It’s What’s Up Wednesday!
(Gosh, I love these posts every month!!!)
Once a month, my friends Mel, Sheaffer and I host this link up where we share some random and fun stuff that’s up with us today. If you blogged WUW too, make sure you link up at the bottom of the post! Every month, we answer these questions…
…in our What’s Up Wednesday posts!
Anyone else pumped about the long weekend? If you’re looking for a Labor Day menu (easy!), make sure you see mine…
…check it out HERE.
Once Labor Day is over, it will be full pumpkin mode over at our place 😉 .
Here’s hopin’ Starbucks puts out their PSL soon 😉 .
Well, on Monday night, we tried another Instant Pot meal. My friend Amanda suggested that I try this one HERE, and you know what? It turned out delicious and was really easy! Smith helped me make it and pretty much was able to do most of it by himself (with my supervision). This one took me about 20 minutes from start to finish and there was enough leftover that we had leftovers for lunch the next day.
If you missed my Instant Pot review HERE, you should go back and read the comments. Here’s the thing, I’m two meals into using my Instant Pot and they were both excellent, but I’m still on the fence. I just don’t know if it’s a good product for me since I tend to have more time in the morning than the afternoons to prep and cook my food. If I do have time in the late afternoon/early evening, I just go ahead and cook something on the stove top instead. That being said, both of my Instant Pot meals were delish, so I’m going to KEEP trying 🙂 .
Guys! Look at this sweet picture!! I’ve thought a lot about this lately. About a month before we went to China to pick up Ashby, her sweet kindergarten teacher made a really big deal about how Kensington was adopting a baby sister and as a class, they read A Mother for Choco (which is the PERFECT book for the subject!). Her teacher texted me this pic that day…and you know what? That same teacher is now Ashby’s kindergarten teacher. Isn’t that so cool?! Who would have thought almost four years later that sweet Ashby would also have the world’s greatest kinder teacher?! It makes my heart so happy to think about how we’ve come full circle.
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Look at my cute heels!
They’re a chestnut suede like color and material, so they scream “fall” without being too hot for this transitional weather time. Bonus, they’re Steven Madden which means they’re comfy too! They come in many other colors, but I loved chestnut the most!
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Back to life, back to reality.
Back to school.
We’re still getting the hang of it. Although Smith said it feels like they just had one long break and really didn’t stop. #poorkid
I mean…I’m not dreading it, but guys, KENSINGTON IS ABOUT TO TURN 10!
I’m can’t. I just can’t.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Well, if you know me, then you know how much I love to read…but…I’ve recently decided to start eliminating some of my monthly magazine subscriptions. Eeeeeks! It was time.
I love, love, love sitting down with a magazine…but over the years, I’ve racked up too many subscriptions and now that I’m reading more, I just don’t have time for all of them, so I’m scaling back. I’m still keeping some of my faves (I’m talking to YOU Good Housekeeping and Southern Living!), but I’ve been cancelling some of my others. It stresses me out not to read them. And that’s just stupid. So, I’m eliminating that nonsense from my life. One magazine at a time.
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
I HAVE A HUGE GIVEAWAY PLANNED THIS MONTH!
You won’t want to miss it!
My August Book Review was up on Monday…
…I had mixed reviews this go around. Click HERE to read my thoughts and especially to read everyone’s comments!
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Right now, the Steve Tyrell station on Pandora. It’s my all-time fave 🙂 .
Honestly? A lot of workout clothes! Hahaha!
I say this all the time, but friends, my favorite place to buy workout clothes (and swimsuits!) is Athleta!! I’ve been a loyal customer for like 7 or 8 years now and it never disappoints! I have pieces in my drawers that are over five years old that I still wear all the time because they still fit and look good after a billion washes and dries. Here’s what I’ve been wearing lately…
My shorts are forever old but I still wear them and paired them with this tank, this sports bra and then a little tee thrown over (I don’t work out in the little tee, but I wear it to and from the gym and then for the rest of the day).
I mean…she is the SWEETEST!!
I wore this little outfit all day Monday!
Nikes, shorts, tank, sports bra and sweatshirt thingy for the win on a Monday! Side note, I really love these shoes. Typically, I have to size up when wearing athletic shoes, but for these, I didn’t. They come in like 12 different colors, but the grey and pink had me 🙂 . They’re comfy and work well when I run or hit a class!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
High school football!
We’re so excited to go to our first high school football game of the season in our new (AMAZING!) high school stadium! We are so PUMPED!!
We are going to have a very special time celebrating Kensington turning TEN!!
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
I’m ready for pumpkin everything 🙂 .
Bonus question this month: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BACK TO SCHOOL TRADITION?
Right now, I would say it’s how we all take them to school and then are home waiting for them after it’s over. It’s such a special time for the Shull six to talk about our days and what we’re excited about/what happened/etc. I love this family of mine so much!
Okay! That’s What’s Up Wednesday today! If you blogged too, make sure you link up below. I hope you guys have a fantastic day!!