This weekend, I made about sixty trips up and down the stairs with arms full of laundry baskets, moving boxes and optimistic carry-on suitcase after packing up three months worth of essentials for my family of five. You read that right-we.are.home. For anyone who didn’t know, our home flooded in the Texas storms so since February 15th, we’ve been living in my parent’s house. What we thought would be a one night stay turned into nearly three months and it has left me in a deeply reflective, overwhelmingly grateful state.
This Mother’s Day feels more important than others. I’m a celebratory person by nature but I can’t help but feel the weight of holidays this year. They all feel more important somehow. More necessary. My mother’s day gift guide is one of my favorite things to pull together every year and this one has something for absolutely everyone on your list (including yourself.)
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll know that my April goal has been to move my body every day. I’m thrilled to say that here, 11 days in, it has finally become second nature again. Here are the things I would call essential as I tackle fitness goals from home (well, technically my parent’s home since our house is still being renovated after the flooding and we’re on week nine of living here. Let’s do this.)
It’s always this time of year when I look down and realize my kids look like they’re wearing clothes pulled out of a lost and found bin. Pants four inches too short, shirts a bit too tight and everything is stained somehow. If this is sounding a little bit familiar, look no further than this blog post.
The Gold & Graphite Goods Spring launch is tomorrow, March 30th at 10am CST and I’m so, so thrilled. There will be many familiar products but also some new faces in town including a notepad, a mug and some prints I’m elated about.