March Book Review!

Im way late on my book review from last month (and totally slacking at reading this month!) but wanted to share anyway! I only read 2 books this past month but I’m happy I at least got through 1!

The two I read I’d definitely recommend! They were both books that made you think; one in a bit of a scarier way and the other as a “what if” sort of way!

Here we go!

Maybe in Another Life : Taylor Jenkins

Maybe i another life

This book was good! It was an easy read and it was interesting to see how one small decision can change your life. And it’s interesting to see what would have happened with either decision. I would recommend this one – it’s somewhat a chick flick but a quick read!

The Last Mrs. Parrish: Liv Constantine

THe Last Mrs Parrish

Wow… this book was all the thrills and mysteries! I kinda had a hunch about the big twist due to other books I’ve read but I had no idea how it was going to end. I would recommend this book if you like thrillers – it’s hard to describe the book without giving the story away so take my word on it and pick it up today!!

That’s it, folks! I’m hoping to start picking up my books more – and maybe with our impending snow (5-8 inches… again!!) this weekend I’ll be able to read a bit more!

For real though.. spring, where are you?!?

I’m going LIVE this afternoon around 4ish on my Facebook page for the blog to share more about Project 1:8 that we were chosen for! If you have time, check it out 🙂

Happy Friday-Eve!

Kristi

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Bachman Spring House!

I know you guys love some good home decor inspiration and this house is just that! This year was more geared towards bunnies, unlike previous years but it still was just so cute with clever ideas!

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First off, the porch is just so stinkin’ cute!

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I didn’t snap a picture but that green rug is made from hoses all put together! I’m not sure how they got it all so flat but it was darling!

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I mean… I could just sit out here on the porch and watch the cars go by!

They used lots of soft colors including blush and that gave me all the heart eyes!

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How sweet is this dining table? It’s like “Oh this old thing?! I just threw something together quick” ha!

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Apparently I didn’t capture any of the kitchen this time – it wasn’t my favorite room – but heading upstairs, I always love the wall decor!

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And I just loved how they framed out the window on the stairs and added some plants!

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There are 4 bedrooms upstairs…

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The next room was set up as a bedroom.

They rarely have headboards – and I just love their creativity in making it seem cohesive without one!

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This was a little different… a bird bath filled with flowers on the other side of the bedroom!

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The next room was set up as a bedroom as well but somehow I only took one picture!

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The last room was set up as a butterfly conservatory almost – it was very overwhelming and I didn’t actually take a picture of it!

The bathroom upstairs is small but always so creative!

Look at that toiler paper holder! 🙂

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The living area was my favorite -without a doubt! I just LOVE a good blush and white theme!e

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It’s crazy the amount of time it must take to take down and set up the house – they paint every room or add wallpaper so it doesn’t have any similarities.

This is on the wall to the right in the living room above. And get this… ALL the flowers were real!

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The flower arrangements were just beautiful!

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The last part of the house was the little foyer area – for Christmas, it was a bar area and for fall they set it up differently too! This year, was almost like an outside tea party 🙂

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This is literally one of my favorite things in the Twin Cities area.  If you live in the area, check this house out! It’s only $5 for a ticket and you get $5 off your purchase at the end if you want to buy anything from the house.

Oh yeah – and if you think this is good, the holiday and fall houses are the BEST!

Have you been decorating for spring or are you ready for summer?! I’m sure ready for spring or summer especially after ANOTHER snowfall!

Have a fabulous day!

aKristi

Life Lately!

Hellllllo! Finally, a blog post and just to warn… it’s full of pictures!!

Life has been busy and slow at the same time the last few months and I’ve missed this little blogging community and am glad to be back at least a few times a week (that’s the goal!).

Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to the last few months!

You know our love for Bingo on Saturdays and our good friends finally joined us for it!

We didn’t win, imagine that, but it was good to catch up and enjoy a frivolous day!

My doctor’s office is near this little gem of a spot!

They have cookie dough donuts along with chocolate bacon donuts and so many more!

We went to a charity dinner for a charity Logan works with through work.

There were some games, silent auctions and good food!

And this might have happened…. thanks to Logan!

*Correction, it’s a trip to St. Lucia – any tips or advice, let me know!

My poor sweet grandpa passed away in February, but we were thankful to spend more time with this special lady! I mentioned previously that I lived with my Grandparents for 2 years in college and again at the end of my Senior Year and I will always cherish that time with them!

Love my cousins!

And I got to spend a little more time with this sweet girl!

You can’t tell but her sleeper has flamingos on them!! So stinkin’ cute!

We celebrated this guy turning 30 with a dinner of his choice; Chinese!

And Gayle registered for graduation so we went out in St. Paul for lunch to celebrate!

I had brunch with these lovely ladies who I hadn’t seen in forever – no joke… since like November!!

Loved catching up!!

I met up with Ashton for a mani and coffee date! We started these little dates back last year and they are just SUCH a good time to chat 🙂

Love this girl and am so thankful for our friendship!

We stopped by Elaine and Adams for some St Patrick Day fun!

It’s always fun chatting with these girls!

Then we headed back to Elaine’s so I could use my new camera to snap a few pics of this cute guy!

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Such a cutie!

We celebrated my Brothers birthday last week – with my Sister and Nieces!

And was lucky enough to spend a few days with my sister and nieces!

We experienced the Mirror Maze at Mall of America!

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The girls rode all the rides they could!img_4607While my Sister and I hit up Sugarfina..

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The girls enjoyed a trampoline type park that just opened by us, one morning!

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It was actually pretty sweet all the stuff they had!

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And hit up Bachmans Spring Home tour! A definite favorite!

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And ended the day with an Escape Room with my nieces!

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We had done one other Escape Room with my inlaws previously but this was a lot different; you had to solve and answer 3 questions before getting out (and you had to figure out how to escape as well). It was pretty cool and the girls loved it!

The girls left the next morning to celebrate Easter at my Grandma’s the Saturday before Easter and Logan and I hit up the Opera!

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Wanting to try something new (Logan’s idea!), we bought tickets to Rigoletto at the Ordway and enjoyed a night at the Theatre!

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We didn’t know what to expect but it was hard to read the subtitles above and watch the show!  It wasn’t our favorite thing (we’re more into musicals and plays) but it was worth a try!

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That’s a wrap! Logan cooked a huge turkey (aren’t we supposed to be eating ham on Easter? was my response! Ha!) on Sunday and we enjoyed a real Thanksgiving feast 🙂

Well, that’s a wrap!

What have you been up to lately?!

aKristi

Things I’ve learned from Infertility

I blinked and March is over and again, I’ve had TWO post this month – TWO!  I really did have the best of intentions to sit down and get inspired to write more and share more but with everything IVF going on in our world right now, it’s been hard to do that.

I had quite a few of you reach out to me with some questions about IVF and IUI.  I’m thinking of doing a Q &A so if you have questions, feel free to email them to me at Happilyevergriedls@gmail.com – they’ll be anonymous on the blog so ask away!

I began thinking about our journey as we get prepared for this next step (and hopefully the end of our VERY long chapter to become parents) and reflected on everything I’ve learned over the last 2+ years. Despite all the uncertainties, I came to realize I actually have learned valuable lessons throughout this process.

The 10 things I’ve learned:

  1.  Patience: I am one of the most impatient people and this journey is all about patience. It’s not on our time and there’s a lot of waiting.  I have a hard time not knowing when it will happen and IF it will happen but I’m learning to “enjoy” the ride.  I grew up thinking of a timeline for when I’d get married and have babies but infertility has taught me that it doesn’t go by my agenda.  I know that when it does happen for us and we become parents, our journey will be exactly what it was meant to; and it will all be worth it! I’m still working on the whole patience thing for now though…
  2. You never know what someone is going through: Although someone may have a sweet smile on their face, it doesn’t mean there isn’t more going on in their life and they’re hurting. In fact, “sometimes the strongest ones around us are those who smile through the pain, cry behind closed doors and fight battles nobody knows about.” Be nice to everyone you meet and do me a favor, don’t ask “when are you having kids?!” because one day you’ll ask the wrong person at the wrong time.
  3. Relationships are number one! You need a good support system who is there when you want to talk about it, cry about it or vent.  Trials can bring you closer to those you love and help ease the heartbreak.
  4. Life is hard about 90% of the time.  It’s not fair. It’s heartbreaking and it just plain sucks. The trick is to start each day with gratitude for the good parts of life and remind yourself of those things over and over and over again throughout the day.
  5. Things do not always go the way we plan; in fact, it rarely does. If plan A doesn’t work, then we go to plan B or C… Luckily, there are a lot of letters in the alphabet. I’m hoping Plan B/C will be our answer!
  6. When life is too hard to stand, kneel; There is someone who is always ready to listen and knows EXACTLY what you are going through. He has your life planned out and knows the reasons for your trials.  Go to Him through prayer.
  7. Never, ever give up: There are times that I want to and there will be times that you DO but pick yourself up and try again.  And hope for a better outcome the next time.
  8. Choose to be happy: After you have a few hours minutes of tears, pick yourself up and carry on with a smile. Life is so much more than what you’re going through and always remember number 4; gratitude.
  9. You’re stronger than you think: Infertility is a funny thing; it makes you dig deep to find the strength to keep moving along everyday through all the medications, confusion, procedures, negative outcomes and the just plain unknown. After the last few years of “trying” I realize that all of my trials growing up have prepared me for this time in my life. It’s prepared me for the struggle we’re in now. I know I’m stronger because of all those times I didn’t understand and for all the times I still don’t understand.
  10. Everything happens for a reason: This has always been a quote in my head since I was  younger – anytime the bad stuff happened, it happened for a reason, right? This is the same situation – I know this is meant to be our journey and when we have that little one, we are going to be SO grateful but right now, we have to remember there’s always a reason for everything that happens, even if we don’t see the reason for a very long time.

aKristi

February Book Review!

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog post from Sunday on our journey with infertility. All of your comments and messages meant so much to me – I can’t thank you enough!

So, I sucked on the blog front last month due to a lot of those personal things but I’m ready to get back into the swing of things and get this little blog going again!

I kept up with my reading this past month and read 3 books so even though it’s already the second week into March – I’m sharing my review!

First I read…

A Summer Affair: Elin Hilderbrand

A Summer Affair

Of course, another Elin book, right?! This wasn’t my favorite Elin book… I took me a while to get into it – I knew I wanted to finish it but after the first few chapters, I still wasn’t crazy into it.  Once I got halfway through, I had to keep reading because I really didn’t know how it was going to turn out! I’d recommend it because I do love her writing style but I’d give it more of a 3.5 out of 5.

Next, I read…

A Stranger in the House: Shari Lapena

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This was the second book I’ve read by this author and this one didn’t disappoint. I really didn’t see the ending coming! It’s a thriller and it keeps you on your toes; who’s the bad person?! This book starts with a generic housewife getting in a huge car accident and not remembering anything that happened.  To make matters worse, the car accident is near where a man was murdered – how do they relate?! I’d give this book a 4.5 out of 5 and I’d recommend this one if you like mystery thrillers for sure!

Lastly, for the month..

First Comes Love: Emily Giffin

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This was the last book I finished in February.  I’d read a few of Emily Giffin’s books previously and love her style – this book didn’t disappoint. It’s about tragedy that strikes a family and how each member has dealt with it.  It takes place 15 years after the event and it’s interesting to see the family dynamic.  It had a similar instance of what we’re going through right now, which was a total shock to me but I suppose rounded out the book. I also liked how she made a nod to one of her previous books with one of the relationships in this one – I always love when authors do that! I’d recommend this book – and give it a 4 out of 5!

Ok y’all.. i’m onto the next book! I have a running list in my phone of books you’ve recommended and I can always use more – so if you’ve read one recently that’s a MUST, please let me know 🙂

aKristi

When trying isn’t enough..

I’ve written this post in my mind over a million times but can never find the right words to express my feelings about this journey we’ve been on the last 26 months.

When it comes to {really} personal matters, I’ve always believed that those should remain private.  Sure, I love sharing my life and documenting even the little moments on this blog but something this personal, we’d decided to keep between us and our families. To be honest, it’s really hard to talk about (especially for Logan) in person and he was worried, the more people who knew, the more they’d ask.  After much thought and discussion with Logan, I’ve decided to open up to you all about the struggle we’ve been having which is much different than the “perfect” life some of you think we have thanks to social media.

The Defeated Phase:

We all have friends who decide they don’t want children or want to wait until a certain age but from early on, I always knew I wanted to be a Mom and Logan a Dad.  A few weeks after we met (8+ years ago!) Logan mentioned he wanted a big family and didn’t want to waste too much time.  I found that to be very intriguing as most guys don’t just gush about having kids right away.  I told him we needed to wait until we were engaged because due to things in my past, I have just a few trust issues.  He took his sweet time and 5 years later, we were engaged and a year and a half after that, married!

We took no time trying to become parents after our wedding. We kept thinking “this time, next year,we’ll have our own little one and be parents!”.  We just couldn’t wait! I wasn’t naive in thinking it would just happen for us (based on those past things, things have never come easy for me) right away as it did for the majority of our friends.  We heard “it happened the first time trying” more times than we can count! But I also didn’t think it would take this long and a countless amount of shots, either!

After 7 months of trying, we finally saw two pink lines on a pregnancy test at the end of July 2016 and we were so eager to have our little one in April.  We had our first appointment and everything was confirmed “We were pregnant!” and more over the moon than you’ll ever know. We couldn’t wait for our next appointment – the ultrasound!  We got to our appointment bright and early (7 am before Logan headed to the office) and couldn’t contain our excitement! I drank all the water that morning and got ready for the ultrasound.  We had already told our immediate family and some close friends and had heard all the “can’t waits!” before our appointment.  A few minutes after seeing our little “peanut” on the screen, the tech let us know gently that she couldn’t find a heartbeat from our little one. It was the most surreal moment of my life and the most heartbreaking for both Logan and I. I couldn’t believe it – this was supposed to be the best day ever and it was turning into a day I wish I could forget. I couldn’t bring myself to even look at Logan as I walked into the bathroom to change out of my gown as I knew just the sight of his pain would completely break me.  I wasn’t stupid.  I knew the statistics for miscarriages and I understood they are common but that doesn’t take one ounce of that hurt away.  This article explains my feelings almost exactly – if you’ve been through it then you know, it’s just heartbreaking.

  I never knew I could grieve someone I’d never met.

I can’t even explain to you my feelings about both of those days.

Life went on around us and we continued to receive SO many pregnancy announcements.  As happy as we are/were for every couple, I couldn’t help but feel so much jealousy and sadness.  And the re-run of questions “when is it our time?! when can we have it happen for us?!” Those pregnancy announcements have turned into babies and then 1st birthday parties.  Finally, after about 10 months of more trying, because all doctors believe it can take up to 12 months to get pregnant before there’s concern, I went back to my OBGYN and expressed my concerns.  We clearly weren’t getting pregnant and I didn’t understand why – especially when it did happen the one time! I just kept thinking “do we only get the one chance?! And that’s how it ended for us?”

The Testing Phase:

My OB suggested we do a few tests on both myself and Logan to see if there was a reason this wasn’t working for us.  We started what seemed like a million pokes, prods and dyes and I could feel myself “hoping” they’d find something wrong with one of us. I mean, if there’s a problem, they can surely fix it!  But everything came back clear for both of us and at that point, my OB referred us to a fertility clinic.  We met with the fertility specialist and he explained that we have what’s called “unexplained infertility” and they have no idea why we aren’t getting pregnant.

Certainly not the words I wanted to hear.

We asked for next steps and he suggested IUI (Intrauterine insemination) treatments.  These treatments entail fertility medications taken for a number of days to produce an additional egg or two during your cycle.  Followed by multiple vaginal ultrasounds, I then had to do a “trigger” shot to trigger my ovulation.  Exactly thirty six hours later, I’m be back in the clinic to be inseminated (with L’s sperm). This option only had a 10% chance of working but it was worth a shot.  I never truly understood the magnitude of having a baby and getting pregnant until after all these appointments. It’s truly a MIRACLE that anyone has a baby!

We tried IUI 3 times before realizing that again, that isn’t working for us. I was still getting my period every month and it was still so depressing every month.

We decided to take the month of December off to give my body some rest from all the fertility meds and shots and just enjoy Christmas before moving onto the next {bigger} step.

Where we are currently:

We spoke with our doctor about IVF after our unsuccessful IUI attempts in hopes this is our answer; it has a 60% chance in working and we just knew we had to give everything a try before knowing if it just wasn’t going to work for us.  Now, IVF is insanely expensive and insurance only covers a small portion so it was a big decision we had to make – we might only get one shot at this – was it something we could afford to risk?  We didn’t have to discuss much because we both knew in our hearts we were meant to be parents and if this is our journey, then we’ll walk it together.

We started our IVF journey earlier this month.  Those are probably the most emotionally loaded three letters I’ve ever typed.  The fertility ride is a roller coaster and you never really know how far along on the ride you are.  That’s one of the hardest parts.  The ultimate unknown and worst part of all this, is we can go through all of this without success.  That we’re doing all of this for just a chance to be parents and you might have to do it again and again (if money allows).

Through this journey, I’ve felt frustrated and embarrassed that my body isn’t doing something that so many others are.  Lonely because the  majority of our friends have children and haven’t gone through this to understand what I’m feeling.  Jealous every time there is a new pregnancy announcement on social media and always swearing I’m going to deactivate all my accounts to avoid having the hurt every time I open up Facebook. Guilt for even feeling this way. I’ve felt left behind as I watched almost every friend move onto this next chapter, wondering when it will eventually be our turn.  And so silly because I know there are so many women going through more years of infertility, more miscarriages and so much worse than us.

But at this point, I need to focus on our next step which happened to be daily injections (multiple times a day) and working on getting my body to do what it’s meant to.  It meant blood work almost every other day along with vaginal ultrasounds. I hoped that after so many injections, I would get used to the pain and it would become the “normal” but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. You are never prepared for the injections or the unnatural changes to your body from the insane amount of hormones. You can’t be prepared for the lack of control you have on any outcomes.

I had my retrieval a little over 2 weeks ago and while we sat there waiting for the CRNA to take me back to the surgery room, I couldn’t believe this was our life.  I couldn’t believe this is what we are doing right now.  I never imagined this would be our life.

We have a LONG way to go from here but it’s a good start to hopefully the end our journey to become parents.  Infertility and IVF is talked about so much these days – on TV (have you seen Fuller House?!) as well as through friends of friends that it almost seems like common.  But that doesn’t take away from how tremendously brave and strong each woman is throughout her unique journey. It’s something that should be talked about more because it’s something that no one should have to take on alone.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to open up about this to the world and share my personal feelings but it’s not something we’re ashamed of and it helps to have a supportive team/friends.  Thanks for listening to our journey and about this time in our lives, whether you have children, aren’t quite there yet or are in the thick of it, thank you!

aKristi

January Book Review!

Somehow I managed to read SIX books this month! Can you believe that?! I went from reading zero books to six and I’m not stopping there!

I haven’t done a book review in forever because I haven’t found the time or truly had any interest in opening a new book but this month, it was a game changer!

I LOVED having the Kindle this month – I didn’t know how I felt about it since I really do like to hold the book but having the Kindle and my library card (yes, a library card and I realize I’m late to the game!), I loved being able to rent another book right after I finished the other. And I didn’t have to go anywhere to do that – jackpot!

Let’s jump right in!

One

Beautiful Day

The first book I read this month was Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand.  I had  no idea what this book was about when I picked it but figured if it’s by Elin then it can’t be bad!  I was right – it was so good and left me wanting more!  It’s about a wedding on Nantucket (ugh, when can I visit?!) and a family who lost their mother years earlier .  She can’t be there for the wedding but wrote up a whole notebook full of ideas for her daughter’s wedding.  It’s a really sweet and simple read that I definitely recommend!

Two

The Break Down

I got this book from my SIL for Christmas and I was eager to read it.  I’d read another book by this author last year and realized that I really do like to read these thriller type books!  Again, I didn’t know what to expect or what this book was about but it was so good!  It’s about a murder that happens one night while a girl is driving home and how her life unravels after it.  It keeps you on your toes and makes you want to keep reading.  Definitely a book to add to your list!

Three

Here's to Us

This book wasn’t one of my favorites this month! I thought it was good but there were a lot of different characters and it was told through each of their point of views which made it hard to follow.  I also didn’t feel like I “connected” with any of the characters.  The story line was a little heartbreaking but I loved the ending! I’d definitely recommend it if you’re like me and trying to read ALLL the Hilderbrand books 🙂 But I’d save it for a last one. I just didn’t love it overall!

Four

Couple Next Door

Oh my, this one kept me on my toes! I had some suspicions during it but didn’t see the end coming.  If you love thrillers, definitely give this one a try! It’s about a couple’s baby that is kidnapped and trying understand who took the baby.  Is the baby alive still? I wouldn’t advise reading it in the dark or by yourself but I would advise you read it 🙂

Five

Identicals

Ok… this is my favorite Elin book so far!! It took me a little bit to get into and I kept thinking… is this as good as everyone says?! But it totally is! This is about two identical twin sisters who live on separate islands (Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard) and hadn’t seen each other in years.  Their father passes away and they find each other on the same island dealing with their feelings and what happened.  It unravels and is so so good! If you read any Elin Hilderbrand books this year, make sure this one is it!

Six

The River at Night

I read this book based on another blogger’s recommendation and I can’t say I loved it, at all. It was hard to get into and even at the end, I thought… really?! It’s about four best friends that go on a camping trip and white water rafting – things don’t go as planned and it tells their journey.  Hopefully that’s not saying too much.  Pick it up if you’re a hiker/camper but it just wasn’t for me!

Well, that’s all folks!

I’m hoping to keep up with this reading craze and i’ll be back to share another book review for February! I wrote down your recommendations from before but if you have any good recs for thriller/suspense books like above, let me know! 🙂

aKristi

 

Weekend Rewind + Target Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday! Boy, I’m happy Monday is over! It was just one of those days… and I’m hoping the rest of the week goes better!

We had such a fun this weekend – checking out the Super Bowl experience (it helps when you live 20 mins from the stadium where the Super Bowl is going to be held!) and enjoying a movie (Forever Girl – so cute as if I expected anything less!) with a good girlfriend!

I only seemed to take pictures from Saturday so without further adieu…

We walked into the convention center downtown to see what the big deal was 😜

We loved seeing all the NFL teams – Go Pack Go!

They have these huge helmets lined with every team – pretty fun to see!

Then we headed into the actual event and saw the “Locker rooms” all set up for the big players!

 We got to see the Lombardi trophy!

 And the NFC and AFC championship trophies as well!

It was cool – anyone and everyone could get up on these player bodies and “be” the players!

Of course, our Packer player!!

The Super Bowl rings were fun to see…

And they even dated back to the very FIRST Super Bowl ring…

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Which the Packers won of course 🙂

Second ever Super Bowl ring below!

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It was fun to see how much they’ve changed over the years and how blinged out they are now!

img_3985 They had virtual reality and played some games!

There were some retired players signing autographs like Greg Jennings.

And my Mama joined us too!

 My brother was supposed to join us as well but woke up around 3 am with the full blown flu – such a bummer!!

Then we headed out to Nicollet Mall to see the rest of the festivities!

It was so much fun and glad to see it all before it gets even crazier this week!

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I headed to Target as well this weekend and they have some really cute stuff – as usual 🙂

First off.. I just love their sugar fix line!

And seriously.. they had so much on sale from this line!

How cute is this white quilted purse?! It looks totally high end and was on sale for under $20!

Oh my.. did you guys see these gingham flats?!

Love! So why am I sharing some favorites from Target?!  Oh yeah… I love their $1 section always but especially around this time of year because #givemeallthepinkandred

Now is the fun part!

I’m linking up with some great gals to share a $150 Target Gift card Giveaway! Giveaway is through this Friday so you definitely want to enter ASAP!

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What would you purchase with the gift card if you won?! Leave me a comment below to let me know! 🙂

aKristi

Ending the week in… Lilly!

Happy Friday, y’all!

It’s the last week of Lilly on the blog and some of you are probably like this…

While others are like this…

I feel you.. both! 🤣

I can’t believe I managed to blog 5 days this week… FIVE days! It’s so much easier when I have fun outfits to share!

Today, I’m sharing two outfits.. mainly because it’s the end of Lilly week – and I figure you might not want to see more next week 😉

Let’s jump right in!

This Meg top is one of my very favorites! I have it in a few prints and it’s so comfortable and easy to pair with anything!

It can be dressed up or dressed down! Throw a faux fur vest on with it, cute jean shorts or work pants and you’re good to go! Of course, not all together at the same time 🤣

This little love wanted to see me while I was putting my shoes on!

This next top was from the sale as well – only $19! I’m going to love it more when it’s warm and sunny out but for now, this would be a fun going out top in spring!

Just so you can see the colors and top up close – don’t mind my hair and paler skin 🤣🤣

In all honesty – do you wear your Lilly Pulitzer all year round or just in summer?! And I need to know.. what are your favorite pieces because I’m always looking to add to my closet! #fashionaddicted

On another note – I stopped by Target and they have such cute stuff.. for real! I have a fun Giveaway for y’all next week and I’ll share all those favorites!

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Kristi

Weekend Recap in Lilly!

Happy Thursday!

This past weekend was a busy one – sort of! I started off Friday night with a Mimosa because #its5oclocksomewhere

And a little happy hour and queso with the Mr!

On Saturday, we headed to Eau Claire for the day for a bowling tournament for Logan – luckily for me, my Mom and Grandma live there (and where I went to college!) so I was able to squeeze some time with them!

We had lunch at Mancinos – one of Logan’s favorite grinder places ever – before Logan left us for bowling!

I promise she was happy to see me and have lunch, contrary to her non smiling face 🤣

Then headed to a few shops with my Mama – Ross, Pier 1 and Walmart!

My mom had Lilly on too but you can’t see it under her vest 🙂

Then we stopped for some Coldstone because #wheninrome

I always get the Cake Batter and Cookie Dough.. obsessed!

I picked Logan up shortly after and hung around with some of his work buddies for a few drinks!

My Moms birthday is this Sunday and even though we will end up seeing her this weekend, we have her gifts before we headed out!

She was pretty stoked for the Kindle 🙂 oh yeah, and Lilly!

That was our weekend! Sunday, we relaxed and watched some football! I should have done my meal planning but that didn’t happen #shocker but I’ll get back to it next week!

Kristi