Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Many moons ago Brittany tagged me in this fun summer survey. I love doing posts like this, especially when I'm feeling writer's block! 


1. Summer lipstick you're loving? I'm not much of a lipstick wearer, but I have been wearing the NYC Liquid Lipshine in Soho Peach quite a bit this summer.

2. Summer nail polish you're loving? Essie Turquoise & Caicos

3. Bathing suit you're loving this summer? I haven't been swimming, or needed to wear a bathing suit at all this summer. The only bathing suit I own is a purple one that I bought in Florida. 

4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks? My usual Starbucks order when it's warm outside is unsweetened iced green tea.

5. Favourite fake tan? I don't fake tan; I rock the pale.

6. Favourite summer song? "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith. I heard this song over and over on the road trips we've taken this summer and I still love it.

7. Favourite summer accessory? I love toe rings in the summer. Maybe that's old school. I just think they're cute.


8. Favourite summer fragrance/perfume? Bath & Body Works always has great summer scents; right now I love Beautiful Day

9. Summer book you're loving? I'm still reading Insurgent. That's been my fall/winter/spring book too. 

10. What are you most excited to do this summer? I'm really excited to get my classroom set up, to be honest. I know summer has flown by and I'm not wishing it to go any faster, but I'm really excited to start a new adventure. 

I'm not going to tag anyone in particular, but if you're interested in doing this I tag YOU! 
Xo Steph

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Humpday Confessions

...This is my last week at my job. In fact, tomorrow is my last day. I get to spend the rest of the summer prepping a classroom, because in the fall I get to have my own preschool and kindergarten classroom!! 

...We have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. Not big trips or anywhere super exciting, but a couple of weddings and family events out of town. A couple of weeks ago we were in Minnesota, and last week we were in Michigan. Seeing friends and family, and having some time away with Justin has been awesome.
Crossing the Mac, and entering the UP


...Catfish has taken over my life. A few nights ago I was watching an episode online and Justin went to bed. I ended up watching episode after episode. And before I knew it, it was 2 a.m. I wish this was an exaggeration.

...I'm really digging the cooler weather we've been having. Being able to wear jeans with my flip-flops, sleep with covers on, and not sweat every time I go outside is just fine with me.

...Going out on weeknights is not my jam. We went to a first birthday party for a friend's daughter last night and it was a blast! But getting to work at 7 this morning was rough. #i'manoldlady


Those are all of my confessions. Go link up!

Vodka and Soda

Thursday, July 10, 2014

An Independence Day Chipmunk

I know it's kind of late to recap the weekend of the 4th of July, but this is a story that must be shared.
This is Justin's red and white birthday cake. NOT a red, white, and, blue 4th of July cake. He was very specific.


We had a 4th of July get together with some friends at our house. We had a lovely barbecue, played some Catan, listened to some tunes, and enjoyed celebrating America's birthday and Justin's birthday weekend. The next morning I was sitting in the living room with some coffee and heard something squeaking. .

"It's just Jethro" Justin says. "He's playing in those boxes by the door and they're rubbing against the wall" he says. I dismissed it, assuming my darling thoughtful husband was right. I cleaned up the mess from the night before and we were just getting ready to leave when we saw it. A. Freaking. Chipmunk. Running. Across. My. Kitchen. 

True to form I screamed and ran into the living room, jumping on the couch. Justin opened the door and tried to shoo it out, but it ran into the basement and after vigorous searching he (by "he", I mean Justin...by himself...because there was no way I was going to that basement) could not find it.

I finally dared to put my feet on the floor when Justin decided to leave me alone in the house with the thing and go get a live trap. Instead of catching rodents, as per his job description, Jethro sulked around the kitchen and ended up sitting in my lap until Justin got back. Justin stuck a blob of peanut butter in the bottom of the trap and set it in the basement, but by then we really had to leave.

Obviously the only thing I could think about all afternoon was the little beady eyed fur ball that could be terrorizing my house. When we finally got home Justin checked the trap. I diligently stood at the top of the stairs waiting for word on the weasel. Something had gotten the peanut butter (not Jethro, because he's too chunky to fit in the box) but not set off the trap. The monster was still at large.

Thankfully nothing was destroyed or even out of place. Justin's next bright idea was to set a second (DIY) trap and go to bed. Being the knight in shining armor that he is, he went upstairs first to make sure there were no signs of vermin.

The next morning, still no chipmunk. I sat in the kitchen for what seemed like forever just listening for squeaking, or rustling, or any other noise that a chipmunk might make. Finally Justin went downstairs to check it out and saw the mighty Jethro staring at the chipmunk. The two of them were just sitting there looking at each other. Resourcefully, Justin dropped the spaghetti strainer on top of it and managed to get it back outside.

Thanks for nothing, Jethro.
Xo Steph