Thursday, February 19, 2015

Life Lately...

We've been crazy busy over here, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite moments (or just random thoughts!) from the past few weeks :)


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We announced earlier that our brother and his wife were having a gender reveal party. Jess and I both guessed girl...and we were wrong! It's a BOY! They had confetti poppers (full of blue confetti) and had the name on the inside. Little baby Ezra, we can't wait to meet you in a few months! :)



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Lent has started, and I think my body is already thanking me for giving up sugar. It probably seems silly, but I had become far too dependent on my daily pop, multiple snacks, and ice cream every night. It was sad...and I needed to stop wasting money on crap food and get motivated to be healthier. We are doing other things for Lent as a family, but this one thing is already making an impact two days in. :) 


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My little guy is growing up way too fast. If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that he just started army crawling and is getting into everything! Abby is not sure what to think of her now mobile brother being able to get into her things ;)
Love that innocent face before he terrorizes his sister's belongings :)

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Downton Abbey...where do I begin? We watched Seasons 1-4 on Amazon Prime (they are free right now!) and now I'm begging John to buy Season 5 because I MUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS! ;) What really happened to Mr. Green? How is Edith going to pull off the baby/farmer thing? And which guy that will NEVER live up to Matthew (I'm still bitter haha) steal Mary's heart? So many questions. 

Any DA fans - is it worth buying or can I wait? 


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A bag of googly eyes...never ending entertainment. And, how about that family portrait - very accurate for my kids' eyes! haha :)



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Anyone else love Fixer Upper? It is one of my new favorite shows/blogs/inspiration sources. I'm pretty sure my husband and Chip are long lost brothers...they act exactly the same! If I had endless amounts of money to redecorate, I'd buy basically one of everything in their store. Love them :)

One of the new items from their Spring collection...so beautiful :)


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And finally, I can't believe we've been blogging for almost a year! It's been a lot of fun connecting and meeting new people. I'm so glad we were asked to co-host the Tuesday Talk link up party every week...I've absolutely love it! :) Please join us, every Tuesday at 8am EST, with any blog post(s) you want! 



Hope you all are having a great week! Happy Friday! :)




Sharing my 
Thoughts for Thursday with Natalie and Annie5 on Friday/Friday Faves along with
DarciNatashaChristinaAprilKatieCaitlinTifDella, Jenna,  KarliAmyAndreaErika, and Narci,  
The Pick with Astleigh, Week's End with Elizabeth, Capture Your Journey Wednesday with Amber, 7 Quick Takes with Kelly  
and
Saturday Spotlight

37 comments:

  1. My sister loves that show, I need to check it out and Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime! That is amazing. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  2. We're having a boy too! You can check out my blog for the reveal if you'd like. I'm also all about any advice on how to help his big (2 year old) sister adjust to his arrival in July.

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  3. Cat @ MaryMarthaMama.comFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    Stopping in from the link-up... I love your favorites this week! Good for you forgiving up sugar for lent, that would be so hard for me! I've been minding what I eat lately but I still have little treats here and there. Have a great weekend!

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  4. DA...I was extremely disappointed by Season 4. Season 5 is proving to be a little bit better. You can watch it for free on pbs.com the next day after it airs. I'm just disappointed that my husband no longer watches it with me(he couldn't handle the drama-ha!) so now I have to text my friend to discuss all the happenings!

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  5. Fair warning - it's super dramatic, and there are some WHAT?! moments...but overall, it's good. I love Maggie Smith and her character is so hilarious!

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  6. Season 4 was a let down, especially Anna's storyline. I was so upset, so I'm hoping 5 is better. Thanks for letting me know about pbs.com...not sure why I didn't think of that!! :) Not sure how much more John can take, so maybe he should text Tim while us girls watch DA! ;)

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  7. It's been hard, but I'm glad I did it. I'm already sleeping better after not being in a sugar coma all day ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Our oldest was 2 when my son was born...she really didn't have too hard of a time, but she LOVES babies. My friend got Abby a doctor kit as a big sister gift to check on her little brother, and it was a huge help/hit! :) And something that helped (that my mom suggested) was to involve her with things even though it'll take longer. She helped get diapers, pick out his outfits, bath time, etc. I take her with me to go shopping (Target or grocery store trips) while her brother and dad stay home...and we do random date nights with just her. I think just make sure they still get attention and special time :) Congrats on your little one and I hope the transition is easy for you!!

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  9. So exciting for your brother :) Happy Friday

    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  10. fixer upper is my favorite- i love that piece so much! and such a gender reveal with the poppers and name- love it! congrats to them on a baby boy :)

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  11. Sounds like a plan! :)

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  12. Fixer Upper and Downton Abbey are two of my favorite shows also! Chip is so funny, and I love Jo's design style. My son is 9 months and about ready to crawl too. We are thinking it will be any day now. Let the fun begin!

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  13. Hi there thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! Oh my gosh, I LOVE Downton! And I am still totally bitter about Matthew too! Congrats on the new little nephew to be!

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  14. Fixer Upper is one of my favorite shows!! I love their designs and always feel inspired to do a bit of rearranging and flea market hunting. Love those googly eye pics :)

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  15. Google eyes for the win! And fixer upper is such a great show...I live just about an hour from Waco, Tx so I always feel a connection. I actually met Chip & Joanna at an event they hosted in October and they are just as "real" in person as they Ppear on the show!

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  16. googly eyes! Such a hit around here. We got one stuck in our heat register and had to listen to that think shake every time the heat went on for weeks ;)

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  17. We're all so excited! Babies are the best :)

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  18. Happy to see you started watching it! Be prepared for a lot of heart break and drama ;)

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  19. We're so happy to have another little boy in the mix :) Our brother was surrounded by four sisters until he got a brother, so I think it's only fair he got a boy first! :)

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  20. It's crazy how fast they can pick it up and get moving! He's everywhere now and is in Destructor mode haha

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  21. Pretty sure I'll never get over Matthew :/ We started season 5 yesterday and these new characters are just not as endearing! haha

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  22. I'm trying to convince John we need to go to Waco for our next vacation...I'd love to go to their store! :)

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  23. That is awesome! I'd be at their store all the time if I was that close! :) Good to know they are 'normal'...Chip is so insane, I love it! Did you see the episode where he ate a cockroach?! haha

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  24. That's hilarious! We got some peel and stick ones and now I'm finding them on shoes, chairs, spoons (why??), etc...but at least they're cheap entertainment! :)

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  25. #4 - we're in the same boat. Amazon Prime, and then... nothing. I think we got to see season 5 episode 1 on PBS or BBC (I forget which) and then that was it. Waiting for Prime. Or for the public library to get it on DVD. I don't think I've ever bought a DVD or book that wasn't a gift in my life - I'm that cheap.

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  26. We just started watching Season 5 on pbs.org thanks to a commenter on here :) They have all the episodes on there for free. Check it out! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/downton-experience.html

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  27. Wow, this is why I love blogging. If I wasn't, who knows how long it would have been until I found this information out on my own?

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  28. I know! I would have never thought to check there!! Watch one a night and you'll be ready for the finale :)

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  29. Glad to see others have let you know about Season 5 all on PBS! Phew... I was basically yelling at my computer "PBS! PBS! PBS!" as I was reading your post! :) Love the googly eyes. Hilarious!! Hope y'all are having a great weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  30. haha I don't know why I didn't think of it being online yet. I'm such a newbie DA fan :)

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  31. Congrats on your soon to be nephew! I love the gender reveal idea. I haven't heard of that one before but it's such a neat idea. I love the googly eyes! Such fun! Thanks for linking up to H54F!

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  32. Googly eyes for the win! That's such a great idea. I'll just have to wait until my daughter won't eat them haha. I can only imagine what your daughter is thinking . It's a whole new world of possibilities for both of them :)


    coffeewithcaitlin.com

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  33. I LOVE Fixer Upper! In fact, watching it as I type this!! I love it! I love the rustic chic designs they have!!! LOVE!


    Thanks for linking up with Saturday Spotlight again!!!

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  34. I had two gender reveal parties that weekend, and another in a few weeks. Maybe it's just popular in Indiana? haha

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  35. We can only do the fun crafts while Tim is sleeping for the same reason! I love babies, but not the fact they eat every little thing!

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  36. It's the one HGTV show my husband will watch...mainly because the first episode he watched was when Chip ate a bug off the floor. Gag!
    Thanks for hosting on Saturday!!

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  37. LOVE Downton Abbey, too! It is so hard waiting an entire year for the next season! This last one was so good!

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