What's Up Wednesday :: July 2017

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..... 
Monday: Chicken Apple Sausages & Sweet Potato Fries
Tuesday: Dinner at the Giants Game...I had my favorite....Philly Cheesesteak with lots of hot peppers. I get this every time I go to a Giants game :)
Wednesday: Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs &  Caprese Orzo Salad :

Thursday: Out to dinner with friends after we go Water skiing & Wake boarding

Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night!

I am also making these treats this week:
 Lemon Zucchini Bread
 I am also making my Watermelon Salsa for our family reunion this weekend:
This is one of my favorite appetizers!

What I'm Reminiscing about.....
 I am  reminiscing about Luke. He turns 5 in less than 2 weeks!!!! What?!?!
These photos turned up in my timehop a few days ago.
I can't believe these were taken 5 years ago, when I was 8 months pregnant with Luke!
Can you believe there was a 9lb 6 oz baby in there?!?
See more of the photos {HERE}
It seems like just yesterday he was born, but on the other hand, it feels like Luke has always been here.

 What I'm loving.....
 We just got back from 7 days in Maui.
We surprised the kids on the way to the airport...they thought we were going to Tahoe.
 LOVED surprising them. It was epic.
We went to Maui for our honeymoon and I forgot how much I LOVE it.

It was an amazing trip...post coming soon!

What We've been up to.....
July has been a fun & busy month including:
My 20 year high school reunion
BBQ for my Dad's birthday
4th of July
5 days in Tahoe
Performing Arts Camp for the girls
Week in Maui
Giants Game

July was AWESOME.

What I'm Dreading.....
That school starts in 2.5 weeks
I could seriously cry.
This summer is going by WAY too quickly & Target has all the school supplies out.
What I'm Working On.....
 Luke's 5th Birthday Party!
Can't believe he will be FIVE in just 2 weeks!
I am WAY behind on the planning...haven't even sent out the invites yet...on my To-Do list for today.
Just ordered these cookies for the favors....
Luke is so excited for his Superhero party.
I can't wait for his party....I love parties...here are some of his past birthday parties:
Luke's 1st Birthday was a Nautical Theme:

Luke's 2nd Birthday was a Train Theme:
3rd Birthday was a Firetruck Party:
4th Birthday was a Construction Theme!

I love throwing parties :)

What I'm Excited About.....
Our Christmas in July Special launched yesterday!
Getting to offer you guys amazing deals is so exciting!!
 If you become a Preferred Customer July 25 through Thursday July 31, you will get CONSULTANT PRICING!!! 

This is an amazing deal....you get 25% off AND Free Shipping on ANY of our products!
If you have ever considered purchasing Rodan + Fields, this is a great time!
This is one of the best deals I have all year!

We have products for ALL skin types....
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Want to know what products are best for you?
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Email me at melissa_larson17{at}yahoo.com if you have any product questions or if you want to claim this Christmas in July Special! 
We also have a Christmas in July special if you are interested in joining my team.
One of the specials this month is if you join my team and I will give you a Lash Boost for FREE!!!!!
Now is the time to join R+F, we are the number one skin care line in North America & our products sell themselves, I want you to join in the fun & be apart of this life changing skin care.
Rodan + Fields has been such a huge blessing to our family. I love that it is web based, we aren't a party company and we don't have to keep inventory.
The Christmas in July promotion going on is that along with a FREE Lash Boost, you can get up to $100 cash back when you join.

Email me if you want to learn more

What I'm Watching........
I am only watching 1 show right now....too much vacation & reading time!I am so behind on my shows! I have things on my DVR from the Spring that I need to watch.
But, I am watching The Bachelorette!

What I'm Reading.....
I read SO many books this month!!!!  Eight!!!

Mad River Road

This was pretty creepy....3 out of 5 stars

Still Life

Same author, but this was better than Mad River Road. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

 It Ends with Us

Yes, ALL CAPS is necessary when typing that!
5 out of 5 stars!!! UGH. So good.

Maybe Someday

4 out of 5 stars!


4.5 out of 5 stars!!!
Can't wait to read more by Colleen Hoover

16th Seduction

This is the 16th book of the Women's Murder Club series. I read 1 through 15 last Summer & Fall.
This one got published a few months ago
4.5 out of 5 stars

 The Blue Bistro

Who doesn't love a good beach read?
4 out of 5 stars

As Time Goes By

 Love Mary Higgins Clark!
4 out of 5 stars

What I'm Listening to.....
 Pandora's Top Hits!
 I am loving Body Like a Back road by Sam Hunt

What I'm Wearing.....
Pretty much swim suits, swim suit cover ups & work out clothes!

  I did get this new bikini for Hawaii and I love it!

Let's be honest....It's summer. I am ultimate lazy when it comes to my wardrobe in the summer.
I wear my bathing suit or yoga pants & a tank top or I wear shorts & a tank top.

I look like a ragamuffin in the summer! Hair in a top knot or a braid with a hat. Flip Flops everyday.
One of my favorite parts about Summer :)

What I’m doing this weekend.....

 Family Reunion with my Dad's side of the family!
We are heading up to Chico for the Reunion, should be fun!

What I'm Looking Forward to next month.....
 Next month I am looking forward to Luke's 5th Birthday!
I am also looking forward to our 15th wedding Anniversary & a weekend getaway for that!
 I am NOT looking forward to school starting next month. Actually in 2.5 weeks. UGH.

What else is new.....
Rodan + Fields now has travel size regimens!!!
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But only for a limited time while supplies last...so grab it while you can!
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This freebie is good for NEW and CURRENT Customers!!
Contact me ASAP to get yours ordered today!

If you combine this with the Christmas in July sale, it is an AMAZING DEAL!

Question of the month is:
What is your favorite thing about Summer?

How do I narrow this down to one thing....

Slow mornings, living in pj's & bathing suits, swimming everyday, staying up late, reading lots of books, traveling, going to the beach/lake, having a garden, all the fresh fruits & veggies that we eat, no homework, no grading, having all day to hang out with the kids.
I love summer.


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


  1. I cannot wait to see the full post on your vacation!!

  2. Gosh, you throw the most amazing parties! I wish that was a gift of mine...but yeah, it's not! :)

  3. It sounds like you're having the most amazing summer! I CANNOT wait to read about Maui! I've always said that I wanted to wait until our kids were just a little bit older to do the Hawaii thing, but I'm just itching to go! So fun that you surprised them. :) I bet they'll always remember that!

  4. I hope Luke has an awesome time at his birthday party. I hope you all have a great reunion! I can't wait to read your vacation post! I love Sam Hunt's music!!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

  5. Just put It Ends with Us on hold at the library. Can't wait to read it.
    Enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Don't let yourself get the August teacher blues! :)

  6. You are so creative with parties! Can't wait to read about your vacation. Hawaii is just amazing!

  7. Love these WUW posts! BTW, how do you read so fast?!!!




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