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The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our  26th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! We wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so we really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up will be 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. We’d like for you to 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, Sarah, and use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. Birthday countdown = FIVE days away! I’m excited to see what birthday plans Mathew has in store for me.

2. My Italian Iced Coffee is a HUGE hit on Pinterest. It makes me so happy to be giving you content that y’all love. It makes my day!

3. I got paid this week to take our church kids to Austin Park and Pizza. They’ve got bumper boats, go karts, mini golf, arcade games, and laser tag! It was fun to play with the kids and get paid at the same time.

4. A family friend was appreciative of Mathew getting them a rental car and sent us a thank you card with two movie tickets and a $10 froyo gift card! I’m excited that we were given a free date night.

5. My classroom is finally getting some progress. I’ve gone probably about 4-5 times to work on it, but this week Hollie and I got a lot done. It’s still a huge wreck, but I’ll be taking pictures once everything is all finished!

6. I’m SO hooked on the show Jane By Design. I just want all her clothes!

CRAPPIES

1. I feel like I haven’t gotten to spend quality time with Mathew since like 4th of July. We keep having company (which isn’t bad but ya know) or have been working so hard we’re exhausted, so I really hope our date night this weekend helps. Its been creating miscommunications between us and I hate that.

2. My phone died the other day RIGHT before a workout and I had to workout for an hour without ANY music. It was really tough but I did it. Never again though!

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

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!

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The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our  25th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! We wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so we really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up will be 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. We’d like for you to 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, Sarah, and use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. 4th of July was great. Mathew and I decided the night before that we would head to the pool super early and spend the day there. It reminded me of our honeymoon in Mexico. We’d get up early, get all our swim stuff down to the pool (towels, sunscreen, good books) to reserve our chairs, and then head to breakfast. We got to the pool yesterday at 10 and stayed til 4!

Waterfall pool

My toes (not sure why they look dirty and gross here- maybe the filter?) and the pool

Mathew and our Weber grill. My parents gave it to us for our wedding. Needless to say it took 1 1/2 years for us to finally put it together. It made amazing burgers though!

2. I made blueberry pie for the first time EVER and it was delish. I had bought blueberries forever ago because they were on sale and I had more than I could eat. I froze them and saved them because I knew I’d eat them eventually. I’m glad I did because I was able to thaw them out and make one heck of a pie! I got the seal of approval from Mathew and the neighbors! I’ll be sharing the recipe next week for y’all!

3. I’m getting back into working out. It’s a process. Like when I do it, I love it, but that first time going back to the gym always sucks. I did really good Wednesday though, and even worked off more calories than my dinner! I also wasn’t even tempted by a HUGE platter of steaks, bbq chicken legs, and alcohol this weekend. I think margaritas and chips from chuys are what have been part of me falling off the bandwagon. Gotta put those in moderation!

Polar FT4

love my Polar FT4

4. Birthday countdown commences! TWELVE DAYS LEFT! 27 sounds scary though lol but I’m still excited!

CRAPPIES

1. This week I felt like I had nothing to write about. Luckily next week I’ve got some great ideas for y’all! I got really inspired yesterday so I’ve written then all down in my calendar.

2. I’m sore! I started the 30 day squat thing and ugh I’m feelin it!

3. I need to make more friends. I think once I start teaching I’ll be so much happier because I’m working with an awesome bunch of ladies, but I only have like 4 or 5 friends in all of Waco. I mean I have “friends” but I mean 4 or 5 friends as in people I hang out with. It’s rough some days. I just don’t know how to make more. Where do you “meet” people! ? lol.

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