Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thankful Thursdays (Link Up!)...

This week is seriously FLYING by.  How can it be Thursday already?

In any event, I'm glad it is, because that means I'm counting my blessings with you lovely ladies!  (I suppose that's a very sexist thing for me to say, but I'm thinking there aren't a whole lot of guys who want to read about Pottery Barn and makeup tips involving bikini chafing gel.)

So here we go... 

{I'm thankful} for summer.  I can't even believe I'm saying that because I detest summer.  I hate the heat, I hate the sweating, and I hate the fact that I'm forced to wear shorts and subject the public to my translucent skin (which is currently stripedly tan from my sunscreen mishap).  But I'm thankful for summer because that's when Micah's dad sends us home with armfuls of these beauties, fresh from his garden, every time we see him.


I know I've written about these before, but just in case you've never had an Israeli melon, let me just tell you that you really should.  It's like cantaloupe on crack.  Sweeter, less grainy, juicier.  So, so yum.  Almost makes this summer heat worth it...

{I'm thankful} that we're finally getting more lights installed in our game room upstairs.  It's super dark and depressing up there now, so we're getting four more can lights installed.  We're also having the electrician re-wire the TV cable so that it's on a different wall than it is now.  We'll hang the TV up on the wall above this piece I scored this week (which is currently being painted black, lightly distressed, and converted for use as a media stand):

It's not really the style I'd usually go for, but I actually love it and think it'll work great with the pool table and other black things in the room.

{I'm thankful} that The Bachelorette finale is airing on Sunday!  I'm planning on watching with a couple of girlfriends, and I've somehow managed to avoid Reality Steve this season, so I have no idea who Emily picks.  If I was a betting woman, I'd say that she's going with Arie, although I really WANT her to pick Jef!  Arie started out as the front-runner for me, but then I realized that if she picks him, they're going to go the way of every other Bachelor/Bachelorette wherein the fire and spark fade after a couple of months because all they have is the zsa zsa zsu (a la Carrie Bradshaw) and no commonality or foundation.  But don't even get me started... I actually have a whole post on this topic planned. :)

{I'm thankful} that this month's Birchbox was totally awesome!


The full-sized liquid eyeliner, alone, almost justified the $10 price tag!  Plus, how fun are those ear buds?  I've been needing a new pair to keep in my laptop bag (for when I'm working outside my office and in the same room with other people and need my jams.  It's sort of alarming how unproductive I am when I'm working if I don't have Pandora.), and these are presh.  It also had a full-sized container of ginger pear mints and travel-sized containers of a facial mask, color protectant for my hair, and Harvey Prince Hello perfume (which smells divine).  Well done this month, Birchbox.

Alright, y'all.  That's what's floating my boat this week.  What are y'all thankful for this week?


13 comments:

Colleen said...

I love summer too!

Anxious to see how that piece of furniture turns out. Your visual sounds pretty.

Melissa G said...

I think the only similar item in our Birchboxes was the headphones! I got mascara, a Larabar, a salt scrub, a different brand of perfume, headphones, and a sample pallet of eyeshadow!

Charlotte said...

OH sweet goodness I am ready for Sunday! I think there is a chance she might pick Jef. I'm crossing my fingers anyway!!

Jennifer Goodin said...

what's your opinion of the birch box? i've been thinking about trying it! is it worth it?
also, for some reason i can't "reply" to a comment on my blog so in reference to the whole not exercising and being skinny...i grew up a toothpick trying to gain weight and it's finally catching up with me! i actually had to have my wedding dress let out on both sides and if it wasn't for me getting really sick 2 weeks before and losing 10 pounds instantly i would have never made it! haha. but i much like having curves opposed to being called olive oil! :)

Candice said...

I'm excited about the Bachelorette finally too. Unlike you, I accidentally found out what happened :( I've watched it all season so I'm definitely still going to watch how it all works out. I'm still excited though :)

bonbon said...

I also am so stinking excited for the bachelorette finale! I am literally counting down the hours and that's how I know I'm a freak! I am also team jef all the way! Can't wait! Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

new follower :)
bonnie
bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

Mrs. Mac said...

CANNOT WAIT for the Bachelorette!!!! I hope she picks Jef too...and let me tell you the way that Arie touches her face when the mooch grosses me out to the max! Have a great weekend :)

The Autry's said...

I'm lovIng the perfume!!! Not a fan of the mints at all, and still need to experiment with the eyeliner. I like the concept of the eyeliner, but I'll have to see if I can work with the applicator.

Amber in South Carolina said...

i must find myself an israeli melon now. have you seen them in stores? they sound amazing.

Anna said...

Hi! I'm a new follower, found you via Cami at First Day of My Life.

That melon looks delish! Our dogs could be twins! I have a black lab mix named Sophie. :)

Candice said...

I can't wait to see the Bachelorette finale!!

Laura said...

I love the new media stand. Have a great weekend!

Cami said...

Hi pretty :)

Sorry it took me so long to visit...hope you've been having a beautiful weekend :) Thanks for joining in on First Day of My Life's Thankful Thursday <3

Summer..yay :D Means beach for me..heehee!

I'll have to look for that cantaloupe...I had some "normal" last night and honey dew - honey dew was WAY better!!

I hope that she picks Jef...I don't think I'll be able to watch it.>I wish it was just on Monday night like normal :(

My Birchbox eyeliner is great..just wish it wasn't purple..I need to get the same eyeliner - in black!

Happy Sunday :)

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