Friday, August 15, 2014

Oh Hey Friday!

Yay…it’s Friday!!! I am more excited about this particular Friday than most for two reasons:

#1. I have cousins night tonight…which is basically a girls night out with cousins/sister/cousin in law.  We are heading to Kelly’s house for drinks and a hot dog bar then to the local hole in the wall, then back to Kelly’s for a slumber party! We aren’t fancy…and I am totally ok with that. My husband is taking the dog and Ellie over to his moms house and having a little sleep over there, so they will be fine. Yay for a night out!!!

#2: I am doing my first link up!!!

Today I am linking up with several amazing ladies for this post.  Truth be told, this is my first ever link up because I never before wanted to take the time to try and figure out how to do it.  Now it seems sort of lazy and foolish because it really is not hard AT ALL! At any rate…you can click the picture below if you want to read other bloggers who have also linked up for their 5 random things post. So without further ado here are my 5 random things from the week:


Farmers market…we have started going and we love it. Zanesville has one every Wednesday night from 4-6 at the welcome center downtown, and then there is one at the fair grounds every Saturday morning too.  Recently we are trying to kick up our healthy eating habits and what better way then to eat fresh, local produce!

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Speaking of eating healthier…this week we also tried to make better, more creative meals…and by we I mean my husband. He is the cook in the family, and an amazing one at that.  Check out the flipping amazing and delicious fish tacos with fresh made “slaw” he whipped up the other night.I can’t even tell you how good these were. We used tuna steak for the fish and the slaw was made with red cabbage, cilantro, green onions, regular “candy” onion, jalapeño, purple bell pepper (who knew they grow these…so pretty), carrots, garlic, salt/pepper, dill, celery seed, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and lime:  TRY IT!!!

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We have really been trying to get out and enjoy this weather.  I LOVE cooler summer nights and we have been blessed with several beautiful ones here lately. Last night we took Ellie out in the back yard and she discovered grass for the first time. It was so funny…she was not afraid of it at all, in fact she was determined to try and roll around in it as much as she could. Love this little girl.  And of course Joe played with Reggie who has found this giant log in the back yard and actually carries the stupid thing around like a toy…so weird!

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There is a local trail right around the corner from our house and it is perfect for taking walks with Ellie in her stroller and Reggie can roam around off leash (unless we see a passerby…then we put the leash back on) The trail is about a mile with a giant hill at the end that I just about die on every time pushing little miss up it…I am blaming her right now because there is simply no way I could be that out of shape, HA! Anyways with the weather so nice we have tried to make a better effort to get outside and do things!

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So this didn’t really happen this past week, but last Friday so it still counts I think. Ellie and I went to play with my cousin's daughters.  The youngest was born one day after Ellie so it is fun to see how big they are getting and to watch them play and interact.  The oldest is soooo cute and kept calling them her “babies.”  She had to hold them and squeeze them and really loved on them. Ellie was fascinated by her; I think it was so new for her to see such a little person walking around and talking to her, HA! We had fun and I can’t wait for them all to grow up just a little bit so they can actually play more together.  (My other cousin has a daughter one month younger then them too, so we are in for trouble in about 13 years!!!)

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That’s all I got…have a great weekend!



  1. Hi there..congrats on your first link up!!! Your night sounds fun. I say "cousin-in-law" too. Your baby is adorable. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks so much! I think I will be doing more of these link ups soon, they are fun and a great way to meet other bloggers!!

  2. New follower :)
    I'm loving this weather too. I'm in Ky and it feels more like Fall than Summer
    Have a nice weekend

    1. Hi! Thanks for reading :) I love this fall like summer, but hopefully the winter isn't too bad, yikes!!! Hope you had a great weekend too.