In Fashion Gigi Maddie Jane What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday

 The last Wednesday of every month I link up with Mel at The Larson LingoShay at Mix and Match Mama, and Sheaffer at Sheaffer Told Me To

1. What we're eating this week...
We are so excited to be trying out Blue Apron for the first time this week! We have debated back and forth for months, and when Bruce sent us a free trial, we said why not!? I am planning on doing an entire post on our experience, so stay tuned! This week we are having:

Lamb, Beef & Mushroom Stew w/Parmesan Potatoes and Chives
Seared Chicken & Pearl Couscous w/Crispy Capers & Blood Orange Sauce
Tempura Fried Cod w/ Thai-Style Vegetable Salad & Jasmine Rice

2. What I'm reminiscing about...
TimeHop gets me every single morning. Here is a gem from a year ago today. Ohhh how I wish I could have that tiny baby back!!! 

 3. What I'm loving... 
 Valentine's!! Well kinda. AJ and I have spent 7 Valentine's together and this one was probably the biggest fail. We stayed in because #parents and ordered take out that AJ ate 3 bites of, because he was STILL sick. We were revved up for a fancy date night on Saturday night and then Maddie Jane got hit with the stomach virus for the third, and hardest time. So we had to cancel..

But this little girl got a giant teddy bear from her Daddy that she is now obsessed with!!

And Mama got a nice flower delivery to work. 

Here is a flasback to Valentine's Day two years ago. We look so young, and tan, and well rested. HA! I was so, so crushed we had to cancel our dinner plans Saturday night. We haven't had a meal at a restaurant alone since OCTOBER. Sending Gigi flight options daily to come give these parents a break!! :) 

4. What we've been up to...
Like I said.. we got hit with the stomach virus HARD on Thursday of last week and Maddie was throwing up and running a high fever until Sunday. (She had thrown up/ran a fever 5 and 9 days before this!! And AJ had it too! Still mind blown that I dodged this bullet..) There were lots of cuddles, lots of tears (by the both of us), lots of clorox wipes, but I THINK we might be germ free in our house now.. 

Maybe she is sick all the time, because her toy of choice is the toilet plunger? I don't know. Mom of the year, clearly.

5. What I'm dreading... 
Alllllll the temper tantrums. Maddie Jane has started throwing them daily hourly over any and everything.. But usually something involving the trashcan, or toilet, or wine glasses that she KNOWS she isn't supposed to touch.

It's hard disciplining at this age.. She understands "no," but I can't sit her down and tell her why she shouldn't be doing what she is doing. So we have lots of hand pops, and lots of time outs, and LOTS of tears.. And then on Monday we had a lunch out at a nice restaurant and sweet girl colored quietly and ate her fruit while kids around us are screaming their heads off, and I felt like just MAYBE I am doing something right.. 

6. What I'm working on...
 Getting this girl's closet summer ready!!! Since we are going to the Caribbean in April, I am working on getting Maddie Jane plenty of shorts/tanks/dresses for warmer weather a little earlier. Gigi sent a big box of shorts, short sleeves, tunics, Honey covered the swim suits, and I stocked up on a ton of stuff during last year's end of summer sales. So we have been trying on everything and getting it washed in Dreft.

A couple more flip flops and summer time pjs, and we will be cruise (and summer!) ready!! And Maddie Jane will be so glad that the whole trying on business is over. 

7. What I'm excited about...
That we are finally germ free!! We finally busted out of the house on Sunday afternoon after being cooped up for three long days. We went to Cha Cha Chicken in Santa Monica and took a stroll along the beach.

And I tried to get Maddie to take a picture with me.. 

Yeah no thanks Mama. 

8. What I'm watching/reading...
I am watching the usual suspects.. Grey's, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder.. I also picked up this book at the airport.. It's ok. It has a good story line with potential, but just not a page turner. Not my favorite, but I'm determined to finish it!! 

9. What I'm listening to...
We have the Sam Hunt Pandora station rocking at our house most nights. I just can't get enough!

10. What I'm wearing...
I got these jeans in college and just rediscovered them in my closet and I can't stop wearing them. I'm obsessed. And they are pretty stinkin perfect for weekend wear. I tried to find them online but clearly American Eagle doesn't still have stuff from 8 years ago, ha!

And usually you will find me in the jeans above and the strip shirt below.  You can find it HERE and it killlsss me that it doesn't come in more stripe colors. I am weird about my puffer vest.. I don't like too much puff or I feel claustrophobic. You can find this one in a fun print HERE (& size down two sizes!! This is an xx-small. )

You can find this dress on Loft HERE on super mega sale, like they are practically giving it away. I love this sweater/vest/cardigan AJ got me for Christmas - you can dress it up or down. It's from Loft too, but of course I can't find the link.. 

11. What I'm doing this weekend... 
Hanging out with these two!!! We have a low key weekend planned, and Mama is happy! Hopefully getting back into our routines after the crazy year that 2017 has been.. 

12. What I'm looking forward to next month... 
My mom coming to California.. You're coming right Gigi!?!? Nothing like a little public pressure to make sure :)


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  1. Bummer that Valentine's wasn't the best! That stinks! Can't wait to hear how Blue Apron is. We got a free trial from Hello Fresh this week and absolutely loved it!