Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone’s day has been filled with great time with friends, family and some relaxation. Kevin and I had a productive weekend at home. It was nice to work on the house and do some final trip planning for our upcoming time in Europe.


Kevin leaves for New York and London next weekend for three weeks for work before I join him in London. I am not looking forward to him leaving for so long, but I am excited about our Europe trip! We will be visiting London, Barcelona, Paris and Prague. We are so excited to see our best friends Mike and Samantha in London, as they will be visiting at the same time!

I want to acknowledge all of those who have served and sacrificed for our country as we remember what Memorial Day is really about. I am so appreciative of all of those who given up so much for our freedom. I hope you all have a great day and rest of the week!

– A –

 

 

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Things Making Me Smile This Week

Hello everyone! To brighten up this Monday, I thought I would share some of the things that have made me smile in the past week. Feel free to comment below and let me know some things that are making you happy! 🙂

  • Finishing Up a Good Book-  Yes, it took me WAY too long to read this tiny book. I have been busy starting my new job and usually only read a few pages or a chapter before going to bed some nights. However, I can say that I LOVED this book. It is full of simple tips on how to increase your happiness on a daily basis. I definitely recommend it!

  •  Having a Workout Partner- After joining Lifetime Fitness in January, my mom and I have been working out together a lot more and I couldn’t be happier! It is so much more fun and motivating to workout with someone else. We have been enjoying our fair share of yoga classes lately. Also, I am so proud of my mom for sticking with her fitness goals this year so far, keep it up mom!

  • Spending Time With This Guy- While Nick and I are only an hour apart when he is at school, we don’t see each other during the week and it had been a couple weeks since we spent time together. I was one happy girl when he came home Friday for the weekend. We enjoyed dinner at a new brewery on Friday night with my parents and spent time with his family on Saturday. 
  • New Beauty Products- I made a trip to Ulta on Friday and scored some amazing new beauty products, woo hoo! I have been searching for a good dry shampoo as I admittedly have greasy hair (especially if it’s been over 24 hours since I washed it). This Living Proof dry shampoo is the answer to my hair prayers. I used it this weekend and went over 48 hours without washing my hair! Also, I received a mascara sample with my purchase (brand:it- SUPERHERO) and love that as well. It lengthens my lashes and lasts all day!

  • Vacation Count-Down- I am so excited for our family vacation to Arizona in just 26 days to visit my sister and brother-in-law! Nothing like some relaxing time with my family in warm, sunny weather no less! Hurry up March 25th!
  • New Spring Clothes- With a vacation in my near future and Spring around the corner (hopefully), I have been keeping my eyes open for some cute new clothes. When I was at Target the other day with my mom, I found some patterned, trendy clothes including a dress, kimono, and wider-leg pants (sometimes I am in awe of Target’s clothing section) all for under $25 each. I am ready for some heat! FYI the beach hat pictured below was found in the dollar section for $5! 
  •  Fuller House Release- I was super pumped when I found out that the Full House cast was having a reunion and have been waiting for the end of February when it was set to be released and it is finally here! I am only two episodes in, but certainly feel nostalgic watching it. My sister and I used to watch reruns after school nearly every day and as soon as the episode was over my dad would get home from work. Brings back so many memories and I love the references to the original episodes.Fuller House
  • Adorable Music Videos- I am a total country music lover especially modern country (cue Today’s Country’s Hits Pandora). When I heard “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett my heart melted. It is such a sweet song and he wrote it for his wife! As soon as I found out the music video was of him and his wife, I knew I needed to watch it ASAP. It was more adorable then I imagined it would be. So I will leave with you with that, feel free to replay as many times as you please (bye bye Monday blues!). die a happy man.jpg

 

Have an amazing week!!!

– M –

Big Weekend for the Spartans

Happy Monday to you! If you are a Spartan fan, I’m sure you are just as excited as I am because we won the Big 10 Championship on Saturday! Go Green! Congrats to the other three teams who made the playoffs as well. We are looking forward to another great game against Alabama on New Year’s Eve.

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Indianapolis to attend the game and had a very fun weekend. Cheering on the Spartans with some of my favorite people, what could be better? I went with my parents, Nick, and best friend Alyssa and we met some family friends and family there. We arrived to Indy on Friday evening and the town was already buzzing with fans from both schools. We prepared for the game with some good food and of course a couple drinks. The game itself was obviously the highlight of the weekend.It was an intense game (I have little to no voice left), but our Spartans fought hard and beat the Hawkeyes 16-13.

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I hope everyone else had a great weekend full of family, friends, and football as well! Talk to you guys soon!

– A & M –

Sister Weekend!

Hello all! We are back this Monday with lots of fun memories to share as we were able to reunite in Arizona for a long weekend. Nothing like quality sister time! We packed lots of activities into our four days together and here are the highlights:

Thursday 

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Meg arrived to the Scottsdale area Thursday afternoon. When Amanda got home from work, we went out for dinner at Grimaldi’s for pizza (and wine of course). Then, we enjoyed some time catching up before calling it a night.

Friday

We got up on this gorgeous day and headed to Camelback Inn for a spa day! We took a Pilates class, got massages, and ended the morning with a cocktail by the pool. Cheers!

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Later that day, we visited Drybar, a salon that blow drys and styles your hair, to get ready for a night on the town! We went to dinner before heading to Whiskey Row for a night of country music, drinks, and dancing. We had (a little too much) fun!

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Saturday 

This was a big day for Spartan fans as our football team was facing their rivals, UofM. We headed to an MSU bar, Wasted Grain, to root on our team. As most of you know, MSU won 27-23 in one of the most exciting and unexpected endings. Go green!

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After the game, we had a couple celebratory drinks and dinner before wrapping up the night early in preparation for Sunday.

Sunday

We woke up before the sun to beat the heat as we embarked on a 2 hour hike on Sunrise Trail to Sunrise Peak. It was a beautiful view at the top and a great workout!

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We rewarded ourselves with a yummy breakfast and relaxed the rest of the day, enjoying each other’s company. It is always great to be together, but bittersweet as we have to say goodbye again. We are looking forward to being together again at Christmas. Hope you all had a great weekend!

-A & M-