Dress of the week March 6th!

Good morning Ladies and happy March ! Welcome to my latest post from a really spring like Minnesota. I cannot tell you how nice it feels after the temps we dealt with a few short weeks ago in the sub zero’s ! It is starting off chilly but is going to be in the 5os f later and 60 f Tomorrow .

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Happy Women’s history month!!

Last Saturday I was at our son’s last basketball game of the season. He tried it but he said it is not the sport for him. You have to try right? My in-laws came over on Saturday and went to the parade of homes to help us get ideas on decorating for our new home. There were so many cute configurations . They came back and we had Italian food for dinner from a restaurant called Buca’s, very good! Sunday was quiet and straightforward. On Monday we recieved our new Keurig coffeemaker! It is very nice and has added features like stronger coffee! Is that good or bad? We were also supposed to have our house design meeting but there was a step missed between builder and designer and we have to meet builder this coming Monday with the Designer meeting on Thursday. On Wednesday my Aunt had to have bypass surgery. The operation went very well and she is on the road to recovery Thank God.

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The kids were off school Friday for conferences , they were happy to get a long weekend. Today we are going to go bowling with friends in the afternoon. The kids are looking forward to it ! Not sure if i will look forward to my final score!! But it will be fun. I am just glad a bit of normalcy is coming back.

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Have a  beautiful  week  ahead,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 27th

Good morning Ladies from a really different Minnesota! This week the temps are climbing above freezing and there is thawing taking place. It feels really nice in the sun . But I know that it can all go back to the cold pretty fast so I will enjoy it while I can.

Last   weekend  was  pretty   relaxing  for  the   most   part. We didn’t have a  lot   planned which I  was   glad  of. there   were   household  chores ( of  course!)  but   we didn’t  get  into   a whole  lot  of  trouble! We  did  go  see  the  model  house  one  more  time  for  the  new  one  we  are  building  to get  ideas  and  ask   questions  during the   building  process. On Monday  we are  going  to  meet  the  designer  , where  we  will pick out  siding, shingles, doors, and  kitchen cabinets, exciting! 

On Tuesday  morning  I  got   a  sad  text  from  both my  sisters.   The  Mom  of  my   best   friend  from  childhood passed  away in her  sleep overnight. She  was   a  lovely  Lady who also  was always   ready for  visitors  to  drop in and  made  you feel  so  welcome. She  also had  a  great  faith in God, and is  now  with   him after  her  earthly  journey has   ended.  I was   grateful to see  her  funeral on  webcam Thursday morning. 

Also on  Tuesday on  a more  light  hearted   note  our  Keurig  coffee  maker   gave  up the  fight  after  7 or  8  years .   We  have a  new  one  ordered  and it  will arrive  Monday.  Looks  like  I will be going out  for   coffee  today again!! I don’t  do it often  so I think it is  ok!! 

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Today my  in-laws  are  coming to visit , we are  going to look  at  ideas  for living  room  spaces and  how  to  furnish them. Otherwise  we  do not  have a  lot  planned. 

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I am  thinking  spring !  

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Have a  lovely  weekend, take  care  , Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 27th

Good morning Ladies from a really different Minnesota! This week the temps are climbing above freezing and there is thawing taking place. It feels really nice in the sun . But I know that it can all go back to the cold pretty fast so I will enjoy it while I can.

Last   weekend  was  pretty   relaxing  for  the   most   part. We didn’t have a  lot   planned which I  was   glad  of. there   were   household  chores ( of  course!)  but   we didn’t  get  into   a whole  lot  of  trouble! We  did  go  see  the  model  house  one  more  time  for  the  new  one  we  are  building  to get  ideas  and  ask   questions  during the   building  process. On Monday  we are  going  to  meet  the  designer  , where  we  will pick out  siding, shingles, doors, and  kitchen cabinets, exciting! 

On Tuesday  morning  I  got   a  sad  text  from  both my  sisters.   The  Mom  of  my   best   friend  from  childhood passed  away in her  sleep overnight. She  was   a  lovely  Lady who also  was always   ready for  visitors  to  drop in and  made  you feel  so  welcome. She  also had  a  great  faith in God, and is  now  with   him after  her  earthly  journey has   ended.  I was   grateful to see  her  funeral on  webcam Thursday morning. 

Also on  Tuesday on  a more  light  hearted   note  our  Keurig  coffee  maker   gave  up the  fight  after  7 or  8  years .   We  have a  new  one  ordered  and it  will arrive  Monday.  Looks  like  I will be going out  for   coffee  today again!! I don’t  do it often  so I think it is  ok!! 

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Today my  in-laws  are  coming to visit , we are  going to look  at  ideas  for living  room  spaces and  how  to  furnish them. Otherwise  we  do not  have a  lot  planned. 

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I am  thinking  spring !  

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Have a  lovely  weekend, take  care  , Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 20th

Good  morning  Ladies and  welcome  to  a  warmer  Minnesota!!  It is  20f  today  a  huge  warm up  from  during  the  week   and  last  weekend.   From a  low of  minus  13  F  it  slowly  creeped up to  todays.  Some of you  wont  believe  how  warm 20  feels! 

 

Last  Saturday   we  painted one  of  the  boys  rooms . As  you  know  now  after  last  weeks  post  we  are  doing  home  improvements in  anticipation of  selling  the   house  as  we  move into  our  new  house in August. It is going  to  be  a  busy  few  months , figuring stuff out , decluttering  and   showing  our   house. We  will  rent  space in a  storage  unit  to  help us out.   On   Sunday  we  went to our  neighbors to  see their new  puppy called Noelle ,  she is   sooo  cute!  I will  have to get  a  pic up  of  her soon. 

On Monday  night  we  had  a  scare! Our  eldest  son woke up after  midnight puking. He  also  had  flu like  symptoms  but  no  fever.  So on  Tuesday all the  kids  stayed  home   from  school and  he  was  tested  for  the  dreaded  C word.  On  Thursday   morning  the  results  came  back  negative   Thank God!! They all  went  to  school  Friday , it  was  a  24  hour  bug  but  was   worrying at  the  time. 

On Wednesday  we  did  online church for  Ash  Wednesday ,  and we are using lent to  learn more  about  our  faith kids and  adults alike!  The  last  few  days  were   pretty  standard .  We have  started  binge  watching   the  show  Rizzoli  and  Isles  when the  kids go to bed, Have u seen the  show? It is a quirky  and  fun  detective and  coroner  show set in Boston .  Today  it is  relaxing  for  a  change, we  are  bring  the  kids  to the  model home  for our  new one later  to  see  for  themselves  in an hour or so. 

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Enjoy the  rest of your  weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 13th!

Good   morning  Ladies   from  a   very  chilly Minnesota!!  It  is  minus  5   F  or  minus 20 celsius ! It  is  actually  a warm up  from the  _13f  earlier  in  the  week ! I  hope  you  are  all  staying  cozy    and  warm    where  you  are . a56c8dc192df86d0f91a7bc3fe28dac042e37dc7d47c52e79e262f640327ffc8.0

Last  Sunday  evening  we  watched  the  superbowl.  I  was   cheering  for  the  Bucs   but  didnt  think  they  would  win as  easy as  they did. The chiefs will be  back Courtney !   There  were some  cute   commercials   as   usual  but  also  some  where   your   thinking, what  was  that  about!  

The  kids  were  back  at  school   Monday  after  the  weekend , I hope  they  make it to  summer ! It  is  important  from a  social point of  view .   On Monday night  we  had  a  realtor friend  come over  and   evaluate our   house . The  market is  hot  right  now  with homes selling  within  24  hours in  some  cases.  I  have to let you into a   secret, on Tuesday we signed on to build  a  new house that  works  better   for  our family ! it is only  4 or  5  blocks  from us  right now in  a new  development , and  the  kids  can  get their own  bedroom. More  details to  follow later….

The  rest of  the  week  went  pretty  fast , last night  we  went  to Pizza  ranch  buffet for   dinner. It is  a  special  treat  once  in a  while .  Today  we  are  going to pick out  appliances so the  kitchen  plans can be  drawn up for  house .  Have to move  fast  it   seems!  Later  we  have   some  painting  projects  to  attend  to. 

 

Wednesday coming is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent in our Church where during the 40 days we are asked to fast , pray and give alms to those less fortunate . It is the same time frame that Jesus spent in the desert of Judea.

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Wishing you a lovely Valentines day , take care, Terri xo.

Dress of the week February 7th!

Good morning Ladies and happy Super Sunday! Today is super for football in Tampa Florida. It is a huge event with the build up , the brand new commercials , the halftime show and I nearly forgot the football itself! The Kansas City Chiefs will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , this is the first time a team will play the superbowl in their home stadium . I will root for the Bucanneers(sorry Courtney!) I do have a soft spot for Tom Brady their quarterback.

It is  really  frigid  temperatures  here  this  weekend  and  for  the  week  ahead . The  actual  temp is  -18f  with a  wind  chill of  -35 f  or -28c with a  -37c  windchill!!   It is  due  to  continue  cold  during  the  week  so  I  will be  wrapping  up  going  out ! 

Last  weekend  I was  at  our  sons  basketball  game  early on  and  then we  Had  our  friends Crystal  and  Brian  and  their  2  kids over  for  Pizza   and  game  night! The  kids  are  also goo  friends to ours. They  brought  a  game   called  what  do you Meme  where  you add  a  funny  caption to the look on  the  persons  face  that is up.   We also played  giant spoons  , a  quickfire game where you use  a deck of  cards , you have to be the  first  to  get  4 of  a  kind and  when  you  do you subtly grab  a  spoon  and  wait for  the  others  to notice  as  their heads are  buried in the  cards. There is one less  spoon than players  so someone misses out each time , each time you miss out you  get  a  letter , start spelling the word  S p o o n s . You  can play it with a  few  cheap plastic soup  stirrer  spoons and  a deck of  cards. 

 On Sunday  we  did online  Church , then  it  was  a quiet  evening   and  getting  ready  for  school.  We now  have  3  out of  4  kids  back Thank God!    We  had Volleyball , softball basketball and  Church class to   get  kids to  in  evenings  during the   week. On Friday  the  two of us  had  date  night at  a  local tap house. It  was  great to get  out  as  husband and  wife!   Last  night  we  visited  our  friends  Brandon  &  Josette   and  had  couple  time  and  played  some  games.  

 

 

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Have a safe week, Terri xo.

Dress of the week January 23rd !

Good  morning  Ladies ! As  January  rolls  on we  are  getting  typical  winter  temps  and  weather  for  Minnesota.  Yesterday  morning  was  3f  with  wind ! It  did  warm up later  in  the  day  though. Today is  starting  off  at  10f   and  we  are   promised   between  3  and  6  inches of  snow. I  hope  the  weather is  nice  where  you are ! 

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Last  Saturday  I  went  to  my  son’s  first basketball  game ! it is  a local  league and  he  was  playing against  one of his  best  friends . I  was  chatting  to  his  friends  Mom  during game  so  the  rivalry  was  not  too  intense.   He is  liking it  but is  working on the  finer  skills of  the  game and  trying  to   do  better at  them. 

The  rest of  Saturday  was  spent  doing  chores  around  the  house (never  ending  right!)  On Sunday we  did Church online  again   then in  the  afternoon  watched  some  football.  Two of  my  blogging  friends  teams  were  in  opposition! Mackenzie and Courtney  The  Chiefs just  beat out  the  browns !  Congrats  Courtney, very hard  luck  Mackenzie. 

Monday  was  Martin Luther  King  day, what  an inspirational  man  he  was. It  was  also  my Mom’s   birthday, happy distant  Birthday Mom!!Tuesday  our Kindergartener and 2nd  grader  started  back in the  classroom! I am  so  happy  they  get  to go  back , with distancing procedures in  place. Now  there  are  2  at  home , and  they will  return  in  mid  February.   The  rest of  the  week  was  pretty  straighforward. 

Lower  bath remodel!! 

As  promised  last  week  here  are  the  completed  lower bath  Pics !

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We added the same floor covering we used in the upper bath from last weeks post. We added wallpaper on one wall , what do you think? The linen cabinet is existing . We took out our pedestal sink and put in this new vanity cabinet and top along with new faucet. We took out the old medicine cabinet and replaced it with this new recessed one. The shower has a sliding door but it is a dated brass and the curtain looks better in my opinion to cover it! You can still see it peeking out .

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Have a  lovely  weekend  and  week  ahead everyone, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week January 16th !

Good morning Ladies how are you today? Welcome from a wet/snowy /slushy Minnesota . Usually it would be just snowy but our temps have been higher than usual and we have been getting some rain also. We got a few inches of snow . It is supposed to get cooler over the coming days. I see that the record high temp today for instance is 37f or 2.7c set in 2006!!

I did not post last week , time got away from me I guess. It was a pretty relaxing weekend overall though. We got the 2 bathrooms completed that we were working on though. You want to see pics now !? I will post the basement Bathroom next week.

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I think it came out well ! We added new heavy duty linoleum floor covering . Also we put in a window that had never been there before , then decided to go with a wallpaper on that wall. We also repainted an off white/light blue color. You can see the doors and cabinet are a traditional stain finish but we wanted to add white trim with maybe painting the doors at a later date. This is a shared bathroom , the door on the right is our Master bedroom. A few years ago we put in the double sink, that was a great help! It also has a bathtub with shower and shower stall. I had never seen it before we moved in. The shower stall has a door but it looks better with a curtain as it is a little dated! We added curtains and accent pieced on walls and above toilet.

The kids start going back to school next week ! The 2 little ones go on Tuesday , they are excited to get back. Then our 5th grader is the following Monday with our middleschooler starting in early February. We can hope for normalcy to return bit by bit . Our restaurants also reopened last Monday , I am excited for that!

This morning our son plays his first basketball game! One parent can attend and we will swap as he has 2 games total.

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Wishing you all a beautiful week ahead , take care, Terri xo.

Dress of the week January 2nd !

Good morning Ladies! It felt strange typing in January above but we are indeed in a new month and new year ! I am happy for that and looking forward to better days ahead and getting back to some normalcy as soon as it is possible to safely do it .

It has been a week of pretty much staying home for the kids since Christmas, usually they would be going to friends houses during Christmas vacation , or they would come here to play with the newly delivered toys or games. We are making the best of it and they are playing nicely among themselves for the most part!

The weather has been pretty good for this time of year , we had snowfall during the week, about 4 inches , we are living in a winter wonderland as per usual in Minnesota!

Over the past 3 days we have been renovating our basement bathroom. we put in new flooring , wallpaper medicine cabinet and vanity light . All done by ourselves , its nice to have a handyman ! Pics to follow in later post .

We are going to relax today, The kids go back to distance learning school On Monday and possibly in school later in January.

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Happy new year everyone, best wishes, Terri xo.

Dress of the week December 27th !

Good morning Ladies , its hard to believe but we are now 2 days 0n the back side of Christmas day! The celebrations do go on though until the 6th of January, the feast of the epiphany.

The kids finished school ( distant learning school) on Tuesday until the 4th of January . We did a movie night and they got to stay up later! Our little guy was ready for sleep when it was done. On Wednesday it was quite a day! It snowed 5 or 6 inches but had strong winds also so it drifted ! The temp was 0 degrees F but the wind made it feel minus 24F or minus18C with a windchillt of minus 31! We didnt stay out much that day!

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On Christmas eve we did a bunch of prep , cleaning and decluttering for hosting Christmas day with ourselves and my in-laws . We also had an aunt so there were 9 of us. 2 families were not able to make it, one where my Sister-in-law is a radiologist and didnt want to expose anyone, the other is my brother -in-law and his wife are expecting their first baby in April and didn’t want to expose her.

The kids got up early and Santa had indeed visited, its good to know he is immune to and pandemic issues! There were games , educational fun books and some electronics gifted , of course they also got spoiled by grandparents, aunts, uncles on all sides!

We sat down to eat at 1:30 and had a lovely afternoon of food and chat. We lost 2 Grandma’s this year but we are thankful that we were all staying healthy in the year that has been 2020. We get to put it in the archive very soon and can hopefully look forward to 2021 as a better year.

Yesterday St. Stephens day. as I grew up calling it was a relaxing day at home , in the afternoon I took the kids sledding but it was not perfect conditions due to the fresh snow that didn’t get packed yet. Our friends came over for game night , we played smarter than a fifth grader on our new Alexa( who knew you could !) and also music quiz from all the decades, it was fun! We finished with the giant spoons, I recommend it, so fun!

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Wishing you all a happy new year , I am ready for it , take care, Terri xo.