Sweet summertime is in full effect! Usually by mid-summer I’m already craving fall vibes, but not this year. I am soaking up our days spent swimming, boating, sipping summery cocktails, and grilling.
I love our relaxed rhythm we’ve fallen into and how the girls are relishing in the time we have at home. Hailey has discovered Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe and can not get enough. She spends most of the day’s quiet time reading the books aloud to her sister. (I am really ready to dive into The Little House on the Prairie series and the other quality books on our list this fall, but until then, Moldylocks it is apparently).
I can’t not mention the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I know it’s everywhere, but it’s because the deals really are crazy good. I’ve been anxiously waiting for general access to open (which it does, today!!) because the truth is the deals offered now on fall items are unlike anything you’re going to come across again and items sell out fast! I’m snagging (or already own) some of these items…
Top (SP): not actually in the sale but will be a fall staple for me for sure!
Women Clothing: CozyChic Hooded Cardigan // Roll Tab Sleeve Shirt (I already own two different colors- great fall staple) // Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee // Split Ruffle Sleeve Top // Zella High Waisted Cropped Leggings (my fav!) // High-Waisted Skinny Jeans // Off the Shoulder Plaid Blouse (I’ve realized I love all things Vince Camuto)
Body: The Clarisonic Mia 2 (I rave about why I love it here, and if you didn’t get one on Prime Day, snag this deal!) // Seamless Bra // Tory Burch Boots (Honestly, I probably won’t buy them because of price but if you want them, this is a heck of a deal)
I’m accepting that at this time in my life, I’m a terrible gardener. Well, with anything besides the pots on my porch (which are doing decently well with cherry tomatoes and banana peppers). We went swimming at my friend’s house this week and she showed us her garden. She pointed out a watermelon she grew. I convinced her that certainly it was ready to be picked.
Well… I’m willing to bet she’ll look elsewhere for gardening input from now on.
Oops! I couldn’t stop laughing but go figure, all four girls still wanted slices!
Let me tell you about this lettuce bun and how I’ve been doing it wrong for years.
Previously I’ve used a couple lettuce leaves as a makeshift wrap/bun. It works OK but always slip slides around and gets a little messy. The secret is thickness! With this head of iceberg cut into slices, it’s so much more sturdy, can handle toppings, and adds a great crunch.
I’ve also heard things about using de-seeded bell peppers as buns. Anyone ever try that? I might stick to lettuce buns or a good ‘ol fashion sesame seed topped fluffy bun!
Links I Loved: I’m Not a Crunchy Mom Anymore // Cucumber Dill Chicken Salad // I Really Thought I’d Miss the Baby Years But I Don’t // Public, Private, Home: There is Room For All of Them // Wild Salmon Bites for Kids
And a thought to go into the weekend with…
A friend posted this on facebook and I thought it was lovely. I didn’t know the word for it before, but apparently Hygge is my ultimate life goal; to live in moments and fully experience them. We have some great moments coming up this weekend, celebrating the wedding of one of my best friend’s from college. I’ll tell you all about it on Monday!
Anything interesting or fun to share today?
How’s your garden doing?
Read any great links lately? Leave them below!
Oh yes, and have a fabulous weekend 🙂