What's up Wednesday 1.27.16

Wednesday, January 27, 2016




What we're eating this week...

Salsa enchiladas- similar to this recipe from Pinterest


Crumb Cake- I totally OD'd on this on the day I made it.  I couldn't stop.  It's dangerous.


I made this baked meatball recipe that I found on Pinterest a few years ago.  I make these every few weeks and they are so good!  We have meatball subs or pasta and meatballs and keep them in the freezer too.  This was a staple of Carter's diet when he was a toddler.

Fiesta Chicken- best Crock pot recipe ever!! (and we ate it 3 nights in a row!) But I have no pictures!  Next time I make it I will include a pic and the recipe!


What I'm reminiscing about...

Snow days before kids- 24 marathons, hours spent cozy on the couch
Snow days in NYC- trudging through the snow with my roommate
Snow days in the past few years too!

What I'm loving...

My new North Face jacket- I got it in a small and love it!  It's sooooo warm and it has magnets over the zipper so it automatically closes even if you don't zipper it!  #momdream

Painted nails
It's amazing how much more put together I feel when my nails are painted.  I love gel manicures because they last sooooo long, but they're not in the budget with time or money so I've been painting my own nails.  I stick with neutrals because let's be honest, I'm not that perfectionist about them.  A few weeks ago I talked about OPI gel setter and after another application I have to say I'm not impressed.  Perhaps it is my terrible technique, but they chipped after 2 days this week.  I'll stick with my O.P.I. Nicole top coat and fast drying drops next time.  This week I used Essie East Hampton Cottage, but O.P.I. Passion remains my fave.


Starbucks
While Christian was traveling last week I got Starbucks three times and that little pick-me-up is such a treat!  I was so happy to get an offer code for a $3 Grande.  It's the little things, right?  Then the next day they messed up my order so I got my white chocolate mocha for free! #starbucksgodswereshiningdownonme

What we've been up to..

Snow, school, playdates, library, baking, trying not to go crazy being snowed in for days and days!  On Monday I wrote about our snowy weekend.



What I'm dreading..

Business travel!  It looks like Christian has 2 trips planned for February and one will be at least a week long to India.  Vanilla lattes will be plentiful, for sure!

What I'm working on...

I continue to clean out and donate a ton of stuff.  We also listed some things on eBay and that's a little time consuming, but worth it.  I also just joined a facebook group for Anthropologie fans to buy and sell Anthro stuff.  I may try to sell a few things.




And I'm still trying to catch up on printing and putting my collect app pics in an album.  I really need to make Reid an album for his first year since Carter has 3 super cute albums for his first year!

Blogging more- my new year's resolution was to refresh myself and take time for me.  So I've been reading and commenting more and posting so much more on my blog too.  I love it and I know I will be so happy in the future to have this little diary of all things me (and my boys!)


What I'm watching/reading:

The Bachelor (of course!)


Married at First Sight

Ray Donovan on Showtime (On Demand)

Liev Shreiber- wow!  He's so good and I just remembered that I once rode an elevator with him at my Aveda office in NYC.  It's a little racy and at least once an episode I remark to my husband that I can't believe he recommended this to my parents!  

What I'm wearing...

Since the weather got cooler I substituted my uniform to

Uggs (metallic from last year)

When it's 6 degrees in the morning I can't even think about anything besides leggings and Uggs.

What I'm doing this weekend...
Celebrating my MIL's birthday, a few house projects, and some alone time at Anthropologie and Nordstrom would be lovely too!





14 comments:

  1. I'd love to purchase that North Face Jacket ! It looks warm. I am still trying to decide if I want to pay those prices :(

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    1. I was really in need of one- my last warm coat was from Gap like 10 years ago! I'm trying to follow the rule to buy good quality and love it rather than buy a few not so good ones and not really love them.

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  2. Starbucks is my medication of choice, too! May the starbucks gods be looking out for you when hubby is traveling next month!

    HashtagMomBlog

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  3. You had me at the enchiladas! I'm also watching MAFS--what are your thoughts? I think Dave and Ashley won't make it...and Neil and his wife probably won't either. I like the other two tho!

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    1. Ashley is making us crazy! Dave seems like such a nice guy! What is she doing? And Sam too, ugh! Vanessa and Tres seem like they'll work out! I think the experts need to put some more value into physical appearance since that seems to be a problem this season!

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  4. I love your blog! What is the name of the Facebook page that resells Anthropology? I love love Anthro, but it is so pricey.

    I did What's up Wednesday too!
    http://thoughtsofamamaandwife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Anthropologie buy, sell, and save is the name of the FB page. There are tons of postings. I don't know the ins and outs of it yet though!

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    2. Oh Sorry- I typed that wrong---it's Anthropologie buy, sell & trade.

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  5. Starbucks is so great! My husband and I are just about to finish off a gift card we got at Christmas. Love those coffee treats so much!

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  6. Loving your finds! I'm behind on The Bachelor this week - it's on the agenda for tonight :)

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  7. Salsa enchiladas - YUM! We love making any kind of enchiladas!

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    1. They are soooo easy and quick. Definite winner for our family!

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  8. Okay, that crumb cake looks delicious! That photo of Reid is adorable! And I got sucked in to Married at First Sight randomly last week, and now I can't quit it!

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    1. I have to be honest that some episodes drag a bit, but I can't stop watching!!! Last season didn't seem as slow. I'm sure you could catch a marathon of that season!

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