10 Best // Life Lately

February 19, 2015

1. valentine's day.  was fantastic and i love celebrating it.


2. spending freeze is going awesome this month.  pet expenses have been a pretty penny but i consider those necessary.  so for unnecessary, for myself purchases, i've only spent $30 so far this month.  including food.

3. watching my parents dogs.  i'm on day 6 of 10 of pet sitting.  and this is what all three of these bums do all day, after waking me at 5:30 a.m.  at least, they did the first 3 days, then i started messing with them so they can't sleep all day and now?  now they sleep in.  i do things like take them for walks, make them go outside more, vacuum and wash dishes loudly so they get into a tizzy and can't sleep.  and when i'm at work, i randomly call the house phone and let it ring, because my hawkeye barks at the phone ringing (she thinks it's the delivery guy calling to say food is here) and wakes the other two up.  it's a good system.


4. i'm doing pretty well on my create goals.  i did end up making the fudge and posting the recipe (on wednesday, here if you missed it.)  vegas flights are booked, hotel will be booked on tuesday, and the itinerary is pretty well sketched out.  not doing great at creating more blog posts in general, but work has been crazy - january and february are the biggest months for divorce.  hopefully it'll calm down soon.  how are your february 'create' goals going?  1 week left!

5. starting a 6 day shred monday with mary, and i seriously recommend doing it with us.  it's free, and she sent me over a 6 day meal plan (with vegetarian options!) and a shopping list.  it doesn't get any easier.  aren't i constantly saying how i just need someone to tell me what to eat, but also fit into my picky standards?  everything is straightforward, nothing complicated and you can tweak small things as you see fit.  do it.  it's just 6 days.

6. dinner with betsy.  for belated birthday/christmas get together.  does she know me so well or what?  there's even an added $5 on there for hawkeye to taco bell.


7. it's definitely time for another 'things that have annoyed the crap out of me lately' post.  not that that's a life lately best, but the list is just getting too long to ignore anymore.  man, once a month for these posts?  people need to stop being so annoying.

8. like buttons on the bottoms of my posts.  see it right down there under pictures of hawkeye?  all posts have those now.  so you can thumbs up when you read, even if you don't have time or will power to comment.

9. slashed prices on sidebar ads.  i decided to be done with them, essentially.  my account with passionfuit ads ends in mid-july and i'm not renewing.  if i decide to do ads again, i'll do everything myself (honestly... it's not that hard.) but i'm pretty confident i just want them gone forever.  so anyway, the spots are just $2 and you can get them here.  i'll stop accepting them when the time frame runs out.  for $2 you get a month on the sidebar, i'll mention you in a friday 'ways to avoid people post' and you're free to guest post any time.  have at it.

10. princess hawkeye.  it's obviously pretty fantastic to be her.  hibernating for winter, i guess.


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23 comments

  1. you guys are too cute :)


    and love that candle!! I have it on my counter right now!!
    stay warm friend!!

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  2. hawkeye has the right idea...lying in bed all cozy and warm? YES PLEASE.

    those are gorgeous earrings!!

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  3. I love the princess!!!! :) I also love those earrings you got! :)

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day! I need to be able relax just like Hawkeye. Pup, give me some tips, will you?!

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  5. You were cracking me up with how you annoy your parents dogs! They're cute though! As is Hawkeye, of course.

    Also, those earrings are beautiful!

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  6. that 6 day shred sounds awesome. plus I love how short it is. Also, i want you to know i just went to the grocery store and bought all of the ingredients for your fudge. so I'll start it after that...

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  7. You are wearing those dogs OUT. Good work. I fear for Geege this weekend, I'll be home most of the time and he'll be overseeing everything I do. He's getting older and needs a break.

    I'm back and forth on ditching one of my three Create goals. I want to do it but I don't. And if it doesn't happen this weekend, it's not happening.

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  8. I love the dog-tiring strategy! With the temperature in the teens, Luke hasn't been walked as much lately and the level of whining definitely increases when he's got extra energy. I'm trying to figure out something to do indoors. Time for more tug-o-war, perhaps?

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  9. The dog strategy is pretty genius. Seamus wakes me up pretty early most days and i am sure it's because he sleeps all day. They do look pretty cute all sleepy though. Hibernating is a good idea, this Winter junk is for the birds.

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  10. I can never get enough of the Hawkeye pictures! Nice earrings you got for Vday too! Very pretty!! I feel like I definitely need me a champagne toast candle!

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  11. I left both of my ex husbands in February. For me it starting the new year with a fresh start. Also I tried the fudge it was soooo easy and I hate cooking anything.

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  12. I love that you call the house & make loud noises so that the dogs can't sleep during the day ha. Ain't nobody got time to be woken up earlier than necessary in the morning though.

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  13. Those earrings are so beautiful!! You go girl, you two are such a cute couple!! :) I'll look into that shred ( I assume we're talking spending not weight lol) shortly. You're a paralegal orrr? I'm out of it! Yeah these are definitely the highest divorce months of the year due to people "sticking it out" for the holidays. Sad reality right thurr. Shit gets REAL! Have a great weekend Stephanie and stay warm, it's freezing balls here! -Iva

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  14. Love the Tiffany earrings! You two are cute! January and February crazily enough really do have a lot of divorces. I wonder if people wait for the holidays to be over. Its just insane for divorce attorneys at this time. Also so cool of you to pet sit .. all the dogs are cuties!

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  15. Those earrings are super cute!
    And photos of Hawkeye, super duper cute as always.

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  16. Don't forget $5 of that Taco Bell is for Hawkeye! No bogarting the Taco Bell!

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  17. I need that candle! Also jealous that your dog sitting experience is with a bunch of lazy-bum dogs. Every time I agree to petsit a friend's dog, I swear it's more rambunctious than my already rambunctious dog.

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  18. Your new earrings are gorgeous and those three dogs just killed me! Makes you want to go out and get two more of your own doesn't it? Kidding.... sort of.....

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  19. i have done zero things towards my create goals. oops. love the earrings you got, and i love that you are wearing those dogs out! such a good idea haha. wish i could wear my youngest cat out.

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  20. ok ONE champagne toast is my jam and i'm obsessed with it.

    and TWO i wish to do this shred as well (even though it's tuesday).

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