Currently

It's been a whirlwind of a fall for us! Sarah got married, went to St. Lucia for her honeymoon, and jetted off the Denver for a weekend with some girlfriends. I spent the past couple of months celebrating Sarah and Ryan's nuptials, exploring California, checking off my fall bucket list, renovating a new house, and tackling projects around our current house to put it on the market. We are hoping to wrap up renovations and move around Thanksgiving, and our fingers are crossed that we'll sell our current house quickly.

Kindly Kentucky has taken a backseat, and I know that it may well stay there for the next couple of months as the bustle of the holiday season begins and the house projects and move continue. However, we plan to have a couple posts each week through the holiday season and resume more regular posts after the new year. Thanks for bearing with us!

Since we have been a little absent the past couple of months, here's what's going on with me...

Reading: I'm a little late to the game, but I'm currently reading The Girl on the Train. I read The Nightingale this fall too, and it was hands down the best book I've read this year.

Watching: I just finished Parenthood on Netflix. Sooo good! Like everyone else, I've been watching This Is Us.

Eating: Lots of applesauce. Homemade applesauce is so easy to make, and I can eat it for every meal. I started making it in June with the first crop of apples, and the orchard I normally buy from still has fresh apples!

Wearing: This cozy pullover every morning to walk the dog. 

Using: Houzz and Pinterest A LOT! I'm trying to get ideas for paint colors, kitchen designs, and living room ideas. 

Wanting (also kinda needing): Living room furniture. We plan to use our current living room furniture for the tv room in our new basement, so we need all new living room furniture for our new house. Making decisions about new furniture stresses me out! Specifically, deciding on colors and upholstery fabrics really stresses me out.  I also want a few new rugs for the kitchen and dining room. (Side note: I led a session on managing money for a group of freshman this week, and we had a long conversations about needs vs. wants. I'm totally aware that this section is the most lengthy, and I know my husband probably isn't surprised.)

Considering: More house-related decisions... Do I want practical granite or beautiful Carrara marble to replace the laminate countertops in the kitchen? What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear from you if you've experienced the same dilemma or have and love one of the options.

Here's an iPhone picture dump from the past few weeks...

Checking out the murals in San Francisco's Mission District.

Checking out the murals in San Francisco's Mission District.

Waiting for the sunset at Sentinel Dome in Yosemite. We learned that canned wine travels really well in a hiking backpack. 

Waiting for the sunset at Sentinel Dome in Yosemite. We learned that canned wine travels really well in a hiking backpack. 

Afternoon of wine and fresh snacks at VML Winery.

Afternoon of wine and fresh snacks at VML Winery.

Meeting furry friends at Porter Creek Winery. Also, ordering a case of wine.

Meeting furry friends at Porter Creek Winery. Also, ordering a case of wine.

Sarah and Ryan tied the knot!

Sarah and Ryan tied the knot!

Perusing the St. James Art Fair in Old Louisville with Mom. Full disclosure: this is not an iPhone pic like the others.

Perusing the St. James Art Fair in Old Louisville with Mom. Full disclosure: this is not an iPhone pic like the others.

Deep into home renovations. The Dr. Pepper can serves as evidence that a worker was there earlier. 

Deep into home renovations. The Dr. Pepper can serves as evidence that a worker was there earlier. 

Out for a drink with a bestie who evacuated Charleston during the hurricane.

Out for a drink with a bestie who evacuated Charleston during the hurricane.

Lots of early evening walks to Ashland.

Lots of early evening walks to Ashland.

42 mile bike ride to Evan's Orchard for apple pies and fresh cider. Not pictured: dorky bike shorts

42 mile bike ride to Evan's Orchard for apple pies and fresh cider. Not pictured: dorky bike shorts