Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Five...


Why, hello, everyone.  'Tis that day of the week when we all pick five things to talk about.  So, if you would like to linkup you can head on over to Karli &/or Liz.

My five this week is my Fall Bucket List.  A lot of folks tend to do Bucket Lists for the different seasons.  I'm starting off pretty easy, I think.


    1.  Ghost Jars.  I have tons & tons of old candle jars just sitting around the basement.  So, I think that I'm gonna make some of these cute ghost jars & give 'em to some folks.  Why not, right?

    2.  Drink lots of PSL's.  I am a sucker for Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  I've already enjoyed three this season & I don't plan on stopping until they are done for the season.  Gotta get 'em while I can!

    3.  Apple Picking.  I haven't been apple picking in about two years & I had plans with a friend to do something tomorrow & I suggested going over to the western side of the state to do some apple picking.  She's never gone before so it should be super fun.

    4.  Carve a Pumpkin.  I don't even remember the last time I carved a pumpkin.  I'm not very good at it so I don't do it but this year no matter how bad I feel it may look, I'm gonna do it!  Tee hee!

    5.  One Last Campfire.  I love having campfires so I'd like to plan a campfire with some people for one last hoorah before the snowy/cold Wisconsin winter months.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Blog-tember Challenge: Day Twenty-Two…


I love these prompts & I thank you so much Bailey for doing these for the month.  If you would like to join the fun, head on over to Love Bailey Jean to linkup & such!

Today’s prompt:  Fall Favorites.  Share your must-haves for this season.

    1.  Comfy attire to support my Packers or Badgers.

    2.  A delicious soup in the crock-pot.

    3.  A tasty Pumpkin Spice Latte from the local coffee shop.

    4.  Fun Fall decorations surrounding me.

    5.  A scary movie playing on the TV - preferably Pet Sematary.  



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Blog-tember Challenge: Day Twenty-One…


I love these prompts & I thank you so much Bailey for doing these for the month.  If you would like to join the fun, head on over to Love Bailey Jean to linkup & such!

Today’s prompt:  If you were a flavor of ice cream, which flavor would you be?  Why?

I would be vanilla.  You think that I'm kidding, I am not.  My friend, Greg, has told me that I'm "vanilla" on more than one occasion.  I like things simple.  Is that a bad thing?  I don't happen to think so.  Plus, I prefer vanilla ice cream over chocolate...actually, I do not like chocolate ice cream at all.  So, me being vanilla totally fits.  Plus, it's one of my favorite scents.  :)


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Talk...


You wanna talk about something today?  Well, linkup with some fabulous girls for some Tuesday Talk - JessicaLizStephanie or any of the other hosts.  :)

I got a couple of things to talk about on this Tuesday:


    1.  Sunshine Turned Fifteen Yesterday.  She'll be getting a new cellphone from Paul & I on Thursday which she is way excited about & then Paul is taking her & some friends to this trampoline park on Saturday.  She is already making plans for her sixteenth & when she'll be able to drive.  I told her that a couple things will need to take place before she's driving - she needs to pass her driver's test, she needs to have a job & all her grades need to be a "C" or better.  She'll be getting my old car a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt.  I loved that car.




    2.  Pointoberfest.  My bestie, Kim, invited Paul & I to attend Pointoberfest at a local brewery.  We were on board!  Kim's husband, Gary, got the tickets for free so we didn't spend anything to drink & get a pint glass.  Awhoo hoo!  I found a new favorite - Ciderboys Cranberry Road.  So yummy!  They also introduced Ciderboys Old Fashion...I did not like that one at all.  I could really taste the Brandy & this girl is not a Brandy drinker.  But we had a great time with some great people.

Monday, September 19, 2016

$10 At Target...


It's that time of the month again when I'm forced to go to Target & find some goodies for around $10.00.  Yea, forced.  Tee hee!  I was SO excited for this month cuz I knew that the Halloween/Fall goodies would be in The Dollar Spot & that's my favorite place to visit.

Before I get to my goodies, lets talk about linking up.  You can hit up Liz (who's birthday is today - Happy Birthday!), Courtney or any of the other ladies.

My goodies:


My full haul.


I saw this picture & I could NOT resist, 
it was the first Halloween decoration that I
hung up yesterday...in the living room.  :)


I thought these were adorable &
I most likely won't used them for appetizer plates
but for decorating instead.


Can you ever have too many decorative pumpkins?
I think not!


Since I never figure in enough tax, I figured 
that I should buy one more item for $1.00
so I got myself more Sticky Notes for work!
They don't stick very well but they are pretty & 
that's what matters!  :)


How did I do:  
well, I went over by $.55.
Not so bad, I guess.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Blog-tember Challenge: Day Sixteen…




Again, I'm combining these linkups cuz it just works.

I love these prompts & I thank you so much Bailey for doing these for the month.  If you would like to join the fun, head on over to Love Bailey Jean to linkup & such!

If you wanna linkup with Karli or Liz for some five action, hit 'em up!  :)

Today’s prompt:  How do you destress/take care of yourself?

Here are five things that I do:


Get a massage.


Reading.


Listen to music.


Sleep.


Watch TV specifically a good sitcom.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It's Wednesday So That Means...

This linkup is called Weekly Lessons & the hosts are Mattie and Lex.  So, if you wanna join in, hope on over to linkup!  :)

Mandie's Weekly Lessons:

    1.  You gotta start somewhere.  Trouble recently got a knock on the melon & wants to "make things right" between us again.  How long this will last or what her true motive is, I don't know but at least she made an effort to come talk to me & get on the path to fixing things.  However, if history teaches me anything, it's that she's all talk & no action.  So, I told her that she needs to use her head, make better choices & we'll see how things progress.  She does have a full-time job & that's a step in the right direction but she's only had it for about a week.  My heart hopes & prays that she's serious & wants to make things right but my head is cautious because this isn't our first rodeo.  Guess we'll see...

    2.  Homemade bread must be planned.  I wanted some bread for our first Souper Sunday so I grabbed a loaf from the freezer & started up the "speedy method".  Well, needless to say, it did not rise as it should & did not turn out.  I was upset, Sunshine was upset.  It sucked.  We both wanted some good bread with our Potato Soup.  :(  But I learned that I need to take it out of the freezer much sooner to get it to rise so we can have some delicious bread with our soup.

    3.  Fall is my time to purge.  I don't know what it is but on Sunday, I was on fire.  I got a new shelf next to our bed & I started pitching things I didn't need.  Then I went on to my dresser drawers & got rid of more stuff that I didn't need.  Next stop:  the Spring/Summer stuff in my closet.  I am loving it!  :)