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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What's Up Wednesday 5.31.2017

It's the last Wednesday of the month, and I'm joining some of my favorites to share what's been up lately in the What's Up Wednesday link-up!
Today we are linked with MelShay, & Sheaffer today, but Sheaffer is currently recapping this week's Bachelorette episode! Oh em gee..her recaps are THE BEST EVER!

 Here are the questions we'll be answering today!

What We're Eating

We are still on the Hello Fresh train, and it's still one of my favorite things ever!
The fact that I don't have to sit down, meal prep, and then grocery shop is a game-changer for me!
 This creamy chicken pasta with broccoli & lemon cream sauce was so yummy!
I was skeptical of these burgers at first, but I'm so happy that I ordered them because they were so scrumptious. The soy/sriracha made the turkey burgers a touch spicy, and the sweet potato chips were the perfect side dish!
If you are wanting to try Hello Fresh, use my code @ checkout {BRITTHENS} to get $40 worth of food for $20!! It's so good!

What I'm Reminiscing About

We leave tomorrow for this year's pageant, and it's bringing back a whole lotta feelings!
 East Tennessee Pool Party fun
 Just before backstage interview
That big ole stage!!
We've made such amazing friends in this system, and we truly have just an absolute blast every time we compete. I cannot believe how much she's grown and changed this past year, and I cannot wait to see her rock that big stage!

What I'm Loving

I've mentioned my love for this before, but I loved it so much that I decided to join the Advocare team.
I'm obsessed & drink one of these a day!
1 Lemonade Slim & 1 Watermelon Spark. 
It is literally a watermelon lemonade that keeps me focused, energized, and full. It's a game-changer, mamas!
While we were in the hospital last week with Stephen, I brought my Advocare, and it was so easy to stay on track. 
 These shakes are to-die-for yummy!
Mixed with milk in my shaker bottle, and my breakfast was fast & easy!
The products are so good. Shoot me a message if you have any questions!
I also added a link to my advocare page on the side bar. ;)

What We've Been Up To

Last week's hospital stay knocked us for a loop, big time, but we are all back on track. Stephen is doing so much better finally, and he's even heading to the beach with Mimi today. Thank you again for all your prayers, but like I said last week, life doesn't stop just because you have a sick baby. 
We had a dance recital
School ended for the boys
And volleyball tryouts over a two-day period
I have been a full-blown Mombie lately, and thank goodness for that Spark!

What I'm Dreading

The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy for the Hensley 5. 
Joe will be in Summer Basketball workouts, and I'll be in Volleyball practices. This is only pre-season training for volleyball, but it will still be intense getting these girls where we need them before 2 a days start in July!

What I'm Working on

Line-ups, rosters, & organizing my family's calendar.

I shared a few weeks ago that my mom grabbed me a Happy Planner, and I love it. I have all of our schedules as well as my blogging schedule in it, and I even used some of the adorable stickers!!

What I'm Excited About

I'm thoroughly enjoying this week off from volleyball, but we just had try-outs. Now I'm ready to get these girls in there & start working with them.

School being out for the summer is another thing we are all excited about!

What I'm Watching/Reading

Last week's recital was so stinking cute and hilarious. I just had to share the video of Nat doing her thing!
Nat is the cute little one in the middle. After the circle towards the end of the dance, one little girl is upset that her gold wand was taken by another girl, so Nat offers her own wand to the little girl. {heart eyes} Well that left Nataleigh without a wand, and the littlest girl of the class had 2 wands. Nat just figured that Maeve would give her the extra wand. Nat was wrong, and it was hilarious!

We are also watching a ton of sports!!
Our Nashville Predators have made it to the Stanley Cup finals, and even though we aren't the biggest hockey fans, it's super fun having the state team in the Finals!!
Also, for the third year in a row, our boys are completely at odds for the NBA Finals. Stephen is a die-hard LeBron fan, so he's all Cavs. Carson, however, is completely sold out on Dub-Nation, so he's needing Steph Curry to show up big!
This time of year is always so fun for our sports-loving family!

I picked up two new books a few weeks ago, and so far so good!!
I just finished reading this amazing book, and I highly recommend it!
I just started this book, and so far, I like it!

What I'm Listening To

My kiddos have been on the biggest Space Jam kick, and it's hilarious listening to these songs from my younger years with the kids. It's been on repeat for a few weeks in our van!

What I'm Wearing

My current uniform...
 Nike shorts + SHHS volleyball tee + Sneakers

Another favorite is THIS COVER-UP!
& my favorite Birks!!
I have been living in this cover-up. Whether it's dressing it up with skinny jeans or wearing over my swimsuit at my friend's pool, it is the most comfy & cutest cover-up ever!
And one of my favorite dresses & heels to church!!
The dress is a few seasons old from J.Crew, and the heels are Coach! The perfect Summer mango color!!

What I'm Doing this Weekend

We are heading to Pigeon Forge, TN for the big Cinderella State Pageant.
Nataleigh will be competing as the Unicoi Tot for the Tennessee Tot title. This is our absolute favorite pageant system with some of our favorite people ever!! We've really become family with these girls and these mamas, and Nataleigh has learned so much because of this system. Ms. Jill runs one heck of a program, and we LOVE it!

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

June is a busy month, but I'm most excited about celebrating my grandmother, Jo Helen's birthday. She's one of my absolute favorite people ever, and honestly you just can't help loving her. Right now we are all struggling with the affects of her dementia, so a day all about Jo Helen is definitely needed!
I see a caramel cake with Jo Helen's name on it!

What Else is New

My love for Caramel M&Ms is pretty strong right now!
& this is why I need Advocare Slim!!

Bonus: What is your favorite vacation spot?

We love historic cities..especially on the coast.
One of our all-time favorites is Charleston, SC & the surrounding islands!

We love exploring and walking around the old parts of the cities as well as relaxing at the beach!
It's a total win-win for our rowdy crew!

To see previous What's Up Wednesdays from 2017...

& from 2016

Until next month...



  1. I can only imagine how hard it is to take a week off after try-outs. I bet you want to meet your new players and get to know them better and work with them. How exciting. Woohoo for summer break! What a great recap of all that is going on. Happy Wednesday!

    1. It's so n cesaro for these girls though. Our season runs through the summer, minus 2 state assigned 'dead weeks,' so they need the week off. I'm ready though. 😃

  2. Good luck to Nataleigh this weekend! And I can't quit eating the caramel M & M's either. Sssoooooo good! Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thanks ☺️We are excited, and we've packed plenty of caramel M&Ms