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Currently

First of all, shout out to Laura!!! Today is her birthday! My absolute most favorite thing about blogging has been all the friendships I have made, both IRL and online. I cannot be more thankful to blogging for bringing Laura in my life! She has been the bestest friend that I could ever ask for. And Laura, we need to take more pictures together!!! I went through my entire phone and these are the only ones I could find. Though there are a ton of our hands holding drinks together! Hahaha. πŸ™‚ Love you! You are the best!

Linking up with Kristen and Gretch for a currently post!

Reading: Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Mean Streak

Watching: Most all of our shows are on break right now. We did watch Lucifer last night. I just love that show! We watched both the new Dave Chapelle on Netflix on New Years Eve. We also started watching Blue Bloods over the last month. We are still in the first season, but I am really enjoying it.

Buying: Nordstrom had their half yearly sale this past week and I have been lusting after these booties since they debuted in the fall sale. They were 50% off and I decided to pull the trigger. I ordered the Stone color because I figured they would match pretty much everything I own. I have some black wedge booties, but no neutral/tan color (for winter) to match things I don’t want to wear black with so I am excited to get those!!

Main Image - 1.STATE Jacend Zip Bootie (Women)

Working: Now that all the holiday stuff has been put away, I have the urge to organize and clean all the things!!! Our pantry and refrigerator are driving me insane, so that is the first space I want to tackle. I went to HomeGoods yesterday to look around and found some plastic bins for the refrigerator like these.

I got a cute wire basket for the potatoes and onions, thanks to this inspiration….

wire baskets (magazine holders)

via

And I found some wonderful natural woven baskets (similar) with wooden handles to recreate the look below.

How to organize a pantry - I could so do this and would love it, if only everyone else in my family didn't…

I will grab some chalkboard stickers from Michael’s this weekend to label the baskets. I like that idea so that I can change up the contents if the need arises.

There are several house projects we want to tackle soon. The list keeps on growing.

Cooking: I have been scouring Pinterest and paleo blogs for new Whole30 recipes. I found some amazing recipes the last two years during Whole30 that I make on a regular basis. Nothing gets me more pumped than trying something new, so I have been pinning all the things. I will definitely share anything amazing with you all. During the football games on Monday, I made up a batch of this kielbasa and it was delicious!!!! And so easy, a one pan and done under 15 minutes. I am sure I will be making it again soon.

Kielbasa Bites with Secret Sauce

Excited: Is it weird that I am excited to get back into a routine? I feel like the holidays is such a chaotic time without any schedule or routine. I am already getting back on track with my eating. I am really trying to get myself pumped up for a regular workout routine again. I was so good for several years, working out five days a week. No excuses. I want that drive back and I think I am almost there. Honestly, I am just so damn tired all the time. I wake up so early and have to be on all day. I am hoping to find something new that I love that will get me back in to the habit, and then I can incorporate everything again. What workouts are you loving right now?

Scheduling: A lunch date with Laura tomorrow to celebrate her birthday! I also would like to make a trip back to Atlanta sometime soon. It’s crazy that I lived there for 13 years and only live about two hours away, and yet it has been at least two years since I have visited.

Laughing:

Uh yeah

Afternoon Funny Picture Dump 40 Pics

It’s okay...

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18 Comments

  • Reply Laura January 4, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Thank you so much for the birthday shout out! I’m so thankful that blogging brought us together and that we get to share all these seasons of our life together! Love you!! Also, fuck off is a totally appropriate emotion.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As January 4, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I love kielbasa! After living in my apartment for nearly a year I am just NOW trying to get all of the rooms organized. Of course I choose the time when I’m probably moving again in the next 6 months or so ha. I love those wire baskets!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 4, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Pretty sure “fuck off” is my favorite emotion? I love following along with your Whole30 recipes! I’m not quite there in terms of doing it (because I know Jason won’t!), but I am trying to implement a lot of cleaner meals into our rotation. I’m in an organization mood, too! I think I’ll be doing that all weekend.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky January 4, 2018 at 8:46 am

    i love being back on a routine. although i liked being free from a schedule for a while, my body needs routine and i’m glad to be doing all the things that i’m supposed to be doing instead of being lazy!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 4, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Are those turned around magazine racks for the potatoes & onions? Genius
    You know I’m laughing at,the,vegetarian funny.

  • Reply Gretchen January 4, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I am SO excited to be back in a routine too. I had a lot of fun and traveled a bunch to cool places in December, but it feels so nice to just know what I’m doing every day, be able to meal plan again, and get into a workout routine!

    (ps I’m vegetarian and am cracking up at that picture. I’ll have to share it with my family because they say that stuff to me all the time)

    Thanks for linking up and happy new year!

  • Reply SMD January 4, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I use those plastic bins. Wire boxes for onions and potatoes too but lined with a towel because I hate onion droppings.

    I am a creature of routine and always pleased when I can get back into one.

    Happy birthday Laura!

  • Reply mandie January 4, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I’ve been on an organizing kick too. Just something about the new year that brings that out in folks. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle January 4, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Those booties are sooo pretty. I want to try that Kielbasa dish. I am not doing the Whole 30 thing, but I love making meals occasionally that are Whole 30. I use those bins in the girls room. I love them!

  • Reply Audrey January 4, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Happy Birthday to Laura!
    Those booties are cute! I’m feeling alllll the organization vibes, too. I cleaned out the pantry yesterday but the next step is getting some baskets like that!!
    Jamie from Blue Bloods is SO DANG CUTE.

  • Reply Olya @ The Siberian American January 4, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Those booties! SO gorgeous. I love Sandra Brown and have been curious about Mean Streak. Can’t wait to hear what you think. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Elizabeth January 4, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I crave routines – but there’s a fine line for me between routines and feeling stuck in a rut. I’m on a decluttering kick right now, then on to the organizing! Realized that it was taking me too long to organize junk I didn’t really want to keep so now I’m getting rid of everything … less to organize. πŸ™‚

  • Reply kristen January 4, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    aw happy bday to Laura, love your alls friendship πŸ™‚ yay blogging. YAY mean streak! fingers crossed, hope you like it. i totally missed the Nordstrom sale lol. love the things you picked up at homegoods, they sound awesome! i want some plastic bins in my life.
    bahaha i hate bacon πŸ˜‰ LOL @ that extra thing. hilarious!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue January 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    All your kitchen organization ideas are great – The pantry bins would be so helpful for me as seems like our pantry is disorganized no matter how often I tidy up – May need to pick up some of those!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen January 4, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I died laughing at the last one! Happy Birthday to Laura, hope you have a fun time celebrating. I am all inspired to organize too. My sister has the chalkboard labels in her pantry and it looks great! I need to try that sausage.

  • Reply Sierra January 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Happy birthday to Laura! This blogging community continues to amaze me in so many good ways. I know what you mean about getting back to routine. We are finally getting our house back in order and I am looking forward to some more low key weekends.

  • Reply Carly January 5, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Blogging friendships really are the best! I love the new booties you ordered and all of your organization ideas look like they will be great!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Hooray for getting things organized! It always just feels like a huge relief when it actually happens! And I totally feel you on getting back on a schedule after the holidays although I think that it won’t really happen for me until I go back to work at the end of the month.

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