What's Up Wednesday :: May 2018

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!
Today is a fun day because it's my birthday!!!!
My last year in my 30's! AHHHHHH!

Here we go!
What We’re Eating this week.....
Monday - Cheeseburgers, Sweet Potato Fries & Watermelon

Tuesday - Out to dinner with my mom & sisters for early birthday celebration

Wednesday - Out to dinner for my birthday with Kevin & kids

Thursday - Chicken Enchiladas
Friday - Dinner at Kate's 5th grade promotion party

I am on the desserts committee for Kate's 5th Grade Promotion Party, so I will be making some of my Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

What I'm Reminiscing about.....
Last year on Memorial Day weekend my incredible Grandma passed away peacefully at exactly 105 years 7 months old.  Growing up, we always visited Grammy's house over Memorial Day Weekend, so that weekend always reminds me of her....even more now since she passed away last Memorial Day Weekend.

I posted a little about Grammy's life last year after she passed. You can read it HERE
 What I'm loving.....
The Warriors!!!

Going to the NBA finals against the Cavs for the 4th straight year.
That's kind of obnoxious if you aren't a Warriors or Cavs fan, sorry to the rest of the country.
But, hey....gotta cheer on the hometown team!
Let's Go Warriors!

What We've been up to.....
I posted last week about our Life Lately (you can read it HERE)
This past month has been BUSY.

I ran my 4th Half Marathon
Celebrated Mother's Day
Harry Potter World

I will be blogging that trip soon!

What I'm Dreading.....
It's the last week of school, so I am grading, grading & grading some more.
Grading is not my favorite...I dread doing it.
I have graded all homework packets, so now I have 130 projects to grade & 130 finals to grade.
Then, no more grading until August!

What I'm Working On.....
Besides grading,  I am working on things for Kate's 5th grade promotion party for her Elementary School. I am on the Dessert Committee, so I am making the food labels for the Dessert Table. Haven't even started yet...need to start working on those!
The theme is "Surfing into 6th Grade" and it's a Surfer/Hawaiian theme, so I am making the food labels like I made them for Claire's Hawaiian Luau birthday party:

 What I'm Excited About.....
 Today is my Birthday! The big 3-9...one more year until I'm 40 #holdme
In honor of my birthday, I am having a Rodan + Fields Flash Sale!
 I will be placing a Bulk Order at the end of this week.
Get MY pricing on ANY and ALL R+F products.
This deal is good for current customer or if you aren't a customer and want to try the products.
This would be a GREAT time to try them out.
Regimens,  Lash boost, Active Hydration Serum, Eye Creams, AMP Roller, you name it...My pricing on ALL of it!
60 day empty bottle 100% money back guarantee.
My pricing,  plus FREE shipping!

Find out what products are best for your skin HERE
Send me an email if you would like to order or have questions!

What I'm Watching........
 Grey's Anatomy, just watched the season finale last week.

Married at First Sight....seriously fascinated with this show! Season 6 just ended. Season 7 starts this Summer!

Haven't missed a season yet :)

What I'm Reading.....
 I read 4 books this month: Girl, Wash Your Face

 Loved it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Sisters Like Us
This was a good beach read. 3.5 out of 5 stars. It's part of the Mischief Bay Series.

Every Note Played
 Oh, this book was good! 4.5 out of 5 starts...tear jerker!

Harry Potter

It had been 15 years since I read the first Harry Potter book, so I wanted to read it again for a "refresher" since we were going to Harry Potter World. I just love this book.
5 out of 5 stars :)

What I'm Listening to.....
 Pandora's Top Hits while I run.

 My favorite song right now is Say Something with JT & Chris Stapleton

What I'm Wearing.....
We've had mellow weather this month (besides the 90 degrees we had the past couple days) For work I have been wearing jeans, a cute top, a lightweight cardi & sandals.

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

What I’m doing this weekend.....
Heading to Chico for a wedding.
I love weddings!

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

Last day of school is Friday! This year has FLOWN by.

In June we have some fun road trips planned.
We are heading to the Oregon Coast:

And, of course my happy place...Lake Tahoe!

What else is new.....
The new backyard structure that Kevin & our neighbor built is officially done!
Didn't they do an amazing job? 
Can't wait to have SHADE this summer!
I also need to blog the backyard before & afters.

Question of the month is:
What is your favorite Summer Salad?
Summer Salads are my favorite! I can't just pick one.
 I love dinner in the Summer because we grill some sort of meat on the BBQ and then I make a yummy Summer Salad to go with it..
Here are some of my favorite Summer Salads.....
Avocado, Bacon & Corn Salad {HERE}

Caprese Orzo Salad HERE:

Broccoli Salad HERE:

Chicken Taco Salad HERE:

 Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato (& Avocado) Salad HERE:

Cowboy Salad HERE:
Spinach Strawberry Salad HERE:
Tortellini Pasta Salad
Want more salad ideas?
Check out the Salad tab HERE in my Recipe Box!

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


  1. I love that covered patio area you added to your house. Enjoy it!


  2. Eeeeeks! There is just so much I love in this one little post!! I'm going to order several of those books!

  3. Still obsessing over your backyard!! It just screams summer cook out! 😍

  4. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday! ENJOY your day and I sent you an email re: the lash boost. Thanks! PS....looking forward to your before/after post on the GORGEOUS backyard addition! They nailed it!

  5. Wow your grandma lived to 105!!! Great genes! Love all of those summer salads. Annnd Go Cavs (says the Clevelander) :)

  6. Aw, my grandmother passed away last year too (well into her 90's) and I do find I think of her most often around the time of year that she passed away. Those salads all look amazing! I love most any summer salad. :)

  7. Your salads look delicious!!! Happy happy birthday!! - Shannon @slayitagainshan.com

  8. First of all, Happy Birthday!!! My birthday was at the beginning of this month :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. After seeing your high rating for Every Note Played, I'm even more looking forward to my hold on it coming in.

    I've pinned your Cowboy Salad because it looks delicious and will be a fun new addition to our summer BBQs.

    My grandma (on my mom's side) lived to be 104 years and seven months and was such an inspiration to me. She died six and a half years ago and I still think of her often. I hope memories of your Grammy bring a smile to your face.

  9. I hope you had a great birthday!! Love your backyard!



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