Currently: July 2020

How is it July already?! I kind of feel like it’s still March. Anyone else feel that way? Regardless, it’s July and I am loving summer! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life with a few affiliate links included!

Dogwood tree with sun shining through branches

Current books Just finished up Simple Pleasures and now I’m onto this memoir. Sadie has been loving the crafts from this book and learning about colors in this lift-a-flap book. Jimmy and I are still reading our Couple’s Devotional and The Purpose Driven Life together as well!

Current food Baked beans have been extra delicious lately. Something about summer makes me crave ’em.

Current toddler product Sadie has had this little trampoline for a while, but we brought it outside for the first time and it was like a whole new toy, haha. 

Little Tikes trampoline

Current drink Starbucks coffee. Jimmy bought me the Komodo dragon beans for my birthday and we have been loving our morning cup even more than usual. 

Current baked good Cowboy cookies! I had never made them until recently and now I’m hooked. I have to have one every day 🙂

Current pet product Niva is still blowing her coat like nobody’s business, and this brush has been helpful!

Black and white Siberian Husky with blue eyes sitting in grass

Current joy Sadie growing up and understanding more and more. It’s really neat to talk to her and she understands what we’re saying. 

Current blessing Spending time with family ❤

Current project Our back patio renovation is still trucking along thanks to Jimmy’s hard work! He added some plants and fresh mulch and rocks yesterday.

Back porch with landscaping, rocks, and mulch and steel mesh railing

Current fun Making a scrapbook from our camping trip pictures. I thought about making an album online and having it printed, but that takes all the fun out of it for me. I love figuring out layouts, picking stickers, and using colored paper. 

Current cuteness We had a cookout yesterday and my cousin from New York was visiting and brought her daughter. We took pictures of my niece, Sadie, and my cousin’s daughter and they are too sweet!

Toddlers and baby sitting on porch step in red white and blue outfits

Tell me something current from your life!

A Few Favorites

Sharing a few favorite things lately!

-Jimmy wanted me to mention a very important favorite: we can put toilet paper on the dispenser again! Sadie used to constantly pull toilet paper off the roll, but we’ve been working on leaving. it. alone. and we’re feeling confident enough to leave it on the dispenser. Living on the edge over here!! 

-My mother-in-law gave me a mandevilla vine and it makes me so happy every single time I walk past it. 

Mandevilla vine

-I made and ordered Sadie a little picture book from Walgreens and each page has a photo of different family members (and pets, of course!). We go through the book often and talk about who is in each picture. 

-Reading. Always! I’m about halfway through Simple Pleasures, Sadie is enjoying this set of Biscuit books, and Jimmy and I are still reading The Purpose Driven Life and our Couples Devotional together (<–links are affiliate!). 

-Also enjoying my prayer journal. I’ve found it to be a great place to get all my prayers down and be able to look back on previous weeks and see how God worked in my life. My sister and I always talk about creating our own line of journals, prayer journals, and planners. Some day…

Prayer journal

-We harvested yellow squash from our garden! I’ve been getting lots of arugula, Swiss chard, and romaine every few days, but the squash has been the first non-lettuce harvest of the season 🙂

-“Special” coffee has been a favorite lately. Jimmy got us Starbucks before church on Sunday and I savored every glorious sip!

-I loved the highlighted quote below from a Bible study my sister and I did together in the Bible app. I thought that was so beautiful.

God loves the sound of your voice. Anxious for nothing devotion

What has been a favorite of yours lately?