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Flamingo and Fabulous

Flamingo, flamingo.  How I love thee!  No really, I'm a big fan of this elegant creature.  How can you not be?  They're pretty in pink!!  Literally!  This pictures needs to be blown up and posted up in my creative space, I do believe.
For sure I have a thing for the 'mingos.  One of the very best birthday gifts I received for my 30th last year is actually a fabulous Kate Spade flamingo ring, who I affectionately named Linelle Bedez Hyde: Her namesake is inspired by two beauties/bffs who gifted her, Lizetty and DB.  They know me so well!  With friends like these my heart is full.
I wonder, what are the guidelines for owning your own flamingo?  Asking for a friend...
Let's meet again, M

A Merry and Happy Spring

Who What Wear posted this photo with this message on Insta the other day: "It's a beautiful day in Paris, @margoandme is on a mission to find the freshest inspiration for our next collection with Target Style!" 
I love everything about it, both the style happening in the photo and the message listed; look around and get inspired.  It serves as a reminder for opportunity from believing in our surroundings.  With spring so fresh upon us, I'm eager to find inspo myself from taking extra looks around.
Thus far, flowers and brights and fresh perspective are my key elements of encouragement.  I'm sure more will be added to this dainty pile and for that, my true excitement builds!
A merry and happy Spring to you and yours.
Let's meet again, M

3 Things

I really love what is rapidly becoming a segment on ol' Ohgabetta here.  3 Things is a quick way to express any thoughts I've got.  I like expressions and I like thoughts so what a happy coupling.  Or is it happy tripling since its 3 things?  Solid question, Meggie.  Here we go!

Broccoli Brown Rice Cashew-
My impromptu makeshift lunch the other work day.  I sometimes experience reflux issues and when I do I stop, hammer time, and change it up.  This required a run to Publix to grab non trigger foods, read also: most tasty items.  Brown rice and broccoli help aid the process of settling reflux so with those purchases away I went back to work.  After preparing these two parts, I remembered I had dry roasted organic cashews in my desk drawer.  With a few mixed in, Wa-la.  We had what I will affectionately call Broccoli Brown Rice Cashew.  It was incredibly good and not bland or cardboard-esque which was my fear.  A redo is in order.

Awkward-
I might be one of few 30 yea…

What a week, huh?

Whew, what a what a!  It's good stuff but man, it's Wednesday indeed.

3 Things:

1.  I'm caught up on the Teen Mom catch up sessions with Dr. Drew and I got to say, Amber has come very far.  I respect her for getting her shiz together and being who she is.  Tough to overcome a past and she truly gives each day a valid effort.  It's crazy watching both of the Teen Mom series because the girls have grown up literally in front of the world's eyes.  Good for these ladies for taking a tough situation and moving on with life.

2.  Kate Spade wedges.  I want them alllllll.  The black Dellie with daisies??!!  The ice cream Dotty?????  You will be mine...



3.  Roni turned 8!  Our girl's actual day of birth is the 8th, but we've always celebrated on the 13th since we did not know her real birthday for years.  So this year we go with today, the 9th.  This little firecracker deserves all the birthdays she wants because she is fierce, loyal, loving, protecting, and she ha…

Less is More

I love this list.  It's simple, direct, and inspiring and that's some of my very favorite qualities in a person or thing.

I'm better at some and have a conscious room for improvement for others.  I'm pleased with my sense of gratitude often. Even on the difficult days I tend to remember how blessed I am, am thankful to have the ability to work hard, and often say little prayers of thanks throughout the day.

Good on doing and tea and being active.

Always working on listening more, talking less, but I'm a talker!  I don't believe it's a bad thing as long as others know I don't just hear them, but I am listening to their words when I'm not yammering on. #balance

-salads/water-good

-understanding-good yet aware and evolving always

-trust, smiling, love-happy to share with myself and others

Worrying and doubting are my trouble areas usually.  I worry far too often and too much about things out of my control, which is the issue in and of itself.  …

Social House Restaurant

Last week was a long one.  I had incredibly extra long days at my office and then of course having your own business, you are never off the clock.  Then add in actually living a life that doesn't involve the work stuff, and yea Friday night I was exhausted.

I got home and decided cooking was not on the agenda so we headed out.  We are very selective for going out lately just because we watch what we eat/ingredients we eat and we honestly save so much more money when we adhere to at home cooking.  This can make the already inevitable couple car ride conversation of where to go even more exciting.  You know what I'm talking about:

 "I don't know, what do you want?" "Don't know, how about you?"

Omg, I would rather chew horse feed.  Anyways, we survived another indecisive session and went with a new spot in our local area called the Social House.  In short, me likey a lotty.

I went with the Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese, served with house made …

Be Good to People

So much this.  A best friend shared this with me and we both agreed its solid advice.

It just makes sense.  Like one of my favorite people, Ellen, I'm always a proponent of being kind to one another and this goes right in line with that.  But like so many things in life that have a reverse, you can encounter things or people that make it difficult to want to put out kindness.

For that, I say, let the assholes be assholes.  There is absolutely nothing wrong or weak about choosing kindness even if it is not deserved by a person.  Self care is equally important and it is okay to remember this sound advice so that you can hold your head high by day and lay it down at night.

Sleep well, kittens.

Let's meet again,
M

The Glory Days

Today is one of those dreamy Florida early spring days.  It feels warm but not hot and its sunny and beautiful.  This, this is why I have stayed in Florida.  I think about it as I get older and more used to sunshine and humidity and I don't believe I would live very many other places.  Of course never say never, I'm just so accustomed to this atmosphere and I genuinely like it.  There's a reason it's a desired retirement/vacation spot.  Of course ask me that in July when it's 103...

One thing I associate with these kinds of days is the leisure life of adolescence I led before.  The days where I'd get up for an early class or two at UCF (I loved earlier classes always, something refreshing about getting the grind out of the way and obviously easier parking!), to sauntering back home to hit the gym and then lay out at the pool.  About 4 o'clock I would head inside to get ready for my serving shift and wherever the night might lead after.  Study, …

What I'm Doing

Today is going blah.

I hate being Debbie Downer but I just feel eh, mundane.  I so wish I was working full time for my own business already.  I know, soon enough.  Put in the legwork now, keep myself invested, inevitably it's going to take a turn.

 But I want it nowwwwww.

Ick.  Enough Wendy Whiney, amiright?

What else am I:

Working on:
That well-being and fitness y'all!  'Tis Florida Spring almost and it is time to get back outside enjoying wellness j. The form of walks, tennis, maybe even roller blading this season.  I've always loved skating and I wouldn't mind getting a pair to mix things up.

Thinking about:
Mob Wives.  Big Ang, I can't.  My heart is so broken over her passing and I'm sick.  I haven't been able to watch the show since, hence now having to play catch up.  What a vivacious, life living example of how it ought to be done!  There was absolutely a spark in Big Ang and I know she lives on because of this, but dammit man, cancer really…