I’m so happy to join in for this month’s Currently linkup with Anne and her cohost Kellie! It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve participated..I miss my Currently community! It has been very busy around here with wedding weekends, teaching, and growing our little baby boy. After this weekend, flowers will wind down a little bit until the spring. I’m thankful for the upcoming break to rest and prepare for 2017!

Currently I’m…

doing…Christmas shopping! I’m mainly doing my shopping online, and it’s so fun to come home to packages on the front porch, even though they aren’t all for me. So far I’ve done most of my shopping on Etsy and Amazon. I still have quite a bit of shopping to do, though. I can’t help but also make little surprise purchase for baby’s nursery. Yesterday we got his mobile in the mail and it’s the cutest thing ever! I can’t wait to share photos.

enjoying… pregnancy. I am now 23 weeks pregnant, and I still feel so good. I am really surprised at how much I love being pregnant, carrying around this little boy of mine, and dreaming of what is to come. In my 28 years of living, I’ve never felt more confident in how I look. It’s such a sweet time!

cooking…Italian Wedding Soup. This is one of my favorite recipes to make when it’s cold and rainy out, and it’s so simple and filling. I use this recipe, but then I add it some cayenne and seasoned salt to give it a little kick. I also use meatballs from the frozen section instead of making them from scratch. So delicious, so easy!

playing… Lots and lots of Christmas music.

gifting… One great gift idea that I love giving and receiving are GlobeIn Gift Boxes. When you purchase a gift basket from GlobeIn, you’re not just buying things, you’re supporting artisans from around the world. I received the Cozy box, which had a beautiful hand painted mug from Tunisia, a warm woven scarf from Thailand, and Ghanaian cocoa powder for the most delicious hot chocolate! They pack all of these goodies inside one of their adorable woven baskets from Mexico. It’s a sweet gift!

GlobeIn just launched a $10/month subscription called the GlobeIn Club. When you use code SECRIST (my maiden name), you can save $10 off your purchase of a three or six month Artisan Box subscription. Imagine getting one of these baskets sent to you or friends every month! What a beautiful way to support these makers from around the world. Head over to their website to see all of the different types of boxes you can send to friends or keep for yourself!

Have a happy December!

Currently December

December 6, 2016