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currently: december 2015

This  edition of currently is largely (but not completely!) brought to you by Christmas. I’m baking–a rarity–and nights are filled with wrapping presents and watching the few Christmas movies I own, and the decent ones on Netflix. (Hello, Love Actually for the billionth time.) And because I am the way I am, I’m already getting sad about Christmas being over. On December 16th. I’m really good at being really bad at goodbyes.

cooking…

salmon-burger-with-sriracha-mayo

The cooking portion of my currently posts might seem like a paid sponsorship by Skinnytaste, but they are totally not–I’m just obsessed with her recipes. I’ve been cooking Skinnytaste recipes almost exclusively for about a year, and still find new ones to get excited about. This week I made the caramelized onion, red pepper, and zucchini frittata and served it up with a big ole caesar salad. Sew gewd. I also made the salmon burgers topped with her bangin’ good sauce and loved them. Great flavor and they didn’t fall apart like fish burgers can sometimes. Love you forever in a totally non-creepy way, Skinnytaste.

baking…

Rich Roll Cinnamon Butter Cookies

My mom’s cinnamon rich roll cookies. These were a Christmas staple growing up (and Easter…and Halloween…and any occasion that required cookies.) They are SO yummy, and a box full of them makes for a very happy Christmas gift. They are also the *perfect* pair with your morning coffee…which is why I have to box them all up and ship them away ASAP. Holla if you want the recipe. I gotta ask my mom, though. ::she typed, at 28 years old::

wrapping…

Target and Hobby Lobby Wrapping Paper

PRESENTS, duh. I got the striped wrapping paper and raffia at Hobby Lobby and the mitten and polka dot at Target, and they all make my face look like the blushing/smiley emoji. At the end of the first hour of wrapping, my face looks like the red-faced angry emoji. But then they look all cute under the tree and it’s back to the clapping hands and open-mouthed smiley emojis.

Actual question: can I install emojis on my laptop? …Can I write a whole blog post in emojis? …Did I just predict 2016 blogging?

Oh! And! I use Instagram prints from Social Print Studio as gift tags on most of my gifts. Love it because it’s a gift tag they can actually keep and put up on their fridge, in their cube, whatever.

listening…

shake shake go

I work from home, so I’m always listening to something (otherwise I’ll go insane in the silence, for real). Recently, I can’t stop singing this and this when I’m at home by myself, which is really the only proper time for me to sing as I am completely and utterly tone deaf. I also found this Spotify playlist, titled “a playlist for doing nothing in particular”, via Cup of Jo and it is just gosh darn delightful. Honorable mentions: Serial season 2, and my Christmas playlist which is all over the place. Think N*Sync, Tchaikovsky, Mariah, Vince Guaraldi, Willie Nelson, Judy Garland, and Kelly Clarkson. I recommend it. Obviously.

watching…

Kirsten Dunst & Fargo

FARGO. Might be my favorite thing I’ve watched this year. It’s got it all: humor, organized crime, gorgeous sets, Kirsten Dunst looking like that ^ and being a totally accidental badass, Midwestern accents, and downtrodden people who are *literally done* with taking shit from their oppressors. Honorable mentions: Jessica Jones, The Family Stone, Little Women, Love Actually. Side note: I have legit been referring to Jessica Jones as Jessica Jones’s Diary, I 100% thought that’s what it was called. Nope. That’s Bridget Jones’s Diary.

lighting…

Cinnamon Leaf Candle

This candle. It is from Target. Get it if you need your house to smell like Christmas. Get this candle AND bake the cookies from earlier and you may just faint from joy. So maybe don’t do that, because your oven would be on, and that could get dangerous.

feeling…

Finn looks for Santa

That little bit buzzy, little bit frantic, little bit excited, little bit stressed feeling that normally settles in the week before Christmas. I imagine Finn feels the same way as he peers out the window at the squirrels. When I get too caught up in Christmas-stress, I let Judy smack me across the face with this song and remind me how lucky I am. Hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly and that your hearts are light this season.

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currently: november 2015

It’s been a hot minute since I wrote a currently post, if a hot minute is A YEAR. Dang. No time to waste, then.

low-fat-chicken-pot-pie-soup

eating

First things first, amiright? “MOLLY tell us what you’re eating!!” “Tonight I’m eating Chicken Pot Pie Soup from Skinnytaste’s 2011 fall line.” The weather is finally turning a teeny bit here, so I’ve been able to break my “no soup until it’s under 80 degrees” streak. I made this soup from Skinnytaste this week, and it definitely hits the hearty-but-healthy-warm-and-cozy-thing that I was going for. Tbh I added a significant amount of Tony’s. It was a good call. It always is.

karin slaughter pretty girls

reading

Finished Mindy’s book (lurved it!) and then fell down a gory-thriller rabbit hole right into Pretty Girls. I’m only about halfway through at this point. Pros: compelling, heart-racing, feels like a book you should read in the fall in that kinda scary way. Cons: I keep getting that terrible Britney Spears song stuck in my head.

macrame yarn garland wall hanging

making

It’s knitting season and I ain’t mad about it at ALL. I canknit stop knitting. As Queen Mother Lorelai Gilmore says, “It doesn’t matter what I’m knitting, I’m knitting just to knit!” I haven’t actually made anything, just getting back into the swing of the stitches (I know two of them now!) (This is really not very impressive for a year’s worth of knitting!) I promise I’m putting a post together on some knitting resources for beginners if you’re into that kind of thing. And if you’re not, well…you can go shave your back now.

the great british baking show

watching

A friend turned me on to The Great British Baking Show and it is so freaking great/endearing/adorable. It’s like every American cooking competition show you’ve ever seen, minus the fabricated drama and with the addition of truly wonderful VERY British people and teeth. I love it.

criminal a podcast

listening

A year ago, I was hooked on Serial in a big way. I credit Serial (…and Matt) for introducing me to how awesome podcasts are in general. Now, some of my favorites are This American Life, RadioLab, and a new favorite- Criminal.

uncommon objects

South Congress shopping image via the Austinot

planning

A fun weekend with a few of my bestest of friends from high school who will be in from out of town. Bonus: because they are in town, we are missing our ten year high school reunion in Dallas which means we don’t have to spend all weekend thinking about how it’s been ten years since we graduated high school.

jamie meares quote

Image by me. Quote, inspiration, and general life goals by Jamie Meares

feeling

If you don’t like gushing or happiness, please avert your eyes from the rest of this paragraph!! I’m not sure if it’s the onslaught of Thanksgiving-related gratitude posts, the relief from the weather cooling slightly, the extra hour of sleep from this weekend, the residual feeling of puppy-bliss from our foster puppy (who has been adopted!), looking forward to the upcoming holidays, feeling settled and happy in our home/generally feeling like a couple successfully cohabitating, getting to dress up as The Donald and act a fool with my friends this weekend, or WHAT, but I’m feeling so happy and grateful and warm and fuzzy lately.

I hope you guys are feeling the fuzz, too. Or something.

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currently: november

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