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Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy to be Alive, Because: 3 Day Weekends & Pumpkin Season.

1. I mean, It's a three-day weekend. Those are always extremely welcome.

2. I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season this week! My husband dropped me off at a store and told me to buy clothes and then waited in line for 30 minutes at starbucks. So he wins all of the awards, ever.

3. Gatsby's birthday was yesterday. We bought him a new toy and sang him happy birthday like twelve times. Totally normal.



4. I'm taking my first ever barre class today! I'm kind of terrified but also super excited. I've been told you won't be able to walk after your first class, but that doesn't really interfere with my plans to park it by the pool all weekend.

5. It's the last weekend of summer. Unofficially, but still. I always start fall on the first week of September. And don't give me the "but it's still summer, it's still so warm" business, because I live in Florida and it's going to be pool weather until Christmas. And I would like to have fall before then.

So cheers to sending summer off with a bang this weekend! And then moving on to pumpkin everything.


What made you happy to be alive this week?

36 comments:

  1. I always buy mums and put up fall decor Labor Day weekend! It's pretty much fall now! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  2. Enjoy your barre class! Such an amazing workout, and yes you'll be in pain for a few days but it's the good kinda pain ;-)

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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  3. Hooray for a 3 day weekend! I'm with you on starting fall after this weekend-- it just seems appropriate even if it isn't the official date. I'm excited to hear how you like the barre class- I've wanted to try forever but never get around to it!

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  4. I wish I could get into the "Fall mood"! It's so hot here in Austin and we don't really have a Fall... so it goes from extremely hot to coldish. I do love Pumkin Spice latte's however... maybe an iced one for me until it gets cooler. Cute puppy btw!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  5. First time visiting your blog and lady, it's beautiful!!!!

    Good luck with your barre class, I'm sure you will rock it out! And hooray three day weekend, I need it, badly!

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  6. Happy birthday Gatsby! (love that name by the way)

    And your husband get a thumbs up for that. I think it's wonderful to spoil your wife. My husband spoils me every chance he gets :)

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  7. I'm still so obsessed with your pup! Every time I come to your blog I show it around to everyone around me becasue I can't get enough of that face!!! lol

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  8. We totally celebrate our cats' birthdays too - it definitely is normal! Also, I want to hear how the barre class goes. I've been wanting to take one, but just haven't done it yet. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. What a sweet husband! If you find another one, send him my way! How cute is the name Gatsby! What part of Florida do y'all live in? We live in North Florida. I don't find too many other bloggers who live here.

    www.lincsmomma.blogspot.com

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  10. I've always wanted to try a barre class! You'll have to let us know how it goes!

    xo,
    Christen
    ChristenKrumm.com

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  11. Your husband does win all the awards! What a good guy!
    Oh, and I celebrate birthdays for my dogs too. Totally normal!

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  12. Happy belated birthday to Gatsby, yup, totally normal ;) Awesome hubby award for sure! Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Barre class sounds so fun! I've been wanting to try it out. Hope you enjoy it!

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  14. You're adorable and I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm also a newlywed (almost a year and a half) and love to write! Check out my blog :) xo

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  15. Gatsby is so adorable.

    Good luck with the barre class! Let us know how it goes!

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  16. Ohhh can't wait to hear about your barre class! I want a review!

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  17. I love barre class!! I go to The Bar Method 3-4 times a week and love it. And up until I started I had NEVER and I mean NEVER exercised before. The first time was rough (I had to lie on the floor and try not to die in the middle of class) but I survived. I'm sure your first experience will be much better. I was massively out of shape.

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  18. Happy birthday to your pup! Our's will be 1 in November, and I'm kind of thinking crazy-dog-lady style birthday party shenanigans will ensue. There's apparently even a cake recipe that's fairly edible for both dogs and humans... Not sure I'll go that far, BUT I did read that you can simple, cheap agility sets (like the ones in dog shows) that dogs really enjoy playing with. Are you feeling the crazy? Because it's totally happening. lol
    Hope to see you around!
    xo
    Sarah

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  19. I had my pumpkin spice drink yesterday. Loved it so much.

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  20. happy birthday gatsby old sport! sorry I couldn't help myself. I need to get a psl stat. I only had one last year. I need to give them another chance. enjoy your weekend!

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  21. oh my goodness! let me know how you like barre! I did half barre half spin one time and LOVED the barre segment. it is definitely a workout!

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  22. I so want to know about the barree class! Also your pup picture is amazing!

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  23. I've always wanted to try a barre class. And while I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes, I love pumpkin bread, muffins, scones, pie, etc. Yay for fall!

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  24. Just had my first pumpkin spice latte yesterday - amazing!

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  25. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the barre class...hope it went well!

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  26. You meantioning the pumpkin spice latte makes me excited for pumpkin soup, cookies, and carving! I'm also newly married and use Elance (for translating though, not writing). I'm excited to hear more about your adventures!
    -Anne
    anneandspencer.com

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  27. yay for long weekends and pumpkin everything :) how was barre? I just got into it a few weeks ago and i'm addicted. i go to one off mills and i love it there. so fun! and well, killer. xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  28. gatsby is too stinkin cute! and good luck with the barre class - they are definitely no joke!

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  29. I just love your sweet Gatsby! I hope he had a great birthday! (I love that you sang to him so many times, haha! That would so be me!)

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  30. Happy birthday Gatsby!! :) You'll have to tell me how barre class goes.. I'm terrified from hearing about it from friends. haha

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  32. Happy birthday to Gatsby! And that's a totally normal way to celebrate. :) A friend of mine was mad at me once because I didn't want to go out on my pup's birthday. And it's not like it was a special occasion or anything; she just wanted to go out.

    Did you like the barre class?

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  33. Oooh I hope the barre class was fun--I have yet to try one!! Happy late bday to your puppy :) And YAYYY for PSL and all things pumpkin!!!

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