Life Lately

Happy Friday!  Yes, indeed it is a happy Friday as this is a 3 day weekend for us.  We have a teacher workday on Monday and I always take those days off, so yippee skippy.  Sunday is my 23rd wedding anniversary and while we never really do anything super special to celebrate the day is special to us anyway.  Since life has been a little crazy in these parts as of late I figured I do a little round up of what’s been happening behind the scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am writing this post on Wednesday night, sitting in a Panera on International Drive.  I have a perfect view of Kraken, the rollercoaster at Sea World.  My son Collin and his friends are at an ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) mentoring program.  If you have kids interested in these fields look for this incredible program in your area – it is FANTASTIC.  What’s not fantastic?  The hour drive we had to make to get here, nor the 2 hours I have to hang out down here until it’s done.  I love my kid, I do.  You know what else I love?  Washing my make up off and putting my jammies on around 7pm.  That’s of course after I have washed the dishes – in the utility sink in my garage #kitchenreno.  Oh well, I’m making the best of it.  Eating my favorite salad at Panera – the Green Goddess Chicken Cobb Salad – holy yum – an unsweetened iced tea and a cookie (I’ll eat it later) and of course working on the blog!

There are actually a few things that have happened recently that are more positive.  Our school collected food for families who needed help after the hurricane.  Once school started back up again we noticed one of our buses was empty and when we realized this particular neighborhood still had no electricity and no water it made sense.  We realized parents didn’t want to send their kids to school since they hadn’t bathed, huge eye opener.  This is a picture of me with our principal and assistant principal – also known as my fellow lunch duty buddies!  Oh, and FYI the woman is the principal because hey, girls rule!

Because we like to keep things fun at work we try to plan something for our staff once every quarter.  Since anyone could do a Halloween event I suggested Oktoberfest.  It was so fun!  We served root beer, cream soda, and pretzels.  Decorations were purchased through Oriental Trading and we played polka music. I wish I had a picture of the tables cause they were cute.  I also put conversation starter tokens on each table to give everyone something to talk about besides school!  Sometimes it’s nice to just sit and talk with your co-workers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was able to stop in Target and found a few things worth noting. First up this super cute military vest. Th equality is exceptional and it’s priced well at just under $30. It comes on grey and olive, I’m wearing the grey in a size small.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two big trends this Fall are embroidered everything and velvet. These embroidered jeans are fabulous! They felt great, the colors are pretty and they were $32. They run true to size, I am wearing a size 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see in the picture I’m wearing an almost blush pink top with the jeans. I couldn’t find the exact one to link but this is similar. I needed a small and they only had a medium, it was too big but it sure was cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life lately has also included lots of golf, Collin is on the golf team and it’s been a very busy season. When people ask if I’m going out to dinner with my husband for our anniversary I kinda laugh. Pretty much every night around here is date night. Nolan is off at school and Collin is either at golf or robotics. The boy is never home. This weekend he has a robotics competition I’ll be taking him to all day Saturday and then the homecoming dance is that night. There’s no school Monday but he has a district golf game. On Sunday he’ll be finishing up college apps – life with a senior is BUSY!

Alright friends, thanks for sticking with me. I hope you enjoyed a little update on life lately. Make this weekend marvelous!

xo,
Kellyann

XO,
Kellyann
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    • Kellyann
      October 13, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Oh yes Nancy, they were fun photos! We love to have a good time whenever possible. I’m hoping the jeans will go on sale and then I’ll scoop ’em up!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  1. Andrea Nine
    October 13, 2017 / 6:29 am

    You have been busy and I love that your team at school is dedicated to giving, you all are so cute! Yay, you found the VEST, isn’t it great! I LOVE the jeans! Oh I tell ya, no matter how old these kiddos get, they keep us busy! So happy you have a 3 day and I’m raising a glass to a happy 23….a most precious and gorgeous couple!! xo

    • Kellyann
      October 13, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Yes, my friend, it’s been such a busy October already. That vest is amazing, I should have bought it. I have a green one from Nordstrom I got years ago and paid way more for – the Target one is much better. May have to get it in grey. I didn’t buy the jeans either because I am hoping they’ll go on sale but they were so good. Dang it Target, too much stuff I want! Yes keeping us busy is what they do and then when they leave I’ll be so lonely. Thank goodness I have the blog to keep busy! I am looking forward to the three day weekend and toasting 23 happy years – thanks friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Jaymie Ashcraft
    October 13, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Enjoy your weekend!!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      October 13, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks Jaymie, you too!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Michelle
    October 13, 2017 / 8:04 am

    I love reading your blog – it is just like having a conversation with you in person!!!! Love the rose jeans – might have to check out a pair! ❤️

    • Kellyann
      October 13, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      Thanks Michelle! Yes, I tend to write like I speak so the blog is really like a long one sided conversation – ha! I hope you get to come down soon, let me know so I can plan to be off!
      xo,
      Kellyann
      p.s. give my love to Geoff!

  4. October 13, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Ooooh! I might have to go get that vest! I have been wanting one and that one doesn’t look too bulky. Plus the price point…really good!! Love that pink lace too, so cute, sad you couldn’t find in your size! Also wow life is busy! Funny how you say every night is date night 🙂 yay! Happy weeekeding friend!!

    • Kellyann
      October 13, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Sarah if you need a vest you should get that one. I like it better than the one I got from Nordstrom about three years ago. I paid way too much for it! I may have to get the Target one in grey, it’s so good.
      I know it’s hard to imagine because your kids are little but once they’re gone it’s like being newlyweds again. Except I miss my boys!
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your precious family!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. October 13, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Happy Anniversary! Hubs and I are hoping to see 23 years ourselves in April, God willin’! ? You are the perfect party planner! Made a Target run myself and saw all the goodies you mentioned! Such cuteness! Have a great Fall weekend!
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    • Kellyann
      October 13, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Laura, didn’t 23 years go by fast? Holy cow! Target is addicting isn’t it? I hope you have a great weekend too, I am ready!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. October 13, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I have another friend that loves the Green Goddess salad at Panera. I need to try that, especially since my fave summer salad (the Watermelon & Feta) is gone now! I LOVE those embroidered jeans, I like that it isn’t overdone. Have a great weekend!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      October 13, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Yes, Carrie, try that salad! It’s not too high in calories either which is a bonus. Years ago I used to eat the Thai Chicken Salad at California Pizza Kitchen and then I found out it had over 1,000 calories! Yikes!
      I am hoping the jeans at Target go on sale soon, I love these but I don’t want to pay full price. Fingers crossed.
      Have a great weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. October 14, 2017 / 12:03 am

    Happy anniversary!! Hope you have a great weekend. I have that same vest, but I bought the green one. Target has really upped their clothing game lately. I just bought a cute pair of embroidered jeans from Old Navy and I love them.

    • Kellyann
      October 15, 2017 / 9:48 am

      Thanks Lana! I tried on the ON embroidered jeans but they were too big and didn’t have my size in store or online! Ugh!!! I had a $25 rewards card so I really wanted to get them there! Target has done a great job with their clothing I just hope they keep their prices affordable. I’ve seen a few things that are higher priced and I refuse to pay more than $30 on clothing there. Guess I have a hard time throwing a plastic hanger into my cart along with my milk and eggs! Ha!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. Susan
    October 14, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I just love those open toed booties! I wanted the ginger brown and they were all out during the sale!! I went ahead and got regular ginger booties but I really still want these!!!!

    • Kellyann
      October 15, 2017 / 9:44 am

      I am kicking myself for not getting them last year! I thought they were too pricey so I bought others that were less expensive but they were uncomfortable and tore up my feet. I ended up donating them. You get what you pay for sometimes, right! Keep checking, they may come back in stock, I hope you get them!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. October 15, 2017 / 4:10 am

    Looking amazing in those jeans Mrs R, what a super figure you have! And oh, your nails! Mine only grow with the help of shellac these days :-(.
    Thanks for sharing what’s been happening in your world lately, well done for all that good work. Is your son going to to be an architect? It’s one of my dream jobs ( and you do NOT want to know what the others are!).
    Hugs for a good #kichenreno day and a cosy jim-jams evening, x.
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    • Kellyann
      October 15, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Yes, my son has dreamed of being an architect all his young life, ever since he was 3! Crazy huh? He’s super talented in all things he does which is just crazy to me. On Saturday his robot took first place in the Vex competition and his score qualified him for the State competition already. This is crazy, last year he qualified after about 5 competitions. I feel like engineering may be better suited to his skill set. Tomorrow he plays in the District golf match. Here’s the thing he has been playing for 4 weeks. The coach saw him playing with some friends and recruited him on the spot to be on the team. He asked us to buy him a set of clubs and we laughed and said no, eventually we did buy him a set at a garage sale for $10! Ha! And now he’s unseated the top players and took their spots at Districts. I feel badly for the boys who’ve played all 4 years. Collin just has some wicked spatial skills and sees how to line things up perfectly. While I can’t even cut a straight line nor draw one with a ruler, I have zero spatial ability. Not even kidding. I wish you could meet him, he’s a sweet and humble boy. That’s what I like best about him.
      Okay, so there ya have it my friend, way more than you wanted to know!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. October 15, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I love the theme with your Oktoberfest event at school! How fun! And those embroidered jeans are super cute! Can’t wait to see how you wear them!

    • Kellyann
      October 16, 2017 / 8:25 am

      Thanks Laura! The Oktoberfest event was fun and unexpected we had a great time. I didn’t buy the jeans the other day because I didn’t want to pay full price and now they’re 20% off with Cartwheel so I’m headed back to hopefully get them. I’m afraid they’ll be out of my size – ugh! We shall see!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. October 17, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    What a fun Oktoberfest! You are so dang cute. P.S. I also love the mural in the hall on the wall at your school. I’m heading to Target to look for those jeans. I’ve been on the hunt for some embroidered ones and those are totally cute without being over the top. Of course I’ve been eating so much I feel like a need a big girl size. I’m about ready to throw in the towel and accept that I’m 5o and fluffy…LOL A big HUGE RESOUNDING YES to taking off my face and putting on my jammies at 7:00. We are truly 2 peas in a pod. Love ya’ girl! XO
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    • Kellyann
      October 17, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Hey girl! Can you believe that mural? Four high school girls painted it! They designed and painted it over the Summer for FREE!!!! Our PTA bought the supplies. It was my idea but they designed it, I am thrilled and in awe over the talent.
      Girl, you better run and get the jeans. With Cartwheel they’re 20% off! They run big so size down and you, my friend are not 50 and fluffy you are 50 and FABULOUS!!!!
      Yes, I felt sick on Sunday so we did absolutely nothing to celebrate. My husband worked on kitchen stuff. We’re so romantic, lol! You and I are definitely two peas in a pod, oh how I’ve missed you!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  12. October 24, 2017 / 7:45 am

    You are so cute….I love you in your glasses! Oktoberfest theme was a great idea and I’m kind of thinking I need to wear that outfit this week while we still have some cooler temps!
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    • Kellyann
      October 24, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Oh Shelly I have a love hate relationship with these glasses! My distance vision is great without them but I can’t read a thing without them. They’re progressives but since I never wore glasses until I hit my mid 40’s they just feel weird. I tried contacts but that was a disaster. Oh well it could be worse! For what it’s worth I like the style of my glasses I’m just not used to seeing myself in them, ha!
      The Oktoberfest theme was so much fun! We are supposed to be 20 degrees cooler later this week – I am STOKED!!!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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