Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What's Up Wednesday ~ August 2017

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Happy Last Wednesday of August!! Jeeez, did this month fly by or what!?!

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

What we're eating this week:

We had tuna casserole on Monday and since yesterday was a crazy day we had leftovers. On the menu for the rest of the week is pasta/meatballs (the big kids' favorite), enchilada casserole and of course pizza on Friday night!

And since I still have lots of zucchini, we whipped up a batch up these the other day

What I'm reminiscing about:

Well all these old memories keep popping up on FB which give me all the feels! I'm thinking back to the days when Brayden was a baby, when Avery was a baby, and when Ella was a baby! Ella's turning 5 next week and I just can't even believe that!!

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Brayden age 1
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Ella's newborn shoot
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Avery newborn

What I'm loving:

Being back into a routine feels really good! 

What we've been up to:

Baseball games, play dates, spending as much quality time as I can while it's just me and the girls before they start school and the eclipse!

What I'm dreading:

Nothing much besides flying to Disney in a few weeks - I am of course super excited to go to Disney but I really dislike flying

What I'm working on:

I'm always trying to grow my FB group! If you aren't in it yet, you're totally missing out! It's a super fun daily deals group - I would love to have you, you can join here

What I'm excited about:

Our towns annual fest is this weekend! We love going every year, it's such a fun time!

What I'm watching/reading:

Earlier this month I finished Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand and I couldn't recommend it more. Being a Mom myself had me totally relating to one of the characters and let's just say there were times I was bawling and times I couldn't stop smiling.

I've also been subjecting the hubby to Bachelor in Paradise - it's just so good LOL

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What I'm listening to:

The voices of Bachelor in Paradise :)

What I'm wearing:

I'm loving my new jeans and pretty much wear these sandals everyday but of course it's pretty much yoga pants and these tanks

I have these in so many colors and always order them in tall for the extra length - love them!
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What I'm doing this weekend:

I mentioned the fest and that's pretty much where we will be all weekend long!

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last year at the parade

What I'm looking forward to next month:

My sweet gal turning 5! Lots of baseball games for Brayden, the girls are starting dance and preschool too - it's going to be a big month around here!

What else is new:

I have a 2nd grader and well, I'm just not sure how the heck that happened! And both my girls will be in preschool starting next week. It's all happening very quick it seems and has me all over the place with my emotions! Ugh so other than my Mom brain going all over the place, nothing really is new!

Bonus Question: What are your best back to school lunches/tips:

My biggest tip is to get your kid a Bentgo lunchbox - it was life changing for Brayden once I got one. He is not your traditional lunch kid, he doesn't eat pb&j, lunch meat or any kind of sandwich, so having a bunch of different compartments works so well!

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See you guys back here tomorrow, I'll be talking about something that helped make back to school a little easier :)

Linking up with Jenn for WHW  


  1. Oh my goodness, the throwback pictures of your kids are so stinking precious! They are sure adorable mama! Those divided lunchboxes are just the best and work quite well for me to take to work as well, LOL! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  2. Those muffins look sooo good Lizzie!! It's been forever since I have made anything with zucchini and I really should.
    I loved Barefoot by Elin! It was a really great book =)
    I also love the bento boxes for school lunches. I don't have one like what you posted, but a smaller version for Emma and they are really great!
    I hope you have a great Wednesday =)

  3. Those baby photos, GAH! Heartbreaking. I keep having them come up too and it is just killing me to think my big girls were that little. Time goes by so fast. I hope y'all have the best time at the festival. So fun that they make such a big deal about it.

  4. I'm always amazed at how Elin's books really resonate with readers! I need to check that one out that you loved!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. I've been looking at yumboxes and just not biting the bullet on them because they're so pricey...I wonder if the bentgo boxes can fit a similar amount of food. I have always-hungry boys that are not big on sandwiches, either, so I want lots of room for many options!!

  6. Those muffins look delicious! And oh my word….those baby pictures!!! So sweet and precious. Why do they have to grow so fast? I understand the flying thing completely. I love traveling, but hate the flying part. I get so anxious and sick! We love those lunchboxes. Such a timesaver for Mason!

  7. Those muffins look so tasty and I love how you put carrots in them too. Ahhh stop if with their baby pics. Melt my heart and make time slow down a little <3 Beautifully Candid

  8. Oh my gosh doesn't fb kill it with the baby throwbacks?! I'm with you! Those muffins look delish btw!

  9. I got the YumBoxes for Sadie because she's not a sandwich for lunch kid either! I mean she'll eat them, but she much prefers what we call "snacky lunch".

  10. I will have to check out Barefoot! I'm just finishing up The Identicals and I'm loving it!

  11. Brayden and Guy seem like the same kind of sandwich the fact that they don't like sandwiches. Ha! Those pictures of your babies are adorable. Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun!

  12. Your jeans are sold out. Boo. I need those bento boxes. Love them!!