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Currently… | July 2016

These past few months have been hectic and, unfortunately, this blog was the first thing to fall by the wayside. I started a new job that tends to leave me exhausted at the end of each day. And with the arrival of summer-like weather, I’ve found myself outdoors rather than in front of the computer on the weekends. But I miss blogging and the momentum I was on, so I’m making it a bigger priority. I’ve got fun posts on the way, so be sure to stay tuned!

I thought I’d jump back into this routine with a “Currently” post. It only seems fitting to tell you what I’ve been up to, I’d love to hear about what you’re doing lately in the comments!

Reading… “Forever” by John Hammil. I just started this on a recommendation from my brother (it’s his favorite book!) and I can already tell it’ll be good. A story of an Irish guy given immortality as long as he never leaves Manhattan? Count me in.

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Eating… Strawberries & Cherries. I went through a phase when I was younger of not liking berries and I’m not sure why because they’re delicious! Fortunately, I’ve realized how wrong I was, I can’t get enough of them recently.

Watching… Reign. This CW show follows Mary Queen of Scots as she navigates life in the French Court.  I’d watched the pilot a couple years ago but didn’t get that into it, however, I decided to give it another shot after a friend told me I’d love it. Now, I’m hooked and I got my mom addicted to it, too!

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Dreaming… of family time at the beach. While I am more of a lake girl myself, I’m so excited to get down to the beach later this month and enjoy sun, sand, and shenanigans with some of my family!

Trying… Watercolor. I’ve been researching various techniques and styles of watercolor painting. I enjoy using paint for lettering so I’m delving more into that, as well as experimenting with images. Some may make an appearance on the blog soon.

Loving… Big Brother. It’s become a family tradition to “expect the unexpected” each summer and this year is no exception. I can’t say this cast is a favorite but a few of my favorites have returned (Nicole, Mama Day, not to mention James & his pranks!) and the family member twist is always fun.  I’m hoping for some more twists throughout the season!

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Drinking… Summer beers. I’m embracing all of the seasonal brews before they disappear. My favorite has been Sam Adam’s Porch Rocker, but I’m always open to trying a pint of something new. Any suggestions? 🙂

And that’s what is currently going on in my life, I’m glad we were able to catch up. Do you have any favorite summer TV shows? Let me know in the comments! 🙂



Currently | April 2016

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Mother Nature has been crazy recently! You know how the old saying goes: “April showers bring May flowers.” Right now I’m wondering what April snow brings? I guess we’ll find out this year!

Watching… “The Ranch” on Netflix. Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson are reuniting to play brothers working on their family cattle ranch. It’s corny and funny and you can’t help but love all of the characters, despite their many faults.

Listening… to “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka. This isn’t a new song but I’ve been choosing it quite a bit lately. It’s got a very mellow and calming feel to it.

Drinking… lots of sparkling water/seltzer since I’ve decided to stay away from soda. I’m enjoying getting big bottles and mixing up the flavors for the perfect (not too sweet) taste.

Dreaming… of warmer weather, as per usual! I just got the cutest, comfiest matching pajama set but it’s still too chilly to wear them. It’ll be perfect for nights at the lake, I can’t wait!

Eating… sour gummy worms. I picked some up at Cracker Barrel on a little road trip this weekend and love snacking on them to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Reading… Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle and Obsession by Elizabeth Benedict. As someone who has a complicated, love-hate relationship with my hair, I’m loving reading different women’s relationships with their hair and the culture surrounding it. Talking about one’s life story can be difficult but telling it through our hair can somehow connect us all.


What are you up to currently? Let me know in the comments!

Make Sense of Your Weekend | The Graceful Wanderer

Make Sense of Your Weekend 3/18

You’ve made it to Friday! And almost to Spring!

This weekend marks the official start of spring and, even though there is snow in the forecast here on the East Coast, I am embracing spring with open arms. I am refusing to believe that it’s going to snow, so let’s hope Mother Nature listens.

With Spring comes a feeling of a fresh start, so I’ve gathered up five suggestions for your weekend plans!Read More »

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6 Pinterest Finds I’m Currently Loving

Like many others, I often turn to Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. I tend to search for one topic, only to fall into the black hole and come out hours later having pinned several other links regarding something entirely different than my original interest. Oh, just me? Hm, moving on then. 😉

Today, I thought I’d let you have a peak at what I’ve been pinning these days!

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Sense of Your Weekend | 3/4

It’s March!

Soon, the flowers will start blooming and the birds will sing all day but, for now, we’re covered in snow. I’d totally accepted that winter was over as soon as I saw that first high of 64 on the forecast. I guess I was wrong because I woke up to a gray sky and white ground this morning. Oh, well, spring will be here soon enough!

On to the weekend! I’ve got a few ideas for you if your stuck on how to spend your time off. Here goes!Read More »

YouTube Videos for Monday Blues

5 YouTube Videos to Beat Those Monday Blues

Happy Monday, y’all!

It is a brand new week full of possibilities and tasks ahead. If you’re wondering where the weekend went and need a little boost, I’ve compiled a list of a few YouTube videos for you that have made me smile recently.

Kick those Monday blues in the booty and check out these videos for a laugh! There’s one for every day of the work week, or you can watch them all right now if you need a really big laugh. Enjoy!Read More »

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Make Sense of Your Weekend | 2/19

Welcome to The Graceful Wanderer!

It’s been a quiet week over here on the blog as I’ve been working on a blog revamp. While I loved my previous blog name, All Grace Grows, I felt it was time for something different. I want this blog to be a space where we can be a community of “graceful wanderers.” Check out my “About Me” section for more information on that.

Anyways, we made it to the weekend! We are well on our way to warmer weather (that hopefully sticks around)! If you’re stuck on figuring out what to do this weekend, read on for five ideas that will help you make sense of your weekend!Read More »