Currently: September 2018

September is here. It’s crazy to think it’s already the ninth month of 2018! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life.

Summer morning with trees and sunshine

Current book Still slowly working my way through Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Ley and loving it. Also spending lots of time in the New Testament in my Bible!

Current song Control (Somehow You Want Me) by Tenth Avenue North. Pretty sure I could just play this on repeat for hours.

Current excitement Mavis has been doing really well with being held and having her paws touched lately! Her groomer said she has improved a lot with the paw touching and one of my pet sitting clients held her while sitting on the ground and touched her paws. What a difference from this time last year!

Girl holding American cocker spaniel

Current food I’ve been loving sloppy joes lately. I usually make them with ground beef or turkey, but recently marinated chicken in the sauce overnight and cooked it up for something new and different and it was great. I’ve also been eating lots of roasted pork loin with balsamic vinegar, garlic, and rosemary. I need to share that recipe soon!

Current confession Jimmy and I still need to order a bassinet for our little gal. I don’t know how we kept putting this off?! Does anyone know of any good brands? Parents: did you use a bassinet, or did your child sleep in their crib from the get go?

Current drink Still enjoying occasional Starbucks vanilla lattes. That foam!

Starbucks vanilla latte with foam

Current blessing Making it to full term in this pregnancy. God is so good. We’re continually thanking Him for the blessing of this sweet baby girl and praying He will bring her safely to into our arms later this month!

Current baked good I just made pumpkin brownies last night and they were wonderful! I’m definitely in the fall baking mood lately.

Current beauty product Butter London nail polish. I think the jewel tone of this polish is perfect for September! Also, I have no idea what Mavis is doing in the background of the picture?!

Butter London Queen Vic nail polish

Current obsession Wax melts and all things scented! I have wax warmers going in our house at all times when we’re home and have been loving fall or food-scented wax melts. I also put a Yankee Candle car jar in my truck in the lemon lavender scent and it makes driving so enjoyable 🙂

Current project I’m baking a cake on Saturday for my mother-in-law’s birthday party. I’m thinking I’ll do a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream! Can’t wait. Maybe I’ll even decorate it with rosettes or sprinkles!

Current fun Spending as much time as possible with Jimmy. It doesn’t matter what we do, I just adore being with him.

Husband and wife smiling

Current procrastination Cleaning our shower and tub. I clean our bathroom all the time, but I always put off scrubbing the shower and tub for some reason, lol.

Current app Bible Lens. It’s an app that creates graphics with Bible verses on them from pictures on your phone. It has been a fun new way for me to connect with God’s Word!

Tell me something current in your life!



  1. Pumpkin brownies sound so good! I’ll have to remember those for when it get cooler out. It’s hard to want anything pumpkin when it’s 90+ degrees lol.

    Current obsession is Hatch Valley salsa from Trader Joe’s!

    1. Yes! I definitely made our kitchen unnecessarily hot when I made the brownies, buuut it was worth it in the end! Next time I go to Trader Joe’s I will look for the Hatch Valley salsa!

    1. I think you’d love it, Hunida! It was my first time trying Butter London and I was impressed with how well the polish went on and didn’t chip!

      Thanks for the compliment on Mavis! I agree, she is quite the cutie 🙂

      1. I’ll definitely have to splurge on a Butter London nail lacquer then! Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

        P.S. I left you a comment earlier on your latest post but I think it might’ve landed in your spam box? 😦

  2. I loveee Tenth Avenue North!
    Aww go Mavis!! OOo now I’m craving a latte! I can’t wait to check out Bible Lens. That sounds like a fun and engaging app for sure Thanks for sharing, girlie. So excited things are going so well!

  3. That 10th Ave N song is so good! I’ve been jamming to it on the radio lately. 🙂

    Yay Mavis!! So exciting! Do you think you will pursue therapy dog training with her again? Her not allowing people to touch her paws was a big part of why she couldn’t be a therapy dog, right?

    I can’t believe we are in BABY month!! Aww, yay! I’m so excited! My friend who was due at the same time as you just had her baby (her blood pressure went up so they induced early) so it makes it feel all the more real that your little one will be here SO SOON! 🙂

    1. Yesss! Love me some Tenth Avenue North music!

      I think we will pursue therapy work with her in the future! I just think she needs to mature a bit LOL. The paw touching was the big issue with her not passing her Canine Good Citizen Test, so maybe we should try retaking it soon!!

      I cannot believe we are in baby month (now week, basically as I finally respond to your comment!)! C-r-a-z-y! And exciting! And so many emotions!

  4. So many good things! I can’t believe you’ll be meeting the baby soon. You’re going to be the BEST mom!

    Regarding bassinets, Ava slept in a rock ‘n play (Fisher Price, I think) in our room for three months and then the pack and play in our room for three months. We moved her to her crib in her room when she was six months old. Owen slept in the bassinet that came with our Graco pack and play until he was about four months old and then we moved him to the crib in his room. I was tempted by some of the expensive bassinets but in hindsight, I’m glad we didn’t go that route. It just doesn’t seem worth the price for such a short amount of time. Just my opinion, of course!

    1. I cannot believe how close we are to her arrival! It’s such a weird feeling to know that, Lord Willing, she will be here SOON! And thank you so, so much! That means the world to me!

      Thank you for the bassinet advice, too!! We have both a rock ‘n play and pack and play, so I’m glad we have those as options! We also ended up buying a cot to put in her room so I can sleep next to her crip #nervousfirsttimemom haha!

  5. I can’t believe it’s already September either! Aw and it’s so sweet to hear that Mavis is doing so much better and making progress!

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