What's Up Wednesday: October 2017




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.  I said this last month, but I feel like we just did this post for September!  Where does the time go?!

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What I'm eating this week...I started a new workout program and am trying to adhere to the suggested meal plan.  I always struggle with meal plans because I love to cook and try new recipes, but I have a hard time figuring out if they 'fit' within the plan.  I decided to go the easy route this week and breakfast is Greek yogurt (with lots of cinnamon stirred in there), and then lunch and dinner are some combination of grilled chicken, a turkey burger, salad or broccoli.  With dinner I also have been including some type of carb, like butternut squash. 


What I'm reminiscing about...nothing really!  This is the same answer as last month, but it still rings true this month!

What I'm loving...the cooler weather!  I have actually been able to wear some fall fashion!

What I've been up to...this month seemed like a bit of a blur.  I feel like I spent the first part of the month recovering from Laurie & Emily's Great Adventure (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).  I wasn't feeling the best, but luckily it never turned into anything big and I was able to enjoy a trivia night at church.  I am participating in another weight loss challenge at work, and that kicked off on the 16th.  My brother's birthday was last Friday, so it was to Indy last week, which I shared about on Monday.  As far the rest of the month, work is going to be pretty busy the next few days, and I know I will be ready to relax come Friday at 4:00.  My Halloween plans consist of watching Hocus Pocus - I have had it on my DVR for seriously 2 years now (if not longer!) and have yet to watch it.    
What I'm dreading...how fast the holiday season is going to fly by.  I love this time of year and wish things would just slow down a bit!

What I'm working on...my fitness.  Hoping this time I can hit my goals once and for all and just maintain.


What I'm excited about...all the fun to come with the holiday season!


What I'm watching...the list is just too long!  I love having a full DVR with all new shows, not to mention Hallmark Christmas movies will be starting soon!   


What I'm reading...The Handmaid's Tale.

What I'm listening to...I don't listen to music a whole lot, just because I am not in my car often and when I am at home, I usually have the news on if I am not watching a show.  However, the trip to Indy I found a great oldies station that lasted for the majority of the drive.  Although some of the 'oldies' weren't all that old, but I guess now they are?!


What I'm wearing...my October work wear for the week post was last week, which you can see here.  Outside of work, I have been able to break out my Hunter boots a few times due to the rain when running errands.  I have had my boots for 3 years now, a little bit longer, and the novelty of them has yet to wear off!  



What I'm doing this weekend...hoping checking a few of my October goals off my list.  I have been slacking on those!

What I'm looking forward to next month...decorating for Christmas (2016 decor, 2016 Mom's decor, 2015 decor), Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday - just the whole holiday season in general!  It's the best time of the year!


What is my favorite Thanksgiving side...dumplings!  One of these days I need to share the recipe with you all.  They are the best!  

17 comments

  1. Would love your dumpling recipe!! I adore that black dress and bring on all the holiday goodness. LOVE having a full DVR too!

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  2. I can't believe we are going to be into November next week - that is just crazy!! Can't wait to see you kick butt with your fitness goals! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I'm also dreading how fast the holiday season is going to go! I need a pause button!

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  4. I'm with you -- I'm already feeling like this season is flying by! I want to slow down and enjoy it -- and catch up on all of my shows! Basically, I just need a snow day! :)

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  5. I'm glad we were on the same page with our excitement for the return of the Christmas movies :) October went by so fast this year, but I'm ready for November to bring out all of the Christmas things-- also really hoping to enjoy the next couple of months before the fly by!

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  6. Dumplings always hit the spot! I'm hoping to catch the Hallmark Christmas countdown this year, too. So fun!
    Rebecca @ EveryPieceFits.com

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  7. November already basically - CTAZY! Way to go on the new workout! I need to get back into something as well and asap!

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  8. I still love getting to break out my Hunters too! And you definitely need to share your dumpling recipe! I LOVE dumplings! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. Please share the dumplings recipe!! Are they hard or easy to make? Love that black dress!!

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  10. Oh Hocus Pocus!! I can't wait until the kids are old enough to watch! The only reason we haven't shown it to them yet is because I think it would terrify Olivia. Haha.

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  11. Can't wait to see what you check off your October goals! Hocus Locus sounds like the perfect way to spend Halloween!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  12. Look at that beautiful dress!!! Sometimes I wish that I worked in an office so I could have actual office attire haha that's the only reason ;)

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  13. I know! I seriously don't know where this last month went?! The next couple months need to go by a lot slower! haha And I'm with everyone else too - you need to share that recipe! ;)

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  14. I am so looking forward to the holidays coming up!!!! And I have already watched Hocus Pocus twice this year and I plan on watching it a couple of more times before the season is over!!

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  15. I tried checking out The Handmaid's Tale at the library and it was out. You have to tell me if you think I'd even like it after you finish it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  16. Hocus Pocus is always a must this time of year! And I love the excitement of the upcoming Holiday Season!

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