Friday, July 29, 2022

What I Primed in July

 Hello hello! Happy Friday and happy end of July. This can be a bittersweet time of year for teachers-- they're either getting really excited about the upcoming school year or are wishing for a little bit more family time. School is going to be starting over here in less than three weeks. What about where you live? How much longer do you have before school starts?

Today I am sharing my purchases for the month of July. Let's have a look:

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

What's Up Wednesday

 Hello there! I hope you are all having a good week and are staying well. I was lucky enough to get away with some other mom friends over the weekend at Lake Keowee in SC. 

Friday, July 22, 2022

Back to Work Wardrobe Update Part 1

 Hello friends and happy Friday! If you've been reading here for awhile then you know that after a couple years of being a Stay-at-Home-Mom, I am returning to the working world this fall. I will be teaching preschool at the same preschool Lily Grace attended for years, and now Liam will be there with me. I love that Liam and I will get to walk to school together, spend our days right down the hall from one another, and then we can walk home together afterwards. 

Well it was on my summer to-do list to pull out all my old work clothes, see what fits, and then donate what I don't think I will wear. Donating is by far the hardest part for me. I am really bad about holding onto clothes I haven't worn for years thinking "but maybe I will wear it again one day!" Anyone else that way? Odds are, if I haven't worn it the past 3-4 years, I'm not going to wear it again. I need to just donate!!

Anyway.. after going through everything, these are a few outfits I was able to pull together that will still work for this fall. Fair warning, about 90% of these clothes are old and so I won't be able to find an exact match to link to. That being said, sometimes I just like to look at other people's outfits because it sparks an idea for me of something I already own. So I will try to link what I can, but just know that not everything will be link-able! Also, the typical work-wear of a preschool teacher is more casual than that of someone who works in an office. So these may not work for you if you work in a more formal setting-- sorry!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Summer Organization Checklist

 Hello friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend. We spent the weekend in Wilmington with Devin's parents and then came back pretty early on Sunday in order to get our big girl ready for camp. I am really looking forward to her going this week-- she is going to have a BLAST! Not to mention I will have a few hours each afternoon to knock out some projects while Liam naps. 😉

At the beginning of the summer I had all these big plans to get organized and prepped for the upcoming school year. Well, here we are, roughly halfway through the summer and I have hardly made a dent in that to-do list. Anyone else?? This summer is flying by! This week I am hoping to power through as many of the projects left on my list as possible. Here's a look at what I'm hoping to have accomplished by the end of summer:

Not too much, right? I think it'll help us start the school year off on the right foot. So far I have already done the following:

Most of those are pretty self explanatory, right? Basically go from room to room and donate things we no longer use. I feel like I do this several times a year, yet we still accumulate so. much. stuff. As for the pictures, surely I'm not the only one with thousands of pictures on my camera roll. Anyone else out there? I have been getting notifications on my phone that I am running low on storage for the past 91 days.. time to remedy that! Here's hoping I can get a big chunk of this list accomplished this week. 

What about you? Do you make a "to-do" list or something similar over the summer? Anything else you think I should add on here? I always love your suggestions!

Today I am linking up with Sarah and Holly for Hello Monday. Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2022

Friday Favorites

 Hello there friends and happy Friday! Today I have a random assortment of favorites things we've been up to lately.

Our Anniversary!

Monday, July 11, 2022

NJAM July: Family Food Traditions

Well hello there my friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Devin came home from an 8 day work trip to Europe and the kids and I were thrilled to have him back. He landed Saturday night after the kids were in bed, but their sweet little faces lit up when they saw their daddy first thing in the morning. We had rainy weather all day Sunday so the kids played outside in their rain boots for a bit, then we spent the rest of the day cozied up in a pillow fort. Not a bad way to spend a weekend!

Friday, July 8, 2022

Prime Day Prep: Back to School Things I'll Be Shopping For

 Hello friends! Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend and a nice week to follow. We had a very exciting week around here. Our sweet girl set a goal for herself to earn a green swim band at our pool by the end of this summer, and on July 5th she earned it!! The green swim test is HARD, but she nailed it!

Friday, July 1, 2022

What I'm Priming: June

 Hello friends and hellooooooo long weekend! Do you have big plans for the 4th? We have plans to celebrate with friends and also spend some time at the Whitewater Center and I could not be more excited about it. We haven't been since Mother's Day and it is one of our all time favorite places. 

 Today I am sharing my Amazon purchases for the month of June. I think you'll notice a theme here. Think summer, road trips, and being outside. 😊