Tuesday, June 25, 2019
How about a random post for you today? I had a bunch of things to tell you but none of them are very lengthy, so I thought I would do a stream of consciousness/camera roll type post for you!
-First off, let’s talk about sunglasses. I’m a little obsessed and love my sunglasses. I wear them all year long and have pretty sensitive eyes. Plus, girls, it’s another way to accessorize!
TJ Maxx is a great place to get pretty decent quality sunglasses for $10-$12. They hold up better than a Target pair IMO and they probably cost less. Is it just me or has Target upped their prices on clothing, shoes, and accessories? I love Target, but I’ve had to limit myself because you can seriously drop some $ there.
My college roomie got these below at The Dollar Tree and is quite happy with them! If she hadn’t told me, I never would’ve known.
I also know women who stock up on readers at The Dollar Tree. They are cheap, cheap, cheap so I don’t like mine from there very much. I am obsessed with my readers from Whole Foods that I got more than 6 months ago for $20. They are clear in the front with wood sides and I love them and have kept them safe. Sometimes it pays to spend a bit more if you really love something and therefore only see a need for one of an item?
-My hydrangea has become this beautiful periwinkle color! There are currently about 10 blooms! I showed you a photo a couple of weeks ago when it was barely turning from a white to a light blue. I am so happy!
-I am the oldest of three girls. All three of us are teachers and all of us are also Moms. I absolutely adore my sisters and even though we don’t live in the same cities we talk often and share ideas. My middle sister came up with this great tip for kids using too many cups in the summer. She bought cork coasters and put their names on them and each kid places their cup for the day on these. It looks like my poor niece Nora may be dehydrated on this day – just kidding!
-I really want to like Bloody Marys. I love tomatoes but I just can’t like these! Are you a fan? There is a new biscuit restaurant opening up and they posted this picture. It’s like a meal in a glass. My mom and youngest sister like them. What’s up with biscuit places? This must be the trend for 2019!
I do, however, love a mimosa! I love a bit of carbonation in my drinks. To make your own, just pour about half oj and fill rest of glass with champagne. I have also added pineapple juice and that is awesome! The line of “Simply” at the grocery has some interesting flavors you could experiment with. You know “Simply Orange”, “Simply Lemonade”, etc.
Below are the giant $5 mimosas from the drag brunch I went to in the spring with my SIL.
Another great morning beverage – is it wrong to drink alcohol so early in the day?- is a Tequila Sunrise.
Pour in clear glass: (so you can see the colors!)
3/4 of the way full of oj
One shot glass of tequila
Half shot glass of grenadine
It stays in layers and is beautiful and yummy! I think it has something to do with sugar content. I used a lite orange juice this time and that may have affected the colors.
I guess you can drink this any time of day!
Look, Kellyann! Amazon delivered me a shot glass. My blogging friend was quite appalled that I didn’t own a shot glass for my measurements of my cocktail recipes. She was right; I really had been needing one.
It looks really cute in this mason jar with my 4th of July reusable straw, doesn’t it?
-I follow a blog called Frugalwoods and I’m doing a July money challenge. I feel like I spend so much more in the summer – more on food, clothing, entertainment – do you agree?
-I am super excited (more than I should be) about my second new library this year! This one is even closer to my house and it will have a coffee shop!
I might have gone to the grand opening yesterday!
-I canceled my Ipsy subscription a few months ago. The little products that weren’t quite right were bugging me and I couldn’t use them fast enough. I did find many products that I wouldn’t have found otherwise, but it just felt wasteful. This past weekend I did a major toss of all of my lip colors and only kept what I love and what suits me.
–The Dreaded Dishwasher
I think I’ve figured this out. I start each day with an almost empty dishwasher (only has the dinner dishes from night before). All day we load the breakfast and lunch and cups and snack stuff and I run it as I’m cooking dinner that night. After dinner, the boys unload and reload. They don’t complain anymore and most of the time I catch them laughing and joking while doing it. They would kill me for this photo but I love it.
They are sharing headphones to listen to something while doing dishes. This photo is about a year old.
Did you enjoy this stream of consciousness/random post?
It was fun but now you might think I’m crazy to see how my brain works!
What are your random thoughts for today? Any tips that you want to share?
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