Fabulous Friday 2023, XX & XXI

Happy weekend! Here we are the end of May and the official start to Summer!

Last week was busy with the May birthday week. We celebrated some of my favorite humans, Em, Teddy and RyRy. I made a red velvet fly fishing cake for Teddy, a pink cookie cake for Em, and RyRy let me off the hook with a bought cheesecake because his meal request was very labor intensive. I made him lamb ragu hummus, Greek Saganaki cheese and labneh.

My little garden is going strong. Need to get my veggies hardened off and planted. We thought about moving houses and so I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it but we are staying here for now.

Had a picnic with the two R girls this week. We ran some errands.

I went on a bird watching adventure with my friend last week. It was delightfully cool in both temperature and birds.

My brother and I went on another Cahaba Lily adventure but the water was too high/ I was too chicken to try to cross and get closer to the flowers.

It was a packed but fun filled two weeks.

Grateful to celebrate the people I love, beautiful garden flowers, and fireflies (saw my first ones of this summer tonight).

Happy weekend! Enjoy!



Fabulous Friday 2023, XVIII and XIX

Happy May! It’s a upcoming birthday extravaganza over here.

Apparently I took both my nailfies at the gym the past two weeks.

RyRy is a hockey fan (originally Chicago). We have recently adopted a second team, the Canes. I of course bought Hartford Whaler gear because duh, whales. (The Whalers became the Canes.) I drove 10 hours to get this shirt for RyRy. Just kidding I drove 11 hours to see my family and picked up the shirt on the way.

I spent almost a week with my cousin twin, her husband, their twins, my aunt and cousin. It was baby snuggle delightful. It was heaven basically.

We explored their beautiful, expansive new to them garden.

My niece gives the camera kisses and it gives me life. That little eyeball coming in. I’ll never forget this time.

RyRy got me early Mother’s Day flowers. So thoughtful.

Avocado watch 2023 continues.

Grateful for baby snuggles, bright nails, and plants!

Happy weekend!


Fabulous Friday 2023, XVII

Happy weekend!

I’m so excited to have Saturday off tomorrow because I’ve worked the past four weekends. We are going to try to go on a family adventure to something I’ve wanted to do for years.

I almost yelped in joy in the garden today!! LOOK!!! Baby avocados!!! How tiny and cute!!!!

My flower tower is flourishing! I also got my hummingbird feeder up and hope to get my bird feeder back out tomorrow after a cleaning.

New gym kicks. I love these shoes if you need any good ked like styles. I wore my other pair in Cali and maybe Canada too.

If anyone see these anywhere let me know!! They also have pineapple and mango flavor. I’ll take any flavor.

Grateful for fiends that help your clean/organize, gardens, and cozy book reading sessions.

Happy weekend. I hope it brings you what you need!



Fabulous Friday 2023, XVI

Happy weekend!

Got some flowers in my Greenstalk this week. I really want to set up a timer drip watering system for my pots. I don’t know where to start even. I’ve watched one YouTube video on a flower bed one.

I finished another diamond art. It is therapeutic to me.

Turns out you can get ice cream during breakfast as CFA. Watermelon mint frosted lemonade for the win.

I got a new little setup for my seedlings. RyRy is thrilled that this is set up in the living room, ha!

Very proud of my hard earned weight lifted callouses.

Grateful for my weighted blanket, my brother taking me to the gym, and colorful flowers to brighten the world.

Happy weekend. I hope it gives you exactly what you need- rest, peace, play, joy, laughter, a paycheck, whatever your heart craves.



Fabulous Friday 2023, XIII- XIV – XV

Happy weekend. It’s need a slow few weeks yet also busy. I have worked the past two weekends and work this weekend as well.

My little garden is slowly growing.

If you workout then get Summer Snow is it all canceled out? Also Teddy came over to play board games one night and I won. This is the only game I can somewhat consistently but not always beat RyRy on.

In case you didn’t know the watermelon mint lemonade is back and this time they do a frosted version.

Some nails from recently.

I visited this little love this week. We played with bubbles, went for walks, cooked, snuggled, went through Tate’s makeup.

We had a small celebration for M becoming a big sister.

I got RyRy a treat in my way home and he got me one on his way home.

Grateful for M snuggles, a car to drive, audio books, a cold Diet Coke, and my body can move.

Happy weekend!



Fabulous Friday 2023, XII

Happy weekend! We are in for some rough weather tonight. I’m not looking forward to it. I’m going to try to nap before it gets here.

A tiny sprout on the First Day of Spring.

Finally got some good jars for my bath salts. I like to take fancy bath salts and mix with regular epsom salt to stretch them a little further.

Watched this sweet girl play softball earlier in the week. It was chillier than I expected. She had a great hit and scored!

Today I’ve been sad and anxious, so I took my own advise-sunshine and fresh air. We explored the area around the UA arboretum a bit.

This podcast is about weight loss but I think it’s so helpful for negative self talk regardless of what context and for getting stuff done in life. Warning she does use explicit language but the content is excellent.

Finished another diamond art, good thing I have PLENTY that I bought on sale to pick my next one from. It really helps alleviate some focus on my worries. The repetition is soothing.

Grateful for payday, rain to water our gardens, a husband who tolerates my anxiety, and Alabama’s run as a basketball school.

Stay safe and weather aware. Sending comfort and love to those effected on MS.



Fabulous Friday 2023, XI

Happy Weekend! We are wrapping up astronomical Winter and moving on to Spring soon.

I took the latest cold weather spell to make homemade bread and soup.

I copied these nails from a group I am in on Facebook and I LOVED them.

Ry and I spent last weekend in Fairhope with Emilee. We had some seafood, played mini golf (which of us was the only one to get a hole in one…me!!), visited with friends who were on Spring Break, watched Bake Squad, and took care of her sick pup. We got baby Miller and the baby cousin twins, a baby sea turtle toy in FL last year on our turtle trip, and we happened to find one for BuBu this trip.

Some seeds tucked in and hopefully growing! Holding the flowers in for a few more days since temps are dipping below freezing at night,

Grateful for cozy nights, Dogwood flowers, a flexible job that allows me time to travel and spend time with the ones I love.

Happy weekend. Snuggle up with the ones your love for a cozy night this weekend before we transition to hot, hot, hot here in the South.



Fabulous Friday 2023, X

Happy weekend!

I finished up my adventures with my niece during the first part of the week. We went to the Arboretum which I keep wanting to call the Botanical Gardens. We also went to the Immersive Monet exhibit. I gave her bookshelves a Spring refresh. We bought our cousin, Embug a prize at the gardens.

I slept basically all day Wednesday. I did manage to get my hair done, workout and pick up groceries but that’s about it.

Im sad my ranunculus didn’t fair well. I honestly think they got too wet and rotted. The avocado tree is about to blossom. Im hoping to figure out a drip irrigation system I can install that run in between my flower pots for this summer. I love to garden but often travel too much to maintain it well sometimes. Most if my plants are in the Greenstalk or pots for ease of moving.

Couldn’t resist these beauties.

Grateful for my own bed, my workout buddy and a short direct flight to the people I love in Dallas.

Enjoy your Spring weekend. (Good luck springing forward.



Fabulous Friday 2023, VI, VII, VIII & IX

Happy mid week! I tried to get this written Friday but WordPress made some app changes so it took me til now to get it switched over.

March and welcome to all the spring blooms! Here is basically a recap of February.

I ended January and started February with a cold. It’s been a while since one took me out that badly. I even called into work which is rare for me.

The rest of February was jam packed with travel.

I went to Miami to help my sister and BIL with my niece while my sister was at a conference. We found the time to play and have some good food.

I managed to squeeze in a few days of work. Ryan and I had a low key Valentine’s. We both worked and I left him a big bag of gummy bears on the counter.

One of my ranunculus was thriving but most looked dead like the other pictured. My daffodils are coming in and so are some peonies. Hopefully they stayed strong in all my travels. Has anyone set up a drip system? I need step by step instructions.

What a fun end to February. We took our niece and goddaughter to California. We went to Muir Woods, Monterey Bay for whale watching, drove down PCH through Big Sur, then the last day did a quick speed through some San Fran highlights. It was chilly and the whales were not as plentiful as we hoped but we still had a blast.

This week I’ve been playing with my niece in Dallas. We have taken walks, had tickle sessions (she signs for “more” tickles), cooked soup, and read books!

I went to Hobby Lobby to get some diamond art 40% off but hit the jackpot as much of it was clearance priced. Luckily I have a checked bag that I brought some things here that will stay here so I can put them in the checked bag for the flight home.

February contained some good reads. The Starless Sea was great. I enjoyed The Art of Racing in the Rain WAY more than I anticipated. Verity was suspenseful and good and dark, not my usual cup of tea but I enjoyed it. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow has gotten good reviews around the internet and although I’m not into gaming (and I can’t honestly even pin point what made it so good) but it was a winner as well.

A pilot looped a plane around so both sides could see the Northern Lights, that is pretty cool!

Grateful for travel and fun and also for that getting to sleep in your own bed feeling. Grateful for the opportunity and financial ability to take our niece and goddaughter on an incredible trip. Grateful that my 19 month old niece still loves to snuggle with Tate and her giggles as she asks for more tickles. Also grateful for our Whalefie. (A selfie with a whale) see below!

Happy Midweek!



Fabulous Friday 2023, IV & V

Happy weekend and happy February!

Not much going on here. Work, rainy days, I contracted a cold that had me down and out most of this past week.

I did try some fun new nails, they are giving me Space and Zenon vibes.

Our garage door got a new motor so now it opens and closes with the remote rather than trying to run and jump over the sensors and under the door. I’m sooooo excited.

All the rain, so much rain. It’s depressing. Also I want to go check on my baby flowers. They are covered with frost cloth and under the green house tent to protect them from all the rain/root rot.

January reads. Yes I count audiobooks as reading I know some people don’t. I forgot to add stars to my favorites but pretend there’s a star on the first two. The Aubrey Gordon book was also fascinating and taught me somethings I didn’t know about minorities and weight and health.

We saw Hamilton! So well written. Also it rained as we walked to the car and drove home. Sooo much rain, so much cold.

I tired a new soup recipe to deal with the cold. It wasn’t as tasty as our beloved “Ian’s soup” aka Zuppa Toscana. I also made it when I couldn’t taste so seasoning could have been off so maybe it didn’t get a fair shot. There also for obvious not feeling well reasons was no homemade bread to accompany the soup like almost as we lay accompanies “Ian’s soup”.

Lots of good FaceTimes with this little firecracker who discovered Tatie’s bathroom drawer at her house. She apparently applied a cuticle pusher like lipstick and used an eyelash brush to dust the details of this chair.

Grateful for cold, cozy days; garage remotes, and fresh new babies-especially ones related to me.



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