What’s Up Wednesday {05-25-16}

It’s a Wednesday that feels like a Thursday because our kiddos get a four day weekend! 
 Woohoo!  
Thank you no weather days for creating such a lovely long weekend.  Only four more days left of school…which basically means, only eight more lunches left to make for the year.  I don’t know about you…but the lunch making and me need a break.  See you next fall PB&J!
Okay, the last Wednesday of every month,  Mel , Sheaffer and I host our What’s Up Wednesday linky party, so if you blogged this today too, don’t forget to link up at the bottom!  Also, Sheaffer is on a hiatus as she recaps The Bachelorette on Wednesdays during the show.  Um, I love Jojo.  Love. Her.  Click over to read the recap! #teamjordan
 Here’s what I’m up to this Wednesday…
1. What we’re eating this week…
Well, you can see what we’re eating on my weekly Meal Planning Monday.  This week, it’s recipes like Crispy Shrimp Tacos, Buffalo Chicken Paninis and Green Chile Turkey over Quinoa just to name a few.  Plus today, I’m sharing…

…my Memorial Day Menu!  From appetizers to burgers and desserts too, I have your Memorial Day weekend covered!  See it all here.

2. What I’m reminiscing About…

We returned home from Boston on Sunday.  I’m still reminiscing about our great weekend.  I love, love, love our trips to Boston!

3. What I’m loving…

I’m pretty sure Andrew thinks I have Downton Abbey addiction issues.  I told you guys last week, but I just started binge watching this show and basically this sums me up…

#justsaying

4. What we’ve been up to…

If we’re not here…

…then we’re here…

Swimming and bike riding have been what we’ve been up to lately.  We can all bike ride together now (which is so much fun!)…and it’s not 105 degrees yet, so we’re taking advantage of all of that.

5. What I’m dreading…
That 105 degree weather.

6. What I’m working on…
A good chore system for the summer!  We are going to be relaxed and lazy this summer…but at the same time, we are going to remember that our dirty laundry goes in the hamper and that the toilet must always be flushed. #livingwithkids

Together, the kids and I came up with some great chores (I mean…is flushing the toilet every time really a chore?  Probably not…and yet, I feel like it needs to be included on this list because IT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAPPEN.) and some fun rewards (stay up 30 minutes later, swim past your bedtime, go get snow cones, etc.).  The kids helped me pick a good place for their new chore chart and we’re going to attempt to stay motivated this summer.  I’ll try and do a post on this soon!

7. What I’m excited about…

Baby Lowe is coming this summer!!  We’re all super pumped about this new addition.  Since they don’t know…we’re all guessing the baby’s gender and will wear that color to the hospital the day he/she is born.  As of today, I’m wearing pink.  I don’t know why…but I’m thinking girl!  (To be fair, I thought Kensington was a boy and Smith was a girl…so basically, I’m never right and this baby is most likely a boy!)  Before we scheduled our family vacation, we double checked our dates to make sure we didn’t miss the birth…but the closer we get, the more nervous I get!  Let’s all pray Baby Lowe doesn’t arrive really early…because the Shull five would be so bummed!

8. What I’m watching/reading…

Duh.  Downton Abbey.

9. What I’m listening to…

Hello?  Downton Abbey.

10. What I’m wearing…
I brought these two tops to Boston and loved them both!  They both work great for transitional weather because you can just throw a light jacket over them for an extra layer…

Please excuse my packing…but I wanted you to see the top I wore on the plane on day one.  It’s great because it doesn’t wrinkle…and when you get off a plane and go, you don’t want to be all wrinkly!  I put it on with my new Hinge military jacket (which is light and perfect!) and off I went!
Plus, I’ve showed you this top before (it comes in four other colors) and I still love it!
11. What I’m doing this weekend…
All sorts of fun Memorial Day stuff!  Weather permitting…lots of swimming and being with friends and family!

12. What I’m looking forward to next month…

This girl turns FOUR!  We have been talking about her birthday for six months now.  I’m pretty sure she picked the theme before Christmas.  We can’t wait to celebrate with sweet Ashby!
13. What else is new…
Did I mention that I was watching Downton Abbey?  Because I am.

14. What am I looking forward to this summer…

This.  Just being outside with my kiddos and enjoying the lazy days of summer.

That’s What’s Up Wednesday!

If you blogged today, don’t forget to link up below.  We love sharing this fun day with you too!  

And don’t forget, you can follow me all day long here:
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Have a great day!  See you tomorrow!

xo

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  • Stephanie Spring May 25, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Love, love, love, that it's pool weather! Happy Wednesday!

  • Jen Arthur May 25, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I had to laugh about your comment about "chores" and making sure they always flushed the toilet. Haha! It's so true! I'm not sure how many times I've head, "I just forgot". Lol.
    Xo, Jen @ bellenbrooks

  • Abbey Draa May 25, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Loveeee these WUW posts, but i can't seem to find the link-up button… i've got my post ready! πŸ˜‰

  • Erika Slaughter May 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Me too!!!! So ready for summer days and nights spent by the pool! Only 5 more days!!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} May 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

    SO READY FOR SWIMMING AND LUNCH AT THE POOL WITH Y'ALL!!!! I have a feeling that Ashby is going to OWN the pool this year!

    • Love on the Lake May 25, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Y'all need to update your What's Up Wednesday graphic and your commenting name for you fabulous blog update, SHEAFFER Told Me To!!!! πŸ™‚ I still love it! Way to own it πŸ™‚
      ~LOTL
      Loveonthelakeblog.blogspot.com

    • Mix and Match Mama May 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      That's my fault! I accidentally grabbed the wrong graphic. I need to just delete the old one!

  • The Cold Coffee Blog May 25, 2016 at 10:33 am

    So if I were to ask you what show you recommend to watch next?… ha! I need to add Downton Abbey to the list. I've never seen it. Yikes!

  • Jamie Allen May 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    i simply cannot imagine 105 degrees. do you go out in that heat? can you still sit by the pool in the afternoon? do you just get all your stuff done in the morning? i visited my cousin in louisiana in august many years ago and when you walked out the door you started sweating immediately. reading your blog is one of my morning favorites.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 25, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Haha! Yes, you have to go about as normal…but you do sweat a lot! We hang out by the pool and stay in the A/C as much as we can though!

  • Narci May 25, 2016 at 11:17 am

    So ready for summer! Love that picture of you with Ashby!! So sweet!!

  • Rebecca Jo May 25, 2016 at 11:43 am

    So what theme did she pick for her birthday? I read it fast & thought Christmas was the theme πŸ™‚ haha

  • Mrs. Thomas May 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I love Jojo, too. But are you still #teamjordan after everything that came out yesterday?
    Love your posts!
    Maria

  • Leigh (Balancing By Faith) May 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Not even going to lie – it's a lunchables week for the last week of school at our house. Over it – done, not gonna pack a lunch any more!!!

  • Carolyn May 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Shay! Just wanted to say thank you for being SO sweet to me when I saw you and your family on Newbury Street – it was so nice to meet you and chat a bit. You are just as nice as I imagined πŸ™‚ Glad you had another successful trip to Boston!
    Carolyn

  • Unknown May 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    What top are you wearing in the picture of you and Ashby? I love the color!!

  • Megan May 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I can't wait to read more about your chores chart!!! And we have a flushing issue too. Ha!!!

  • willow7810 May 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    As someone who started Downton in Season 4, binged all that was available and then dutifully watched weekly I will say: it is lovely and this little community will be here for you during the…tougher episodes. #sobcity #fantasticshow #Iamsadtheresnomoredownton

  • Melissa May 25, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Love your Boston plane outfit. What jeans and wedges are you wearing?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 25, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      J Crew Toothpick jeans and I believe my wedges are Steve Madden.

  • Christy May 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Did the floral top run true to size? Thanks!

  • Mel May 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Love Downton Abbey! It is a great series and definitely binge-worthy.

  • Cynthia Barker May 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I also binged watched Downton Abbey. Next you need to watch Mr. Selfridge. I couldn't quit, it was almost as bad as Downton Abbey.

  • Amber Reese May 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Hey Shay, the second top you highlighted (embroidered one)…did it run short? The picture online looks super short waisted but on you looks like a good length. They are both cute! Looking for more tanks to prepare for the summer heat in Waco!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 25, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      I thought the same thing about the girl online! I bought an XS and it fits me fine. I've even washed and dried it and it didn't shrink!

  • Christal May 25, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    You must add this to your Christmas CD collection now that you've discovered Downton Abbey – it has become a favorite of mine.
    http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-at-Downton-Abbey-2CD/dp/B00NTMR7QQ

  • Unknown May 25, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    If you love "Downton Abbey"- you would also love "Call The Midwife" (which is a British show on PBS as well).

  • Sherry Kenney May 25, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    At one point, I had watched so many Downton Abbey episodes I found myself thinking in their accent? Enjoy!

  • P!nky May 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Downton Abbey is unstoppable, sorry to tell you. SO GOOOOD!

  • Leanne Heern May 25, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I have watched Downton Abbey since the day the show premiered in the US… I am addicted… will probably be addicted forever…and my ringtone on my phone is Downton Abbey… I also like to put "funnies" of the Dowager that pop up on FB, Pinterest, etc… and add the hashtag #theDowagerismyCopilot…seriously, I want to be that awesome when I grow up!!!

  • Hollie MacMillen May 26, 2016 at 1:38 am

    I just bought that hinge floral top with the fuzzy collar this weekend! My husband actually picked it out on a quick mall visit – he's a good shopper πŸ™‚ Planning to wear it on our Spain trip in two weeks!

  • acryer May 26, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Headed to NYC for Memorial Day weekend with my sweet girl who is turning 10! Love your airplane outfit…What color in the Hinge jacket did you wear with that floral top? Grey, white, olive?