Currently – December 2017

Currently – December 2017

Hi, readers!  Advent has started, and Christmas is coming soon!  Let’s see what everyone is up to with this month’s “Currently” linkup!  I am currently: lighting:  our Advent candles!  This is the first week of Advent, one of my favorite times of the year.  I enjoy focusing on Jesus’ birth and his promised return and everything in between!  You can check out my DIY Advent Wreath for a way to make a quick and inexpensive Advent wreath; I also shared…

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Advent

Advent

  Advent officially begins tomorrow, Sunday, December 3, 2017!  I love this time of year.  For me it’s a special time of focusing on Jesus, His birth, and His promised return. I’m headed up to the attic to start bringing down Christmas decorations this morning, and the first thing I’ll be setting up is our Advent wreath.  I wrote about it last year, and I’d like to share that post with you again today.  If you’ve never celebrated Advent, or…

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Cinnamon Star Bread #bakealong

Cinnamon Star Bread #bakealong

One of my goals for this autumn was to do two of the King Arthur Flour bakealongs. Each month they post a recipe and invite folks to bake the recipe and then post a picture on social media. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, and I finally got in the kitchen and did it! The recipe for November was Cinnamon Star Bread, and it looked WAY too complicated! My mom taught me that I can cook anything…

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Autumn Adventures – Update #2

Autumn Adventures – Update #2

Is it just me, or has time been moving at warp speed lately?!?  Wow!  We’re two months into autumn, and it’s time to share how I’m doing on my Autumn Adventures list.  My original list is here, and my October update is here. I’ve had some AMAZING adventures over the last month, and I’m excited to tell you about them!  I’m going to give short recaps here today, and then over the next few days (when I’m spending many hours…

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Currently – November 2017

Currently – November 2017

I’m linking up with Anne of In Residence and Julie of A Hopeful Hood for this month’s Currently linkup! I am currently… Realizing: how important stretching is. I’m battling a toe/foot injury that is due, in part, to my leg being so tight. Who knew?!? Stirring: soup! And cranberry wassail! #helloautumn Appreciating: cooler temperatures. Hallelujah! We’ve not seen 90s for a week or two! Investigating: how bail works. Just out of curiosity, I promise! I love learning, don’t you?!? Following:…

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Autumn Adventures – Update #1

Autumn Adventures – Update #1

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future! Which is to say we’re a month into autumn already, and it’s time to revisit my Autumn Adventures List and see how I’m doing! 1.  Have a picnic in Forsyth Park in Savannah.  Not yet, but I HAVE been planning my food strategy for this one!  I’m thinking Smith Brothers will be involved! 2.  ✔Go to the beach at least once.  YES!  Gene and I went to Tybee Island for a…

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Currently – October 2017

Currently – October 2017

I’m linking up today with Anne at In Residence and Dana at Something Good for this month’s Currently! On this first week of October 2017, I am currently… Styling:  outfits from the Get Your Pretty On (GYPO) Fall Style Challenge.  These challenges are always a lot of fun and incredibly helpful.  They’ve taught me how to shop wisely AND how to stay on trend!  Here are a few of my favorite outfits so far.  (The Fall Work Wear Capsule is…

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TBB Asks: Fall Theme

TBB Asks: Fall Theme

Autumn is finally here!  Hooray!  Temps here in Coastal Georgia are finally down to the low 80s!  In celebration of this happy season, I’m linking up with the wonderful ladies of The Blended Blog for another round of “this or that.”  It’s a fun way of getting to know the person behind the blogger!  Let’s go! 1.  Favorite fall sweet treat?   All of it.  Fruity cobblers.  Gingerbread.  Candy corn.  All of it! 2.  Red, yellow, or green apples?  For eating…

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Thinking About…Stopping for Grief

Thinking About…Stopping for Grief

You know how when someone dies everything should just stop? The world should just stop. We’re stunned with grief. Stop. Yet the sun shines; people buy groceries or go to work. It’s not right. My aunt died last week. I went to her funeral on Tuesday. We’re blessed in South Georgia to still have escorted funeral processions as family and friends move from the site of the funeral to the cemetery. Crisply dressed law enforcement officers stood at attention, wearing…

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Summertime Fun List – Final Update

Summertime Fun List – Final Update

Autumn is finally here!  Hooray!  Yesterday I shared my Autumn Adventures list, a list of fun stuff I’m looking forward to doing this autumn.  Today I want to backtrack just a little bit and give a final update on my Summertime Fun List.  I shared my progress on the list here and here, but HERE is the original list and a super quick recap. Pantry:  Reorganize my pantry.  Done! Boxes:  Clear boxes out of garage.  Made a lot of progress…

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