Monday, May 25, 2015

Today We Remember...

8 Memorial Day Quotes to Honor the Heroes Who Serve Our Country​ (PHOTOS)

I am taking the Memorial Day holiday off to spend with my family and friends. I hope that everyone takes just a moment at least to remember those who have fallen for our freedom. On this day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

God bless our troops! God bless the USA!

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Have a great day folks! I'll be back tomorrow with the holiday weekend wrap up!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Random Stuff - Friday Favorites

Honor those who died this Memorial Day at these inspiring memorials.

Happy Friday everybody! It's been a weird week for me for sure. Some bad news, some unsettling events and maybe possibly Mercury in retrograde have me out of sorts but.... it's the weekend and a long one at that. This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day and remember those brave Americans that have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our country's armed forces. I plan on doing the most American things possible... cookouts, quality time with friends and family, maybe the pool and certainly some beers! But first some favorites with Amanda who I think is honeymooning half way around the world...


I am a huge fan of Rihanna and this couldn't be more perfect for this post. Very cool imagery, take a look and a listen...


Paleo Berry Cream Bars from one of my favorite paleo blogs and cook book authors, Juli Bauer from PaleOMG. Vegan, dairy free, grain free... and how pretty are they? Perfect for the holiday!



Ok so unless you don't follow basketball its NBA playoff time and my hometown team is in it to win it. Well, actually they are down a game but who cares, we've got time. Here is my current favorite player Pero Antic... whom I know nothing about but I just like him. Big surprise...

Aaaaaand... FSU has a new QB and that's him on the left. Everett Golson of ND announced on Tuesday that he would transfer to FSU to play his 5th year of eligibility. I think it's so weird since he's already graduated but definitely good news for us. We need an experienced QB! Welcome...


It's pool time and I found the perfect coverup... been looking for something in lace... love this one. Find it here. Bonus, with a little more under it, and my suit is a lot more, it could be a cute little dress too.

Black Floral Irregular Lace Blouse


I have a case of wide mouth mason jars in my pantry and my deck needs some summer ambiance. Cue a fun project for the kids this weekend. Rice, food coloring and tea lights... BOOM.

DIY Red, White and Blue Centerpiece - 21 Superpatriotic DIY Memorial Day Party Decorations | GleamItUp


The worst way to wake up your sister...

33 GIFs From 2013 That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

People trying to use an escalator... that have never seen an escalator. 

33 GIFs From 2013 That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

I think you're supposed to wait til it's in the water?

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I always feel like bowling is a fail waiting to happen. 

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I would straight up beat this guys ass...

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and...What in the hell kind of parents???...

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Be safe! Have a great holiday weekend folks!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Humpday Confessions

Happy  Humpday people. I hope everyone is having a great week. It's the last week of school here and we are crammed with activities as usual. Soooo time to confess a lil bit of what is buzzing around in my head right about now.

Do you do this? I have hypothetical conversations in my head, and sometimes out loud, all the time. It's generally the same few with the same cast of not so hypothetical people in my life.

Something is wrong with my brain lately I just can not focus and/or concentrate on anything. I just want to lay around and nap in my spare time. I'm really kind of pissed that I didn't do more of that when I was unemployed. Why is that? We always think we would kill for time off then we blow it by being awake all the damn time and mostly productive.

I come home from work every day and after I finish with whatever the activity of the night is I can't wait to get my pj shorts and a big sloppy T-shirt on and get in my bed. But I don't sleep, I just slob for a few hours. And maybe I get up to eat and/or feed my chillins. Someone came to the door the other day and I was straight up embarrassed... for about 2 seconds... because why are you coming to my door disturbing me?

I have all of these books and magazines stacked up just waiting to be read too but that lack of focus thing got me there too.


The sound of everyone talking to me after work is also supremely annoying as of late. I am definitely one who requires a certain amount of daily silence. I thinks this is partly why marriage doesn't seem to work very well for me.

The Bachelorette is back on.

Confess... what ya got?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Music Festival Weekending...

Can't believe it's Monday already, where do the weekends go? I had a great one with one jam packed day and some relax time too. First off I went to my first country music festival with one of my best friends... Shaky Boots and it was freaking awesome! The music was amazing, the weather was perfectly hot and sunny and the people watching and atmosphere were the epitome of life in the south! 

Blake Shelton put on a show stopping live performance. I love when artists really stop and talk, connect with the crowd and make it fun. He was funny and charming and just comes across as adorable and super sexy. I'll take him.

My other favorite performance was Dwight Yoakam. Talk about sexy still, and with the voice and moves to go with it. If you are a lover of classic country and old school honky tonk and you ever get the chance, go see him. The vibe at his show was the most energetic of the entire day which kind of caught us by surprise. People were singing along and dancing like crazy.  He stopped and chatted with the crowd too a little which was cool but mostly he motored through song after song so we could all hear as many of his hits as possible in a short amount of time... much appreciated and yes he wore rhinestones and the trademark painted on jeans and big ole hat!

I lucked out and pulled into a random parking lot right across from the venue where much to my surprise I ran into the guy who used to sit next to me and sleep at my old job. Remember him snap chat buddies? He was working his second job at an ice rink literally across the street and even though the lot was full he hooked me up with a spot up on a curb in the grass... literally steps from the main gate... FO FREEEEE!!!! Serious VIP parking does not suck.

That's really about all I did this weekend that was blog worthy. Sunday was some shopping, laundry, a quick beer and nachos with the bestie and rain. Hating that for all the folks at the festival on Sunday but so glad it wasn't me!!! We had a great time and I am so glad that I bought that ticket months ago in January when I was sitting at home, unemployed, depressed thinking things in my life were really sucking. At the time I thought I have no business doing this but I did it anyway, hoping that things would be better come May and guess what? I am so glad I did because they are. Everything happens the way it's supposed to and you can't stop living. Cheers to a great week all!!!

Just gonna dump the rest of the pics on ya here.

Someone got up and picked up their blanket and left and we got a primo spot on the lawn pretty close to the main stage. It was hot as balls and we were sweating our asses off right here!!! The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam and Blake Shelton in this pic... it was too dark to get a good pic of Blake but you can see how hot he looks in the one up above.

Men's fashion was really on point at Shaky Boots... never seen purple camo before. I did enjoy the shirtless beefcakes though. It was really too hot to be wearing jeans but luckily you can always take your shirt off at a country fest, totally appropriate. And then the fashion dads... love them.

We really had a great spot on the lawn, except for the couple over my friend's shoulder who were making out for half the night. They finally left to go get a room. There was also a drone with green "eyes" looming over head all night freaking me the fuck out. Why are they there? Who is watching us? Don't get me started. You know your friendship is real when you take turns holding beers outside the porta potties even though you both have to go.

And that's a wrap on that weekend in my summer concert series. Next up Lynyrd Skynyrd, Travis Tritt & Blackberry Smoke in a few weeks at Crockfest!

How was your weekend?

Linking up with Biana... duh

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Favorites...

It's Friday and I have another big fun weekend planned! The week pretty much just flew by for me and it was nice and busy. I honestly can't wait fir school to get out next week and summer vacay to officially be on so my schedule can chill a little too. Can you beleive my kids will be out if school and it will be Memorial Day in one week??? Me neither! So how about we get to some faves with Miss Amanda for the win...


Omg these are cracking me up... please watch and enjoy...


If you are looking for me this weekend you can find me hanging with these folks all day Saturday at Shaky Boots...


These... from Nine West... kind of gladiator-esque don't ya think???

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Paleo Lemon Bars....

I thought I died when I saw this on Pinterest this week. Oh my stars I cannot wait to make them. Full recipe over here on the fabulous Food Faith Fitness.

Paleo Lemon Bars - A healthy, grain/refined sugar free remake of the classic! SO easy and only 5 ingredients!  | | @FoodFaithFit


Taking it back a few years with some classic Dwight Yoakam who has always been one of my faves and I get to see him too this weekend!!! Baby things change... wonder if he still wears the trademark painted on jeans??? Will report back.


Picked these up at Costco last week and they are ahhh-mazing. Bark Thins... Fair Trade Certified and Non-GMO too sooooo... healthy candy kinda sorta maybe!


Enjoy... June 12... can't wait!


You just know he's like fuck you... oh alright you got me...

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Dramatic much?

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Awww helll nawwwww...

Are These The 43 Funniest GIFs Of All Time?

Remember what I said about needing to get away from my kids? This made me chuckle...

Are These The 43 Funniest GIFs Of All Time?


Have a great weekend folks!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

$240 Target Loop Giveaway

Hey hey hey! Just a quickie today to tell y'all about a loop giveaway that I am participating in. I know what you're thinking... ugh I have to follow all of these other people to get a shot at the cashola and yes you do but... here's the deal... it's two chances to win $240 to Target!!! I would love that! And seriously, I will get flack for this but you might find some cool new people to follow and if not you don't have to keep following errrybody in the loop forever! people follow and unfollow me on the daily, clearly I am not for everyone and that's A-OK by me. So check it out and win you some money. See the directions below and go to my Instagram, look for this picture and DO IT...

Who doesn't love Target?!  I have teamed up with some AMAZING  bloggers and shops and 2 lucky people will win a $240 Target gift card! There's no re-posting involved!! All you have to do is follow the simple steps below: (we will double check!)
1. Follow me @crazywisewoman AND all other bloggers and shops in this loop.2.Like this post and all bloggers and shops involved.3.Tap on the photo above to see where to head to next! Once you've found your way back to me, you've completed the loop!4: FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY: TAG A FRIEND!!!
Please remember that we will be double-checking that you've followed EVERYONE in this loop. We ask that if you have a private profile, you make it public during this time so that your entry can count! ALL ENTRIES must be submitted by May 18th, at midnight PST.  The winners will be announced under the original posts on May 19th, at 12 PM PST. The winners will be chosen at random using the site
Also, per Instagram rules we must mention that this is no way sponsored, administered, or even associated with Instagram. By entering, you confirm that you are at least 13 years of age, you release Instagram of any responsibility and agree to Instagram's terms of use.

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Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Humpday Confessions & Hashtag Fun

When we make regular examinations of conscience, we become quite aware of how much we can rack up in one day.

Ok so yes I do... and that means confession time is here. So lez go...

I volunteered to make an event program for an FSU alumni event next week just so I could go for FREE and meet Coach Jimbo Fisher. Newsflash... I have no idea how nor do I  have time to do it so like a good Mom, I bribed my 16 year old with a Zac Brown concert tank top to do it for me. Still cheaper than the price of the ticket to the event.... #helpyourselfish #briberyforthewin

I totally feel like I am sucking at life since I went back to work. Mostly all of the little mundane crap like oh I don't know... cooking, cleaning, laundry... seems to be falling to the wayside in favor of kids activities and Amy's personal fun time on the weeknights and weekends. #askmehowmuchicare

Ever since my daughter got her licence I have been slaving her with trips to the grocery store, gas station, shuttling her siblings around. I love it and I feel freeeeee... if I have to pay for all this extra insurance I am damn well getting my money's worth! #16yearsaslave

I have been craving cheesecake. Like I want to roll around in it craving it... Don't know why... and I was thinking back lovingly to the last time I ate it. Pretty sure it was last July for my son's birthday. I think that entitles me to a trip to the Factory soon. #staytunedfor #cheesecakefactoryflow #itsgonnabeahashtag

I'm still in a perpetual state of irritation by the constant presence of one or all of my children every weekend that is supposed to be mine. As in kid free. I think I am going to have to go out of town to get away from them. #motheroftheyear #nominateme #runningawaydoessolveproblems


Happy Humpday Betches!

Linking up with Lolo and Lauren for Hashtag Humpday and Melissa for confessions.

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

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