Tuesday, October 2, 2018

And...it's October!

What was supposed to be a short break from the blog ended up being a month-long hiatus. I underestimated the difficulty of this year's school transition. Maybe it’s the earlier start time, or the new and numerous after-school activities, or that the easy-going third child I was promised has turned into a full-blown toddler/monster on the cusp of “the terrible twos” (a phase I previously thought was an exaggeration). I sure love that exhausting little monster though.

In the limited "free" time I’ve had, I'd open my computer only to realize the nagging to-do list was louder than any thoughts I might put together here. The stress that accompanies being overextended has the ability to quickly squash any lingering creativity and inspiration.

But I kept feeling that pull; not wanting to throw in the cards on this blog space. It’s the days I’m surrounded by piles of laundry and toys and I’m feeling the literal pull of a toddler on my leg that I’m reminded not to give up on this little piece of me. The part that’s blessed to be a mama and wife, but also has an insatiable appetite for reading and learning and putting all those pieces together in writing.

So here I am. No childcare, and no real plan when or how I will find time to write, but I’m committed to this space anyway and I hope to see you here too. XO

And just in case you missed it, there are so many good fall sales happening right now:

I snagged this topcoat, this flattering sweatshirt, these jeans (their jeans never fit me well until this pair and they're perfection), this on-trend belt, and this bow (super cute for a holiday party). All at 40% off.

I also stocked up on my favorite loungey sweatshirt, and it's never too early to buy the kids matching holiday pajamas (the style I ordered is already sold out!) at 40% off.

I'm also waiting for these classic Chelsea boots to arrive, and now I think I need this top to wear with jeans for date night or wide-leg black pants for the holidays.

The friends and family sale event is happening here, so I ordered our favorite monogrammed kid's towels as the "something you need" part of Christmas presents.

I also stocked up on a few more falls basics like this dress, this sweater, and these long-sleeved tees - always "on sale". I'm tempted to order these as well. Have you tried them?

I'll see you back here on Thursday.

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