Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

Is it just me, or is this just the most confusing, out of sorts week ever? I love me a long weekend, but our Monday off felt so much like a Sunday, and I cannot believe it is already Wednesday. Adding to that, even though the weather the past few days has said otherwise, since Memorial Day has come and gone I have been thinking it is June this week, when today is in fact the last day of May. So, with the last Wednesday of the month comes a recap and 'What's Up Wednesday!'

What We're eating
Now that summer is here, I am officially trying to kick our family eating habits into a healthier gear. So, lots of grilled chicken and burgers, steamed veggies, and my all time favorite roasted brussel sprouts. It is also officially watermelon season, so I plan to have that stocked in the refrigerator nonstop.

And, let's be Pizza always has a place in our dietary rotation ;-)

What I'm reminiscing about
I really haven't been reminiscing too much lately. Lincoln's birthday has come and gone, and we are more so looking forward to all of the things we get to do this summer with our boys!

What I'm loving..
I am loving the new trees in our yard! We just got a willow tree for back by the pond, and a vanilla strawberry hydrangea tree for our front yard! We seriously did ZERO yard work before moving last summer, so it is so much fun to finally start feeling like we have a yard!

What we've been up to
This summer we spent with my in-laws playing yard games, eating outside, and getting our first real taste of summer for the year. Aside from that, a lot of time has been spent in the yard, going for runs outside with Lincoln in tow, and we have graduated from Toy Story and are being forced to watch Despicable Me on the daily ;-)

What I'm dreading
Not much-I mean it is finally summer! However, with summer comes ticks and mosquitoes..definitely dreading seeing those around.

What I'm working on
I am still slowly but surely working on decorating our house. I just got some new things for our mantle to put a 'summer theme' to it.
I am also doing a lot of work with my Instagram lately (come check me out @stangandco) that I am having a lot of fun with. I have learned SO much about social media strategy in the last 1-2 months, and am really seeing a difference and some fun opportunities arising as a result!

What I'm excited about
I am excited for it to be warm enough this weekend to hopefully pull out the pool for the boys and spend as much time in the sunshine as possible! I also have my future sister-in-law's bachelorette party in two weeks, and their wedding next month. So much coming up on our calendars!!

What I'm watching/reading
Confession: I picked up a book months ago, and only got a few chapters in. I am just not in a stage of life where reading is something I can do! Whenever I try, I end up dozing off..woops!
We have been watching Prison Break, there are only a few episodes left and I can't wait to see how this season ends! I am trying to watch The Bachelorette, but honestly after Nick last season, I think he did some damage to that show. Is it just me, or do people seem pretty darn uninterested? Swapping out Luke for Nick was a HUGE mistake!
We also just started watching Bloodline on Netflix. We are only two episodes in, but so far I am REALLY liking it!

What I'm listening to
I started busting out a bunch of my old burnt CD's in my car the past few weeks, and am loving them! A lot of them are labeled by season and year, and they seriously just take me back to that time. One of them has a bunch of songs that bring me back to the summer I met Mike, which to this day I think would go down as my best summer ever, and not just because I met my future husband! It was filled with time in the sun, lots of bonfires, parties, and time with great friends. I love how music can take you back to a time and a memory!

What I'm wearing
 Tank // Jeans // Glass (similar)
Tee (very similar here) // Shorts // Sandals
What I'm doing this weekend
We don't really have anything on the books! I believe we have plans to order a truckload of black dirt to start working on the lawn. Exciting stuff, let me tell you ;-)

What I'm looking forward to next month
I am excited for my sister-in-law's bachelorette party and her bridal showers! I just love those types of events :-) And, I cannot wait to spend as much time as possible outdoors with my little guys!

What else is new?
Lincoln is on the move! He is still plenty wobbly, but is most definitely walking and taking steps and it is about the most precious thing I have ever seen :-)

I am so excited for the coming month, bring on the summer!

Linking up with Mel, Shay, and Shaeffer today!


  1. Girl, I'm with you on the healthier meals! I just made our grocery list and everything on it is so healthy; give me all the salads and food on the grill! :)

  2. Mmm so happy grilling season is here! How is Bloodline, that's on my list if I ever get through my other shows lol.

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  3. Lincoln is just too cute! Gotta love when little ones hit the walking stage but they still kind of wobble around. Too precious!

  4. I want to start Bloodline after D and I finish Friday Night Lights--love Coach Taylor so I'm sure I'll love him in Bloodline! And I love those AE shorts--why do I never think to go in there?!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. I need that coffee tank! And yay for eating outside and grilling. My favorite time of year <3
    Green Fashionista

  6. I loved the first season of Bloodline! I definitely need to catch up on the subsequent seasons!

  7. This HAS been the weirdest week ever. Our Monday felt like a Sunday too, and then I had a girls' dinner last night, then we're off to a concert tonight and then I'm off of work tomorrow to keep Jacob. Jeez. Definitely the weirdest week this year so far! I'm all off of my schedule!

    And YAY I'm so glad to hear that you like Bloodline! After we finish watching GG I want to start Bloodline. I fell madly in love with Coach Taylor after binge watching FNL last year so I'm dying to see him again!

  8. Yes, this week has been nuts, especially to go into work while the rest of my family is on vacay! Congrats on graduating to Despicable Me! LOL! And that is too funny about your CDs- Robert downloaded my old iTunes onto my laptop the other day, and I stayed up til 11 pm listening to my favorites from high school and college!

  9. I love grilling season! Nothing better than burgers and grilled corn on the Cobb! Loving all your cute outfits!

  10. Oooh a vanilla strawberry hydrangea sounds amazing!! I'm dreading mosquitoes too, but so happy the weather is finally nice!

  11. YAY Lincoln!! We've been eating lots of salads and fruit too.. I love this time of year!

  12. I want that coffee shirt and I am still wanting that dress from ON. I love grilled foods in the summer. It is my favorite. I can't believe you have a little mover now. And how much he has grown.


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