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Borrowing, Planning, Prepping And Reading

Hi friends, I’m so happy to be joining this month’s edition of ‘Currently’ and linking up with Jennifer from Overflowing With Thankfulness. Today we are looking at what we are borrowing, planning, prepping and reading.


I’ve been borrowing ideas from Pinterest! I have an exciting wedding coming up in a few weeks so I have been looking at some outfit ideas. I won’t be buying anything new to wear because I have a few outfits that I can choose from. And it’s been ages since I have worn any of them because of the pandemic. But I still like to borrow ideas from Pinterest on hair, make-up and accessories.


I’ve gone through a bit of a scented candle-buying phase. I branched out and tried a few different scents.

candles for currently borrowing buying prepping and reading post

Normally I just buy French Pear from Ecoya. But I haven’t bought it for a while and I have been really enjoying trying out different scents.

candles for low key weekend


I bought a soy candle from the farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago and so far this one has been my favourite. Next time I visit the market I’m going to make sure that I buy another one.

candle for borrowing planning prepping and reading post

Is it just me or do you guys get excited about groceries too? Ever since I joined Woolworths delivery unlimited and I do my grocery shopping online. I just save so much time and energy! And I get such a kick out of having my groceries delivered all nicely packed for me. I wish that I had done this sooner instead of going to the supermarket every week.

online grocery order for a beautiful sunny weekend post

I am also planning to start my Christmas shopping soon instead of leaving it until later. Because I know that the next few weeks are absolutely going to fly by!!


My lovely family are coming over this Saturday for our monthly family get-together. It’s my turn to host this month so I have been busy planning the menu. I’m really hoping that the weather is nice because I would love to be able to use our courtyard space.

Our dining room is small and so entertaining in a small space can be a challenge! We are usually all squished together when we sit around the table to eat. I always have visions of eating under some fairy lights in the courtyard. But the weather never seems to be on board with me.  I was thinking that I might cook some Italian food (my favourite) and see if we can eat al fresco! It’s not supposed to rain this weekend but the weather has been all over the place lately. So I’ll see what it’s like on the day.


This week we have been talking to the kids at preschool about our end-of-year plans for a Christmas concert. It’s been two years since we have had a concert with parents being allowed to come inside the preschool to watch their children perform! Wow, two whole years!!

It’s always fun getting ready for the end-of-year events at preschool. It makes me reminisce about the time when my Sam who is now 18 was at preschool with me as one of his teachers! Here he is at his preschool Christmas concert when he was five.

Christmas concert fro borrowing planning prepping and reading post


I have been really enjoying reading some blogs from many lovely bloggers around the world! It’s been great to get to know a bit about them and their everyday lives. I also love reading about fun topics such as decorating, organisation, fashion and meal planning. It really is such a sweet and inspiring community!


That just about sums up this month’s edition of Currently. Thank you so much for stopping by today to read about what I am currently borrowing, planning, prepping and reading. I hope that you all have the best day!

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9 thoughts on “Borrowing, Planning, Prepping And Reading”

  1. Ohh! Those candles do sound good.
    I get my groceries delivered every week and I love it, it is so convenient.
    How lovely that you are having a Christmas concert at the preschool. x

  2. Thanks for linking up with me today for Currently! I love that you have a monthly family gathering. What a great idea! I love candles too and have my favorite brand that I always buy. They sell the brand (DW Home) at Home Goods, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx, which I think your is TK Maxx? You should check out that brand- it smells your whole house up, in a great way. I love buying candles for the seasons, so for me when it’s Christmas here, I like pine scented candles. I also love anything with coconut! I don’t have my groceries delivered, but I love ordering online and having them brought out to my car. I do that every Monday after I leave from work and it’s such a huge blessing for me! I hope you have a great day!

  3. Hi Ruth 🙂
    I found your blog on Jennifer’s link up this week. I do love grocery pick up too! It took me a while to get on board with using it, just because I felt guilty that someone else was doing “my job”, but once I tried it, I loved it! It’s much more budget friendly, since I’m not going up and down each aisle, putting things in my basket 🙂

    We are in Texas and the weather is always unpredictable too. We just built a new screened in porch, so we could enjoy being outside, no matter what the weather was doing. I’m looking forward to our first family night there.

    Have a great week!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Hi, Debbie thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I know what you mean about getting used to getting groceries delivered. I always felt so guilty too! I agree that it’s more budget-friendly because I used to shop after work when I was so hungry!! So now I just shop for what I need instead of what I am craving. ?

  4. I have never had my groceries delivered – or even had them prepared for me to pick up. I’m thinking that I just might be missing something! I need to check into this. Hope your family evening is a nice one….perhaps the weather will even cooperate:) Dinner outside under some fairy lights sounds lovely!!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Hi Jennifer, it took me a while to get used to getting my groceries delivered. But because I work full time it has actually saved what’s left of my sanity ?

  5. I hope the weather cooperates for your gathering as eating under the lights sounds beautiful! And I too love reading blogs from all over the world and connecting with people. That’s an excellent thing to be reading!!!

  6. The candles look lovely. I love candles but I somehow don’t remember to burn them so we have way too many! Visiting from Currently#16

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