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.

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for the “Currently” round up! 

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Currently | September

I seem to hit these link ups like every other month. I feel like September is a chance to start over though – you know, new school year, new season. So I’ve been making it a point to blog regularly. Again. I say that again.

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Anyhow, check out the Currently Linkup hosted by Anne and Jenna. They’re two of my favorites. Here’s what I’m currently up to:

Reading 

I’ve been reading a lot lately – I recently finished Dare Me by Megan Abbott, and now I’m reading Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell. I’m into delightfully (sometimes trashy) chick-lit. Don’t judge me.

Making 

Anything with zucchini. A couple of weeks ago I made the best chocolate chip zucchini bread (which reminds me I want to share the recipe!!). I might have to make these muffins next. Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables this time of year!

Pinning 

Recipes – especially surrounding toddler friendly lunches and healthy, easy recipes. I’m in a rut. We’ve been eating out too much, so I’m on the prowl for better – nay, faster – recipes to make and lunch ideas so I can hopefully stop giving little man lunchables – which are a working mom’s god send. #justsaying.

Anticipating

Our anniversary trip. We haven’t really celebrated our anniversary in a couple of years so this year we’re doing a weekend trip to Lewes/Rehoboth Beach, DE! I’m super pumped to have some quality family time for a weekend – I don’t have much vacation time until next summer so we’re making it a point this fall to make a few weekend trips. Next weekend is mini-vaca numero uno.

Loving

Being a mentor! I recently signed up as a mentor for a 10k training group at Fleet Feet Annapolis which is super fun because I get to actually use the info I learned during my RRCA coaching certification that I got over a year ago. It’s pretty awesome getting to run with some people training for their first 10k and solidly running 3 days per week no matter what. No excuses. Big fan of new running buddies and running consistently.

What are YOU currently up to? 

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Currently | July

Happy July friends! I’m linking up with Anne and Jenna today to share my currently’s 🙂

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Craving: Beach time. Seriously. I haven’t spent time with my toes in the sand since the summer I was pregnant with Little Man so I’m looking forward to our day trip to Rehoboth this weekend.

Grilling: Shrimp! We’ve done shrimp kebobs recently and I am loving how easy shrimp is to cook – new summer staple perhaps? Not to mention anything that goes with Old Bay and some Flying Dog Dead Rise Ale makes my summer loving heart flutter.

Listening: to a little bit of everything. I finally figured out how to play something other than just Pandora in my car so now I have my amazon downloaded tunes and spotify! Making my commute a little happier than just traffic and commercials 🙂

Planning: Vacation. Hubs and I originally had a week up north planned for mid/late July. We’ve had to scale that back a touch due to a huge work launch on his end and the lack of vacation time on my new job end, so it’ll be five days instead of nine, but we’ve got a U2 show in the mix, hopefully a beach day and my father-in-law’s birthday celebration. It’ll be a nice little break away from everything. We haven’t had a real break that didn’t include at least 3 days in the car to visit family in both Vermont AND Connecticut, so I’m looking forward to hitting up a beach, doing a couple of fun touristy type things in CT and spending an evening with the Hubs in NYC. Either way, we have much that we want to do that a little bit of planning needs to go into this so we don’t come home needing a vacation from our vacation.

Decorating: Working on decorating my cube. I’ve got pictures up but it’s still feeling a little blah. I need some COLOR.

What are YOU currently up to? 

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I’m a couple days late in the link up but better late than never. I keep reading so many of these each month and the two hosts have quickly become some of my favorite blogs to read that I keep meaning to link up, and I half write the post and then get distracted and just as quickly forget. Like so many other things in life these days. Sigh.

Currently I am…

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Dreaming of… warmer weather. Yesterday was a bit of a tease, I had the windows open, did all sorts of spring cleaning and dare I say…nearly wore flip flops out of the house. Warm weather please be here to stay!

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Planning… Ethan’s 2 year old birthday party! I can’t believe we are less than three weeks away from having a TWO year old! Where does the time go?!

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Making…21 Day Fix Extreme Turkey Chili! I’m normally a slow-cooker chili kind of gal but this stovetop turkey chili was super easy to make and took about 10 minutes to prep and then another 20 simmering on the stove! I’ll be sure to share the recipe later this week!

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Baking…corn bread. Don’t get me wrong, all I had to do was add eggs and milk so I didn’t struggle with this recipe at all. Box recipes all the way. Nothing pinterest worthy of this one, sorry friends.  We had it with the 21 Day Fix approved chili last night for dinner and it was delightful!

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Watching… Gilmore Girls. I’m half way done with season 7, which is so sad to me since I love this show so, so much. I’ll need to find another show to binge watch the crap out of after this.

 

Linking up with Anne and Jenna to share. Like I said, a couple days late. But better late than never for one of my favorite link ups? Linking up again on April 1 for what we’re currently wearing, sipping, wish-listing, writing and exploring.

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