The Friday Five Vol. 15

This week has flown by in a haze of errands, deliveries (we finally have a couch!!) and doctor appointments (just all the annual stuff), and my brain is tired from all of the logistics. The heat broke, the sun is out, and I'm ready to pour a Jack and Coke and start taping so that we can finally paint our built-ins this weekend. 

Do you know what that means?? That means I can actually put books on shelves and break down about 37 boxes this coming week!!!!!!!!! Anyway, here are a few things that I'm loving this week. I almost said, not a book in sight which might be a miracle...but then I realized #1 is, in fact, a book. 

The Sweetest Back-to-School Books

I love back-to-school time! It feels like such a fresh start, and a great time to remind the kiddos in your life about the power of kindness and compassion. Even though some of these center the classroom, I think they’re great reads for home to set the tone, and can be the perfect first-day gift for your kiddo’s teacher along with a basket filled with his or her wishlist items ;)

The Friday Five Vol. 14

We are well into the dog days of summer here! I can't complain, though, since we'd be back to school this week in our old district. Instead, we're stuck in quarantine with our first case of "the vid" - thankfully, everyone is doing well after just a day or two of high fevers and we should be good to re-enter the world by this weekend. Here are a few things keeping us sane while we've been cooped up this week!

The Friday Five Vol. 13

Whoops - a little late getting this up today, but I took our two older cats to the vet this morning and that put me in the bed for a good few hours afterwards! And we spent most of this week here (PS how cool is it that we just randomly see submarines going in and out?!)

Anyway, here are five awesome things I'm loving this week:

What I Just Ordered From Usborne

I have no idea if anyone is interested in this, but I know that I love seeing what others have ordered recently! I'm not a huge MLM fan in general, but I have loved Usborne books since the girls were little, and I love that they mostly do Facebook parties, so no need to actually attend anything ;)

The Friday Five Vol. 12

 The Friday Five is baaaaaack!!!

Home Sweet Home

Well, it's been a minute (year)! As the C-word stretched into its second year, I found myself feeling pretty defeated. Like so many others, we had put things on hold and held some expectations about being able to "return to normal" that certainly weren't met. The momentum that had carried me both personally and professionally through the first year of homeschooling and working full-time was gone, and I was drained in the wake of so much productivity. On top of that, we had been carrying this dream of moving to New England since 2018, and even though we started making tangible steps toward making it happen, it continued to feel farther and farther away.  All of that to say - I spent most of the past year in a funk, with absolutely no inspiration to do anything creative.