June Confessions

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Hey everyone! Hope you each had a wonderful, long 4th of July weekend with your family! It was so nice to enjoy some down time with the kiddos and hubs and we definitely enjoyed watching all the pretty fireworks. I’m really happy that summer time is officially here and I’m looking forward to some fun weekends ahead.

It’s time for my monthly confessions, so let’s just get right into it…

Food Confessions: 

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  • Of all the things to choose from in the breakfast category, I eat pop tarts for breakfast on my cheat days. Pop tarts are definitely that nostalgic food from my childhood and I mean it’s pretty much like eating a candy bar for breakfast. The chocolate peanut butter and red velvet ones are my favorite. #winning
  • If I ever had to work in a fast food restaurant I pretty much know without a doubt I’d wanna work at Taco Bell. I know everyone says you grow tired of the food after so long, but I don’t see how tacos every day could get old.

Shopping Confessions: 

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  • Until last week I hadn’t shopped at Target in over a month and a half, so of course I rewarded myself by dropping in for a few minutes an hour. Needless to say I didn’t leave empty handed.
  • It truly makes me sad that malls are becoming a thing of the past. They were such a big thing when I was little and it was always a tradition to go back to school shopping there or go on certain holidays, and now all of our local ones are either shut down or have just a handful of stores open in them.

Random Confessions: 

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  • It’s always amazing when someone says to you “Are you feeling well, you don’t look good.” on days where you feel perfectly fine/normal. Definitely boosts the self esteem for sure.- haha
  • My oldest son saw a black and white photo filter of me the other day on my phone and said, “Whoa mom I like that one because it’s from the 1980’s!” It was so cute and hilarious at the same time.

 

Pet Peeve of the Week:

Ever since getting my new vehicle (and even before that really) I’ve always grown extremely agitated when people leave their shopping carts right beside my vehicle to where the wind can easily blow it into the side and scratch or dent it. I’ve always had an extreme understanding for parents with young children/babies, the elderly, or disabled, but I can’t quite understand what the rest of the general population’s excuse for not returning shopping carts to the holder is. I’m sure those people are the same ones who can’t park between the lines to save their life…

Humor/Funnies

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Happy Wednesday! What’s your monthly confessions?- Cara

Linking up with  Humpday ConfessionsWonderful Wednesday, What’s Happening WednesdayPin Worthy Wednesday, Wow Me WednesdayThursday Favorite Things, and Think Tank Thursday

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98 Comments

  1. Great list! I love pop tarts, too, and my favorites are the smore ones. I confess that I get annoyed with my Meijer store because their cart collectors are too efficient. There are never any carts to be found in the parking lot so I have to lug both kids through the parking lot to find a cart by the entrance. I guess I should be thankful no one is denting my car 🙂

    Posted 7.11.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yum, I love the smores ones too! I used to be the same way when my boys were babies. I’d purposely park beside the cart holder because it was easier to put the carseat over in it. Haha, they need to stop being so efficient! 🙂

      Posted 7.12.16 Reply
  2. Suzanne wrote:

    Ha! This is hilarious. And I totally cheat with pop tarts, too. They’re just too good!

    Posted 7.9.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Glad to know I’m not the only one who loves poptarts! 😉

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  3. Sara wrote:

    So true on the diaries. LOL. Love your son and his 1980s picture. Wasn’t that long ago. 😉

    I don’t know if I have any concessions right now… scandalous!

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  4. Haha, you are so funny, love all of the meme’s at the end, the first one, yes! I had no idea malls were becoming a thing of the past until recently and that makes me so sad! I love just heading to the mall, just because.

    Posted 7.8.16 Reply
    • Lol, thank-you! It is sad that malls are going away, I really like them too!

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  5. Rachel wrote:

    Those memes are so hilarious!! I love the one about strangers paying bills. Like, yes, of course they can pay my bills! But I completely agree with your ideas on shopping malls. I love going to the mall. I mean, I still love getting a package in the mail, but there’s just something about going to the mall the get your shopping done.

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! If anyone wants to pay mine, by all means let them, ya know?-haha I definitely miss the malls!

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  6. I was just talking with my sister about this. She missed out on the mall generation. it was the best!!

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
    • It really was! So many hours were spent at the mall with my friends! 🙂

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  7. Emelia wrote:

    My mother in law posted a meme last week about returning shopping carts and it said something like “You always know when a person was raised right if they return the shopping cart to it’s correct home” It’s funny and true. Chuck always walks it back in to the store. He worked at a grocery store in high school and was sometimes the guy who had to haul all those carts in, so he saves one for them and takes it in. It’s so cute!

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
    • My husband is the same way! That’s really admirable of your husband and I’m sure they definitely appreciate it. 🙂

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  8. Jenn wrote:

    I can’t stand when people are lazy and leave their carts around, too. It’s so frustrating!!! I haven’t been to Taco Bell in forever, but I used to go there a lot, and I agree, tacos would never get old! 🙂

    P.S. you won my giveaway! I announced it today on my post!

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
    • Taco Bell is delicious! & yay! how awesome, thank-you! 🙂

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  9. Chel wrote:

    Oh, I’m with you on the PopTarts as well as the parking the carts. Nothing annoys me more than pulling into a spot or can’t pull into a spot because someone has just left a cart there. Blah!!

    My favourite PopTarts are the S’mores, Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip. Nom nom… now I want one.

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
    • I know, it’s so ridiculous. It’s like please walk ten steps and put it back in the corral, it won’t kill you- I promise. haha

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  10. This is such a fun post! And I’m totally with you on the PopTarts! I like Strawberry, Cherry and Brown Sugar and Cinnamon.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
  11. Victoria wrote:

    This post was so fun. I actually hate taco bell though… I would pick Chick-Fil_A because I could definitely eat that every day! heehee
    Happy Wednesday!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Chick Fil A is amazing too, not gonna lie. Haha Hope you’re having a great day! 🙂

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  12. I love this post! I agree with the pop tart confession! Confetti Cupcake is my favorite with Cookies N Cream as a very close second!

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  13. WOAH not going to Target in a month and a half?! I can’t even imagine. I actually haven’t ever had a pop tart!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Oh my gosh, Sarah! You need to go to the Poptart aisle, asap girl! They’re amazing! Like cookies and cake combined! 🙂

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  14. Gina wrote:

    Haha! Cara I always love your confessions. I ate pop tarts every morning before school… I mean.. what?! It’s seriously like having cake for breakfast. They are so good…. and your eye make up comment?! YES! Hate that!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! I did too! I’m sure it was a super healthy way to start my day, but hey I’m still here kicking-lol Hope you’re having a great week!

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  15. Well, apparently I’ve veered away from the pop tart aisle for too many years…I’m still caught up on s’mores and brown sugar cinnamon! lol. Had no idea red velvet was an option now, but shouldn’t be surprised!

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    • Oh my goodness, it’s amazing! & you just named my other two favorites! haha

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  16. Girl I can relate!!!! Poptarts! Taco Bell! Target! You’re after my heart!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  17. I hadn’t had a poptart in ages but last week I had a major (pregnancy) craving and purchased the cinnamon sugar one and they were so good!

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  18. Falon wrote:

    Mmmmmm….Pop Tarts and Taco Bell, a girl after my own heart! Also, super impressed that you stayed away from Target for so long, that deserves some kind of award!

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  19. Shann wrote:

    I’m totally the same way about Target. I stopped shopping there for a good while, and then I went back in and a little crazy. I love that meme about eye make-up because that’s totally me too. Glad you had a great 4th!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • And of course they always have that one item on sale that lures you in, and then you buy 8 other things lol. Have a great week!

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  20. This is a total blast to read. I too have an unhealthy love for poptarts. Also, it is a bummer when someone asks whats wrong on a day that you feel like you look fantastic and happy. #Darn

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yeah, it’s like wow, I may need to consider getting a few extra zzz’s lol

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  21. Lol, how fun!!! I can’t eat pop tarts anymore because of a gluten allergy, but I did growing up! And Target…yeah…way tool long there and way too much money spent 🙂 My kids and I go there for fun!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Aw, that’s a bummer! Now that you mention that, it’s strange that they don’t yet have gluten free pop tarts with so many people having that now. & yes we do too. Once they gave my kids free popcorn, they were all about it-lol.

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  22. So the real question was how much was your Target bill?!? 😉 I spend waaaaaay too much money there! But I’m digging the Cartwheel app – do you have it? My hubby LOVES pop tarts too – we always have a stash in the pantry.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Haha too much! Yes I love the cartwheel app, which is how they lure me in half the time- lol

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  23. Love the random confession #1 cuz I’ve had that happen too! It’s like WT…really?

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  24. Kim wrote:

    Um, girl, I have a Taco Bell obsession…I mean, it’s ridiculous how much I love Taco Bell hahaha. Also, I’m always saying to my husband how sad it is that the mall is a dying thing! I have the best memories walking malls as a teen with my friends LOL. How cute is your son? Love it! XO -Kim

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Taco Bell is the best! It is definitely sad that they are all closing down, it was always so nice (and convenient) to just park and spend hours in one place. Yeah he cracked me up with that one-lol.

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  25. I haven’t been to Target in three months and plan on going this week maybe! And malls are a thing of the past everywhere?! I totally thought that was just here. They’re all like weird and abandoned now I had no idea that was a thing in other areas too!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Yeah, apparently they are doing away with them now and moving towards the big shopping plazas, which I personally find more inconvenient cause who wants to park and get the kiddos out of their car seats 8 times in a row. Enjoy your shopping trip to Target! 🙂

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  26. Loved reading your confessions! Can’t believe you went over a month without going to Target… I’m there at least once a week and never leave empty handed either ?

    xoxo, CiCi
    http://www.worldwidestylista.com

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! It helps that it’s 45 minutes away, but yes it was a feat for sure! haha 🙂

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  27. Andrea wrote:

    Super cute meme of the kids in the lil car! I know what you mean about malls. I have such great memories of going to the mall once a week with my mom as a girl And teenager. So sad so many are closing. Glad you had a super sweet 4th with the Fam!!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • I have a lot of memories at the mall with my mom too, so it definitely is sad. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation! 🙂

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  28. Mistle wrote:

    I used to eat pop tarts all the time for breakfast. So good!!! I have been eating oatmeal though more now. I could eat sushi honestly several times a week and very get tired of it. So I feel you on the tacos too. Lol. One time I did not wear any mascara to a family lunch and my grandfather asked me if I was feeling okay. Well….thanks….I guess I look dead without mascara. Lol.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • I love oatmeal for breakfast too, but pop tarts are the best. Haha, I think people are just shocked some days when I go from full-on glam look to bare-face. But yes it definitely makes you feel good-lol.

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  29. Jennifer wrote:

    Hahaha, these always make me laugh! That’s so true about malls. It’s weird to think about. My husband and I talked about that the other day. Also, I can’t believe all the things that have changed since I was little. I’m sure my son is going to be thinking the same thing as yours about the black and white photos, Blockbusters, VCRs, lol.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Lol, thank-you! Oh my gosh I know, video stores are another thing that were huge in my childhood and now it’s netflix or red box. Crazy how much things have changed.

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  30. Lexi wrote:

    I love the idea of writing a post like this! Pop tarts are the best! It is so sad that malls are becoming a thing of the pas . The nearest one is an hour away which is why I online shop, but I’d go in person if one was close! I love that meme about the husband! My fiancée hates when I drive! Happy Wednesday! xo

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Haha my husband always has to drive if we’re going somewhere together, otherwise that’d be his face the whole time. He freaks out if I’m not going the exact speed he thinks I should be haha. Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

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  31. Rebekah wrote:

    I get super annoyed with people who leave carts out too! Especially now that I have to get my son in and out of the car. I purposefully park near the shopping carts to make it easier on myself!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • I do the same thing! It’s so much more convenient to be close to one when you have kids.

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  32. I don’t understand why people don’t return carts to the corrals. It’s not that difficult.

    Floradise

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Exactly, Marette! It’s super lazy and makes it harder for the workers.

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  33. Lily wrote:

    I love me some Target…I went in last week to buy moisturizer…I spent over an hour in there, over $100 and FORGOT the moisturizer! #storyofmylife
    Our city still has a mall, and it’s quite big and getting remodeled, but we are also getting a few strip malls on the outskirts of the city.
    Your funnies cracked me up, especially the one about the bills and the scary movie!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Hahah that sounds like me for sure! I mean really it’s like you have to verify everything when you call to pay a bill. lol

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  34. Pop Tarts are SO good!

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  35. I totally thought about the mall thing the other day! I remember how it was the cool place to be before and now it seems more like a drag since everyone can get things on the internet now.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Yeah, that’s a good point. Everybody shops online nowadays, mostly.

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  36. Kristin wrote:

    We have two malls here and they are both good places to get attacked/shot/stabbed/etc. However, they aren’t terrible malls, speaking from a shopping standpoint. I go when I need certain things. And I agree: my best days of youth were spent at the mall!
    We have a SuperTarget here, so I go often and get everything I need instead of just browsing clearance like I used to 🙂
    And the best use of eggs is in dessert.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Oh gosh, that sounds scary-haha It’s just a shame that they are becoming a thing of the past. The concept of shop all in one place was a really good idea and is especially convenient for families. I’d love to have a SuperTarget, that’d be awesome!

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  37. Neely wrote:

    I am for sure more of a taco bueno person but yes tacos everyday!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Omg, I loved Taco Bueno when I lived in OKC. Unfortunately we don’t have those here in VA, but hands down that restaurant was amazing! 🙂

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  38. Kim wrote:

    Target can be a black hole that sucks you in…lol. Especially if there is good stuff at the dollar spot…actually even if there isn’t good stuff at the dollar spot…:)

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • I agree! lol I did good about passing that section up because it gets me every time, but then I kept telling myself oh I need to go see what new items they have in the shoes, home decor, etc. and next thing I know an hour had passed. 🙂

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  39. Goodness I haven’t had a pop tart in a long time!! The chocolate fudge ones were always my favorite!! I am the same way about shopping carts too – it is so annoying!

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    • Ooo those sound good! I mean, it takes like 30 seconds max to return it to a cart holder. lol

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  40. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    I liked the Chocolate Caramel Pop Tarts and my favorite thing was to eat Frosted Flakes growing up. I went by the Bristol Mall and it is sad because we used to take you and your 2 brothers there all the time . I wish that Lebanon had an actual mall to shop at besides Wally World which seems like everybody from the sticks shops there. Oh well good post Cara! Love you Dad.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • They brought those back for a limited time but I swear they weren’t as good this time around. LOL you are right with everyone from the sticks shopping at Lebanon Wal-mart haha. Thanks love you too!

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  41. Katie wrote:

    Oh man, pop tarts are so good! I haven’t had them in years due to food allergies but I always loved them as an after school snack in middle and high school!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Aw such a bummer you can’t eat them anymore. They seriously are so nostalgic for me. 🙂

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  42. Jessi Otey wrote:

    Annnnd this is my fav post of the day haha this is me on so many levels! Happy Wednesday friend!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Oh yay, glad you can relate! Hope your week is going great! 🙂

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  43. Rachel G wrote:

    Poptarts are a secret childhood holdover craving for me, too. Wildberry are my favorite, though, and poptarts aren’t even sold in the country I live in so they’re not much of a temptation, haha!

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • I forgot about wild berry! Those are so good! That’s probably good that they aren’t available, considering they’re not the healthiest item in the world-lol. I do try to limit myself to one a week. 😉

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  44. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    The Scary movie funny made me literally snort. haha!!!

    That is true about malls. Why are they fading out? Half of my teenager years are all centered around malls 🙂

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Lol but it’s so true! Every single time in those movies they always are like “hello?- who’s there?” haha & yes it makes me sad! Such a huge part of all of our teenage years.

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  45. here’s a confession: Nadine and I both forgot it was Confessions day! LOLOLOLOL. that’s what happens when summer rolls around and we get lazy.

    but the diary vs. blog meme – SO TRUE!

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    • Haha, that’s hilarious and perfectly okay- I mean it is summertime! 🙂 & yeah I thought that meme was pretty accurate to today’s society.

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  46. Nadine wrote:

    I mean, who doesn’t like a poptart?? My favorite are the brown sugar ones and the sundae ones. That Target ecard is my life. How did you stay away for so long??? Cake and cookies are really the only way I like my eggs too.

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Ooo both of those are good too! It was a mix of me being super busy and the fact that it’s 45 minutes away and I was trying to keep gas mileage on the dl. I was pretty proud of myself-haha

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  47. Pamela wrote:

    It always feels like such an accomplishment to avoid shopping in Target for awhile then you go back in and all bets are off lol! And yes to preferring my eggs in a cake! Now I’d like some cake for breakfast… or Poptarts 😉 <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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    • I agree-haha they just lure you in with all the cute stuff! & Yes to cake or pop tarts for breakfast! Either one will work! 🙂

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  48. I love the graphic that says, ” How do you like your eggs?” That describes me perfectly! I was also trying to stay away from Target last month to save some money, but I think I might make one trip this month for a little splurge!

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    • Haha that was totally me, I’m like well I’ll just check real quick to see if they have anything new in the makeup section, and next thing I know I’m over in the shoe section..;)

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