Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What's Up Wednesday + linkup!

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Today I'm joining Mel, Sheaffer, and Shay for a little What's Up Wednesday fun!  It's the perfect way to link with their party and also share with Royally Waiting!  Be sure and link up below - Katy, Shelly, and I can't wait to see what you guys have been up to!

What we're eating this week...

On Sunday, Mike, the girls and I made a quick trip down to Houston to make a few returns.  Lucky for me, one of our stops was near Escalante's.  Nothing says lazy Sunday afternoon like chips, salsa, and margaritas!  YUMMY!

What I'm reminiscing about...

As soon as Colby found out they were releasing Cars 3, he told me to mark my calendar!  When he was a little boy, Cars was his FAVORITE movie and he couldn't wait to see the third installment.  We grabbed the besties and headed out for dinner and a show.  Y'all, it feels like yesterday when this kid was playing with matchbox cars on the floor and now he's starting to drive!!!  But, even though these cuties are getting older, I love that they still want to hang with us!

What I'm loving...

outfit inspiration for your 4th of July festivities

I'm loving all things red, white and blue!  I shared a few of my festive favorites last week!

What we've been up to...

I had kind of hit a wall with unpacking from the remodel.  Who am I kidding, I TOTALLY hit a wall!  We had stuff everywhere and I was beyond overwhelmed. Finally, I {think!} I'm out of my funk and have been tackling the piles!  Last weekend, it was my closet - check out these before and afters.  I feel like I can breathe again!!!



What I'm dreading...

Nothing that I can think of!

What I'm working on...

We were out of the house for over 100 days for the #greatremodelof2017.  I'm trying to give myself grace and set realistic goals on when everything will be put away.  So, if it took 100 days to do, I'm thinking it will take at least 1/2 that long to get everything back in...  So, I've got till July 24th.  Show of hands who thinks I will make it! :)

What I'm excited about...

I can't wait for the 4th of July!  Red, white, blue, firecrackers and friends - does it get any better than that?!

What I'm reading...

Magazines...lots and lots of magazines! :)

What I'm wearing...

Ann Taylor had a huge sale last week and I scored these pants for 1/2 off!  I'm terrible about buying the same style of clothing in different color but I know what I like! ;)

What I'm doing this weekend...

Mike and I are headed to Austin for a quick one night stay so that we can pick up Colby from camp on Saturday.  Super duper excited to get away just the two of us - even if it is less than 24 hours!

What I'm looking forward to next month...

July means one thing in our house - it's time for TBarM!!!  Our big kids having been attending TBarM since they completed first grade and they both will agree - it's their absolute favorite thing to do all summer long!  You can read more about why we send our kids to summer camp here.

And, if you have kiddos or grand kids going to summer camp soon, here are a few ideas for care packages!

summer camp care package ideas

What else is new...

House of Belonging sign

I have wanted a House of Belonging sign since the very first time I saw one - I could never narrow down my favorites though!  That was until I saw this one!!!  It describes our family perfectly!!!  Love, love, LOVE!

And, before you go, we would love to have you link up with us!  We can't wait to see what you have been royally up to!

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Get Social with Katy!

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  1. I have always wanted to eat at Escalantes! So glad the funk is over and you are making progress....I have to come soon!! And I'm DY-ing over that jumping picture of the girls!! Carly...bahahahaha.

  2. Good morning! Thank you kindly for hosting the link up! Your Ann Taylor pants are gorgeous! I'm the same way - find what I really like and buy several...

  3. Cleaning closets can be so did an amazing job with yours! Love those Ann Taylor pants!

  4. I think you can do it! You can do it! what a great deal you got on those pants! Loving that sign too, perfection.

  5. I think you can do it. I just cleaned my closet and yours looks ten times better than mine.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend and Fourth.

  6. I love that Colby still wants to hang out! I so miss this! If there is a new movie I really want to see with them, I have to call it right away before they make plans with their friends. It's worked several times. Love your pants and the House of Belonging sign!


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