Monday, July 8, 2019

See Ya On The Flip Side

If you need me I will be here. See you next week!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Prime Purchases

Last year I saw Andrea post her favorite Prime Purchases, and she was linking up to Tayna who hosts the link up. Super fun, right? You see what I'm buying that I don't need/purchasing and we all get to then want to buy all the things, keeping the economy going right there. Click here to see my past purchases. Okay let's get started! Okay this is a day late, but hey I got it out right?

So I know this is totally touristy and all, but I notice whenever we're on a vacation where there is a lot of sitting around at the pool, I never take pictures, because don't want to ruin my phone. So I bought these, I got one, in Magenta. Then Mr. said he might as well get one too. He was pretty sure his phone was water resistant, but didn't want to take the chance, at under $10 worth it to buy now than pay the resort prices.

Before school ended I bought Baby Fox this workbook, I've bought them the last 2 years, I've typically bought the year he was going into, this year was no different. I bought the 3rd grade math book. Well the 3rd grade math book assumes you've gone through 3rd grade, makes sense, but most of it is Multiplication! Oops, Baby Fox knows the mechanics behind what it is, but doesn't know it. When I saw Lindsay bought these for her son, I knew they were perfect, so I grabbed some too. They came in the mail day before yesterday and he's obsessed. We spend a lot of time in the car, so he's going to practice in the car probably.

 Baby Fox also wants to learn cursive before he gets to 3rd grade, so we got him this book. It's great because it has you practice the letters and then to practice writing the letters together they have you write bible verses and at the end of the book, there are some fancier pages so you can give the pages to family and friends, which I think is cute.

We're headed to Hawaii with some friends, and we decided we wanted to make tie dye shirts...I bought this tie die, the reviews are pretty good, I'll get back to you on how it works and how many shirts we get out of it. We're making them tonight!

Baby Fox went to his first real all day camp a couple of weeks ago, and they were making lanyards, do you remember those plastics things you use to make as a kid? Well it stands the test of time, because Baby Fox is obsessed and wanted me to get him some, I'm surprising him with some for our trip. It's a long flight.


Baby Fox loves reading, he saw this book at a friends and wanted it, it took him 2 days to read.


I finally jumped on the packing cube train! I bought two sets of these. I was able to use them and pack Mr. for an 8 day trip in a carry on suitcase. See that recap here.

Last thing, well not really I got a bunch of random stuff I'm sure no one else has any interest in...but I love these headphones. They're cheap so if you loose them, not a huge deal. The last pair I bought on Amazon Day, so it lasted a good 11 months, pretty good, considering I use them at least 3 times a week. 

So that is what I've been buying lately. Truth be told most of these things were bought in the last 10 days. I know so bad! In case you wanted to know:

We bought this dental floss, this shampoo,  this respirator filter, and this vacuum cleaner filter

So what have you been buying lately? Anything I NEED?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sentence A Day: June Edition

1 - Had so much fun blind wine tasting and prime rib with my aunt and uncle sans kids, that never happens.

2 - Lazy Sunday is just what we needed, marathon Lord Of The Rings movie marathon.

3 - Man this whole registering your kids for stuff is high stress, but we got in the after school care we wanted for the kids, phew, one less thing to worry about.

4 - Goal in life is for my back and shoulder to be better for our trip in a month. I don't want this pain while we're gone.

5 - Chiropractor was a fast one today, thankful for that.

6 - Man Baby Fox has a busy schedule, track followed by 2 hours of Karate.

7 - Getting a much needed oil change.

8 - Busy day, first Baby Fox's first track meet, 1st in hurdles and 3rd in frisbee throw, then Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical not the movie, all followed up with dinner and swimming at a friends, full but fun day.

9 - Getting stuff done around the house, when was the last time I  tidied up?

10 - Mr. is gone for another work trip, but at least it's only for a few days this time!

11 - Piano lessons, the kids are doing great!

12 - Another Chiropractor appointment, are these even working or just making me worse?

13 - Last day of school, last day of school, school party and some ice cream, yum!

14 - First concert in the park with friends is my favorite summer night activity, and Mr. is coming home, woo hoo!

15 - A much needed rest day, getting stuff done.

16 - Happy Father's Day! Church, swimming with friends and more swimming with parents followed by dinner makes for a perfect Father's day...did I even take a picture?

See how I made the signs here

17 - First day of summer camp a huge success, he can't wait to go back tomorrow.

18 - He asked if he could come back for the next 6 weeks, I think that's a pretty awesome day.

19 - More chiropractor...

20 - Will my back ever get better, insert huge sigh here.

21 - Day date with Mr, followed by him having to leave for a business trip at night, which really worked out because a friend had to go home via LAX and her flight was just about the time Mr. was driving to the airport, so she hitched a ride and saved some money!

22 - Swimming and lunch with friends turned into Toy Story movie marathon and dinner, what a great day, we haven't seen in them in way too long!

23 - Church and then lunch with the lady who use to watch the kids, fact: she has watched Baby Fox since he was 6 months old, it was hard to say goodbye last Fall.

24 - VBS for the kids, they loved it.

25 - So happy the kids are excited to go to VBS and they are making new friends at church.

26 - Man, stressful day, water heater broke, had to find someone to replace it, have some friends come move all of the stuff in our small garage to our big garage because I'm not allowed to lift anything because of my back right now; man I have good friends!

Side note: How did all of this stuff fit in that other garage! I guess we are really organized!

27 - Much needed vacation with friends to Palm Spring, plus a stop at the Outlets is just what I needed!

28 - Fun day with friends, pool time, lots of talking, relaxing and eating.

29 - Mr. is finally home, it was a stressful week with the sink breaking, the water heater breaking and the washing machine in the fritz, so happy to have him home!

30 - Trying to fix the washing machine, we've can do it, I have faith....

31 -Perhaps we can't fix the washing machine, stay tuned, trying a few more things before we give up.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Best Workout Clothes For The Summer

Hi Foxy Friends! Fact about me: I cannot workout in pants, super cold outside, you'll find me in shorts freezing my butt off. Okay it doesn't get that cold here, but even if I did live somewhere really cold, like where Deena or Abbie lives...heck even Lana, I would still be wearing shorts. If I do wear pants, heat rash within minutes of getting hot. Not pleasant. Okay moving on. I have been looking for YEARS for new workout shorts, I've been wearing the same ones since before I got married 14 years ago! For reals...pathetic. But I finally found them, and they're priced reasonably too! Give me one in every color please.

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In case you didn't notice I am short, so I need shorts about 3" in length to make them look normal. #1 is shorter than #2, both come up to my belly button so it hides the muffin top, tucks it all in. Good for me. I was beginning to think all shorts were made for people pre-kids with no hips. Thanks Champion and Old Navy for FINALLY coming through for me! So what's your favorite workout gear lately?

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Packing for an 8 Day Trip With Just a Carry On Luggage

Hi Foxy Friends! Last week I did an unboxing on packing cubes. I was hesitant and wasn't sure if they were really worth it, but let me tell you, worth EVERY PENNY! I decided to really put it to the test when Mr. was leaving for an 8 day business trip, and wanted to take just a carry on. Challenge accepted. This is everything he wanted to fit into his luggage.

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Yikes, I was skeptical at first, but holy cow, it worked! I got everything in there, plus we got in his running shoes which was a nice to have but not necessary. He was willing to wear his dress shoes to the gym, haha. Gotta do what you gotta do!

Here is a whole video with how I packed everything

Breakdown in pictures:

In one of the smallest cube we fit 10 pairs of underwear, 7 pairs of dress socks and 2 pairs of workout socks.

In the other small cube, we fit 3 pairs of dress socks and 4 t-shirts.

In the biggest cube we fit 1 t-shirt, 5 polos, 2 pairs of workout shorts, 1 dress shorts, 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of dress pants and two belts. Like what?! That is crazy!

Here it is all packed up. Including a pair of dress shoes and a pair of workout shoes and a toiletry Ziploc.

Holy cow, I'm a believer, everyone NEEDS TO GET SOME! I am going to try and use them for our family vacation, we're taking the bigger check on luggage, we'll see if I get to the weight limit before I fill it up, but we'll see! Our goal is to use one checked luggage and maybe one carry on roller bag for a family of 4 for a 10 day trip. Well see how it works out, stay tuned for that!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Weekly Favorites #19

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I'm sharing my favorites this week. Let's get started!

Baby Fox took a last minute road trip with my Dad to Vegas to drop some furniture to my brother. It was his first road trip with my dad and I think they had a blast. Not sure who had more fun. We told them to take pictures...They left about 6am.

First stop was gas around 8:30.

Breakfast at Carl's Junior.

State line, Baby Fox has one foot in California and one foot in Nevada...

They also stopped at the worlds largest themometer, but not pictures were taken there I guess? When with my brother, they went here for's shaky hands...makes pictures blurry, it's not you, it's him.

Meanwhile, Mom and I went to get our nails done and lunch. My mom is the cutest, this is the picture we sent back to my dad and Baby Fox.

They also stopped at the M&M store to pick up some goodies.
It was a quick trip, they came back early the next day, I guess Baby Fox took 2 naps on the way home, haha! When he got home he was bouncing off the walls, we took him and Mini Fox to the park for almost 2 hours, haha!

Mr. had to cut a part of a tree branch down and the kids decided to make a fort out of fort, but fort none the less. They probably spent 2 hours cutting off all of the leaves on the branches so they had sticks for their base.

All the stick, they're tying them together.

Mini Fox tying me a string ring to wear with left over string.

Finished product...color me impressed. She even had "blue" prints.

Yep it's all hollow in there.

Back side looks like a bush...

Wow, perhaps architecture is in her future.

Sunday consisted of church, because it was Father's Day they had a blessing and all of the dad's got up front, it was really sweet.

We heated the pool so we could test out our new snorkel gear, good thing because mine was damaged/I think it was used and returned. Mini Fox was so cute in her gear.

The kids swam for 5 hours, my parents came over for dinner and we had a nice time visiting and swimming. Well they watched we swam.

In other  pictures. Baby Fox started a new summer camp, he's going to do it for a total of three weeks (not consecutive) this summer. He loves it, it's at the beach, they canoe, rock climb, do archery and there is a huge play structure on the water they get to play on. Dad got a picture on the first day when they were waiting to go in.

Sad news, dropped my lunch container and cracked a lid, nothing worse than having one less lid.

Captured this girl before we woke her up, snuggling her dang cute.

Because Baby Fox's camp is about an hour round trip, we had to divde and conquer. Mr. took Mini Fox to gymnastics and decided to surprise her and take her out to dinner. This is what I got.

She was in heaven, Corner Bakery is her jam.

Meanwhile I took Baby Fox to his favorite place, In and Out.

I actually blogged this week, what?! In case you missed it, here it is:

I also did a video of my unboxing, and I'm also going to do a video on how we used the packing cubes, Mr. is going on a 8 day trip and wants to take a carry on only, we're hoping these packing cubes work! Stay tuned, hope to get that up next week, as he is leaving tomorrow, and he needs to pack still! 

Also showed you how we did our Father's Day Craft, I think it turned out pretty great, exactly how I imagined it would!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Wish me luck, me and the kids this weekend/week!

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