It’s officially fall folks, and we are getting so close to you-actually-need-to-wear-a-sweater-and-boots-and-don’t-sweat-when-you-drink-hot-lattes weather. 😉 I can’t wait!
We had plans to go to a pumpkin patch birthday party today and the lake tomorrow, but the weather is going to be yucky all weekend, so I’m going to take advantage of an unexpected open schedule… What are your plans?
Here are a few (and by “a few” I actually mean “tons of” because there were so many good ones) links & likes from around the internet this past week to enjoy with your Saturday coffee…
FREE Fall printable (shown above) from Emily at Jones Design Co.
A NYTimes interview with Marie Kondo on the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up with kids – because all of this tidying can be pretty darn stressful when you are navigating little bodies and millions of tiny toys
“7 Habits of a Hot Marriage in the Middle of Monotony” at We Are THAT Family – hilarious title, excellent content
“The One Conversation That Could Save Your Teen’s Life (and Your Own)” from Glennon on Momastery – Glennon always hits it out of the park, and this one was especially good. It made me think of my students and, of course, my own kids down the road. If you have teenagers, work with them, or will have them one day, READ THIS. (Originally posted in June 2014.)
“The Surprising Geography of American Left-Handedness” from The Washington Post – Did you know my Sam is a lefty? This fascinated me. (Also, should I send special lefty scissors in to school for him or is that too helicopterish? Seriously.)
“Is It Out of Style to Be Happy?” by Emily A. Clark – good thoughts about blogging and life
“Savannah Guthrie Opens Up about Faith and Its Role in Motherhood” – she’s the cutest!
“This Is How Real Working Mothers Are Managing: It’s Not as Complicated As You Think” by Laura Vanderkam for Verily – long, but thought-provoking
“‘Don’t Smile Till Christmas’: A Teacher’s Worst Advice” – couldn’t agree more
10 “HIP” Secrets for Saving at Starbucks – because who doesn’t want to save at Starbucks? (#5 might be live changing for all grading/study/writing sessions, but I hate when Jeff makes me do #9)
On that note… Have you tried the new Toasted Graham Latte? I’m intrigued.
I’m obsessed with this Double Hooded Sweatshirt from &ave. that Jones Design Company posted about this week. (Currently sold out, but available in several other colors!)
I want to get one of Tsh’s “Live Simply So Others Can Simply Live” tees. They look cozy, and all profits are going towards the refugee crisis.
Just ordered this tunic with some credit I had at ModCloth. I can’t wait to wear it with yellow cords this fall.
I’ve been wanting a leopard scarf for about five years now. This one is only $8 at Old Navy this weekend, so I’m going for it!
Speaking of sales this weekend, Loft has EVERYTHING marked 40% off. I’m definitely buying a pair of curvy-skinny jeans (thanks for the suggestions) and maybe this shirt, or this one, for work.
Adding this to my reading list. I need it.
These shoes are adorable – and affordable! #Ilikeleopardalittle
My sister gave my mom this sweater for her birthday, and I love it.
And there you have it. 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend!
P.S. Are you following my new blog Instagram account? I’d love if you would! (Search @samandscout or click here.)
ONEMORETHING – Stop by Heather’s blog to wish her a happy birthday and enter to win a $31 Amazon gift card! 🙂
I haven’t had time to read all of these yet, but just wanted to pop in and say that I LOVE these posts and genuinely look forward to them on Saturday morning. You make it so easy to grab some coffee and have a list of good reads!!
Also–DEFINITELY getting that print! Thanks!!!
Jennifer lynch says
Sean is a lefty but cuts with his right hand! Says there were no left handed scissors back then. I would get him a pair!
Emily Clark says
Elizabeth–Thanks so much for including the link to my post in your round up. Happy to have found your blog, as well!
Love these posts!
And, a resounding YES from this lefty on the left handed scissors. Some paper can be hard to cut with your left hand using right handed scissors, especially for young kids just learning. I still can’t cut ribbon or fabric without my trusty “special” scissors! Please do him this favor 🙂
I’m hoping to get some Loft Skinnies this weekend, too!
I loved that Momastery article–so, so true. Thanks for sharing!
Once again…..because we probably knew eachother in some past life…i went to Loft this morning, alone, tried on the curvey skinnies and they are pretty great. I left them there because I thought I might find something better at JCrew. No luck though. It was then too late to go back to Loft. So if you want them, get them, they will be great.
Most kid scissors made today can be used with either hand. I watch closely for lefties in my prek class because I’m a lefty as well. When I researched scissor options, I learned they can be used with either hand. I wish the same had been true in my day. I had to learn to cut right handed.
These links are great. I love the one about providing words for kids. I’m a high school teacher and I care about my kids so much and worry about them getting into tough situations. I’d love a way to try and incorporate these and share them with my students.
Betty is a lefty! But so far, she’s the only one of the bunch. Love the KonMari with kids, I still wish I could do it more thoroughly. And Glennon’s post made me realize I probably haven’t had enough conversations with my oldest as he heads off to real school!
YES! I just tried the Toasted Graham Latte today and it is GOOD! Thanks for the bday shout-out! 🙂 And have I mentioned I love these links and likes posts?!