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Currently // 08.26.2014.

It just occurred to me that I did my first “Currently” post nearly a month ago. Whoa. Cliché as it sounds, time really does fly. This past month has been such a blur.

I know no one probably cares, but these posts are super fun for me, so I think I’m going to start making this Currently post a monthly series. It’s a great way to visualize what I’ve accomplished in the last month, and it’s fun to look back on my fond memories. It reminds me of how many awesome things I have in my life, which really helps me to stay positive when I’m stressing over something trivial. And hopefully y’all will get some enjoyment out of it, too. 🙂

Okay, here we go: my life as of late for the month of August:

:: Photos from my Instagram account.


{Top row, from left to right: Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting that I made for a former coworker’s baby shower. Congrats, Kelley!; some of my favorite Instagram photos printed via Social Print Studio [I’m pleased with how the prints turned out, but I’ll probably dedicate a post to these later]; a successful roomie dinner of homemade orange chicken.}
{Middle row, from left to right: There are many gorgeous hibiscus flowers in my neighborhood; I found this bright pink one on one of my walks; my cousin and good friend Nadia came to STL for a brief visit, and we got a photo at the Handle Bar with an awesome doughnut background!; I made Saveur’s chocolate chunk cookies, which involved a very interesting dough-making method; I’ll share more on this later.}
{Bottom row, from left to right: One of my favorite STL 250 cakes that I’ve found thus far; sometimes I take pictures on my Forest Park jogging adventures; and some delicious iced coffee from a fun local shop + pretty pink nailz.}

:: This fun little update idea from blogger Breanna Rose.

MAKING A spreadsheet to keep track of all the fun potential blog post ideas swirling around in my head!
COOKING I’m becoming obsessed with red quinoa. I’m going to make a vegetarian [or vegan, actually?] quinoa chili next week and I am pumped!
DRINKING Just water. I’m boring, I know. But I gotta stay hydrated.
READING Well, the roommate and I actually went on a walk to the library the other day, and I got a library card. So now I’m starting to read Gone Girl; I heard that it’s a good one. Truth be told, I enjoy some leisurely reading, but I just don’t read books the way I used to.
WANTING I want to purchase this 35mm f/1.8 lens for my DSLR so bad. But alas, I must wait until payday.
LOOKING Err.. barefaced? I’m on a no makeup kick, and I’m not doing it to be cute or for some cause. I’m doing it because it’s so blasted hot that makeup would just melt right off my face. Sooo… yeah.
PLAYING I just created a Sir Sly station on Pandora. What can I say? I love Indie music.
WASTING Well, I waste a lot of time worrying about stuff. I’m working on this.
SEWING Once again, I can’t sew. Although I do need to repair the hem of a pair of black work pants… *sigh*
WISHING That the weather would go back to the nice pleasant temperatures that we’ve had all summer.
ENJOYING My last day before I begin graduate school courses! Eek.
WAITING For payday to get here. Story of a poor post-college grad. Ha.
LIKING Your face.
WONDERING How my jog is going to go this evening. Dat humidity.
LOVING Life. Feels good to say that.
HOPING That all of my baking endeavors go according to plan this week.
MARVELING At what an awesome city I live in. STL has its issues, and it often gets a bad reputation. But there are a lot of things to love about the Lou.
NEEDING Payday. Please. Haha.
SMELLING My hair. It smells gooood.
WEARING Dark blue straight legged dress pants, a blue dressy top with an abstract design [hard to describe], and black sandals.
FOLLOWING My heart. Duh.
NOTICING That I’m a lot more content these days. Again, it’s a good feeling.
KNOWING That everything is going to turn out just fine, and possibly even better than expected.
THINKING My brain is going 100 miles a minute. Yikes.
BOOKMARKING So many recipes! Ahh. Bake ALL the things!
OPENING Too many spreadsheets. I swear, I’m beginning to really dislike spreadsheets.
GIGGLING At my friends. They usually have a way of making me laugh.
FEELING Excited for the future and what’s to come with all of my personal endeavors.
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Thanks for checking in and suffering through my random streams of consciousness! Stay tuned for some more posts coming soon.

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