We’re getting in the swing of things over here!  James loves his new teacher, which is always a good thing, and I’ve dried up my tears and am trading them in for morning sweat sessions!  It’s good to get back to those morning workouts, but waking up early will never come especially easy to me.  I have to give up my afternoon caffeine to make sure I get to sleep in time, and I have more early wake up tips here.

Today, I’m sharing a fun fashion post with you. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and going for a bold print pant and I’ve styled them for you 4 different ways,

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School started today! James is officially a second grader!  You super long time readers (thank you!) will remember that I started this blog when he was just 4 months old!  And now he’s seven! The first day of school always brings a mix of emotions from sad and sentimental to excited about the new school year and happy to get things organized in our home!  So, with that in mind, I’ll kick this This & That post off with a few productivity tips and organizing hacks!

HOW TO HIDE UGLY CORDS

Ever since moving into my gorgeous home office,

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Happy Friday friends!  I love this day so much as it kicks off the weekend!  We don’t have any big plans, just preparing to start school on Monday! #already??  As always, it feels like the summer flew by and I’m all kinds of sentimental about my big boy starting second grade.  I swear, even in the last two weeks, he seems to have grown into an even bigger, more mature person.  And his sense of humor is off the charts.  I love laughing with him!

Today, I’m excited to kick off a new monthly series I’ve had in my head for awhile now.  

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Hi friends! We’re approaching the end of the week and our fridge is starting to look bare again.  I try to make it through the week with just one trip to the grocery store, planning my menu and then shopping on Saturday or Sunday.  These two summer salads have been on repeat this summer, so I wanted to share them with you today.  Both of the recipes are from Gweneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good Cookbook.  I bought the book on the recommendation of my foodie friend Nat, and it has redeeming qualities, like the two recipes below (and more),

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I get especially giddy blogging when I have something extra special to share with you.  Sometimes it’s more personal and weighty, sometimes it’s sentimental, or maybe just a household tip, like how to keep your hydrangeas thriving or the best place to print your photos.  But when I find something that can make your everyday life better, like the perfect t-shirt bra (wireless but still lifts) and the forget-you’re-wearing-them undies that actually stay put, that’s fun too because it’s so dang useful!  Honestly, there’s nothing worse than uncomfortable undergarments.

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