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Love Weekends: Almost Birthday

Tilling the gardenMy birthday actually falls on a Tuesday this year which isn’t the best for celebrating. I also have a big presentation that day for instructors and a VIP dean at my school. So this weekend was more of a celebration than I am planning for my actual birthday.

Tomato sproutsI had off work on Friday, so George and I started my garden. I was so thankful that he was there to help. Tilling is hard work!

Baseball GameOn Friday night we went to see the local minor league baseball team, the Mudcats play with friends. Their mascot is a catfish. So southern. Tickets are only $5 and they even have gluten-free beer. It’s a good time.

photoSaturday we headed way out into the country to a pow-wow. The dancing was rained out, but most of the vendors were still there. I scored some insanely beautiful jewelry. George even bought me this gorgeous ring for my birthday present. It’s so lovely. Pretty sure it’s going to be an heirloom piece.

For Easter Sunday we visited my parents and my mom stuffed us with all kinds of delicious food. I must admit that I’ve been feeling a little down and stressed out lately, but this weekend had a way of bringing me back out of it. I have so many people who love me and I will soon see another birthday and another year of life.

love and almost birthdays,
melanie

Frugal Friday: Cheapness and Health

I've spent much of the past week sick in bed, but at least the view is nice.

I’ve spent much of the past week sick in bed, but at least the view is nice.

This week I’ve been battling a nasty cold. You know the ones. Those colds that wake you up sweating. Those colds that make you spend most of the day with your sweaty palms glued to a box of tissues and all you want to eat are Popsicles and soup. Those colds that can only be healed with television marathons followed by marathon sleep sessions.

I knew that I was getting sick before we boarded the plane back home from Memphis on Sunday. I just knew it, but I was too cheap to buy overpriced Airborne from the airport or take any other preventative measures. I know that those preventative measures don’t always work, but man, oh man, I wish I hadn’t been so cheap and just bought the damn stuff.

Sometimes frugality is a good thing. I don’t need that new bag or that cup of coffee, but sometimes frugality takes a nasty turn into cheapness, I pay for other preventative health measures like regular doctor appointments and a gym membership, but I cheaped out this time and now I’m paying for it. My health is one thing that I never, ever want to discount (pun intended.)

What’s something that you don’t “cheap out” on? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie

 

Happy Birthday, George!

Austin food trucksToday is my hunk, a hunk, a burnin’ love’s 30th birthday. In celebration of the big 3-0 we are headed to Graceland! I’m taking a few days off from the blog to celebrate, rest and relax with my favorite guy.

Elvis has left the building (until Monday).
love,
melanie

Survey Winner!

Random Number

 

Thank you everyone for taking my survey. The results will help me to create a blog enhancement plan and I could not be more grateful. As for the drawing… the winner is… Erika from Rejoice for the Day! Erika, as the 21st survey responder, ¬†you won a very special prize pack from me! So, lookout for an email, so I can get your mailing address.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous weekend. I just started the seeds for my vegetable garden yesterday and I will be frolicking in Saturday’s nice weather.

Do you have any plans for this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie

Follow Me!

Screen shot of PinterestOne of the things that came out of the survey is the fact that I’ve never mentioned that you can follow me on social media. I guess it felt kind of weird and maybe a little narcissistic. But I need to get over it. Self-promotion is key in this business of life.

Speaking of life, some people like the more “life-ie” aspects of my blog and that’s totally cool. You can get yo’ fill of the life stuff by following me on social media. I have follow me buttons on the right sidebar on this page, but I know some of you read this blog in a RSS reader and may not see the buttons. So here are all the ways you can stalk follow muah!

Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
Google+

I’m most active on Instagram and Pinterest. I’d also suggest following me in your favorite RSS reader. The one I personally use is Bloglovin’.

See you on the interwebz.

love,
melanie

Thank You!

Photo c/o John Ashcroft on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theilluminated/

Photo c/o John Ashcroft on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theilluminated/

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to fill out my survey. I’m incredibly grateful. You all are so positive and encouraging. After a doozy of a weekend, it was such a treat to read your lovely comments. I’ve got so many ideas swimming around in my noggin’ and ya’ll made some great suggestions for this little square of the blogosphere. I’ll keep the survey open until Friday (3/21) in case anyone out there still wants to take it.

Thanks again! I’d give everyone out there an ice-cream cone if I could.

love, love, love,
melanie