Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What's Up Wednesday {11.22.17}

Happy Wednesday before Thanksgiving!! I remember the days when we were going on this night and staying out waaaay too late, having too much fun. Nowadays me and Rick agree that staying home is so much better, or maybe we're just getting old? Either way, you won't find me out tonight, instead, I'll be cozied on the couch watching Charlie Browns Thanksgiving then binging Stranger Things season 2

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

What we're eating this week:

Other than my favorite meal of the entire year, we are having some basic dinners over here. Taco night, pasta/meatballs and I made this one pan cheesy chicken broccoli & rice - it was so yum!!

One-Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice

What I'm reminiscing about:

I started watching some videos of our Disney trip and then looked back at all the pics (for the 30th time) - even though it was just over a month ago, I'm reminiscing about it and wanting to get back!

If you're into recaps, you can read ours  here, here  here & here

What I'm loving:

All the cute Christmas decor I'm seeing everywhere we go! I told my Mom & sis that this year I want to really deck the halls and go crazy like those Hallmark movies houses hahaha! Speaking of holiday decor, how cute is this Santa milk jug?!?! It's only $8 too!! There's so many other fun holiday drinkware too!

And if you're in need of a sign, you should totally check out Amanda's shop! Such cute stuff!!

I'm also loving all the awesome Black Friday deals that have already started!!! Like these big, cozy plush blankets from Kohls! They are $7.64 after you use code SAVEBIG15!! That's crazy!!!! There are so many designs to choose from too - I ordered the snowflake but now I want to get more, maybe 1 for each kid and then some as gifts
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What we've been up to:

The girls are off school this week but I have conferences for both of them. We are also packing our days with play dates and I took them to the mall yesterday because Ella had been begging to go. Today Brayden is off with us but I've scheduled 2 playdates for him today so he'll be kept occupied :)

What I'm working on:

As always, posting amazing deals to my FB group and trying to grow it! There's actually an awesome giveaway going on that ends tonight so head here if you would like to join & enter!!

What I'm excited about:

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!! Like I said, I literally look forward to eating this meal all  year long! And my cousins brand new baby will be there so I can give her all the snuggles!

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What I'm watching/reading:

Watching How to Get Away With Murder (now it's on a break, boo!), Shameless, Stranger Things & Curb Your Enthusiasm when I can stay away while Rick watches it

Reading The Husbands Secret - wanting to finish this soon so I can start Winter Solstice 

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What I'm listening to:

As I type this, silence, which is almost unheard of around here :)

What I'm wearing:

I live in my baby blardigan pretty much every night! It's so cozy and I'm so happy I splurged on it

Loving my new turtleneck from Nordstrom! (still on sale too!!)

And of course one of my many MMM hoodies!!

And my utility jacket is making its way nicely through my outfits. I plan on wearing it for Thanksgiving tomorrow too

What I'm doing this weekend:

This is probably my favorite weekend of the entire year!! It starts with Thanksgiving on Thursday, Friday morning we are heading out to cut down our tree, Friday night we are going to a neighboring towns tree lighting, Saturday we are full on decorating the house and Saturday night me and Rick get to have a date night!!! Then Sunday we can RELAX! :)

I can't wait to hang our new custom sign from E&M Pallet Designs!!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Ummmmm, everything CHRISTMAS, DUH!!!!

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What else is new:

We just had an appt with a surgeon for Ella's umbilical hernia and I was so happy to hear the news was the same as Brayden - we are just going to monitor and observe it because it's so tiny and he doesn't see surgery as being necessary. I mentioned before that I LOVE this surgeon, I just instantly felt good when I met him. He is older, probably late 60's and I love his flat out information he gives. No BS. I also love when drs tell you what they would do personally, it just makes me feel better. He said if it was his daughter or granddaughter, he would not ever do the surgery. Of course he said it's up to us and part of me only would do it because I am worried if it comes to the point where either kid (or both) do need it down the line, he will be retired. But after talking it over with Rick, we are sitting tight. We do not want our children to undergo the process of being intubated and put out if it's not completely necessary.

So all that to say, no surgery and we are thrilled! We went into that appt really thinking we would be scheduling her surgery for the new year.

That's a wrap for today! I'm not sure if I'll be back Friday with some favorites but either way, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. I have the best surgeon too, I work at the Hospital and he brings the girls that work for me flowers to show his appreciation. I LOVE your custom Christmas tree sign!! You are loving adorable in your outfits, my fave is the MMM hoodie! Happiest of Thanksgivings to you sweet friend!! xo

  2. What great news about Ella! I am so freaking excited that today is finally Wednesday too. I feel like life has just been a whirlwind lately and I have yet to really soak up the reality of the holiday season, lol! Loving your outfits friend.

  3. Great news about Ella! I love Thanksgiving. I also love that green utility vest. They look good with everything. I also love that sign with your name on it! How cute! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Great that Ella doesn't need surgery. Those signs are so cute!

  5. YAY for no surgery! That's such a blessing - and just in time for the holiday.

    Also, I totally had to snag that turtleneck from Nordstrom because it's awesome, and I can't pass up the sale! Love your home sign, too. So cute!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Oh the days of going out on Thanksgiving eve, now I'm ready for bed lol. Have so much fun this weekend! I love that you cut down your own tree. Happy Thanksgivings! Sierra ~ Beautifully Candid

  7. I feel the same about surgery. I'm glad she doesn't have to go through it for now. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Glad you got good news at the doctor's appointment! We laid low on Thanksgiving Eve too. I think I was in my PJs by 6:30 and asleep by 10!! LOL!

  9. OMG my mouth is watering from that broccoli cheese !
    XO Ellen from Ask Away