It’s July, and wow, hopping on my blog to write has plummeted to the bottom of my to-do list. Between the insanely awesome mild July weather we’ve been having and my husband’s modified work schedule giving us a three-day weekend, I haven’t been writing. I can’t say I’m completely surprised by this.
My 10-month-old is completely mobile and into everything.
My two-year-old can literally talk your arm off.
When I get a second to sit at a computer, I’m generally doing my work coordinating Influence work and then shutting it back down to head outdoors (remember, the longest winter ever? I have to soak this sunshine in!). Each week flies by and there’s just a LOT of living going on. Lots of bike rides, snuggling, cobbler, time with our people, grilling, swimsuits and books. Oh, the books! I have a whole post I want to write about our vacation books.
Roadtripping to my parents’ cottage at Lake Keowee gave us a week offline and tons of time on the water. Since then I’ve been unplugging more often than not, and it feels crazy good. I’m sure when the cold weather rolls around and curling up by the fire with my warm little laptop sounds appealing, these posts will get a little more regular. But for now, the living is SO good and I’m soaking up the moments in my minds’ eye.
A few bits + bobs I’ve stumbled on lately:
We got hooked on this character-driven PBS documentary series, A Chef’s Life.
Perfecting date nights at home is a skill we’re learning, since we have 2 little ones with a 7 pm bedtime. I highly recommend renting About Time and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for the ideal combo of romantic and husband-approved.
Dads aren’t dumb. Agree, agree, agree.
I just ordered some Salt Water Sandals to be twins with my little girl.
In case you need it, here’s the “Summer Pregnancy Wardrobe” guide I wrote last summer. (I feel your pain!)
This quote has been a game-changer for me.
A guide to ethical shopping. This takes a lot of the guesswork out of which companies have a conscience.
The best parenting article I read this month: On Daughters and Dating: How to Intimidate Suitors
Meal-planning is a skill worth learning. My smart, lovely dietician friend, Katie breaks it into 4 simple steps.
And…if you’ve been curious about the Influence Conference (September 25-27th! Indianapolis! My town!!) I think reading these two posts will give you the best idea of why you should grab your ticket ASAP:
- We aren’t hosting a blogging conference.
- 2014 SPEAKER SESSION TOPICS
- AND! you should totally watch the 2014 Simulcast Video to get more details.
If you’re still popping in to read these (infrequent) posts, thank you! I’ve got a few more up my sleeve for the summer, but I can only write when I have a babysitter or my mom is visiting. I’m sure it will get easier to post when the outdoors aren’t so distractingly glorious. xo, Lindsey