Random post of the month… coming right up! August was a tough month for me, and frankly… while I hate the idea of summer ending, I need for the month to turn over.
2.5 weeks of being sick + 2 weeks of car trouble = enough August for this girl. So, let’s salute what was great about August and move onto the next!
CURRENT TV SHOW
One of my favorite reality shows is back on TV again. Do you guys watch Married at First Sight? Wow, this show sucks me in pretty fast… and I just love to watch the stories unfold!
This season is taking place in Miami and is full of ups and downs. The couple on the left (Tom and Lily) seem to be doing pretty well… so far, but he lives somewhere strange which will be uncovered tomorrow night! And my favorite couple is the one to the far right Sonia and Nick – – so cute!
You haven’t missed much of this show. Just a few episodes in. Check it out!
CURRENT MAKEUP FIND
My friend Paola did a quick makeup tutorial on Instagram for me a few weeks back… and I’ve been working on making my makeup look as lovely as hers does. I mean, I’m very much a work in progress… but I’m trying.
One thing she recommended to me was a primer. I haven’t ever used one, so I was excited to try it out. Overall, I like it so far. It makes everything smoother and my makeup appears to last longer. This primer from
CURRENT FARMERS’ MARKET FIND
I got a great deal on some roasted chiles last week at the farmers’ market, and I haven’t been able to stop eating them since! Colorado peeps – – You’ve got to find these!
CURRENT FAVORITE THROWBACK PIC
This gem showed up in my Facebook feed this month…. My 2nd grade class pic. Second grade was actually my favorite year of school that I can remember. Cursive writing, reading contests… so fun! Stylin’ in the top row….
CURRENT AMAZING SNACK
A few months ago, I spoke of dehydrated beets for the first time as I had completely fallen in love with them. I found out this month that one of my favorite brands Crunchies now makes a beet chip as well!!
So so excited to pair these chips with all my favorite cheeses, spreads, and dips… and to just munch on them when I’m snacky! Click here to check out their full line (and the freeze-dried grapes are incredible, y’all!)
In an effort to get myself moving more, I decided to invest in some new sneakers. I bought two pairs online that shockingly turned out to be uncomfortable (what??) and ended up choosing these pretty grey ones from Adidas.
They’ve since walked more than 14K steps with me!
I haven’t been reading much this month, and I definitely think is not a good thing. And, I plan to immerse in a book ASAP. Last month, I tried reading The Energy Bus… and I didn’t like it. I like the concept, but it was a little sing-songy for me unfortunately.
I may need to hear the message, but I sure couldn’t get through it. I think I need fiction...
CURRENT RECIPE OBSESSION
I decided to take a chance at making General Tso’s chicken at home and this skinny version from Carlsbad Cravings seemed the perfect one to try.
I made it during the week and on a night where I wasn’t documenting as I was cooking… and YOU GUYS, this recipe is so so good. I’ve made it twice (and I’m trying to think of how I can make it this week too!) Click here for all the recipe details. YUM!
CURRENT MAIL SURPRISE
Last week, I checked my mail to find the most thoughtful gift from a friend from Instagram – Diana. (<– Follow her, y’all!)
Not only did she send me a fun bracelet from Fierce Forward, but also the kindest note… random acts of kindness are really my favorite. Not only does this remind me that I *can* get active again, but it also reminds me that I love gift giving and helped me to come up with an idea that I’ve had for a while for something fun (purposefully vague, because it’s a surprise!) Thanks, Diana!!!
CURRENT HOME DECOR INSPIRATION
With my new floors being laid at the end of July, I needed rugs! I found this beautiful antique Turkish kilim rug on Etsy and I’m a little obsessed with it. Now, I need to come up with how to accessorize the table and walls… I tried pulling in this picture from another room but it’s WAY too small.
What about that moment when someone shares a picture of someone…. and they look SO MUCH like you?
Yep, this happened. Too bad we don’t sing alike.
The resemblance is a little uncanny though…
View my previous “Currently” posts here: