Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Currently July

It's time for July's Currently linky party. But first of all, how is it already July?? Summer is going by way too fast.

Listening - My favorite part of summer is watching the Today show in the morning. During the school year, I get to school before it even starts so I enjoy watching it in the mornings when I'm not at the gym.

Loving - Okay, y'all, I found the best little planner for around $25. It's from Create 365. I saw it first at Hobby Lobby but they have them online too. 

Here's an image I found of them online. I bought the one with the rainbow cover and the words "Good things are going to happen." I felt much better about buying this because you can open it and add other things to it. Plus it's 18 months and you can add extra months as needed. I'm bad about buying expensive planners and not using them so since this was only around $25, I won't feel so guilty.

Thinking - I really need a trip to the beach after seeing all these amazing beach photos on Instagram. My new puppy and my new house are my vacation this year but it's not quite the same as relaxing on the beach.

Wanting - Puppy training is some serious business. Toby is a cutie but he is driving me crazy. 

I'm hoping I get him mostly trained before I go back to school. I'm worried about leaving him during the day. I probably need to get a dog walker but I don't want a stranger in my house. Any suggestions???

Needing - I need to start working on some school stuff. I took June off to have a mental break and mostly because I needed to study for the GRE. Man, that test was incredibly tough and studying for it was no fun at all. I have a few PD books that I want to read this summer. I'll be sharing them soon on Instagram. (My Instagram username is @swimmingintosecond if you want to follow.)

All Star - I am an All Star Zulily shopper. I am obsessed with that site. It's going to get me in trouble but I've found some great deals on things that I love.

I also love to read in the summer. My goal each year is to read 50 books but I upped it to 60 this year. I'm not sure I'm going to make it because I've not had as much time to read as I like.  Maybe I should count all those kids' books that I read???

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!


  1. Love this! I love to read too, but like you have found less time to read this year! I think I've only read 3 books so far this summer! Netflix binge watching doesn't help! That planner looks awesome! My EC runs out at the end of the year, so I may have to look into that one!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  2. I LOVE browsing Zulily deals! That puppy face is adorable! We have 2 Jack Russell Terriers. As puppies we did crate training early on & got them into puppy training classes as soon as they were old enough.

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  4. Courtney,
    I don't know if trainers recommend this or if it would even work for Toby, but our pups respond well to a spray bottle (like cats!). We keep a few handy and if they are doing something they aren't supposed to do, all we have to do now is just grab the bottle and they stop. It's worth a shot! :)
    I want to go to grad school but I need to study for the GRE first... I've been putting it off b/c it is hard. :(
    Thanks for sharing that pic of your puppy... I love dogs! :)

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