Friday, April 21, 2017

Violet Lennon at 6 Months

What is it about 6 months? I feel like this is the age when it hits me that my little baby won't be a baby forever, and it breaks my heart! Of course I want her to grow and develop and have a little personality, but it's so bittersweet, you know? Anyway, here's Miss Violet's 6 month update.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In My Library Tote: Recent Reads in April

Do you set reading goals? I don't set out to read a certain number of books each year, but I do sometimes think about the kind of books I want to read. I tend to stick to fiction, typically contemporary fiction, but this year I made it a goal to read more nonfiction. This month I made some progress on that goal: three of the five below are nonfiction picks!

{April 2017 books} 




Monday, April 17, 2017

$10 at Target: Easy Custom Preschooler Chore Chart

I remember picking up Jona from daycare one day when he was around 2, and all the little kids were picking up toys and putting them away in their bins. Like a lot of things he learned at daycare, it blew my mind a little that he was already old enough to start picking up after himself. After spending so much time picking up after many hours of "Let's Dump Everything Out", his favorite game, it was a revelation to think that he could actually be doing that himself.

So as Jona got older, we started giving him more responsibilities that were appropriate for his age. It started out with just things like picking up toys and putting his laundry in the laundry basket, but now his chores include feeding our dog and putting silverware on the table. He's a helper by nature, so he loves having little jobs that he is responsible for.



Friday, April 14, 2017

Shopping Reviews: Spring Finds at Loft and Target

I may have done a little happy dance when I put my boots and heavy sweaters away for the year. However, when I surveyed what was left in my closet I found that spring was rather underrepresented in there. So, I did a little shopping. Come along with me to the fitting rooms at Loft and Target to see what I found!

{fitting room at Loft}



Loft Vine Ballet Neck Tee - Size S