Thrift Shop Haul

If you’re anything like me, you love a good deal! I love going thrift shopping (que Macklemore’s song) and finding great treasures. When my family was on vacation recently, we spent a lot of time going to different thrift stores and consignment stores. You never know what you’re going to find!

In this video, I show you all the different clothes and shoes I got. Let me know what you’ve gotten in recent thrift shop hauls!

Pupdate ~ Mila

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It’s been almost two months since I have updated this blog about my wonderful puppy Mila! She is around 8 months old now and is only slightly bigger than when you last saw her.

She is spayed now and completely healed from her surgery. I have to admit though, it was pretty funny when she had to wear the cone! For a few weeks after her surgery, she was getting up in the middle of the night to go outside. She also went through a week where she was up at 4:00 am to go out and I couldn’t get back to sleep after that. For the most part, the earliest she wakes up to go out is 6:00 and sometimes she will sleep until 7:30 on the weekends!

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She eats the same amount of food (1 cup twice a day, you can find the food here). We have noticed that she has filled out some from when we first got her, but she runs around too much to be chunky!

Speaking of running around, she has figured out that I’m the “mom” and she comes to me when she’s tired or when she’s feeling gentle. She never bites me when I play with her. My boyfriend is definitely the playmate. They wrestle and she gets a little more rough with him than she does with me. Sometimes they can really get each other going and she gets super hyper.

She still can do “sit” and “shake” and now she consistently responds to “crate” by going right into her crate (even if she’s not happy about it). Every day when I leave for work she still whines but it’s quieter than it used to be. I turn on an old radio that plays all day for her so she can at least hear voices. She also gets walked every day by our dog walker. She loves Mila so much and spends a lot of time with her and is always sending pictures. She is still so excited to see me when I get home!

Basically, she is the perfect puppy! I hope to be doing more pupdates on her and I will definitely show her when she is a year old!

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Usborne Books and More

I’ve recently become a consultant with Usborne books! I fell in love after attending an online party. I decided to host my own party and now I’m a consultant! So far, I’m loving it. All of the books that I have received have been such nice quality. Even though I don’t have any kids of my own, I love the books for my kindergarten class. I even enjoy some of the YA books for myself!

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I definitely recommend checking out Usborne. Not only do they have great fiction and non-fiction books for kids, they have unique book styles such as flashlight books, painting books, and so much more! Check out this link to see all of the books we offer and place an order!

If you find that you really love the books or the company you can host your own online party. This is a great way to get FREE books and connect with friends. Hosting a party is easy, you just have to find people like you interested in books!

I’ll be writing lots more posts about Usborne but for now, I’d just like to mention that if you host a party within the next month, you will get double your hostess rewards! And it’s not too late to order books for Christmas – they just have to be submitted by December 12.

If you would like to host an easy party for your friends, let me know! I would love to be your book lady! Just leave a comment that you are interested and I will contact you to get started!

My link to shop for books:  z6646.myubam.com 

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Meet Mila | Puppy Update

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Guess what? We got a puppy! Her name is Mila and she is around 6 months old. She is a mix between a black lab and a chow, although we mostly see the black lab in her.

We got her 7 weeks ago from a woman on Facebook who was giving her away. Actually, we got her on the first day of school, so that was very stressful for me – new kindergarteners and a new puppy all on the same day!

We started working on training her right away, since she was so young. her previous owners must have worked a little bit with her because she was house-trained fairly easily. She has also mastered sit and shake and goes right in her crate when it’s mealtime.

Speaking of mealtime she eats a cup of food twice a day (with lots of treats in between). We have been giving her the “I and love and you” dog food which you can find here. We like switching up the flavors when we buy a new bag, but she seems to love it all.

Thankfully, Mila has always slept through the night while she’s been with us. She enjoys sleeping at the end of the bed and occasionally she will be a little cuddly.

I also filmed a video for my YouTube channel so make sure you check that out! It includes a little more information on her including a vet update. I hope to be doing more updates on her as she grows!

Doing My Sister’s Makeup

Today’s post is a super fun one, because I get to do my sister’s makeup on camera! She loves makeup (although probably not as much as I do) and was excited to have her makeup done with some of the products that I have and she doesn’t. Enjoy this fun video, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and let me know any other fun tags!

Sanibel Island

This July, my family went on a 12 day vacation to Fort Myers and Sanibel island, Florida. We stayed in Fort Myers, but most of my pictures came from the beaches on Sanibel island.

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Sanibel has beautiful beaches with gentle waves, white sand, shells, and not too many people. The island also has some cute local shops and restaurants.

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I loved spending time floating in the ocean, walking along the shore and finding little shells, and reading while getting a nice tan (or in my case lots and lots of freckles)!

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It was hot every day and stormed most days, but it was cool to watch the storm clouds roll in while out swimming in the ocean.

The ocean was as warm as a bathtub and the pool that we swam in at least once a day had cold water pumped in to keep it from getting too hot.

I love posts from vacation! Not only do I get to see other blogger’s beautiful vacations, but I can look back on this post and relive all the great memories!

Bonus picture: I like to call this one “My sister and all her friends.” She doesn’t read my blog so she’ll never know! Love her!

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Books I Read in July

Summer is the perfect time to get lots of reading done – and boy did I do that in July! My family went on vacation to Florida for 12 days so I had quite a bit of downtime to read. I probably will not be able to read this many books in other months – especially once the school year gets started, but I thought it would be a fun tag to do on my blog!

Every month I’ll show you the books I read, give a brief description of them (from my own memory of course) and give a review on them. I’ll try to review them in the order I read them.

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The first book I read in July was The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. I really enjoy reading comedians autobiographies and this book was no exception. She talks about her childhood and how she became a famous comedian. There are parts that are hysterical, but she also touches on some topics that she is passionate about, like gun violence. Overall, a nice easy summer read.

Next, I read Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. While Dessen usually writes books for a teen audience, I loved this book. The characters were real and sweet, just like they are in all of her books. Whether you’re a teen, a young adult, or an adult, I think you will enjoy this story.

A book that I’ve had on hold at the library for a long time finally came in this month. it’s the recently popular The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  I love dystopian books as a genre and this was different from all the other dystopian books I’ve read. She creates a society that is disturbing but also, (maybe more disturbing) realistic. I’ve also started watching the Hulu original show and I’m pretty obsessed with it.

I then moved into easier, beachier reads while I was on vacation. I read Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella, one of my favorite authors. This is a story about a girl who loses three years of her memory in a car accident. When she wakes up she has no idea who she is and what her life is. She is unsure who to trust to help her get her memories back. I read this book in about two days, so it’s safe to say I enjoyed it!

Another book I finished in two days was Where we Belong by Emily Griffin. An adopted girl attempts to find her biological mother when she turns 18. However, her mother has kept her a secret from pretty much everyone, and the story is about her coming to terms with her past. Great book!

The last book I started and finished in July was All of us and Everything by Bridget Asher. I found this book accidentally in the library because I thought the cover was cute. Note to authors: if you have an appealing cover and spine, I will read your book. This story was about a family of five adult sisters and their mother. They are quite the eccentric family and they do wonderful, crazy things. Good cover and good book!

Those are all of the books that I read in July. I had an enjoyable, relaxing month and I’m glad that I got the opportunity to read so much. I am always looking for book suggestions (I keep a running list of books to read – anyone else?) so please leave comments on books you think I would enjoy!

 

What I Ate Wednesday – April 12, 2017

I’ve been at home with my family this week, so I was a bit spoiled. My meals were made for me – and I didn’t even have to do the dishes! We also had Easter a week early and had lots of leftovers which have been included in some of today’s meals. Enjoy!

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For breakfast I had a hard-boiled egg which I always like to have with a little bit of salt. I had a peach yogurt from Aldi and my usual coffee with milk and sugar. Bonus – you can see me taking the picture in the reflection on the spoon!

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Lunch was at a hibachi restaurant. I didn’t want to bring my big camera in, so I just took a picture with my phone – hence the lower quality. I had hibachi shrimp with fried rice, lo mein, and vegetables. I realize I also had leftover hibachi for lunch last week. I don’t go that often so it was just a coincidence!

Dinner was one of my favorites – bean dip! My mom makes it with refried beans, sour cream, and shredded cheese. We dip into it with pretzels and tortilla chips. We also had a vegetable plate with cucumbers, green peppers, carrots, and tomatoes.

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For dessert, I had leftovers from Easter. This is Heaven in a Bowl (really that’s it’s name) and it’s made with brownies, peanut butter cups, pudding, peanut butter, and whipped cream. So yummy!

What did you eat this week?