What’s Up Wednesday | December Edition

Only 5 more days till Christmas! I hope you have all your gifts bought, wrapped and placed under your Christmas tree! I have a few more to wrap and then I’ll be able to relax. I’m linking up with Mix and Match Mama for What’s Up Wednesday.

🔶 WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK

We’re rotating through our regular menu of tacos, Salisbury steak, breaded chicken, and a few nights of eating out. I took this photo at Pei Wei. We love their food, fast as fast food but so much healthier, or so I want to believe!

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🔶 WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT

I’m already missing the holidays! Halloween and Thanksgiving came and went so quickly. Halloween signals the start of the holiday season for me so I’m reminiscing about the costumes and the joy on the kids’ faces from all the candy they collected that night.

🔶 WHAT I’M LOVING

I’m absolutely loving all the holiday decor! Something about the Christmas lights… I wish I could keep them up all year! I gave a little tour of our home decked out for Christmas, you can check it out in this post.

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🔶 WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO

Kids are on their winter break so we’ve been trying to fit in as many activities as we can before Christmas. We’ve already made a gingerbread house. We cut out some snowflakes and put those up around the house. We’ve been doing some baking as well.

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🔶 WHAT I’M DREADING

I’m dreading the end of the holidays because that means all the decorations must come down. I have to take everything down right after the New Year. The longer the holiday decor lingers, the more depressing it gets…lol.

🔶 WHAT I’M WORKING ON

Other than blog posts when I’m not working full-time, I’m not working on anything at the moment. I’m hoping to get more reading in!

🔶 WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT

January and February are the months when it usually snows around here so I’m looking forward to hibernating when that happens.

🔶 WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING

My DVR is full of Hallmark movies. Just finding the time to watch those and read is a challenge this month so we’ll see what happens.

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This book was a cute, and quick, read. It reminded me of all the Hallmark movies. They always have main characters who don’t like each other at first and then they end up falling in love. Yes, cheesy but I guess I gravitate toward that stuff at this time of the year.

If you need some book recommendations, my November Reading List is here and my October one is here.Nov Reading List - www.designbysydnee.com

October Reading List - www.designbysydnee.com

🔶 WHAT I’M LISTENING TO

This song came out last week. It’s a duet of Ed Sheeran with Andrea Bocelli. I love this song but love it even more with Andrea. So beautiful and mesmerizing! Have you heard it yet?

🔶 WHAT I’M WEARING

It’s all about the outerwear this time of year. And layers of course. Here are some outfits I have on repeat this time of year.

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jacket

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coat

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coat | boots (similar)

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sweater (similar) | jeans | booties (in beige)| scarf (similar)

🔶 WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND

We have family coming over Christmas Eve so this weekend will be cleaning and prepping. I’m going to need a big cup of coffee! And this weekend, the bottom of this tree will be filled with gifts. I usually bring out the gifts closer to Christmas because between the kids and 3 cats, the wrapped presents don’t stay wrapped for long!

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🔶 WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH

Just recovering from the holidays!

🔶 WHAT ELSE IS NEW

Nothing else that I can think of.

🔶 Bonus question this month: BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER GIVEN A GUY

I’m curious to see what others have answered to this question because let’s be honest, guys are the toughest to shop for! I will say a watch is the best gift I’ve given my husband. There are so many designs to choose from. And it’s functional!

Thanks for reading along!

xo

I’m linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for their monthly What’s Up Wednesday. Also, linking up with GYPO.




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