Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What's Up Wednesday 11.23.16

Happy Black Wednesday! I remember the times when I use to be so excited to go out on this night, now I'm so excited to sit home, eat some gelato and binge on the TV. #wouldnthaveitanyotherway

Today I'm linking up with Shay, Sheaffer, and Mel for What's Up Wednesday

What we're eating this week:

This week we aren't really eating anything special, pasta and meatballs, grilled cheese and tomato soup, oh and a family favorite, taco pie!

I also whipped up some of the kids favorite muffins

Zucchini & carrot muffins:

What I'm reminiscing about:

The past holidays and just how much my kids have grown over the years.

Brayden's face here cracks me up!

What I'm loving:

I'm still loving the whole duck boot trend! These from LL Bean are my number 1 choice 

I did highlight a couple other options but then I saw these when I was at Target the other day and fell in love. I tried them on and they were pretty comfy. I think I need to add these to my Christmas list :) - bonus they are 30% off right now!


What we've been up to:

Hanging inside since it's finally gotten cold here! We've been playing play doh, playing magnatiles, building forts and lots of coloring/painting!

There has also been lots of gymnastics, soccer and dance class going on

Oh and are basement remodel is still going strong! We are so close to being done and then it's time to decorate!

What I'm dreading:

Nothing!! The holidays are here, it's the most wonderful time of year, nothing to dread here!

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What I'm working on:

Finishing up my Christmas shopping - I have a few things I'm keeping my eye on with Black Friday but I will not be attempting to go out, so if I can't get the deals online then oh well. 

What I'm excited about:

Thanksgiving!! Christmas!! The fact that I'm almost done Christmas shopping!! (see all those exclamation points? This girl is excited!)

What I'm watching/reading:

I am *so* close to being done re-watching all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls! I may not finish by Friday but I'm close.

After that, I will be finally getting around to watch the 928129 Christmas movies my Mom set up on my DVR :)

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What I'm listening to:

At this moment, Gilmore Girls in the background, and the noise of some kind of saw that our contractor is using.

What I'm wearing:

So, I had Brayden snap these pics the other day while it was still nice because I wanted to show you guys some new items I've gotten lately and love.  Don't laugh, I am not a model and these were taken with an Iphone by a 6 year old :)

In these pics you will see my favorite booties!!  (Hopefully you can score them for even less on Black Friday, or check Amazon)

First up are my new favorite maroon pants, thanks to my gal Beth! I love them so much and the price is so right! The cardigan I bought on clearance at Target and the shirt underneath is one of my favorite tees.

These jeggings are so so comfy! They are probably my most favorite of jeans I own (and they are currently on sale!) I'm so bummed I couldn't find this top online to share, it is so pretty in person!

What I'm doing this weekend:

Ahhh just the best stuff ever!! Chopping our tree down Friday, going to our towns tree lighting Friday night, celebrating Thanksgiving with the hubby's side on Saturday, and decorating the entire house and tree probably Sunday while listening to Christmas music. I cannot wait!!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

This is getting repetitive - Christmas!! Seeing Santa, making a gingerbread house, seeing zoo lights, Christmas movies, and so much more!

What else is new:

Nothing else, we are in full holiday swing over here, our basement is almost done and I'm hoping my great mood stays with me all month long :)

Bonus Question - What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition:

Definitely our thankful pumpkin as well as going to my Aunt &  Uncles and eating the most amazing food ever. Last year I was sick and couldn't taste a damn thing and to say I was bummed would be a complete understatement.  I am hoping to make up for that and then some this year!

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and you are enjoying with the ones you love most!


  1. We are almost done with our shopping too and I live it- just ready to enjoy the holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving girl! xo Biana

  2. I am almost done with my shopping too. I am waiting to finish mine over the weekend with some (hopefully) slashed prices. I am also not a Black Friday shopper but I do like shopping it at home on my computer. We are in the full swing of the holidays as well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Shopping at home online with a glass of wine and Netflix in the back is my favorite way to shop!! Happy Thanksgiving too!

  3. I'm so sad that I didn't get the memo about WUW being moved to today... I had scheduled it in for next week so I guess I'll be doing something else instead. Ha!

    And girl, you look great in those outfits. I LOVE that top! You should totally start doing more fashion posts. I always love them.

  4. Love! I am just now getting around to reading some posts, eeekkk!!! Those maroon pants look amazing on you and with that sweater?! It's perfection. I hope you had the best holiday weekend. I'd be a little bit sad its over if it wasn't the Christmas season now!

  5. Love those outfits soooo much! I'm so intrigued with your jegging too!!! Hope you guys had a happy thanksgiving!!!! Love those pics of holidays past :)

  6. Those muffins sounds delicious - and healthy, too! I am all about the duck boots, too. I think I may need to pull the trigger on them next year!