Hi, guys! It’s been a while since I sat down to blog.
I pre-scheduled all of last week’s posts so I wouldn’t have to open my laptop while I was with my family on the Jersey Shore, and it was the BEST. Before I had my own blog, I never thought about how long putting together a post could take. But if you think about the organizing, shooting, editing, layout, linking, writing–it can be a lot of time! So yes. Almost killed me, but worth it. 😂
Anyway, let’s get to this week’s musings, Top 10 products, weekend plans & Recent Finds:
I love this dress! Lilly sent it to me for our trip to the Shore, and I know it’s a “forever dress” — you know: those dresses that will always be in your closet. If you look closely, the navy stripes are actually tiny scallops! I love the little tie in the back (which still allows for a regular bra), and the fact that it’s wrinkle-resistant since it’s a cotton-rayon-polyester-spandex material. It runs totally TTS. I’m wearing an XS here, which is my normal size in dresses.
Ocean City was amazing. We spent two days with my brother and sister-in-law who were in from New Orleans; a couple of days with Grammie, which was SUCH a treat; and a day with my Aunt Michelle and cousin, Cassidy. (And, of course, my parents and brother, Danny, were there the whole time.) We mostly spent our days playing on the beach with Emma, and it was so lovely and relaxing. There were lots of big family dinners, boat rides, walks to the ice cream stand, trips to the Boardwalk, and cocktails out on the deck. I even read a book! It was perfect, and I’m already missing my fam. :)
I’m writing this on Friday, during our 14-hour drive back to Chicago. We have two hours left and we’re all counting the minutes, haha. I wouldn’t recommend taking a substantial road trip with a two-year-old, but as I think I mentioned last week, we missed our flight for unavoidable work reasons, and… here we are. We bought Emma that iPad like I told you guys, and that’s been a major help. Almost there, almost there…
So many blog posts went up over this past week!
- My absolute favorite dress right now!
- 10+ Products to Monogram at J.Crew (The best ones!)
- Questions for Your Dad, Part 3 (The final post of this series. Mitch put so much heart into his answers; I loved reading them!)
- Emma’s shoes are on the wrong feet in this post. Cracks me UP.
- Living Room Renovation (I’m so happy with it!)
- Some special Fourth of July memories
- 10 Things You Might Not Know About Us
- A tour of the Hamilton Princess’ private beach in Bermuda (It’s insane!)
This week’s 10 most popular products
Striped tee with twist sleeves: A summer essential.
Horse bit loafer: They’re soft and comfy and require zero break-in time. :)
What’s on tap for the weekend
Well, it’s Sunday… so… I guess I’ll report back tomorrow. 😂
They’re mostly all on sale, which is fun!