Friday, February 8, 2013

TGIF! $25 Target Gift card giveaway today!

Five Photos For Friday

1. I love my striped bedroom chair. Just looking at it makes me happy.
2. I organized my makeup brushes on my dresser a la Gwen from Confessions of a Gila Monster. They need a little more work - I have to swap the round jar out for one of my square ones. I'm dying to try the polenta dish in that post too.
3. My happy place: cucumbers and cream cheese on a bagel and an icy cold V8.
4. It's time to change my wallet. I got these on super clearance at Target. Which to choose which to choose.
5. Spare room vignette: Love Makes Life a Beautiful Ride printable, old garage sale tray, candle, Grandmom's ring holder.

I am so so happy it's Friday. Here are this week's happies and crappies. I'm starting with crappies and ending with happies because I like to end on the up.

  • Lots and lots of deadlines with a heaping side of stress and headaches for dessert. 
  • Butthole drivers caused me to miss my train on Tuesday morning. 
  • Then I was stuck on the train for an extra hour on Wednesday. 
  • This impending bastard winter storm has cancelled my weekend with my BFFs, which I could totally use right now. Suck it, winter. 
  • Precipitation makes MFD think he's a weatherman. He's been monitoring this storm and telling me all about the Gulf Stream and the European Model and the flim flam and the shim sham and I don't care we can look out the window and see the weather we don't need to study it. Sweet Brown, save me. Ain't nobody got time fo dat. 
  • In a few short hours, this week will be in the history books. There will be much rejoicing throughout my land.
  • I was rocking my favorite nail polish, Essie Merino Cool.
  • I'm all caught up on Downton Abbey. This is also a crappie, because now I'm like a crackhead jonesing for more Downton Abbey and no dealer in town has any. 
  • Even though I was looking forward to being with my girls this weekend and away from my everyday digs, the truth is I could probably use some major decompression this weekend after the week I've had. 
  • I hausfraued like a champ last night so I can lounge, read, cook, nap, and maybe do some organizational projects this weekend. Or I can find another show to watch obsessively for 14 or 15 hours a day. 
  • I signed up for the Lucky Leprechaun Book & Polish Swap. Visit Fortune Favors the Brave, Lulu & Sweet Pea, or My Three Bittles to sign up! Who doesn't love books and nail polish? If you say ME to both, we maybe can't be friends anymore. I need to decide which of my favorite books I'll be sending. It's safe to say I have my favorite polish picked out already. Someone's getting Essie Merino Cool. Boom.
  • This $25 Target Giftcard Giveaway. Because I love you. 

Thank you so much for reading my blog.  Good luck and have a great weekend! You can enter through the weekend. Spread the word and share the love!

New Englanders, start limbering up for the shoveling now. Stay gold, Pony Boy.

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Linking up with The Sowell Life for The Friday Five and The Vintage Modern Wife and Scissors & a Whisk for Happies & Crappies.

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up


  1. best? a great talk with my mom
    worst? bad experience at the park :(

  2. I would like to be snowed in with you this weekend. We could cuddle the puppies, makes delicious, hearty soups, and watch stupid television and fabulous, old movies.

  3. dang I hope it isn't suppose to snow here...I have a race in the morning. could you have your MFD check the weather for me? lol

  4. Best? Pajama day on Sunday
    Worst? coffee maker acting up yesterday and today... worries the hell out of me!

  5. oh, and are those stones with your makeup brushes?

  6. Stupid snow ruining your BFF weekend. Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Last Friday I went to the Container Store and bought a bunch of plastic trays and lipstick organizers for my makeup. I still can't get it organized way I want. I'm trying to convince the Hubs I need this amazeballs vanity from The Pottery Barn. He's not convinced. I will prevail. Glad your week is almost over.. the end is near. just a few short hours to freedom. YOU CAN DO IT!!!! Go for the red wallet for Heart Awareness Month!!!!!!!!!! And thanks for the giveaway! <3

  7. LOVE the Friday photos!!!! Your crappies were DEFINITELY crappy! I'm Happy Happy Happy about your your Happies AND your giveaway!

  8. Best thing is half day friday. Thank you tiny baby jesus. Worst thing was fighting a cold all week. PS. I got essie's new magnetic nail polish last night in repstyle and i think you would love it!

  9. My crappie for the week: Feeling like doodie and wanting to sleep for days.

    My happie for the week: Finally finding a dry erase board/key holder/mail holder combo for $15!

    -Amber N.

  10. Best was helping my mom pick out a new kitty from the shelter. Worst is ending the week with this CRAPPY weather!

  11. Thanks for linking up girl! And yes, the weekend is needed, and wanted! Here's hoping for no crappies this weekend!! Worst part of the week... dentist appt Monday and Thursday which ended up as a 4 hour root canal! UGH!!!! Best part, we made it through the week alive!!! =) Happy FRIDAY!!

  12. Best: this giveaway
    worst: that it's not friday every day

    1. Now Helene, if it were Friday every day there'd never be Saturday and Sunday! ;)

  13. best thing about my week: losing weight and eating pizza!
    worst thing is not having a phone :( I won't be able to get another one for another week!

  14. Ending with HAPPY is the BOMB! Sending positive energy to all for a safe, POWER-ful weekend. High winds predicted,too. EW! May make a quick little State Store trip for some Wine! Showing the Jersey shore on TV- high winds. No more damage to the shore!!! Happy Weekend!

    love your MOMMA

  15. Best thing: new delivery of kitchen table (my first in 10 years), train table for toddler, and TV.

    Worst thing: paying for said stuff.

  16. Best: watching my Nieces and getting our tax refund! Worst: hurting my back and knowing I have to work all weekend!

  17. The worst part of my week: having to schedule even more doctor appointments. I feel so unhealthy. The best part of the week: it's Friday!!!!!

  18. Best- It's fair time!
    Worst- I have to wait till next week to go


  19. Best: Finishing our rock climbing wall in our garage and being able to climb three times this week without having to leave the house.
    Worst: Not being able to drive to CT this weekend to visit my awesome nephew.

  20. The makeup brushes look great! So sorry girls weekend got snowed out, but I'm glad you can just relax and do nothing. xoxo

  21. Best thing about this week, losing four pounds. worst things, still not being able to eat carbs. Have a great weekend girl and thanks for this great giveaway!

  22. Best thing this week: increased my weights on the bar for squats(is that sad that is the best?)
    Worst: our microwave bit the dust this morning. Urrggg

    Need to try that bagel sammich- looks YUMMY!

  23. I love you bedroom quote! Did you make yourself or buy?

  24. Best thing this week: My boss has been out sick since Wednesday so I've had the office to myself!!!
    Worst thing this week: Rain. That is all.

    I LOVE V8. I thought I was the only one.

  25. Best thing was passing my nursing boards on Wednesday. Worst thing was having a headache 2 days in a row.

  26. I love your chair and those wallets! I really need a bedroom chair. I want a comfy place to read and not in bed with a sore back or neck. Ugh, my husband is the same way about weather. He seriously checks it like 5 times a day (even when it's just a normal sunny day) and knows all the lingo and constantly updates me and tries to rearrange our plans based on it. It's so annoying! It's Seattle. It rains. That's all I need to know. I kinda wish I had your relaxing weekend! Sounds like a perfect swap! And yay for a giveaway!! I definitely could use a mini Target shopping spree.

  27. Oh, and the best thing this week is that I'm going to the movies with my husband tonight. We need a date! The worst is that PMS hit me extra hard this week and I cried like five times. That never happens to me!!

  28. Best thing this week is that I am all moved into my apartment. Worst thing is when I thought my daughter had been kidnapped on Wednesday :)

  29. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway. The best thing about my week is that Friday is finally here. The worst thing is I have put off going to the grocery store until the very last minute and now I'm out of everything.


  30. Best: I weigh less then what I did when I got pregnant
    Worst: My knee is bothering me again and makes it hard to run

    I just nominated to for a Liebster Award. Check it out here:

    Hope you participate!

  31. Best: Your blog always makes me laugh and/or smile :)
    Worst: Crappy week at work this week too. Glad it's over!

  32. Best: finally picked out more things to hang on our bare walls
    Worst: so tired of coming home in the freezing cold!

  33. Best: finally picked out more things to hang on our bare walls
    Worst: so tired of coming home in the freezing cold!

  34. Best: Fro Yo!
    Worst: My coffee maker started acting stupid today :(

  35. Best: Celebrating my mom's birthday with my family :)
    Worst: getting upset with my bf over a miscommunication

  36. Best, got a mail from my bff. Worst, itchy skin gets worse.

  37. Best: celebrated my son's birthday

    Worst: my computer is getting old and slow

  38. Best: My 9 year old son being nice to my 3 year old daughter (he's almost always annoyed at her)

    Worst: Tie between my husband getting sick and him not getting the promotion he was in line for.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  39. best: got my hair done!

    worst: fought with the hubby over something silly

  40. Best thing was seeing my puppy's face when she got a new toy
    Worst thing was annoying relatives calling too much

  41. Best: I had some super delicious Tiramisu
    Worst: I'm sick

  42. best - I officially finished gathering all of the things I need to host my sister's bridal shower next week.
    worst - I'm breaking out horribly! Ugh. face, chest, and back. What is up?!!

  43. Worst- I was sick most of the week and missed 2 days of work :(

    Best- I got two really AWESOME packages from fellow bloggers this week :)

  44. You know I've never seen Downtown Abbey and from what I hear you either LOVE it or hate it lol.

  45. Worst? Snow.

    Best? We'll likely be snowed in and I won't be able to go to work tomorrow ;)

  46. Best: Following you on twitter. BAH what a suck ass I am :-)
    Worst: Balls.

  47. I love your blog!!! You make me laugh! Is that a Target chair? I have a similar one in my room that makes me smile:)
    Jen P

  48. best & worst are sort of the same. I had to change the preschool my son is attending. Tough decision, but the right one.

  49. The best part of the week was the fabulous weekend. The worst part was shoveling snow. :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  50. Best: Actually enjoying several dinners together at the table as a family
    Worst: Having to get up and go to work!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  51. Best: Having a relaxing weekend
    Worst: snowstorm Nemo, boo.

    PS The link for your Pinterest isn't correct.

    The Tiny Heart
    Necklace Giveaway!

  52. This week has been an emotional rollercoaster...

    First off, My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half with a rough past and lots of loyalty mistakes and trust issues. I finally had a breakdown after thinking about all of the arguments and "other girls", and we nearly broke up... I don't deserve half the crap I put up with and I don't know if we are going to work in the future, but we talked the other night, and he clearly loves me and regrets everything, so for now, I am going to follow my heart and be with him...

    Additionally, I had to work a cheer competition for 13 hours to fundraise for nationals because the UMD cheer team is going in April. At the end of the day, I found out that someone had taken my iPhone charger, and I walked back to my dorm in the rain...

    AGAIN, I cheer yesterday at the UMD men's basketball game against UVA, and we lost...

    Aside from spending time with my family, and going out to the movies with my roommate to celebrate her birthday, this week has been fairly HORRIBLE. haha.

    Hopefully, things will pick up, and this week will be better.

  53. The best things about the week is that I was able to spend time with my husband and the worst was that I had to go to the eye doctor because I scratched my eye.

  54. best - getting approved for my new apartment
    worst - getting approved for my new apartment

    Honestly - So intenselt bittersweet and kind of consuming all though there are plenty of other things going on.

    So to be fair I'll do best and worst unrelated to my impending doom.

    Best - ability to almost fill my table for my very first fundraising lunch on the JA board - that was causing some serious anxiety!

    Worst - Lunch at Chipotle, I just can't hop on that Chipotle wagon like everyone else, I couldn't even get halfway through and honestly, I don't turn down food very often


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