What's Up Wednesday :: August 2016

It's the last Wednesday of the month, that means it's time for our What's Up Wednesday Link Up!

Link up with  me, Sheaffer & Shay the LAST Wednesday of each month so we can read about What's Up with YOU!

Here we go!
What We’re Eating this week.....
Chicken Apple Sausages &  Caprese Orzo Salad  :
Easiest Dinner Ever:

Recipe {HERE}

Stuffed Bell Peppers
I will blog these soon!!!! SO GOOD!

Leftovers....Back to School Night!

Friday Night Pizza Night!

Cheeseburgers, Sweet Potato Fries & Watermelon

Tri-Tip & Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

I also like to bake a few treats during the week for after school snacks, etc.
Here is what I'm making this week:

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins:

Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce Muffins:

What I'm Reminiscing about.....
I am reminiscing about high school for 2 reasons.
One, last week I did a post on Advice to my High School Self (You can read it HERE & read about my most embarrassing  moment in High School.)
I had so much fun looking through some old high school photos when I put that post together. So many fun memories!
Secondly, because my 20 year is NEXT year. WHAT?!?!

What I'm loving.....
Rodan + Fields announced an AMAZING special a few weeks ago and I am LOVING it!
I love that I can offer you guys over $250 in FREE product!

For anyone who purchases a Redefine Amp It Up Special, you will receive an ENTIRE BOX of Acute Care ($220 value, overnight  wrinkle filler) for FREE!
Acute care fills wrinkles while you sleep...perfect for expression lines. 
This is a CRAZY GOOD DEAL!!!
 This is for a limited time, but we all know that these specials go FAST!!!!

And, tomorrow this price of this deal goes up to $300, so get it today while you can save even more!

Plus, if you pair it with the Back to School Special, you can also get a FREE eye cream ($60 value)

I LOVE Rodan + Fields products & love that they have amazing specials like the ones going on right now.

I also love that we have a 60 day, empty bottle, 100% money back guarantee, so that if the products don't work for you, you can return them and get all your money back!!!

This offer is good for NEW and CURRENT Preferred Customers!  

Email me to get this amazing deal before it sells out!  


All our products come with a 60 day empty bottle 100% money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose for trying it out! 

Many of you love our eye cream, so I am placing a bulk order of it! 

 Our eye cream helps with wrinkles & feet and it helps with puffiness & bags under your eyes It combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles while noticeably brightening the eye area.
I will be placing a BULK order of our amazing eye cream this weekend!
For my bulk order, you can get it with my discount and it will only cost you $58 and I will cover your tax & shipping!
One jar lasts me at least 4-5 months. I can't live without it! It is hands down the best eye cream I have ever used! 

Look at the results with using it on just one eye!

Let me know if you want to order one! 

Leave a comment with your email or email me:


But, if you want the eye cream for FREE, our Back to School Special is still going on, a FREE eye cream for all new preferred customers! Plus $20 cash back and 10% off your order. 

What We've been up to.....
August was a BUSY, BUSY, BUSY Month!
We were in Lake Tahoe the first week of August.....
 Then it was Luke's birthday & party (see that post HERE)

A super fun Girls Night Out...Cougars on Cruisers! Amazing Race Style!

The  week after that school started...my 13th year of teaching!

Then last week Luke started preschool and this past weekend Kevin & I went away to Half Moon Bay celebrate our anniversary!

It was a fun filled month!

What I'm Dreading.....
Now that school has started, I am dreading grading homework & tests.
I am also dreading my kids homework...one of my girls loves homework & one does not.

I'm totally dreading the homework battle everyday after school. UGH.

What I'm Working On.....
Claire's birthday party is this weekend!
Flamingo Pool Party:

With pink & gold as the colors.

I think it's going to be cute!

What I'm Excited About.....
College football starts this weekend (Go Buffs!!)
 and NFL starts next weekend! (Go 49ers!)

I LOVE football season!!!!

What I'm Watching........
I did not watch a lot of TV shows in August. I was too busy in Tahoe, getting ready for back to school & reading. But, we did watch the Olympics EVERY SINGLE day.

I absolutely love the Olympics & we stayed up until after midnight each night watching them!

What I'm Reading.....
I read a lot of books in August! Being on vacation for a week helped :)
I have read A LOT of books this month. Almost an embarrassing amount.
I haven't been watching much TV & I was in Tahoe for a week & we don't really have internet there, so I was able to do a lot of reading at night when my kids were in bed.

At the end of June, I read 1st to Die by James Patterson and it was the first book in a 15 book series.
I may or may not have read books 7 through 15 in the series this month.

7th Heaven:

8th Confession:

9th Judgement:

11th hour:

12th of Never:

Unlucky 13:

14th Deadly Sin:

15th Affair:

I haven't decided if I should be proud about this or ashamed....that I read all those books in one month....in the same series. I totally binge read this series...I loved it!
I am telling you....it's a great series! I give them 4.5 out of 5 stars.
They pretty quick reads even though they are over 300 pages each. 
The 16th one comes out next Spring. I don't know if I can wait that long! 

What I'm Listening to.....
Pandora's Top Hits!
My current favorites are:
Into You by Ariana Grande

Closer by The Chainsmokers

What I'm Wearing.....
Now that school is back in session, I am wearing actual clothes rather than running/workout clothes/swimsuit that I wore pretty much all summer :)

The first 2 weeks of school we have had nice weather...in the 80's! Way better than the 90s & 100 degrees.
I've gotten a couple cute shirts from Stitch Fix

Shirt (  Stitch Fix )  // Jeans // Shoes // Earrings

Shirt ( Stitch Fix  )  // Cardigan //  Jeans  // Shoes // Earrings

I've also been wearing a lot of dresses! I love dresses :)

What I’m doing this weekend.....
Claire's Flamingo Pool Party is Saturday!
We also have a birthday party for one of our neighbors.
I am REALLY excited it is a 3 day weekend!

What I'm Looking Forward to next month.....
Claire's 8th Birthday
Running in the SF Giants Half Marathon
Luke Bryan Concert

What else is new.....
I don't need new running shoes for another 100 miles, but I had a gift card to Nordstrom & THESE special Olympic Edition of my running shoes came out & I just had to get them.
I LOVE them & can't wait to run in them!

Question of the month is:
What is your favorite transition piece for Fall?
I have 2 things... I couldn't just pick one.
First, is THIS denim jacket. I wear it 1-2 times a week.

It comes in 3 shades of denim, the one above (which I have) and these 2 colors:

It is perfect to wear with a cute dress & it is works in any season!
It is great to wear when the weather is chilly in the morning...it's all about layers!

For shoes, THESE booties are also great in Fall, Winter & Spring.
The color is perfect for any of those seasons & they go with a lot....dresses or jeans.
 They come in 2 colors....Mushroom:
 And Black:
The heel isn't too tall, which is perfect for tall girls like me.
And, they are waterproof. They are SO comfortable! 
I teach in them & my feet don't hurt. 
I have them in both colors :)

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Can't wait to read about What's up with all of YOU!


  1. I can't wait to see th details of Claire's party. The decorations look so cute!

  2. I love this link-up! I really need to invest in the perfect jean jacket so I'm glad you posted about them today! :)

  3. That Greek Tortellini Salad is calling my name! I can't wait to see all the details of Claire's party!

  4. I heart Luke Bryan so much! You are going to have a blast! We saw him a couple of years ago and he puts on a great show!

    And girl, those chocolate chip banana muffins... I can't stop making them! They are so good!

  5. Those Cinnamon Applesauce muffins sound delish! The denim jacket is a must for us Californian's. I bring mine with me wherever I go!

  6. I'm so excited for your flamingo party recap, too! I can't wait to see the cake your mother in law makes!

  7. Ha, I've been loving closer too! http://www.mamachitchat.com/whats-wednesday-august-2016/

  8. A friend of ours had a 'Fla-mingle' for their daughter's birthday. Super cute...& super pink!

  9. Hi, what Taoe beach is that? Is that Sand Harbor Beach?

  10. Would like to order the eye cream!

  11. All of your recipes look amazing. Come cook for me! ;) And now I'm ready to read all of those books. Well at least the first one. Ha! I just found out recently that he is also a childrens author. My 9 year old just bought one. It's crazy how he can just keep writing new books all the time, and have them be good.

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    All the popular brand name drinks for unbelievable discounted prices.



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