Cooking : More like "baking" but I made an amazing pumpkin dream cake and the frosting with this recipe is to die for! If we really want to talk about cooking, I made this Cajun Chicken Pasta after I did a penned site all by myself.
Drinking : Water, lemonade, and apple cider- can you tell that I love Fall?
Reading: So many books right now! I just finished Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns), which was hilarious! I've been tackling a few eBooks but mainly focusing on The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Wanting: To go to the Influence Conference. I would love to go but Ryan and I just can't afford that, plus plane/hotel/spending money right now. I hope all those who attend have a blast and I'll be following Instagram hashtags! :)
Looking: At my husband's beard-less face. He recently shaved and he no longer looks like a lumberjack. I swear, he looks like two completely different people with and without a beard.
Playing: More like Ryan's playing, but he's playing the new Grand Theft Auto V. It was released this week and I feel like every guy I know (and ladies, too) are playing this game. There goes husband-wifey bonding time. *le sigh*
Wasting: Frosting. Definitely just tossed the spare mini container of frosting that I made because I couldn't stop eating it. *le sigh* #toodelicious
Fixing: Holly's bad habit of hitting the door everytime she wants back "in" the house.
Deciding: To not follow as many "fitness" Instagram accounts. After awhile I realized that so many of these accounts just had pictures of themselves in bikinis, boxer-briefs, or thongs. The nudity started to overcome actual fitness encouragement, workouts, and healthy eating. Rock on with your hot bod, but that's not why I follow them.
Wishing: For a new Fall wardrobe, especially this sweater, the boots, and that hurrr.
Enjoying: A Badger football game- definitely miss college gamedays!
Waiting: To become a 1st Lieutenant...but seriously. #onemoreyear
Liking: Happy Mail! I absolutely love getting snail mail or just fun packages. Tracking an order on Amazon makes me giddy.
Wondering: About the talented team that made this short film for a film festival. Cargo is about a family during the zombie apocalypse, and in a span of seven minutes, the film makers create an amazing story. I've never heard of this film festival, but then again I don't know off too many, however, this was awesome!
Loving: It's Just Emmy's Hoop Exchange and now Garland Exchange! The sign-ups for her most recent exchange just ended but I'm excited to be partnered up again. My swap partner for the hoop exchange
Pondering: Over my planner. I spent an hour on my last alert planning the rest of September-December in terms of tons of blog post ideas. Then I went into the daily pages and started marking important days and when things needed to be mailed.
Considering: Becoming a doula. When I was going into college, I really wanted to be an OB/GYN but the idea of science courses at UW made me feel like I wasn't smart enough. I think I could have done it, but I wouldn't have had much time for other activities. While working on my Master's Degree, I thought more about becoming a doula and how this might be a great opportunity for me.
Watching: Scandal! I'm totally a Gladiator now ;)
Hoping: That my next blogger book swap will be less stressful than the last and my co-hosts will be awesome :) Also in the "hoping" category, I hope that we get a ton of great people who are committed to being great swap partners.
Marvelling: The beauty of birth and celebrating that our good friends, Troy and Sherry, just welcomed their second daughter, Serenity, into the world last night.
Needing: A vacation to Disney World, lots of character dinners, and a portable money tree for said trip.
Smelling: Nothing. The capsules give me wicked boogers. Too much? Probably but keep in mind these capsules are as old as the Cold War.
Wearing: Light knit sweaters, long sleeves, and scarves! Love this fall-ish weather :)
Following: So many new Instagrammies :)
Noticing: That in less than a month, it will be ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween. I love Halloween!
Knowing: that I'm becoming a more experienced, and better equipped deputy is an exciting thought. I'm still pretty new but I feel way more comfortable in my job.
Thinking: About affordable ways to make Christmas cards this year. I think I'm going to design some and then have them printed via Vista Print.
Feeling: Awesome that the Pope made a speech on not focusing so much on birth control, gays, and abortions. I think Pope Francis is going to great things for the Catholic Church. I grew up in that community, but no longer identify as Catholic because of how the church was set up. He seems like an amazing Jesuit.
Admiring: These beautiful rings on Etsy. Love the itty bitty mountains :)
Buying: More like not buying :/ Ryan has put
Getting: Together our spare bedroom! We had the mattress, bedframe, and headboard arrive via Amazon this past week. We're really excited to put it all together.
Bookmarking: Birth Without Fear Blog- it's so inspiring and wonderful! I love seeing the updates on my Facebook feed from their FB page.
Opening: Lindsey Herber's baby shower invitation! So ridiculously cute and I wish I could fly to California this minute! I'm definitely putting together an awesome present for her and need to pick up diapers for that raffle ;)
Giggling: more like "excited hands" (it's a Kim-ism) over all of the exciting events and new that's happening. A friend just announced that she's having a baby and another friend is getting married today! Yay for happiness!!