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Monday, January 4, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 1


Happy New Year!
I hope you all enjoyed a great holiday season and are ready to kick ass in the new year!

It's only fitting to start the year with the very first Weekend Snapshots. For those of you who are new, this is how it works. I take a lot of pictures with my phone, you probably do too. It's the reason why my actual cameras don't get as much love as they used too sadface So I figured that in order to not spam my friends/followers on various social networks, I would post my weekend photos (which is when I take most of my pictures) every Monday on my blog. I usually post 6 or 7 pictures to keep the post light. At the beginning, the idea was to post the snapshots alone with no words. Wordless Wednesday style. But I enjoyed writing short details on each picture and sharing. So that's it. Pretty easy stuff and now you can join in by posting your Weekend Snapshots and linking up in the widget at the end of this post! Yeah, Jessica from The Reinvention of Jessica and I teamed up to bring you this awesome Weekend Snapshots link-up! Spread the word!!
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I started my year with a new planner that I've been holding onto since the freakin' Summer. Yes, I bought my 17-month planner from bando in June which is now sold out!! I posted about it here and even mentioned waiting out till the new year. I shall pat myself on the back for buying it early and for not giving into the temptation of using it. I finished 2015 in the Kate Spade planner and now I'm freakin' stoked to get started in this new colorful and fun planner.

I visited Trader Joe's for the first time in months. Gasp! I know, I'm pretty bummed about it, too. The one thing you can always count on Casa de Reed having is cookie butter and we've really been slippin' on our game. The good news is that I stocked us up, bought some more delicious goodies (like the apple juice <3) and spent $70. Gasp! I know, another shocker since I could never get out of there without passing $100. Hmm, sort of like Target..

We went to a surprise birthday party for E's BFF's dad, Vinny from Muscle Cars of Texas.. Yeah, I shared the link which means you should go ahead and 'like' their page :) We celebrated it by doing what Italians love to do best, eat Italian food! Aside from starting a new planner, Casa de Reed has a new calendar reppin' for a fantastic misfit pack we love to support! Roofus & Kilo.. and Penny, and Moo, and Bella and Lucky. We have three important dates on the calendar already.. Finnashit's 2nd birthday on the 10th, Chula's 13th birthday on the 11th, and E's Master Plumber test on the 27th. Eek! Lots of big dates for our familia this month.

So apparently there is such thing as a Cookie Butter CHEESE-FREAKIN'-CAKE at Trader Joe's and nobody told me!!! If you're wondering, I didn't buy it. I had more errands to run that day and there was no way I'd let a Cookie Butter Cheesecake suffer in my car. But I will be back for some!! Weekends seem to be the time my pack likes to show their ass.. as in, act spoiled and do what they want. This is how Finnashit ends up on the bed all in my grill as I'm sleeping. The kisses aren't too bad when you're not expecting them. What's bad is that cold, wet nose in your eye socket or in your ear. Those will not only wake me up, but it's a guarantee someone is going to feel my wrath. Ok, not someone but my pillow will definitely get it. Sunday breakfast consisted of some delicious Cookie Butter and these almond croissants that I must go back for immediately. The flavor of these two together with a little bit of philly cheese.. to freakin' die for!!

Last shot is of the Finnashit and I in bed Sunday morning. He really is a spoiled brat, but he's definitely entertaining. He likes to throw himself on you and wiggle around in hopes that you'll get fed up and get up. Again, this doesn't bother me.. it's the nose that will get me up and I think the little turd has figured it out!









CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR!



10 comments

  1. This is such a cute idea! Ohh and the cookie butter?!?!? To die for, right?

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    1. Yes, the cookie butter is a must in every household haha! Join in on Monday for the next Weekend Snapshots link up!

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  2. Trader Joe's! I haven't been to a Trader Joe's since I visited LA years ago! I was so excited when I found out they were coming to Houston, but haven't been yet - I am in the market for a new grocery store, though, so I'll have to make time for Joe!

    I think I have planner envy! I used an Erin Condren Life Planner last year - well, most of last year until my ADD made my head explode. This year, I skimped on a MAMBI Happy Planner and I'm not that happy with it. Guess it's as good an excuse as any to try another planner out!

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    1. We need a TJ"s adventure with Jack, for sure!!

      I've tried many planners and have watched countless videos of new planners and I've gotta say that the ban.do planner is pretty legit. I think it would be a good one for you too because of the bright colors and the silly jokes! The Passion Planner is pretty legit too!

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  3. Thanks for hosting this linkup!
    The closest trader Joes to me is a mad house, so I rarely go (mega sad face). I need time to think and look at things, not constantly be in someone's way.

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    1. Yes! I feel the same way every time I go, too. BUT! I've learned what times are good and which are a HELL TO THE NAH! LOL! Something that helps me a lot is looking on IG for Trader Joe's goodies and taking a screenshot for my next visit.

      Muchos thanks for linking up with us! See ya next week!

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  4. cookie butter, cake and doggies - love :D

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    1. It's a combo of happies, isn't it? <3

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  5. I am so a planner girl too! I ordered my new Erin Condren even though I had bought a Kate Spade Planner. It was just waaaaay too small to write down everything I wanted. And ahhhhh! Cookie Butteeeeeeer! and I love that Calendar so much!

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    1. I LOVE KS but the planner competition is REAL and it'll eat them alive, haha! I've been interested in Erin Condren planners, but never bought one. Hope it works just right for ya!

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Muchos thanks for stopping by! :)


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