Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What's Up Wednesday

I finally remembered Shay's link-up with enough time to actually participate! Okay, I remembered yesterday, always just under the gun ;)

Can't wait to read what's up with everyone else!

What I'm Eating This Week...
I actually meal prepped this week which I haven't done in quite a while. I made a batch of the WW famous two-ingredient dough bagels for breakfasts this week and I've been having them with eggs and a piece of fruit. 

I baked a bunch of lightly breaded chicken tenders for lunches along with some vegetables and rice.
For dinners I've been trying to stick with protein and vegetables like on Monday night I had a turkey burger (sans bun unfortunately) with an artichoke. And I've been snacking on fruit and pretzels in the evenings. It's been pretty healthy, and I've been keeping under my WW points for each day, but that isn't to say I won't be having popcorn when I go to the movies with my dad tonight :)

What I'm Reminiscing About...
I've been reminiscing about my childhood lately. I guess seeing more friends getting married and our impending move (and moving out of our parents homes for good for that matter) will do that to ya. With every bridal shower and celebration comes a lot of remembering how far my girlfriends and I have come, but more importantly, come together. It's amazing. I look at them with their fianc├ęs/husbands and I think, "Jesus wasn't it just last week we were writing the Jonas Brothers' names on our stomachs on the way to their concert?" ;) (no one ever saw those names, not sure why we did that) And while things have changed, I am consistently and utterly grateful that most things have stayed the same. I text my girlfriend about mortgage rates and property taxes, but I also just texted her about junk food and SJP's new bridal line...just like when we were sixteen :)

For visual purposes, a throwback (and one that could have been taken last week 'cause, gratefully, not much has changed):

What I'm Loving...
Planning all the logistics of our move with Sammy. Both of us are easily triggered by stress and moving is probably one of the more stressful tasks (I'm guessing/I've heard...), so it wouldn't have surprised me if we had been fighting for the last month or so about every little detail, but we haven't been. It's honestly been kind of a breeze and kind of easy and kind of a pleasure. We even each other out and I'm always so relieved to discover how well we work together as we venture into these new milestones.

And now, a photo of our future front stoop where the current owner has planted some very vibrant faux flowers ;) I love her.

What I've Been Up To...
Furniture. Shopping. And I'm kind of over it now? I'm sort of at the point of feeling like I hate everything haha and just want someone else to pick it for me which is an odd turn for my normal type-A personality. Sammy and I talk a lot about furniture these days and I will be glad when we have the bulk of it decided, paid for, and assembled (small feat, right?). I just want to decorate for Christmas haha.

The cutest (and the chaise I'd love in our loft). 

And the dreamiest couch I KNEW we shouldn't have sat on because $$$ and now we don't want anything else ever.

What I'm Dreading...
Paying for all this furniture! 

What I'm Working On...
Budgeting for this furniture... haha.

What I'm Excited About...
To be done looking for furniture? Okay, that's enough ;) Excited about raising temps (70s early next week!), getting my haircut in a few weeks, girls night on Friday, and possibly seeing The Avengers on Sunday (if Sammy can get a few hours off).

What I'm Watching/Reading...
Again, the reading has been really terrible this month. I still have the same books on deck, but I've been wanting to page through this book my mom sweetly gifted me when our offer was accepted on our home.

I can finally report that I've been watching shows other than The Office (although still greatly watching The Office). I've been watching New Girl, Splitting Up Together (loving both of them!), and finally finished The Mindy Project. Next on my list is to binge the next season of This Is Us (I absolutely refuse to watch each episode weekly. Way too emotional for me to wait for the next episode the following week. I much prefer to cry my heart out in one binged sitting, which I realize seems counterproductive but my heart is weird.) and the final season of Scandal which I'm now hearing mixed things about. Has anyone watched it??

I could look up New Girl gifs all day long.

What I'm Listening To...
I've been listening to "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line on repeat. Don't know how to pronounce her name, probably last person to the party on this song, but I dig it. 

What I'm Wearing...
I've been wearing this Free People henley a ton lately. I love layering it and I recently wore it over some linen wide leg pants for an extra boho look. I really want more colors but I want to wait to see if it goes on sale anytime soon.

I also grabbed this in the clearance section at Target a few weeks ago for around $9! It's super flattering and comfy and I've already worn it multiple times. 

What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Girls night on Friday night and possibly seeing The Avengers on Sunday, other than that, I have zero plans and couldn't be happier about it. This is another week where I've had stuff going on almost every night after work, so I'm looking forward to lounging this weekend at home.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...
Hopefully closing on our house! 

What Else Is New...
Obviously, since I can't stop talking about it, buying our house has been the "new" thing lately haha. Not much else compares :)

Have a great Wednesday, all!


  1. Oh I've been wanting to try those two ingredient bagels! How are they? And I LOVE that Free People Henley. I have one, I need another, ha!

    1. They're so good!! Everything we've made with that dough is delicious. Isn't it so good?! I need another too, I'm just so cheap hahaha.

  2. I've been wanting to try that 2 ingredient dough. I also want an air fryer bc I see everyone using those to cook dough also!

    1. So good, definitely give it a try! That's a genius idea, I would never have thought to use an air fryer...might have to borrow someone's haha.