What’s New With You: The Currently Edition

What’s New With You: The Currently Edition

listening // to my record player. Ivan gave it to me for my birthday and I’ve been digging it. Things really do sound better on vinyl. I’ve found some real gems in the world of used records. My favorites are a copy of Tapestry by Carole King and an awesome album of the Supremes Live at the Copa.


eating // I’ve been all about the popcorn lately. I’ve been popping it on the stove and creating my own seasoning mixes. I also found this honey butter recipe, which is amazing.  Although I can’t dump butter on it every time. Kind of defeats the “healthy” snack concept.

loving // my pretty new camera. Kerri from Cheshire Kat posted about her new camera in this link up last month and I asked her about it. I had been looking for a new camera and her Samsung NX3000 looked perfect. I bought it and let me tell you, it is. Isn’t it beautiful? I love the retro look of it. Plus, it’s super compact, which means I actually carry it around. I didn’t want to buy a big bulky camera, but I wanted the power of one. This one is the best of both worlds.


watching // Reruns of Criminal Minds on netflix. No judging please.

reading // Everything. But right this second… Riders by Veronica Rossi & Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

wondering // If we should buy a place in DC or rent. We’re moving to DC in August and we’re trying to figure out if we should by a condo or rent. I come from a family of real estate agents who are all on team “buy”.  I think it’s the sensible thing to do… but it’s still nerve racking. We’re looking at paying about $2,000/month in rent.. which adds up to $72,000 for the next three years. We might end up being there for even longer… and the idea of throwing away over $72,000 kills me.

looking // for condos all over realtor.com. see above ;)

enjoying // playing the new canasta app I downloaded, because I’m secretly an old lady.

feeling // excited. I love May. I leave for our Mothers Day weekend tomorrow, my birthday is on Saturday, Ivan’s is on Tuesday, Ivan’s parents fly in early next friday, Ivan’s graduation is also next Friday AND my sister’s graduation is next Sunday.

trying // to declutter as much as possible. I’ve got so much stuff. I want to take as little as possible to Washington and I don’t want to be super stressed out right before we move. So I’ve been trying to get rid of stuff slowly.

training //  For my first 5k of the season. I hurt my foot some how and haven’t been running for the last week or so. Plus I slacked big time over the winter. The foot thing is actually kind of funny. When I was younger I broke my foot without knowing it; it really didn’t hurt that badly. So when I started experiencing pain in the same-ish spot as before (outside edge of my left foot), I went to Urgent Care. It wasn’t consistent pain, but it would come and go throughout the day and could get pretty bad. It would hurt to walk. The doc thought I was nuts for coming in. He played along though and took x-rays. No broken bones and now I’m on the mend. It was very weird. I still don’t know what the deal was.

working // On my etsy shop. I hit the 100 sales mark earlier this week and it really inspired me. I’ve been slacking on etsy; I haven’t created any new listings/items in a while and I just know I can do better. I want to get 50 sales this year. So far I’m at 16. I’ve just got to find some inspiration for new content!


Today I am linking up with Gretchen & Kristen for What’s New With You.

  • oh no to your foot! hope it is all better now. and um, honey butter? yum! we were making popcorn all the time at home as well, but i was just dumping a ton of butter on it and had to stop because like you said.. defeats the purpose! oh man, $72k is a lot of money.. i guess there are pros and cons to both. thanks for linking up with us!

    • yeah, my foot seems to be better. I went for a 2 1/2 mile run this morning and all seems well. And you should totally try the honey butter. Just melt the butter and mix in the honey. soooo good. And yes… I know. $72,000. Horrifying. We’re trying to figure out just how small of a place we can somewhat comfortably fit in. DC is crazy expensive.

  • That seems crazy for rent! Just found your blog and glad to following along!

    • yeah. I’m in sticker shot about the rent. We could be in a mansion for $2,000/month here lol

  • eeks! hope your foot gets better. i remember when i first started running again, my foot would get this weird cramping and it also felt like the top of my foot was bruised and it hurt while i ran :( took a while for things to get better but it was annoying!

    • I had a problem like you’re describing when I FIRST started running. Turns out it was the way my shoes were laced up. Go figure. there are like 8,000 different ways to lace up running shoes to alleviate pressure in certain areas.

  • Do share more about your camera. I love the photos the big fancy ones take but I don’t like the bulk or cost or needing all those lenses, etc. And I love the retro look of it too.

    • it’s a mirrorless camera and it actually has detachable lenses, but the frame is very small. its… 4.6 x 1.5 x 2.6 inches. so it fits in my purse, even with the lens on it. It has auto mode, lots of different scenes and a manual mode if you’re feeling fancy. The lens that came with it is actually pretty great too. It works for pretty much whatever you’d want. I might get one that has better zoom… but its not necessary.

  • I love popcorn! Traditionally I’ve always gone for salted but I think I’m going to look into some more interesting recipes. I’m also trying to declutter ahead of a potential move in 8 months or so… Slowly does it!

    Also, when we moved to our current area we decided to rent to begin with to see what it was like. Then the market went nuts, then we decided we’re probably moving soonish anyway. Long story short, we’ll have been in our rented house for just under 3 years by the time we move and I hate to think how much we’ve spent on rent. If you can afford to buy, I think that makes sense…

    • Yeah… It’s just scary! It will be our first time purchasing, but I think it will be worth it.

  • I used to always buy microwave popcorn, but for the past few years my husband and I have been making it on the stove. I’ve grown to prefer that method, but we haven’t tried anything too fun or crazy with the toppings (just a little garlic salt and melted butter, usually). I’ll have to try something new one of these days!

    I hope your foot feels better soon! Getting hurt (or sick, for that matter) and then missing out on your regular activities really sucks.

    • thanks Kristen! I highly suggest mixing up the popcorn toppings. I like to add a spicy mix (cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt & pepper) and then a greek seasoning (that one is premixed from World Market). Both are super tasty :)

  • I am also loving the vintage look of the camera! Just popping over to Goodreads to add you back now :)

  • I don’t buy a lot on etsy, but when I do, I enjoy supporting blogger friends. Speaking of friends, I added you on goodreads…because when you say that you’re reading “Everything”, well, you’re my kind of girl.

  • Good luck on your condo search! It pains me to think about how much money I’ve wasted by renting for years before deciding to buy, but I can’t do anything about that now. And good luck in your upcoming 5k!

    • Thanks Heather! We still have to talk to a Lender about it, but I think that’s what we’ll probably do.