August 14, 2013

Thankful = Happy (Insta-Gratitude Week 33)

So many things that I'm happy about this week.  Problem is - I did a bad job taking pictures this week.  I got one each day, but there were some additional things I didn't get.
  • I'm currently watching Orange is the New Black and finishing season one, so I'm grateful for Netflix :) 
  • An evening with Brent & Kirsten where the boys worked on a mini construction and Kirsten and I were able to just catch up on the deck.
  • Housewarming party for our friends on Friday night.  So happy for them and their new home.  It is beautiful.
On to my beautiful photos:

Even though we lost at bar bingo last week, it was so nice to catch up and have good quality time with Annika & Katie.  Maybe we closed down the establishment on a week night... it was such a great night.

1 - A bracelet from my 5 year old niece.  Now I just need an occasion to wear it to.
2 - Cupcakes from Nadia's.  I'm not sure what took me so long to try these, but they were the perfect dessert for my mother in law's birthday party with the family on Saturday
3 - Abita Strawberry - just when I stop looking for you, I find you... and I love you.
4 - Goodbye blue paint.  We have accomplished a TON.

1 - The best mail day ever.  I received my goodies from Fifth and Mae and my tickets to Fitz and the Tantrums the same day.  I love mail.
2 - August in MN.  The weather has been unreal, the state fair is approaching and I'm soaking in every last minute of summer that I can.

So, what are you grateful for?  Come and share - I have LOVED reading other posts about this over the last few weeks.

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  1. These are fantastic things to be grateful for! Enjoy your week.

  2. I need to find that strawberry Abita!

    I have been searching for ElderBetty, with no luck.

    That is a pretty snazzy bracelet! My nephew made me a feather necklace for Christmas. It is quite the statement piece.

  3. Any day with any kind of mail is always awesome! And I totally hear you on the weather- there may have been some crazy storms and hot days in PA but yesterday was the perfect most amazing summer day and it made me nostalgic for this summer already.

  4. Those cupcakes look to die for. And love nights closing down the bar!

  5. Love that quote! I keep hearing so much about Orange is the New Black!!!

  6. Bar bingo???? I need to visit that bar, pronto. Do you win money?

  7. Don't you practically hear angels sing when you crack open the Abita Strawberry bottle? Holy yum!!

    Happy Huuummmp Daaaaaay!

  8. abita strawberry, pretty much the one beer i tolerate!

  9. That lager sounds amazing!I am so hunting it down! Happy Hump Day!

  10. I LOVEthat bracelet from your niece. With the purple and butterflies, it looks like the perfect lupus awareness bracelet!

    Must try that beer!

    Happy Hump Day, thanks for hosting a fab linkup!

  11. Joe and Stan's in St. Paul has theeeee best bar bingo. We close that shop down when we play. And may or may not have to call the special cab service that drives your car home for you. Genius idea. If you ever use it, ask for Eric. He's swell.

    I am going to attempt to link up with this. Right now. Hopefully I don't get distracted. Summer causes me to have severe blogging ADD.

  12. i love this!

    and isn't orange is the new black such a fantastic show? everyone was going on about it so when i started watching it, i inhaled the whole season in 3 days!

    Vodka and Soda

  13. What do you think of Orange is the New Black? So addicting, right?


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