Wednesday, October 28, 2015

what's up wednesday?!

Happy Wednesday everyone! You may have noticed the name change on this ol' blog of mine! Yes, my domain URL is still linked to but it is in the process of being transferred to my new domain - I had to add blog to the end of it because I wanted it to match my blogger URL - this happy life through blogger was taken (by someone who never published 1 post and clearly isn't active on it!)

So anyway, yes, this neck of the woods is now called This Happy Life - it's simple, it's clean, and it just seems so much more fitting for my little space here. I always have these random moments where I sit and realize just how happy I am with my life and let me tell you, it's a great feeling. I saw this quote and it rings so true! We create our own happiness!

Everything about this space will remain the same, I just felt it was time for a name change.

Anyway, that's my little behind the scenes recap on the name change. Let's move on to What's Up Wednesday!? This is my first time joining in the fun with Shay, Mel, & Sheaffer

What we're eating this week:

This week I tried a new recipe - a homemade loaded potato soup and OMG was it delish! Hubby asked if it could be added to our dinner rotation. I wish the kids would have enjoyed it more but oh well, can't win them all.  

This rustic Loaded Potato Soup is so easy to make and has a ton of flavor!! Loaded Potato Soup is comforting, warm and you can tailor it to your tastes.:

We also had one of our very favorites which is already on the rotation - chicken enchilada casserole. It's soooo easy and soooo good!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole – 4 ingredients is all it takes to make this popular Mexican dish. It’s cheesy, it’s spicy, it’s sinfully delicious.:

What I'm reminiscing about

With Halloween right around the corner, I've been thinking back on the past 5 Halloweens.  They have truly been the best Halloweens of my whole life because they include my kids.  You can see their past costumes here

What I'm Loving:

The Wet Brush - seriously, why was I so late to the game in how amazing this brush is!? My kids use to cry and scream every time I brushed their hair and now not one single whine comes out of their mouths! It's amazing, you should get one now :) You can find several colors here

The Wet Brush Detangling Shower Brush, Colors Vary

I'm also LOVING my new soak and strain bowl.  I saw this on Pinterest then did an Amazon search and bought it immediately.  I have been using this so much and know I will continue to as well. 

Art and Cook 2.1-Quart Small Soak and Strain Washing Bowl, Green

I'm still loving my Kate Spade planner! I still get so happy everytime I look at it.

What we've been up to:

Well since our house was hit by the plague we haven't really been up to much.  The kids finally all just recovered over the weekend but we've still been kind of keeping it low key. Weekend was spent just soaking up family time and this week was back to our normal routine. 

Me and the girls have been having a fun week so far while big brother is back at school.

What I'm dreading:

Daylight savings time this weekend! Why oh why do we have time changes? I use to love the "fall back" until I had kids...anyone with kids knows how much this time change sucks

What I'm working on:

Right now nothing (which is nice for the moment) I did just finish up putting together my kids' Halloween costumes. I had so much fun this year and you can see how I put them all together here

What I'm excited about:

Halloween!! My kids are SO excited this year which makes me SO excited! They've been counting down the days to Trick or Treat pretty much all month so this week when they're saying "It's almost time for trick or treating!" they are actually right :)

What I'm watching:

The hubs and I have some new shows we just started watching - Grandfathered and The Grinder.  Grandfathered is hit or miss each episode but Grinder is so freaking hilarious! Gotta love Rob Lowe.

How to Get Away With Murder is another one of my fave shows, it's getting SO good, I can't wait to see how this season is going to end.

What I'm listening to:

Right now the movie American Sniper is playing on the tv - the hubs is watching that while I type away.  Buuuut if I was in my car, I'm pretty sure we would be listening to any of of Taylor Swift's songs.  The kids always demand her cd when we get in.

What I'm wearing:

I've been living in my military jacket - I can't find my exact one but this one is similar

My buffalo plaid scarf has been making it's way into my wardrobe rotation and I still love it so much!

The hubby and I went out last weekend with friends and I got to wear some new jeans and a new sweater and it felt so good being dressed up!

What I'm doing this weekend:

Trick or Treating as I mentioned above :) But first we have Brayden's last soccer game Saturday morning then it will be time to go home and change into costumes and head out. I hope the weather cooperates and gives us at least 50 degrees and not too much wind!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Thanksgiving! It's one of my favorite holidays and my aunt and uncle seriously make the best food! I' also looking forward to going to chop down our Christmas tree, which we usually do the day after Thanksgiving.  

What else is new:

Not too much (which I'm not complaining about!)  The kids will be starting their fall sports - Ella chose gymnastics (and she'll continue with dance) and Brayden chose floor hockey.

Have a great rest of the week!

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