Happy Weekend + Life Lately

Happy Weekend + Life Lately – All the things we’re reading, watching, wearing, trying, and celebrating + a few fun links for the weekend. 

Overhead view of Emily Dixon's shoes next to fall leaves scattered on the sidewalk.

Life lately has felt a bit like a blur! We’re still kind of getting back into the swing of things after fall break, and I feel like things have been going 9 million miles an hour. I’ve been trying to get holiday recipes tested and photographed, which means lots of delicious recipe testing and baking, as well as plenty of kitchen fails tossed in for good measure. 😜

This weekend I’m hoping to unplug a bit. Michael and I are doing to nail down some clues for a Harry Potter scavenger hunt for the kids for Halloween next weekend, and I’m hoping to order pizza, wear a cozy sweatshirt, and tuck into a new book.

Here’s a little more of life lately…

WATCHING

  • Enola Holmes! Have you seen it yet? This spin on the Sherlock story focuses on Sherlock’s quirky and brilliant younger sister Enola (“Alone,” spelled backward). She’s got all sorts of Sherlock-esque skills, with plenty of her own strengths and confidence. The movie felt funny and fun, and I found myself wishing it was a series so I could see more! I just discovered it was based on a book series, and I can’t wait to dive into those!
  • Dream Home Makeover from Studio McGeeGOOD.NESS. I am loving these episodes. The Studio McGee Instagram feed has long been one of my favorite places for home inspiration, but this show has been another fun level of seeing their work! (Also: anyone else love basically all of Shea’s clothes?! I love that she has a mix of high end picks + Target finds!)

WEARING

  • This easy, breezy long-sleeve tee on repeat lately. It’s lightweight and breathable enough for now, and easy to layer as the weather cools down even more. I have the black, but I have my eye on that pretty green!
  • Also loving some cute short-sleeve tees! This Hygge shirt is my jam and I’ve been rotating it with this cute campy tee that looks great on its own or layered with a cardigan.

TRYING

  • This neighborhood scavenger hunt printable from Studio DIY. We LOVE going on walks to check out decorations, and since we’re not doing traditional trick-or-treating this year, I think we’ll have a lot of fun looking for decorations!
  • This week on a page printable from Whitney English (creator of my beloved Day Designer planner). This week on a page option has been AWESOME. So awesome, I’m thinking I might actually swap out my planner and go with this next year. It’s been a really handy way to map out my work tasks + home tasks + any appointments or meetings we have as a family.

CELEBRATING

  • Hitting 10,000 followers on Instagram! This was a big social media goal I’d set for myself and this week, a few friends and accounts shared me at the same time which helped me hit that mark! I’m SO EXCITED for the swipe-up feature, which I think will be so helpful when sharing recipes + tutorials + favorite things + more. THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has been part of that Instagram community and to everyone who has shared and tagged me. I literally couldn’t do this without you. I’m SO thankful for you!

READING

  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. I finished this book in 2 days a couple of weeks ago and I can’t recommend it enough. The premise is hilarious (the book covers an attempted bank robbery, a real estate open house, fireworks, a rabbit, and a few other unlikely pairings), and the book just gets better and better. Michael read it in about 2 days as soon as I was done and loved it as much as I did.
  • The Lazy Genius Way. Kendra has had a really fun podcast for the last few years that shares easy ideas to help you be lazy about the things that don’t matter, and a genius about the things that do. If I could only recommend one idea from the book, it would be The Magic Question. The Magic Question (“What can I do right now to make things easier later?”) is something I SWEAR by. Could I start washing fruit for dinner while helping Milo with spelling words? Could I cut up extra carrots for salad tomorrow while I’m already cutting some today? Do I need to pull chicken or leftovers out of the freezer to thaw? Could I use 2 laundry baskets to help me naturally sort darks + lights so I don’t have to sort laundry piece by piece later? Could we pack lunches tonight when I *know* we have time vs. tomorrow morning when we might not?

VOTING!

 

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