Whats's Up Wednesday

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Today I'm linking up with ShayMel & Sheaffer for this months What's Up Wednesday! 


WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK

So far, I haven't had to cook!  #hallelujah  That all ends tonight and the rest of the week so here's what happening in the kitchen the rest of this week and memorial weekend.
   
http://www.parentingtheateam.com/2015/11/chicken-parm-casserole.html

Tonight's dinner is one of my girls favs!  And it's super easy so there's that.  :)


Remember back when I made 16 freezer meals?!  That's one of the best things I've ever done for myself and it's about time for another meal making day.  Just because it's summer doesn't mean I can't still throw some goodness in the crock pot and go.



A sweet friend of mine handed me a bag full of cow (ha) yesterday!  I've been saying I wanted to try her cow connection (grain fed cows, no antibiotics, no hormones, and just right up the road from us basically).  Yesterday at dance, she handed me a freezer bag and I squealed.  lol.  I apparently need more excitement in my life.  It's the little things.


My parents will be here this weekend for Memorial Day and the girls dance recitals.  We will get to try these out on the smoker.  Nothing better than some fabulous smoked brisket to welcome summer!  We LOVE our electric smoker and it gets a good workout between now and Thanksgiving.




WHAT WE'RE REMINISCING ABOUT

I can't even handle these two!  Two kindergarten grads down and 1 more to go.  #slowthistraindown



 

WHAT I'M LOVING

You want ice cream for breakfast?  Sure why not!  OREOS for lunch?  Go ahead!

Ok, so maybe not that extreme, but I am loving this week.  Our school year stays so packed and summer is pretty tight with activities, trips, and vacations that it has felt SO GOOD to just be this week.  My girls are sleepers #hallelujah so these quiet rainy mornings have been some of my favorites.  And these lazy days at home are not half bad.  

 

 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

It's been raining just about all day err'day so see above picture.  When not binging Fixer Upper we've had dance competition and a date day with our BIG girls.

 


 

WHAT I'M DREADING

This is two fold, really, but dance recitals are both something I dread and am so excited to see.  The girls have 3 recitals this weekend with 21 dances between the two.  Mama needs a vacation afterwards.

 

WHAT I'M WORKING ON

I'm slowly adding things to my etsy store!Just a few custom orders that I've recently done and loved!  I'll soon be adding some personalized beach/vacation necessities! 

 


  Keep up with Magnolia Jacks on Facebook and on Insta

 

WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT

While I do dread the 2 days, 3 recitals, and 21 dances between my two big girls, I am also SO excited to see all that they have learned this year!  The costuming, hair, and makeup is also so much fun and I pray they always have the sweetest memories of this time...just as I have sweet memories of getting ready for dance recitals with my own Mama.

 I also can not wait to see the rest of their recital pictures, but this is certainly a framer! 

 

 

WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING

I'm not really reading a great deal because I'm trying to write a book of my own, but I AM seriously addicted to Fixer Upper.  I know, I know.  I'm late to the game.  The rest of  America fell in love with Chip and Jojo long ago, but I've been too busy listening to Disney and running kids around.    Aren't they just the cutest?!  I've been desperately seeking my own rundown shack for $75,000 to recruit them to Missouri.  Unfortunately, I can't find one.  

 



And the Bachelorette....of course.  I think we have a great season ahead!

 

WHAT I'M LISTENING TO 

Tori Kelly....and you should be too!

 

WHAT I'M WEARING

I'll spare you the picture.  My favorite yoga pants and my favorite southern shirt.  #momclothes

 

WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND

Smoking brisket and watching my girls dance!

 

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH

 

June is the month of camps!  I'll be busy running the girls to  dance intensives, tennis camps, soccer camp, and preparing for Anna Claire's first time at sleep away camp!  It will be a busy, busy month!

 

That's what's up around here!  Hope your week is going great!  I'm going to try and figure out why my fonts are in all caps and text is all over the place.  :)  Sorry for the eyesore. 

 

 

 Jackie


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