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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This album, Revelator by Tedeschi Trucks Band. If you like jam bands and blues rock a la The Dead, Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews, Govt Mule... download this. My newest musical obsession. Super relaxing for cooking... my favorite time to jam.

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This pretty blush dupe from Cover Girl... Medium Rose Tru Blend Blush. I am always  on the lookout for something like Nars Orgasm or Super Orgasm at a fraction of the price. This is a dupe for Nars Daydream but I think the shimmer makes it pretty close to Orgasm but not Super Orgasm. It's a warm coral with a bit of shimmer. Let's face it, even close to Orgasm is better than nothing. Sorry... couldn't help myself.



Go-Dri Cool Semi-Fitted Run Shorts from Old Navy. I live in running shorts for workouts and casual running around during the warmer months. So much so that every season bears replenishing and freshening up the rotation. I just picked these up in all the fun new prints. Super cute and nice relaxed fit with just enough shape.

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Anytime there is a new RXBAR flavor count me in. If you haven't gotten hooked on these yet what are you waiting for? Try them and use my discount code here for $5 off and free shipping on your first order. Mixed Berry, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate...yum.
Ahhhhh.... add this to your watch list. It just ended and I started late so am playing catch up but Fued: Bette and Joan is awesome. It's done by Ryan Murphy of Nip Tuck, Glee and American Horror Story so if you like that vein you will love this. Every subsequent season will highlight a legendary feud... next up Charles and Diana... can not wait. Fascinating stuff for a nosy B like yours truly.


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Linking up with Lauren and Bre...


Catching Up...

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Monday, April 24, 2017


I swear I feel like I have blogged so little over the last few months that I don't even know where to start every time I sit down to write, so I stop. That means that this might be short and scattered but I am determined to hit publish today mostly for me but always for anyone else who takes the time to read as well. So I apologize in advance because I really have no idea what I am about to type... none.

I guess I'm gonna go with the things that are forefront in my mind in no particular order. I have been thinking a lot about the way I am using my time in terms of blogging which is why I have been absent truthfully. I struggle with blogging about life versus actually living it or trading precious little down time for blogging when I could be hanging with my kids, friends,dog or just reading a book. But I miss it, it's a good outlet for me. I guess the reason for my re-evaluation of late is that people keep dying around here. Seriously... I have had 3 deaths in my circle in 3 months. It kind of stops you in your tracks and makes you think you know, like what am I doing here? (Not in an existential sort of way but as in like what do I actually do with the minutes in my days or am I wasting too much time)  Just to recap a former co-worker who was 28 passed suddenly due to complications from a stroke in February. Not sick, no warning, just a fluke. In March one of my neighbors went in for hernia surgery, found out she actually had cancer, went back in for surgery on the cancer,  suffered a stroke and died with in about 2-3 weeks time. And lastly, the one that touched the closest to home, a friend who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in November lost his short battle on Easter Sunday. Last week was a tough one for a whole lot of people I know and my heart just breaks for each of them. It's just all so hard to believe. Never have I ever been more aware on the importance of not wasting time, taking things for granted or wishing days away. Everyone complains about Monday but I am just praying for a whole lot more of them now.

So having said all of that what have I been doing with my days? Still working on my house projects although none are complete enough for me to want to share yet... it's a Virgo thing. I should probably get over that. Slowly going through 2 rooms full of stuff that I want to purge, sell or re-purpose. Starting to think about planning my daughter's graduation party in June. I had my follow up eyebrow appointment over the weekend too... now I can really finish that whole post I've been working about micro-blading.

Spoiler alert... I LOVE IT. 

I had to cancel my tattoo appointment last week to add on to my shoulder piece because I had a funeral to attend. The good news is my guy agreed to hold my deposit over until the next time he is in Atlanta so it will happen eventually when the time is right I guess.  Not dating... at all. Guys are super dumb, my heart is not in it and my attitude blows which is probably why I find it to be a chore... like laundry or mopping the floor. I'll put it off for as long as possible thank you very much. Unless I meet someone really cool and is not a douche.  Half-assing my healthy ways in favor of roof top hopping on the weekends and commiserating about the sadness of life with fellow mourners. I need to get over that too I think. I'll allow it for a bit but it's time to keep it moving.

Anyway this week is hopefully going to be better than last. I have a hair appointment, a tennis match and the number one thing I can't wait to go to... an all day girl scout camp on Saturday. All day. With kids. No alcohol. What in the hell was I thinking when I agreed to this? Hopefully it won't be that bad!!

Happy Monday.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

TGIF!!! I for one could not be any happier to be able to say that! Hope you all have an awesome Friday! #TGIF #longweek:


Or maybe not I don't know. We'll see if I can make it to the end of this and hit publish. Gah... where are the days going? Work is killing me right now. On top of a big and busy project that is my main focus, my office moved and a bridge collapsed on I-85 in Atlanta (in case you live under a bridge and ya hadn't heard... p.s. don't smoke crack under there if you do). Since I work for a company that works for GDOT that has been a bit of a big effing deal around here. It's getting fixed and hopefully soon because lengthy commutes and horrendous traffic are already a part of life here and they just got a whole lot worse.

In other news I missed my most favorite link up this week, Currently with Anne and Jess so I am doing it today. Better late than never I say.  Here we go...

ACCOMPLISHING

I am almost 100% completely done painting my office. It just needs a light second coat and then it is done and the really fun stuff starts. And by that I mean looking for awesome stuff to fill it with at Homegoods. I've been posting pics and videos to my Insta story so I hope you have caught a peek or two but I am loving it. The color is just so warm and pretty. I am feeling very accomplished since it's the first room I have painted in oh, I don't know 10 years maybe. My daughter has helped some but I really feel just getting everything out of here is a huge accomplishment for me on an emotional level if that makes sense. It was a horde of crap. The bad side is it is all in my living room and dining room waiting for me to Marie Kondo but I am working on it. The biggest joy is that I was able to give away the most horrendously huge and heavy old desk to some random off a FB garage sale page and I didn't have to move it or pay to dispose of it. #byefelicia

FEELING

Blah. I know it's spring and spring break and all that jazz but I am not feeling it. The air is thick with pollen and I am stuck here working while everyone else is at the beach or some other exotic location. I hate them all. Not really but kinda sorta. It's my own fault, I need to just book something and go already.

NEEDING

Motivation and to get my ass moving so I signed up for this for one month to try...TMAC Fitness. Whole30 was offering a promo deal for a month for free. This guy has developed a whole bunch of 20 minute HIIT workouts  and built a subscription website out of it. It's $14.95 a month so I figured what the heck, that's two glasses of wine out or a bottle at home. I can swing it and I think I have 20 minutes a day, hell I spend that much time thinking about working out every day and looking at Fitspo accounts on IG. Check it out and enter code WHOLE30 for a free month.

PRACTICING

Keeping my big mouth shut. I have gotten into a habit of being a little too gossipy/chatty/oversharing and I do not feel very good about it. I think this comes from not having another adult in my home or a partner in life. Sometimes I just tell the wrong people too much and it comes back to bite me in the ass. First stop on my upcoming trip needs to be in Shuttytown.

PINNING

Cakes and floral tattoo elements. I have an appointment next week with my artist in town from Denver to add a few details to my shoulder piece that he did a few years back before he ditched me for the mile high city. Maybe some leaves, branches, berries... idk.

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And why do I always feel like Easter calls for a cake like this one?


This To Die For Carrot Cake receives rave reviews for it's unbelievable moistness and flavor! Truly the BEST CARROT CAKE you'll ever try! So easy to make and as an added bonus, there's no oil or butter! I know this cake will quickly become a family favorite! // Mom On Timeout

So that's about it for today. I hope you all have a fab weekend!


Oh Hey...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Hi ya and Happy Tuesday, the last of March, can you believe that? I guess I sort of took an inadvertent blogging break over here. I just can't seem to fit everything in lately and also feeling in the midst of a major blogging rut. Ugh. I have felt like I am spinning my wheels and stretched too thin between work, kids activities, sports and other general invitations to things and for things that I can't bring myself to say no to. It's becoming a problem, only in so much as the basic boring tasks of life are getting pushed to the wayside. You know, laundry, cleaning, scheduling, cooking... this is starting to stress me out a bit though so something's gotta give. It's time to start saying "No" again.

So let's see, where did I last leave off with you guys?  The last couple of weeks have been a blur really. My office is moving and April 1st we will officially be in our new/old digs. My group has been in a separate office from the rest of the company and are now combining with our Atlanta corporate location... in some newly renovated former storage space. Sounds super glam huh? My commute will be a bit longer time wise but I will be working from home now 2 days a weeks which is a huge blessing! I am super excited to be able to throw laundry in or pop a casserole in the oven on those days. I think it's going to help tremendously with what I was saying earlier... the boring shit. And, I personally find it easier to focus with fewer human beings all up in my grill, hanging on my cube and tricking me into going to lunch with them every day (which I don't do but I am tempted). I predict this will make me more productive all the way around. Also, time lost getting dressed, hair, makeup and driving into the office goes buh bye!! Hello leggings and messy bun. But still, it's a change in the old routine which will take some getting used to.

On that note my home office is not quite ready, like at all. Major fail. I did build my IKEA desk and clean out about half the room but have yet to paint. I am actually thinking Saturday is going to be the drop dead day. It's the first official day of Spring Break so zero activities are scheduled!! The IT guy at work seems to really like me duh and when I said I had to buy 2 monitors for my home office he said he could get me 2 on the down low plan out of office cast offs which will save me like $200. SCORE.

Let's see... what else? I have been eating pretty well, I would say a solid 80/20. Weight loss has stalled because the 20 contains too much alcohol which is the death knell of dropping lbs. for me. Toying with the idea of another Whole30 as I always am a little bit but April is actually pretty wide open for me so it could work. We'll see. I don't know why but I get to a point where I just crave the structure. As I have said before, making decisions about how to stay on track is a lot easier when your options are extremely limited. Basically I am lazy and I really don't want to think that hard about food.

The school year is winding down, next week is spring break and the realization that my oldest graduates on May 31st is sinking in. Seven more Mondays... I am not taking this well, I feel old and I don't like it. But, the announcements have been ordered, photos taken, party date set for June 17th which gives me a lot to plan for. Party planning is my jam and this will also force me to finish my big purge that is still lingering in piles all around my first floor.

In other news after a couple of nice dates and a whole bunch of bad ones I shut down all the profiles again. I want my nights and weekends back and I am tired of wasting time out in the world with strangers when I could be on the couch with my dog  and a glass of wine. If I could skip the just getting to know you part and move on to the let's be slobs on the couch together part I would be much happier. I am sure in a few months I'll get bored and get back to it again. Or maybe not. Who knows.

Happy Tuesday.