Currently: July 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's quiet for naptime so I'm just catching up with a currently post (thanks to Amy and Jess for the idea!) and I'm linking up with Jenn!

Drinking & Eating...

Monster cookies.  I made them for a picnic the other week and didn't end up taking them since someone else was bringing a bunch of desserts so they went in the freezer.  And let me tell you I've been having at least 2 a day!

I had a iced latte at Starbucks this morning and I decided that if I get a latte (which is rare!) I should get hot.  There's something about a hot latte that feels like a treat and the iced just seems like milky coffee!


Home decor.  I found a West Elm mirror that I liked and lucky for us we have a West Elm Outlet 5 minutes away and they had the mirror for $250 less than online.  I was excited to have it hanging in our dining room but when we went to get it last night Christian had a problem with it looking "dirty!"  Ugh.  Burnished glass is not his thing I guess.  So I'm now onto a PB mirror but it wasn't in the outlet today so I'll have to keep checking back!

Also I'm hoping to order some shelves to hang in our kitchen.

I'm also trying to plan for the fall, but am waiting to see if Reid can go to pre-school because he misses the cutoff, but I'm hoping they'll let him in!

And I've been thinking about a trip for next year...


US Weekly.  Our former tenant subscribed and never changed her subscription so I'm the lucky recipient of US weekly every friday!

Dreaming of...

A day when I can relax and enjoy hanging with friends or a pool playdate or water park playdate and not have Reid hanging on me and/or screaming and yelling "all done!"


That separation anxiety would cure itself. (Can you tell we're going through a rough patch with Reid?!)


J.Crew 4" Chino Shorts have lived up to the hype.  I wear them almost everyday!  


Summer.  I am loving the constant activity and being outside all of the time and going to parks and pools and playdates and Dutch Wonderland.  I'm appreciating the beautiful weather and sunsets and always going to farm stands for fresh fruit!  I love cutting up cantaloupes and watermelons every week!  

I'm also enjoying taking pictures.  My photographer friend has been sending me little assignments to help me learn and it's been fun having something to work on (with my iPhone, of course- this girl is not ready for a real camera!)


Our sweet babysitters!  This was a new thing for me and I'm so glad I tried it.  Both girls come once a week for 2-3 hours and play with the boys and give me a break to have coffee with friends and run errands and sit at Starbucks.  We have had a fair share of crying but the girls assure me that after a few minutes Reid is happy.  

Looking Forward to...

A spa day!  My friend and I are planning a day soon to get to the spa and lay poolside sans kids.  We can't wait!


I'm not on Pinterest too much but when I do go on it's for a recipe.  I just made the yummiest Blueberry mint vodka lemonade.  


We just started That One Night on HBO.  It's the best show we've watched in a while.  Married at First Sight starts next week too so I'll be watching that too.


  1. I love these currently posts! I'm so, so glad that the babysitter is working out for you! How much does Reid miss the cutoff by?

  2. A babysitter sounds so nice! I'm glad you found some good girls to come and give you a break a few times a week - that would be so nice! While my chino shorts aren't from J.Crew, I love them and wear them all the time. Maybe I should look into J.Crew's? And oh, the separation anxiety. The pain is real. We're going though a rough patch with Oliver right now too. I just tell myself, it's just a phase and it won't last long. Before I know it he'll be running away from me and preferring others over me, so I try to soak it up as much as I possibly can right now.

  3. That's great that you have a babysitter for some you time!

  4. You should do weekly "Married at First Sight" recaps!! Not enough people are watching this show! I have SO much to say about it. Just watched the trailer - new professionals! I wonder how that will make a difference?!

    1. I hope this season is better than the last! At times it's so bad, but you just can't stop watching, right?!

  5. I am so glad I found your blog! :) Love the mirror and a spa day sounds pretty amazing!


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