What's up Wednesday! 10.28.15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I'm linking up again today with Shay, Sheaffer, and Mel for What's up Wednesday!  Blogging continues to take a back seat to general survival right now, but I like how when I look back one day this gives a little glimpse into what's going on in our lives right now.  So...here's what's up!

1. What I'm eating this week..
A whole lot of Halloween candy.  In the middle of September Target had 40% off Halloween candy so I stocked up and stuffed it into a closet.  I lasted a good 3-4 weeks until one day I tore into it.  It's been bad ever since.

I sure hope the neighborhood kids like Almond Joys.  (I left the gummi candy alone too.)

Otherwise we're eating HomeCooked meals and since Christian is traveling most of the week it's leftovers and whatever I can whip up in 10 minutes for the boys and me!

2. What I'm reminiscing about...
Last year's Halloween and last year's baby belly and our old house too.

3. What I'm loving...
Our Halloween decor! I've totally taken on the theme of skulls and jack-o-lanterns.  I love the black and silver and white...very unintentional, but I like it!
 Our mantle:
 Art projects that Carter (and mostly I) do each month (inspired by the book 5 Little Pumpkins):
 My wreath that I made last year at my friend's Pinterest Party:

4.What we've been up to...
Trips to the pumpkin farm and making applesauce and doing fun fall & Halloween things.

5. What I'm dreading..
Making the final decision about going back to work or not.  You can read more about that debate here and here.

6.What I'm working on...
Reid's first birthday party.  It looks like it's about time to break out the scissors and glue...time to start crafting.

And finally (hopefully) finishing the kitchen project.

Working on anything seems nearly impossible with 2 little boys, though.

7.What I'm excited about...
A trip to Florida!  We're headed there in a few weeks to visit my parents.  We're excited to splash in the pool, go to the nice beachy restaurants and go back to shorts weather for a bit!

The holidays!  I know it's a little early and we won't break out the decor until after Thanksgiving, but Carter's already excited and we've started talking about our elf and am looking forward to the fun!

8.What I'm watching...
Sunday nights are so much better now that Homeland is back on!  It's the only show Christian and I both agree on so we look forward to it!

Image result for homeland images

And this is the first season I've ever watched The Voice and I really like it!  Project Runway is another fave too!

9.What I'm listening to...
Silence.  Lately during nap time I don't even turn on the tv and instead just prefer the quiet for a bit of the day!

And Reid's first words are a fave right now too.  Mama, hi, bye, and quack.

10.What I'm wearing..
October is such a crazy month in PA.  Our laundry can be filled with shorts and fleece all in the same load.  I'm loving my Banana white fur trimmed puffer vest.  I wear it all the time. 

And I love these Toms too.  They are so comfy, more so than any other pair that I've tried.  I got them at the Nordstrom Sale in July and I bought them because I thought they'd be good SAHM shoes.  I was right.
And of course the "must have" leggings

11.What I'm doing this weekend...
Trick or Treating, going to a Halloween parade, and hoping that Christian finishes our kitchen

12.What I'm looking forward to next month...
Reid's first birthday and Thanksgiving and putting up Christmas decorations

13. What else is new...
Carter's school picture:

14.  Favorite Thanksgiving food...
Potato filling- part mashed potatoes, part stuffing, made with loads of butter, potato rolls, and potatoes.  And HomeCooked Stuffing---mmmmm.


  1. Stopping by from the link up! I have a few pair of the must have leggings in black! Want to get the grey. And I love those TOMs. Love your decor!!
    <3 Sarita it's my girls' world

    1. Thanks! I have 2 pairs of the black leggings and one in grey---they really are great. But I'm thinking of putting the zella leggings on my christmas list!

  2. Love your halloween decor! especially the mantle!

    1. Thanks- only a few more days until I have to figure out a thanksgiving theme!


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