Aug 6, 2015

The Safety of a List

When I don't show up around here for a few days, it's much more comfortable to ease back into things with a list-y post. Can I just blog in lists every single day? I sure do like it and I think of more random things to type when I have the safety of a list. Big, daunting paragraphs are just too much sometimes. ;) Maybe my blog should be called Lists, Fun & Football? Okay- sorry, off-topic. So here's what I'm Currently...

Reading: Nothing, ack! I finished up a bunch of books last week and haven't started a new one yet. I definitely have less time to read right now but I still plan to crack open a new one soon.

Playing: Gavin DeGraw playlist. All 42 songs of his in my iTunes library. Don't judge me. It's good writing/designing music, what can I say?!

Watching: Not much lately, but I'm eagerly awaiting the New Girl's return. Anyone know when season 5 starts?!

Trying: To manage my time better. I hate when I let all my to-do's pile up and then feel overwhelmed by having to finish them all in one day, or weekend. Slowly but surely I've been implementing more of a routine with various aspects of life (cleaning, blogging, side job, friendships, etc) and it's helping me stress less. Not perfect yet, but definitely improving!

Cooking: Everything in the crockpot. Last weekend I stocked my freezer again to keep Jared and I fed in these busy few weeks. I love coming home to delicious food ready to be eaten- especially when the nights are late.

Drinking: Water, water and more water. I've always been a water drinker, I keep it with me at all times but I've been guzzling it even more lately. Most days I drink well over 100 oz!

Texting: My friend Cassie. She's a faithful reader of LFF, so Hi!!! She always seems to send the perfect texts at the perfect time- she's got a gift, seriously. Love that girl!

Tweeting: Everybody and their mama. I love Twitter- do you follow me?!

Pinning: Haven't been pinning much lately. A few party ideas here and there. Jared turns 30 in November and the wheels are already turning about how we should celebrate. 
Jared's birthday FIVE years ago. Where does the time go?!

Going: Nonstop! Football is on the brain and I keep squeezing more things into my calendar anyway. I already have plans for the next 7 weekends... yikes! Breathe. Breathe.

Thinking: That I really need to get some quality skincare products. I'm getting old, guys. I think I'm getting some wrinkles. And my skin is dry all the time. Anyone have any great products they'd like to recommend? I go into the drugstore and I'm just overwhelmed my choices. And the choices are expensive- so I better pick the right one!

Loving: Videochats with my niece. She is so fun you guys!!! I love her little laughs and we're working on getting her to say "Whodey!" She's pretty darn close!

Hating: Workplace drama. Keep me out of it, people!

Enjoying: This season of life. I feel like my marriage is stronger than ever and it's so incredibly comforting and wonderful. I don't mean to get all mushy on here, but Jared.... Jared's my rock, my best friend and my fun-loving partner for life. No matter what we're doing we're having a blast.

25 comments:

  1. Yay for football! Although you have a VERY busy weekend calendar! I'm going to try go to see our Bengals in preseason when they play the Bucs! Eek!!! And doesn't getting older suck? If you find some great skin care products, let me know! :)

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Ah those crock pot freezer meals are such a great idea! I need to do that. We come home sometimes and are like...uh..pizza? So bad. I better get on pinterest today ;)

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  3. Can you come organize my life, please?

    I'm sure you see it all over your social media, but I really will stand by Rodan + Fields for skin care. It's definitely expensive, but it's worth it (and this is coming from someone who doesn't like spending more than $10 on skincare products). I have a friend who sells it and she's always offering promotions/discounts.

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  4. Love how much you love your marriage! And of course all the water and the Gavin Degraw playlist <3

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  5. Ugh, I feel the same way you do about being slightly overwhelmed with plans! We have something every weekend from now through September too, and I'm getting exhausted just thinking about it.

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  6. No judgement, Gavin is great writing music!

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  7. Umm yes to Gavin all day. That's one of my favorite presents Caleb has gotten me over the years! His Sweeter CD! Omg when she can say WHO DEY?! I'm gonna die :) so stinking cute!!!

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  8. I haven't started a book either although I have one from the library, sometimes I just need a reading break!

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  9. shew--I wish I was better at planning ahead with crockpot meals! Students are getting ready to come back around here and it's about to get insane! Maybe I'll try it out this weekend! :)

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  10. I'm gonna have to take a page out of your book and do some of those crockpot meals! Doug doesn't really cook much...and I feel like as I get more pregnant, I'm going to have less of a desire to cook when I get home from work!! So gotta figure something out so we don't starve! haha!

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  11. Shania Twain was in town Tuesday night and Gavin opened for her. My sister was there and said he makes a good country singer, which I didn't even know he sang country.

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  12. So Im loving the whole idea of frozen crock pot meals in advance. You're so smart!

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  13. Totally understand on the busy weekends! This month is crazy for us too, the calendar is filling up!

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  14. I've googled the crap out of it and still can't find a premier date for New Girl. Good news is that theirs buzz about the first episode and what it will be (which makes me feel like I can breathe knowing it IS coming) and I can't even wait! So in the mean time I'll just keep watching re-runs of Big Bang till it's back on.

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  15. aw you mushy person you. you guys are adorable and it's such a good feeling when you feel your marriage is strong.
    i hope you are going to share those freezer meals because i need some help! that chicken teriyaki looks good. share and give me tips pleeeease.

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  16. I love list posts, so I'm completely on board with it. Look at those crockpot meals! Whoa! I don't think I could ever have the preparation and foresight to do that, but it's GENIUS. Can't wait for New Girl, of course, and you two are such a wonderful couple! LOVE IT.

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  17. What a fun post! I love lists! We do freezer meals a lot and love it! It keeps our grocery/eating out bills down and makes us healthier!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  18. Sounds like you have been busy busy! You and Jared are so cute! It is important to have a rock like that in your life for sure. As far as skin care goes, I recommend trying out some Burt's Bees stuff. Most of it is natural and the price isn't too terribly bad. I have gotten really weird about what chemicals my body is absorbing lately.

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  19. I love that you mentioned Gavin DeGraw here (or maybe you are fan and mention him a lot? I am fairly new here so sorry if I don't know that!). Anyways, I have such a strong sense memory of listening to Chariot during the fall of my Sophomore year of college (because yes I am that old) and always associate that music with fall and crunching leaves. I haven't listened to that music in forever and now because of you I am going to go add that album to my fall playlist. Thanks!

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  20. You & Jared are so dang cute, I love it. :)

    I'm really thinking that I'm going to try to put some of those freezer meals together. A lot of people do them & I really do love my crockpot, so...yea...

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  21. I hate saying no to people so I always end up filling my calendar up with way more than I can handle. I feel so burnt out after having plans for weeks on end!
    I need some skin recommendations too, my skin has gone terrible lately. It is dry and just lacking hydration. So I have been drinking plenty of water but think it is time to invest in some products so I am going to stalk these comments to find out what people recommend ha!
    You and Jarad make me melt, you marriage is so strong and no word of a lie it is something I inspire to be like in my own marriage. You seem to have this marriage thing down!

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  22. List posts are the best! I actually got Clinique moisturizer from Klout and I love it-- it's not TOO expensive and I've noticed a huge difference in my skin! Totally worth it :)

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  23. I know this is going to sound crazy, but I just bought a facial serum and moisturizer from Trader Joe's (I told you!) and I am in LOVE. This coming from a person who has crazy sensitive skin and will spend an obscene amount of money on fancy products. The serum was the more expensive one at $10 but the moisturizer was $4. FOUR DOLLARS.

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  24. You should share your crockpot recipes! I have always wanted to stock my freezer, but never have! You sound crazy busy, but it sounds like you are getting things under control...good luck with that!

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  25. Every time I think of Gavin DeGraw my mind instantly goes to One Tree Hill. I just can't help myself...."I don't wanna be..." see! Haha I wish I could get into a reading mode...I would like to start doing some crockpot meals...the boyfriend doesn't like to go grocery shopping and has zero foods at his house, except for the giant otter pop popsicles I bought. LOL

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