Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

1. You know what makes you feel old? Rambling around for a few days in a row in two mile increments while wearing flip flops after you haven't worn them for a few months. Knees, don't fail me now.
2. Welcome back VEEP and Mad Men. I've missed you both.
3. Despite a weird cold stint this week, on the whole it's been warm enough to wear 3/4 sleeves. I am in heaven, especially in this Joules women's sweater, which I got to try out for free. I got it a few months back and have been waiting a freaking eternity to wear it. It's soft, lovely, and well made, and it has polka dots, which is why I picked it. Duh. I also love the top button detail. It's perfect for work or weekend. I'd never heard of Joules, so I spent some time perusing their website. They have some nice stuff. Click here to check out their full line of sweaters. As an added bonus, their packaging is awesome which just clinched the whole experience for me. When I take pictures like this so I can share something I want you guys to see, I feel like a total lunatic and it makes me laugh. Who do I think I am? A girl in no makeup and third day hair, that's who. So keep your eyes on the Joules sweater.
Sweater free from Joules, opinions are my own. I don't wear ugly or uncomfortable things. 
4. While I was taking those photos, Gus and Mae were clambering to get up on my lap. I think they wanted in on the photos. Mae diva'd up, but Gus sat like a bump on a log and looked like someone just killed his best friend.
5. Don't waste your time reading this book. The premise is really interesting but the writing style drove me insane.
6. For anyone going to the beach soon, put this on your list. It's whimsical and light hearted. I read it in a few hours.
7. I've spent most of the week spring cleaning at night so I can devote my weekend to yard work. I hate yard work. Expect a lot of bitching and moaning.

8. #YOLO squared from me & Laura. I obsessively pursued a YOLO coffee mug last month, saw these, and had to order one for each of us. We are dorks and I love it. We will never let hashtag YOLO die. If you also like the YOLO, I bought them from Tickled Teal boutique on Etsy and had her remove the bottom tag.
9. Remember the Back in My Day link up on Tuesday (April 22) with Suze @ straight on the ground, Steph @ Steph's Space, and moi. Bloggers, grab a button and link up on April 22. Non-bloggers make an awesome list of how things were back in your day and share them with me on April 22!
SMD's Blog
10. Last night I fell victim to my right now disease where whatever I'm thinking of doing must happen, you guessed it, right now. I ripped out the basement rug starting at 8 p.m., cut it into strips, the whole bit. I moved the furniture to remove the rug, moved the furniture back, then moved the furniture out again to clean the floor and back. Jesus Christmas that was a lot. I wish I was home today doing some more reorganizing in the basement. I have some ideas brewing.

11. Ecard of the week thanks to cousin Crystal:
Tomorrow, I pull a rabbit out of my hat.

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Linking up with Kristin for Stuff & Things






32 comments:

  1. People were whiny this week in my 'hood about the weather...I'm like, "next week, we're back to humid mid-80's people, let's enjoy this "cold"", lol. Also, soooo happy Mad Men is back!

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  2. I had the same flip flop experience... knees, please hold up; please hold up, please hold up. Then the Universe sent cold and snow so I wouldn't do it again too soon. Gotta love the Universe!

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  3. yuck, i hate yard work; that's what my husband is for because if it were left up to me, we'd be living in foot-long weeds!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. I just love every blog. I am biased, but everything is so good. #bestsellingauthor. I wear flip flops way too much, the slides in the cold weather with socks. Love the sweater, but love the pictures of you and the pups more. So cute. Goddess speed doing major stuff like rug removal on a work night. YOLO does not resonate with me because I believe we all have more than one life, LOL! That e-card is excellent. Making some bunny cakes today and grocery shopping.
    Carpe diem! Love your Momma

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  5. Love that e-card! And I've been known to move heaven and earth when I all of a sudden get a re-decorating idea. It's a curse to us women :-P

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  6. Haha Mike makes fun of me all the time when I get "right now disease." He's more about the "half-done disease" and it drives me nuts!! That link up looks like a lot of fun, I think I'm going to have to start writing up some ideas for next week. That sweater is also awesome - totally my style!

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  7. Ohh adding Lost Lake to my reading list- thanks!! And you look great in the sweater!

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  8. The puppy outtakes of the sweater pics are great! Yard work is awful. I started on in a few weeks ago, spent about 45 minutes on it, and quit. You will surely do better!

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  9. Hahahaha... I love the caption you put under the shirt pics! I love me some poka dots.
    I get "right now disease" when it comes to food. Not physical activity.

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  10. I have Right Now Disease too! I didn't know it had a name, but it's quite apt :)

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  11. I love Mas and her Diva ways! You look good in the sweater! I despise yard work but it must be done this weekend.

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  12. That shirt is cute! Polka dot anything is my kinda jam. I think that Gus is sitting there because he is upset he didn't get something new to try. Obviously.

    Yard work blows. Sometimes, literally. I have got to get on top of ours...but I unfortunately never catch the right nows for it.....drat!

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  13. I love your fashion blogging attempt, much more real than the girl standing in the middle of the street posing.

    I am going to see if the library has that book right now.

    I realized yesterday one of our customer is the YOLO Federal Credit Union. :)

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  14. I'm not enjoying the cold weather, but was grateful to have the perfect weather of last weekend to enjoy.

    That pic of you and Mae wins the internet. It needs to be framed, so friggen cute!

    I just raided your Pinterest page for natural cleaning solutions. My bathroom is currtenly soaking in vinegar/Dawn dish soap. This shit better work.

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  15. We did yard clean up last weekend and after about 3 hours, I felt like I was going to die. Apparently when you are pregnant you can't bend over and rake all day like you could before. Who knew.

    I too suffer from right now disease. John thinks I am insane, but he doesn't understand how bothered I am until I can execute my ideas. I feel you on wishing I was home cleaning and organizing. This morning I left and my end tables were dusty and the floor had paw prints on it, but I had no time to clean it. I can't wait until 5:30 when I can go home and clean it all.

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  16. That's your third day hair? I officially hate you -- I was just thinking how cute your hair looked and then I read that. Your dog photos are pretty funny. If it were my dog she'd be trying to lick my face. Blech... no doggie kisses for me.

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  17. Love the YOLO mug.. too funny! And your third day hair makes my first day hair look shameful, haha.

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  18. that sweater is great!!!!
    I must have that disease too..i was mopping my floor like cinderella style at 2am the other night

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  19. that yolo mug is great. and i love these pretty pics of you. i think you look really beautiful!

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  20. The third day is when my hair finally calms down and doesn't look like something that hides several birds. Love the sweater!

    I, too, was excited for Mad Men but if that episode was indicative of the season to come, I'm going to be highly disappointed.

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  21. That sweater looks really comfy. I love that purple nail polish color.

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  22. #1 made me laugh out loud. I hear ya!!! And thank you for the book suggestion! I have a post next week asking others for suggestions since I'm going on vacay next month. This one looks perfect for a light read!

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  23. That sweater looks so good on you! I love the polka dots and 3/4 length sleeves are some of my favs! Puppy takes are adorable!

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  24. My favorite part of this whole post was your disclaimer about the shirt.

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  25. Love the polka-dotted sweater and the mug! You look good without makeup!

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  26. Does that book mean Los Alamos, NM??? If so, I am really interested even though you said not to read. My brother has lives there!!

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  27. I wish I could rock some third day hair and look as good as you did!! The pics with the pups are the best. I wish I had pictures of that with me and my dog! Oh, and have fun with that yard work. I'm going to visit my parents for the weekend and just eat and drink and socialize. I'll think about the rest of my yard later.

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  28. Love the pup pics! That first one is priceless! Super cute polka dots! I have not caught onto Veep or Mad Men. I'm a Scandal girl. And I'm intrigued by Resurrection. And I just discovered Dexter on Netflix, but I don't know about that one...it's creepy. We shall see. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  29. I am a right now girl. I try to curb this tendency but mostly I lose.

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  30. Super cute sweater! I'm gonna check out their site. I caught up on all of Veep the day before the premier of season three. I LOVE IT! Sooo freakin' funny. It's my new favorite show. Mad Man was quite depressing, wasn't it? I'm so glad it's back though!

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