Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What's Up Wednesday!

Hey everyone!  I'm a 'What's Up Wednesday' newbie and so happy to be here! I stumbled upon this linky party earlier this month and couldn't wait until today so I could join! 
Here we go!!

What We're Eating This Week....

We used to be so good about making a weekly dinner menu.  This chore had gotten away from us, but we're back on track this week!  I love having a weekly menu planned.  Just makes dinner so much easier!  Here is our menu for this week:
Sunday: Burgers, Homemade Buns, Sun Dried Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta Salad, Watermelon
Monday: Tacos
Tuesday: Grilled Steak, Sautéed Fresh Green Beans, Corn on the Cob
Wednesday: Stuffed Zucchini
Thursday: Grilled Chicken Salads
Friday:  Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Date night! 

What I'm Reminiscing About....

We've been in our house for just over a year now.  Crazy to think that this time last year our house was still full of boxes and we had no furniture in the living room.  We've done a lot to our house in the past year, but still have a lot more planned!
What I'm Loving.....
The new color of my laundry room!  We went from dingy white to Mango Madness!  We still have a few shelves to put up, but here's a sneak peek of the new color:

It's bright and funky and I LOVE it!!
What We've Been Up To....
Everything!  I can't believe how busy we are this summer.  I would really like 5 more hours in the day (at least) and an extra 40 minutes in each hour.  Is that too much to ask?

What I'm Dreading....
 The summer ending!  Now that it finally feels like summer here in MI, it's going to be gone so soon.  Just six more weeks until Redmond is back in school.  Time is flying!

What I'm Working On....

Getting my house ready for company!  Our guest room is a disaster - it's currently our catch-all and mine and Jason's closet.  Time to get that sucker cleaned up.  My brother and sister-in-law are going to be here for a few days next week.  I'm so excited!!

What I'm Excited About....

Family.  Not only are my brother and his wife coming to visit, but so is my sister and my nieces and nephew.  My sister will be staying for a week in a lake cottage so we get to spend a lot of time with them and in the water.  Can't wait!!

What I'm Watching/Reading....

Reading - researching Kombucha, essential oils, and new dishes for the kids.  Their plastic dishes are the next to go in my quest to have a (mostly) plastic-free home.

Watching -We've gotten back into House of Cards.  Just started the second season a few days ago.  Not much TV watchin' goes on in this house :)

What I'm Listening To....

At the gym - Mumford and Sons, Florence & The Machine, Meghan Trainor and Bruno Mars

At home - Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Taylor Swift (Ashlyn loves her!) and Adele

What I'm Wearing...


I've always hated shorts.  But, all the Spinning and running I've been doing has paid off and I don't hate them quite as much.  Plus, it's been so hot here lately that capris just aren't cutting it! 

What I'm Doing This Weekend....

Dinner out with my Jason on Saturday and Sunday will probably be low key with the kiddos.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month....

Our chickens should be laying soon!  Can't wait to find our first fresh egg!!

What Else Is New....

Now that Redmond doesn't nap everyday, him and I have been spending time while Ashlyn is sleeping working on school related things.  Practicing writing, drawing, sight words, etc.  He is getting so good at writing and drawing!  So proud of our little man!!

Can you believe summer is almost over!? 
~ Sara

 I'm joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What's Up Wednesday link-up!


  1. Love your menu for this week! Also, totally agree on the needing more time in a day :)

    1. Thanks! It really helps with time management (as well as the wallet!) when I menu plan. I used to be so good at it, need to get back to it!!

  2. Totally on the quest to find out more about essential oils too. Don't want to say it too loud though…afraid to get bombarded by the die hards. :)
    Popping in from the What's Up Wednesday meme! :-)

    1. Haha!! I hear ya! Some people are soooo crazy when it comes to oils!! They really are great though :)

  3. Hi! I just did my first "What's Up Wednesday" today too. :) You're the third blog I've read today that recommended "House of Cards." Guess I'll have to jump on the bandwagon and watch. Love the color of your laundry room! Doing laundry is never fun but at least the room looks cheerful now. :)


    1. It is a great show, but you have to pay close attention.....which I'm not good at. I'm constantly pausing it to ask my hubby what the heck is going on :) I'm in love with the orange room. Definitely not for everyone, but I love pops of color!!

  4. Oh my gosh! I have so much to say to all of this! Wowzer for Redmond writing his name! That's amazing! Oh and that color in your laundry room... Loooooooove it!!!!

    1. Our babies are so big! I can't believe he's going to be 5 in just a few short months. *tear*

  5. Hey Sara! So exciting to still be settling in and making your house a home. That mango paint is going to make doing laundry much more fun.:) I tried Kombucha for the first time recently. It's really popular out here in Hawaii.

    1. How did you like the 'booch? I'm slowly trying to get my hubby to drink it more. He doesn't really mind it. It's becoming an everyday staple for me :)