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When Seasons Don’t Change



Here in Canada there are already dry leaves on the ground in shades of pink. It’s very much still summer (we’ll be at the beach all day as you read this,) but Fall is coming and everyone feels it. Despite the fact that the phrase “Back to School” hasn’t applied to me since 2013, I still get that rush of inspiration when September comes around the corner. I want to sharpen my pencils and schedule each day in my planner and set brand new goals that I really mean this time. Here’s the thing: Just because the calendar and weather say the season has changed doesn’t mean my season has changed. 

Homeschool, Preschool or Both?

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Oshiolema wrapped up his first year of homeschool (Preschool) this summer and it’s just about that time to start things up again. O and I spent weeks on end evaluating our schooling strategy for this year but after much deliberation, we’ve come up with a plan that we have peace with and the kids are thrilled about so keep reading to find out what we settled on. 

The July Recap (Welcome Back!)

Hi, friends! What a wonderful summer it’s been thus far! As much as I enjoyed every minute of the blog break, I must say it truly solidified just how much I enjoy creating content. Sharing through words, mood boards and photos is a passion gifted to me and I’m grateful for this community and the ability to do what I love. Hopefully you were able to keep up over on social media but if not, don’t worry. Grab whatever sounds most delicious right now (lemonade? iced coffee? a stack of pancakes?) and settle in for a nice long update on what I ate, wore, read, listened to and watched in July. 

The Summer Summary

It’s the last blog post for the next five weeks so I made it a meaty one! I figured I’d share thoughts and updates addressing each section of my blog from clothing and homeschool to food and fitness. Grab a cup of tea-it’s a big one.

Strategizing Summer Spending

Summer is the season of endless possibility, and I don’t know about you but the older I get, the more I realize summer can quickly become the season of endless spending. When the days are empty there can be a temptation to fill them with new things, and more food and before you know it, you’re in a spending frenzy with no end in sight. O and I sat down to plan a summer spending strategy last week and here’s what we came up with.

May Favorites + Summer Schedule

Last month was a whirlwind of travel and celebration. With Mother’s Day, my baby sister’s wedding, our 8th wedding anniversary and a trip to California we are just now catching our breath. In hectic months I use so many different products that when I reach for the same ones over and over I know I’ve found a winner. Read on for my favorite grain/refined sugar/dairy free brownies, the jeans I can’t stop wearing, more favorites and my summer blog schedule!