I’ve been trying to get more creative with styling my hair different ways,
instead of just wearing it down all the time. Thanks to my Lupus being in
remission, it’s grown in length & volume quite a bit since last year.
For the summer months, I love the idea of using a scarf to work into a
chic updo for a classic meets retro look. Some small square options to
try that will also work as neck scarves: here, here, here & here (shop Rebecca Minkoff scarves).
curly hair, I try to give it a break from blow-drying during the warm weather
months. This styling creme is perfect for
creating curl separation, definition & shine without weighing hair down. It has a nice clean scent & a little goes a long way, so I know this tube will last me for a while. I love it so much that I just ordered more products from this line because they get such great reviews (all paraben, phthalate, sulfate & cruelty-free).
both work from home, the summers are notoriously difficult for us when it comes
to managing the kids’ activities and carving out time to interact with them.
We’ve made a lot of mistakes in this area in the past, so we set out to
do things differently this year. We started by creating a schedule for
them that we printed & put on the fridge – this sets clear guidelines
for allowable screen time, outdoor play, reading & specific chores…but we
also intentionally left room for them to be bored. This seems
like a strange concept, but I’ve read so many articles lately about the
importance of encouraging creativity by creating space for boredom. This post articulates it well
& talks about “minimalist parenting”, which is something we are striving for.
Since implementing this, we’ve already noticed a huge improvement – less
arguments between the two of them, more imaginative play & a greater sense
of ownership with their household responsibilities. Side note: this Instagram account is excellent for parenting tips & encouragement.
things cork this season so when I came across these
tasseled slides, they went to the top of my wish list. Based on the
reviews, they run small so I’d recommend sizing up – they’re currently on sale,
but I’m patiently waiting for another price drop before I pull the trigger (these
studded sandals by the same
brand are equally as cool). Other cork pieces I love for the season
watch (similar for less here), this clutch (minaudière option here; tote option here) & these heels (only $25!).