When the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts – it’s a clear indication that we are in the last stretch of summer. Well friends the sale is here and it’s better than ever! It has me so incredibly excited for cozy knit layers, boots, and scarves.
Now, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming so, I’ve pull together some of my favorites pieces for fall. It’s the perfect time to do some back to school and fall shopping while saving. The sale only lasts until August 8th – so act fast!
When you have a toddler who loves to be outdoors most of his waking hours, it’s good to find ways to change up the trip to the local park with something with a bit more adventure attached. We are fortunate to live right next to the Presidio and this is where we go when we’re looking for a good dose of adventure. Jackson comes alive when we take a hike, play tag, or sit and eat a picnic lunch. You don’t have to go out of town to have an adventure. Just try something new and your kiddos will love it.
Jackson is growing so fast and it’s nice to be able to buy clothes that won’t take a huge chunk out of our budget. I have come to depend on Old Navy for his wardrobe. The clothes are cotton, comfortable, and fun. He’s currently obsessed with animals and this shirt has him fascinated with the elephants marching in every direction. And to be honest, whenever I go into Old Navy, I end up with clothes for me as well. I kid you not, I get so many compliments on the things I buy there. My absolute favorite jeans this summer (just try to get me out of them!) are a pair of white jeans from Old Navy. I like them so much, I bought a second pair to put aside for next summer!
With our adventures, Jackson loves to wear his sandals that he can actually put on himself. When he wants to get outside, you know! He’ll hand you your shoes and put his jacket around his neck. What I love about the Old Navy clothes, is that they are fun but they also mix and match so nicely. We can use the same pants with several t shirts I bought there. The same is true for me. I can get so many outfits out of what I purchased there. When you are buying, just keep in mind choosing items in the same colors and tones. That way you can use them in a variety of ways.
I hope you find your own adventures with your kiddos this summer. These are the memories we’ll remember when they’re grown up and out on their own adventures!
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I do a good amount of sourcing as a designer. My trip to Los Angeles last week was to do some major sourcing for clients. I saw so many beautiful showrooms but Galerie Half nearly knocked me off my feet. This was something beyond my wildest dreams as a well curated collection of furniture, art, and lighting from around the world.
There were chairs designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. These chairs came from Chandigarth, a city in the northern part of India that serves as capital to Punjab and Haryana. Le Corbusier was charged with helping to create a planned city for the newly independent India. Not only were every building designed, but every detail including furniture, was taken into consideration. As time went by, much of the furniture was discarded for more modern choices. The old chairs (as well as daybed’s) were resurrected from the city dump after years of neglect. Some had bleached down to a beachwood color. Others were still the walnut stain originally applied to the furniture. Caning has been redone but these chairs are an example of the exquisite design found throughout Galerie Half.
When it comes to growing our family of three to four – we asked ourselves, should we wait or have another right away? Both Eric and I went back and forth about the age difference we would want between our kids. If it were up to Eric we would already have baby number two on the way, but I’m an only child and wanted to spend quality time with Jackson as the only kid in the household.
Now, I know there isn’t a magic number of years between each kid but I’ve always wanted at least two years between baby one and two. Here are a few things that I think about having baby number two:
The second pregnancy isn’t like the first.
Now, I had a pretty rough pregnancy in terms of sickness. I had all day sickness until I was seven months pregnant. Part of the reason I’ve wanted to wait on having baby number two is because if I do get sick again, I want to be prepared for how I felt with Jackson.
There is no perfect time.
Although we may be “planning” when we want to ideally have baby number two, there is no perfect time. Just like baby number one – your world is turned completely around but the experience is incredible.
There will probably be moments of freaking out.
Yes, just like when you are pregnant with your first little, you have those “am I ready?” moments. I felt very ready for Jackson to arrive and excited. I know I’ll be just as excited for a second, but since I am an only child I will probably have some of those “oh my goodness” moments a little more.
These are the three things I think about most when deciding when we should grow our family. I’d love to hear from all of you about expanding your family. What’s the best piece of advice you can give? What do you love most about having a family of four or five or more? Any wise words you can share, I’d love to hear them.
Read about how these other amazing mamas have to say about co-parenting!