Monday Meme Phone Dump

Hey hey you guys! We hope you’re having a fantastic Monday. We love to gush about the fresh start that a Monday offers, but we do both know that sometimes you might need a little extra pep in your step for some particularly sluggish Mondays. SO – we thought it’d be fun to share with you some of the memes we’ve collected over the past couple of days. Cause you know we love a good screenshot…especially one of a meme.  Memes always make us feel just a little bit better. 😉 These are in no particular order except that they were the last five memes that each of us screen shot and saved to our phones.

Enjoy, and let us know which ones are your faves. 😉

Rhonda –

Ashley –

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Rhonda –

This week, I was so thankful just to feel like putting clothes on.  Nothing amazing here or anything, but I am actually gearing up to overhaul my wardrobe so hopefully this weekly post will get a fresh look soon!

Tee: Dixie Pistol. Jeans: Old Navy, not available. Flannel: Zanzea – Amazon. Booties: KMart, not available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Ross. Jeans: Old navy, old AF. Shoes: Jessica Simpson. Sweater: Simply Couture.

Sweatshirt: Target [similar]. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: Converse.  Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Ashley –

Black on black on black on black…with a little leopard and camo mixed in. That’s how I roll.

T-Shirt: RATMM Shop Pants: Target … last year [similar] Earrings: N&S Gray Mosaic (not available)

Shirt: Kohl’s men section… from last spring Pants: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Black Cut Outs Shoes: [similar]

Jacket: Target Scarf: [similar] Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S White Cut Outs

Life Lately

Hey hey! It’s that time again where we look over the past couple of weeks and give you guys a glimpse into what’s been going on in our lives. Ready to dive in?

Ashley –

I was just looking back over the photos in my phone to kind of jog my memory on what exactly I’ve been doing, and I’m always embarrassingly shocked at the amount of screen shots vs actual pictures I take. LOL

But yeah, to all the things I’ve been doing. Work and school have been business as usual around these parts. Last week Cooper’s Dad and I totally thought that it was Mardi Gras. We’d been saying to Coop how he was going to have a long weekend. Then, I went over to my parent’s house that Sunday and mom informed me that I was totally wrong about what date it was. Mardi Gras wasn’t until the NEXT week (aka THIS week when you’re reading this). Oops. Thankfully, Coop just rolled with it and went on to school like it was NBD. 🙂

The weather has been pretty nice. We actually were able to go play at the park and even take a walk on the beach. I cannot wait for some warm southern weather. The kids and I are itching to spend some lazy off days down on the sand and in the water.

It’s crazy to think we are already knee deep in February 2018, because that means Coop’s birthday is just around the corner. He’s going to be FIVE. Like. That’s a big number. A huge deal. I just can’t handle it. He on the other hand? He’s super excited. We’ve already been planning what he wants to do, and he’s got a list of video games that he wants that is a mile long.

This past Friday night I got to have a little girl’s night which was super fun. And this coming up Friday night I get to see Rhonda since she will be in town seeing her brand new nephew!

Anddd that’s about it…what about you boo? What’s been going on in Fort Worth?

Rhonda –

We have had a crazy couple of weeks at my house and, like Ashley, I had to scroll back through my phone photos to refresh my memory.  Also like Ashley, I had tons of screenshots.  oops.

We had a super fun SuperBowl party with all of our favorite people.  I always enjoy hosting our many parties, but they can be stressful with all the buying and preparing food and drinks, cleaning before and after, and just hoping people actually come.   I gave myself a little grace with this party and we made it a potluck.  GOOD DECISION.  I was SO CHILL getting ready for the party!  Everyone brought something to add to the spread and they brought their own booze too.  My bank account was happy and everyone had something they love available to eat.

I always enjoy watching people’s kids play with kids their age, especially when they are kids who don’t get to do that often.  It’s so good for them!

 

My mom’s group and I had planned a night out – dinner and drinks and dancing.  Only four of us went but we had the best time.  We went to downtown Fort Worth, where we had dinner then barhopped.  I checked an item off my bucket list, dancing on the Coyote Ugly bar!

And then – THEN! – my sweet nephew Nolan was born.  We had all been waiting so long for this and I was sad to not be able to be there, but I am so grateful to my mom and my fellow new Aunt, Shelby, for keeping me updated!  My amazing sister-in-law was texting me pictures just a couple of hours after her c-section!  I love my family and so pleased to say I will be seeing them this week.  We are headed out to Mississippi by 5 am tomorrow.

Anyway, as usual our week involved some playing outside  and some crying.  I mean, if you’re 3 and you don’t cry for no reason, are you even living?

Over this past weekend, I had another dinner and drinks evening with my mom friends.  I had an emotional breakdown at the end, because I got all up in my feelings but it was fine.  We all talked it out and they amazingly still like me, so it was a success.

Stuart surprised me with a pile of presents that I am so so excited about!  I got an Aunt shirt I had been coveting, another addition to my Alex and Ani collection, and some tech accessories!

Now to go prepare for the wild adventure of taking 4 children on a long drive!

A Valentine Wish List

I love a good wish list, because damn I love things.  I am admittedly a little materialistic and gifts are my love language.  With that, it’s fitting that I am continually making lists of things I need and want.

Valentine’s Day being next week seems like as good a reason as any to tell you what I’m coveting these days.

Soma Drapesoft Jersey Tulip Sleeveless Nightgown – I sleep in the nude, but I love a good nightgown to wear around the house in the mornings or at night.  To be honest, I would head out for errands in this after tossing a denim jacket over it.

HONEY Graphic Tee – I love a good graphic tee and when I saw this one, I knew I wanted it.  It’s simple and perfect.

Nickel & Suede Earrings, in Merlot and Black (I wear Large) – I mean, I have a LONG list of these earrings I want for adding to my collection, but Black is definitely next.  I find myself needing them with most outfits.  I want Merlot too and it’s the earring of the month, meaning it’s on SALE!

Alex and Ani Queeen’s Crown Bangle – I started collecting Alex and Ani when Stuart and I started dating.  I haven’t gotten a new one in awhile, and this February exclusive is CALLING ME.

Hope’s Simple Side of Things Dress – I have been obsessed with this dress since Hope’s posted it on Snapchat a couple of weeks ago.  Such a perfect dress for Spring.

I could go on and on, but you have to stop somewhere, right?!  My Amazon list is also full of amazing items that I would LOVE to have.  Ah well, I will get there eventually!

What We Wore Wednesday

What’s up you guys!? Welcome back to our weekly post where we show all the things we decided to wear over the past week. We do this for a little bit of accountability on our part – and also to maybe offer some fashion inspiration to all of our amazing readers. 🙂

Anyway, let’s get to the outfits!

Ashley –

Jacket: Green Bomber from Target Shirt: Amazon Pants: Mossimo Black Jeggings [similarChoker: Target Clearance Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer

Cardigan: It’s old…i think it’s from WalMart? IDK Tho.  [similar] Shirt: Old Navy Clearance Pants: Again – I can’t remember…I’ve had them a while [similar] Earrings: N&S Black

Cardigan: Burke’s Outlet from last summer Shirt: Old Navy (HIGHLY recommend this T..I have four of them!) Pants: Old dark denim CATO Skinnies Sun Glasses: Sojos Earrings: N&S Signature Gold

Rhonda –

Dress: Amazon. Kimono: Summer & Rose. Stockings: Amazon. Boots: Target, not available.

T-Shirt: Ross. Leggings: Custom. Boots: Amazon. Choker: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Sweatshirt: WalMart Sleepwear. Jeans: Old Navy. Boots: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

So, anyone else ready to switch seasons?  Overhaul your wardrobe?

Crazy Aunt Rhonda

Growing up, under the influence of several super cool aunts, I assumed I would be a cool aunt someday and I looked forward to it as much as I looked forward to being a mother.

I wanted to be the crazy one, the eccentric one, the one who was a bad influence.

Having only one sibling, I knew I wouldn’t have a whole lot of nieces and nephews, but always just assumed I would have one or two.  Of course, when you are young, you take fertility for granted and certainly don’t understand the intricacies of conception and going your own way as opposed to following cultural norms.

I grew up in a small Southern town, where it was assumed everyone would marry someone of the opposite sex, then immediately have children.I definitely assumed that would be the way for both my little brother and myself.  You all know what happened to me by now (if you don’t, I’ll just say this – it wasn’t the “right” way), but you don’t know my brother.

He had 3 serious long-term girlfriends.  I loved them all and assumed every time that this was probably the one, because he was about “that age,” whatever that is.  Even after I had become my own person and rebelled against stereotypes, I knew that my brother was traditional.  I just kept waiting, but those weren’t the women he was going to make a life with.  Once he did find the right one, they got married and couldn’t wait to start a family.

As most of us know as adults, it isn’t always that easy.  They did conceive a baby though and finding that out was one of the best days of my life.  I think I cried happy tears for a week straight.  Then we found out it was a boy and I was absolutely overjoyed.  Having three boys, I know how amazing they are and I wish for everyone to have a boy before a girl!  Those girls are wild.  Sheesh.

Anyway, after what felt like YEARS of his incubation, TODAY Nolan Asher, the little boy who will make me Crazy Aunt Rhonda, should be here tonight.  His mama was induced and we are all just….waiting.  I hoped to make this post after his arrival, complete with a precious picture.  However, sometimes you just need to get the words out.  This was that time for me.  I needed to let out some of my excitement and nervous energy.

Crazy Aunt Rhonda is coming for you, Nolan.  Prepare yourself for a life full of inappropriate fun.

What We Wore Wednesday

Every Wednesday we give you guys a little peak into our personal fashion lives and show you just what we’ve been putting on our bodies. 🙂 Sounds fun right? Scroll on down to see the things we’ve been wearing lately!

Rhonda –

Tunic: Amazon. Leggings: old. Boots: Amazon. Jacket: Target, no longer available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede. Choker: Amazon. Phone Case: LBV Art|Society 6.

Top: Harper Avery Boutique. Jeans: Target. Boots: Coconuts by Matisse. Bracelet: KEEP Collective. Choker: Amazon.

Ashley –

Jacket: Target clearance last year White Tshirt: Old Navy (I’ve now bought FOUR of these in different colors. I LOVE them.) Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Rose Gold

Shirt: Mystique Boutique  Pants: Mossimo Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Gold

 

Eat Happy: Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches & Cheese Crisps

Welcome to our second post in the Eat Happy cook-through series!  Last week Ashley cooked some yummy stuff and I was excited for my recipes to be extremely simple on a week that I was busy and sick….

Then I got started.

First I did Cheese Crisps, since they are my 12-year-old’s longtime favorite snack and he was wanting to eat crap.  They are also quick and easy and I was going to use the microwave method while working on cooking their dinner.  Easy.

Eating cheese while it cooks is always necessary.

I made them into a large disc that I broke into fourths, but also made a few smaller round ones.

After I had their dinner made, I moved onto the peaches.  I knew going in that I don’t like peaches OR prosciutto, but Stuart likes both and I figured it would be good for me to try something new.  The recipe was very straightforward.  What could possibly go wrong?

 

I got out all of my ingredients and tools and well… it was a pain in the ass.  My peaches weren’t ripe enough, so they were hard to peel AND hard to remove the pit.  Once I got them sliced, I thought the hard part was over.  I mean, what’s so hard about wrapping peaches in a thin slice of meat right?  HAHAHAHAHA.

FML.

The prosciutto was hard to handle without it tearing, yet wanted to stick to my hands as I tried to wrap it.  So annoying.  I have never been so frustrated trying to make something so simple.

When it was done, I  tried one and passed the rest to Stuart and Claudia.  Cause, yep, still don’t like peaches OR prosciutto.  Stuart raved about them too, so if you’re into those couple of things, GO for it!

Life Lately

Heeey you guys! We thought we’d spend a few minutes this morning sharing with y’all about what has been going on in our lives lately. So, grab your coffee…or adult beverage…and hang with us for a while.

Ashley –

Let’s see let’s see… it has still been incredibly cold here on a regular basis. It literally feels like the LONGEST WINTER EVER. I’ve become that annoying person who complains about the cold too much. I can’t help it though.

Coop has still been rocking at school drop off…and just school in general. His dad and I decided to keep him at St. Al’s for at least one more year through Kindergarten. We think he is going to need the stability and sameness that will come with staying at the same school. Plus, he just loves it there. And so do we. Speaking of this week is Catholic Schools Week. Which just basically means they have some fun things planned for the kids and teachers. I guess it’s kind of like a spirit week.

What about Sophie? Well she is a little hot mess. She’s constantly into everything..like it seems as if sometimes she walks around trying to cause havoc just because she can. LOL I love it though. Also, her hair is at the point that it’s so long that I have to do something with it everyday. This is a stage that I both dreaded and looked forward. Having a little girl with long hair that you can style and play with is so fun, but the reality is that she hates it. It’s a struggle. A simple top knot with a bow is our easy peasy go to. It looks put together and her hair is out of her eyes: win win.

And me? Oh you know – same same. There’s been lots of shopping, meme sharing, working, and most currently trying to plan a trip in late February to go see my Boo Thing (aka Rhonda) in Fort Worth! I also experienced the traumatic event of trying to get a splinter out of the finger of my hysterical four year old little boy. I think we both have PTSD from that incident. Before Christmas I had a little accident in the Starbucks parking lot, and I was finally able to get my car to the shop to get that damage fixed the week before last. Then this past weekend my brother put four new tires on my car. And now I feel like I’m driving around in a brand new car which is super nice.

 

I think that’s most of the high points…what about you Rhonda?

Rhonda –

January seems to be just dragging on forever, if I’m being honest here.  Goodness, I can’t believe it’s not over.  Like, it’s shocking.

We celebrated Nick turning 12 this month, which was a hard pill for this Mama to swallow.  I feel like it was just yesterday that I became a mother, but I’ve been doing it A DOZEN YEARS?!  Jesus.  We had a great turnout for his Star Wars themed party.

 

We also VERY unexpectedly and suddenly bought a car.  It was so needed.  Six people don’t exactly fit into a Toyota Camry.  We got a Ford Flex and it’s fully loaded with things I didn’t know existed – things I didn’t realize I needed.  I am a little obsessed.  I may even do a whole blog post on the things I love about it.  I want to name the car.  Stuart is confused as to why that’s necessary.  Look, we already know I’m extra.

 

We got together for a much needed mimosa playdate with my mom group.  I had been missing those gals, as we all hunkered down to avoid the flu all winter.  Bless it.  Speaking of which, nobody in my house got sick through these freezing days, but now that it warmed up to 70 a couple days recently, I have a cold.  Cute.

We have been doing a lot of sitting in the driveway on nice afternoons, riding bikes and scooters and people watching.  We just got new neighbors a few houses down and I have been watching them carefully, trying to figure out if they are people we can befriend.  I have a longtime fantasy of having neighbor best friends.  This family seems to have a mom, dad, and two kids, but that’s all I can say for sure, as many people were in and out during the move-in process.   We will see!

What have you been up to lately?

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Hey you guys! It’s Wednesday again…and we are here to show you some of things we wore over the past week. We hope your Wednesday  is going Fabulously, and thank you so much for stopping by  to spend a little bit of it with us. 🙂 To the clothing…….

Ashley –

Cardigan: Target Scarf: Gift  [similar] Pants: Mossimo Jeggings Earrings: N&S  Gray Mosaic

Shirt: [similar] Black T: Old Navy Leggings: Lauren Conrad from Kohl’s N&S Earrings:  Black

Cardigan: Target T Shirt: RATMM Merch Shop Jeans: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Black Cut Outs 

Rhonda –

Top: Ross. Jeans: Target. Boots: Amazon. Cardigan: OLD AF Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Target. Harness bra: Amazon. Leggings: custom made. Boots: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tank: Walmart.  Cardigan: Old Navy, not available. Jeans: Old Navy. Ankle boots: KMart, old.