Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Currently: July 2015

Summer is flying by!  It has been a pretty cool and rainy summer here, so it's hard to believe it's July already (when it feels like May!).  But when the sun is out, we're soaking in every minute of it.  It's been busy, but here is what I/we have currently been:
Craving:  Time to read.  Family time together.  To work on some crafting projects.  One on one time with the kids.  To build up my spiritual life...

So maybe what I'm getting at here is that I'm craving more time in my day?!  Or maybe a better schedule for myself?  Sigh, L is three months old, and I'm still trying to figure out life with 3 kids.  It's fun, tiring, awesome, crazy, and challenging (in a good way!)!




Listening:  I love listening to the Rosary on the (free!) Relevant Radio app.  Recently, a friend mentioned how great it was, so I downloaded it right away.  She was right!  They have 2 versions - one that is 16 minutes and one that is 28.  No more excuses as to why I can't say it when it only takes 16 minutes!




Grilling:  Looks like B is grilling just about everything...including the condiments!  Other than when we're playing pretend, we've just been enjoying good ol' hamburgers, hot dogs, and steaks this summer.  It sure hits the spot!




Planning:  Two celebrations!  This month, we have J's 4th birthday and L's baptism:

We're so happy that we can finally have L baptized now that the adoption has been finalized.  Welcome to the Catholic Faith, L!

In our family, we celebrate birthdays just with our little family, but I do love to decorate and make it really special!  (Here's what I did for J and for B last year :)  This year's theme: Sleeping Beauty (probably!)




Decorating:  I am so slow at doing this.  We've lived in our house for 3 years now and not a single room is finished.  (They are mostly finished though!)  I'm cheap frugal so I wait for the perfect piece at a garage sale or just the right thing to go on clearance.  Plus, I'm a worrier...like what if I don't like that frame there after it's already hung?!  #typeAproblems

But every time there's going to be a family gathering at our house (L's baptism party!), I kick it in to gear and get a little more done.  So I'll be working on decorating a little bit more in every room... 


I've been working on some summer home decor with hydrangeas that I got on clearance after Easter!


So what have you all been up to so far this summer?  What have you been craving, listening to, grilling, planning, and decorating?  I love getting to see what everyone has been up to lately in the Currently link ups with Anne, Jenna, and Becky

Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!


               

I'm linking up with these awesome parties!


34 comments:

  1. Abi at Joy In My KitchenJuly 1, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    What fun pictures, Jess. I'm definitely slow at decorating too . . . unless tacking up the kids' art work counts!

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  2. HAHA Love that little grill. What a sweet picture. And I'm so glad you wrote what you did about decorating - I am the same way. We have almost zero pictures on the wall because I just can't decide what to do.... but party planning is always a fun booster!!

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  3. I love that picture of B and his grill- so cute! :) Also, I'm right there with you on decorating. I'm cheap and haven't updated a lot of things but I'm slowwwly getting there ;)

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  4. I haven't stopped by often enough, but I have grown to love your blog. I will be catching up over the next week for sure. I found myself laughing so hard when I read of all that B was grilling. Too cute! if I hadn't said it before, you have such a beautiful family! Found you (again) over on While I'm Waiting and visiting from Sunshine and Elephants. ~Lowanda

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  5. Those grilling pictures are precious!! I love that he's grilling up a little bit of everything. I think it's good to go slow with your home decor. That way you'll end up with stuff you love and not just rush out and buy a bunch of things you'll regret. It'll all come together just fine. Summer seems to be flying by. We are busy packing and so excited to be moving to Indiana. I can't wait to settle into our new life there :)

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  6. We have lived in our house for 12 years....I'm still not done! It seems never ending and just when I think it is almost completed it's time for something else. Have a super 4th!

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  7. I'm with ya I need more time in the day too!!! Enjoy your weekend and some extra time :)

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  8. So much to celebrate this month!! Yay!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  9. Your kiddos are so cute! And those hydrangeas look beautiful. I have some of those in my house too and they brighten up rooms so well! Hope y'all have a great weekend! Visiting from 5 on Friday :)

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  10. B at his little grill is adorable! We're the same way with decorating, if no ones going to see my house, I tend to care less. I'm sure I should be making my house nice for ME, so its a place of calm or something but lets get real!

    XO Taylor @ The Southerndoe

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  11. I've got to get on the bandwagon with these Currently posts - I love them!!! Thanks for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

    Holly @ www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks like a lovely summer so far! I hope the rest of your summer is as beautiful as your pictures :-)

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  13. How cute is your son with his grill!! Congrats on your little one's birthday and baptism! What a busy month of partying you have ahead of you!

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  14. I love the first picture, your kids look so happy! Sound like you are having a great summer! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! :-)

    Cathy

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  15. Your children are soooo adorable!!! Love all the photos :)
    Love the hydrangeas, can't wait to see what you do with them!!

    Thank you sooo much for joining my link up last week, Sorry for
    commenting so late! Thanks again & I Love hearing what you are up
    to!

    Choose Happy XOXO Becky

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  16. Congrats, Calvin! How beautiful!!! -Jess

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  17. Oh, thank you, Lindsay! You just made my day!!! :) -Jess

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  18. I am so glad to know I'm not alone in this. Sometimes with blogging, it seems like everyone has all of their rooms put together...and I'm like, "Take that picture over here because it's the only wall in the room that's decorated..." Haha Slow and steady, right? It'll eventually get done! -Jess

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  19. Whew, Erin! I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one! It will eventually get done, right? And I know - B loves his little grill - he is so adorable with it! -Jess

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  20. Thank you so much, Lowanda! I have had a crazy past month so I've finally been able to catch back up. I will be checking out your blog! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!!! :) -Jess

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  21. I'm so excited for you that you're getting settled in! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your move and new house! -Jess

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  22. I'm glad to know I'm not alone with this! Haha Yeah, it does always seem like there is always a project on the horizon. It'll get close to being done eventually, right? Haha -Jess

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  23. I really have a beautiful life...so much to be grateful for and to celebrate! -Jess

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  24. Thank you! And they turned out so beautiful. I love hydrangeas too! -Jess

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  25. Hahahaha, Taylor! I know what you mean! That's why I start decorating when we're having a party or get-together! Haha -Jess

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  26. I still do and it's July now! We finally had our first days over 80 this past week. Usually that starts in early June. I am not looking forward to fall for the first time ever....long live summer! -Jess

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  27. Thanks! I love crafting! I hope you had a wonderful time with your grandparents!!! -Jess

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  28. You should! I'd love to read them! :) Your family is so sweet! -Jess

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  29. Thanks, Erin! I hope you are having a wonderful summer too! -Jess

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  30. The best part is listening to what he says while he's grilling....haha -Jess

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  31. Whew, it sure has been busy! I'm looking forward to sharing all of the fun we've had lately soon! -Jess

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  32. Thank you and thanks for hosting, Cathy! -Jess

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  33. Thanks, Becky! Don't worry about commenting late...summertime gets so busy with fun family stuff...I'm behind on replying and commenting too! But summer is for family so no worries. The blog can wait ;) -Jess

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