What’s Up Wednesday

I have missed linking up for What’s Up Wednesday the last month or two, but I am excited to share a little bit of what we have been up to lately today! I always look forward to seeing what everyone else has been up to, as well, so be sure to link up!
What We’re eating
This past weekend, Mike smoked pork in the smoker we got for Christmas! So we enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches the night he made it, and barbeque chicken pizza on Sunday! This week we have been using leftovers, so Monday was pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw again. I have also been using the leftovers with salt and pepper and brussel sprouts for lunch (seriously, he made a ton!) Besides pork, we grilled and out outside last night, and it was heavenly! These are the spring days we dream of all winter long in Minnesota. I would venture to guess pizza will be on the menu somewhere this week, because #wehaveaproblem
What I’m reminiscing about
Lincoln will be 11 months next week, and I cannot wrap my head around the fact that he is almost a year old. Wasn’t he just born!? He wasn’t the easiest baby, but those newborn days are honestly so fuzzy I feel like I blinked and we got to where we are today. While I was happy to see him outgrow the colicky phase, I sure miss those sweet newborn cheeks and noises.
What I’m loving..
I have been loving all of the spring fashion! I am obsessed with all of the floral things. How gorgeous is the Lauren Conrad dress?! I want it, it would be so perfect for Easter! I also am pineapple obsessed. I am planning on scooping up these bookends, as well as these shorts. I would have bought them already, but sadly I just have no use for them for at least another month 🙁
I can’t forget my new favorite shoes. Me (and every other person it seems) have been rocking them and they seriously go with everything. They are so pretty and perfect for spring!
What we’ve been up to
I have been party planning! I have Lincoln’s birthday party next month, but I am also planning my sister-in-laws baby shower for next weekend. We are doing a brunch, and her nursery theme  is SO cute and we have had a lot of fun pulling together a shower that reflects that. I cannot wait to share it!
What I’m dreading
Nothing in particular really! I suppose as it is only March it is inevitable that we will have at least one more blast of winter at some point..I am just so ready for spring to get here and stay!
What I’m working on
The baby shower and Lincoln’s birthday! I have also been putting some work into new projects for my blog and social media that I am pretty excited about! I am honestly amazed by how much work it actually takes to build a blog, but I am finally being presented with some exciting opportunities and writing and sharing my thoughts and ideas has turned into such a passion that I never imagined!
What I’m excited about
I am really excited to start pulling our yard together. We moved last year and did a bit of yard work, but then the cold temps hit. I want to get some flowers planted, some grass growing, and we have plans to do some stone to create a patio out back. I am not sure exactly when we will get all of this done, but I know that it will be happening eventually and after a winter spent inside, I am downright giddy about finally being able to use this big chunk of land that we live on and start enjoying it!
What I’m watching/reading
I have been reading For The Love for nearly a month. Woops! It really is good, but I struggle to ever sit down and let my mind turn off enough to read. Does anyone else struggle to open a book? I need to do it more, but I usually just end up doing all of the other things! Otherwise, our weekly shows of The Bachelor and This Is Us have ended, so Monday and Tuesday nights are a lot more sad now! We are still watching Grey’s Anatomy, although most weeks I question why. And next week is the finale of The Walking Dead, which is our absolute favorite!
What I’m listening to
Mostly just the radio. That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars is still my favorite, and I don’t think I will ever get sick of Closer by the Chainsmokers. And when we clean or lounge around the house, we love to turn on what Mike calls ‘shredders’. Your classic malt shop oldies, like Stand By Me, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and all those goodies that make me wish I was in an old diner.
What I’m wearing


These pants and These booties. On repeat. I love them, but I am so ready to change out to shoes that don’t require socks and some light, airy dresses. The winter wardrobe is feeling stale!
These tunics. I am thinking they need to be changed up soon with some cute t-shirts to wear under my cardigans and blazers, so will be adding a few of these to the mix soon!
What I’m doing this weekend
There is nothing on the agenda as of now! If the nice weather keeps up, I am thinking there will be lots of time spent outside. I would love to get in a solid run, which just never seems to be something I can manage during the week, because by the time I have free time it is dark outside! It is probably jumping the gun to say we will do yard work, but maybe we will start cleaning things up a bit!
What I’m looking forward to next month
I am excited to throw a baby shower! We haven’t had anything at our house since we moved that warranted inviting the extended family, so this will really be my first time ‘hosting’. I am nervous and excited but can’t wait to decorate and shower Laura and my future nephew with some love!
What else is new?
Not much, really! I have a feeling our busy season is about to set in between babies being born, yard work beginning, and planning a wedding for my brother and his fiancé! So many exciting things happening over the next few months!

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    Emily: Three boys and a girl blog
    March 29, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I love my target shoes too! So comfy and cute. Lincoln is so sweet. Can you believe how fast the first year goes??

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    Life as the Mrs.
    March 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Ha, why are we the same person!? Can't believe our boys are about to be 1. Waaahhhhh! I'm still loving those Target slip-ons, too. So comfy!

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    Tara Usher @ Mommy in a Nutshell
    March 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I feel the same way about getting outside now that the weather is warming up. Spring cleanup is in full swing at our house.

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    A Gal Named Al
    March 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I can't wait to see your parties! I love to party plan and see ideas!

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    March 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I have a bunch of books to read from the library right now that I just can't get opened and finished ugh! I'm not really sure about Grey's anymore either. I'm not sure if I even still like it or just feel committed at this point. I live in those Lush tunics! My winter wardrobe is feeling stale as well, I just can't wear that stuff anymore!

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    Lauren Honeycutt
    March 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I have the same feeling about Grey's Anatomy. I've been there since the beginning, so I don't want to give it up, but it just seems like they're really struggling with coming up with interesting storylines now.

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    Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    March 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Oh those baby pictures. Sigh. I can practically smell is little head from here! That has to be the best scent in the entire universe!

    And girl, yes, I love old 50s songs, too! I went through a phase in my early teens where that's pretty much all I listened to.

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    March 29, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I can't believe Lincoln will be 1 next month. I can't wait to see his party!!! I question why I am watching Grey's as well, but I have been there since the beginning, so it is like I have to watch it.

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    March 29, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    We're slowly but surely working on our yard, too. We had the builder use his contractors for our yards but I wasn't very picky on plants or plant placement since I was in grad school at the time. Now we're about to dig some plants up, move them around, and plant some new stuff. Sooo fun ha! And I could eat pizza all the time!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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