I’ll have tea with no sugar and a wardrobe intervention, please

The end of another month is here already, and its time to talk about what I’ve been up to this month!  To see other posts like this (or to join in the fun!), check out Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into link-up.

Wearing…the same things over and over. Yawn! I seriously need a spring/summer wardrobe update, since I was exclusively in maternity clothes last spring and summer.  What is even in style these days?  Lace?  Big oversized tops?  I’m so clueless.  And how in the heck do you dress stylishly for summer in a business casual office?  Even Pinterest doesn’t know!  (I think I need a cardigan intervention.) I’ve got a Stitch Fix coming soon and Banana Republic gift card burning a hole in my pocket!  To be continued…

Listening…Shazammed recently: Tree to Grow by The Lone Bellow, All of Me by John Legend, and Down to You by Session Americana.

Watching…season finales of a few shows. Oh my goodness, the Scandal finale was good! It almost seemed like it could be a series finale, which would make me sad.

Reading…mostly kids books (Penguin in Peril and Brimsby’s Hats — whoever recommended these on their blog, you win), but I just started Found by Micha Boyett after winning it in a blog giveaway and we’re reading The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller for my church small group.  I also got The Nesting Place decorating book for myself, which I’m looking forward to diving into.

Fitness-ing…I’ve been running a couple days a week and doing some physical therapy work for my core. I have a separate post coming about this soon, but for now let’s just say that I am in full-on attack mode against the baby belly. Because of that focus, I haven’t been able to do a lot of my normal workout stuff. I miss it! Hopefully I will be back soon.

Thankful for… finally getting a (very positive!) resolution to my husband’s job situation.  We’ve known a change was coming for a while, but we didn’t know what it would be, so it is wonderful to finally just know.

Planning…what we need to set up a second household! I am a minimalist at heart, so I love the idea of having only half our stuff left in our house.  We will have to get some extra beds, though.  =)

Cooking…lots of veggies and rice as I participate in the Spring Reset (a three week elimination diet, but my main concern is getting my sugar consumption under control. So far it’s going really well, but oh my, the cravings are strong!)  Chicken coconut curry, chopped salad with lemon tahini dressing (I could drink this stuff!), and an improvised veggie noodle stir fry with Gado Gado (Thai peanut) sauce have been favorites.

Drinking…tea! We broke the glass carafe to our coffee maker recently, and haven’t replaced it yet. In the meantime, I’ve switched to drinking hot tea in the mornings and I’m really enjoying it. I will never fully give up my beloved coffee, though.

Looking forward to…my husband graduating from his masters program. He won’t actually finish classes until August at the earliest, so we’re still trying to figure out if he will be able to walk in the May graduation ceremony.  He’s been slowly chipping away at his degree for 8 years, so I can barely even remember what it’s like to have a spouse who isn’t working full time and taking 1-2 classes a semester.  (Yes, it is the Bataan Death March of masters degrees — 96 hours!)

What are you looking forward to in May? What’s your favorite part of your spring/summer wardrobe?

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24 thoughts on “I’ll have tea with no sugar and a wardrobe intervention, please

    • Yeah, I guess we’re in the same boat when it comes to clothes and bellies, huh?! I will definitely share. More on the belly thing coming soon.

  1. Sounds like MOM needs to replace the coffee carafe which I broke recently!! I am heading to Wally World & will pick one up.

  2. I’m looking forward to May not being like April. Today is 46 and raining! That’s miserable. I just want to stop wearing my winter stuff already. It’s dowdy. So I’m with you there. I don’t know what’s in but I think maxi dresses and sandals are ALWAYS in.
    And “All of Me” is a wonderful song.
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    • Maxi dresses seem to be the consensus! I admit I am kinda lazy about shaving my legs so I don’t always think about wearing dresses and skirts, but maxi dresses are long… perfect!

    • That would be so fun! I’ll let you know what I find! (Although, do you teach summer school? You’re probably getting excited about living in casual clothes for the summer — lucky!!)

  3. Cardigans are a staple in my wardrobe. I look at them as a blank canvas – to keep it from being boring, I have picked up several fun tops in colors/patterns that I most likely wouldn’t wear without the cardigan to ground them;my scarf collection gets used more often now w/ the cardis & statement necklaces also play nicely with the canvas. And, for travel…cardigans are invaluable. As spring & summer return, my wardrobe faves seem to be the return of easy maxi dresses (topped w/ a cardi) & the general brightening of the colors in play each day as I pull together an outfit.

    Congrats on the new chapter of pastoring & home life for your family! I look forward to reading your adventures as you embark on all of it – it sounds like you have some good plans in place for it.
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    • Your wardrobe sounds really cute, Amy! I definitely need to look for some maxi dresses. I am not normally a dress wearer but I feel like maxi dresses were made for tall people like me! I like wearing bright colors and patterns, too, and I think that’s one of the reasons I’m feeling so bored with my wardrobe right now.

  4. I just got a coupon for Banana Republic, and they are always having sales. Buy a few things to perk up your wardrobe! Business casual for summer – sundress with a cardigan, blouse/shirt with lightweight pants, and a pair of sandals. If you have a few nice cardigans you can throw them over anything and make it work. I make it sound so easy, don’t I. 🙂
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  5. Great post! I’d love to hear about your stitch fix experiences–I’m FINALLY getting my blogging behind in action, and talking about mine in ‘What I’m Into.’ Don’t you love Lone Bellow? Their’s is the last full album I’ve downloaded since I don’t know when. 🙂 I’m also going would love to hear about your sugar elimination diet–I’m struggling with sugar cravings, and am dieting with the sole purpose (in addition to weight loss) of bringing a high blood sugar down. I think I’m going to order and read the new memoir ‘A Year of No Sugar’. It sounds intriguing. And also awful. But probably a good-awful. Your recipes sound great – I’ll definitely have to check them out.
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    • Yes, Lone Bellow is great! My husband just got back from the Q Conference and he’s had them on constant repeat. I will try to do a post about giving up sugar (and wheat, dairy, and processed foods) soon. It’s meant as a “reset” for spring and also to help you identify if you have any food intolerances. I know I couldn’t eat like this forever but I am learning better habits like not stress-eating sweets and finding non-sweet alternatives for that after dinner snack. I haven’t heard of that book but I bet it is fascinating.

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