Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Current Read: Still reading this book. Next up: The Fault In Our Stars.

Current Playlist: John and I have gotten sucked into one of those crazy 80s music informercials not once but twice in the last month. We used great restraint and didn't buy the (overpriced) set of CDs but I did download some sweet vintage tunes to my iPod. Right now I'm digging Phil Collins and Richard Marx. I've been mixing it up with some One Direction to keep things current. And Ingrid Michaelson. And Colbie Callait. Oh my word. I LOVE her new song "Try" so, so much.

Current Color(s): Aqua. It's just so summery.

Current Food: Homemade hummus. Y'all! Don't buy hummus; make your own! It's super easy. I made a batch in less than five minutes last weekend. The hardest part is opening the can of garbanzo beans. Seriously.

Current Favorite Favorite: This Rodan + Fields sunless tanner. My Life Is Good mug. Hiking. PiYo. Summer. The pool. Raspberries.

Current Addiction: Iced peach tea.

Current Wish List: This nail polish. I really, really love shellac but it destroys my nails. This is long-lasting polish and can be removed with regular remover. I want to try it! I also want one of these veggie spiralizers. 

Current Need: I need some kitchen inspiration! I'm also saving for a new MacBook. Mine is 5+ years old and starting to show her age.

Current Laugh: I secretly giggle when I see 40+ year old people using emoticons on social media. I promise I'm not making fun of you if you do this. It just makes me giggle. A friend's mom replied to a post on Facebook last week with a string of emoticons and it cracked me up. She's easily 65+ years old but if you didn't know that you'd probably have thought she was a teenager by her response. If you're 40+ and don't know what an emoticon is, then good for you!

Current Triumph: I haven't had a soda in 4 weeks. I was telling John this one night last week and he said, "I bet I haven't had a soda in 10 years". Well, okay then Mr. Smarty Pants. You win.

Current Annoyance: I have a varicose vein in my left leg. It's been there for years (popped up during my third pregnancy) but it's gotten worse this summer and is just painful and achy. I'm not really a fan of elective surgery but it's bothersome enough that I'll consider that as an option. I'm going to look into some herbal treatments and even essential oils before I resort to that though. Anyone have any tried and true remedies? 

Current Blessing(s): Provision. Peace. Family. Health.

Current Outfit: Sweaty workout clothes. They're cute sweaty workout clothes though. 

Current Excitement: Our kids are headed to Arkansas next week and I'm excited for them to get to see family. I'm also excited that John and I will have some time alone. We're still not sure what we're doing but just being together will be fun.

Current Project(s): Will is having his senior pictures made next week so I'm trying to help him figure out what he wants to wear (boys! he could really care less about this!) and trying to figure out the location. I'm also trying to go through old pics and get them organized for some sort of album for him. I know if I put this off until next spring I will regret it!

Current plans for the day: I was going to take Abbey and her friend to the pool but it's not looking like a pool day. Maybe we'll see a movie instead? Other than that, I don't have much planned.

Current link: I agree so strongly with this article about how to talk to your daughter about her body. I know so many adult women with body image issues and I think it's so easy to (unknowingly) pass that stuff on to daughters. Let's change the conversation!!!!

Peace out, peeps!


*carrie* said...

I really liked TFIOS--both the book and the movie.

Hadn't heard that song before but have listened to it several times from your link.

Love homemade hummus!

sara said...

I have heard that lemongrass EO works on varicose veins. I use it for my carpal tunnel..within 3 weeks I was having no more pain!!!

I LOVE homemade hummus!! I make it almost weekly...cheap and easy!