WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY

WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY

Happy Wednesday friends!  I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day and long weekend.  We had a great day of family time and relaxing and I was so busy I completely forgot to hop on here and wish you all a great holiday!

I was off from here Friday trying to get caught up on things, and then off Monday to enjoy the holiday but I am back today because it’s one of my favorite posts to do each month and I didn’t want to miss it.  Plus, I definitely couldn’t keep ghosting you all.

So without further ado let’s hope to it!  It’s What’s Up Wednesday where the last Wednesday of every month I link up with Shay and Sheaffer and we answer these questions…..

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WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK

Well let me tell you it’s take out city because we are in the process of getting our kitchen renovated and therefore every dish and utensil are in the basement and it’s work enough to get a few items out to prepare breakfast in the morning, so you best believe I’m not attempting to cook an entire meal every night this week.  So we are taking the easy road and eating to go!

 WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT

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Our date night the other weekend where we took in some food and drinks and our first Red’s game of the season.  Eric and I have always enjoyed going to baseball games in the summer but it’s not as easy to do these days with the little guy, so when his parents offered to babysit the other weekend we took them up on it!  It was a nice night out and the weather was perfect baseball watching weather.  Plus, we got to take in the new rooftop bar across the street from the stadium before the game and we loved it so much we went back after too.  The view looking across the river into Kentucky can’t be beat.

WHAT I’M LOVING

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Shocker, it’s a Monat product.  But you guys this Super Moisture Masque is a total game changer if your hair needs moisture (which in the summer is probably most people).  I use this masque two ways….one, as part of my overnight hydration cocktail which seriously nourishes my hair, and two, in the shower before conditioner.  I cannot even tell you how silky smooth and frizz free this leaves my hair.  It’s without a doubt one of my Monat products I can’t live without.

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO

Kitchen renovations!  If all goes as planned, the next time I share a WUW post I will have a finished kitchen to show you.  Our kitchen really has no issues other than it being dated and some of the appliances under performing, but it’s just time for a refresh.  I’m a girl that loves an all white kitchen so the orange/brown vibe our current one is putting off just isn’t cutting it anymore.  I cannot wait to share it with you!

WHAT I’M DREADING

Well as much as I want the end result of a kitchen renovation, I am dreading the process it will be to get it.  Now, thankfully it’s not a total gut job so it won’t take as long but the noise, and the mess with a 16 month old in the house is a little much.  Luckily it’s summer so we can get out of the house for the majority of it and not be in the way.

WHAT I’M WORKING ON

As always just blog and Monat items.  I’m making it a goal of mine to start really setting aside some time to learn more about blogging so I can start to incorporate more advanced features.  So between that and helping people get amazing hair, I’m keeping busy.

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT

I have some fun trips coming up including our anniversary trip, The Rise Conference with Rachel Hollis, Monations (Monat’s big yearly conference), and a trip to Hilton Head sometime this summer.  I’m definitely looking forward to it all!

WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING

Ugh reading continues to take such a back seat and every month I vow to make it more of a priority.  So that’s always a work in progress.  I currently downloaded this book on audible because I want to read it so badly but know I won’t get to it until Leyton is 18 if I wait to physically read it.

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I’ve heard so many good things about it.  There is also a Bringing Up Girls version too.  As far as what I’m watching, most of my shows are wrapping up for the summer so I don’t have much other than The Real Housewives of New York and Beverly Hills.  And darn it if I didn’t watch an episode of The Bachelorette Monday night and get sucked in!  I’m going to try to stay strong and not watch any more of it.  I did start watching this on Netflix and so far really like it.

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WHAT I’M LISTENING TO

Mostly just apple music and podcasts. I’m still loving Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger Podcast and The Ed Mylett Show for podcasts and recently added in John Maxwell.  Jenna is great for blogging/influencing/branding and Ed and John are great for personal development.

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND

You know, I don’t think we really have any plans.  So most likely just family time and hanging out around the house and getting outside with Leyton.  We do need to pick out new hardware and lighting for the kitchen so a trip to Lowe’s is probably also on the agenda.

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH

Our anniversary trip!  We will be married 10 years on June 20th.  We wanted to do something big but were a little limited since we have Leyton now, so we decided to go back to one of our favorite places ever!

We first went to Napa after I graduated nursing school in 2015 and loved every minute of it.  Not shocking since I love any and all wine.  So when we were thinking of places to go it immediately was on our radar.  So, we are most certainly looking forward to that!

WHAT ELSE IS NEW

Not much!  We are just excited for everything coming up and we are so so happy summer is here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll see you back here Friday where I’m talking all things kitchen reno!

Jill

 

MEMORIAL DAY SHOPPING GUIDE

MEMORIAL DAY SHOPPING GUIDE

Happy Wednesday friends!  We are half way to a three day weekend and I’m pumped!  I love Memorial Day because it just feels like the kick off to summer (that and shandy beer and the sound of lawn mowers) and since the summer kick off holiday is days away I wanted to put together a quick shopping guide in case you still needed some items to get you in the holiday spirit. Continue reading “MEMORIAL DAY SHOPPING GUIDE”

MY SECRETS FOR NO MORE BAD HAIR DAYS

MY SECRETS FOR NO MORE BAD HAIR DAYS

Happy Friday friends!  As usual I told you I was going to be here Wednesday and then I wasn’t.  I got behind and didn’t get to my post Tuesday evening and then Wednesday I watched my friend’s son and the day just got away from me, and now here we are.

I decided to do this post today because on Wednesday over on Instagram I posted an in shower tutorial (don’t worry I was clothed) and that got me thinking that I should share on here my top tips that I feel contribute to me having good hair days.

As evidenced by my shirt, Monat’s slogan is #nomorebadhairdays and I can attest to the fact that ever since getting into a solid routine with my Monat products I truly feel like I have, no more bad hair days.  And, I truly think these products combined with some of these extra tips, are the reasons for that. So let’s get to it!  As always if you ever have any questions about Monat or any of the products shown email me or reach out on social media, or comment below. Continue reading “MY SECRETS FOR NO MORE BAD HAIR DAYS”

MONDAY MUST HAVES

MONDAY MUST HAVES

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Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and if you are a mom or celebrated a mom, I hope you had a great Mother’s Day as well.  We spent the day enjoying a good brunch downtown then we went to Eric’s parents house and hung out with them for a little and then just relaxed the rest of the day at home.  It was perfect.   One of today’s must haves comes from the Mother’s Day gifts Eric got me, but more on that in a little. Continue reading “MONDAY MUST HAVES”

TOP FIVE WORKOUT MUST HAVES

TOP FIVE WORKOUT MUST HAVES

Happy Friday friends! We made it through another week and today is a big day in the Koch household because, brace yourself…..we are getting our grout cleaned!  I know, try to contain your excitement.  The thing is the tile in our house is disgusting.  I’m so bad about cleaning it and it’s 13+ years old and it’s just downright gross and dirty.  We are getting ready to renovate our kitchen and so before we do that we have to address the floors.  We thought we were going to need to replace the tile but low and behold there is such a thing as The Grout Doctor here in Cincinnati and they’re going to basically make our current tile look brand new but for a fraction of the cost and time.  So needless to say, we are pretty pumped about it. Continue reading “TOP FIVE WORKOUT MUST HAVES”

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Happy Wednesday friends!  Hope this week is treating you well.  Like most things in life I’m totally behind and didn’t realize this Sunday is Mother’s Day!  You’ll be happy to know however that once I realized this my first thought wasn’t ohhh yay a holiday celebrating me!  Although that was second :).  But instead I thought, OMG I didn’t do a Mother’s Day gift guide for the blog!! Continue reading “MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE”

MONDAY MUST HAVES

MONDAY MUST HAVES

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Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Saturday was a little wet here but Sunday was gorgeous!  We spent the day lounging around at home at got outside as much as possible.  I’m ready to tackle a new week and hopefully check off that to do this, and Leyton and I are hitting up the zoo at some point.  His first trip to the zoo, ever!

For must haves this week I don’t have as much as I originally planned because a few of the things I ordered, thinking they would be total must haves….weren’t.  But that’s okay because I have some great others.

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J. CREW FACTORY TRY ON

J. CREW FACTORY TRY ON

Happy Saturday friends!  That feels so weird to write because as you know, Saturdays are not normally the day I put up new blog posts.  And I know on Monday I told you I’d be back here Wednesday but you guys then this week got crazy and to say I got behind is an understatement.

Tuesday was the last day of the month and as many of you know I have a “side hustle” with Monat and I was working toward a big goal that day that I’m happy to say, by the grace of God, I achieved!  But in making sure I was getting everything done for that I didn’t have time to get this post up for you for Wednesday.  And I got behind on a bunch of other things too and it just snowballed.  I had intended this post for yesterday, but then decided to take yesterday to finally get caught up on things and push this back to today.  So here we are.  But, it worked out because J. Crew Factory is currently having a big sale right now so the timing is pretty perfect! Continue reading “J. CREW FACTORY TRY ON”