Dress of the week May 1st!

Good morning Ladies and welcome to the first day of May!! It is the feast day of St. Joseph the worker. I am hoping for a really spring like and sunny May after a pretty wet April which was great for the growth of all the pretty flowers ! Last weekend we even had snow flurries !

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Last  Saturday   our  daughter  had   volleyball   again  I did  not  go  with  her   this   time ,   again . They   left  at  7am  and  were  gone  nearly 12  hours. They  played   6  games   and   placed   2nd in the   tournament!  They  went  out  to  eat on  the   way  home   a s  a   special  treat!   I  went   with our  son  to  first  holy communion  rehearsal  in  the   morning.  He  will  receive  the   sacrament   tomorrow .  It will  be   so  nice   watching  all the   boys  in their   suits  and  the   girls  in their  white   communion  dresses!!   Later   on  Saturday  the boys   played  with  their   friends  Easton   and  Amelia. Their  parents  came  over   for  a   bonfire   after  dark as  they  were   picking  the   kids  up.  We  had a   little  adult  playdate  too, why  not!!  

On Sunday we went to Church for the first time in person since covid came in. It was nice to get back after all this time. All the distancing protocols were adhered to and there were no issues. Soon after church we went on a 90 minute drive to see the kids Great Grandpa at a local restaurant to him. It was the first time he was able to get out of his assisted living house also since covid. The last time we got to see him was October for his wife’s funeral. My Father-in-law and his sister had been able to see him though. We are looking forward to seeing him more !!

On Monday our  8year old  woke up at  4am really distressed , having  a  barky  cough  and  throwing up a  little . I  took  him to the  ER immediately . On the  way  there  he  started to feel a  bit  better.  They diagnosed  him  with croup  and  gave  him  a steroid  injection to fight it.  He  was  better later in the  day . 

 On Tuesday  Baseball  and   softball   was   cancelled  due to  rain .  Wednesday  was a   much  better  day.  I  was   able  to  get  my covid   shot , it  went   smooth  and  no   side   effects!   Thursday  there   was    softball  and   baseball . Our  son played in  his   first   scrimmage  and  got  2    hits! 

Shout out ! 

congratulations  to my  brother-in-law  and   his   wife on the   birth of  their   first   child  , a  healthy baby boy born last  Saturday night   called  Stanley!! We  are   excited to meet   him  and  are likely  to do  so   at  a family  get  together today! They are  75% certain they  will  be able to attend it!!  But  with a  newborn there  will not  be   any pressure on them . 

Also  a  shoutout to my  blogging  friend  Steph and Dan who are  expecting  twins in November!! 

Please  rate out of  10 this floral garden fit  and  flare dress see   here

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Have  a  beautiful weekend   everyone, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week April 24th

Good morning Ladies , How are you today ?

On  Saturday  morning  our  daughter   had  Volleyball early, I was  the  one  who  got  to  stay  home this  time  with   the  other   3   kids! They  left  at  6am!! I was  ok   with not having  to  travel   an  hour . They  went to the  mall of  America  afterwards  to  find  items she  needed.  Myself  and  the  boys had  a  nice  morning and afternoon at  home, they got outside  for  a  bit  as  the  weather  was   really  beautiful. At  4 pm  our  old  neighbor  and   his Daughter  came over  to visit. She is  a  sweet  13 yr  old , we  love  having  her. She  is  an only  child  and  thinks  of our   kids  as  family  which is  so nice. We  barbecued   and  had  a  nice  evening with  a  few drinks for the  adults . She  slept over  , they  were up a  bit  late  but it  was  ok  on  a Saturday night !!

On Tuesday  our   8 yr old  started   baseball  for  the   first  time!  He  was   excited  to  do it   and   did   very  well. he  goes   Tuesdays   and  Thursdays   so  its  is   going  to  be   busy !  Wednesday  our  kids   had  their  last   church  class of  the   year. Thanks  to all the   volunteer  teachers   for  all you  do,  God  Bless  you! 

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Last   evening  two  friends  came  over ( these  ladies even brought drinks!)  and  we  made  spring  rolls !  They  were   so  good. They  are really   fun to  be   around !   Today our  daughter  has  volleyball   and  some   friends  might  be  coming  over  later  also.  As  we   speak   My brother -in -law  and  his  wife  ar e in  the  hospital expecting  their   first  baby!!  We are  awaiting  news   soon I  hope!!! 

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Please  rate out of  10  this  short  sleeve   wrap  front  maxi  dress  see here

Have  a beautiful  weekend, Terri xoxo. 

Dress of the week April 17th!

Good  afternoon  Ladies! It  is  a beautiful  day  here in Minnesota it is  58 f  right  now  with  hazy  sunshine, just  the  right  temp  for  this  writer. We  had   dreary  and  wet  days  during  the  week  but it  has  given way to everything  getting   so  nice  and  green. Flowers   are  starting  to  bud  which is  so   exciting!

 

 

I would love this view everyday!!

Last  weekend was  nice  ,  we   did  not  get  up  to  anything   crazy but  just  some   family  time. And of  course  chores , always chores!!   On  Monday the  kids   went  back  to  school   after  spring  break.  Some  were   not  ready for it  but   they  are   back into it   full  swing  untill  June 8th.    It  will be  here   before   we  know  it.   

  Last  night   we   went  for   dinner  at  our  local taphouse,  they  are   such  fun  places, have  you  been  to  one? It is  nice  to  sample  local brewers  offerings .    This  morning  our  son  had  a  first  communion  workshop  that I  took  him  to.   Later our old  neighbors  are  coming  over  for   dinner  and  a  few  drinks.  Their  daughter  is  doing  a  sleepover  which  will be  fun  for  the  kids. 

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Have  a  lovely  weekend  all, take  care  , Terri xo. 

Dress of the week April 3rd

Good afternoon Ladies ! Welcome to my first post of April. We are having a lovely week here weatherwise since Monday. The sun has been shining even though the it has been a little on the cool side with some winds. I will take it though!

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As I mentioned last week our son Had a friend birthday party at a nature park on Sunday. It was really nice out for a socially distanced get together. There was a guide to give them great nature facts and they all had a fun time! They each went home with little goody bags ! The week was pretty standard apart from the fact that our daughter is back at school full time. It is nice they are all back, only a little over 2 months to summer vacation. The week also is Holy week , the most important time of the Christian church. From Holy Thursday to Good Friday and then the ressurection from the dead on Easter Sunday. It is a beautiful finish to the week.

On Friday our  car  was finally ready to pick up after  a  few  parts were ordered  wrong or  delayed. We were ok  as  we  had  their  nice  rental  to  drive in ! Also on Friday  we did  some  packing of  boxes   in  anticipation of out  move  in  the fall.  It is  amazing  how  stuff   builds  up  so  quickly  in  a  short  space of  time!  Then in the  evening  we  went to airport to pick up my in-laws after  their  few  days  in Las Vegas. Today  I  made  some  blueberry muffins  for  breakfast, I have to say they  came out  good. Also there  was  some  much  needed   laundry completed, Yay!! 

Tomorrow  for the  times  we  live in  it  will just  be  us 6  for   Easter  Sunday  dinner. We plan on having an extended    family  get together in May.   I would  like  to thank  you all for  the  lovely  comments  you  sent to  me after  seeing  a  recent selfie  image of  me ! I don’t  post  too often  but it is  nice  to put one  in  every now and  again, I appreciate you all!!! 

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Please  rate  out of 10 this Floral print ruffle flouce  wrap  dress for  Easter  and  Spring ,  see here

 

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Wishing  you  all  a blessed  Easter , take  care  everyone, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week March 27th

Good morning Ladies ! As you join me we are experiencing our earliest spring in a number of years. Usually at this time we have snow on the ground still and not a sign of grass, but this year it is now uncovered and greening beautifully. The sun is trying to peek through this morning.

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Last  weekend  our  Daughter   had  a  volleyball  tournament  on  Saturday. It did  not  go  as  they  planned  as  they  came  up  against a  more  experienced  group of  girls  but it is  good  to  learn  from it  and  move on. We  also  went  to  the  5th  birthday  party of  our  neighbor  Italia.   Happy Birthday Italia! It  was  nice  to  spend  time  with  her  and  her  family in these times   we  live in.   Her  Mom  had  not  originally figured on  having a  party  until Italia  reminded  her of  her  sisters 5th   birthday  2  years  ago when she  was  3! 

 

  On  Sunday  we   did  online  church   early   and  enjoyed  the  sunshine  for the  rest of  the   day.   Monday  and  Tuesday were very wet    days   but  we  are  seeing  the  effects of  them  now.  Thursday  we  had  a  birthday of our own, Liam  turned  8 , hard  to  Believe ! After  school  we  went to Buca’s restaurant , he  got to pick!  The  food  was  so  good   and  they sang   him  happy birthday !   He  got  some  nice  gifts, one of  them  being  a   beginner  drone  which he is loving !  

On Friday   I brought our  car  in  to  have  brakework  done  ( I think I made  the  right decision, what do you think?!)  I got  a loaner   vehicle as it wont  be  done until Tuesday they said .    I went to the  mall for  something  different, it is  so sad  to se e the  number of  small  businesses  closed  down in there due  to  covid.   I  browsed  some of the  stores  , checking out  their  spring  collections!   It  was  a  good  workout  doing  all that walking!   We  went  to  a  local  country  restaurant  for  dinner  last  night . 

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Today is  starting out  relaxing  but  there  are  projects  to  do also!   Tomorrow after   Palm Sunday church  Liam  has  an outdoor  party at  a  park . There  are   about  13  friends  coming and the  weather is  due to be  nice  and  sunny. 

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Please  rate out of 10 this  ruffle  cape  sleeve  maxi dress , see  here

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Have  a  lovely  weekend   everyone , see you next  week, Terri xo❤

Dress of the week March 13th!

Good  morning  Ladies as  we  move   quickly   towards  mid March already! The  month is  going  so  fast, I think it is  down to  the  beautiful early  spring  like  weather  we  are   getting  here.   After  one  day of  heavy  rain, it  has  been really nice  and  sunny since. The  first day of   spring is  approaching! 

 

 

 

Looking forward to this sight!!

Last  Saturday  half  the   family (myself  and  the   3  boys)  went  bowling  with our   friend  Brandon  and  his  daughter  Maddi .   Our  daughter  had  volleyball. Bowling  was   fun  and I did  not  have  one  gutterball! But to  be  honest  we   had  the  bumpers  up for our  youngest . I still did  pretty  good for  me!   We  got  appetizers and  drinks and  it  was  a fun  afternoon.  Sunday  was   quiet with online  Church . On Monday  evening  we  had our  meeting  with the  builder  to go over all the  nuts  and  bolts  to   building  a   new   house! A lot of it  was  over   my head  but  we   got  it  done! 

 

On  Thursday  morning we met  with the   designer  lady and  picked out  everything  from  shingles  to  tile   grout   colors! It  was a   bit   nervy  making  the   decisions  together , and sometimes  not , but  we  did   it  done  again  and  now  they  can order  everything  and  hopefully  start digging  the  foundations  soon! 

This  morning  I took  the  car in to get  an oil  change  at our local  auto  garage. 

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After  the  oil  change  I had  a  hair  appointment  with  my stylist  Michelle.  We  got  chatting  about keurig’s  and  kitchen  appliances!   Then it   was  home  to do some  laundry  and  now its a  bit  of  relaxation! 

Please  rate out of  10  this floral   shirred   waist  dress  see here

 

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Enjoy  the  rest  of  your   weekend, Terri xo.

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.

Please rate out of  10 this soft  magenta  fit  and flare  full  skirt  dress, see here

 

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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. 

Please  rate  out of  10 this full  skirt   classic  fit polka dot  dress see here

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. 

Please  rate  out of  10 this full  skirt   classic  fit polka dot  dress see here

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. 

Please  rate  out of  10 this white  mark Destiny  sweater dress, see here

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Enjoy the  rest of your  weekend, Terri xo.