reading

Currently: December 2017

Current book Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. I’m about halfway through and really enjoying it. It’s neat to have an inside look at the Bush twins’ life. Also reading II Peter during my devotion time!

Current mood Relaxed. Jimmy and I both took two days off of work to have a staycation together and it’s amazing. I slept until 8:30 am yesterday!

Current indulgence Naps snuggled up with Malcolm. And wearing clothes that don’t match whatsoever 😉

Girl sleeping with black cat

Current need Texting gloves. It’s getting cold here in Pittsburgh, so I’m always wearing mittens or gloves when I walk dogs. The only problem is that I need to be able to take pictures and text my clients without freezing my hands off (dramatic, I know).

Current blessing Jimmy and I had a family from our church over for lunch in late November and it was such a lovely time with Christian friends.

Current beauty product Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat. I’ve been trying to paint my nails once a week, and this top coat works wonders for two reasons: it drys super fast and really protects the polish underneath from chipping.

Coffee in catfinated mug from Kirkland's

Yay for non-chipped nail polish!

Current procrastination Getting my hair trimmed. I keep trimming it myself to save time. I know it’d be good to have a professional do it for once.

Current goal Getting our house decorated for Christmas this weekend. It’s going to be an interesting holiday season with trying to keep Mavis and Malcolm from destroying our Christmas tree 😉

Current obsession Dove milk chocolates. I love having these after a meal for something sweet. Yum!

Dove milk chocolates

Current craving Meeting mine and Jimmy’s cousins’ son. They just adopted a ten-year-old boy from China and I cannot wait to meet him!

Current food We’re getting a HomeChef delivery today! We are continuing to test out all the different meal kit delivery services. I’ll report back soon 🙂

Current excitement I photographed a gorgeous property for my family’s real estate business. It’s a huge horse stable facility (I feel like there’s a more official name for that?!) with acres and acres of land for horseback riding. It was so peaceful.

Brown and white horse overlooking field

Current drink Coffee! Really enjoying the Organic Honduras Whole Bean Coffee from Aldi.

Current prayer Jimmy and I do a lot of communicating and working with a family at Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch, which is a safehaven for abused and neglected children. The homeparents told us that this time of year can be especially hard for the children living with them, as it can bring up memories of trauma. We’re doing a lot of praying that this holiday season would be a great one for the children living there.

Current confession I love this picture of my brother and Mavis napping together in my dad’s truck. I’m also a little jealous she actually napped with him. Mavis is usually looking out the window when she rides on my lap!

Man and puppy sleeping together

Current question What are you doing this weekend?

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Currently: October 2017

Current book Just started The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky.

Current indulgence Going out for coffee, specifically Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee

Current beauty product Burt’s Bees vanilla bean lip balm. My lips have been so dry since the start of fall.

Current goal Still wanting to finish writing my book before the end of the year!

Current craving Getting out and about to use my camera more. Jimmy and I went to a fall festival this weekend, and I brought my camera along to take pictures of the scenery. It was lovely and had me wondering why I don’t bring my camera out with me more often.

Beautiful stream and trees in the fall

Current food Marbled banana bread by Smitten Kitchen. My mom made a loaf for me recently and it’s banana and chocolatey perfection.

Current mood Thankful 🙂

Current blessing Pet sitting has been busy lately. It’s astounding to see God open doors and work in ways that only He can.

Cocker spaniel puppy and golden retriever puppy

Current confession I can’t stop laughing at my mom in the latest vlog we filmed.

Current need Absolutely nothing. Feeling very blessed.

Current obsession Taking pictures of Lola and Mavis snuggling. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Black lab and cocker spaniel puppy cuddling

Current procrastination Finishing up folding and putting away laundry.

Current drink Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Current excitement I’m making a Lego-themed birthday cake for my cousin Josiah! He’s also going to pet sit with me again this month, just like last year 🙂

Pet sitting with Josiah, circa 2016 🙂

Current prayer One of my pet sitting clients found out his dog has cancer. The pup is having surgery tomorrow, so I’m praying all goes well.

Current question If you’re a coffee drinker, do you prefer Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or another brand of coffee?