What's Up Wednesday :: March 2015

Happy Wednesday! The past 2 months at the end of the month, I have done What's up Wednesday...here is what's up with us in March!

What We are Eating this week:
Meal planning is my favorite. Every Sunday I sit down & plan our meals for the the week!
 Sunday - Leftover Guinness Stew from St. Patty's Day
Monday - Spicy Sausage & Spinach Pasta Bake
Tuesday - Baked Chicken Nachos (using chicken from my 3 ingredient Crock Pot Chicken Tacos! These nachos were amazing....I will be blogging about them soon!
Wednesday- Leftovers
Thursday - Pork Roast
Friday- Friday Night Pizza Night!
Saturday- Leftovers

I also make a homemade treat/snack each week for my kids to have in their lunches or after school.
This week I made my No Bake Protein Energy Balls
They taste like Cookie Dough!

 What I'm Reading:
When we were in Seascape 2 weeks ago, I finished The Husband's Secret. It was SO good. I couldn't put it down!
I loved What Alice Forgot & The Husband's Secret, so I now I am reading yet ANOTHER Liane Moriarty book,  Big Little Lies. I just started it yesterday!
If you are looking for books to read in 2015, check out the post and read the comments of all the great books people suggested.
LOVE all the suggestions that you had on THIS post. 

What I'm Reminiscing about:
Coaching Soccer!
In 2002 through 2008, I was the Girls Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach at my old high school. I LOVED coaching. I stopped coaching in 2008 after Claire was born, because with 2 kids under 2 it was just too hard to coach with practice every afternoon for 2 hours & games.
One of the mom's of one of my players sent me these photos that she had of me & Kate from my last season of coaching. Kate was just 11 months old in this photo and I was newly pregnant with Claire & so sick with morning sickness. I remember were playing in the playoffs & morning sickness was so bad that I barfed in the port a potty at half time. One of my worst experiences ever.

But enough about morning sickness...how cute is baby Kate?!?
Back when she had blue eyes (her eyes turned green when she was 13 months old)
Can't believe this was 7 years ago!

What I'm loving:
 Nice parents who bring me an iced latte to their parent teacher conference.
SO nice & thoughtful!
 I am also loving the fact that Conference week is over. Last week kicked my butt!

What we've been up to:
March has been such a busy month and a really fun month!
Our weekends have been packed!
We've had our school auction,
went to Seascape:
And...softball season for Kate just started!

What I'm Dreading:
I am dreading Potty Training Luke. He is 2 years 6 months. I had the girls potty trained at 2 years 5 months. I use the 3 day potty training method. I am going to be potty training him over Spring Break (which is in 10 days).  Originally, I was going to potty train him the first week of Summer, but we are doing swim team again, so there is no way we would be able to stay home 3 days in a row during Summer. So, Spring Break it is. Potty Training is one of my least favorite things to do. But, it has to be done. Wish me luck!!!

What I'm Working On:
Getting all my grades done before next Friday!
I still have 150 tests to grade. And, we have a huge project due this Friday, so I will have 150 projects to grade by next Friday. The 3rd quarter ends and I want all my grades done so that I don't have to think about any of that over Spring Break!
And then....after Spring break...just 1 more quarter left until Summer!!!!
I am also working on a fun Easter Printable for YOU guys!

I will post it to the blog tomorrow. I think you will love it....a fun activity to do with your kids for their friends or neighbors! I am super excited about it!!

What I'm Looking Forward to:
 I love this time of year reflecting on all that Jesus has done for us.
I am also looking forward to Spring Break!!!! Just 10 days away!
I am SO looking forward to a week off school & hanging with the kids. We have no Spring Break plans (except Potty Training Luke) there will be a lot of pajama days at home (and swimming if the weather is nice)

What I'm Wearing Today:
For Christmas, I used my gift cards that I got and got these flats.
I usually buy shoes a Target, but once or twice a year I will get a "nicer" pair.
With teaching, I am on my feet for hours each day and these flats are worth the extra $ (especially if you have a gift card!)
They feel like slippers!
 Shoes from {HERE} or {HERE

What I'm Excited About:
It's wedding Season!!!
 We have 2 weddings in April & and 1 in May!
One of our former youth group kids and my cousin's wedding are in April and in May another one of my cousins is getting married.
I LOVE weddings! So crazy that we have 3 in a 5 week period!

What I'm Watching:
Yep....still watching Scandal.
Kevin and I have successfully binge watched 3 complete seasons of Scandal in the last 2 months.
We just started Season 4 this week, so then we will be all caught up in the next few weeks.
Any other suggestions on what to watch once we are done with Scandal?

And, of course we are watching March Madness! Can't wait for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games this weekend.

What I'm Listening to:
My girls are LOVING listening to Uptown Funk.
We have dance parties in the afternoons to help them get their crazy out.

What am I annoyed by?
Laundry. Ugh. It's the worst. I can never stay on top of it.
(I got a new rug for our family room! I love it!)
Rug is from {HERE}

What I'm hoping for:
I am hoping that my new Preferred Customers this month are loving their products!
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  I am also hoping you take advantage of this Awesome deal!
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Offer ends on midnight on March 31st!
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 What else is new:
My neighbor has a new Moscow Mule recipe and it might just be my new favorite cocktail!
I'll always be a lemon drop girl, but I don't make those at home. These homemade Moscow Mules are delicious!

 So, what's up with you?


  1. Great post! I, too, am loving "Uptown Funk." Always puts me in a good mood. I'm also loving your new flats. They are really cute... I might have to get myself a pair! I'm a newer reader of your blog but am really enjoying it.
    Have a great rest of the week!

  2. Loved Husbands Secret and What Alice Forgot....guess I better go pick up Big Little Lies ASAP!

  3. Love, love this post and catching up on your month! I have read so many great reviews of that author, I am going to have to try her out. So pumped for you that you get a nice week-long spring break! We were supposed to but instead only get a 3 day weekend because of so many snow days :( My Claire is 2 years 6 months too- and that was my plan to potty train over spring break. Not sure what to do now! I don't know how to train a girl! My boys were easy! I let them go outside at times to teach them! lol
    Last week was our conference week too, thank goodness it is over. Sooo happy it is the last quarter of the year! Have a great rest of your week- can't wait for that Easter printable! xoxo

  4. THANK YOU for showing laundry on your couch! I have two loads on an armchair right now... and that;s the clean laundry! I have at least 4 loads waiting to be washed!

  5. Yay!! I love this post! Baby Kate is just so precious (so is big girl Kate!). :)

  6. I love posts like this from you! Look how little baby Kate was, I've followed your blog since Claire was a baby and really enjoy it. Love that rug, its hard to find anything chevron in the UK as chevron isn't really in here. I would love a blog post on how you handle laundry and general cleaning with 3 kids. I have two and we're contemplating having a third but I really struggle with laundry and can't imagine handling it with 3 kids. Saying that laundry (utility) rooms aren't common in the UK and we only recently got a tumble drier LOL.

  7. I am a teacher also and I always have the hardest time finding flats that are comfortable and do not give me blisters!! I hear the tory burch flats are worth the money? Do you agree? Also do you suggest any other flats that you like for being on your feet all day?!

  8. My husband and I are hooked on Homeland right now. SOOO good!

  9. My husband and I are hooked on Homeland right now. SOOO good!

  10. What's your neighbor's recipe for the Moscow Mule? I had one when I was out with a friend and I would love to make them at home! You really can't beat the copper mug :)

  11. Love Laine Moriarty books! You should do What's Up Wednesday as a link up each month. So fun!

  12. My oldest son is 2.5 too! I am dreading potty training! I've heard good things about the 3 day method and keep telling myself we'll do it "as soon as it gets warm". Hoping you'll do a recap with Luke!



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