What’s Up Wednesday

It’s the last Wednesday of the month as well as the last day of the month. 

Goodbye August, Hello September and long weekend ahead.


I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY!

And here are the topics we’ll cover

So here we go.

What we’re eating this week…

There was a time long ago when I would actually meal plan and shop once a week for groceries. I’m not sure when it was exactly that the wheels fell off that plan, but now my MO is more of what do I feel like eating on any particular day.

We have some kind of salad for sure almost every week and sometimes more than once.

This one had black beans, corn, red bell pepper and chicken tenders in it with a Salsa Ranch Dressing.

We love salmon and I try to make it about once a week. It’s so good for you with omega-3 fatty acids and is a good source of vitamin B-12, potassium, vitamin D and protein. Frequently we’ll have it with Caesar salad but this night we had it with Butternut Squash Risotto. (which doesn’t look all that appetizing, but you’re just going to have to trust on this one…it’s delicious)

Last night we had Shrimp Scampi and Caesar Salad.
(One of Katie’s favorites…insert sad face emoji here)
It was delicious!

I talked about the Caesar dressing I’ve been using here and I’m seriously telling you if you haven’t tried it YOU NEED TO!!!

What I’m reminiscing about…

With all the back to school pictures floating around I of course can’t help but think about the first day of school every year with these two precious little faces. This was Katie’s first day of kindergarten and Benny’s first day of 3rd grade. We were very fortunate to live in the same town as my parents for all of the kids elementary and most of their middle school years. 

Every first day of school, Gram and Grandad (my mom and dad) would come over for back to school breakfast and going to the bus stop. We’d always have blueberry muffins, scrambled eggs and of course bacon.

There are a lot of things I miss now with my kids being grown, (like seeing them daily) but there are also a lot of good things that come with this new time. So my advice to all you mommy’s of littles is enjoy everyday and don’t dread the future. With each new stage comes new rewards and experiences to cherish.

What I’m loving…

FaceTime with Katie!!!

Benny won’t indulge us and FaceTime, but Katie will!


Friday she had some downtime and we talked on FaceTime for quite a while. It. was. great!

She and I were able to catch up on all the new things she’s doing and what I’ve been doing to keep myself busy. Definitely the highlight of my week. And we did it again Sunday night so Kent could see her.

What we’ve been up to…

I doubt I even have to say, but I will. We’ve been adjusting to being back to just the two of us after over 21 years of having children in the house. It’s going very well, thankfully!

What I’m dreading…

See what I’m doing this weekend…I’m dreading it, but will love it when I’m done.

What I’m working on…

Well let’s see. I’m usually either blogging or working to grow my Rodan + Fields Business. Today is the last day of the month and Rodan + Fields is having a small price increase beginning September 1. If you are interested in starting the REDEFINE regimen and taking advantage of the awesome special corporate is offering then you might want to order it today.

Check out the difference in the texture of her skin and the lines in her forehead.

You can visit my website www.lrichardson3.myrandf.com to order or use the Solution Tool to see just which line is right for your skincare needs.

What I’m excited about…

I think I’d have to say counting down the weeks until we go back to Nashville to visit our kids in October.

What I’m watching/reading…

As I’ve said before, I’m not a big reader unless I’m lying by a pool and I haven’t done that but once this summer.

We are so ready for “our shows” to start back up here in the next few weeks. Summer is so slow when it comes to T.V.  We’ve been watching NCIS on Netflix, but if you have some suggestions, please, please leave them in the comments. TIA!

What I’m listening to…

While I know this isn’t the answer you’re looking for, it’s the truth.

I’m currently listening to the t.v. in the background and a dog barking outside. (someone please put in inside 😉

What I’m wearing…

Similar sweater / long tank / jeans / shoes

I took this picture the other day to blog about and just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

And this top from Anthropologie has become a favorite. I love the weight of the fabric. You can wash it and dry is slightly then hang to finish drying and no ironing necessary!


Striped top / jeans / shoes 

This outfit is coming up on the blog later this week.

What I’m doing this weekend…

I’ve been planning to paint the built-ins that flank our fireplace, so on Saturday we went to buy the Annie Sloan Chalk paint I’m planning to use. I’m going to use Pure White and white wax (it’s new). Kent is going to install the same bead board wallpaper in the backs of the bookcases that he put on the ends of the island when I re-did it.  You can read all about that HERE.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

That’s super easy!

We are going to go see these two and celebrate mine and Katie’s birthdays!!!

What else is new…

I’m excited my CBS (Community Bible Study) starts up again next and week and I’m preparing to take on new role as a Core Group Leader. Last year was my first time to participate in this study and I was so caught off guard when I was approached to join the leadership team in this capacity. I’ve taught children’s Bible classes for what seems like my entire life, but never have I actually lead anything with a group of peers. This is a HUGE step for me if you know me at all. I’ve been praying and asking God to prepare me to be effective in this new role.


Every month there is a BONUS question for What’s Up Wednesday and it wasn’t until last month that I caught on to this.

So this month the BONUS is…

What is your favorite transition piece for fall?

Good grief, that’s like asking me to pick my favorite child. No way can I pick just one, so here are a couple that came to mind.

Click on corresponding number to visit the link

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

I’ve already been enjoying my new calf hair lace up flats () and you know my love for my blardiagan and now baby blardigan (7) run deep. I have the split neck tunic (5) in both black and a purple/burgundy and they are really great transition pieces for both fall and spring. I wear them a. lot.

So now you know “what’s up” with me. 

What’s up with you?

Happy Wednesday friends!





  1. September 1, 2016 / 1:00 am

    Love your blog so much! One of my new faves:)

    • September 1, 2016 / 1:17 am

      OK…You literally made my day…maybe my week? Thanks so much!!!

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