you don't have to ... I know you are appreciative! Sooo yummy! And because the word "thin" is on the box, I totally feel like I am eating health food when I'm snacking on these!
* She Reads Truth ...
So many of you have told me how much you've been enjoying the daily devotionals offered at She Reads Truth! I am doing the Hosea study right now (one of their older studies) & am loving it! If you've never taken time to look through their current & past studies, I encourage you to check it out! It is such an incredible resource. I'm having a hard time deciding what my next study is going to be!!!
Last week, She Reads Truth introduced their Bible studies for the rest of 2014! Hospitality, a study on biblical hospitality... the welcoming posture of the heart, not just the home, starts on the 27th.
They are offering $4 off the study packet between now & Sunday ... just use the code PINEAPPLE at checkout to receive your discount! ORDER YOURS HERE! (I am not affiliated with She Reads Truth in any way  & don't benefit from mentioning them... I just really love their ministry & want you to enjoy it, too!)
* Shopping for pretties!!!!
If you missed yesterday's post, I showed you lots of pretties from Stella & Dot's 2014 accessories line!  I've been a big fan of their jewelry for a long time & am inviting you to shop along with me ... you can browse their site & ORDER HERE!
Here are a few of my favs ...

LOTS of pretties!!!!!
And that just about does it for this week's favorites
from my little pink couch!
Hope your weekend is a fun one!
Be awesome, y'all!
Linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals