Wednesday, December 18, 2019

What's Up Wednesday- December 2019

Exactly one week until Christmas and we are totally stoked. I didn't know if there would be a What's Up Wednesday next week because Christmas so I decided to do it today.


What we're eating this week?
Lots of soups, salad, lean protein followed by cookies, popcorn and chocolate. Tis' the season, friends and gluttony is a real thing. Ha!!

What I'm reminiscing about
Not a whole lot. It's all about the present and this beautiful life we live. 

What I'm loving
All the giving. My girls did their second annual neighbourhood drive and once again collected so much food for our local food banks from our neighbours. Some of our family heard about it as well and generously contributed to the cause. 

We dropped it off at the police station this time.

Quite the haul, eh?!

We also got a special mention on the police twitter account

The girls and I also did some stockings for our own age groups. These go to shelters and other organisations in need. When my awesome aunt found out we were doing this, she matched it so instead of three stockings, we funded six. 

Some of our family and us also decided that instead of exchanging presents this year, we would donate to causes special to us instead. We have been having fun with that. 

What we've been up to…
Local Christmas Fun.

What I'm dreading…
January and the cold but I'm going to try being optimistic about the upcoming cold weather and hygge. Let's see how successful I am!

What I'm working on
All the odds and ends before next week. This year, I got most of my shopping done in November and now last Saturday, I trudged out in the snow to get one last present for one very special person :-). 

What I'm excited about…
My kiddos being off from school. Next week's festivities and a few days away as well.

What I'm watching/reading…
All of the Hallmark movies and some Netflix ones as well. D jokes that I have the knack for picking the most morbid Christmas movies LOL... I'm looking at you Three Days of Christmas! Ha!

Oh and all the Christmas magazines (thank you Kindle for the freebies) and some Christmas books as well.

What I'm listening to..
All the Christmas music!!!!

What I'm wearing…
This fleece bomber from Zara as my winter coat. It's ridiculously warm, so soft and cozy.
Image 1 of FLEECE BOMBER from Zara

What I'm doing this weekend…
Time with family, a birthday party, brunch and maybe skating with friends, maybe a little shopping and a whole lot of Christmas cheer.

What I'm looking forward to next month? 
Hygge, a little trip and maybe a lil' birthday fun!

What else is new?
Gymnastics is done until Jan. Here's her 'graduation'

Family dinner out with two of my favourite things... a martini..

And crab!! Yummo! Oh and wine. Three of my faves. 

The girls had fun doing this chocolate house my friend gifted them from a local chocolatier..

We did our eggnog!

We headed to a Christmas party hosted by the family of the lady who sold us our home and their beautiful home and tree was a backdrop for a few covert pictures.

My next door neighbour and me.

And my little poser!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, loves!

 Linking up with  Shay and Shaeffer



  1. Love soup and eggnog at all these beautiful beautiful pictures! Have a festive rest of your week gorgeous!

  2. I LOVE everything you and your girls have done for others this season! What an awesome lesson you have taught them about the true meaning of the season!

  3. Love your girls giving hearts! And the gluttony is for real over here too - I had more Christmas cookies than I can count last night.

    Green Fashionista

  4. What great ideas for teaching your kids about giving during this season!

  5. The countdown is on! I can't believe we're a week out until Christmas. I love all of the giving you are teaching your girls. Such a beautiful thing to instill in them.

  6. So many fun things. A martini may be in order for me this week!

  7. All that holiday giving just makes my heart melt! How wonderful to get them involved in so much.

  8. I love all the giving you've done over the holidays. All that food is AMAZING!!! And Rachel has joined Dave in the eggnog love this year so I should figure out how to make it. They have gone through a 2L carton since Saturday. Yikes.

    And now I want crab legs. YUM!!!

  9. I enjoyed reading about your week and seeing the pics. Merry Christmas! :)



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