Yesterday was a good one! I got lots of those do-to’s done, including finally arranging for the wallpaper to get hung in James’ room! The installer is coming today! We just might get his room finished in time for him to head back to school!
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BACK TO SCHOOL
Speaking of, how can school be almost starting again?! Our school starts back early, August 13! It’s already begun though- all the emails from the school with new schedules, important dates, and reminder of the dress code. James goes to a school that requires a uniform, so we order his shirts online, and then get his khaki pants here. They are great quality, look nice, and hold up well. I also appreciate that they are so much less expensive than the uniform store.
We also found him a new backpack after he was disappointed by the selection at Target. Most of the Target backpacks had that “belt” at the bottom and he wouldn’t be caught dead with that in third grade!
In fact, when we were at the pool this weekend, he told me not to hold him in the water because the other kids would think he was a baby! I said, ok, no problem- I don’t want to embarrass you. But man, is that starting already?! Turns out, he let me hold him anyway, but I’m not sure how long that will last!
HWH FITNESS CHALLENGE
The biggest news of July?! We did it! We finished the challenge! The first ever Honey We’re Home Fitness Challenge spanned the month of July and I absolutely loved doing this with you!
My mom did the challenge too and only missed one day of exercise in the 30 days. And she hadn’t exercised in years! She lost over 5 pounds! I only lost 1 pound, but I can tell that I toned up in my arms, legs and even my stubborn abs. I also meditated with my son almost everyday. That was one of my favorite parts of this challenge.
By popular demand, we’re already prepping for #Round2 in September! If you want to start our previous challenge now, go HERE – there’s FREE printables and an at-home workout you can do without any equipment.
Thank you so much for leaving your feedback about the challenge. I summed up your answers here and am using your comments to help craft Round 2.
#HWHFitness Challenge Final Stats
Activewear to Motivate You
Cute and good quality workout clothes help motivate my workouts. I shared my favorite workout wear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here. Quality brands like Zella, Nike and Adidas have everything marked down 40%!
Thank you so much for sharing your interest in what I’ve been eating. Last week, I challenged myself to go meat-free and focus on more fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fat. I feel really good and am planning to keep it up, although I’m not vegan or vegetarian.
On the beauty front, I shared my nighttime beauty routine along with the products I use to keep my skin looking and feeling young. It’s actually pretty simple because, at the end of a long day, I want a skincare routine that only takes a few minutes. Even though it’s a quick routine, if you have time, doing the routine slowly and intentionally is a great way to relax and unwind before bed.
I partnered with Pantene (I’ve been using their products since high school- they smell so good!) to share a new shampoo & conditioner that keeps cleaning and detoxing your hair between washes. You’ll also find tutorials for my two go-to summer hairstyles.
My July Loves are as bright and shiny as this Summer has been! All these things have been essential for our hot and humid days. I’ve even got some great picks from Amazon – which has been a lifesaver. #PrimeMom And, I’ll have an Amazon fashion haul for you soon!
THIS & THAT
My latest This & That chit chat post is packed full of good stuff like:
- How to Keep Hydrangeas Alive for Weeks
- DIY Stormtrooper Costume
- My favorite YouTube channels
One of my top tips for leading a productive lifestyle is to start with a clean and well organized home. Don’t you just feel so much better when your house is clean?!
Sometimes, especially during the summer, starting the day with a totally clean house is utterly impossible. I get it. However, even if every other room is a mess, I prefer that our kitchen starts off clean every single day.
Master Bedroom Reveal
It’s been months in the making, but I’m finally ready to share our Master Bedroom Makeover! It used to be neutral and grey with furniture that was a little small for the scale of the room.
I absolutely love how it turned out and you can see the full reveal here, along with all the sources.
Master Bedroom Sitting Room
Attached to our Master Bedroom is the Sitting Room. I’ll often escape here to read or watch tv when the rest of the house is watching football or playing video games. The Sitting Room got a little refresh when we did the bedroom as well. Now it’s much lighter and brighter and a space I enjoy being in so much.
Nordstrom Sale Cardigans + Jackets
On Day 2, I shared my favorite cardigans and jackets, plus your initial favorites from the first day of the sale. I love seeing what you love!
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Nordstrom Sale Shoe Picks
When the sale started, I spent what felt like 48 hours straight in Nordstrom weeding through all the sale items. Day 2 was especially exciting because I brought our favorite girlfriend, Ali-Shaun, along to join in on the fun!
Style A Friend
I shared our favorite outfits in a Style A Friend dressing room post! Then we went and styled her favorite looks in a photo shoot! She looked stunning and she’s blown away by all of your kind comments! With your encouragement, I think we’ll be able to make her a recurring guest here!
Y’all know I love a good jumpsuit. Aside from that getting naked to go pee thing, I think they are so chic. Think of a jumpsuit as a dress, but way cooler. I found these two for Summer & Fall and they are both 40% off!
READER FAVORITES: YOUR TOP PICKS FOR JULY
Wondering what other HWH readers are loving this month? Here’s your answer!
The North Face Hooded Parka
Prettiest T-Shirt Bra
Teddy Bear Pullover
Furry Fleece Jacket
Oribe Styling Set
Miracle Lash Serum
I hope these posts help you feel ready for back to school and get in gear before summer comes to an end!
Have a great day friends!