What's Up Wednesday September 2017

Why hello end of September. Where did you come from? Since this is the last Wednesday of the month I am linking up with MelShaeffer, and Shay to share What's Up Wednesday!

What We're Eating This Week

Monday-Shrimp tacos
Tuesday-Grilled cheese to order, tomato soup
Wednesday-Pork tenderloin with Tatefully Simple Slow Cooker Sauce
Thursday-Chicken pesto pasta
Friday-Pizza night

or Plan B---There is a lot of homework in our house lately, so I am also trying really hard to keep some really easy and healthy options on hand in case homework takes priority over dinner. A couple of nights last week we had grilled cheese sandwiches on really Good, crusty bread (including gluten free for me) with some pre-made organic tomato soup. Even a soup and sandwich can be made the Good Better Best way!

What I am Reminiscing About

So I wouldn't say that I am reminiscing, but reflecting on the past. I am looking at things going on around me and realizing how much God was protecting me years ago from certain people. He really does know Best and He protects us even when we are not seeing the dangers. I know now (and pretty much knew at the time) that God was steering me away from certain situations and towards others. In the end He really knew what and who was Best for me.

What I am Loving

The Concentric Collection from Warby Parker 

The Concentric Collection is an update on their popular styles but adds a pop of color around the eyes, highlighting your eyes natural hues, and a contrasting temple for extra drama. The result, you look the Best in glasses that you have ever looked. You can read more about the Concentric Collection and some great fall looks to pair them with in this post from earlier in the week.

Tate's Bakeshop Gluten Free Cookies

I bought these gluten free cookies last weekend and they might be the Best gluten free cookie I have ever had. They are just like the real, gluten-filled thing. They are buttery, brown sugary, and crispy. They are a little pricey, but they are totally worth it. One or two of these are more than satisfying.

3 Pack Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

What We Have Been Up To

We are back in the swing of things for school, fall sports and putting the finishing touches on our renovation. 

What I am Dreading

I am dreading dealing with my car. Last week I had a small fender bender...with a deer...ok with a baby deer. Ugh.  

I was on my way to pick up Hockey Guy at school and I was driving up a very windy road surrounded by woods that I driven about a million times. You basically cannot speed on this road because the speed limit is 25 mph and there are speed tables that you cannot go more than 15 mph over. 

It was late afternoon and as I was almost at the stop sign and had just gone over a speed table, then I heard a thump. I then saw something brown, spinning in the air and realized it was a deer. I did scream when it hit my windshield and then rolled on the ground. I was totally freaked out that I hit an animal and was trying to figure out if he was really hurt. I threw on my hazzard lights and no lie two people went around me and never asked if I was ok. I could see that the deer was on the ground but in a low crouch. He looked very alert, so I kind got out of my car...which I don't think he was really crazy about. Since he actually looked ok, I decided to get back in my car. When I started to pull away, he got up and ran into the woods.

It wasn't until I got to school that I realized that I should probably check my car to see if it was damaged. I was really just trying to calm down on the drive there and thinking about the deer. Well, the deer is probably in a lot Better shape than my car. My bumper is all jacked up, my hood is out of alignment, my headlight is cracked, and there is also a dent. I am glad that both the deer and my car are in fairly Good shape, my airbag didn't even go off, but I am dreading dealing with the repair process.

What I think happened is that the deer wasn't very big and his head was not taller than the front of my car and I didn't see him pop out of the woods. He probably stepped into the road as I was coming around the bend. Just know, that while I said it was a baby deer, it wasn't as small as Bambi. I think it was more like a rebellious teenage deer!

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Not this small I promise 

What I am Working On

Fun Fall Posts-I have some very fun posts planned for fall for Good Better Best, so you will want to stick around.

Day Job-My day job is still pretty busy right now nut I am hoping it will slow down a little around Thanksgiving.

What I am Excited About

Hockey Season-Looking forward to seeing Hockey Guy on the ice.  I so love to watch him play and so far our ice times have been really normal.

I am also excited for the weather to start feeling like fall. I feel like it has taken a long time for fall to get here this year, but I am hoping it will be here by this weekend.

I was also excited to see that the Trader Joe's gluten free pumpkin bread mix and gluten free pancake mix is back. Basically I am like a doomsday prepper when it comes time for the gluten free pumpkin and buy as much as I can when they have it in stores.

What I am Watching/Reading


Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath

Season two is here. While the first few episodes started a little slowly, the last few episodes have been so Good.

Real Housewives of Dallas

They have rebooted the cast and it was a Good change. In their sophomore season these ladies are giving many of the OG Housewives in other franchises a run for their money.

Slice housewives rhod the real housewives real housewives of dallas GIF

Hallmark Channel Fall Harvest Movies 

I love all things Hallmark Channel especially the movies. They have about four weeks of fall themed movies that started last weekend. I cannot wait to settle in with more of these movies.


I just finished Leah Remini's book Troublemaker. Sensing a trend here?

What I am Listening to

I have added a new podcast to my list.  How I Built This interviews people like the founders of Warby Parker and Five Guys as well as Kendra Scott and Kate and Andy Spade. It's so Good and inspiring.

What I am Wearing

Lately, I feel like I am wearing the same thing all the time due to the weather. It's still pretty warm here and my transitional clothes are really getting a hefty rotation in my closet.

Here are a few of my Best outfits for this warm early fall:

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What I am Doing This Weekend

The big fall track meet is this weekend, so Running Daddy will be there all weekend. Hockey Guy is only running part of the weekend so I will be spending some time with him and then also taking him to hockey. I am hoping we can all get a little bit of sleep make maybe even make some gluten free pumpkin pancakes on Saturday morning. I am also supposed to be getting together with some of my girlfriends for a friend's birthday on Saturday night.

What I am Looking Forward to Next Month

October is going to be so busy but so fun! I am actually attending my first blogging conference and looking forward to it. I have a big work event and then head right to a family wedding later that week. Our entire family is involved in a 5K race and we will be very busy with that in October. And of course, Halloween! We do it up big for Halloween at the Good Better Best household.

What Else is New

I think I covered a lot this month!

Bonus question-What TV Show Are You Most Looking Forward to

I think we are going to go back and give American Idol a try. Now that Hockey Guy is older, we have really been enjoying shows like World of Dance and America's Got Talent. I think he will like American Idol and well the other Good reason to watch American Idol is well...Luke Bryan. 

Luke Bryan dance dancing concert move GIF

I also think he will like The Voice. I know I am late to this party but I think we will check out this season.

So that's what is up around here. Hope you had the Best September!


  1. I want to come to your house for dinner this week- ha ha!! Loving all of your fall outfits too :)

    1. Holly,

      We had simple but Good dinners this week. Thanks for the kind words on the fall outfits. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment.

      Hope you are having a Good week!

  2. I couldn't wait for This is Us to return this Fall and it didn't disappoint.

    1. I think about watching This is Us because I hear it is awesome, but I am worried I am going to cry every week!


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