It’s Fall…but it’s hot. Real hot. My mind says chili, my body says ice chips. If tend to ignore my body come late September and just wear, eat and do what my mind says is right. Wear the sweater! Make the beef stew! Pick the pumpkins! The weather will catch up eventually, right? Fall also means school and activities are in full swing so I make a maximum of four dinners a week. We eat leftovers the other days and O and I usually go out for dinner on Fridays. Here is what our dinners will look like this week as we leave September and head into October.
You guys asked to see what I actually wear in day to day life and I’m so happy to introduce the first edition of the Weekend Notes. For the next four weeks, I’m going to share what I actually wore this week on the blog. I’m vowing to keep it real (I may move away from the iPhone mirror shot but for now, that’s holding me accountable!) which means some weeks has a whole lot of athleisure thrown in there. A little bonus: at the end of each post, I’ll answer the top 3 questions asked that week via social media and email. After one month I’ll evaluate based on page views and feedback to see if this is something I’ll do long term. Ready. Set. Go!
If you gathered 100 women from all over the country and sat them down to ask each of them their favorite season to get dressed in, the answer would be a unanimous “Fall.” Sure it’s nice to wear sundresses for three months straight in summertime but there is nothing quite as comforting as getting to throw on an extra layer every day of Fall. We’ve made it to cozy season, my friends. Whether you’re looking to snuggle up at the football game in a pullover or head downtown in a full on sherpa coat, I’ve got you covered.
I’ve been a snacker my entire life. My siblings and I were the kids who ate through the groceries immediately after they were unloaded into the pantry (sorry mom from all of us. sincerely, your 7 children). I truly do not understand people who just “aren’t hungry.” I had a friend growing up who couldn’t even finish an entire bagel and I almost cried when I slept over her house because I had a bigger appetite than her DAD and had to sneak down in the middle of the night for the other half of her bagel. It scarred me for life but also, I haven’t changed. Mama likes to eat. Let’s talk all things snacks and dive into what I always have on hand for healthy eating on-the-go.
I don’t know why fashion rules exist in the first place. Growing up the rules were many and serious. “Don’t wear navy and black, or else!” “Pink and Red can never be mixed, or else!” “White after labor day is the worst possible thing you could ever do so forget it…or else!!!” Do you want to know what I say? The only rule you need to follow when it comes to your wardrobe, aside from please
clothe yourself, is to wear what you feel best in. For me, that means white all year round.
You’ve planned the trip. You prepped for weeks, packed, cleared out the fridge, ran the dishwasher and headed out the door for your vacation. Now you’re home and you’re tired and real life begins now. How do you help the transition from vacation to real life go as smoothly and simply as possible? I’m glad you asked. Here are the things I do before, during and after a trip to make things easier for myself when it’s all said and done.