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Saturday Smiles 7

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s Saturday! The boys are headed to their Nana and Papa’s house tonight so B and I are having a date night. No idea what we are doing (or when B will be done with National Guard today), but it will be fun I am sure.

~My February POPSUGAR box has started moving.

~L had a great time being Student of the Week at school. He said he made sure to pick kids who don’t always get picked to take the attendance down to the office with him. So sweet!

~The boys loved Snow White!  W thought some parts were a little scary, but he loved the rest.

~This little polar bear is so adorable. Seriously. I cannot get enough.

(Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

(Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

~We (finally) found a rug for the living room.  I’ve been searching for a few months now and yesterday I walked into Home Goods and there it was!

That’s it from here. What’s got you smiling today?

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Saturday Smiles 7

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B made it home safe and sound. We are pretty used to him being gone (as you know he travels quite often for work), but it’s always better to have everyone under one roof.

~The boys have been playing extra nice together lately. I have to make W wait in the morning because he always wants to wake L up so they can play more.

~I am revamping (well, just adding to) the subscription box list, and I am super happy with how it’s coming along. I am making a big spreadsheet listing subscription box names, categories, prices, frequency and (eventually) descriptions. It’s still super rough, and I don’t have all the boxes added (which is why you will see blank lines when you sort), but feel free to check it out if you are interested.
Subscription Box List

~B picked us all out fun goodies from his trip.  I got a coffee mug from his hotel (hello best hotel freebie ever) and the amenities from his flight (he knows I like that kind of stuff).  The boys both got Kinder Surprise Eggs (W is obsessed with the chocolate) and L got a cool 3-D Batman puzzle while W got some toy cars.

Germany Goodies

~After a few rough games, it looks like Michigan State is back on track!

~We watched The Intern last night, and I loved it!
Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 10.33.10 PM~I painted two tables in my living room this week and think I am ready to tackle my bedroom furniture this weekend.  B is game, so we are going to pick up some more chalk paint today. I can’t wait!
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Saturday Smiles 5

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~It’s the weekend! And not only that, B will be home in a few days.

~L moved up to the Swim Team at his swim school and I couldn’t be prouder of him. He was SO excited and has been trying hard to move up. Congrats L!

~I just love L’s school. They hosted a Fitness Night this week and had a bunch fun activities like zumba, karate and a mini “bootcamp” for the kids to participate in. They made it so fun for the kids (and the adults too).

Getting ready to get their fitness on!

Getting ready to get their fitness on!

~GAP has been having some crazy sales lately.  Yesterday they had a 40% coupon code PLUS 18% cash back on ebates. WHAT?  I totally took advantage and should be all set for the kid’s clothes for next winter!!  Score!

~My parents are having the boys spend the night at their house tonight and are taking them to the Animal Park (aka the Zoo) tomorrow. They’ll have a ball and I will get some stuff done around here.  Or not ;). #thankyou

~My Target + POPSUGAR Must Have Box is coming today!

What’s got you smiling today?

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Saturday Smiles 4

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The kids have a long weekend! And they have some fun planned with their Nana and Papa later in the weekend, which means I have some time to get some things done around the house. First on the list? Cleaning out my disaster of a closet.

~Sometimes (not all the time) these boys can play so sweet together. Hearing them laugh and giggle is the absolute best.

Minecraft Boys

Minecraft Boys

~We got a new mailman and he may be the nicest man ever!

~Of the “Love What Matter” Facebook posts. Seeing their “good news / good people” type posts in my feed everyday always make me smile. Or tear up (in a good way).

credit: Love What Matters

credit: Love What Matters

~Every night L and I read a chapter of a book together. I do the reading and he does the listening. It could be the other way around, but as long as he wants to sit with me and read, I am happy to do it!

~The Target + POPSUGAR Must Have Box should be arriving next week! From my FedEx Tracking thing, it looks like it weighs 1.7lbs, which seems SO light. It makes me even more anxious to see what’s inside!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Saturday Smiles 5

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~I am going to win the Powerball tonight! I would have won earlier in the week, but I forgot to buy a ticket. Not this time!

~All is well with B in Germany. We’ve been Facetiming with him after L gets out of school and it’s so fun to watch. W shows him his new train set-ups and L tells him all about Minecraft and who is doing what at school.

~I received my Eco Flower order yesterday and, umm, it’s even more beautiful than I was expecting. The flowers are made from sola wood, which feels more like a foam than a wood, but they are SO cool. I’m obsessed.

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

~It might snow this weekend!

~This was the best lip sync battle of all time. First Jenna Dewan-Tatum absolutely kills it and then Channing brings out Beyonce? WHAT?

~I’m pretty close to having ALL the pictures cleaned off my desktop.  This seems like an easy task and I thought I had it all taken care of ages ago, but I did NOT and have been avoiding fixing it. Not anymore.

~I think this picture is cute. Buddy has always loved L and would so be sitting on his lap in this picture if he thought L would let him ;).

The Boys

The Boys

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Saturday Smiles 6

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~The boys had a ball up-north with my parents!  They have a bunch of snow up there (not as much as these pictures make it look like though) and L was in his element. W likes the snow okay, but I think he’d like it better if it wasn’t so cold ;).

Snow!!!!

Snow!!!!

~We got ALL of the errands we were planning on doing over break taken care of!  The laundry is done, donations have been dropped off, closets are cleaned, we got L’s passport renewed and we had a bunch of fun too.

~B’s off to Germany today!  I guess it’s not something to totally smile about because the kids and I aren’t going, but it’s B’s favorite work destination so he’s excited about it.  Enjoy that German food and German beer baby.

~My favorite Target went to 70% off Christmas clearance items on NYE and I picked up some great stuff.  Target is being SO slow with their markdowns this year so I feel lucky one close to me had been discounted so early.  Hopefully the rest are 70% off today because I need to hunt down some more icicle lights for my cousin.

Target Clearance

Target Clearance

~Since the kids were up-north, B and I got to have a great day date in the city.  We had lunch, browsed around this cool antiques mall and checked out a few other shops in the Cass Corridor including Third Man Records which is Jack White’s label.  We’d never been in it before and it was just really cool.  It was just an overall great day with B!

Detroit Day Date

Detroit Day Date

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~We had a great Christmas Eve / Christmas! The boys had a ball opening their gifts and then played together SO nicely all afternoon.

Happy Boys!

Happy Boys!

~This weather. I mean, my sinuses may never recover, but listen it was 60 degrees the other night. In Michigan. In December. Our grass is still green. We can go to the playground still. WHAT?

~There’s less than a week until the Michigan State game! The Spirit of Detroit is dressed in a Spartan jersey and it’s fair to say we are all ready for the game!

Go Green!!!!

Go Green!!!!

~My Reddit Secret Santa match received his gift and seems to be super happy with it!

~LOL!!!!

So Funny!

So Funny!

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Saturday Smiles 5

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~My cousins made it down here from up-north safe and sound! The roads were horrible and it turned their 3.5 hour trip into a 6 hours one, but they made it!

~I tested the A Beautiful Mess clay ring dish project yesterday and I think I love it! I need to some tweaking when I mix the clay colors, but it was easy and so pretty!

Clay Dish

Clay Dish

~B started on the wood floor in my office last night.  It’s looking great!

~L and W are on Christmas break!  They (and B) have the next two weeks off and I am so excited.

~I got my Starbucks Ugly Sweater Cozie yesterday!  I felt a little silly ordering a frappuccino 9am when it was 20 degrees out, but it was worth it!

Score!

Score!

~We are having a big family dinner tonight at a BBW place I have been wanting to try for ages.  And then it’s off to see the lights at the zoo!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Saturday Smiles 4

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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~We had a great time at Storytime with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) at L’s school last night. The boys got to decorate cookies and drink hot cocoa, play games and of course, see Santa!  So fun.

Santa!

Santa!

~I am feeling WAY better. Way better. I saw my neighbor last night and she was like, wow, you are better!!! For sure!

~The comments on the blog are fixed! I didn’t even know they were broken until late last night when someone messaged me about it on Facebook (thank you Sarah). I just thought no one was commenting all day. LOL! But it’s all set now.

~My sweet friend Stacey from the UK sent me this amazing package of Christmas chocolates and the cutest personalized ornament!!!! When I send her a package I just worry about making it all fit in the box. She wraps everything so beautifully though and makes it SO fun to open! And I know we have crispy M&M’s here, but I swear the UK ones are still better.

UK goodies!

UK goodies!

~We are going to IKEA today!  Not too sure why, but why not?  My parents are going to pick up some stuff for the cottage so we thought we’d tag along to help haul stuff home.

~I got my Reddit Secret Santa gift ordered and it should be arriving to my match before Christmas.  I hope I did right by him and he enjoys it!

~It’s almost Christmas break!  Plus, my cousins are coming down next weekend and we are all going to Zoo Lights!  Can’t wait!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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Today I’m Smiling Because…

~B made it back to town safe and sound! I don’t think he’s traveling again until after the New Year (lots of travel happening in January) which leaves us lots of chances for holiday fun!

~We got our Christmas tree. B has National Guard this weekend so it’s going to be up to the little boys and I to get the lights on and it decorated.

Pre Tree-Hunting

Pre Tree-Hunting

~Bath & Body Works is having their 3-wicks on sale today for $8.50/each. It’s in-store only and listen, it gets insane in there (be ready for a LINE), but it’s worth it! Depending on what coupons you have and how many candles you are buying, you can score candles for as little as $5.50/each!!!!

~The Santa visit was a success!  I knew L would nail it, but W did way better than expected and even talked to the big man.  Had he been alone, I don’t know how he would have gone so thank goodness for his big brother!

Santa over the years!

Santa over the years!

~Yesterday was rough, but I am feeling much better and my cough seems to be letting up a bit.

~It’s Game Day!  My Spartans are playing Iowa at 8pm tonight and I’m nervous, but so excited.  Both the football team and the basketball team are top 5 ranked which means it’s a good time to be a Spartan fan right now!

That’s it from here! What’s got you smiling today?
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