Lately: Moving, Vacations, Baking & Entertainment

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Oh man, oh man. It’s time for another “Lately” post. If you’re new around here, my “Lately” posts are when I just give you guys a quick update on my life. What’s going on, where I’m going, what I’m doing, etc. {You can find other Lately posts here}. 

Grab an iced coffee and keep reading. 

1. Moving?!

For the past few months, we’ve been working out details with our apartment complex to move into a newly renovated unit. It hasn’t been the easiest process, but I’m excited because yesterday I received an email from our management saying that the larger units are on sale this week. Well, of course I had to text Bryan right away and tell him! We were able to get a tour last night and everything seems to be great. We haven’t signed the lease just yet, but it seems VERY promising. Once it’s all set in stone, I’ll be sure to share with you more details. Maybe I’ll do an empty apartment tour before we move in our furniture. Would that be something you’d be interested in seeing? Let me know in the comments!

Rehoboth Beach vacation

2. Vacationing in Rehoboth Beach

In mid-July, our friends are getting married in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I’m so excited, because Bryan and I are making a mini-vacation of it. If you’ve never been to Rehoboth, you need to go! Think quaint little beach town with little shops and restaurants. It’s not NEARLY as crazy as Wildwood or Ocean City.

But with the wedding coming up, WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?! A few weeks ago, I did a full On My Radar post highlighting the dresses that I had my eye on. You’d think I would have been shopping by now. Right? Nope. Ugh, I hate being late to the game on this, but I haven’t even begun to try on dresses. Every weekend has been so busy, but I need to make this a priority! I don’t want to wait until the week of to finally get around to shopping. Unfortunately, some of the dresses in that post are no longer available, so I’m back to square one in a sense. UGH. Wish me luck, because I’ll be online shopping this weekend. 

3. Baking Up a Storm

I’ve been literally baking so often lately. Last weekend, I made lemon cookies for my father-in-law, and they turned out so great that I offered to make them again tonight for Bryan’s work party. ANDDD, I’m also making another batch on Saturday for my dad as a late Father’s Day present. I followed my all time favorite cookie recipe from Martha Stewart. OMG you guys. SO YUMMY. If you decide to make them, don’t go light on the lemon zest or lemon juice. The more the better! 

best tv shows and books

4. Watching LOTS of TV & Reading LOTS of Books

After work, I’ve been so tired. The only thing I feel like doing is watching TV and reading. Right now, we’re watching Orange is the New Black {no spoilers!}, MasterChef and The Bachelorette. Side note, who is your favorite on The Bachelorette? I’m personally a big fan of Derek, but I don’t necessarily think him and Jojo have a connection. She’s definitely into Luke and Jordan. Big Brother comes back on soon, and that show is awesome! Please tell me that we’re not the only family who watches Big Brother.  

In terms of books, I feel like I’ve been flying through them lately. Bryan bought me a Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday last year, and I finally feel like I’m getting use out of it. I went months without using it, because I somehow ended up getting a lot of paper books. But now, I’m ABSOLUTELY obsessed with the Kindle. I bring it with me everywhere. I just finished When I’m Gone {HIGHLY recommend!!} and am currently reading The Good Girl and When Breath Becomes Air

Ok so that’s what been going on with me lately.

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  1. Bridgett
    June 23, 2016 / 10:52 am

    I need to find a dress for the wedding too!!
    Also watching OITNB and the bachelorette. I really like James but I don’t think he’s one of her top.l favorites. I also like Luke.

    • June 25, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Let’s go shopping together!! And yeah, I don’t think she likes James very much. More of like a friend I think.

  2. Katrina
    June 23, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Big Brother family of two over here! Didn’t get to finish last night’s episode but looking forward to this season!

    • June 25, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Me too! I didn’t watch the second episode from this week yet. It’s on my DVR!

  3. June 24, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I love Rehobeth Beach! It’s so nice and relaxing out there, and I love hitting up the outlets too with no sales tax. I’m trying to take a mini vacation at some point this summer as well, or at least make a day trip out of it. I’m also watching OITNB but I’m trying to shop myself from binge watching it all so quickly!!

    • June 25, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      🙂 Can’t wait to see how OITNB ends!

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