Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Favorites {9.29.17}

Happy last Friday of the month! Wow, how did that happen?! Anyway, it's here and I'm embracing it because it means we are that much closer to our Disney World trip!!

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Here's a look at my favorites of the week!


We made our countdown and the kids are loving it! Brayden & Ella did their chain all by themselves but I helped Avery out. It's the cutest thing when they come down and rip one off and say "_ more days!!!!!"


Ahhh look at this gorgeous sign I got from E & M Pallet Designs!! I am obsessed!! She is also making me a custom Christmas sign, I cannot wait to receive that and I'll be sure to share it here!


I mentioned on Wednesday that I was going to try this soup out - well I did, and it was DELISH! Of course my family wouldn't eat it but it made a great lunch for me all week!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup - serve it with hot crunchy bread and a big salad.


We got our family photos back this week and I'm IN LOVE!! I am so happy with our outfits, the lighting, and everyone's cooperation LOL - here's a few of my favorites! When I look at these, I can't help but think, where has the time gone!?


You all know I'm all about the deals! I saw that the peacoat I bought at last years Anniversary sale is currently on sale! $37.90 for this coat!! (It also comes in pink)

Main Image - Thread & Supply Double Breasted Peacoat

I'm digging this sweatshirt too, I like the added detail to the sleeves

Main Image - Gibson Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt (Regular & Petite)

I also want these jeans and could use another one of these tunics! (all on sale obvi)

That's a wrap for today! I'm off to enjoy a few hours to myself today to get some things done for our upcoming trip and I even have time to make an appearance at Brayden's school to volunteer for Hot Lunch!

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Blogger Mug Exchange

I participated again this year in the fun blogger mug exchange! I was happy to get in because I did sign up late, but thankfully Stephanie let it slide, and coincidentally she is who I was paired with!

I've been following Stephanie's blog for a while now. She is a super creative blogger and I love coming to her blog to get some fun ideas. Her son Connor is also super adorable and I love to hear what's going on in their lives.

When I opened Stephanie's package to me I was instantly happy! It was like she put Fall in a box!!

I can't tell you how excited I was to get a magazine!! Do you know the last time I read one was? Yeah, me either. And with our Disney trip coming up, this is perfect reading material for the plane!

And look at that mug!!! Soooooo freaking cuuuuuuuuute!! 

The other little touches were so sweet! I will for sure get use out of the cookie cutter and the coffee and that chocolate was gone on the first night (I did share a little with my kids)

This is such a fun exchange to take part in, who doesn't love getting goodies in the mail!?

Thank you so much Stephanie, I love everything!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What's Up Wednesday {9.27.17}

Happy Wednesday friends! I can't believe we are in the last week of September, seriously, where the heck did the last month go!?

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

What we're eating this week:

On the menu is one of our favorites - sheet pan shrimp fajitas! This the easiest recipe ever! I always make the kids cheese quesadillas when we have this though because they're just not down with shrimp yet

One Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas - tender juicy shrimp with roasted bell pepper and…

I have some butternut squash just sitting here and I need to put it to use - I'm going to try this recipe and I hope it's good!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

What I'm reminscing about:

Since our Disney trip is coming up very soon I keep thinking back to the last trip. It was the absolute best time and I can't help but wonder if this time will be the same or not? Avery was only 9 months last time and she pretty much slept the entire trip or just sat quietly in the stroller or the carrier - this trip will be a whole other story with her since she doesn't love to just sit anymore LOL

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What I'm loving:

These coffee nut M & M's! Seriously, I ate the whole bag within days and I have plans to get more! so so good!!

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What we've been up to:

School, school & more school! Since the girls are only 1 school grade apart, they are both in preschool right now and I chose to do separate days so that way I could get one on one time with each but really, it's crazy how much driving I'm doing everyday! I know this isn't even bad so I won't complain, but really that's what I've been up to - driving. LOL

What I'm dreading:

Flying! Ugh I'm the worst flyer and I clearly have to put on my big girl pants for the kids' sake but inside I'll be terrifying. It won't be wrong to start drinking on our 6am flight, right?! :)

What I'm working on:

Well I had a mishap happen to my FB group that has been a little setback - basically I became target to some trolling/spamming so right now I have some restrictions.  I can't even begin to tell you how irritating it has been. Thankfully my hubby has been helping me out but it's just not the same. I just hope once this mess is behind me, I can work on getting the group morale back! It's such a fun group and I have some awesome ladies in there, I don't want to lose that! If you aren't a troll/spammer, I'd love for you to join my group here!

What I'm excited about:


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What I'm watching/reading:

Ahhh who else watched This is Us last night?!?! Looooooove that show!

Also watching Dancing with the Stars (I've been loyal for all 20 something seasons!) Me and the hubby just finished the mini series on Scott Peterson and it was an interesting watch

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What I'm listening to:

Silence, ahhhhhh

What I'm wearing:

We just took our family pics and I was so excited to wear my MMM floral tee!!

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I've been loving snuggling up on the couch with my new blardigan - this thing is like butter, seriously! So glad I scooped it up during the Anniversary sale!

What I'm doing this weekend:

We have dance lessons and a baseball game and I think that's pretty much it! Keeping it low key since last weekend was alot!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Besides Disney, I'm super excited for all the fun things October will bring - the pumpkin patch, class parties, trick or treating, some fun events through our town - it's going to a great month!

What else is new:

The girls have started dance lessons and they are the cutest! They go Saturday morning to back to back classes so that's how I've been spending my Saturday mornings, meanwhile Rick & Brayden are always at a game - kind of stinks they are at the same time! Ella is also in gymnastics and next month Brayden will start basketball - we are in the busy season that's for sure :)


Duuuuuuh, This is Us!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekly Recap {9.25.17}

Monday, you came way too quick this time!! We had a fun filled weekend and I really would have loved another day! Isn't that always the case though?

Here's a look back at our week & weekend - let me clue you in, it has been HOT here, I'm talking like 90''s all week/weekend!

We did some crafting, which the girls LOVED! I even made extra supplies so Brayden could craft after school ( I love that he still loves crafting!)

While Avery was in school, I took Ella to a fun class at the library after her speech lesson - girlfriend had a blast!!


Brayden came home from school and Avery was napping and poor Ella had a fever so she was resting - we went outside and played catch for a while then water balloon baseball. We topped it off with a popsicle which was the perfect way to end our outside time - it was so HOT!

I had to take the bigs for dentist appts last week and Avery got to do her "chair ride" - girlfriend is more read than her siblings ever were to go to the dentist!!

Looking cute at preschool!

Ella having fun in her gymnastics class!

The hubby and I finally got out on Thursday night to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary (which was on Tuesday but Brayden & Rick had baseball practice) - We went out to eat, played mini golf and hit up the arcade.  We had so much fun!

Friday we busted out the sprinkler and the girls were having a ball!


At night we had our Girls Night that Ella had been planning for weeks!! We ate pizza, ate way too much candy, watched Hocus Pocus and then ended our night with Karaoke!


Saturday after the girls' dance classes we headed to my in laws to swim - thank goodness they left their pool open longer this year!

Later in the day my Mom picked up the girls for a few hours and I headed to Brayden's game. It was so hot, like 94 and everyone at the game just looked miserable. Rick called it after just a few innings and we headed back to my in laws for more swimming and dinner

Sunday morning we left bright and early for the Bears game!! We started off a bar not far from the stadium and it was so fun to tailgate inside (usually we tailgate outside which is fun too but since it was so hot, this was a nice alternative!)

It was such a fun day being in the city and best part was the Bears won in OT!!!

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We didn't get home until almost 7 so it was a quick bedtime routine with the kids and off to the couch we went to relax.

Such a good end to our fun filled weekend!!

*linking up with B Loved Boston & The Sirois Family