Dress of the week February 15th

Good morning Ladies, I hope you are doing well! We are warming up here after getting down to minus 15 F ( minus 26 C ) on Thursday and Friday. It was sooo cold! It is 25f now which will feel great when I step outside . WE got about 5 inches of snow last Saturday into Sunday . Last Saturday evening we went out for a double date with our neighbor Brandon and his Girlfriend Josette ( I heard on the grapevine she might become more than that soon….!) We went to a Mexican restaurant about 15 minutes away and after that went to a brewpub we like where they offer board games , we played apples to apples which is so fun! We got home in time before the snow started. Sunday we were able to get out too Church, attendance was down a bit though.

This week went pretty normal , I am taking it easy as I have a head cold and some coughing . The boys are going to a movie this afternoon with their Great-aunt , they love it as she spoils them! I hope you all had a nice St. Valentines day!

Please rate out of 10 this rose print stripe cotton ruched dress see here 

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Have  a  beautiful  weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 2nd

Good morning Ladies and happy Sunday to you! Welcome to February and a step closer to Spring. According to Punxsatawney Phil (breaking news!) Spring is on the way! All I know is that there is always 6 more weeks of Winter in Minnesota ! I have to say though it is an unusual Winter this year , there is plenty of snow on the ground but the temperature right now is 45F . I will take it. Yesterday February 1st was the first day of Spring in Ireland and by mid February the Daffodils are starting to rise from the ground.

As I said in my last post our little guy stayed home from preschool on Monday . We took him to the doctor and turns out he had a sinus infection , he is on medication and doing much better. Our Daughter got a nice surprise Yesterday ( I knew already in advance!) when her Grandparents surprised her with a trip to Las Vegas! ( they will be keeping her away from the casino’s !!) It is more family friendly these days. They leave on Thursday night February 13th and return on the 17th . They plan on taking each Grandchild somewhere as they get older.

Yesterday was a quiet day at home, this morning we went to Church and had a pancake breakfast afterwards, so good! We will watch the superbowl later , I will root for Kansas City as my friend Courtney and her husband Jake are fans and are attending the game!

Please rate out of 10 this star print crepe banded empire dress. See here :https://www.eshakti.com/shop/Dresses/Star-print-crepe-banded-empire-maxi-dress-CL0072708

I have customized it from the original.

Have a beautiful week, Terri xo.

Dress of the week January 26th

Good morning Ladies ! I hope you are having a nice day. I was busy Yesterday and did not get to post. Last weekend we watched some football ( congrats to the Kansas city Chiefs Courtney!) on Sunday after Church. We definitely had a relaxing day ! The Monday to Friday routine was pretty normal until Friday when our little guy had to stay home from preschool suffering from the flu. Saturday early was a day of laundry (yay!) And kids play dates., picking some up and dropping some off! On Saturday evening we went to Applebee’s to meet my mother and father-in-law, and my brother-in-law and his wife and kids. They were in the area after attending the boat show. I am still not sure if they are going to purchase! We will see in the months ahead. On Sunday after church our six-year-old went to his friends birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. They always have a good time there. Now you are up to date!

Please rate out of 10 this Scarlett black floral print ruffled dress .

Have a great week , Terri xoxo.

Dress of the week January 18th

Good morning ladies! On this the third weekend of the New Year I am finally writing a new post . I am sorry I did not get to write over the last few weekends I have been having laptop issues. I got a new laptop but did not like it so send it back. My next one is due to arrive on Tuesday so for now I am writing this from my cell phone. The last few weekends have been busy.

On New Year’s Eve we stayed home and had some friends over. They brought their kids and we played a bunch of board games which was so fun. They did not stay to ring in the New Year as it was getting late for the kids. On January 2nd the kids went back to school and everything was back to normal. 

Think Spring Terri….!

Last weekend we visited the kids great-grandparents( my in-laws) the one Great Grandma fell and broke her arm a while after Thanksgiving and we had not got to see her. So we seen her and her husband, and we drove about 10 miles and got to see the other great grandma. It was 8:00 in the evening when we got home but it was a very worthwhile day.

On Monday night during a snowstorm we went to see our daughter sing for her school choir performance. She is 7th grade , and they are getting better all the time! Today we received our new grey sectional couch for the basement! It looks great and finishes off the improvements we made there .


Please rate out of 10 this ruffle frill floral print wrap dress see  hereShout out! To my wonderful mom who turns 82 years old today ❤❤❤

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of your weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week December 28th

 

Good morning ladies how are you doing today? I hope you all had a really nice Christmas.

Last weekend was spent pretty much getting ready for Christmas and for going to my in-laws on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve morning and the kids woke up the stockings were full! Santa knew they wouldn’t be there on Christmas morning so as is his tradition he stopped by our house a day early. They also had a few presents to open!

At about 3 p.m. we left for the 2-hour Drive. It went really well and there was no need for any bathroom breaks, yay . We got there a little late for Christmas Eve Mass at their local church. We had a nice evening of food and games. There was also more presents to open! On Christmas morning we went to mass for the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It was really cute the priest had all the kids come up to the manger area during his homily and explain the birth of Jesus in their terms.

After church more of the extended family started to arrive for dinner. We had some great food and chat and spent a lovely afternoon together. We packed everything up and we’re ready to be on the road again at 7 p.m. We had extra stuff to bring home than what we arrived with! The few days since Christmas have been pretty quiet as there is the flu going around and we don’t want to contaminate others. I think we are getting close to being over it now though!

Please rate out of 10 this floral embellished dupioni belted dress, great for a new years party ! See here


Wishing you all a very happy 2020 with lots of good things to look forward to. Thank you all so so much for following me throughout the year with all your kindness ❤ Terri xo.

Dress of the week December 21st

Good morning ladies! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Temperatures have started to improve since last week it is 19 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 Celsius. It is a warm-up! By tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the late thirties .

Last Sunday after church that was a Christmas party with a light lunch and the kids got to make over 20 different crafts. They had fun gluing and glittering and pinning on various items!

This week has been busy with last-minute Christmas preparation. The kids finished school yesterday, we went to see our Pre-K son perform in the little Christmas Pageant, it was cute. The kids also brought little gifts for their teachers in appreciation for all they do.

We will leave at around noon on Christmas Eve to go to my in-laws for Christmas . We usually go to Christmas Eve church and then stay over the following day. What are your plans for Christmas?

Please rate out of 10 this Chelsea dress with cute pleats and high-waisted band.

Wishing you a merry and blessed Christmas Terri xoxo

Dress of the week December 15th

Good  morning  ladies !  How  are  you  today?  As  I  type it is -6f  or -22c  with sun. It is  the  same minus  temps it was  last week  with an ever increasing blanket of  snow forming on the  ground . We  had  a few  small  snowfalls  during the  week . At least the  sun is  shining , I will take  that small victory!

Last weekend  was  pretty  quiet  for me , with housework  and  a  little  shopping.  The week up until Friday was  pretty uneventful . We went to our local Mexican restaurant  on Friday night , taking our daughter’s Friend with us.  Saturday    Morning there  was  more housework ( go figure!)  In the afternoon we  went to the mall to meet the extended  family . ( my father -in-law arranged a  guys night out  at  the monster jam  truck  event at the vikings stadium )  and the Girls hungout at  the  mall for a  few  hours . Win win for everyone !  It was  close to midnight  when we got home after  the two groups  met up again .  Today after Church there is an arts and crafts  Christmas  party for the kids.

My Christmas decor:  as promised to you who asked  here are pics of our Christmas decorations !

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countdown board!

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village 2

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fireplace

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hutch area

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The snow family!

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our tree

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Nativity of Jesus

I hope  you enjoyed  a  look into our  home !

Please  rate out of 10  this polka dot embellished double breasted dress, see here

Have a  fabulous week , Christmas is  creeping up on us , Terri xo.

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Dress of the week December 8th

Good morning Ladies !  I am a  day late writing this week , I got a  little  busy yesterday  with the kids  and household stuff. Last Sunday after Church we  surprised the kids  by telling  them we were going to Great wolf Lodge  Waterpark for the  day and  staying overnight in the hotel! They were  very excited  , they had Monday off school, an extension of the Thanksgiving weekend.  We packed up and  arrived  there at 3 pm, the room  wasn’t ready until 4pm  but they wanted to go in the park so badly they changed in the locker rooms . I waited until we got to the room to get into my swimsuit though.

We swam , tubed , slid, paddled for an hour and  a half then went to Perkins  for dinner .  Then it was back until 9pm when the  waterpark  closes. We came back to the room cleaned up watched some tv then eventually sleep ! The room had two sets of bunkbeds and a queen for us.  We used the park again the next morning after  having  breakfast  and  had to then check out by 11am. There was  a lot of fun had! Tuesday was back to normal for all . The week went by quickly to Friday . We are having a quiet weekend  , the kids had some playdates Friday and Saturday , Our Daughter had a  sleepover Friday night.

Today after Church  our monthly Pancake breakfast takes place. It is also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception  of Mary .

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Presents under the tree (not ours, not yet!)

Please rate out of 10 this red Quincy dress with self belt and wide bow at the back . It has  a princess  bodice and a nice midi length , see here

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Have  a lovely rest of your weekend, Terri xo.

Dress of the week November 3oth

Good  afternoon ladies! It  is  the  Saturday of  Thanksgiving  weekend and  we  survived yet  again hosting  for our  family !On  Monday afternoon  we  both went  to the  elementary school to see  our  son  play the  ukulele in their  last session for the  year. He likes it and is interested in getting  his  very own. Tuesday  was  spent  getting  the  house  spick and  span ( well more spick and span than usual!) in anticipation for people coming on Thursday.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning it snowed 5 inches , the kids  had  the day off anyway which was  good. Last minute  items were  picked up  to be  ready  for  the  big  day. The kids  stayed  up late watching  a  movie  which helped them sleep in the  next morning.  We did a bunch of food  prep   and  people  started arriving around 10.30 . They had dishes to heat up after driving . There were 16 in total including us 6.  It was  a lovely time together  with good food . We are all thankful for another year together.  People left by 6pm  and it was  a  quieter house again ( its never totally quiet here!)

I did not go black Friday shopping . Instead on Friday morning we transformed the house from fall  to Christmas decorations, and put up the tree. The kids helped this year in a  big  way. They were excited to! We baked Christmas cookies  trying to start a  tradition  going forward . They were all decorated in unique ways by  the kids. Our neighbor Maddi came over to help also ( she is 6 months younger than our  Daughter  and her parents  split a  few years back unfortunately  and spends 7 days at each house)  We had  Lasanga  in the evening and maddi and her Dad joined us for it. We got another 4 inches of snow overnight , so it truly is  a winter wonderland  all before December 1st!

SHOUTOUT!!!  This is for Courtney and her Husband Jake   who through  her blog announced  she is pregnant  and are expecting their first  child in May See her post here congratulations to both of you!

Please rate out of 10 this Nina Leonard lace up sleeve  sweater sheath dress   from Kohl’s see here

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Have a  lovely  weekend  all , Terri xoxo.