Ok so I might have the WORST SLEEPING HABITS. I have been a bad sleeper since I can remember. My Mom said I was a good sleeper as a baby and a kid but I remember around middle school my sleeping problems beginning. The first being I CAN'T FALL ASLEEP at night. I used to sleep with a radio so I could listen to music to keep me entertained at night when the lights had to be off. This problem of not being able to fall asleep still continues in adulthood for me. Today I'm going over some of the worst sleep habits, I literally have all of them... then next week I will post about healthy sleep habits and hopefully this blog post will help me implement them into my life and help me kick these bad habits.
I have been digging all the structured blouses for fall. I do love the crisp white tops and how they look, but they just aren't a possibility for me with a kiddo. Plus the fact that I spill on EVERYTHING! I carry around a tide to go pen in my purse and I pretty much use it everyday. Anyways, I have been dying to try this trend and found this great blouse at Zara for under $50. I love the lines of it and the fun shoulder play that is happening.
I'm the queen of sauceless pasta. I'm a weirdo and don't like sauce on my pasta. I am not the biggest pasta fan in the first place (I KNOW SHOOT ME ) I might be the first person in the world to say that they don't really care for pasta. I'm not a crazy health freak or anything I just am all about balance and I'd rather have that extra glass of wine or dessert. So instead I rather have a salad for dinner than pasta. But my hubby loves pasta so I try a few times a year (I know I'm terrible that I make pasta a few times a year) to make a new pasta recipe. This being one of them and let me tell you.... I LOVED IT!
Wrap and drape tops have made their way into my closet for fall 2017. I saw them last year and was on the fence about them. Now that I've gotten more comfortable with the tucked in top I decided to try the wrap/drape top. And the verdict is that I really like them. What I love most about this top is the drape look but mostly the sleeves. I am loving all these fun sleeves for fall. Is it just me or am I like every girl who gets so excited about EVERYTHING fall including moving from shorts and tanks to jeans and long sleeve shirts.
So this isn't the most exciting blog post! But it is a pretty practical one. All of us Mom's try to balance kids and a clean house. We thankfully have a house cleaner once a week that tackles the big things like bathrooms, vacuums the house, mops the floors, and deep cleans the kitchen. I look forward to her every week. But that doesn't mean the cleaning stop there! As you know with kiddos there is a nonstop mess. The biggest thing I have learned about cleaning with a toddler is.... pick up as you go. I quickly tidy up the toy room during his nap AND once he goes to bed. Also invest in some good cleaning tools. They make all the difference and turn a clean up job into a hassle free one. So here are a few of my Household Mom Must Haves!!
Trade in your rompers it is jumpsuit season! Like last weeks post I talked about what to wear during the "in between" seasons. Just like a maxi dress a jumpsuit is the perfect solution. And nothing is more casual and comfortable than a chambray jumpsuit like this one. I could live in these things and I basically do. I own quite a few jumpsuits and I am so glad to see that they are still going strong and in style.
Leo is at the age where he's a little sponge. He loves reading, learning, and mostly playing parrot to all the words we say. What I love most about this age is their eagerness to learn and their ability to understand and take direction at a young age. I love being a mom for a million reasons but I think one of my favorite reasons is I love teaching him. From teaching him about bugs (mostly not to eat or kill them and their names) to teaching him his colors it brings so much joy to my heart watching him learn. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to tackle colors. So here is a post about a few things that worked for us!
The in between season is almost here.... my least favorite time of the year. The weather isn't quite warm enough to wear summer clothes but not cold enough to wear all your new fall clothes. So what is a girl to do? Well this is when my maxi dresses come in handy! It has been too hot this summer to wear my favorite maxi dresses and so this is the perfect time to wear them.
My garden is overflowing with zucchini's! So it was time to figure out a recipes to use them for. I had seen countless recipes of zucchini lasagna but it also looked like a lot of work. But I accepted the challenge and attempted to make it. What I love most about this recipe is that the meaty sauce makes you forget that you aren't eating noodles. I think staying true to a classic italian bolognese sauce is key to this recipe.
I was also worried about the time it would take to make this, I won't lie it took a little TLC, but I was able to prep it the day before in about 30 minutes and then cook it the next evening for dinner. It is amazing the things a mom can do during a kids nap!
Ok maybe this isn't my LAST outfit of summer, but I feel like summer is winding down. It is crazy that we only have a few more weeks left before school starts. I always remember our county fair which is the last week full of August being the signal for the end of summer. I know by then I'm already wearing jeans in the evenings. I swear people say life goes by so much faster when you have kids and I TOTALLY think that is true. I feel like the last 1.5 years have FLOWN by and I am trying to grasp on to every little moment cause I know I will be sitting here in a few years missing these crazy days when I feel like I can't get a step ahead. Anyways, enough about that. As the summer ends it is the BEST TIME to grab summer stuff. I know these shorts I'm wearing in this blog post are on sale so snag them for next year!