I am actually typing up this blog post over the weekend because I know my week will be a little crazy thanks to my NYC travels. (I hope to share a recap of my trip on Thursday.) I still wanted to keep things fresh on the ol’ blog and share something with you today though, so I must thank Kristin for bringing the fun Currently survey that’s been floating around the blog world for years to the forefront of my mind.
I did something similar on PBF back in 2013, so why not revisit it now? It’s a pretty self-explanatory survey, so feel free to participate and play along in the comments section!
Here we gooooo!
- Currently Cooking…
Frittatas. You guys probably already know this by now, but I’ve been on a HUGE frittata kick for months. I make a frittata or egg muffins almost every Sunday night for an easy reheat-and-eat breakfast during the week.
- Currently Anticipating…
Reuniting with all of my best friends from college at the end of the month! We are getting together in Clearwater, Florida to celebrate my friend Leah’s son Theo’s first birthday! (Theo was in Leah’s belly in the above pic… And Chase was in mine, but I was only around 14 weeks pregnant at the time!) I cannot wait to celebrate such a special little boy and get Theo and Chase together for the first time. I’m counting down the days!
- Currently Listening To…
Adele’s latest album. You guys, I just can’t stop. Every time I take her CD out of our kitchen CD player (yes, we still own a CD player), I find myself missing Adele. So I put the CD back in again. Ryan thinks her whole CD is wildly depressing but I think he’s wildly wrong. It’s perfect.
- Currently Craving…
Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk ice cream. Oh how I wish the people over at Ben & Jerry’s would bring my favorite ice cream flavor EVER back from the Ice Cream Flavor Graveyard.
And just because I’m a psycho about this flavor, I actually did some research a while ago to try to figure out WHY Ben & Jerry’s would get rid of such a phenomenal flavor and apparently the supplier who used to make the cookies in oatmeal cookie chunk stopped making them and they couldn’t find oatmeal cookies delicious enough to replace them, so the flavor was discontinued. I kind of wish they would let me go on an oatmeal cookie tasting spree for them to find a proper oatmeal cookie replacement. I think I am up to the challenge.
- Currently Drinking…
Archer Farms Caramel Macchiato coffee with a splash of coconut milk/almond milk and a splash of Fairlife whole milk. Every morning, baby!
- Currently Day Dreaming About…
A vacation! Ryan and I are itching to get out and explore somewhere new as a family this year and need to get a trip on our calendar.
- Currently Indulging In…
Ice cream. Always, always ice cream.
- Currently Avoiding…
Taxes, sending out invoices, tracking blog expenses… Pretty much anything financial.
- Currently Needing…
A haircut. A pedicure. To stop avoiding my taxes.
- Currently Coveting…
A pair of peep-toe wedge booties. I found the exact pair I wanted three different places (White Plum + Nordstrom + Amazon), but they were ALL sold out of my size, so now I’m on the hunt! I also really like the above pair that I found on Pinterest, but there is NO image source and I have no idea how to find them! So, if you happen to see a pair of peep-toe nude booties that look like either of the ones pictured above, please let me know.
- Currently Loving…
Being a mom. Cheesy but true. And also awesome since I had a lot of anxiety surrounding whether or not I’d honestly enjoy being a mother since I’ve never been a huge baby person. I never really saw myself loving all the baby stuff as much as I have, but oh my goodness Chase has flipped my whole world upside down for the better. I’m a hot mess, I forget things left and right and I have basically zero time to myself, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
- Currently Reading…
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. I love the way Gretchen’s books encourage me to think and become more self aware. I’m not too far into this one – only about a third of the way through – but I am really enjoying the way Gretchen focuses on habits as a way to foster happiness in our lives. (For those who have read it, I am totally an “Obliger.”)
- Currently Watching…
The Bachelor is the only show I’m currently watching, though Ryan and I are hoping to start the latest season of House of Cards soon! I think Ben and Lauren B. are adorable together and seem very compatible. I’m also beginning to wonder who they will pick for the next Bachelorette. I feel like Caila must be in the running since she was in the top three but there’s something about her that seems forced and almost Britt-ish to me. (Britt as in Britt from Farmer Chris’ season of The Bachelor.) I can’t put my finger on it, but I’m hoping they go in another direction… Maybe one of the final two? Bachelor fans, who do you think Ben is going to choose? Who do you want to be the next Bachelorette?
Question of the Day
Now it’s your turn! Pick a few “Currently” prompts above to answer below! Need help choosing? Here are a few…
- Currently Anticipating…
- Currently Avoiding…
- Currently Coveting…
- Currently Craving…
- Currently Watching…
I told my fiance the EXACT same thing about Caila last night!! Something just isn’t right, almost like she is acting/putting on a show, super similarly to Britt. It cracked me up when I read your thoughts and they were almost word for word what I said! If she’s the next bachelorette, I might just have to take a season off form watching.
Do you recommend any first time mom books? One that will help me prepare for the arrival of baby, and baby boy’s first year? I enjoy reading, but I really only want to read something recommend by others!
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk will always be the BEST FLAVOR EVER. Totally on board for the oatmeal cookie challenge – I’ll taste test as many as I need to bring back that flavor. Seems like a worthy sacrifice 🙂
I totally agree about Caila! She’s sweet but I don’t know…I’d much rather it be one of the final two or Amanda. I had to laugh about the avoiding the taxes (haha! so me!) and desperately needing a pedicure/haircut as well. Also, have you listened to Gretchen Rubin’s happier podcast? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out!
I think Lauren B. will win, and I wish Becca Tilly would be bachelorette! Caila is boring, jo jo would be fun!
Bethany @ Accidental Intentions says
Interesting! You’re the first person I’ve heard to compare Caila to Britt. I like Caila a lot more than I liked Britt, but some of her interviews made me pretty side-eye-y (like when she’d talk about how she was so convinced she was going to marry Ben. Like, sweetheart. Slow your roll. Ditto that with Olivia, though there were plenty of other issues I had with her, too.). I think Caila’s a shoe-in for the Bachelorette, and I will be FLOORED if Lauren B. doesn’t end up with Ben. I honestly can’t believe JoJo made it this far – I never felt like she and Ben were the same as Lauren and Ben. Super excited to find out what happens on Monday!
Can’t wait for the season finale of The Bachelor — hope he picks Lauren!
Hey Julie – I just had to comment when i saw your note about peep toe booties. I just got this pair from Nordstrom last week and have been wearing them ever since. They are probably the most comfortable shoe I own that isn’t a sneaker haha and SUPER cute with both dresses and pants. Check them out! They fit true to size. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-camuto-lavette-perforated-peep-toe-bootie-women/4199489?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Beige&resultback=1600
Kristen @ Glitter and Dust says
Ooooh, these are super cute! I might have to splurge on these. 🙂 What color did you get?
Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats says
I think Becca will be the next Bachelorette!
Angela @ Witty Aspirations says
I’m also “reading” (listening to the audiobook) “Better than Before”. Her one minute rule has changed my life! I’m a questioner 🙂
Currently Craving…donuts. Don’t know why – but I am.
Have you tried Talenti’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie flavor?? It’s amazing! (Actually every flavor I’ve tried is incredible)
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
I need a Mom coffee mug!! That is too cute!! I’m currently coveting a simple brown leather tote bag to use to haul all of my stuff to and from work. I”m thinking I might could find one at Bass & Co or maybe cheaper at somewhere like Gap!
Rachel @ Rachel Reinvented says
I am so with you on the Oatmeal Cookie Chunk! It’s seriously a travesty that it’s gone. That and Holy Cannoli 🙁
Re: The Bachelor, I totally think he’s going to pick Lauren and can’t help but feel that the producers made him say I love you to JoJo after he said it to Lauren (otherwise their season would have been ruined!). Also heard that Caila is going to be next Bachelorette… not sure if that’s true or not. I kind of hope she’s not… PS Love those shoes!!! Hopefully you find them.
Julie, these are cute peep toe wedges… 🙂
Unfortunately, they announced on the women tell all that Caila will be the next bachelorette. I’m disappointed because she seems a little fake to me. I was really hoping it’d be Jojo and that Ben chooses Lauren. Oh well, I’m sure there will be plenty of drama with the group of guys next season.
Amanda @ Cheers to the Weekends says
I am currently wanting to go on vacation too! I just booked NOLA for May and Croatia for July. Can’t wait!
Kristen @ Glitter and Dust says
I need a mom coffee mug. So cute. I have been watching the Bachelorette and can’t wait until the finale. I still can’t believe he told two girls he loves them. One of them is really going to get her heart broken. I think he a good match with Lauren. Hopefully the next Bachelorette will be Jojo or Becca.
Right now I am currently a vacation. I really really want to escape the winter and go somewhere tropical. My husband and I are looking into planning a trip to Maui in November, but that is SO far away. Haha.
Currently Watching…House of Cards AND I just started Game of Thrones! I’m actually kind of bummed that I have to work. I have about 5 episodes left in season 4 of House of Cards and cannot wait to finish it! Then onto the rest of GoT!
Not that this is hugely helpful, but I saw those booties (the second one) in black at TJMaxx! Of course, as much as I love TJ’s, you never know what you’re going to get in any store 🙂
There was announcement that Caila would be the next Bachelorette! I personally think she’s extremely boring. I am also over Becca at this point too. I think JoJo would be an excellent Bachelorette if she doesn’t win!
Also, although i’m single/not thinking about being a mom anytime soon, your comment about not feeling “mom-like” really makes me feel so much better about not feeling like i’d be a good mom or wife. I am waiting for the feeling to kick in so it’s great to know i’m not alone in feeling that way…
Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole says
You can never go wrong with Ben and Jerrys! I need a pedicure too! And a manicure, and a trim, and I need to get my hair colored haha!
None of the girls on The Bachelor are wowing me this season…I think he’ll pick Lauren B. even though I love JoJo. Hopefully she or Amanda is the next Bachelorette!
Also I’m a cross btwn an Obliger and a Questioner – I’ll oblige to something as long as I don’t question it! LOL!
Sarah Whitney says
I am literally always craving Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk. I dream about that stuff! I did take your advice a while back and got the Publix oatmeal cookie ice cream. I added chocolate chips to it, and it was so close to the real thing!!
Patricia @Sweet And Strong says
ALWAYS craving ice cream. Especially since it was so warm today. I am a Bachelor fan and agree, I hope they pick one of the final two for the Bachelorette, I like Lauren and JoJo. And I am currently needing a vacation too. I would love to have some chill time at the beach with a good drink and book in hand!
Currently cooking…LOTS of sweet potatoes and egg white omelets!
Currently anticipating…the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim!
Currently listening to…basically YouTube videos when I’m driving!
Currently craving…INDIAN FOOD.
Currently drinking…3 liters of water and two cups of tea a day!
Currently day dreaming about…PROM!
Currently indulging in…thebigmansworld’s desserts!
Currently avoiding…anything MATH RELATED.
Currently needing…more free time and longer weekends!
Currently coveting…a vegan tikka masala recipe!
Currently loving…Kith & Thyme granola!
Currently reading…blogs, because I don’t do books XD
I’m pretty sure they already chose caila as the next bachelorette! Ahhhhh!!
Allegra MacGregor says
I’m also currently reading “Better Than Before” and am thoroughly enjoying it! I am an Obliger too and reading this book has given me a lot of insight into myself and how I develop habits. Super helpful. Hoping I can develop a regular blogging habit because I enjoy writing so much and interacting with others. Have a great time in NYC!
Oh my gosh,
I am on the same page as you about Caitlin! I just think it might make for a boring season.
& cute booties to check out on zulily!
• Cooking- Egg Oatmeal with PB
• Anticipating- the arrival of our little guy (35 weeks now…..getting so close!)
• Craving- Cool Whip I know
• Drinking- water
• Dreaming about- my husband and I holding our little guy for the first time
• Needing- pedi and haircut
• Watching- The Good Wife
Currently reading the Cormoran Strike Novels by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling!!). I am almost done with the 3rd book and am hanging in suspense. Really good murder mystery series!
My co-worker told me that Caila is the next Bachelorette! Hmmm.. But it could always be just a rumor! I know what you mean about her seeming a little “forced”. I think she still seems a little bit young and unsure of what she’s looking for. Then again– there’s only so much we can learn about someone from a show like that. Hah! 🙂
These booties from Kohl’s are similar! I spotted them while shopping my friend’s bridal registry. Perfect for spring.
I’m dying for booties like that too! The closest ones I could find aren’t peep toe but they have the v cut in them.
I agree wit you about Caila on the Bachelor, team Lauren over here 🙂 You are going to love your trip to Clearwater! I go to USF and I’m from Clearwater and the weather has just been absolutely incredible! Not too hot, but perfect beach weather.
Brianna S. says
These are the shoes! I’ve been lusting after these too! http://www.shophearts.com/collections/shop-all/products/bc-footwear-rebellion-peep-toe-wedge-heel-booties-in-taupe?utm_campaign=Pinterest%20Buy%20Button&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Pinterest&utm_content=pinterest-buy-button-0f25649e2-a070-41ef-b39a-5f81a75e32c1&variant=4350103235
I share your Oatmeal Cookie obsession! I do enjoy the Speculoos cookie core flavor
Em @ Love A Latte says
I LOVE those shoes!!!
LOVED IT! I love ths ice cream, I would love to eat it daily but you know.. better not. I still didn’t have the opportunity to lisen to Adele’s album, but I will! I loved your shoes and your mug, great choices