Fall has officially arrived, which means getting my fall wardrobe in order is essential. This season I’m obsessed with tights and love wearing them for everything – for both day and night. When I get ready in the morning I think about my day – client meetings, installs and photoshoots. But then how I can look appropriate for my workday and then go straight into mom mode when we head to the park as I walk through the door. Lucky for all of us, Athleta has created Street Tights that are both comfortable and stylish.
The past few weeks I’ve been wearing the Highline Hybrid Cargo Tight from Athleta non-stop. What I love about these Street Tights is they are high-waisted, have zipper pockets and the fabric is luxurious. How often do you call a pair of athletic pants luxurious? These are!
Highline Hybrid Cargo Tight in Black
Responsible Down Vest in Black
Thermal Honeycomb Sweater in Dove
Mule Slide in Black Suede
Boat Tote in Black
One thing is for certain, if you get asked where your tights are from by your clients, neighborhood friends and coworkers then you know they are keepers. These Street Tights are quickly becoming my go-to this fall season!
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Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street
Now that our family has expanded to four, it feels at times as if the things in our home grown exponentially. I’m careful not to buy things we don’t need, but somehow we continue to accumulate more and in a tiny space, it takes discipline to stay organized.
This weekend, I spent an afternoon organizing my dishes in the kitchen. It’s something I have to do often, since they are all on open shelving. It felt good to go through the things I use frequently and keep them out, while placing others inside my tonsu in easy reach.
Tips to keep the house in relative order
- When you have kiddos, the toy situation can get out of control quickly. I try to be disciplined about not buying too much to begin with. I also try to get rid of a toy not being used before adding another. There are the essentials – in my home it’s trains and trucks – and other toys are used less.
- Tidy up often. I try to go through each closet once a month. When I clean it up, I also have a discerning eye for things that are simply taking up space.
- Try to come up with a system that actually works for you. For example, I had all of the baby bottles and cups in one drawer but I could never find what I was looking for. By simply getting two large bins, the drawer is now divided between toddler cups and the baby bottles.
- Before doing anything in the morning, I always make my bed. Things can get crazy trying to get my son to preschool and all of us out the door, but coming home to the beds made, give me peace of mind.
- Before going to bed, I spend 15 minutes putting things in place. This makes our morning a bit easier to handle.
I’m not perfect. When my guard is down and I’m exhausted, things seem to get out from under me. I try not to beat myself up and to start again the next day!
Photo of our living room cabinet
All I have to say is – I never thought I would be writing a post about lactation cookies, but alas it’s happening. After getting quite a few requests from friends and readers to post my go-to recipe, it felt right to share this delicious cookie recipe. While I’m not sure if these actually help me with milk production, the ingredients are all recommended for helping milk supply. And who doesn’t love an excuse to eat cookies? Whether you are breastfeeding or pumping, one thing is for certain – you’ll be wanting to snack a TON and why can’t it be something that satisfies your sweet tooth and helps your production of milk?
Hope you all enjoy this recipe. And let me know if you have any suggestions on altering it!
Mama’s Milk Cookies
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c. oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c. almond butter
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 c. flax
3 T brewer’s yeast (my favorite)
1/3 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts of your choice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Place parchment paper on cookie sheets to avoid burning.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- In a large bowl mix together almond butter, unsalted butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer’s yeast, flax and water until it gets to a smooth, creamy consistency.
- Next, mix in eggs to the large bowl mixture.
- Gradually combine the flour mixture to the large mixing bowl.
- Add in nuts and chocolate chips.
- Add oats slowly and mix well.
- Roll dough into golf ball size circles and place on parchment paper cookie sheets.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Kathleen Major