Friday, August 15

Friday Confessional 8.15.14

Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

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I confess...

This has been a wonderful Happy Birthday Week, and it's only getting better. The Mister has surprised me with a card each day and little presents throughout the week. My "big" birthday gift is an hour-long massage later today and our trip to Charleston.

I confess...

It's probably no surprise that we headed to my favorite local restaurant, 116 State, for dinner last nigh. On Thursdays, they have a red and white on special, so we decided to split a bottle. You really can't beat a good bottle on special with yummy local food.


I confess...


This little one wanted to help me open birthday gifts last night. He had lots of throwing tissue paper at the Mister (yeah, I taught him that). And I can't believe how big his is compared to this time last year. Here's a photo of me holding him on my birthday last year - make him stop growing.



I confess...

I was just pleasantly surprised by putting those two photos next to each other to see how much thinner I look. I'm not actively trying to lose weight...I'm trying to healthy and active. But if I shed a little flesh in the process, I'm not going to complain.

I confess...

Despite the fact that I'm still only claiming to be 29, my eyes didn't get the memo that I'm refusing to age. My eye doc laid down the word this month that I need to prescription shades to help with driving. Wearing my scrips when I drive at night is no longer sufficient.

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Wednesday, August 13

Wino Wednesday 8.13.14

Hello, fellow winos!

Welcome to Wino Wednesday! This is a monthly linky party that I co-host with Danielle from The Crafty Wino where we discuss any and all things wine-related. Let me cover the ground rules for the party:

  1. Grab the Wino Wednesday party and slap it on your post.
  2. Link a wine-related post to the linky party.
  3. Make some new friends over a glass of vino.
  4. Mark your calendar to join us for Wino Wednesday on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Easy peezy. Now on to the wine.

We've been drinking quite a bit of Bota Box's Cabernet Sauvignon. It's the equivalent of three bottles in a bottle with a seal so it doesn't go bad. And since we're trying to eat out less, we pretty much always have wine in the house to go with dinner.


My favorite thing is that they also replied to me on Instagram a couple weeks ago. I like a brand that tries to stay connected with their consumers.

Speaking of Instagram, I decided to start using the hashtag #itswineoclocksomewhere on my winograms. All the cool kids are doing it.


We've had some crazy thunderstorms this past month; so I'm thinking this FB post fits. There is a little better when it's raining than curling up under a blanket with a good book and a tasty beverage. (Wine or coffee depending on what time of day it is.)

And what would Wino Wednesday be without me sharing my favorite wine-related pin? I really think my pup needs one of these beds. Who wants to make one for me? I can't see shelling out nearly $400 at this time, but I'll totally try to DIY it.


Also, I NEED this as a Wino Wednesday Happy Birthday gift...any takers?

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Monday, August 11

Musical Monday - Enough...and Mani Monday

As part of my Weekly Round-Up yesterday, I included a post from Meg about the #ImEnough Movement.


I love this idea! We get way too caught up in the comparison trap, and I think it's even easier as a blogger since we spend so much time viewing each other's lives online...which is carefully curated. I mean, when I have the choice, I only want to show the best of my life and talk about the good experiences online.


The truth is life is messy...and it's easier to focus the spotlight on the things that go right than the other way around, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't embrace and celebrate all of our lives, even the imperfect parts. It's the only one we get.



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Also, I'm going to celebrate actually painting my nails two weeks in a row. That never happens! Since it's day one of my Happy Birthday Week, I decided I wanted something with a little sparkle in it, and picked an old school Julep polish, Mischa. (I think the polish is from 2011 or 2012 - affiliate link)

Link up with Glitter and Gloss for Mani Monday.