What’s this? Three blog posts in one week?!? Woohoo. I’m a little nervous to say it out loud but…. I think I’m back folks! 😉
Our weekend is relatively open, which is nice, but we have lots to do around the house etc. to keep us busy. Also, Sam finishes school next week – his last day of preschool ever!! – which means summer is CLOSE!
For now though, here are some Links & Likes to start off your Saturday:
“Hotdogs, Sunscreen and All The Other Ways I’m Messing Up” – love this line: So I’m going to try my best. I’m going to feed them healthy food. But I’m also going to let them get those freeze pops and run in the sprinkler and all of the other stuff. Because I’m not perfect and no matter what I do there will be a study telling me it’s bad.
It was a big week for readers on the internet, as Modern Mrs. Darcy released her Summer Reading Guide!! And, for those of you that get a little overwhelmed by so many choices, here’s her 2017 Minimalist Reading Guide with just five books.
“An Open House” – I’ve wanted this for as long as I’ve had a house. I’ve done better at times and worse at times, and it has looked different in different seasons. I’m still not where I want to be in terms of hospitality and welcoming people into the “mess,” but this is exactly what I’m going for.
“My Advice for Our New Bachelorette Rachel” from Ali Fedowtowsky (Season Six Bachelorette) -Clearly you already knew that the new season premieres on Monday night, right?!?!
“Seventh-Grade Class Scrambling to Piece Together Teacher’s Home Life from Desktop Background Before PowerPoint Opened” – from The Onion (of course)… the title is really the best part.
“Ebb and Flow” – the Coffee + Crumbs team seriously nails it every.single.time.
The Sorta Awesome was more serious than normal this week, but Megan and Laura, once again, handled it wonderfully! Episode 101: The Truth About Anxiety Part 2 is definitely worth a listen if you or someone close to you struggles (or you think might struggle) with anxiety. (Listen to Part 1 from September 2015 here.)
I’d been wanting an “everyday” necklace for a while, so I was SUPER excited to get this (mine is in cold with a simple, right-justified “S&N”) as a Mother’s Day gift from Jeff. I even liked it so much, I ordered one for my own mom with a note from Sam & Nora that read “So you can always keep us close even when we are far away.” It’s from QQ47 on Etsy and there are lots of other styles (at similarly awesome prices) and shipping was super fast!
Back when Nora first broke her leg, my college girlfriends sent me a week’s worth of dinners from Terra’s Kitchen, and we’ve used them a few times since as well. Everything comes in a little re-usable mini fridge that gets picked up from your porch the next morning. The meals are very family friendly (taco pasta/turkey meatballs/lemon chicken), delicious, and most things come pre-chopped etc. so it really does only take 30-45 minutes to cook. (This makes an awesome thing to send a friend going through a tough time BTW! #myfriendsarethebest)
At the top of my To Do list this weekend is to hang a few of these adorable, educational prints from Object Lesson in Sam’s closet/”office.” We’re in full “Kindergarten Prep” mode these days, and I’m riding the high by sneaking in little “mini lessons” any chance I get. I love that these – created by husband/wife, designer/teacher pair – make education actually look stylish too. (I’m planning on using this method for hanging – I’ll let you know how it turns out.)
Old Navy’s dress game is ON POINT this season: I can’t remember if I’ve already blogged about it or not, but I wore this dress this week and got SO many compliments on it. Now I’ve got my eye on this one, this one, and this one too – so perfect for hot, summer days. #selfcontrol
I LOVE Reese Witherspoon and stripes, so you can imagine how much I’m drooling over this ($55!!!) t-shirt!!
Also, give me all the bell-sleeve tees.
What are you loving this week?!?
Have a great Saturday!
P.S. In case you missed it: I started a new summer series called “Friday 5” on the blog yesterday where I shared 5 novels I’m personally excited to read. Check it out, and plan to join me with your own list of five things next week – the topic then is “end-of-year teacher gift ideas.”
And last but not least, don’t miss your chance to win an EMILY LEY SIMPLIFIED PLANNER – enter in the comments of THIS POST.