Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What's Up Wednesday - May 2017

It’s the last Wednesday of the month which means… it’s time to recap what we’ve been up to!  Not that you don’t already know if you’re a regular reader around her.  Ha!

What We’re Eating This Week

Mon – Hot dogs on the grill, baked beans, fresh fruit, Moscow Mules
Tue – Mama’s going out with the girls!
Wed – Grabbing something on the way to the Dave and Tim concert in ATL! 
Thu – Chicken Parm Sloppy Joe’s, sautéed brussel sprouts
Fri – Out
Sat – Out
Sun – Out

Well I’m looking super lazy this week in the cooking department!  Woops!  I blame summer break.

What I’m Reminiscing About

Jacob graduated kindergarten last week and I’m still in disbelief that the school year is over.  It went by in the blink of an eye.  I swear, we were just sitting in parent orientation last week…

What I’m Loving

YOU.  GUYS.  I have been drooling over this dress from Anthropologie for months, but I'm too cheap to spend that much on a dress.  Lookie lookie what I found the other day at Target... it's so similar and it's even cuter!  And it also comes in green!  I just love finding good knockoffs!! 

I'm also still in love with this little bomb pops dress that Olivia wore for Memorial Day weekend.  I had lots of people ask about it, so I thought it would be great for the post.  If you have an infant, they also have the same print in this adorable romper.  Oh how I wish Olivia could fit in it!  And if you have an older girl who is no longer a toddler, they also have this skirt as an alternative.  And let's not forget the boys... check out these swim trunks!  These are all just perfect for the upcoming July Fourth holiday!

What We’ve Been Up To

We’ve been busy little bees this month.  The majority of the month was filled with school events – teacher appreciation week, parents’ breakfasts, summer birthday celebrations, and graduation.  We also celebrated Mother’s Day, spent lots of time outside, and B and I even squeezed in a date night.

Last night I had dinner with my girlfriends to celebrate two major events - my friend Jeannine's birthday, and my friend Eryn's going away.  She's moving away (again) and we are going to miss her terribly.  We all had a couple of good hours chatting over the prettiest (and yummiest) drinks.  I'm so thankful to have these sweet ladies in my life.  I don't know where I would be without them!

What I’m Dreading

B is going out of town next month for work again and I’ll be flying solo.  I always dread those days alone because it’s exhausting.  Fortunately this time the trip is short… it’s not a whole week like it was last time.  Whew.

What I’m Working On

I finally bought a bar cart and I’m working on getting it all decorated.  I’m also still trying to decide whether or not to paint it white.  It seems like the majority of you said to keep it silver, but my only problem with leaving it silver is that it blends in with the wall too much… I was thinking the white would make it pop!  I guess I have some decisions to make!  I came up with a wish list of all of the things that I would love to have to decorate it.  SWOON!  You can see the original post along with the details on where to buy the items here.

I’m also working on preparing and packing for the beach!  It is a beast of a task packing a family of four for a beach vacation.  In case you missed it, here are some of our staples for the beach…

What I’m Excited About

Well, I’m going to sound like a broken record but I don’t care… THE BEACH!!!!  Our house sitter will be arriving in the next few days and we will be off for a glorious week!  I am so excited about relaxation and hanging with my favorite people.  Now we just have to pray that the weather forecast isn’t accurate… so far it’s saying thunderstorms every. single freaking. day. of our trip.  #PleaseNo

What I’m Watching/Reading

Watching – we just started season seven of Gilmore Girls!  I’m ready to finish it because I want to watch the new season SO bad.  We’re also watching The Bachelorette… can’t not watch that train wreck!  Brian would also have me tell you that he has started watching the new season of House of Cards so he can have his man card back.  Lol.

Reading – Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews… I’m only about three chapters in so far, but I’m loving it!  This is my first time reading a book by her, but so far her writing style is right up my alley!  It’ll be the perfect beach read.

What I’m Listening To

Lots of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds because we’re heading to see them tonight!!  Eek!  I’m so excited I might pee my pants!  This will be my 22nd (?) time seeing Dave in concert.  I’ll never get tired of it either.

What I’m Wearing

Still wearing these dresses and these wedges on repeat.  Also, lots of these shorts (they are absolutely perfect, you guys!).

For the beach I plan on taking lots of dresses, several of which are off the shoulder.  I’ve had this off the shoulder dress hanging in my closet for a couple of months and I’m dying to wear it!  I’ll also be wearing this one and this one, and guys, this one right here is ah-mazing… and I bought it in the little girl’s section at Old Navy!  Just buy an extra large or an XXL and voila, it’s the perfect adult size dress!

What I’m Doing This Weekend

This weekend is all about packing and preparing for our trip.  I’m sure Saturday it’s all I’ll be doing.    

What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month

The beeeeaaaach!  And aside from that, I’m actually looking forward to things slowing down a bit.  No more school for Jacob = no more homework.  Hallelujah!! 

Also, my sweetest little nephew will be celebrating his first birthday on Sunday.  Cue all the tears!  I can’t believe that it’s already been one year and I have only gotten to see his sweet little face just a handful of times in person.  Thank goodness for modern technology!

What Else Is New

I’ve mentioned a couple of times on the blog that I have had issues with chronic pain ever since I gave birth to Jacob almost six years ago.  Six years, three MRIs, four sets of x-rays, two ultrasounds, one EMG, one CT scan, numerous different doctors and treatments, and a bazillion dollars later I have finally decided to see a specialist in Atlanta to seek an experimental type of treatment.  I’m crossing all of my fingers and toes that this doctor thinks that I am a candidate and that it will be the answer to all of my prayers.  Believe me, the Lord has been inundated these last six years and He probably wants a break.  Haha.  If you could say a little prayer for me or send good thoughts/vibes my way it would be much appreciated.  I don’t like to complain a lot in this little space of mine on the web (believe me, I do that enough in real life – hehe), but I fully intend to go more into detail about it one day here on the blog.  I was just hoping to have a solution first.  :o)

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

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  1. Those drinks look too pretty!!! Sounds like you had a great dinner out last night. Good luck with the specialist - hopefully this doctor will finally be able to help you! Have so much fun at the concert!

  2. Wow to those drinks..heaven in a martini glass!! I adore Olivia's bomb pop dress, I noticed it yesterday, so cute. And WOW do you wear hot pink so well!!! Bring on the beach and have a beautiful day gorgeous lady!!

    1. Yes, girl... they were as tasty as they looked, too! And thank you!

  3. Yay for a fun night out with friends, but boo one of them is moving!! Those drinks sure do look pretty though! :) Girl I know you are ready for the beach! I'm excited for you!! Is it just you, B and the kids? And I will for sure say a pray for you, I really hope the specialist can find a way to help you!!

  4. I hope you get some answers and solutions soon! Love that knockoff dress! Target is killing it this year- I put myself (and my kids) on a spending freeze for June- we do not need any more clothes or toys! Have fun at the concert tonight!

  5. Man you have been busy bees!! I need to find an off the shoulder dress... they are so much fun! And I hope you get some answers to your pain. I'll be praying!

    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! I'm praying to finally have a solution.

  6. I want more information about the specialist in ATL! That is very exciting and of course, I'll be praying that it's the perfect solution!!!

  7. Woohoo for Dave tonight! And girls night is always fun. Those drinks look so pretty. I love your bar cart and can't wait to see how you decorate it.

  8. LOVE the dress find - way to go Target and loving ALL of the outfits I see you in! Cheers to girls night and those drinks looked ah-mazing!

  9. Good luck at your specialist appointment! I bet you are so excited for your trip-so jealous! And I am still just dying to see how you style the bar cart!

  10. I'm so jealous about your trip to see Dave and Tim! I haven't seen DMB in concert in years! Yay for beach vacations at the Gulf! Can't get any better than that! I hope you get some relief soon from your pain--hoping that new treatment will be the cure!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  11. How pretty are those drinks from girls night?! And Target for the win! They seriously have the best dupes <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. Love that Target dress!! It's just too cute. And yay for your upcoming beach trip! I need the beach in my life soon. :) good luck at your appointment!

  13. Omg how CRAZY has The Bachelorette been so far?!?!?! Also, chicken parm sloppy joes? Do you have the recipe??

  14. Oh my goodness, you guys have definitely been busy bees lately. I bet you are SO ready for the beach!
    I will definitely keep you in my prayers sweet friend. Hopefully you can get some answers and healing soon.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  15. I hope the experimental treatment works, chronic pain can be so debilitating not just physically but emotionally as well! Have a fun tim tonight and can't wait to hear about your beach trip! xoxo ERIN

  16. That dress! I love it. And Olivia’s bomb pop dress….oh my word! Precious. I love the detailing on the back. I can’t wait to see your bar cart all decorated. Bring on vacation!

  17. Aww, love your pictures as always, and Olivia's bomb pop dress is sooo cute! Those drinks look amazing. I'd say have a great time at the concert, but I know you will! :)

  18. Now I'm in the mood for one of those fancy drinks from Bonefish! That bomb pop dress is the cutest. My niece needs one!

  19. I love finding great deals on things! I have a hard time hitting purchase on things that are expensive and very trendy. Great find mama! Your girls night out looks like so much fun. I can't wait to hear all about your beach trip! You guys are going to have the best time. Beautifully Candid

  20. Good luck on the treatment. I hope you get some relief. Yay for concerts. I want that outfit that Olivia is wearing for my girls. So cute. I hope you had fun at the concert last night!

  21. OMG that dress, I am seriously loving it. Like I might need it. But, I know it is going to be way too short too so that is just depressing. Dang it.

    Y'all are going to have so much fun on your trip.

  22. You've got me excited for the beach now! lol! I can't wait to read all about it. I hope that you have luck with the treatment for the pain too.


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