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What’s Up Wednesday {May 2018}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Sunday through Wednesday – We were in Vegas so mama didn’t have to cook.

Thursday – Roasted chicken and veggies

Friday – Shabbat Club (once a month young families meet at our synagogue for dinner)

Saturday – Dinner at friends house

Sunday – Brinner/leftovers

What I’m reminiscing about…

Cutting Jacob’s hair for the first time at his birthday and haircut ceremony. I can’t believe we finally cut his hair!!

What I’m loving…

Jacob has been phasing out of naps. Even though this stay at home mama loves nap time, I’m kind loving not having to worry about being home for his nap time. My babies are growing up!

What we’ve been up to…

May was lot’s of fun! My mom came for visit in the beginning of the month, we celebrated Jacob’s 3rd birthday, I celebrated Mother’s day with a fun fulled day of activities, we attended 3 birthday parties, I went on a Motherhood Walk with my friend Eynav, we celebrated and baked cheesecake for Shavout, a Jewish holiday, sang karaoke for Cheryl’s, Sarah completed 1st grade, Jacob and I attended our last mommy and me, we said bye to my mother-in-law as she moved on to new adventures and ended the month with a family trip to Vegas. Phew! It was a busy month!

What I’m dreading…

Potty training!!! I know i’ve been talking about doing it a few times, but time never felt right. However with preschool starting in September he needs to be fully potty trained before he starts school so this mama has some work to do. Any tips? I dread this part of being a mama. What I’m working on…

Catching up on my blog life. I have a huge to do list and a several drafts. This summer I’m hoping to really focus on my blog.

What I’m excited about…

Summer concerts with the family. Aside from hanging by the pool most of the summer our family loves hanging out at the park, playing, bringing a picnic and hanging out while listening to music. What I’m watching/reading…

Sarah and I are back at it with watching our favorite baking competitions. This time we are watching Best Baker in America. So good!and I’m still watching my usual, Southern Charm and Real Housewives of NYC. CAN’T.GET.ENOUGH!

What I’m listening to…

Light by San Holo

What I’m wearing…

While we were in Vegas my sis and her fiance hung out with the kids one night so hubby and I can go one a date. I wore the comfiest moto leggings from here. What I’m doing this weekend…

We have plans to check out the Home Depot kids wood work program, pool time, dinner at a friend’s house, a couple of errands and a MNO.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

June is looking to be super busy! Sarah starts camp, we have 3 birthday parties to attend, hubby and I are attending a Gala, Father’s Day, Concerts in the Park, Palm Springs for Oshrat’s bachlorette, and then closing up the month with my sisters staying in Cali and staying with us for the week. Busy busy!

What else is new…

My friend Jen and I recently went to NYSNC’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star presentation. We had low expectations and just went for the adventure! So glad we did!! Not only did we have a great spot, we got to see JT!!

Question of the month is: What’s your favorite summer salad?

My favorite potluck salad: Chinese Chicken SaladThis amazing citrus salad.And this easy two item cous cous salad.Thanks for visiting! Happy Wednesday!

 

What’s Up Wednesday {April 2018}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Monday – Schnitzel with sauteed peppers and mushrooms and corn on the cob. Tuesday – Burgers and roasted sweet potato fries.

Wednesday – Alpha burritos and salad. Thursday – Pizza

Friday – Shabbat Dinner

Saturday – Out

Sunday – Birthday party/out

What I’m reminiscing about…

Celebrating Sarah’s 7th birthday at Chuck E Cheese! She’s been talking about going into that ticket machine for years and because it was her party she was able to go in. What I’m loving…

The other night I went out with some friends. We ended the night with pizookie and all I keep thinking about is how I want to go back. Yum!!What we’ve been up to…

We recently had a neighborhood garage sale. Sarah made more money on lemonade then I did trying to sell our things. I’m just not at selling things for cheap. I just rather donate it all. ;)What I’m dreading…

Nothing, but how true is this!

What I’m working on…

Jacob’s 3rd birthday party and haircut ceremony! We’ve ordered cake, catering, decorations and a jumpy. Hope it all turns out well!What I’m excited about…

I took these sweet pictures the other day as I really want to capture this time. Hanging out with my little guy is just so much fun. He is just so sweet and a big ball of love. What I’m watching/reading…

Southern Charm….LOVE THIS SHOW! I’d love to be a southern belle but I couldn’t deal with the humidity.

Housewives of Beverly Hills…just finished and so far the reunion show has been amazing. Housewives of NYC…these girls are DRAMA! Dorinda cracks me up and I often think the rest are just crazy. What I’m listening to…

My friend bought us tickets to see Dierks Bentley in the fall so I’ve been listening to his music from time to time. My current fav is Black. What I’m wearing…

I got this fun bracelet set from Target the other day. It has a few of my favorite colors and went really well with my komono.

What I’m doing this weekend…

My MIL is taking the kids to her house for the first their first sleepover at grandmas! Hubby and I are so excited we don’t even have any plans. We are just so excited to have a little staycation. What I’m looking forward to next month…

Sarah’s last day of school, meeting up with Osh and Matt in Vegas, cinco de mayo and Mother’s day!

What else is new…

Party planning is no joke! My house is covered in amazon packages, bags from stores and random party items all piled up ready for next weeks party! Ahhh! I can’t believe we are going to cut his hair! Question of the month is: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT TO GIVE?
My mama loves flowers so I normally send flowers to her office. If I lived in town I’d probably take her out for brunch and just spend the day with her.

Me and my mama at my sister G’s wedding.Happy Wednesday!

What’s Up Wednesday {March 2018}

 I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Monday – Out for Sarah’s birthday dinner. I love my sushi loving girl!Tuesday – Chicken Parmesan with out the parm. Wednesday – With Passover in a few days we thought we would put our Groupon to good use and eat all the carbs.

Thursday – Out/School event

Friday & Saturday – Passover Seder

What I’m reminiscing about…

The time my kids were born! With both of them born in the Spring and only a week apart I get very nostalgic in March. What I’m loving…

I’m the kind of mom that enjoys it when my kids are on break. The lazy mornings, the break in our schedules and alarms, and all the extra fun we have being together. So far I’ve taken Jacob to the farm with friends hosted a play date and hiked with friends. Sarah starts her Spring Break this Friday.What we’ve been up to…

We just celebrated Sarah’s 7th birthday. We had a little party for her at Chuck E Cheese and then took her to sushi for her birthday dinner.

What I’m dreading…

Potty training Jacob!!! Ugh my worst parenting task. What I’m working on…

Planning Jacob’s 3rd birthday and hair cut ceremony. He wants a Lighting McQueen birthday party.What I’m excited about…

Going to Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend. Ahh no cooking, no cleaning, lot’s of yummy food, laying by the pool…ahhh bliss!What I’m watching/reading…

What I’m listening to…

Flames by David Guetta and Sia

What I’m wearing…

It’s been warm this week so I’m in short sleeve shirts.

What I’m doing this weekend…

It’s Passover on Friday so we will be attending and hosting dinners. See what we did last year here.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

My mama is coming to town! She’s coming for Jacob’s hair cut ceremony and I can’t wait to hang out with her! The last time she was here was when she came to visit with my dad in 2016!

What else is new…

I’m working on closing all of my rings on my iWatch. It’s much easier on yoga days.Question of the month is: What’s your favorite Easter Passover tradition? Spending time with family and friends.Happy Wednesday!

What’s Up Wednesday {February 2018}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Monday: Brinner (breakfast for dinner)Tuesday: Schnitzel and riceWednesday: Sloppy joes on baked potato

Thursday: Out – Purim Carnival

Friday- Sunday: Out of town

What I’m reminiscing about…

Lake Arrowhead with my family. Due to barely any snow this year we decided not to go this year. I miss our annual winter vacation. What I’m loving…

I love yoga, but I don’t love the gym. For months now I keep saying how I’m going to look for a class, then I found one and it was canceled due to low enrollment. Ugh! Then I got an email from the teacher that her co-worker has a few openings. So on Thursday evenings for next couple of weeks if you need me, I’ll be here. What we’ve been up to…

There is so so much going on! I’m always working on something. My to do list is always never ending. We just finished celebrating Purim and now it’s time for Passover. What I’m dreading…

Summer in Florida. Even though I love love going to Florida I don’t love the weather. We have two trips planned this year for my sisters wedding and its going to be gross. What I’m working on…

Oshrat’s bachlorette! We’re going to Palm Springs to celebrate! Can’t wait!!What I’m excited about…

We recently went to a really fun family outing. We attended a Harlem Globetrotters game. The kids were entertained and us adults loved the tricks too!What I’m watching/reading…

My kids have been watching Care Bears recently and I just love it. Talk about old school! It reminds me of those Share Bears I got when I was a kid. What I’m listening to…

Capital Letters by Hailee Steinfeld

What I’m wearing…

February has been crazy! One minute I’m wearing shorts and the next minute I’m wearing boots. What I’m doing this weekend…

Celebrating my friend, Melissa’s 40th birthday in Portland! I’ve never been and have always wanted to go. What I’m looking forward to next month…

My baby girl is turning 7! Where has the time gone!!?What else is new…

We recently went to a Sustainability Festival and the kids got to go inside a trash truck!! My kids love and wait for the trash truck to come every week. They were so excited!Question of the month is: What is your favorite Spring Break vacation?

Spring Break usually falls on Passover so we don’t travel during the holiday. Last year we hosted a dinner for our sweet friends.Happy Wednesday!

What’s Up Wednesday {January 2018}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Monday: Zucchini poppers, pasta and sauce Tuesday: We had friends over for Tu Bishvat sederWednesday: Sweet potato pad thai Thursday: Leftovers/Pizza

Friday: Out – Shabbat Club

What I’m reminiscing about…

What I’m loving…

My TuBishvat centerpiece! It was so simple and so much fun to put together.

 What we’ve been up to…

Trusting a sitter to watch our kids is very hard for me. However hubby and I need to get out and have some adult conversations every so often. So when our sitter started a new job she was no longer available. After searching for a few months I am happy to report that we found a babysitter! It was a long process, but she’s watched the kids once this past month and all went well. Can’t wait to plan more outings with hubby. What I’m dreading…

Potty training Jacob. He will be 3 in April and it’s kinda sorta time, but ugh! I really don’t like this part of parenting.

See my potty training system here.

What I’m working on…

Cleaning out every corner and every hole! I’m going through a major haul over here. I have the women’s shelter pick up my big loads, but have recently heard about Give Back Box. You request a label on their site and then print it at home. See more here.

What I’m excited about…

Visiting my friend Melissa next month! She’s celebrating her 40th so we are all flying in for the celebration. What I’m watching/reading…

Housewives of NY, Fixer Upper, SHark Tank, This is Us anddddd Vanderpump Rules! Can.get.enough!!What I’m listening to…

Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello

What I’m wearing…

The weather is so flippy floppy that one day I’m wearing scarves and boots and the next day I’m wishing my legs were shaved so I can wear shorts. Oh So Cal!

What I’m doing this weekend…

We have a birthday party to attend and going to our friends house for Superbowl. What I’m looking forward to next month…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day and Purim. We still don’t have our costume, but we are looking at options. This is what we did the last few years.

Incredibles in 2017Superheroes in 2016American Indians in 2015Minions and Gru in 2014What else is new…

I’m proud to say that I completed my 2nd round of Whole 30 a few days ago. It was hard, but I did it! Here are some of my favorite recipes. Question of the month is: What’s your favorite soup recipe?

My crock pot chicken noodle soup! Yum! Recipe can be found here. Happy Wednesday!

What’s Up Wednesday {December 2017}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Monday – Sweet potato and chicken stew

Tuesday – Chanukah event/out

Tuesday – Meatballs and roasted broccoli and mushrooms

Wednesday – I’m going out so it’s hubby’s choice.

Thursday – Leftovers/Pasta

Friday – A friend’s house

Saturday & Sunday – Out

What I’m reminiscing about…

My sisters magical wedding! 

What I’m loving…

Watching these cuties play.What we’ve been up to…

December has been super busy! My sister, Osh got engaged! 

We celebrated Chanukah! Attended LA Zoo Lights.Celebrated my 36th birthday with doughnuts in bed!Neighborhood holiday party. Attended my friends gingerbread house decorating party. Rode the Holiday Lights Train Ride.Took Sarah on a mommy and me date to the Nutcracker. Ice Skating with friends. Hosted a cookie decorating play date. What I’m dreading…

Nada.

What I’m working on…

Cleaning out my home. I have had the donation trcuk come 3x this past couple of months and I still can find more to donate! Ugh!

What I’m excited about…

Morse visits to Florida as we plan our sister, Oshrat’s wedding!!!What I’m watching/reading…

The last season of Fixer Upper. Going to miss Chip and Jo.

What I’m listening to…

Let Me Go by Hailee Steinfeld

What I’m wearing…

I’ve been loving all the cute Chanukah gear out this year!

What I’m doing this weekend…

Celebrating Christmas in China Town. See what we did last year hereWhat I’m looking forward to next month…

Going with my friends to Candytopia. Can’t wait! If its anything like our Museum of Ice Cream visit then I know it’s going to be fun.What else is new…

We got an Alexa and are big fans! Anybody else an Alexa fan?Question of the month is: What is the best gift you ever given the guy in your life?

A local mama engraves hammers so I ordered one for hubby this year. It’s become the BEST gift! I am planning to order more for the men in our life. Happy Wednesday!

What’s Up Wednesday {October 2017}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Monday – Salmon patties and carrot fries

Tuesday – Leftover Shabbat stew

Wednesday – MNO with the girls so I’m eating out and hubby is ordering food.

Thursday – Burger and roasted veggies.

Friday – Crock pot lemon chicken, cous cous and sweet potato souffle.

Saturday and Sunday – out

What I’m reminiscing about…

Spending time with little Sarah at mommy and me. It feels like just yesterday we were doing all the things Jacob and I are doing at mommy and me.

20132017What I’m loving…

Spending time Sarah. We’ve having some great mommy and me date nights while we hit the bat-mitzvah circuit.

What we’ve been up to…

The kiddos have already got to wear their Halloween costume a couple times this week. Sarah is Kooky cookie from Shopkins and Jacob is trash truck.

What I’m dreading…

Looking for a new babysitter. Our babysitter got a job and is no longer available to watch the kids. It took J a long time to trust our sitter so I’m worried it’s going to take a long time once again.

What I’m working on…

Self care. It’s so so hard for me to take care of my self. Sure I take the time to go out with my girlfriends here and there but scheduling an appointment for myslef or getting things done for myself has become so hard. I have waves where I take care of my self and then months go by and I haven’t done anything for myself. I’m realty going to try and make those appointments, not cancel them when kids stuff come up and take care of me.

What I’m excited about…

Getting all fancy and wearing these shoes for my sister’s wedding. What I’m watching/reading…

Hubby and I look forward to Thursday nights!

What I’m listening to…

Wolves by Selena Gomez and MarshmelloWhat I’m wearing… I’m loving my new prAna pieces! You can too by using my code MMSKF17 for 15% off your total order. Click here for more info.

What I’m doing this weekend…

Boo-ing neighbors, attending a few Halloween events and carving pumpkins.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

My sister’s wedding!!!!!! Ahhhh I can’t wait!What else is new…

I am loving my laser cut pumpkin I ordreed a few weeks ago. I’m thinking of painting it, but not sure if I should just leave as is. Thought? Question of the month is: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving food. There I said it.

 I find the food boring and bland. But if I had to pick something it would be the stuffing. I love the endless possibilities.Happy Wednesday!

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