It’s What’s Up Wednesday !
Friends, IT’S ALMOST FALL!!!
I. Am. So. Ready.
Now that the kids are back in school and #alltheactivities have started, I’m ready for season to officially begin. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the PSL at Starbucks come out today? Yesterday? Tomorrow? Sometime this week? I need one 🙂 . In the meantime, it’s What’s up Wednesday!
Now, if you’re new to WUW, on the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little linky party where we share what’s going on with us right now. It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post.
Happy end of August, friends!
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
My OBGYN posted this on FB this week and it made me chuckle. Right? Until we die.
Here’s what we’ve been eating so far this week…
We ate this on Monday night…
…but over their butternut squash ravioli instead of their cauliflower rice. Last night, I made…
…my Best Slow Cooker Brisket and then tonight and tomorrow night, I’m making new recipes. One of them involves the Instant Pot…so let’s all cross our fingers that I love it. Speaking of which, did you see my SLOW COOKER VS INSTANT POT post last week? The comment section is GOLD! You ladies know #allthethings about both!
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Awe!!! It’s almost Madeley’s GOTCHA DAY!! Look how tiny she was in this picture!!! I can’t believe it’s been three years. Part of me remembers it like it was yesterday and then part of me cannot even remember a Shull family without Madeley.
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
I’m using a new foundation…
…so when we were on our Greek Cruise, we had a wine tour, and I met a really nice couple. The wife and I were chatting and she mentioned traveling a lot for work, so I asked her what she did and she told me she was high up at Chanel in the beauty department. I had #allthequestions then! I thought that was such a cool job, so I wanted to know what her number one favorite Chanel makeup product was and she said this CC cream. After we got home, I bought it and friends, I really love it! My favorite foundation (the one I always go back to even when I try new things) is the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick. I’ve used it for years and it just always works. That being said, I really haven’t picked it up much this summer because I’ve been using the CC cream daily. I like it for many reasons. First, it’s a little thicker, so I can use as much or as little as I want. If I want a light application, I just use a little less, but if I want more coverage, it’s thick enough to do it. I also love that it has SPF in there as well. The color I bought is Beige 30 and I’m super happy!
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
All of that #backtoschool stuff. This week, my big kids both started safety patrol which is an honor reserved only for 4th and 5th graders, so it was Smith’s first time to do it. On his first day, he wanted me to see him in action, so Andrew dropped off the big kids early for safety patrol and then I came back 10 minutes later to drop off Ashby…he was adorable in his bright green safety patrol vest. I’m trying to soak up all of this elementary school stuff before it’s gone. I know one day, he’ll be in high school and I’ll be all “remember when you were in safety patrol”, so I’m trying to really enjoy the moment. Speaking of which, my kids’ kindergarten teacher sent me this pic this week…
…look at Ebby Lee and Kensington on the school video announcements. We were both like “when did they get so big?! Weren’t they just in kinder?!”. Yes, yes, they were.
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
I have a list that’s a mile long of things I’ve been putting off all summer to do once all of the kids are back in school. Time to handle that!
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
It’s beginning to look a lot like FALL around here!
Judge away, I’m about to start putting pumpkins out 😉 . They make us happy.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Have you been following Erika’s blog this week? She’s been recapping her week at Walt Disney World!
Look at that picture…if Disney World says it’s time for fall then IT’S TIME FOR FALL!
Erika went to do some of their new “fall experiences” last week and had the best time! You can catch up on her recaps over on her blog! I’m already thinking about the next time we go to WDW…I want to go in October!
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
Tomorrow is my AUGUST BOOK REVIEW so make sure you come back to read that! In the meantime, I’m still watching both Game of Thrones and Jane the Virgin…spoiler alert, they’re nothing alike 😉 .
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Right this minute? Michael Buble…because he never lets me down.
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
On Friday, I showed you a few things I’m wearing right now that help me transition from summer to fall…
…I love the color and cut of this top too!! Annnnnd…
…give me all the leopard 🙂 . Side note, those wedge booties from last year are so comfy! If you’re looking for something cute that you can walk quite a bit in or stand up a long time in, I think these would do the trick!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
It’s Labor Day weekend! We’re going to enjoy lots of time at home and around our town.
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
I have a techy question for you! (This is super random!) When I plug my phone into my computer to move pics from my iPhone to my PC, it used to (for like a decade) pop up easily and let me see all of my pics and slide them over into folders, but now, when I plug my phone in, the pics don’t show. I’ll see like a white box with the word JPEG but not the image (so you can’t tell which pic is which and which one I want to save). What’s happening here? Does anyone know? I like legit would love help!
That’s it for What’s Up Wednesday! See you back here tomorrow for my AUGUST BOOK REVIEW!!