Happy Halloween!!

 Wishing you a very happy Halloween! 

From our GROWING family to yours. 

Due : May 2015

Hopes & Plans {Link Up}

Welcome to the "Hopes & Plans" link up! Any hopeful or goal-oriented post is welcome! It can be your life's dreams, aspirations, monthly goals or simply your chore list. Share with us! I hope for this to be a place where we can come to be inspired and motivated by the things other people have in the works. The possibilities are endless! Most things in life begin by first having a hope and then some kind of plan.

We are diving right in! Here is how I did on last week's hopes & plans...

|| Create my shopping list.  Oh girl! It's on!!

|| Wake up earlierYes. I woke up earlier than Mallory. Was I productive? Absolutely not. Oh well, baby steps.

|| Pack for our trip more than ten minutes prior to leaving for the airport. FAIL! I'm typing this just a few short hours before we need to leave for the airport... My suitcase is still in the crawl space and I'm waiting on laundry. I suck.

This Week's Hopes & Plans : (Wisconsin trip edition)

one || Stock up at Victoria's Secret. Alaska is the land of no VS. Insanity I tell you!Victoria's Secret also happens to be one of the stores whose shipping rates to Alaska I just can't deal with. 

two || Have my rings serviced. He went to Jared. No, for serious. He did, and was smart enough to get the lifetime, she would have to try really hard to screw this up warranty. The only catch is, Jared has to lay eyes on my ring every six months. Since, once again Alaska is lacking, I try and do this whenever I visit the lower 48. (Technically, Jared has an agreement with Kay jewelers that Kay will ship my ring to Jared in California for servicing... but, pass.)

three || Eat EVERYTHING. I have a week to hit all of my favorite spots. First stop is coffee from Dunkin Donuts!

four || Enjoy! Spending a week with some dear friends. Not bad. Not bad at all!

Your turn! What are your hopes & plans this week?

Currently 2.0

Today I'm collaborating with Rebecca from the Rebecca Chapman blog! Rebecca has a few "currently" posts on her blog and they are some of my favorites. I think these are a fun, cute and quick way to kind of check in. :) 

With this post, Rebecca provided some photos of what she is "currently" and I provided all the verbiage of what I'm "currently." 


Thinking || I should really be doing laundry and packing for our trip to Milwaukee. It's weird to be traveling to Wisconsin and have to plan for warmer weather! Mallory and I are traveling overnight for the first time since she stopped nursing. Should be interesting...

Listening || To the sound of static on the baby monitor and absolutely nothing else!! Wooo hooo!

Feeling || Content. :) I have a napping baby and a little bit of quite time after a morning full of books and toys. Not a bad day so far.

Hoping || That the weather stays nice enough to hit the playground when Mallory wakes up! It's been a few days and I think she is itching to eat some rocks. 

Wanting || These! My closet is lacking the black riding boot staple. That's borderline unacceptable!

Wondering || How long it will take me to save up for this bag. I mean come on... (If anyone is near Kyle, please begin CRP.)

Needing || To clean my house! I feel like this is always on my list these days. It stays "picked up" for approximately 30 seconds before tornado Mallory comes tearing through. I'm convinced she thinks everything belongs on the floor.

Cooking || We may be having left over shrimp étouffée (I used this recipe as my guide and made adjustments for our family's taste buds.) for the third night in a row... Either that, or I'm really in the mood for some stroganoff. Mmmmmm!

Loving || My new iPhone 6plus. I was initially concerned that it would take me a while to get used to, but I'm already obsessed! It is so much faster plus the battery life and camera are amazing! 

Wearing || Ha! You don't even want to know...

You can find my first "currently" post here and don't forget to stop by and say "hey" to Rebecca

Happy Hump Day!