The Adventure Starts Here: Currently | July 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Currently | July 2016

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 July...

Cooking Baking: Banana bread.  Noah loves to help me bake.  He used to only want to make our apple zucchini muffins and wasn't a fan of banana bread.  But then one day he did a 180 and now he loves it and requests me make it all the time!  

Eating: too much ;)  I feel like I've gotten into the bad habit of snacking on unhealthy things in the afternoon with Noah.  From chocolate covered almonds to Swedish Fish, I need to cut back on the sweets!  

Wanting: These earrings and pants.  

Looking:  for an anniversary gift for Chris... any ideas for 6 years??? 

Loving: my waterproof camera.  Now that Noah is a little fish and going underwater non stop at the pool, I love being able to take photos and videos of him swimming.  I've had so many people comment on how cool the camera is whenever we are at the pool :) 

Enjoying:  Noah's company.  I really do enjoy having Noah home over the summer.  While I know he misses school and is excited to go back, it's really fun to be able to plan lots of day trips as well as a few lazy days at home.   While I'm enjoying it, it doesn't mean I don't have a super long list of the things I plan to do when he goes back to school this fall ;)

Hoping:  for good weather for our upcoming RI beach trip!  We've had so much fun the past three years (2015, 2014, 2013) and can't wait to do it again next week!

Needing:  to take more walks, which means I need some cooler weather either in the morning or evening!   Or I just need to make less excuses ;)

Wishing: Chris could take more days off in the summer so we can enjoy the beach, pool, Sesame place, etc as a family when it isn't so crowded!

Feeling: behind.  I'm struggling to stay on top of reading, my blog, reading other blogs, participating in my FB groups, doing my scrapbooks... the list goes on and on!

Drinking: too much Diet Coke.  And I just realized this was my answer back in March too!  

Planning:  to spend August at the pool!   We just got an "August membership" for our town pool and I'm so excited!

Wearing:  these leather slides.  I feel like every summer there's a shoe/sandal that I love so much that I end up wearing them with everything.  These slides from Old Navy are so comfortable and easy to slide on as I'm running out the door.  I wear them with shorts, dresses, and even to the pool and beach!  I should have bought a few pairs!  

Watching: Big Brother, Pretty Little Liars, and Fixer Upper.  Chris got me into Big Brother a few years ago and now I really look forward to it every summer!  I've been a PLL fan since it started and just can't get enough!  And as for Fixer Upper, I just started watching it.  I can't believe it took me so long to get into it.  I got a Season's Pass on my TiVo and whenever I have some downtime I watch an episode or two.  I'm kind of bummed that I don't have any left on my saved shows!  The best part is when Noah was in camp and he asked me what I was going to do while he was gone, he told me I should watch one of my shows, and specifically told me to watch Big Brother and Fixer Upper!  

Listening to: lots of songs, trying to decide what songs to use for all the home videos I plan to make!  Now I just need to find the time to actually make the videos!  

Reading:  Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty.   I've really loved linking up with Stephanie's "Reading Wednesday", but recently I feel so behind in my reading.  I had the goal to read a book a month this year and I'm already behind.  I am enjoying this book so far and hope that it gets me back into the routine of reading again.  


What have you been up to this month?  

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  1. Love those shoes. I guess this was the day for currently posts too! I see a few of my favorite reads all posted currently posts today :). Great minds! Our town pools close except for the weekends next Friday!!! Can you believe that. Which is just one more reason why we will go back to school. If we're going to be stuck inside we might as well do something.

  2. I think summer has a way of getting us behind on all the hobby type things, reading and blogging. Too much! Not enough hours in the day. Love the slides! And the water camera.

  3. I hear you on wishing your hubby could take more days off with you in the summer- I was just telling my husband he needs to take some days off asap!

  4. I like the shoes! I am thinking of writing my first "currently" post next week...

  5. Love those sandals! And having a pool makes all the difference!

  6. I'm feeling so behind too! Its not a feeling I like so its really stressing me out! Not helpful as Kinsey goes back to school in a week(!!!) and I'm trying to get her into bed earlier and adjust my sleeping schedule also, aggghhhh! There just isn't enough time in the day ;)

  7. I feel SO BEHIND too. Always behind. Like now, I think this post was from yesterday or technically, for you now, 2 days ago. I don't know what happened this week, but I'm just so behind. I feel terrible about it too, but I guess when life calls, something has to go on the back burner. I feel like I just need a week to catch up on things in general.

  8. I understand the feeling of being behind. I cannot keep up with my blog, reading others and cleaning the house and all the memorybook/babybook I want to work on! Three is not enough hours in the day! haha!

  9. I so want an underwater camera! And I'm a huge PLL fan too!

  10. I am with you on being behind. I actually just marked every single post read in Bloglovin' and plan to pick 5-10 blogs and just read their posts because my list was at 73 and I don't have time for all of that.

  11. Love this post and found myself nodding in agreement to so many of them! I am so behind, too! I am trying to spend this morning catching up on blogs and then I will tackle my email. I am loving your underwater camera photos. Pretty Little Liars - love that show! Did it not come on last week? I started watching PLL when it first came on! I usually watch it while Nate is at work, but watched an episode while he was out fishing one evening. He came in, looked at the tv and says "Do they not know who A is by now??" I just cracked up laughing!

  12. Also, do you have a process that you use for finding music for slideshows? I feel like I am always racking my brain to come up with songs. Sometimes I listen to Pandora for inspiration. Just wondering if you have any little secrets for finding music. ;)


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