Wednesday, August 28, 2019

What's Up Wednesdasy

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What We're Eating This Week
So Ricky & I have become addicted to this vegetarian lasagna
Amy's Vegetable Lasagna
It fills us both us & we have leftovers for the next day too.
I'm really picky about anything "pasta" because there tends to be a lot of garlic - I'm not a fan of garlic. & dont feel bad, garlic doesnt like me either.
But this doesnt have a strong garlic flavor to it - but still a good spice/season flavor.
This is a weekly must on our grocery list now.
... & for all of you that have the time to make home made lasagna. I applaud you.
I feel equally as proud to put something in the oven & pull it out 40 minutes later.
Its like I slaved over the stove all on my own.

What I'm Reminiscing About
I miss Christian Bookstores!!!!
First Family Christian bookstores disappeared...
& now Lifeway has closed up shop.
Makes me so super sad.
I always loved going in there & finding gifts & cards & books & bible studies & especially Christian art & shirts & hats.
... & I know that Amazon & online shopping is the reason - but there was something special about going in these stores & browsing.

Makes me even sadder that we live in a world that Christian based stores can't make it.
At the heart of it, that's the saddest part of it all.

What I'm Loving
e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil, Red/Coppr
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I had never tried any sort of eye brow pencil & I wanted to just see if it would really make a difference.
Enter this baby - I invested a big $2.00 to give it a shot.
& I LOVE IT! It makes a HUGE difference.
How can you lose for $2.00?

What We've Been Up To
We're on the car hunt.
I got my brakes "fixed" about 2 months ago & yeah... they're not fixed.
They're worse than ever.  They JACKED up my car something crazy.
I've had my car for 7 years so I'm debating on taking my car somewhere else to get it REALLY fixed, or looking into getting another car.
Ricky on the other hand - he NEEDS a car. His car gets to work & back home only due to prayers being lifted every day. Its bad.
So we're seeing if anyone can give us a deal to buy TWO cars.
We've done that before & it pays off for us.... so we'll see.

What I'm Dreading
See above - a car payment

What I'm Working On
Me.  right now, I'm really trying hard to work on me.

What I'm Excited About
Fall. Enough said.

This adorable graphic tee is a must-have for ladies who are in love with all things fall!

What I'm Watching / Reading
I've been hooked into the new show on Hulu Four Weddings & a Funeral - super cute!

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& currently reading An Anonymous Girl
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What I'm Listening To
I have always ALWAYS been a fan of Priscilla Shirer & when we were at Women of Joy, we found out her sister, Chrystal, is going to be speaking next year.
So I looked her up & have been addicted to her podcast ever since.
Those Evans girls... man, they have a blessing poured upon them with speaking.

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What I'm Wearing
I tried out a new bralette from Target ... its a Jockey Cami Strap Bralette.
I LOVE IT! It's so comfortable - gives pretty decent support - especially for small thin straps.
I love it! For that price, I'll keep stocking up on these babies!
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What I'm doing this Weekend
Hopefully NOT doing an infusion.
I'm really thinking I'm going to skip it.
I see the Hematologist next week so I may just cancel this one & if she says I HAVE to have it - then I'll put it at the end. I just dont want my long holiday weekend to have yuck involved.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month
Getting back into a women's bible study group.
I'm joining in with my precious friend & a bunch of ladies that I've "churched" with over the years.
I am looking forward to going & soaking up the messages & conversation & not having to lead this go around.  I enjoyed leading the Women's group I was involved in for a few years, but I know everything has a season & I have too much going on in life to take on too much right now.
So I'm happy to just sit in the group & talk all about God!

What Else is New
Ernie is still in his agility training & its crazy to see how he listens to Ricky with a new intent.
I know going forward, when we get a new puppy - because we all know we'll get another puppy - we're going to start them in agility training early on.  Gives such discipline.


  1. I miss the Christian stores, too. They all closed up around us. I used to love taking the boys and letting them pick something out. Hopefully the double car strategy will work out. I hope you both find something that works for you. We got a glimpse of fall this week and it's been a nice switch.

  2. I'm looking forward to fall too. I always do until it gets too cold!

  3. G loves that version of the lasagna!! Cant wait to hear what you think about anonymous girl - I really enjoyed it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. I know some people don't like them, but the Kia store occasionally does two-fer deals. I've had my Sorento for 10 years and it was bought used - I don't think I've put an exorbitant amount of money into it either - but it's 13 years old now and I'm dreading an eventual and upcoming car payment too. Sooo ready for fall here!!

  5. Annie Downs has Priscilla Schirer on her podcast this week. I haven't listened, but I plan to check it out at some point.

  6. It makes me sad to see stores go. I prefer shopping at a store over online for most everything. It’s just more special. Good luck on the car hunt! And I hope you don’t have to have an infusion this weekend!

  7. I love that lasagna! Most of the Amy's stuff I've tried has been pretty good. And I just heard about that 4 Weddings and a Funeral show. I was thinking of giving it a try so that's good to hear that you're enjoying it :) I started the Borgias on Netflix but I should have known better. Too violent for me.

  8. I love it when bible study picks up again in the Fall! That lasagna sounds good. I was sad when they closed a small town Christian bookstore here. I do like online but something about bookstores, oh please don’t take those. Nothing like browsing the pages.

  9. Oh, christian bookstores! I will never forget the first time I went into one after I got saved. It is really sad that they've closed. And you're right, there's a lot more to it than just a business closing.

  10. I miss the Christian bookstores too. We do still have Mardel, so I definitely need to give them my business so they stay around. That is my favorite brow pencil...nice quality and $2! I will have to listen to that podcast. Thanks for the tip.

  11. I'm going to look for that lasagna! My go-to is to have CPK frozen pizzas in the freezer for nights when I just can't deal with cooking.
    Do you guys have a Mardel's? There isn't one here, but we had one in Missouri and in Colorado. I would get lots of school supplies there as well. The Christian store my MIL used to send me books from also closed here.

  12. Oh man car payments are not fun at all. I dread the day we have to get a new vichle. On another note, our pup loves agility too and it gets so much energy out.


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