Friday Highlights 3.24.17

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Hello Friday!

Well, we were supposed to officially start our spring break today, but we’re not. On Tuesday I ended up with a scratchy throat that has put me on my “death-bed” for the past couple of days and I am still struggling to function. I thought about continuing on with our spring break anyways but by the time Monday comes (If I am even feeling 100% by then) our break would only be 4 days. So I made the tough decision and decided to postpone our spring break. Our new break will run from 12:00 noon on April 7th through, April 16th. It was a VERY tough decision to make, but one that I felt was for the best. I know it will be worth it in the end. 


I was on quite the roll this week… and then I got sick. Getting sick mid kitchen purge is not good friends. Not good at all. Our dining room table has been unusable for days now. I hope to feel up to getting things back in order this weekend. 

Reactions > Like

Recently I heard a rumor that Facebook responds better to reactions than likes in their ever so confusing algorithms. So when supporting other bloggers I have been trying to take this into account. Supposedly receiving reactions helps to boost how many people see your posts. If there is actually any truth behind any of this is beyond me but it is totally worth a try, right?!

Anna sent me a link to this video earlier this week and for a few minute I forgot that I had watched it.

Somethings will always be funny.

Kimono Love!

I grabbed my first kimono last year off Amazon and ever since then I have been wanting to grab another one… or five. 

Cream / Light Blue / Dark Blue / Multi Floral
Here are a few of my favorite picks. I actually bought the multi colored floral last year and love it.

Have you ever bought a kimono off amazon?

Blog Highlights

This week on the blog I shared…

This month’s $10 at Target haul.
Our spring break fun list.
Three Things Thursday
The Shouse, home update #1

Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here on Monday!

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Friday Link-Ups

Three Things Thursday, March 2017

I’ve been thinking about writing a Three Things post for quite some time now and I finally scheduled one in my planner, on a Thursday. Three Things Thursday has quite the ring to it, am I right? I’m totally right, right 😆 ?! I am always a sucker for an alliteration and I know so many of you are too.

Today’s post is all about my family. Not so much our life together, but highlighting 3 things that are unique to each of us as individuals

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Building a Home, Update #1

It feels like I just made “the big announcement” about our 6 acre purchase the other day and less than a month later I get to share with you our first progress update. 

Since my last post we…

Have a plan for power. We spoke with the electric company and are now on the waiting list to have power lines ran to the edge of our property. From there we will put the lines underground to the house. 

Learned more about getting water to the house. We were surprised to find out that getting the power lines ran should be inexpensive (likely completely free) but water, not so much. We have to bore under the road to get the lines ran to us then dig a trench to get them to the house 🙄 . The other alternative is a well but due to the location of the property there is a high potential for having to drill extra deep, putting a +20K (or more) price tag on a well. Suddenly boring the road doesn’t look too bad. 

Cleared out our house site and our almost 150 yard driveway. We went out there to meet the dozer driver on Saturday, unsure of what would be accomplished, and by 6:00 it was all clear. I say all but I really just mean the northwest corner of our property.  Now we have brush and firewood piles for days years now…. seriously. We’ll be cleaning things up for a long time. I told Russ he was going to have to teach me to use the chainsaw   😯 .

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Our Spring Break Fun List

Our official spring break count down is down to 3 days! But to be even more technical, as soon as we finish our school work for the day on Thursday our break can begin. I am thinking that will either be the perfect motivation or epic failure and we will have the longest school day known to man.

Last week I shared all about our plan to create amazing spring break memories. One of the tips I shared was to make a mini spring break bucket list. Recently I sat down with my girls and put together one for our family.

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Friday Favorites 3.17.17

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Hello Friday!

I’m not going to lie, this week was rough. Like ROUGH. I was grumpy, moody, impatient, and I felt invisible. I’m honestly not sure which came first, but I do know that I did not like it. However, I also know that weeks like these happen to all of us. Life is not always rainbows and unicorns and that is okay.

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday favorites!

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