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What's Up Wednesday

Hey y'all! As of yesterday afternoon, I'm officially on Thanksgiving Break, which means I'm finally getting a chance to do a little blogging. I'm so excited to spend the next few days with my family. Today I'm linking up with Shay for What's Up Wednesday, and as usual, we're answering these questions...


WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK...
Monday: Chicken Parmesan
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Baked fish with veggies
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: We'll be eating wayyy too much Thanksgiving food and I couldn't be more excited. 

WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT...
We went on a little weekend trip to the Smoky Mountains this past weekend and had the best time. We hiked, took in the gorgeous views, shopped till we dropped, enjoyed the Christmas decor, and ate way too many pancakes for breakfast. It was pretty perfect and we were not ready to come home. ;)

I mean how gorgeous is this view from the top of the mountains?

WHAT I'M LOVING...
ALL things Christmas. I love how cozy our home feels with all of our Christmas decorations out, and I can't get enough of all the Holiday scents. I love everything about this time of year. 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...
I've been soaking up all of the long weekends I've gotten here lately. So far, I've had a 3-day weekend every weekend in November, and now a 5-day weekend for Thanksgiving. I'm not going to know what to do when I go back to a full work-week.

My Masters classes have been consuming a ton of my time, which is part of the reason that I haven't been blogging as much as I'd like to. 

And like I mentioned above, we took a much needed trip last weekend. 

WHAT I'M DREADING...
Nothing at the moment.

WHAT I'M WORKING ON...
School, School, and more School.

WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT...
Thanksgiving, of course. And all the fun that comes with the Holiday Season.

WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING...
We're on Season 4 of Chicago Fire and can't get enough.

I finally finished this book a few weeks ago and it was so good y'all. It took me a little while to get into it because I wasn't making the time to read, but I sat down one Saturday and finished the last 3/4 of the book that day. 

WHAT I'M LISTENING TO...
Give me all the Christmas music. I've had this station along with a few other Christmas stations from Pandora on repeat.

WHAT I'M WEARING...
I'm still loving my flare jeans.

My vests have been on repeat this month as well...
I got this Patagonia vest for Christmas last year and have been wearing it non-stop. Although I didn't get a picture, it was perfect for our trip to the mountains last weekend.

I got this Monogrammed Herringbone vest from Marley Lilly a few years ago and still get so much wear out of it. It's currently on sale if you're interested.

This is the one outfit picture I actually remembered to snap while we were in the Smoky's. You can find the sweater here and the vest here. Both are 50% right now, and under $20! 

WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND...
We have a couple Thanksgiving dinners this weekend with Chase's side of the family. I'm also hoping to get a majority of my Christmas shopping done.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH...
We have SO much to look forward to next month. Chase and I started going to the Opryland Hotel in Nashville to eat, shop, and look at all the lights/decorations a few years ago and I look forward to it every year. We're also planning to visit a lights display or two again this year. Last year we went to Chad's Winter Wonderland, but I'm thinking we may go somewhere different this year. And of course we're looking forward to all of the time spent with family during this time of year. 

I hope y'all have the BEST Thanksgiving!
XOXO