What's Up Wednesday-- July Edition

It's almost August and time for another What's Up Wednesday post.  I don't know about you but I feel like summer is just flying by!

Today I am linking up with Shay and Shafer and all their blogging friends to talk about What's Up.

Let's dive right in!

What We're Eating This Week:

Sunday: Grilled chicken, pasta salad, and salad

Monday: Burgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs with corn on the cob and salad.

Tuesday: Cauliflower Fettuccini alfredo (with zoodles for me!) and salad.

Wednesday: Baked haddock with roasted summer squash and rice.

Thursday: Weight Watcher's American Chop Suey (recipe coming soon!) with salad.

Friday: Grilled chicken tenderloins, green beans, and butternut squash fries.

Saturday: Egg salad BLT sandwiches with fruit salad and salad.

What I'm Reminiscing About:  Our recent weekend away at the Cape/ Nantucket!

What I'm Loving: Now that I've lost so much weight I am loving how ALL my clothes fit!  And best of all most of them are 2 whole sizes smaller.  :)

Shirt is no longer available/ Jeans Here/ Shoes Here

What We've Been Up To:
We've spent lots of time with family and friends swimming in the lakes, pools, and waterways around us.  We had four birthday parties this month as well as celebrating the 4th of July with the family at the lake.  We had dentist and doctor appointments and I had two fun outings-- a weekend away with my husband and a fun day out shopping with my mom.

Birthday party one at an old- timey bowling alley where people reset your pins for you

Birthday party #2

Birthday party #3

Birthday party #4 was my own with a mocha chocolate cake made entirely by Alec 

What I'm Dreading: Nothing!  It's summer and we're focusing on fun.

What I'm Working On: I am really hoping to finish off my last 6 scrapbooking pages from 2018 so I can start on 2019's pages.  I already finished up 8 pages this past month so 6 should be easy.

What I'm Excited About: My sister is coming to visit soon!! I can not wait to see her and her boys!

What I'm Watching/ Reading: My husband and I "found" a show to watch together.  We are loving Breaking Bad-- it's such a train wreck I just can not look away!  As well as working my way through Cougar Town and AGT too.

I also watched Breakthrough this month and I don't think I made it through more than 10 minutes at a time without crying.

I just recently started a new book called Dear Bob and Sue and am loving this couple's journey through all the national parks (written as a series of letters to their best friends).  I also read 9 books this month that I reviewed in this post.

What I'm Listening To: Fun "summer-y" music on Pandora with the windows down.

What I'm Wearing:  I've been wearing ALL my new birthday clothes!  Each year for my birthday my mom takes me shopping and we had the best day scouting the sale racks together at JC Penney, Macy's, Dress Barn and we even found a few things at Marshall's too.  I've also been wearing all my latest Amazon purchases that are nice and light and flowy and just perfect for all the warm weather we've been having.

Jeans HERE/ Shoes HERE

Shirt HERE/ Shorts HERE/ Sandals HERE

Shirt HERE (Though I found it at Marshalls)/ Pants HERE/ Shoes HERE

Sweater HERE/ Capris HERE
Shirt Here/ shorts Here/ Shoes Here 

Shirt here/ capri pants here

shirt here/ shorts here/ shoes here

What I'm Doing this Weekend: So far we have no plans but we've been talking an awful lot lately about tubing down a river while the weather is nice and hot (because I know that water is going to be COLD!).

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month: After many long years Alec finally gets his braces off-- tomorrow!  We have another couple of birthdays to celebrate and the boys and I went through writing in some fun things we want to onto our calendar including an amusement park day, a ferry trip, and making tie dyed shirts.

What Else is New: Not much.  We found some new flooring options for the basement and are talking about when we want to tackle that project.  


  1. Great new outfits! And lots of summer fun at your place!
    Bet you can't wait to be DONE with braces!

    1. Thank you! I'm not sure who's more excited him or me.

  2. Breaking Bad is sooooo good, I'm excited for you getting into it now! That show had me yelling at the TV at one point, and I don't normally get that engaged. I love your progress, and your style is on point! Seriously, your shirts are amazing, I just saved all of your links. How do you do everything that you do and still manage to read nine books in a month?! I'm in awe!

    1. Yes! I find I am yelling at him and all his awful decisions but I am loving it. I read pretty fast and do always have a book on me.

  3. You look great - and such cute outfits!

  4. I am loving all of those outfits! you are looking awesome! Great job. That Dear Bob and Sue book sounds interesting. It's funny, my aunt and uncle are named Sue and Bob and those seem to be a really common couple name!

    1. Aw, thank you! I am loving all my "new" clothes. It's a really neat book; at first I thought I too might want to visit all the national parks but after reading a few of their encounters I'm not so sure but it would be fun to check out most of them.

  5. We have been to the Cape, but Nantucket is still on my bucket list. I've been wanting to see Breakthrough...but I guess I should make sure I have tissues nearby? Enjoy the rest of your week!

  6. So many happy and good things in this post! But as you know, I get stuck on food and that Egg Salad BLT is my hero. I am making that for lunch today because I have all the ingredients!!

    1. I hoped you liked it! It really hits the spot.

  7. You look great!! I really like that peach off the shoulder top. Really cute. We're watching Breaking Bad for the second time (now with the teens). It really is such a train wreck and so funny sometimes.

    1. I love that top but it hasn't been cool enough yet to wear it for more than just dinner out. It is so funny sometimes; Saul cracks me up. We're definitely going to have to watch that (Better Call Saul) next.

  8. You look great, lady! I'm loving all of the outfit pictures! :o)

    1. Aw, thank you! I am feeling great too. It's amazing how much more confident I feel.

  9. Congrats on the weight loss! I've been living in capris and tees too, it's just too hot for much else! That American Chop Suey looks really good- looking forward to the recipe! I've heard great things about Breaking Bad but never watched it- I need to check it out. Happy belated birthday!

  10. Cute outfits!! You guys are having a great summer.

  11. It looks like you're having a great summer! Congrats on your weight loss! Love all of your outfits! I've always wanted to go to Cape Cod! It looks beautiful!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thank you so much! We are having a great summer. Cape Cod is a lot of fun with so much of the area centered around the sea and the beaches there's lots to see and do in the summer.

  12. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.


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