Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Up Wednesday!

Can you believe it's the last day of September??  I know I can't.  October for us means the start of birthday and holiday season.  It's a busy, busy time here and I can't believe it's happening again....already!

What We're Eating This Week....
Here's our menu for this week:
Sunday:  Salads with grilled chicken, mac & cheese & raw veggies
Monday:  Leftover chicken for Jason (he's golfing), Mexican after a day at the zoo for the kids and I
Tuesday:  Paninis and sweet potato fries
Wednesday:  Daddy is in charge!  (I'm going out - woohoo!!)
Friday:  Homemade pizza (Here is the recipe for my whole wheat dough)
Saturday:  Smoked turkey, roasted carrots, cheesy broccoli quinoa

What I'm Reminiscing About....
Having a clean kitchen and living room.  Our flood two weeks ago has put 90% of the kids playroom toys in our living room and kitchen.  So ready for the basement to be finished!
What I'm Loving.....
The cool air, leaves falling, hot lattes, boots, leggings, leaf piles....all things fall.  However, winter can stay away!

What We've Been Up To....
Soaking up the last few warm days of the year.  The kids and I took one last trip to the zoo earlier this week and we've been spending a lot of time outside.  Before we know it, cool, crisp fall will turn into icy, cold winter.

What I'm Dreading....

How long it is going to take to get alllllll these toys out of my living room and kitchen and back downstairs where they belong!  I know it's just a bump in the road, but I'm getting claustrophobic up in here!

What I'm Working On....
My girl Marie over at Family and the Lakehouse and I have been hosting The Monthly Meet Up for awhile now.  We've decided to change the focus and are launching our new monthly link up party tomorrow!!!  We're focusing on goals for the month.  Jot down a few goals and let's help each other stay motivated!  I do hope you'll join us!!
What's So Funny....
These outtakes from the 'photo shoot' Marie and I did for our new linky party.  C'mon, how could you not want to party with us!?!?!?

 What I'm Excited About....
I'm really excited for the holidays this year.  The kids are at such a fun age and I think that Halloween and Christmas are going to be such a great time for them.  And, of course, I'm excited for Thanksgiving to be at my sister's house with my nieces and nephew.  Can't believe it's birthday/holiday season already!!

What I'm Watching/Reading....
We have finally reached the third season of House of Cards and let me tell you.....shit just gets crazier and crazier with that show.  If I had my way I would totally be on the couch and not getting off if it until we were done.  Thankfully, Jason has a lot more willpower than me :)
What I'm Listening To....

iHeartRADIO is on constantly throughout the day at our house.  I have my favorite, standby stations - DMB, Grateful Dead, Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters & Men, Elton John, Pharrell Williams, Adele, etc...but I also like to listen to the popular poppy songs at the moment too.  Ashlyn is hilarious and will sing along with the radio now.  She is such a mini-me and I love it (for the most part!)!!  I wonder if I'll ever get to an age where I don't love a good beat and a chorus of lyrics that are so fast I don't understand them....keeps me young.  Or so I tell myself.
What I'm Wearing....

Look up a few questions and you'll see....
I'm loving flannel this year.  Leggings, flannel, boots, bun....seems like a match to me!
  (Yes, I know I've posted this before, but it's true.  So true.)

What I'm Doing This Weekend....
I'm heading to some antique shops with my mother-in-law.  I'm super excited!  Jason and I went antiquing for our anniversary and found a perfect china cabinet for our house.  I'm hoping to find a small buffet/cabinet for the kitchen this time.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month....
My little girl is turning 3!  THREE!!!!!  I don't even know how this is happening!  Three years old.  And then, just a month after she's three, my little man turns 5. 

*Cue mama tears*
What Else Is New....


I've become a canning fool this year and I love it!  I've done pizza, pasta, and enchilada sauces, tons of tomatoes, tomato juice, salsa, cinnamon & plain applesauce, peach, raspberry, and strawberry lemon jam, green beans, lots of different broths and hot pepper jelly.  Phew!


They're all currently spread throughout the house, but I'm looking forward to enjoying all my hard work throughout the winter!

Thanks for stopping by, y'all! 

~ Sara :)

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


  1. You have a lot of cute fall pictures and fall has barely begun! we haven't been taking advantage of the good weather, I need to change that and take my daughter out more!

    1. Thanks! We never know how long fall is going to last here before it becomes bitterly cold so we need to get out and enjoy it as much as possible!

  2. Love your fun!
    And, way to go on the canning!!!
    Thanks for linking up with us this month :)

    1. Thanks so much for hosting - so glad I found your link up!!