What’s Up Wednesday – a Few New Favorites

What’s Up Wednesday – a Few New Favorites

Hi friends!  It’s Wednesday and I cannot believe I am actually getting a post done mid-week.  This is usually the hardest one to get done because I am struggling to fit it all in.  Plus, life is crazy right now.  Son #2 just got word that his ship date has been moved up.  He leaves this week.  So, that means I am trying to squeeze in every spare moment I have with him before he heads to boot camp for nine weeks.  Anyway, I thought today I’d just share what’s up in my world.  You know, new discoveries, favorites, and maybe a tip or two.

First let me just share my feelings on the impending departure of son #2.  I am so proud of him, of course.  He is going to do great in the Navy.  Yes, I think it is honorable, and he will have so much opportunity to see the world, to get a great education, and to follow his dreams.  Still, I am the mama and this is hard.  I wish it was somebody else’s son instead of mine.  #selfishmom  Have any of you ever been through this?  I would welcome any words of wisdom on being a military mom.

Next up,  I have made a recipe discovery/new favorite.  Anytime I actually make a good dinner for the family I feel like I should get an award.  I’m not joking.  Seriously, work all day, get in a work out, and make dinner?  I find that I am more successful at this if I have a plan for the week.  Well, last week, I stumbled upon a recipe from Shay Shull at Mix and Match Mama.  It was for chicken enchiladas.  #youhadmeatenchilada  I took her recipe and did a small tweak.  The dinner was fantastic and the leftovers were even better. #winning  You can find her recipe here, but here’s what I did.


What's Up Wednesday is all about what I'm loving this week.

I had Mr. LouiseMarie grill some extra chicken breasts one  night so that there would be leftovers.  I chopped about 2 large breasts into small chunks and added them to a bowl with a can or Rotel and a can of green chiles (undrained).  I also added about 1 1/2 cups of smoked Gouda cheese and 1 cup of cheddar.  Next, I chopped up a package of fresh spinach and added that to the bowl with some salt, pepper, and cumin .  I stirred it all together with about 1/3 can of enchilada sauce.  Once it’s mixed, steam a package of corn tortillas, then spoon the chicken mixture into each one and roll them up and place them seam side down in the pan.  I topped them with about another cup of cheese and the remaining enchilada sauce from the can.

I threw it in the oven for about twenty minutes at 350.  YUM!  I served it with a side of rice and a salad.  This was super easy and delish.  Thank you to Shay Shull.  Trust me…you need to make this.


Fav. of the week #2…

Have you ever heard of Huda Beauty?  I hadn’t ~ until recently.  Apparently it has a cult like following and is very popular.  The sales girl at Sephora reports they sell out of it quickly.  Well, I stumbled on it reading a beauty blog and thought I’d try it out.  Specifically I was looking for the lip contour set.

Here's what's up this week - a few of my new favs.

So, it comes with the extremely popular lip contour pencil and two matte lip colors designed to complement the pencil.  You can layer the colors, wear one, or create a 3D effect by using the darker shade in the corners and the lighter shade in the center of your lips.   Since getting my hands on it last week, I’ve worn it every single day.  I love it.  You can order online or find a shade at Sephora.


Another new fav. is one I made myself.  I am loving this happy little chalkboard that is in my dining room.  You’ll see more of my fall touches later this week, but here’s a sneak peek.  Have you ever thought of combining vinyl with chalk?  I am really feelin’ the fun little pop of color here.   What do you think?

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One more fav.  before you go…

and a SALE!

Okay, so I’ve got my eye on this little number.  This blouse would be great for date night or maybe a holiday party.  I love the flattering neckline created by the cold shoulders.  It’s totally on trend.  Now, I just need it to go on sale.  You know, if you just wait a week or two, you can usually get anything at LOFT on sale.  Speaking of which…right now they are having a 50% sale on select styles.  I may have just accidentally placed an order.  #sorry #notsorry  Just use code SPREE.

Alright friends, there you have it….what’s up in my world right now.  So, what’s up with you?    Have you discovered any great new finds lately?  Tell me all about it in the comments below.


Until next time~


  1. Praying for your number two son as he ships out this week. And praying for your peace of mind too!

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