Saturday, January 25, 2014

5 on ... Saturday?


I missed 5 on Friday this week. Oops. So now, its 5 on Saturday :) I hope you all have great plans for the weekend! Friday mine consisted of errand running, catching up on sleep, and cuddling with the pup. I feel so bad for Ollie, it has been so cold that we haven't even been walking him regularly. I think he's going a little stir crazy!
On to the 5!
 1- I surpassed 100 posts! Kinda hard to believe that I have even found that much to post about, but it came so quickly. As long as I enjoy blogging, I'll keep doing it. It has become a great little hobby to fill some of my free time!
2- Do you SEE the "feels like" temp?! It should be illegal to be this cold. That's right, Indiana is in the middle of another polar vortex. But I am perplexed as to why it is really called that. But really, -19 degrees? I need a heated coat for weather that cold. I look like an eskimo leaving the hospital in the mornings after my shift. My husband laughs at me, but I have my leather drivers seat wrapped in a blanket so my butt isn't so cold. Brrrrr.
3- Do any of you frequent the store Archivers? Or maybe it's just an Indiana thing. But I was so sad to hear that they are going out of business as of February 15th. The good part about it is that all their stuff is 40% off. So of course I took advantage. My sis has requested that for their wedding gift I make them a scrapbook, so I picked up some stuff I knew I would need later for that! If you have on in your area, I suggest you head there now. I couldn't believe how much good stuff they still have left! I may go back next week - shhhhh!
4- My husband knows me well. He bought me Skinny Cow Caramel Truffle ice cream bars. Um, YUM!! If you haven't tried Skinny Cow yet, you should. Its low calorie ice cream, and tastes amazing! I also highly recommend the chocolate covered raspberry bars as well :) For some reason, I crave ice cream even more in the winter than the summer. So we make regular ice cream runs in the above -19 degree weather. I think we're the people that keep the Dairy Queen in business all year round.
5- I was so excited about this as part of one of our New Year's goals. I think some of you may have seen this on pinterest, but we dedicated a jar (a mason jar of course) to putting some of our favorite good time memories on a scrap of paper. We put the papers in the jar, and this year on December 31st, we open the jar and read all the good things that happened in the year and all that we have to be thankful for. I am so excited about this - I think it will help us realize all the great things that happen and how great we are blessed by God. In the busy lives that we lead, we forget so often about the little awesome things that happen. Every time I look at it already, I remember that great things happened every day. It's not too late for you all to start this too! It's still January :)
Happy Saturday ladies!

34 comments:

  1. Archivers going out of business. Unbelievable, as I spent much of my childhood scrapping away. I love the mason jar idea.

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    1. I know! Their deals right now are fabulous though!

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  2. I love the jar idea! We got a gratitude jar as a wedding gift and I can't wait to open up all the slips of paper on our anniversary! Congrats on 100 posts! Hope you're having a good weekend!

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    1. Those jars are so neat - I had never really thought about it before! Thats a great idea for your anniversary!

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  4. I love that mason jar idea!! I am going to have to start that up! How fun!!

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    1. I had never thought of it before - but I'll be so excited to open it at the end of the year!

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  5. I got in my car Friday morning and it said -12. I was too afraid to see what the feels like temperature was! I love ice cream too! Anytime of year! As long as the car is warm, we can go through DQ! Haha. Love the jar idea!!! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

    Kate

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    1. I am glad its not just me!! I hope your Monday was great!

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  6. Love the mason jar thing, it's such a great idea!!!
    Stay warm (with your ice cream, of course)!!

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    1. I agree - I had never thought of it before! And of course :)

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  7. UGH that temperature is unreal. It was -14 the other morning with the wind chill so I totally relate. Can we please fast forward to spring? Also just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean you can't enjoy a delicious ice cream bar, haha!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes please! I wish we controlled mother nature! Ice cream is the best!

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  8. -19 sounds brutal! Ugh haha.

    PS: I tagged you: DMC Tag

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    1. Oh thanks! I will check that out! So cool!

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  9. Congrats on 100 posts! We are surviving the cold in Chicago, too - this has been the worst winter in a long time!! Hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. I can't even imagine how much colder it is up there! Stay warm!

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  10. I need to go to Archivers! I love that place! Thanks for sharing! Hope you had a great weekend! Stay Warm!
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    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. I know! Maybe its just an Indiana thing, but their going out of business sale is great!

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  11. Love the ice cream bars! Yum is right

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  12. I love the jar idea -- what a great tradition!

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    1. I had never heard of it before! But it will be so fun to open them all up at the end of the year!

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  13. I can relate to the cold weather, today in MN the wind chill is -41. Lucky for us a lot of schools and businesses closed today, so a lot of people got the day off!

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    1. Holy crap! I think that I would die! That is wayyyy too cold! Stay warm!

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  14. I am stealing your good times jar idea!! What a fun way to relive the little, but memorable, moments of the year!

    xo

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  15. Thanks for the info on Archiver's! I have one near my house and while I haven't scrapbooked in forever, I do have a SmashBook that I could use some cute stuff for! My friend told me about that jar - they are just using it as a quote jar - and I think it's such a cute idea!

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    1. Yes! Go take advantage of their sale soon!

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  16. I love the mason jar idea- so cute! I don't know how you're doing the whole "living up north in the winter" thing... I love that you still eat ice cream while it's frigid up there- at least it stays colder longer! I'll have to try those yummy looking Skinny Cow bars- I love their ice cream sandwiches!

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    1. Samething about the cold makes me want ice cream, haha! The skinny cow bars are amazing!!

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