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What's Up Wednesday

On the last Wednesday of every month I link up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer to do What's Up Wednesday. One of my favorie post of the month -- and Happy early Thanksgiving guys!!

1. What we're eating this week...
Saturday: Autumn Lasagna (This is one of the best dishes in the entire WORLD. It's a labor of love, but just make a ton and put it in the freezer to pop out for an easy meal.) You can find the recipe HERE.
Sunday: We braved a dinner out with Maddie Jane. She is giving us a run for our money these days (Helllooooo terrible twos.) We survived. Barely.
Monday: We tried out one of my favorite Mama bloggers, Carolina Charm's Asian Noodle Soup. This is definitely something more up AJ's aly, but I loved it too! 
Tuesday: Trader Joe's chili chicken lime burgers and a poppy seed salad
Wednesday: Jones Thanksgiving festivities begin!! Hotdogs and chili this night
Thursday: Thanksgiving feast + leftovers
Friday: Low country boil for MJ's birthday! 

2. What I'm reminiscing about...
HOW IN THE WORLD IS MY BABY TURNING TWO!? I cannot believe this sweet little picture was taken a year ago. You can find me rocking in the corner.

3. What I'm loving...
Y'all.. I am NOT a makeup person. I don't follow crazes, and I definitely won't be the first in line to grab the newest Kylie Cosmetic. But I do love a good eye shadow and a good deal. And THIS pallet I got from Sephora is a serious bang for your buck. I am LOVING it and thought you might too :) ALSO you should download EBATES. It instantly gets you cash back on hundreds of sites and alerts you of coupon codes to use. Right now Sephora has 8% cash back! Click HERE to download - I just got a $40 check in the mail yesterday - simple and free :) 

4. What we've been up to...
This past weekend was our only free one until January. So we soaked up the down time! On Saturday I didn't get out of my pajamas or put on makeup.. 

Sunday we went to church, grabbed some hot coffee in the freezing, windy weather. 

Then braved the cold for our family Christmas card picture. OBSESSED with her outfit - entire thing from Old Navy. They have some gooooood stuff right now, yal. 

5. What I'm dreading...
Let me just say the terrible twos have hit us like a ton of bricks. Maddie Jane has been insanely defiant and I am trying every trick in the book to break her. Everyone tells me it's a phase, but I'm running ragged.  Enjoying these sweet little moments when I am NOT discipling her.

I know my sweet girl is in there! And I am trying my absolute hardest to be the best Mama possible. Until then.. we will be spending a LOT of time in timeout and savoring up every little second of the good times. Any tips on survival would be greatly appreciated. 

6. What I'm working on...
Buying and wrapping Christmas gifts! My goal this year was to have it all done by December 1st and I think I'm going to make it! I have had the sweetest little helper wrapping too :)

AND getting our house ready for our guests. I had all intentions of just letting these planters be full of dead plants, but I just couldn't do it. I broke down and planted some new pansies. At least they were only $1 a piece, right?

7. What I'm excited about...
We got a GREAT school picture this year! I just love it oh so much. AND we got a decent Christmas card photo, miraculously. Everybody you can expect this to be your Christmas gift this year #sorrynotsorry

8. What I'm watching/reading...
AJ and I got wayyyy behind on this show and have now been watching an episode every night. I just need alllll the tissues. SO MANY FEELS.

9. What I'm listening to...
AJ and I just finished listening to Dirty John. It was a little slow at the beginning but was pretty intense towards the end. Good little way to pass the time on your commute :)

10. What I'm wearing...
Similar Shoes | Jeans | Similar Poncho 

Jeans | Similar Top | Vest | Shoes

And just for fun, here is a close up because who doesn't like arm candy and I wanted to give ya the link to my new phone case!

11. What I'm doing this weekend...
Hosting all these guys (plus tons more) at our house for a weekend long Thanksgiving! Wednesday night hotdog and s'more roast, Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, Black Friday shopping, MJ Birthday/Low Country Boil Friday night, THEN tailgating on Saturday! Don't worry I'm not doing this alone.. I have delegated :)
And guys we seriously need a new group photo. This is from summer 2015...

12. What I'm looking forward to next month...
Our next month is crazy. A LOT is going on in the Pryor house. More on that later..
We are also helping host an engagement party for Bev and Ben, hosting Pryor Christmas, E is coming into town, several dinners with friends, Christmas down in Sandersville, and ending out the year with Bassnectar on NYE. It's a crazy one, but we aren't real sure how to do it any different :) 


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Paige’s Wedding Weekend

Sorry I have been MIA guys. I finally woke up this morning without a headache for the first time in NINE days. I finally just had to result to getting shots to knock the bad boy out. Whorst headache of my life. So anywho, I'm finally back! And want to do a quick recap of my best friend's wedding weekend. I was SO terrible at taking pictures while chasing a two year old, but here's what I got :)

We started Friday morning out with the Bridesmaids Luncheon. Maddie Jane did great and ate everything on her fancy china like a champ. 

I brought five dresses for the weekend and ended up wearing Katie's at the last minute, ha! I really wanted to wear these fun earrings! 

We did this really cool New Orleans tradition called a "pull cake". Each string had a charm on the end that gave us our fortune for the coming year. I pulled the stork and I am pleased as punch about that (and I think all the other girls were sighing with relief that I pulled it too! haha)

Banks was so enamored with Maddie Jane. He was just the sweetest with her :) 

Best attempt at a Mommy Maddie pic... 

Pictures are quite the struggle these days.. HA

And she was out! She slept for three whole hours after that eventful morning! (Complete with her new shoes from Auntie Paige and Bride Bear!)

Next up was the rehearsal. Aren't these flower girls just the sweetest little things ever!? 

Gigi took Maddie Jane home and we had a fun parents night at the rehearsal dinner. Ross did it in his renovated office downtown Milledgeville and it was to DIE FOR.

Forever wedding date .. he's pretty dreamy :) 

We stayed at Paige's lake house that night and work up to a yummy brunch with bloody marys and mimosas! 

LOVED my hair!

And these sweet babies played so well waiting on the ceremony to start. 

Maddie Jane saw all the people and sprinted ahead of the other flower girls to walk down the aisle. She TOTALLY thought Kayley was her Mama. (Might I add she has a dinner roll in her hand....)

And this was the 15 seconds of her standing on the dock then promptly leaving the wedding with AJ. Ya win some, you lose some... 

Post wedding fun - I think this should be our Christmas card picture, ha! 

I mean isn't this bride just DREAMY!? Her wedding day was the most gorgeous event I have EVER been too. Props to her vision and Ms Cemory making it come to life. 

This band was AMAZING. Seriously best band I have ever heard at a wedding. (And that iPhone photography just never ceases to amaze me..)

And that's a wrap! I will be back for What's Up Wednesday tomorrow and hopefully a two year well visit recap soon too. Life is SO CRAY right now. Can't wait to tell you all about it :) 

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