Happy Friday, friends! This week was so lovely. I drove the kids down to Waco Monday; it only takes two hours to get there, but somehow that “only” seems to disintegrate when it comes time to turn around and come home. It’s not “only” at all. But once they both fell asleep in the backseat, I was able to listen to a few favorite podcasts and left that drive so encouraged. Starting the week off with that little day trip framed my schedule and mindset for the days to come and it’s just been a beautiful thing.
It’s no secret that I enjoy getting dressed. Even on the days where the only thing on the agenda is a trip to the grocery store, I still put myself together because it truly affects my mood. I’ve learned over the past few years, however, many of you don’t enjoy the process fo getting dressed. Some of you tell me you don’t know what to wear, some of you say nothing looks good of you and some of you tell me “I’m too lazy to get dressed in the morning.” And if you’re nodding along with all of those, here is my solution: the jumpsuit.
If you’re reading this, it’s the last Friday in September! I really hope I’m the first person to tell you that. This month has absolutely flown by but I am proud to say we really cherished it. This was a bit of a difficult month (mostly due to the things shared in this post) but as is often the case in times of difficulty, the Lord was so near and tender to me. Here are a few things on my mind this week including a podcast that reframed my thinking, the 5 ingredient grain and refined sugar free chocolate chip cookies I canNOT stop making and my picks from the Shopbop Sale which ends this weekend!!
Theres nothing like crisp fall air to make me suddenly feel nostalgic about everything. I don’t know what it is about matching pajamas that melt me as a mother but I’m hooked for life. Call me a sucker, I’ll take it. If you beam at the sight of your littles in matching pajamas, here are some of my favorite pairs in a price range that makes such a thing as unnecessary pajamas acceptable.
Camoflauge makes me feel some type of way. I don’t know what it is but it’s part cool and part nineties nostalgia but i’ve never gotten over it. I picked up this jacket in a vintage store while killing time in New York, but I’m thrilled to say camo is making a huge comeback this fall!Even while the whole world laughed at this timeless print thanks to ‘Duck Dynasty’ and such, I never lost hope, friends. Show of hands for anyone else who never gave up on it in the first place? (Am I raising my hand alone?)
I heard someone say “August is like the New Year for Moms.” Since I’m homeschooling (more on that later) this isn’t quite true for me. My days will be busier than ever, but for a few hours one day a week, I head to a coffee shop to turn my wifi off, put my phone on Airplane mode and work until the very last second. I have a set system down (you can read more about it here) but also a cast of characters I couldn’t do it without. Since I know so many of you out there call a coffee shop your cubicle too, here are Work Day essentials for 3 different budgets.