Currently: July Edition


Welcome, back! From the long weekend, and to my blog as well! I enjoyed stalking everyone's festive fun over the weekend. It always feels extra quiet in blog world in the summer time, which makes sense for most of us. The days are longer, kids are out of school and there is lots of summer fun to be had. However, as the lady injured and cooped up? I am legitimately counting down the days until September and fall and football. Yeah, yeah... I said it- don't kill me! 

That being said, I figured the easiest way to come back to reality was with the Currently link-up. My favorite! Anne and her cohost this month, Stephanie would love for you to join in the fun and link-up, too!

Documenting: Life! My sister-in-law got me onto the 1 Second Everyday app and I absolutely love it. I'm already so antsy to see the finished product at the end of the year. I wish I'd started it from the day T was born, but I just started on January 1 of this year and it's so much fun! Even though a LOT of my clips are of T, I try to think outside the box and document other simple little things in the day-to-day. Sometimes the most mundane thing makes the cut, but I know it will make for good variety and a fun memory.

Accomplishing: Umm... have I mentioned a time or ten that I'm on crutches? ;) It's been so difficult for me to just rest. SO DIFFICULT. But I'm trying! And while I'm trying to rest physically, my mind does not rest so the lists and project planning is in full force. With a new house comes lots of wants/needs so I've got a running tally of things we want to purchase/do. At the top of our list right now is to purchase and install kitchen knobs and pulls. I thought I knew what I wanted, but then like anything else, I saw the countless options and just feel confused. Any tips??

Enjoying: Daily pictures and updates from my sister and niece. While Facebook is my least favorite social media outlet, I do enjoy the messenger app. It's so quick and easy to chat, especially with people hours away! Whether it's a funny story, a cute photo or just a 'hey, what's up?' I love being able to stay connected with them!

Reading: A lot, actually! Another "perk" of having to rest, I suppose. While I am always way behind the rest of the world on popular books, I've been flying through a lot of them on my Kindle Fire. PS- Does anyone have a good case they love and recommend? I need one but can't decide!

Spending: Carefully! Like I mentioned, there are so many things we want and/or need for a new house, but we know it's a process. We recently revamped our budget because it needed a major overhaul. Now we know what our house project budget is each month and it feels good to know those numbers. Our life and finances are 100% different than they were one year ago, so why shouldn't our budget be different too? Jared and I still have a lot of financial goals and ambitions and we know staying on top of them is the only way to reach them!

That's enough rambling from me. What are you up to currently??

16 comments

  1. Trying to control the house budget is so hard, I feel you. I want all the things and I want them now. We had to make a master list and then prioritize them so we know what we're working towards.

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  2. Check out Kindle Unlimited. It's $10 a month but if you read a lot (like I do) or can see yourself reading 3 books a month, it's totally worth it. Check out Bright Side by Kim Holden. It's a 3 book series.

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  3. I need to remember to download the 1Sec app before my birthday in October. I started it at the beginning of the year & then accidentally deleted some videos so I decided to do it for my last year in my 20s.

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  4. I am soooo sorry you are on crutches! I was in a boot and on crutches two years ago during the ENTIRE summer and it was the absolute worst! Hope you're recovered soon!!

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  5. I'm intrigued by the app, is it free or do you pay? I did a quick search and found a few but wanted your recommendation.

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  6. Oh man, too many options just kills you, doesn't it? I keep thinking I know what I want for our kitchen re-do, but then it's so easy to second-guess myself when there are a zillion options out there. Good to spend carefully though :)

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  7. I am actually with you on being ready for fall! I love just plain knobs on doors and the cup handles on drawers for kitchens - feel like it's a classic look!

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  8. I love the 1 Second Everyday app too! I've been trying to capture the everyday details that make me happy, like pouring my coffee, the sunset, pretty flowers. I can't wait for the end of the year either! Facebook is my least favorite form of social media too, but it's great to be able to stay in touch with family!

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  9. ugh I really hope you are off the crutches soon!

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  10. That app sounds really interesting! It's so hard to control spending for a new house. We're walking a line between getting what we want up front and spending a little more money and being responsible adults who stick to a budget. Blah.

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  11. I did the one second app for a while and I loved it. We took that idea and just started recording a few second clips and putting them into seasonal videos. I love looking back on real life little clips :)

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  12. I've been revamping our budget lately too--so much has changed recently!

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  13. My husband is on crutches, too! (Except he got one of those broken leg scooters and it's sooo much easier...) Hope you're healed up soon!

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  14. Ok I definitely need to check out that One Second A Day app! That sounds like so much fun, and I've seriously considered doing a picture a day, but have always been too lazy to do it. Also hooray for reading!

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  15. I need to remember to try that 1 sec app starting next year...Oh the house hold projects and not enough money, I'm right there with you!

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