Things have been a bit bonkers around here. 
My sweet babe is under the weather with a fun little virus and we're hunkered down with lots of fluids and Sophia The First to weather the storm. 

Because I haven't had a chance to sit at my desk since literally late last week, I decided it was high time to drop by and say hey. Seeing as reporting on baby mucus and the fact that I haven't showered in four days seems a bit gross, I thought I'd whip up a little Currently Post. 

Not to worry, I only included all of the Earth Shattering Things.

Loving: that ponchos and capes are so in. A giant tarp to drape over my body? Yes, please! Also loving every single piece of "art" that my toddler brings home from school, the new orange pants that I snagged for him from H&M and the new top that I snagged for myself from Anthro and The Blacklist.

Loathing: watching my poor babe be uncomfortable, the new series of Big Bang (too many commercials), that I smudged my pedicure, that MDO actually observes Fall Break, how dirty my floors always look (even after I take hours to clean them) and that we haven't met some of the babies that have been born into our lives recently thanks to distance.

Missing: Megan

Also: Cheese Shop House Dressing/sandwiches (hey Williamsburg!), Pappasito's chicken salad + dressing (what up, Houstonians), feeling organized, all of the shoes that my feet outgrew during pregnancy.

Craving: actual fall weather. Vests, boots, blanket scarfs and all in a weather appropriate environment. None of this secretly sweating under all of my faux layers.

Wanting: a new hair look. I think it's time to really start the process of covering my grey hairs. Ugh. While I'm at it, maybe I want bangs. Or extensions. Or a lob. Yeah, I got nothing. Also craving: all of the dips (I blame tailgating) and anything with brie or the word "flat bread" in the description.

Inspired by: the blog world. So many posts have recently been published that have struck a chord with me. Christina's honesty and Colleen's description of a SAHM v a SAHW are just a few.

Wearing: all work out gear, all of the time, and all from Old Navy. Side note: I tried on the famous Lululemon Wonder Unders recently and honestly they didn't rock my world. I forced Megan to purchase these mesh crops from Old Navy (she got the plum and I have the black) and I have two pairs of this side rouched legging in my arsenal. Also, the ON sports bras and loose cotton tanks make me super happy.

Splurging: on baby clothes. My kid's legs seem to out grow pants in literally seconds. Also, inadvertently splurging on blinds because that shit is pricey, even from a lower end retailer or big box store. ugh. 

Saving: my energy for another weekend of football. This Saturday's game is a night game and we haven't made a plan but obviously we won't attend the game with the babe in tow. Because it's homecoming, I'm sure we'll head that way for part of the day but hashing out the details will have to happen later in the week when everyone is on the rebound. Also, saving my pennies on replacing my wine and baby barf stained duvet by going with my tried and true Amazon fave.

Hoping: that I'll get the play room cleaned up and photographed for a Renovation Reveal soon, that everyone will love the Willow Crowns winter collection because I saw the materials in person this weekend and they. are. gorgeous and that I manage to get all of the laundry done and put away before the dirty pile overwhelms me again.

Wondering: If I should look into a meal delivery system like Blue Apron or Plated. I've looked into them via other bloggers and I'm honestly considering the cost per meal and if it will work in our household budget. Anyone have any thoughts?? Currently, we're debating between ordering a pizza or going through the drive through at McDonald's because I've been out of town and thus we have no groceries. Also wondering if we should start watching Empire. Everyone else is doing it but I honestly can't imagine one more series in our lives.

Planning: the guest room for the One Room Challenge and the final stages of the Living Room because I'm tired of looking at it in it's currently half assed state. Also already planning how I'll decorate this house for Christmas - our first here in our current home and the first where the baby is mobile - quite the daunting combo.

Scheming: our Christmas card photos and what sort of situation I can wrangle both my husband and son into. I obv have the holidays on the brain. Sorry not sorry.

 And, in case you were wondering, pizza won, as it always does.


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  2. I hope he feels better soon! And I can't wait to see the new WC winter collection!

  3. I miss you too. If you just moved to Houston, you could have Pappasitos all the time and eliminate the McDonalds vs pizza debate right there.

  4. i took advantage of another bloggers code to try blue apron just last month. although the food was good and it was joyous not having to go to the grocery store for 3 of our meals, the meals are pretty time intensive. i couldnt really justify the price + the time it took to make each meal. i've got a 3 month old so i still have the luxury of plopping her in a bouncer/swing and her being content for a pretty decent amount of time, i couldnt imagine trying to read the recipe and cook a meal with a toddler to wrangle too. give me all the crock pot recipes in the world, that is real convenience.

  5. Girlfriend, that duvet cover is on sale right now for $29.99. You better snag one!

  6. I've been tempted by the thought of a meal delivery system, too. I just can't figure out how other families do dinnertime… ever since our girl arrived it is definitely the hardest time of day! Cooking every night wasn't that big of a deal before, not that I ever loved it to begin with, but now I loath the idea. Riley did take over the grocery shopping though, so I guess I should count my blessings there!

    I have holidays on the brain already, too! With this being our first in this house and with Della, I have to confess it's already been on my mind for quite awhile, haha.

  7. I spent a few days re-reading your blog from the start and I believe there was a post that said 'DON'T LET ME GET BANGS AGAIN'.

    So, that's just a friendly reminder if that is the case.

    For me, bangs always SEEM like a good idea, but they end up being too much work for me. I have told my BFF the same thing - if I start talking about getting bangs again, tell me NO. :)

  8. I vote Blue Apron - never-mind that my cousin is married to the founder / CEO - the food is amazing and super easy to prepare. And it leaves you feeling like a lovely mix of Paula Deen and Giada De Laurentiis!

  9. I haven't tried Blue Apron, but a good friend said while the meals were delicious and she loved how everything you needed was sent in the right portion (so no random ginger hanging around), she really had to focus on the recipes. She's got two kids and said she had to send them outside with her husband so she could concentrate on all the steps. I just signed up for eMeals (weekly meal plans with a grocery list). I still have to go to the store, but at least the decision making is taken away!

  10. Hope things are looking up...and I'm sure the pizza helped. It always does, doesn't it?

    Melissa | So About What I Said

  11. Oh, girl. Yes to pizza always winning. And yes to the fact that I pondered splurging on a Wildfox pizza shirt from the shopbop sale, but I still can't justify the $$$ price tag...even if it's pizza. WOMMMP.

  12. I am a Blue Apron user and would definitely say to give it a try. I have a free box (3 meals for 2 people) that I can totally send your way via email if you want!

    Pros: don't have to grocery shop for those dinners, don't have to pay an arm & a leg for ingredients you might never use again, these are usually recipes that I'd never pick out of a book or on Pinterest (because they look too hard, but BA makes them relatively easy!) & there are pretty good portions

    Cons: a lot of prep/chopping which they say should take like 15 minutes but usually takes me longer & sometimes you have multiple things going at once which isn't difficult, but with a toddler I imagine it would be!

    A few of my friends use it and I introduced my mom to it as well. I'd say we all enjoy using it on occasion, but it isn't a way to take care of all your dinners. I'd say I get it once a month and it's a treat to not have to worry about dinner those days. Again, let me know if you want a code emailed to you for that free box!

    Also - I am loving the ON workout clothes as well. Just got a teal pair of mesh leggings that I can't wait to try out today! ON is a dangerous, dangerous place :)

  13. i hope your little man is feeling better! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  14. Oh no, I hope he is on the mend soon! I am loving ponchos this fall too! It's like wearing a blanket, can't beat that!


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