Wednesday, August 30, 2023

What’s Up Wednesday

 Good morning and happy What’s Up Wednesday! August was a month packed with busyness and fun, and I am looking forward to all that September brings. Hopefully things slow down a little bit as we ease into fall! Let’s have a look at what we’ve been up to:

What We’ve Been Eating: I need your help in this area! We have been in a little bit of a rut these past few weeks of eating the same things over and over again. Nothing seems to sound good. What do you do when you are in a rut of eating, the same things over and over?

What I’m Loving: my eyelashes have started growing back in and it brings me so much joy!! I love seeing physical evidence of my healing! 

What We’ve Been Up To: We are doing some work in our backyard at the moment, and are putting in a nice fire pit area. I've been pinning and Google searching some inspiration:

Here's hoping we get it finished before firepit season starts around here! Luckily, we have some time before the cooler temps hit the Carolinas.

What I’m Excited About: It's almost Halloween season and all things spooky!! For those of you who don't already know, we have a family of skeletons that we pose in our front yard daily during the month of October. 

It's time for us to start brainstorming some skeleton ideas!

What I am Reading/Watching: I have been reading Yoga Pant Nation, and I’ve been loving it. I read her other two books, and liked them too. I think they are such a fun read during this back to school time of year, especially since I just signed up to be class mom again. If only our class, mom emails were as exciting as Jennifer Dixon’s. Haha!

As for watching, some friends recommended the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard show on Netflix, and it is absolutely insane. It is difficult to watch at times, but at the same time fascinating.

What I’m Listening To: The kids are super into the movie Trolls right now, so the Trolls soundtrack has been playing nonstop at our house. That and Trolls World Tour (which I actually think is cuter than the original!). Thank goodness the music is actually pretty good, so I'm not complaining about listening to it!

What I am Wearing: Last week I did a post about what I've been wearing to work. Here's a few pics from that post:


Reddish Pants (old)/White TeeDenim Jacket

Navy Tee/ Green Skirt/Sandals


What I’m Doing This Weekend: We are headed to Blowing Rock for the weekend and I am so excited!! I am looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend spent with family.

Favorite Amazon Purchase: Okay, so I haven't technically bought this yet, but this is in my cart for Halloween:

How cute is this skeleton candle?! I think it counts as a "need" and not a "want" 😉

Today I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay for What's Up Wednesday. See you back here Friday!


  1. I love the skeleton family!! I need to read the other Class Mom books. I've only read the first one.

  2. So jealous of your weekend in Blowing Rock. We visited there this summer and fell in love with it!!!

  3. I love the Class Mom books! I'll add Yoga Pant Nation to my reading list. That candle is so cute!!

  4. We have the same answers to what we're eating! LOL. I have given up on menu planning temporarily since I am all out of ideas and sick of eating the same old/same old. That skeleton candle is so cute and I always love seeing what you come up with for your Halloween/Skeleton decorations.

  5. OMG all we listen to is the Trolls and Sing 2 soundtrack!!

  6. I want a skeleton family, i love all your fun moving stuff. i need to move closer to you. I am also reading yoga pant nation

  7. I love the Class Mom series. I think they are hilarious as a mom and a teacher. I am so happy to hear that your eyelashes are growing back and you are seeing physical signs of healing!! I can't wait to see your skeleton family's antics this year. Have fun in Blowing Rock!

  8. I can't wait to see what you do with your skeletons this year. haha
    I loved Yoga Pants Nation...and felt the same way about Depp vs. Heard.
    I hope you all are having a great weekend.