Currently| March 2016

Currently {March}

This post is a little late. My plan was to post a Currently update each month on the first week of the month.  I’m sure that would have worked had I remembered to add that to my planner! I guess we’ll check in mid-month each month for now on. 🙂 Confession this post is a day late. I was supposed to schedule this post to go live YESTERDAY.


Currently| March 2016

Thinking {Open tabs}

My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open| Currently

Tab 1 The show Catfish is fascinating in a sad “is this real life” kind of way. I mean, obviously the people that get on the show know there’s something not right but yet it takes them YEARS to finally want to seek help in meeting their lover that they’ve never met in real life or via a video chat.

Tab 2 Do you think I’m Catfishing you? I know there’s been questions about my “real name” Mrs. AOK is kind of my real name. My real life initials are AOK I added the K when I got married to my hubby making me MRS. AOK. 🙂  I do not expect you to call me Mrs. AOK, call me Dean. Dean? Yes, Dean. Dean is my nickname that close friends and family call me.  (It’s short for my first name.) We’re all friends here, so you can call me Dean. 🙂 (And if you were wondering… yes I have shown my face a lot and on live video. )

Tab 3 I hope my kids never get Catfished. Stupid internet. (Just kidding, internet, I love you.) But really there’s a lot of ugly and lies on the internet…

Tab 4 I hate typing on my iPad!!

New Tabs… because new day.

Tab 1  I wonder if my son caught a leprechaun, he was so excited to go to school and find out if his trap worked.

Leprechaun Trap

Tab 2  What am I making for dinner?

Tab 3  I really need to hurry up.


I’ve been painting a lot lately..

Aqua Painting

I’m also working on something for tomorrow. I sure hope it comes out the way it looks in my brain…


If you guessed Catfish you’re right! I’m not feeling well, so I decided to type this up from the couch on my iPad. I would love to watch a few episodes of House of Cards but I’m watching those with my honey.


Drawing Blood (<-affiliate link)

From the book:

Art was my dearest friend.
To draw was trouble and safety, adventure and freedom.
In that four-cornered kingdom of paper, I lived as I pleased.
This is the story of a girl and her sketchbook.

Currently Reading| Drawing Blood


Instagram Setup Regular Day with Mrs. AOK

I really need to start planning things for the kids’ spring break. I have nothing planned. However, nothing does sound good. I have a few posts planned, now I most execute! Tomorrow I plan to share some Thank You Notes!


I encourage you to join me for Thank You Notes tomorrow. Write a few thank you notes and link them up with me.

Thank You Notes| Friday the 13th| World Kindness Day| Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress

I encourage you to come by tomorrow to check out a guest post I did for Tanya. 🙂


I encourage you to check out my post on Tanya’s blog here.

IG Essentials

I also want to encourage you to let a woman who has inspired you know she’s done so.

I printed out a Rosie the Riveter sign and taped it to my daughters' door, because we CAN do it!| On Being a Woman| Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress


I encourage you to love big!!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!






© 2016, Dean @Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress. All rights reserved.

23 thoughts on “Currently {March}”

  1. I have definitely never thought you were catfishing anyone! I get the Dean thing. I think Mrs AOK is awesome. I think I say too much personally, but alas, it’s too late!
    Does your son believe in leprechauns? My kids do!

    1. I think you’re awesome! Sometimes I say too much, and sometimes I say too much in code…
      Not everyone knows I blog.
      And yes, he does. I wasn’t sure if he did, but his excitement over potentially catching a leprechaun and having a new friend was AMAZING. 🙂

    1. 🙁 It didn’t work. BUT he did get candy, so it kind of worked out for him. 🙂
      Drawing Blood has been pretty good thus far, and considering this is based on her real life, WOW what a life!

    1. You’re not the only one who has asked me about my name 🙂
      I’ve been brainstorming all weekend on what to write.
      Thanks for stopping by, Michelle.

  2. I’ve never heard of catfishing! Had to google it. I warn my boys about that sort of thing all the time, just didn’t know what it was called. Oh, and I’m so with you on the too many tabs open thing!

    1. I meant to clarify Catfishing with a funny meme. I’m probably too old to watch Catfish, but there was this mini marathon on and I got sucked in and couldn’t stop. 😀
      Oh the tabs they’re never ending….
      Thanks for stopping by, Julie!

  3. Oh man, I completely understand having too many tabs open! That is my reality, lol. Catfish, I always start to turn it off and then, I get sucked in!

    1. I think I’m going to omit “thinking” from my Currently posts and just add tabs 😀
      I gather we all have them open.
      I totally got sucked in the other day and could not walk away from Catfish… I may have even looked on Hulu to watch another one. 😀 (Okay, I watched another episode on Hulu) 😀 😀

    1. Thank you, Sonya!! I’m glad you enjoyed my tips. 🙂
      You should totally paint a canvas!!! I want to see it!!

  4. I was just watching a couple of Catfish shows last night. Why are these people not suspicious when the other person won’t FaceTime or video chat? I leave at least 5 tabs open on my laptop and I still never remember to actually go back to the tab. I was thinking today that I need to plan some stuff for spring break too!

    1. Ohhh I’m glad I’m not alone! Too bad we don’t live near each other, we could binge watch together. 😀 I found myself questioning if the show was even real because how could you not know…?
      I still have no plan for spring break.

    1. You know for sure, no Catfish here. 🙂 I’m so glad you and I are IRL friends even if it’s via blog, tweets, texts, mail and phone calls. 🙂 AND you have seen me live on Periscope. 🙂
      That show amazes me, in a weird WOW way…
      I think it must be a sad life too. 🙁

    1. Thank you!! ??
      Family art days are fun, I hope y’all will give it a try. I love seeing all the kids PLUS my husband get into creating their art.

    1. The book is pretty interesting, I honestly had no idea the book was about the author’s life! She’s had a crazy full life, and she’s still quite young. 🙂
      Art family night is the best, my son actually asked if we could do it again this weekend. Ummm… yeah of course, kid. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Jill.

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