What's Up Wednesday--October 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I really love doing these What's Up Wednesday posts.  I love looking back each month and reading about what we had been doing that particular month.  The first month I started this we were moving into our new home--which was a VERY exciting time for us!

I'm linking up with Shay for this post.
Also Jenn for What's Hap-pinning Wednesday!

What we're eating this week...
Before I got married I read a lot about weekly meal planning--that might sound weird to you but I wanted to go into marriage knowing how to meal plan since both of us would be coming back from our honeymoon and going right back to work.  This is our meal plan this week:
Monday--Sautéed chicken strips and veggies
Tuesday--a sloppy joe-type casserole (I altered this a little but here's the base recipe) and broccoli
Wednesday--Chicken parm sloppy joes and roasted sweet potatoes
Thursday--Meatloaf and veggies
Friday is grocery shopping

What I'm reminiscing about...
Is nothing an acceptable answer?  I can't think of anything that I'm reminiscing about this month--only things that I am looking forward to!

What I'm loving...
I'm loving these cooler fall temperatures and getting to use our gas fireplace a little bit!  Growing up my house had a real fireplace, so I've never got to experience the gas logs.  It's been nice coming in from school in the afternoon when Dustin is at work and turning the fireplace on to knock the chill out of the air.  (We've turned off our unit until it gets too cold for us to stand it.)

What we've been up to...
We just celebrated my 28th birthday!  It was a weekend long celebration and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I can't wait to see what 28 holds for me!

What I'm dreading...
...this semester in grad school.  I have a crazy professor who thinks none of us have full time jobs or lives outside of his class.  For example:  I have 3 projects due this week just in his class.  I had to make the time just to write this blog post!

What I'm working on...
See above--grad school...

What I'm excited about...
Halloween this weekend and then it's Christmas season!!!

I'm going to try to wait until Veterans Day to decorate.  We'll see how that goes since this is our first Christmas in the new house.

What I'm watching/reading...
Reading??  Grad school stuff?
Watching??  Is this a joke? haha!  Grad school has consumed my life but I DVR things and watch them 1-2 weeks later when I have time.  
Things on my DVR--Real Housewives of the OC Reunion specials, Grey's, Scandal, Hallmark movies, Hocus Pocus, Don't Be Tardy.
Maybe I can watch a little this weekend since Dustin works!

What I'm listening to...
Christmas music--there's no shame in my game :)

What I'm wearing...
This scarf from Nordstrom as much as I possibly can!

What I'm doing this weekend...
...the usual--grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and catching up on DVR!

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Decorating the house for Christmas and cooler temps!  Oh and Black Friday shopping--I enjoy the rush of adrenaline I get from shopping in large crowds haha!

What else is new...
Important news announcement--I am now a coffee drinker!  I used to hate coffee and anything coffee flavored!  Then I turned 28, had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, and became a coffee drinker.  I'm a grown up now!

Bonus Question for this month:
What's your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?
Anything that my mom makes!  Her dressing is the very best!


  1. Ugh've got this with grad school! Power through--it'll be over soon enough. I hate when professors think school is all anyone has going on!

  2. Hey! Thanks for linking up with us--so glad that I found your blog and can now follow along with you!
    Loving your scarf!!! And happy belated birthday!

  3. haha you sound like me with decorating! Love it! Thanks for linking up with us today! xo

  4. So excited for Christmas time!! I'm super broke this year, but I don't care. And I just want to play Michael Buble Christmas right nowwwwww.

  5. I feel ha on the Christmas season-I have total Obsessive Christmas Disorder too! Today was my first time reading your post, what are you studying in grad school? I recently went back to school as well and it is difficult to balance school and all the happenings at home! Wishing you the best of luck!

  6. Happy belated birthday, lady! Good luck with all the grad school fun, sending happy vibes your way! Your scarf is fabulous, love love love it.

    I can't wait for Christmas, sooooooo close!

  7. Love that scarf!! So cute. I was the same way when we got married about meal planning...I had August already planned out before our wedding and we got married in the middle of July LOL. Meal planning is very relaxing to me...I know it's crazy, but I really do enjoy it! I am SO ready for Christmas, too!!

  8. Mmm your dinner tonight sounds delicious! Yes for Christmas and everything that goes along with it – so excited to decorate!!

  9. Happy birthday! I can't beleive its almost time to think about Christmas!

  10. I LOVE meal planning!!!! I meal plan every Sunday!
    Good luck with grad school & Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for linking up with us :)

  11. I love that scarf so much in the red color! Also, totally with you on breaking out the Christmas music. Happy belated birthday! Love reading your blog :)


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