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What’s Up Wednesday {7.26.17}

Hey it’s Wednesday! How are you this mid-week? Are you dragging through the week or are you coasting towards Friday? Work training has my routine all mixed up; I’m trying to find my bearings, but it’s so great to shake it up every once in a while and get the brain cells movin’. Today I’m writing about what’s new; here’s a quick glimpse of what I’m sharing!

This link up is a fun way to check in with all of you to share just what’s been going on; I’d love for you to share what you’re up to in the comments!

What we’re eating this week

We are in survival mode in this department. My husband is taking night classes two nights a week and we head to church one day a week so that equals 3 nights of easy suppers. Think quesadillas, make ahead meals, homemade chicken nuggets and Annie’s Mac and Cheese.

What I’m reminiscing about

July! How did this month slip by? I wrote a post about all the things we were up to in July; we had a great month! Here’s one fun picture from our stay-cation.

What I’m loving

Right now I am excited for all of my Nordstrom items to arrive from the SALE! I am also loving this backpack that I bought for work- I’ve had so many co-workers ask about it, and every single time I tell them it’s less than $20 they’re shocked. I also bought my husband this one and both are extremely similar in size and quality. Finally, I’m back-to-school shopping and ordered the nap map below. We have one just like it in another pattern and we love it- it has a soft inside.

What we’ve been up to

We have been hanging at the pool and had a stay-cation in downtown Memphis. I talked all about our fun month of July here. Here’s one fun picture of us scoping out the sunflowers in Memphis right before sunset.

What I’m dreading

I am dreading an early school start time. Right now we’re in a daycare format where drop of is between certain hours. The structured school year will have us shooting for a more punctual approach. Don’t leave me summer!

What I’m working on

For the blog, I just ended two great interviews with two inspiring people. You can check them out here:  Why Limit Happy to an Hour and Hola and Hey Mon!

Personally, as a family we are working on our adoption plan and our FPU plan. Click the links to learn more!

What I’m excited about/ What I’m looking forward to next month

I am excited for the Elvis 5K. We do it every year. We live in Memphis and August is Elvis Week which is actually 10 days of activities with an Elvis theme. One time I flew back to Memphis at the start of Elvis week (I had forgot about it) and there were 4 Elvis impersonators on my flight! What we really really love most about the race is that they give out Krispy Kreme donuts, Old Venice pasta and Jim ‘N Nicks biscuits at the end… so basically whatever we burn off is immediately wasted away on a full feast of carbs!

PS: Speaking of Krispy Kreme, they came to my work to talk about their social media plan and so I started following them on Intagram and their posts are so fun!

PSS: Since we’re talking about Elvis, I ordered the Memphis Moonpie in Nashville off a menu once and they brought me this- what??? That is Elvis’ face in chocolate!

What I’m watching, reading, and listening to

I just finished up this book. It’s a great read and I’m sad to see it end. I think this one is up on my list next. I did a full recap of all the resources I am loving right now here.

We are listening to Johnny Lang (a quick snipet of his music) on Pandora right now. It’s been so long but I feel like this music really belongs in our house right now!

What I’m wearing

Well right now it’s “dress for your day” at work so I’m dressing down any time I have the chance because this all changes when summer ends. On weekends it’s shorts and swimsuits and flip-flops on repeat. I’m also wearing this necklace and still loving it. I have a blue one. She sells them right through her Instagram page.

What I’m doing this weekend

We are headed to meet friends at a fun art studio for kids for a play date. Here are some past pictures of some of our previous masterpieces in action. I am so happy to say that when we leave the studio I don’t have to clean up a thing! The kids also wear the cutest aprons.

What else is new?

In 4 weeks I am going to be an aunt to my sister’s baby! I am stoked and my sweet little niece can’t come fast enough.

I also did this post on getting organized with spaghetti jars, flower delivery vases, and potted plant containers.

Otherwise we’re trying to enjoy the last of summer and keep cool in this 100+degree weather until school starts. 

I hope you’re all having a great week! If you’re visiting this site for the first time I’m glad to have you here. Feel free to take a look around and follow me on social media for info regarding the most updated content.

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Bethany July 26, 2017 at 6:11 am

    That backpack is cute! I am looking for a new one for a diaper bag.

  • Reply Tara July 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I LOVE that backpack!! Do you think it could work as a diaper bag?

    • Reply Ashley July 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Yes- it definitely could work for that!

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