currently | august



// cooking… i recently made this honey balsamic chicken, and it was delicious! definitely a good choice if you’re craving chinese food but don’t want all of the calories. (it doesn’t taste EXACLY like chinese, but it is a nice substitute).

// reading… still on harry potter book #5. i made a nice dent while on the road trip, but I’ve just been busy since to finish. (i did however finish this book in a day, very cute).

// looking forward to… the renew retreat. seriously – 12 girls in a cabin for a weekend talking about Jesus, baking delicious sweets, (maybe some hiking!), and craft time. SOLD. (plus being able to meet some of my blogging besties in real life = SO MUCH AWESOME!)

// wishing… i knew where this duvet came from. seriously i love it!

// wearing… this dress, a lot!

// dreaming of… fall. nights on the back patio, hot tea in hand, over head lights twinkling, bon fires (if it is chilly enough), and hearty dinners. come on fall!

// loving… the band the lone bellow, seriously – i am just obsessed with them right now. (the song “you never need nobody” is just…ugh…brilliant – so is “green eyes and a heart of gold” – ok all of their songs are just incredible!)

// trying to continue… to stay on track with my diet & exercise. i’m down 50lbs and i have another 20 to go. i would love to be at goal weight by my 26th birthday! (like three months)

// thinking of… bitterness – more importantly rooted bitterness. it is an ugly, ugly thing but something that has to be addressed in order to heal.

joining up with jenna + anne for their third currently link up.

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  • That Renew retreat just sounds absolutely amazing! What a cool thing to be part of! And you'll be in my state! Granted, you'll be 6.5 hours away on the other side of my state, but still! 😉

    Also, I know I've said it before, but I love that dress on you. 🙂

  • Renew Retreat = JEALOUS!!! If it was within driving distance, I would have signed up the second I heard about that one! 🙂

    I really like that duvet too. Have you been keeping your eyes open at Target? Who knows where that one came from, but I could see Target carrying something like that.

    I'm getting in the mood for fall THINGS too. 🙂 I'm still hanging onto summer itself though!

    Bitterness….Man, is it ugly and destructive and SO EASY to hang on to. Romans 12:1-2 and 8:28-29 are verses I go back to over and over again. 🙂

  • A) you're gorgeous.
    B) I CANNOT WAIT for the retreat.
    C) Harry Potter books will take over your life in the greatest way possible.
    D) thank you for the new music! I've been needing some!

  • I'm stopping by from the link up and I'm SO appreciative of that recipe you shared. I'm making my grocery list for the week and was looking for something a little more exciting than our usual chicken dishes- so thanks! 🙂

  • What a pretty photo! I love balsamic – definitely need to give that recipe a try. Also: love the dress, I wonder if the duvet is from West Elm (love it too), and way to go on your 50 pounds! Thanks for linking up 🙂

  • OHMYGOOOOSH. I love The Lone Bellows! SO SO good.

  • sooooooo excited to meet you! eek!
    i'm also really excited to try that chicken recipe–it looks delish!

  • You are stunning, my dear! Can't wait to meet ya! 🙂

  • ahh!! i love that photo of you!! 🙂

    our church is having a women's retreat next week and sadly i'm going to be missing it.

  • I think Renew would have been really cool if I were going to be on that side of the world! 🙂 And you look absolutely gorgeous in that photo!