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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Currently

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The Currently link up with Anne and Jenna has most definitely turned into one of my favorite posts to do. Even when life gets really busy and blogging gets harder to do, it's good for the soul I think to reflect back on life lately! So here we are again, this month talking about what I'm toasting, going, smelling, wearing, and wishlisting.

Toasting...
The Cavs! My husband has been a fan of all Cleveland sports his entire life and when we first started dating we spent a lot of time going to Cavs play off games (before Lebron broke the hearts of Ohians everywhere and left for Miami). It's been a fun thing to follow along with and my husbands' superstitious ways have definitely rubbed off on me. I didn't even watch Game 7, just stayed upstairs and stalked the score on my phone then ran downstairs to celebrate with him. So much fun and so happy for the city of Cleveland to have that to celebrate!

Going...
To Costco! We had a Costco open up right by us a couple of years ago but we had never gone because we had always been gifted a Sam’s Club membership. That membership lapsed and we decided to give Costco a try and I’m almost ashamed to admit how excited I was about it. So far I'm liking the options far more than the ones we had at Sam's Club, but I'm not quite at fan girl status yet.

Smelling...
Fresh peaches! My dad bought a bunches of peaches from The Peach Truck, which is a company who drives around to different locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania and I guess you literally buy the peaches right off the truck. He shared a bagful of them with me and they've sitting in a bowl on our kitchen counter and I love catching the smell of them! Jacob and I ate several of them on their own, but I made this mango and peach salsa recipe and it was insanely good. Minimal ingredients and easy to throw together made it just my speed.

Wearing...
The university I work for announced last month that they were implementing a summer dress code that allows us to wear jeans every day through September 2nd. I think I’d get way too bored if I wore jeans every single day, but I’ve definitely taken advantage of the change in policy and worn them more often. It’s been nice to have the pair of flares I purchased a few months ago as an alternative option to the skinny leg jeans I’ve relied on for so many years.

Wishlisting...
More stuff from The Jones Market. :) I just recently ordered this necklace for myself and then this necklace for my sister-in-law's birthday later this summer, and I just keep eyeing the line of t-shirts she launched. I know I don't need it, but I really think I want this one

Monday, July 4, 2016

All American

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striped tee, jeans, & necklace: Discount Fashion Warehouse / shoes: Target

When I think of the 4th of July, I tend to shy away from going full on patriotic with a red, white, and blue look (maybe that's just because I realized I don't own much red!) and am a lot more likely to turn to a look that has that all American / girl next door type of feel to it. A navy and white striped tee, flares, and some comfy open toe booties felt like they fit the bill. If we're talking practicality though, maybe a 3/4 sleeve shirt and long pants wouldn't be the best for enjoying a holiday in the heat of July but it'd be perfect for the next day if you have to spend it being back to work in an overly air conditioned building. ;) 

I hope you all are having a great 4th of July holiday!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

My New Favorite Must Have

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shirt: Target / cardigan: Old Navy / pants: Discount Fashion Warehouse / shoes: Payless

It’s official, I now consider olive skinnies to be as important to own as black skinnies – they’ve hit my list of closet must haves! I’m not really sure what else lives on that list (maybe I should think about that more!) but I can tell you that I went through a transition time where my previous favorite pair of olive skinnies no longer fit and I had yet to find a replacement pair. I felt a little lost during that time! I work in an environment that has the flexibility to be pretty relaxed when it comes to dress code, so olive skinnies can be work appropriate for me but still have that casual feel that lets me wear them on the weekend if I want without feeling too overdressed. Some of you might raise an eyebrow at that, but let me tell you – our weekends are usually pretty quiet and casual, spent trying to wear out a one year old so the bar is set pretty low! ;)