The Adventure Starts Here: Currently | Reading Link-up

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Currently | Reading Link-up

I love "currently" posts because I love documenting what's going on at the moment.  I'm a huge fan of making digital scrapbooks (both for our family and for Noah) as well as using this blog as a scrapbook of sorts.  I've been doing "currently" posts for a while now, but recently changed up the format.  Here's what I've been up to in May...

Cooking:  new healthier recipes.  My favorites are chicken, rice, and veggie "bowls" using different seasonings to switch up the taste.  I also like that I can make it one night and enjoy leftovers for a few nights.  

Eating:  chips and guac.  I used to hate guacamole, so it's kind of funny how much I love it now!  Some of my favorite guacamoles are... Chipotle, Cheesecake Factory (their table side guac is so good), and Wholly Guacamole from Costco.  

Wanting:  this iPhone charging case.  I hate when I'm out all day away from my home or car charger and I just watch the battery drain.... especially when I'm snapping (@megflinn33)!  I heard about this new case from Erin

Looking:   to update my jewelry storage.  I have slowly been building quite the collection of long statement necklaces and bracelets.  As a result, I need a better way at storing and displaying them.  I'm hoping I can find what I need at Home Goods.  

Hoping:   I don't totally ruin my garden.  My peonies have been looking like they are about to bloom for weeks and I'm starting to get nervous that they will never get past that point.  We planted a hydrangea bush 2 summers ago and this year it seems to be a little delayed.  It is at least growing (just slowly), so I'm very hopeful it will be just as beautiful as last year.   I'm also very nervous about our vegetable garden.  Our seedlings aren't performing as I had hoped.  If we still hope to have a vegetable garden, we may have to get some veggies that have already been started. 

Enjoying:  the warmer weather and the new outfits that come with the change in season.  I don't know about you, but I tend to get bored of my closet when I wear the same things over and over.  I am really happy to be able to pull out my summer clothes and even add a few new pieces.  

Wishing:  Spring would last longer.  I'm a huge fan of sunny and high 60s/low 70s and feel like we didn't get enough of that this year.  I know Spring is also known for rain, but I personally feel we got more rain than was necessary ;)  And now, I can already feel the humidity rising and know the oppressive heat of summer will be here soon.   

Needing:   to schedule some "no plan" weekends this summer.  We have so many fun things that we want to do this summer, and as a result can easily overbook our calendar.  I want to make sure there are a few weekends on the calendar where all we do is go to the pool and hang out :)

Feeling:  proud.  I can't get over Noah and how good he is at writing his letters.  My favorite part is that it's totally self motivated.  Every day he wants to draw and write out different words.  He's mastered spelling Noah, Mom, and Daddy all on his own, and is constantly asking me how to write different words.  

Loving:  my new blush pink purse.  I have become such a huge fan of Old Navy recently and love that I can get such a cute purse at such an amazing price!

purse in brown

Wearing:  espadrilles.  They are my absolute favorite shoe for this in-between weather and are so freaking comfy!  I think I may have a slight obsession!

Watching:  lots of season finales but I'm especially loving Dancing with the Stars this season.  It's funny, cause Chris will often say at the beginning that it's going to be a dud because of the cast.  But honestly, I rarely like the bigger name celebrities. I usually end up rooting for someone I didn't even know before the show started.  I watched the finale dances from Monday night, but chances are I won't watch the finale results until this morning, so I don't know who won.  I love Paige and Mark (and wouldn't mind them winning), but I think Nyle and Peta should win... I can't get over that he's deaf and dancing the way he is!!!

Listening to: Justin Timerberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling.   I mentioned it before, but I really do love this song!

Drinking:  red wine.  In reality I'm not drinking that much red wine, or wine in general.  It's just that I didn't even used to like red wine, white was always my preference.  But recently I've found that I like Cabernet Sauvignon and have been ordering it more when out and even bought a bottle to bring to our last Mom's Night Out.  

Planning:  my outfits for our weekend away.  We are heading up to Montreal for Memorial Day Weekend... nothing says "let's celebrate our American troops" like going to Canada!  The weather forecast says warm but with random thunderstorms... which is the hardest to pack for in my opinion!  

Reading:   Eleanor & Park.  My goal at the beginning of the year was to read one book a month.  While I did read 2 books in March, I slacked off in April and May and only read one book.  And to be honest, I only finished it last night!  But it's not because the book wasn't good (it was), I just had a hard time finding time to read.  Maybe because the weather has been getting better, Noah's been going to bed later, or that I just let life get in the way.  Technically it's a Young Adult book, but I'm learning I really enjoy YA literature.  It's about an unlikely couple who meet when sitting next to each other on the school bus.  I'd rather not ruin the book, so I'll leave it at that.  

I'm linking up with Stephanie's "Reading Wednesday" and can't wait to see what books I should read next!  

What have you been up to this month?  

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  1. Ive always wanted to visit Canada! I cant wait to see pictures :) My garden seems to be in a weird "inbetween phase" too, everything is happening a lot slower than I had hoped lol.

  2. Have so much fun this weekend. Love that your peonies are starting to bloom. All of our early bloomers have been finished for about a month now. :( and it's hot here so onto summer I guess.

  3. Oh your trip is going to be so much fun! I also used to hate guacamole. I have no idea why but I was clearly missing out on something amazing for years. It's pretty much my favorite thing to eat now.

  4. I'm loving the JT song!!! Love the blush purse - so pretty! I just added you on snapchat!


  5. Ooh, I'm excited to hear about your Montreal trip! That's a place I've wanted to go for awhile. Eleanor and Park is on my to be read list!

  6. Love that picture of you three! Such a precious family. I used to hate guacamole, too. But now I can’t get enough of it. I had a mophie case on my iPhone 5, but haven’t gotten one for my 6 yet. I need one! I hate how fast the battery goes on an iPhone! Noah is such a smart boy! I love to watch your snaps or read your posts about him learning and the activities you guys do. I love your new purse and that color is fabulous.

  7. I read that book Eleanor & Park. I actually had a hard time getting into it but the opening looked promising so I gave it go. I've read better. From Stephanie's link up.

  8. Oh girl, I feel you on the rain. I feel like it rained for a whole month!!!

  9. I am totally ordering guacamole next time I go to the Cheesecake Factory! Yum! And I read Eleanor & Park a few years ago and loved it! What do you think of it so far?
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  10. I am with you on the weather. I like 65 and 70 days with sun. I am not a fan of Summer overall but mostly the days filled with heat, heat and heat.


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