What's up Wednesday 9.30.15

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Today I'm linking up with the Shay, Sheaffer, and Mel for What's up Wednesday!

What we're eating:
Meals from HomeCooked, of course!  My sister, Claire owns a food business in Paoli, PA.  Her meals are healthy, quick, and so yummy!  I honestly don't know how "normal" people have time and energy to make dinner every night.  In the afternoon I walk out to our garage freezer and pick out a meal to thaw for that night's dinner.  Then all I do is either stick it in the oven or do the final step (sauteeing, put in slow cooker, grilling etc.) in cooking the already prepped dinner.

Our favorites include:  Chicken Marsala, Chicken Piccata, Honey Mustard Meatloaves, Mexican Lasagna, Stuffed shells, Shepard's Pie...I could go on!  Last night we had blushing spinach ravioli and garlic ciabatta.  YUM!

All of Claire's ingredients are fresh and healthy and it's affordable too.  If you know me, you know I HATE touching meat and with HomeCooked you never have to cut, chop, or prep any foods- it's done for you.

What I'm reminiscing about:
Last year I was about 30 weeks pregnant and Christian was traveling in India for 2 weeks.  I've been thinking back to being pregnant a lot lately.  Life was so easy with one child and we didn't even know it!

What I'm loving:
I'm loving these last few days of shorts and long sleeves!  How lovely it is to be cool in the morning and then warms up to warm afternoons.  Oh, fall.  Why can't you stay around all year?

And apples-crisp, fresh from the orchard apples.

What we've been up to:
Over the weekend we met up with my college friends at the beach.  It was so nice to be together again, since one lives in Pittsburgh and the other lives in Australia.  We had fun catching up, but oh times have changed now that there were 3 children there too.

When's the last time you went on the Tilt-a-whirl?!  Vanessa and I decided to go on with Carter and we screamed and laughed the entire time!  It was fast!  And so much fun!

And just up to our usual playground dates: 

What I'm dreading:
7 days of rain in the forecast.  Yuck!  We will be running outside the moment the rain stops.  Stay at home mom nightmares are made out of stuff like this!

What I'm working on:
Printing the 20 months of pictures that I've been putting on the Collect App.  I finally broke down (thanks to my friend's encouragement) and exported some pictures, ordered them, ordered picture sleeves and an album.  They arrived today and I love them.  I have a feeling I'll be working on this for a long while- only 17 months until I'm all caught up!

What I'm excited about:
Decorating the house for fall, buying mums for the front porch, pumpkin picking, s'mores making, Halloween fun, pumpkin bread baking,

What I'm watching:
Since Bachelor in Paradise ended I'm totally missing Monday night TV.  That was a major highlight of my week (oh man- I really said that.)  The only show I'm into now is Project Runway.  I'm going to DVR the Rachel Zoe show and can't wait for Homeland to start again soon!

What I'm reading: Blogs are all that I have time to read.  That and the occasional Better Homes and Gardens and US Weekly at the hair salon.

What I'm listening to:
Pandora- Zac Brown Band and Dido stations

What I'm wearing:
I'm trying hard to build my fall wardrobe and only buying things that I love and things that I know I'll wear often.

I'm wearing my favorite gap embroidered tanks (I have three colors!)

And loft tanks (I have it in 2 colors!)

I'm trying to find good new jeans.  I was happy with a pair I bought at Banana Republic outlet but one of the holes above the knee ripped so literally my entire knee is now exposed.  not too cute.  I sent one pair of Vigoss back and another pair is on it's way.

I'm also trying to find some good plaid shirts and scarves.  I've bought and returned a few shirts already.

And as the weather turns cooler and the mornings in the 50's are making me think it's time to put the blardigan on my Christmas list.

What I'm doing this weekend:
Hopefully if it doesn't rain we'll go to the pumpkin farm for pumpkins and mums, have dinner with friends, and maybe go to a fall festival with my sister and her family.

What I'm looking forward to next month:
Halloween and fall fun traditions with friends!

Halloween Tradition:
It's really only our second halloween so we'll keep the tradition of pumpkin carving the night before halloween and trick or treating.


  1. We have seven days of rain foretasted too, which is weird for this time of year. I would love to have a fridge stocked like you, sounds amazing, lady! New follower, stopping by from the linkup.

  2. In the year of 2017. People around me suddenly begin to hang out with little white dress.I'm feeling curious and suspicion at the moment:"Is this a thing now?"And here's my thoughts after research and the dress that I bought.


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