Friday Fun with Happies and Crappies

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

Welcome to our 46th 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. Mathew and I celebrated our anniversary this week! I’ll be talking about our anniversary next week, but we had a blast. Fancy dinner, beautiful roses, and ice skating- it was a wonderful night.

2. More and more people from work are reading my blog. It makes me happy when they say, “Hey- I saw your anniversary post! Y’all are so cute!” or something random about a blog post. It’s so great that they support me. So…everyone from work that’s reading (Hi, Kenna!)… y’all rock!

3. Our awesome friend, Kasey, that works at our apartment complex won the Ondreya lamps from Ashley Furniture HomeStore on Tuesday! I was so excited that my readers and friends were “friending” them on Facebook to automatically enter their 25 Days of Christmas giveaway! If you haven’t friended them on Facebook, make sure you do NOW so you can win something fun for your home this Christmas.

4. I found out that the day before we get off of break for Christmas vacation is pajama day at work. I’m SO excited to wear my new flannel pants and matching top from Old Navy (I got them for a STEAL on Black Friday). Pajamas at work is SO going to be fun.

5. I got to hang out with my niece for Thanksgiving (and of course my brother, sister, cousin, aunts, uncles, grandmother, and parents- but that’s besides the point) and took this adorable picture with her. I can never get enough of those adorable dimples!

CRAPPIES

1. My favorite (and only) pair of leggings ripped on Tuesday (our anniversary) before Mathew and I went ice skating. Needless to say, I was a little sad! I loved them. I replaced them yesterday with a new pair from Kohl’s though!
2. Mathew and I took out all the Christmas stuff on Sunday and have everything done except for the tree. I’ve been wanting to do it all week, but when we started stringing the lights on the tree, some how we have like 1/3 of the tree that needs lights! Then we went to the store and tried to buy the lights, but they were out. So Mathew called another Walmart and made me go all the way and get them, only to find that they saved me the wrong bulbs. So Mathew returned them and saw that our regular Walmart had the lights, so he got them. I put a box on the tree, turned them on- and they’re like warm white aka orange instead of a cool white. Needless to say, we still have to return our lights AGAIN, and get the right ones. So FRUSTRATING!

3. I have not made it to the gym in 2 weeks. My coworker and I are both piled with stuff that we need to do in our actual classrooms (and really can’t take home) and we’ve been staying SO late at work. Our cars have been last (or almost last) in the parking lot ALL week.

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

Never Ever Ever (week 22!)

It’s the 22nd week of Never Ever Ever! Thank you so much for participating this week! It always makes us feel so good when y’all link up! We know you could be writing something else today, so we’re really appreciative of you!
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The info on Never Ever Ever:

1. The Never Ever Ever link up will be posted EVERY Tuesday at Midnight CST . Tell us about the things you’d “never ever ever” do!

2. Please put our button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. We won’t make it mandatory, but we appreciate the love 4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag myself, Neely, and Shelley and use the hashtag #nevereverever

I Never Ever Ever….

– will stop treating Pearl like my child. I read this article on Buzzfeed about “15 Signs That You Are Obsessed With Your Dog” and I do every single one except #14 (and that’s only because I have no clue what that is). Speaking of Pearl, she’s going to be working with Barkbox! We love that you can treat your pooch to BarkBox and you’ll support a good cause – 10% of proceeds are donated to a local shelter or rescue. Join Now!


– regret working out. The Color Me Rad run was so much fun! I got to hang out with my friend Hollie, who I NEVER see. It made me happy! You may have seen some of my pictures on Instagram, but I was having just WAY too much fun! Ps- don’t mind the fact that I’m not wearing any makeup. Yikes!

Color Me Rad 5k in Waco, Texas

Hollie and I pre-race!

Color Me Rad 5k in Waco, Texas

I love this cool #rad! We had fun taking pictures with it before the race

Color Me Rad 5k in Waco, Texas

What the heck? Totally photobombed!

Color Me Rad 5k in Waco, Texas

My favorite picture from the whole race. I got this at the end when everyone threw their color into the air!

Color Me Rad 5k in Waco, Texas

After the race! We were full of color!

– can wait for Bloggy Boot Camp! It’s 2 weeks away and I’m dying at the fact that it’s getting SO close. I’m getting new business cards with a new logo (you should see it up soon) and I am thrilled with how they’re going to work. I think they’ll really look great!

– get over the fact that I LOVE couples Halloween costumes. Granted, I think they’re cuter when it’s not a random boyfriend of the month, but they’re cute nonetheless. Mathew and I dressed up for our Sunday School social this past Saturday and dressed up as Barney Stinson and Robin Sparkles from How I Met Your Mother. I mean, y’all know I’m obsessed with that show, so we had to do it.

Love this Halloween couple's costume idea by The Vintage Modern Wife- Barney Stinson and Robin Sparkles from HIMYM

Classic Robin Sparkles with a bow headband, and perfect Barney Stinson with the ducky tie.

Love this Halloween couple's costume idea by The Vintage Modern Wife- Barney Stinson and Robin Sparkles from HIMYM

So now it’s YOUR turn to link up for Never Ever Ever!

 

 

Never Ever Ever (getting back together?!)

I”m not gonna lie, I’m getting a bit tired of ole T-Swizzle and her relationships. My favorite relationship though, the one that I wish would get back together? Nick and Jessica. But the sad thing is- they are never ever ever getting back together.

Nick and Jessica- source

Don’t get me wrong- I am glad they’re both happy in the relationships they have now (especially Jess and Eric) but they were always my favorite couple. Oh ps- I’ve totally gotten this haircut 3 times and brought this picture in multiple times when trying to get my hair dyed.

Anyway, it’s the  6th week of Never Ever Ever! Thank you so much for participating- and if you can’t participate today, we hope you’ll join us next week!
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The info on Never Ever Ever:

1. The Never Ever Ever link up will be posted EVERY Tuesday at Midnight CST . Tell us about the things you’d “never ever ever” do!

2. Please put our button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. We won’t make it mandatory, but we appreciate the love
4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag myself, Neely, and Shelley and use the hashtag #nevereverever

I Never Ever Ever….

– will say that I hate fresh basil anymore. The smell is really strong and I can’t really stand it, but I tried Gina’s (from Skinnytaste) Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kabobs yesterday for dinner and they were AMAZING. I think it helped that there was tons of cheese in the pesto hehe.

Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kabobs

Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kabobs

– want to fall off this healthy eating and living wagon. I LOST weight when I weighed myself on the 5th of July (I’ve ALWAYS gained weight after a holiday) and I even was forced to eat out twice in one day this past Saturday and I made super healthy choices (and lost more weight again). I’m down a smidge under 3 lbs in just 1 week of being serious, so I’m really happy. Plus I’ve been working out a lot lately!

Sweat is fat crying

pre-workout!

– will be afraid of guns anymore. Our awesome friend Adam teaches a concealed handgun course pretty much every weekend, and is also a police officer in town. He took Mathew and I (as well as our friend, Jacob) to his gun range for us to shoot. I’d shot a gun twice before in my life- once when I was a teen and my dad let me try, and another time this past Easter (and I have no idea what my bullet even hit).

Adam was awesome and gave me a private lesson on the parts of the gun and the mechanics, as well as the parts of ammunition. He taught me gun safety, how to load my gun, and how to shoot a target. I am not afraid of guns anymore because I’m educated on them. I get how they work and how I can make double and triple sure that it won’t go off unless I pull a trigger. This was a HUGE step for me.

my target

So now it’s YOUR turn to link up for Never Ever Ever!