What’s Up Wednesday!




It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Sheaffer, Shay, and Mel for their What’s up Wednesday Link-Up. Typically WUW occurs on the last Wednesday of the month, however last month’s was postponed until today! This is my first WUW link-up…so here goes!


1.What We’re Eating This Week:

This is such a perfectly timed question for me! 3 weeks ago we started this new meal planning membership program called Take Back the Kitchen. A registered dietician comes up with a weekly menu, which is sent out to members on the Thursday before the menu is set to begin. The member’s group is on Facebook so people can engage with one another and ask questions or comment on how they’re doing. The goal is to do all of the grocery shopping and meal prep by Sunday so that when I press “GO” on Monday, we’re all set! This has truly been a lifesaver for my family. We typically eat pretty nutritious meals but as a busy family of 5, if I didn’t have a plan in place and at least some of the prep done, dinnertime was quickly becoming more about chaos than spending quality time together. Three weeks in and we’re still loving the program! 

2.  What I’m Reminiscing About:

I’m totally reminiscing about summer already! Today, I spent part of the afternoon going through Camryn’s closet clearing out summer clothes to make room for fall/winter clothing. Things are cooling off really quickly here in MN!  My kids are at an age that when things get packed away for a season, they are gone for good…as they continue to grow so much from one year to the next physically, socially, mentally. No summer will be the same as the last and I’m just cherishing the wonderful memories we made this past summer.


3. What I’m Loving:

I don’t know about anyone else, but I NEVER get to finish my coffee while it’s hot in the morning. I’m constantly having to reheat it and then after drinking only half of it, I have to pour it into another mug before I dash off to work.  Well, last weekend I’d had enough and I bought myself (and one of my besties, Amy) a YETI travel mug and let me tell you, my coffee was hot to the last drop. I may or may not have also tested it’s ability to keep a cocktail cold. #priorities #multitaskingmug

4. What We’ve Been Up To:

Like many of my friends, we’ve been in the process of getting our kids back to school and back into a routine over the last couple of weeks.  While I’m sad to have them be off to school, lord knows they need some structure back in their lives!

5. What I’m Dreading:

I mentioned in my  Weekend Recap! earlier this week that we are in the process of a major overhaul in our mudroom area right now. The house is a total disaster, as we have lost our office, laundry room, and main floor bathroom so everything is getting pushed into the kitchen and living room areas. Did I mention I have NO LAUNDRY ROOM and we’re a family of 5 with a BABY!  I am totally dreading all of the laundry that I have to catch up on. This is just 1 of the 4 humungous loads I have to wash! FOR THE LOVE!! #feelbadforme #thencomehelpmedolaundryimg_7785-1

6. What I’m Working On:


I feel like all 3 of these things are a constant work in progress for me (otherwise know as WIP), although I’d better always be doing something to make money. Mama’s gotta bring home the bacon.  I need to get a lot better about doing something to get in shape and I’m working on developing a creative outlet. For me, starting this blog is my outlet. I’d love to hear what your 3 hobbies are, feel free to comment below!

7. What I’m Excited About:

I’m getting SUPER EXCITED for this home project to be done and can’t wait to post the final product pics.  Don’t hold your breath though, I have a feeling it’ll be a few weeks!

8. What I’m Watching/Reading

To be honest, I have watched almost NO T.V. in the last month or two. I did, however, recently start watching the last season of Grey’s on Netflix. I love me some Grey’s and I’m so sad this is the final season!  I’m currently reading a book by Melanie Shankle called Sparkly Green Earrings, I’ll post my review later this month.

9. What I’m Wearing:

Right now?! Sweats. Ha! Like I said earlier, it’s really getting chilly here in MN. I purchase a couple of lighter jackets a few weeks ago that I think I’m going to break out soon. Looking forward to skinny jeans and cozy sweaters!

10. What I’m Doing This Weekend:

Is it Friday yet?!  On Friday night, the elementary school my oldest goes to is hosting an outdoor movie night. We went last year and the kids really enjoyed running around on the playground, eating popcorn and ice cream, and oh catching maybe a second or two of the movie!  It’s my weekend to work on my rotation as a physical therapist so that means Mr. Mojo will be manning the fort. Other than Friday night plans, no big plans for the weekend and that’s fine by me!

11. What We’re Looking Forward to Next Month:

We’re so excited to celebrate Camryn’s first birthday next month!  This past year has gone by in the blink of an eye. She is perfection and we couldn’t be more blessed to have this sweet, sweet girl. She is loved so much by her big sister and brother! We’re looking forward to having a lot of friends and family in town to celebrate with us!

Thanks for stopping by to see what’s up on this fabulous Wednesday!



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