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What's Up Wednesday

Holy smokes, it's the end of March already?!?!!!??!  Dang, this month FLEW!!!  It was only a month ago that I was panicking about taking 5 seven year old's to the bowling alley, now I can barely remember it!

What we're eating this week...
NOT spaghetti squash!  A sweet friend shared her recipe for spaghetti squash and I had it on my grocery list yesterday.  I looked high and low at the store but they didn't have any there.  I guess I'll have to try the other store next time I'm in town.

What I'm loving...
Bows, bows and more bows!!!  Tenley has more bows than any 4 month old has a right to have but I am getting bored with them so I ordered her some more.  Look at me stepping outside of my pink box and getting her a green one!  That thin, pink one is a leather bow, so cute and sweet and simple!  I can't wait for her to wear them!

What we've been up to...
Soccer practice, preparing for Easter, celebrating birthday's...

What I'm dreading...
Sitting at the boys' soccer games this Saturday morning.  It's supposed to be a chilly 32 degrees that morning and I'm pretty sure by the time their games start it's not going to be much warmer than 40.  I don't want to take Tenley out in that cold so I suppose there's a chance I'll be missing the games, which breaks my heart.  I'm dreading making that decision.

What I'm excited about...
We got a membership to our local golf course this year and I'm excited that Andy and the boys get to golf whenever they want!  Brennan is beyond excited about it, he keeps telling us when he plans to go golfing.  Just the other day he told us he was golfing Sunday.  It finally dawned on me: he thought him and Aiden could go out golfing on their own, without me or Andy there.  Ha ha, silly boy!  I'm glad he is so excited about it.  I told Andy when Brennan is a famous PGA Tour golfer we'll get to tell an interviewer how excited Brennan was the first year we got a membership to our local golf course.  :)  His plans are to play on the golf team for Iowa in college.  Dream big, Buddy!  They broke in their season on Monday, played 4 holes before it was time to head home for supper.  It's so great they can go play 3 or 4 holes after Andy gets home from work, before supper.  Or, during the summer, they can go play a few holes after supper before the sun goes down.  It's going to be fun for all of them!

What I'm watching/reading...
Watching: 'Deadliest Catch'.  The new season just started last night so we'll be watching that for the next couple of months. Also, the new show on ABC called 'The Catch'.  OMG, the pilot last week was SO good!  I'm totally digging the 70's vibe they gave the main character, from her hair to her makeup to some of her clothing - love!!!
Reading: I have downloaded a ton of books to my Kindle over the last couple of months and now I just need to find time to read them!  Tons of Elin Hilderbrand, love her!  A couple of Nicholas Sparks - hand me the tissues!  And then some odds and ends, freebies from Book Bub.  I have a huge list of books to read on Goodreads - look me up on there to check out my book shelf!

What I'm listening to...
The 'click click click' of the baby swing.  I think I might have said that last month, too!  Miss Tenley is napping MUCH better in her crib these days but there are still times I put her in the swing for a nap or just to chill.  'Click click click'  :)  I am also listening to a lawn mower somewhere in the neighborhood.  It is a tad early to be mowing here in Iowa, the grass has barely had time to grow, but if that's how you make your money you get started as soon as possible.  I love the sound of a mower, except during nap time, which is when our neighbor's yard outside the bedrooms always seems to get mowed, ha ha!

What I'm wearing...
Ha!  This question makes me laugh this month because I feel like I have a closet full of nothing and never have anything fun/cute/exciting to wear.  My super awesome friend, Des, keeps insisting I try Stitch Fix but I'm reluctant because I'm not the type to spend very much money on clothes.  The thought of spending $75 on jeans gives me heart palpitations!  So, what I'm wearing?  Nothing noteworthy.  Womp womp wooommmmppp.

What I'm doing this weekend...
The boys have their first soccer games Saturday morning.  We are hoping to lay and grout the tile in the basement bathroom.  Sunday afternoon we are having cake and ice cream to celebrate my mom's big birthday.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
My mom's 60th birthday winery tour day!  My mom, sister, grandma, some aunts and a couple cousins are going on a day long tour of a few wineries in SE Iowa to celebrate Mom's big, special day!  We're also going to hit up a really cool antique store, I'm super excited about that!  You know I'll blog all about it, stay tuned in April... :)

What else is new...
At the beginning of the month Tate started going to my sister's daycare 1 day a week for 2 hours.  He plays with the kiddos and has a ton of fun.  They go outside, play with puzzles, build train tracks, cart cows around in trucks, etc, etc, etc.  I believe in just the 8 hours he was there this month his social skills have already improved a great deal.  I was worried that he didn't have kids to play with so this has taken care of that worry completely.  Plus he loves his time with Auntie!

Bonus question: What's your favorite Spring cleaning tip?
In a large, heavy duty spray bottle, pour in 1C warm vinegar and 1C blue Dawn dish soap. Swirl it around a little to mix but don't shake or you'll have a sudsy mess. Spray it all over your shower and let it soak for at least 2 hours.  Then, just rinse it off!  I actually use a scrubber and scrub the shower a little but really no scrubbing needed - it soaks off all the soap scum and leaves your shower shiny and clean!  *Warning* It stinks! It's a really strong odor and you'll want to run your exhaust fan while it's soaking and for a bit after you rinse it all off, but it's totally worth it when you have a super clean shower with little effort!

Happy Wednesday!  Cheers to the last 2 days of March - I'm so ready for April!


  1. That winery tour sounds awesome!! Have so much fun!
    I am in need of a natural rust remover remedy for a tub that won't cause a lot of damage! Bring on April!

  2. Have fun

  3. Ahh, I totally need to try that for my shower... thanks for the tip!

  4. That recipe will be worth the The stores around here don't carry very many at a time so I too get disappointed when they are out. I am going to have to try the shower cleaner. I have the spray bottle and vinegar I just have to get the dawn.

  5. All the love for those bows!!! Have you checked out Sadie Sky for her bows? Or Free Babes for hers? I cannot get enough of the bows!

    Stitch Fix. COME ON. Treat yourself, momma. Just once. :)

    A while back you mentioned that soap and vinegar trick and it's become the only way I clean my shower, so thank you!!

  6. I hope you don't have to miss the games! I do hate those freezing cold mornings, though!

    1. The games were cancelled so I didn't have to miss - it was super cold and 50mph wind gusts, brrr!!!