Happy Saturday everyone! I feel like after last week we are finally back in a routine. It’s a different routine with my girls doing school from home, but I’m happy to say that after months of who knows what!? we are at least in some sort of rhythm now. YEA for that! Kole is my only child who is actually leaving the house for school this year and I don’t think I ever shared this pic from his first day. He turned back after drop off to say “I love you mom!” and I yelled it back, snapped this pic and then proceeded to cry the rest of the drive home. 5th grade this year but he’ll always be my baby. And I guess I’ll always tear up on the first day of school! Even if I was beyond elated that he was going. :)
Part of our routine is taking his temperature every morning and uploading it into an app before he gets to school. Our previous thermometer broke so we replaced it with this one and it’s amazing! I just hold it 2 inches away from Kole’s forehead and push the button and done! His temp pops right up on a little screen. Thought I’d share in case any of you need an upgrade too!
On that note I hope you’re all staying healthy. :)
Getting back in a routine for me always means time to be better about planning my days the night before. I’ve been using these notepads lately and really like them both! The top is great for a week at a glance when I don’t have as much going on and the pad below is perfect for days that are busy and I want to plan hour by hour.
Some days I use my notepads and some days I use my various printables. (I have LOTS that you can download for free when you sign up to get my blog posts by e-mail!)
The only thing consistent about my planning is that I like to mix it up. Ha. Really though.. with all of the uncertainty and craziness going on around us these days I have found that planning ahead is so calming! The ordinary, mundane to-do’s are really comforting to me right now. Making lists, feeling productive, routine, and exercise. Those 4 things are definitely cheering me up at the moment. Stability I guess! Along with Fall decorating and organizing everything in sight of course. :)
Sharing a few pics of my kitchen I took last week. Our cozy Fall decor is so fun to wake up to every morning. Light pours through the window and shines off of all of the gold and is so pretty! I try to focus on the pretty light and not on the fact that it’s insanely hot outside and not even close to sweater weather here. (Sigh.) I have two favorites in my bay window at the moment. First are these faux olive branches on the left. They are so realistic! An amazing price for a set of 5. Honestly they look like Pottery Barn faux branches for so much less! I have them spread out in a wide crock, but they would look pretty tighter together in a tall vase too. On the right in a favorite vase is my Pampas grass!
It grows all over in my area and I was excited to bring some of the outdoors into my home this year for Fall! I have to buy faux colored leaves but Pampas grass we’ve got. :)
I cut this from behind my house and it looks so pretty! I thought it would be a mess all over my counter by now but I’ve had it about 2 weeks and it’s still holding strong. I shared my Pampas grass in IG stories last week and had lots of requests for some good faux options for those of you who who aren’t surrounded by it!
These are my favorite faux options I’ve found on-line! Such a pretty way to bring Fall indoors.
Ok.. fun fashion news! Remember the cute chain pointed toe mules from the N sale that were such a hit? They’ve sold out but I found an Amazon dupe!
So cute, almost identical and a great price. Also my Madewell tote is on sale and this cute necklace is back in stock! I love it because it’s basically 3 necklaces that can be worn all together or on their own. Sometimes I pair two of them together like I did in the pic above.
AND my cute open stitch cardigan just got marked down 50% off – just $24! Score. Comes in beige and black too.
But they are also great every day eat your cereal kind of dishes too. :)
My cute black Zella jacket is also marked down – 40% off! So many great deals right now.
Enjoy your weekend! It’s going to be another hot one here so I’m planning on staying inside and doing a little more Fall decorating. Maybe we’ll make our favorite banana bread muffins again. I was going to share a fun pumpkin chill recipe with you all that we tried this week but honestly.. it turned out awful! Ha! Would not recommend. It made the house smell good and Kenny ate it (he was the only one who took more than one bite) so I counted it as a semi win and made the rest of us sandwiches.
That might be the extent of my cooking this Fall.
Kind of. :)
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