3.29.2017

What's Up Wednesday - March 2017

Eek! I'm somewhat excited (and intimidated) for my first WUW post! For whatever reason, I typically shy away from Wednesday posts.


Buckle your seatbelts, readers - we've got a lot to cover.

WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK.....


It's another round of Whole 30 for me so clean eating is what's happening this week...and for the next three weeks. So far, we have feasted on two new Instant Pot recipes and unfortunately, they were not worth sharing.

For the remainder of the week, Sloppy Joe Meat and Paleo Shepherd's Pie are on the menu. Don't forget you can check out my Whole 30 library for tips, meal plans, and results. And, if you need a meal planner, click on the graphic below where I talk about Plan to Eat.


WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT.....


This weekend.

It was so nice to have absolutely ZERO plans. Sometimes you really need time to relax and do nothing.


WHAT I'M LOVING.....


My Instant Pot.



I joined a few Facebook groups for Instant Pot lovers and it almost seemed like a cult. Now I fully understand their passion for this kitchen device. It helps reduce the number of dishes, cooks without tasting "crock pot" like, and is relatively quick. It's like my best friend during the work week.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO.....


Dealing With Loss
Adventures & Birthday Parties
Going to War With Strep Throat

That pretty much sums it up for this month. As you can see, we've had a lot going on and don't get me started on work. It's been cray cray.


WHAT I'M DREADING.....


Work.

For the most part, I like my job, but there have been a few projects that have become VERY frustrating. It will pass, but thank goodness I am going to the gym after work. All the experts say that it helps with stress and I absolutely notice a difference when I don't go.


WHAT I'M WORKING ON.....


Being a better blogger.



I swear I think of all these different great ideas, but never have the time to follow through on them. The potential for what one can do with a blog is limitless, truly. Unfortunately, I cannot clone myself. In reality, I need to draft a post or make a note in my phone with specific ideas for my blog. I do enjoy to-do lists!


WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT.....


Remember that time I was able to pet Dierks Bentley?!


Well, Thomas Rhett (and Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Lynyrd Skynyrd and David Ray) are coming to Auburn for the Music & Miracles Superfest in April. I ADORE Thomas Rhett, the concert is being held in my favorite place, and it's another chance for date night - hurry up, April!


WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING.....


I'm sad to report that I only finished one book this month.

If I'm going to be perfectly honest, it's actually fantastic that I was able to finish a book! I love to read for pleasure, but don't get to read very often. I'm still trying to complete these two as well:



I'm still making a valiant effort to keep up with all my shows and since Vampire Diaries is over, I've added Sweet Home Oklahoma to my weekly watch list. It's a hot mess and I'm thoroughly enjoying another show where I can zone out and not need to think.


WHAT I'M LISTENING TO.....


Ed, Ed, and more Ed!



I downloaded his album last week and am trying to listen to it as much as possible. Any favorite songs?


WHAT I'M WEARING.....


Sometimes I feel like I am one of the few bloggers who doesn't focus on fashion. However, I did try something new this month and cannot wait to share the results with you!



WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND.....


A lot of nothing, hopefully!


Since I was lazy last week, I really need to start working on the new bedroom. I hope to catch up with my sister and BIL for lunch and go see Beauty and the Beast with one of my friends. 


WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH....


April is turning into a very busy month. Thank goodness for my planner!

  • Easter - our church has a LARGE Easter service and it quickly has become one of my favorite things about this time of year. Instead of multiple services at the church on this weekend, they have one service at the local civic center.
  • Music & Miracles Superfest - Thomas Rhett + Auburn #swoon
  • Marriage Retreat - our first weekend away from E. I'm excited to spend time with J and be in the A!
  • Possible tonsillectomy - more about that tomorrow. 

WHAT ELSE IS NEW.....


Please,  no more new things for a while! 

MY FAVORITE SPRING WARDROBE PIECE.....


I must not tell a lie, I am not a big fashionista. 

I will say that I have been LOVING the cold shoulder looks and may even like a few floral prints. :gasps:


I also have my eyes on this tee, which I think is perfect for dressing up or down:



Whew! That was a lot for Hump Day.

Cheers to being this much closer to the weekend!









*Linking up with Mix & Match Mama and Going the Distance 

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7 comments:

  1. You are AWESOME with all your Whole30ing!! So sorry about the InstaPot recipe busts - that's the worst! However, that hasn't changed the fact I need to jump on the bandwagon and get one!! And I'll use it while wearing those shirts you linked to because they're adorbs ;)

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  2. I think you nailed the dreaded Wednesday post and I'm so glad you linked up! Our household is loving Ed as well girl!

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  3. Sounds like you are rocking the Whole 30! I have always wanted to try it but 30 days seems daunting. I loved The Vampire Diaries and am so sad it's over! I don't know how I'd keep up with anything without my planner. Which one do you use?
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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    1. You can do it! Do you watch "The Originals?" It's my "mature" vampire show haha. I use a Limelife planner and I love it! I had an EC last year and made the switch. Which one do you use?

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  4. I just finished that book, too! It was good. I was surprised by the ending!
    And I think I need to learn more about this Instant Pot thing!

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  5. So many comments!!!!

    First off, you and your Instant Pot! Lol. You definitely need to read Mel's blog (http://thelarsonlingo.blogspot.com/) if you don't already... she's always giving new instant pot recipes!

    Second of all, work... I feel your pain!! This place drives me nuts most days!

    Third, ED!! You didn't tell me you had downloaded his album!! Is it not the best?! I think one of my faves on there is What Do I Know? It's just so darn happy and positive... something I need after leaving work every day. Lol.

    Finally, yaaaassss to the cold shoulder tops! Get you one!

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  6. I am sooo interested in the instant pot, but never bought one. Do you have recipes that you can recommend for it? I am loving all the off shoulder tops as well. I need to find the perfect one though. Thanks for the recommendations!

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