Miscellany Monday & Other Randomness

Ready for some Miscellaneous and some Randomness on this lovely Monday?
Here we go!

Turning 1 in just 11 short days.

The Royal Baby.
Was I the only one obsessing about what they were going to name him?
That 2 days of waiting was a killer. Ha! I kept checking various websites to see what the name was going to be. The odds were that it was going to be either George or James. I was pulling for James since that is my dad's name and Luke's middle name.

Welcome to the world, Prince George. 
My friend Anna {who I have blogged about here and here}is so close to bringing her son home from Africa! She is having an online auction (on Instagram) this Tuesday night to raise funds. People have donated items to be auctioned off. One of the items is a $25 Target cards that I donated. So, if you shop at Target and are going to spend money there anyways, bid on it! Plus, tons of handmade/etsy shops have donated items.
This is from Anna's Instagram  @simplybeautiful100
Be sure and follow her and check out the Auction on Tuesday night!
Or, you can always buy some of her awesome & natural body products. 
I LOVE her foot scrub & foot salve...It has saved my feet this summer. 
Click HERE to shop!

The 2013 Summer Salad Swap is tomorrow, July 30th!

I can't wait to share my salad with you! We had my salad for dinner (again) last night.

I have been invited to be Hormel Foods Extended Family Preferred Blogger.
What does that mean? They send me stuff  to review!
“In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving product, coupons, giveaways and promotions. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own."

This month they sent me a bunch of their new sandwich wraps, called REV.

 They come in 8 different flavors.
Ham and Cheese - ham, cheddar cheese & soft white wrap
Pepperoni Pizza - pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese & soft white wrap
Peppered Turkey - peppered turkey, mozzarella cheese, Italian herb wrap
Meat Lovers Pizza
pepperoni, spicy salami, Genoa salami, mozzarella cheese & soft white wrap
Italian Style Ham smoked ham, mozzarella cheese & Italian herb wrap
Hot Pepper Ham - ham, hot pepper cheese & soft white wrap
Italian Style
pepperoni, Genoa salami, mozzarella cheese, Italian herb wrap 
Spicy Italian Style spicy salami, mozzarella cheese & Italian herb wrap
Kevin brings a peanut butter & jelly sandwich EVERY.SINGLE.DAY for lunch at work.
I always give him a hard time and tell him that he is like a 5 year old. 
I am so glad Hormel sent me some REV's because now Kevin has taken these to work for lunch for the past week. They are packed full of protein and a much better option than PB&J (especially for a guy in his 30's. Ha!) Kevin is a fan!

Pinspired is this Thursday!

How is it almost August 1st?!?!?!
Summer is more challenging for me with my outfits because let's face it....I am mostly in my swimsuit. But, I do have a couple cute things I have worn this month!
Link up those Pinterest Inspired outifts with us!

Our garden is going CRAZY, especially our tomatoes. This is my tomato harvest one day last week.

Tomatoes galore! One of my favorite things to do with the girls is to go into our garden with a container of hummus and just pick tomatoes off the vine & dip in hummus. SOOOO good. Yum.

Speaking of our garden going crazy, besides tomatoes, our cucumbers have been growing out of control, so I decided to make some Homemade Pickles!
So easy & so good! I need to blog the recipe!

Candy Crush.
Still addicted.
Anyone else?!?!
Kevin is dominating and level 202. 
 I'm stuck at level 147
#freakingjelly #candycrushproblems

The last week and half for our family was CRAZY.
It started with the girls getting the stomach flu when we got back from Tahoe. Then Luke's poop-a-poolza. Then Kevin had to have an emergency root canal on Wednesday. And then another one on Friday. And, I had to take Kate to Urgent Care on Friday evening for a random eye infection.

 Never a dull moment!
I am the only one that didn't have anything random happen.
#knockonwood #crossingmyfingers #drinkinglotsofwine

The good news? It's a new week! Happy to have last week behind me! Yikes!
Happy Monday, Friends!

And, don't forget to enter the $100 Fandango Giftcard Giveaway HERE!

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  1. Bless Kevin's heart-I had to have a root canal last week and it was seriously not cool (and expensive as all get out!). I hope that he does not have anymore pain.

    And I hear you on the candy crush. What is even worse is that I love it and I am terrible at it. Cooper has to get me past the hard levels! Yes, he is nine.

    I hope that your week in Tahoe is much more relaxing than the last!

  2. Yay for salad swap. I need some new recipes!! Our tomatoes are finally starting to ripen. We've had so much rain this summer that all our cherry tomato plants died. :( I've been curious about candy crush but I really don't need another "time sucker" in my life.

  3. Ha! Love your hashtags!
    Isn't the royal couple the prettiest people you've ever seen? They are both so beautiful to me!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. I'm stuck on the same level for like a week now... It sucks.. Can't believe your little man is going to be a year already. I started reading your blog when u were pregnant with him.. Time flies!

  5. Would love for you to share your pickle recipe.... Luke's photo shoot is precious!

  6. you are awesome. Thanks so much!!! :)

  7. Would love your pickle recipe! Just pickled my own that are ready today. Never have done it "non-canning" so I hope they are delicious!

  8. Can't wait to see how the pickles turned out...we eat jars of them here.

  9. hey sweet woman! your garden is in hyperdrive. WOW! so delicious looking. and, WHAT?! it seems like he was born last week. insane.

  10. I have been stuck at level 147 for a month now! Those dang jellies! Those bombs! I have serious problems!



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