July 14, 2017

eye rollin'

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Whatever these are...I need them in my life.  That is the only reason this picture is here as it is completely irrelevant to the post.

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Over the next couple of months I am going to be rebranding the blog.  I started blogging over 6 years ago.  I have loved Red Velvet Rooster, but over the last year I feel that I have outgrown the name and no longer identify with it as strongly as I used to.  This little blog of mine is growing, little by little, but I feel the name may be limiting the potential for this blog.  I hope my site will be more user friendly and visually appealing to the reader.  So stay-tuned for the big update and name reveal!!  Maybe I will let y'all in on the process and put the new name to a vote?  We shall see...


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Fiddle leaf figs y'all!  I am dying to have one, but I don't think our house currently gets enough bright, natural light.  I am craving more green in our house in general, and while we do get good natural light throughout the day, I don't feel it is enough to keep plants alive unless they are right by the window. 



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Vivian's first tooth came in last week and it was pure hell leading up to it's debut.  When Bubba was a baby, baby Orajel was not the big bad devil that it is today.  It was perfectly acceptable to use, and was even recommended by pediatricians.  Same with Triaminic strips.  When Bubba was a baby, our pediatrician told us to cut 1/3 of a strip to give to him when he was sick with colds.  It always helped him temendously.  Now, there is nothing I could give Viv if she were to get sick with a cold.  I swear, these medicine's go off the market because of POS (Piece of Scum, obvi!) parents that decide the recommended dosage is not enough and go with double the amount...which would cause adverse reactions.  I am sure this is not really the case...I am sure there are other very legitimate reasons that these children's medicines were taken off the shelf...which is why we do not give any of those medicines to Viv...but I would be remiss if I did not admit there is a small part of me that wonders if it is truly because the medicine is dangerous or if, really, it's certain parents are dangerous...


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Hubs had some left over Amazon birthday money on Prime Day this week.  First of all...how in the heck does he have Amazon money left?  The second I get an Amazon gift card I head straight over to my Amazon wishlist and start clicking a lot of add to cart buttons...It's a sickness. Since Hubs has a grip on the Amazon obsession, guess what he was able to score on Prime day!? A GoPro Hero 5 Session! We are so excited to play around with it.  Do any of y'all have GoPro's? How have you liked it? Any particular accessories you would recommend?
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I am loving summer with the donut floats, aviator sunglasses and being tan, but I am also so ready for fall.  I am ready to be that #basicwhitegirl I am and obsess over all things pumpkin.  Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin lotion from Bath & Body Works and PSLs from Starbucks, please!  I am ready for the plaid blanket scarves, slouchy hats and booties.   I am ready for bonfires, hay rides and deer hunting (I gather, hubs hunts.)  October-January is my absolute favorite time of year.  Can we skip August and September, pretty please!



Happy Friday, Y'all!

Linking up with some of my favorites

July 11, 2017

Because you deserve it...



If you live in the south, in the summer, you deserve a medal just for breathing.  I am like Olaf, ya know...the snowman from Frozen.  I love summer, but when I actually get outside I turn into a puddle.  You add two kids to the mix and holy cow I am done.  Luckily, we have a pool readily available to us at all times.  I have to say, there are times when not even the pool can give you complete relief...That is where these Cherry Limeades with Vodka come in. The nearest Sonic is 30 minutes away from us, so I wanted to come up with my own simple version of one of my very favorite drinks...plus a splash of alcohol does the body good, right!?  Oh is that not how the saying goes?





Not into vodka? Just leave it out.  It is delicious and refreshing with or without alcohol.  This recipe is my show of appreciation for all the parents out there trying to get through summer outside with the kids.  It is a boiling, steamy, sweaty and hot mess out there...wash it away with one of these as you relax...or in my world: As you cart a baby on your hip while yelling at your oldest "Stop running around the pool" for the hundredth time!

Happy Summer, y'all!

July 7, 2017

How do you say this?


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Now that Bubba's All-Star season is over, we can actually enjoy weekends at the pool.  It is nice to finally have a little relaxation time this summer, after all that is what summers are meant for in my book.  Vivian is not 100% sold on the pool yet.  She likes to hang in it for a little while, but needs entertainment every step of the way...nothing a watermelon rind can't fix! Can I also just mention that I am obsessed with our donut float!?  This thing is so much fun!  I got mine at Target, but the exact same one is also on Amazon here.



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I came down with the nastiest cold on July 4th.  It hit me very suddenly while I was in the pool.  We ended up going home early that day because of it.  Hubs had to take Bubba to the fireworks that night because I felt so bad.  The next morning I was S I C K and stayed home from work.  The next day I was back on routine, even if I still felt like I had been hit by a transfer truck.  I was struggle-bussing the whole time I was getting the kids ready for daycare and summer camp.  Well, as I was putting Vivian in her carseat I felt some warm squish down my arm.  I had poo all over my arm!  It was so gross, but thankfully couldn't smell due to the cold. (Silver lining?)  Bubba thought the whole thing was hysterical as I squealed about poo on my arms and hands.  By the time I got her clothes off on the changing table, she had poo all the way up to her neck.  How is that even possible!?  Of all mornings, it's going to happen when I feel the worst.  The cherry on top was finding poo on the front of my shirt...at work.




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Bubba turns 6 in just a few weeks and I really cannot believe it.  It is incredible to look back at how much life changes in 6 years once you've had a child.  It is miraculous how much children grow and learn in the first few years of their life.  Instead of throwing a birthday party this year, we are heading to the beach to celebrate the boy.  So thankful that Bubba thought this was an awesome idea because I just didn't have it in me to plan a party this year.  We are going with our mother-in-law as well as another family whom we are close with.  They also have boys around Bubba's age, and the three of them are pretty tight, so I know Bubba is going to have a blast!




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Adjusting to my new hearing aid has meant hearing things for the first time.  One of the things I have picked up on is how people say the letter "W".  How do y'all say it?  I have always said "dubya", but in these last few weeks I have been hearing people say "double-you".  Which way am I supposed to be saying it?  My mind is completely blown...


 
 
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I'm going to leave y'all with some of our hilarious Snap-Chats to get your weekend started.  This is such a fun app to do with your kids. I rarely ever snap, but am on the app all the time with my kids.

Linking up with some of my favorites
Karli | AndreaTif  | April | Amanda



Happy Friday, y'all!