Five on a Friday 3.16.18

I am SO excited it’s Friday because that means tomorrow I FINALLY get to go see HAMILTON! AHHHHHHHHH! I bought the tickets back in the summer and it’s finally here!! Here’s Five on a Friday!


Have you all heard of the Cinncinati reporter Bob Herzog? He has started doing this bit on Facebook called Wake Up and Makeup where he films himself getting his TV makeup on a few minutes before he goes on air. He is just so genuine, hilarious and such a cute guy!


I am now ADDICTED to HQ Trivia! Holy moly. If you aren’t playing or know what it is, its a live game show (and it’s also on Android now – not just iPhone. The game is at 3pm EST and 9pm EST every day and you can win money if you get all 12 trivia questions right. It’s super addicting and I haven’t won yet, but I made it up to question eight the other day! If you want to play, you can use my code ‘laceybean83’ to sign up and I get a free life!


I started a recurring feature on the blog before I took my unofficial hiatus back in the fall – it was What I Bought on Amazon. I am thinking of bringing that back… does that series interest you guys? I know I love it because I am Amazon obsessed but what do you think? If I continue to keep it as a link up also, should I change the timing?

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I’m continuing on with the 21 Day Fix and eating well, but I think in a few weeks I may need to change it up. We have a lot of Beachbody videos in our house so we’ll prob switch to one of those or even back to Jillian Michaels but I have dabbled in the thought of start Weight Watchers. It most likely wouldn’t happen until after Disney, because I am going to eat all the things, but it’s been in the back of my mind.


HAMILTON!!! I am so excited. Dave and I are going for our wedding anniversary! We’re staying in the city in the theater district, having dinner at an awesome new restaurant I found and then HAMILTON and then I need to find a great brunch spot with a killer Bloody Mary. (Brunch necessity.) EEEK!


Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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Sadie-Isms 3

It has been a hot minute since I’ve shared some Sadie-isms! Sadie is now almost six (hold me) and she such a spirited, funny, lovely little girl. And she still says the best things! Some of these are from a while ago, but they’re still good!

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Sadie, playing with Dave:
Rocka paper scissors and shoot! No, you have to be the paper. (When Dave chose rock and she chose scissors)

In a store:
Sadie: MOM – they have jelly beans!
Me: Do they?
Sadie: Was I joking??

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Sadie tells me something and I ask, “really?” And then she looks at me and says TRUE STORY.

Playing on the Wii U:
Sadie tells me that she is going to be my Mii character.
M: Then who should I be, if you’re me?
S: You be me!
M: Oh man!
S: Its okay Mom because I have BEE-YOU-TI-FUL hair.

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At a jewelry display in a store:
Pointing to a necklace – If you got one of these for me for my birthday, I would be surprised.

Around Halloween:
Trick-or-Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. If you care, I don’t care, I’ll pull down your underwear!

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In the car:
S: Mom, play “A pair of jeans of my own”
M: What?
S: You know… (and sings her version of Billie Jean by Michael Jackson)
M: Ohhh.
She interprets “Billie Jean is not my lover” into “A pair of jeans is not my own”!

S: Mom!!! You forgot to put my smeller on!!!
She’s talking about the essential oils diffuser in her room.

Previous Sadie-isms

Listening, Reading, Watching

I've wanted to talk about podcasts I've been listening to and shows I've been watching and other stuff but in looking at my notes I realize those would both be very long blog posts. And after my super long books I've read in five months post, no one wants that … Click here to read the full post →

Five on a Friday 3.9.18

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I am so glad it's the weekend and super glad that the nor'easter we were supposed to get was on a smaller scale than predicted. I AM NOT A FAN OF THE SNOW. Here's Five on a Friday! {One} I saw this awhile ago on Scary Mommy and nearly peed … Click here to read the full post →

What I read in… the last five months

Yes, books I've read in the last five months. Ooops. LOL. At first, I thought this post wouldn't be too long because I didn't read much in the last few months of 2017, but turns out I made up for that in 2018. In September I read seven books (which I … Click here to read the full post →

Is this thing on? Reintroduction/10 things about me

Ahem. Hello people!! It's been a long-ass time, hasn't it? I thought I'd start blogging again in January but that came and went. And February. And well, now its March 1st (errr 5th), I'm feeling good and there's no better time, right? Right. Or we'll … Click here to read the full post →