I love September-it's usually still warm but with a bit of fall in the air, and it always feels like a season of change. And this September has been a big month of changes for us! The kids started school-Dylan is a third grader and Ava started preschool. While Dylan has flourished this month-great friends, good grades-Ava really struggled adjusting to school. I'll be writing more about this later, but the settling in period was hard for her. She's really doing so much better now though!
With both kids in school, I went back to work outside of our house. It's perfect hours where I can still take and pick up the kids to and from school, and I'm loving my job. But it's still been an adjustment overall for us!
Here are a few things that help get me through this month of changes!
1. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo I read this book this past spring and loved it. And this month I finally got around to beginning to apply her practices to our home and life. We're attacked our clothes with a vegence and I now have a closet that sparks joy. I'll be moving through the other steps in the upcoming months! // 2. Women's Health magazine I picked this up on a whim in a checkout line the other day. And it's, like, the best magazine I've ever read. Inspiring stories, doable hair tutorials, strong women. Yes, yes, yes. // 3.Infiniti Pro Conair Blow Dryer. So here's a secret about me: I never ever blow dry my hair. Because it's super thick it always feels like it takes for-ev-er to dry, which in turn, dries it out and gives me the dreaded poof head hair. So I gave up blow drying. But now that I'm back to work, and I run in the mornings and need to wash my hair, but don't want to show up with dripping hair. I bought this blow dryer (on sale for under $20!!!) and it cuts the time in half and leaves my hair looking good. Win/Win. // 4. Leopard Print Flats, H&M A fun flat can make an outfit. // 5. Radha Tea Tree Oil I'm not super into essential oils, but this stuff is amazing. It clears up breakouts, helps heal cuts, and I've put it in all our shampoo bottles to keep lice away. And the smell is clean and fresh. // 6. Burt's Bee Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream My hands get super dry as cooler weather settles in, so I make sure to apply this cream to my cuticles every night before bed.
Alright October, we're ready for you!