Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Friday Friday Friday!!  Love it.  This week has been a great one, but phew! I’m tired.  I don’t know why…

I’m clearly getting old.

1. We finished season 2 of The Killing.  I feel like we really accomplished something 🙂

2. We went out for breakfast to my favorite diner this week! It’s my favorite meal to go out to eat for. Plus, going out to eat on a week day is so nice and quiet.

3. Project Playroom is almost complete! Our IKEA shelves arrived this week, and I got them all set up. My arms hurt. A blog post is coming! We just need to hang up some pictures!

Project Playroom

4. This week has just flown by.  Has it for you?  I was also super productive with the housework!  But not so productive with blog stuff. It was pretty quiet, if you haven’t noticed…

5. We went to the pool yesterday with good friends.  Elizabeth was in heaven!  I had no idea she would like it so much.  Last week we were at a splash ground with similar surprising results. 🙂

Elizabeth at the Pool

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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Friday Friday Friday!!  Love it.  This week has been a great one, but phew! I’m tired.  I don’t know why…

I’m clearly getting old.

1. Little Elizabeth turned 10 months old on Monday, and the villagers rejoiced!  She’s exploded so much with her new skills, it’s just been a hoot to watch!

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2. The husband actually ASKED if I was interested in going out to eat…….. SHOCKED!!!!!! That never happens.  Normally I’m the one that asks, but he surprised me.  We went to Pompieri Pizza here in Durham.  Yum!  Hubs got the  BC Pie, which is a yummy mushroom based pizza.  Then I got a pizza of the day with roasted garlic, tomato chutney, and caramelized onions.  Delicious!

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3. We are starting to turn our front room into a play room (blog post coming!).  So on Wednesday, Elizabeth and I took a trip down to Ikea in Charlotte.  It was quite the adventure 🙂  But we got quite a few fun items, including a tunnel!  Elizabeth loves it!!!

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4. I’m almost done with my Garnier Volume Extend Dry Shampoo. I love it! I wash my hair at night, so by morning, when it’s time to style it, it needs a little extra oomph. This is lightweight, not sticky or gritty, and gives me great volume.  (Oh, a sneaky peak from the Old Navy bag in the corner!)

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5. Yesterday I got together with my girlfriends and their little ones at a local park for a picnic and time at the splash ground. This place was amazing! We had such a good time. And my little girl, who still doesn’t really like baths, so enjoyed herself! Great times with babies giggling and good friends catching up. It was a great afternoon!

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Hello friends!!

So a short post today just to say we are all currently traveling back to Durham after the fun festivities in Michigan.  I’ll be back to the regularly scheduled program tomorrow (hopefully!).

If you’re wondering what we were up to on our vacation, follow me at the various spots and catch up 🙂

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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

TGIF!  I hope you had a FAB week!

Here’s what I was up to the last few days:

1. Over the 4th weekend, we decided to go for a hike at a mountain.  BIG mistake.  We were so pooped by the time it was over, thanks to the super hot weather, and the fact that we were climbing…. a mountain.  We had to get burritos because of it.

2. I’ve been busy prepping food to feed a small army. It’s meals for the husband when I travel up to Michigan for my sister’s wedding next week. (Speaking of wedding, did you see my last minute post this week on fun bridal shower gift ideas?)  He’ll be home by himself for a week before he joins us up north.  He’ll probably eat out a few days, but he needs some real food.  Stay tuned for a future Menu Monday where I talk about my favorite make ahead meals.

3. Today is Elizabeth’s 9 month birthday!!! I can’t believe she’s at the 9 month mark already.  If you didn’t read Wednesday’s update post, do!  Here’s a picture preview – a collage of Elizabeth at 1, 3, 6 and 9 months!

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4. We had our favorite dinner on Monday – Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Burrito Bowls.  So yummy!  And the leftovers last forever.  AND it’s baby friendly!  Win-Win-Win!

5. As you read, we are currently visiting family in Virginia Beach!  I love visiting my in-laws!

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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Friday! Can’t believe it.  And a Friday the 13th to boot!  It’s going to be a great day!

Here’s what I was up to this week:

1. The Little Girl and I went to the Durham Life & Sciences Museum with some friends on Tuesday.  It was fun, but man… I hate southern summers.  It was only 10:00 am and I was sweating up a storm!

2. We’ve had a few thunderstorms this week, which, next to fireflies, are a summer staple for me.  Pop up storms make summer delightful (since hot temps don’t do it for me).

3. Miss Elizabeth turned 8 months this Wednesday!  And since then, she’s taken to sitting up in her crib (need to lower that mattress!), saying “baa baa baa baa”, crawling a little, and pulling up to stand at our coffee table!  Phew!  She decided 8 months is the time to check things off her to-do list!

4. Speaking of checking things off, I got super excited to check off two BIG posts that have been cooking for a while!  If you didn’t see my May Favorites post OR my kick off to my Style Challenge – 30 Outfits in 30 Days, check it out!  I’m pleased.

5. Oh!  Almost forgot!  Found my favorite Panera Bread Hazelnut Creme coffee in my local grocery store!  I’ve been running around like an Energizer Bunny all week!

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Hope you have exciting plans in store for Father’s Day!  We have a Food Truck Rodeo in Durham this Sunday, so if the hubby gets off of work early enough, we’ll be there, stuffing our faces!

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