Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

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

What we're eating this week:

Tab is out of town this week for half pleasure and the other half work, so my kitchen is pretty much CLOSED!

Monday:  We ate at Marla's house.  She made a delicious chicken recipe complete with green beans and rolls.
Tuesday: Kids had chicken nuggets and I had a salad.
Wednesday:  We're going out with friends!!  Mamas deserve a night out (even if it is with lots of kiddos, right).
Thursday:  I do plan on making a slow cooker meal-it's from a sweet reader when I asked for slow cooker ideas.  It's chicken breast, dry Italian packet, dry Ranch packet, cream of chicken soup-cook all day and then add a block of cream cheese.  This reader also said that she adds Rotel to spice things up and then serves with rice.  
Friday:  We're ordering pizza and watching Fuller House!

What I'm Reminiscing About:

Easter last year....every year around this time when the weather starts warming up (even though yesterday got COLD here!) I start thinking about Easter.  Last year we went to church and then headed to brunch with family and friends.

What I'm Loving:

All the moments I get with my favorites.  :)

What We've Been Up To:

Grocery shopping with all the people!

We had to knock a grocery store run out on Sunday or we would have had nothing to eat.  I planned ahead and made everyone a little list to keep them occupied.  For the most part, it worked out well.  However, we've probably never had more junk food in our house!  Peek at Nixon's cart-chocolate donuts?  Usually our elf brings those and that's the only time we eat them.  haha!  By the time I got to the checkout I was so thankful we were finished I wasn't even paying attention to what got slipped by me.  #lessonlearned

What I'm Dreading:

With spring comes the dreaded task of CLEANING OUT CLOSETS AGAIN!  Didn't I just do this?  Ugh!

What I'm Working On:

We're finishing up the front room in our house with some last minute touches and then I'll be ready to share.  In the mean time, we've been working on our front door.  Our door is partyin' like it's 1999, so we're going to replace it with double iron doors.  We're working with the designers now to come up with the perfect set.

What I'm Excited About:
I have a really fun giveaway coming up next week!!!  Can't wait to share!

What I'm watching/reading:

No surprises over here!  I'm watching The Bachelor and all the Real Housewives!!  I've started reading Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.  I want to love it, but it's taking me a while to get into it.

What I'm Listening To:

I've been watching Friends on Netflix while I work.  It takes me back.  Way back.  :)

What I'm Wearing:

I shared, "What I've Been Wearing" yesterday.  Check it out!

What I'm Doing This Weekend:

I'm watching THIS!!!  Who's with me??

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month:

Hitting the open seas with this group!  In just a couple weeks, our family is setting sail with the Shull family on a Disney cruise and we cannot wait!  We're counting down the days at our house until we've got our toes in the sand!

Favorite Easter Tradition:

To be honest, we don't have any set Easter traditions.  Sometimes it falls on the big kids' birthday weekend and other times it doesn't so we're all over the board around Easter.  Sometimes we have family in town, sometimes we don't.  One thing that we've enjoyed over the last few years is our church's Easter Eggstravaganza.  Our church has a big Easter celebration for the community.  There are bounce houses, petting zoos, and a big Easter egg hunt.  It's just a fun time and we look forward to it every year!

Happy Wednesday, Ladies!!  XOXO


Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Our front door is partying like it's 1999. I totally lol'd. Can't wait to see what you choose!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I cannot wait until our vacation! Annnnd...I can't wait to see your new front door! It's going to be gorgeous!!

kimm atwood said...

Grocery shopping with kids is what I dread most....but enjoy those chocolate donuts !

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who virtually shuts down the kitchen when Daddy is out of town :) I just hate cooking when Matt isn't here - mainly because I know he's the only one who will truly eat every meal, ha! I don't feel like cooking for 30 minutes and then being told it's yucky. Little Caesar's Hot 'n Ready for the win!

Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said...

Ha! I love that your kitchen is closed!! Yes lady - enjoy a week without cooking! And those front doors - beautiful!!! Can't wait to see what you pick!

Meagan Ruse said...

I can't wait for Full House Friday!

KC said...

I felt the same way about Lauren Graham's book. I looooved both Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, so I just knew it would be quirky and funny. I just couldn't ever get into it though. I actually stopped reading a little over a quarter of the way through. So, let us know if it picks up after that! :)

Jennifer said...

I tried to get into the Lauren Graham book too and I just couldn't. I love her, but did not love the book

JillianLee said...

Same here on Lauren Graham's book. I wanted to like it so bad, but it was "meh." I finally gave up on it, and I haven't done that in a long time!

April Bryan said...

Please do a post on your front door!!! I'm super excited because this is something I want to tackle one day on our house.

Sarah Shaneyfelt said...

My kitchen is pretty much closed until I finish with grad school in May so I feel you there! If I cook, it has to be really simple
Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

Melanie Smith said...

Totally going to a Fuller House pizza/jammy party. I can't wait!

Those front doors. Swoon. Mine is solid, so it doesn't need replacing, but I'm just itching for it to get warm so I can paint it a fun color. I'm thinking pink!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

I've got to get started cleaning out my closet for spring too! It's a lot of work but so nice when it's all done! LOVE those front doors!! We're so excited for Fuller House too :) My husband has fire school all weekend so we have to wait until Sunday to start it!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Our front door is partying like it's 1984.....I feel your pain....we need a new one! Can't wait to see what you chose!
You are going to love the Disney cruise, we went in 2011....I cried when it was vacation ever!
Can't wait for Fuller House!!!!!
Thanks for linking up with us!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Yes to Fuller House! There are going to be so many people watching, we're gonna crash Netflix!

Dianna said...

I need to know more about this crockpot recipe! Do you put the cream cheese in with everything else all day? Or does it go in later? Sounds like a very yummy recipe for my household.

Olivia said...

Wish I had known y'all were solo this week...would have met up with y'all! Only a couple more weeks of no hubby :) I cannot wait for Fuller House.

Kara Block said...

My husband owns a door company, so I just wanted to share a piece of advice that he tells his customers. Double doors are the least safe. Someone can easily kick open the door since the doors are just secure by the middle post. I know double doors look amazing (such as the ones you showed), but consider a single door with two sidelites as another option. Either way, I'm excited to see what you pick. A front door is such a focal point for a house.

Megan said...

I can't wait to see the doors you pick!! I bet it will look amazing!! And I'm glad you aren't cooking every night this week!! It's a lot of work to take care of the kiddos and cook!!!

Mandii M said...

Yes, yes, yes to Fuller House! I'm signing up for Netflix just for that reason!