Currently: November 2017

Current book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I’ve been reading a few pages each day during my devotion time. I’m not reading anything for leisure, though. Any recommendations?!

Current obsession Having our pets complete “puzzles” to earn their food. Our trainer recommended using puzzles to keep Mavis’ mind busy, and we got all the animals involved. It has been really neat to watch each of the pets figure out the puzzles. Lola is definitely the best because nothing gets between her and her food 😉

Dog and cat doing a puzzle together with tennis balls

Current indulgence Napping when Mavis is sleeping!

Current beauty product Micellar Water. I was skeptical of how well it would work, but this stuff is amazing at cleansing and I love the fact that I don’t have to rinse it off!

Current procrastination Painting our office. I have a paint sample on the wall that has been sitting there for months. Eek! Maybe I’ll get that done by the end of the year?

peach whisper paint sample by Valspar

Current goal Still wanting to finish writing my book by the end of the year but I’ve been majorly slacking lately. Well, not slacking, just very busy!

Current craving A weekend away with Jimmy, perhaps a visit to West Virginia?

Current mood Happy and hopeful. Mavis had her second puppy level II class on Monday and did great! I’m really hoping, praying, and working toward having her become a therapy dog so we can visit hospitals, schools, nursing homes, etc. together. It’s a lot of work, but we are both loving it!

Brown and white cocker spaniel puppy

Current food Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I’m working on perfecting a recipe. I have the texture and flavor down, but need to experiment with a different type of chocolate chips. I take my baking seriously!

Current blessing Having Jimmy home safely from his trip.

Current confession I feel totally behind on my real estate work. When I began working for my parents’ business, I thought I would mostly be doing that, and sprinkling in pet sitting to fill in the gaps. It has actually been the other way around, with pet sitting becoming a full time gig. There’s a lot of upkeep and things to be done in the real estate world, so I often find myself wishing there were a few more hours in the day. Either way, having too much work is quite the blessing. I’m definitely not complaining!

Chocolate lab sitting in grass

Pet sitting has been keeping me busy!

Current need Totally random, but I need socks. I’ve been stealing Jimmy’s when I run out (I totally fit his socks because I have biiig feet!) and he’s not too happy about it. I’ve heard these are a good brand, so maybe I’ll order them soon.

Current excitement The upcoming holiday season! This time of year is so incredibly special.

Current drink Coffee with peppermint mocha creamer. My mom had me try this combo when I slept over last week and it was delicious. Remember when I first blogged about her obsession with this creamer? It’s still going strong 😉

Coffeemate Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer

Current prayer A family in our church had their baby in the NICU for months and months, and she was cleared to go home but is now back in the hospital. I’m praying for health for her and strength for the family.

Current question Where would you travel for a weekend trip?


Currently: September 2017

Current book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I try to read this book once or twice a year. It’s just a wonderful reminder that each of us were created by God for a purpose.

Current blessing Receiving a letter from the boy Jimmy and I sponsor at Niños de Mexico. It makes me heart so incredibly happy to know that he is safe, healthy, has a home, and is learning about God.

Ninos de Mexico sponsorship letter

Current beauty product Yes To Carrots Super Rich Body Butter. It fits my beauty product criteria: natural, smells good, and works great!

Current goal This is a lofty one, but I want to finish the first draft of my book by the end of the year. Can’t believe I’m putting it out there, but I’m hoping it will help me stay accountable.

Current indulgence Watercoloring. I love pulling out my paint and brushes every now and then. This time I was making some simple art to put in a 5×7 frame for our bedroom. I chose the bottom right one.

Abstract watercolor painting

Current drink As always, coffee. Really enjoying the single origin organic Peru beans from Aldi. Also had an iced vanilla latte the other day and it hit. the. spot.

Current craving I want to paint my nails. I just need to find a chunk of time when Mavis is sleeping so I don’t worry about picking her up with wet nails, ha.

Current food Vegetables from our garden! I know we’re nearing the end of the gardening season, so I’m trying to soak up all the garden time I can.

San Marzano, cherry, and purple tomatoes Japanese eggplant, purple tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes, and green beans

Current confession I don’t want summer to end, but at the same time I’m looking forward to fall and the holiday season. I’m planning a fall dinner for Jimmy and I and looking forward a new season of Gold Rush.

Current obsession Anything that has to do with our fur babies. Jimmy and I brought Mavis to her first training class this week and it was so much fun!

Girl cuddling cocker spaniel puppy

Current need Absolutely nothing! Feeling extremely blessed.

Current procrastination Mopping the floors. I’ve Swiffered the living daylights out of them, but I know they need a good old fashioned mopping.

Current excitement My mom bought a truck! She was torn between a few different Chevy models and the Ford F-150. She went with the Ford and told me she is loving it. I can’t wait to take a ride with her!

New 2017 Ruby Red Ford F-150

Current prayer For all the victims of Hurricane Harvey to find comfort, safety, hope, and solace. Watching the news has been heartbreaking. I highly recommend checking out the nonprofit I.D.E.S. if you’re looking to donate.

Current mood Happy. Looking forward to the weekend!

Current question Have you ever had someone tell you that you look like your name should be something other than your real name? I cannot tell you how many people have told me I look like my name should be Daisy. I’ve also gotten Alice, Genevieve, and Luna (apparently I look like Luna Lovegood?), but I get Daisy a lot. So much so that my parents call me Daisy instead of Allie.