At present: February 2023 – Peanut Butter Fingers

I simply checked and it appears to be like just like the final time I shared a “Currently” themed weblog submit on this area was in July of final 12 months. We had been smack-dab in the course of shifting mayhem, dwelling in Florida for 30 days and life was very a lot up within the air. Issues can change lots in seven months and we’re now in our new residence and greater than a month into the brand new 12 months. I’d say it’s time for an additional At present replace! Let’s get to it! Right here’s somewhat peek into what’s taking place over right here currently… At present-style!

At present: February 2023

At present Watching: Break Point on Netflix

You guys we even have a present we’re watching proper now!! I swear Ryan and I’m going months and months between exhibits however once I heard about Break Level, I discussed it to Ryan and we gave it a shot after the boys had been in mattress final weekend. Ryan will watch any sports-related documentary and I admittedly was extra fascinated by a tennis documentary as a result of I had simply completed studying Carrie Soto is Back which mainly turned me right into a tennis professional in a single day. We’ve solely made it by means of two episodes to date but it surely’s been attention-grabbing. I’m hoping the documentary will share extra concerning the athletes’ coaching in future episodes but it surely’s nonetheless cool to see what goes by means of the minds of a handful of the perfect tennis gamers on the planet as they method large matches.

At present Reapplying: Laneige Lip Mask

Have you ever guys heard of this lip masks? It blew up the web and have become an influencer and movie star favourite however since I apparently dwell below a rock, I solely just lately heard about it. The idea sounded nice: Apply a thick smear of this lip masks to your lips earlier than mattress, let it sink in in a single day and awake to gentle, hydrated lips. It took all of 1 utility of these things for me to adore it. First, it tastes incredible. The berry taste is subtly candy and pleasant. Second, it feels superb on my lips… so superb that I’ve began carrying it round with me in my bag as a result of I don’t wish to solely use it at night time time. The tiniest quantity goes a great distance and I’m lovinggg these things!

At present Impressed By: Ryan’s growing haircut abilities!

For the previous few months, Ryan has been chopping the boys’ hair. Each month he picks up new tips and abilities and whereas he’ll be the primary to say their haircuts don’t appear like they’re carried out by knowledgeable, I believe he’s been doing an superior job!! Plus, something that saves us from popping into Nice Clips each 6 weeks for a trim feels like a great factor to me. I’m hoping it’s one thing he’ll proceed to do and luxuriate in as a result of the boys appear to assume Dad haircuts are the good and I believe they appear fairly cute, too!!

At present Can’t Consider: I’ll have FOUR mornings to myself this coming fall.

I simply submitted preschool registrations for the autumn and Rhett and Ryder might be attending preschool 4 mornings per week. Chase might be in second grade so he’ll be in class Monday by means of Friday and I can not consider I’ll have 4 3.5-hour stretches of time to myself 4 mornings per week starting in September. Whaaaat is that this magic!?

I’ll be utilizing this time largely to work on this weblog however dannng I’m simply so pumped for some constant mornings to myself. I additionally know 3.5 hours will fly by however you higher consider I’ve mastered the power to pump out a bunch of labor in a minimal period of time since having youngsters. You realize the saying, “If you would like one thing carried out, give it to a busy particular person?” Nicely, I wholeheartedly agree with that as a result of mothers and busy folks by some means simply how find out how to get it carried out. 4 3.5 hour stretches of time the place no baby wants me in the course of the week sounds magical to my mind that at the moment appears to dwell in a state of multitasking and child chaos.

At present Crafting: Perler bead creations

Affectionately known as “melty beads” in our home, our massive youngsters can not get sufficient of Perler beads currently. They’ve created every part from ocean animals and online game controllers to patterned shapes, canine, birds, automobiles and extra with this stuff. I additionally oddly discover this exercise enjoyable and can be a part of within the enjoyable, too, so it’s been an effective way to spend some calm high quality time with the boys.

Additionally, I owe an enormous thanks to Becca for recommending Biggie Beads to me! Rhett at all times tries to do melty beads together with his massive brothers however can’t actually make actual creations but and Biggie Beads look like a a lot better match for him. They’re the identical Perler beads our boys love solely BIGGER! I ordered some for Rhett to attempt together with some patterns he can observe and so they’re set to reach at present!

At present Studying: The Address by Fiona Davis

I’ve been immersed on the planet of thrillers currently however historic fiction will at all times have my coronary heart. I’ve liked Fiona Davis’ historic fiction novels previously and simply started studying The Deal with earlier this week. It’s somewhat sluggish to start out however I can already really feel it choosing up steam so my hopes are excessive!

At present Making: Perfect M&M Cookies

We first tried these cookies when one among Chase’s mates introduced them to our home throughout a playdate over the vacations and so they blew us away. I’ve made so many M&M cookies through the years and so they’ve all fallen somewhat in need of my expectations however THESE are incredible!!! We’ve made them a handful of instances and whereas I do want them with mini M&Ms just like the recipe requires, they work with common M&Ms as properly which I’ve carried out a number of instances once I wish to use seasonal coloured M&Ms. One necessary observe: The dough looks as if it is perhaps somewhat dry and crumbly if you combine it however preserve mixing!!! The dough will ultimately come collectively and change into tremendous thick. One little tip: I like to recommend under-baking them a bit for optimum tastiness.

At present Sipping: Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea

Aka my all-time favourite tea.

Random tea-related story: One night time when Chase couldn’t sleep, he got here downstairs to seek out Ryan making himself a mug of Sleepytime tea with our electric kettle. Ryan made Chase a mug, too, and he sipped it whereas we learn Harry Potter collectively. Chase will now ask for “tea and tales” after his little brothers go to mattress if he can’t sleep. (He even makes the signal of the letter “T” together with his fingers and winks at us once we tuck him in concurrently Ryder on Friday or Saturday nights as a result of he is aware of these are nights he’s allowed to remain up somewhat later.) It’s lovely and by some means makes Chase look like somewhat child and a young person suddenly to me.

Query of the Day

Decide a number of the above at the moment prompts to share with me! 

  • At present watching
  • At present can’t consider
  • At present making
  • At present sipping 
  • At present impressed by
  • At present studying
  • At present crafting