Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What's Up Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Today is the last Wednesday of the month which means I'm linking up with Shay, Sheaffer and Mel  to chat about what we've been up to lately.  I love reading these posts because I'm super nosy.  ;)


I say it allllll the time.  I know you're tired of hearing it.  And nothing has changed.

I hate to cook.  I DO IT.  But I hate it.  Like I'd rather scrub a toilet, have a root canal, hit up the OB/GYN, or run a marathon in a bikini than cook anything.  But I do it without too much whining.  #adulting #mommin

We have no set schedule on what we're planning on eating each particular day.  We wing it a lot around here.  But if I have to guess, our meals will include some tacos because that's Mason's favorite, grilled chicken (which I'll eat on all week), turkey sausage and veggies, grilled shrimp, sandwiches, cereal...and I'm pretty sure there will be a Zoe's, Sonic and Domino's run in there somewhere as well.  ;)


This video popped up on Facebook yesterday.  It's Mason when he was 1.  We've always said he was our little accident-prone kid.  Bless his heart.  I have been watching this video on repeat and it makes me laugh so hard.  (For the record, he got up and laughed after this.)


I may have a black thumb but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate pretty flowers!  These are my FAVORITE when they bloom in the summer!  Everything looks so lush and colorful!  And I don't have to do a THING to get them this way which is awesome.

I do hate that I run into them every time I back my car out though.  They don't seem to mind too much.  :)


We took a road trip to Waco (read all about it here and here), Mason's been playing indoor flag football, Craig's been gone a lot for football camps all over the nations, Matthew is leaving for overnight camp soon and I've been working on orders!


The summer ending!!  I can't believe it's almost July!!



My Etsy Shop is still steady and keeping me busy busy!  I just added a new sign this week which I love and puts things into perspective every time I read it.  I used to pray for all I have now.  And I am so thankful.

If you're interested, it is approximately 12x16 and the colors can be customized.  Find it in the shop HERE.

I also just got a new restock of these tumblers in hot pink! They are one of my favorite colors and look amazing so many different font colors!

And don't forget you can also find them in several other colors as well!  Check the "Item Details" part of the listing and you'll find links to the other ones!

I also still have these available!!  The confetti glitter is loose between the walls which is so fun!  I'm sold out in purple but I do have them in pink!  Check out ALL my fun drinkware HERE!


I finally booked our condo for Gulf Shores this week and considering I waited much later than I normally do to book it, I was pleasantly surprised at the one I found!  I have yet to find the PERFECT condo.  Like the one that we will want to come back to year after year.  We've come close to finding perfection several times.  In fact, they all have been ALMOST perfect except for one thing.  One year it was perfect except for the fact that we had to ride an elevator 11 floors every time we wanted to come and go.  (And the elevators were sooooooooo slllloooooowwww.)  One was perfect except the master bedroom was at the back of the condo so there was no ocean view from the bed.  One was perfect except it was a 3 bedroom and we only needed that when Craig's parents went with us.  And one was great except the cable/satellite was AWFUL.  And it was the week of the Olympics.  And I about lost my mind.

So high hopes that this is "the one".  ;)


If you missed it, I spotlighted one my favorite authors here on Monday.  But here are a few books that I've read/listened to lately.  

Two of my other favorite authors came out with new books recently and I couldn't wait to read them!

Elin Hilderbrand is just the Queen of Nantucket and I adore all her books.  I finished The Identicals and loved it!  In a nutshell, it's about 2 identical sisters who have been estranged for quite awhile and basically end up being brought back together and then switching lives.  This post is going to be long enough as it is, so just click here to check it out fully.  My one sentence summary is just not cuttin' it.  ;)

Another of my favorite authors is Jane Green!  She may end up being my next author to spotlight.  If you want a chick-flick type book but with a little more depth, she is great!  She just came out with her new book, The Sunshine Sisters, which actually had a lot of similarities to The Identicals!  It's sad, it's happy, it's deep and you'll like the ending.  I love books that end well and FINISHED.  Don't leave me hanging so that I can "interpret it however I want" or some other nonsense.

And if you want a truly light, sweet, fun, funny chick-lit, beach read type book, just pick anything by Jill Mansell.  I can't even count how many of her books I've read/listened to over the years.  I don't read to get smarter, y'all.  I read for entertainment and to go to another world for a little while!  And her books are perfect for that.

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay is her latest book and I think they really do seem to get better and better.  If you are an Audible listener like myself, I love that the narrators have British accents.  It makes them even more fun to listen to.

I'm sorry I'm not reviewing these books very well!  But I feel like I need to speed it along to get through the post without losing all my readers.  ;)  You can click on the links above for more details!  Just know that they are all so good!

And for what I'm watching...  I love to re-watch the Real Housewives of anyone (except Potomac) on Hulu while I'm working on orders.  I just finished binge watching New Jersey last week.  When you binge watch it, it really brings to light how much Teresa changed from Season 1 to whatever that last season was.  I think in Season 3 or 4 her head started to blow up just a little too much and she became a totally different person.  It's sad.

I'm also watching The Bachelorette because I've never missed an episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette since DAY ONE...however many years ago that was.  Sad but true.  #dork

ANYWAY.  What I'm most excited about right now is TONIGHT!!!!  It is just not summer without....

My dad got me hooked on this show a few years ago and now I'm obsessed.  I've been watching some of the interviews with the new houseguests on this week and so far, I've like the ones I've seen!  I can't wait!!  Anyone else a BB fan?!


For the most part, I'm wearing shorts and tshirts.  I need comfy clothes for when I'm working and also stuff I can get glittery and paint on.  I love my old school Soffee shorts that I used to live in as a teenager!  They have now become my preferred work attire.  :)  The shorts that I talked about last Friday are still on major repeat.  I wish they made them in 20 other colors/patterns!!

On Monday night, I went to dinner with some girlfriends and got to wear this top for the first time. I paired it with my favorite jeans that I wear year round and these cute wedges that I know I've told you all about before.  And my necklace is a boutique knock-off of the Kendra Scott one. :)


R.E.L.A.X.  :)


The BEACH!! Yay!!!


I've got a Christmas in July sale that has officially started early!  All of my Christmas signs are 15% off right now!!  Check them all out HERE!  I have some cute fall ones in there too! ;)

If it could be Christmas all year long, I'd be so happy.  

So that's it for What's Up Wednesday!  Hope you all have a great week!!

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  1. I'm hoping this condo is THE ONE!! I'll be anxiously awaiting your condo arrival! Haha!

    1. Me too, girl! I'm so tired of having to go on the hunt every year!!

  2. So now I'm checking out your etsy shop ;) Super cute stuff! I also love, love that top!! Happy Wednesday!

  3. Hooray for shorts and t-shirts! Those flowers are gorgeous, and I absolutely love your sign! So beautiful. Have a good Wednesday!

  4. So glad your etsy shop is busy! Those Christmas signs are to cute! Mine is crickets....ugh!
    I have that same top from CupShe! I love it! I hope this condo is "the one"
    and I keep forgetting to sign up for audibles!

    1. I had no idea it was on CupShe! I bet their prices were better!

  5. SO EXCITED for Big Brother!! And I will confess here in safe company that I also have watched every.single.season of Bachelor/Bachelorette since the very beginning.

    1. Glad I'm not alone!! It's just an addiction by this point!

  6. I'm so ready for Big Brother also!! Hope your condo is the one!! We go there too almost every summer, when we aren't going to Disney, and last time we went we found our forever condo. Love it!! We're doing Disney again this year and next year probably Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. I think we're gonna get married there since we love it so much so I need to start planning lol! ;) we've only been engaged a month though so I have time :)

    1. One of my best friends got married on the beach in Gulf Shores and it was the best wedding I've ever been to! So so fun!!! Congrats on the engagement!!

    2. Michelle - pls share the name of your forever condo

  7. I finished The Identicals last week and loved it!

  8. Woohoo on finding a vacation condo, I hope that it is the perfect one! I feel like we are the only people that have not gone to a US beach for a vacation, maybe next year. We are going to Hawaii next year so maybe that will count :) I also love that top and the necklace is super cute!


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