Monday, July 24, 2017

Weekend Getaway

Hey y'all and happy Monday! Today I'm drowning in work emails and corrections that need to be made via Accounts Payable..ok blah blah I already lost half of my readers right? Well I'm also wishing I was back at the bay with my mini-me because we had THE BEST TIME TOGETHER EVER! Y'all, it was just Miss Andi and myself Wed-Sat and we had an absolute blast. Each day we would get up, eat breakfast, get on the beach by 11, nap (or in my case read my book AND finish it) by 2 and then shower and go out to dinner together for a Mama & Daughter date. Afterwards we would pick a movie to watch and head to bed late at like 10 or 11 and sleep together in the same bed which was seriously so cute and fun. Andi even slept until 10am or later...10am y'all! All in all it was a fantastic time and really showed me how much she really is my little bestie for life (until we hit that rocky teen age)

Saturday we came home and our new mattress was delivered and hubby had set up the new king bed. It is MASSIVE and almost dangerously high but it was so fun sleeping on it! I had the best sleep ever and I"m really happy with our purchase! Pictures and details to come once I get it staged (haha) Church was canceled due to a power outage so we were pretty lazy on Sunday. Sunday evening hubs took Miss A to his parents and they hung out for a few hours while I got some stuff done around the house sans toddler. (squeezed in an uninterrupted workout and even binged One Tree Hill over wine)

Hope y'all had a fabulous weekend!

















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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WHW: Y'all

So..y'all know me by now and are completely aware of my all over the place grammar. Hey, that's just part of the Southern charm around here am I right? I literally just type how I talk. Y'all also know by now that I open pretty much EVERY single post with a big ole' "Hey Y'all!" I was browsing the internet over wine the other night and came across this gem of a video of Tami Taylor saying 'y'all' like 100 times and I literally laughed out loud. How fitting for my little space? I obviously must share:


Now that I've gotten everyone on the lovely path of reminiscing about how ah-mazing Friday Night Lights was - how cute are these shirts? I'm torn as to which one I'm going to order (yes, I' need one..10 years later. I mean, hello Newlyweds! Nothing gets old to me) you know, right in time for football season and my 3rd annual FNL binge re-start. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts....ok ok y'all get it, I'm obsessed. Texas Forever!


And with my favorite season coming to us in a little over 2 months (well my high school's first home game is Aug. 25th - calendar marked) don't forget about good ole' Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Making the Team coming in hot for their 12th season on August 3rd at 10pm on CMT. Its funny because we finally cut the cable cord and switched to SlingTv this month (more on that to come) but I had to make sure CMT was on the list of channels so I could watch this...along with Bravo, AMC, HGTV and many others and I must say so far so good with Sling!


Oh and Miss Andi is ready for football too can y'all tell? I've got to record her doing her 'cheerleading routine' - it is the cutest thing ever! (think go, fight, win and mini stunts)


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekending

Hey ya'll and happy Monday - I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We spent some time at the pool, finished up Andi's swim lessons, squeezed in some parental time (as in hanging with my parents) and then my sister and her kiddos came to visit after church on Sunday for the day. I also got some crafting done last night over wine before hubs and I binged some Netflix. Overall it was nice and relaxing and I'm hoping these next few days go by semi-quickly because I'm leaving for the bay house on Wednesday for a mini-vacay through that Sunday. I'm super excited to get down there so bring it on! Also, can we talk about how July is almost over? I'm 100% ok with that but geez! So - our freezer was left cracked last night and pretty much EVERYTHING defrosted....cheers to Monday am I right? Poor hubby, had to leave him with that because I was already late for work. Anyway, here are some snaps from our weekend:






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Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday 5

Hey ya'll and happy Friday! I haven't joined in and linked up for a Friday 5 in quite sometime but we've had so much fun stuff going on so I thought I'd share. I hope ya'll have a fabulous and relaxing weekend and I'll catch ya'll back here next week! 

Linking up with AprilKarliAndrea, Amanda & Erika

1. Miss Andi has been kicking butt lately with potty training and we've been using a fun potty chart we found on Pinterest. Basically, every time she tells us she has to go potty and successfully goes, she gets to pick out a sticker and put it on the potty chart. We taped it to the diaper genie beside the toilet so its convenient and fun for her! She made it to the bottom and her incentive is being able to pick out a new toy. She picked out more stickers and watercolor coloring book - bless!

2. Miss Andi has her last swim lesson today and I love that she's now so comfortable with the pool! Pool days are the best (when they don't interrupt nap time) and I can't wait for her to show off her skills at the beach this year!


3.  Ya'll, how cute are these wooden cut-out signs I scored on Zulilly this week? I cannot wait to paint them and get them hung up on the front door. However, the shipping took way over a month so we kind of missed out on the 4th of July one. Ya'll better believe I'm still hanging it up through August though. Stay tuned for an update once I paint them!


4. Speaking of painting, Miss Andi thoroughly enjoyed getting her artistic side on with the cardboard those signs came in. I love turning on some tunes, grabbing some juice and a towel and letting her go to town. Its the perfect summertime activity for toddlers! Check out her 'masterpieces':


5. What's my favorite jam lately? John Mayer's new country vibe song has been on repeat lately! I'm loving it - what do ya'll think?




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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Asian Chicken Rice Bowls

Hey ya'll! Welcome to another WHW where you can link up with Jenn or me below and join in to tell us What's hap-pinning in your life! Today I have got to share this new recipe and oh my goodness it is absolutely delish! It is the EASIEST thing to make on a random weeknight and if you buy everything it calls for once, you won't have to again for quite some time. I saw this floating around Pinterest I believe and I wanted something quick and easy with a relatively easy cleanup (always a plus am I right?) so I decided to go for it. This recipe could also be done as delicious lettuce wrap filling but we stuck to the bowls because I didn't have any bibb lettuce (or even iceberg) on hand. I also made a huge batch of this to bring over to a new Mama and her hubby last week and I added a ton of oriental steamed veggies to it. They loved it! So - enough chatting, lets get to eating!


Ingredients
  1. 2 tsp sesame oil
  2. 1/2 small white onion, finely diced
  3. 1 lb ground chicken breast
  4. 3 tbsp soy sauce
  5. 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  6. 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  7. 1 package Veetee Dine In Rice: Thai Jasmine
  8. Optional for garnish: diced green onions, sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Into a large skillet, add sesame oil and heat on medium-high heat. When hot, add onion and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add chicken breast to skillet and saute over high heat until cooked through.*
  3. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sweet chili sauce. Stir until the chicken is well coated in sauce.
  4. Meanwhile, follow instructions on package to cook Veetee Dine In Rice.
  5. Spoon rice, then chicken into bowls. Serve while hot.
Notes
  1. *If lean chicken breast is used, there should not be much grease in the pan. If there is, carefully drain some of it off before adding the sauces.



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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thoughts on Thurs: The Little Things

Remembering the little things - a post dedicated to current Andi-isms and things I never want to forget: 


  • Her sweet little country-accented voice and the way she adds extra syllables to words. "Mama, I almost fay-el" (fell - but really drawn out) 
  • The way she sweetly and excitedly says "OK" in a high pitch voice when you ask her to do something
  • The way she says "I love you toooo" each and every day and tells me to have a good day at work
  • When she says "Mama, get in and close your eyes" when she wants me to get in bed with her
  • The way she sing-songs "Onnneee more" when she wants to read an extra book before bed
  • The way she asks me to sit beside to watch cartoons and she can't get close enough so she winds up in my lap. These cuddles NEVER get old
  • The way she runs so fast with arms swinging and a high pitch scream when she's excited
  • The way we have to convince her to wash her "bebe" and how she cannot function without it
Her "Bebe"

  • When she asks for a bow to match her current necklace selection - swoon!
  • The way she asks for her toes to match mine - polish wise
  • The way she never (ever) wants me out of her sight or out of arms reach 
  • The way she sings along to our favorite songs in the car whether she knows the words or not
  • The feel of her "Bear hugs" and when she grabs both sides of our faces to plant a big smooch
  • Her excitement on learning new things and words and her curiosity to always want to know more
  • The way she says "Awww" when she sees a bug and refuses to hurt it (even a spider ya'll - yuck)
  • Her nervous giggle and phrase "That's so funny" when she's feeling nervous or uncomfortable and wants to distract you or herself 
  • Her tiny features and absolutely captivating smile

  • Her ability to put a smile on absolutely everyone's face that she comes in contact with
  • When she says "No thank you" to something she doesn't want - makes it sweeter haha
  • The way she asks for a 'surprise!' when she knows she did something fabulous 
  • The way she looks at you, moves her arm and says "aaaaa mon" for "Come on" 
  • And lastly, the way she picks her head up off m shoulder and takes her thumb out of her mouth to say "Song?" when I finish singing one to signal she wants another




We sure do love you Miss Anderson Greer!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WHW: Fav Pins

Hey ya'll and welcome to another What's Hap-'Pinning' Wednesday. Today I've rounded up some of my most colorful, summery pins that have caught my eye lately! Join in and grab our (Jenn from Going the Distance!) button to link up with us below and let us know what's hap-pinning in your slice of heaven lately!
















Hope ya'll had an awesome holiday! 
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