Pretty sure I never want to see Frozen {and other random thoughts}

I just spent 10 hours in the car driving from Indiana to Minnesota. My brain is a little mushy. And I realized on the way back I never posted anything this week. But like I said, mushy brain. No genius will be flowing forth tonight. Should I even be writing this? Probably not. Things get weird when I’m tired and full of road trip food.

Let’s just do this and see what happens. A few random thoughts:

  • I’m tired of Frozen. And I haven’t even seen it. I’m tired of hearing how much you love it. And I’m tired of hearing about how “Let it Go” is like the best song ever. I’ve heard it. It’s not that great. You can tell me what a horrible person I am in the comments section. I can handle it.
  • I’ve probably complained about this before, but what the heck is up with grown people proclaiming boredom? You really can’t find anything to occupy your time? Not a single thing? If you have so much time on your hands that you can’t fill it up with useful or interesting activities, you should start teaching classes on how to make that happen. Because it’s amazing.
  • I had to pump gas wearing a t-shirt, capri pants and flip flops today, which would normally be a fairly uneventful tasks, except it was roughly 35 degrees outside. In the middle of the day. In April. That’s not okay.
  • I came home to find Ryan had organized the garage, taken the storm windows off the house (thanks a lot Minnesota), and cleaned up the house. Even the dishes were done. I don’t know where my pack of gold stars is, but I need to find it so I can cover his entire face in them.
  • Wyatt has had some…uh…challenges trying to learn to drink from a straw. But today, he got it. I think he was just waiting for Starbucks. Baby drinking Starbucks
  • When I’m packing for a trip, I’m a freak about keeping everything organized. I mean, I’ve got separate compartments in my bag for each day’s outfit. I go too far. But when I pack to go home, I just throw my crap in the bag and hope it zips. I don’t understand myself. Am I the only person who does that?

Want to tell me something random? I’d love to hear it. Especially if it’s how you hate Frozen too, so I can start feeling like less of a jerk about it.

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Click and Chat Social Media Linkup {4.7.2014}

I’m co-hosting the Click and Chat Social Media Linkup this week. You can find all the details below. Enter your blog. Enter your social media sites. Find awesome new people to follow. And have a happy Monday!

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Click and Chat Social Media Link up!

We are so glad you came by to party with us!

Before you get started, would you like a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card? We’d love for you to stop by here and enter!

One of the great benefits of linking up with us each week is that you could be our featured blogger!

If you get featured we will share your photo or logo (whichever one you linked up with in the blog section). We will also include your social media information. That is some great FREE exposure for you and your blog!

We are always looking for new monthly co-hosts so if you would like to be considered please contact Adventures in Mindful Living or This Ole Mom through one of our social medias and let us know!

On to our featured blogger!

My Whole Food Life

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Come say hello to your Hosts and Co-hosts!

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Kim- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / BlogLovin / Google+

Trica- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / BlogLovin / Google+

Meredith- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / Google+

Kathryn- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / BlogLovin /Instagram / Google+

Ready to link up? Great!

Some quick and easy rules-

1. Please follow your hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias. It is just good blogging manners (Plus if you want to be considered to be featured this is a requirement). You can find all of our social media in the links above. Have you already followed us on one? Find another one to follow us on. We post great stuff on all of them. You won’t be disappointed!

2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends. Make sure to visit at least two other links on any list you leave your link on. This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve. You are all awesome, so go meet some other awesome people!

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Our trip to the Minnesota Zoo

We had some crazy beautiful weather here on Saturday. A high of 40. FORTY. It felt like a heatwave around here. So we took advantage of it and headed to the Minnesota Zoo.

Minnesota Zoo

Wyatt had a really good time climbing on things and staring at the other kids.  The animals?  Just okay.  I think maybe he needs to get out more.

Minnesota Zoo

On second thought, when we let him out he just runs away from us.

Minnesota Zoo

When we caught him, we forced him to look at the animals and like it.

Minnesota Zoo

At one point I forgot I was there with other people and took 97 pictures of a tree full of berries.

Red berries

Eventually I tore myself away and caught up with everyone again. I don’t want to know what they were up to.

Minnesota Zoo

I think it was this point I realized I hadn’t even been taking pictures of the animals. I don’t really believe rusty fences are more interesting than tigers. I swear.

Minnesota Zoo

I tried to make up for the lack of animals. Look! A tortoise eating lunch.

Minnesota Zoo Tortoise

And an angry red panda!

Angry Red Panda

And a coyote that a guy kept loudly exclaiming were “ky-oats.”  Clearly the coyote was unimpressed.

Minnesota Zoo Coyote

And we totally got a picture of all three of us. We won that day.

Family picture at Minnesota Zoo

Now I must go mourn the fact that we’re supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow. Winter isn’t ever going to end, is it?

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Click & Chat Social Media Link Up

Happy Monday! I decided to do something a little different, so I’m co-hosting the Click & Chat Social Media Link Up this week. All the linkup details are below. I hope you’ll join in and find a few new people to follow. And if you’re not already following me, what are you waiting for?

If you have questions about how the linkup works or if you just want to tell me how nice I look with this bedhead I’m rocking, be sure to leave a comment at the end of the post.

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Click and Chat Social Media Link up!

We are so excited to be rolling out our NEW Social Media Linkup party! It is always good to spiff things up and make them better so that is exactly what we did! We took the MMM link up party and improved it, and of course with the improvements came a brand new name! But that’s not all!

To go along with our new name we have some really exciting new features that will really help your blog grow.

One of the best ways we want to help you grow is to feature a blogger every week.

If you get featured you will be able to share a short summary about yourself and your blog. We will include your social media information too. That is some great FREE exposure for you and your blog!

We are always looking for new monthly co-hosts so if you would like to be considered please contact Adventures in Mindful Living or This Ole Mom through one of our social medias and let us know!

Come say hello to your Hosts and Co-hosts!

The Click and Chat Social Media Link  Up!  Ready to grow your social media like a champ? Come on by and take part in this awesomely effective link up party!  @ Adventures in Mindful Living

Amber – Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / BlogLovin / Google+

Kim- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / BlogLovin / Google+

Trica- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / BlogLovin / Google+

Meredith- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest / Google+

Kathryn- Blog / FB / Twitter / Pinterest

Ready to link up? Great!

Some quick and easy rules-

1. Please follow your hosts and co-host on at least one or more of their social medias. It is just good blogging manners! (Plus if you want to be considered to be featured this is a requirement). You can find all of our social media in the links above. Have you already followed us on one? Find another one to follow us on. We post great stuff on all of them, you won’t be disappointed!

2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends. Make sure to visit at least two other links on any list you leave your link on. This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve. You are all awesome- now go meet some other awesome people!

Now if you want to be super awesome you can always tweet, share,+, or pin this link up.

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The Liebster Award

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Let me tell you, today has been a real stinker. You know those days where it’s just one thing after another? And you try to stay positive, but with each new thing you inch toward total meltdown mode. That was today. And I did meltdown. And I did make the executive decision to eat cake for dinner. But it was carrot cake, so I got my veggies.

There were bright spots in my day though.  I got to leave the house by myself. I finally got new contacts so I can see again. There was no one in the McDonald’s drive-thru when I stopped for a Diet Coke. And I remembered Kim from This Ole Mom nominated me for the Liebster Award!

I’d actually been nominated for the Liebster once before but that was over two years ago, so I think it’s safe to graciously accept the nomination again. Right?

There are 4 simple rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site. Easy!
  2. Answer the 11 questions they picked for you. No problem.
  3. Pick 11 blogs with 200 or less followers to nominate for the award. Don’t forget to let them know you nominated them!
  4. Think up 11 awesome questions for your nominees to answer.

Kim’s questions for me:

  1. How long have you been blogging?  I’ve actually been blogging on and off for a long time. Probably close to 10 years now. But my current blog will turn three this year. I have to say, she’s my best yet.
  2. What’s your favorite dessert?  This is hard, because I love dessert. I mean, I ate cake for dinner tonight. Come on. But if you twist my arm and make me pick, I’d go with red velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting.
  3. If you won an all expense paid vacation for you and your family, and you were able to pick the destination, where would you go?  I’d go all out and take a month long trip around Europe. None of that backpacking nonsense though. Trish needs to save her strength for eating all the desserts in Europe.
  4. What’s your favorite holiday?  Christmas, because it’s so festive. And I love giving presents. And there are more baked goods around than normal.
  5. Your favorite color?  Pink. It makes me happy.
  6. What is your favorite movie?  I can’t. I can never pick a favorite movie. Don’t make me. But I will tell you, without shame, I am mildly obsessed with Bridesmaids. It never gets old.
  7. Where’s your favorite place to shop for yourself? Besides a bakery? Target. Always Target. You complete me.
  8. Do you have pets? How many? What kind and what are their names?  That’s like four questions! Gosh!  We have a shih tzu named Dewey and five cats: Domino, Delylia, Norton, Thevenin, and Death Star. Yes, Death Star.
  9. What’s your favorite beverage?  It’s a tossup between an ice cold Diet Dr. Pepper straight from the can, or a Diet Coke from McDonald’s.
  10. What’s your favorite restaurant?  Based on my bank statement, one might assume it’s Jimmy John’s.  But really, I don’t have a favorite. I just like it when other people make my food and bring it to me. That’s my favorite.
  11. Name one thing you look forward to doing during Summer.  I will confess to you, I’m not a fan of summer. It’s hot and sticky and uncomfortable. I usually can’t wait for it to be over. So I’m just going to say I look forward to turning the air conditioner on.

My nominees:

  1. Jen from Wonderfully Unkempt
  2. Jess from Adventures in Ginger Mommyhood
  3. Rabia from The Liebers
  4. Jenn from Argyle Love
  5. Samantha from Moody Mama
  6. Jenn from Life with the Lieutenant
  7. Alison from In the Font of A
  8. Karen from A Peek at Karen’s World
  9. Leah from Mrs. Mama D
  10. Jessica from You Are My Color
  11. Suze from Straight on the Ground

I found it exceedingly difficult to find 11 blogs with under 200 followers, but I did my best to pick 11 great bloggers without huge followings. You should check them all out. And if I nominated you, congratulations! I like you and we’re best friends. Right? But hey, just because we’re best friends now, don’t feel obligated to write out a whole post if you don’t have time or just don’t want to. I won’t be offended. If you do accept the challenge though…

Here are my 11 questions for you:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? If you don’t like ice cream, please explain what’s wrong with you.
  3. What do you like most about yourself?
  4. What’s your favorite season, and why?
  5. If you could go to one place in the whole world, where would it be?
  6. What’s the most delicious thing you know how to make?
  7. If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be and why?
  8. What’s your favorite book?
  9. What states/countries have you lived in?
  10. If you had a choice between leaving your hair exactly the way it looks when you get out of bed OR putting makeup on for the day, what would you choose?
  11. What’s your least favorite chore around the house?

Thanks again to Kim from This Ole Mom for nominating me! Now I’m off to see if I can find any stray peanut butter cups in the kitchen. Wish me luck

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