A BAJILLION WAYS TO….

A BAJILLION WAYS TO….

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Happy Friday friends!  The long awaited new series is here! So many times I find I want to share something but I’m like ahhh there’s a few ways to show this, what’s the best way?   For example, if I want to show several ways to wear a denim jacket in the spring, or a new trend, or even several things to do in one place, so thus this series was born.  Plus, you know I can’t resist a good play on words so the baJILLion ways was just too perfect.  I haven’t decided a timeline of how often I’ll do these, I’m in the process of brainstorming ideas and a lot depends on the little guy and my free time, but my hope for now is every other week or so.
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WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY

WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY

Happy Wednesday friends!  I truly cannot believe it is already time for this post!  The last Wednesday of every month I link up with Shay and Sheaffer and we answer these questions for What’s Up Wednesday…..

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And I seriously feel like we JUST did this!  Where is this month going?!  Well, while we are pondering that, let’s get to it shall we?

WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK

Okay you guys, the kitchen is almost finished which means I can cook again.  But, if you know me, you know I don’t really like to cook, so really what it means is I’m back to making 2-3 meals a week and the rest is carry out.  I tell myself when Leyton gets older I will cook more, so here’s hoping.

And while we are on the topic of food, OMG who has had this ice cream??

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I normally try not to buy ice cream because, hello trying to eat healthy here, but I was intrigued by this flavor and holy crap is it good!  All of their other flavors looked amazing too!  Let’s just say I’m glad I have nothing to wear a bathing suit to this summer.

WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT

Napa!!  Eric and I just went for our 10 year wedding anniversary and had THE best time.  I could stay there forever in the land of wine and cheese.  That was our second time there and it was just as good as the first.  My only responsibility for 5 days was to taste wine and give my opinion.  Take me back!

WHAT I’M LOVING

These products from Monat!

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Don’t mind that one is a sample. I’m waiting for the full size to arrive as I ordered it after trying it and loving it.  I know I’ve talked about this Super Moisture Masque before but it bears repeating because you guys, it’s so stinking good!  Anyone can use and benefit from this masque but if you have dry or frizzy hair this was made for you!  It’s my go to this summer.

And then the Intense Repair Conditioner is a new one I started using and I’m loving that too!  Also great it you need regrowth or if you have dry hair or ends.  Give me all the moisture and sleekness!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO

Really just finishing up this kitchen, our anniversary trip and enjoying summer.  The backsplash is going in this week and then there’s a few finishing touches to do and the kitchen will be done.  I can’t wait.  I’m ready to be back in my kitchen with everything in it’s place and not have people coming and going.  I’m also going to try real hard to enjoy this finished project and not want to jump to the next one (like the master bathroom, *cough *cough).

WHAT I’M DREADING

Nothing that I can think of.  I’m happy it’s summer and am ready for all the outside and family time.

WHAT I’M WORKING ON

I have a new segment coming your way Friday and other than that I’m working on other ideas for the blog and instagram.  Prime Day is coming up in July so for my Amazon lovers, I’m definitely tackling that.

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT

Is it sad that I’m excited about TV shows on right now?  I’ll address this further in the “what I’m watching” section but there’s so many right now, I love it!  I also have some awesome audio books and podcasts I’m getting ready to listen to as well that I’m excited about.

WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING

Sooo many shows!  I probably shouldn’t watch as much TV as I do but at the end of the day I just love some mindless television watching.  Here’s what I’m currently obsessed with….don’t judge me 🙂

1. Yes, I got sucked into watching The Hills reboot, but so far it actually isn’t too bad.  I’m sure a lot of fake scripted TV is about to happen but this first episode was decent and I like that they revisited where everyone’s been.

2. Southern Charm is always a guilty pleasure because I love the south so much.

3. Who is watching Songland?  This show you guys is soooo good!  The songwriters are so talented and most times I want all of the songs to become hits.

4. And speaking of talent, AGT gets me every time.  There’s something about this show and the talent and people going after their passions and dreams that I just love watching.

5. Next, Big Little Lies is back!  If you haven’t watched this show you absolutely need to!  I never read the book so I’m not sure how it compares but season 1 and now season 2 are both a total must see.

6. And lastly, ANW will always be my favorite.  There’s something about watching super athletic people from my couch eating snacks, that just excites me haha.  They make me feel like I could run these courses despite the fact that I can’t even do a proper pushup.

As far as reading goes, you know the same is always true for me…..I have a hundred books I want to read and on the shelf they sit.  I always say I need to get into a reading routine.  I’m still trying to figure that one out.  I need all the tips and discipline when it comes to reading and even listening to audio books.  These days if I have time to listen to something it’s usually a podcast, which isn’t all bad but it’s not helping me tackle my reading list.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO

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All. Summer. Long!  You guys, this album is everything right now.  I’ve always found The Jo Bros songs to be catchy but never really got into them when I was younger (and they were Disney royalty) but these grown up, mature, high falsetto Jonas Brothers…..yes, yes, yes!  I loved Sucker as soon as it came out and now I’m equally in love with Roller Coaster and Only Human.  The song they record from Songland, Green Light, is also so good!

WHAT I’M WEARING

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Give me all the tie-dye right now!  This shirt is from Amazon and is under $20 and so stinking comfortable.  And the bright colors are just perfect.

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I’m also wearing these cute sunglasses sent to me by SOJOS.  At first I wasn’t sure if I could pull them off, seeing as how I wore something similar when I was six, but they have been well received by most.  They are $11 and totally worth snagging for yourself.

WHAT I’M UP TO THIS WEEKEND

You know I don’t think we have any huge plans.  Hopefully the weather will be nice so we can be outdoors.  Eric and I did learn in Napa that some of the wine we bought on our last trip actually won’t keep much longer so darn, looks like we may have to break into some of that :).

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH

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Rachel Hollis Rise Conference!  I booked this months ago and am getting so excited for sure!  I’ve only heard the best things so I can’t wait to experience it for myself.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW

I think that about covers it!  It’s been a good month but I can’t believe we are about halfway into summer.  Time slow down!

That does it for this month’s What’s Up Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you back here Friday.

Jill

 

MONDAY MUST HAVES

MONDAY MUST HAVES

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Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day.  We had a relaxing day at home and did some major cleaning (super exciting, right?) for my parents who are coming into town.  This house has been a dust covered mess since starting the kitchen renovation and we couldn’t take it any longer!  So as lame as cleaning on Father’s Day sounds, I’m pretty sure it made Eric’s day to have a clean house and not feel like the bottom of his foot was caked with dust. Continue reading “MONDAY MUST HAVES”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEBASTIAN!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEBASTIAN!

Happy Friday friends!  I hope everyone had a great week!  Our week went well and we are even closer now to a finished kitchen, but man are we ready for the weekend.  Eric and I are spending it cleaning the house and getting the kitchen semi put back together.  My parents come in next week and this house needs some major love before we have any visitors.

Today’s post is random but totally necessary as my very first baby turns 9!  That’s right, Sebastian our Pomeranian is celebrating his birthday today! Continue reading “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEBASTIAN!”

LET’S LOOK: WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE?

LET’S LOOK: WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE?

Happy Wednesday friends! It’s one of my favorite days of the month…..the second Wednesday of every month I link up with Shay and Erika and take a look at….

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Today we are looking at….what’s in our suitcase and this is perfectly timed because Eric and I are about to go on our 10 year anniversary trip to Napa and I’m starting to pack! Continue reading “LET’S LOOK: WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE?”

DOUBLE CLEANSING & MY NIGHTLY ROUTINE

DOUBLE CLEANSING & MY NIGHTLY ROUTINE

Happy Saturday friends!  I know I’m off by a day this week but I wanted to share this post now so I figured why not do it on a Saturday!  Today I’m talking to you about my nightly skincare routine starting off with my newfound favorite part….DOUBLE CLEANSING!  Have you heard of it?  It’s essentially washing your face twice at the end of the day but I’ll break down the how and the why of it in a little bit.  Continue reading “DOUBLE CLEANSING & MY NIGHTLY ROUTINE”

MONDAY MUST HAVES

MONDAY MUST HAVES

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Happy Monday friends!  And happy start of June!  I swear May flew by the fastest yet of the months this year.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Our weather here was absolutely perfect so we made the most out of it by getting outside as much as we could.  We figure we need to soak up all these perfect temperature days before it’s 90 plus degrees each day.

Anyways, I have a great round up of must haves for you today, complete with some great finds for the trendy mom, so let’s hop to it, but first let me drop this reminder for anyone that needs to see it like I do…. Continue reading “MONDAY MUST HAVES”