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9.03.2014

CURRENTLY | VOL. 3


READING | Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist. I started this one while I was at the beach, and I can't wait to finish it. Shauna has a way of writing that draws me in and makes me feel like we are sharing life stories over a good cup of coffee. One moment she has me laughing at her in a clown wig and pink tutu and the next minute I'm crying as she jumps into a pool to swim alongside a struggling friend just so they don't have to finish the race alone.  Both of those things happened, by the way. Shauna made me laugh and cry while I sat by the pool in Florida, and I was really hoping that the lady across the water who was staring me down just thought I'd gotten sunscreen or a bucket of sand in my eyes. If you haven't read any of Shauna's books, I highly recommend taking care of that. They might just change your life.

ANTICIPATING | Autumn. My absolute favorite season is quickly approaching, and I couldn't be more excited. It's almost time to break out the scarves and boots and baggy sweaters. Autumn is the coziest season, in my biased opinion. It's like a warm bear hug from your best friend. Who doesn't love that?

MISSING | The beach! Time away with friends was just what I needed over the long weekend. I had been really overwhelmed by life and work for a few weeks, and the ocean was the cure. There is something unexplainably calming about sitting by the sea and listening to the waves crash over and over on the shore.

WEARING | Nike shorts and tank tops. I'm a classy lady. Seriously, as soon as I get home from work each day, I throw on my favorite pair of Nike running shorts (the ones I've had since college that are splattered with paint from various home projects) and a comfy tank top. This is real life. I mean, who actually wants to wear skinny pants all day? Ain't nobody got time for that.

CRAVING | Flannel shirts, campfires, caramel lattes, and cool weather. I've got autumn on the brain. Sorry I'm not sorry.


WHAT IS ON YOUR "CURRENTLY" LIST?

Joining in with Jenna and Anne for their Currently link-up |

23 comments:

Chelsea said...

That book has been on my list forever..I need to get it!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh my goodness..you will love it!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

fall fall fall fall fall fall I love fall!

Jana @ One Drawing a Day said...

Love a big flannel shirt. And loving the cool nights we are getting in So Cal! Fall is my favorite. A nice mix of cool and warm :)

allisonramsing said...

I put on Nike running shorts as soon as I get home from work too, too funny! My currently list is getting settled in my new office!

Madison said...

Did you know she's writing a new book?!! It doesn't come out until Spring of 2016, but still, I'm super excited!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Autumn is the greatest! And I miss it dearly! I always pretend it's colder her then it actually is so I can wear comfy cloths!

Kiki said...

Cold Tangerines is the best! I love all of Shauna's books (and can't wait for her next one!) and I also love the way she writes, too. It's definitely conversational and it's just like a superbly written blog post, too.


And I am soooo with you on wearing shorts + tanks after work. As soon as I go home I change into athletic shorts because they're SO much comfier. So glad I'm not alone!

Jenna Griffin said...

Yess, I totally agree about fall/autumn being the coziest ever. Can't wait! BTW over Thanksgiving vacay, my family and I are going to the lake and I'm going to kayak for the first time and I thought of youuuu! :)

Anne said...

Totally with you on missing the beach. And on wearing Nike shorts, actually. Also love that Shauna Niequist book - exciting claim to fame is that one of my college housemates was the editor for that one! Thanks for linking up :)

jkfacee said...

Ugh, isn't Cold Tangerines SO, SO, SO GOOD?! I loved that book.
Thank you for sharing your list with us. (:

Lauren Flowers said...

Craving EVERYTHING about fall! Flannels, bonfires, autumn leaves....ahhh. Its just around the corner :D So glad you had a nice beach trip sweet girl!!
xoxo

Megan McIlvaine said...

Thanks friend!
YES to all of those things!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh my goodness, YES. Like SO good. I can't wait to finish it.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Well that's super fun!!! it's such a great read. :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Haha!!! I love that you thought of me...can't wait for you to go kayaking! Take pictures :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

I saw she is starting a new one! I'm excited :)


Oh you are not alone. I get as comfy as possible the moment I get home.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Haha!! Hey, if you move, you will get colder temperatures for real. You won't have to imagine them. ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Yes!! I saw that yesterday!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Haha!! Twins!
Oh fun! Me too! I've been organizing my new cube all week.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Mmmm that just sounds perfect. :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

I'm in love. I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!

allisonramsing said...

So fun congrats on your new office too!