Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What's Up, Wednesday! {3.29.17}

Wednesday already.  This week is flying by!  We've been so busy around here since Friday and there is no end in sight!  I've been completely M.I.A. on this blog this week because of it but I'm happy to be back for What's Up, Wednesday with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer!  Here we go!

What we're eating this week:

Monday we had baseball games at 6 (Matthew) and 7:30 (Mason).  None of us were hungry at 5:00 when it was really the only time we had to eat.  So we drove through Chick-fil-a on the way home after the game. #givemeallthePolynesiansauce

Last night, we had crockpot chili and corn casserole.  I have taken several chili recipes over the years and figured out what I like best!  I'll post the recipe soon!  And I love cornbread with my chili and the corn casserole just takes it up a notch.  Throw in a little green salad and call it a day!  So yummy!

Wednesday night we have baseball practice but storms are in the forecast so I think we are all hoping that gets cancelled.  ;)  Mason HAS to have tacos every week so it'll probably be a taco night.

Thursday??  Possibly crispy cheddar chicken and mashed potatoes.  We'll see how that works out. We are supposed to have a game that night.

Friday:  Pizza night

Speaking of eating, I also made this mistake yesterday when I had to run into the store...

Yeah, if you look close, you can totally see where I ripped into the package IN THE CAR.  Seriously, my favorite holiday candy ever.

I will only eat 2 a day.  I will only eat 2 a day.  I will only eat 2 a day.

What I'm reminiscing about:

These popped up in my Facebook memories this week.  

This was Matthew at our staff prayer time in the morning before preschool.  If you follow Narci, you might recognize her two littles, Luke and Presley, in the background!  Erika, Narci and I all used to teach at the preschool YEARS ago!

And this was me, Matthew and my "lil friend".  haha  I loved this shirt!!  I miss that big ole belly.  

I think I'm probably boring my friends to death lately about wanting another baby but not being brave enough to go for it.  I'm 35 now and my kids are pretty independent.  I don't think we can start all over again.  Mason is almost 7.  Matthew is almost 9.  Sigh.  When did I get OLD?!

What I'm loving:

My eyelashes are making me super happy right now.  I got some Lash Boost from Erika a few months ago and my lashes are so long.  They look like lash extensions!  When I combine that with my favorite mascara (here), my eyelashes just make me so proud.  Is that weird? 

This was one coat of mascara at the end of the day.  (So don't judge my bleary eyes and dark circles...haha)  I was just about to wash my makeup off (what was left of it) when I thought I'd snap a pic.  I'll have to remember to take a picture with my eyes done up for a girls night or date night next time.   If you don't want to spulurge for the Lash Boost then at least try out this mascara!  Seriously, my favorite!  (And I've tried A LOT of mascaras!)

Find it HERE

What we've been up to:

Oh my gosh.  We have been so crazy busy!!  I'm going to recap our weekend tomorrow because we had some Spring Carnival fun, I got to hear a friend give her testimony in front of 300 women and we got hit with a pretty major hail storm which was a little dramatic.

What I'm dreading:

Since we're talking severe weather, I'm going to go with dreading tornado season! Spring in Texas (and so many other places in the south) bring lots of severe weather and tornados!  Thankfully, I have never been in a tornado but I've had to sit in my pantry/closet/bathroom/etc with a football helmet countless times over my 35 years.  ;)

This was actually during a Tornado Warning the night of December 26, 2015.  All my boys are ready!  (Sort of.)  We clearly weren't TOO worried since I had to stop for a pic.

What I'm working on:

Right now I'm working on getting several new products photographed and listed in my shop!  Listing new items is a pain in the butt, yall.  There is a giant form to fill out to get it listed correctly and you need pictures which all need to be edited to make them look their best.  It just takes awhile.  So right now I'm looking forward to getting the NAVY version of this best selling stainless steel tumbler photgraphed and listed.  I'm working on it!   

I'd also like to get this super cute sign added as well!  I made this as a giveaway prize for Narci at our Coffee House.  I want to do it in the colors I do my Create, Inspire and Teacher Name signs too.

As always, these gorgeous mulitcolored confetti glitter water bottles make everyone's day brighter!  The confetti glitter moves around and they are just so fun!

And then more signs!  Take a peek through my whole shop here and find me on Instagram for all the latest!

I could go on and on with pictures but I'll stop for now.  ;)

What I'm excited about:

I'm subbing again at my old school in PE on Friday!  I love seeing my sweet students!!  I don't think I stop smiling all day long and I'm pretty sure I give and get about 500 hugs a day when I go back.
The only downside is that this week I have to cram in 5 full days of Etsy orders into 4 days.  It makes for some stressful days..and nights.  

What I'm watching/reading:

I've been binge watching The Real Housewives of NYC on Hulu (which I'm still LOVING Hulu by the way!).  This is not my first time watching these episodes because I've been obsessed with Real Housewives of whoever since they all started.  But it's fun going back and watching them all straight through, from the beginning with no commercials.  So many personality disorders in this group! #goodtv  

Since I've been a bit obsessed with these ladies lately, I decided to buy Ramona's book!  Who knew she even had a book?!  I sure didn't!  But I soooo wanted to read her crazy and what all happened with her husband, Mario when he cheated on her.  She was so tight-lipped during filming and my heart just broke for her when it came out.  She really was blind-sided I think and loved him so much.  It's so sad.  No matter how crazy she can be, she was hurting bad.  

I was disappointed it wasn't available as an audiobook!  Boo.  I'll let you know how it is once I finish it!

What I'm listening to:

Audiobooks of course!  Right now, it's one of Jill Mansel's books called Making Your Mind Up.  I'm still going to plug Audible too because I really do think everyone should try it at least once! I gave my dad a 3 month subscription (good for 3 books) for Christmas and the last I heard he's already on book 5 and he's loving it.  And he was a skeptic.  You can try it here and get 2 books FREE! 

What I'm wearing:

Right now it's mainly all crop jeans, my favorite Skechers Go Walks, and soft tshirts.

Love these for spring!

I love Target for my tshirt fix!

What I'm doing this weekend:

We have baseball on Saturday but other than that, we're playing it by ear!  I know for sure I'll be working a little overtime to make up for not being able to work on Friday.

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Next month my biggest boy and my littlest boy have birthdays!  On the SAME day!  Mason was born on Craig's birthday so Craig will be 38 and Mason will be 7.  They are both getting so old.  ;)  This means I need to start thinking about birthday parties and since we were super lame last year and didn't do a party, I feel like I need to step it up this year.  Matthew's birthday is only 3 weeks after Craig and Mason's and we usually do a joint birthday in late May.  I need to figure it out soon though!

Bonus Question:  What's your favorite spring wardrobe piece?

I think a staple of any spring/summer wardrobe has to be a great pair of nude wedges!  I had the CUTEST pair that I wore in Hawaii...and unfortunately, they were "lost" somewhere between my hotel and my house.  Grrrrrrr....

Nude wedges are so versatile!  Wear them with jeans (cropped, long, or short), maxi skirts and maxi dresses.  Favorite!!

I love these old pictures!  I got to look through my old "Hawaii" album on Facebook and got to do some reminiscing about this fun trip!

Here are some of my current favorites though...

More Jessica Simpson Wedges (she just makes the best ones)

Last ones.  Too cute not to share!

Here's to Spring and warm weather!!  Happy Hump Day!



  1. The chili corn casserole looks SO good! I'll be looking for when you post the recipe =)
    That picture of Matthew praying...melt my heart! So adorable =)
    All of those wedges are so cute!
    Have a great Wednesday, Amanda =)

    1. Thanks Johannah! And yes, isn't that a precious picture!?! It is one of my all time favorites. I have on of Mason doing the same thing too that I need to find! Have a great day!!

  2. Your eye lashes are amazing...the Lash Boost, the mascara, the combination...whatever it is-keep it up!

    1. Thanks girl! As long as I keep the Lash Boost from straying to my cheek, we're good... ;)

  3. Those wedges! So cute!! And love those water bottles

  4. Thank you so much for coming on Sunday, friend! Also, I can't get over those precious babies in that picture of Matthew praying! Oh my stars! How sweet!

  5. Your menu this week sounds delicious!! I hate spring storms and tornado weather...eek! I love the Housewives shows but I've never watched RHONY as it airs. I've been watching the old episodes they have been showing and now I'm hooked & can't wait to watch this season!

    1. I can't wait for the new season to start too! I miss crazy Kelly and Jill though! I think they are supposed to be making an appearance at some point this season though! Yay!!

  6. Everyone has been talking about Lash Boost. I just blogged about how much I love my eyelash extensions. Hm, I'm really tempted to try Lash Boot now!

  7. Those wedges are so cute...I LOVE Jessica Simpson shoes. We have so many games going on right now with all the sports and even my kids are asking for time at home. Hahaha! I do love watching them do things they love though. Have a great day!

  8. Just found your blog and I'm in happy reading mode already :) btw, I've followed your friends blog for two years now and I'm the Old, old fashioned one! Lol. I'm so tech challenged but trying to start a blog more so for scrap booking documentary and your girls fun link parties. That said, I hav a lot to learn BUT I too share birthday miracles like you. I had my first child (only son) on my hubbies birthday (and just 3 days after mine) so April is birthday mode and daddy/son blessings! What a birthday bond! Enjoy & birthday wishes to your two as well! ����


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