Taking Stock

Making : Lists, upon lists upon lists. Always. Every day. I'm crazy and I know it.

Cooking : Lots of vegetables. Experimenting with different combinations and different seasonings.

Drinking : Water, water, water! Boring to some, but I cannot get enough.

Reading: Remember by Karen Kingsbury and The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. Yes- simultaneously.

Wanting: The rest of our debt to disappear!

Looking: For more ways to make side income. I'm determined!

Playing: With my hair... and daydreaming about chopping it all off. 

Deciding: Where Jared and I should go on vacation. In 2015.

Wishing: Time could speed up... just a little bit.

Enjoying: The obsession Jared and I have with puzzles, especially of late. We're going to frame some soon.

Waiting: For my sister to get in town! :)

Liking: The fresh, summer produce. It just tastes the best this time of year.

Wondering: How long it's actually going to take me to finish writing my book.

Loving: The warm days, and that the sun doesn't go down until after nine.

Pondering: My next career move.

Considering: Moving to Florida ;) Not really, I just miss the beach and ocean. Hiii, Punta Cana!

Watching: Desperate Housewives. It's a guilty pleasure, I can't help it.

Hoping: You all will leave me a zillion comments... because I enjoy them way too much.

Marveling: At some of the phenomenal work by Hoffer Photography. They are such unique photographers.

Needing: A massage... gosh, that sounds good right about now!

Smelling: Honeysuckle BBW candle. So fresh and light.

Wearing: A new favorite item from Sugar Love Boutique.

Following: The World Cup. At least, I'm trying to. This is the only time I "care" about soccer.

Noticing: That none of my shorts fit. They are too big or too small, none are just right.

Knowing: That this weekend is going to be a fun one!

Thinking: About all the things I'd love to buy but won't/can't.

Feeling: A little lonely... I wish all friends and family lived in the same area.

Admiring: How hard my husband works... he is my rock.

Sorting: Through thousands of photos on my computer. Photobook progress is being made!

Buying: ^ Hopefully my 2012 photobook soon(ish)

Getting: Excited for the 4th of July weekend festivities!

Bookmarking: This cute shop on Etsy. I just won a giveaway thanks to my cousin-in-law and they have the cutest stuff! All the sales go to help fund their adoption.

Disliking: Doing laundry. Which is why I'm forever behind on it!

Opening: Emails and responding to them ninja-fast. I wonder if I can put that on a resume??

Giggling: At this. More than once.

Feeling: Excited and hopeful :)


  1. Loving fresh fruit over here! I took my kids to pick strawberries yesterday, and blueberry season starts in just a few weeks. I can't wait!

  2. I love the BBW candles so stinking much it's ridiculous. I hope you enjoy sister time friend. And you know I love the first thing on your list....LISTS!!! Have a great Tuesday.

  3. I love the BBW candles so stinking much it's ridiculous. I hope you enjoy sister time friend. And you know I love the first thing on your list....LISTS!!! Have a great Tuesday.

  4. I could have commented on half the things on this list- we are on the same page today for sure (debt, haircut, career decisions, planning far off vacations, I could go on but it's getting weird)! How is that Jodi Piccoult book? I just requested it from the library, it looks really interesting!

  5. Those hairstyles are so cute! They'd look great on you!! And I love that candle. And fresh fruit is always best in the summer :) Also, how are both of those books? I need new reading material.

  6. I think that haircut would look so cute on you!! I can't wait for you to have your July 4th festivities too! :) We're having a wellness fair at work tomorrow with chair massages, feel free to come on by! :P

  7. Yay lists!! In the last 2 days I think I've written 4 different lists. And I have one waiting for me when I get home. :)

  8. The Storyteller is a crazy book. I really enjoyed it even thought some parts were hard to read...that's why you are reading a Karen Kingsbury at the same time right? I love, love, love that series by her!!!! I need to jump back on the reading train. I fell off. Haha.

  9. Kudos to you if you get the guts to chop your hair. I'll never be able to go above my shoulders, I'm scared to ha!

    And what is popping up on your vacation dream list now?

  10. Love Jodi Picoult. She is my favorite author! That book was really goo too I hope you like it :)

  11. Hahahaha that picture! Ah okay I love this post for so many reasons, which is why you are my soulmate. I am going to have to make a list

    1. Holy S%$t there is a Jodi Picoult book I have not read? I need to get on that one, pronto
    2. I think you should vacation to Saratoga Springs/Lake George, NY the weekend of August 8, 2015 ;)
    3. I also think you should move to Florida.
    4. I need that BBW candle! The line of out wedding song that is always stuck in my head is "summer honeysuckle, leaking through a rolled down window..." and I have no idea what that smells like.
    5. You should make sure to use the words "ninja fast" on all resumes.
    6. Thanks for reminding me to do laundry!

  12. Ohhhh I love this post! And the Honeysuckle candle from B&BW is my favorite right now!! LOVE IT!

    Have you tried pineapple mint water? I'm addicted!

  13. I just bought new shorts so I had some that fit, the stores will have great sales around July 4th!

  14. I'm pro-short hair! And vacations! Love this little peek into your life.

  15. I hate when that loneliness feeling creeps in and ruins my day/week.. So HI FRIEND! Also, what veggies are you making and how and etc? I need to get more veggies in my life and I'm struggling.

  16. I love this. And you love comments, so here I am. :)

  17. Fresh fruits and long summer nights are the absolute best :)

  18. oh I love this post, gives us a little look into your life. The last picture, so cute/funny. Makes me giggle too. I made a hair appointment for Friday, so excited, my husband says, make sure you don't chop it off again, I like it long.

  19. I'm geting excited for July 4th too! c'mon fireworks! Just a tip: when you have kids, it's WAY more fun. haha. P.S. - here's another comment to add to you gazillion! lol. I enjoy them too :)

  20. I love these updates.

    I already have half of 2015's trips set. hahaha

  21. For some reason I still haven't read The Storyteller. Let me know what you thought of it when you finish!

    I've been sooo tempted to cut all my hair off lately but know that if I did I would immediately regret it. Those styles are super cute though!

  22. Obsessed with those post. I may have to "borrow" this prompt in the future. I am almost finished with my other book so I can FINALLY read my first Jodi book!!!

    Love you x2,000,000!!!!

  23. Ohhh Desperate Housewives... definitely one of my guilty pleasures as well!! Every time I'm sick I pull out the DVD collection and watch old episodes in bed while drinking tea! I feel like everyone I know is thinking about cutting their hair off... myself included... must be that time of year. Do you guys have any ideas for your 2015 trips yet? I want to find a way for us to go to Ireland or something like that... don't think it will happen, but I think that is my goal for our 2015 trip!

  24. I say cut your hair, girl! It's only hair & it'll grow back, I promise! I was in the process of growing my hair out again but then Shailene Woodley rocked her cute lil cut & I had to have it. Now, however, I think that I'm gonna let it grow out again as the thought of going to get my hair cut every 6 weeks to maintain is just too much for me. Ha! :)

  25. I started The Storyteller but then got distracted. I definitely want to finish it but I may have to start it over.

    I love the smell of honeysuckle and didn't know about that candle - I need to get one!

  26. In my humble opinion, there's not much better in this world than a good B&BW candle!

  27. I love this because, not surprisingly, I completely agree with like 80% of it! And your hair would look SO cute that length!

  28. I love your lists. I have a special place in my heart for list makers. Also, see you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Seriously....I want half your time management skills...half your motivation...half your debt slashing skills...and half your income making skills. You are amazing!!

  30. 1. CHOP YOUR HAIR OFF!!!! I'm so glad I did - I love my new 'do!

    2. Let's plan a visit so you're not so lonely - or at the very least, a Google Hangout date :)

    3. BBW candles are where it's at!!!


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