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the sunday currently, volume 46.

photo taken friday night at fat tony's - home of the prettiest indoor twinkle lights i've ever seen

I feel like I ran a marathon yesterday. What did I actually do? Well, I shopped. For five hours straight, without a break, in Smithfield. It is tax-free weekend here in North Carolina, & since my birthday present from Justin this year is a shopping spree, we decided this weekend was the one. We picked items up from J.Crew, Polo, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, & Tommy Hilfiger. Since I am planning to - finally - begin posting about my Wardrobe Reconstruction this week,  I'll probably share some of the pieces I chose. Great deals abounded, so Justin walked away with some wardrobe additions as well. It was a great - but very tiring - day. 

C  U  R  R  E  N  T  L  Y  .  .  .  

R E A D I N G Rise and Shine, by Anna Quindlen, & planning to finish it this week.
W R I T I N G in my DIY composition notebook planner. I've created a system, & I'm pretty excited about it. I love life-documentation. In 2014, I'm thinking of starting a Gratitude Journal, utilizing a ready-made planner, thanks to Jen.
L I S T E N I N G to Shark Week play in the background as I type this post. I remember Shark Week '93, & ever since then, Shark Week has kind of been a thing for me. We also had it playing all week last year when I was working in my Dad's office. Good memories.
T H I N K I N G that I love diet cheat day. I can't wait for brunch! We're also going grocery shopping today to stock up on healthy foods & snacks. Changing your eating habits to healthy ones really is rewarding.
S M E L L I N G the vanilla hand lotion I applied last night before bed. It's super rich & smells amazing.
W I S H I N G I would have woken up a little bit earlier this morning. But, I was so tired last night!
H O P I N G Justin will enjoy watching Shark Week with me. 
W E A R I N G some new clothes this week. I'm excited to style all of my new pieces. And share them here on my blog!
L O V I  N G life.
W A N T I N G Justin to wake up. I'm hungry.
N E E D I N G to embark on some organization projects this week.
F E E L I N G excited - my MIL is coming to visit in a couple weeks! I love visitors.
C L I C K I N G nothing today! I plan to enjoy my day with Justin. BUT, if we have some down-time later, I may click over to read some of y'all's TSCs. 

As I type this, Justin has emerged & is now enjoying Shark Week with me. I'm sure we will soon head out for a delicious brunch. Happy Sunday!

photo: fat tony's twinkle lights \ instagram


siddathornton said…
Your DIY planner is adorable. I can't get over it! And I love how often you two go to brunch. My husband sleeps in wayyy too late most Sundays for such fun things.
siddathornton said…
It sounds like you have been having lots of fun! I love the idea of doing a gratitude journal. It's nice to be mindful of the good things in life on a regular basis.... like those twinkle lights, for example! There's something about those kinds of lights that make me so happy. :) Enjoy your day with Justin!
siddathornton said…
Ready to get back into Sunday Currently this week...the last few weeks have been hectic and I have not had internet access at my in-laws
siddathornton said…
i'm so glad you joined back in this week! :)
siddathornton said…
i feel the same way about twinkle lights - they make my day! it's so rewarding to focus on & take joy in very simple things.
siddathornton said…
thank you! i'm excited to continue making my own planners - it makes me happy. we do go to brunch a lot - and we call it brunch, even if we go later in the day. sometimes we like to sleep in too, but i've been trying to be an early riser, & i'm finally getting better at it!

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My name is Lauren. I am 29 years old. Here are a few random factoids about me & my life...
- I'm originally from Louisiana, but I live in North Carolina with my husband, Justin. We aren't from New Orleans. Every time we tell someone we're from Louisiana, this is immediately what they assume. We actually come from a town in northwest Louisiana - Shreveport - which may as well be Texas, it's so close to the state line.
- Due to my love of the written word, I majored in Journalism at Louisiana Tech University. Tech is located in the quaint town of Ruston, Louisiana, and I like to think that attending college in a small town shaped much of who I am today. And as much as I would have liked the overly-romaticized dream of becoming a professional writer to have come to fruition for me, I'm in the midst of a career change, via occupational therapy school.
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the sunday currently, volume 124.

beautiful flowers all around vail
readingFierce, by Aly Raisman. A couple of weeks ago, I finally finished Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty, which I really enjoyed.
writing a lot in my bullet journal, including adding photos and keepsakes. It's been a while since I've done this kind of journaling, and it really is my favorite.
listening to the Office while typing out this blog post. Nothing makes me feel better like this show does.
thinking that I am really glad that Justin and I built in some trip recovery time on the back end of our trek to Colorado. It really does take some time to get re-acclimated to the time zone you've returned to. We've both been feeling so tired since we got back.
smelling coffee and donuts. The breakfast of champions.
wishing for some tortilla soup today. I had some at a place called Hacienda Colorado in Denver. It was so good, and I've been craving it ever since.
hoping for a productive and joyful week ahead.
wearing pajamas, just like I have …

the sunday currently.

When I started blogging on siddathornton back in July of 2011, the beginning of my currently posts wasn't far off. I've long enjoyed compiling lists of what's going on in the moment, but I never thought about making it a link-up or an always-on-Sundays thing until September 16, 2012. As you can read in that post, I was elated, due to the responses I was getting from other bloggers, letting me know that they, too were doing "currently" posts and had decided to dedicate the writing of them to Sundays each week. Thus, The Sunday Currently was born, and I have currently penned over 100 posts, some with over 50 people linking up and sharing what they're up to, too. If you feel so inclined, please join! Let's celebrate the little moments of our lives that we never want to forget.

See all past editions of The Sunday Currentlyhere.