Summer “Reading”

I love to read.  I love books, I love stories.  But am I going to make time to sit down with a book one-on-one and read when I have precisely 867,932 things on my to-do list that are far more essential and critical?  Unlikely.  BUT, I am ALL ABOUT listening to books!  While I’m driving, while I’m cooking, while I’m exercising, while I’m working, I am multi-tasking like a BOSS and listening to all kinds of podcasts and books! This[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday- Back to the Routine

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We were able to relax for a bit and recharge our batteries.  Onto another busy week!  All fall sports will be kicking into full gear this week as Ben starts flag football, Gracie resumes gymnastics, and Brantley continues her third season of softball. And I am resuming my Meal Plan Monday posts today!  During the summer all our plans and schedules are pretty lax, and so was my meal planning,[Read more]

Friday Favorites

We survived the first (half)week of school! And we are all EXHAUSTED!!! We maxed out the beginning of our week with back to school errands, prep, and a bit of last day of summer fun, and then we had to get down to business and serious for school!  The early mornings and long days have gotten us back into the swing of things, but we are wiped.  We’re ready for a pretty low-key weekend to gear us up for our[Read more]

Back to School 2018

And here we are.  Back to school. Did we mark everything off our summer bucket list?  No.  But did we make the most of the summer break that we had?  We certainly made a valiant effort. All three kids started back to school yesterday, all at the same school, my beautiful babies.  Honestly, most days this summer I took for granted.  Late mornings, coffee in my pjs, snuggles on the sofa.  Sweet conversations and pressure-free bedtimes.  All summer long I thought,[Read more]

In My Shopping Cart: Back to School

The highs are in the 80’s for the first week of school, but we still went shopping for back to school clothes!  It’s one of my favorite annual traditions, and though we were buying shorts and sandals instead of jeans and sweatshirts, I’ve been on the lookout for pieces the kids can wear comfortably now while it’s still hot and also a few things to save for later,   once it (finally) cools off. BRANTLEY Brantley, as she says herself, is[Read more]

Friday Favorites

TGIF!  But actually, it’s more like ISIF (I’m Sad It’s Friday) because the kids go back to school next week.  Though I AM looking forward to more structure and routine, and the kids are SO EXCITED about going back to school, I just can’t help but be a sappy sentimental mom, just in disbelief that the kids are growing up so fast. BUT… let’s not get into all that quite yet!  Today I thought I’d bring back an old post[Read more]

What I’ve Worn This Summer

It’s been a WHILE since I’ve compiled a What I Wore post, and I figured it was long overdue!  Summer is so funny- you think you’re going to have all this time and get so much done, and then all of a sudden you have a WEEK left and over half your to-do list still to cross off.  Getting dressed in the summer is also kinda funny, since I don’t have to get out nearly as often and everything is[Read more]

The Secret to a Good Vegetable Plate

We have been taking full advantage of the beautiful bounty of fresh summer vegetables readily available at our local farmer’s markets lately.  Not just for a juicy tomato sandwich, or for a savory side of sauteed squash (bonus points for alliteration!), but for the real gift of the Southern summer– a vegetable plate! There is hardly a vegetable that I don’t like, so I could have a plate FULL and be happy for dinner.  BUT, there is definitely a difference between a[Read more]

Mid-Summer Dresses

Shorts and I just don’t get along so well.  But for me and dresses??  As Forrest Gump famously said, “we’re like peas and carrots!”  And there are so many cute, cute, CUTE dresses out this season.  Like I mentioned the other day, it’ll be warm until October here so I’m still shopping for summer dresses, and bonus points if they can be layered for the fall!  Here’s a roundup of a few dresses I’m obsessing over lately: I am still[Read more]

Mid-Summer Tops

Even though we’re still only about halfway through the season of summer, sometimes I have a hard time justifying buying more summer clothes once we get to the end of July and into August.  I start getting the itch to buy jeans and jackets and boots and such, but you know what, daggumit, it will be hot until around Halloween and I still have some time for summer clothes!  So here are a few cute mid-summer tops that I have my eye on:[Read more]

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