Just like every last Wednesday of the month, it’s time for What’s Up Wednesday! Wait…as I typed that….I realized that the next two months are going to be a bit different. In November, What’s Up Wednesday will be November 23rd , and in December it will be the 21st….so mark your calendars, ladies!
WHAT WE ARE EATING THIS WEEK
Monday night…tacos at Nom Noms before our final baseball game of the season. If you are local, you have to try Nom Noms. You build your own taco or bowl (similar to Chipotle), and it’s so dang good! I flip over the crispy beef tacos with pico de gallo and chipotle sour cream…and the soft shredded chicken tacos with mango salsa. YUM!
Tuesday night…leftover grilled chicken and veggies from Sunday night.
Wednesday-Sunday…I seriously have ZERO idea.
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT
Well, Timehop has been doing a number on me lately. Over just the last week or so, SEVERAL pics have popped up and just about PUT ME DOWN. Here’s 4 week old baby Carter at The Arboretum. I told Chris last week that I would give $10,000 to hold baby Carter again for 24 hours. Where would I get the money? I have no idea. But I’d scrounge it up somehow if I could make this happen. LOOK AT THAT TINY PUMPKIN ONESIE and his ITTY BITT FEET!!!!
I think he’s about 6 weeks old here with sweet Scout. Scout was such a good big brother.
11 month old baby Carter. #yeehaw
3 year old Carter. Look at all of that blonde hair!
5 year old Carter.
WHAT I’M LOVING
I looked back through some of my posts over the last month, and several of the outfits are made up of items that are still available! I thought I would do a round up of some of my favorites….
I love this simple tee and scarf combo, with the cutest scarf this side of the Mississippi. It just makes me happy! 🙂 And you are going to hear more about this tee on Friday. I have it in 3 colors. And you should too. #sorryimbossy #butitsforyourowngood
plaid infinity scarf / black cross front tee / favorite jeans /similar jeans that are much less expensive /wedge booties / axis tote c/o Barrington (use the code PTMTSAVE 10 for 10% OFF your Barrington purchase)
Get The Look For Yourself Here…
I could go on AND ON AND ON about this sweater. So I will. First of all, the cowl neck is perfection. It’s big, but not overwhelming, and the neck doesn’t make me claustrophobic (like some turtlenecks do). The sweater is so soft (I absolutely hate sweaters that are itchy!), and it kind of feels a bit cashmere-ish! The fit is great (it’s kind of fitted, but not clingy), and it drapes so nicely because it’s not bulky at all. I’m wearing the regular small (at almost 5’4″), so I think it’s true to size. It also comes in petite for you shorter gals (or for those that only want to wear with jeans). It maybe runs a bit big, so if you are just going to wear with jeans and not leggings, I might consider sizing down a size. I definitely wanted the room and the length that the regular small provided since I knew I would be wearing it with leggings.
This next dress is only $48, and it comes in several other colors. I’m wearing the small, so it was true to size for me.
And last but not least, the camo pants! Lots of you ladies ended up getting these for yourselves, and you all seem to reallllllllllllly love them! And the grey sweater is ON SALE for 40% OFF! I’m wearing a small, so I think it’s true to size!
When I went to the site yesterday, I saw the following review left by a reader.
v neck sweater (plus sized sweater HERE) / camo pants / arrow necklace / pendant necklace / booties /earrings c.o. Accessory Concierge/ gilded horn cuff bracelet c.o. Accessory Concierge/ cross body bag
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
A couple of weekends ago we headed to the ranch with some of our neighbors. It was a little bit hot FOR FREAKING OCTOBER, but we still had a great time!
We held some chickens….
hung out in a barn…
explored the great outdoors…
looked for frogs…
caught some frogs…
went on an adventure in a creek…
scaled some trees…
and soaked up everything the great outdoors had to offer!
Carson (8), Tripp (9), Carter (8), Grisham (4), Mallie (8), and Isla (almost 4)! Love these kiddos!
And the adults might have indulged in some of these refreshing cocktails from Mighty Swell! Okay, we did. When I mentioned these drinks a couple of weeks ago on Friday Favorites, I received an e-mail from their Area Sales Manager that she would love to get me some samples if I was interested. Ha! IF I was interested? The grapefruit is by far my favorite, and after talking to her, I found out that in addition to drinking them alone, there are also recipes on their site for mixed drinks! SO FUN! Thank you Courtney for supplying a little extra fun for our weekend! And listen, if your marketing department wants to use this picture on
their website a billboard, tell them to feel free. 😉
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
Today I am hoping to help raise awareness and get TONS of signatures for a very important petition. Look at these two precious kids. That’s Evie on the left. She’s the daughter of Liz, one of my besties from high school. That’s Julian on the right. Julian was in Evie’s 1st grade class last year in Lake Highlands (where I grew up). He started out the year as a typically developing and full of life 7 year old boy that was loved by all who knew him. After the first several months of school, things started changing for Julian. His teacher and his parents started noticing changes, thought he was having difficulty hearing and/or seeing, and things progressed rapidly from there. He was diagnosed with ALD (a progressive and deadly brain disease), and on October 6th of this year he went to be with Jesus at just 8 years old. I’m telling you this story about Julian because ALD is a disease, that IF detected early, can be treated. So, Julian’s parents (and all of Lake Highlands) are raising awareness and doing everything they can to make early detection possible so that nobody has to go through what their family and community has gone through.
If you have some time today, I strongly encourage you to watch the video below. It’s heartbreaking….but it’s also heartwarming. It will highlight how important it is to raise kind and empathetic children. And it will hopefully encourage you to go and sign a petition HERE for newborn screenings for this awful disease. If caught before the onset of symptoms, it can be treated…and in some cases, entirely reversed.
ALD afflicts 1 in 17,000 people, mostly boys and men, silently ravaging their central nervous systems. Results include blindness, deafness, seizures, progressive dementia – leading to permanent paralysis and death. What if this was your son. What if it’s the grandson you will have one day. Please please please, click HERE to sign the petition for early screenings. It will take you under 2 minutes and COULD SAVE A LIFE. And please keep Julian’s family in your prayers.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT
So, I know it’s only October, but Shay and I met last week to plan our annual 5 Days of Fabulous gift giving EXTRAVAGANZA. That’s right, it’s an EXTRAVAGANZA. Get ready.
I’m also excited about a couple of items I’ve mentioned previously that are NOW ON SALE!
This peplum top that that I bought during the Anniversary Sale is now on sale again! I LOVE IT. The little pleated peplum hem is so cute, and the neckline is also darling (see online pic to see it better). It’s gathered and pleated and just a really great look! It is a little sheer, so you will most likely want to wear a cami with it. Size References: I’m wearing a medium in the top (I sized up, because it said a small was a 2-4, and I am NEVER a size 2 top.)
peplum top / cami / Vigoss ankle jeans /necklace /suede over the knee boots / earrings(brown mother of pearl – but they just look golden!)
WHAT I’M WATCHING
This is Us. With the rest of the world. LOVE.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO
Right now I’m listening to Carter and his friend Benton play upstairs. They are taking turns yelling “SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!” Would it be wrong for me to ask them to quit playing soccer upstairs and just to play video games? It would be a whole lot more quiet! Hahaha! 😉
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
We have a neighborhood Chili cook-off/Halloween party on Saturday night (pics on Friday Favorites next week!) and the rest of our weekend is low key!
WHAT I’M WEARING
So I have a necklace that I used to wear all the time. And then I lost it and forgot about it. But then I found out it! And till the end of the day today it’s ON SALE for $47 (regularly $79) while supplies last! Click HERE and type “Sanibel” pendant in the search bar. It comes in silver too! And as you can see, it’s reversible, so it’s like getting 2 necklaces in one! One side is a pretty green, and the other side is a faceted brown stone!
WHAT I’M WISHING I COULD WEAR (I added this one because THIS VEST.)
If you’re tall, you should probably go ahead and buy THIS. I LOVE IT (and it’s a great price point for what it is!), but I think I’m just too dang short. BOO! I think it is totally chic! I love the neutral colors and the stripes of varying sizes.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH
BONUS QUESTIONS: Favorite Halloween Memory/Tradition
So my favorite Halloween costome of Carter’s was when he was 2 years old. He was a dragon and SO STINKIN’ CUTE!
Do y’all know who that is with him? That’s Erika‘s daughter, Ebby Lee!
Make sure you link up, and let us know what you’ve been up to! See y’all back here on Friday!