Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Currently July 23rd, 2014

I feel like I often turn to a "Currently" post when I haven't blogged in a while, but it also happens to be the prompt for Juliette's Blog Every Day in July link up. Win/win?
I just finished the Vampire Academy series, which I'm slightly obsessed with, but I wanted a little bit of a break before starting on the Bloodlines series (a companion series to VA) and I finally got to the top of the list for TFIOS. It's cute so far, but I know what's coming. Considering it was crazy popular on Tumblr for what seems like a million years before I finally got around to reading it, I don't think I could have escaped spoilers unless I had tried REALLY hard.

Writing: This blog post, duh.

Listening to: Barbie on Netflix. It's what Quinn requested to watch during lunch. It's idiotic.

Thinking: That I really should be cleaning, but I'm eating right now so it's okay that I'm taking a break, right?

Smelling: My soup.

Wishing: I had some fresh baked bread to eat with the soup.

Hoping: Quinn's birthday party next month is awesome.

Wearing: An exercise tank and bike shorts. Because it's hot and I'm not leaving the apartment.

Wanting: Someone else to come pack/clean for me.

Loving: A LOT of things I can't afford. But it's my birthday in a couple weeks, so maybe some of them will become a reality?

Needing: A tissue. That soup was kinda spicy and now my nose is running.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Finish This 25

1. I have a quarter to use a pay phone, I call... I'm pretty sure I'd need more than a quarter and some luck to find a payphone. Although, I have my mom's cell, Jarrod's cell, and my grandma's home number memorized so it'd be one of those three. Most likely my mom depending on where Jarrod was at the time.

 2. I found $25 in my pocket, I buy... I'd keep it til the weekend and hit up some garage sales. That's pretty much all I do with my spending money during the summer.

 3. I have 25 minutes to watch TV, I turn on... Friends or the news, depending on the time of day. I don't watch a lot of random tv, unless it's Disney channel for Quinn. I'm pretty sure I have all of the cartoon theme songs memorized.

 4. A meal I can prepare from start to finish in 25 minutes... A lot of things. Breakfast, pasta with sauce, chicken nuggets, fried rice. Sometimes I forget to start dinner until we start getting hungry, so I've become pretty good at getting food ready in less than half an hour.

I'm also really good at ordering food in less than 25 minutes.
5. At the age of 25 I wish I had known... Come back to me in a few years, I don't turn 25 for another five weeks.

 6. If I drove 25 miles east from my house, I'd be in... Leon, KS. I've never been to Leon, but I have heard of it at least. I thought it was the other direction though. If I go 25 miles west or south I wind up in cities, but if I go north I just wind up in the middle of nowhere. There's a lot of that in Kansas.

I just found this link up randomly, but these questions were from a week or so ago so I'm not actually linking up this time. I did link the button in case you're interested in the link ups.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Spin Me Right Round

There are no affiliate links in this post, but we were sent the dress for a review.

I don't have much to say, but I feel bad that I haven't gotten a post up for Fab Kids yet this month. Especially because Quinn loves her dress so much. So much so that I've had issues trying to get pictures of her in it because she won't stop spinning while wearing it.

Fab Kids has so many styles starting at just $10! Technically $9.95, but we all know that means $10. Personally I'm obsessed with this Toucan Dress and I really wish Quinn would have chosen it for her July outfit, but she didn't. Sigh. I might need to find some similar fabric and just make myself one. Quinn's "pretty princess" dress and the blue ombre dress in this post (aka ice princess aka Elsa) are each only $10 right now too. So your little girl and Quinn can be twinsies, like all the cool kids. Okay, I have to stop looking at those dresses now because I'm getting sad they don't come in my size. There are some striped dresses that are SO CUTE.

You can also meet Crocky, aka baby Tick Tock Crock from Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy. Quinn's new favorite movie. Now she insists on sleeping with Momo (the monkey she's had since birth) and Crocky. He's a little cumbersome, but we make it work.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Muggle Life with Allied Shirts

disclaimer: I was given a free t-shirt of my own design in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own

First off, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Allied Shirts for being patient with me since it's taken far too long to get this up. Luckily, the actual process with Allied Shirts was super easy and uncomplicated. I just wish I could say the same about getting pictures for this post!

 First of all, the shirt I got is SUPER soft and this great hunter green color. It was easy to figure out which shirt I wanted, but not so easy to figure out what I wanted it to say. I polled my friends with a few quotes from HIMYM, Harry Potter, Psych, and Supernatural. Six out of seven people chose the Harry Potter reference "It's days like these I wish I weren't a Muggle." Jarrod was the seventh and he chose a HIMYM quote that wound up being too long to put on the shirt, anyway.

The quote is incredibly applicable in the process of trying to write this post. I originally had Jarrod take pictures of me, but they turned out blurry. Then I couldn't figure out my tripod to use my real camera, nor did I have time for it today. I finally just decided that phone pictures would have to work, but my hair wasn't cooperating (I don't think you can really tell though, small blessings) and I don't have a full length mirror. I fully Muggled it up and just did what I could.

This was attempt number one at a picture. Then I realized that because I was holding my phone lower than my head, I didn't need to squat.

Take two. Still not great, but it'll work. Shorts are from JCPenney, if you're curious. They're the best and I wish they still sold them because I want another pair.

And one more so that you can actually read the shirt.

I'd highly recommend Allied Shirts. The shirts are printed great and it's super comfy. However, if you do I hope you have an easier time writing a blog post about it!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

We Went to the Zoo

I organized a bunch of pictures yesterday and realized I had some that I could make a post out of AND link up with Deanna. Wah-bam!

My parents had been talking about taking their grandkids (Quinn, Cousin C, and Cousin L (they're siblings)) to the zoo for a while. Of course the adult kids were thinking "Um, me too!" so FINALLY we all went. By we "all" I mean there were twelve of us. My family, my sister's family, parents, two of our younger siblings, and my baby brother's girlfriend. That was WEIRD. He's still 10 in my mind, not 17.

We got there a little earlier than everybody else so we fed duckies and fishies (goodness, will I ever call them by their actual names?) and climbed on rocks, as you do.

top: Goodwill (no tag) capris: Rewind shoes: Target sunglasses: Color Me Rad
We had to skip the petting zoo, which Quinn wasn't happy about, but she cheered up pretty quickly once she saw the monkeys. And yes, I know an orangutan isn't a monkey, I was singing this the entire time.

THEN WE GOT TO FEED GIRAFFES. I didn't even know that was a thing we could do. Mom paid for each of the grandkids to do one feeding, but Quinn was throwing the lettuce at the giraffes instead of letting them get it themselves because she was afraid of the tongue, so I got to take over. IT WAS SO COOL.

I had to include a picture of Jarrod. Goober.

Ooh, and look at these!!! The first one is my youngest sister Jessica. Age 10 in the first picture and 15 in the second. Her style has vastly improved, haha!

As has mine, which you can see in this next picture that is FIFTEEN years apart. That Tweety hat was pretty rockin' though. I had included the 1999 picture in a post not too long ago, so I had to recreate it when we went to the zoo. Getting Jessica's with the orangutan was just awesome coincidence.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Fashion Week

I always have the best of intentions to link up with Deanna's fashion weeks, but I never manage to do more than two (and that's if I'm lucky!). Considering I'm sick today and not getting out of my pajamas, I don't think I'll be doing more than one. But I did manage to do one!

I originally wore this to take Quinn grocery shopping, but it was only for that so I wore it again the next day to take Jarrod to the doctor to get his cast. I got the top at Plato's Closet and the jeans when Old Navy was having a super sale. The shoes were gotten with a giftcard, so out of my own pocket this outfit cost less than $15. And these are some of my favorite jeans, so that makes me extra happy.

top: Old Navy jeans: Old Navy sandals: Target
 I tried to take a close up of the top so you could see the details, but I was doing it quickly because Quinn was getting impatient to leave so it's blurry. But you get the idea.

And a closeup of the shoes. Mandatory, right? I got these last year with a giftcard Jarrod's mom got me for Mother's Day. This year she got me a massive Starbucks giftcard. Shoes and coffee? She sure knows me!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quinn is a Fashionista, Methinks

A little while ago I was going through Quinn's clothes and realized that she has SO MANY. Part of it is that she's two and makes a lot of messes, another part is that we have to go to Jarrod's mom's to do laundry (for free, there is a laundromat right around the corner from our apartment but free is better), and another is that I have a really hard time turning down a great deal on cute clothes (especially hand-me-downs from my niece, C). All of that put together equals a lot of Quinn clothes.

I tweeted that I thought Quinn had enough clothes to wear a different outfit each day for at least a month and a half. I then attempted to test out that theory, but she got really tired of getting her picture taken. That would be why she's pulling some interesting faces in these pictures. We did get two weeks worth though!

These pictures were taken on my phone in our not-so-well lit apartment and I'm not a photographer by any means, so please don't judge too harshly.

shirt: H&M skirt: c/o Fab Kids leggings: H&M shoes: Soda via consignments sale
shirt: Disney Store via Nana & Papa pants: Old Navy via Cousin C shoes: Wal-Mart via Grammy
shirt: Old Navy pants: Circo boots: Maine Cousins
dress: Children's Place via Cousin C
dress: I honestly have no idea where this dress came from.
shirt: Target skirt: Children's Place via Cousin C shoes: Target via Cousin C
shirt: Instagram sale skirt: Children's Place via Cousin C tights: Target

jacket: Target via Cousin C shirt: (great) Aunt Karen jeans: Target via a friend
shirt: Baby Gap pants: Sears shoes: Wal-Mart
hat: Dollar Tree shirt: Aunt Kaitlyn via Cousin C pants: Circo shoes: Converse via consignment sale
random girl at the mall
tank top: Old Navy via garage sale leggings: Kohl's socks: Kohl's
top: Wal-Mart via Cousin C shorts: Circo (still baby sized!) shoes: Wal-Mart
top: Circo shorts: Osh Kosh via Cousin C
top: Maine Goodwill skirt: Old Navy via consignment sale sandals: Circo
As you can see, SO many clothes. No 2.5 year old should have THIS many dresses!

So tell me why, after all that, do I STILL get tempted every time I get an e-mail from Just Fab or Old Navy?

Check out these shoes from Fab Kids, so tempting!!! Luckily I've resisted so far, but garage sales are going to be the death of my budget.


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