What's Up Wednesday (on a Thursday...night)

Remember the last time I did one of these posts?  I mentioned that I may not do another until November!  I'm proud to say I'm back for another edition and it's only September October. :)


Sunday: Leftovers
(We had a late lunch at Chipotle, so we opted to save our nice meal until the following day and dined on a few leftovers.)

Monday: Grilled steak, twice-baked potatoes, and asparagus with roasted balsamic tomatoes

Tuesday: Leftovers...again
(I have my moms' group--that includes dinner--every other Tuesday, so unfortunately for the fam, they didn't get a home-cooked meal.)

Wednesday: Chick-Fil-A
(This was end of quarter for Craig and he worked until 8.  I had to get the kids from daycare, which is quite the haul from my work, so I swung through the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru on the way home.  We took it home and ate it on our patio in the gorgeous weather.)

Thursday: Something from Hello Fresh!
(Finally a decent meal!  I received my first Hello Fresh box yesterday, so tonight we will be enjoying something from that.  Either Pan Seared Chicken Sausage with Tangy Cabbage and Butternut Squash-Apple Puree, Seared Steak with Creamy Horseradish Sauce with Rosemary-Roasted Root Vegetables, OR Potato Latkes & Marinated Beet Salad with Sour Cream, Apples, and Chives.  I mean, say those don't sound good!  If you're interested in Hello Fresh (a delivery-to-your-door foodie subscription service), check for a Groupon or Living Social!  This box was purchased with a Groupon and I purchased another discounted box through Living Social just yesterday!)  *Update: We had the chicken sausage.  It was good--not amazing--but good!

Friday: Perhaps another Hello Fresh meal?

Saturday: Who knows...the last of the Hello Fresh meals, maybe?

Sunday: Chili for the Chiefs game!!


Two years ago TODAY, I posted this little image on my social media.

It's crazy to think that that turned into this.

It's true what they say - the days are long, but the years are fast!  How in the world do I already have a 1 and 3 year old?!


Two words.  Old. Navy.  Like every other girl out there - I love fall fashion.  There's something really fun about looking trendy again after a summer of shorts, tank tops, and flip flops.  Don't get me wrong.  I loooooove summer clothing (it's so comfy!), but fall is my favorite season for fashion.  And Old Navy?  Let's just say that I've given them a few of my dollars in recent weeks. ;)

Here are some of the new tops that have graced my closet.

And these pants.  Can we talk about these pants for a moment.  I was skeptical.  And a little nervous about whether I could pull them off.  But, oh my goodness, are they comfy!!  It's like wearing pajamas to work, and every time I wear a pair, I get complements galore!  Two of my co-workers even ordered themselves a few pairs after seeing mine last week!  I highly, highly recommend them.  They work with flats, wedges, and even booties!  Even better--each pair was in the $12 to $14 price range!  Thank you, Old Navy!


A trip to Iowa.

Lots of time outdoors.

T.Swift concert for me.

We updated our fall artwork.

The days are getting shorter, which means one thing - winter schminter.

A whole lot of planning for my Advanced/Pre-AP class this year.  I'm having a blast teaching those kiddos, but man, is it a lot of work.  For the second year in a row.

1) Halloween
2) The cooler weather
3) Being almost one quarter of the way done with the school year!  #alwaysanoptimist
4) Liz's blog fall scarf exchange!

Football and fall baseball!!!  The Royals are in the playoffs for the second year in a row (and only second time in 30 years) and the Hawkeyes started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2009--also known as the year they won the Orange Bowl.

Pandora while I work blog.

Currently, a pencil skirt with the above light blue ON shirt and booties.  But a whole lot of leggings lately.

We have a pretty low-key weekend planned.  Perhaps a visit to the pumpkin patch.  And chili/the Chief's game with our old neighbors on Sunday.

Well next month is November, but considering I was supposed to post this yesterday....I'll tell you what I'm looking forward to for October.  Cooler (but hopefully not cold!!!) weather, the changing of the leaves, soups, the Lenexa Chili Challenge, family photos, pumpkins, visits from both of our families, and mostly, Halloween in our new neighborhood!!  I can only imagine it will be a fabulous time since we always have a blast with our neighbors!  And it's on a Saturday.  #canyoncreekpartay


Ummmm...I joined Snapchat?  I'm still trying to figure it out and I only follow about 10 people (The Bachelor's Janner, included!), but I will say, it's fun!  You can find me at sarahbsides.

I don't know that we really have any major Halloween traditions.  I mean, we go Trick or Treating, but doesn't everyone?  (Old Trick or Treat posts: 2012 | 2013 | 2014)  Something my co-worker does that I have always admired--her son leaves his Halloween candy for the "Halloween Fairy".  The fairy takes his candy and delivers it to girls and boys who can't go trick or treating.  The fairy leaves a new toy in place of the candy.  I really like the idea and have always said I would do that once my kids are old enough!

That's it for this edition.  Perhaps I'll be back later this month!! ;)

Linking up with Shay @ Mix & Match Family and Mel @ The Larson Lingo



  1. LOVING those tops you got!!! I love Old Navy and have bought a few myself as well. But I need to go back and check those out! If only it would get cool enough for me to wear them :)

  2. I clearly need to check out ON. I was just thinking about what our family (I) will wear for family pics in a few weeks. A shopping trip is in order.
    So envious of your trip home. We are headed back next month and I cannot wait.
    Holy smokes, the Royals have been so much fun to watch the past two years! Let hope they can make another WS appearance!

  3. Yay love the update! Those pants are sooo cute and only $12?!?!?! I wonder if I could pull them off.......? Eek. SO proud of the Royals!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the Kansas, fall weather with those cute boys!!

  4. I love all your Fall artwork on display. How cute!