What's Up Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hey hey!!!  Today is the last Wednesday of the month and it also happens to be not only Halloween, but also Reformation Day!  So if you're Protestant,  you can thank Martin Luther for nailing those 95 theses on the church door 501 years ago today!

What we're eating this week...
I made Shay's French onion soup and it was fabulous!!  I made a sheet pan meal last night with chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower.  Tonight we're eating leftovers and tomorrow night I'll make turkey burgers.

What I'm reminiscing about...

What I'm loving...
I've mentioned this brush before, but I can't get over how much I love it.  I have really thick hair, and this brushes easily through both wet and dry hair.  I love it so much I finally threw away my brush from high school haha!!

What we've been up to...
October is always a month of celebrations for us!

 Dustin and I celebrated Oktoberfest the first weekend of October and ate really great German food!  We've decided that is going to be a yearly tradition for us and can't wait to bring a baby with us next year!

 We had an adoption fundraiser at a local BBQ place!  We made a goal to sell 200 plates and we met that goal!  

We also had another fundraiser/social with our ABF class, but we had so much fun that night that I didn't take any pictures!  We've really settled into a great community at our church and have been blown away at how wonderful they've been to us during this adoption process.

We celebrated my sister's birthday on the 10th.  The pictures from that night are on her phone, so Rachel, please send me the picture of us from that night!

Then I got to celebrate my birthday twice!  First, my mom and stepdad cooked me dinner the night before my birthday since they wouldn't be able to make it to my actual birthday dinner.

 And on my actual birthday, we celebrated with a low-key night at home with my dad, Rachel, and Nick (and my nephew Stoney!).  Dustin ordered me a cookie cake from Great American (my fave) and had them cover it in icing since that's my favorite part haha!!  We ordered pizza and just hung out since it was raining--it was the perfect way to turn 31.

Dustin and I have a booth at an advent market to raise money for our adoption, so Dustin's family and I started crafting some items to sell at our booth.  These are a few of those items!

What I'm dreading...
Nothing!!!  This is my favorite time of the year!!!

What I'm working on...
Losing weight haha!!!  I hope to have a post about it in January.  And I'm slowly getting back into running shape.  Oh, and the nursery.

What I'm excited about...
I always decorate Veteran's Day weekend, so that's coming up!!!  Eek!

What I'm watching/reading...
We are watching Jack Ryan together and finished episode 6 last night.  It's so good!  I'm also watching...
I watched Christmas at Pemberly Mansion and it was cute!  Jessica Lowndes is one of my favorite Hallmark Channel actresses and she was in that movie.

I'm also watching This Is Us, New Amsterdam, and A Million Little Things...all so good!

This was one of the hundred books I bought this summer at The Gospel Coalition Women's Conference.  I'm almost done reading it, but it's really made me more aware of my complaining and I've worked to be more thankful and grateful in hard seasons.

What I'm listening to...
My current favorite podcasts, Journeywomen and Royally Obsessed, and a little bit of Christmas music!!!

What I'm wearing...
Really nothing new.  In order to save money, I've really cut back on shopping for myself--as in, I haven't bought myself anything in MONTHS.  I was able to buy a few new things with birthday money that I'll share later, so these are the only outfit photos I have from this month.  It's not really fun to take outfit photos when you aren't wearing anything new haha!!

 I still love this workout tank (similar) and leggings.

 This tunic top and faux leather leggings are perfect for this time of year!  And these are the shoes that a sales lady at Nordstrom asked if they were Gucci 😂😂

 I was feeling the Sloan Ranger look on a cold Friday.  It was easy to pair a turtleneck sweater, puffer vest, jeans, and riding boots.

I wore this sweatshirt (that I've had since July) yesterday at school and Dustin said he really liked it since it made me look sporty haha!!  I paired it with these leggings.

What I'm doing this weekend...
I'm helping my sister with a wedding she's shooting on Saturday!

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Being in the holiday spirit!!!!

What else is new...
Not much!


  1. Have fun at the wedding! That sounds like it'll be fun! October sounds like it was a really great month overall too! It's my favorite month. I've only ever had French Onion Soup once but I keep seeing people post about it on their blogs & IG & it's making me want some!

  2. I love the black on black look with your 'Gucci' mules. :) Makes me want to replicate that exact outfit!

  3. So much fun stuff going on! Glad you had a great birthday and I love your Southern sweatshirt!

  4. That sounds like such a great birthday celebration -- cookie cake is SO stinkin' good! I want to get a pair of faux leather leggings next fall / winter!

  5. Selling at the advent market will be such a good way to fundraise! I can't wait to sit down and watch the new Hallmark movie!

  6. I'm gonna call you sporty spice, lol!! Looking precious and I am so glad your birthday month has treated you right!! xo

  7. German food is the absolute best!!!! :) You can't go wrong with that.

  8. Birthday month is always the best and I'm so glad your fundraisers were a success! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  9. I'm so pumped for Christmas Hallmark movies!! I never end up being able to watch them all before Christmas, but who cares! They're the best!


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