Ninos De Mexico

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.

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Currently: May 2017

Current beauty product Supergoop Sun-Defying SPF 50 Sunscreen Oil. My mom subscribes to Birchbox and got this product in a recent box and gave it to me. I’m loving it! It goes on well and isn’t greasy.

Current book Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue. It’s a cute, lighthearted read so far! Hopefully no dogs die in this book or else I will totally cry.

Current food Chocolate chip zucchini cookies. Can’t wait to grow zucchini in our garden soon!

Chocolate chip zucchini cookies

Current craving Getting back into a gymnastics gym. I’ve been practicing my press handstand at home and I’m just dying to get back on the bars, beam, vault, and floor!

Current drink Eight O’Clock Coffee.

Current indulgence Reading through my old journals. I found this–I used to write in Russian all the time! I don’t know why I stopped?

Current confession Jimmy and I have no control over Malcolm. He sits in the middle of our kitchen table while we eat dinner and rests his paw on Jimmy’s plate or tries to eat off mine. When I push him off, he growls at me.

Current need Could I ask you to pray for a young boy at Niños de Mexico? His name is Aldo. He had to have a tracheostomy to remove tumors from his palette, mouth, tongue, and throat. He recently began chemotherapy to shrink the tumors. Please pray that this sweet boy could experience full healing.

Current obsession Taking Lola to the pet store and wandering around! I bought her this food, which is a super cool concept. She loved it. I never leave the pet store without buying Malcolm something, too! I usually buy him Fancy Feast Broths with the little anchovies in it and he chows down.

Fancy Feasts Broths

Current mood Happy!

Current excitement Jimmy’s birthday is at the end of May, Hannah and Josh are getting married in early June, and Jimmy and I celebrate three years of marriage in mid-June!

Current procrastination Folding Jimmy’s work clothes. They’re sitting five feet away from me, but I just don’t feel like folding them.

Current blessing Church family. I love the people in our church so much!