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Hey ya’ll!  Hope your Saturday has been fantastic so far?  I didn’t sleep well last night so I was up at 5am but other than that lots of work to do today and

errands to run.  I read Emily’s “currently’s” the other day and thought…this is fun and you learn about each other and I am all about that:)

So here is my list of “currentlys” …

 loving:

my girl – who is about to turn 13 in a couple of weeks.  I’ve slowed my heart down enough to almost touch her changing…from a girl into a young woman.

She is fluttering her wings every now and then..her and I butt heads a little more often but I know that is ok..expected really.  It is a natural part of morphing.

She is the baby and I love her…I do

I have been busy planning her 13th birthday.

reading:  honestly?  my phone..Pinterest..emails..Facebook..research.  But..I am choosing 2 books to take on vacation.

That is a positive right?

waiting for:  more of the dream to come to life

excited about:  our lake vacation!

missing:  FALL…I love summer with it’s long lazy days for sure!  but fall is calling me already

trying to:  not think about school right around the corner.  I am dreading the morning rush.  In the last few

years I have not done this so well.  Age maybe?  refusing to be sucked into the hurry hurry so much?

working on:  trusting God in our relationship more.  Trusting the road I am on.  As much as I know how opening myself up completely to Him for healing.

trusting He knows me inside and out and he lavishes love on me anyway.  Just beginning to be ok with that:)  Daring to be different and be really ok with that.

I am going to Him like I would a spouse or best friend…oh and being thankful and mindful within each day.

enjoying:  Downy washer balls.  If I can tell you one thing to go get this weekend it is these!!  They are heavenly..

two frangrances..I love the Lush scent.

I just got our new business cards yesterday!  They are so tiny and adorable.  I just love them.  We got

them from Minted.  They are square and have chevron on the back!!

using:  the homemade lotion from Pinterest.  I tweaked it by adding my favorite lotion instead of baby lotion.  I don’t feel

womanly when I smell like a baby – next I am going to try making it with my favorite Victoria’s Secret lotion.  It really is my favorite lotion

for when I get out of the shower…I use it now before I go out to the pool and lay out.

wearing:  paint splattered clothes-hair in a pony tail or hat…speaking of hats… I just made this one.  Honestly – I am feeling slightly bummed

about always looking like this.  I am excited for sale weekend next week when I can actually wear clothes and makeup.

If I could choose out of my virtual Pinterest closet I would choose this to wear Friday ( image from Fashion Worship)

Fashion

planning:  

our vacation.  We are doing nothing.  Swimming and sitting and eating…maybe even some daydreaming.
Grace turns 13 while we are down there so I am working on making it sweet and special.

I will share all of it when we get back:)

singing:  I don’t.  When I do it is by myself in the car and I am so bad even I can’t stand myself.

needing:  to eat better.  cleaner.  less processed food.  less eating out.   more eating at home which is why we went and bought stuff to make this Simple Strawberry Green smoothie by

Hell If I Gnaw.

learning:  everybody has a story and when I judge .. I must remind myself that except for grace that could be me.  Everyone has hard places and struggles.  

The only difference is some are hidden and some are not.   

listening:  to the sounds of every day.  I have been amazed at the things hear by “seeing”.  Taking time in each circumstance to see.  

wishing:  sometimes I find myself wishing I would have made different choices in life.  Then I’m reminded that I wouldn’t be where I am today or

have the family I have today and truly you never know what other road I might find myself on and it could be worse.

doing:  working lots.  working on finding a balance and what works best for me and my health and my family.

praying for:  more than anything for eyes to see and ears to hear within each day.  To listen to God first and foremost and follow

where He tells me even if that means being different.

dreaming of:  one day living on an old farm with animals…and a pool for the grandkids:)  Puttering around creating and writing.

Driving an old aqua Ford truck…the really old cool kind OR a wood side Jeep Cherokee…on of those old ones that look like a surfer movie car:)

Look what we found at Goodwill today…of course we will paint the frame but I am going to hang it in the house.  It will remind me of my dream.

so this is me

want to play along?

off to shower..and maybe throw on some makeup;)…oxox to you all!

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becky - Love this post…love those cards…love that painting. Might have to check out that company. Your daughter is so cute. Glad we are going through these teenage years together. Makes me feel safer.

Jen - Tiff,

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I have to say I am hooked!! Yep…hook, line and sinker! I feel connected to you somehow…I believe it is the Sisterhood of belonging to Jesus! Anyway, I just want to say Thank You for taking time to share and write your life out on paper (well not “paper” but you know what I mean…lol) for all of us to read and relate to!! I so look forward to it that I have made “The House of Belonging” my homepage so I’am sure not to miss a post!
So Thanks again and P.S. … I Love your choice of outfits for the sale (even if it is virtual) :)

Peace and Joy unto you!!

JeniGrl

Rachel - I love the hat you made, it’s simply adorable. I would be interested in purchasing one. Do you ever make them and sell in your etsy shop?

Sarita - Loving: my two sons.they are wonderful young men. They love their mom.
Reading: second book of hunger games. Enjoying th trilogy better than I thought I would. Recommend you tke first book on vacation!
Waiting for: grandchild number 3!
learning:we don’t have to stay friends with people who are toxic to us.
Praying for: my toxic ex friend that she will get help for her mental and physical health.

Love that picture! Where will you hang it?

sheri - You are too cute! Your little one looks just.like.you! beautiful just like her mama. Have a blessed weekend. xoxox

Glenda Childers - What a sweet thing to find a picture to remind you of your dream. I am so glad you are getting some time at the lake … you hard working woman.

tara - i love these lists of things!!!

i’ll try to participate sometime this week…..
loving that fall outfit you’d like to wear on Friday….it’s one of my favorite fashion pins, too.

our pasts (and even some of the things we’d like to re-do) really do make us who we are today….i think you are one remarkable woman, just like you are.

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