Back to school time can be stressful! This set of downloads has routines for both morning and night. If you’d like a walk through of the routines, here’s the link to my story on Instagram where I walk through our plans for morning and evening.
I use Blue Apron in the winter months after Christmas when I start to feel the winter blues pushing down on me. It’s a great comfort each week to have a small set of truly unique meals delivered directly to our house. I don’t serve this food to our kids or, oddly, even to John sometimes. I know it sounds selfish, but it’s been such an easy way to avoid seasonal depression I can’t complain. I do try to order foods that John will enjoy. However, sometimes there’s nothing on the menu he would like, in that case I choose a small 2-person serving size and I just have two meals. It makes for some extra cooking, but again, I’m usually snowed in so it doesn’t matter. I have the time.
I don’t have a link for Blue Apron, but if you’re interested in a free box, email me and I can ship you a box for free. If you don’t like it, simply cancel! If you do like it, hooray!
I enjoy the convenience of ordering books from Amazon, but I was recently introduced to BookShop.org and decided to support the platform. They have donated over $5 million to local bookshops. I review books several times a week on Instagram and I add them to my book shop account so that you can order from Book Shop & support a local store while enjoying the convenience of ordering online.
I started using Erin Condren planners three years ago. My sister calls me a planner connoisseur because I have tried so many types of high-end planners over the years. I really enjoy using the Erin Condren products because there are many left-friendly products and they are so customizable.
This quilt is hand-quilted and lined with a vintage sheet. It’s the ultimate in softness and sweetness for a little girls first blanket or her first “big girl” room draped across the edge of her bed. Playful placement of the colorful patterns and large hexagon shapes take this vintage garden into a modern space that’s perfect for your little one!
This chevron quilt features alternating green and gray stripes with bookends of white and gray patterns to finish off the top and the bottom. It’s styling isn’t “girly girl” at all and is perfect for the girl who loves a soft blanket, but not pinks and purples. Looks darling styled over a chair or at the end of a bed. This is a large lap size quilt and is not large enough to fit on any bed, but it is large enough to drape across the end of a bed. It would be cute styled with a solid white comforter or a bright floral comforter for contrasting patterns. This quilt also features some hand embroidery work that highlights the year that emerald green was the “Pantone Color of the Year”.
The Nester also actually introduced me to the Groove Collaborative. I was a member for several months when we lived in our first farmhouse, but I eventually let my subscription go while our babies were tiny. I rejoined when I began cleaning again more regularly & working to streamline some of our home routines. Groove offers many natural products & it helps keep our home stocked because of the monthly shipment options. I like that Groove is a B Corporation and they plant trees & offer hard-working products that smell good, too. When members join they generally offer a free Mrs. Meyers Cleaning Kit to get you started! The subscription is easy to manage & helps me not run out of items. My suggestion is to pick a date that your subscription renews so you don’t forget to check what’s coming & eliminate what you don’t need. If extras happen to arrive, they can be stored or make great gifts.
This baby quilt would be perfect for any boy or girl who is coming into this world with a John Deere spoon in his or her hand. It features a very traditional quilt block and I’ve used it as wall decor, across the back of a chair, and in a display cabinet. None of these places suit it’s best use, a baby quilt or play matt — so I hope some sweet child can enjoy this baby quilt! It’s about five more washes away from being really soft and wonderfully broken in overtime.
Kiwi Co offers age-appropriate STEM kits that are mailed to your door monthly. I started to subscribe to the kits this spring during the early days of quarantine. Later, I easily paused our kids for the summer months when we aren’t inside as much. We decided to switch our craft kits to the “Atlas kit” as a way to learn more about the world around us! For now, we are sharing one subscription for our whole family. In the winter, I might re-start our subscriptions for the craft kits, too.