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 😉

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’;m going to add some marigolds, we’re planting some Hops on the side of the house, and i’m going to move my herbs to a herb garden on the porch for easy access. I’ll be getting most of my garden ready for planting this weekend and picking up supplies 🙂 Really can’t 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’t 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 “me-time” 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.

WearingSo 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’m 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’m 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’m on a 30 day cleanse and outside of two things I got on a really good deal late last week, I’m 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 ½ sizes for toddlers?! 😐 *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’s 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 – I’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 – it’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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Currently | August

Today I’m linking up with Anne and Dana for the August Currently linkup. It’s a favorite link up of mine, even though I seem to forget every other month either way!

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Hearting | My new favorite dress. Seriously, I have two colors and I am seriously considering a third. Big fat puffy hearts all over this dress.

Watching | I got into the Bachelorette during Katlyn Bristowe’s season, and now i’m hooked. I’m now fully enthralled by Bachelor in Paradise – it’s terrible. I know this, it’s complete garbage. But the trainwreck…I just can’t turn away.

Exploring | Nothing recently summer has been busy in that I was in Vermont for a weekend then Hubs left for AT and we’re about to head back up to VT. However, Hubs and I need to put a couple of new stops on our #tripnorth next week.

Creating | Trying to create a bullet journal. I have not yet started, though I did buy the journal I intend to use… and a pretty new pen and I have pinned a few posts also on the how to. I’ll get around to it eventually. Also, creating blog posts. Because those are always being created…though not necessarily being posted, in any sort of timely manner. Sorry y’all.

Eating | Everything zucchini. So much zucchini. I made this chocolate, chocolate chip zucchini bread this past weekend and took it to work – it’s pretty amazing. Not at all in line with my “I’m going to half-assedly try the whole 30” type eating goals. So much fail but that’s for another post.

 

Join this fantastic linkup on the first Wednesday of each month – next month, we’ll be sharing what we’re reading, trying, hoping, decorating, and to-do listing.

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Currently | December

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Linking up with Jenna and Anne for this month’s Currently Linkup. Join us for the first Wednesday of each month where we share

Wishing….

For a house! We’re house hunting right now – our lease ends in February but we’re trying (fingers and toes crossed) to buy a place. We did find a house we love, so fingers crossed it all works out! 

Remembering….

My nana. I miss her so much. I was telling a colleague it was nice to be back in my routine – work, running, etc…because when i was in Vermont, I was just reminded constantly that she wasn’t around which made the trip that much harder than it already was.

Wrapping…

Nothing yet! I need to get busy shopping! I have a list, i just need to get moving on it! 

Baking…

Cookies! It’s the annual cookie swap this weekend that my pal hosts – I usually bring peanut butter blossoms so i’m trying to decide if i want to do these (for a change) or traditional sugar cookies this weekend. Decisions decisions!!

Decorating…

Our house! We got our tree this past weekend but it’s still outside because I don’t want to bring a soaking wet tree in the house. Also, hubs needs to bring all of our Christmas decorations out of storage. But our house will decorated and our tree will be trimmed in good time! 
Tell me what you’re up to this month! And join us for the next currently link-up on the first Wednesday of the month!

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Currently | October

Linking up with Jenna and Anne for this month’s “Currently” post – my posting has been super lackluster as of late (so so busy with life which is good but I miss blogging. I need to make more time for it.) but I made a conscious effort to really do a little pre-writing this week. I can haz planning?

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Eating

Anything but sugar. over the month of September, I gave up diet coke. I’ve been apart of these 6- 8 week weight loss challenges with fellow moms in my group and while the scale hasn’t been moving as much as I would like it to, my most recent victory was giving up that pesky diet coke habit. Replaced with sweet green tea and lemon water…so a step in the right direction. But I’m really trying to give up sugar, especially my

Exploring

All over Anne Arundel County…our lease is up at the end of February and we’re currently trying to figure out where the eff we want to live. As much as I love Annapolis, my commute to Columbia is a bear and since Hubs commutes to Baltimore, we’re trying to find somewhere in the middle that wouldn’t mean…20-30 minutes just to get to I-97 because Forest Drive sucks a little piece of my soul every. day.

Wearing

All of the Ponte Pants. I just bought these and these and I flipping love them both. Not to mention, I can make them both pretty work appropriate really easily.  I only wish I had bought the navy or the burgundy before they sold out in my size.

Admiring

People who have their fall decorating shiz together. I’ve meant to buy mums for our stoop for two weeks now and keep forgetting. People who already have their kids costumes, and fall/Halloween decorations together…I admire that kind of togetherness/organization.

Collecting

Not collecting anything! Trying to declutter the crap out of my house. I found crafts, and books and shoes and of course all of my race medals. Some of those will be donated/sold…clearly the medals will be retained and saved in the giant purge of 2015.

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