Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What's Up Wednesday? ~ June Edition

What's Up Wednesday?

It's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's time for What's Up Wednesday! Is it just me, or did June fly by ridiculously fast?!? I can't believe the month is almost over, and July is arriving next week!


On the last Wednesday of each month, I share a life lately post. It's a great way to share what my family is up to! Not just the daily recap, but the things we're eating, watching, listening to, reading, wearing, and more...


WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK...


Weekly Meal Plan Ideas

We tried/are trying some new recipes this month! I get most of my inspiration from my What's For Dinner Pinterest Board, but I almost always adapt the recipe to suit our needs (including Liam's gluten free diet).


We tried Baked Tacos a few weeks ago, and loved them so much that they were added to this week's meal plan, too! I make Liam a GF version by using gluten free taco seasoning and gluten free taco shells. I always make him extra taco meat, so I can save it for meals throughout the week.


Baked Tacos Recipe

The Sheet Pan Parmesan Garlic Chicken & Veggies was a new recipe we tried, and we all loved it! (I made Liam's chicken and veggies on a separate pan, and just used parmesan cheese to season his chicken.


We haven't tried Creamy Parmesan One Pot Chicken & Rice yet, but we can't wait to try it!

WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT...


Childhood. I have a lot on my shoulders right now, and I can't help but miss the carefree innocence of childhood! Sometimes being an adult is overrated!

"Somedays I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice."

WHAT I'M LOVING...


I shared my favorites last week, but this one is worth mentioning again! The CHI Tea Tree Oil Conditioner is SO good! It makes my hair feel super soft, while giving it a lot of volume.

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WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...


June has been a really busy month for us! I shared a recap earlier this week, but here is June in numbers:

  • 1 (last) Soccer Game
  • 5 days of school
  • 1 Wedding Reception Picnic
  • 2 Nights of Dance Classes
  • 2 Dance Recital Rehearsals
  • 1 Dance Recital
  • 11 Sleepovers
  • 1 Fireworks Show
  • 1 broken toe (mine)
  • 3 books read (me)
  • 1 Birthday Party
  • 1 Movie at the Theater (Incredibles 2)
  • 3 days of summer preschool
  • 1 Girl's Night (NO KIDS)


WHAT I'M DREADING...


I can't believe I'm saying this, but the start of the school year. I love Summer, and even though my kids bicker a lot, I wish it would last longer!

Big Family Life

WHAT I'M WORKING ON...

BLOG:

~I just finished a post for Pittsburgh Mom's Blog that is scheduled to go live this morning, so two posts in one night. WHO AM I?!?

~I'm working on a few upcoming blog posts and slowly making changes to my website and social media accounts.

~I'm in the process of taking pictures for a few sponsored posts.

HOME:

~Sorting through clothes in the attic for Fall.

~Clearing out the clutter in the basement. I need to sell some things, donate some things, pack away some things, and throw away some things. It's a family project, because most of the items in the basement are toys!

ORGANIZATION:

~I created a blog/social media tasks checklist, and I need to laminate it.

~I already started a packing list for our beach vacation in August.

WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT...


We have a fun day planned for the 4th of July! I'm really looking forward to spending the day with my family and friends! (Fingers crossed that it doesn't rain!)

4th of July

I'm also looking forward to our beach vacation in August. We're going to Myrtle Beach this year, and we're staying at an awesome new resort that just opened! After 3 (or is it 4) years in Virginia Beach, we're excited for a change!

WHAT I'M WATCHING...


Currently? NCIS on Netflix! This is my second time watching the entire series, and I like to put it on in the background while I write.

Just finished...

  • The last season of The Walking Dead
  • Evil Genius on Netflix (True Crime Documentary...so interesting!)
  • Westworld Season 2
Watching with Grant...
  • The Stairway on Netflix (Another True Crime Documentary)
  • Finishing up the last season of Weeds for the second time

Watching with the kids...
  • The current season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Gilmore Girls Season One
  • Parks and Rec (the final season)
Looking forward to starting...
  • The Handmaid's Tale Season 2
  • The last season of Homeland
  • The upcoming season of Orange is the New Black


WHAT I'M READING...


I'm on a Lisa Scottoline kick! This is the book I'm currently reading:

Book Club Ideas

WHAT I'M LISTENING TO...


Spotify all the time! This is the what's on the playlist that the kids and I love to listen to:

+A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
+Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
+The Lonely by Christina Perri
+Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
+My Life Would Suck Without You - Glee Cast
+Say Something by A Great Big World
+Play That Song by Train
+Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
+Love on the Brain by Rihanna
+House of Gold by Twenty One Pilots
+How Far I'll Go from Moana
+Falling Slowly from Once
+Stay by Rihanna
+Someone Like You by Adele
+Sober Up by AJR

AND...still The Greatest Showman soundtrack!

WHAT I'M WEARING...


Down syndrome blogs

{Shirt - Lauren Conrad at Kohl's / Shorts - Old Navy}

Super Mom

{Shirt - Old Navy / Capri - Indigo Rein}

The Lucky Few

{Shirt - TJ Maxx / Shorts - Old Navy / Shoes - Kohl's}

WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND...


Friday: Visiting my parents!

Saturday: We're going to a graduation party.

Sunday: Relaxing day (hopefully) at home, and maybe going to a concert in the park.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH...


4th of July! It's one of my favorite holidays!

4th of July

WHAT ELSE IS NEW...


I think that covers it all! Happy Wednesday!

What's Up, Wednesday? What we're eating, watching, listening to, reading and wearing. #momlife #momblogger #downsyndrome #motherhood


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10 comments:

  1. July 4 is one of my favorite holidays too!

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  2. Such a great post! I do love learning more about other bloggers behind the scenes! The baked tacos look amazing! I am loving your outfits. And I need to start catching up on some of these tv shows. Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous week!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  3. I'm pinning those meal ideas. I seem to be stuck in a rut lately with dinners. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. I hope the rest of summer doesn't go by too quick for you! And I'm hoping it won't rain on July 4th. I don't know what I'm doing, but I know a lot of people have grill outs, etc. so rain would be a real downer. Plus, it's already been raining a bit this week so I'm ready for nicer weather! :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I can't believe Summer Break is already halfway over!

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  5. Good luck with the decluttering. You will thank yourself when it's done! And I have a blog task list as well and I totally need to laminate mine... then I could check each thing off each day in dry erase! So smart!

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    1. YES! That's exactly what I have been doing...only I use wet erase, because I smudged it too many times with dry erase. Haha!

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