Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What's Up, Wednesday! {4.26.17}

Hey there, friends!  It's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's a What's Up, Wednesday linkup with Shay, Sheaffer and Mel where we answer some questions about what we've been up to lately.  Y'all, I LOVE linkups...probably because it helps give me an outline about what I want to post that day.  You should see all the blog posts I stop and start that are saved in my "drafts" folder right now!  I might be the most indecisive person ever.  So yay for a guideline!  Haha.

Let's start with my most hated topic.  


I have yet to cook this week.  Monday night we had back to back games starting at 6.  Tuesday night was basically a free for all.  Mason had a pizza pocket, Matthew had heated up Chick-fil-a nuggets and I had a salad.  Craig stopped for Wingstop on his way from a golf game.  (He is OBSESSED with wings ever since a Wingstop opened up about a mile from our house.  He may need an intervention.)

Mason HAS to have tacos at least once a week so that will probably be tonight before we have to leave for Matthew's 7:30 game.  Thursday will be shrimp, rice and veggies and Friday is up in the air.  See how organized I am?!  ;)  #keepinitreal #ihatetocook #idrathercleanatoilet


My baby boy just turned 7 so I've been seriously reminscing about him as a baby.  But when am I NOT reminscing about my kids as babies?!  I also got to hold my friend's precious 4 week old little boy for an hour during Sunday School this week which took me back to 2010 even more.  Sigh.  You can find my post on my birthday boys (Craig and Mason share a birthday!) here.


I was flipping through a Pier One catalog this week and stopped in my tracks when I saw this chair!  It is a light linen which is completely impractical for a house with 2 extremely messy little boys.  (See Exhibit A above...)  But the navy patterned back...and the silver nailhead trim...I want!!  I wish they came in barstools (which would be even more impractical) but if they did, it would be so hard to say no.

I'm also loving this Chocolate Coconut Almond Milk (found at Target) in my strawberry/banana smoothies!  Tastes like a melted ice cream sundae!  Maybe not SUPER healthy but it tastes delicious.  ;)

You can check out my previous smoothie post here.


I am almost too embarrassed to even fill you in on my laptop drama.  But this has basically been me off and on since last Tuesday. 
 Let's just say that I have purchased 5 laptop chargers in one week.  I've broken 2, returned 2 and now have 2. (I know that equals 6 but I included the original charger as one of the ones I broke).  My laptop has my entire business on it.  Without it, I can't make orders.  So I've basically been trying not to hyperventilate a lot this week.  (And some last week as well.)  I may post about this whole ridiculous story tomorrow.  I think its just dumb enough to need it's own post.

Other than that, it's lots of baseball...

...lots of water balloon action (which I regret.  The balloon pieces are EVERYWHERE)...

(he discovered he can fill a water balloon super quick by sticking it in front of the jet)

.....and lots of swimming!


Hmmm...not much at the moment!  Except maybe picking up all those balloon pieces that the boys "didn't see" when they were cleaning them up.


I'm working on a special order for a local customer for one of my Holy Spirit signs.  This one is 2'x3' and still needs to be framed.  I have a love/hate relationship with big signs.  Meaning I hate making them but love how they look.  :)  And love when I'm finished.

(The big ones like this are not available for shipping.  But I do have an 11x17 version of this sign available in the shop as well as the same design on an 8x10 burlap print.  You can find the sign here and the burlap print here.)

I've also been busy with some of these...

Find them all in the shop here!  (Be sure to click on "Item Details" in each listing for all the ordering info! Turnaround times can be found in the Shipping and Policies tab.)


Mason is trying out for the talent show on Thursday at school.  One of his friends wanted to get a group of boys together and do a dance.  I'm shocked Mason agreed!  He is definitely an extrovert for the most part but stuff like this makes him shy.  I think it helps that he's got a lot of other buddies with him.  They are doing a mashup of some of their favorite dances.  (Think the dab, whip and some Go Noodle songs that they do at school).  I can't wait to see him dance!


I finished Brandi's book (for the 2nd time) after binge watching the entire Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from the very beginning.  They really should bring her back.  Yes, she's crude, brash and completely inappropriate a lot of the time but she makes for good TV...and some funny reading!  Just remember, this book is rated R!  Find it here.  Her followup book, Drinking and Dating, is just as funny.  

I moved on to Elin Hilderbrand's Summerland for my poolside reading.  I started this book a few months ago but got sidetracked with other things and never finished it.  So I've picked it back up for when I can sneak some "me" time by the pool.  I love all her books and this one has been good so far...I'm just waiting to hear how everything plays out.  The book starts with a group of teenagers out for graduation night which ends with a fatal car wreck.  The rest of the book is a bit of a mystery as to how and why it happened and how it is affecting all involved.

Speaking of mysteries, my Audible credit rolled around for this month and I couldn't decide between these three...

Find it here.

Find it here.

Find it here.

I ended up going with Behind Closed Doors.  I've been watching a lot of Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules and other reality shallowness lately (and reading it) so I needed a change of pace for my book. This is a psychological thriller and I love those!!  Critics say to "brace yourself" and the AP said The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” ―The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post"  Eek!  Here's the publisher's summary:

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.
Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

I have high hopes for this book!  Since I'm listening to it on Audible (another plug for audible because I love it SO MUCH!!), I'll probably be done in 2 days.  

Still loving ALL of this!  I am not the greatest about taking selfies of my outfits for a couple of reasons.  The main one being that for the most part, I live in my favorite yoga pants and tshirts because I'm elbow deep in sawdust, paint, glitter and glue all day everyday.  And second of all, because I just forget.

I'm also still crazy obsessed with these earrings (I have them in gold and silver).  I wear them on repeat.  No regrets on these pretties!


Baseball pics on Saturday but no games!  I'm hoping to catch up on some orders, force myself to stop catching up on orders and possibly declutter something.  :)


School is almost out!!  Next month is Matthew's birthday, Memorial Day fun and the boys' Field Day.  I can't believe we are already to the end of the year.  It's gone by so fast.

And for the BONUS QUESTION...

What is your favorite spring/summer shoe?

  Well duh.  I've only posted about them 1,284 times.  ;)  

Still my favorite shoe purchase for summer!  I try not to wear them with EVERY outfit.  But they seem to go with every outfit!  So comfortable and so cute!

My new Skechers are giving them a run for their money though!  It's like walking on a cloud.  No lie.  Most comfortable causal shoe ever.  #forreal

So that's it for Wednesday!  Have a great day, friends!



  1. Just wait until you start reading Unstuffed-you'll be a decluttering maniac!! :)

    1. Can I come get it from you today!? I'll text you!

  2. Behind Closed Doors is an excellent book. A little creepy but I enjoyed it. I have to cook too. Like absolutely despise it. Glad to know I'm not the only one who hates it. Love reading your blog.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates to cook too! I do it because I have to (although I definitely don't do it as much as I should) but there are SO many other things I'd rather do than prep, cook, and then put away, clean, add more dishes to pile/dishwasher...ugh. Haha. I whine a lot when I cook or even talk abotu cooking. ;) And thank you!!!

  3. I want to read Behind Closed Doors!
    I also have those earrings & love them!
    Thanks for linking up with us! :)

  4. I love that some of my cups are on your blog today!! LOVE them! And my sister is going to love hers too when I give it to her. I'm seriously thinking about ordering a few more :)


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