Friday, June 1, 2018

June: Month @ a Glance

Happy June Friends!

I can't believe we're entering June already! BUT I am looking forward to sunshine, swimming, time with friends and the general wonderful-ness of Summertime!


I always feel like May flies by with my birthday, Mother's Day, my mom's birthday and Memorial Day, so I am hoping that June finds us a little slower (though that is unlikely).  The best part of June is we start seeing some of that beautiful warm temperatures and people start coming out of hibernation for the summer. 

So here's what's on our agenda this month! 

On the Agenda this Month:

1. Spend some time with Grandma before she heads back to North Dakota
2. Baby Baptisms! My cousin's are baptizing their babies the same day
3. McKenna's dance recital!
4. Father's Day Celebrations with our dads
5. Vince's 30th birthday party
6. Annual strawberry picking event with Justin's family
7. Possibly heading to Grand Rapids to visit my cousin before she has her baby boy

Goals for June


1. Read Two Books:  Y'all..... I still haven't finished reading Ace of Shades by Amandy Foody.  I have enjoyed the book so far, but I feel like there are never enough hours in the day for me to get everything done AND sit and read a book.  Does anyone else have this problem? This month my goal is to finish Ace of Shades.  

2. Purge the pantry and linen closet.  One thing I have been trying to do is purge things I no longer want/need or are expired.  In June, I would like to go through our pantry and dispose of any items that have expired and I want to go through our linen closet in our master bath to get rid of any expired medication or unused products.  

3. Work on the Garden.  This is a carryover from May, but this still stands.  Ideally, I would like to put some burning bushes and some hydrangea into our garden before it gets to late for planting.  Otherwise I will have to wait until Fall.  I am happy to report our lawn looks much better this year than last year - it took a while to get there, but it looks nice.   

4. Focus on Thirty-One.  Last month I came very close to closing down my Thirty-One business, but I am happy to say that it lived to see another day.  Thirty-One is just a little side business, but I find when I get really involved with my business, I really enjoy myself.  For the month of June, I am planning to really focus on my business and see if it is something I want to continue pursuing.  Interested in learning more? Check out my Facebook Group.

Question of the Day: What are you planning for your dad for Father's Day? 

Share your responses below in the comments! 

I'd love to hear from you!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

WICKED RETURNS TO DETROIT OPERA HOUSE, AUGUST 8 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018


BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE


DETROIT, MI, May 31, 2018 – WICKED, Detroit’s most popular musical, will return to the Detroit Opera House, August 8 – September 2, 2018Tickets for the return engagement start at $43 and are now available for purchase online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera  House box offices.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Since opening in 2003, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 15 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, China, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.  The musical has amassed nearly $4.5 billion in global sales and has been seen by nearly 55 million people worldwide.

Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon” by VarietyWICKED is the recipient of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards.

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, WICKED tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other’s lives for good has made WICKED one of the world’s most popular musicals.

For more information about WICKED, please visit www.WickedTheMusical.com.

Follow WICKED on Twitter: @WICKED_MusicalFacebook and on Instagram @wicked_musical.

Performance times for WICKED appearing August 8 – September 2, 2018 at the Detroit Opera House, located at 1526 Broadway, in Detroit are:

•             Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
•             Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•             Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
•             Thursday, August 9 matinee at 1:00 p.m.
•             Special open captioned performance on August 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for WICKED start at $43 (includes facility fee) and are available for purchase online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box office. For group sales (15 or more) please email groups@broadwayindetroit.com or call 313-871-1132. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.  Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the Chrysler Pacifica.  As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

Follow Broadway In Detroit on Facebook (BroadwayInDetroit), Twitter @BroadwayDetroit and Instagram @Broadwayindetroit.


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Monday, May 7, 2018

Currently: May 2018

Happy Monday friends! I hope your week has been going well so far and you are looking forward to some fun plans this weekend! Today I am doing another fun round of "currently".  I came across this idea on Becca Door's Blog - you should check her out!


ANTICIPATING:  My 29th birthday is this weekend and I'm looking forward to celebrating with friends and family! I love spending time with people that are important to me so this week is very exciting.  

CLEANING: We've been purging a lot of stuff from our house lately and our focus has been on our closet and dressers.  I have 4 drawers left of clothes to go through then I will move onto our linen closet in our bathroom.  We have too much expired medicine in there taking up space.  

DRINKING: Trying to drink coffee without cream and sugar and I have to admit... it's now awful.  But honestly, there's nothing better than a Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks.  But a cup of black coffee at home is much cheaper than any Starbucks drink.

FEELING: Relaxed.  One thing I have been working on is taking 10-15 minutes for myself every day.  No technology, not distractions (unless I'm reading a book) and just enjoying focusing on myself. 

WATCHING:  Dancing with the Stars has a 4 week season so I've been watching that with my friend Caroline.  We've also been watching the Star Wars movies since I've seen them all but it's been way too long and I get the stories jumbled up often.  

PLAYING: Not really playing any games right now.  This weekend our friends are coming over and we will likely play a few of my favorite board games, but otherwise no gaming for me.

READING: Right now I am reading Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody from my April Owlcrate box and I'm loving it so far! It keeps me on my toes and keeps me consistently engaged.  

RECOVERING: I did not drink enough water this weekend so I am trying to get back on track.  I really hate being dehydrated but sometimes it happens.  So this week I'm aiming for 100oz a day of water.   

TRYING: Now that I am working from home almost every day I have been trying to keep up on our chores.  This includes doing a load of laundry every day, making the bed, general clean up and keeping things in organized.  So far the routine is working but I am tweaking it as I go.  

WEARING: Mostly jean capris and t-shirts.  This time of year the weather bounces around so a good pair of capris is good compromise between jeans and shorts.  Then I layer a t-shirt with a cardigan so I have the ability to take layers off if I get too warm.    


Question of the Day: What do you have going on "currently"?
I'd love to hear from you!


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