Home About Contact Advertise           

4.21.2017

oh hey, friday | adult egg hunts + ROAD TRIP!

It is currently 10:30 Thursday night, and I am sitting here waiting for some banana bread to bake.
I don't even know why I thought it was a good idea to do this when I am already going to get about zero hours of sleep.

We are waking up in four hours to drive to WA to my farmer's sister's house.
Her littlest cutie is turning one.
AND her other two boys have birthdays too.
And it is my mother in laws birthday.
Basically it is birthday season.

I am not going to write about 5 things, because... I'm feeling rebellious.
But I am going to share with you our Easter.
Last week I shared with you some things that I was planning on doing.
We did exactly ONE of them.
Colored our eggs.
And I didn't even take pictures.

Our super fun hungry hungry hippos game we were going to play... amazon failed me, and the balls didn't arrive on time.
EVEN when I overnighted them on Wednesday.
Dumb.

I also didn't bake a thing.
And no one even cared.


Our day went a little something like this...
My in laws and Karli and her family showed up at 10.
We ate a super delicious, and pretty healthy, brunch.
The farmer's chatted nonstop farming, while the kids ran around happily screaming.
We made them all stop to take pictures, which no one was excited about...
except maybe these two...

Then we hid a bunch of eggs for the kids find.
We like to get that part over with quickly, because we all know, that the best part about easter is actually the adult egg hunts.
We put Bennett down for a nap, and a movie on for the big kids, and then we got busy.

This years rules were as follows:
-break up into teams of two.
-one team of two hides the eggs.
-when the hunt begins, you and your partner must always be either holding hands, or holding onto the basket tougher.
- team with the most eggs wins.
Side note: My farmer decided to surprise us all, and come out dressed as a pokemon.
Karli's farmer is pretending to NOT like it, but we all know that is lie.
He proceeded to wear it for the rest of the day also.

I don't want to brag, but I'm pretty sure Karli and I won all of the egg hunts.
We also hid them pretty good.

After the intense competition, we decided to keep it up and play some baseball with the kids.
There were definitely some home runs (not by me) and significant amount of strike outs (by me).


It was, yet again, a perfect day!

What did you do!?
Leave a comment and tell me all about it.

AND then link up!





4.14.2017

oh hey, friday | a crappy week + some easter inspiration

Wasn't it juuuust Friday like a day ago?
This past week went by so SO fast.
I could seriously use about 10 more hours in each day to get all my shiz done.
But instead, I will settle for 24 (like I have a choice) and continue to do just about everything subpar.

Typically I would do a little recap of my week for this fun little link up...
but I can sum it up real quick and then move on.
I spent approximately 40 hours in the office in a two day span, one of our employees passed away after having a burst aneurysm in our house a week ago, I have listened to way too much fighting and screaming from three certain little boys, and I have been working in the yard for every other spare second.

So basically it's kind of been a crapper of a week.

Which is why it is time to share with you some items I have recently found on pinterest.
We are doing a little Easter get together here, and I got sucked in to wanting to eat/do EVERYTHING.
Here are a few things that caught my eye...


1 | lemon pound cake with vanilla bean glaze
Because... I am not currently eating sweets.
I have a fitness challenge to win.
BUT this looks amazingly delicious.
You can find the recipe HERE though.


2 | pom bum bunnies
How cute are these?
And super easy to make.
Time to get the boys crafting!!!
Instructions found HERE.


3 | glazed orange sweet rolls
I have made orange scones for many easters in a row.
And they are delicious.
THIS recipe looks crazy good too though.
Maybe I will switch things up this year.


4 | egg decorating
I have 4-5 dozen fake eggs to decorate with the boys today (you know... egg allergy for sweet Beckam).
Since they are fake, they can't be dyed the "normal" way.
Here are some alternative ways I have found...
source

Can't wait to get my artsy pants on! 


5 | hungry hungry bunnies
This is not a pinterest idea...at least I don't think it is.
My farmer decided that he wanted to create a fun game that will go a little like this...
- 4 people are blindfolded
- 24 beach balls are placed around large lawn
- each person is basically tied to a stick that is staked in his/her corner (for a home base to store balls)
- who ever can find the most balls wins.
It is basically an easter egg hunt mixed with life size hungry hungry hippos.
Stay tuned to see how this works out.
I will definitely do some IG stories about it, so if you aren't following me on Instagram, don't wait.



Ok friends, link up time!!
And HAPPY almost weekend.





4.07.2017

oh hey, friday | my quest for abs + and a finished remodel

I had to pull myself away from "my 600-lb life" to write this post.
WHY am I so fascinated with this show!?
I just can't look away.
The good news is, it is definitely helping with any snacking after dinner.

SO, now that I am here, let's do this!
Oh hey, Friday.... here's what I've been up to...


1 | goals revisited
The bad news is I don't have a six pack, or anything that is even close to resembling muscles on my abdomen.
I have however been doing lots of running... at least, lots for me.
Today is the day I will run three miles.
Wish me luck.

I have been doing really good with all of my food intake.
AND I just signed up for the TIU Bikini Challenge!!
Because those gals are smokin' - and their workouts are killer.

In fact, new goal... next week start waking up before the children, and doing a TIU exercise from last years bikini challenge.


2 | bennett the brand rep
Tomorrow Bennett is 16 months old.
I literally just had to do the math, because I don't keep track with him like I did with... Brody, and probably Beckam.
All I know is that he is one, and he is precious, and he is growing up far too fast.
He has also been a little baby model for most of his life.
I mean, just look at him. The kid is just a natural now...
And his poses kill me.
Although 98% of the time, he is being super mischievous.
ALSO, this adorable little outfit is from Periwinkle Jazz.
She has THE cutest line out right now, and you can save using code TEAMFARMER.


3 | remodel
Our remodel on the office space/homeschool room is coming right along.
Oh wait... no it's not.
It is farm season.
And we have exactly 2 pieces of sheetrock screwed in.
The good news is that I have it all decorated in my head.
I know I mentioned before I was going to refurbish an unfound table from craigslist... until I found a picture of another one.
That goes reallly nice  with my light fixtures.
AND one of our employees can make for me in like an hour... when we are actually ready for a table.
Here is my quick little inspo board.
Maybe I will need to schedule a "party" to get this done.
We are having Easter at our house... I may just tell the men that they can't eat until the sheetrock is up.
This idea JUST came to me, and I like it. A lot.


4 | frog
We have been a whole lot of yard work around here.
We have a massive yard, that likes to grow weeds.
On Wednesday, the big boys and I were out hoeing and we came across two giant frogs... or toads... I really don't know the difference.
Sweet little Beckam decided that he wanted to have one as a pet.
I picked it up (only because I had gloves on, I am not into holding small creatures) and set it in his hand.
He held it for a long time, and then was done with it.
(and that is why I have to feed his cat... because it would have starved like a week after we got it.)


5 | kids
They sure grow up fast.
These two big boys helped Ryan move some pipe out of the way so he could keep planting sugar beets.
Brody was a really good help.
Beckam... well, he probably wished he was back holding his frog.

There were a few crappy parts to the week too, but those don't need documented.
If you are the praying type though, one of our employees is currently in the ICU and could some extra thoughts. Thanks!


Ok friends, link up time!!
And HAPPY almost weekend.





3.31.2017

oh hey, friday | a remodel in session

It snowed yesterday.
And rained... but the snow, really!?
Also, the wind blew 40 mph ALL DAY.

Typically I wouldn't be too pleased with this, but I actually enjoyed it very much.
The boys were at grandmas for the day, and my farmer wasn't doing any farming in that weather.
SO, we set back to work on our little outer building remodel.
Here is what we've been up to...

1 | wiring
A couple of youtube videos in and we were basically electricians.
We got the place all wired up.
I had to convince my farmer that an electrical box on EVERY stud wasn't necessary.
Although he did sneak in five in a row.
That is where our office/desks will be, so we will have no shortage there.

2 | walls
The walls are starting to get sheetrocked.
I will then be in charge of taping and mudding.
There is one wall that is covered in plywood, and my farmer has his eye on some old barn wood that just came off a local farmhouse.
I'm not sure if there is enough to cover it, but we may try that... shiplap style.

ALSO, for the ceiling... which also already has plywood on it... I bought some thing pieces of wood (same type used for lattice) and I am going to put that over all of the seams.
It will give the ceiling an effect similar to this...
Except all white (because... old plywood) and not symmetrical.

3 | floor
I already have the flooring, and it's been in the back of my suburban for a couple of weeks.
Fingers crossed that we can get it down SOON!
I think it's going to look good!

4 | decor
We pretty much have everything that will go into the room.
One section will have our farm office in it, with three desks.
The other will be homeschool.
I plan on redoing a giant bookshelf that we have.
AND as the time gets closer I will search craigslist for a large dining room table to repurpose.
I think this will be much more useful for homeschooling, rather than individual desks.
I am still toying with the idea of all different chairs... but my OCD may take over.
DO you know of a place to buy good quality chairs for cheap?
Please share.

5 | lights
I have a bunch of can lights to put up, BUT I want some pendant lights for over the homeschool table.
I just found these, and I am in love.

What do you think!?

I can't wait until it's done.
It might be another year, but I can't wait.


Ok, friends.
Have a super weekend.
Link up!






3.24.2017

oh hey, friday | let's talk more about me working out

Oh, BRB.
I FORGOT it was Friday.

While I type my post though... you can go ahead and get linked up!


OK = I'm sure you guys are sick of hearing about this fitness challenge... but I'm telling you all to keep ME accountable. ha.

So here is what I have been up to for this first week...

1 | pictures
You might not think that taking pictures is much of a workout, but you are wrong.
I swear I am sweating after doing it.
But it is definitely worth it, even after 400 photos.
Just look how cute....

2 | in actual workout news
We have a big circular drive way that is basically a track.
Six laps = 1 mile.
Since all of our workout equipment is packed up waiting to move into a new workout room (once our current office is moved out) using it isn't an option.
So I run.
AND I have never liked to run.
So far I have run one mile a day... which i know sounds pretty pathetic.
I am hopeful that by Monday (the start of week 2) I will be running two miles.
And perhaps by week 6 I can run 6 miles!
I will just have to figure out a different way to track my laps because surely after 10 I will lose track.

3 | food
You guys... I have been so diligent.
I haven't eaten a carb all week long.
And I finished off my bag of chocolate chips the night before the challenge.
Speaking of chocolate chips... I used to put them in the freezer, thinking that if they were frozen I wouldn't touch them.
That mind trick did nothing.
I would still hammer them.
BUT, no more chocolate chips. Or kettlecorn.
And guess what?
I'm juuuuust fine.
And I feel great actually.

Although, making two dinners every night is kind of obnoxious.

4 | injury
I would really like to be doing some other sort of weight training.
But that hasn't been in the cards for me.
MY ARM!!
It hurts so bad.
It started on Saturday, and was just kind of obnoxious.
By that night it was pain throughout the whole arm.
I googled it and legitimately thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Yea, I'm one of those people.
After I realized I was going to live, I realized it is more localized in my shoulder and collar bone.
If I can ever find a spare minute I need to go see someone.
I'm just not sure who to go to.
A doctor? Chiropractor? Masseuse?
I really don't know.
And honestly I'm just hoping it feels better magically.

5 | goals
My goals for the coming weeks are as follows:
- run more laps
- do more weight training
- meal prep ahead of time
- get abs

There you have it!

Ok, friends.
Have a super weekend.
Link up!






3.17.2017

oh hey, friday | LAST CHANCE fitness challenge

I'm doing a little room reno in our master.
And by "room reno" I mean, I bought a planter and a plant.
BUT, I have big plans for the future... that include a new love seat couch in our little sitting room.
And the way that I am going to purchase that couch???
Winning a little fitness challenge I am starting.
Obviously.

I am not sure if you read my post from Monday, but things are about to get real here.
Real serious.

Fitness challenge will commence on Monday the 20th, and I'd love for you to join!
Turns out in order for me to get motivated to get fit, I need friends on board doing it with me, AND a chance at a cash prize at the end.

Today, I am going to tell you FIVE reasons you should join in:

1 | It's practically summer. 
The sun is shining, and shorts are calling your name... which means swim suits are whispering your name. This competition will run 6 weeks, so when it is over, you will be ready my friend, and feeling extra confident.

2 | Comradery.
We are all doing this together. When it is late at night, and you want to go to the freezer for those chocolate chips that you put there so you wouldn't eat them (but it NEVER stops you)... you know that Sally across the country is holding strong, and not eating any chocolate, because she wants to beat you at the upcoming weigh in. Damn you Sally!
Not sure if that is comradery, but it is nice knowing you aren't doing it alone.

3 | Competitve.
Everyone has a little competitive nature, so that's all.
It'll be fun.

4 | Prize!
You have the chance to win a big chunk of change.
That's always a bonus.

5 | Bod.
And guess what... even if you don't win the cash prize... but you fought like crazy... you still have a rockin' bod. And that, my friends, is what I want more than a couch.

So let's get rockin' bods together!


For the details again, here they are...


Here is how it is going to go down.
Biggest loser style.


-- Every person puts in $20 via PayPal.

-- The challenge will go for 6 weeks.

-- Every person will send a picture of themselves on the scale every Monday. (Feet only... so you need to be honest... no stacking books on your head to start or anything. Also, take a front and back before and after picture... you will want this to compare your end results to... no need to share them if you are uncomfortable though.)

-- I will keep everyone updated with a weekly spreadsheet of each person along with the percent of body weight lost... I won't share your actual weight with the group.

-- At the end of the six weeks, the person with the highest PERCENTAGE of body weight lost WINS all the money.


Sounds like fun, eh!?
I don't care how you lose the weight either.
As long as it is healthy of course.
But, I am certainly not here to sell you anything... except a fun challenge.
You better believe that I am going to be competing too... otherwise I would have zero incentive to do this.


Here's the kicker... we need to spread the word!
The more people that sign up, means the more money you could win.
Share this blog post with your friends, mom, co-workers, etc... or just give them my email address and I will get them set up.
(farmerswifeamy@gmail.com)


If you have any questions feel free to email me HERE.

And if you are game, and want to join in... fill out THIS form.
Actual competition won't start until March 20th.



AND after you sign up... link up - with the NEW button!





3.13.2017

a fitness challenge | let's win some MONEY!

Ok, here's the deal.
I need to lose 10 pounds.
I could even lose 15, and if I happened to lose 20... I wouldn't be mad about it.

I have found that the best way to do this however, is motivation from others doing the same thing.
SO, I have a wild idea... that will be so so fun.



Here is how it is going to go down.
Biggest loser style.


-- Every person puts in $20 via PayPal.

-- The challenge will go for 6 weeks.

-- Every person will send a picture of themselves on the scale every Monday. (Feet only... so you need to be honest... no stacking books on your head to start or anything. Also, take a front and back before and after picture... you will want this to compare your end results to... no need to share them if you are uncomfortable though.)

-- I will keep everyone updated with a weekly spreadsheet of each person along with the percent of body weight lost... I won't share your actual weight with the group.

-- At the end of the six weeks, the person with the highest PERCENTAGE of body weight lost WINS all the money.


Sounds like fun, eh!?
I don't care how you lose the weight either.
As long as it is healthy of course.
But, I am certainly not here to sell you anything... except a fun challenge.
You better believe that I am going to be competing too... otherwise I would have zero incentive to do this.


Here's the kicker... we need to spread the word!
The more people that sign up, means the more money you could win.
Share this blog post with your friends, mom, co-workers, etc... or just give them my email address and I will get them set up.
(farmerswifeamy@gmail.com)


If you have any questions feel free to email me HERE.

And if you are game, and want to join in... fill out THIS form.
Actual competition won't start until March 20th.


LET'S DO THIS!

3.10.2017

oh hey, friday | on the road

Hi friends.
I am on the road today.
We are heading to California for my grandma's funeral, unfortunately.

She happened to be this blog's number one fan.
And to say that she will be missed is an understatement.


If you feel so inclined to link up today, have at it!

I will most likely need some reading material for our drive.




Grab the html from the fancy new button, put it on your post, and link up below!





Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...