What We’re Eating This Week
Monday – Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Tacos, and Lime Chips, courtesy of Shay.
Tuesday – Rosemary Wine Chicken (will post the recipe soon… it’s incredible), mashed potatoes, broccoli
Wednesday – B is playing tennis in the evening, so we’ll likely feed the kids sandwiches, and he and I will have something that he picks up on the way home… Zaxby’s or Chick-Fil-A, maybe?
Thursday – I’m taking Olivia to her first dance class (heart eyes), so we’ll likely have to have sandwiches or something light at home again.
Friday – B has to work Friday night (a rare circumstance), so the kids and I will probably be having, you guessed it, sandwiches… maybe grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup? Too much going on this week, not a lot of time to cook!
Saturday – B and I will be in ATL for the Georgia game, so we’ll be eating stadium fooood!!!! I can’t freaking wait!
Sunday – Dinner at my Mom and Daddy’s house. The usual good Sunday din!
As I’ve mentioned 220,723,225 times already, I received an advanced copy of Shay's new cookbook, Eats, and I’ve been poring over it so I can start making some new recipes. We just made her Taco Joe’s last week and they were so good. You can pre-order it on Amazon now if you’re interested.
What I’m Reminiscing About
GA games past… it’s almost time to gear up for the new season! Last year we went to the Georgia/Alabama game and it rained the entire day. Hopefully we'll have better luck this year!
What I’m Loving
Working out. I joined a gym a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been going on my lunchbreak and walking on the treadmill. It’s making me feel great! I’m also getting a lot of good use out of all of my cute workout clothes, and now other people can see them besides just Brian and me. Haha. You can see all of my workout faves here.
What We’ve Been Up To
We finally finished Jacob’s big boy room!! After several months of decisions, hard work, and decorating, it’s finally done. You can tour it here.
I also completed and photographed our travel gallery wall and shared it on the blog, and I wrote my 300th post. It’s been a big month for blog posts!
We’ve also been baking more than usual… we made some delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins last weekend and we made my very favorite Blueberry Lemon Drop Cookies a couple of weekends ago.
What I’m Dreading
What’s to dread? My favorite four months of the year are finally here!
What I’m Working On
I hate to sound redundant, but I’m pretty much just focused on getting the house decorated for fall. I’m hoping to have it done by the end of the evening tomorrow so it will be all ready for the weekend. Since Brian is working Friday night, I’m planning on pouring a glass of wine, putting on my snuggliest jammies, and watching something super girly while basking in the glow of my fall décor. Lol. I will likely post another fall home tour this year, even though it will likely be similar to last year’s. If you missed last year’s you can see it here. And also, if you’re looking for an idea on how to keep all of your children’s fall and Halloween books organized and readily available to your kids, check out my Seasonal Book Crate post. It’s good stuff.
What I’m Excited About
Fall! College football! Fall! College football! You know, same as last month! ;o) I did a post about all things fall last Friday and Shay from Mix and Match Mama commented on it!!!! #TotalFangirlingCommencing #ImAwareThatImABigBigDork
What I’m Watching/Reading
Watching – Bachelor in Paradise, Friday Night Lights, America’s Got Talent… although, that’s mostly for B… I just kind of listen to it while I’m doing other things.
Reading – Ugh, I was just commenting on Shay’s book post for the month of August yesterday that I’m reading the worst book evarrrr. Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley... SO. BORING. I actually bought it because I thought the cover was cute (guess that'll teach me!), and when I researched the reviews someone had said, "If you like Emily Giffin, then you will love this book." Well, being as how Emily Giffin is pretty much my favorite author, I snatched the book up really fast and had really high expectations for it. However, I'd like to smack whoever said that because it's so far from the truth that it's not even funny. The characters are underdeveloped, the author uses lots of big words which, to me, comes off like she's trying too hard, and the book is just, well, BORING. As a matter of fact, I had to Google the name of it when I typed this because I couldn't even remember it! And I'm CURRENTLY reading it. Sigh. I kinda just want to toss it in the trash, but I feel like I'm too invested now, so I'm trudging on through. It’s like I'm in high school all over again being forced to read something I hate. Haha.
What I’m Listening To
Aaaall the old standards! Original versions (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald), new versions (Rod Steward, Michael Buble, Steve Tyrell), and instrumental jazz versions (Attila Fias Quartet, Beegie Adair). GIVE THEM ALL TO ME!!!!
I just bought two new albums on Amazon and I. AM. IN. LOVE. They are Cocktail Party Jazz and Cocktail Party Jazz 2… it’s all of the favorite standards done by a jazz quartet... the kind of music you picture listening to in a classy jazz bar in a big city… the kind of music they played in the Rainbow Room when we visited NYC in 2005. It is my favorite type of music to listen to during the fall, and well, probably all the time. I’ve literally been coming home from work every single day and shuffling that genre while I cook and while we eat dinner. I bet Brian is getting tired of it.
What I’m Wearing
Still lots of sleeveless stuff and skirts to keep cool, but I’m praying for some cooler weather so I can start busting out the fall stuff. I just got this graphic tee as well as these boyfriend jeans and another pair of my favorite skinny jeans, and I’m so ready to wear them… not so sure about the non-skinny jeans, but I’m going to give them a whirl since they’re coming back in style. Target and Old Navy are on point for the fall fashion, let me just say! I want this shirt dress so bad I can't stand it, and I also want this and this... oh, and also this for football season, so feel free to send gift cards my way! You know, to celebrate fall! ;o)
What I’m Doing This Weekend
An entire date day on Saturday!!!! B and I are heading to Atlanta for the Georgia vs. North Carolina Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. It’s going to be in the Georgia Dome where the Falcons play and it will be our first chance to watch our new coach in action. I still can’t believe that we have a new coach this year. I will miss Mark Richt something fierce, and I’m praying that Kirby Smart is a good replacement. Only time will tell…
What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month
College football, pumpkins, fall leaves, the sweet scent of cinnamon wafting through the air, and hopefully having a couple of days with weather cool enough to be able to wear a scarf. Need I say more?
What Else Is New
My aunt and uncle have a mountain house in North Carolina and we just booked it for four days in October while Jacob is on fall break. We’re going to go apple picking and do some wine tasting at the vineyards… to say I’m excited is an understatement. We have never taken a “fall vacation” with the kids before and I’m absolutely over the moon that everything worked out for us to take one this year. My aunt and uncle’s house is just gorgeous and the view is stunning… I can hardly believe it, but the last time we stayed there we didn’t even have any kids. Crazy to think that there was once a time when we didn’t have kids. Here's an old picture from the trip... it's hard to believe that this was six years ago!!