Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lets Look - Yummy Fall Recipes

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Vincent and I went to the Rays vs. Astros ALDS game in Tampa last night, and the Rays brought home a win!! They needed it to keep this season alive, it was so fun to be at.  However, I'm struggling and tired today!

Every month I'll be linking up with Mix and Match Mama and A Little Bit of Everything to bring you a fun look at things in my life!

Here are the topics for this year...

You can see my February post on my Favorite Reads here
You can see my March post on the People In My Family here
You can see my July post on my Typical Day here
You can see my September post on My Calendar here

Today's post is about yummy fall recipes.  I cook most weeknights for my family, but honestly, there's not too much recipe following happening.  We're creatures of habit and basically eat the same things every week.  When I think of fall recipes, I think about chili, soups, casseroles and football appetizers.  Living in Florida, where it feels like we're getting hotter temperatures now than we did in the beginning of the summer, has put a damper on my fall cooking inspiration.  

Last week I decided to switch up the lunchtime routine a bit with a new soup recipe that one of my friends shared with me, and it was so good!  This recipe, https://tasty.co/recipe/healthy-hearty-black-bean-soup, was so easy to make and hit the spot!  This image is from the Tasty.co website, but the soup looked similar and I will be making it again.  

Once the weather starts to cool down here, I'll be crock-pot cooking my chili and finding other cozy meals to make to stay warm.  What are some of your favorite fall recipes?

XO

Shari 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

What's Up Wednesday (9/25/19)

September, my favorite month of the year, is almost over.  We had a great time celebrating my birthday and getting back to our busy, busy school schedule.  Check out everything we've been up to this month!

On the last Wednesday of the month I link-up with Shay and Sheaffer to answer these questions:


1.  What we're eating this week...

I'm traveling for work this week, so I'm somewhere between trying to be good, and enjoying the fun of eating out every night! 

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
We finished out last month with Vincent's birthday.  I can't believe he is 6!  We celebrated his special day with donuts before school and then Chuck E Cheese after.  Then we went out to dinner with Mike's family and went out for frozen yogurt!  I'm pretty sure that's the stuff that 6-year-old dreams are made of!  Arianna got to take part in the fun too!











3.  What I'm loving...
My new planner! This month I blogged all about it, and you can check that out that post here if you missed it.  


4.  What we've been up to...
Hurricane Dorian ruined our Labor Day plans, but I'm still grateful that Florida was spared.  This hurricane totally destroyed the Bahamas, and we've got family that have a house down in the Abaco Islands.  Total destruction!  So we ended up heading to Disney for the day, instead of spending our normal weekend in Orlando. 














We also spent Labor Day at a local Tampa spot, Sparkman's Wharf, that we hadn't been to with the kids before and had a blast even in the rain. 



Mike and I got to celebrate my birthday with a night out...

Cub Scouts fundraiser...




Baseball...





Slumber parties...

 School fundraiser...


I got to attend a yoga workshop, and this was the card that I drew...

Finding fun ways to do our homework...

5.  What I'm dreading...
Love bug season!  In Florida, there's two times of the year where the love bug population multiplies, and makes it impossible to drive anywhere without getting them all over your car!

6.  What I'm working on...
Prepping for my upcoming workshop in October, would love to see you all there!


7.  What I'm excited about...
October 1, I start the "Last 90 Days" Challenge with my "pals" Rachel and Dave Hollis.  The idea behind it is that you end the year stronger than you started it, by being mindful through the last 90 days.  I did it last year, and am so excited to start again.  You should join me too!  On the 1st, she'll be talking all about the program on Good Morning America.  

I'm also excited that I found out my best friend is having a baby girl!!  At her son's 2nd birthday party she also did a gender reveal, and I'm so excited for her to have one of each, it's such a blessing!


8.  What I'm watching/reading...
Big Brother season finale is this week, so you can be sure I'll be watching that!

I am also still reading On Being Human, by Jennifer Pastiloff


9.  What I'm listening to...
I started listening to Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker, one of the Rise Dallas speakers.  I am enjoying it so far.  



10.  What I'm wearing...
I recently got a new drugstore eyelash primer and mascara, and I can't believe the way that it makes my eyelashes look! I've always loved Cover Girl, but my love for this cheap primer goes to an all new level, and I highly recommend that you wear it too!  Here's the link to the primer.  

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
This weekend it's back to regularly scheduled programming with dance, baseball and some late birthday celebration's thrown in there too!

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
Halloween!! One of my favorite Holidays!  Halloween pajamas now until Christmas! 

13.  What else is new...
Arianna is finally wearing her huge Jojo bows! They are big, they are colorful, and they are so cute on her  Now she wants to wear them all the time!


XO

Shari