What I’m Loving These Days

Posted: May 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Finally Having OUR Shower


Almost 3 years ago, while pregnant with Makenzie, Peter and I remodeled our entire upstairs. Part of that remodel included gutting our master bathroom and redoing everything – including the creation of a large, beautifully tiled shower with two shower heads. Then, we proceeded to not order shower glass for said shower for a long time. Long time as in the glass got installed last Friday long time. I have waited almost THREE YEARS to shower in this dang shower and not a shower filled with Makenzie’s bath toys. Needless to say, this goes on the “Things I’m Currently Loving” list.

The Return of So You Think You Can Dance


So You Think You Can Dance could very well be my favorite show on TV. I even like it more than Glee. So happy to have it back. If you haven’t seen it before – tune in tonight!

My Rolling Pin


Although not for the reason you would expect. The rolling pin doesn’t get any glory for helping me create some awesome bread or cookie recipe. No. It gets credit for helping relieve my achy muscles. Don’t laugh when I tell you it works better on my calves and hamstrings than any foam roller every could. Who needs a Tiger Tail when you can buy an $8 rolling pin?

Black Bean Wraps


You know I go through food phases. Right now, I long for black beans mashed up and tossed in a wrap with anything else delicious as my lunch. Every. Day. Black beans with avocado and goat cheese. Black beans with salsa, romaine, and cheddar. Black beans with hummus and tomato. I’m loving it. Peter…not so much. 😉

Checking Things Off


My to-do list after a weekend away had my head in a tail spin the first half of the week. I felt like I went non-stop, yet things never got accomplished. Finally, last night I got all caught up. Checking things off my to-do list feels uh-mazing.

Impending Vacation Excitement

awwwww!!! little Makenzie!!!

Normally when I return from vacation I will feel the slightest disappointment at not having something big and fun to look forward to anymore. Not this time! I just got back from Baltimore and will be heading away for the annual family Daytona trip in just a little over two weeks. I love vacation anticipation! Chatting this week with a few awesome ladies I get to visit just amps the excitement.


Okay…this totally reveals my nerdy number loving side, but I can’t help it! After the financial savvy I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. event Peter and I attended earlier this month, we got a new fire to revamp our spending ways. We finally sat down and hashed out a real budget…with a fancy, schmancy spreadsheet and everything. We’ve both always been good with trying to save money, but never had a set budget. I secretly loved setting one up down to the last cent and am kind of loving the chance to put it to use. I score all the cool points.

  • Any summer TV shows you absolutely LOVE?
  • What’s something slightly nerdy that you find totally awesome?

63 Comments to “What I’m Loving These Days”
  1. Allison says:

    1. That shower is AMAZING!!!!!
    2. Thanks you so much for telling me that SYTYCD is back on!! As soon as i finished reading your post i turned it on, hence why i am commenting now:)
    3. A rolling pin? genius!
    4. Daytona is only an hour from St. Augustine!! You should definitely come by!!!! (its way more fun and kid friendly up here, just sayin…)

  2. Robyn says:

    LOVE the shower! J and I live in Grandpa and Grandma’s old ranch house. I love my house! But, the shower is in an unfinished basement. In the dead of winter we shower w/ frost on the concrete shower walls. We tried to heat the shower area with a space heater. The monthly bill came back 3-4 times higher than normal. We do and budget for a home improvement project every year and installing a shower in the small upstairs bath is on the top of the list. I hope you and the family enjoy the new shower!

  3. Things I’m Loving that YOU’RE Loving:
    1. Your shower! J.E.A.L.O.U.S.
    2. I heart SYTYCD!!! Wish they had the full episodes on Hulu.
    3. Your using a rolling pin for your sore muscles. Way to be resourceful & what a GREAT idea!
    You’re too cute, Tina. 😉

  4. Karolina says:

    Your shower looks fabulous, and I’m quite sure I’d never want to get out in the mornings…

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