Hi friends!! How are you doing this morning? I hope your week is going well so far! I’m popping in today with a throwback 2013 fav — a “Currently” themed blog post! It’s a blog post I enjoy sporadically sharing on PBF to highlight some things I’m currently enjoying, reading, wearing, doing, etc. 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!
Let’s dive right in!
Currently (May 2021)
Currently Reading: The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn has officially claimed a spot as one of my favorite authors. I devoured The Alice Network and The Rose Code and am currently reading The Huntress and loving it. I’m sure I’ll go into more detail about this book in an upcoming Friday post but let’s just say if you’re a fan of well-researched historical fiction, it’s absolutely worth a read.
Currently Anticipating: My Hair Appointment! And an Eyebrow Appointment! And a Pedicure!
I haven’t had my hair done in 1.5 years and I am readyyy. I have an appointment for the first week of June and I am counting down the days! My hair needs some serious help and I cannot wait. @ChristieBrennBeauty, I’m coming for YOU!
I also have a much-needed eyebrow appointment on the books for next week and my Mother’s Day pedicure scheduled and after seriously neglecting some of these beauty indulgences over the past year and a half, it feels incredibly nice to be able to look forward to them again.
Currently Pondering: Summer Plans
Last summer we loved every second of the two weeks we spent at my parents’ place in Florida over the Fourth of July and we are planning to return again for another two weeks this summer, too! We’re planning our visit over the Fourth of July and again and also hope to be there to celebrate my sister’s birthday with her at the end of June. I know this trip will be a highlight of our summer and I already cannot wait! Beach + Pool + Repeat = The BEST! Factor in lots of family time and I’m in heaven!
Annnd speaking of summer… I am also trying to figure out summer camp schedules for Chase and Ryder. I’d ideally like them in camps on the same days/same times so I can free up some work time for myself which is tricky given their three year age gap. (A lot more camps are open for Chase’s age in our area than for Ryder.) I only have two weeks booked for the boys for the entire summer so far. I’m sweatin’ it a little bit because I need the work time but another part of me just wants to lean into a more laidback summer and not worry about scheduling much. If something fun pops up, we’ll jump on it but for now, I’m trying to go with the flow. That’s what summer is all about, right!?
Currently Watching: Nothing (… And Looking for Suggestions)
It’s been months since we’ve had a good show to watch and, if I’m being honest, I’m still a little sad we’re done with Schitt’s Creek. I haven’t found a show I’ve liked that much in YEARS so it’s definitely a tough act to follow. I’ve heard great things about Ted Lasso from my friends Merri and Leah so that show is on our radar. Also, a documentary that intrigues me is My Octopus Teacher and I’m wondering if that one might be a good one to watch as a family during Family Moving Night since our boys are animal-obsessed. If you’ve seen it, is it interesting/appropriate for kids? Any other must-watch shows out there?
Currently Relishing: One Morning When Every Kid Slept In Past 7 a.m.
Yes, it really happened! On Tuesday! This has not happened since Rhett joined our family and likely won’t happen again anytime soon but it was so wonderful.
Currently Ordering: Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
Consider me influenced. After seeing so many people share these tanning drops on Instagram, I bit the bullet and ordered them from Sephora. They seem super low maintenance (you add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer) and received Sephora’s “clean beauty” designation so I figured they were worth a try. My drops arrived yesterday and I haven’t tried them yet but my fingers are crossed that they will live up to the hype.
Currently Feeling Emotional About: Chase’s Preschool Graduation
Oh my gosh. It’s really happening! Chase is graduating from preschool at the end of the month and the general sentiment from me and the other moms in his class is that we’re all just a bundle of emotions. Chase has been at the same preschool for four years and I could not love it any more. I am so appreciative of his amazing teachers who pour so much time, effort and love into our kids every year. During his time at his preschool, he has made some amazing friends and I’ve grown to love so many of the families we’ve met through his school. Most of our kids have been together since the 2s class and knowing that most of them will be separated and heading off to different schools in the area has me feeling extra emotional. They’ve been such a wonderful group of friends for four years and I will miss hearing all about this special gang. Thankfully Chase seems incredibly excited about kindergarten which is a huge blessing so while I think I’ll be crying my eyes out at his graduation, I think he’ll be juuuust fine.
Currently Making: Lots of Pancakes
We are on a big-time pancake kick in our house for one glaring reason: Rhett LOVES them! When I make pancakes for the boys, I try to make them more nutrient-dense and we have a few recipes on rotation lately! My banana bread protein pancakes are always a hit with our crew (Rhett even eats them cold right out of the fridge) and these almond flour pancakes from Love and Lemons are so simple that I’ve found myself making them over and over again.
Currently Sweating: 3-4 times A Week in Our Driveway
If 1.5 years ago you would’ve told me I’d find myself working out at home often times in the early afternoon, I would’ve thought you were crazy. I distinctly remember myself saying that if a workout doesn’t happen before noon around here, it doesn’t happen and, well, let’s just say I’m eating my words at the moment. Planning my workouts around three kids’ schedules and trying to maximize nighttime/early morning sleep has me often working out during one of Rhett’s naps which means that more often than not my workouts happen at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. To be honest, I really enjoy my outdoor workouts when things run smoothly which, um, isn’t always the case if I don’t plan things well and too many kids are awake and needing me. My return to Burn Boot Camp is still very much on my radar but I’m making things work the best I can right now and feel grateful for a decent home workout setup.
I’m mostly doing Burn Boot Camp workouts online (they stream them for members working out at home) and also love YouTube workouts from Nourish Move Love.
Currently Craving: ALLLL the Homemade Ice Cream
Making a batch of homemade strawberry ice cream two weeks ago unearthed my love for homemade ice cream. If you follow me on Instagram, get ready for waaay too many pics of various ice cream recipes in my Stories! Also, if you have an ice cream recipe you think is a “must make” please let me know!
Question of the Day
Pick a few “Currently” prompts to share with me!
- Currently Reading:
- Currently Anticipating:
- Currently Ordering:
- Currently Watching:
- Currently Feeling Emotional About:
- Currently Craving: