Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

It's the last Wednesday of the month so I'm linking up with Shay  Mel & Sheaffer - let the fun begin!

What we're eating this week:

This week it's pretty low key - grilling out a few times and then making one of our favorites, baked spaghetti with vodka sauce

I also whipped up my easy summer quinoa salad for lunches, mmmm it's so good!

What I'm reminiscing about:

Well, my middle child, my sweet Ella Bella is turning 4 on Monday and then starting 3 year old preschool on Tuesday (she missed the cut off by a few days) and I just really cannot believe it!

Wasn't she just my 4lb baby!?!?

 Looking at these old pictures brings tears to my eyes!! It's so sad I can barely remember these moments, thank God for pictures and videos


What I'm loving:

Honestly, being back into a routine is so nice! Maybe my house can actually stay clean for longer than a day and I actually have time to get stuff done I've put off all summer

What we've been up to:

Well, we had Brayden's first day of 1st grade last week!

And really just soaking up the last really nice days of summer!

What I'm dreading:

Really nothing (which is good!) but maybe just a little bit I'm dreading Ella's first day of preschool. I hope she doesn't break my Mama heart into a million pieces and cry for me as I leave, or even worse, just goes in and doesn't look back!

What I'm working on:

Painting our front door again - I'm really hoping I like this new color longer than a few months, ha!

We decided on the darker grey on the left

What I'm excited about:

Labor Day weekend! Our town has its annual fest so we'll be there all weekend! Craft fair, rides, games, hopefully some bingo and ending with the parade on Monday!

What I'm watching/reading:

Watching Bachelor in Paradise, Mistresses and I just started a Neflix series called Stranger Things my sister recommended, so far it's really good!

Image result for stranger things

I'm currently reading The Island and it's pretty good so far, I just haven't had as much time as I would like to read lately.  Hopefully it picks back up soon!

What I'm listening to:

My dog freaking out and breathing heavy because a storm is coming

What I'm wearing:

I hope to be wearing my new booties soon. They are sooo cute! (I would watch these, I bought them for $32 so the price may go down again!)

Other than that, living in yoga capris and tanks while it's still been pretty warm here!

What I'm doing this weekend:

See above - Labor Day weekend fest activities!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

My sweet girls birthday, her starting preschool, our 8yr anniversary, my cousin's wedding shower and hopefully going apple picking again!  So much fun stuff next month!

What else is new:

I think I covered pretty much everything!

Bonus Question - “What is your favorite summer to fall transitional piece in your closet?”

My jean jacket or military jacket for sure!

Here's some cute ones I saw if you're in the market for either :)


See you tomorrow!

*also linking up with Jessi's Design for What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday


  1. It is SO much worse when they walk in and don't look back. Neither of my girls ever cared less when I left them and that smashed my heart. Don't you miss me :P?! I just picked up a utility vest for fall and I couldn't possibly be more excited. I'd love to get a new jean jacket and a chambray shirt too.

  2. Those pictures are so dang precious! I just started Stranger Things as well and can't stop! Happy Wednesday friend!

  3. I can't believe that Ella is going to be four!! It seems like just yesterday you were emailing me at work and telling me you were pregnant with her! Gosh, time has just flown by, hasn't it?

    I LOVE the color you chose for your front door. Post a pic when you guys get it all done!

  4. P.S. Brian is trying to get me to watch Stranger Things, but I'm just not sure what to think about it... it does not look good to me. Haha.

  5. Spaghetti sounds sooooo good. I haven't had that in ages!

  6. I picked up a military vest and I LOVE IT. I wear it at least once a week.

  7. Your 4-year-old will be fine in school! Best of wishes to her. Adorable baby pictures. From a mom of 0, I even know they grow way too fast.

  8. So much to comment on. I really want to see Stranger Things. I heard it is really good. Love the vests. That vodka spaghetti sounds so good. Loving those booties and may have to scoop some up for myself. Those pictures in the NICU bring me back too. And the c-section. Such an emotional time.