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Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Favorites...Words of Wisdom

I think we've reached the point into the school year now where the newness has worn off and every day is a countdown to the weekend. The early mornings and the reeling in of the energy all day at school is already taking its toll and I know this because they have gone back to their daily attempts at coming up with new ways to drive me mad. 

Wednesday afternoon I took them to the mall because Devin claimed all his long pants no longer fit and we also have a wedding to attend this weekend. I finally realized, after about the third store, that he fully believed he was going to get away with wearing what he apparently considers a "fancy" t-shirt which is nothing more than a Ralph Lauren tee. 

For reasons I will never understand, he somehow assumed that little man-on-the-horse-playing-polo emblem was his ticket out of a collared shirt. He then proceeded to inform me that he does not wear collared shirts anymore. Period. So we had us a little Come-to-Jesus meeting in which I informed him that he could not be more mistaken because he will be, as sure as the sun sets in the west and rises in the east, be sporting a collared shirt to a wedding this very weekend if I have to tie him down and put it on him myself.  

He then picked out a shirt.With a collar. Which is good because I don't really know the first thing about hog-tying a person. Or a hog either, for that matter.

In other news, I discovered something in the way of snack foods this week that I think may very well change my life, or at least my love-hate relationship with potato chips and french onion dip. I started buying the veggie chips awhile back but this week while standing in the dairy section, mulling over the many yogurt selections, my eyes landed on a product I was unaware existed...French Onion Oikos GREEK YOGURT DIP for chips.

I could not get it in my buggy fast enough though I did have my doubts and suspicions about it tasting anything at all like real dip. Thank the Lord I was wrong because sweet mercy, this is too good to be true! It is delicious. Which is why I had to list it as my first favorite for this week...

All That and a Bag of Chips

My Kind of Funny
Who hasn't felt this way a time or two?

  Painted Door
I've been thinking of painting the inside of
our front door for awhile. Love this serene.

Chevron Cable Cardigan
Love this entire outfit. 

On the first cool day...

Useless Parenting Question
When will I learn to stop asking this?
The last time was yesterday afternoon when I found
ink stains all over the white kitchen sink. I knew it had
Dracen written (no pun intended) all over it. He immediately
started rambling off his it-was-just-an-accident-I-have-no-idea-
how-it-happened excuse. Hairspray to the rescue!
 (Learned that trick five years ago, from his kindergarten teacher.)

 via Pinterest

Words of Wisdom Pillow Cover
I want this.

A Good Read
I read a lot over the summer and keep saying
I'm going to do a post on all the books I read. This one
really stood out. I had already read Jeanette Walls' memoir,
 The Glass Castle, and other book, Half Broke Horses and loved them both.
This newest one, The Silver Star, did not disappoint.

Great Advice
Now if I can just figure out how to think
one step ahead of Dracen...

Let It Be
Because that pillow cover put the words in my head.

Happy Friday!

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  1. WHAT??? I gotta find that dip ASAP!!!!

    haha!! Oh, the laughter that comes when kids think they can win over a parent :) haha!

  2. That door is the same color as my entire sun room. Benjamin Moore, Shaker gray. :) And it is very serene. I have seen doors done black a lot on Pinterest. Thinking of trying it. What's the worst that can happen, aside from having to repaint the door?

  3. Ain't that the truth...weekend countdown.
    I've never hog tied a human but my husband begs to differ. Apparently I roped him in to marriage. Jerk.
    My son never wears polo shirts. I think he looks so handsome in it. He likes shirts with "stuff" on them. Sigh...such a diva

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