WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY! 04/24/18

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Every Last Wednesday of the Month I take the time to share What’s Been Up with Us!Here are a few of the topics to update you on What’s been Up with The Ortiz’s Lately!

 

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MONDAY  | HOT CHICKEN SALAD

TUESDAY | ITALIAN SAUSAGE PENNE PASTA WITH PINK SAUCE

WEDNESDAY | SPAGHETTI

THURSDAY | HAM & BROCCOLI SCRAMBLER WITH HOMEMADE AMERICAN FRIES

FRIDAY |  TRADITIONAL TACO’S

SATURDAY |  DINING OUT

SUNDAY | BBQ BABY BACK RIBS, CORN ON THE COBB, SALAD WITH BAKED POTATOE

 

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SPENDING TIME WITH EACHOTHER!

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My husband is currently in pursuit of His Master’s so when he’s been wrapped up with lots of homework the kids and I have been running errands and stopping for sweet treats! Lately they are on a Panera kick! I love times like this because we connect on such an awesome level! It’s like we get the opportunity to pause for a moment in time and just soak in all the goodness! I get to hear about all the little things that are big things to them and engage on another level, it’s just so fun and I cherish these moments for sure!

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Love these close up’s I got of Will Jr. My handsome sweet, caring, smart little man!

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Of course still lots of Basketball! We heart Basketball! haha! #BasketballMom

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The kids played in the Por La Gente tournament.

Their Puerto-Rican Pa was so proud to see his children take part in something he has been apart of for years! It was a good day. My husband & I coached their team and it was fun! #WeWon

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It’s been a little cold here, even snowed last week. 😦 On the up-side that made for the perfect snuggle, cuddle, napping weather!

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#tiredeyes

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4-24-2018 9-54-59 PMMY FITNESS

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We actually have a really nice home gym I’d say. It’s in our basement and we have quite a bit of equipment! So I have been getting back to taking care of my fitness! Love taking that time.

It really helps when I have my clothes set out and ready to go so all I have to do is literally roll out of bed and put my gear on and head downstairs! #thankful #focused #driven

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Gibson Relaxed Short Sleeve Tie Waist Blouse HERE also comes in a Mauve & Green!

Gibson X Living In Yellow Ruched Faux Wrap Dress in Grey HERE is a great layering piece for Spring in Wisconsin!

This Off the Shoulder Top in Black HERE is perfection! I guess I’ve been wearing a little bit of a lot of black lately? I think I always do but especially when I’m really busy it’s like my great staple go to! This Top can be dressed up or down. Goes great with Black Jeans!

Irenee Ankle Strap Sandal in Black again 😐 HERE is a great staple also. Goes well dressed up or down to me!

Gold Crystal Tiger Ring HERE is the perfect little statement piece!

So I’ve kind of have developed this odd love for Robes this year!! It’s like the perfect thing to wear these days for me. Check out this Tiger Short Cotton Robe HERE

Ruffle Linen Tee HERE is a little bit of perfection. Great with Jeans!

Lush Hailey Crepe Dress in Black HERE is one of the greatest!

 

 

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OUR TRIP TO MANHATTAN, NY

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This may be one of my favorite photos’ from the trip! I mean Our Babies, Two from the NYPD crew, The American Flag in the middle of Times Square – what’s not to love!?! 🙂 I have a few blog post HERE.

 

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So this is a new one for me. Station 19 a spin with Grey’s Anatomy- Miranda Bailey’s husband is at this station! Love hot they are interacting the two shows. So this passionate Latina was practically raised at Seattle’s Station 19, Andy Herrera is a confident firefighter who is also the daughter of Pruitt Herrera who is battling cancer, so had to give up being the Captain. Her Dad, Capt. Pruitt was Andy’s primary inspiration to become a firefighter and he the mentor to both her and Jack Gibson, the lieutenant at the station. Jack is as fearless as Andy is by-the-books, but when the two are together, sparks fly and opposites attract and it’s ran with a narrative so I like that like Grey’s also. If I had to rate this 1 to 10 I’d give it a 7. I think once Herrera settles her ‘love’ interests and we as the audience are able to ‘buy-in’ it may bump that 7 up. Right now it’s just sort of nice to watch! 😉

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I guess I can’t say that I am officially reading this yet but it just arrived last week and I’m looking forward to this read for sure!

 

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This Scent is Amazing! Been loving it this Spring! Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum HERE

 

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MACKENZIE IN THE TALENT SHOW NEXT WEEKEND!

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She is singing Gold by Britt Nicole in this years Talent Show and I’m debating on how GOLD she will be for this performance. She loves Britt Nicole’s Music! Little Miss Mackenzie has really loved to perform ever since she was an itty bitty tiny babe! Encouraging her beyond what she even imagines is so much fun and seeing her go above and beyond is my favorite part of all! #momlifeisthebestlife #loveher #lovesupportingher

 

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ALICIA KEYS

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We decided to go ahead and start a 2nd & 3rd grade girls AAU Basketball Team with The Wisconsin Rise and it’s getting so exciting seeing the girls grow already in the game of basketball! I’m really most excited about these girls – these days! They are going to have these Pink Hoodies and look so adorable in them!

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We are heading back to The Salt Room. This time we are bringing the kids with us! They are sooooo excited. Mackenzie keeps calling it the Sand Place.. Haha! I think she’s dreaming of White Sandy Beaches! With all the seasonal allergy flares we are heading up to The Salt Room for a little detox sesh as a family which should be really nice. I have a few errands to run up that way also so we will do those and grab a bite to eat also before heading back home!

We are also planning on organizing our ‘seasonal decor’ area in the basement & clearing out whatever we don’t use. And last but not least, Will and I are also going out on a date this weekend!

 

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My Husband, Will put together an O’Zone Basketball Skillz & Drillz camp and he had his first session for 2nd & 3rd graders this past weekend and it was such a good time!
I loved-love watching him pour out all he knows about the game of Basketball to the next generation of ballers! You can tell it’s such a passion of his. Sharing his knowledge and teaching the kids while making it fun was a true treasure to my heart – to be apart! Thankful for all those who came out to support our 1st one! Already looking forward to the next one! 🙂

Hope you all had a great day!

 

xoxosteph

 

 

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