What’s Up Wednesday

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Hello everyone!  I’m linking up for the first time for What’s Up Wednesday at The Larson Lingo, Mix & Match Family and Pinterest Told Me To.

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What we’re eating this week…

We have had a salad with chicken this week.  I love eating salads for dinner.  What I love even more is that my extremely picky 5 years old will actually eat a salad without complaining.  Yay!!

My favorite meal we had was shrimp and broccoli alfredo, it was really good.  I had some left over shrimp that I did not want to go to waste and made some home made alfredo sauce.  If you have the time home made alfredo sauce is the way to go.

Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo


What I’m reminiscing about…

I found these old pictures on my phone.  My babies were so small.  My oldest at about 9 months old!  It was taken this time of year.  It seems just like it was yesterday.DSCN2305

My baby Kelly at 1 year old, she was just starting to walk alone, as you can tell with her arms out there. How I wish they didn’t grow up so fast!


What I’m loving…

So I am loving my Silhouette Cameo.  I have not been using it nearly as much as I should be.  A couple weeks ago I used it to cut vinyl for this painting I had my girls paint for my office.

Here is a picture of them having fun painting with their fingers, it did not take them long to get the whole canvas covered in paint.

Finger painting canvas

I also want to make some baby onesie’s for a baby shower I have coming up, so I will be practicing with heat transfer vinyl soon.  Any advice anyone?

What we’ve been up to…

It seems like we have been partying all month long.  I’m not complaining though, I enjoy it.  I believe we had 5 birthdays this month to celebrate.  It’s nice to have something to do while we have all this cold weather and snow AND I haven’t had to fix dinner those days. Yes!

What I’m dreading…

More snow!  After a couple snow falls I am really over it.  I hate to be cold and drive on bad roads, but Spring is coming.

What I’m working on…

I am working on getting my office decorated just how I want it to be.  Last month I shared my office reveal part 1, where my husband built me an office in part of our unfinished basement.  Now, if I can just find the right pieces to put it all together how I want it to be.

Corner desk

What i’m excited about…

I am excited that Spring is around the corner.  I am ready for it to stay daylight longer, be warmer and enjoy all the beautiful flowers and leaves on the trees.


What I’m watching/reading…

I have been trying to keep up with one of my favorite shows The Blacklist.  I DVR it and then usually my husband and I watch it after the kiddos are asleep.  I just LOVE this show, James Spader is awesome!


AND another favorite is of course Fixer Upper.  I just love the Gaines, they do the best designs.

Fixer upper

I have been reading “How to Build A Framework” by Abby Lawson.  I have read the book once and am reading over it again to see what I may have missed and take a few notes.  It has helped me understand a lot of things about blogging I did not understand in the beginning.  She gives some great guidance and I have been trying to take her advice and make my blog better.


Building A Framework

What I’m listening to…

I don’t really listen to much music, unless I’m in the car and then my kids pick what we listen to.

What I’m wearing…

I’ve been wearing my warm leopard moccasins I bought from Kohl’s last year.  I have wore them so much this winter.  I will only buy moccasin slippers from now on, so comfy.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

I’m really looking forward to Easter.  I love putting together baskets for my girls and dressing them in their Easter dresses.  Hopefully, Kinsey will get all of her Spring break off from school.  They have had several snow days so I will be surprised if they get it all but, hopefully!

Easter a couple years ago, I think they are chasing bubbles.



What else is new…

I seen a couple new movies this month at our theater.  The first one was The Choice, it is so so so good.  It just might be my new favorite movie.  Then I went with my husband to see Risen, also a very good movie, perfect for Easter next month.

Bonus Question: What is your favorite Easter Tradition?

Every Easter we always go to church, have Easter Lunch and then the kids hunt Easter eggs.  I just love watching them run and play having so much fun.

So that’s it for me for this month.  Hope to see you again in March for another What’s Up Wednesday!




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  1. Cait says:

    i may have to get my hands on that handbook! im always looking for new ideas! were voting on our new book club book on my blog and i’d love for you to come vote and read with us next month! so glad i found you through the linkup! hope you’ll stop by mine!

    • Crystal says:

      Hi Cait! Thanks for stopping by. I stopped by your blog and voted on the new book for next month. Looks like fun, hope to join in.

  2. Kristin says:

    I had this theme when I started my blog, it’s such a GREAT theme! Your pasta dish looks amazing. I have bene meat and seafood free for the past couple of months and have thought about re-introducing some seafood back into my diet. That dish has me ready to go 🙂 I LOVE Abby’s book – it’s still my go to when I need to look something up!

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