Thursday, May 29, 2014

Keep On Smiling

So I was planning on writing this post yesterday during my scheduled infusion.  

The infusion never happened because I went to the doctor yesterday morning about my cough and was diagnosed with bronchitis.  She said my left lower lobe isn't getting any oxygen.  

Isn't that special?  

Anywho, you can't get an infusion with an active infection so I loaded up on the million medications she prescribed me and took a 2 hour nap yesterday.  

There's my big "my dog ate my homework" excuse for this single, late blog post this week.  

I know, I get an "F."

Despite my sad sob story, I do have some things that have helped me keep on smiling this week....

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While in Kiawah for Memorial Day last weekend, Baby Girl walked over the the golf bag rack, gave her best pose, and asked "Mom, do you like my style?"  No lie.  I almost coughed up a sick, bronchitis infested lung.  She slays me.  

She wore those sunglasses indoors and out all weekend.  Now, she wants nothing to do with them.  Fickle much?

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I met a sweet girlfriend for a quick, early lunch on Tuesday.  She said she had a little something to cheer me up.  I was completely blown away.  She gave me a monogrammed GiGi New York Uber Clutch.  I know, right?  Way too generous, but it was monogrammed so I had to accept it!  You're the best Brooke!  Love ya!

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I bought this adorable black and white maxi skirt at Target for under $20.  I'm a sucker for a maxi anything.  I may go back and get the other colors like the Typhoon Gray and Blazing Coral.  I think I found my summer uniform!

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I won 2 Instagram giveaways this week!  Wowsas.  I need to go buy a lottery ticket STAT!  


I got this gorgeous Sanctuary dress with my $50 gift certificate from Thera M in Mt. Pleasant.  


This necklace is on its way to my mailbox from Shop Poppy Style.

Thanks a million guys!

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Speaking of jewels, I picked up this adorable rose gold Charleston Rice Bead Necklace from Gwynn's the other day.  They're having a buy 3 get 1 sale and I so after I got Mr. BMJ his fancy duds for our upcoming charity ball, I got myself a sursie.  It think that's more than fair, don't you?

The necklace is so pretty in person and so versatile!  You can loop it however many times you want, or make it into a bracelet.  I would love a few more colors to layer!  Did you know? They're becoming all the rage and they're from right here in Charleston!

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I'm binge watching my way through Scandal.  I don't know what took me so long, but I'm so glad I jumped on the bandwagon.  I'm in the middle of Season 2 and it somehow just keeps getting better and better.  I find myself talking to the TV when it's on.  Who am I?  Last night, Mellie asked Fitz what was the one thing he wanted in the whole world.  I was yelling "a divorce!"  I'm a freak.

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Speaking of amazing TV, "Orange Is The New Black Season 2" is back on Netflix next Friday.  Who's going to be watching that crazy prison drama with me?  Let's watch all 12 episodes in one sitting!

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p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because we're getting ready to have another weekend on the road with all 3 kids.  Calgon take me away.  Notice I didn't call it a vacation.  I've decided to only use that term when we are without children.  With children, it's parenting in a different zip code in tighter quarters.  


16 comments:

  1. I love the rice beads! Miss Priss is crushing her style!! Safe travels!!

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  2. You're so right about it not being a vacation! I totally agree with you. Well I don't have strep throat so at least I have that going for me.. I hope you feel better. I had bronchitis last year!

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  3. BUMMER about the bronchitis! i hope you feel better soon. but on the bright side your daughter is BEYOND cute!! i love her sunnies :) and love love the dress you won! im going to binge watch OITNB next week! it's already marked on my calendar...obsessed! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. You poor thing - you can't catch a break! I hope those abx have you feeling better ASAP. Of course Baby Girl has killer style, she learned from the best! I LOVE OITNB and we will most def be tuning in. And Lordy NO, a vacation with kids is not a vacation, you are so right. Maybe I need to start watching Scandal now?

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  6. That clutch is a adorable- what a great friend! You're positivity through your health issues is very inspiring. Hope you feel better soon!

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  7. Hahahaha love your definition of vacationing with kids!! So true. Sorry to hear you have bronchitis- hoping it clears up soon and you can get back at it. Baby girl is killing it- tell her I love her style. Love that uber clutch- you have some amazing friends!

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  8. Sorry about your bronchitis....booo....Hope you feel better soon. I finished your little surprise...simple but cute. I think you will like it. I wanted to style and take a photo of it...and then will send it. Love your new clutch! so chic! And I'm dying to watch scandal...I have heard it is so good. My mom has all seasons and said she would pass along to me.

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  9. I have missed you sweet friend, so glad you are back but so sad you are sick :( Maybe a girls date next week will having you feeling better?!

    xoxo Love you mean it!!

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  10. So jealous you won the Thera M gift card! Wow you have one sweet friend! You'll love your Gigi clutch. Maybe I need to start watching Scandal. Theo's going out of town next week so it'll be something to keep me occupied. So is Orange on Netflix today or next Friday?! I was thinking it was June but I hope it's earlier!

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  11. Parenting in a different zip code with tighter quarters is EXACTLY what it is! And I only have 1!!! Desperate to go on a babymoon before #2 arrives!!! I hope you get your infusion soon and that you are feeling better! Nothing like a new clutch to brighten the mood! Sending good thoughts your way! xo

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  12. if i were still in chs i would totally come over with a tub of ice cream so we could watch the new season of orange. it would be a given that you'd have a supply of twizzlers. :) hope your weekend goes well!

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  13. Hope you feel better real soon. Love, love, LoVe Scandal and Orange. Enjoy your "parenting in a different zip code."

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  14. Ooh congrats on the wins and sweet new monogrammed clutch. It's the perfect shade of blue! Enjoy your trip / parenting in another zip code. Wine after bed time maybe? Feel better!!

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  15. Your daughter is just gorgeous! I always love seeing the new pics you post to instagram -- she is just such a little ham and I LOVE IT! TOO CUTE :)

    And so sorry about your bronchitis -- that is no fun :(

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