Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lately...

I saw this idea on Jennifer Blair's lovely blog and thought I'd try it out. Here are a few things I've been enjoying lately...

I've been sipping on...vanilla steamers. You know, steamed milk and vanilla? I'm a simple girl and easy to please. This is my go to drink at Starbucks when the holiday drinks aren't there to tempt me. For some reason drinking these reminds me of being a little girl and I find them so soothing!

I've been listening to...Audrey Assad's CD, Heart. It came out last Valentine's day and is one of my favorite cd's. This song is such a comfort to me.
Sparrow by Audrey Assad on Grooveshark

I've been reading...Kate Morton's newest book, The Secret Keeper. I loved her last book, The Forgotten Garden and have had to wait a month for this new one to come in at the library. (Yes, I'm one of those people who still goes to the library) It is a popular book apparently.

I've been watching...Parenthood and more Parenthood. I'm finally caught up and I just love it!

I've been experimenting with...mushrooms. (I just realized how bad that sounds...haha.) Honestly I never used to love cooking with mushrooms, but now...I'm in love! I am anxious to try this recipe for Mushroom and Bacon Spaghetti!

I've been trying...to stick with our budget. I haven't bought any new clothes this month! My secret...avoid Target at all costs.

I'm excited about...getting my Valentine package from my V-day swap buddy, Nicole!

I'm thankful for... a little brother who challenges me to think. We had a really deep discussion at Red Robin of all places and even though we don't always agree, I'm always challenged to dig deeper into my beliefs after talking with him.

18 comments:

Nicole Gilbert said...

Yay!! I can't wait till you get your package... I'll be sending it out tomorrow cause I'll be able to actually make it to the post office!

Katie Cook said...

Love this girl! And I LOOVVEEEEE Kate Morton! I've read The Forgotten Garden, THe Distant Hours, and the House at Riverton (which are all amazing!!), but haven't read The Secret Keeper. I'm a library girl too, so I'm going to go check it out!! Thanks for the tip!! And you are adorable by the way!! Wish we could go to coffee sometime, if we were not so so far apart! haha!

Morgan Liti said...

Have you tried hazlenut steamers? Before I got onto a "soy chai tea latte" kick at Stabucks, that was my THING! Love them!

xo
Morgan
seemomogo.blogspot.com

smk053078 said...

I am so proud of all you ladies that have been on a shopping ban. I mean, I wish I had the willpower, but I fail every single time. This was a fun post!!! Thanks for linking up!

Erin said...

I'll have to check out Kate Morton- I've never ready any of her stuff. And girl, I LOVE the library!! :)

I'm trying soooo hard to stick to our budget too, but I want new clothes desperately lol!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Love that you can have deep talks with your brother. My sister and I are like that and it's wonderful! :)

Chioma said...

what a cute post! i'm going to have to try milk and vanilla, sounds yummy!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Katie said...

I keep telling the hubs we have to check out Parenthood...all the cool kids are watching it :)

Kira said...

Parenthood is so good! I'm not sure I have watched a single episode of that show that didn't make me cry.

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

mushroom & bacon spaghetti?! UM YES PLEASE!
Oh, and I keep hearing about that show Parenthood, but I haven't seen it yet! I guess that's another thing to add to my list!

xo

tancy said...

Love this look! great skirt!
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Katie said...

i love parenthood! i'm sad the season is over for now! i hope it comes back on!

Ashley said...

That's awesome you have deep talks with your brother. I always love conversations that challenge deeper thought. :)

McKenna Bleu said...

So glad I found your blog, you have a new follower:)

www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

Shay said...

I LOVE Parenthood! Lots of tears are shed while watching that!

Devon said...

I'm one of those people who still goes to the library too! I'm so glad to hear you are too. It's just the best experience being in there and it's free! What's not to love?! lol about the mushrooms. I think i't's great you are able to hear your brother even if you don't agree.

Tara said...

The underlying theme that I took away from this post ?! I wished we lived closer because we'd totally be friends!! All of the above make me realise how alike we are - Audrey Assaud , love! Budgeting, hate but making it through! Parenthood, love!

Lexilooo said...

I love Kate Morton's books too, I am always suggesting them to people!


Have you read anything by Susan Elia MacNeal? She has two; Mr. Churchill's Secretary and Princess Elizabeth's Spy. They are WWII spy mysteries, and so good!