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1- Not long after my last post, I came down with strep throat. I do not recommend getting strep as an adult. I was out of commission for a full 5 days. Since recovering, I see the world in a new light. So thankful for my health and ability to do all the daily things that seem so boring!

2 - Tomato pie! Oh my stars. I made this recipe using this crust for dinner last night. It was out of this world good. Where has it been all my life?

3 - Now is the time to shop rock bottom summer sales. For the past few years, I have bought a few kid's clothing items in July for next summer. Things are definitely picked over in stores and online, but if you can find a few things you like in the right sizes, the prices are really great.

4 - Yoga. I do yoga now, and I love it. I like to mix it in with Pilates, barre workouts, and walks. Mostly, I've been using Yoga with Adrienne videos on YouTube. It is truly therapeutic, and it feels so good stretch and move.

5 - I took Stephen out for a date on Saturday night. It was my idea, and I called our wonderful neighbor-babysitter to come over and keep our kids. We went to dinner, and then I talked him in to getting some decaf cafe au laits on the way home. It was so nice.

6 - I'm swooning over this Madewell dress. And it has nearly all 5 star reviews which is super rare.

7 - I don't have an official capsule wardrobe right now. But I'm basically wearing a smaller, edited version of my spring capsule. I'm paying close attention to what is working, what's lacking, and I recently filled out Unfancy's new wardrobe planner. What a great tool!

8 - I know it's cliche, but I'm taking a Facebook and Instagram break for a little while. A week? I'm not sure how long yet. I have to do this to reset my habits every now and then. Social media is just there and endless and so easy. Tired me + a little bored me + constantly interrupted by kids me can all too easily default all my free time FB and Insta.

9 - This bracelet made by The Jones Market, just got it in the mail yesterday. I love it! I wanted something to give a little pop of color to some very plain outfits. The thing I noticed most of all was how comfortable it is to wear. Caroline loves it too! This company specializes in jewelry that is  mom/baby friendly.

10 - I want to start using my real camera more. The pictures are so much better than phone photos! This book looks inspiring.

What are you up to? What are you in to? How is your summer coming along?


  1. So sorry about your strep. That is definitely awful any time, and it's especially awful in the summer. Hooray for yoga, date nights, darling dresses, and popsicles. We will be joining y'all at Ft. Morgan for a few days. I am so excited about seeing you and your precious family.

  2. Strep is awful. May you be all better really soon. Strep led me down a really bad road when I was 6 and it turned into rheumatic fever where my heart doubled in size. 3 months bed rest and never the same. Camera shots are fantastic. Blessings to you, d

  3. I quit the Facebook, too. Wonderful decision for me.

    And that strep is bad stuff. One of our kids developed PANDAS and it's been so rough. Mamas shouldn't be allowed to get sick.

    Cannot WAIT to try a tomato pie. We are overflowing with tomatoes from our garden!!

  4. SB, you will love Expressive Photography! Very helpful! I need to dust it off and re-read. Also, I've got to try that tomato pie. I made a tomato tart last summer, and it was awful. I'm def. trying your recommendation.

  5. I found tomato pie a few years ago and it is life changing! I usually mix the cheese for the top and the mayo in a measuring cup and then put it on top of the pie. It spreads easier to me. Glad you are feeling better!

  6. no photo of the baby?! :)

    Also, I had strep a few weeks ago and it was horrible. I was on vacation with girlfriends and I was utterly robbed of my vacation plus out of commission when I got home. My big kids both had strep this year, too. sighhhh

    That Madewell dress is so cool - I've been shopping hard for a breezy embroidered beach cover up in my price range. Finally found one on Zulily. I'm really loving the boho embroidered look right now.

  7. Also, just reserved that photog book at my library - thanks for the recommendation!

    And I'll try the tomato pie, too, although it looks a little fiddly and these days I am too distracted by kids and heat to mess around much in the kitchen. We often fill out our skimpy meals at the local ice cream shop :)

  8. made the tomato pie and IT IS AMAZING - I came back to this post to link to it in my blog post :) Because wow, everyone who loves tomatoes needs to know about this pie.


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