What's Up Wednesday: October 2021

It's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's time for What's Up Wednesday with Sheaffer & Shay.  
What We're Eating This Week: I just published our menu for the month yesterday! We ate well this month.  My favorites we're eating this week are the chicken/ orzo one dish and the Tuscan chicken pasta.  YUM!





What I'm Reminiscing About: My husband brought me home some roses the other day out of the blue and I was remembering the times he sent me flowers in high school (and I was called to the principal's office to pick them up!) and the time he sent me a huge beautiful bouquet at work when the kids were all little...  






What I'm Loving: Our "new" bathroom! We put in a second shower head and repainted the whole bathroom a lovely pale seafoam blue. 




What We've Been Up To:  We had a fabulous month filled with beautiful hikes; though my favorites had to be the hiking we did in New Hampshire! 








We did lots of yummy baking this month too!  We made pumpkin scones, some apple pies cookies, apple pies, and a delicious chocolate raspberry cake.










We had a great time at our zoo's lantern festival.





What I'm Dreading: The time change next weekend. 

What I'm Working On: My Christmas list and cards!  I like to start early and try to have most things done by Thanksgiving so I can relax and have fun in December. 

What I'm Excited About: Our Halloween movie night this weekend... though we haven't settled on a movie yet. I'm voting for Casper!  Any suggestions?? (though I should mention my boys HATED Hocus Pocus)

What I'm Watching/Reading: We watched The Other Two (HBO+), Sopranos (HBO+), The Duff (Netflix), & The Vow (Hulu).  I began watching Castle (Hulu) and Gossip Girl (HBO+).  

I read 9 really good books this month (I shared a summary and my ideas on them all Monday)




What I'm Listening to:  I have old episodes of American Housewife playing in the background while I type this up. I love that Katie Otto! 

What I'm Wearing: All sorts of outfits... we have had weather that is all over the place! 











What I'm Doing This Weekend: We actually have a party we're going to where we get to throw hatchets... something I'm kind of nervous about since I tend to be a bit accident prone!  

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month: Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving so much. 

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Comments

  1. Ok I really think you and Alec should start a business or bakery- you would make a killing! Your desserts always look delicious and SO professional! Anyway, I love American Housewife- do you know if it is coming back? I miss Katie Otto!

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    1. LOL! Thank you. I don't think American Housewife is coming back; I'm pretty sure it was the series finale.

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  2. Ax throwing is so fun!!! Enjoy!!! And I think I will bake your pumpkin scones this weekend. They sound so good and I need a festive treat. And you are right -- the October weather has been all over the place.

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    1. I am hopeful that it will be fun and I won't get hurt at all. I hope you enjoy the scones.

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  3. Oh friend, the food, your flowers, your fashion! Everything looks so good girl! and FUN!

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  4. Sounds like a fun, stress relieving weekend! Always enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery and food you share. I am going to research those pizza pork chops!

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    1. I found them here: https://showmeandsweettea.com/2020/05/18/monday-meals-pizza-pork-chops-with-orzo/ and they were so simple!

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    1. We had some really wonderful hikes this month!

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  6. Your scenery pictures are always so beautiful! And such pretty roses!! How cute and romantic that he sent you flowers to high school back in the day!

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    1. Thank you! Yep, he was really romantic back in the day. I often tease him that he's outgrown that as he's gotten older.

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  7. Love the double shower head!! And the new paint color on the walls looks great, too.

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  8. The icing work on that cake is awesome!

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    1. Thanks! I did that; I don't often get to work with icing anymore.

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  9. Flowers just because are some of my all time favorite to receive! Your foliage pictures are so pretty and I am loving your fall outfits.

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  10. We watched the Duff too. It was cute. I will look into some of the other shows you suggested as we just got HBO to watch Succession.

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    1. I've heard a lot about that recently and hope to start watching that next.

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  11. Aww! Those roses are beautiful! How thoughtful of your husband. Your bathroom looks gorgeous! Great job x

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  12. I have to admit, that I'm so happy that AZ doesn't do that time change thing. It's still hard to figure out everyone else's time though.
    Love the poncho...thanks for the reminder to pull mine out.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouochofstyle.com

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    1. I bet that must be so hard to figure out everyone else's time!

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  13. Wow! That was a full month! I love how I can tell what your weather was by your clothing! Mine would be something like shorts, sweats and sweatshirt, shorts and tank, back to sweats and sweatshirt! Those baked goods look extra yummy!

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    1. It has been crazy this month trying to figure out how to dress for the weather. Evenings and mornings are quite cool but mid-day is usually very warm. But we're slowly moving to cold weather all the time.

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  14. Gorgeous hiking photos.

    Your bathroom looks great!

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  15. I love the color you chose for your bathroom! It is so pretty! I need to check out your meal planning post, too! I'm always looking for new recipes to try!

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