Seasonal Shifts & Life Lately

It is the week of Labor Day, just one of my favorites weekends each and every 12 months when my preferred pieces of summer (the lake!) and slide (higher education football!) collide. Soccer kicks off this 7 days and swimming (which is a new increase for Hailey this 12 months) follows just a week later. I can recognize the times not being pretty as lengthy, but summer season temperatures are surely still in entire swing! Continue to, I can feel the seasonal change developing for our agenda and like a mom-to-be’s urge to nest, I have sure jobs that beg to be taken care of as I prep our residence and household for the change in seasons.

Action just one: pull out the slide decor bin!!! (50 percent kidding, 50 percent not )) Alright, here’s what is on my mind…


I’m taking inventory of the pantry and freezer, placing objects that want to be utilized on the week’s food approach and producing a grasp listing of what I need to inventory up on. Lately the little ones have been into baking so it is mostly brown sugar, cocoa powder, and flour, but also olives, broths, and tomato products.

I revived my sourdough starter immediately after a very long hiatus and am fired up to get back again into the rhythm of working with it for breads and attempting it on new factors like scones (influenced by my good friend, Janna) and pizza dough.

I’m also making ready for hectic year dinners, which at least after a week will be packing the children dinners to eat at the area. Their PlanetBox lunch boxes that I’ve loved are now not very huge enough for their appetites. Anybody have a even bigger lunch box suggestion for big youngsters? Bento design and style would be a moreover!


Our Sunday was mainly invested checking the box on all uniform and cleat requirements, which took for a longer time than anticipated, but it is wonderful to have everything lined up and prepared to go.

I also expended a pair several hours with David yesterday combing more than our paying out, looking into household expenditure applications, and then in the end generating my individual Google Sheets tracker many thanks to the support of YouTube. I have employed Mint, YNAB, Quicken, and other ahead of and generally conclusion up slipping off track. I am hopeful that some thing additional uncomplicated that tracks just money and investing instead of all retirement and financial commitment accounts, also, will be a better in good shape for me. I track our groceries super closely, and search ahead to extending this form of vigilance to all our expending.

There’s been some weblog routine maintenance to show up at to, as properly. There are several sites that have been ripping my articles and reposting it as their have. I’ve typically overlooked it (ignorantly) but just found out it can and is negatively effecting my internet site. Tech is not my sturdy suit so I have been browsing for solutions and assistance implementing a solution.

Lastly, I have been active with a couple home decoration initiatives. The shelves David designed for the living home are great and I’ve framed some family images, purchased a plant, and candles to start out to fill them with. We hung a mirror in the living room and purchased a new mild fixture for the eating location. Painters show up these days to paint two of our ceilings so we can hold the new fixture and then I appear ahead to sensation like my house in to some degree pulled back again with each other.


We prepared (and unsuccessful to) apply Spanish all summer long so this week we are pulling out our guides to evaluation prior to we start co-op back again up coming 7 days. We had a kick off to co-op cookout and it was so enjoyable to see absolutely everyone once more, and some new faces, way too! It is likely to be a wonderful yr and we are all on the lookout forward to it.

It feels very good to be a stable homeschool rhythm, as we are moving into the second week of our IEW/Lang Arts/Math/France focus. And we are all thrilled to leap into Collect Round’s Farming a Food stuff up coming 7 days! More curriculum specifics right here.


There’s an IG reel audio that says “what do we do when we’re unfortunate? We search for flights!” and while I’m not unhappy, the enneagram 7 in me has kicked into substantial gear recently with wanting to ebook some 2023 journey. I like getting journeys on the calendar to glance ahead to.

In the limited time period, I have a ladies weekend in Greenville, SC with my college or university girlfriends in Oct, as effectively as a vacation to The Forget. We’re going to make it a exciting couple times (I’m thinking probably Dollywood?!). In the for a longer time time period, we are seeking at ski trip places and hoping to test someplace new!

That is a fairly thorough update from my neck of the woods. I have an appointment this morning that I have to wake the young ones up early to just take with me, so I’m off to acquire Finley on a brief sniffari then strike the ground managing.

Are you emotion the drop strength of plan and composition creep again in? Are you combating in or embracing it? Any big lunch box recs? 😉 Have a superb Monday!!