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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

So I haven't done one of these in what feels like FOREVER, but when I looked was actually November. But, let's be honest, November actually FEELS like it WAS forever ago. I mean, that was before New Year's, Christmas AND Thanksgiving! Regardless of how long it's been... it's back now so here are a few tidbits of what I've been up to recently...

C U R R E N T L Y ::

Dreaming about // this past weekend. Last weekend, Erin, Desiree, and I drove an hour and a half to meet up with Sara who happened to be in California for work. I'm SO SO happy that she let us know that she would be here and that we were able to meet up with her. I love LOVE when blogger friends become in real life friends and Sara is just as sweet and wonderful in real life as she is on her blog!

Drinking // this rose. SO good!

Excited about // the fact that Peach Green Tea Lemonade is at Starbucks year round now! It really is the little things! I saw it on the menu the other day and was so excited that it was there in the middle of January. In fact, I was so surprised that I asked the barista if they really had peach and she looked at me like I was crazy.

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! (I said this exact same thing back in November, but the same rings true this time too. Apparently I like to write these posts on Tuesdays while Seth is at softball! Ha!)

Loving // these two BFFs. Although we only live like 20 minutes from each other, I wish we lived closer. The boys seriously LOVE playing together so much. I love watching them interact. Though trying to take a non-blurry picture is SUPER hard since they are always GO GO GO!

Making // Valentine's for friends! 

Obsessed With // Mason spelling his name. Mmmm - Ahhhh - Sssss - Ohhh - Nnnnn! YEAH! It never gets old. I love how excited he is at the end. Hopefully he doesn't actually think that his name is Mason YEAH though! Ha!

Planning // his big boy room. Big boy got a new bed for Christmas and it finally arrived and we put it together a couple weeks ago. He is officially out of his toddler bed and into a twin bed. I plan to share all about the big boy bed transition and details on the bed (hopefully soon!) and I'm also trying to plan his new room. His old bedding/theme for the room was owls/forest animals and it doesn't totally go with the new theme of dinosaurs. I'm trying to find some new artwork for the walls and some other things. I want it to tie in with the dinosaur theme without being over the top. Anyone care to come interior decorate for me??? :)

Reading // ALL the Pete the Cat books. Per Mason's request.

Taking Advantage Of // free community events. Our local children's museum has an autism night once a month where families with kids with autism can go for free. The museum is closed to the public and only the families who registered can go. Since I work all during the week (when the museum would be less crowded), we never take Mason. But this opportunity is PERFECT since they are open for two hours on the last Monday of the month to kids with autism. I take him for about an hour or so, once a month, and just let him run wild. If you follow me on snapchat, you may have seen a sneak peek the other night, but pretty much he just runs between exhibits the whole time. The first picture here is when we picked up the fruits that were in a basket off to the side and matched them to the corresponding trees. I love that we can turn something fun into a learning experience where he can count how many of each we have and identify the colors. The second picture is of him at the water exhibit -- his FAVORITE place! And the third is when he was filling up his car with gas.

Trying // some new recipes. We've found a few good ones and I'm excited to share!

Visiting // the Post Office. And taking selfies. For my work, I process the payments from the vendors for our events and since we had an event on January 17th, Mason and I were visiting the post office a lot (read : daily). He gets SO excited about opening the PO Box for me (though he refuses to help me carry the mail) and gets even MORE excited when I have something for him to mail! Whenever I can, I always wait until the morning to mail anything because I know how much he loves it.

Wanting // to buy some new tops. But I'm having serious buying issues. Normally it's not a problem, I can commit to buying things, but when it comes to buying things for myself, I have serious buyers remorse! I put it in my online cart and then take forever to actually buy it. I don't know if it's because I feel guilty buying for myself or what, but I always re-think it after I buy it. I actually just bought my FIRST LuLaRoe item the other night from Becky's online sale (a Randy tee!) because I have the HARDEST time committing to something with no return policy. But it was too cute to pass up!

Watching // FIXER UPPERI am SO obsessed with this show! Seriously. I swear I say I want to move to Waco every time I watch it. Just last night they bought a house for $171,000, put $64,000 worth of renovations into it, and had a GORGEOUS, GIANT house. Here? You can't even buy a townhouse for $235,000. In fact, our across the street neighbors are selling theirs for $350,000. Any takers? Wanna be my neighbor? :)

Wearing // skinny jeans. Ever since I discovered skinny jeans a couple months ago, I've been hooked! I don't know why I didn't hop on board this trend forever ago, but I'm not really "trendy" so that's probably why I was so hesitant. But seriously, it allows me to wear the flowy shirts on top that I like while still looking put together on the bottom - it's perfect! So far I've found that I love the ones from Old Navy (in blue jeans and in black), but I'm always looking for other recommendations, so let me know if you have a favorite jean!

Wondering // where the photos I just edited went. I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but sometimes after I edit a picture on my phone in PicTapGo it uploads to iPhoto and sometimes it doesn't. It's on the camera roll on my phone and my phone photos automatically sync with my computer... or they're supposed to. I have NO clue why they don't always because I don't change any settings day to day, but of course, when I need them (like now), they don't upload and I have to email them to myself. Sure, it works, but I feel like the quality is not the best. And really, I'm just left wondering... why?

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


  1. I love these posts! During summer Luke has softball on Mondays & there's usually a season of the Bachelor on! It's my quiet time, too. Haha!

    Have you checked Pinterest for free downloadable pronys for Mason's room?

  2. I love that you girls got together... And what a beautiful backdrop for drinks! I personally love Loft jeans but now I want to try on Old navy jeans!

  3. Love this post! I love quiet time after the kids go to bed and Drew is off riding his bike twice a week. Fixer Upper is my fav too! Love chip and Joanna. Mason is so cute and I love his smile while standing on his bed. His room is gonna be awesome based on what I see in the picture.

  4. I wish I knew more bloggers in my area - it looks like y'all had so much fun! Old Navy skinny jeans are everything. I wasn't a big fan of skinny jeans on the old post-baby bod until I discovered them and it was life changing.

  5. Wow!! Some of my most favorite bloggers all in one place. So jealous and wish I lived much closer!!

  6. How fun that you girls went and met a blogger friend!! Isn't this community awesome?!?

    Awe... look at Mason spelling out his name; super sweet!

  7. Yay skinny jeans! I think you'll LOVE your Randy! So jealous of y'all's meet up! I need to find some Iowa bloggers!

  8. So much fun that you ladies were able to hang out together! I too am loving the skinny jeans and I keep trying to find more that fit really well and I am failing miserably. Sometimes being tall just sucks. Love Pete the cat. We have always enjoyed those books.

  9. OMG! So jealous you girls got to meet up?!? So much fun! Love all the pictures! Looks like a blast. Obsessed with fixer upper, also! And Mason's big boy room is already looking adorable, can't wait to see what else you do!

  10. It was so amazing meeting you ladies! I had the best time - even though my ears were all plugged up and I think I missed half the conversation. Ugh. I cannot wait to see you all again in September! And I totally want to decorate Mason's room!!! Pick me, pick me!!!

  11. I'm so jealous of your meetup! I'd love to meet all of you one day, and praying I can in September!! Looks like y'all had a great time! And YES to Fixer Upper! My all time favorite show. When we were dreaming about winning the Powerball I told Nate we are having Chip and JoAnna build us a house if we win! Wouldn't that be awesome!!!!???

  12. I love that you guys were able to meet up! I think I know one other blogger even remotely close to me. Jealous. So fun! I LOVE Fixer Upper. Did you see the Barndominium one? I think that's my favorite one yet - just gorgeous! I'm with you on skinny jeans. I just started wearing them less than a year ago and I don't know why I waited so long to try them. I don't wear anything but skinnies now. I love my Old Navy ones, but Mavi also has super comfy skinnies!

  13. That first set of photos are pretty fun. :) Best day ever!
    We are big Fixer Upper fans, too. Why can't everything be priced like it is in/near Waco?!
    Your post office trips are some of my favorite snaps. Keep those coming!

  14. Fun! I've been to that museum before. Actually we're headed to a birthday party there next month. So fun about the meet up! And yes, yes, yes to Fixer Upper, they seem so genuine, I can't get enough of that show!

  15. I love Old Navy jeans too! They fit so well and I can get the "tall" length online which is a lifesaver! We are jealous over here that Seth can play softball this time of the year. I can't wait until Mike's softball starts up again in MAY. Ah! so far.

  16. I'm still SO bummed that our California trip was too packed to be able to meet up :( If I could do it over again, we would have taken a day or two break in between Disney days. Poor planning on our part! This just means we need to go back and do it again ;) Seriously though, we are wanting to go back to Cali in 2016 so we WILL make a meet up happen!
    I can't believe it's already Valentine time! Ah!! Time is flying!

  17. 4 of my favorites in one place!!! So awesome that you all got to hang out together! And the post office pics are my favorite. It's the little things :)

  18. and now i want a sugar rimmed strawberry cocktail. . . but maybe not an $18 one ;)

  19. Soooo fun that you guys got to hang together!!! I'm so jealous! :)

  20. I love these posts!

    I would loooovvveee to come decorate a little boy's big boy room for you!

    I do the same thing with buying for myself! If it's for the family or my husband needs new clothes, no problem, but if it's for me, so much guilt! It started when I stopped working and it's so irrational and bizarre.

    I love fixer upper because we live in Texas right now! We have neighborhoods here where on a given street there is one last house that hasn't been renovated and I sooo wish we were here permanently so I could do it!

    Old Navy skinny jeans are my favorite.

    I think I covered everything. ;)

  21. Still so jealous of your meetup! And I'm impressed you all drove 1.5 hours to make it happen! And yes, Fixer Upper is amazing!!!

  22. I just came across Fixer Upper on Netflix and added it to my list! We gave up cable last year and the one thing I miss most is HGTV! I love his AWESOME pillow. SO cute. You guys are totally twins in that picture! :)

  23. I LOVE that you all were able to get together! Gosh I need to make it out to California again. So much fun!! Mason spelling his name is so cute too!

  24. Can I just tell you that I think you and Mason take the best selfies? Connor just isn't into photos so it's a lost cost most times. But I am so excited to see you and Desiree and Sara in the Fall!


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