Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

Well hello there, Wednesday!

There are a couple of posts that I only do once per month, and it never fails to shock me how quickly they seem to come around.  What’s Up Wednesday is one of those.  I mean, it seems like I just composed my post for June… how can I already be doing my post for July?!

What We’re Eating This Week

Nothing new this week… just some old favorites to keep it easy!

Monday – One Dish Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccolli.  So easy and it only dirties one dish!  I’ve had it on my list of things to share on the blog, but I just haven’t gotten around to it!

Tuesday – Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Tacos, Pinto Beans, Lime Chips… taco Tuesday!!

Wednesday – Ham and Cheese Sliders with fresh fruit

Thursday – One Dish Beef and Parmesan Pasta with Zucchini… recipe here!  Delish and only dirties one dish!

Friday – Take out or heading out somewhere to eat!  Momma doesn’t cook on Fridays. 

Saturday – Out!  Momma doesn’t cook on Saturdays either.  :o)

Sunday – Dinner at my Mom and Daddy’s house.  Apparently Momma doesn’t cook on Sundays either… I mean, Sunday traditions!  Can’t skip those!

What I’m Reminiscing About

This past Saturday was Jacob’s fifth birthday so I’ve been reminiscing about when he was a baby.  Going through all of his old pictures from his first year sure didn’t help with my serious baby fever!

What I’m Loving

Well, I snagged two things from the Nordstrom sale, and I’m patiently awaiting their arrival.  I had searched high and low for a black pea coat at the end of last winter and I couldn’t find one, so I’m hoping that this one will be perfect.  I still can’t get over the price either… I mean, $37.90 for a whole coat?!

I also went ahead and ordered these earrings since I have wanted them for so long.  I don’t often buy myself real jewelry, only cheap costume jewelry, and I figured that these would be something that I can wear for a long time to come.

What We’ve Been Up To

Celebrating Jacob’s fifth birthday with 658,341 cakes this past weekend.  You can see all 658,341 of the cakes here if you missed them.

What I’m Dreading

August.  It’s my second least favorite month of the whole year, along with February.  I always dislike the extreme weather months of the year.  By the beginning of February I’m completely over winter, and by the beginning of August I’m completely over summer.  Fall, I’ll be right here waiting for you.  Don’t hesitate to come early this year.  ;o)

What I’m Working On

We’ve been so busy lately that I still haven’t had the time to finish Jacob’s big boy bedroom.  It’s so close, you guys.  So close.  And I promise to do the big reveal really soon.  Until then, you can see the progress that we’ve made so far…

To Do:
·         Paint walls
·         Convert toddler bed to full size bed
·         Make personalized wall art to hang over bed
·         Hang shelves over dresser
·         Touch up wall paint – woops
·         Hang bulletin board
·         Paint hooks board and hang
·         Organize cubbies in desk and style desk top
·         Wash new pillow cover… the red dye appears to be rubbing off on everything it touches – sigh

To Buy:
·         Full size mattress
·         Lamp
·         Black-out curtains
·         Throw pillows
·         Desk chair

What I’m Excited About

Fall!  College football!  Fall!  College football!

What I’m Watching/Reading

Watching – The Bachelorette, of course, and we also just started binge watching Friday Night Lights.  It was a bit slow during the first few episodes, but I feel like I’m finally starting to get into it a bit more.

Reading – First Comes Love by Emily Giffin.  Liking it a lot and I’m almost done with it. 

What I’m Listening To

A lot of old standards – Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Steve Tyrell, and Rod Stewart, although those are always in my regular rotation so that’s nothing new.  I always tend to listen to them more in the fall, though, and since I’m longing for pumpkins and crisp weather, I’ve been playing them even more than usual! 

I’ve also been listening to Ray LaMontagne a lot… I could listen to him all day long, I swear!

What I’m Wearing

Well, I guess we have to wear clothes… sure would be nice if we didn’t have to since this summer has been pure misery weather-wise.  But since we do, I’ve been living in dresses, skirts, and shorts.  Too hot for anything else.  Here are a few looks from last month.  If you want to see more, you can see my recaps since January below.


What I’m Doing This Weekend

DATE NIGHT!!!!  Can I get an amen?!  B and I made a New Year’s resolution to go on one date per month this year, and we’re starting to fall behind.  We missed June and we haven’t gone yet in July either… guess we’ll have to make up for it in August!  We’re hopefully going to check out this new gastropub in town this weekend… one of our old friends owns it and we’ve been dying to try it.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a donut burger with some local craft beer for dinner?!

What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month

The end of it.  Does that count as an answer?  No?  Hehe.  But seriously, I really am just looking forward to the end of next month… because that means that we’ll be just days away from college football!  Amen and Go Dawgs.

What Else Is New

I finally wrapped up my home tour by sharing our outdoor living space a couple of weeks ago.  Now that the house tour is over and I have painted it in the best light, I also decided that it was only fair to share what it really looks like on a daily basis.  Folks, perfectly staged pictures with good lighting is just not reality, that’s for sure.  And you can see a whole lot of that non-reality here.  Please don’t judge.  ;o)

That’s a wrap!  Enjoy your day!

*Linking up with Shay, Mel, and Sheaffer for What’s Up Wednesday and Jessi's Design and Going the Distance for What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday.

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  1. You always make me laugh. I am looking forward to the end of next month too. One word, vacation. I am SO ready for it to be our turn it feels like I have watched every single person go to the beach (you included) and that just makes me want to go so bad myself. Jacob did have A LOT of cakes too. But that is just because he is awesome. Happy Hump Day!

  2. I love that said $37.90 for a whole coat, I LOL'd at that! I finally got the camel in that one and I really hope it wasn't a glitch and it gets shipped soon! I love those earrings too! I wanted them in rose gold but they sold out instantly!

    Yayyy for a date night!! Rick and I really need to get better at that!

  3. $37 for a coat is seriously such a steal!

  4. I love your coat find. They didn't have my size in the black one because I really wanted it. I love the month of August, but that is because of my birthday and my anniversary. Plus it means almost football. We have preseason NFL games and college games start not long after.

  5. Amen to date night! Love the coat too; what a deal. I am just amazed by those cakes. They all turned out so great! Hope you guys have a nice rest of the week ;)

  6. That coat is a steal and I love it!

  7. ek! The food, the porch, the outfit and those baby blues on the babe = perfection!

  8. You need to share some of those recipes! I am jealous of all the cake you have been having - they all look so amazing. And your "real-life" tour was one of my favorites. A big fan of the outtakes!

  9. I make that first casserole a lot-so good and so easy!
    I can't wait to see Jacob's room reveal! Enjoy your date night, mama! XOXO

    1. Thank you, Stef! All we need in a desk chair and I'll be able to photograph the room!

  10. I also dread's also one of my least favorite months. But I'm also looking forward to college football and FALL!! Bring on the Pumpkin Spice everything!!!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  11. I am so ready for fall too!!! Have fun on your date night!

  12. Your playlist just put me in the mood to listen to some buble!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  13. Oh man... I need August! It's my month to get in as much heat as I can stand and be ready for fall. We've had such a cold and weird summer that I feel like it just started.


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