A little bit of this and a little bit of that…

Hello all you lovelies. It has been a minute since I have been on here. My PC computer was so frustrating and would constantly turn off/delete/not work that I just was not able to get anything done on it. I had planned on getting a laptop once we moved into our new home in February and start up blogging then but guess what…

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Sweet hubby surprised me with this on Christmas morning. I am so excited. Even though I have no clue how anything on it works I am grateful that it doesn’t have an agenda to freeze every hour.

I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas!!! Originally I was going to do a gift post, or a new New Years resolution post but lets face it we have all seen many of those so I decided to just do a random one haha. I feel like everyone is in limbo between Christmas Eve and New Years Day anyway.

This year we decided to give our kids just one large gift, instead of many little ones. The pre teen years have proven to be a hard thing to shop for. Sometimes I miss the days of coloring books and stuffed animals. Although they were spendy the gifts are something that both of them are passionate about so we felt like it was a great investment.

They were both in heaven!!!

After Christmas we took the day to re coup because between the 4:40 am wake up call from the kiddos and a family Christmas of 40 people, we were all exhausted. David left for a snowmobiling trip with his brothers the next day and although we miss him terribly when he goes, I try to make the time I have with the kiddos special. We had lots of friends over and went sledding, which was so much fun!!!

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And after the busy days I treated the kids to a little movie night

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Express was having a major sale!!! So i went and snagged an outfit for a deal that can’t be beat. They don’t have what i got online, I’m thinking all their clearance stuff varies by store. Both of these items are such classic pieces and under $20 each!

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Nordstrom is also having a major sale, I ordered this basic in two colors.

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I’ve been cooking up some major comfort food and loving every minute of it.

Classic home made tomato soup and grilled cheese.

And nothing says comfort food like chili and cornbread

Hope you all lovelies have an amazing New Year. I am excited as to what 2018 has in store for our family. I think 2017 has definitely  been one of faith for me and I just know that the Lord has even greater plans.

See you next year!!!

Love, XoXo Julia

 

Wednesday Link-Up

I am linking up again with some amazing women to let you know whats going on around here!

What we are eating this week…

It’s been a pretty simple week for us. Some Tacos , Some Quesadillas, Some Home Made Mac & cheese. Tonight we will be having a Broccoli and Cheese soup. Yuuuum. It is delicious.

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What I’m Reminiscing About…

Between Lanna getting all dolled up on Monday for dance class and her turning 11 on Sunday I am definitely reminiscing about this sweet time…

What I’m Loving…

I am loving BLOGGING. It has been super fun  and I have already connected with such amazing ladies.

What we’ve been up to….

I have been re-organizing, re-decorating, re-styling…really my whole life. My husband is going on his 2nd snowmobile trip this week so it gives me just enough time to purge everything and get everything ready for him to hang up when he gets back 🙂 I will have lots of before and after images coming soon.

what I’m Dreadng…

Bedazzling my daughters dance outfits. 1000 Beads have to be meticulously put on by next weekend. If you are assuming that I have been procrastinating on this, you would correct. I have found every excuse as to why I can’ do it including the one above. But I think am just going to have to suck it up one nigh this week and get it all done.

Working On…

My house, My office, My closet, Me….pretty much just working on all areas of my life. Sometimes you just need a full life face lift!

Excited about…

My baby girl turns 11 on Sunday. I am so excited to celebrate her and the amazing young lady she is turning out to be! We are doing a small family dinner on Sunday and then doing a friend party the following weekend.

Watching/Reading

I love me some reality drama…

One night David and I stumbled on this little old time show on Netflix and got addicted. We watched the first 2 seasons in under 2 weeks and then to just our luck the 3rd season has started and is on demand on our cable network. It is totally not my usual “go to” but I totally love it.

 

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Ive read this one already but doing a little freshening up!

And because Shay recommended this one I will be starting it, because lets face it I am all about French anything.

Listening to…

I’ve been on the Demi Lovato station lately. It’s just fun, upbeat, encouraging music…

 

Also this is always on repeat. Clearly my music genres vary!

What I’m Wearing…

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Lots of mixes of this!

This weekend…

 

Eeek can’t believe my baby girl will be 11!!!

Next Month

March is a busy one. We have so many birthdays in the family. But the most important one is this man’s right here!!!

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We are also planning on a ski trip a couple of hours up north with the family but seeing as the weather keeps getting warmer and warmer we will have to see!!!

What else is new…

Just the usual!!!

Love XoXo, Julia