Total Basset Case: Currently : June

Jun 6, 2018

Currently : June

I am so pleased to be co-hosting with Anne this month for 'Currently'! 

I love having these posts to look back on to see what we did during the months.  I have been slacking on blogging but I love to at least have these posts to reflect back on.

First up, traveling: I recently returned from a girls trip to Clearwater, FL.  We had an absolute blast! We all met in college and have been friends for 15+ years.  The trip was a perfect mix of beach, wine, LOTS of girl talk and just good ol relaxing.

Also can we just get an applause for getting multiple, good group shots?! Not easy with 9 people! 

Grilling: We grill out the majority of the time in the summer.  One, we love it and two, it gets me out of cooking every meal, Mister is the grill master in our house ;)  I am pretty sure we could eat burgers from the grill every single night.  If we have the time we will use the charcoal and it is SO yummy.  We love to experiment with various seasonings and versions of burgers.  I would love to try grilled pizza but it is slightly intimidating.

Exploring:  Unless LM is sleeping, there is not a moment we aren't exploring.  He is incredibly, busy and curious.  He LOVES to be 'outchide' looking and picking up all the rocks, sticks and dandelions.  If you visit our yard you will find piles of rocks all of the place.  We really love to watch him wander around the yard exploring every inch.  
We are also trying to explore more of Cincinnati and things to do as a family while enjoying our summer.  So far we've hit up the zoo and multiple parks.  

Planting: We have a local nursery that we absolutely love.  They are incredibly friendly and the prices are great, it's really hard to beat.
Last weekend we made a big trip and picked up veggies, herbs and flowers to plant.
Mister and I really enjoy being in the yard and experimenting with various plants.
A few years ago I picked up this raised bed for the patio and it always does well. 
 This year I planted: rosemary, cilantro, basil, cherry tomatoes, peppers, lavender (keeps mosquitoes away!) and melons!  I also picked out a few flowers for a big planter I love to deck out.  

Playing: We are obviously always playing with LM, he really loves rocks, his food truck and reading books.  
We also played some fun games on my girls trip.  We tried out Monikers and Last Word and they were both really fun!  They would be great for a group weekend away! 

And that's what we've been up to! What is currently going on in your world?
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Shea Sayers said...

How cute is that food truck toy? My toddler would adore that! I'm impressed with all the things you planted! We tried to plant some herbs but none of them are doing very well. I had no idea that lavender keeps mosquitoes away, I will have to remember that (and buy some ASAP)!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh a girl's trip sounds amazing, and those two photos are fantastic! Definitely hard to get good pictures with a lot of people in them. You live in Cincinnati? I live right outside the city and I'm always exploring the area. I love that we have so many things to do and places to visit.


Beth (Coffee Until Cocktails) said...

Herbs are the best! We planted some of those also. Your girls trip sounds like so much fun! And exploring things with a little one is always a good time!

Robyn B said...

grilled pizza is interesting!!! but I would be too intimidated to try it too! haha! and your boy has gotten so big!!!

Anne said...

Ahhh he just gets cuter and cuter! And that food truck!! Kind of sad Hendrik is too old for that because I totally want to play with it too.

Thanks for co-hosting with me today - always love seeing what you are up to :)

Tanya said...

I haven't heard of those games, so I'll have to check them out. It sounds like you had a fabulous girls' trip!

Lindsay said...

You definitely deserve applause for those group shots! Even getting that many people to not blink in a photo is cause for celebration.

Leslie Clingan said...

Thank you so much for the link to that amazing raised and rolling garden bed. It is just what I am looking for and can even afford it! Thank you. Have wanted to try my hand again at growing a few veggies and some herbs. This will keep me from digging up the grass we have worked so hard to grow! Which would probably translate into a divorce!!

Your babes is a darling explorer. I know he keeps you busy. Helped my daughter with her 2 year old when she traveled to the Cleveland Clinic last week for a consultation. I was exhausted for days after I got home.

Jessica @ I Am Teacher Fit said...

So fun that you got to enjoy a girls' getaway! Those are so important!

Carrie said...

Thanks for co-hosting. The girls trip sounds wonderful. I hope all your little plants grow up to be big plants.

Kait said...

I loved doing this link up with you gals! I love the photos of you girls on the beach - so freaking sweet and those white overalls on G are adorable!

lil desiqua said...

Group pictures can be so hard, especially 9 people!, but they came out great and it looks like a really fun time! I have a girls trip to Key West coming up later this month, so I'll have to check out those games too!

Melanie said...

How cute is your son! I'm going on a girl's trip in 2 weeks and I can't wait!! I have to visit my local plant nursery too! Thank you for the linkup! =)

Have a great weekend! Melanie Toots + Dill Blog

Marianna Lucas said...

Have fun exploring Cincinnati!