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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

life in august

The Yard by Alex Grecian   |    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Civil Wars' new self titled album

I'm obsessed with this album. Obsessed. I'm literally listening to it as I write this post. 

I was so bummed to hear about this duet taking a hiatus, but the silver lining is that they recorded this album prior to the split. So while The Civil Wars aren't back together, I still have some amazing new music to listen to.

Halloween costumes. 

Is it too soon? I think not.
Especially when you have awesome past costumes like these to live up to:

My mom!

I've been doing some work from home lately and she has been a huge help with Jake. 
Usually when this happens, I'm pretty overwhelmed. But for once I totally feel on top of things. I wouldn't be this caught up without her and Jake has had a blast spending some extra time with his Gramma while she's out of school for the summer.

born with it by Maybelline

I've really taken to this nail polish line. They have a great assortment of colors and are incredibly affordable {under $3!}. Sometimes the cheaper polishes can tend to chip off quickly, but the quality with this brand is better than those that cost twice as much.

 My very first Stitch Fix box!

For those that are unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, you go to stitchfix.com and create your own very specific style profile. The Stitch Fix stylists hand pick five items for you to try on. They send the clothing pieces directly to your house, you try them on and decide what to keep {if anything}. You can send back what you don't want in the prepaid postage box.

I feel like I have trouble finding just the right pieces for my wardrobe. And with a toddler, running in and out of changing rooms isn't always an option. Basically, clothes shopping is a total pain. 

I've keenly watched several others sign up for the service and they've all been blown away with the quality and fit of the stylists picks. So last week I finally pulled the trigger and signed up for a box. You can do a one time deal {my choice this time} or sign up for a monthly box. Feel free to use the link above - I think I get a little something for referrals.

I can't wait to see what the stylists come up with!


I can't do it all. 

I know. I'm a slow learner. But I'm finally coming to terms with the idea that everything cannot be perfect all the time. And that asking for help is allowed. Whether I'm utilizing a fun service like Stitch Fix or calling on Gramma to come play for the day, finding ways to make a little life easier is totally acceptable. 

For an independent, stubborn, perfectionist momma like me, sometimes this lesson is a tough one.

So that's my August, in a nutshell. Here's to autumn!

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