Yes to Carrots

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.

Currently: August 2017

Current book Just finished Midwife: A Journey by Peggy Vincent and really enjoyed it.

Current blessing A lovely camping trip this past weekend. I plan on posting about it sometime this week!

Couple in the woods

Current beauty product Yes to Carrots Nourishing Daily Cream Facial Cleanser. I am a big fan of the Yes To brand, and this product was new to me. I’m loving it for two reasons: it works well and smells amazing.

Current indulgence Blogging when I should be working 😉

Current obsession Summer weather. I just love this season!

Pink coneflowers

Current craving A less busy schedule. Jimmy and I have had a lot going on lately, and I’ve been craving some rest from it all.

Current drink I’m pretty sure the answer to this will always be coffee!

Current need Time with my family. I think we need to have a summer cookout soon.

Current procrastination Posting about mine and Jimmy’s closet room renovation. We pretty much finished it up months ago, but I’ve just been too lazy to post about it, I guess?! I’m motivated to do it soon, though!

Staining hardwood floor

Current confession Jimmy sent me a meme the other day that said “I don’t always lose things, but when I do it’s because my wife moved it” and I have to say that is pretty accurate for us.

Current food Annie’s Cocoa Bunnies Cereal. I am off my Puffins kick and onto cocoa bunnies now! I even got Jimmy hooked on these, haha.

Current excitement A new daily pet sitting client! She’s a cute little golden retriever puppy.

Current mood Content.

Tell me something current in your life! Also, can you believe it’s August already?!