What's Up April!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

It's time to link up with Sheaffer and Shay for What's Up Wednesday!

What we're eating this week...
Monday - Pot Roast leftovers
Tuesday - Breakfast (eggs, turkey sausage, fruit)
Wednesday - Tacos & Chipotle Rice
Thursday - Garlic Burger Sliders
Friday - Cauliflower Gnocchi & Meatballs
Weekend - Take Out

What I'm reminiscing about...
When we were able to hangout with our friends and family :(

What I'm loving...
Extra time at home with X.
I work outside of the home Monday - Friday, so being able to work from home and be here with him is bonus time I never would have normally had.

What we've been up to...
Pretty much what everyone else in the country has been up to...a whole lotta nothing :;)

I have been baking a lot of banana bread these days too.

What I'm dreading...
Nothing really :)

What I'm working on...
This post, my fitness, meal planning.
Pretty much all the things ;)

What I'm excited about...
This bits of progress at the house each day!

While we still don't have a date yet, but seeing the things you picked out actually come together is super exciting!
Check out all this update and more here!

What I'm watching/reading...
I feel like that is all we are doing is watching TV!
I watched the finale of Schitt's Creek and cried at a comedy :(

Of course we watched Tiger King and loved every minute of it! lol!

Review: The many issues with the Netflix docu-series 'Tiger King ...

We also watched Sneaky Pete on Prime and I really liked it. Watch Sneaky Pete - Season 1 | Prime Video

Currently we are watching Grimm.
There are 6 seasons of it and we just started season 3.

Season 3 | Grimm Wiki | Fandom

I am bummed that we don't have Spectrum, because my FIL just started watching Paradise Lost this weekend.
It looks so good!

When Does Paradise Lost Premiere? Spectrum Release Date | TV ...

What I'm listening to...
Anything I can to drown out hearing X shouting while playing Fortnite! lol!
I have been checking out a lot of the at home concerts and Facebook/Instagram live music.
Brad Paisley was really good!

Carrie was amazing as always!

Thomas Rhett at home was funny and really good!
And now I'm loving these songs that I can't believe I never heard until recently.

And I checked out Hope Rising hosted by Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure.
It was so good!

What I'm wearing...
Pretty much just jeans and tees on repeat.

I still can't get myself to wearing leggings during the day, but here are some other looks I've styled this month.

What I'm doing this weekend...
It is the weekend right now? ;)
All I know is that I am not working or teaching then ;)
Maybe a little more of this...

and this...

What I'm looking forward to next month...
The Governor just announced this week some businesses are reopening beginning May 1st.
I'm looking forward to seeing how things go before I even think of venturing out!
Once I get a better sense of how things are going, I will be rescheduling all the appointments and such!
And hopefully visiting family! 🙏🙏

What else is new...
Testing out new skincare products.
I received this scrub to try out and I love it!

Seriously, no redness whatsoever right after using it!
That is crazy with how sensitive my skin is.

I also decided to try out some Beautycounter products while at home.
They are arriving today and I can't wait to check them out.
I will keep you posted :)

And that is it for the month of April!
Hang in there friends!
We (and God) got this!

XOXO ~ Vanessa

Linking up with the Style Six Ladies and Nancy's Fashion Style.

The Feels | April 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Hello and Happy Monday!
It's time for the April edition of The Feels!

Favorite Meal?
Anything take out! lol!
Actually, we are loving the steak street tacos and potato ole's from Taco John's these days.
While those ole's aren't the best thing for you, they are delicious!!!

Taco John's® Celebrates National Tortilla Chip Day with Potato ...

Favorite Movie/TV Show/Book?
We have been watching A LOT of TV while we are at home.
But one show that I absolutely loved watching with Mic was Sneaky Pete on Prime. Watch Sneaky Pete - Season 1 | Prime Video

It is tough finding shows we both like, but this one fit the bill really well!

Favorite Activity?
This is tricky since we aren't doing much while we are under the stay at home order.
But we did have a couple brief visits with my dad and step mom, and then my brother, SIL and niece stopped down.

We just visited the house to show them the progress, and hung out outside and talked.
I only wish I could get a visit like that with my mom!

Favorite Moment?
Watching X light up on his zoom calls for school!

He is very proper and pretty quite while on the calls, but the smile that comes across his face when he actually sees his teacher and friends is the best!

Goal for May?
Get out of the house more!
The weather here hasn't been that great for April, so I'm hoping May will be better and we can take advantage.
I'm even willing to kick the soccer ball with X! lol!

Anything else that made April feel good?
I also had a zoom call with a few friends it was so good!
Hearing your friends voices, even if brief, is good for the soul!

I would love for you to join me today!
Link up your blog post below, or share your answers on Instagram in your feed or stories :)

Check out previous months below.

XOXO ~ Vanessa

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Friday Favorites Week #17

Friday, April 24, 2020

We made it!
I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika for another week of Friday Favorites!

One of my favorite moments of each week is when X gets on a Zoom call with his class :)
They are so fun to watch and listen to!

I tuned in Friday night to the live stream of Hope Rising on Facebook hosted by Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure.

I'll be honest, I'm not usually into that style of music.

But it was so good and uplifting!
If you didn't watch/listen to it, head here to check it out!

On Sunday, we had a quick visit with my brother, SIL, and niece.

We met out at our house and just kept our distance as much as possible.
We tried to grab a quick pic of these two cousins and X had trouble just smiling :/

When he finally gave in, Lily had had enough of him. 😂

This right here...#truth

On Monday night I had a much needed Zoom call with a few friends.

So good for the soul!

On Wednesday, I shared how I styled my military jacket recently.

During home school this week we checked out the live webcam from the Georgia Aquarium and X loved it!

And X's favorite moment of the week was last night in Fortnite.
Travis Scott did a live event in the game and he was having a blast jumping and dancing all around in the game.

Don't forget to get your posts ready for Monday!

And that is it for this week!
Wishing you all healthy and happy weekend!

XOXO ~ Vanessa

Style My Way | Military Jacket

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Another week, another jacket.
I've mentioned before that I have a thing for jackets and coats.
Nothing fancy, but I have a lot of them.
Minus the few days of snow we recently had, this time of year I get excited to break those jackets out!
Today I'm sharing one way I wore my military jacket recently.

Similar Jacket - Available in 5 colors (including camo)

And even a selfie to show that I did throw on a little makeup, a few waves in my hair, and some jewelry.

Earrings - Necklace (Altard State)
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I said this in my ways to stay sane post, but getting ready each day definitely helps my mind.
I know I'm not going anywhere, but just feeling put together during the week makes me so much more productive.
Don't get me's minimal makeup and hair ;)

Do own a military jacket?
How do you style it?

Thanks as always for stopping by!

XOXO ~ Vanessa

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Friday Favorites Week #16

Friday, April 17, 2020

Hello and Happy Friday!
I said this yesterday, but I'm saying it again...Why do four day school weeks feel SO LONG?!?!
At the end of the day it doesn't matter because it's Friday!
Bring on the weekend!
Well...just bring on the non working/homeschooling days ;)

Linking up with Andrea, Narci & Erika for Friday Favorites!

Last week I realized I had no way to get some traditional items for an Easter meal and I was kind of bummed.
Thankfully, I saw that Wayne's Country Market shared the items they had in store on Facebook and I was able to play a quick order late Friday night.
I picked things up on Saturday morning and all was right with the world ;)

I shared this DRMTLGY Microdermabrasion Scrub on Instagram this week.
I was so shocked that after using a scrub on my face that I didn't have an ounce of redness!
I call that a winner!


* I received this product for free, but all opinions and photos are my own *

On the blog this week I shared a yummy banana bread recipe that I think everyone in the family will enjoy :)

My MUST HAVE denim jacket was on display this week for my Style My Way post.

And I shared another update on our house in my Let's Stay Home post yesterday!

Other things that have made my week...

Silly phone calls with my niece...

Thankfully, X isn't rebellious 🤞🤞 but he IS stubborn!

Things that are not my favorite...

I stubbed my toe/foot last night on a door and I can barely move it this morning 😭😭

And this is happening today in central Ohio...

That is all for today folks!
Time to start homeschooling before X's zoom call this afternoon.
Then it's work time for me ;)

Wishing you all the best!

XOXO ~ Vanessa
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