Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Birthday Wish List

Well I've done it. I've managed to reach a milestone. The big 3-0 is here. I'm officially old and will probably pick up more old people habits from today forward. But since it's my birthday, here's what I want someone to buy me ...

1. I have decided I need an accent chair. I have no clue where to put this or what it's function aside from looking pretty would be, but I'm sure I could use this one or maybe this one.

2. We are still working on our landscaping, but I'm pretty sure this little guy needs to live in my yard.

3. No birthday wish list is complete without a way to keep track of being fit for the next year of your life. So could someone hook me up with this Garmin? I promise I'll work out more in my 30s!

4. I have an obsession with wedges. I wear an 8.5 and prefer the brown, please and thank you.

5. If you ask my husband he would tell you I have too many bags. But I know that can't be true. I'm sure this crossbody or this weekend bag would be very happy in rotation in my closet.

6. Let's fill the wine shelf (who am I kidding it's already full) with some yummy whites. I tend to pick my wine by the bottle label - it's way more fun that way. Skinny Vine sounds fun!

7. To continue on that healthy in my 30s kick, I'll need a yoga ball chair. No, but seriously, I've talked about getting one of these for work for the past year. Eventually I'll break down and buy one.


8. I could use some new clothes for fall as well. This sweater is super cute - check out the back detail!

9. I've been meaning to buy new throw pillows, could someone pick these up for me?

10. And finally, as I'm sure my bedtime will be moving up rapidly now that I hit 30, I'll need some nice sheets to sleep on. These should do just fine :)

Well that's a whole collection of randomness that I need want for my birthday. I can pass along my address so you can ship these right to my house. Thanks in advance for contributing to my birthday!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Meal Plan #35

This week's meal plan only has me cooking dinner 3 times. We are excited for a little road trip this weekend for Labor Day. I'm hoping we end up at King's Island for some roller coaster fun, but you never know with us. This is the one weekend we usually leave as an adventure and wait until the last minute to decide what to do. We should have it nailed down by Wednesday night where we will end up on Friday :)

So here is this week's short (but delicious!) meal plan ...


MONDAY: Chicken Ranch Pasta
Another one pot meal (this may be an addiction). But come on ... how good does that look?! And hardly any dishes - sign me up!

TUESDAY: Birthday Dinner!
It's my birthday, so let's celebrate!

WEDNESDAY: Breakfast Casserole
I'll be making a modified version of this crock pot casserole.

THURSDAY: Quesadillas
Just in case I don't pick Mexican for my birthday (which isn't very likely), we can't miss out on it for the week. This will be our meat free meal this week.

FRIDAY: On The Road!
We are starting our Labor Day weekend vacation early so no cooking at home tonight.

Friday, August 26, 2016

5 on Friday


I can't seem to manage any more than 2 posts a week lately. Things are just crazy busy and I don't feel as though I can put a complete thought into a blog post to show the world. For that reason, I am combining my "shit I'm turning 30" post and my "5 on Friday" post into one and giving you the 5 thoughts I have on having my birthday next week.

1. It's been nice the past 2 years to make fun of my husband for being older than me and in his 30s. I call him old, I feel good because I'm still in my 20s. Tuesday that all ends. I'm sure he is waiting to retaliate.

2. I feel like something happens when you hit 30. You have to become more responsible. I mean yeah, I have a house, kids, a dog, a job and all that. But somehow something magical happens at 30 and I'll become even more lame than I already am.

3. In some ways I still feel young. All the neighbors we have met and become friends with since moving are all 10-14 years older than me. But we all have kids the same age and are honestly in the same place in our lives. So I feel awkward bringing up my birthday when they are worried about celebrating 40.

4. Overall I work with a young group of people. Hitting 30 means I'm officially part of the "old" crowd at work. I can't keep up with these youngin's (pretty sure that's something only the older people say. Shit it's happening in already).

5. I'd be fine with turning 30 if it meant things could stay the same. But for some reason my hair up and decided to start turning grey because the big 3-0 was looming. #hellohairdye

I'm glad I'm in good company with others born in the classic year of 1986. For fun I pulled 5 things that happened in 1986 ...
  • Top Gun was the biggest box office hit
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, ALF and PeeWee's Playhouse all debuted on TV
  • Halley's Comet made an appearance
  • "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco was the #1 single
  • Bears beat the Patriots in the Superbowl