Hi and happy Saturday! I just wanted to pop in and share some things I’ve been loving lately. I enjoy looking back on posts like this and seeing what I was cherishing in my life at the time.
So, here are a few things I’ve been loving lately.
At the beginning of 2015, I made a goal to decorate mine and Jimmy’s house more, but the process has been pretty slow. Okay, extremely slow. I want things to be “just right” and I’m picky. This combination of factors means that Jimmy and I have been living in a house with blank walls, no curtains, and ugly paint colors in most rooms. We’re okay with it though, because making a house a home takes time (and we know how incredibly blessed we are to have a home!).
We have so many improvements and updates we want to make–and we will–in due time. The process is half the fun! Anyways, my mom and dad gave me a gift card to TJ Maxx for Christmas, so I was able to buy a few things for our mantel and bathroom. I’m currently obsessed with succlents, and picked up a few to display around the house. Every time I see them I get so happy!
Eight O’Clock Coffee
I’m a big fan of coffee. Not just for the effects of caffeine or the taste, but mostly the rituals that go with it. Reading my Bible, writing in my journal, and savoring a warm mug of coffee in the morning is one of the best parts of my day. Jimmy and I have slowly turned into coffee freaks. It started when he gave me a Keurig for our three-year dating anniversary in 2011. We have explored different coffee shops around Pittsburgh, ground our own beans, fell in love with Starbucks, and on and on. We were grocery shopping at Walmart and Jimmy suggested we try Eight O’Clock Coffee beans. I’ll admit I was skeptical because they were so cheap (like less than $5 for a bag!). We gave Eight O’Clock a try and we’re hooked!
I bought an adult coloring book over the summer and it has proved to be a phenomenal way to unwind at the end of the day. Who am I kidding, though, I actually pulled out my coloring book first thing this morning! I bought my mom and sister coloring books for Christmas, and they keep sending me pictures of pages they’ve colored. I’m hoping to plan a coloring party with them soon.
Having Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Friday this holiday season meant that Jimmy and I both had off work and were able to get some extra sleep. Having a slow, lazy morning after a good night of sleep is a huge blessing that I’ve relished lately.
One thing I’m not loving…
Getting a drone stuck in my hair! Jimmy and his brother were playing with a mini drone in our office while I was on the computer and they accidentally flew it into my hair. Luckily they were able to get it out without having to cut my hair. We all got a good laugh at of that one, more so once the drone was free ;).