Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January Currently

I had a totally different post in mind for today, but I didn't get all the photos taken for it, so that will have to wait for another day (soon). So in the meantime, I am going to do a January Currently.

What We are Eating This Week

Monday - Date night sushi
Tuesday - Vegetable Tortilla Stew (from my Cravings cookbook)
Wednesday - Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
Thursday - Stuffed Shells with a Caesar Salad
Friday - Slow Cooker Ribs with a BBQ Sauce from Kansas City, Rice and a Salad
Saturday - Some Sort of Take-out
Sunday - Dinner at The Depot for our friends going away party

What I am Reminiscing About

Seeing my best friend for the first time since June.
When we left for date night and Avery said, Bye Guys. She loves saying Hey Guys when she walks into a room.
The amazing sushi we had on Monday. Seriously this new place was soooooo good.
College days and the impending move of one of my best guy friends.

What We Have Been Up To

Going on date nights, being snowed in from three massive storms, having surgery, celebrating my girls turning 2 and cooking in my new kitchen!

What I am Dreading

This next snow storm heading our way this weekend. It means another weekend inside which means stir crazy toddlers. I love the snow, but keep it in the mountains and not on the valley floor.

What I am Working On

I have a posts coming your way featuring the cutest custom print for my twin girls. I searched for sister and twin quotes and customized it to my liking and to my girls. I can't wait to get it framed and put up in their room. I am in love and it is in pink and gold....the theme of my girls room. Stay tuned.

What I am Excited About

Let's see, I am excited about: seeing Matt before he moves overseas, hearing the new words my girls are learning everyday and getting my hair done on Friday.

What I am Watching/Reading

The Bachelor and let me just say that I love all the drama. Corrine is such a B. I am watching The Affair, but this season is just sort of weird. I can't stand Helen anymore. I hope it turns around for the better. Grey's is back this week and I am excited. Last season sucked, but this season is better. I just can't stop watching it. Been watching since season 1. Still making our way through Parenthood and loving it.

I am reading What Shew Knew (it's on sale for $1.99) and so far it is good. I am almost half way through the book.

What I am Listening To

Nothing new really. Just the same old stations on Pandora.

What I am Wearing

I bought a few more sweaters this weekend at the Gap sale and I am super excited to wear them. They were all under $20 each with free shipping. I couldn't pass it up. I wore my new Pearl and Monroe sweater this weekend and it is so comfy. So in love with it.
Pearl and Monroe Lace up Sweater

What I am Doing This Weekend

We have a going away party, getting my hair done and probably staying in the rest of it with the impending massive snow storm headed our way.

What I am Looking Forward to Next Month

Next month brings my travel to Mississippi and Louisiana for work. It also brings my sisters birthday and Valentine's Day. We never went big for Valentine's Day, but now with children, we use it as an excuse for date night. But we usually go near Valentine's Day, not on it.

What Else is New

I have a countdown for vacation and we are at 58 days. I can't wait. I am walking at the gym (until I am cleared to work out again) and getting in shape to wear a bikini again. I am also scoping out bathing suits for my girls. So many stores have Spring and Summer stuff out already. It's only January. But I need to shop for some stuff for Mexico, so I will take it.

Not much else going on in the Butler household.

Don't forget to link up tomorrow for Confessional Thursday!

I am linking up with Jenn.


  1. Yay for a good time with your bestie! I'm so glad. You have a lot to look forward too. Vacations are the best. Take it easy and don't overdo, so you can be back to normal quicker :)

  2. So much ahead of you. The rest of your winter will fly by!

  3. Love the sweater you got from P&M, and that you got out for a sushi date night--so yummy! Im sorry one of your good friends is leaving. I feel like it's always hard to lose a good friend to a move, but if you're close, you'll still be in touch and thank goodness for technology!

  4. I love the bachelor too.. the drama!! Corrine is awful. I'm starting to think she and nick are made for each other. I can't wait for greys to start back. I've been watching since season 1 too and can't quit! I even watch reruns daily on lifetime! So fun to se your bestie. I was just talking to my yesterday and we haven't seen each other in 2 years! How is that even possible!! Hope you're starting to feel back to your old self!!

  5. Is it normal for you guys to get this much snow? Send some our way!! We usually always have plenty of it and we haven't had any since before Christmas, my kids are so sad! I'm so excited to see the custom print for the girls! Are you guys going on a family vaca or just you and the hubby? To Mexico? So fun!!

  6. I wanna go to Mexico! I'm headed to FL with the girls next month which should be interesting! LOL!

  7. 58 days to vacay? Can I come? haha! Your foo options are making me so hungry! Yum!

  8. Hoping the time flies for that vacation.
    I just bought a bunch of cute clothes on clearance too - such a good time for deals.
    I'm off to check that book for such a good price.

  9. Boo to all the snow! We haven't gotten hit with much yet, which is surprising. All the advanced forecasts said we were going to be dumped on this winter. I'm sure it's coming though! I binge watched the entire series of Parenthood in just over a week while I was on maternity leave. So, so good. I'm sad it's not on anymore! Do you watch This Is Us? Another good one!

  10. I totally agree that this season of the affair is weird - I'm sad it's not as thrilling! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  11. Love your menu for the week! I feel so much better when I meal plan. Also, you reminded me that we love Caesar salad yet I haven't served it in ages - totally going back into the rotation now!! :)

  12. Obsessed with that lace up sweater! And I love how you guys make date night a priority, so important <3
    Green Fashionista

  13. We did tomato soup and grilled cheese Monday night. Hit the spot. Love that sweater. Have a great day!

  14. That lace up top is AH-mazing. I've been seeing them everywhere... I really need to grab one!

  15. I hope that snow ends son, being cooped up is no fun. Tomato soup and grilled cheese makes it better though. I am getting my hair done this week too, it is the best! Love that lace up sweater. Can't wait till you travel to my neck of the woods!

  16. Two year olds and all those new words...I was worried about Heidi maybe having a delay but now she is picking up so many new words. It's so much fun to hear what they pick up on.

  17. I love hearing what people are eating this week haha. Ugh yes I just want spring already. It could have been worse but still I'm on snow, no more, thanks anyways haha. The Bachelor is really good right now. That whipped cream thing was so staged though. Whipped cream was being advertised right after!

  18. I love that you guys had a Monday date night - the perfect way to start the week! Enjoy the snow - hope you guys have some great relax time at home but also get out for your other plans!

  19. Love that lace up top and I definitely have days where I have posts in mind but they get pushed down the list. Looking forward to seeing your custom print post. Beautifully Candid

  20. I love that sweater. I am also addicted to the drama this season on the Bachelor. I cannot believe I am saying this, but I am actually rooting for Corrine. She is NUTS but I don't really like him. Your trip is getting so close!

    1. Haha. I don't like the way he talks. It is awful. Mush mouth. Corrine is awesome entertainment for sure!