Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What's Up Wednesday! {5.31.17}

Today is the last Wednesday of the school year!!  My kids are soooo over school.  And so am I.  It feels so good to be able to say hello to summer!!

Today I'm linking up with Shay, Mel and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday!  So here we go!


Monday night, we grilled chicken and steaks and ate them with sweet potato fries and a salad. 

 Tuesday night, Craig took the boys to Matthew's baseball game and I went to a Manda Strong Foundation event.  (They rented out a movie theater and we watched one of Manda's favorite movies, Hitch.  We also brought in gifts for another young mom who is going through her own cancer battle.)  I ate at the theater and the boys had Sonic and were still wide awake at 9:45 when I walked through teh door...  Sigh. #dadonduty

Tonight I promised Mason we'd have tacos because if he doesn't get tacos at least once a week, he goes through major withdrawals.  ;)  Craig and I will probbaly have taco salads.

The rest of the week is up in the air.  I'd love to be that mom who plans it all out for the week but I'm just not.  We tend to go with whatever sounds good at the time which is a terrible way to do it and only adds stress and headaches at dinnertime.  Don't do it like us!!  I am trying to be better at meal planning but there are just many other things I'm trying to be better at as well.  I am a work-in-progress for sure.

Sometimes I feel like I need to go to Mom School.  #anyoneelse?


Mason as a 3 year old saying the Pledge of Allegiance.  Be still my heart.


My new rug!  (It looks so much prettier in this room than in my craft room full of junk!)

My favorite bracelets!

Colorful bracelets are OLD so I can't even begin to tell you where to get them.

But find the others here:

And I just ordered a couple of these chairs from World Market so I hope I love them when they arrive!

I love adirondack chairs and these are on sale right now too!


My Etsy shop is still keeping me super busy and I'm hoping to find some time soon to get new sign designs added!  I've got all these ideas but no time to actually do any of them in between current orders!

Craig is still in the midst of football camp season and Matthew has a baseball tournament coming up. 


I have a dentist appointment soon that I'm definitely not looking forward to.  I'd rather do anything than go to the dentist.  I'd rather go to the ob/gyn than go to the dentist.  Seriously.


So many of these gorgeous create your own glitterdipped tumblers...

These sleeping baby signs can be customized however you need!

So many glitter colors for these oh-so-true mugs!

This Disney font is not on the font chart in the listings but feel free to request it!

All of these tumblers are fully restocked in these 3 colors!

And how pretty is the pink with the turquoise?  Personalize it however you'd like!

Find all of these in the shop here and remember to tap on Item Details in each listing to see all the ordering information!  (If you are on the mobile site or app.)


Lately I've been binge watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey from the beginning.  I love those crazy women!! (Except Danielle Staub.  I forgot how nuts she really was.)

I've also been trying to get several of my friends to watch Southern Charm which I (re)watched all of recently too.  That is one of my favorite Bravo shows of all time!

But can I just say that the new Southern Charm Savannah is AWFUL?  Is anyone else watching it?  I can't stand it.  I don't like any of the people on it.  None of them are interesting and the Ashley woman is just pathetic with all her half naked attempts to gain attention.  It's just sad.

As for what I'm reading, I've been keeping these two books handy while I attempt to declutter and organize my house!

Click the pics for the direct links.

My poolside book of the moment is still A Beautiful Day.  I haven't had as much time to read by the pool lately as normal so it's taking awhile.

And on Audible (which allows me to "read" 2 books a week), I am about to start Confessions of a Domestic Failure.  I mean.  The title alone pulled me in immediately.  I know I OFTEN feel like a domestic failure!  I'll let you click the link to read the summary if you want to know more since this post is already long enough as it is!

This book has an almost 5 star rating on audible and a perfect 5 star rating on amazon.  I almost NEVER see perfect 5 stars on Amazon.  Hoping to start this book today!


So many soft tees, jean shorts and jean capris.

Love this one from Target that I wore at a Memorial Day party last weekend.  So incredibly soft!  

LOVE these jean shorts I just ordered.  Waiting on them to arrive.  Hope they are keepers!

(Can someone please explain to me why 4" jean shorts seem to cost twice as much as 32" blue jeans?)

As for the rest of the questions...  I don't know what we're doing this weekend besides relaxing, playing with friends, swimming and cleaning out more rooms!  I'm also in full party planning mode for the boys birthday party in a couple of weeks.

And as for the bonus question of my favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere there is a beach.  I am pretty easy to please after that.  :)

Happy Wednesday!!



  1. I am right there with you with the meal planning. Ugh. Some weeks I feel like I have it all together, and then other weeks it's like 5 minutes before everyone wants to eat and I have NO idea what to make. Everyone has opinions on what they want, but if I just make something they eat it. So my biggest thing is I need to stop asking everyone what they want for dinner and just make it! ha =)

    I'm so glad your Etsy shop is doing so well!! So many cute things =)

    I haven't seen Southern Charm, but I will have to check it out. At the end of a work day I tend to enjoy mindless TV =)

    Have a great Wednesday!!

    1. Thanks girl!! You should definitely watch Southern Charm!! So good! And I need to write you back about our mom exchange!! Yay!!

  2. Wow, you keep really busy! This is the second Elin Hilderbrand book I've seen mentioned today - I haven't read any of her books. I've really got to get on that! Love your tumblers. Happy Wednesday!

    1. I've read almost all of her books! I love them!! Definitely give them a try! And thanks!

  3. During the school year, I'm really good on the whole meal planning... during the summer flying by the seat of my britches.

    I love those chairs. I need them for our fire pit!

    Looks like some great books.

    1. I can't wait to get my chairs in. My new dining room table came in today so now I'm just itching to redecorate my whole house. haha

  4. I totally agree about Savannah! It's bad! I love Charleston's gang. Watch Below Deck
    if you haven't already. I love Bravo shows!

    1. Yes!! I LOVE Below Deck!! I'm going to see if I can convince my friends to try that show out next!

    2. Did you see that next week Southern Charn Savannah meet up with SC Charleston? That should be good! Have a great day!

  5. I said the same thing about meal planning this week. I'm getting more and more "what do we feel like" is our plan and that's typically not like me. I'm still loving my sparkly water bottle and it's my go to for water! And I'll have to order one of those sleeping baby signs come October! #dontwakethebaby

    1. That is a lot of how we do it too! And everyone always has a different request which ends up in fights and crying. So glad you are liking your bottle! I'd be happy to make you a sleeping baby sign when it's time. I wish I'd had one when my boys were little! ;)

  6. I love your new rug...the colors are so cheerful! That is such a great idea for a fundraiser (the movie night). I'm with you on the meal planning - this week we grilled tons of stuff and just ate leftovers for several nights. Hope you have a good start to your summer!


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