Once a month I'm going to be teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers - The Larson Lingo, Mix & Match Mama & Sheaffer Told Me To for Whats Up Wednesday, where we share some fun & random stuff that we're up to today, and every month we answer these questions . . .
1. What We're Eating This Week
- PUMPKIN BREAD -
Hello, PUMPKIN BREAD! Oh how I love me some pumpkin bread. Our family was here last week and someone (I think my daddy) said that he wanted pumpkin bread and so, well I made some! And I'm pretty sure that I have eaten some every day since #sorrynotsorry Anyways I shared the recipe a couple of weeks ago and I'm sharing it again today, because everybody needs a little bit of pumpkin bread in their life #amen #yourewelcome
- RECIPE -
15 or 16 oz can (2 cups) pumpkin
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water
3 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease (not oil) and flour bottoms only of two 9 x 5 or 8 x 4 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat for 1 minute a medium speed. Add remaining ingredients; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 75 minutes.
2. What I'm Reminiscing About
- M A G N O L I A -
Oh you guys I am still reminiscing over our weekend in Waco - it was just so. much. fun. Chip & Joanna are just two of the kindest and most humble people I have ever encountered - I completely adore them and their company, Magnolia. If you ever get the chance to make it to Waco, Texas you must make a stop in to the Silos - the cupcakes, the store, the grounds, the garden, oh it just all so lovely.
If you missed my Silobration post you can see it here!
3. What I'm Loving
- MY NEW TABLE -
I am in love with this table! We found it up in Waco at this little outdoor flea market and I just knew I had to have it - I mean, how darling is it?? And Taylor's mom gave it to me as my Christmas present, thanks Ga!!!!
4. What We've Been Up To
- FAMILY -
Taylor's mom and my parents came in town for the #Silobration at Magnolia and then they each stayed for a few days after to hang out with us here at home and it was the best. We adore our families - they just left this past week and we miss them already!
We honestly did so much while they we're here - it didn't feel like we ever really stopped moving #ourparentsarechamps #thanksguys #loveyou
We did a lot in a week, but I'm gonna bet that a majority of the trip was spent buying A LOT of food or A LOT of stuff (lets be honest, most likely both . . .)
5. What I'm Dreading
Dreading this doesn't even begin to cover it #paymentsbeganthismonth #help
6. What I've Been Working On
Well every year I make a new personalized calendar for our house and this year is going to be up in just a few months and that means that it's time for a new calendar! I use Shutterfly and I love it - right now their running a bunch of promotions - hop on over and check them out!
7. What I'm Excited About
ALL of my goodies that I got from our weekend in Waco!!! This is just a random assortment of some of the things I snagged - LOVE this place!
8. What I'm Watching
- BUZZR -
Have y'all ever heard of Buzzr? Yeah, I hadn't either until we moved into our place here and only got a few select channels, which Buzzr was one of the chosen few and i'm telling you that it has quickly become a fan favorite in our house.
Say hello to the best game show channel ever to exist - I'm talking game shows from the 50's, 60's, 70's & so on. You guys this stuff is pure gold - and don't even getting me started on the oh so charming Richard Dawson.
I realize that you may not get Buzzr on your TV, but do yourself a favor and pull up YouTube and watch some of these old time classic game shows - it'll brighten your day, I'm sure of it.
9. What I'm Reading
- CAPITAL GAINES -
This past week I read Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines. If I had to choose one book to recommend over and over again to people this one would be it and for so many reasons - it is filled with honest to goodness life stories that transform into life lessons and Chip shares his unique and quite honestly special outlook on life and it is truly something to strive for. If there is any book that I urge you to read, this one is it and I hope that you do.
Hear my thoughts on the book here!
10. What I'm Listening To
- JOHNNYSWIM -
I felt it was better to put a video here instead of a picture for two reasons - 1. so you can understand why I am obsessed with this band & 2. so you can listen to them as you read the rest of the post #youarewelcome
I had actually known about Johnnyswim for a little while, but they were the headliners for the concert at the Silobration and since seeing them there I have been obsessed - They have been on constant replay at our house. We love us some Johnnyswim!
11. What I'm Wearing
- This, That & Layers -
Tis' the season! It's cold in the morning and hot by the afternoon #sigh This simply calls for layers - lots & lots of layers. I've been doing a lot of dresses with boots, or jeans, a tank top and a cardigan or just jeans & t-shirts.
12. What I'm Doing This Weekend
- PUMPKIN PATCH -
We're headed to the Pumpkin Patch! October has been such a busy month for us and we're finally getting our chance to go pick out our pumpkins! I love our annual trip to the pumpkin patch - Me oh my I love me some Fall!
13. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month
- THANKSGIVING -
Okay - first am I the only one that can't believe it's almost NOVEMBER!? I swear it was just July . . . I think this warm Texas weather is messing with my head . . . however I do love fall and I love me some Thanksgiving!
This Thanksgiving will be a little different, as we we won't be with our families and we're going to miss that - but I love Thanksgiving because even though we don't have everything that we wish we had or we aren't with the people that we wish we could be with, we are given a day to celebrate all of the things that we are thankful for.
Although we won't be with our families this year I can say that I have a good long list of the things that I am beyond grateful for - my husband, our home, our car, our jobs, our friends, our families, our health . . . the list goes on and on and on some more.
Thankful is an understand for how I feel about our life.
14. What Else Is New
- REVIVE US 2 -
Oh goodness y'all, last night (Tuesday) we went to the theatre and watched Revive Us 2. For those who are unfamiliar with it, it is essentially a conversation led by Kirk Cameron. He addresses the biggest issues that face our world today and he does it while sharing the most powerful message about God. I walked out of the theatre in complete awe and feeling completely hopeful about the future of our country.
If you do nothing else, go and take a look at the trailer for the movie - and if you are interested in seeing it than they're doing an encore showing on November 1st. Check your local theaters to see where it is playing - If you do end up watching it, comment below and let me know your thoughts!
Get your tickets here
And that's it!
Have a great week - I'll see you back here on FRIDAY!
- XO -
I'm Emilee. Twenty-something. Homebody. Believer in a simple + intentional life. Daughter of the King. Living in Austin with my hubs.
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