Thursday, September 10, 2015

Currently : September

It's been quite a while since my last "Currently" post, so I thought it was a perfect time to catch you all up on what I've been up to!  I'm not even going to try to come up with a clever intro today, so let's just get into the topics!

(previous Currently posts- February and May)   



Current Book:
The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner.  It's a really quick read, and there is a lot of foreshadowing in the first half of the book.  I like it so far and can't wait to find out what the big twist will be.

Current Music:
Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd.  Great work music!

Current Guilty Pleasure:
Taking walks during lunch time!  I'm not sure if this qualifies as a guilty pleasure, but I always enjoy the luxury of being able to get outside during lunch and walk along the river.  Great way to get some exercise and take a break from the computer screen (plus, just look at the gorgeous view!)

Current Nail Color:
None.  I haven't really been painting my nails much lately for some reason!  I'm ready for dark fall colors :)

Current Drink:
FALL BEER!  I love dark beers, so fall and winter is my favorite time for seasonals.  I just stopped by my local mix-a-six to try all the new varieties!  I might copy Suzy and do a Woozy Wednesday to talk about my favorites :)

Current Food:
Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Espresso Trail Mix.  Get this at Target now..it's SO GOOD.

Current Favorite Show:
Does the U.S. Open count?  Because that's the only thing I've been watching the past two weeks! I'm currently watching the Williams' sister match as I'm typing this up, and the Federer/Gasquet match as I'm editing.

Current Wish List:
I'm about due for some new running shoes.  I'm currently rotating between the Brooks Pure Flow 3 and 4 and love them, but I'm thinking of trying a different model, maybe with a bit more support.  I took a quiz on Brooks website, and according to them I should try the Launch 2 (above).  Pretty cute!  What do you all suggest for half marathon training?

Current Needs:
I could really use a massage!  I always feel so much better after getting one.  I might have to just treat myself and get one before my big half marathon! (I actually booked one right after finishing this post!)

Current Blessing:
Having parents nearby!  Our car had some transmission issues and has to be in the shop all week.  My dad was really generous and let us use his car until ours is fixed.  We're lucky to have family close by, especially ones that are always willing to help us!

Current Outfit:
Lululemon Wunder Under crops and Under Armor Tech V-Neck
Can you tell I just got back from the gym?

Current Excitement:


What is your current:
...music?
...drink?
...need?
...excitement?

linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday!

38 comments:

  1. Ooh, yes, The Weeknd's album is really good. I can't get enough of him right now. I just went to Target yesterday and I can't decide if I'm happy or sad that I didn't know about that trail mix before!! I don't know that I need any extra temptations around my house! And how did I not know that you have a wedding date set? This will be a busy, fun year for you!
    Gina | On the Daily Express

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    1. You should try the trail mix! It's really good and perfect if you're just craving some chocolate. Nuts are dark chocolate are healthy right?!

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  2. I don't know when the new line of shoes will be released, but I need to get at least one more pair of my current model before it changes.

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    1. That's always a good idea! I hate when the model changes and it ruins the shoe for me..why change a good thing?!

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  3. Everybody is reading The Good Neighbour! It has me curious but I have to finish the book I'm reading first: Fat Girl Walking. It's SUCH a good book. So so so so SO funny. Funniest book I've ever read, actually. I love dark beer too, and I'm excited for more of it now that the temps are cooler. I've never tried pumpkin beer though. You should totally do a Woozy Wednesday post! That would be so awesome.

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    1. Now that I got your blessing, I will go ahead and plan that post :) It'll be fun! And pumpkin beers are the BEST!!

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  4. I can't buy Archer Farms mixes anymore because I demolish them in 3.2 seconds. Don't get me started on the Handful of Everything mix..

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    1. Ohh that sounds really good..might have to try that!! And yes, I also eat them so fast. It's better than ice cream though right??

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  5. Yay for wedding planning & closeness. I think it started to fly by for me about 2 months before the big day.
    Are you still watching ANTM? I was sad about the elimination last night... now I am rooting for Nyle & Mame.

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    1. I am! I'm always a few days behind because I have to wait for it to be on Hulu, but I'm looking forward to this week's episode. Mame and Nyle are my favorites from the beginning!

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  6. i LOVE my launch 2's! I want that same exact pair or the pink ones! They will be purchased in the next week or so :) I 100% recommend them. I don't love my pure flow's though -> i think my feet are a bit too wide from them so they only get worn every once in a while.

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    1. That's good to hear! I'll definitely have to try them out. Thanks for letting me know!!

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  7. I've been loving The Weeknd! So so good. And I'm definitely checking out The Good Neighbor.

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  8. So exciting to have a wedding countdown! Such a great time in life.

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  9. .music? None right now! but i've been listening to a lot of ingrid michaelson, and tribe society, and catfish & the bottlemen!
    ...drink? iced coffee and water...
    ...need? to workout!! too much indulging when on vacation....
    ...excitement? tomorrow day off! need to clean, workout, and.... go to the dentist, which i'm actually excited about. thats weird, i think.

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    1. I LOVE Ingrid Michaelson so I'll have to check out the others! Enjoy your day off, and I also enjoy the dentist. It's such a great feeling when your teeth are sparkly!

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  10. I just discovered the band The Head and the Heart. They've been around since 2010 but somehow never crossed my radar despite being exactly my cup of folk alt tea. I was re-watching the New Girl season finale (When are fall shows starting up again???) and one of their songs was playing at the end.

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    1. Thanks so much for the suggestion..listening now and I'm in love!! When do fall shows start? Not soon enough!

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  11. I live in my wunder unders. No shame. Lululemon has me hooked now. It's becoming a serious problem. I think the launch would be a great half marathon shoe. It has a little more support and structure than the pure series so you'll have some more cushioning as you increase your miles. I love that shoe!

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    1. That's exactly what I'm looking for! PERFECT. Thanks so much Sarah! I can't believe I waited so long to try it :)

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  12. Current need = more three day weekends!!! Live in my run inspire crops from Lulu... I wish I could figure out a way to wear them to work :)

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    1. I have to try the run inspire next! I agree..there should be business causal/lululemon at every work place :)

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  13. ooohh i want some lululemon clothes.
    my husband would LOVE that trail mix. I'll have to check it out.
    as for me - music; want u back by cher llyod, drinking water, needing to go home so i can read a book i'm super into, and excited for disney coming up in Nov!

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    1. Disney will be so much fun!! And a nice break from the cold weather :) Can't wait to see your recap afterwards!

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  14. I would like a sip from each of those beers please and thank you.

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    1. come on over girl! We can watch the open and drink our fall beers :)

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  15. My current drink of choice is the Dunkin Donuts chocolate glazed donut coffee, it is soooo good. I need a sports massage please!!! My current excitement is how I kicked ass on my run today, finally. I hope you have a great afternoon.
    bakingrunner.blogspot.com

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    1. That coffee sounds amazing! Great job on your run Heather! That's always such a great feeling. Hope you're having a good day :)

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  16. Being able to get outside during the day is definitely one of my favourite things! The afternoons tend to be when I hit a slump, and getting some fresh air always helps me feel a little more energized. And girl... I live in my Lulu clothes even when I'm not in the gym lol.

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    1. Same here! I can always tell a big difference in my energy level and productiveness in the afternoon when I go for a walk!

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  17. Love those shoes! I just ordered new shoes today--this will be my 4th pair of the exact same color. I need to live a little & at least get a new color! I don't like beer, but I recently tried one my husband got & really like it. And it's from Iron City Brewing! It's the Block House Brewing Pumpkin Ale.

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    1. If it works, why change it! I think that I tried that beer last year..I might have to pick it up again. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  18. I always love those snacks/nut mixes from archer Farms. I can see why you are loving them lately!

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    1. They're amazing! Great little indulgent snack :)

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  19. Taking walks during lunch was my favorite thing when I was in the office all day. It helped break up my afternoons and it was a lot of fun to bask in the sun for a few minutes :)

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  20. Schlafly is my favorite pumpkin beer, along with Alewerks. Happy Monday!

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