What’s Up Wednesday-1.25.23

What’s Up Wednesday! I’m gonna link up with Sheaffer and Shay to answer a little about what’s going on around here.

What We’re Eating This Week

Monday-Tab was out of town on Monday night for work so I made a super simple chicken pasta. When he travels, I’m the laziest cook so the fact that I cooked dinner while he was gone had me feeling like a chef.

Tuesday-Tex Mex Chicken and Rice Soup was the perfect meal for a cold rainy evening. I was ecstatic about this weather last night, by the way!

Wednesday-Tonight we’re having beef stew. This was on the menu last week but my grocery pick up was missing the beef. I’m trying that Tik Tok version of beef stew with carrots, potatoes, and pepperoncinis. I don’t even have Tik Tok so anytime something makes the transition from Tik Tok over to my neck of the internet woods I think I should give it a try.

Thursday-I got the idea for cobb salads from one of you! {THANK YOU!!}. My kids prefer any meal they can add their favorites…salads, bowls, etc. We’re gonna grill some chicken, cook bacon, hard boiled eggs, veggies, and a few other toppings to add to the salads.

Friday-Dinner will be OUT-I love Mexican food on a Friday night. Who doesn’t, right?

What I’m Reminiscing About

While I LOVE LOVE LOVE a cold, rainy winter night, I’d be lying if I said the weather yesterday didn’t have me thinking about a nice warm sunny beach vacation. I was reminiscing about our Mexico Spring Break trip last year.

What I’m Loving

I know I’ve tried these before but for some reason I’m loving these Truffle Cheese Bites a little more right now. If you pop into a Trader Joe’s soon, give these a try!

What We’ve Been Up To

This past weekend was the only weekend we’ve had lately with absolutely nothing on the calendar. No sports, no tournaments, absolutely nothing and my goodness-it felt great! Knowing that I let Bowen invite friends over to watch the Chiefs/Jags game on Saturday afternoon. We had some red/yellow inspired snacks for the occasion.

They watched the game and intermittently would run outside to play their own little game of football. Sunday evening, Nixon invited some of his friends over for the Cowboys’ game and Tab grilled burgers. It was a nice easy weekend and I loved every minute of it.

What I’m Working On

I’m working on sending many families like this one pictured above {aren’t they cute?!} to the Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World. We’d love to help your family too! Right now we’re booking Disney trips through the end of 2023. If you’d like to plan a fun summer vacation, maybe a little Fall Break getaway, or let’s pull the kids out of school and beat the crowds? We can help you! Please check us out on our website and you can submit an inquiry to learn more! You can listen to our Disney podcast to hear exactly what we do for these vacations!

What I’m Excited About

THIS HOUSE!! It’s coming together, friends! I got a lot of things ordered last week…rugs, lamps, a few chairs and I can’t wait for the other rooms to come together like the pantry. A few pieces of furniture are taking a while to arrive but other than that things should be rolling in soon.

What I’m Watching/Reading

I’m currently reading, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, and it’s taking me a while to get through this one. I’m committed and won’t quit BUT it’s a bit slow going.

THE HOUSEMAID | THE TURN OF THE KEY | HOME BEFORE DARK AN HONEST LIE WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME | STAY AWAKE | THE WIFE UPSTAIRS {I actually read this one and missed it on my graphic}| A FLICKER IN THE DARK LOCAL WOMAN MISSING THE LAST WIFE | BEHIND HER EYES | MY LOVELY WIFE | THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK | THE GOLDEN COUPLE | THE OTHER WOMAN {This one TOO!}| THE SECRETS YOU KEEP THE LAST FLIGHT THE OVERNIGHT GUEST | THE PRISONER | ROCK PAPER SCISSORS 

I asked you guys for suggestions when it comes to thrillers {my genre of choice} and these are all the suggestions I haven’t already read. If you’re looking for a new thriller, try one of these.

Ebby Lee and I kicked off this week with the first episode of The Bachelor! We’ll be watching this season!

What I’m Listening To

ALL THE PODCASTS while I work! If you have a favorite, please send it my way! I’ve been listening to Benched with Benetta, Chris Harrison’s new podcast, and Bethenny Frankel’s podcast. If I wanted to dip my toes in the crime podcasts-do you have a recommendation?

What I’m Wearing

Lots of casual outfits…old sweatshirt {similar style} and jeans. Kind of my mom look if I’m getting ready for the day!

Comfy, oversized pullover with jeans.

Plaid coat {on sale} with a simple sweater and some flare jeans. {similar and on SALE!}

What I’m Doing This Weekend

My big kids both have an event at church so it’ll be Tab, the littles and me. We’ve got some plans to organize our master closet. And that’s about all on the agenda. Sounds like a good time, right?

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month

I have a fun girls’ getaway scheduled so I’m looking forward to getting away with some girlfriends!

Thanks for reading today!

XO

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11 Comments

  1. 1.25.23
    Rebecca said:

    Just finished A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and it was slow going for the 1st half of the book but I enjoyed the 2nd half and was glad I didn’t give up.

  2. 1.25.23
    Deannab1 said:

    Small Town Dicks is an amazing true crime podcast and it’s nice because you can listen to any episode at anytime. Each episode is its own (true) story.

    • 1.26.23
      Lora Bryant said:

      I LOVED Small Town Dicks! A favorite for sure!

  3. 1.25.23
    traci said:

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. 1.25.23
    Sarah M. said:

    I’m not sure you can still refer to Bowen as one of the “littles”! He’s getting big!
    Can’t wait to see the other photos from your house, the pantry wallpaper is so pretty!

  5. 1.25.23
    Brenda said:

    Highly recommend Celebrity Memoir Book Club podcast! Not a true crime one, but so fun! 2 super sweet 30 year old best friends living in NYC who are stand up coming and they red and review/breakdown celebrity memories every week! They’ve done so many celebs so there’s something for everyone!

    • 1.25.23
      Brenda said:

      * stand up comics and they read

  6. 1.26.23
    Rebecca said:

    True Crime Podcasts – my favourite are Murder with my Husband, Crime Junkie and RedHanded 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

  7. 1.26.23
    Elspeth said:

    We love a good what’s up Wednesday! Hope it’s a great rest of your week!
    http://www.Elspethsdaybyday.com

  8. 1.26.23
    Julie C said:

    Killer Queens is a good true crime podcast. It’s 2 sisters & they are always throwing in 90’s nostalgia. I love it!!!! Crime Junkie is one of the original crime podcasts. I know not many people care for it anymore, but I still like it! True Crime Garage is another good one. It’s 2 guys and it’s really good banter & content.

  9. 1.26.23
    Britney said:

    True Crime favorite is My Favorite Murder!! Their energy makes it not so gloom and doom!