#5Faves: Netflix To-Dos

 

Netflix gave me a streaming device and asked for my thoughts in return. Here they be. All mine. All truth.

What do you do when you have lots to do? You just ignore that ish and watch Netflix. And these babies are on my to-do list. Let me know if you’ve seen them/if I should invest the six solid minutes I get each day when my house isn’t a legit whine-ery.

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Heart of Dixie: I like shows that are super sugary. I can’t just sit and watch TV; I have to be doing something else as well. I feel like I might be able to multi-task while watching this due to the sucrose. Maybe?

 

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The Cobbler: Did I just put an Adam Sandler movie on My List? Yes. It’s not that I don’t like him. It’s just all about the fact that I am not in middle school anymore. So, color me shocked when this looked tempting.

 

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Is this going to be scary? I am big baby, and Pretty Little Liars can only be watched when Mike is not not not on a work trip. But this is so tempting. I love mystery and red lipstick.

 

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The Paradise: I’ve heard some good stuff about this one. I love how beautiful the sets and cinematography look. That’s why I’m a sucker for Baz Luhrmann and Wes Anderson stuff.

 

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Welcome to Me: Love me some Kristen Wiig – particularly Penelope (tell me you love her the most too). So, I think I would like this. Tell me if you’ve seen it.

 

What’s on your Netflix to-do? Tell me in the comments or link up your #5Faves (about anything!) below.  .

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#5Faves Things About BIS

 

Blessed Is She started almost one year ago. Time to love on it a little more than I already do.

What is Blessed Is She?

“Blessed is She is about a deep spiritual honesty, transparency and authenticity; remaining true to the Magisterium throughout. We want to reflect upon the lives of the many women that contribute to this site while also allowing the contributor’s voice to share peeks of individuality to show that we understand from experience, the collective of women who could be reading our work. Keep in mind all that they could be facing and focus in on how we can best help them to find their way to prayer each day. Daily grace for pondering hearts.” {from our style guide} Check it meow-t.

Blessed Is She is a daily devotional community of women online and in person. Find your local Jesus lovers and start savoring His Word with them today. | christian | catholic | Bible | community | sisterhood | inspiration

 

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The Sisterhood: Not only is this a daily readings and devotions site for women, it’s a community. I’m talking super Sister Sledge. If you are part of BIS, you are part of a greater group of women who have.your.back. Find your regional group on Facebook, and start attending brunches and other fancy yet laid back events.

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The Devotions: So, each day I read a little bit of The Word, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t speed read down to the bottom to get into the devotions. The authors write from the heart, pouring out some truth. These women relate The Word to our own lives – whether you’re a mom, a wife, in the workplace, at home or in school. Or maybe you’re just a hobo for Christ.

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The Gear: I’m a big fat one for pretty thangs. And BIS is all about the gorg. Not suprisingly, they have the cutest shirts, journals, prints et-set-er-uh. I wear the classic tank so much that I would be embarrassed if I actually cared about that ish. Shop here.

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The Images: I told you, BIS is all about what is beautiful. People are drawn to what is pleasing to the eye, no? So, what better way to bring women closer to the gift of Christ than to wrap it up in some pretty packaging. The Gram is full of beautiful shots that in which you can imagine yourself.

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The Giveaways: And, of course, to celebrate a year, BIS is giving away tons of pretty goodies. Enter the Rafflecopter below. Best of luck, dears.

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How has Blessed Is She impacted your life? Tell me in the comments or link up your #5Faves (about anything!) below.  .

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7QT: order Chinese at watch Chuggington on the floor

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If you could plan a small, low key event for local Catholic women, what would you want to do? This weekend we did a brunch. We were also thinking things like picnics, wine and cheese tasting, crafting, etc. What would YOU plan?

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this week

I care enough to make sure you don’t miss out on anything I posted earlier this week. Obviously you have a good excuse for why you didn’t read. I forgive you. And I update you:

What, you too? I thought I was the only one.

#5Faves: Glitter Finds

 

 

 

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a little self-ay action at the very first SE MI BIS brunch LOL OMg FYI

a little self-ay action at the very first SE MI BIS brunch LOL OMg FYI

sometimes you burn dinner and just order Chinese at watch Chuggington on the floor

sometimes you burn dinner and just order Chinese at watch Chuggington on the floor

National Breastfeeding Week is all over, but the nursing never ends.

National Breastfeeding Week is all over, but the nursing never ends.

my sick pickle - all better this week

my sick pickle – all better this week

 

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I’m not the only bard in this neck of the Internet. Check out some gems that I didn’t Mark as Read before even getting to. In fact, I saved them to savor later. So, are they good? I don’t know. Let’s find out together:

Every Story Has a Bellybutton

Enduring vs. Enjoying the Journey

How I Keep Laundry from Overtaking My Life

currently

with Joyful Life

Reading: Faith Beginnings

Eating: eating up the lasts of the year’s watermelon

Listening: Sam screaming from his room bc naps suck!!!

Wearing: these

Praying: for sisterhood everywhere

 

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#5Faves: Glitter Finds

I was at a loss for what to fave about this week. Then I was like, “glitter always works.” So, while I don’t have my hands on any of these items at the moment, you can send me an email requesting my address. I will gladly accept them as gifts. wink.

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If you don’t want to eat breakfast at this every morning, you’re a big fat liar.

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I don’t care what you say: I still like feathers.

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Can I get this in my size? No. Seriously.

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Not exactly sure where I’d wear this, but you can bet I’d find a dozen occasions right quick – like laundry time or breakfast.

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How freaking fancy is this?

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7QT: email me if you want her

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Mike and I did one more art festival this past weekend along with my BIL and SIL. With six kids six and under. I’ll save you all of the details and instead just tell you what my kids ate: three bags of chips, a honey stick, Superman ice cream, and a hot dog.

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this week

I care enough to make sure you don’t miss out on anything I posted earlier this week. Obviously you have a good excuse for why you didn’t read. I forgive you. And I update you:

#5Faves: Tattoo Ideas

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monkey see, monkey boob

monkey see, monkey boob

the trash elephant (actually, it's pretty BA in person)

the trash elephant (actually, it’s pretty BA in person)

looking to unload this beauty. very excellent condition. retails $348, I think? selling for $50 + shipping. email me if you want her.

looking to unload this beauty. very excellent condition. retails $348, I think? selling for $50 + shipping. email me if you want her.

also unloading: $10 + shipping

also unloading: $10 + shipping

 

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I’m not the only bard in this neck of the Internet. Check out some gems that I didn’t Mark as Read before even getting to. In fact, I saved them to savor later. So, are they good? I don’t know. Let’s find out together:

I Need a Harper Lee Support Group

Be Still, and Know

Summer of Psalms

 

currently

with Joyful Life

Reading: The Backyard Homestead

Eating: my SIL made these and they are…ughhhhh so good.

Listening: earlier in the week, we heard a clap of thunder so loud it woke every member of the family and shook the freaking walls. so.cool.

Wearing: shaved my legs, so…jorts.

Praying: that I can be satisfied in what I am doing with my life

 

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#5Faves: Tattoo Ideas

For years I’ve preached that not having a tattoo is the new tattoo. And now I want one. I chalk it up to the fact that despite the revolving baby door and all of the excitement (currently thinking of a new word…) that comes with, life has pretty much been the same for five years.

Well-before getting married, it was all: next grade, new school, new classes, next trip, new job, next next next. And, I loved the change. It’s why I am always creating something new. Always taking on a new project. Never satisfied.

I’d say there is some merit to that. There are also some pitfalls (overcommit much?) And it makes a b s o l u t e l y no sense that I would consider something so permanent. But, I mean, I got married and had kids, right? I’m clearly capable of big-time big-girl stuff.

What you’re witnessing here is my inner dialogue. I apologize.

Here’s all you need to know:

  • there’s a good chance I’m gonna ink myself
  • I have a design and an artist picked out
  • it will include lavender, text, watercoloring
  • Mike is campaigning for me to go with a half sleeve
  • actually, there’s a good chance I will chicken out

And while I won’t be branding myself with all of these, here are 5 of my favorite tattoo design ideas:

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floral

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watercolors

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pineapple

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geometric

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Dia de los Muertos

Tell me now: do you have one? What is it? Why did you get it? Are you afraid of the commitment like el mio?

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7 Quick Takes: I’ve been reading the same book for over two months now

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I’m thinking about offering a whole new slew of items in the shop. I’m thinking brooches, handkerchiefs, earrings, bracelets, rings, patches and more. Thoughts? I just want to offer more price points to all y’all.

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this week

I care enough to make sure you don’t miss out on anything I posted earlier this week. Obviously you have a good excuse for why you didn’t read. I forgive you. And I update you:

The Perfect Netflix Show for Your Myer-Briggs Type

#5Faves: Summer Beverages

 

 

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Rusted Root played just down the street from our house

Tell me your kids are INSANE when you go to the peds. INSANE.

Tell me your kids are INSANE when you go to the peds. INSANE.

First Food: avocado at CPK because we couldn't take his whining anymore.

First Food: avocado at CPK because we couldn’t take his whining anymore.

big man

big man

This girl is 4. And all she wanted was Build-a-Bear. Kidding. She wanted everything, but she got Build-a-Bear.

This girl is 4. And all she wanted was Build-a-Bear. Kidding. She wanted everything, but she got Build-a-Bear.

 

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I’m not the only bard in this neck of the Internet. Check out some gems that I didn’t Mark as Read before even getting to. In fact, I saved them to savor later. So, are they good? I don’t know. Let’s find out together:

FAQs with Jenny

highs, lows, bests, and worsts

Summer of Psalms

These Are the Easy Days

Dwija Plopped

currently

with Joyful Life

Reading: I’ve been reading the same book for over two months now aka no kid is currently sleeping through the night

Eating: Mike is grilling us some Costco burger. Up high!

Listening: kids running through the sprinkler

Wearing: actually, all Gap today

Praying: for our marriage – 5 years today!

 

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#5Faves: Summer Beverages

 

You COULD waste your time at the store and behind the blender making something that your kids are going to beg for sips of. OR, you could just stick to the classics. My classics. My favorite classics, in fact.

This summer, forget the multi-ingredient, involved recipes. Take it easy with these simple drink recipes. I don’t even feel right saying recipes. You can buy a lot of these at the store… | drinks alcohol | drink recipes

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LaCroix: We are all obsessed with this now, yes? I know Brigid feels me. And, how did I never think of this (let me count the ways): you can make the best cocktails with these fizzy beasts.

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Juice Spritzers: You know how you water down juice for the kids so they don’t drive you insane because it’s healthier for them? Do that for you2. My tongue is classy, so I prefer to dilute with San Pellegrino. I think their bubbles are actually smaller and poppier than others.

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Mojitos: There are so many complicated drink recipes out there, and I’m all, “pour some tequila into my tonic water, please. That’ll do.” So, I would like to harken back to the days of olde, before Pinterest muddled up our alcohol – get it? Make yourself one of these simple dudes.

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Capri Sun: Mike bought these for the kids the other day when they were sick. I told him to make sure he bought Pacific Cooler…for the kids. Also, did you know that there is less spillage if you drink a little off the top before giving it to your toddler. It’s just basic, smart parenting.

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Champagne: Because every morning you make it through is worth celebrating.

What are your favorite mamma dranks? Tell me in the comments or link up your #5Faves (about anything!) below.  .

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#5Faves: Articles About NFP

It’s NFP awareness week, my people. So, I’m here to, uh, make you aware. All of the honesty without any of the details! And, since I am doing a craft show this weekend, I will keep this as brief as my Phase 3…ha. Kidding. Sometimes.

| nfp chart | nfp humor | nfp catholic | birth control methods | birth control pills

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5 Ways We Bring Life to Our Marriage

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NFP: Why We Practice

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How to Ruin Your Marriage With NFP

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The Thing I Wish People Would Stop Telling Me

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Why I Don’t Do NFP

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#5Faves: Hidden Gems of Mackinac Island

You already know about the parks, fudge, horse rides, bikes, shopping (my fave store), butterfly house, water activities, churches and fort, but here are five little hidden island gems that you probably have never seen. Some of these things I’ve done – some are on my bucket list. And, you can laugh at me all you want, but Mackinac Island is my happy place. Check out their events cal, and make it yours too. xo

This summer, add Mackinac Island to your list of travel destinations. You’ll find the most common travel tips on any site, but here is my list of hidden gems that many tourists don’t get to experience on the island. | mackinac island things to do | michigan travel |

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Duckpin Bowling at The Woods: Owned by The Grand Hotel, The Woods is tucked back into the interior of the island. You can get there by hike, bike or carriage ride. Mike and I enjoyed going there for a boxed lunch, and then we tried our hand at duckpin bowling. They have the oldest working lane in the country. Super quaint.

 

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Help the School: Yep – the island has a school for the children of the 600 year-round residents. And, they (genius-ly) came up with a way to make a little cash for their facilities. Buy a copy of this book at one of the island’s bookstores to learn all about what life is like on the island from those who have lived there all of their lives.

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Enjoy the Grand Hotel: You don’t actually have to be a guest to enjoy some of the Grand Hotel’s accommodations. This site will let you know all of the activities and rates for non-hotel guest fun. My personal favorite (which I have yet to do) is afternoon tea. How freaking fancy is that?? Ahem.

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Music in the Park: Night life is big on Mackinac Island. No cars around lends itself to lots of bar crawls and the like. But, if you want something a bit more laid back, try a little music in the park. The Arts Council also has tons of other activities for tourists and residents; check their site for more information.

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Legends and Lore Trek:  An island resident, Dr. Mary Patay, will take you and yours on a three-mile hike through the national park where you will visit sites like Skull Rock, Sugar Loaf, Arch Rock and a cemetery.

What are your Mackinac Island must-sees? Tell me in the comments or link up your #5Faves (about anything!) below.  .

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