Currently- September

Happy Wednesday friends!

It's the last week of September (I'm sorry what?!) and I am in shock that it's already over.  We will officially be in October on Saturday, which means my Halloween decorations will be out and I will be a very happy camper.  I just can't bring myself to put up Halloween decor before October, just like I can't bring myself to put up Christmas decor until after Thanksgiving.  But I will say it was so hard to keep myself from buying more Christmas decorations at Hobby Lobby yesterday. 

Ok I'm babbling.  Let's get to the point of today's post shall we! 

I AM.......




Reading.....Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.  It's another WWII historical fiction novel that follows 3 girls during the war.  I have a feeling this is going to be a super deep novel.  So I'm actually doing something I rarely do and that's read two books at once.  I'm reading one of my cheesy romance novels at the same time.  That way I can balance out the deep stuff with some light and fluffy nonsense.



Watching..... This is Us.  If you haven't seen the pilot, then you need to crawl out from under your rock and watch it.  Because it is amazing!  I'm so glad that good TV is finally back on.  My DVR is loaded and sadly I'm having to do most of watching on the weekends because my weekdays are so busy.  But that's ok!

Wishing....I was better at keeping a planner.  I SO want to be the type of person that uses their planners day in and out.  But if I'm 100% honest I completely forget to use it about 85% of the time.  I usually just end up using my phone but I love planners and so I keep buying them and partly using them.  I spelled barbecue sauce on my most recent one so I'm in the market for a new one.  That I won't use.  It's a problem.

Feeling....pretty darn good!  Y'all we are officially into the fall season and are 2 days away from officially being in the "holiday season."  I finally decorated for fall and lite my very first fall scented candle this week.  And it was glorious.  I am so ready for the holidays it's not even funny!



Thinking about....trying out two things.  First, Stitch Fix.  A few of my friends have tried and seem to really like it.  But I'm worried that the clothes I'm sent will be too expensive because I really don't spend that much money on the clothes I buy.  The clothes that I've seen are super cute though.  So I may try it for a month or two and see what I get and decide if it's worth it.  Second, one of those meal prep food things.  You know like, Blue Apron or Hello Fresh.  I love the idea of having everything I need for two or three meals sent to me with the recipes and all.  Seems so convenient.  So I think I'm gonna try that too!

Looking forward to....THE HOLIDAYS!  Lots of fun stuff is coming up in the "ember" months and I am so excited.  I have a trip to Kansas, a wedding, Thanksgiving, a Disney trip in December, home for the holidays, and obviously Christmas itself!

Wanting....cooler weather.  It may be officially fall but the state of Texas has yet to receive any fall like weather.  Not surprising at all since it is Texas but still.  If I'm smelling fall inside I want to be feeling fall outside.

Loving....The Preppy Printshop on Etsy.  I plan on buying 4 prints from her shop and now I'm just trying to decide which sizes to get.  These two are my favorites!

                      Watercolor Pink Peony                                                      Reading is Cool


Needing....to wrap my head around the fact that I am now licensed to drive a bus!  Yep, you read that right.  I can now drive a school bus.  I passed my Commercial Drivers License test yesterday.  I literally never thought I would ever be driving a school bus.  Like ever.  But I be driving said bus with 36 girls packed on it on Thursday! And earn a whopping 20 extra bucks doing it!

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Alrighty, that's all I've got.  Hope you have a happy hump day!  Two days to the weekend! We can do it! :)

Linking up with Jenn and Jess for What's Ha-"Pinning"!

PS.  I have been slacking it big time on responding to comments the last couple posts!  Please know that I read each and every one of them and I appreciate them so so much!  I'll get my act together this week and get on top of replying! :)

9 comments

  1. I have the exact same issue with planners. For this year, I bought a Plum Paper Planner and an ungodly amount of stickers on Etsy. I really do love it, but I'm usually too busy or tired to use it properly which is the totally opposite of what it's intended for. Ha!

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  2. Yesss I am so ready for the holidays too! October - December are the best months! Hope the weather cools down for you!

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  3. Congrats on getting that bus license! I know it was a HUGE time suck this summer! I haven't watched the second episode of This Is Us yet (I go to bed when it comes on) but I liked last week's episode a bunch! And I'm like you with the planner. If I have one, I never use it. I'm much better at to-do list sticky notes!

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  4. i am the opposite with planners.. i mean, i rarely use mine, but i use it for what i need. if i try and use my phone though, i forget and ignore everything.

    i've heard good things about lilac girls! it's on my kindle.... i always read more than one book at a time lol

    i don't know about stitch fixz. i've done it 3 times i think? 2 dresses, 1 i love the other i never wear, and a top i wear like every other month. for the price, eh. i can find cheaper things myself, but the dress i love, i had been looking for something like it for years to no avail, so i'm not 100% against it.

    i have thought about trying blue apron or the like, but KC and i are far too picky (about different things lol) and the portions look too small for us.

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  5. Congrats on passing your bus driving test! Hopefully your girls aren't too crazy when you're driving them around, but I'm sure the extra money helps!
    I'm the exact same way when it comes to planners! I buy them and don't use them at all! Last year I had an Erin Condren and a Simplified Planner, and barely used them. I'm thinking that I'm just going to stick to my phone because I never leave home without it.
    You're so smart to read something else along with Lilac Girls. I feel like I'm still trying to fully process it because it was such a deep book, and then like 3 days after I finished the book we went to Dachau while we were in Europe. It was so crazy and surreal. I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks and finally catch up!

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  6. Loving everything here but especially that show, that shop and possibly that book!!!

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  7. I just caught up on This Is Us- sooo good! I didn't even realise that Jesse from Gilmore Girls is the dad until my SIL told me, I knew he looked familiar! Good luck with your bus ride😬😬.

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  8. Oh my word - good luck with that bus drive. That would scare me. :) And yes to the holiday season! I am so excited!

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  9. I love StitchFix posts, but have never even considered getting my own subscription, because like you said, the items tend to be too pricey-- unless it's something I REALLY want, and then I'd rather just pick out my own items. We used Blue Apron on and off for a year and it's definitely really convenient, but we finally had to stop using it because the delivery (for us) wasn't reliable-- they always had good customer service though! So many cute things in that Etsy shop, I think I have a mug picked out for my next Etsy post :)

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