Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What’s Up Wednesday

Hi Friends!


I am jumping back into blogging by linking up with Mel, Sheaffer and Shay in:



What we are eating this week:

Today is our first day back from vacation so I will be eating lettuce.  Lettuce and air and some water.  And then tomorrow is THANKSGIVING.  Immediately followed by a month long diet of cookies, wine and side dishes.


What I’m reminiscing about:

Since I haven’t blogged in so long, I’m reminiscing about blogging.  I started this blog in 2009 and it is fun to go back and read posts from years pasts.  Life is so fun and full of changes.

What I’m loving:

I have so much to love.  I love this guy….


I love our home and business that we have created together.  Life is so good.

What we’ve been up to:



I needed this vacation more than any other vacation I have ever needed in my life!


You guys know we love what we do but sometimes owning a group home is streeeeessssful and between meetings and doctor’s appointments and paperwork, I was just dragging my body around. Anytime I talked to anyone I was complaining and sharing some sort of worry. I was sick of hearing myself talk.  It felt so good to have some distance and clear our minds and rest.  I came home filled up once again with gratefulness and love for our job and our life.

What I’m dreading:

Well since I just got home from vacation and have a heart full of patience, I don’t really have anything I’m dreading.

Oh, wait, yes I do. 



Ugh.  Why can’t everyone wash their dang hands?  If your hands are not cracking open and bleeding from dryness, you aren’t washing your hands enough!

What I’m working on:

Holiday cards!  And lots of other cards.  I will be loading my Etsy shop soon!



What I’m excited about:

The holidays!  I am looking forward to all the gatherings with friends and families.

I’m also excited to get started on my 2016 planner pages!  I love making my own pages to fit exactly what I need.  I’ll share as soon as I’m done!

What I’m watching/reading:

I am LOVING this book:

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It’s SO GOOD.  I love the way Tara writes.  I love the real-life examples she gives throughout.  I feel so good reading it and then sitting back and letting her words soak in and meditating on how I can apply the lessons to my life.

We are finally watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

What I’m listening to:

I’ll tell you what I’m NOT listening to and that’s Adele! *SOB*  I haven’t heard any of her new songs.  I need to do something about that.

What I’m wearing:

Right this second, I am lounging and wearing this and this.  And they are both on sale!


What I’m doing this weekend:

Decorating for Christmas! Yay!

What I’m looking forward to next month:

I’m looking forward to going to a friend’s 40th Birthday party, family dinners, a cookie exchange, and a night out with family to do an escape room.

What else is new:

I can’t really think of anything else too new that I haven’t already mentioned.

Oh, I have something new (and embarrassing).  I’m not even sure how it started but I got sucked in to watching “What I Ate in a Day” videos on You Tube.  Then some how I ended up on Jen’s channel and her cleaning routine.  I feel ashamed to even admit that I watch someone else clean their home, BUT, from watching her morning cleaning routine, I have started cleaning all three of our bathrooms daily and it takes about 10 minutes total.  It’s crazy how our house can be a wreck but if the bathrooms are clean I feel like we are in good shape!

And from watching the “What I ate in a Day” videos, I learned to make a DELICOUS zucchini soup and started drinking a daily green smoothie!  More on the smoothie later!  It’s so good and one of those things that I don’t really notice a difference until I don’t drink it.  You know what I mean?


I have been working on this post off and on for 12 hours!  Apparently, I’m a little rusty on the blog process!