Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday- October 2016

The last Wednesday of October. How did that get here so quickly Here's what's we've been up to around here.

 What we're eating this week?
Even though we are off the 21 day fix-- the raw veggies, fruit, lean meats and clean carbs are still lingering around here with a few cheats. We brought back some Trader Joe treats from the US and those mini chocolate cookies with some pumpkin spice cookie butter have been awesome!!! 

What I'm reminiscing about
Not a whole lot to be honest. This life of ours has us pretty busy!

What I'm loving
That Cassia and her violin playing have really taken off. It's all about the practice, friends... and the threats/ bribes :-)
Oatmeal bars. A great, filling breakfast.I'm going to try to post a recipe soon.
That the house is scattered with pumpkins everywhere!
How much A has taken to her little ballet class. She asks me to go ALL the time. 
My first visit to Nordstrom Rack-- how have I not been to this place before?!

What we've been up to…
 School, extra curricular, family and friends time and laundry like 10 people live in our house

What I'm dreading…
The COLD weather is coming and I'm feeling it in my bones already!

What I'm working on
+ Taking a couple rooms each month and getting stuff all sorted out.
+ Getting ready for Divali and Halloween. 
+ Clean eating-- a daily struggle when I just want to bathe in cookie butter 
+ Getting A to read- slow and steady and lots of mama patience.

What I'm excited about…
We have two mini getaways planned in November to Great Wolf Lodge and I have a night away with some girlfriends
ANd Trinidad right after Christmas to visit family and friends. I cannot wait!

What I'm watching/reading…
Our second neighbourhood book club meeting is today to discuss "The House on Mango Street". This has been a short story but it's taking me a looong while to get into it. I still haven't finished it!

I'm up to date on Scandal (last season's finale is a shocker!!!) and now I'm on season 2 of Downton Abbey. LOVE!

What I'm listening to..
The radio and the latest hits with two little song-birds in the back seat  belting out their tunes and misconstrued lyrics. 

What I'm wearing…
The leggings and jeans have come out along with some thicker tops and tunics!! I've even busted the winter jackets and cardy-uggs out on some especially cold days.

What I'm doing this weekend…
Divali is on Saturday so we head to some family's house for prayers and a delicious meal!And then on Sunday we have a mad rush to get the house ready for Halloween (the Festival of Lights and ghosts and ghouls don't exactly go hand in hand)

What I'm looking forward to next month..
See what I'm excited about above. Oh and starting to get Christmas prep in order :-)

What else is new?
Apart from my cross border purchases of a few new household items and little fall fashion finds for the girls, not a whole lot!

What's my favourite Halloween picture/memory/tradition?
My first baby in her first Halloween costume has got to be my favourite!!

 Linking up with the lovely Mel, Shay and Shaeffer


  1. When all I want is cookie butter...ha! For me TJ's always gets me with the dark chocolate peanut butter cups. The struggle is real.

  2. You had me at pumpkin spice cookie butter!!! It may be worth the 2 hour drive to Trader Joes just to get some. #butreally. We are in weather limbo here. Hot, cold, warm, freezing. I can't even imagine how much colder it gets up North though.

  3. I think I need to bump Scandal and Downtown Abbey up on my "must watch" list. So many people talking about them.

  4. It sounds like October has been a busy month for everybody. How exciting to have a couple of fun getaways in the near future!

  5. I am so jealous of you and your little main vacations! I need to plan one asap. Happy Wednesday <3

  6. I feel you on the cold weather coming and dreading it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. We've never stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge but we've been for a wedding. It was amazing! We want to stay there someday.


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