Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Currently {last of 2016}

It's crazy to think we are in December, and this is the last Currently of 2016 (linking up with the adorable Anne and her new co host Kellie today)! So much is going on in everyone's lives during the holiday season, and its fun to take a minute to look at what's going on in everyone's lives. 

So currently I'm...

Doing: some planning for a styled bridal shoot that will help build my portfolio to attract an ideal client! I'm super excited! I went to my second meeting with Tuesdays Together last night to talk details and I'm so excited about the inspiration for the shoots! We aren't having the actual shoot until the end of January but eek, I'm excited!

Enjoying: low key evenings at home with Caleb with the Christmas lights on, and popping in a movie. Seriously, the SECOND I get home I plug the lights in and keep most of the rest of the house lights off. It's dreamy. If only we had a fireplace! Another thing I'm enjoying? Reading. I've loved making time for something I love so much, and totally ignoring my to-do list some nights to make sure my soul is recharged.

Cooking: whatever we can round up. We put ourselves on a quick spending freeze for the week, and it's been kind of fun seeing whatever we have in the pantry and forcing myself to come up with something for us to have for dinner!

Wrapping: nothing. I have wrapped ONE present so far this year! We really do have most of our gifts for everyone this year, and for each other, BUT we need to get on the wrapping game asap so we don't feel overwhelmed! I'll never forget two years ago, I was wrapping like ALL of Caleb's the night before Christmas eve, ha (talk about procrastinating)! Our tiny apartment was so tight I banned him from walking in the hallway so I could finish everything in time. Ha! I love putting presents under the tree. Caleb and I always go out a couple days after Christmas to shop sales each year to stock up on gift wrap, so we have a lot of extra wrapping paper/tissue paper this year! Yay!

Playing: video games. Okay I haven't yet, but Caleb and I bought a couple video games on Black Friday and mine totally takes me back to childhood and I can't wait to play it with Caleb soon. We also have been playing a few board games; including "Scrawl" which I got as an add-on to his birthday gift. It's hilarious, look it up!

I hope everyone enjoys their Wednesday!

14 comments:

  1. I love the tree. I wish I could remember the name of the website but there's one, well I'm sure there's more, but you just list what you already have & it comes up with recipes for you. I would use that sometimes in college. I have one person's present bought. I am such a procrastinator!

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  2. Keith & I try to do one big shopping trip a month since its just the 2 of us then we'll go get the smaller stuff that we run out of when we need it - like bread, and milk. Otherwise I always always try to use up what we already have so it doesn't go to waste.

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  3. I love that picture with the book and the tree and ahhhh! That makes me feel peaceful just looking at it :)

    Man, we're going to definitely have to hit up some after-Christmas sales for gift wrap this year. Good idea!

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  4. Absolutely! Walk in, tree lights on, every other light off. Instant cozy!

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  5. Yep, first thing I do when I get home is plug in the tree lights!!! I really need to get on my wrapping...but I also still have gifts to buy...yikes!

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  6. Low key evenings in front of a lit up Christmas tree are the BEST <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. I adore sitting in front of the Christmas tree! There is something so magical about sitting in front of the lights! :). Happy Wednesday!

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  8. KC and I love playing video games together, so fun! we only have one or two that we play together, most of the ones he plays i have no interest in playing lol. when we have a tree, my favourite thing is to turn the lights on and turn off all the other lights. when we bought our house, i was kinda eh on the fireplace, but i really hope our next house has one because i loved it!

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  9. I do the same thing with the Christmas tree lights - LOVE IT. And what are you reading?!

    Also I should totally do that with cooking... ugh, I feel like I grocery shop every day!

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  10. I love reading by the tree (when I have time to do it these days!) So peaceful. And a styled bridal shoot? That sounds dreamy!!

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  11. I just looked up Scrawl and it sounds totally up my alley! I might order it and bring it to a New years party we're having with friends!
    I love being home with the Christmas lights on--a total favorite for sure! You should share some of the crazy recipes you guys have come up with!

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  12. I need to wrap my Christmas presents too! Hopefully I can do that tonight. Hope your photography business is going well, all of your shots on Instagram are gorgeous!

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  13. Your tree looks beautiful! I love having the Christmas lights on in the house at night too!

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  14. I have our lights plugged in every chance we get! I just love the glow :) We meal plan most weeks but every once in awhile we do a whole week of just thrown together meals to clean out our pantry and freezers. Some of my favorite meals come during those weeks!

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