Jimmy

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!

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A Few Things to Share

Hello and Happy Friday! Is anyone else confused on which day it is?! Having the Fourth of July on a Wednesday totally threw me off this week. It was so nice having a day off with Jimmy, though!

Guy holding cat and cat's paws on his lap

Did you do anything fun for the holiday? I went to a little barbecue at Jimmy’s work on the third, which was fun. I even brought Mavis along and she enjoyed meeting some of the people Jimmy works with. My dad went, too, since his office is about 15 minutes from Jimmy’s shop!

On the Fourth, we laid low and bought flooring for the nursery, Jimmy’s truck battery died while we were at Lowes (AAA to the rescue!), went to church, and watched fireworks in the evening. I also baked chocolate chunk cookies for our neighbor who has celiac disease.

Gluten free chocolate chunk cookies with Pillsbury gluten free flour

I was super nervous I was going to make her sick from cross contamination or some other hidden form of gluten. I had Jimmy checking whether or not chocolate chunks had gluten and was washing all of our pans and supplies obsessively, lol. I can’t imagine actually living with celiac disease. Thankfully, the cookies came out great and our neighbor reported back that she loved them 🙂

I bought the flour from Walmart, and wanted to share that our grocery pickup experience from there that I mentioned in my last post was awesome! I’d definitely recommend it. I just ordered our groceries online, chose a pickup time, went to Walmart at that time, checked in at an outdoor kiosk, and a nice worker loaded our truck with our groceries. So simple!

See the picture below? That’s my favorite spot in our neighborhood. I just love walking the dogs on that street because its so quiet and the trees are so big and beautiful. In the morning, the sun pokes through the trees and it’s the best.

Pathway through trees with sun shining behind them

I have some other random things to share! First of all, have you heard of Altar’d State? It’s a Christian-based clothing store. It kind of reminds me of Anthropoligie mixed with Francesca’s Closet.

My mom and I popped in there a few weekends ago while we were hanging out and there was a huge sale going on, so I picked up two things I’m loving.

This bracelet…

When you love what you have you have everything you need bracelet from Altar'd State

And this sign! One of my favorite scriptures.

Esther 4:14 sign with wood frame from Altar'd State

I think that’s all the randomness I have to share this morning. I have lots of pregnancy updates as well, but I’ll save that for another post.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!