002 | inventory

Making: lots of yummy dinners lately. but unfortunately not taking pictures/making them blog worthy! I need to get back into the habit of doing that when we try out a new recipe. I’m really trying to find some solid staples to add to our dinner rotation and have more “planned overs.” Basically, being smarter about leftovers and not having so many uneaten things in our fridge.
IMG_0571Drinking: lots of water and tea in the afternoon. Yay new year! Yay motivation! I really feel like I am doing alright with this “resolution”/goal that I have set for myself to drink more water. It also helps that I got a fitbit for my birthday/Christmas and am OBSESSED with it. I’m always a little more willing to accomplish things with more motivation.

Reading: finishing up this book: MWF seeking BFF (I know, it’s taken me FOREVER) and adding a few more to my list. I cleaned up our bookshelves yesterday and saw a lot of books that I am going to try and read in the near future. Also, reading a lot of kiddo books because our little lady is in love with her board book collection. Some favorites of hers right now: The Snowy Day, Good morning, Goodnight, and pretty much any Karen Katz book.

IMG_0648Wanting: for house things to settle down. We have been in a crazy whirlwind of option periods, appraisals, inspections, etc. and we are both really ready for things to close and move on to our new home. I’m hoping that in the next couple of weeks I can mark this want off the list because everything will be good to go and we will have a new house!
Listening: lots of podcasts and exploring some of the premade playlists on Spotify. I think my favorites right now are “Evening Chill” and “Toasty Fireside.”
Eating: relatively healthy lately. Like I said previously, we are really trying to cut down on the amount of leftovers wasted at the end of the week and cook smarter. Something that I am wanting to try this new year is Nature Box. It seems as if every blog I follow and podcast I listen to is advertising for them and I think that it might be worth looking into. Anyone have any personal experience?
Smelling: the honey sesame chicken I have cooking currently in our crock pot…trying out this recipe and so far my nose is not disappointed. Another smell I have been enjoying lately is this candle by DW Home – it’s called gingerbread man and smells rich, and warm without being overpoweringly sweet. It was gifted to me by a student’s mom at christmastime and I have not been disappointed. I will definitely be checking out their other scents once I have burned this one out!

IMG_0540Enjoying: NAPS. My child has been pretty fickle about regularly napping. Especially in the afternoon, and honestly the past month or so with the holidays, two ear infections, a cold, and just no routine at all has really thrown the both of us for a major loop. HOWEVER, yesterday I think we may have turned a corner (really hoping that since I have typed this and am sharing with the world our napping successes that it all doesn’t come crumbling down today…) and Madeline slept 3 HOURS during the day and 10 STRAIGHT HOURS LAST NIGHT. THIS IS ALL CAPS WORTHY PEOPLE. I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself for the majority of the time she napped yesterday because I am not used to it. This is what nap time is like! Laundry is getting done! Books can be read! Blog posts can be written! HALLELUJAH!
Loving: going through things and getting rid of stuff. I have been purging my closet slowly but surely these past few months. Getting rid of things that a) don’t fit my new mom bod b) I haven’t worn since college or c) don’t really jive with my current style. If I’m being completely honest I had to get rid of a few things I hadn’t worn since highschool. I know. This purge was long over due. But along with that I have been looking at some of the many things we have acquired since getting married and I’m hoping to get rid of more stuff in order to stick to my word of the year and make our prospective move as simple as possible.
Hoping: I think this goes along with my above ‘wanting’ – we just really want all of this house stuff to calm down and once it does I promise a bit more insight into what we have had to deal with for the past few months.
Feeling: healthy and happy. I think between working out more lately + being able to accomplish a few things I have been wanting to that I have been able to settle into a relatively peaceful state of mind (even with all of the craziness going on around us).

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a new treat we have added to our routine. pretty sure we can safely say that elmo is her first love!

Wearing: Lots of layers. It’s been chilly in Dallas and as much as I love scarves and boots I am kind of a wuss when it comes to lower temps. It’s supposed to be in the 60’s this weekend though so maybe I’ll be able to peel off a layer or two.
Noticing: That I haven’t posted a new recipe in forever. Time to get on that.
Bookmarking: A few new lovely blogs that I have stumbled upon from the Blessed Is She daily photo challenge (#projectblessed) it’s been refreshing to add a few new instagram accounts to my feed and find some new blogspiration!

Happy Wednesday!

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