Happy FRYday all! We are heading into a huge holiday weekend for us Mormons – Pioneer Day! – which is the last hurrah and then it feels like everything sort of cyclones into back to school. We’re always grateful for our Pioneer heritage its a constant reminder that we can accomplish anything with a little faith and perseverance. Here’s what’s on our mind (Nicole isn’t feeling so hot, so we’ll catch her next week!)
WEARING: Fashion is still a bit challenging currently with a few extra baby lbs and nursing so I’ve been obsessed with these tops (all on sale!) one // two // three. Also I’m always trying to find the perfect v neck and I’m obsessing over this one. See it in action in my latest essential oil YouTube video here.
Which brings me to WORRYING: I’ve been educating on essential oils for years and it’s suddenly become such a fad. In one way I’m SO HAPPY to see so many people using natural solutions in others I worry that people think I’m just trying to get on with a trend or make big bucks. My Small Fry sisters can attest to my witch doctor ways… it’s been a part of me a long time! I am always hopeful that people can see I’m genuine!
I think i made clear what i’m DECORATING with here
(shhh don’t tell my husband!) hope you shopped this killer sale! I’ve been dying over Target’s killer selection of mid-century modern
designed pieces. In particular I’m swooning over this desk
, dining table
and ceiling lamp
. Use code REFRESH for 10% off all home furniture right now!
LISTENING: to my kids. I know I know it’s not the typical thing we talk about here but i’ve been really making an effort this week to get down on my kids level and listen! It sounds so simple but something I’m really working on!
WATCHING: We’ve been on a major tv and electronic hiatus all summer because we’re just playing not stop and I love it. In fact we’ve been considering getting rid of TV all together! Have any of you done it?! Tell me I have it in me!
WEARING: Right on schedule my eyes are directed toward Fall clothing. Things won’t cool down for a couple months here, but loved these two (dress, top) as good transition pieces from the crazy good Jcrew sale!
READING: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiam. What started out as a short story ended up as a novel because he loved the story so much he couldn’t’ part with it! I’ll give you my review in a few weeks!
LISTENING: Careful You by TV on the Radio. My boys request this one every car ride lately.
DECORATING: Our Master bedroom sort of gets the sloppy seconds as far as decorative attention goes. Trying to resolve that with a few simple updates like these Loom Pillows and Jenna’s (on sale!) felt woven basket recc to hold said pillows when they get tossed on the floor at night by my husband who hates all unnecessary pillows. Compromise, ha!
WATCHING: Due to absolutely nothing being on + spending hours on my laptop for an exciting secret project which I will reveal later, I gave Grace and Frankie a whirl on Netflix. It reminds me of that comforting Nora Ephron type flick, including the drool worthy set designs. (Sol and Robert’s house!!)
WORRYING: My 3rd pregnancy/miscarriage’s due date came and went this week. You know when you have those milestones in your mind “I’ll for sure be pregnant by my due date!” I had a friend with the exact same due date and found myself just sobbing at the sight of her new baby. Life can be sweetly cruel, can’t it? I have my fertility tip catching arms wide open, hit me!
ANTIPCATING: Callum turns four on Sunday! I cannot believe my own ears. My baby is 4?! He is my walking contradiction, he is so many things and he is definitely not a few other things. I always say he is a mystery to me and for some reason that makes him easier for me to parent. Like I don’t recognize the motives for anything he does and weirdly that’s an absolute delight. He catches me off guard, surprises, terrifies, and I can’t help but watch him grow with a twinkle in my eye.
See you next week!