Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

Sooo..... the December instance of What's Up Wednesday makes me realize that 2016 is almost over, and that it completely flew by. And while that really makes me want to focus on what went down in 2016 - I'm going to try and save that for next week and focus on December today. 

So here we go. What's Up.

What I'm Eating This Month

This question is painful in December. I think we should just skip it. :)

What I'm Reminiscing About

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that last week I had to make a very impromptu trip to London (like, the England kind) for work. And while it was primarily filled with work purposes, I did find a chance to stroll through the Christmassy streets of London. So that's what I'm reminiscing about :) But it IS good to be home. There's just no place like home during Christmas.

What I'm Loving

Well, fresh on my brain, I'm loving our Christmas Card pictures. And if you're a frequent visitor, you're probably sick of them because I just posted about them yesterday. But we took them on Sunday, and ever since I just find myself scrolling through and smiling. 

I always love capturing these moments with Char (this is our sixth card!), and this year we added Jeffrey Daniel in the mix. So I'm loving what will forever be memories of our little family of three :)

If you are a glutton for punishment and want to see more (including the chaotic outtakes), you can check out my Christmas Card post HERE.

What I'm Dreading

I'm dreading what I dread every December...

...the fact that busy season is right around the corner, which in my profession, basically means I just fall off the face of the earth for 2 months and live in the office. Yay.

What I'm Working On

In 2017, I'm going to work on my "happy." Not sure entirely what this means or how I'll do it, but I'm sure when I figure it out I'll write a post about it :)

All I know, is I really have to do something differently in 2017, and I think it's not letting outer happenings steal my inner happy. 

What I'm Watching/Reading

Well this is a no-brainer. Hallmark and Christmas Movies.

I still have a few to watch this year considering my DVD player konked out this year (like it's extinct or something), so I'm just taking a lot of these down to my parents' house to watch to my heart's content. 

And due to the watching, there hasn't been much reading. Yet another thing I want to work on in 2017....

What I'm Listening To

This. On repeat. 

Even if you aren't a huge country fan, there is still a VERY good chance you'll like this album. I went out on a limb and bought it for my dad, and he has texted me several times telling me how much he's enjoying it. The whole album just has the 'big band' feel, and Brett just has this special croon to go with it. He's the country version of Michael Buble. And he's very very good. 

What I'm Wearing

Okay, so thou shall not judge this photo because I have most certainly not perfected the "blogger selfie" - maybe that's what I should focus on in 2017 - but I am OBSESSED with this shirt. 

It's ridiculously soft, the perfect thickness (not thin like a shirt but not bulky like a sweater), and goes with pretty much anything. I wear it with skirts to work (above), with jeans, with vests - and it comes in SO many different colors!

I can't find it online (sorry, I hate that), but I have definitely seen it in multiple Gap Stores. And everything at Gap is 50% off right now, so this little guy is less that $20. In fact, I think I need more. So if you go to Gap, you just might see me there. 

What I'm Doing This Weekend

Today I head home to the safe haven of my parents' house. I'm looking forward to a little escape from life. Plus my mom and I can focus on getting wedding stuff done because that "long engagement" I was having to get stuff done is getting shorter and shorter and shorter....

Plus - IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and finally...
Favorite Memory of 2016

BAM. The one where we got engaged. 

And that's a little of What's Up this month! Tomorrow I'm sharing a holiday tradition and then I'm taking a break until next week. I gotta have time to get my holly jolly on. 

4 days, friends. FOUR DAYS. 

Until next time,


  1. Visiting from the link up! Your Christmas card is super cute and congrats on your engagement! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas season! :)

  2. Omg I'm so jealous about your London visit. It's my favorite city:-) Your happiness quest struck me and I highly recommend reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin if you haven't already! It's a practical guide to bringing happiness to every day! Congratulations on the engagement!! Merry Christmas!

  3. Umm I feel so connected to multiple of these aspects from the shirt (via text shopping) to the Christmas card and Engagement. PLUS I've also had Glow on non-stop. We can remain besties, thanks. (And yes, I'm avoiding work and catching up on your posts)