Olympics

When Mavis and Lola are Away

Jimmy and Allie will play! Or just sleep in 🙂

My parents’ gave Jimmy and I a weekend off of our pups last weekend and it was so lovely! Sometimes we just need a break, you know? I find I’m a better fur mom after I’ve had some time away from our girls every now and then.

Plus, I know they had fun at their fur grandparents’ house!

Yellow lab and cocker spaniel cuddling together on couch

Mavis cuddling on the couch with my Reggie (my parents’ lab) and my Dad.

When my dad dropped the girls off on Monday morning he sheepishly said “Yeah… we spoiled them…” and left it at that, haha. Jimmy and I are fine with them being spoiled there, since they know the Zottola house rules when they come back home!

Jimmy and I were able to have a relaxed weekend. I had a pet sitting job for a family on vacation, Jimmy worked on our bed, and we watched the Olympics. I was even able to deep clean our kitchen. Let’s just say the dirty mop water from our kitchen was dark… really dark.

Here’s the progress on our bed. I think we just need to add the wood in now?!

Industrial steel bed frame

We’re really getting close to finishing! And by “we’re,” I totally mean Jimmy. I just cheer him on and keep his belly full of apple pie and rice pudding. When it comes to picking out, painting, or staining wood, I’ll be of more help!

Here’s us watching the Olympics on the couch with Malcolm snuggled in between us! I was totally ordering house supplies (toilet paper and peanut butter… the necessities of life) from Jet on my phone when Jimmy took this picture, haha.

Couple cuddling on the couch with cat in black and white

Remember how I mentioned that we bought a new quilt in my last post? I put it on our bed and we’re loving it! I think this will be a lot easier to clean than the white duvet cover we previously had.

The picture quality isn’t great since I snapped it with my phone, but I’ll do a more detailed post when I get out my DSLR and take some better pictures 🙂

Gray and blue master bedroom with bench and turquoise and grey throw pillows and hummingbird watercolor prints

See that bench? Malcolm has completely shredded it since we got it. I spent about 20 minutes cutting little pieces of loose threads off the sides of the bench earlier this week.

We made a new rule: no more pets in the bedroom. We’ll see how it goes. We’ve been able to stay strong for two nights and the pets haven’t protested too much, thankfully!

What did you do over the weekend?

Do you have any house rules with pets?

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Currently

I haven’t done a “currently” post since January. I love looking back on these posts. So, here’s what’s currently going on in my life!

Current books The book of Romans and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Much to Jimmy’s dismay, haha). I have donated so many things I don’t use or wear and it’s literally so hard not to dig into Jimmy’s belongings. Yikes.

Current music Trust in You by Lauren Daigle.

Current guilty pleasure Painting. Canvas, walls, anything! I just tried my hand at watercolor on Tuesday. I became interested in it when my sister and I watercolored a Bible story with preschoolers at our church.

Watercolor

Current nail color Nothing right now, but I just removed very chipped teal the other day.

Current drink Starbucks Ethopia blend. It’s so smooth! Still going strong on my birthday and anniversary coffee.

Coffee Mug

Current food I’m loving eggs on top of potatoes. It’s weird, but surprisingly tasty. I guess I get pretty creative when I need to go to the store.

Current television show Anything that has to do with the Olympics.

Current wish list More time with my sweet husband. He’s super into the new Pokemon Go app, so he’s been taking walks with me and Lola so he can catch Pokemon. I’ll take whatever husband time I can get 😉

Walks with Jimmy

Current needs Nada!

Current indulgence Taking time to decorate our house. I received gift cards for TJ Maxx and Kirkland’s for my birthday, so I’ve been able to buy a few vases and art pieces.

Current blessing I’m feeling super blessed by God to have such a loving and supportive church family and immediate family. My mom and dad treated me to lunch on Tuesday because they were both on “my side” of Pittsburgh. It was lovely.

Family

Current excitement Helping plan Hannah’s birthday and graduation party in August. I’m so excited to celebrate my sister! I haven’t mentioned it yet, but she’s leaning towards studying nursing at Penn State. I think she will make an amazing nurse because she’s so caring and hard working.

What’s your current blessing, book, and indulgence?