Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What's Up Wednesday (5/24/17)

It's not the last Wednesday of May, but we are heading out of town for a week today, so I am posting my What's Up Wednesday early!  May is one of my favorite months, and today we leave for our anniversary trip with our cousins that we've been planning for's going to end with a bang!

On the last Wednesday of every month I'm linking up with Shay to answer these questions:

1.  What we're eating this week...
Watermelon - Arianna's first taste of watermelon at the pool was a success, I love it too!

Still trying to drop those last few pounds for our trip (probably not going to happen at this point) and I made zoodles for lunch the other day.  They sell them pre-spiraled at our local grocery store, for about the same price as just purchasing the squash, so I figured I would try them out.  They did not disapoint, and tasted great topped with tomato sauce and chicken - my own version of chicken parm :)

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
In the middle of the month I traveled to Oklahoma City for work and I made time to visit the memorial there from the Oklahoma City bombings back in 1995.  It is my second time visiting the site, and it touches me each time.  Especially with the senseless acts that hurt so many children who hadn't even gotten to live their lives yet in Manchester yesterday, I am reminiscent about the loves lost due to senseless acts of violence.  If you are ever in OKC, I highly recommend stopping by the memorial.  #violenceneverwins 

3.  What I'm loving...
Dressing up my girl!! How cute is she in this romper?!  Another facebook ad that got me, I can't even tell you where I purchased it from...but I love it!

Last week I did a Friday Favorites post about some of the other things I'm loving lately, and in case you missed it, you can see it here

4.  What we've been up to...
We started out the first weekend of May with a trip to Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. Getting the most use of our passes :)
This is how I feel when I first get to Disney too Vincent!

My babies are growing up too fast! #timeslowdown

One of my best friend's celebrated her birthday this month with a derby party, it was so fun!  I have known her since preschool, and it makes me so happy knowing that my kids are building the same kinds of friendships right now, that they will hopefully still have 30+ years from now.   Love you Steph!

5.  What I'm dreading...
It has already been so hot in Florida, and the unofficial start of summer is at the end of this week.  I am dreading the hot temperatures and looking forward to fall (and football)!  We are spending lots of time at the pool, and splash pads. Arianna loved her first time at the splash pad.  

6.  What I'm working on...
Continuing my spring cleaning.  If you missed my post about it, you can read it here.  We had our neighborhood garage this month and I got rid of a lot of stuff.   Whatever didn't sell, was either donated or taken to consignment.  

We are getting rid of all of the baby stuff, it makes me sad -  so many memories tied to this piece of went to a good home where the love for a little baby will be continued #nomorebabiesforus  I did get a little teary eyed when they carried it away though, is that normal?! lol

7.  What I'm excited about...
Today we are leaving for a kid-free trip!  7 days and 6 nights without having to wipe someone's butt (besides my own)!  Mike and I are long overdue for some time focused on just us, and we can't wait!  Sunday we celebrate 5 years of marriage.  I love him more today than I did the day we said our vows.  We have been planning this trip for months and it is finally here, we CAN NOT wait!
Arriving in Vegas for our wedding weekend!

One of the best days of my life!!

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
I enjoyed this year's season of Dancing with the Stars....

....but now that it's over, you know I'm tuning back into the Bachelorette!!  #guiltypleasure

I shared on my Friday Favorites post as well, but I am enjoying my second Liane Moriarty book, Big Little Lies.  Hope to finish it during our trip this weekend.  

9.  What I'm listening to...
I am still listening to a podcast called From the Heart.  The speaker is Rachel Brathen, aka on social medial platforms "Yoga Girl."  I truly look forward to her new podcasts each week! 

I also started listening to My Not So Perfect Life on Audible, and I am enjoying it!  Sometimes I get bored listening to the radio, and it makes my commute to work more enjoyable to listen to an audio book!

10.  What I'm wearing...
I will be wearing these mom-approved bathing suits this weekend for our trip.  I got them from Cupshe, and I love the fit and quality.  These suits are no longer available, but there are similar styles on their site.  

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
In June we have Mike's birthday to celebrate, a new baby to meet, a weekend at the beach with our neighbors, celebrating Father's Day and lots of time in the pool.  Should be a great month!

13.  What else is new...
Can't forget that we also started this month by celebrating one of my favorite holidays, and my nephew's birthday - Cinco de Mayo!  Chips and cheese and black beans for the win!!



Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites (5/19/17)

Life has been busy around here lately, giving me very little time to devote to the blog.  This week I've been thinking about sharing some of my favorite finds lately with you all.  So today, here's some of my Friday Favorites, and things that I'm currently loving!

1. This dress

I have been eyeing this dress for a while now.  Next week we are heading out of town to celebrate our anniversary and I wanted something that would be cute, yet comfortable for a longer car trip.  I was going to order it, but decided to go into Nordstrom first to try it on.  It definitely didn't disappoint, and fit better than I thought it would.  It hugs all of the right curves and I can't wait to wear it next week!

2. These shoes 

Every time Arianna wears these shoes we get compliments.  People love them, we love them, she loves them!  She carries them around the house and tries to say "shoes," and they are super easy to put on.  She wears them to the store, to the splash pad and pretty much everywhere.  I am loving these shoes!  I talked about them in my April, What's Up Wednesday post in case you missed it.  

3. This book

Big Little Lies is my second Liane Moriarty book I've read.  I'm about halfway through and it's a catchy and very easy read.  I know that there is a TV show based around the book, but I've never seen it, we don't have HBO :)

4. This mask
I've been looking for a good face mask to try, and found a lot of good recommendations for this Glam Glow mask.  I treated myself during the Sephora VIB sale, and I love it!  It definitely looks silver, Vincent asked me if I was turning into!  My skin felt soft for a few days after, and I'm trying to use it once a week.  I would definitely recommend it.  

5. This lip balm

Rosebud Salve is not anything new, but I needed a new supply of it. I added it to my cart when I was checking out during my Sephora purchase.  It is hot in Florida right now, and my lips are so dry!  I have been using this a lot lately.  It has a sweet smell and makes my lips feel moisturized.

Have a great weekend everyone!