Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

Today, I'm excited to join in on What's Up Wednesday for the first time!

What we're eating this week. . .

Nolan and I made these brown butter donuts again yesterday, and they are amazing! They melt in your mouth and fill every chocolate craving. They're also made from scratch, and baked instead of fried, so there's no guilt. . . none at all ;)

I'm going to make this Asian Ramen Noodle Salad for lunch either tomorrow or Friday. I am so bad about making lunches, so I need to get on the ball and start planning ahead!


As for sweets, I am thinking about my Chubby Hubby Bars or Graham Cracker Toffee. My boys are crazy for sugar, so I will have to hide them, for sure :)

What I'm reminiscing about. . .

I am thinking back on our vacation to Family Camp this summer! I am a summer girl through and through, and I wouldn't mind being back on the lake for a few more days before the weather gets cold!

What I'm loving. . .

Steve has been working on our first floor bathroom! We've had plans to redo it ever since we moved in over two years ago. I will have to share photos soon! Maybe tomorrow?

What we've been up to. . . 

We went to the Moon Party this past weekend, and that lunar eclipse was so cool!

Nolan's FOUR year check-up was yesterday. He was a champ! He's around the 60th percentile for height and weight, and he aced all of the questions the doctor asked him. Nolan, Ephraim, and I all got flu shots, and rewarded ourselves with the donuts above. :)

What I'm dreading. . .

 Waking up early! Ephraim has been crying out for me a lot in the middle of the night, and then it's hard for me to get up in the mornings. I need coffee before my feet hit the floor!

What I'm working on. . . 

I'm working on Halloween decor for Astleigh's and my link-up next week. (Join us on October 8th if you have Halloween touches to share!) Right now, I have a mix of Fall Decor and Nolan's Camping Party on the mantel, so I have to figure out how I'm going to twist it into a non-scary Halloween motif.

What I'm excited about. . . 

I can't wait to see our nieces this weekend! It's been over two months, and Nolan and Ephraim are SO excited to play with their cousins!

What I'm watching. . . 

We wrapped up watching the entire series of Royal Pains this summer, so it's on to White Collar! We've really been enjoying it so far. . . definitely right up the alley of what Steve and I like to watch together.

What I'm reading. . . 

Currently, I'm reading Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace. This is my first Dave Ramsey book, and I am glued to it! I am learning so much about personal finances, and I can't wait to start putting some of his advice into practice.

What I'm listening to. . .

Right now, a super loud cricket hiding in our living room (we can't find it). And pouring RAIN. We have had over 5 inches in 24 hours!

I also have Hillsong United's EMPIRES album on repeat. It's a favorite!

What I'm wearing. . . 

I'm wearing this charcoal-colored dress from Eleventh Avenue. It may not be on there now, but it was called the "Everyday Tee Dress". I often go on Eleventh Avenue and search for "Lucy and Lyla" items, because they sell such cute clothes!

I'm also wearing outfits like these three below--plaid, jeans, and lightweight scarves. I can't wait to bring out my brown boots and fall wedges!

What I'm doing this weekend. . . 

Spending time with Steve's side of the family at his cousin's wedding!

What I'm looking forward to next month. . . 

October is a BEAUTIFUL month in Pennsylvania. We get to see the most amazing leaf colors and landscapes. I'm looking forward to visiting the pumpkin patch with the boys, spending an evening looking at the elk, and engaging in other fun fall traditions :)

What's your favorite Halloween tradition?

I am a little on the fence about how much I like Halloween, but I get really excited about dressing up the boys and making memories with them. Last year, they were a little baby duck and Batman's Robin. This year, Nolan's already talking about being a Pirate family. We will see if that works out! :)

Follow our family on Instagram @floralandfudge

Linking up with Shay, Mel, and Sheaffer.


  1. Those donuts have my heart, so yummy! I love the cardigan in the last picture in what you wore, the colors and the fit is perfect! That hillsong album, be still my heart!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  2. Those donuts make my heart skip a beat :) Also, I completely geeked out when you said you're reading Dave's book on financial peace. I'm in the finance industry and it makes me so happy to see people take a role in their finances! I'm weird haha

  3. Love your outfits and your babies are beautiful!

  4. Dave Ramsey has "changed our family tree" as he says! You will not be disappointed in his teachings. I also suggest ready The Total Money Makeover to get acclimated with his baby steps. I plan on getting my boys (ages 5 and 3) Financial Peace Junior for Christmas (yes, I'm THAT mom) ;)
    ps-the donuts and ramen salad look AMAZING!

  5. Love your list!!!! After reading this, I decided I need to have more donuts in my life ;) We like White Collar too!! That's our random night Netflix "go to" show (there are SO many seasons we need to catch up on!!).

  6. Okay, homemade donuts need a place in my life. You have me convinced. :)

  7. Seriously your donuts always look so amazing and I am not even a donut lover! I love that asian salad..always one of my faves.

  8. I made your graham cracker toffee for Easter and everyone loved it! Have to try your chubby hubbby bars, for sure!

  9. You are the best donut maker have SKILLS!!
    And, that salad looks yummy!
    Love your outfits, of course!
    Thanks for linking up with us this month :)

  10. love those fall leaves! your boys are just the sweetest. lover your plaid fall outfits and scarves too!


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