Currently: Hey everyone!! I am officially on vacation and am having a wonderful time with Neal, Magnolia, and my sister, Alison. Alison arrived on Friday and is spending the week with us before heading back to Penn State. We’ve spent the past 3 days relaxing and hanging out around the area. I’ve gotten some great OrangeTheory workouts in (one Friday, Saturday, and today), have taken a few long naps, and have enjoyed lots of laughter. It got really cold here in the DC area yesterday, so we spent most of our days inside, but we have ventured out a few times. My favorite moments have been in the early morning, before everyone wakes up, when I can enjoy a hot cup of coffee in front of the tree. It’s perfect!
Current Obsession: I have never been good about taking care of my face through a skin care line. I’ve used various lines here and there, but nothing consistently. I have been using the NOW Foods Green Tea and Pomegranate line for 2 months now and I just love it!! The cleanser and toner are amazing and I’m loving using both a day cream and a night cream. The products leave my skin feeling so smooth and I just feel better about my skin.
Current Accomplishment: I ordered our Christmas cards last week and they arrived 4 days later!! Win, win! This is my second year ordering from Simply to Impress and I love them. They always send out lots of specials, so I used a 30% off coupon and a $10 off coupon. Now I just need to address the cards and throw them in the mail.
Current “Too Cute”: My mom sent me this table-cloth for Thanksgiving and it is just too adorable! It is from Pottery Barn Kids and fits our table perfectly. It’s too cute!
Current Activity: Every night this week Neal, Alison, and I are planning to play a game after Magnolia goes to bed. Saturday night we played Phase 10, Sunday night we played Blokus, and tonight we’re playing Uno. It’s fun playing card games and board games! Alison and I LOVE scrabble, thanks to my grandma, so I’m sure that game is in our future.
Current Dinner: This weekend I made two delicious dinners, a tortellini soup, which you can find on my Instagram, and this easy peasy taco pizza! I’m going to share my recipe soon, but it’s so incredibly easy to make and tastes delicious! Picture is horrible, but I promise, it’s a go to dinner!
Current View: The sunrise this morning was beautiful! Now that the leaves have fallen, seeing the sunrise over the lake is just beautiful. Although the cold is unwelcome, this view is well worth the winter.
Currently “Hating”: Christmas shopping (and all the election posts). I’ve gone to a few stores these past few days and holy moly, people are cray cray. I wish people would just realize how un-enjoyable they make a store/environment. I highly doubt it’s just DC, but man, I just wish people would smile and pay more attention to the people around them. Target was no less than psycho on Sunday, but we found retreat in the Barnes and Noble kids section. Books are usually a safe place ;) Are you shopping online or in stores this year?
Current Workout: I am still LOVING OrangeTheory. If you have one near you, try it! I swear you’ll love it. Any shape, size, and fitness level! Don’t be scared of the treadmill or rowing machine. The coaches are so great and you should feel comfortable working out at your own speed and rate. I’ve started going 3 times a week, which has been nice!
Currently Drinking: Coffee!! I’m loving a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. It’s almost tea season, but for now, I’m enjoying my coffee.
Currently Pining Over: I saw these two books at Barnes and Nobles the other day and I want them!! Y’all know I’m a list maker and these books were just so adorable. I loved the 52 List Project and have added it to my wish list! The 52 Lists For Happiness was equally adorable and is great for those who are at a crossroads.
Currently Grateful For: I am so thankful for my family and for my work family. The small office I work in is an absolute joy to be around and they’re so fun to be around.