26 July 2023


Happy middle of Summer, middle of the week, my friends! July has been jampacked, and I am absorbing every second. Let’s get to What’s Up Wednesday with Shay and Schaefer. This post is jam packed and I think you’ll love it!

1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: All kinds of summer goodness including Fair food and a breakfast at a great diner in Cincinnati called Sugar & Spice. But I did so bad on 2 trips this month that it’s back on the healthy food wagon for awhile. 

I’ve also made my Sheet Pan Mongolian Beef, Turkey Crescent Bake, and lots of these salads.


2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: of course, always reminiscing about up north (Michigan), the hunt for property is on! 

3: WHAT I’M LOVING: Flowers and Hummingbirds. Friends, a hummingbird perch is really a thing. They will sit on there to overlook their food source i.e. my hummingbird feeders. Mom got it for us. It took one a while to start doing it, but now he is. I caught it on camera through the blinds. Get one here HERE


The Front of the HOUSE this Year and all the LOVELY Bubblegum Pink Petunias!

AND buying all the things for the baby girls. Recently I got them a bunch of outfits; this is one for next summer. Get these outfits HERE! (On clearance!!!!) LOTS of Baby Clothes on clearance.

4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: So much! Just to name a few. We went to the country fair with mom to see the most amazing “clean” comedian (no vulgarity or cussing) named John Crist and Laughed for 2 hrs straight. Saw a drone show at the Fair, we went to Cinci to see a boy, his girl and had a blast at a Reds game and Mr. Nine got a new Raptor (truck, lol) 


5: WHAT I’M DREADING: Summer coming to an end BUT I LOVE FALL. 


6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON: The Baby Shower of course! SO MUCH FUN! It’s going to be absolutely spectacular. I will have a post or 2 completely dedicated to the shower because I know it’ll be fun for y’all not to mention inspiration for parties.


Many of the things I am buying, but of course I am crafting some of my own banners, posters, displays, etc. I created this of the daddy to be to go on the cookie table; a photo when he was one month old right after a feeding. So cute. 

How adorable is this Feather lamp?

Look at these two big sweet bunnies that are going to go up on a shelf. 


7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Well, I think that’s a given, having first time grand babies, celebrating with everyone at the shower; looks like there’s going to be dozens of people attending!




The Bear, Hijack, and the reboot of Justified on FX.


Twenty Years Later. Get it HERE.


9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Always Country, classic country, 80’s and Classic Rock


I’m finally on the podcast train: Smartless and Net Positive right now. Thinking about starting my own. 


10: WHAT I’M WEARING: mostly shorts, T-shirts, bathing suits, but occasionally getting dressier, lol

Top HERE // Pants HERE // Necklace Set HERE // Sandals HERE

Dress HERE (under $ flattering) // Necklace Set HERE // Sandals HERE // Earrings HERE



Quick Girls Trip

Dinner with Friends aka the Work Wives

Working on Baby Shower Stuff


12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: The Baby Shower, a trip to Mackinac Island, Soaking up lots more Summer…


13: FAVORITE AMAZON FIND: So much lately, which I will share soon, but HOW this makes me FEEL is definitely a Favorite. Electrolyte replacement with half a pack first thing in the morning has changed my life especially during this crappy menopause stage. GET IT RIGHT HERE!

 Hope your week is going GREAT!



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14 July 2023


It’s been a while, so just going to share some of our lately adventures. Nothing but love, soaking up every second of this thing called life, and putting all worries behind. The sweet JOYS like: Family, Friends, Flowers, and Fashion!



Always the best time up North!

Hoping to be up there A LOT more! It's Time.

Celebrating all Together!
My Maxi Dress HERE


 Time stops, even up North, when you run into your HS BFF!

My Top a Tuckernuck Fav HERE

Corn Hole ~ Rents WIN!


Planning the Girls Shower celebration and having so much fun with it. I should've been an even planner, lol! 3D ultrasound starting to show their beautiful faces! This is Baby B as she was sitting on A lol. And yes, they’ve chosen names.

Mom put together 40 of these so far.

Flowers Galore

You know How much I love flowers of all kinds, huge favorite year round. It’s safe to sage there will be oodles of flowers at the Twin’s shower.


I recently found the prettiest Dried Flower Arrangements. I know my annual flowers will be gone in a couple months. An arrangement or centerpiece of dried flowers really brightens up the home or special event. So many great options. These would be great for the Baby Shower too!

Meadow Magic Arrangement

My flowers: Popping like crazy and well taken care of by mama while we were gone. The bottom photo is in front of the front porch area; such a nice mix.

Mini Elephant Ears and Paradise Vista Petunias


Lots of eating, drinking and relaxing time to be had lately!



Fewest Outfit pics over the past month ever! Been more in cut-offs and tees. But many of these pieces are on sale now. I've linked up several here.

Loved THIS JUMPSUIT and it's on SALE

This JUMPSUIT was my travel outfit and so cool!
Flip Flops HERE // Earrings HERE


All the fun with real friends.

Nordstrom Sale  
The only things I’ve bought in the past that I love! I use/wear these pieces over and over. Probably only getting fav undies this year. #overrated

Barefoot Dreams Blanket HERE // Undies HERE // Spanx Leggings HERE // Blanket HERE // Cardigan HERE

Stella Mae 

She just gets sweeter every day!

Loves to lay her head on back of couch where she can see who is coming in.

Happy Weekend, always love ya!

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