For today’s blog post, I am switching gears and sharing a throwback style blog post with you. Way back in 2013, I shared a Currently-themed blog post on PBF that highlighted some recently things I’m enjoying, reading, wearing, doing, etc. I’ve sporadically shared similar blog posts in this space every year since and wanted to pop in with my latest Currently post today! If you feel like playing along, I’d love to read about some of your current interests, awesome finds, reads, eats and more in the comments section of this post!
Currently: January 2021
Currently Laughing About: Chase and Ryder’s DIY haircuts.
On Sunday afternoon, I was feeding Rhett and Ryan was making lunch for everyone while Chase and Ryder played together. When I was done nursing, I walked by our master bedroom and saw the door was closed which was very odd. When I opened it, I heard a lot of giggling and shuffling around and noticed chunks of hair on the ground before two very guilty looking boys emerged.
Chase then said, “Mom! Ryder cut his hair!” Yeah. I think you did, too, Buddy.
Chase and Ryder apparently grabbed Ryan’s trimmers from our bathroom counter and gave themselves quite the new ‘dos. I burst out laughing when I saw them and immediately called for Ryan. We then tried our best to keep it together as we told the boys trimming their own hair is not safe or okay but keeping laughter at bay while Ryan buzzed Ryder’s hair into an epic mullet for 5 minutes before he buzzed the rest of his head was not easy.
As Chase repeatedly said, “Don’t worry! It will grow back!” I’m just grateful we don’t have picture day or anything important coming up on the agenda so their hair will hopefully be back to looking normal in a few weeks. Ryder ended up with a buzz cut while we were able to comb and style Chase’s over the chunk of hair he took out of the middle of his scalp.
These crazy kids!
Current “Swipe Up” Favorite: Okay, okay, I fell for every influencer’s holiday gift guide favorite… The Barefoot Dreams throw blanket. I adore all of my other Barefoot Dreams finds (their socks are worth every penny and my wintertime favorites) and have even gifted the Barefoot Dreams blanket to loved ones before but I finally bought one for our family when it was on super sale over the holidays. (Tip: Nordstrom Rack often has it in stock for waaay cheaper! Some are in stock now but they sell out FAST.) Holy cow does it ever live up to the hype. I’m not sure what makes it so awesome but I think it’s some combination of the incredibly soft and cozy fabric and the perfect weight of the blanket that will make it appropriate to have draped over our couch year-round. Even the boys love this blanket and always want to snuggle up under it when we read stories together.
Currently Reading: This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens. I saw this book recommended by Jessica and thought it sounded cute! It piqued my interest again when Amazon said it was similar to One Day in December, a novel I absolutely loved when I read it two years ago. This Time Next Year reads like a chick flick but without some of the depth I loved from One Day In December. It’s good if you’re looking for a light, breezy read but I would not say it’s a must-read.
Currently Considering: Potty training Ryder.
With the boys out of school until the beginning of February, I feel like this is a great window to just take the plunge. I can’t say I’m looking forward to this one but Ryder does seem ready, so hopefully it will be relatively smooth sailing. Maybe? Hopefully? Ah! I’m planning to follow the same methods we used for Chase from the Oh Crap Potty Training book.
Currently Drinking: Homemade decaf lattes, tea lattes, hot chocolate and sparkling water.
Most of my days include some combination of three of these drinks. I really enjoy fun beverages and theses are some of my favorites! And for those who have asked before, my favorite decaf coffee is Thrive Market‘s organic decaf. I’ve been drinking this most mornings for 2+ years and it’s great.
Last fall, I received a pair of Beyond Yoga leggings (in gray) in a Stitch Fix delivery and the material and fit was so fabulous that I became an instant fan. My mom gave me another pair for Christmas (in black) and I’m truly living in them! The minute they come out of the laundry, I put them on again. I swear they’re as comfortable as lululemon align leggings (yes, really!) but the material is slightly thicker and a little more flattering. They’re perfect for workouts but still absolutely comfy enough to lounge in all day long. They don’t dig into your body at all but still have a streamlined look and the quality is fantastic.
Currently Listening To: A lot of Elton John. I grew up listening to Elton John and love his music so much. Something about it also feels like the perfect post-holidays music to me. I looove listening to Christmas music non-stop around the holidays and feel a little bummed when it’s all done. Elton John’s music is easy to listen to, nostalgic and the perfect mix of upbeat and chill.
Currently Watching: Schitt’s Creek. Ryan and I are slowly making our way through this show and it’s so hilarious! Episodes are short (20ish minutes) so we love watching one or two when we’re in the mood to laugh after the boys are in bed.
Currently Exercising: Three times a week. I miss the gym. I miss boot camp. And man oh man do I miss gym childcare for a little 45 minute break of “me time” during the day… Buuut I’m giving myself a ton of grace because there is no part of me that’s willing to sacrifice morning sleep for a workout every day when our nighttime sleep is still pretty awful. Three workouts a week feel manageable to me and they’re almost all 30-minute strength workouts from @trainerpaige‘s postpartum program. I’m actually wrapping up the program soon and am oddly looking forward to formatting some of my own workouts again!
Currently Scheduling: An appointment to get Rhett checked for a posterior tongue tie. Rhett’s reflux is getting easier from a screaming baby standpoint, but he’s still spitting up continually and I’m hoping for some answers… if there are answers to be found! A friend of mine who is a speech language pathologist highly recommended getting Rhett checked for a posterior tongue tie, as we have a history of tongue tie in our family (Chase had a bad one) and this can be linked to reflux even if breastfeeding is going well and is pain free. Though we had Rhett checked in the hospital and by his pediatrician, apparently tongue and lip ties can be hard to diagnose and specialists are often needed to really get to the bottom of any issues. I’m in the process of calling around to schedule an appointment, though many specialists in our area are seriously busy and backed up! We have an appointment on the calendar for February but I’m crossing my fingers something will open up sooner.
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