Linking up with Kristen for another currently post. Not a whole lot going on over here. Just working while trying to keep up with house work, fitness, and keep the kid entertained and keep my sanity. You know, the usual. We haven’t been spending quite as much time outside the last week, because it has just been so hot and humid. I am so ready for some fall weather.

I saw that the SEC is keeping their football games in conference this year. Should be interesting. It will be nice to have some football to focus on soon! Though, who knows how the season will play out once it gets started. I feel like everything is up in the air these days, you cant count on much. The holidays are quickly approaching, and who knows what they are going to look like. I had to stop watching the news. It was consuming me.

Reading – I am about to start Layla by Colleen Hoover. (I got an ARC from Netgalley.) I love Colleen Hoover, so I can’t wait! Last night I finished When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole. It comes out on September 1st and I highly suggest getting it! It was so good!

Watching – Zoe is obsessed with Tangled lately. So I constantly have the “Mother Knows Best” song stuck in my head. Other than How I Met Your Mother reruns in the evenings that we watch before bed, I really haven’t watched anything. Chris watches a lot of movies on Sundays, I rarely get the chance to sit down and watch any of it. And Zoe likes Sofia the First when she isn’t watching Tangled. Exciting life over here.

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Speaking of Tangled. Zoe asked me where Rapunzel lived and when I googled it, I stumbled upon this article and knowledge. Ummm what???

Purchased – I grabbed these Melissa & Doug re-usable sticker sets for Zoe, since she really loves changing outfits on herself and her dolls. I had gotten her a sticker book a little while ago that she loves, but I have to move the stickers for her because they are harder for her to do without ripping. These are puff stickers which are much easier for her to use. Zoe isn’t careful with them at all, and they are managing to survive. She has had it for a week now, and has seriously played with it for hours. I only gave her one of them, so when it starts to get old to her…I have more I can whip out and be all excited about again. They make them in more boy friendly scenes too.


Planning – I hate that quarantine happened just as we were settling into this house. We haven’t really decorated any rooms yet, besides Zoe’s. It is hard to shop for home decor online. I need to see things in person. I need a HomeGoods trip bad!!!! One thing I have ordered that I am really excited about is this Thomas Kincade Beauty and the Beast canvas. The hearth room off the kitchen where Zoe spends a lot of time has a blue-ish colored couch, and I just think that the colors in this picture are lovely with it. This room is the “fun” room. We have a tv in there for her, her easel, little white table, a toy basket and some games. Chris and I used to visit the Thomas Kincade gallery every time we went to Gatlinburg and always said we wanted to incorporate a Disney print somewhere in our home. Now we have it! With the size of the wall, and the size of the print, I am trying to decide what I want to do. I feel like we may need one more print to hang up there, and then maybe a sconce or something too. But right now, I love staring at this one!

I really love this Cinderella one too.

Working Out – Loved this strength workout with Heather Robertson this week. I have been taking a walk around the neighborhood each day after I complete my youtube workout to add some more steps in. I don’t hate getting to watch the sun rise too!

Eating -To say I am over meal planning and cooking and doing dishes right now is an understatement. Yet, I keep chugging along. I try to incorporate one new recipe each week, just to change it up. Often times, that new recipe becomes part of the every rotating regulars. It is just so exhausting doing it for 6-7 days a week instead of just 4-5, you know? One of my favorite additions lately has been this spicy thai chicken. It is so easy to come together, and I love to pair it with my thai peanut cauliflower rice. Delicious!

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Stressing – Still trying to decide the best route for Zoe and school this year. Pull her completely, change her daycare to a half day or a few days a week 3K program…it is all too much. I never thought I would live in a time where I had to decide if sending my child to daycare was safe because of a pandemic. Schools here keep changing their plans just a week or two before start. I cant imagine how some parents are feeling that decided to do in person, and just yesterday some announced they are going to virtual the first 9 weeks and they start soon. What are those parents supposed to do?? It is kind of last minute to change plans again. Strange times we are leaving in friends, strange times. I am more than grateful for my employer and the fact that I have options.


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  • Reply laura August 6, 2020 at 10:25 am

    You know how I feel about all of that – especially the school and employer thing. You’re so lucky to have a flexible work environment. Hooray for a nice morning walk – I love getting in a walk during the day, especially at work when I can just leave and take a break from everything.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

    That’s crazy about the schools changing things last minute. I can’t imagine how tough it is for parents to figure all of that out, especially if all parents work out of the house (and even working at home doesn’t mean it’s easy to keep homeschooling). I hope you figure out a good plan for yourself and Zoe!

    LOVE that Disney print. I’m hoping to get to Gatlinburg next year sometime and I didn’t know his gallery was there. I might need to go and check it all out.

    Someone sent me a meme awhile ago about Tangled and Corona, and I’m just like WHAT? I posted it on FB and a teacher friend said it made sense because corona means crown or something. It’s still kind of hilarious though. hah


  • Reply Leslie @ Mama Needs A Book August 6, 2020 at 11:38 am

    I have been wanting to read When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole!! Good for you for getting your workout in so early!! Inspirational!

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  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent August 6, 2020 at 11:43 am

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm – what????????????????
    I am heading to check out that canvas STAT!!!!!!!!

    I love Melissa & Doug toys! they are my favorite to give as gifts

  • Reply Danielle August 6, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I had seen that Rapunzel meme when this first started. That is just a little odd. I LOVE Colleen Hoover so I will be on the look out for her book. I just got three books in on my e-library and I can’t wait to read them. I am still stressing about what to do with my girls for the school year as well. It is tough.

  • Reply SMD August 6, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    There is literally no solid right path right now. Like you can’t look more than a day ahead. I think we’re all reeling and I really feel for parents trying to make impossible decisions. It fucking sucks.

    I am over cooking. I just ordered lunch out and dinner is probably next.

  • Reply Kristin August 7, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Parents cannot be expected to accommodate teachers/schools in a system in which schools are basically designed to provide daycare. Unpopular opinion: kids need to be in school. Physically, in school, 5 days a week.
    I wanted to read that Alyssa Cole book but Netgalley denied me…I’ll have to wait lol.

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 7, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Those funnies were much needed! It has been a heckuva week! I hear you, I like to cook but my goodness it’s every night! Those dishes look great. And I love the Beauty and the Beast canvas! I sure hope you get to home Decor shop soon, I know that’s driving me nuts! And I totally get it! Hope you have a good weekend!

  • Reply Sierra August 7, 2020 at 9:15 am

    I feel the same way with shopping for home decor online. I remember when we moved into our house C was a month old and it was too hard to take him out in the winter to shop for things. We ordered our bedroom dressers online and I can’t stand them lol. Those Thomas Kincade pictures are so pretty! I remember my parents had some around our house when we were younger. I hope you have a good weekend!

  • Reply Biana August 7, 2020 at 9:59 am

    I had no idea that Colleen Hoover had another book – hooray!! I am excited for football but I can’t imagine they will have a full season, it just seems too far fetched right now! Hope you guys have a great weekend! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I bought one of our couches and our dresser online but it took me months to decide because it’s so hard to know what you’re getting! I read so many reviews, LOL. Thinking of you and the tough choices you have to make!

  • Reply carolann August 7, 2020 at 10:08 am

    You have so much going on, and I feel for you about trying to decide what to do about school. It is such a stressful time and we have nothing to look to, nothing in the past that could help us make decisions. This is all unprecedented. I know whatever choice you make will be hard and the best one you can make. I absolutely love that Beauty and the Beast print! It’s gorgeous.

  • Reply Audrey August 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Very odd about Tangled + Corona. Hahaha. We watch SO MUCH Puppy Dog Pals. Lol. And I think Bristol likes it as much as Maddie does. Hahaha.
    I LOVE that painting. So beautiful! I will look great! And I don’t envy parents one bit. Thank goodness we have family watching M. But still… my mom is going back to school (teacher) and I’m like… how exposed will you be? Do we let M hang with you after a full week of grubby kids???
    The zoom meme is 100%. Hahahaha.

  • Reply Brittany Always August 10, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Those posters are super cute! I only meal plan for 5 days a week, the other nights we do leftovers/sandwiches/etc, because otherwise it’s way too much. Selfishly I’m just glad we aren’t in public school yet, because that would be a lot more to consider. Best of luck as you make your decision, it’s definitely a crazy time and tough choice.

  • Reply Ashten O'Malley August 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Oh man I love these posts! They remind me of the good old blogging days.,

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