Another week of August gone? Another week closer to school starting? Hooray! Crraaaap. I know I know…there’s still 3 good weeks left, but I also know they’ll fly by faster than the swimmers who have to swim with Lochte now that they know that he pees in the Olympic Pool.  In all honesty, though, it’s about this […]

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  • Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos - Oh my goodness! This post made me laugh. I hate to tell you this, but your pictures make me want to visit MOA all the more! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kati - Incorporating Color - HAHAHA, my mom and I have pictures from Glamour Shots back from like 1994. Excellent. Also gotta love MOA. My claim to fame is that I was there on opening day in 1992. I may have been in a stroller, but I was THERE! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - Oh the MOA. 🙂 Gotta love it.

    Cherry Berry is SO YUMMY!

    That deck picture looks like heaven. Love!ReplyCancel

Every October, when I walk into Target and discover the Christmas decorations and supplies being set up next to the Halloween costumes (that have been there since late August), I get vocally perturbed at the overly ambitious marketers in America who once again, rush the holidays and trick us into feeling eternally behind, when it’s […]

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  • Carolyn - I feel the same way, even if I don’t have kids! However… I do get excited when they start busting out the red and green. But that’s because I’m a crazy Christmas lady. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Newlywed Giggles - The composition books!!! wHy oh why didn’t we have those when I was in school.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I love back to school supplies! I only bought one notebook this year and one planner, because that’s all I needed (though in reality between my husband and I, we don’t even own a pencil sharpener, so we could use one) but I love all the bright colors and designs. The new notebooks are definitely the best part about school. I was a bit disappointed this year that my husband said he didn’t need any notebooks or anything for grad school. 🙁 Of course, he’s probably only want boring ones if he did need them.ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - I was shocked when I went into Target the other day and saw EMPTY bins of school supplies. I quickly grabbed my daughters 2nd grade list and filled my cart – last year we were late getting her supplies and had to go to 3 different Targets and Walmart to complete the list.ReplyCancel

Is anyone else starting to get Olympic fatigue? Doesn’t it seem like it’s been on for like 2 or 12 weeks?I’m so damn exhausted from staying up until after midnight every night.  And that’s even with watching them on the DVR and fast-forwarding through the endless swimming semi-finals.  I keep getting confused and jumping up […]

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  • Sally - Love this post… and yes, I have been trying to figure out what the deal is with Bob Costas… Wax figure? You nailed it.ReplyCancel

  • Just Jinny - The Bloggess gives me hope that something AWESOME can come out of the sticks that is West Texas. She grew up about 10 minutes from where I grew up. You will never, ever know how sad I am that she and I did not know each other in our youth.ReplyCancel

This link-up is quickly starting to be my favorite. I seriously find myself mentally tagging things throughout the week to use in my “It’s OK” post. I find it a little like virtual therapy, being able to admit things I might not be proud of and that coffee cup with the big ‘thumbs up’ is […]

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  • Carolyn - That dress is super cute!! 🙂 And don’t worry… you’re definitely not alone on the “do you drink?” question! HAHAReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Jo - Girl you just cracked me up!!! Too funny and I can so relate.

    Stopping by from the link upReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Okay, that is TOO cute about your little one starting up 6th grade. Two of our friends’ daughters are starting 6th grade this year too and they are SOOO worried about their locker and getting to class on time too. I remember SLEEPLESS NIGHTS on my part because of these issues back when I was younger. Ahhh, young troubles 😉 “Just don’t tell my nurse…” Hahaha! It’s so true!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek - ahhhh middle school. I felt like such a grown up, with lockers and schedules. I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - hahaha – if it makes you feel any better, I ate a tub of hummas and a bag of pita chips last night too, all of it – all by myself.

    I’m having a hard time with my little one going off to second grade – I can’t imagine how nuts-o I’m going to be when she has to deal with a locker combination and getting herself to and from class in 2-3 minutes. I will be having anxiety attacks non stop, I’m sure.ReplyCancel

  • Breanna - I found you through the linkup– so glad I did, ’cause each of your “It’s OKs” actually made me laugh!

    Hope you’re having a great week!
    Breanna @ Blog by BreReplyCancel

  • Cait - aww great link up and love that dress girl! super cute blog by the way! if you’d like to stop by mine I’m having a giveaway with a few fun things I think you’d like! have a great th!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - Hahaha, that is so true!! True liars really do over share! I’ve done that before and then kicked myself for elaborating.ReplyCancel

  • Meg O. - I’m seriously LOLing at the conversation at the doctor’s office!!ReplyCancel

Many of you know that I’m not a Minnesota native.In fact, when Husband broke it to me told me that he’d gotten a job offer here – 14 looonng years ago – I cried. And cried. And cried. (And I believe the words, “…if I had to list all 50 states in order of where […]

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  • Carolyn - Went and read your Minnesota post… LOVE IT! HAHAHAHA Oh Glamour Shots. Why are they still in operation?!?!??!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Oh my. Arizona pretty much IS the opposite of Minnesota!! Moving from Kansas took some adjustment time too but I honestly LOVE it up here! When I got home to Kansas I pretty much DIIIIIIIIIIIIE from the heat and humidity; it’s ridiculous!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - I read your Minnesota post and loved it! I am a born and raised Minnesotan, who currently resides in North Carolina. As much as I griped about the weather (really just winter) up there, I missed it this year. I have heard that it was a mild one, but dang it if Minnesota didn’t need to catch a break after that awful snowstorm/winter of 2010/2011.

    I never once had Glamour Shots done. My parents thought it was a ridiculous amount of money to spend on playing dress up in pictures. I pouted but, in hindsight, I don’t have those pictures haunting me in my adults years. Win for me 🙂

    Have a beautiful day!ReplyCancel

I hope you’re wearing a hat.Because what I’m about to show you will blow. your. mind.4 of my major weaknesses – warm chocolate chip cookies, brownies, peanut butter and John Stamos (unfortunately, Stamos isn’t part of this recipe). Yesterday at like 5:00 p.m. I discovered these little nuggets of sin from one of my favorite […]

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  • Kelly - YUM!! Seriously, those sound SO heavenly!! What if you put a little pretzel ontop of the cookie dough?? (just thinking about WHAT ELSE awesome stuff could be added to the recipe ;-))ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - Those sound SO YUMMY!!ReplyCancel

  • amanda kate - you seriously just combined all of my favorite ingredients into one amazing cupcake of deliciousness. i am definitely making these. only, can i trade channing tatum for john stamos?ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Grace - They look great!!! and yes, I’m so obvi not a cooking blogger either because as someone pointed out on my post my baking wrappers were all different! And thats why I don’t do food photos!ReplyCancel

Nope, I’m not talking about this fabulous and always hilarious site, I’m talking about this one.The one you are reading. A few weeks ago I decided to stop being a follower and take the reins – get behind the wheel – call the shots – and start my very own link-up. It was gonna be huge, I […]

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  • Kara - I love your take on the Opening Ceremonies. I like it but I totally see how people didn’t. But we are 100% on the same page about the outfits. You forgot to mention they were made in China. Way to go Ralph Lauren.

    Maybe… Move your link up to Tuesday’s. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - So many things to comment on. GLAD you had a great weekend without the kids! I often go back and forth about the children issue and joke about “picking up” our kids once they’re of age. Babies are so… Needy! Gah… 😉

    The opening ceremony kind of freaked me out too. I did like the music and internet act though. And I agree with the USA outfits, though I think they wore something similar in the last olympics?? But the BIG FAIL was that Lauren had them manufactured in China. Boo.

    And one more thing? Muscley Babies, LOL! I actually love the Pommel Horse– well, really ANYTHING that those boys do is great 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lucy McCracken - I wasn’t that crazy about the opening ceremony either. It was a bit boring. We’re totally enjoying the Olympics though. I love watching the US gymnastic team. They’re just killing it! Great post! I enjoyed reading it 🙂 BTW don’t give up on doing link up parties. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • kyna... - Awe, so sorry it was a fail! At least you tried!
    And I am right there with you on the opening ceremonies. I was so bored, although the hubby fights me on this one. He thinks they were well done! Ugh!
    ♥ KynaReplyCancel

  • Devon @ TheMermaidChronicles - I made an attempt at a link-up once, but it make you feel really vulnerable putting yourself out there as a leader. I think I did it 3 times :-/ *Fail*

    On another note, the opening ceremonies were a total snooze. I literally fell asleep.

    Happy Monday!ReplyCancel

  • Meagan - Well. Now I feel like a better American for falling asleep while the Queen attempted to be a Bond girl and not waking up until the “Independent Olympic Athletes” strutted out while busting a move.ReplyCancel

  • Kati - Incorporating Color - Haha, YES, I’m so glad you linked up with us! Sally at Splash of Whine is my mom, and she’s been talking about how awesome your blog is – so glad I’ve discovered it! 🙂ReplyCancel

This edition of High-Five Friday Favorites brought to you by my first favorite thing of the week – my 75 fabulous followers (15 new this week!) and those others who follow on facebook and email – whether you read every post or just once in awhile, YOU are the ‘You‘re’ in my favorite today….today. So […]

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  • Simply Valorie - Oh, yes, I will DEFINITELY be watching the Olympics. Now just for Lochte, but he has something to do with it, haha. 😉

    Happy weekend!ReplyCancel

  • the lovebirds - I LOVE finding new treats! thanks for sharing. Happy weekend! Enjoy the olympics! xoReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - I am totally stopping at Target on my way home from work – grabbing a box (or 2) of grahamfuls and then spend the rest of the night vegged on the couch while watching the Opening Ceremony!

    Girl – you crack me up!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Grahamfuls look amazing! Thanks for the heads up. And yes to the Olympics! (we’ll see if I make it 4 hours). hahaReplyCancel

  • Kelly - HAH! JLo WAS way too unmedicated LOL. I’ll definitely be tuning in to see how crazy next season will be. LOVE when you find surprises in the pantry too 😉 The pumpkin spice cookies sound delicious! Have fun watching the Olympics this weekend, as I will be too!!ReplyCancel

(…and let the record show that the 1 Scorpion Sting was due to the suspiciously high amounts of rum it contained despite it being listed as ‘medium’ on the bar’s alcohol barometer, coupled with the fact that I had to drive home – not because I wouldn’t have loved to have had 3) So tonight […]

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  • this hive. - OMG! this is sooo cool! everyone lately has been going to blogger meetups and im so jeal. you all are too cute… how fun!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea @ Love is... - Look at you posting already!! I just have my pictures ready & that’s it! So great to meet you & can’t wait until the next one! = )ReplyCancel

  • JJ - I can’t wait to meet you at the next MN Bloggers outing. Sad I couldn’t be there last night.ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - I love this!! Such a fantastic way to descrive us all! What a fun night – so happy to meet everyone and can’t wait to meet up again soon!ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - P.S. I’m stealing some of your pics! Thanks! xoxo 😉ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - YAY!!! Love this! 🙂 I’m SO GLAD I got to meet you last night! Our Bachelor discussion pretty much sealed the deal that we need to do this again. HAHAHAHA 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Awww, LOVED this post!! Can’t wait for the next get-together so that we can chat more– I had forgotten about the Polly Pocket conversations, hahah 😉 And I too love One Direction… So, yeah. Age IS just a number and I can already tell that you’re cooler than me, so you have that for sure!ReplyCancel

  • jess - I seriously love this post, girl! Also, those drinks were very high on the booze scale — what’s up with that?! Kelly is right, though – age IS just a number when it comes to friends. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - Your post is so cute!!! You so cute and I had loads of funny talking with you! Can’t wait until we meet up again!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Hey! Just added you to my google reader. it was so good to meet you last night! You can call yourself an old lady all you want, but you are fun fun fun! 🙂 Hope to see you again soon!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - Wish I could’ve made it! Looks like it was great. Let me know when the next MN Blogger get together is. If I am there, you won’t be the oldest!ReplyCancel

I called my blog You’re my favorite today because I have a lot of favorites. A lot.I get that most people have favorites, but I tend to gravitate toward one extreme or the other.Black or White.Hot or Cold.In or Out.Stamos or Dep (sorry…but I just feel like he smells bad). I either loooove something or […]

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  • Kara - I hate Wal-Mart, will not step foot into it. Ever.

    I also hate Moist. Ick.

    Have fun shopping 🙂ReplyCancel

  • JJ - I hate that word “moist” so gross! I don’t like panties either. ha. probably a bit of an over share.

    I hate Wal-Mart so much. We’re in the process of moving back to MN from Missouri, where Wally World is EVERYWHERE. I can’t wait to be back with my Target people.ReplyCancel

  • this hive. - ohhhh how i LOVEEEEEE ripping hunks off of a crispy italian loaf, dousing it in olive oil & balsamic vinaigrette, and calling it “dinner.” not to mention a side dish of chianti 😉

  • Elise @ The Jersey Flower - I have like, ten friends who hate the word-that-shall-not-be-typed. I can’t stand certain words.. but they’re mostly profane so, yeah. I was such a Target person but living at my university, there’s a Walmart by bus = free vs. cab to Target = $15+. So I go to Walmart more now. It’s sad.ReplyCancel

  • Mommy Lisa - Ugh – hate Leno so much. And agree also on 3, 5, 6 and 8. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - Love this! I’m with you on Walmart, cilantro and cold weather, but I have to stop you at Neil Diamond. Sweet Caroline is “my” song! HAHAHAHAHA 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Number 9 made me go aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah that’s totally one of mine too I hate that word. Ewwwwwie! Visiting from Life of Bon btw!ReplyCancel

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