Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: September 2016

What's Up Wednesday: September Edition

Today, I am linking up with some of my favorite bloggers:  ShayMel and Shaeffer for What's Up Wednesday

1. What I'm Eating

I'm trying to be healthier during the week and eating a "cheat" meal on the weekend using the whole 80/20 concept of healthy to unhealthy. It's a slow progress but I want it to be a lifestyle change. As I was pulling pictures for this post, I realized I had 0 pictures of healthy foods, as in not one to be found. Clearly I prefer to document ice-cream and road-trip snacks.

We took Memaw out to try the new restaurant in town (it's a chain from Wisconsin) and we loved it!

Zack & I love spicy things, well our road trip snacks did not disappoint on our trip to Georgia (thanks, Memaw) 

2. What I'm Reminiscing about: 

I was pulling out my favorite pieces of jewelry that Zack has given me. With our engagement pictures coming up, I wanted to capture special memories in our session. One piece I have is a silver heart charm that Zack had engraved... in 2008. I remember thinking wow, he's serious about me... and almost 8 years later, it's the most cherished gift I have received.
I was going back through old pictures getting ready for our upcoming session. I can't believe this picture was take over 6 years ago!

3.What I'm loving

We booked our HONEYMOON! We officially paid for our flights this past month! I am so excited because it's getting more & more real!

4. What I've been up too:

The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy. We are knee- deep in football season and schoolwork. I get to see Zack on the weekends, and Saturdays are the only day of the week without football (except on the tv). 
My view from college football Saturday. We watched way too many hours of football!

5.What I'm dreading

The dreaded midterms. Ugh! I always have the worst test anxiety on the first test with a new professor. I am ready to get through them so I can be one-step closer to graduation! 

I saw this meme last week and laughed so hard. It's the truth.

6. What I'm working on:

Wedding planning, schoolwork, & speech-therapy lesson plans!
This is my " I just survived day one in my elementary school placement face!"

7. What I'm Excited about:

We are beginning the process of looking for a house/apartment.  I snapped a picture of this realty company to remember their number, but  I also wanted to share our first house hunting adventure. I have recently become an expert on Zillow & Realtor websites :) 

8. What I'm Reading/Watching

I did a whole post on Monday here If you need a book or tv recommendation, I have you covered.
See the whole post here

9. What I'm listening too:

Not much! I am not an auditory person, and if I have something on it's usually Netflix.
Last month, we went to the Orange Peel to see our favorite singer from Asheville, Luke Combs!

10. What I'm Wearing:

Here's my new dilemma. Finding business casual clothes that allow me to get on the floor and crawl around with preschoolers and elementary school kiddos. I learned quickly that I need to pull my hair up and to wear comfy shoes

I also bought my first pair of "teacher" shoes. I have never heard of this brand before, but for $25 they were a steal!
Also, I picked up a few pairs of pants from Loft for $20 a piece! I couldn't resist that deal!
Right now they are on sale for $39

This is a terrible picture. But I wanted to zoom in on the details of my new Sam Edelman Top. I picked it up at our clearance Dillards. I can't wait to wear it on our next date night with some flare jeans. 

 I found the same exact top on clearance at 6pm

11. What I'm doing this weekend:

Engagement Pictures! I already can't wait to get them from our photographer!
This will be our back drop ;)

12. What I'm looking forward to next month: 

Fall break- Which means midterms are done, it's Zack's birthday, the leaves are changing- All of my favorite things!

13. What else new?

Not much! Just trying to keep our head above water with midterms coming up


What is your favorite Fall recipe?

I hate to say it but I don't have one of my own. I love tortilla soup on cold days but I don't have a recipe for it! I can't wait to see what everyone else shares!

Thanks for the fun link-up! I started my blog to document my life in grad-school and the WUW prompts do a great job of summarizing my months! Thanks for reading,  friends.


  1. eeek! How exciting that you've booked your honeymoon! Vacations are the best and I bet honeymoons are even better!

  2. CULVER'S!!! Ugh, I visited Wisconsin in June and fell in love. My friend who lives there had been singing its praises to me for years. I'm so sad they don't have any here! Those are the cutest sensible/comfy shoes ever!!! And I love that top you got on clearance!


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