I am SO excited that this Wednesday is the last in August. I am ready for September and all that it brings - fall! I am linking up with my usual Wednesday girls - Jessi and Jenn for What's Hap-pinning Wednesday and Shay for What's Up Wednesday.
What I'm eating this week...I made some yummy beef & black bean enchiladas on Sunday and have been eating on them ever since. For breakfast, hard boiled eggs with a banana muffin has been my go-to. I am almost wishing for over ripened bananas so I can make another batch of muffins. I just love them!
What I'm reminiscing about...my Chicago trip last fall. I am heading back there soon for a few days and I just cannot wait to be back in my favorite city!
What I'm loving...this is kind of silly, but this past weekend I was really on top of my game and set out my clothes for the entire work week. It's amazing how something as simple as that can really make your mornings easier.
What I've been up to...working on my company's United Way Silent Auction! It's starting September 12th and I am trying my hardest to have everything ready to go by this week, so that I can enjoy the long weekend with minimal stress. All the items have been collected, but now comes the tedious part - putting them up on the website. I have a big chunk done, but still so much to go!
What I'm dreading...our department coordinator is out this week (on a much deserved vacation - she is the best!), but that means a few things she normally would do is now falling on me and I am just a bit nervous on the execution. Fingers crossed I don't mess anything up!
What I'm working on...I guess the United Way Silent Auction answer should have actually fallen under this one. I also have been working on cleaning out my closet, but I can check that off the list because I finished it this past weekend! Another thing I am really trying to do is come up with different meals for the food I have at home, rather than run out to the grocery store. My freezer is a bit crowded, so I am hoping this helps get rid of a few things!
What I'm excited about...an extra long weekend! I am taking both Friday AND Tuesday off. I cannot wait! Not to mention - September marks the start of fall and I am SO excited about that. I have a super fun collaboration coming up for fall, too, so make sure to check back tomorrow for details on that!
What I'm watching...still loving RHONJ and RHOC. While I am not a super avid watching of RHONY, I am excited to see the reunion after that crazy last episode. Pretty Little Liars has been keeping me on the edge of my seat, too. I knew the show couldn't go on forever, but I am so sad that it is going to be over next year. I can't wait to see how everything really unfolds. The Pioneer Woman is also thrown in there. Her show is probably my favorite cooking show and I love watching it on the weekends. It makes me want to go live on a ranch where I can just cook and cook all day!
What I'm listening to...nothing really. My minimal commute doesn't necessarily allow for a lot of radio time.
What I'm wearing...For work, especially in this humidity, you can find me in a pencil skirt, a sleeveless blouse and a cardigan, or a dress. Lately on the weekend I have been loving jean shorts (similar). I wore them to Jack's birthday party because I knew I would want to be on the floor playing with him. The style is a bit more dressy so I feel put together, but have good stretch which makes them so comfortable. I threw them on again this past weekend and I have a feeling they will be making it in my bag again this coming weekend.
What I'm doing this weekend...I have a super fun weekend planned. I am going to be at my parents for a few days, then head on a quick little getaway to Chicago. My mom and I have shopping and flea market plans, then it's all about the food in Chicago. Well, the food and seeing my cousin's new condo. I have a feeling it's going to be a bit of a whirlwind, but in the best kind of way.
What I'm looking forward to next month...fall. I know that has been on repeat, but it is very true. I can't wait for the (hopefully) cooler weather, cozy clothes and all the yummy fall recipes. The end of the month brings a wedding - my cousin. Family weddings are just the best, not to mention this one is being held at my aunt's farm. I love the idea of a barn wedding and cannot wait to see how this one comes together!
Bonus Question: What is your favorite summer to fall transitional piece in your closet...I have a feeling it is going to be these tank dresses. They are so nice and airy for the summer, but adding a long cardigan and booties takes them right to fall.