August 23, 2013

This Week I...

This week was a dozy!  

J went back to school as a 1st grader!  I know no big deal... but to me it is 3 extra hours of kid {well one kid free} time!  1 down and 2 more years to go for the other... I am not counting or anything!

boots | sandal

With my free time I was wondering Target and came across these boots and gladiator sandals.  I may have purchased one or both of these items!  The sandals were on deep clearance so I snatched them up!  And by the time I want to wear the boots they would be gone so they might have found their way into my cart ?!?!?

I am eyeing these one that are on clearance also.  A friend of mine has them and every time she wears them I love them!

I am on the series hunt for a pair of good boyfriend jeans!  Every year I buy a cheap pair, but they are just not right.  Everything is skinny right now!  I love my skinny jeans, but sometimes I just want a looser fit. Does anyone have any recommendations?  I would like not to pay over $150 for them...

One of my moms favorite thrift stores is having a end of summer sale and everything is 50% off!  I picked up this vintage brass ice bucket for $4!!

On a more serious note...

Rim Fire via Modesto Bee
The hubs has been gone all week on a Strike Team.  For those who don't know, he is a Fire Captain.  He with 21 other guys on his team have been out for the last week working a different fire, but have just been moved to the largest fire burning in California... the Rim Fire.  This is what he loves and what he trains for so I am happy he is happy... but thoughts and good wishes are always welcome for him and all fire personal working the wild fires out here in the West.

But with that happening I have become a single mom... and boy can I tell you that it does take a village!  I have a serious huge THANK YOU to my parents for helping me out.  And also a thanks my girlfriends {3 who's husbands are with mine} I love the support we all have for each other and the wine at the ready when we need it!

Saturday I am having those 3 gals over for dinner!  4 girls, 6 kids, and lots of cocktails!

I will start with these amazing martinis.  My dad made up this recipe:

Habanero Lime Martinis
2 oz Vodka
2 oz habanero lime syrup
splash of club soda

Add ice, vodka, and syrup to shaker and shake.  Pour out into martini glass top with club soda!

I promise you will not be disappointed!

I am also making this for dinner!  

Anything fun happen this week?  What are your plans for the weekend?


Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I was without the hubs all week too - boy is it hard. Hang in there, and safe prayers for your hubby!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

You crack me up! I can pretty much recall all of those mom instances. Now my son is going away to college in a week or so and I'll probably be wishing he was here annoying me LOL!

Sarah said...

Thank you to your husband and your friends husbands for all they do to protect our state! My thoughts are with you and your family for his safe return.