26 January 2017

Currently {January 26th}

Hey y'all,

This year I want to incorporate more lifestyle posts since I love reading and connecting over more than fashion or little kids. I hope to post a few currently posts a month and here are a few things that are currently going on in my life.
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 I have been bouncing around in a few books since I started listening to audiobooks. Currently, the physical book I am reading is The Sin Eater's Daughter. It's a young adult fantasy novel about a sixteen year old girl who is engaged to the prince but is also the executioner of the court. As the goddess embodied, Twylla kills with a single touch.
The audio book I am listening to is Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I am only on disk two but I like the take so far with Lizzie the magazine writer, Jane the yoga instructor, Bingley and Darcy as doctors in Cincinnati.
The February book club selection is The Sympathizer. A Pulitzer prize winner about a communist double agent building a life in Los Angeles with other Vietnamese refugees.

Listening to
 I have been really into audio books on my commute but I have also been loving the playlist Top Christian Hits on Spotify. It might be due to the fact that What a Beautiful Name from Hillsong Worship starts the playlist off.

Working out
I have been loving walking a few miles with Leslie Sansone's Miracle Miles DVDs and adding in a Tone It Up arm video and this ab workout. I also have gone to two Cyclebar classes over the last week.

Victoria on PBS. If you are a fan of historical fiction I would recommend this show. Only two episodes have aired so far. You can catch up here.
Lots of salads. I have been on a major salad kick for lunches. I made an Italian salad this week with salami, tomatoes, and balsamic dressing. I have also been on an orange/tangerine kick.

Strawberry infused water. I love putting fruit in my water during the summer but I have recently been adding a few strawberries to my water and have even added in a splash of lemon or lime water.

A weekend away at my parents house. We are celebrating my birthday a few days early and then I am visiting the dentist. Yes, I do drive two hours to see my dentist. I mean, my dental hygienist, Ms. Kay, has been cleaning my teeth for over 15 years.

A trip to Chicago. This May I am headed up to the windy city to celebrate a friend's wedding, watch Hamilton, and visit a college friend. It's going to be a fun five day trip.

Cat snuggles. Really y'all, it's only been two months since I adopted my parent's cat but I can't image not having Max in my life. Yes it has been an adjustment but when you come home from a long day at work and are greeted with this guy who just wants snuggles, can you really say no?
The 70 degree weather here. Yep, it's been in the upper sixties and low seventies a lot here in NC this month and I am not mad about it. After a rough long weekend of ice early this month, the mild winter has been great.



  1. I love Victoria! It's such a good show, and Jenna Louise Coleman does such an amazing job. And I hadn't heard of "Eligible" yet, which is crazy because I love all things Pride and Prejudice haha. Have you seen the Lizzie Bennet Diaries? I'm usually a book purist, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well they adapted the story. Loved this list :)

  2. The cutest cat snuggles - so interested in the audio books?! I don't think I could listen to them instead of reading x


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