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What’s Up Wednesday {9.25.19}

It’s What’s Up Wednesday and I’m so excited to share all the happenings in our little world with you!

1. What we’re eating this week:

I have our menu right here!

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We’ve also been eating Shay’s yummy Pumpkin Pecan Muffins!

2. What I’m Reminiscing about:

I’ve been reminiscing about our recent trip to Denver and our trip two years ago to St. Charles, Illinois. It was this time 2 years ago we were up there and I was pregnant and finally not getting sick every day! It was so beautiful up there and we had so much fun! Here are some fun pictures from that trip! 🙂 I know, I know we’re in the cornfields but this Florida girl had never seen a real cornfield and I just needed to be in it to get the whole feel! lol! And yes, I was pregnant!


Little Miss Caroline walking everywhere with little help. She still needs to hold our hands but man she loves to walk. We walked around some museums last week and she would actually walk up to a painting and stop for a moment look then move on, she would sometimes even comment on the paintings asking “what’s that?” or saying “baby”. All babies and children are babies to her.


We went to the free museum day last weekend and planned to go to one museum in Downtown St. Pete but ended up going to two! We had the best time and we had a little picnic on some benches down by the Vinoy and water. I had packed PB&J sandwiches to save money and time just in case we were able to do this and it worked out perfectly!


Hmmm… I don’t think there is really anything I’m dreading at this point. Maybe watching FSU and Buccaneer Football this weekend. Neither of our teams are great this year and I just hate the highs and lows but I guess as a Bucs fan we’re used to it, those feelings are just in our blood and as for FSU when John and I were there with the last 4 years of Bobby Bowden every season was painful. But here’s to hoping!


I’m working on cleaning up my Pinterest boards. It doesn’t seem like much but it actually takes some effort! Thank God I love all things Pinterest!

I’m also working on organizing my digital photos. We’ve just used photos on our macs for so long and now I’m over that application. I probably am doing something wrong but it seems to always slow everything down when I begin to open the app on our computers. Any suggestions? What storage/organization system do you like to use? I’m going to write a post all about it and maybe even do a challenge along with it.


The weather cooling off! Caroline and I have been taking some morning walks lately and the weather has just been lovely! 🙂

8. WHAT I’M Reading/watching:

John and I are binge-watching Downton Abbey!!! I had to ask him to binge this with me. He is not a big binge TV show kinda guy but we’ve been slowly, like slow as molasses, watching Downton for years! I’m serious years! And I finally told him I want to go see the movie in the theaters but I need to have seen the whole series and I wanted to finish the series with him. I told him if he didn’t want to watch it, then I was going to by myself. He totally gave in and is LOVING it! We’ve been watching 1 or 2 episodes a night! I can’t wait to go see the movie in theaters!!!

I’ve been reading American Royals with a fun book club I joined on Instagram! I’ve loved it! Such a fun easy read!


I’m actually starting to catch up on so many podcasts right now! I decided to start listening to them while Caroline and I take our walks. I have so many that I love to listen to but I feel like it’s hard to do so with a busy toddler around. Do you have any tips for when you like to listen to podcasts? Comment below and let me know when you listen!


I’ve been wearing lots of dresses and these new shorts I got from JCrew! I love them! They’re soooo comfy!!


I actually am not sure. For the first time in a while, we don’t have too much written down on the calendar. We might go see my in-laws. I don’t know though, I guess we’ll see. John and I sit down every Friday night while or after we eat pizza and make our weekend plans so that we’re both on the same page. I’ll know more by then, I think! lol!


My parents and sister are coming to town!!!! YAY!!! They’ll only be here for a weekend but I haven’t seen them in sooooo long I feel like. I’m so excited to see them!


John and I have both ordered goal-setting books. I’m going to see how they go and see how well we do with them and I’ll let you know all about them, if we like them and why! 🙂

I hope you guys have a great week!! Happy Fall! Keep in touch, sign up for my email and you can receive weekly newsletters from yours truly!:) I’d love to have you on this fun list of mine!



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  1. Emily @ The Portion.Co on September 25, 2019 at 6:31 am

    1) You are beautiful!! 2) I love Downton Abbey and I went to see the movie last week with a girlfriend…Soo good! It made me want to re-watch the series!!

    • Holley on September 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

      Aw thanks so much Emily! You are too! I am soooo excited to see the movie!!! It is a must in my list! 🙂

  2. Natashajk on September 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I have Downton Abbey on my “what I’m watching” too! I realized my husband and I never watched the last season and i just got the notice today that it’s ready for me at the library so yay! And funny thing — I originally got it as a series for me to watch but my husband watched the first episode and ended up LOVING it. So now I can only watch it when he’s available too.

  3. Sarah P on September 25, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I just picked up American Royals at the library. What is an Instagram book club? It sounds so interesting!

    • Holley on September 26, 2019 at 6:10 am

      Ashley Brooke Book Club! Come join! I love her, she’s great! I’m so glad you picked up the book! Such a fun easy read!

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