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01 November 2015

Currently November

Can you believe it's already November? I am spending the day decorating for Christmas!!! That's right! Our weekends are pretty busy once November hits, so I like to get it done early. The only downside to decorating this year is that we have to buy a new tree since our old pre-lit one blew out last year. Two of the 4 sections of lights randomly stopped working last year, and when you're talking about a 12 foot tree...well, we strung up new lights on the broken sections and made it work. Having to fork out the money for a new huge tree...YIKES! But I can't wait to see my 3-year old's face when we're done! But for now...on to this month's Currently linkup with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade! You can join the linkup to by clicking on the picture below.

Listening: I'm watching the Hallmark movie Northpole from last year. Remember all the magic snowflakes at Walmart? Yup. This is that movie. It's pretty cute. And it's reminded me that I love the name Clementine.

Loving: I can now decorate for Christmas! My boys cannot wrap their minds around it, but my husband knows how happy it makes me. First up this morning is decorating the kitchen in gingerbread men.

Thinking: I should be prepping for this week. But, come on! Where's the fun in that???

Wanting: Earlier this week my coffee travel mug, which is usually airtight, somehow opened in my bag. (Yeah, yeah...I put it in my bag. With my Macbook. And an iPad. And my Teacher Anchor.) The bag turned on it's side in the floorboard of my car, and by the time I realized it, it had spilled all over the side of my bag that had my Teacher Anchor in it. I cried. I was sooooooo sad. My husband was thankful that it didn't get on my laptop or iPad. I mean, don't get me wrong, I was, too. But...everything in that Teacher Anchor was handwritten. Total bummer.

Needing: The Teacher Anchor tragedy leads me needing to find the Erin Condren Teacher Planner I bought this summer. I had decided to save it for next year, but now...sigh. It could be worse, I suppose.

Yummy: I love mac and cheese. But I especially love this mac and cheese. It's a recipe from Trisha Yearwood on Food Network. You can check the recipe out HERE. It's definitely a winner for a cold day.

Well, that's how my month is starting. I hope you have a great one!


  1. I LOVE the Holiday Movies on the Hallmark Channel!! Last year my friend would come over and we would have wine and movie night on Friday from the beginning of November to Christmas. It was so much fun!
    Your mac and cheese looks AMAZING!! I will have to make that sometime this fall!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    It’s Kinder Time

  2. That is devastating about your teacher anchor!! But you are so lucky that you had an Erin Condren planner already ready to go! I think this has happened to me before and now I never put my coffee tumblers in my bag... I always just hold it in my hand!

    A Pinch of Kinder

  3. I love that you go all out when decorating for Christmas! How fun!! I love decorating for Christmas too- even when the cold, snow Christmas I'm used to is swapped for a hot, steamy Christmas in Tanzania!! Sorry about your teacher anchor- what a bummer!! Have an awesome month!!

    The Gypsy Teacher

  4. I was just wondering to myself this morning when it would be time to put up the Christmas decorations! Now I know it's not too early! I love al the coziness of the holidays and the warmth it brings your soul!
    Curriculum and Coffee