Monday, August 17, 2015

[life] Monday, Monday

Outfit Details:
top: TJ Maxx (similar)// shorts: Walmart 
sandals (old): Gap (similar)// earrings: Kendra Scott 

Last week was our first "official" week of getting back into the swing of things. No "events", no traveling, just a regular week. And boy, have we craved that. I think when life gets hectic and the busyness takes over, one can realize how often they take advantage of just a regular, "boring" week. I like events and having a full calendar (not TOO full, let's not get crazy), but there is beauty in routine

"For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit." Romans 8:5

What does your week look like now that summer is slowly dwindling away?

(No lie, this is how Chloe & Oliver got into bed last night. Has nothing to do with this post, but why wouldn't I post a picture of them looking precious?)

Friday, August 7, 2015

[five things]

Okay, so apparently I took the entire summer off from blogging. Whoops! Getting inspired again... bear with me.
 1//Some pre-dinner snackage on pineapple

This week, I started my second part-time job: now I've got TWO. Sounds a bit daunting, but it's only 10 hours/week at each place, one of which is with my husband, so I'm really excited about the flexibility I will have. Compared to a classroom job that I was used to for 5.5 years, I'm excited to wake up when I want to, eat lunch with my husband, and plan my days accordingly.

I was inspired by Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere to start posting "five things" on Friday that happened during the week or things I have been enjoying. Sound fun? Read on!

 2// Enjoying some nightly truths via She Reads Truth (available online and the app store): daily devotionals and bible readings for women. Plus they have super-cute scriptural/hymn wallpapers for your phone, and daily images (like above) that you can share on social media.
 3// Emily's blog: have you read it? Fashion, food, travel, beauty. Plus she's written two (I think?) books that I want to snatch up!

4// Have you heard of KEEP Collective? It's a branch off of Stella & Dot, where you can host parties and earn rewards, and sell it yourself as your personal business. My friend Jen hosted a party at her house on Tuesday and I ordered a rose gold/saddle bracelet with a "faith" key (what they call the variety of charms) to go on it. It's like a charm bracelet, but a flat version. Check out their website: it's fairly new and the fall line just released... gorgeous! (I don't sell it or anything, I just think they're cute!)

5// Y'all, it is HOT in Texas. I am ready for fall, which really arrives around end of November/December here... bummer. So when I found this article on Pinterest, I got pumped (via Stylishlyme). What style of boot do you like?

Happy weekend!