Friday Five: Summer

Sorry about the only two posts this week situation… No excuses and no promises, just some thoughts on summer.

1. I’m incredibly happy that it’s grilling season. Last night we grilled all of our dinner. Pork chops, corn on the cob and peaches. It was wonderful!

Grill all the things!

2. We’ve been in wedding season for awhile and find ourselves wandering through Bed, Bath and Beyond with blue registries and trying to keep the gift receipts separate. It’s not just weddings though, there are bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, other wedding-related festivities on top of the normal summer festivities. I told someone the other day that I miss summers as a kid when I actually had time to be bored! Continue reading

Ask and you shall receive

I love getting mail (even if the mail doesn’t love me). I also know that I’m not alone in liking free stuff.

The Stuff

On two separate occasions, I signed up on Facebook pages to receive something free.

Mio released two new flavors: lemonade and blueberry lemonade. Already being a Mio user, I got excited when they let Facebook fans request to try a “sample” of one of the flavors. I  requested a blueberry lemonade. Six to ten days later, I had a full-size blueberry lemonade in the mailbox.20120501-084807.jpg

Target (or maybe it was Target Style) allowed their Facebook fans to request a free beauty bag with product samples. I jumped on the opportunity to try some different skincare problems and get some bonus coupons. When my Target beauty bag arrived, it was better than I had expected! The bag alone was worth the time spent submitted my request. Continue reading

Things I Enjoyed In March

There are a few things that I’ve really come to love this month, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Freeze Dried Fruit

I decided to try Brothers All Natural freeze dried fruit when we saw it at Costco. The Fuji Apple bag has about one and a half apples and 9g of carbs. It’s nut, soy, gluten and dairy free; vegan, kosher and non-GMO because it’s just plain fruit!

Cherry ChapStick

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A K-Couple Valentine’s Day

Today is our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple.

In the past we’d celebrated this day is both big and small ways. I had planned on blogging about Valentine’s Day tomorrow, after our evening plans. But I already have enough to say that I’ll share some of our Valentine’s Day with you.

The hardest part of every day is getting out of bed. Today was no different. I envied my husband for getting to spend 15 more minutes in bed than I did. We left for work at the same time and wished each other a happy Valentine’s Day before parting ways.

Shortly after starting my work day, a tall gentleman, hiding behind a bouquet of roses appeared in my office doorway. Brad had taken some time off work this morning to self-deliver a dozen red roses to me at work.

That meant I got to show off introduce my wonderful husband to some of my coworkers. And my office smells like roses, that’s never a bad thing.

Later in the morning he emailed me a math equation: sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7) *(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5

I, of course, put it in Google and got this:

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Wedding Band Rebellion

I must be a rebel. I wear my rings in the wrong order!

There are a lot of not traditional trends in weddings and marriages theses days so I’m sure I’m not alone.

I’ve been asked by a couple of brides-to-be why I wear my rings this way and I typically answer that there are two thought processes. Continue reading