What's Up Wednesday

Hello all!  It's one of my favorite days of the month....What's Up Wednesday!  Love getting to share what's going on in our lives and seeing what all is going on with you all too!

 What We're Eating This Week...

Honey Garlic Chicken!  Recipe here.

Tonight is Cheeseburger Macaroni :)
and Friday is pizza!! 

What I'm Reminiscing About...

Easter 2016! See my full recap here

What I'm Loving...

My new tote from Old Navy!  Find it here.
Pure Barre. Can't get enough!

What We've Been Up To...

The stomach flu took us down for a week this month which meant lots of Gatorade and couch time.

Easter on Darlene's side!
Touches of spring around the house!

Katlin's bridesmaids sleepover!

Date night with my favorite guy :)

What I'm Dreading...
Nothing really!

What I'm Working On...
I'm working on finishing up this gallery wall and ordering some canvases and other prints I need throughout the house! I want to add a few things & freshen up for spring! 

I finished painting our bathroom about two months ago but haven't done any of the decorating I wanted to do! I'm working on getting new rugs, wall decor and new hanging towels to put out this week. Can't wait to show you all the final result!

What I'm Excited About...
Landscaping! Last year we put down new rock & mulch and this year were going to add plants! I'm working on a design and can't wait to see how good it will look with plants in there!

What I'm Watching/Reading...


 Quantico, Blue Bloods, Nashville, Chicago PD/Med/Fire, RHOBH, When Calls the Heart


I'm going to work on reading my bible more this month and I'm starting Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand as well. 

What I'm Listening To...

The news most of the day at work. Even though it's all mostly negative right now, I think it's super important to stay informed and I'm glued to the Presidential election coverage! 

What I'm Wearing...

See my post on how I'm building a spring capsule wardrobe here! If you've always wanted one but didn't have the time to build it, I've built one for you with multiple options at different price points!

The weather here is still really awkward & not warm but not cold so I'm wearing some spring items but still having to layer to stay warm. I'm ready for it to be warm each day! 

If you don't follow my blog Facebook page do so here! I'm going to start posting some of the deals I find on there so you all can get to them faster. I'll still share them on the blog but will keep FB more real-time updated!

What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Hopefully date night & relaxing! This has been a crazy week so far for both of us so even though I know we'll be busy this weekend we're hoping to squeeze in some relaxation at home. 

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...

Louisville spring football game!  (This is us at the game last year)
Garth Brooks concert!

What Else is New...

Nothing really!

What's Your Favorite Spring Cleaning Tip...

Go drawer by drawer and closet by closet and PURGE!! Nothing makes my house feel more clean than cleaned out drawers & closets. It can be hard to get rid of clothing or accessories but here's how I do it: pull everything out and look at each piece individually. If it doesn't fit, it goes! If I haven't worn it that season and am not excited to wear it the next one, it goes! If I don't have pants/cardigan or something to match it, it goes! I love putting all pieces I love back and knowing I will wear and enjoy them all. Sometimes I have to do this process a couple of times to really get everything out but it's totally worth it! I have kind of made my own method based upon tips I learned from The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. You can see my favorite tips from that book that I've incorporated here. 

Also, don't think you can spring clean in one day. It's a process! Do one thing each day and you'll get it all done! 


  1. Loving the eggs-in-the-vase with flowers idea! I pinned a similar photo but never did it this year. Also, genius to put up the frames on the gallery wall before filling them - I have a ton of framed things on the floor and can't figure out where to hang them (I should have done it the opposite way like you!). Totally agree on the purging - I don't know why I kept holding onto tops that looked hideous on me!! Every time I'd put them on I'd take them right off because they weren't flattering/didn't fit well. We donated A TON of clothing last year once I got my ruthless spirit!!

  2. Looking forward to see your finished gallery wall! Love that idea. My parents have one at their house, we call it the "wall of fame" haha. Cleaning out my closet a month ago was the best thing ever. I like your spring decor and yay to landscaping. We create an urban garden on our balcony and I can't wait to do that this year. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you are having a great week! :-)

  3. Don't you just love When Calls the Heart?? I love anything on the Hallmark channel!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. I've been wanting to try Pure Barre, glad you love it!

  5. All of your food looks SO good! I'm totally craving Japanese now haha! And loving those gorgeous chairs! SO perfect! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. Your dinners look delicious and your tulip centerpiece is adorable! Can't wait to see how your bathroom and landscaping turns out!