Happy Labor Day! Can you believe we have reached September?! I’ve really enjoyed summer this year and am looking forward to a fabulous fall as well. We have a lot of fun ahead of us in September, like Mitch turning three (hold me), my best friend and niece and nephew’s birthdays, a few more house projects and then settling in for the final weeks of pregnancy. But before I get ahead of myself, here are some things I’ve been loving lately in August!
The summer was filled with a lot of joy, but also a lot of stress. From scares with the pregnancy to starting a new job to undergoing several house projects, we weren’t shy on stress. There were several days, and even weeks, when I felt overwhelmed. Paired with pregnancy exhaustion and I was really out of my element. Setting aside a few minutes a day to focus on gratitude is such an amazing practice that has been invaluable for me.
You guys, this is such an amazing find for any fellow spin-lovers out there. I have been intrigued by the Peloton bikes for quite some time, but was on the fence due to the steep price tag knowing I have a gym membership that does include spin classes. But the buzz seemed legit, so when I discovered the app that can be used independent of the bike, I was over the moon. After my free week trial, I immediately signed up for the monthly subscription. The classes are fantastic with a lot of customization and most of all, can be done at any time. I know this will be a great tool once little one arrives!
Bite Lip Liner
This seems like such a small step, but much like an eyelash curler, can make a big difference. I started lining my lips after watching one of my favorite YouTubers share her reasons why it’s such a great payoff for a small step and grabbed a basic neutral to give it a try. I absolutely love the look! I use very soft pink shades that are close to my natural lip shade to slightly define my lips. Often, I do a quick swipe of a color of even lip balm later in the day. The liner makes lip color application fool proof. Check out my 5 Minute Makeup Routine!
Big Little Lies
Whoa, whoa, whoa. I have been anxiously awaiting the HBO show to come out on DVD so I could binge watch. And believe me, this show is the perfect story to sit back for hours and be swept into the lives of the three main characters. The first few episodes moved a bit slow, but soon I was hooked and raced through the final episodes on the edge of my seat watching the mystery unravel. If you are in need of a good show to binge before the Fall line-up returns, this is it!
Summer Weekend with Friends on the Lake
There is nothing like a relaxing weekend on the water. Add in 15 of your best friends and you’re guaranteed a good time. Long time readers know that every August Phil and I enjoy a long weekend up in Leelanau with our friends. We fill the days sitting on the beach, playing yard games, paddle boarding, cooking and mainly just enjoying the company. I always get a bit nervous about leaving Mitch, but he always has a blast with Grandma and Grandpa and Phil and I equally enjoy some time with adults. This year marked our 10th anniversary – I hope we continue for years and years to come.
Tell me, what is something you loved from August or even the summer?