August still brings back the excitement and nervousness I used to feel before going back to school. I still want to be shopping for a new wardrobe. I am still considering giving my pens and notebooks an upgrade. I have moments where I imagine what classes I would take if I was actually going back – more art history, perhaps psychology. Anyone else?! So, in this spirit of change and trying out some new things, here is what we’re loving lately! – B
After our calligraphy workshop back in May, my mom sent me this Pilot Parallel Pen Set. It took me a while to start using it, and I am in love. It allows me to write big as the tip is thick, which is a fun style to play with when creating cards.
You know Anthropologie’s signature scent?! Well, I finally splurged and bought the Capri Blue Jar Candle. And it has been well worth the investment. My house smells like a dream.
Being outside! We are having some amazing weather here in DC. It is sunny with a breeze and low humidity. So I am trying to spend as much time as possible outside. I even added it to my Powersheets for August to hold myself accountable.
I re-discovered my 5 Year Diary…not to be confused with my Five Minute Journal! Each day of the year has a page with room for five entries for each year. I originally started this in 2011 while pregnant with my oldest daughter, but restarted it recently. I love the idea of capturing memories and comparing the years – particularly since I’m in the thick of the little kid years and things change SO fast!
Since I’ve had a stressful several weeks, I have been religiously using my Sleep pillow mist from Bath & Body Works. I ran out of the regular size bottle, but have been using my travel size at home and while traveling to help me fall asleep. It is lavender vanilla so is so calming!
Lastly, I’m soaking up the end of summer. We did some fun things this month from a family beach trip to canoeing (and paddle boarding!) to celebrating Penny turning 4 with a Frozen themed party. I’m running out of time to finish my summer bucket list…anyone have a summer cocktail recipe I should try?!?