Happies and Crappies- the Happies version

The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our 56th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! H&C wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so Amber and I really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up is posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST. Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. Please put the H&C button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. It’s not  mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag me and Amber as well as use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. After being pregnant for 9 weeks (and knowing about it the ENTIRE TIME), we finally announced our pregnancy! I am so glad we finally got to tell our family, friends, and coworkers this week because we’ve been holding it in for so long! One of my favorite pictures from our photo shoot with Legacy Imaging (who did our wedding as well!) is actually this shot below. The cookies were made by Amy of Sweet Elise (her blog is The Holland House). She made us a whole batch of cookies and they came out even more wonderful than I thought of in my head. I only asked her to make the 3 cookies you see here, but she sent me 6 heart cookies (each color had 2 shades in case I wanted the darker/lighter set), AND she sent me some other beautiful Valentine’s themed cookies! If you ever are looking for beautiful cookies for a celebration (or just for fun), email or call her up! She’s amazing!

Love these valentine sweetheart inspired cookies from Sweet Elise Bakery in Austin on The Vintage Modern Wife. Too cute!

2. I went to Chuy’s yesterday with my friend, Austin for chips and salsa. I hadn’t been to Chuy’s in MONTHS annnnnnd I hadn’t seen Austin truly in months either. It was definitely overdue. Before Austin got to Chuy’s I sat at the only available table in the bar area and waited for her. These two biker guys in their 50’s were at the table next to me and I saw them pay their bills and get up. Then, one of them approached me, handed me a penny with a cross cut out in the middle of it, and said “The big guy told me you needed a blessing.” Shocked, because it’d been a rough day and money-wise we’re going through some tougher times,  I said “I do! Thank you so much!” It just truly made me feel blessed and just happy to know that God is always watching over us. Sometimes when things are hard it just seems like nothing can go right…but God always shows how he’s right there beside me cheering me on to just push through.

3. The weather has been absolutely wonderful the past few days. I’m loving the 70-80 degree temps and wish it’d stay like this all year. I headed out to the pool with Mathew after work the other day to just relax. I wanted to nap, but ended up playing on my phone outside, but it was still nice to just be out and relax with the warm sun and light breeze. I’m so ready for pool season!

4. Next week I’m hoping to start “Baby Bump Mondays” with baby bump pictures. My weeks “change” every Friday and that’ll give me the weekends to make my chalkboards and take pictures. What do y’all think?

CRAPPIES

1. Although I have a few crappies, this week has truly been a great week and I don’t want to spoil it with my one crappy. I really am blessed and this week, for once, I won’t be posting a crappy because it’s not important.

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!

Happies, Crappies, and a free Valentine’s Goldfish Printable!

The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our 55th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! H&C wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so Amber and I really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up is posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST. Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. Please put the H&C button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. It’s not  mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag me and Amber as well as use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. I made the CUTEST valentines for my students last night. With all the candy that they’ll be getting today, I didn’t want to add to their huge pile of cavities. I decided to go and buy a huge box of goldfish, some cute valentine cellophane bags, and made these fun tags for my kiddos. I think they came out great! I’ll take a picture of them on their desks today to show y’all on Instagram, but I thought it’d be nice to share my little craft making with you all and give you a freebie printable for your kids! Here’s an example of them (don’t mind my terrible cutting with dull scissors hah!) You can get your FREE Valentine’s Goldfish Printable here or click the preview image for the PDF.

Love this Valentine's Goldfish Printable from TheVintageModernWife.com! Finally a free printable!
2. Our #GraeBlogiday giveaway on Instagram has commenced! If you have an Instagram simply follow the 4 hosts, regram the picture, and use our hashtag to be entered to win! The giveaway prize includes a chevron infinity scarf, a roller ball of perfume, a beautiful necklace, and a lotion sample! Definitely enter while you can!

3. I’m dreaming of warm climates and wishing I was back in Mexico on my honeymoon. Thinking of Mexico is ALWAYS a happy because we seriously had the best week of our lives there. Oh, how I long to go back…

4. I’ve got a special Valentine’s dinner on the menu for tonight. We decided it’d be more cost efficient to eat in this year, especially because we always choose to go somewhere uber fancy, and I took it upon myself to decide the menu since I’ll be cooking. It’ll still be fancy and over the top, but definitely WAY less expensive than if we’d chosen to go out to eat. For our appetizer I’ll be making cheese fondue with cheddar and swiss cheese. To dip I’ll be buying pumpernickel bread and granny smith apples. For the main course I’ll be making steaks, mashed potatoes, and green beans. I’m drooling already for the steaks! As for dessert, I’ll be making a mock recipe of turtle pecan fondue from one of my favorite restaurants, The Melting Pot. It’ll be chocolate with caramel and pecans in it. I also decided it’d be fun to buy strawberries, marshmallows, and rice krispy treats to dip in it. I’m really hoping it’ll be as much of a success in person as it is in my head.

5. My parents are coming to visit us this weekend! I’m really excited because we haven’t seen them since New Years and they hardly ever come to town. Last time they came up here it was in the fall, and before then it’d been May when I graduated from college. Although the house isn’t quite in order yet like I wanted it to be (see crappy #1), I know it’ll all come together before they arrive.

 

CRAPPIES

1. So much for blogging mojo! I got sick this week and have been down for the count. I even stayed home yesterday to rest and felt even worse. I’m so ready to have the energy to blog for next week! I had to miss work yesterday (and I HATE missing work) because I felt so rotten. I think I’m on the mend, but we’ll see!

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!

Happies and Crappies- It’s a Great Week!

The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our 54th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! H&C wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so Amber and I really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up is posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST. Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. Please put the H&C button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. It’s not  mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag me and Amber as well as use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. I finally have my blogging mojo back and have several posts planned for next week! I have so many ideas again and I’m happy to report that the blog will have so much more action as of Monday!

2. Last week on Saturday I met my blog friend, Rachel, for manicures and pedicures. Although I originally wanted a rose pattern on a finger, my nail person said she couldn’t do it, so I got a heart to match Rachel’s. I think our nails came out cute!

3. Mathew and I took Valentine’s pictures during our half days off. We really have no time on the weekends, so since I had to go to the doctor and he was off anyway, I figured Monday was the day to do it! It was fun spending the afternoon with him, and I can’t wait to show y’all the pictures and our Valentine’s card after Valentine’s!

4. Our #TxValentineBlogiday meet up is coming up SO quickly! It’s this weekend and I seriously can’t believe I’ve been holding in all of our fun goodies to myself! Casey, Adrian, and I have SO much planned that I can’t stand it. I can’t wait to meet so many ladies and just have a wonderful time!

CRAPPIES

1. It’s freezing cold down here in Waco. I mean, it’s not as cold as the northern states, but for Texas…it’s COLD. I’m definitely ready for some warmth or at least temperatures in the 70s. I am tired of always trying to find clothes to layer and having freezing fingers. Over. It.

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!