Currently | November

How, how, how is it ALREADY November? Time apparently flies when you’re having fun. Although not going to lie, October was a doozy so I’m glad we’re moving on. Moving on to the first Wednesday¬†of the month means it’s time for the Currently Linkup with Anne and her co-host! Time to share what’s currently going on in our lives ūüôā

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Realizing | The holidays are SNEAKING UP wayyyy too soon. Time to start planning our holiday shopping list so I’m not frantic in the last two weeks before Christmas as I often am. Seriously, where does the time go! Before you know it, I’ll be registering Little Man for kindergarten (cue all the tears!).

Stirring | My SToK Coffee with Almond Milk Caramel Creamer. This has become my FAVORITE caffeinated¬†beverage and I LOVE that this caramel creamer is made of almond milk and not cream. It’s helped me cut back from my Dunkins Habit and is…pretty likely that’s much lower in sugar than the Dunkin’s Caramel swirl… Likely.

Appreciating | My village. October was a rough month, especially on the tail end. My Body Back mama pals and coaches were fantastic at lifting me up during my workouts when I just, quite honestly, wasn’t feeling it. You never, ever regret a workout, but you do regret the one you didn’t do. Also hubs. Because he’s my rock and I wouldn’t have made it through the past two weeks without him.

Investigating | Sensory Processing Disorder. Little man just started Occupational Therapy while we wait on the list for Kennedy Kreiger for an ASD evaluation. The OT – though still working on a thorough assessment of motor skills, etc.., mentioned vestibular sensory processing disorder as well as low muscle tone. So…we’re currently researching all the implications of that on little man and prepping him for kindergarten.

Following |¬†Lemon Lime Adventures and Inspired Tree House – they both have amazing resources re: SPD that I’ve really enjoyed reading. Them and I’ve found a bunch of fantastic mama bloggers in my search for influencers for a campaign at work – I adore finding fellow working mom lifestyle bloggers ūüôā

What are you currently up to??

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Currently | October

Happy October friends! After a whirlwind week at the Inbound Marketing Conference, I’m back and ready to share some fun things ūüôā But first, it’s time for the October Currently linkup with Anne and her cohost, this month Dana from Something Good! Join us the first Wednesday of every month to see what we’re currently up to!

Styling | Mule shoes. Seriously. I saw these at Nordstrom, but they’re a touch out of my budget right now, so I got a more¬†budget-friendly pair from Target recently and they’re friggin’ amazing. Seriously, these shoes are on trend, and if you don’t have a pair yet? Get some.

Saving | Money. Our budget has been super tight thanks to a tuition increase at daycare last month, so I’ve been cutting back on all the shopping and selling all the things on poshmark. We have a few necessities we need to pick up this month such as new sneakers for the little man, but other than that, we’ve been trying to cut back on all spending.

Searching |¬†For ways to get vegetables into little man’s diet. Zucchini banana bread, smoothies, egg muffins, chocolate banana muffins… you name it, we’re going to try it. Seriously, if anyone has any suggestions how to get a kid who lives off yogurt, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese and apple sauce… you know.. the things that most 4 year olds¬†enjoy but shouldn’t live solely off of.

Picking | pumpkins this weekend! We go to Y Worry Farm in Davidsonville and this weekend is the Anne Arundel County Agricultural Day with a petting zoo, a corn maze, games and they have a really great pumpkin patch, we’ve been going the past few years so it’s a fun tradition for us.

Making | All the recipes from my Body Back meal plan. I just started round 2 of transformation session last week – this weekend, I’m making a turkey chili, I also made some delicious sausage, broccoli egg cups for breakfasts this week. Also, I’ll be making some zucchini bread in hopes of sneaking veggies into little man’s diet.

What are you currently up to?

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Currently | September

How is it September already?! I say that every month but I’m serious – I feel like it was just barely June. Alas, the first Wednesday of the month means it’s time for the Currently Link up with Anne and Lowanda, her co-host for September!

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Celebrating | 8 years! Hubs and I have our 8 year wedding anniversary next week and what a journey it’s been! Currently, we don’t REALLY have any plans, money is a bit tight for us as Hubs continues his post-MBA job search, so we may just do a small day trip as a family this weekend (pending Little Man’s stomach bug we’ve been fighting since Monday) and then later this month enjoy a date night when they have parents night out at daycare ($25 for four hours?! Absolutely!!).

Watching | The Bold Type. It’s a bit cheesy and I don’t think I’m the target audience but I’m a sucker for shows like that (makes sense that Devil Wears Prada is one of my all time favorite movies.) and given that Cosmo was my reading material of choice back in my 20’s, this is like living a previous dream in television format. Seriously worth a watch.

Welcoming | Fall. It was fall like weather this past weekend in CT and I am SO ready for all of the pumpkin-y, apple-y things. And boots, scarves and cozy sweaters (aka the ADORABLE tops I picked up during the Nordstrom sale.)

Preparing |¬†for the INBOUND conference in Boston later this month. Travel and hotel booked. It happens the week of my next Body Back Transformation session so at least it’s week 1 and not week 5. I’ll be fitting in workouts, a run, and limiting my booze in take although that’s sometimes inevitable at events like this. The most fun part of prep? Prepping my conference wardrobe. September in Boston is my favorite time of year!

Photographing | Nothing lately – I’ve been in a bit of a slump but I want to get back into it – I’ve been trying to be more regular on Instagram, but alas, one day is great and then I don’t post again for two more days. Whoops?

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Currently | August

How are we already in August??? Seriously? Where has time gone?!

Anyhow, first Wednesday of the month means it’s time for the Currently Linkup with Anne and her co-host¬†to share what we’re currently up to!

snacking (on) | All of the body back snacks. My favorites? Apple slices and peanut butter (i’m a big fan of the Mott’s pre-sliced organic apples because there is nothing I loathe more than slicing apples). Kudos to me for sticking to my strawberry/cream cheese and toast afternoon snack¬†the other day instead of indulging in left over office cake.

anticipating¬†| “Vacation.” I’ve said¬†repeatedly that going to Connecticut to see family isn’t always a vacation for me – vacation this year was our Disney trip and it was delightful. But since¬†our¬†budget is tight¬†and¬†we¬†couldn’t pull off our¬†Delaware¬†beach weekend for Labor Day, we’re considering a weekend up north¬†and making a day trip to Naragasett in Rhode Island, and obviously tracking down all the fun things with little man because there are many fantastic parks up there.

borrowing |¬†so many library books. My digital hold list is maxed out and I’m plowing through¬†books faster than a¬†dump¬†truck in a snow storm. Recently finished¬†Small Admissions, currently reading¬†The Light We Lost¬†and Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty (because I love a good Lianne Moriarty book! I started this when I was waiting for some books to come up¬†from my hold list), next up: Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue.

admiring¬†| All of my fellow Body Back mamas. Seriously, these¬†women¬†kick some serious¬†butt. This program is no joke and these mamas are¬†driven, motivating and just fantastic to spend¬†two hours a week with. I’m in some¬†serious admiration of these fantastic women.

purchasing | a new curling iron. After my stylist curled my hair so fantastically, I’m really trying to learn how to do that ish on my own…so I’m on the prowl. We’ll disregard my fun finds from the Nordstrom sale ūüėČ

What are you currently up to?

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Currently | July

Happy Wednesday friends!

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend, it’s the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for the currently link up with Anne and Stephanie from Wife, Mommy, Me. Join the linkup on the first Wednesday of each month to share what you’re currently up to!

documenting | my eating habits. Thanks to my Body Back class, we write down our food, and it’s really held me accountable to what I’m putting in my mouth – and making sure that I’m properly fueling myself. Because¬†my¬†food journal¬†gets checked out twice¬†per week, it’s that extra¬†accountability that I think I’ve needed.

accomplishing |¬†Lots of workouts. I started training for the Annapolis¬†Ten Miler at the end of August, plus with the HIIT classes from Body Back, I’ve been feeling super accomplished. The only thing left to do is get my bike out and get to some more spin classes to be¬†ready for Iron¬†Girl (a week before¬†the Annapolis 10 Miler) as I’m the bike portion of a¬†relay team!

enjoying |¬†Quality family time. We really enjoyed the weekend – had some quality family time on Saturday at Port Discovery in Baltimore and then the pool Saturday evening, and then Sunday with friends at a local splash pad. I’m a huge fan of summer and though we didn’t make it to the beach this weekend, the family time with my boys was on. point.

reading | Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan. His first two books (Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend)¬†are hilarious and this continues the story. I have about a week to finish it off before I lose my digital download but so far it’s pretty good.

spending |¬†I’m actually trying to limit my spending on clothing until after Body Back is done in August but I do need a new pair of white jeans so I’m looking to replace those (sooner than later! They’re a summer staple for me!).

What are YOU currently up to? 

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Currently | April

Happy April friends! It’s the first Wednesday of the month so it’s time again to share what’s currently going on!¬†

Accomplishing | garden planning. Everything is mostly planned out – this year i‚Äô;m going to add some marigolds, we‚Äôre planting some Hops on the side of the house, and i‚Äôm going to move my herbs to a herb garden on the porch for easy access. I‚Äôll be getting most of my garden ready for planting this weekend and picking up supplies ūüôā Really can‚Äôt wait for fresh veggies again!

Feeling | frazzled. April is a crazy month for us – I have a work trip to Texas, we have family visiting two weekends, and hubs is gone for 4 days for drill weekend this weekend. Not to mention, it’s busy season for junior league with four upcoming days for placement interviews, just super busy, busy, busy.¬†

Needing |¬†more hours in the day. Always. There’s just never enough time for all of the things I need/want to do and I always feel like I’m behind on everything, if I’m not behind then I’m¬†

Practicing | yoga. I need the stretching for one. But, taking an hour for myself on the mat has been super beneficial. I recently started the 3 week yoga retreat as a way to get myself back into it – I have some travel coming up and hubs is gone so I know I won‚Äôt always be able to make it into a studio but this I can take on the go with me so I make sure I can still fit in my ‚Äúme-time‚ÄĚ that I value.¬†

Pinning | All of the spring outfits. Who else is inspired to break out the spring wardrobe? I’m trying to figure out what pieces I’m missing for the spring going into summer (which we all know is right around the corner here in Maryland!)¬†

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March | Currently

Happy March my friends! It’s time again for the Currently Linkup! The first Wednesday of every month, we share what we’re currently up to. Thanks to¬†Anne¬†and her cohost Carrie for the linkup and the brilliant topics!

Watching | Aside from my silly Bachelor addiction, we recently got into Good Girls Revolt on Amazon and The Good Fight (because we were HUGE Good Wife fans and Christine Baranski is AMAZING).

Eating | ALL of the trader Joes goodies lately. Their Wine Country Chicken Salad over salad is a favorite for lunch, as well as the orange chicken alongside some cauliflower fried rice, has been in regular rotation for dinner lately over in these parts. Add in an 11 day¬†“cleanse,” and I’m hoping that something happens with the scale over the next three weeks before we head to Florida for our vacation (the first, since our HONEYMOON 8 years ago!!!!)

Saying |¬†anything positive. We’re still working on potty training with little dude and we’re trying to keep all comments surrounding that positive and encouraging. So praising and rewarding…that’s what we’re saying in these parts.

Wearing | So many things. This swing dress, this ruffled shirt, and my favorite Tippi sweater have been in regular rotation. As well as this gingham top and my favorite FAVORITE skirt. Love love love.

Posting | Regularly! I’m week three for three with at least one post per week. This week I have three posts scheduled – I’ve stopped overthinking my posting and just been…writing whenever the inspiration hits. I’m not focused as much on promotion and not thinking about traffic numbers but having fun with writing which is what I wanted to get back to. Everything else will come in time!

What are YOU currently up to? 

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Currently | February

Happy February! I missed the currently link up last month but this time around I’m back on it. A new month, new goals right? Right.

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Packing | Last week I would have said packing for a girls weekend to Boston. This week…. I’m not packing anything but my lunches. Lately: delicious wine country chicken salad from Trader Joes. If you haven’t tried it? I highly recommend.

Jonesing | For spring. If you’re not going to give me a real winter with real snow Mother Nature, just give me spring. Sunshine later for evening runs and warm enough weather to wear dresses. If I can’t have a good few inches of snow, I just want spring.

Texting |¬†to make sure Hubs is surviving. He was home with Little Man two days this week because Little Dude was sick and this past weekend while i galivanted around Boston with girl friends for the weekend. Little man can be a handful, after a meltown today out and about (they were getting stir crazy) I’m pretty sure hubs is ready to get back to work.

Reading | I just finished “Love Warrior” by Glennon Doyle Melton which was fantastic, raw and emotional. I just started after I got home from Boston “Hungry Heart” by Jennifer Weiner, who is might I add, my all time favorite author.

hearting | my boys. I missed them so much even though I was only gone for about 24 hours, absense even though a short one just makes the heart that much fonder.

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Currently | October

Happy October my friends! It’s the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time again for the Currently link up! Join the link up hosted by Anne and Jacqui this month to see what’s currently going on!

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Cheers-ing | with all of the pumpkin beers. I‚Äôm on the prowl for Harpoon Pumpkin UFO which is a consistent fall favorite of mine and lucky for me it’s that time of year! Unlucky for me, I’m one week into a 30 day cleanse which technically means no beer for me. Wamp wamp….

Organizing | My home-office. I‚Äôm trying desperately to declutter (the whole house, really) and trying to get months of paperwork/artwork for little man filed and sorted. This is all in hopes that I can once again use my desk, as in it’s current state, it’s covered in not yet started DIY projects…we’ll see how this project goes this month.¬†

Dreaming | Of autumn in New England/Boston. I’m heading up there for a conference in a month, but I’m dreaming of my favorite city ever in autumn during my favorite time of year. It’s almost hard to believe it was 10 years since I’ve really lived there.¬†

Buying | Fall clothes for Little Man. I‚Äôm on a 30 day cleanse and outside of two things I got on a really good deal late last week, I‚Äôm trying to not buy anything for myself this month. But Little Man needs new pants (2T is too short! 3T is too big! Anyone make ¬Ĺ sizes for toddlers?! ūüėź *sigh*) and more long sleeve shirts. I just bought a few tops from Old Navy for him and a new fleece¬†on super sale, so I felt really good about that. ¬†

Listening | To all of the podcasts. Having all of the mom crushes. I shared my four current favorites last week so those and lately, NPR, are pretty much all I’ve been listening to.¬†

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Currently | September

It‚Äôs time again for the Currently link up with Anne and Beth¬†– a favorite link up of mine, that is *supposed* to happen on the first Wednesday of every month. I’m a day late, but only because life has been cray this week and I forgot to schedule! Better late than never though right?!

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Reading | Modern Lovers by Emma Straub. She wrote the Vacationers which i read earlier this summer and loved. So far I’m a big fan! I was waiting for a while to read this book and then like three other books that i was on the waiting list for all became available at the SAME time. 

Trying |¬†ALL of the paleo recipes. I’ve been trying to give up gluten lately. I feel better, I’m a little less dependent on sugar than I used to be but I’m still not quite at the 85/15 I want to be at. It’s a work in progress for sure. Hubs and I have, for the most part, been doing good with the dinners with a smoothie in the morning and I’ve been eating a lot of salads for lunch. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s a work in progress and I think we’re on the right path.

Hoping | this heat goes away РI’m ready for fall and some of my cute fall gear that I picked up over Labor Day weekend but i can’t really justify long sleeves or sweaters when it’s nearly 100 degrees out. Come on Mother Nature Рit’s September, you can start packing up the summer weather now.

Decorating | For fall. I need a new fall wreath this year, and I really want to get our mantle to a place where I can decorate it. I blame the Target dollar section for ALL of this because they have some adorable fall goodies out. 

To-do Listing | Some honey-do projects for hubs and I and a lot of decluttering. This past weekend I did the laundry closet (God that felt good!) next up,¬†my closet and the playroom! I’m hoping to make some progress on those this weekend and make at least one trip to Goodwill.¬†

Join us again on October 5th to share what you’re¬†cheers-ing, organizing, dreaming, buying, and listening. Maybe next month I’ll actually be on time with my post. #lifefail

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