If you’re new around here, 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.
Friends, July is almost over! Typically, I’m sad to see months go by…but this month, I’m kind of happy. I’m ready to move on to August 🙂 .
Here’s a little look at what’s going on…
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
Also this week, we’re enjoying…
…my Chicken Enchiladas Verdes because they’re SO EASY and really SO DELISH!!
And then today’s recipe is…
…my Gluten-Free Taco Pasta that you should make regardless if you eat gluten or not. It is so easy, so full of flavor and such a crowd-pleaser!!
One more recipe you should consider because it’s a-mazing…
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
…this little nugget is about to start KINDERGARTEN!
Insert me sobbing right here.
How can that be?!
I’m not ready?
I feel like this is a HUGE year for the Shull kids and my mama heart does not want to accept it.
We have one starting kinder, one starting middle school, one in fifth grade and one in second grade (which sounds significantly bigger than first grade). Whether they distant learn/go back/do a combo…it is still a hard pill for me to swallow.
(Side note: I feel like it changes every day what our district is doing, so I cannot tell you yet what we’re doing…playing it by ear would be my response 😉 ).
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Did you see this on Monday’s post…
…okay, I’m really obsessed with my new jewelry thing from Amazon!
Here is what mine looks like (both front and back)…
…I have drawers in my bathroom where I store my jewelry, but honestly, even after my bathroom is put back together, I still think I’m going to use THIS. It’s so much easier to see everything and nothing gets tangled up or damaged.
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
We waited years to start building our house, so even though there were so many decisions to make, I felt prepared. Right now, I feel like I’ve been thrown in the deep end and told to start swimming. My only saving grace? MY PINTEREST BOARDS! Girls, it was like I had been subconsciously training for this event for a decade. The minute Andrew told me we were starting over in several rooms, I opened up my boards and started picking ideas from there. Who knew Pinning would come in handy in an emergency situation?! 😉
Speaking of decisions…
I went with Sherwin-Williams’ Moderate White and am LOVING it!!!!!!! They’re painting as much as they can right now and then will finish once all of the construction is over.
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Ohhhhhh…well. Okay. Ashby’s next surgery is going to be a BIG one.
Even bigger than the others.
So, I’m very much dreading that for her sake.
I fully trust it’s the right thing to do, but I’m dreading it nonetheless.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Today? I’m working on finishing up my JULY BOOK REVIEW and picking the books for our SUMMER BOOK CLUB in August! I’m so excited about this!! Tomorrow is the big day, so make sure you come back to chat all things books with me and to see the new books we’ll be reading in August.
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Is it too early for me to start saying fall?
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
Okay, like I said, my JULY Book Review is tomorrow, so make sure you come on back for that!! I’m kind of in a TV watching lull right now. I need another Gilmore Girls. Or Hart of Dixie. Or Virgin River to watch. Any suggestions? I liked All American, but the subject is heavy. I’m not really wanting heavy this time around. Also, I know I mentioned this on Friday…
…but my family can’t quit this one 🙂 .
I would die.
Literally, be dead.
I could not eat what they have to eat. That alone would be my demise.
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Right this minute? Diana Krall. She’s so cool.
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Right this minute?
A wet swimsuit and coverup.
Ha! You mean other than that though, right?
If I’m not in a swimsuit or pjs, I keep toggling back and forth between…
…my workout clothes or…
…I’ve worn it twice in the last seven days! Love!!!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
We don’t have any plans!! This is our first weekend without a baseball tournament since the end of May. I’m thinking we’ll be in the pool most of the weekend because it’s HOT outside.
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
I’m ready to start talking back to school!
I’m excited about the food/snacks/lunches.
I’m excited about the apple recipes.
I’m just excited for a change.
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
That’s it for today!
Okay, I’m off to put the finishing off tomorrow’s book review now. Link up if you also blogged today! I’ll see you tomorrow! xo