Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#HashtagHumpday | Vol.43

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything








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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#HashtagHumpday | Vol.42

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

My dad is coming to town tomorrow and I am so excited!! It'll be the first time he's visited in the year and a half I've lived in Florida and first time I've seen him since Christmas. I've got a lot of fun things planned. Most of them including the dogs, of course  #puppieshavetohavefuntoo #daddyvisit

Ever since I got my Simplified planner last week I've been obsessed with how to decorate it with stickers, washi tape, and all of those fun pretty things that go in planners. At least it's distracting me from not writing in it until January. Or preparing me, I'm not sure which. #etsytakeallofmymoney #iliketocallitplannerbudgeting

FALL TV SHOWS ARE BACK AND I'M SO EXCITED!!! #illprobablystillwatchnetflixinstead #thankyoudvr

I really wanted to rearrange my living room to make it more open and so that I can keep an eye on my dogs and make sure they're not doing something they're not supposed to (read: potty). But apparently my good ol' cable provider tells me otherwise because my townhouse is so old they can't move my cable to the other wall. Really? Because you guys drilled a hole through my wall 6 months ago, you're telling me you can't do it again?? #ithinktheyrejustlazy #iguessillstartdecoratingnow

Have any of you downloaded the gif keyboard app??? Game changer. Let me tell you. I'm easily amused and my coworker and I have only been communicating in gifs for the past few days #gifsarebetterthanemojis #theyredefinitelybetterthanwords

Can I just say how lucky I am to be living where I am? There was a 50/50 chance earlier this week that we would've had to move. Obviously that fell through and I feel super blessed #blessed #yesthatjusthappened

Hope you all have a good Humpday!
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Monday, September 21, 2015

The New Additions: Gordon and Harley

I know I've talked briefly about the two new additions to our little family. 
But I would like to give them a formal introduction: Gordon and Harley!
Basically I'm obsessed. It's fine.

We are now beginning a total of a month of having these little guys in our house and I've definitely began to identify them, other than their different color collars, and their personalities!
Here we have Gordon.

Gordon is just like Collins to a T. Like, literally.

He wants to lick your face immediately. Loves playing in the dirt and playing with his brothers. He has such a expressionist face, if that is even a word ha! He's definitely a snuggler.

He loves to lay on top of the couch and thinks that he's a kitty. You can also tell that he might be one of the older ones of the litter because he's protective of Harley but at the same time he bosses him around.
He's also not bad at taking selfies :)
And here we have Harley.

Harley is the runt of the group. I'm pretty sure he was the runt of his whole litter because he just wants to keep to himself. But when the other two want to play or get a little too rough, Harley won't tolerate it and stand up for himself.

He's also got quite the little barker on him. Whenever there's a dog or human he doesn't know, which is basically everyone, he needs to bark at them. We even found out he'll bark at the TV too when watching Pitbulls and Parolees which was probably the cutest thing ever.

Harley has definitely become Collins favorite little brother. But also a pain at the same time. Multiple times I've caught this action happening.
And these are my two new boys! They've really adjusted well to being in their new home. Collins is really taking well to them, most days.

Now to only get them fully potty trained, and we'll be set to go!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

#HashtagHumpday | Vol.41

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything


Tonight is Collins' first obedience class for the next six weeks and I couldn't be more excited! #mydogisgettingmanners #buthestillthebest

And I'm hoping that with Collins learning in these classes that the twin puppies will follow suit #ireallydontwantotpayanother145dollars #youwillallbecomebehaved

I got my Emily Ley Simplified Planner in the mail yesterday and I am pumped! I'm really regretting not getting the one that starts in August because now this is the biggest tease to wait to use it till January 1 #canthenewyearcomefaster #ijustwanttousemyplanner

That's all I have today folks! I'm gonna go ride on the bike and eat Chipotle. And maybe have a beer or two #mostlikelytwoorthree #ilovewednesdaysoff



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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

#HashtagHumpday | Vol.40

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything






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Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday Favorites

Can I just say how happy I am that it's Friday?

Like extremely happy. So happy that I thought it was Friday since Wednesday. I don't know if it's the fact that it's Labor Day weekend because holiday weekends don't really affect me and I still have to work. Or maybe it's the fact that we actually have exciting plans to do stuff more than sit on our couch all day.

Which hey, I'm totally for chill at home weekends. I actually prefer them. But, I like a good exciting, spend all of your money type of weekend every once in a while.

Enough with the chit chat. Let's get down to business.
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This is what I call "the dining room table of my dreams if I had no dogs or children" #allofthestains

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Especially in this town when the tourists just cross major highways and expect for traffic to stop for them... put a little hustle into it!

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Oh dear, me. I'll just sit over here and drool over this mantel and cry over not having one of my own. But maybe I'll actually decorate my home for holidays since I have more space to play with.

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With football season starting tomorrow, it's the season for a new wreath! But in all honesty I'll probably just reuse last years since I'm broke as a joke to make a new one. Yes, I am sad about it.

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And now with three dogs in the house I have been brainstorming/obsessing with how to get their new play area set up and where to put their kennels. Collins has actually become trustworthy enough to leave out all day but the little guys are a different story.

But seriously, how adorable is this area with a dog bed below??? If only I had the wall space.

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Chocolate chip zucchini bread. Nom. Now I'm craving my mom's chocolate chip banana bread. That really makes your mouth water.

Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Illinois Game Day

Have you noticed anything different lately??

The sun is shining, our favorite pumpkin drinks are coming back to Starbucks, there is a 'slight' cool air in the midst - all means one thing

College football has returned!

Next to watching football - I would like to share my favorite aspect of the games; game day attire.
I would like to start with my alma mater - and this is really going to be short and sweet because in the BIG 10 there really is no "designated game day attire."

Really what we would classify as Game Day attire is a regular ol' t-shirt you get from your local college bookstore and jeans. Or if you're in a sorority/fraternity you wear your designated shirt/sweatshirt that was designed for such events.

But I liked going outside of the box and wearing non-typical Game Day attire. Mostly because I'm obsessed with SEC Game Day wear and wish that my college partook in that tradition. But, hey. Beggers can't be choosers.

Especially in my senior year of college I wanted to do something different for the football games, especially when it wasn't northern cold weather, and I would like to share that with all of you!




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If going casual is your thing, these options would be your go to. Now obviously a lot of them are through the College PINK line but, the all do the job. I know I would definitely rock any of these hoodies for night games and with an orange scarf!



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Okay, so this is more semi-dress, but this is pretty much what I would wear now for Game Day! Rocking the bright orange with hints of navy. I'm really digging the off-white sweater with orange and blue scarf and need it in my closet like yesterday.


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Now this right here, this is my bread and butter. I deeply wished that we would wear attire like this for Game Day. I wore a sundress for I think 2 or 3 games and because it was 100 degrees out and I didn't want awful tan lines. This is similar to SEC Game Day attire and I would definitely rock every single one of these for football games!

I'm no expert on what to wear for you college football games. I like what I like and I wanted to share with all of you on how to stand out!

Tis the season for fall!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#HashtagHumpday | Vol.39

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

So as you all know, I became the new owner of two adorable little pups on Friday. And before you ask, yes I am crazy. I already have one dog and he's a handful but I thought of being a little more crazy and adding to my hectic life two more little ankle biters. That means going through potty training again. All of the training of everything. But having these two new guys around the house has made me appreciate Collins that much more because he is actually way more behaved than I even imagined #mommyslittleboy #familyoffive #crazydoglady

I've become quite the planner this week and actually planning out all of my blog posts, preparing my house for the two new permanent guests AND planning out a budget #imagoaldigger #butreallywhoami #becomingaplanner

Speaking of planners, I think I'm going to go with the Simplified Planner for my 2016 planner. And you better believe I will be sitting in front of my computer screen at 10 am for pre-order! #imtooexcitedaboutplanners #canihavemorethanone

More and more as time goes on I realizing I am in desperate need of a hair cut. Or a deep conditioning treatment. Or both #longhairprobs #butkeepthelengthplease

Now with three dogs in my house - my house will never be clean #foreveruncleannnn #namethatline

I've got Collins officially signed up for obedience classes starting next week and I couldn't be more stoked. Now he'll have manors in public like he does at home! #Collinstheproper #jkhesawildboylikehisdad

You know what I really hate? When I'm looking at my stats on Instagram and see people have blocked me. Like, really bro? A simple unfollow would've sufficed. Or what's even worse is when my own friends do it #iseeyouunfollowingme #howrude

Let's get down to business and link up, and defeat the huns! Sorry. I had to :)





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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August a la Instagram

We have entered into September... Anyone else see something wrong with this picture??

Like the fact that this year is moving by way too quickly.

But hey, bring on everything fall! Even though I won't really be able to enjoy the fall weather until roughly November. If we're lucky #floridaprobs
1. Taking joy rides on the bike is our new favorite thing to do when I get off work and days off together. And the view isn't half bad too.
2. Be prepared for all of the fitness selfies #notsorry
3. Only my second time on the bike and we decided to take a 100 mile ride out to a biker bar. Felt great going so fast, but my back and butt felt otherwise
4. My standing Friday night date and in my mothers words my BFIF (Best Friend in Florida) :)

5. #fitnessselfieobsession
6. Collins looking as sweet as can be - and very sleepy
7. We love our motorcycle dates - and trying new beers

8. You know what else goes really good with new beers? Chipotle.
9. The progression in these two pictures is basically Collins personality - sleepy and snuggly, to happy and silly
10. Oh, hey! A fitness selfie!

11. You know those types of days when one coffee won't cut it?? This is a typical morning for me.
12. How pretty are the happy hours drink??!
13. Anyone else take advantage of the PINK Friday sale?? This whole load for only $65!

14. Oh, a sleepy, snuggly Collins
15. I went sifting through my pictures and found this gem from when we went paddleboarding when my family came down for a visit. And I didn't even drop my phone!
16. We had a few days of consecutive down pour and this was the aftermath at the dog park. Clearly Collins hated every second of it.
17. Little Collins working his model side

18. I've never had a shirt that so accurately describes my lifestyle #needmoneytopayforcoffee
19. The essentials for a hot summer evening - cocktails with a side of water.
20. Look at those babies grow!!! 

21.We've been having quite the heat in the end of August and Collins was taking full advantage of the puppy pool at the dog park. He even told me that we need one in our backyard.
22. The three amigos at our favorite Mexican restaurant
23. We added two little pups to our dog family! Yes we are crazy.
24. Our last night as a family of one dog and I splurged on my favorite boy with some toys and a bone or two.

25. After a long night of puppy time, this was the aftermath - and my recovery.
26. I've been temping with a company for the past 8 months and I am now an official employee! It's the beginning of a good week!

You know what else is exciting? More like really cool because I'm a nerd - It's been a year of my doing monthly recaps thanks to my ever so lovely Instagram.

Which this has given me a thought, what about turning this into a link-up?? I know a few of my favorite gals partake in my obsession and we already like to recap our weekend; so why not the month too? Maybe this could be something put into the works!

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