What’s Up Wednesday – January 2021

Well – we are officially in February and I am still late to the game on posting my What’s Up Wednesday posts! Haha! Maybe I will just go with the flow and make my What’s Up Wednesday posts the first Wednesday of the month instead of the last since that is what I have been doing recently! 😉

Well either way – here we are and here are somethings that I am loving, what we’ve been up to, what we’re eating and watching and so much more! Happy Wednesday, friends!

WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:

This week I dove into my Danielle Walker cookbooks and Thugs Kitchen cookbook and I will be making a chicken & veggie one-sheet pan dish, burgers with sweet potato fries, sweet potato enchiladas and one night we will have tacos/taco salad. Plus a takeout night in there somewhere. Pretty easy and good 😉

But look at THIS!

I found this online and heard it is available at Costco!! Look at the sugars and carbs! We usually get Costco’s organic pure maple syrup but I want to give this a try!

We love dates and I think my boys will love this! I will let you know the verdict!!

WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:

Honestly January was kind of a blur! It all came and went rather quickly but nothing fantastic happened – just the ordinary daily things. But I am thinking back to a year ago when we went on our last (but didn’t know it would be our last) cruise and that was pretty amazing. Oh how I miss childcare. And beaches. And vacations. 😉

WHAT I’M LOVING:

I am on the launch team for Angie Smith’s new book and if you liked Seamless, you will love this. If you didn’t read Seamless, read this! Her writing is my fav – she is so personable and makes things so easy to understand. When Woven officially launches, I highly suggest you grabbing a copy for yourself and your girlfriends! You can even pre-order it on Amazon!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

January was pretty slow as far as things to do – just getting back into our school routine after taking a few weeks of for Christmas. We are loving our KiwiCo boxes, as you can see from this cutie bug <3 Other than that, it’s just been work, book club, homeschool, reading, cooking, repeat! 😉

WHAT I’M WORKING ON:

I am going to be on a podcast soon so I am prepping for that and getting my thoughts in order because I tend to ramble if I don’t have a general idea of what I need or want to say (not making a script or anything…just bullet points of ideas and Bible verses). At the magazine we are working on the March ‘Education’ issue and I think it is going to be really awesome!! But I say that for each month – but I really do love what we have coming out! So many great stories and people and it will be a fun one 🙂

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:

I am excited about chatting with my friend on her podcast…the hubs and I have been making some goals and dreams and I am excited about those…we are almost done painting the house and that is REALLY exciting!! Can’t WAIT to be done with that! And I found this gorgeous color that I think would look amazing in the master bathroom:

It’s called Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge…but we like to use Sherwin Williams so hoping I can find a close match…any suggestions???

WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:

I am working my way back through ‘Gilmore Girls’ for the umpteenth time – it is just so good! I love to have it on as background noise when I am doing chores or just sit and indulge when I can’t find anything else to watch. It’s the best! 🙂

We of course are watching ‘The Challenge’ every Wednesday night plus the new Fixer Upper shows and a few other remodel shows on Discovery+.

In addition to Woven, I am reading our February book club pick, The Light We Lost and so far so good! It has short chapters, which I love, because I always flip though and see how many pages till the next chapter and I think, “Yeah, I can do one more…” and find myself one-moring many times over.

I finished American Dirt in January and OH. MY. Goodness! This book is HIGH up on my favorite books of all time list!

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:

Honestly not much recently. I haven’t been in the car [alone] too much to listen to a podcast and it is just impossible at home with the kids. When I want to listen to music (which isn’t that much either! There is just so much noise these days that when it is quiet enough for music – I just want silence and to hear nothing)…anyway…when I want to listen, I ask Alexa to play Hillsong. My boys love asking her to play ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’…so that’s fun. 😉

We were running a couple errands the other day and I had a hankering for some Gwen, so I found a Gwen Stefani station on Pandora and it has been so much fun! The boys loved the songs (apparently every song was Clark’s favorite – he knows whats what), but I love the variety on Pandora…it’s like a walk down memory lane!

WHAT I’M WEARING:

I purchased Peloton pants and boy are they like butter! They are so comfortable, stay put and just feel amazing!! Definitely pleased with my purchase!

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:

Not sure yet! The weekends are honestly not my favorite…I know that sounds weird! But I love the structure that the week provides…homeschool, work, blogging…I like having set things to do. SO my goal is to find some local things to do, outside, away from crowds. I am actually going to work on that list today <3 I’ll post what I find on my IG.

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH (aka current month):

Next month meaning THIS month since I am a week behind posting…soooo I am excited for my hair appointment Friday because I am going to take a few inches off plus lighten it up a bit more. I have my doctor appointment, which I do love, because it means more blood work and I love to see whats going on and hopefully see progress! Plus I get an IV-therapy treatment and I always love those!

We are looking at a few VRBOs to take a little family getaway (like Arkansas, Tennessee (yes, again!), Alabama, possibly Florida) but we are looking forward to a vacation somewhere! Hopefully we will find something and book it this month.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW:

February Frisco STYLE Magazine dropped and it is so cute and lovely and sprinkled with little love stories for Valentines Day <3 It is just the sweetest!

We are discussing ways to transform our laundry room and trying to figure out a few storage options for that space…just the ordinary adulting stuff happening! Haha!


Well that was a look back at January!

How was your January?!

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