For the Win!

For the Win has been my new favorite saying for the past few months.
"For the Win" is also known as "FTW".
Occasionally, I would see people post FTW on their Facebook status updates & I had no idea what it meant.
Finally, after a month or 2, my curiosity got the best of me & I finally googled what FTW meant.
I found out it was "For the Win", like when something awesome happens, you end it with FTW!

So, here are a few things I have declared "For the Win" over the last few weeks.
(And, yes....many times I shout out For the Win! when no one else is around. It's fun. Try it sometime.)

First up...Starbucks opened up a new store a few minutes from our house. This shopping center opened up 3 years ago & there wasn't a coffee shop. Kevin & I have been saying for 3 years that they need a coffee shop and FINALLY Starbucks opened earlier this month. Last weekend we rode our bikes with the girls to it & it only took 6 minutes door to door......FTW!
The girls hadn't been to the dentist in over 2 years because our last experience was HORRID. I found a new dentist for them & this place is AMAZING. Both girls loved it & happily had their teeth cleaned. They had no cavities and the girls want to brush AND floss everyday now.....FTW!
I was cleaning out one of my old purses that I hadn't used in a year & guess what I found in one of the pockets? $40! FTW!
I won a giveaway on Kate's blog for a $40 credit to Crystal B's etsy shop.
My earrings & necklace came last week and I am wearing the earrings today!
Winning a giveaway & getting cute jewelry, FTW!
(image via crystal b's shop)

For over a year, I have been looking for an old fashioned wooden high chair that I can spray paint & use for photo shoots (for 1st birthday shoots) I have been searching & searching to no avail. I had pretty much given up. Then, out of the blue, earlier this month, I was driving to a bridal shower & I was running late. I was at a stop sign and to my left was a garage sale. (Side note: I have never been to a garage sale) As I am waiting at the stop sign, I see THE HIGHCHAIR that I have been looking for. But, I was running late to the bridal shower, so I knew I couldn't stop & I kept driving. Then, I came to my senses 30 seconds later, flipped an illegal U-turn and drove back to the garage sale. I asked how much she was asking for the highchair. She said $50. All I had was a $20. She accepted!!!
Highchair, FTW!!!!!!!! (can't wait to spray paint it!)
And, I must say, Crockt-ober was FTW for sure!

Every night this week, I am making a crock pot recipes. Thanks to everyone who linked up, there are over 35 crockpot recipes on the link up! Check them out!

Pumpkin Ice Cream from Trader Joes. Need I say more? FTW.
Several years ago, Milky Way came out with Simply Caramels. They were so good. Just chocolate & caramel. They lasted 1 year & then I could never find them again. That is until earlier this month. They are BACK! Milky Way, FTW!
We finally cut our homegrown pumpkin off the vine. This was our first time growing a pumpkin & it is huge! Homegrown Pumpkin, FTW!
It is ridiculous how long Claire's eyelashes are. She inherited them from Kevin.
Long eyelash genes, FTW!
Leaves turning orange & yellow and crunchy leaves on the ground?
Fall is here....FTW!
Last week, Claire's Cowgirl Party was featured on Apartment Therapy's Ohdeedoh site. FTW!
Also last week, the girls were sick & I had to take an impromptu day off work.
We hung out in our jammies until 11 am & did crafts. Lazy morning, FTW!
Claire still wasn't feeling well this weekend, so she stayed home with Kevin while Kate & I had a date day on Saturday. We headed to the Pumpkin Jubilee in our town. Quality 1 on 1 time with my oldest, FTW!
Kate (wearing last year's pumpkin shirt) sat at this table & we crafted for almost an hour. FTW!
I went to Joann's to get some fabric to make new pumpkin Tshirt's for the girls. It was crowded. I pulled number 91 for the cutting table when they were on number 68. It could have been a FAIL to wait that long, but while we were waiting, the nice lady in front of me gave me a 50% off coupon, so I got a yard of fabric for less than $2.00, FTW!
Sunday was spent dealing with 2 little girls who were still sick with nasty croupy coughs. Luckily, our doctor's office is open on the weekend & we got right in. FTW!
I have been wanting to see Bridesmaids since it was in the theaters, but we never saw it. I have been trying to get it at Redbox, but it is always sold out. Finally got it this weekend. Rebdbox $1.00 rentals, FTW!
And, finally...is there anything better by crawling into your bed with shaved legs & clean sheets? FTW!
Anything make you exclaim, For the Win! lately?


  1. Oh MEl... FTW! I love it. I hope you are on the mend. Target pharmacists are my bff's right now. Their little red bottles are my new bathroom accessory. Happy Monday. Thanks for the smile this morning.

  2. That's the identical highchair I got for E's first birthday shoot! I spray painted that sucker yellow and drug it into the woods and I LOVE THOSE PICTURES! It would also look so pretty in a field, too! Ah! So happy for you. I think I got mine for about $15-$20 also!

  3. i love it! i am totally jealous that your pumpkin got so big. mine aren't even the size of bowling balls. i am planting earlier this time. ;)

  4. this post made my monday morning and brought big smiles. i love the FTW! i am going to try it!!!

    i need to get on a pumpkin shirt for my little lady. how did this month escape me??? good thing i need to head to joann's to get fabric for some projects for her birthday party.

    i hope your sick girlies are feeling better. we've had the cough crud around here as well.

    happy monday!

  5. I don't even know where to start...those are all so great!!!! How awesome to find a few extra dollars, find the chair you were looking for, find some time with your girls...on & on. Enjoy all of your FTW :)

  6. This is so great! Enjoy your FTW!!!

  7. BTW, the high chair is great! Can't wait to see your photoshoots!

  8. those are all fabulous reasons to be FTW!!!!

    love that highchair it will be the perfect photo prop!

  9. I've always wondered what FTW meant and now I know. Thanks your sharing your great "FTW's". :)

  10. omgosh i love this FTW thing. i'm stealing it. did you love bridesmaids.

  11. I love all of that post! And I can think of one thing better than climbing into a bed with clean sheets and shaved legs... wink, wink... ;)

    Love the pumpkin shirt fabric and the one Kate's wearing to the Pumpkin Jubilee!

    Really wish you hadn't told me about the Milky Way caramels though... mmm!

  12. WAIT JUST ONE MINUTE...NEVER BEEN TO A GARAGE/YARD SALE??? Now, do you see what you have been missing out on?? I try to hit one up every week. They might be my favorite thing! So glad you came to your senses and turned around. shew!

    My FTW moment was ordering my Erin Condren life planner. I used the $25 I won from your blog (WAHOO!) plus a $10 online code I found and got the planner for $15!! FTW!!


  13. Ha! Love this post... in total agreement with the $40 find & Starbucks :)

  14. How fun! Love that..I need to start FTW :)
    Hope the girls are feeling better!

  15. I loved your the last line... i love shaved legs and cleans sheet the best feeling ever!!!!!

  16. Yes--those were all For the wins!! Glad everything is good in your neck of the woods: ) Have a great week!

  17. super cute post, FTW! and wasn't bridesmaids funny? also, i shaved this am. sheets are in the dryer. and am already thinking about going to sleep. miss you!

  18. this post was full of ftw joy! it is still warm in these parts hopefully our last year fall shirts will be making an appearance soon.

  19. All i can say is LOVELY just lovely! Cutie fam, sweet blog and BRIDESMAIDS!!!!
    So happy to follow along!

  20. I've got to get my daughter to the dentist. I'm sort of dreading it. Glad to hear your visit went well!

  21. great post! I had no idea what FTW meant until today :)

  22. so much for the win goodness! like for reals!!! i've never heard of ftw... i am so behind and a loser. ha!

    those earrings are gorgeous.

    i need to go look through my old purses. right. now. : )

  23. Fun posts with cute pictures (especially those earrings...LOVE them)...FTW!

  24. love target too- i'm stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to visit my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

  25. THANK YOU SO MUCH for clearing up what FTW means! I've been going through life only half understanding posts on FB for weeks now! And my pride wouldnt let me ask, or look it up. I feel so enlightened ;)
    Found you through Followers Fest.
    Punkin Heads and Dooda Loos



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