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Currently: August 2017

Currently: August 2017

So long, August… you beautiful thing, you.

I had a blast in August.  Loved it.  Can’t wait to see what comes in September as the temps cool off a little.

CURRENT BOOK

I don’t think I read a darn thing last month.  Nope, just headlines, social media posts, and the mail…

In the month ahead, I’ve got my eyes on Liane Moriarty’s What Alice Forgot.  I tried to read this one a few months back and didn’t.

After reading Big Little Lies and loving it, I think it’s worth a second try.

CURRENT ECLIPSE VIEWING EXPERIENCE

Oh, the Eclipse.  I was planning on taking a quick lunch break, peeking at this celestial moment, and then going right back to my desk.  But then… I found an event that I thought would be the perfect way to enjoy the eclipe:  Yoga Under the Eclipse at Urban Sanctuary.

Not only did I have an opportunity to complete moon salutations under the eclipse with an amazing group of yogis, but I also met this incredible space.

The class was a series of grounding poses that took place outdoors, with plenty of breaks so we could peek at what was happening in the sky.  Denver was about 92% eclipsed… and I loved every minute of it.

CURRENT SONG

We’re all listening to Taylor Swift’s new song Look What You Made Me Do, right?  It’s a little angsty for where I’m at right now… but it’s catchy for sure!

Of note, this month is about Taylor… but next month is 150% dedicated to my girl Kelly Clarkson who has a new album coming out!!!

CURRENT WINE LOVE

You know, I love some rosé.  I found a site that does rosé home delivery…. of some of my favorite labels, including the appropriately named Summer Water!

Have you heard of Winc? Use this link to save $20 on your first order!  Easy peazy.  My wine rack is full for a while as I hold onto summer for dear life!

CURRENT DONUT SITUATION

Have you guys ever heard of Doughbar Doughnuts?  After seeing many of you post on Instagram that you were eating healthy donuts, I had to see what this was all about.  And, you guys… I was pleasantly surprised!  And, the donut (plain) has 150 calories and 11g of protein!

I ordered a variety four-pack so that I could try a few flavors, and they were so so good, the Reese’s flavor being my ultimate favorite!  And, who doesn’t enjoy decorating and eating donuts??? So fun!

Tip:  Follow the instructions in the box.  Heat up the donut and the frosting for the best flavor and experience.  I’ll be trying these again!

CURRENT RECIPE ON REPEAT

I shared this new recipe on Saturday, and I’ve made it twice all ready.  I cannot get enough of this beet salad, y’all.  If you’re a fan of beets, you’ve got to try it!

CURRENT DENVER RESTAURANT LOVE

Every once in a while, I have a chance to be hosted by a local restaurant to sample their menu.  This Friday night, Marisa from Uproot Kitchen and I were completely spoiled by Max’s Wine Dive – Denver.  With locations across Texas and in Denver, if you’re within proximity of a location, I’d highly recommend you stop by.

From pulled pork stuffed chile peppers to cracklin chicken to bananas foster bread pudding, it was an amazing night of food with special wine pairings for each.  Thanks, Max’s, for a beautiful evening!

CURRENT BLEISURE EVENT

Have you heard of this word?  Bleisure?  It’s when you combine business and leisure, specifically as it relates to travel.  Earlier in the month I had to make a quick trip to Baltimore to visit a colleague for a planning session, and it just so happens that the lovely Ashley from Balancing Today was still on maternity leave and available for lunch!  So so great to see her and to meet Baby Kinnick!

CURRENT OFFICE UPDATE

I’ve always thought my home office to be “done” from a home improvement perspective.  When my floor lamp started flickering last week, I knew an update was in order.  I went to Target – Nothing.  I went to Homegoods as well.  Here I found a potential lamp, but a tiny voice in my head told me to head to Scandanavian Designs.

With the store closing in ten minutes, I found this gem.  I really like it.  Adds some height to the room, which I like.  It’s a little bright, but smaller watt lightbulbs can fix that.  Ultimately, it’s nice to be able to see in the office in the evenings again.

CURRENT COOKING EXPERIMENT

You guys, I’m a little obsessed with pickling.  I’ve pickled onions, beets, and now I’ve pickled something a little weird.  Weird in a delicious kind of way.  Stay tuned, because these bad boys are coming to the blog soon…

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Currently: July 2017

Currently: June 2017

Currently: May 2017

Currently: April 2017

Currently: February 2017

Currently:  January 2017

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Currently: August 2017 originally appeared on No Thanks to Cake on 08/30/2017.

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So long, August… you beautiful thing, you. I had a blast in August.  Loved it.  Can’t wait to see what comes in September as the temps cool off a little. CURRENT BOOK I don’t think I read a darn thing last month.  Nope, just headlines, social media posts, and the mail… In the month ahead,…

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How I Created a Consistent Yoga Practice in 3 Steps

How I Created a Consistent Yoga Practice in 3 Steps

Almost three years ago to the day, I started developing an at home yoga practice. I wanted consistency. I had done yoga before, mainly in my aspirations to get a six pack (still working on that […]

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Almost three years ago to the day, I started developing an at home yoga practice. I wanted consistency. I had done yoga before, mainly in my aspirations to get a six pack (still working on that […]

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Currently: June 2017

Currently: June 2017

Since we’re friends, I’m sure you won’t mind if I sneak a little June Currently post in…  on the 10th of July.  Whoops!

After closing out a KILLER quarter of sales, I now have time to share all that was happening along the way.  June was quite the month, for many reasons.  Here’s a few….

CURRENT BOOK

As predicted last month, I read the new Elin Hildebrand book that came out in June.  And, as is customary, I DEVOURED it.  Highly recommend this book… and anything by Elin, really.

CURRENT BOOK (IN PROGRESS, BUT NOT FINISHED)

I also started reading the 5-Second Rule this month after being wildly motivated by my dear friend Ruth.  The premise of the book is to stop procrastinating.  To start doing whatever you’re not doing 5 seconds after you think about it.  And, you guys… it works.

CURRENT INSTAGRAM SENSATION

Since I mentioned my friend Ruth, I’ve got to tell you about this AMAZING challenge she’s started documenting on Instagram.  She’s conducting a 92-day fear conquering challenges, by doing something that SCARES her every day this entire summer!  Follow her @92DayWarrior instagram account here.

CURRENT FLOWER OBSESSION

You guys, I’ve still found peonies over the past few weeks.  And, usually, they leave stores so quickly.  I’m obsessed and will keep buying them as long as I can find them!!

CURRENT OUTDOOR YOGA

I did outdoor yoga TWICE in June!  When I was in Temecula with Crystal, we went to a beautiful class with proceeds going to City of Hope in San Diego.

And, I caught a second class here in Denver with the lovely Marisa from Uproot Kitchen celebrating the Summer Solstice!

CURRENT HOME IMPROVEMENT EXCITEMENT

I’m in the middle of a MASSIVE home improvement project right now.  Painting every room in my house, and I’m loving the initial results (even if the pace is killing me softly.)  I’ll be posting soon the full story of the renovation.

CURRENT SPA DISCOVERY

My June travels took me to Temecula, California to visit with my dear friend Crystal.  While I’ve been there many times and we’ve visited the wineries a lot, we’ve never visited the South Coast Winery until this month’s trip.  You guys, the Grapeseed Spa at the winery is absolutely incredible.  If you’re ever in the area, you’ve got to check it out.

They offer you a glass of wine after your massage and lead you to a beautiful patio where you can lounge and soak in the property.  Completely massage drunk after my treatment, I sat out there for quite some time before rejoining my friends.  Of note, if you get a massage, see if Annabelle is available.  Quite possibly in my top two massages of all time!

CURRENT FASHION FIND

Do you guys ever shop on Modcloth?  Ever since I went to a Denver popup shop, I check them out every few months.  Found this ca-yute top last month and rocked it for a blogger event in Denver.   And, it’s on sale right now!  Click here for all the details.

CURRENT RESTAURANT OBSESSION

For the first time in forever, I went to a blogger event in Denver in June.  Invited by the lovely @MileHighandHungry, we checked out The Pig and the Sprout along with a large group of Denver foodies. The food was literally to die for. Their menu is built for the serious carnivore or the serious vegetarian.  Phenomenal bbq on one plate, and then the most amazing roasted cauliflower salad on another.  Seriously, check this place out, Denver peeps.

CURRENT RECIPE I CAN’T STOP MAKING

I’ve made my watermelon gazpacho recipe three times this summer, and I don’t show any signs of stopping.  It’s THAT good.  Recipe details here.

CURRENT CORRESPONDENCE

I got a 40.5 birthday card in the mail from my oldest and dearest friend… And when she says 5, she meant 5 months.  Because today is actually my half birthday! 🙂  Still, so sweet and thoughtful!

CURRENT SUNSET

As I mentioned last month, I’m spending a LOT more time on the patio these days after its makeover.  Nearly every night (assuming I’m home), I like to check out the sunset…  sharing a peek with y’all below.

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View my previous “Currently” posts here:

Currently: May 2017

Currently: April 2017

Currently: February 2017

Currently:  January 2017

Currently:  December 2016

Currently:  November 2016

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Currently: June 2017 originally appeared on No Thanks to Cake on 07/10/2017.

The post Currently: June 2017 appeared first on No Thanks to Cake.

Since we’re friends, I’m sure you won’t mind if I sneak a little June Currently post in…  on the 10th of July.  Whoops! After closing out a KILLER quarter of sales, I now have time to share all that was happening along the way.  June was quite the month, for many reasons.  Here’s a few…….

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