It’s What’s Up Wednesday!
Insert me doing a little jig right here! I love WUW!!
Here’s what we do, 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!
Today, I’m doing something I’ve never done before…I’m partnering with MACY’S!
I love shopping at my typical stores all the time, but when Macy’s approached me about sponsoring a post, I thought, “you know what? I bet my peeps would like a little Macy’s in their life to spice things up!”. So, I have some fall fashion finds from them to share today along with my other WUW stuff. Bonus, today through the 30th is Macy’s Fall Fashion Event & Fall Home Sale where when you use the code FALL, you get 20% off. Who doesn’t like that?! And who doesn’t like this…
…bahahahaha! My house smells like that year around 🙂 .
Loads of fun Macy’s stuff plus other fun WUW finds. Here’s what’s up today…
I did it.
I finally poached my chicken in the Instant Pot instead of the slow cooker.
I am ALWAYS poaching chicken in the slow cooker for recipes that night…but SO MANY of you told me to poach it in the Instant Pot instead, so I did! I placed my chicken in there (2 pounds) along with 2 cups of water, put the lid on and set the manual timer for 15 minutes. Friends! My chicken was all nice and poached when it was over! I shredded it right up and was able to use it in my recipe immediately. Now, they don’t say this in the recipes…but it took about 8-1o minutes for my pot to come up to pressure and then about 6 minutes to release the pressure at the end, so all in all, it took me about 30ish minutes to poach it…but it was easy, tender and delicious! If you missed my INSTANT POT REVIEW, click HERE. I share my first time experience and then so many readers weigh in with their tips, tricks, thoughts and ideas.
Also, make sure you click HERE today to see this…
…my HARVEST CRUNCH SNACK MIX. This was a hit after school with my kiddos!
A few days ago marked two years since we’ve been home with Madeley James. Look at those happy faces!! Nothing makes you happier than surviving 24+ hours of flying with four kids. Hahaha!
What an adventure that was!! Those are some of my very favorite memories. You can read this post HERE if you just want to reminisce with me. I wrote it two years ago today!!
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Friends! Look at all the cute FALL stuff I found at MACY’S…
I’m also obsessed with these mugs…
It is a fact that coffee and tea taste better in fall mugs.
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Still thinking about Kensington’s birthday 🙂 . I feel like we’ve been “up to” that a lot lately.
Hi, my name is Shay and I dread the hot weather during the fall.
It makes me angry.
Like really angry.
I should move.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Things are getting super FUN over at my travel agency!! We’re giving away a $3000 gift card from us to you to plan a trip in 2019. See all the details HERE. We love, love, love working with you guys and can’t wait to do more of it next year!!
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
My kiddos already picked out their Halloween costumes for this year and let’s just say…some are hysterical! We’re all so pumped about wearing them!!!
My September Book Review was up yesterday…
…I read FOUR really good books!! Click HERE to read about them!
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Thanks to you ladies, I’ve been listening to this while I work…
When I asked for Fall movie suggestions to listen to while I work, so many of you said this one! I hadn’t seen it in years and now, I bet I’ve watched it three times in the last two weeks. I really tried hard to find a pic of me when I was dating Andrew because I had that haircut. Hahaha! She was so cute in the movie that I wanted that haircut too. I totally didn’t pull it off like Reese. Anyone else have this haircut???
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Well, since I’m partnering with Macy’s today, I thought I better head there to check out some fun finds. Look at all the cute FALL things I found…
…this dress is adorable!!
Those bell sleeves make my heart happy as do the fall colors. If you see me at church on Sunday, I’ll be the one wearing this!!
…I love the sweater in this color combo most of all!
My uniform in the fall and winter is skinny jeans, booties, sweater and repeat. Basically, this outfit here…
I found so many other cute sweaters at Macy’s this season! I was actually really blown away by them. Here are some of the others I liked (just scroll)…
Annnnnnnd…it’s beginning to look a lot like…
Don’t forget, shop between today and the 30th for 20% off when you use the code FALL!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
I. Am. So. Pumped.
We take our Oktoberfest-ing very seriously!!
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
Can I just say everything? I am just so excited about OCTOBER!
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
I think that covers it for today!!
Bonus question this month: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PUMPKIN THING TO EAT/DRINK?
Well, I love all things pumpkin. In fact, you can see all my pumpkin recipes HERE. One of my favorite ways to eat pumpkin is in savory dishes like…
Okay! That’s What’s Up Wednesday today!
Thank you Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post! Don’t forget to use promo code FALL for 20% off between now and the 30th!
If you blogged too, make sure you link up below. I hope you guys have a fantastic day!!