What's Up Wednesday :: January 2018

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Here we go!
What We’re Eating this week..... 

 Instant Pot Butter Chicken

 Instant Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos


Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Friday Night Pizza Night!

I am also making my Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins this week for after school snacks:
What I'm Reminiscing about.....
 Since we just had Kate's birthday party, I am reminiscing about all her parties I have thrown over the past 11 years.
Yesterday, I posted about her Painting Party we had on Friday:
 It was such a fun party & perfectly Kate!
Last year we had an Ice Skating Party:
 Her 9th birthday party was a Roller Skating Party:


I love parties :)
You can see more parties on my Parties Tab or click HERE.

 What I'm loving.....
 Last year we got a  Roomba for Christmas.
It's amazing. Like really amazing.

 The Roomba is everything and more.  We have it run everyday for an hour while we are at work/school.
During December we didn't have it run everyday because we didn't want it to get tangled up in our Christmas tree lights. Not having it run everyday made us realize how amazing it is
If you haven't gotten a Roomba yet...what are you waiting for?!?!
We have hardwood floors, 3 kids and a dog and it works like a charm.
The one that we have is the 2016 version, but THIS is the current version (and it's on sale for $50 off!)
Love, love, love it! We named ours Ralphie :)

What We've been up to.....
 January has been a great month.
We celebrated my Father in Law's birthday with a surprise party at my brother in law's winery:

Headed to Tahoe for a ski weekend: 
Celebrated Kate's 11th Birthday:

This past weekend, Claire had the Pinewood Derby.
She wanted it to be teeth with braces since she has braces.
We googled ideas & couldn’t find anything.
I looked on Pinterest....nothing.
Literally no one has done this type of pinewood derby car before.
But, she was adamant & had a vision of what she wanted. Props to Kevin for carving out the wood.
Look how it turned out:

 She won 1st place for Design! 
So proud of Kevin & Claire!

What I'm Dreading.....
 The stack of 130 math tests I have to grade this week!
Grading...it never ends!
What I'm Working On.....
Coverting more recipes to Instant Pot recipes!

 I am obsessed with it. I use it at least twice a week. Do you have an  Instant Pot yet?
If not, you need one! Last Fall, I posted my Top 5 reasons why I love my  Instant Pot .
Read it HERE.

What I'm Excited About.....
Our Rodan + Fields January Specials!
We have a few specials going on:

Special #1:
When you buy Lash boost & a regimen, you can get 30% off!

 Lash Boost is amazing. It's one of my favorite R+F products.
Are you ready to get longer, darker, fuller looking lashes?
Special #2:
When you buy a Regimen with our Active Hydration Serum, you also get 30% off.

I am obsessed with our Active Hydration Serum. Usually in the winter my skin gets dry because of the colder weather (especially when we ski) Thanks to Active Hydration Serum, my skin isn't drying out, it felt so good when we are in Tahoe skiing. I love that any skin type can use the Hydration Serum.
  I love when customers have amazing results as well!

Special #3:
Any new Preferred Customer who purchase any type of product this month get:

A FREE mini eye cream,  FREE mini facial, FREE 3 day supply of Active Hydration Serum, 10% off your order and $20 cash back! AMAZING!
What's your biggest skin concern? I am here to help! 
We have products for all skin types.
Take THIS quick 5 question survey to find out what products are best for your skin type.
Email me to place an order or if you have questions!
This special ends tonight!

What I'm Watching........
 Still obsessed with This is Us.
Did you watch last week? ALL THE TEARS.

My newest obsession is Married At First Sight.
 In the past 5 weeks, I have binge watched 4 seasons.
I am obsessed!!!! Season 6 just started, so I have some catching up to do. It’s on Lifetime (not Netflix, so just download the Lifetime app to watch past seasons) No other word to describe it as fascinating. How did I not know about this show before?!? Who else has seen this show?

Kevin found a fun show on Netflix hosted by Jerry Seinfeld.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
 The episodes are around 15 minutes each & Jerry interview them. It's great.

And, of course I am watching The Bachelor. 
 Love Monday nights with my girl friends!
This season is entertaining.....

What I'm Reading.....
I've read 5 books this month:

The Lying Game
It was pretty good.....3.5 out of 5 stars.

Winter Solstice

Book 4 of the Winter Street series. Loved them all. This one is 4 out of 5 stars.
Hoping she continues this series.

Every Last Lie
Pretty good....3.5 out of 5 starts. Creppy, but not too creepy.

Sleeping Beauty Killer

Loved it....4.5 out of 5 stars

Every Breath You Take
Really liked this one also....4 out of 5 stars.

 Sleeping Beauty Killer & Every Breath You Take are books 3 & 4 in the Under Suspicion Series. I have loved them all. Highly recommend! I hope there is a 5th book.

What I'm Listening to.....
Bruno Mars new song Finesse....love it.
 Reminds me of the 90's :)
What I'm Wearing.....
It has been a mild January...not cold & I think it's only rained 2 days this month.
 It's supposed to be in the 70's starting tomorrow and lasting a week.
It's a little chilly in the morning, but then it warms up, so layers are important.

This jacket is perfect for our weather.
This is my go-to jacket .

The color is perfect & neutral and goes with everything! It comes in Petite, Regular & Tall.
I have the Tall Small.
I got itt HERE.
I wore this jacket when we were in Chicago in last May and it is the perfect jacket to travel with!
I wear it often here in California in the Fall, Winter & Spring.

I am also wearing These booties....absolutely loving them....so comfortable!
And, not too big of a heel #tallgirlproblems

They come in 8 colors. I have 2 colors, check them out here.
I also love these booties.
They come in 3 colors and are under $90.

I have them in black.

What I’m doing this weekend.....
 Going skiing in Tahoe & watching the Superbowl!
Totally rooting for the Eagles.
Sick of the Patriots winning all the time. 

What I'm Looking Forward to next month.....

 We LOVE the Olympics!
My parents took my sisters and I to the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics & it was amazing.
You can read about it HERE.
I love the Winter Olympics also...especially Figure Skating & Speed Skating.
What is your favorite event?

What else is new.....
One of my newest recipes.... my Light & Fluffy Pancake recipe!

If you want restaurant style pancakes that are light & fluffy.....you will not be disappointment!

Question of the month is:
What is your favorite soup recipe?
I have 3 soup recipes that I make a couple times a month.

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Grammy's Split Pea Soup

If you want more soup recipes, you can click HERE.

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


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