Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

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That time again... the last Wednesday of the month
Time to catch up on all things happening life ....

What we're eating this week....

Sweet and spicy Thai pineapple fried rice, a simple vegetarian dinner! -


 My blog buddy Nadine turned me onto this Pineapple Fried Rice
... making it tonight actually! Cant wait to try it!

What I'm reminiscing about....
Thinking about our Sydney girl this week...
This past Saturday was 2 years she left us to go to the Rainbow Bridge.
We still talk about her so much & miss her every day.
Our house still seems like its missing something - especially with her & Buffy gone.
I can't believe its been 2 years for her & 3 for Buffy. Wow...

What I'm loving....

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Thrive Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner
I got one of these in my Ipsy bags a few months ago
... I dont think I can ever use another eye liner now.
I only used to use liquid eye liner & always loved how thick a line it could produce.
But it always wore off by the end of the day
This stuff? it stays in place ALL.DAY.LONG!!!
& I'm a big eye rubber - so doubly impressive.
I'm all a rave about this stuff now.

What we've been up to...
All the same stuff... I honestly can't think of anything new

What I'm dreading...
Changing over my closet for Fall & Winter.
It's always such a dreaded task.
I swear, I work up a sweat from trying on & taking off hundreds of things.

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Then I can keep ALL my clothes out!!!

What I'm working on...

I'm on a mission to organize my library.
Right now, the room is holding all sorts of STUFF
... like my finished knitting projects & random photo equipment
& even a big box of snacks from Sam's Club.
I need to clean the room out so I can organize my book shelves.

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How AMAZINGGGGGG is this???

What I'm excited about....
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I'm working at the Ironman competition in 2 weeks. SO EXCITED!
This year, I get to work the finish line where I'll be a "Catcher"
... literally helping an individual who crosses the finish line make his way through the shoot to get their shirt/hat, get their time chip taken off, get their picture taken & the main thing?
Encourage them & give them praise for a job well done

What I'm watching/reading....

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Who isn't watching this? ... so good!
2 episodes in & both endings on each? LOVE IT!!!
Cant wait for more.

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I also never tire of Survivor.  Isn't it on like Season 137 now? Something like that.
I always say I'm going to try out for this... but then know I'd quit after a few hours in the cold rain.

What I'm listening to....

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Tim Hawkins is HILARIOUS
... if you've never heard of his comedy, check him out.
So I'm loving I found his podcast.
I may have actually snorted from laughing listening to some of them

What I'm wearing....

It's finally cooling down... so I can finally wear the sweatshirt I got 2 months ago

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Isn't it the best thing EVER?!?!!?!?!

What I'm doing this weekend....

Its a busy weekend with my MOMMA'S BIRTHDAY!!!!
& a Senior portrait session schedule
...AND... I'm also taking the twins to the movies & do their birthday shopping.

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Can I say how upset I already am about this movie?
This character isn't supposed to have THIS peculiar talent.
This is going to be an "angry reader fit throwing" watching the movie

What I'm looking forward to next month....

Enough said!

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What is your favorite fall recipe?

Apple Pops!!!

Sliced Caramel Apple Pops:

I love this idea.
You take an apple & slice is down long ways making thick chunks -
put a stick in the base & lay on wax paper & drizzle those babies with whatever you want!
Chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate
caramel, butterscotch
sprinkles, m&m's, chocolate chips. chopped up oreos,
chopped up any kind of candy bar.
It's all on an apple - makes it healthy, right?


  1. What a beautiful girl your Sydney was! D definitely checking into those eyeliners! Love long-lasting ones!

  2. My little sis and I have been sending those apple pop recipes back and forth toe ach other lately, so we better make them! I made baked apples last night. Gimme all the apple stuff! I saw the first ep of TIU and loved it. Getting caught up with ep 2 tonight!

  3. i will have to check out that you know if it's sold in sephora? the only liner that stays put is Nars Larger than Life eyeliner; that shit is hurricane proof.

  4. Aw, what a beautiful dog. I know it's impossible to ever really get over their loss. Dogs are family. <3

  5. OH that eyeliner...I will have to check it out. I wonder where they sell them besides Ipsy? Hmm......I want to see that movie too, did read that book, so I can go in with an open mind. When I watch a movie that was once a book, I try to disconnect myself from it, so I don't get upset about things they change to help the story along for the movie...good luck!

  6. Your assignment for Ironman sounds amazing! I'm sure there will be lots of inspirational stories. I haven't watched "This is Us" yet but I keep hearing about it. I'll have to give it a try.

  7. Those apple pops sound delicious. The rice, too! I'm coming to your house for dinner!
    I loooove that sweatshirt! I'd be wearing it all the time!
    This Is Us has totally sucked me in. I'm hooked and I can't wait to see how things turn out for the kids AND the parents!!

  8. We are totally on the same page with our TV watching, I haven't watched this weeks episode of This Is Us yet but I'm hooked after the first episode. And Survivor this season also seems really promising, some seasons I eventually stop tuning in because I lose interest but I don't think this will be one of them!

  9. Can't wait to hear what you think about the rice! I was thinking about trying it out next week. Those apple pops look so good too!!! I am loving This is Us, we still need to watch the latest episode but the first was good. Sorry about Sydney :( It is so hard when we lose our babies.

  10. I didn't realize This is Us was on last night!! Oh man I need to watch it stat. It's such a great show!! The first episode had me bawling my eyes out. So good!
    Apple Pops!! OMG, they look so good!! Love me some apples.

  11. Those Apple pops look delicious! Yay for your upcoming vacation and cozy cute sweatshirt! If you make the rice, share with us what you think as I saw that on Nadines too and it sounded great.

  12. I like the looks of that pineapple fried rice. I think I could make it with stuff I have with a few tweaks.

  13. That recipe looks really really good... bummer it's not lunchtime yet.... : / I think pets are one of the greatest but hardest parts of life. They make you so happy, and so sad. Mine are currently driving me up a wall by scratching our already pathetic couch and one of them is peeing all over the floor. I'M GOING CRAZY! I feel a bit the same about Miss Peregrine's but I may still go see it. I'm kind of on the fence and we have lots of plans this weekend so I might just read... We watched the first This Is Us, and it was really really good! Last night I wanted to keep reading. I have this weird thing where I can't "commit" to watching something live. It drives me bonkers to plan around TV. LOL YAY FOR FALL AND ALL THE THINGS COMING!!!!!!!!!! :) XO - Alexandra

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  14. The pineapple fried rice looks yummy!
    Sending big hugs for missing your pups. It's been about 4.5 since my boy crossed over and once in a while the missing him still sneaks up and blindsides me.
    Tim Hawkins is a hoot! Have you seen the one about styles of hand-raisers in church? Hilarious!
    Ooo...I wonder how long those apple pops would stay fresh once they are made? Those would be great favors next fall at my daughter's wedding.

  15. lol yes, that character having that peculiarity annoys me too!
    i want to watch this is us, but i am not good with weekly shows, so i am gonna wait till there is more to watch at once lol.
    totally almost bought that sweater at the disney outlet but they only had XS lol no.
    can't believe it's been 2 years for Sydney. hugs lovely xx

  16. Oh my ... I love the new show This is Us! I was hooked on the first episode but then couldn't stay up last night for the 2nd one. I'm hoping NBC plays a rerun before next Tuesday.
    It's so hard when our pets leave. One of my pugs was a stray so we have no idea how old she really is. She's also my shadow and I don't want to think about how much or how little time we might have with her.
    I haven't read the Miss Peregrine books yet but they're on my list! I hate it when movies don't follow the books though - hopefully it'll be close enough! :)

  17. Yum yum yum pineapple fried rice. I know I need all the pineapple I can get in my life right now since it's supposed to help kick your baby out haha. Sydney was a beautiful girl, I hope she is at peace now. That is a lovely photograph. Is there a new Survivor on right now? I thought about that show the other day, can't believe they're still going. That movie looks so good - I hope it doesn't make you too crazy. I can't remember that much from the book.

  18. I have been wanting to make that pineapple fried rice since Nadine posted it! So sorry about your fur babies. My mom has a frame with a picture of our beloved Beagle (who has been gone almost four years now) that says, "You have left my life, but you will never leave my heart" and I think that's so true. I so want to make those apple pops! So much easier to eat than a whole candy apple, plus, a higher ratio of sweets to apple...perfect!

  19. How exciting to get to volunteer at Ironman Louisville! I hope you write all about it! Because seriously how inspiring. I think I would probably just have chills the whole time!

  20. Your posts and photos always lift me up and make me smile. Even your sweet Sydney made my heart skip a beat. She was beautiful! Have an excellent evening!

  21. That pineapple Fried Rice looks awesome! I might have to try that, too! Haven't jumped on the This Is Us bandwagon yet but I fully intend too soon! Hope you have a relaxing vacation next month!

  22. I want to try the apple pops. Sydney can play with my Jamie at the bridge. :)

  23. YES that sweatshirt is pretty freaking awesome. I think you will be just perfect as a "catcher" at the Ironman.

  24. OK so you had to make me teary about the dogs??? Let's just move on from that....mmkay.

    I checked out some of my fall clothes last night and nope, not fitting into some of those pants again. I see. Shopping trip in my future.

  25. I love Tim Hawkins. I saw him live once. So how did I not know he had a podcast?? I am so excited. I've been listening to podcasts lately when I run, yay for a new one!!

  26. I am sooooo loving This is Us. I just watched this weeks episode last night and wow. Such great endings to both episodes. I am definitely hooked!!!

  27. Those apple pops look sooo good! What happened in the second episode of This is Us? I saw the first half and then got distracted doing something else.


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