Currently… (July 2017)

///Currently… (July 2017)

Currently… (July 2017)

Hello! Hello!

How in the world is it July already and how did we already have the 4th of July?  Summer needs to slow down because I feel like I’m going to blink and it will be September again.

I was going to share a regular ole’ holiday weekend recap today, but this weekend really wasn’t that interesting for me.  I spent a lot of time catching up on stuff at home, hanging out with the dogs and dealing with some adulting stuff I’d been putting off.

Highlights did include getting a fancy cheese plate at my favorite local creamery… (the meat was for the Hubs)

.. hanging out with their goats…

and taking the Hubs to Sierra Nevada for this birthday.

I’ll throw in some other weekend tidbits and other life news in this month’s Currently…

Currently I’m…


Switzerland was incredible, but I left feeling like I didn’t really learn a ton about the history of the country or the stories surrounding it.  Because of that, I decided to find some interesting books on Swiss history.  First up is Extreme Eiger.

Eiger is one of the mountains we were constantly staring at while staying in Murren.

Why Murren is one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland / Running in a Skirt

There are three peaks in the area that are captivating.  Extreme Eiger is the story of how two groups of famous mountain climbers tried to pursue the direct route to climb the mountain in the 60’s.  So far it’s been fascinating.




The Hubs and I flew through the new season of House of Cards.  As much as it pains me to say it, I didn’t like it as much as the other seasons.  Something just felt off and forced.  I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t watched it yet, so I’ll leave it there.

We also watched The Shack Monday night.  If you are a Christian who’s been struggling with anything lately you must watch this movie.  Or if you are looking for something uplifting in your life, this is it.  It’s incredibly powerful and really reached my heart.

Has anyone read the book?  Is it worth my time to read it too?


The latest PopSugar Must Have Box came late last week and it was a Hawaii/ beach theme.  You know this aloha loving girl was on cloud 9!

I’ve been living in my new hat since I got it.

PopSugar sent me this box as part of an ongoing partnership.  I always look forward to getting these boxes because they feel like Christmas when they arrive.  If you’d like your own, get more information HERE and use the code SHOP5 to get $5 off your first box.


All things grilled!  The Hubs and I have been on a smoking/grilling kick since we got back.  This was one of our weekend meals… smoked grouper, roasted mixed potatoes and green beans from my garden.


Rose all day!

Not really… I don’t drink that much… but I did LOVE this bottle that I shared at Looking Glass Creamery.  It’s a sparkling rose.


So I’m not sure if this is exactly an indulgence or me just wising up, but I’ve been dabbling in higher fat content yogurt.  After tasting the amazing yogurt in Switzerland I was dying to find something like it back in the US.  I’ve been trying higher fat content or full fat yogurt and several have been similar, although not quite as decadent.

I’ve also seen some research that suggests that full fat yogurt can increase your immune system and metabolism more than fat free… so perhaps I’m actually just being smart.

Things to do in Lucerne Switzerland / Running in a Skirt


Sweet Rhett is doing as well as can be expected considering what he went through last month.  Thank you so everyone who added us to your prayers.  He’s still holding on but it feels like it can’t last forever.  We’d love to stay on that prayer list if you can.

Love you all!

Thank you so much for reading today and for your kind comments. 

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday & Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

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By | 2017-08-30T12:43:43-04:00 July 6th, 2017|Currently..., Fun|14 Comments


  1. Edye July 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Prayers for sweet little Rhett! I loved “The Shack” as well. My family and I were so touched by the story and message of it.

  2. Joan July 7, 2017 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I didn’t like the book, The Shack, as much as the movie. Which is unusual, the book is most often the best. I thought the movie was great also. Good luck with all that is going on in your life right now.

  3. Susie @ Suzlyfe July 7, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

    I’ve been hoping for good news for the Rhettster. I would love to go tile shopping, lol

  4. Mary Beth Jackson July 7, 2017 at 6:47 am - Reply

    I am loving everything on the grill myself and some fun rose wines this summer! The bathroom sounds like a big project, have some fun with it! Prayers for Rhett!

  5. Emily July 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    So thankful for God’s mercy on little Rhett. I’m thankful that you’ve been able to love on that little creature for so many years. Also, I love that you wanted to dig more into the history of Switzerland. We watched a movie on it once. It was incredible seeing people attempt to hike it. O_O

  6. [email protected] July 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I have read the book, “The Shack” and it was intense reading and yet comforting as well. I haven’t seen the movie so can’t offer a comparison of the two.

  7. Luci Buckner July 6, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Good luck!!!

  8. Rachael L Miner July 6, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Home renovations of any kind can be stressful, but it can be a lot of fun too! I’ve been through a number of renovations and it really helps to go look at showrooms or even online at potential designs. Home Depot and Lowe’s sometimes have setups that you can look at which can help you decide. Try not to stress about it too much though, enjoy the process, however messy it might be, and look forward to the end result! All of your Switzerland pictures are STUNNING! You’re making me want to hop on a plane and go there now!

  9. Colan Mowrer July 6, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Prayers for Rhett. And Happy Birthday to your hubs.

  10. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 6, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I am so with you on House of Cards this season – it totally feels forced and I still have like 2 episodes left. I want that aloha hat and some rose. šŸ™‚ Definitely keeping sweet Rhett in my prayers. (((hugs to him)))

  11. Andrea on Vacation July 6, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

    That cheese plate and those Switzerland pictures!!! I agree about the yogurt thing- yogurst from Greece, Iceland, Switzerland is always much creamier and better. Traveling opened up my eyes about a lot things but how good yogurt should be is definitely one of them.

  12. Patricia @Sweet and Strong July 6, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Aw thinking about Rhett! And OMG that grouper, it’s one of my favorite fishes, how do you make it? Looks so good!

  13. Dan Steadman July 6, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Good luck with the bathroom

    drinking….Highland has a Daycation IPA that is perfect for summer…light, easy to drink, a perfect summertime beer…

  14. Blane Sherer July 6, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Praying for Rhett.

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