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. Since my post last week never happened, I decided to do a little “what’s up” today 🙂 . Here we go…
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
Friends, I’m into my air fryer these days!!! On Monday night, we had another air fryer supper and each and every time, I’m impressed! I’m going to start sharing some of my recipes soon, but for now, just now, I’m loving it! Andrew has been using it to make his lunches every day for over a a year, but I just recently jumped on board about 6 weeks ago. It’s kind of crazy how easy it is to use and clean and how crispy and delish it makes everything from that Trader Joe’s gnocchi to chicken (and fish and so much more). If you have any air fryer “musts” please share them with me!!
Last night, I made this for my fam…
…Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes before heading out the door to meet some friends for dinner. This is always one of my family’s favorite recipes and so easy to make g-free.
Tonight, we’re having…
…Slow Cooker Beef Stronganoff (just in time for the cold front!!), and then tomorrow night…
…Simple Sausage, Peppers & Onions for dinner!
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Guys, we are like totally smitten with…
…Miss Yankee Doodle! She is just sweetness!! I already love seeing her little personality develop. I think she’s going to give Poppy more of a run for her money than Frenchie does. Frenchie will just lie there and take whatever Poppy gives her but Yankee seems to enjoy pushing Poppy’s buttons. That being said, every day, I put all three dogs in my office with three bones to chew on while I work and about 3 minutes later, every single day, Poppy lays there with three bones in her possession while the other two dogs just look at her. Ha! Yankee has been such a sweet addition to our crew.
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Cheer on Netflix! I love watching documentaries and found this one particularly fun. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s only six episodes, so it’s not a huge time commitment. This team is actually only like an hour and a half from me but up until this series, I had never heard of them. Now? I’m a HUGE fan! If you have kids at home that are in their ‘tweens and teens, I think it would be a great one for you to watch together. Their work ethic alone is a reason enough for young people to watch. Are there other documentaries out there similar to this one I might like??? Please let me know if so!!
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Rest and recovery 🙂
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Um, we have a full on coyote problem at our house. We’ve always had wildlife at our house, but right now, it’s a full on coyotes verses us situation. At this point, we’re not taking the dogs out in the backyard early in the morning or late at night because honest to goodness, there are coyotes hanging out back there. I’ve been out there twice now and felt someone starring at me only to realize it’s a freakin’ coyote!! So, we’re being EXTRA CAREFUL with the dogs. Then, at 4:00 AM on Monday morning, I opened my front door to take the dogs out front and THERE WERE TWO COYOTES IN MY FRONT YARD! What the heck?! It’s like I’m living in some Stephen King novel where the family is trapped inside because of coyotes surrounding them. They need to all go back to where they came from. Stat.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Just like any business, there are busier seasons than others. This right here has always been Mix and Match Travel Agency’s busiest season. January through March is when we are really on fire over here with vacation planning. Between spring break of this year, spring break of next year, this summer, this fall, next winter…everyone is planning, planning, planning their trips right now. And we’re loving every busy minute of it 🙂 .
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
We have our school’s Family Valentine’s Dance this weekend and it’s Kensington’s last one. (Insert me sobbing right here.)
Look how cute they were five years ago at the first one?! Kensington was in kinder and Ashby had only been home with us about two weeks. Friends, it went by too quickly!!!
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
Yesterday, I shared my JANUARY BOOK REVIEW with you!!
If you missed it, make sure you go back HERE to read all about my books from last month…PLUS, READ THE COMMENT SECTION!!!!
Hmmm…I really want to discuss this show in the comment section today…
…who here has watched this new-ish series? I have all the thoughts. I’ve watched the first season, and I haven’t decided whether or not I like it yet. Is that weird? My dad asked me what it was about, and I even had a hard time just describing it. Let’s be honest, you all know I would like to live inside a Hallmark movie and this, well, it’s the furthest thing from one (I would call it rated R for language). I love all three of these actors, but this show is not funny…it’s serious. I think it boils down to being about manipulation? (Everyone on the show seems to be manipulating someone else.) That being said, it could be about other things too? I don’t know? I don’t dislike it…I was intrigued, but I’m not sure I liked it either. Thoughts? Opinions? It was unexpected to say the least.
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Three dogs snoring…
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
I’m currently obsessing over sweatshirts. They seem to be the perfect alternative to a heavier sweater…a little more laid back and weekend-casual (heck, Monday casual for me!)…
…I think I’ve showed you this one before, but I’ll show it again. Love the leopard 🙂 .
This cute striped sweatshirt is from Target as is…
…this camo one! Aren’t they cute? In the Target sweatshirts, I sized up to a small (to make them roomier), but in the leopard one, I bought an xs. I think they’ll be great with shorts this spring outside at baseball tournaments too!
Now, this one here I wear all the time (I just wore it yesterday!!)…
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
I honestly do not know? That’s kind of nice 🙂 .
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
I’m actually looking forward to this at the end of THIS MONTH…
We have worked so, so, so hard on the first ever Manda Strong Gala, and it’s next month!! I am so proud of this foundation and cannot wait to celebrate our moms and raise even more money for them on this night. I just know that Manda would be so proud of what her parents and friends have been able to accomplish to help other moms in our county fighting cancer.
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
That’s it for today!! Hope you all have the best Wednesday!! xx