Friday, May 15, 2015


Happy Friday, y'all! 

We had a doozy of a week, hence the lack of posting for two days! 

Brandon has been driving my 2003 Honda CR-V since Walker was born, just because our other SUV is safer and newer. We absolutely adore having both cars paid off {no car payments!}, so we've been trying to drive the Honda for as long as she will go. 

The Honda has truly been a great car. Yes, we've had to replace things, but for a 12-year-old car, she's doing great and is in awesome shape! However, Brandon has recently had a hard time getting the car to start. So, we replaced the battery and the alternator {cha-ching, cha-ching!}. But on Monday, he called me from his work's parking lot and told me a tow truck was on the way - the Honda wouldn't start manually, wouldn't start when jumped and had to be towed to the auto body shop and have a new starter put in. 

It's such a bummer because we were planning to trade the Honda in this summer for a new car for me, and Brandon would go back to driving our other SUV. Anyway, a ton of money later, the Honda purrs -- and for what we paid, she should! 

I just abhor spending money on cars. I literally should just drive down the road and throw $100 bills out the window and wave goodbye. 

That said, I'm wishing more than anything that I was back at my parents' house, enjoying doing nothing on their screened porch! 

Are any of y'all watching "Mad Men?" Brandon and I have watched it since Season One, so I can't not watch the final season. However, it's just freaking weird now. So weird, that I half scroll on social media on my phone while watching it, but can't not watch it. Do you know what I mean? 

I miss the days from Seasons One and Two in the early 1960s and Don just cheated on Betty and such. Now it's so weird I can't even keep up with the dreams, flashbacks and complete randomness in which episodes start with no explanation. 

Sigh. But I will miss it. 

Loft does it again with this super cute halter top! I think it would be perfect for the beach or just running around in the summer. They also have it in an emerald green, which I also love.

Can I just have four today? Ha! Either way, I'm so excited it's Friday that I feel like this: 

Linking up with:

April + the Five on Friday girls

Amy and Karli



  1. Cars are such a pain and always cost more than you think. Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. So sorry to hear about your car problems! Glad it's all taken care of, although spending the money on repairs is never a fun thing! :( Your parents' screened in porch looks like an amazing place to kick back! That sweet doggy sure seems to be enjoying it. ;) Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  3. I feel your pain with the car situation. My old Honda was on it's way out, so I got a new SUV in September before my car died. Now my husband's car needs the head gasket replaced and it will cost half of what the car's worth. It kind of just makes more sense to get a new (reliable) car - so he's trading it in next week. Two car payments is going to suck, but it is what it is I guess.

  4. Hey! I'm stopping by from H54F. :) Bless your heart, sorry about the car problems. My husband is driving my 2002 Civic and we're hoping he can drive it into the ground! It always hurts more to put money into that car b/c you know it's going to die pretty soon anyway. Bless.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. I'm all for Hondas! Sadly we gave up on it when he was 19 years old, alas we ended moving to Hyundai. Walker is just so cute!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  6. Car troubles suck soo much! I love that halter top

  7. mad men!! i am so excited that i'm throwing a viewing party, but it will be 60s themed, and not the current 70s. i will miss this show. jon hamm is here filming and i keep hoping to run into somewhere!


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