Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Favorites (September 29, 2016)

Another crazy fall week and in the midst of "cheer crunch time".  I do love how this blog reminds me to stop and smell the roses, though, so here it goes!  It is time for Friday Favorites!
Linking up with Erika, Andrea and Narci HERE

 Here are my favorites from this week...

The Newport Wine and Food Festival
Just an amazing event and a blast of a time

Cheer Pictures!
My little cutie is my biggest inspiration!

and the hardest working team on the mat!

 Looking at old pictures
Some older than others
How about meeting Scott Brown and his lovely wife Gail?  They came to our fireworks two summers ago when he was running for senate.  They couldn't be nicer and Scott even held Baby Eva!  I love this pic with Gail though- I was so star struck :)

 and more recently, this past summer, Eva decorating her gingerbread cookie at  Santa's Village.  Rob had this on his phone and just sent it to me- I wish these days could last forever!

Fall Decor
Since we had no cheer practice and no school board meetings on Tuesday night, we set out as our little fam of four and picked up all of our outdoor fall decor- pumpkins, cornstalks and mums.
We had a ball and it is one of those quick nights I will remember forever

On Wednesday morning, while waiting for the bus, we got everything set up- nothing like multi tasking!

Old School Bar and Grill
We got a brand new pub/restaurant in town!  Our community gets really excited when a new restaurant opens, especially right in our small town.  Old School Bar and Grill opened on Wednesday.  Lea and I zipped on over for a quick lunch and really enjoyed it.  We agreed that we need to come back for cocktails with all the girls.  The atmosphere is fun and the food is great!
Check them out HERE
We did! :)

My new lipstick!  Seriously, friends, if you have been reading for awhile, you know that I wear nothing but Bobbi Brown Matte Lipstick in Beige- every single day.
Friends, I was ready to kick it up a notch for Fall.  When I was at Macy's last week, I grabbed a new lipstick and I am in love and have already received several compliments.
It is Clinique Matte Lipstick in Pow Pop!
Check it out- thoughts?

and this is what it looks like on

Two sayings that I found this week....both spoke to me
 Can I get an Amen?

Amen and Alleluia! 
Hope you all have an amazing weekend!  We have lots of Fall fun planned!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Weekly Gratitude

I am grateful for....

Pumpkins....purple cabbage...cornstalks....mums...white hydrangeas and the quality family time when decorating with all of the above

Sirus XM Radio and the Seasonal Station- 78- I cannot wait for the Halloween tunes to start playing

 Family Fall Dinner

Unconditional love

The friend I was always waiting for

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Up Wednesday (September 2016)

My favorite post to put together each month-just can't believe we are already at the end of September!
Linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer HERE

What We Are Eating This Week
Monday- Shay's Margarita Chicken Soup (abandoning meatless Monday because we are in the mood for a warm soup!)

Tuesday- Baked Chicken Tacos
Wednesday- Shay's Spinach and Chicken Noodle Soup

Thursday- Breakfast For Dinner- Paleo Waffles, Eggs and Melon

What I'm Reminiscing About
Our wonderful Summer.....the golf course....

What I'm Loving

Pumpkin Coffee...yum!

Juice Plus!

and these nuggets of course!

What We've Been Up To

We went back to school!

and the moms celebrated mourned!

Eva started gymnastics and dance!

We celebrated my 43rd birthday!  Yahoo!

We enjoyed our first PTA Ice Cream Social at Center School

and we surprised Kathy- Happy 40th!

We caught up with the neighbors at the Ryan's End of Summer Bash

Diana tried out for NEDE's production of the Nutcracker and got cast as a Pollichenelle!

We participated in the Annual Blackout Cancer Football Game and had a ball

We visited Grammy in the hospital
and enjoyed the End of Summer by unwinding at Beth Ann and Matt's

and of course, had a blast at the Newport Wine and Food Festival..."Cake By The Ocean"

What I'm Dreading
Perfecting our cheer routine- more anxious about it- not really dreading it but that is what's on my mind!

What I'm Working On

Getting better- I have been sick with bronchitis with the last few weeks- slow to heel because...well...no time...it is so true what they say, moms have no time to get sick!

Working on my meal planning which has been an awesome way to stay organized during our crazy fall weeks

and yep...that darn cheer routine....work work work!!!

What I'm Excited About....
All of the fun fall parties we have been invited to.  I am a sucker for Halloween and all of the associated spookiness
I definitely want to try and make these apps for this year's parties....

"Halloweeno Poppers"

and my Pumpkin Cheese Ball of course!

 What I'm Watching/Reading

Vice Principals!

Ally McBeal

 This Is Us

 Designated Survivor


 The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

 and can't wait for the following to start....




 Life...In Pieces

Jane The Virgin
 and The Affair

 and I am reading The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke- easy read- very fun!

 What I'm Listening To....
Cheer Music...All the time....

What I'm Wearing....

My late summer attire has included

A Lilly of course
The Marlowe Tee Shirt Dress in "For The Halibut"

and overnight, just like that, it is time for fall attire
This outfit was put together from I.N.C pieces I found at Macy's

The top

The jacket

The jeans

and another top courtesy of I.N.C that I will be wearing soon....

and one of my favorite fall outfits
 Black tee (Old Navy), Military Vest (JC Penney), Scarf (Nordstrom), Distressed Curvy Skinny Jeans (Old Navy), Camel Patent Leather Flip Flops (Tory Burch)

What I'm Doing This Weekend
Looking forward to the Annual Wolverines Jaguars Day on Saturday!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month
Cheer Comps!  Halloween Parties!  Lots of Fall Fun!

What Else is New?
 My mother in law is home and resting comfortably.  She has therapists coming in to work with her and help her to re-gain her strength.  Thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes.

Bonus Question of the Month!
What is your Favorite Fall Recipe?

I would have to say my Autumn Chicken and Squash Risotto.
Check out the Recipe HERE

 That's it for now!  Can't wait to read what you have all been up to!
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