Friday, January 31, 2014

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! This is my very first Five on Friday! I am so excited to link up with Christina, Darci, April and Natasha

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Since I am new to the blogging world and Five on Friday, I thought I'd start by introducing myself. My name is Mary (which I'm sure you probably assumed bc of my title) and I was born and raised in Michigan. I recently moved to Southwest Georgia to a town called Thomasville. I made my big move to the South because Gavin, aka the love of my life lives here and just finished up school. So far I am loving it in the South; mostly because Gavin is here and we don't have to do long distance anymore but I will always be a Midwest girl at heart. Gavin is from England so living in the South is an adventure for him too! I really love my job as a nanny and enjoy crafting and selling crafts on Etsy and amazon as a hobby. I'm hoping to meet and become friends with lots of other bloggers :)





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 I follow many motivational twitter accounts; I have found that reading these different quotes really raise my spirits or give me that extra push I need sometimes.  The accounts I follow are 'Motivation for life' @MotivatedLiving and 'Fitness motivation' @fitspirational. These are my favorites of the week: 
"Life is short, time is fast. No replays, no rewinds. So just enjoy every moment you have and make the best out of it."

"I'm strong because I know my weaknesses. I'm wise because I've been foolish.  I laugh because I've known sadness."

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."

"You can't just skip ahead to where you think your life should be"

"Happy moments: Praise God. Sad moments: Seek God. Painful moments: Trust God. Every moment: Thank God."

"Never allow yourself to be defined by someone else's opinion."


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 Friday night, Pizza night! Pizza Lover Right Here! I love food and if I'm being honest I probably spend half my day dreaming about food. My 'food to make' board on Pintetest by far as the most pins! One of things I miss most about Michigan (besides my family and friends of course) is pizza!! Dexter, the little town I grew up in seriously had the best pizza ever from Classic, to Cottage Inn, to Mr. Pizza, to Pizza house, to even Jets. Since moving to Thomasville I have found myself craving pizza more than ever. You always seem to crave what you can't have. I've been settling for Pizza Hut for the last six months which has tasted relatively good but leaves me feeling gross after. This all changed when  Gavin and I stumbled upon a small brick stone pizzeria while on a double date last week!! I was in pizza heaven, the dough was nice and thin and the crust was just the way I like it and they even allow you to put feta on as a topping which is my favorite! Needless to say I have been craving it since the moment we left. I however am not the only one! So it looks like we are going on another double date tonight to indulge is some delicious pizza and I honestly can't wait!! 

~FOUR~
Super Bowl Sunday! I have been scouring Pintetest looking for recipes and cute football themed dishes and I came across four that I am making for sure. I am a football fan and don't mind watching but let's be honest I am way more excited for the food! It's my biggest cheat day of the year when it comes to eating healthy. Below are the pictures of the plates I will be making. I'm hoping to post pictures of along the way Sunday! If you would like the recipes they can all be found on my Pinterest under the board 'food to make'. They all seem super easy! Pinterest Mary4404
                                      


~FIVE~
The weekend means lots of TV time and catching up on my shows!!  Gavin has had more control of the TV lately, using his goto argument that the NFL season is almost over or it's a big game (NBA). I normally catch up on my shows while on the elliptical or treadmill but ABC and ABC Family have decided to make you sign into your TV provider every time you want to watch an episode and the new system doesn't always work well.  Thank goodness for project free tv! I am finally all caught up on Revenge so its time to catch up with Grey's Anatomy, Nashville, NCIS and Pretty Little Liars!! 
I am also excited to catch the Lifetime special that's on this Saturday evening at 8/7c.  The Gabby Douglas Story!  I am a huge gymnastics fan, as I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years growing up.  For those of you that don't know Gabby Douglas was on the 2012 USA Olympic Gold Medal Team and she was the All Around Gold Medalist!  Ahh watching gymnastics makes my heart happy! 


Happy Friday!  
XOXO Mary 









22 comments:

  1. I am a huge gymnastics fan too! Come olympics time or whenever there is a tourny, I get super obsessed. My favorite event is the bars which I think were her strongest event! That's so awesome that you actually did it though, I just watch. I can barely do a freaking pull up! Also, my weakness is pizza always and I hope Gavin has an awesome accent. Welcome to blog world!

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    1. Thanks! She is definitely the best at bars, she absolutely flys! During I the Olympics I would get so nervous and not relax until she caught the bar on each release! Gavin definitely had a cute accent :) Have a happy Friday!

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  2. Girlie...HI! And SAY WHAT! Let me blow your mind for a sec: I'm married to an Englishman, live in the South (though I'm from here!!), and I'm currently a nanny!!! Oh, AND I have an Etsy shop too!!!! I MEAN?!?! How crazy!!! I love it!!

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    1. WOW! That is actually quite crazy! We have sooo much in common!!! :) You don't see that combination like ever! lol I told Gavin about your post and right away he asked your husbands name...as if he knows everyone from England lol

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  3. Welcome to the South! :) I love Revenge and Nashville!! Both full of drama, haha!

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    1. Thanks!! :) Revenge is seriously mind boggling!!!

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  4. Welcome to the blogging world! It doesn't disappoint by any means! Had no idea there was a special on Gabby Douglas but count me in!! Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Thanks! I am already loving it and addicted!! :) Someone else who knows who Gabby Douglas is!!! Yay lol I'm excited to watch, we haven't heard much about her since the Olympics.

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  5. How cute is your blog!? I love it!! It looks like your super bowl party is going to be delish - I love pinterest recipes :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy blogging! xo

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    1. Aww thanks!! Ahh me too! I seriously pin so many! I would be a full time cook and baker if I could!

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  6. Welcome to the blogging world (& the South)! I love me some Nashville... you have some good episodes to catch up on. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Welcome to the blogging world!! I now officially want some pizza!! haha. Enjoy the superbowl!! Cute food!

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  8. Yay welcome to the blogging world! I'm from Michigan as well and not to be a total creep, but is your profile picture from Holland, MI? I'm from Holland and would recognize that light house anywhere haha! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes!! It was taken in Holland!! From the beach in the state park! My brother and sister in law live there! My sister in law grew up there! Do you still live there?? Thanks, you too! :)

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  9. Hey!! It's fun to meet a brand new blogger! And you're from MI? I currently live in SW Michigan...and I'm not loving the crazy snow this season! You've got a new follower here!

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    1. Yes I am!! I lived more SE right by Ann Arbor. This winter is the most snow Michigan has had in a long long time. I am actually sooo sad I am missing it :( lol Im probably the only person saying that. But Michigan is pretty awesome, it has a lot more to offer than you'd think, and summer is the best! Good luck, I heard you're about to get a bunch more tho!! And yay thank you!! So fun to meet ppl through here, I already love it!

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    1. Thank you! I must say the same to you! I love yours!! :)

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  11. Love your Super Bowl foods! The 'field of dips' is the cutest, how clever. And, welcome to blog-land!

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  12. Hey Girl- Welcome to the blogosphere! Im so super jealous of your man's accent! A friend of mine married an Englishman and always tell him I want him to teach my son to talk like that because its so adorable! I love your header, Im a sucker for anything sparkly as well!

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    1. It really is the best accent! We joke that when we have kids I'm not allowed to talk so that they get his accent lol and thanks!! :)

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  13. Oooh I am so excited to know about the Gabby Douglas special on Lifetime! I am also super annoyed that ABC did that to their online player, but I did discover that the episodes are only "verify to watch" for a week, so I'm basically watching Nashville one week late every week :) Glad I stumbled upon your blog - welcome to the fun world of blogging!

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