Currently – September 2019 (and posting in October)

Soooo…I did mean for this to go up yesterday, but after having a full day I didn’t quite make it. Since I know it’s not the end of the world to anyone, I figured it would still be acceptable to still post a day late, even though we’re now in October.

It is officially fall, but it feels more like winter here. I’m calling it Finter (Fall +Winter = Finter). We already had our first snow fall in SEPTEMBER! It usually averages 65-70 degrees still in September during the day, but we’ve been hanging around the 50’s and 60’s, with the last weekend being in the 40s. Bbbrrrrr!!!

We haven’t been up to too much this past month, except we did manage to make it the fair and that was fun! Gryffin still loves horses, as do I, and the Mutton Busting (kids racing on sheep) is still a favorite to watch.

Here’s what else we were up to this past month…

Currently Watching


I’ve seen episodes here and there, but I’ve never watched actual seasons, until now. I’m bummed we waited so long to get into it. I know Netflix lost the contract and I haven’t looked up to see when it will be leaving, but I know it’s coming at some point. *sigh*

Currently Reading

Ugh, I promise one day you will see something here that I’m actually reading!! I refuse to take this section down.

Currently Making/Baking

Great Value Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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This is my favorite pre-made cookie dough. I even like it better than Toll House cookie dough. I don’t typically make so many brownies or cookies, but I just can’t seem to help myself lately, especially with it being cold now.

I do plan on making a few recipes from scratch soon, so stay tuned for a more exciting Making/Baking section next month!

P.S. I definitely need to increase the amount of workouts I do each week, because this sweet tooth I have is just not good.

Current Obsession

Azazie Online Bridal Dress Shop

A very dear friend of mine is getting married next summer and I couldn’t be more happy for her! She has asked me to be a bridesmaid and I haven’t been able to stop looking at dresses ever since! She was a bridesmaid in my wedding 11 years ago and I’m honored to be in hers. The Azazie website has an amazing selection and I love their prices.

I’m not 100% sure yet if this is where I’m going to get my dress, but we shall see. It’s between Azazie and David’s Bridal.

Let me know if you’re interested in seeing what I pick out!


I hope your Fall season is off to a great start!

Much Love,


Currently – August 2019

So here we are…the last day of the August. I usually start looking forward to fall by now, but honestly, I’m just not ready! I have absolutely loved this summer!

Here’s what we’ve been up to this month…

Currently Watching

Movies have included Aladdin (which you can read about during our Staycation Recap) & Mary Poppins. Actually, I’m only halfway through Marry Poppins, but the rest should be finished tonight.

Mikey has also watched the Pokemon movie.

Currently Reading

Ok, so I haven’t started reading it yet, but Unseen has made it on my to-read list after a friend told me about it. I’m looking forward to this one!

Currently Making/Baking

Tamale Pie!

Ok, so I honestly think this deserves a post all it’s own where I share the recipe…and a picture, ha. The recipe is very versatile and you can serve it different ways. It’s delicious!

Fun fact, the same friend who told me about the book is the same one who shared the recipe with me. Don’t you love friends like these??

Also, because they are just that good, I am keeping these brownies on my list. I have made them so much this summer!

Ghiradelli Triple Fudge Brownies

Ghirardelli Chocolate Triple Fudge Brownie Mix, 19-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

Current Obsession


I am sure this has made it on a past Currently post, but Cassie Ho has AMAZING workouts and they are all free on her YouTube channel! She also has a beginner calendar on her website that has a workout plan, including links to the videos for the day. It has been working so well for me!

I took a very, very, veeeeerrrrrrry long break from working out after having a baby. I tried getting back into working out, but for one reason or another my workout routines were just not sticking.

Finally, after 2 1/2 years, I finally have a chunk of time after work that I’m able to fit in a 30 minute workout and stretch. I feel amazing…ok, sore, but amazing!


I hope you all have had an amazing August and have a wonderful fall season!

Much Love,


Currently – July 2019

Since we’re on the last day of the month I figured I should probably post this. This past month has been a fun one! We got to spend some time with friends who came to visit and checked a few items off our summer bucket list, which you can read about *here*. We did end the last weekend of the month with our little guy getting a stomach bug – boo! Definitely not on our list of things we wanted to do this summer, but we survived.

Here’s what else we’ve been up to…

Currently Watching

Isn’t it romantic. Ok, I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t sure I wanted to see this one. I am usually super picky when it comes to movies, especially romantic comedies, but we had friends over and they recommended this one so we decided to go with it.

It was so much better than I thought it would be! The previews looked pretty funny, but I was still expecting crude humor and I just wasn’t sure about it. I was pleasantly surprised by it. Definitely a good one to check out if you haven’t already.

Currently Reading

I fail in this area yet again. Part of the problem is I just don’t know what to read. I would like something fiction, but I’ve been so picky lately. I used to read mysteries all the time, but I’m a wimp these days and can’t handle anything scary or suspenseful. Maybe I’ll look into an autobiography…

Currently Making/Baking

Ghiradelli’s Triple Chocolate Fudge brownies.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Triple Fudge Brownie Mix, 19-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

They are so so so good! I used this as the base for the Mikey’s cheesecake brownies that I made for his birthday last month (I talked about it in my last Currently post) and we have been hooked on these ever since! They are practically a must when we have friends come over.

Current Obsession

I don’t have anything too exciting in this area except for these pea chips.

Harvest Snaps Green Pea Snack Crisps, Lightly Salted, deliciously baked and crunchy veggie snacks with plant protein and fiber, , 3.3-Ounce Bag (Pack of 12)

We like to get the giant bag from Costco. What I like about these is that they offer some nutritional value as opposed to other chips or even the veggie straws.


So there you have it! I hope you all have had a wonderful July!

Just an FYI – there may not be a post for the next couple weeks as we are taking a vacation, which also might include a break from my posts as well. I will be back soon though!

Much Love,


Currently – June 2019

What a month this has been! I know we still have a week to go, but here’s a little recap of the month so far.

This month held my husband’s 34th birthday. We went to a fun Junior Police Academy kids event with Gryffin. On our way home from that event we blew out a tire and had to replace a full set of wheels (ouch…but thankful it wasn’t worse!). My husband started a new work schedule (this is only temporary). And we had to replace the alternator on our second car. Needless to say, this has been one expensive month!

Here’s what else we’ve been up to.

Currently Watching

For Mikey’s birthday we went and saw “Dark Phoenix” at the movie theater. The original plan was to actually watch “Avengers: Endgame”, however, we accidentally purchased tickets online for the wrong date (oops!). Sooo, this was our plan B.

I have to say, this movie, which I knew nothing about aside from the fact it was an X-Men movie, was actually really good! I was pleasantly surprised and left feeling glad that I watched it.

This weekend we plan on watching “I Can Only Imagine” on Amazon Prime. It’s been on our watch list for a while, but after seeing a clip of it again recently we are determined to watch it this weekend. I can tell it’s a powerful story.

Currently Reading

The Book of Hygge.  Ummmm….I kinda dropped off the reading wagon again. I have gotten really bad at starting and not finishing books.

With that being said, we’ve been spending a lot of time outside taking care of our yard and playing – soooo…that’s a good excuse, right??

Currently Making/Baking

Ultimate Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies. I made these for Mikey’s birthday and they were soooo good! I am kicking myself, yet again, for not getting a picture!

For the link to the recipe and pictures you can click here.

Taste wise, this gets a 10! They were so delicious. Our only mistake was that we didn’t bake it long enough and we forgot to check the middle before putting it in the fridge to cool (oops! rookie mistake). To be fair, we made this the night before around 11:00 p.m., we were exhausted, and we automatically assumed 40 minutes would give it plenty of bake time.

Anyway, this was really easy to make. I highly recommend!

Current Obsession

Canva!! I am seriously a nerd and I like to make logos in my free time. I’m pretty sure I could do this all day long! I really enjoy making the title images for my blog too.

I had a friend tell me she was having a hard time creating a logo and label for the soaps that she and her mom make and I quickly offered to help.

This is what I came up with for them!

Since then they actually ended up changing their business name, so I created a different logo for them that they liked and are using.

Anyway, just throwing this out there – if you ever need a logo created or business cards designed, let me know! I would love to help!


So there you have it!

Let me know what you’re currently up to in the comments below!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Much Love,


Currently – March 2018

Happy Easter!  This post was supposed to go up yesterday (yep, same story every time!), but I still wanted to get this up so here it goes!  This past month has been a fun one!  If you’ve read my previous posts you know that our baby turned 1!   I spent this month planning his party and just soaking him in as much as I could on the weekends.  Since that was the big event of the month, and year so far, I honestly don’t have too much extra to share, so I’ll jump right in!

Currently Watching

YouTube!  In order to make cleaning the kitchen and doing dishes more bearable I turn on YouTube and rotate through the channels I follow.  Here are my top 3 favorites

1 – Kathryn Morgan

I found Kathryn’s channel somehow through Facebook a couple years ago.  There was a ballet barre routine she had filmed and after watching it I was hooked.  This also began my journey back to dance.  Through watching her channel and doing her barre routines and exercises I gained the strength and confidence to join an adult ballet and lyrical class a couple summers ago.  After having a baby I haven’t done much dancing, but I continue to follow her videos and absolutely love her.  I would honestly to love to meet her in person.

2 – Brianna K

I found Bri through searching YouTube videos for working mom routines.  She was one of the very, very few that had a channel and worked full-time outside the home. I’m not going to lie, there aren’t a lot of channels out there of moms who do this and I have seriously contemplated starting my own just to get more support out there.  I feel like after having a baby and working full time outside the home I have a lot of advice to offer.

*Side note – she now works from home and travels, but I highly recommend her channel!

3 – Blair Lamb/Blair Blogs

I honestly can’t remember how I found Blair – Pinterest maybe?  I first started reading her blog and was following along there when she started to post YouTube videos.  She does a lot of everyday and weekend Vlogs.  She’s down to earth and someone I feel like I could be friends with.  It’s nice because a lot of her videos consist of cleaning, dishes, cooking, etc. so it’s like I have someone doing the same thing right there with me.

Currently Reading

Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk.  It definitely has me rethinking the way I spend my time cleaning.  Her routine consists of cleaning for 10 minutes every day.  I was pretty skeptical when I read the title, but after listening to the audio book, I realize her way actually might work for me.  You obviously can go deeper and spend more time in each area, and her book goes into that as well.  In the end I think I will definitely be implementing her techniques – at least to some extent.

I also finished reading “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman.  I went into a little more detail on this in my February Recap.

Currently Making/Baking

Confetti cupcakes!  Between lack of time and patience we ended up special ordering a smash cake for Gryffin’s birthday.  However, I did end up making cupcakes for everyone else and they were delicious!

Current Obsession

Oriental Trading Company!  I don’t actually think I can say it’s an obesession, but we had been planning Gryffin’s 1st birthday party and they had the exact party supplies and decorations we were looking for at amazing prices!  We originally were looking on Amazon but I am so glad I remembered Oriental Trading Co. because they beat Amazon’s prices.  I got the box in the mail and the quality of the products exceeded my expectations.

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I hope you all had a wonderful and happy Easter!

Much Love,