What’s Up Wednesday: May 2017

May has been a little crazy but we are ready for graduation.  We updated our June calendar last weekend and there’s a lot going on next month too, but it’s finally SUMMER so bring on the busy!  I’m linking up with Shay today for a May update.


Monday:  Tortellini and Caesar salad

Tuesday:  Pulled Pork sandwiches and garden salad (or green beans)

Wednesday:  Chicken with Fettuccine Alfredo, Caesar salad

Thursday:  Hamburgers, cooked carrots

Friday:  Tacos


I have been having all the thoughts and feelings about past school years as we near the end of this journey.  I see people posting their kid’s concerts, sports banquets, Field Days, teacher gift ideas, etc. and I think about all of the years we did those things.


I really liked the It Cosmetics CC Cream that I bought awhile back, and I was running out so I checked Sephora and Amazon to replace it.  The prices were pretty high, so I went right to the IC website.  Lower prices, free delivery, plus a free brow product AND three free samples.  Yes, please!

I have been using the makeup remover and the brow pencil/brush, but haven’t tried the moisturizer or primer.  And I went with the lighter CC cream because the other was a little too yellow for me.  Higher end products, but I think the CC cream is worth it.


Our anniversary was on the 26th, and the night before we were all laying around chatting and I said “Amy, if you were planning to sneak out tonight after we go to bed to get us doughnuts for breakfast for our anniversary, I would want chocolate with sprinkles.”  She’s so sweet.  I think she got a variety so that there would be extras!

We decided to head into Stillwater for dinner and some music.  We found a new place right on the main street – The Tilted Tiki – and had appetizers and drinks on the outdoor patio while listening to a musician.  Of course we had to ask if the patio is dog friendly and it is, so next time we can bring Scout!

From there we walked down to PD Pappys for more live music and a couple more beverages.  And some excellent people watching.  I. Mean.  In some cases there just were no words.  All in all a fun night.  And a funny side note, we went into separate rooms to get ready and both came out in a black t-shirt and jeans.  A sure sign we have become the same person.


The county is redoing our main road and it’s going to be a huge project.  They have been taking down trees and closed it to thru traffic yesterday.  I wish they could have waited one more week.  Not sure how long it’s going to take but it will be the entire summer for sure.


Lots and lots of yard work, but now it’s done and I can just focus on maintenance.  I also have to make a list of things I want to move/divide next spring before I forget.


Megan and I have college orientation in mid-June.  It’s two full days, and since it starts at 8:00 a.m. we will have to go down the day before.  I have a hotel reserved for the first night, and then we stay in a dorm the second night.  It’s funny how different this process has been for each of the three girls.  I’m excited for her to work out the final details and for me to have a night all by myself.


Mostly Tiny House Hunters and the Amazing Race.  *Spoiler Alert*  I can’t believe what happened to The Boys, but I’m kind of glad because it should make the finale really exciting.


My latest audio book – The Magnolia Story.  I have lots of thoughts about Chip and Joanna Gaines, which I won’t go into here, but I really enjoyed this book.  It made me feel better about some things, and it was especially fun because they narrated it themselves.  I still want to visit the Silos, and I still watch the show faithfully, but I just have a nagging feeling that they are getting a little too big, and there is more to all of this than meets the eye.  If you like them or Fixer Upper at all, I think you would like this book.


I have picked up a few new things for work.

This top is very soft and stretchy, and the ruffles are a fun touch without being too precious.  The pants are Wearever from J. Jill so super comfy.  And I am loving my new block heel sandals.  Height with comfort.

I found this shell at Nordstrom Rack, and the cardigan at J. Jill.  They are perfect for my blue trousers.  The shell has little pleats around the neck and the sweater has a pleat in the back that adds a little something extra.

This was another Rack find.  It looks sheer, but isn’t see-through.  And the gold accents dress it up a little.

I’m planning to wear this on Fridays with jeans.  Pleats at the collar and a slight bell sleeve.  And Swiss dots!

And this.  I wore it on Memorial Day and it will also make an appearance on July 4th (plus many other days throughout the summer).


Grad Party.  And then taking Monday off to recover from the Grad Party.


I have a meeting in Chicago and Megan and I have our two days in Ames, IA.  We have five more grad parties, plus Father’s Day and Ladies Weekend.  I may need naps.

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