Monday, May 7, 2018

Currently: May 2018

Happy Monday friends! I hope your week has been going well so far and you are looking forward to some fun plans this weekend! Today I am doing another fun round of "currently".  I came across this idea on Becca Door's Blog - you should check her out!


ANTICIPATING:  My 29th birthday is this weekend and I'm looking forward to celebrating with friends and family! I love spending time with people that are important to me so this week is very exciting.  

CLEANING: We've been purging a lot of stuff from our house lately and our focus has been on our closet and dressers.  I have 4 drawers left of clothes to go through then I will move onto our linen closet in our bathroom.  We have too much expired medicine in there taking up space.  

DRINKING: Trying to drink coffee without cream and sugar and I have to admit... it's now awful.  But honestly, there's nothing better than a Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks.  But a cup of black coffee at home is much cheaper than any Starbucks drink.

FEELING: Relaxed.  One thing I have been working on is taking 10-15 minutes for myself every day.  No technology, not distractions (unless I'm reading a book) and just enjoying focusing on myself. 

WATCHING:  Dancing with the Stars has a 4 week season so I've been watching that with my friend Caroline.  We've also been watching the Star Wars movies since I've seen them all but it's been way too long and I get the stories jumbled up often.  

PLAYING: Not really playing any games right now.  This weekend our friends are coming over and we will likely play a few of my favorite board games, but otherwise no gaming for me.

READING: Right now I am reading Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody from my April Owlcrate box and I'm loving it so far! It keeps me on my toes and keeps me consistently engaged.  

RECOVERING: I did not drink enough water this weekend so I am trying to get back on track.  I really hate being dehydrated but sometimes it happens.  So this week I'm aiming for 100oz a day of water.   

TRYING: Now that I am working from home almost every day I have been trying to keep up on our chores.  This includes doing a load of laundry every day, making the bed, general clean up and keeping things in organized.  So far the routine is working but I am tweaking it as I go.  

WEARING: Mostly jean capris and t-shirts.  This time of year the weather bounces around so a good pair of capris is good compromise between jeans and shorts.  Then I layer a t-shirt with a cardigan so I have the ability to take layers off if I get too warm.    


Question of the Day: What do you have going on "currently"?
I'd love to hear from you!


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May: Month @ a Glance

Happy May Friends!


Can you believe we are already in May?! Where has the year gone? 


April hit me hard with starting a new job and just generally having a chaotic schedule, but I'm back and ready to get back into the blogging game! May is always a fun {and crazy} month for us between my birthday, Mother's Day and my mom's birthday.  But every year we have fun celebrating with friends and family.

So here's what's on our agenda this month! 

On the Agenda this Month:

1. May the 4th Date Night with Cinco de Pie-o's
2. Check out the Davisburg Antique Festival 
3. Nick's Graduation!
4. My Birthday 
5. Mother's Day with Bocce Ball
6. Meal Train to meet my cousin's new baby girl
7. Mom's 60th Birthday
8. My Grandma Visits!

Goals for May


1. Read Two Books:  I did so awful reading in April I'm afraid.  I managed to read 30 pages of a book and listen to one chapter of another book.  Honestly, April was just an off month for me.  But for May I am ready to hit the ground running and have already started reading Ace of Shades by Amandy Foody.  This book is from my April Owlcrate and so far I love it! 

2. Start Spring Cleaning.  This past weekend I went through my closet and purged a ton of clothes I no longer wear/need.  My goal is to go through our house and purge things we no longer need or use.  This includes areas like the pantry, linen closet and other spaces that accumulate things we never use.  

3. Work on the Garden.  Since we moved into the house we have not put any major landscaping in the yard.  This year I want to spend some time in the garden area planting some perennials and annuals.  We also need to make sure to get our yard maintained this year as we are not good about caring for it.  

4. Finish My Office.  My office is well on it's way to being done, but I still have a few things I would like to do in the space.  For example, I need a little table for the printer and I have several pieces of art I need to hang.  And I need things like a tape dispenser and a stapler.  Thank goodness Amazon has some of those items.  Once I get the space to my ideal place I will be sure to share the finished product! I'm excited about it.  

Question of the Day: What are you planning for your mom for Mother's Day? 

Share your responses below in the comments! 




I'd love to hear from you!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

April: Month @ a Glance {Late}

Happy April Friends!


And happy Friday! I hope your week has been going well and you are looking forward to a fun weekend ahead! 



I am very late to the game on this post {so sorry} this month, but I figured I would drop by and share what's been going on and a little bit about why I have been a little absent.  First off, no I am not pregnant! A lot of people keep assuming that I'm pregnant and that's not the big news.  However, I am excited to announce I am taking a new job and will be transitioning into a different field of work.

This job opportunity came up rather quickly, but it had everything I needed so I am excited to make that transition over to a new job and try something different.  I am also sad to leave my current position because it was my first "big kid" job and I have made so many great friends and learned so much at this job.  I am grateful for everything I have learned and look forward to taking it with me to the new job.

So here's what we have going on this month!

On the Agenda this Month:

1. Easter Brunch with Justin's parents
2. Easter meal with my mom's big family
3. Shopping with Janelle and the kids
4. Celebrating Janelle's birthday
5. Start my new job!
6. Mother/Daughter tea with mom
7. Lazy Sunday

Goals for April


1. Read Two Books: This one will likely be a stretch for me as I have been a bit chaotic lately; however, I am planning to read Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  This is the third book in the Illuminae Files series so I am excited to see how it plays out.  I'm also looking to listen to The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison.  My mom has been raving about this book so I downloaded it on Audible to listen to and I cannot wait to get started! 

2. Finish Decorating the Mud Room & Powder Room.  Justin worked so hard to get the Mud Room and Powder room done and they look amazing! Now I need to go and get some decorations for the space.  I'm not 100% certain what I'm going to put in there, but I am looking forward to shopping with Janelle tomorrow to get some ideas.  

3. Purge clothes/transition to Spring/Summer wardrobe.  Now that I'm starting a new job, it seems like a good time to start purging old clothing I no longer wear or need.  My plan is to take time on Sunday to go through everything and get rid of stuff I no longer wear/need.  I'll likely donate or sell most of the clothes I have because majority is in good shape.  

4. Set up my office.  Now that I am going to be working from home several days a week, I need to get my office space more functional for my needs.  As I started clearing my old cubicle out, I started to realize that I do not have a lot of office essentials at home so I spent some time last week and will spend some time this weekend figuring out what I need/what I have and getting everything set up more functionally for my needs.  I am excited to see how the space comes together.

Question of the Day: What did your family do for Easter this year? 

Share your responses below in the comments! 




I'd love to hear from you!

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