Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

The end of October is upon us so we all know what that means!  Bring on all the Christmas stuff!!   

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

What We’re Eating This Week 

Nothing new on the menu this week as it’s been a busy month.  Just some dinner staples in our household and some leftovers – BBQ chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and black eyed peas, Mix and Match Mama's Beefy Mac leftovers (that dish made a TON for our little family), and my One Dish Sausage and Roasted Vegetables that I make pretty often.  

What I’m Reminiscing About  

I linked up with Andrea last week to share our old Halloween costumes and that might have been one of my favorite posts so far.  It was so much fun to look back at past Halloween costumes, not only for our kids, but for Brian and myself before we had kids.  We had some good times!  Halloween has always been one of my favorites.

What I’m Loving 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love these Jessica Simpson Ballet Flats.  They are perfect for the transition from summer to fall weather.  You can dress them up, you can dress them down, and they go with just about anything.  Not to mention they are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever put on my feet.  Seriously.

What We’ve Been Up To 

A whole lot of fall activities.  We went to the pumpkin patch, we carved a pumpkin, we watched Toy Story of Terror, we’ve read It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown about 1,087,654 times, and we’ve been spending loads of time outdoors on the weekends enjoying these cooler temps.  It’s been fall-tastic.  #ImCheesy

What I’m Dreading 

Not much!  What’s to dread this time of year??  Well, maybe colds, flu, and stomach viruses.  They are pretty much inevitable this time of year, but I’m praying that we all avoid it as much as possible this fall and winter. 

What I’m Working On 

We took our family pictures this past Sunday and I’m working on editing them now.  I hope to share them with you tomorrow… that is, if we were able to get any good ones… #ISeriouslyThinkTheresOnlyOneGoodOneOfTheFourOfUsOutOf274Pictures #WishIWasKidding 

And if you’re interested, I shared how we go about planning outfits for fall pics here.  Just a few pointers to make it a little less stressful.

What I’m Excited About 

This will be the first year that Olivia can walk around to trick-or-treat, so I made her Halloween bucket this past weekend.  I bought a plain purple tin bucket from Hobby Lobby and hand painted her name on it with silver acrylic paint.  She and Jacob now have matching buckets as I made one for him when he was younger.  His is black with orange and green.  :o)

What I’m Watching/Reading 

As far as fall shows go, we are watching Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Scandal, Amazing Race, and Shark Tank, and then we’re also still binge-watching Parenthood.  Oh, and let’s not forget college football… we’re watching a crap load of that!  Plus a few Halloween shows for the kids.  :o)

I’ve had zero time to read, but I’m really thinking of getting this book that I’m sure you’ve already seen ten thousand times – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

What I’m Listening To 

I’m still wearing out Strip it Down by Luke Bryan… I’m shooting to bump Let It Go down from the top played song in my iTunes library.  ;o)   

However, starting November 1, it will be all Christmas music all the time.  And I can’t wait to share with you my favorite Christmas albums next month!

What I’m Wearing 

We’ve started to have chilly mornings, so I’ve officially made the transition away from open-toe shoes, and I’ve finally started incorporating some light scarves.  I’m ready for a cold snap so I can add chunky sweaters, boots, and blanket scarves.  You can see some of my recent fall looks here, here, and here.  I've included several Mommy and Mini snaps like this one below.  I adore twinning with my girl!

What I’m Doing This Weekend 

Trick-or-treating with the kids, of course!  So exciting that Halloween is on a Saturday this year!


What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month 

Two words.  Christmas.  Everything.   

Christmas music, Christmas movies, Christmas decorating, Christmas shopping, Christmas PJs.  Oh yeah, it’s all getting started November first!!   

Yes, I’m one of those.  #ChristmasCrazy


What Else Is New 

I’ve been sick for the last ten days and I think it’s finally on its way out.  My voice is starting to somewhat sound like my voice again.  Now I can finally get back to dueting with Luke in the car… oh, how I’ve missed that! 
Enjoy the rest of your week, loves!


  1. What a cute bucket! And yep, Toy Story of Terror has been on repeat here every night, ha! OMG I can't wait for Christmas music too, bring on the Christmas crazy!! :)

    1. Thanks, Lizzie! And yes, girl, Jacob has watched it every day this week!

  2. What cute outfits you picked for your family photos! Can't wait to see them!

    1. Thanks, Kendra! I was hoping to get them up tomorrow, but it will likely be next week! I can't wait to share them. :o)

  3. Oooo, those ballet flats are really cute!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful Halloween! XOXO

  4. those ballet flats are so cute and really do look like pointe shoes!!

  5. I need to get that Toy Story of Terror for my kids! We just got back from 4 days at kids love Toy Story!
    And, I want to read that Tidying up book....I have heard it is awesome!
    Thanks for linking up with us :)


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