$10 at Target: Cozy Fall

Just like Violet makes a beeline for tiny legos, dog food, or any other small, forbidden objects, I similarly headed straight to Target's dollar spot this month and couldn't tear myself away. Lucky for me, no one rushed over and took the precious goodies out of my cart. I can't say the same for Violet and her squirreled-away stash.

Despite the impressive amounts of Halloween decor, I couldn't bring myself to purchase any of that just yet. However, I found a few things that would help me get in a cozy mood for fall and that's what I decided to go for.

In My Library Tote: Top 5 Books of Summer

What makes a book stand out as excellent to you? There are a lot of factors, but to me, I know I've found a great book when I want to talk about it all the time. Typically I encounter a book like that about once a month. This summer, I went on a great book streak, finding several that I couldn't shut up about. Here are a few of my summer favorites.

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The Perfect Blouse for Early Fall

Kansas weather is about as fickle as Jona's tastebuds. One day I break out a sweater and fuzzy slippers, the next day I put on shorts. I'm not ready to commit to replace my sandals with ankle boots, but I can't escape that feeling in the air that makes me want to pick out all new clothes for back to school (despite the fact that I'm not actually going back to school).

I find that lightweight long sleeved blouses, like this yellow Loft one from ThredUp, suit this time of year perfectly. The longer length is perfect for tucking into a skirt, but it also works untucked with jeans. I also like how the mustard yellow color pairs well with bright summery prints, like this drawstring-waist skirt, yet at the same time it's a color that makes me think of fall, especially when paired with warm gold.

Here are two ways I've recently worn this blouse: dressed up a little for church, and more casually for weekend errands.



Goals for September and August Recap

Each month I share my goals as a way to motivate myself to get things done and stay accountable. Here's this month's recap and the next month's set of goals for my home, my blog, and my family and personal life.