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I Am Currently…..


All of the same things that I wore last year.  Boring, I know.

But I shop for the current season at the end of it because that’s when stuff is cheap.  For instance, I bought this sweater in April or May on clearance and it’s been sitting in a drawer with the tags on since then.  I wore it on Sunday for the first time, and loved it.


Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley.

I  said last month that I was reading this, but hadn’t actually started it yet.  I’ve since finished it and am now re-reading it.   This time through, I’m soaking it all in and taking the time to think through the practical changes that I can make to hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.

I got all mushy talking about it here.


Chicken Pot Pie.

I got this recipe from a friend via The Pioneer Woman.  My friend made it for a group of us and I am proclaimed pot pie dislike-er.  No more.

I made it a few weeks ago on the first “cold”(ish) day and have it on our menu again this week.  You can make the filling ahead of time, substitute a packaged pie crust and add a bagged salad for a delicious meal.


Ocean’s 8.

The hubby and me have started a new thing where we pick one night each week and designate it “Home Date Night.”  After the kids go to bed, we put away our phones, walk away from to-do lists and spend the two hours before it’s our bed time doing something together.  We take turns planning it and last week was my husband’s turn.

He nailed it.

He got home late, but made up for it with (store-bought) cheesecake, sparkling grape juice (neither of us like wine) & Ocean’s 8.

In our 7 years of marriage, I can count on one hand how many movies we’ve watched, so this was a big deal.  He remembered a conversation from a while ago where I saw a preview for the movie and mentioned that I thought it looked interesting.  He tucked that little nugget away, and cashed it in last week.

We are both big Ocean’s 11 fans.  Ocean’s 12 & 13, not so much.  In our opinion, Ocean’s 8 wasn’t as entertaining as Ocean’s 11, but was better than Ocean’s 12 or 13.


The new Simplified Line at Office Depot & Target.  I haven’t purchased anything (YET), but I have been looking at all the goods online.

If you like the idea of a Simplified Planner, but don’t want to spend that much money, these more cost-effective options may be just what you’re looking for.  And, ooooh, the accessories…..


That it’s time to purchase a giant bag of the really good Halloween candy and stash it in my desk drawer.

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