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Currently, Presently, Now

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The last few days, my mind has been all over the place. Maybe it's because this past weekend was a little overwhelming being that it was the first Father's Day without my Father in-law and the fact that Father's Day also landed on his birthday, but we got through it and I'm still left with my thoughts on everything except the work I should actually be focusing on. I'm a talker, if you haven't figured that out by now. In order for me to process things, I like to talk about them. This doesn't always meld well with my husband who is more of a quite processor.  So instead of word vomiting all over this page about the emotions of the weekend, I figured I'd just share some of the things currently happening in my life, what I'm loving and what's currently on my mind. . .

Fresh Berries - We've already made 3 trips to the berry farm and have only picked strawberries. From freezing them for shakes to making yummy pies, I'm excited to spend lots of time picking, canning, baking, and eating fruit! The raspberries have just started ripening so I see some more picking in my future . . . in my pink boots of course!

Walking through half built homes - This has always been an obsession of mine, but now that I have to actually start making decisions about our new house being built, I find myself dragging my husband through every new house being built in our town at least once. (sorry to those of you building, I've probably been through every nook and cranny of your new home)

Antique Stores - After I make all the major house decisions like flooring, countertops, cabinets, and paint colors, I'll need to decorate it all! So while I force myself not to buy anything extra that I'm going to have to store for 5 months, I enjoy window shopping at any and all antique stores I can find. And if I happen to find an awesome deal on a piece I just can't live without, well then I'll have to conjure up an awesome excuse to convince my husband!

Maxi Dress - I admittedly came late to this party, which is something I never do since I hate being late! It just took me a while to find the perfect fit and structured maxi and I'm in love! Hopefully I can find some more before the summer ends to add to my wardrobe!

Herbalife - Everyone at the fire station was jumping on this bandwagon over the last year and Dan and I finally decided to hop on with them. We've been doing protein shakes for some of our meals and loving it. I'm excited to actually be down about 12lbs from about a month and a half ago and feeling really great! I've struggled with my weight gain for the last few years and am excited to be making a change an sticking with it. Plus who would turn down a cookies and cream or a mint chocolate chip shake?!? Not this girl!

Baby Shopping - No I'm not knocked up . . . but my best friend is. If you don't remember, she's the one having twins who's gender reveal party I hosted a few months ago. Her shower is this weekend, which meant Dan and I made a trip to Target to scour their registry and figure out what we wanted to get them. Seeing the disbelief and confusion on my sweet husbands face makes me excited to one day experience all of that with him. I can see a lot of explanation is going to be needed when it comes to all the supplies and items needed for a baby. :)

Facebook - I'm trying to be better about actually using all of my social media accounts for my blog. It's a work in progress but I'm getting there! If you haven't already, follow my Facebook page and I may be posting a giveaway sometime soon through there :) Link Here 

That's all that's on my mind . . . well besides work and moving and making all the upgrades from our home inspection and all that. What are you currently loving or what's happening in your life right now?


  1. Libby you look great!!! I'm glad the herbalife is working for you! The pink boots are adorable. I wish I had cute antique stores near me to go to, I bet you'll find so much

  2. Herbalife? I've never heard of it - how is that possible?
    I love maxi skirts but never tried the maxi dresses - I may need to try 'em out.
    Those boots like berry picking - adorable!

  3. Congrats on losing 12 lbs! That is fantastic. I'm trying to get back on the healthy living train and had a couple slip-ups this weekend (why do people bring dessert to my party and then leave half of an apple pie at my house? I cannot say no). I've been thinking I need to find a twitter buddy who wants to chat about nothing but daily food and exercise choices and keep each other accountable.
    PS. My BFF is pregnant too and I'm throwing her shower in a few weeks. My husband told me that a 'diaper cake' sounded disgusting. Even after I explained its not for eating, he couldn't understand it.

  4. Congrats on the 12lbs girl, woo hoo!! Herbalife is great, I used to drink their shakes too :) I love your berry picking pic! I have been wanting to visit the one up the street but haven't made it yet!

  5. I love berry picking! I haven't gone this season, but I am dying to! I got on the Maxi dress bandwagon, but now I love maxi skirts! I'm obsessed.

  6. I have never been berry picking, and I can just imagine how much fun it is. Looking at your photo makes me want to wear pink boots and go berry picking :)

    -Rosy A Joyful Kind of Life