There are a million ways to get organized this fall—at our house, we have a 12-month old school paper calendar, a dry erase calendar, we all use the Cozi Family Organizer app on our phones (Maddox even has it on her iPod), and for my birthday, Graham got me a gift card for Emily Ley's Simplified Planner to help me create a schedule for my blog posts. I loved reading Lorae's organizational recommendation list this week, and the Passion Planner sounds nothing short of inspirational. Plus, it's . . .
I remember the exact place I was when Lorae called to tell me about the loss of her older brother, Rory, and the text she sent two years later about the death of her younger brother, Robbie. I was having breakfast that morning with my children, and I sobbed into my toast, trying to explain to three concerned little faces why mommy was so, so sad. Watching my friend go through the unimaginable not once, but twice is heartbreaking. And then watching her struggle and fight to keep going, to stay . . .
Since we moved to Charlottesville, going to the Farmers Market has been part of my regular Saturday morning routine. Most of the time I leave with a bag full of fresh vegetables and a belly full of breakfast food. Just in time for fall harvest, here are five tips to help you navigate your local farmers market so that you get the most out of your visit: 1. Go with a set budget and produce list. Our City Market has a combination of farm fresh veggies and a mouth-watering selection of breakfast . . .
This weekend was my favorite. The weather was perfect, the schedule was light, and the children were agreeable. While Graham took the kids to breakfast at Marie Bette on Saturday, I hit up the farmers market and saw the first few harvested pumpkins, a sign that autumn is right around the corner. This prompted me to run right out and buy a new fall candle, Pumpkin Butter, which is the yummiest scent I've found in a while and is 25% off through the end of the month at Wood Wick. That night we . . .
I gotta tell ya', I am loving Lorae's list on the Company Memo this week. The website and movement Becoming Unbusy is really speaking to me during this season of life. After getting serious about carving out sacred space for connection and rest in our family, we have been intentional about limiting our children's after-school activities this year in order to preserve our weeknight time together. I love the resources the website provides and can't wait to read more. Thanks, Lorae, as always, for . . .