C U R R E N T L Y // November.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holy moly this month has gone by too fast! I seriously can't believe that it's THE END of November already... with Thanksgiving officially being tomorrow, the holiday season is now in full swing and I could not be more excited! I meant to post one of these last month but October snuck up on me then came our vacation and here we are... already in November (and November nearly passed me by too!)
Here are a few tidbits of what I've been up to recently...

C U R R E N T L Y ::

Buying // all the Christmas presents! For everyone. I actually started early and am happy to say that I am more than 50% done! Now to start wrapping...

Dreaming about // Owning a home... one day. I think this is an every month thing but every time we go over to our friend's houses who own their own homes, it makes me want one SO. MUCH. MORE.

Drinking // Copycat Starbucks Peach Green Tea Lemonade.

Eating // Broccoli Cheese Soup. I was on the hunt for a good broccoli cheese soup after my disappointment with my copycat Panera recipe and luckily for me, Courtney came through for me with a link to a recipe that she posted a couple years ago. Seth made it for us on Sunday and seriously, it was SO GOOD.

Excited about // Thanksgiving and Christmas! I can't believe they are both already upon us. Thanksgiving first, obviously (tomorrow!), but Christmas will be here before we know it! I have tons of fun things planned for us already, but I feel like there is so much more than we did last year that I'd love to do this year too, but I just don't think there are enough weekends to squeeze it all in. How did we do so much last year???

Feeling // bad. Not bad in the sense that I feel sick. But bad that I feel like I have too much going on and am constantly letting someone down. I literally just finished scrolling through blog posts from a WEEK ago and commenting on them because I just don't have enough time in the day. I want to read too much. I want to do too much. I want to be with too many people. There just aren't enough hours and I feel like I am constantly disappointing someone or letting someone down. And I know I shouldn't apologize for being busy and being behind on blogging, because when life gets busy, blogging definitely takes a back seat, but for some reason I feel like I need to apologize for neglecting my little space and all that goes along with that.

Hating // that all my favorite Fall TV shows are now on winter break until February! And that I had to take Mason to get a blood test to test for allergies yesterday. It's my own fault though because I initiated it, but if you've ever taken your small child to get a blood test, you'll know what I mean. Let's just say... I (well Mason) probably scarred and scared some people in the waiting room with all the screaming and crying going on. Oops. Although it was nothing a lollipop couldn't fix, at least on his end. I don't know about the whole waiting room :)

Listening To // Silence. And it's SO WEIRD! As I'm typing this, Mason is asleep. Seth is at softball. And I'm finishing up this post. And it's so, so quiet!

Loving // that Seth can always make me laugh. Seriously the guy always makes me laugh. In fact just the other night, I was on the computer and he's watching football (see below) and a commercial came on for Lincoln and how Santa bought these people a car for Christmas and then the commercial goes in to how much the car costs, blah blah blah and Seth, out of the blue, goes "Santa's a dick. He got those people car payments for Christmas." LOL! I mean, seriously. Then he continued to laugh, at his own joke, for a good five minutes. Amazing!

Making // Something special for Seth. Shh. It's a secret. Since he reads my blog (hi Seth!) I can't give away any details (and I almost spilled some of the beans the other night when he asked what I snap chatted that day (I told him to get snap chat to see what I post but he refuses and just steals my phone to look at it)), but let's just say, I think he's going to LOVE it. I plan to give it to him early, so check back or follow me on Instagram and I'll be sure to share the details!

Needing // Gas. Totally random to put here, but it's true. I let my tank get down to empty empty empty which is totally unlike me. I'm usually the planner who sees it's at 1/4 full and I head to the gas station. Seth is the one that likes to run on fumes. One of my favorite features of my car is that it tells me how many miles to empty but once it gets below a certain level (30 miles to empty), I guess it can't accurately tell anymore and it just says "low fuel", which is where I'm at. Whomp whomp. Guess you all know where I'll be this morning if you need me!

Obsessed With // Our family photos. Sorry for the over gramming! I'm trying to space them out so it's not a million photos all at once, but seriously, I LOVE them.

Planning // Ahead. Seriously, I like to be prepared. I already have some fun blog stuff planned for 2016 as well as another blogger meet up (or two or hopefully more!) that I am super excited about! Also excited about using my new 2016 Erin Condren planner in the horizontal format - game changer!

Reading // Blogs. Per the usual.

Trying To // Convince Seth that Mason and I need Disneyland passes! :)

Wanting // To buy all the things... for everyone else! Amazon is my best friend and worst enemy. I seriously have like 20+ things in my Amazon cart right now waiting to be purchased. I love adding things to the cart and then hitting "save for later" so it notifies me if prices go up or down. It's so easy so that when I see a good deal, I can snag it!

Watching // football on TV. This pretty much sums up our Sundays every weekend now that it is full on football season.

Wearing // SCARVES. And BOOTS. Hallelujah! California FINALLY thinks it's Fall (well occasionally, it was in the 50's and then the 80's and back in the 50's now) and I can FINALLY wear sweaters and scarves and boots! My favorite!

Wishing // there were more hours in the day. Pretty sure I say this EVERY month, but for real. There just aren't enough hours. I always think I'll get so much done on the weekend and then... it just doesn't happen.

And there you have it. That's what I've been up to! What have you been up to lately?


  1. So many similar things!! I could go right down your list & say "yes", "totally agree", "for sure". Haha! Your family photos are beautiful!

  2. Loved, loved reading this! And overgram those pictures, lady, they are perfect!

  3. Yes yes yes! And I love that Seth is the one that cooks! I'd love to send someone a recipe and have them make it :). And I can't help but be jealous of all your blogger meet ups! Another reason to be jealous of you living in Cali! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!

  4. Love THIS!! :) As always.
    Gurrl, you need to practice saying no. I say this because I needed to do it and I've been getting much better at it and it is so good to not overcommit and run yourself too thin. :)
    Funny husbands are the best. :) HA, but Dan gets so frustrated with me too because I always have a full Amazon cart and if he wants to buy something real quick he's like 'what's all this in here..?!?!' I'm like just 'save it for later' obviously, oops.

  5. I just bought my first Erin Condren planner for 2016 and I'm super excited!

  6. I am so impressed by you, working full time, blogging consistently and being a busy mama, so it suprises me you feel bad; you are like the best commenter! Don't let it get you down, life is so much more exciting :) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  7. i feel pulled in a million different directions right now too. and its HARD. especially during this time of year. i just wish i could stay up later or wake up earlier. or SOMETHING!

  8. I'm so impressed with how much Christmas shopping you have done! So far I have only crossed one person off my list. Whoops. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Girl, I am with you on so many of these.
    Though we own our home it doesn't FEEL like we own it. Does that make sense? Living in a townhome just doesn't feel like we should own it. It reminds me more of apartment-like living. I just want a house that doesn't share walls, an actual backyard, and two (ok, three) car garage. Is that so much to ask?!
    Don't feel bad! Life is BUSY. You clearly have your priorities straight. Blog reading and commenting will always be there. So what if you're a week behind? We all get it - especially this time of year!
    Also - can you come do my Christmas shopping? The only thing I've purchased, so far, are holiday bows for Julia. Shhhhh, don't tell Scott. :)
    And, I know what Seth's gift is! I can't wait for him to get it!!

  10. I am so so so with you on so many of these things! One yay for being ahead on shopping -- I am too this year - for once! I think we have a few aunts/grandma things left to buy but the big stuff is done! whew! As for the blogging and commenting -- I think you know I feel you - you'll get to it when you can! No worries here. Also the feeling like there's too much going on - that seems to never end. I feel that pressure too and I'm trying to just let it go and focus on what's really important. Some days it's taking care of the grown up house stuff, some days it's me and some days it's all about blogging :) Happy Monday friend hope you had a great long holiday weekend!!


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