Monday, August 22, 2016

Currently -- August

Happy Monday friends! With a busy weekend behind us and this being our last week of Summer break, I thought it would be the perfect time to share what's "Currently" going on in our world.

Being back into a routine. We've been waking up earlier and getting out of the house like we would during the school week. Routine is something I love, along with being on a schedule, so having more of the structure I like has been a welcome changed. Summer was a lot of slow mornings and late nights but that's over with thanks to school.

Distant Shores. Kristin Hannah is a favorite author of mine and I've been working through her novels, month after month. I just started this one and so far, it's one of her slower "starters". I am 1 book ahead of my 2016 goal of 25 books. Completely this book would give an additional leg up on my goal as it would put me 2 books ahead of schedule.

All the veggies. I've recently discovered if you add extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and a bit of parmesan cheese to an veggie while baking them, you have the tasty side dish with little to no guilt. I've used this "mix" on asparagus, broccoli, potatoes and carrots and it's amazing every single time.

Water. Water. Water. I wish I could give y'all something more exciting but until it cools down, this is all I'll be drinking. I can't wait to enjoy hot coffee this Fall. I'm hoping I can stomach a PSL or two. It's not my favorite drink from Starbucks but because I'm #basic, I'll indulge once or twice.

Nelly, N'SYNC and Nick Cannon on Spotify. We recently joined and I'm in LOVE with all the throwback songs and stations that are available. Nothing makes me happier than a 90's boy band playlist. I was also reminded that I am still not a fan of Britney or Christina.

To do list... like always. I am hoping to get a lot accomplished this week, not to mention get to the gym 3-4 days. With Connor starting school next week, I want to focus my time alone on accomplishing projects and such that easier without a pint size helper.

The Real Housewives of Orange County. I've never watched the original housewives before but with nothing else on the TV to watch, I decided to give it a shot. HOLY SMOKES! It doesn't disappoint. This people are the picture perfect definition of hot mess. And the kids on the show? They need their you know whats busted.

The beach next month. This will be our first family vacation since moving back to Ohio. To say I am excited is putting it mildly. We picked Hilton Head as our location and we can't get there soon enough.

More and more makeup. Not so much I look clownish but because it's been as hot here, I've been able to apply more than just mascara and lip-gloss. I'm not usually one to wear a ton of makeup, but I've been experimenting with new looks, specifically lipstick, and it's been a lot of fun changing up my look.

All things Fall. Which really doesn't surprise you long time WMM readers or personal friends. I haven't decorated for the most wonderful season of all just yet but I have already planned weekends full of festivals and other Fall-themed activities. It's safe to say that there is nothing I love more than the fun than comes with October and November.

Nights when we can turn the air off, open the windows and feel the weather change. As I just mentioned, I love all things Fall but really, I love the crisp mornings and the cool evenings the most. When there is just a bit of chill in the air. Those are the days and nights I love the most.

So there you have it. That's what's "Currently" going on in our world?
What's new with you?

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