Life Lately

I know I say this every time I post about my life… but life lately has been busy! It’s the good kind of busy, which includes time with friends and family, house renovations, lots of coffee, and laughter.

VBS Cake

This week was Vacation Bible School week at our church! I mentioned a few years ago that I was being trained to lead the kitchen during VBS by some of the older women in my church and this year was the year I stepped up to the plate. My mom and another amazing woman from the church helped me, and all went well. We had a lot of fun preparing snacks for the kids each night.

Car Napping

I was pretty nervous to head up the kitchen, especially because my mom and I were in Savannah the week before VBS. It was smooth sailing, though!Β One thing that was tough about coming home from vacation and heading straight back to work and VBS was that I was exhausted. Each night during the 45 minute drive to church, I would nap while Jimmy drove. He snapped this lovely picture of me one night, ha.

Brandy and Reggie

My mom sent me this picture of her dogs, Brandy and Reggie, and I have to share it. They’re just so cute. My parents tell me they are best buds. I am so ready to give Lola a fur-sibling!


Hannah and I continue to try acro yoga, which induces loud laughing and falling on each other.

Coffee Gifts

It has been coffee city in the Zottola house lately. I love it! Jimmy and I celebrated two years of marriage on Tuesday. My birthday also falls on our anniversary, so Jimmy gave me a bag of coffee for my birthday and another bag for our anniversary. That night, I saw my mom at church and she also gave me a bag of coffee for my birthday, haha. I guess everyone knows I adore coffee πŸ˜‰

Bathroom Renovation Progress

The bathroom renovationΒ is going strong! We bought a mirror and light fixture. The current countertop and sink on the vanity are our old countertop and sink because we had to order a custom countertop for the vanity. We will be waiting a few weeks for it to be delivered, but we have plenty of work to do in the meantime. Like installing tile and painting the walls. I actually like painting, so I’m really looking forward to that!

Tell me about your life lately!



  1. Awwww, I love your life lately posts! πŸ™‚
    That’s so great that you’re helping out with VBS!! I used to, but the church we go to now is so tiny that we actually don’t have one… yet. I do teach Kid’s Church though, so I know how terrifying being in charge of such things can be. πŸ˜‰ I’m so glad that it went smoothly for you!
    I love the decor / colors of your bathroom! It’s very similar to the styles that I chose as well. It’s kind of modern but has the warm feeling of country decor. Very nice!!!
    And hmmm, I think you need to take a video of you and your sister doing your yoga moves! πŸ˜‰ I’ve been wanting to take a video of my sister teaching me yoga, because she’s good at it… and I tend to fall over and make a fool of myself. πŸ™‚ But we’ve yet to try doing it together, and I can only imagine how hilarious and fun it is!!

    1. Aww, thanks Nicole! VBS is definitely fun but also tiring haha. I hope your church can grow and be able to host a VBS soon!

      And yes to the modern/country mix! Jimmy likes the modern design and I like country, so we make it work πŸ˜‰

      Hannah and I should totally make a video of us doing acro yoga! ANd I would looove to see a vlog of you and your sis doing yoga together!

  2. VBS cakes were the BEST! We had the most talent women at church baking them. Jesus would have been proud. My life lately includes planning, working and relaxing. It’s both fun and challenging to do but I enjoy it πŸ™‚

  3. I love how the bathroom is looking! Wow, you guys are doing a great job! Is the floor tile or is it wood? Will and I are in the process of searching for our first home so we’re learning allllll about flooring and painting!

    1. Thank you! I am loving it, too! The floor is tile. When I first saw it, I totally thought it was wood! I hope the house hunting process is going well for you and Will!

  4. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Coffee is always good. πŸ˜€

    I’m glad that you enjoyed helping out at VBS — sounds like a lot of responsibility!

    My life lately…I’m on vacation right now, relaxing and enjoying time with family. I’ll post about it on my blog soon. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Grace!! Coffee is always a great gift in my book! And yes, VBS was great and definitely a lot of responsibility! I’m glad I did it, though. It was worth it for sure πŸ™‚

      I hope you’re enjoying or enjoyed vacation! Time with family is just the best!

  5. The bathroom is looking so great! I’m excited to continue following along with that renovation! πŸ™‚

    I love that you got three bags of coffee for your birthday/anniversary! They know you well! So cute. πŸ™‚

    You and Hannah doing the acro-yoga is cracking me up! I have got to try that with my sisters!

    And a huge congrats on heading up the kitchen for VBS! That’s awesome! Go you!!

    1. Thank you, Rach! We are trucking right along with the bathroom! It’s a fun process but I also can’t wait to be done πŸ˜‰

      Yes, my mom and Jimmy totally know me so well with my love of coffee haha! You should totally try acro yoga with your sisters! Then post pictures!

      Thank you for the congrats on heading up the kitchen at VBS!

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