What’s Up Wednesday: April 2018

What we’re eating this week:

Monday: leftovers

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: breakfast sandwiches

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: bibimbap

Sunday: chicken cesar salad

What I’m reminiscing about:

With my brother graduating college and another royal wedding, I’m reminiscing about my own final weeks of college and watching William and Catherine’s wedding during my senior week festivities. It’s a fun comparison seven years later.

What I’m loving:

Sunshine. Warm weather. Cute new shoes. Wearing dresses. Fitting in old pairs of jeans.

What we’ve been up to:

This month was full! We celebrated Easter, celebrated the end of college with the seniors in my husband’s department, had my Mother-in-law visit for a couple weeks and enjoyed some warm spring days sprinkled amidst the spring snow!

What I’m excited about:

Heading to Colorado for my brother’s college graduation from the University of Colorado! I can’t believe he’s graduating, flying off to Europe for a month, and entering the workforce.

It’ll be fun to be in Colorado with my family, my grandma & my “older brother”. We’ll also be celebrating Mother’s Day while there, so it’ll just be a fun week!

What I’m watching:

I loved watching the latest season of Father Brown on Netflix! It’s one of my very favorite shows. It’s a murder mystery show set in a small 1950s British town and the endearing characters in the parish and police station. I’m obsessed!

I’ve also enjoyed…

What I’m reading:

I did a good bit of reading this month and have my book round up coming next week!

What I’m listening to:

What I’m looking forward to this month:

How was your April?

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Currently

My beloved mother-in-law flew in last night and I am so excited she’s here! We’re also supposed to have temperatures in the 70s tomorrow before snow returns, so I am thrilled to have such a warm day ahead!

Sniffing: The two candles I’m loving right now are both from Bath & Body Works that we picked up around the holidays during their massive candle sale day. One is called Peppered Suede and the other is Bergamot Mint. They both have a such a clean, masculine scent that feels perfect for this spring we’ve been having.

Craving: warm weather! I want to spend an afternoon reading outside in the sunshine and wear sundresses again.

Loving: We found gluten-free flour tortillas by Mission at the closest Wegmans and they have made tacos and burritos so delicious at our house. I love corn tortillas too, but having a flour alternative has been wonderful!

Living in: My LLBean Wicked Good slippers are still constantly on my feet at home. They’re the best.

Wondering: There are a lot of questions I have about our news cycle and the events of the world that have me wondering.

Listening: Music I’ve been enjoying the Google Play station called Kareoke Classics, Blink-182, and the Hamilton soundtrack. Podcasts I’ve been enjoying are Launch, Business Wars, American History Tellers, The Popcast with Knox and Jamie, The Bible Binge, Women’s Work, From the Front Porch, Pantsuit Politics, What Should I Read Next?, and Pod Save America.

Reading: I’ve been really enjoying political memoirs and fiction so far this year with three of my favorite reads of 2018 being Campaign Widows, Dear Madam President, and From the Corner of the Oval. I’m also rereading the Harry Potter series and deeply enjoying it. My current non-HP read is White Houses about Eleanor Roosevelt.

Watching: I’ve been loving the latest season of Father Brown on Netflix. William and I have been watching Versailles and that’s been enjoyable. While my mother-in-law is visiting, were going to finally watch season two of The Crown. I’ve also been rewatching Hart of Dixie when I want something in the background; it’s a goofy, cheesy show, but I enjoy it.

I’ve been loving the latest season of Father Brown on Netflix. William and I have been watching Versailles and that’s been enjoyable. While my mother-in-law is visiting, were going to finally watch season two of The Crown. I’ve also been rewatching Hart of Dixie when I want something in the background; it’s a goofy, cheesy show, but I enjoy it.

What are you up to currently?

Spring Wish List: Home

Spring always makes me feel ready to add bits of new decor to refresh our home as we move out of winter and hibernation.

New throw pillows for our living room are a priority, as our others are older and well loved. I’m loving the texture combination on these three from Belk and will use them as inspiration for what I eventually choose.

I find fresh tea towels can add such a fun pop to the kitchen! These two from Macy’s are so cute.

How do you refresh your home for the new season?

Spring Wish List: Accessories

I have major spring fever right now, and the fresh layer of snow that fell overnight has just increased my desire for sunshine, blooms and warm weather. These are the pieces I’m loving for spring and summer right now.

These two handbags from Kate Spade have inspired all the 😍😍😍 from me, especially the floral! I’m also crazy about this shade of blue right now.

I recently got these sunglasses from Warby Parker that I love!

What accessories have your attention this season?

Spring Wish List: Belk

I have major spring fever right now, and the fresh layer of snow that fell overnight has just increased my desire for sunshine, blooms and warm weather. These are the pieces I’m loving for spring and summer right now.

I am loving these dresses!

Also, these tops are so cute! Clearly I’m loving yellow, navy, black and white. My favorites are clear.

Spring Wish List: Shoes

I have major spring fever right now, and the fresh layer of snow that fell overnight has just increased my desire for sunshine, blooms and warm weather. These are the shoes I’m loving for spring and summer from DSW and Tom’s right now.

I really like these two nude dressy sandals from DSW.

I am loving these shoes from Tom’s too.

Also, how cute are these Rifle Paper Co. And Keds collaboration shoes?!

What shoes are you loving lately?

Spring Wish List: Loft

I have major spring fever right now, and the fresh layer of snow that fell overnight has just increased my desire for sunshine, blooms and warm weather. These are the pieces I’m loving for spring and summer from Loft right now.

I really want some white skinny jeans for spring and summer, and I love the for of the modern skinny.

These tops have caught my eye and I love how effortlessly they’d blend into my wardrobe.

These three dresses have caught my eye too. I’m trying to decide what to wear for my brother’s graduation and Mother’s Day. I also just prefer to love in easy dresses when the sun is shining and the weather is warm.

What had caught your eye from Loft recently?