Oh sweet Friday, you have finally arrived. Hallelujah! It’s been a bit of a rough week around here you guys. Nothing major happened really, but it just seemed like nothing could go my way. You know how those weeks go. Everything just seems to be a hot mess. It reminded me of that old song The Bug by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Do you remember that song? It goes, “Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug”–you can listen to it here if you need a reminder, it’s really a lyrical masterpiece. Well this week I was definitely the bug. Smashed up against that window and barely hanging on for dear life. The kids were crazy, I got a flat tire, I’ve been dealing with tons of issues on the back end of my blog, etc etc. It’s just been rough. But I made it through and that’s all that matters at this point. Today I feel like a bit of chit-chat, so I’m going to share a few favorites I have this week then just ramble to you about life lately. Sound good?
So have you guys heard about the Nordstrom anniversary sale? It seems like everyone and their sister is talking about it Instagram these days. I’m not usually a big Nordstrom shopper, but they do have a ton of great stuff at crazy prices right now so of course I had to take a quick peek. Apparently things have been selling out super fast, but there’s still lots of awesome deals available and most items have free shipping. I have my three top picks from the sale to share with you today, but you’ll have to shop fast. The sale only goes through August 6th!
This jute rug is currently marked down by almost $100, which makes it a great price for such a high quality rug. I just checked and there are still several large sizes available. We have one just like this in our front room, it’s a 5×8, and I loooooove it. Jute rugs are awesome because they are super durable (especially with kids!) and they’re great for you neutral loving gals like me!
I kind of have a crush on this super soft plush throw. It’s available in lots of different colors, but I just love this peachy tone. I just ordered one for myself, but I think this would also make a great gift too.
I had to snag this peplum jacket. Isn’t it just perfect for fall? It actually makes me kind of excited for cooler weather. And we know how much I love summer and the heat, so that’s saying A LOT folks. Ok, let’s move on to a few random life updates:
- My sweet little Ava Pearl is almost a month old (how the heck did that happen!!?) and growing like crazy. Things are going well, although she did have a few really fussy days this week. Thankfully that seems to have passed (knock on wood!) and she’s been back to her happy, sweet self. Sometimes I look at her and I still can’t believe I have another little girl. I just feel so incredibly blessed. But I’ll tell ya, three kiddos is no joke! It’s definitely felt a bit like Crazy Town around here lately, but we’re settling in more and more everyday and starting to find our groove as a family of five. Thankfully my husband has some time off from work, so he’s been home helping with everything which has been a complete life-saver. LIFE SAVER.
- I have received a few comments and messages on Instagram lately about how crazy I am to still be blogging with a newborn. And I get it. It probably does look crazy for a tired mom of three to be blogging with a brand new baby. But to me, it makes perfect sense. You see, this blog is my happy place. It’s the only thing in my crazy life that is all mine. As a mom, I do everything for everyone else. But this blog is for ME. I mean, it’s also for all of you that are here everyday, but blogging is my “me-time” and it’s what I want to do whenever I get a free minute to myself. Thankfully I did prepare several posts before Ava arrived, so I actually have had a lot of down time to spend snuggling that baby girl. But I still want to make time for blogging because I enjoy it so much. And I have to keep doing what I love in order to feel like me. I hope that makes sense.
- My sweet little boy starts Kindergarten next week and I can hardly think about it without crying. Seriously, just typing those words makes me tear up. I’ve been dreading this day for a while now and I just can’t believe it’s already here. I’m not ready for him to go. Not even close. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like to have him gone every day, all day long. And even though I know it will be good for him, I really wish I could keep him home with me forever. Say a prayer for me, I’m going to need it!
- This weekend is going to be jam-packed with fun because it’s Allie’s birthday on Saturday and my birthday is on Sunday. Whoot! We’re doing a little party with family on Saturday and I can’t wait to celebrate my sweet girl and eat lots of yummy food. Then on Sunday I’m hoping to do a little antiquing for my birthday. I mean, is there anything better than looking for old junk on your birthday, my friends?! No. The answer to that is no!
OK, I better stop rambling here. I think this is the most scattered, random post I have ever done. But it’s been fun to chit-chat a bit today and update you guys on life lately. Thanks so much for dropping in today–I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! xoxo