CURRENTLY // APRIL 2020

Reading // You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine, Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Planning // #whole30athome meals, incorporating running into weekly workout routine, an update to my gallery wall with original watercolor art from @dawningrace and art print from Worthwhile Paper

Watching // YouTube videos on the tv via Chromecast, 2020 NFL draft (video conferencing edition), Leslie Jordan’s Instagram videos (basically diary entries and quarantine commentary, personal fav from March here)

Cooking // simple, Whole30 meals → egg casseroles, mashed red potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes and carrots, chicken sausage, seasoned ground beef, turkey, and chicken, chili, soup, meals from The Defined Dish cookbook and Healthy Little Peach blog

Eating // frozen fruit like mango, strawberries, pineapple, and peach, Ferris cherries, berries and nuts mix, take out from Durty Bird for our 6 year fake-aversay, whole30 approved Chipotle chicken bowl

Drinking // Jamocha shakes from Arby’s (pre-whole30), Hi-Biscus! La Croix, Biggby black coffee, unsweeted vanilla almond milk

Pinning // whole30 meal ideas, Half Baked Harvest recipes (hello post-whole30), “must read” book recommendation lists, geometric art prints, gallery wall inspo

Crafting // coloring free color pages (@haveanicedayy_ with Pottery Barn here, National Park pages from @thelandmarkproject here, @morganharpernichols with Garden24 here, Happy Planner here), #100daysofcreativeclusters, weekly planner spreads

Going // to and from work, neighborhood walks, Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve, Oak Openings, Biggby’s drive-thru, Kroger

Loving // reading on my NOOK eReader, $7 tulips from Kroger, Paige Poppe’s new spring collection, almond and honey tree hut sugar scrub, Zoom coffee dates with #girlgang, snapchat video calls with James and Rikki, book suggestions from Reese’s Book Club

Dreaming // traveling in the Midwest (Cincinnati OH, Milwaukee WI, Madison WI, Grand Rapids MI, Traverse City MI, Indianapolis IN), strolling the aisles of Target, girls trip to Waco, Texas this fall (plz don’t get cancelled, kthnx)

Feeling // more worried and concerned as the risk and likelihood for my buildings having a positive COVID-19 case increases day by day (rumor is there’s a SNF in Lucas county that is 75% infected and that’s not including staff), also feeling so grateful that for the entire month of April, both my buildings have had 0 patient cases

Listening // less podcasts (spending more intentional time on the phone with my mom during daily commute), this Amy Tangerine podcast episode with Kate Northup (inspired to read her book, Do Less: The Unexpected Strategy for Women to Get More of What They Want in Work and Life), Lauv’s single Modern Loneliness (on repeat), artists like Maggie Rogers, The Fray, Alec Benjamin, Michael Bublé, Spotify Playlists: Today’s Top Hits, All Out 00s

Celebrating // 6 year fake-aversary with Kyle, Milo the therapy cat’s life (he was estimated to be 14 years old and spent 7 years bringing joy to the residents at the facility), LOL not having COVID-19

Learning // stupid life hacks and catchy popular music on Tik Tok, the stock market is VOLATILE but, as Kyle reminds me, “it’s not about timing the market, but time in the market”, as a kid you think your parents have it all together so it’s kinda disheartening when you realize they don’t

Supporting // Steffi Lynn of @haveanicedayy_ (purchased a mystery bag which included a pin, 2 stickers, and a t-shirt for $25) Home Slice pizza for date night pre-whole30, @dawningrace original watercolor (snagged off IG for $38.50), California BFF with a LUSH care package because she’s a badass acute care PT on the front lines helping (proof here)

Monthly Mood Board // a new addition to the monthly round up, a collection of images I’ve saved on instagram, very excited about this

Until tomorrow, Meryn


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