As predicted, summer is already starting to fly by. I always think that there will be endless days of sitting with books and enjoying the sunshine, but we have already started the scheduling of physicals, running to and fro to friend’s houses, the endless outdoor chores, and that whole staying up way too late and sleeping in way too late thing too.
One thing I did pick back up though is my yoga routine and it has made me so happy to be back on my yoga mat again. If you are local and looking for a class, be sure to give this studio a try. I’m all about women supporting women in business and Abbi will be celebrating her first year as a business owner. If you have owned a business, you know there are so many hurdles and joys that come from finally getting launched. Getting that first year behind you is a major milestone so head over and show this passionate lady some support.
Here are 3 other things that are making me happy!
Operation Date Your Kids
As a mom of big kids, I find it challenging to keep them engaged (and off their devices in the summer). Since we nixed the pool membership this year, that freed up some summer funds to try something different.
I proposed that each kid get a solo date with me and they could pick any (budget-friendly) thing that they wanted to do with me for the week. Unfortunately, my sweet girl got sick so we ended up just popping stovetop popcorn and renting this sweet flick from the library.
My son did cash in on his date and asked if he could GO TO THE LIBRARY (insert all the heart-eyed emojis EVAH) and to grab a coffee together.
Two introverts were doing what we loved best…just sitting in silence, sipping coffee, and reading our books.
I did manage to squeeze a few fun facts out of him though on the way so I consider week one a success.
I can’t wait to see what they want to do next week.
I never thought I would be the type of person that carried around a selfie stick and, yet, here we are. I thought it might be a good investment for my website, but what I didn’t realize was how awesome it was to document moments with my kids.
That picture above?
Yup, just whipped out the selfie stick.
I had one and it quickly broke and I never replaced it. This selfie stick is one of the most cleverly designed tech gadgets though that I have. It folds to a small size, but can be extended short or long for your shots. It also has a tripod which is so handy for my Marco Polo time and Instagram Stories.
Since it has Bluetooth, it syncs with your phone so you can take the photos. Charging is just like charging your phone- no batteries required.
If you want to document time with your kids this summer and be in the pictures, snag this ASAP. You won’t regret it!
A Sweat Proof Bra
It has been a million degrees here and I needed to replace my undergarments (*ahem*). After checking out the crazy-town prices on bras, I decided to check to see if Walmart offered some better options for my budget. I ended up buying three different brands (all of them are amazing- I’ll tell you more after I give the other two a test run), but the one that wins for this summer is this Hanes X-Temp Bra.
The reason why I like it is that it is made from fabric that is meant to adapt to the temperatures you need it throughout the day.
I spent a whole day running around yesterday and I was cool and collected in my bra…while the rest of me was a hot mess.
Hey, you can’t have everything.
I also LOVE the price on these and the fact that they don’t have an underwire. I purchased the nude option and you can’t see it under my summer white blouses.
Give this option a try!
A few quick things I also loved this week-
Giving these shoes a test run. I’ll keep you posted!
Psyched one of my favorite authors has a new book for me to read. I’m putting this one in my earbuds this weekend.
My favorite stovetop popcorn method.
These salads will be happening this week.
I ordered this for my son’s birthday. He’s going to flip!
This speech was amazing.
I needed to read this.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends! xo
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