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New York, New York

AWWWW NEW YORK.  Such a wonderful place!  So much culture and SO MANY people. I love going but I also getting to come home!

My husband had never been so we were the “typical” tourist over the long weekend!

We stayed at the Double Tree In Times square and here is a summary of everything we did!

Thursday- Walked around times square… Ate lunch at Carnagie Deli [HUGE sandwiches] and tried out a pub and went to the mets game!

Friday- The weather was all over the place but we headed for Wall Street and to the Pier area.  Got to the One world Trade Center, so amazing but so sad reflecting on how that day changed our lives forever. Then we went to the Pier area! Sat and had a drink with a wonderful view and then ate lunch at a food truck park! We tried  and it was AMAZING! Then we headed back to change for dinner and a broadway show!  We ate at Carmines and saw Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester.  SO MUCH FUN!

Saturday- We got up and went to see Barndard College at Columbia Univeristy where AOII was founded! Then walked to see Central Park! We went to meet my cousin and stopped by Radio City Music Hall and 30 Rock. We met up with my cousin and ate lunch in her neck of the woods then ventured to see the Empire State Building.  Then ventured for some Juniors Cheesecake!  After that she left and we decided to see an off Broadway show called Avenue Q…. HILARIOUS!  Of course we were starving afterwords so we went to a hole in the wall to get some true NY Pizza…. MY FAV!

I wore my Fitbit on the last day and we walked of 25,000 steps and 10+ miles! SO CRAZY.  We loved it and hope to visit again soon!  Below are a few fun pictures!

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#100daysofhappiness: Days 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, & 90

It is that time again to update the good ole #100days of happiness!  After this adventure ends I will pick back up on more unique posts!

Over the weekend my oldest friend came to town for a visit! I have known Kate for over 21 years… sheeeeeeesh!  You should follow her blog Prairie Yuppie! She owns a ridiculously cute boutique in Stillwater, OK and competes in beauty pageants!  While she was here we ventured around Fort Worth, and  went to the Colonial! The quote below is our friendship… we could sit for hours and not say anything and be comfortable…. BUT lord knows we can chats each others heads off too!

True Friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable- David Tyson Gentry

Colonial was so fun! We had access to a few tents and the weather was perfect! We got to spend time with old friends and new friends and it was FABULOUS!

Belli [Facewash]-  No, I am not pregnant but I have been having TERRIBLE breakouts but I don’t want to start medicine or anything ridiculously harsh on my skin.  SO I have been searching for things that will help my face.  I LOVE the philosophy clear line but wanted to try something new.  I found rave reviews for this from NON pregnant people so I thought I would give it a whirl! And I LOVE it.  Doesn’t smell and really gives you the fresh and clean feel! It really has reduced my break outs… right now I only have one pimple…. a month ago i had so many I couldn’t even count them all!

Cherry Coke Zero is a serious problem I have.  I love it and it really does help curb my coke cravings especially in the summer when I crave it even more! Cue Rascal Flatts singing Mayberry.  I don’t drink it everyday but I like having it around when I am have a sweet craving!  SO YUMMY!

Kate and I decided to treat Mark to homemade breakfast after he put up with us hung out with us all weekend.  Omelets and bacon… can’t.beat.that.

Also, I have gotten to take advantage of working from home and some amazing weather by laying out with my laptop in hand!  I LOVE it! Stay tuned for a blog post about the highs and lows of working from home!  Should be funny…. at least for me.

Hope y’all had a fabulous weekend!

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#100daysofhappiness: Day 69, 70, 71

I love my Celestial Green Tea it is definitely a great afternoon pick me up! Can’t help but love my animal print mug!

I also got to attend a fabulous YMCA breakfast event called the “Chairs Roundtable Breakfast” on behalf of the Westside YMCA. My husband is on the board but I love getting to support such a wonderful cause in our community!  They have some BIG things happening! Plus, the breakfast was AMAZING!

The other item I love and that makes me happy are thank you notes! I love giving and receiving them! I was just talking to my MIL (shout out to Bard she reads this :)) about how many people do not write these and how it makes us so angry sometimes! People don’t even acknowledge gifts these days! I try to take the time to quickly write them whether I receive a gift, go to a dinner or just want to send a quick thanks for a good deed! So many people who surround me go above and beyond what is expected and I want them to know I appreciate it.  I will get off my soap box now!

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#100daysofhappiness: 65, 66, 67, & 68

To help with an over abundance of pictures/post every so ofter I am going to do a mash up of pictures…. Love me some pic-stitch!

Over the week my Fitbit band broke but their staff was on it and sent me a replacement and were awesome!  I also went to Target and splurged on some colorful ones!

I found this Camelbak at TJ Maxx for $12.99…. Done and Done!

On Saturday I volunteered for the Walk to Cure Arthritis and raised money.  Click to donate if you want to find out more! Such a wonderful event and I was able to take pictures on the field at Globe Life Park in Arlington! I hate selfless but I just HAD to take one!

It got HOT this weekend in Texas so we ventured to Sonic and you can get Nerds in your slush now…. HOW AMAZING!!

Hope you all have a fabulous week! OOTD coming SOON!

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#100daysofhappiness: Day 60, 61, 62

Weekends seem to be so tough for me to keep up with this! I take pictures but never get the time to post!

So instead of back dating a zillion posts thanks to pic stitch here are my pics from over the weekend!

-We went to a great Agricultural charity event and this centerpiece made me laugh!

-The air show was happening this weekend and We enjoyed it from our own backyard!  LOVE the Blue Angels! Such a cool thing to watch!

-Finally at said charity event we bought [another] Yeti Cooler! We love them!  Also I love my Piggly Wiggly Koozie!

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Hope y’all had a great weekend!