Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: October 2016

Happy Wednesday! Let's recap the month of October, shall we? 

As is custom for the last Wednesday of the month, I'm linking up with Mel, Sheaffer and Shay for "What's Up Wednesday" to answer the following questions: 

{1} What We're Eating This Week 
I made a ton of yummy meals over the weekend, so we have some good leftovers to eat on early this week: homemade Sloppy Joe's; Pasta with Bacon, Asparagus, Shallots and Peas; and Shrimp and Grits Casserole. I'm still loving using the Walmart Grocery Pickup and I can't tell you how much time and money it has saved me. {Click here for $10 off your very first order!}

{2} What I'm Reminiscing About 
I'm thrilled to have Knox here and having him partake in his first "major" holiday, but I can't help but get a little teary-eyed when I look back at pictures of Walker from Halloween last year. I thought he was so big then, but my goodness, he's grown so much since then. It's true that the days are long, but the years are short. 

{3} What I'm Loving 
Y'all can read more about this in tomorrow's post, but I'm loving {well, technically Walker, but I'm loving, too!} "Owlegories!" More specifically, we're loving their brand new Christmas episodes, because YES, it's not even Halloween and we're already watching Christmas movies. Check back tomorrow for more information on this!

I'm also loving my new Aquage Dry Shampoo that I posted about on Friday. This stuff smells amazing and works wonders. It's definitely a favorite! 

{4} What We've Been Up To 
It's insane to me how fast -- yet sometimes so slow -- our days go. Here's a breakdown of the boring life of a stay-at-home've been warned! Ha! 

Monday, I took the boys over to see my in-law's. My mother-in-law actually had surgery on her hand yesterday, so I wanted her to see them and play with them before she won't be able to for a while. 

Tuesday was a school day for Walker, so Knox tagged along with me to early vote! Please, please, please get out and vote; if you don't vote, you can't complain! It seriously took me about five minutes from start to finish; I swear it took me longer to get Knox in and out of the car than it did to exercise my constitutional right! ;)

Today we have Bible Study and plan to run a bunch of errands afterward; tomorrow is another school day for Walker and I am excited to have lunch with my sweet friend Gentel, who is in town for a conference; and Friday we're meeting some friends at a local park. I'm telling you: riveting stuff. ;) 

{5} What I'm Dreading 
This sounds awful, but I'm so ready for this presidential election to be over and done with. I'll officially be able to watch the news without getting frustrated, and we can all just move on with our lives. Woosah!

{6} What I'm Working On 
I'm typically one of those people who buys Christmas presents throughout the year to save money, but I still have a few more gifts to go. I'm trying to "make my list and check it twice" to ensure everyone has something, and I'm also currently getting stocking stuffers for the boys. Walker is seriously all about Christmas this year {now that he's finally at an age to understand it}, so I have to make it everything he's dreaming about! Christmas through a child's eyes truly is magical. 

{7} What I'm Excited About 
Halloween on Monday! I'm a bit nervous about Knox hating his costume, but I know Walker will just love his {and he better since he requested it THIS SUMMER}. He's really the absolute perfect age for holidays this year, so hearing him say, "Trick-or-Treat!" and talking about the experience is awesome. I'm also excited about and looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas! I may or may not have already busted out my Amy Grant Christmas CD...

{8} What I'm Watching/Reading 
We're currently still enjoying "This is Us," [ALL THE FEELS!!!] "Dancing with the Stars," "Designated Survivor," "Modern Family," and our good ol' standby: "Dateline." Oh, and of course I'm still binge-ing "Blue Bloods" and any of the Real Housewives series during the boys' naptime or when Brandon travels. :) I'm really looking forward to "The Crown" premiering on Netflix next week! 

As for reading, I'm really only delving into the Book of John as part of my BSF study. I can really only read one thing at a time, and that totally counts! 

{9} What I'm Listening To 
Like I said, Amy Grant's Christmas CD and Walker's little Christmas CD. Yes, I'm that annoying person who loves Christmas! #sorrynotsorry

{10} What I'm Wearing 
I've been pretty boring with my clothes lately and haven't bought anything new for myself in a while! I'm honestly just enjoying shopping in my own closet since I was pregnant this time last year. {Oh, and as I write, I'm wearing a pajama shirt with some spit-up on the shoulder. I'm high class, y'all!}

{11} What I'm Doing This Weekend 
I'm getting a much-needed haircut on Saturday, and I'm planning to get a pumpkin that we can carve into a jack-o-lantern for Walker. It's not officially Halloween to me until that happens! Other than that, a whole bunch of NOTHING, which will be much welcomed before a busy November.

{12} What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month 
Thanksgiving! I just love Thanksgiving: a time to get together with family without the pressure and stress of gifts; just relax, eat and enjoy each other's company. I'm also looking forward to my sweet friend Laura's wedding that I'm in and can't wait to see her as a bride!

Also linking up with Jessi and Jenn 



  1. I feel you on the election. BE DONE ALREADY!!! yum to sloppy joes! Can't wait to see the new haircut!

  2. I second the election and having it be DONE! Ugh! And oh my goodness to walker as Mickey! I remember that! So cute and little! That pasta dish I'm definitely recreating next week - yum!

  3. I can't wait to see what the boys are for Halloween! I was blown away when I saw you and some others voting yesterday - I kept asking my husband about it, ha! Here we have to wait until the big day, but we'll definitely be voting!

  4. Halloween is going to be so much fun with both boys!! Can't wait to see their Halloween costumes! Can't wait for The Crown to start!

  5. Why haven't I been to your blog before? I love it!!! I am definitely your newest follower <3 Sloppy joes are my favorite and I hope your mother in law feels better soon! & I am just as excited about Thanksgiving as your are! Food galore <3 Happy Wednesday!

  6. I am soooo close to busting out my Christmas music too!!! I can't wait to watch my niece and nephew trick-or-trick and I know it will be even more exciting next year with a little baby! Eeek!

  7. Amy Grant is my absolute FAVE Christmas CD! I am so excited for Halloween too :-) and that bacon pasta has me intrigued it sounds yummy!


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