Weekend Whereabouts!

Happy Tuesday!

Guess what’s finally getting done today?! Our house!  Back in June, I shared that we had a crazy amount of hail damage and we’re just now getting our siding done!  We’re doing a whole wrap-around and adding more for curb appeal so I’m excited to see it all done.

This past weekend was spent celebrating one of my besties and it was so much fun!  I didn’t know many of her friends before this so I wasn’t sure what to expect but it ended up being pretty great!

The weekend started off with Carlos Creek Winery for the girls and I showed up at the tail end of it!  I started a new medication recently so I wasn’t able to drink so I have to say, it’s probably OK that I didn’t get much time at the winery! ha!

We headed back to the cabin after the winery and the gals and I decorated it up πŸ™‚ The theme of the weekend was “I’m on a Float” to the song “I’m on a Boat” because that was the main request by the Bride: to float!  

We had the cutest koozies and cups made for the party!

Friday night was low-key with a few games, dinner and chatting!

Saturday, a few of us gals were up bright and early and headed straight for the hot tub!

After hanging in there a bit and having breakfast on the deck, Cyndi and I headed down to the dock for some sun and relaxation while the other girls took their time getting up (or feeling better).

The afternoon was spent FLOATING and it was glorious!

We dubbed ourselves the best “non-bridesmaids” ever for planning such a fun bash! 

Jess has a small elevator (not what you’re thinking I’m sure!) and half way through the day, it decided to not work! So guess what we had to do…?! Carry everything up those retaining walls at the end of the day! It was a sight to see- that’s for sure! πŸ˜‚

We grilled out that night before heading out on the town!

Crowning Ms America πŸ™‚

Isn’t she just gorgeous?! Can’t wait to see pictures of her on her wedding day!!

Sunday morning, I headed home pretty early as I wasn’t feeling the best!  We picked out our new lights for the front of the house and ran a few more errands before finishing the night off watching a movie with the Mr!

Back to the grind this week and ready to have our house done and beautiful πŸ™‚

How was your weekend?! Did you do anything fun?

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Fri-Yay!

Happy Friday!

Hope you have some fun plans this weekend – know what mine are?! Celebrating this girl…

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It’s Bachelorette weekend for her at her cabin and we’re all pretty stoked for the festivities! She’s having a small wedding, AKA none of are invited so we need to celebrate big until her reception in November πŸ™‚

One month ago today, I shared with y’all about my new journey with Lipsense and so many of you have reached out to me to check on how it’s all going.. So guess what I’m doing today?! Sharing just that πŸ™‚

To recap in case you’re new around here… I tried Lipsense, loved it and then decided to sign up as a distributor. Β In reality, I signed up because I have an obsession with lip colors and knew I couldn’t stop at just one and the discount would definitely help with my obsession – but shortly after signing up, I had multiple people ask about it and WHAM I decided I’d order some to sell as well.

My mindset was if I could make a few extra bucks a month sharing products that I truly love and wear then that’s a pretty simple deal! And let me tell you… after a month of trying and selling the products – I still really love it and am so glad I jumped in! Β I am not someone who would have ever thought I’d enjoy doing direct sales – I mean, who does? – BUT I like that it gets me out of my comfort zone and I love to share products that make women feel beautiful!

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I had a Lips N’ Sips party with friends and all of them loved the products. Β I’ve sold from Facebook (and instagram) as well and every time I’ve reached out to friends and customers to see if they received the product and how they like it – it’s been a resounding “Love it! I need more colors!” which just makes my heart so happy! Β I’ve gone way out of my comfort zone and have done quite a few Facebook Lives and honestly.. I’m so nervous doing them but I love it at the same time! I love having a conversation with all of you ladies and even if you’re not buying, it’s still fun to chat about what’s going on and ask any questions!

Also… my calendar is open (for the most part) for FB parties! Super easy and guess what you get as a hostess…?! Discounts and prizes – and it’s fun! So if you’re interested in that, let me know and I can send you more info! πŸ™‚ And as always, if you have any questions – drop them in the comments below or shoot me a message! I always love to help!

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That’s it for now, I believe… and after work, I’ll be off to celebrate the Future Mrs. Spinner! And don’t worry, she’ll be wearing her Lipsense too so I’ll be sure to take pictures of it all to document next week πŸ™‚

PS – how many times can I say “love” in one post?!

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Show & Tell – Guilty Pleasures!

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Two blog posts in a row?! Does this mean I’m finally getting back to my groove?! Don’t get too excited but I’m hoping so!

Today, I’m linking up with Andrea to discuss our guilty pleasures!

{Bachelor in Paradise}

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Bachelor in Paradise… need I say more?! I know it’s such a dumb show but I love watching the drama unfold! It started last night and I’m catching up with it today (so no spoilers!). Β Although, after the whole Corrine/DeMario deal and it saying that the couples are already picked before they go on the show makes it a little less appealing to me lately… that shouldn’t be the only thing, right?! ha!

{Lifetime Movies & ID Discovery}

I don’t know why but I just love these.. And to be honest, really just the thriller ones! They’re beyond ridiculous and most of the acting is terrible BUT I can’t help it. Β I had to stop watching ID Discovery at one point because my nightmares were crazy; especially since it’s all REAL stories! Ugh.. but it’s so good so it’s hard to stop watching it all!

{Music}

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Listening to 2000’s hip hop and boy bands/Britney Spears! Guarantee we’ll be listening to some St. Lunatic’s Pandora this weekend at the Lake and I’m so stoked! Β Every time I’m in the car by myself for longer drives, I just love jamming out to some B Spears and “oldies”!

{Queso}

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I don’t know why but I couldn’t live without some queso and chips in my life! If I could have some queso and chips – and not just like from the store in a jar… that’s not good but from an actual Mexican restaurant then my life would be pretty full πŸ™‚ And I don’t just mean my stomach! haha!

{Watching Instagram & FB Live videos}

Love them. Love them. Love them. I feel like I should do like 5 a day because I just love watching other people’s so much. Β But not just like videos that are shared on FB but actual ones from people and into their lives. So interesting!

I could probably think of a million more guilty pleasures but I figured I’d stop here for now… when I asked Logan what my guilty pleasures were he responded with “Smooch by Kristi” hahahaha! Men… πŸ˜‰

What are some of your guilty pleasures?!

Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!

heartKristi

Weekend Whereabouts!

I blinked and it’s already Monday… I think I need a weekend at home to truly feel like it’s a weekend!  But there’s no rest for the wicked and we’re busy until October so.. I guess i’ll rest over winter?!

This past weekend was spent in Eau Claire celebrating my Brother and SIL’s little one!  In case you didn’t know, my SIL is pregnant and due next month and we’re just so excited! We don’t know Baby B’s gender or name but that didn’t stop us from celebrating!

The weekend started with dinner at Cowboy Jack’s on the river.  We had dinner, drinks and played a few games (hello, Jenga!) followed by chatting around the table at my Mom’s until bedtime.  Don’t even get me started on the amount of sleep I got on Friday night.. let’s just say, I maybe got an hour?!?!

Saturday morning we were all geared up and ran a few errands to prepare for the day!  First stop: Farmer’s Market for some fresh and pretty flowers!

After running our errands, it was time to set up a bit and get all the food prepared.

Once the shower started, we played 4 games that were pretty easy and fun while snacking and drinking some Sangria πŸ™‚

It was so nice to see everyone who took a little bit out of their day to attend and show some support for Baby B and the parents-to-be!

After cleaning up, we ended the night with a family movie, This Means War (love me some Reese Witherspoon!! And the guys weren’t hard to look at either ;)).

Sunday AM, we all headed home and I spent the rest of the day watching a few Christmas movies! Yes, I realize it’s August BUT it just put me in such a happy mood since I was so tired from the weekend!

Well, that’s a wrap and I’m gearing up for a week of work then a weekend filled with celebrations for Bachelorette Jess!

How was your weekend? Are you feeling refreshed?!

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Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!

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I’m back and linking up (again) with these lovely ladies to share a few favorites from the last few weeks!  Although, to be honest, I’ll probably be sharing more about my fun little Lips N’ Sips party that went on last night… but we’ll see πŸ˜‰

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My sister, Mama and myself are hosting a small baby shower for my brother and SIL in Eau Claire this weekend and it’s going to be so much fun!  We have a few games picked out and we’re going to grill out a bit – simple so we can admire the Baby Mama and gifts πŸ™‚  It also may or may not include some Sangria!

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It’s always a fun time when we can all get together!

{Two}

Lips N’ Sips party!


I had about 10 girlfriends come over last night to try out the infamous Lipsense!  It was a huge hit and all the girls loved it! The only issue: What color to go with?! And how can we try more colors?!

They were amazed that it really DOESN’T come off! Jess even sent me a picture this morning with it all still intact from last night!  I’m so excited to see all the pictures of these girls with it on.  It becomes addicting after you get one or two colors πŸ™‚

{Three}

I shared about our Crawfish Boil last weekend yesterday and I’m still reminiscing about how much fun it was!  It’s such a good time to just be home and have friends and family over!

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{Four}

This one is a shocker to myself.. but going to the gym!  I hadn’t gone in 23 months (I know… it’s ridiculous to keep paying for it!) but finally I gave in last week and went two times!

I went twice this last week as well and I’m actually really enjoying it! I just feel so much better after – even if I’m only doing 25 mins on the elliptical and a few machines to start!

Short and sweet this week! What are some of your highs of the week?!

Have a great weekend!

heartKristi

 

Happy Hour! – lets chat!

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Hi, remember me?! The girl who used to post semi-regularly and has now been non-existent for the last 2 weeks?!

I’m linking up with Holly over at Osborn Extravaganza (have you seen her new cute little boy?! If not, go check him out!) for just a little bit of chit-chat today!

I thought i’d share a little bit of my life lately since I’ve been gone so long!

Our weekends have been insane and they won’t start clearing up until October… which makes me want to cry! I mean for real… didn’t I learn anything last summer with “saying no” to everything?! Ugh.. Alas.. this is what we’ve been up to:

We spent a weekend in Eau Claire for a golf tournament Logan was in… It was two days and he tied for 2nd out of 10 teams! Score!

While he golfed, I hung out with my Mama and SIL.

We’re only somewhat “matching” ha!

We went out for drinks at Cowboy Jacks – it’s new to EC and their atmosphere is really sweet on the river! We have them in the cities, but they don’t seem nearly as fun!

After drinks, we ate out at Milwaukee Burger and their cheese curds are always *heart eyes*!

We spent time at a few wineries as well that weekend! My favorite winery is Autumn Harvest in Chippewa Falls and it’s the only winery where I actually really liked EVERY wine I tried! My SIL was surprised since she felt the same way after trying some πŸ™‚

I mean, for real… so often, I only like 1 of the wines and the others make me not so happy! Of course, after a few glasses I’m not as picky!  

Autumn Harvest had a Customer Appreciation Day going on and had little animals you could hold, pet and feed! The little piglets were only 5 days old and so sweet! We went to a few greenhouses that have cute little shops before heading to lunch with my Grandma at the mall – it’s the only place in EC that has Rocky Roccoco’s and i’m obsessed so we always need to stop by there!

I clearly haven’t seen sun in all that time we’ve been busy, huh??

We had our annual Crawfish Boil this past weekend and it was a hit as usual!

We had friends come from near and far! We were so excited to have these folks above visit for the day and night! Their little boy is seriously the sweetest. Even though we don’t see them as often as we’d like, he still loves being with us and snuggling πŸ™‚ 

We saw friends we haven’t seen all summer long!

We had my SIL in town for the whole weekend and it was so great to have some quality time with her the last few weekends! We watched movies on Sunday on the couch before she left (as well as rented one on Friday) and it was just so much fun! We’re already counting down until we see her again!The spread was huge per usual and it was just so nice to chat with everyone.  It’s fun to get everyone together and just eat some good food, play some fun games and drink some great Sangria πŸ™‚ #priorities

Doesn’t that crawfish just look so yummy!? Thanks to Katie for remembering to take pictures πŸ˜‰We don’t have our new siding up yet (in case you didn’t notice those pretty holes in the back) but hope to have it done soon!  We’re going with a whole different color so I’m excited to see how it turns out!
My SIL went to the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis this past weekend as well. I’ve always heard about it (I think everyone has seen the spoon and cherry!!) but never been so we thought we’d give it a try!  I’m not going to lie… it wasn’t all that great! I thought there would be more sculptures but we did see a sweet Bride and Groom doing a first look πŸ™‚

We went to breakfast at Eggy’s Diner right by the Garden and treated ourselves to some Mimosas!  Or in our case, champagne with a splash of OJ! πŸ™‚

I’m hosting a Lips N’ Sips party tonight with my girlfriends and am excited for them to try out the product! When I first started selling it, one of my girlfriends (I’m looking at you, Meagan :)) suggested having a quick girls night so they could all give the colors a try and decide color(s) they love!

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I started this little venture (you can read about it here) a few weeks ago and it’s insane how much has been selling! This product definitely speaks for itself and it helps when it’s something I believe in and love!

I got my SIL and MIL (amongst so many other!) hooked and my Mama is trying hers this weekend! If you’re interested in learning more or watching my Live videos – you can join my FB group here.

Hmm that’s been our life lately! I’m hoping to be back to regular blogging and will share about my Lips N’ Sips party tomorrow on the blog as one of my favorites from this week! πŸ™‚

Thanks for sticking around through my delay in the blogging world!

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Weekend Bridal Recap!

Happy Tuesday!

This past weekend was one for the books (or at least the blog ;)) and of course, Monday came too soon! I was in Madison visiting with my Dad’s side of the family and celebrating our “to-be bride” who is joining our family Labor Day weekend!

I also got to spend some much needed time with my Grandparents – which is something I never take for granted!  If you’re new around here, I lived with my Grandparents for my first two years of college – in a new town and state!  They were absolutely amazing to me and it was so nice to spend all that time with them!

My aunt and cousin hosted a bridal luncheon on Saturday and then we hit the town for a girls night out! I can’t even tell you how much fun we had!

The weather called for rain all weekend but we had sunshine all day!  It made our walk downtown a lot more manageable 😊

Loved bar hopping with this crew 😍

How gorgeous is the bride to be?! 

Next stop.. the Dueling Piano Bar! πŸ’ƒπŸ»

We stopped by a Dueling Piano bar and y’all.. I’m always obsessed with those types of bars! 

Logan is so embarrassed 99% of the time when we go to those because I turn into Beyonce and sing and dance my heart out πŸ™‚

Thankfully, my family does as well!

Just a little bit of sweat… I mean, glistening! And guess what?! Our lipstick stayed put all night πŸ’‹πŸ˜

Cheers to the bride at our last bar!

And to remembering I’m not 21 anymore! 😭

It was nice to be able to get to know Joanna better (she’s so great! My cousin is a lucky man πŸ˜‰) and to chat more with my little cousin, Jordan (and of course, everyone else there!)!  She lives in Michigan with my aunt (and other cousin) so we don’t get to see each other as much as we should! But when we do, it’s such a great time!

I love spending time with my family and am truly thankful for the people in my life!  My aunts are so fun and I just enjoy all the time I get with them and my cousins.  It’s funny the things you realize when you get older πŸ™‚

And yes, I totally made them try my Lipsense! πŸ’‹

Needless to say, I can’t wait for their wedding in a few weeks and another weekend with these folks! 

Hope your weekend and Monday were fabulous and that you’re ready to rock Tuesday!

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Life Lately

Happy Thursday!

Finally a blog post in the morning… and everyone said “Yaaaasssss!” πŸ™‚

It’s been a bit crazy around these parts – or it just always feels that way! Here’s a little something of what’s been going on!

The hubs and I had drinks and queso at Wild Bills – seriously obsessed with their Wild Berry Margarita.

My favorite margarita ever!

So good to see this mama-to-be!

And seeing my Mama! 

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We went to the horse races and saw ostriches, zebras and camels racing as well πŸ™‚

We’ve gone the last 5 years, minus last  year!

We celebrated a sweet little girls birthday with these folks!

And it was great finally catching up with these ladies!

img_7948Logan bought 114 brats yesterday and I can’t wait to try the Mac N Cheese brats and garlic cheese curd brats! 

Yes, my husbands crazy and yes, I love him πŸ™‚

I love me some brats!!

That’s life lately around these parts.  I’m headed to celebrate my cousin’s fiance this weekend at her shower and can’t wait to spend some time with my family!

What are you up to this weekend?!

 

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Nsale picks!

Another late post… sorry ’bout it!

I guess there’s a big sale at Nordstrom going on right now… you didn’t hear that?! πŸ˜‰

I promised to share some of my picks from the big Nordstrom sale and while I’m not sure I’ll keep everything I purchased, I realized I didn’t really buy anything that fun! I thought the sale was a little bit of a disappointment compared to last year but it didn’t stop me from buying enough πŸ™‚

I bought a lot of basics which are great for fall and winter because they can pair with just about anything!

I always love these basicΒ BP long sleeve tees – they’re under $20!
This next top is totally a “give me all the ruffles!!” and it’s such a soft thin sweatshirt! I can’t decide if I love it in gray or if I want it in a different color though…. it’s under $50 and perfect with boots or plain flats!
Who doesn’t love a good flannel?! This one is so soft and it’s not bulky in any way. It’s also really long so you can wear it with leggings and boots which is a total plus!
Another one of those BP long sleeve tees – just a great basic for under sweaters and vests! I should mention also – these leopard flatsΒ (under $60) are the only shoes I tried and I can’t decide if I love them or if they’re just eh.. thoughts?!
Another gray bell sleeve top… this top is great because it has actual sleeves all the way down to keep your arms warm throughout fall and winter! Love the look of that with the bell sleeve still! I clearly don’t need both gray ones so I just need to decide which I really like…
I tried on quite a bit of other pieces but I deemed them all fails in my book – if you want to see let me know πŸ˜‰

I also started my Christmas shopping from this sale and already have a few people done!! I did that last year and it made the season so much easier!

What are pieces you’ve picked up? If you haven’t been able to shop the sale yet, it goes live for everyone on Friday at 2 am! Are there pieces you’ve had your eye on?

See you tomorrow for a little bit of what’s been going on lately!

heartKristi

Tuesday Talk!

Helllllllooooooo (imagine Mrs. Doubtfire’s voice)!

I’m linking up late with some of my favorite bloggers to discuss just about anything!

Today’s topic: Lipsense!!

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I mentioned on Friday that I drank the kool-aid and I’m officially hooked! I signed up to be a distributor and am so excited to start this. Β Can I just say… I have NEVER done something like this before (I usually think it’s a waste of time!) – and don’t worry, it will be minimally mentioned on the blog since that’s not what this little space is all about – but I wanted to share it with all my gals who are always so supportive! πŸ™‚

I’m totally the girl who loves a bold lip color (shocker, right?!) but i’m also the girl who is worried about having lipstick on my teeth (somehow it happens) or it seems to rub off in the middle and I’m left with almost just a liner! I mean, it looks ridiculous unless I’m constantly checking the mirror..

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BUT ladies.. this lip color stays on ALL day! I went out on a limb and ordered Kiss for a Cause (a bright pink) and I’m so glad I did! Β I mean, put it on at 6 am before work and it’s still on and looking great at 6 pm – without reapplying the lip color! It’s just crazy and I’m definitely on board after that!

Again, I’m not trying to push anything on any of you – just throwing it out there in case you haven’t tried it or have and are looking at starting their own little stash πŸ™‚

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If you’re interested in following along while I make a fool out of myself with live videos (does anyone look good in those?! ;)) and pictures of the lip colors while I try them on daily, leave your email below and I’ll add you to the closed group on FB!

Alright well.. if you’re still reading, cheers to you!! πŸ™‚ And thanks for listening to me vent about my new adventure!!

Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday! I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I’m keeping from my NSale purchases πŸ™‚

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