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    Musings: Hostess with the Mostess

    I have a secret……everyone thinks I love to host parties! Well, technically that’s the truth — but to be completely honest I am a faux hostess. I always wait until the last minute, I always shop on a budget, and I hate to admit it, but I use the hell out of Pinterest for hosting parties. Most importantly, I take shortcuts wherever possible. This post is perfectly timed because this Saturday we are hosting L’s 8th birthday party and I’ve done all of the things listed above. Summer, outdoor parties are my fave to host and plan! Nothing better than taking advantage of the great summer outdoor weather to gather friends && family! Since we always…

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    WIAW – As American As It Gets

    Red, white, and burgers (or baseball)!! I love American food fare, I really do. I enjoy the luxury of being able to eat it all the time, no matter the day or the events of the day. Now, only if it didn’t come with all the calories 😉 I’m pretty sure you already know what the hell WIAW is, but if not, take a peek at where it all started with Jenn! And if you’re bored nosy, go peep out what everyone else is eating too! I am going to break the rules today, since I didn’t eat dinner on Memorial Day, which is where the first half of the…

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    Rose & Thorn [8]

    Three. Day. Weekend! I thought it was going to be a 3.5 day weekend, but in solidarity with my co-workers who have been working crazy hour days, we didn’t get released early on Thursday. I wasn’t a happy camper, but I can completely sympathize with why we weren’t let out early. 4th of July Edition: Rose: Doing something new and going to hike University Falls with the Boy. Thorn: Missing my Grandma in every way possible! What was your Rose & Thorn? THURSDAY July Girls Night! Last minute change in location, but worked out like a gem. Low key, Mexican themed dinner. These nights always leave me grateful for my…

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    Rose & Thorn [6] – A Day Late

    I know you are patiently waiting to know about my weekend 😉 …I had some stomach issues (TMI) yesterday, which had me out of work and even blog commission… A day late, but still should be noted: Rose: Celebrating all the “Father” figures I have in my life, especially mine and the Boy! Thorn: Not working out on Sunday! What was your Rose & Thorn? FRIDAY Friday the 13th….and a full moon! Well shenanigans had to ensue, of course! Do you have lifelong friends you’ve met through a job? I feel lucky enough to say that I do. I’ve met two of my closest friends through Nordstrom, then I finally…

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    Rose & Thorn [4]

    Over it… Sorry, I sincerely apologize for my lack of enthusiasm for today’s post. It was along weekend of good things and some not so good things. So I’m exhausted. I’d love to go about my normal ways of writing you into oblivion, but I won’t and you’ll get it all in the minimal amount of pictures I have from this weekend! But, I can’t forget my: Rose: Being present at the wedding and reception of two friends.  Thorn: Adult emotions and conversations… Friday “Get out of work early” Lunch celebration and girl talk w/ Jenn! It’s the Gel season again… You don’t eat this during a graduation?!? I’ve been…