Yay for the weekend and for saying goodbye to the sticky lingering humidity here in New England. Yesterday and today have been gorgeous, with a cool breeze and sunny skies. And when it’s cool at night I sleep so much better!
I started the week off with a cold/sinus infection but was able to kick it in two days with my neti pot, homemade ginger lemon tea, a sh*t ton of vitamin D, and the most amazing nasal spray that’s homeopathic and breastfeeding friendly. It’s the only thing that cleared me up when I was stuffy.
The highlight of my week was interacting with you guys on Instagram on Wednesday night. That day, Amalia had a tough time with her naps and was fussy all day so I posted about it on my stories. I got hundreds (literally!) of responses from moms who had been through it with their tips. Turns out, she was going through a developmental “leap” which we learned from the Wonder Years app that so many of you recommended.
One of my favorite parts of my job these days is interacting with other moms and learning new tricks… plus the solidarity of knowing I’m not in it alone is incredible. I’m trying to figure out a way to bring more of those conversations to the blog, so if you have any ideas, let me know.
On Monday, a few of my blogger buddies and I are doing a pretty awesome fall shopping spree giveaway so check back in to enter next week. In the meantime, have a great weekend!
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Shopbop sale picks:The Shopbop sale is in full effect for another day (20% off under $500 and 25% off purchases over $500 with code EOTS17). I am seriously considering this cashmere funnel neck sweater (should I?) and I just love this new Rails plaid. Lots of great Madewell pieces too. I didn’t realize they made maternity jeans btw. Wish I had known!
The end of an HGTV era. I almost shed a literal tear when I read that season 5 will be the last for Fixer Upper. How could you do this to us, Joanna?!?
You just had a baby. To anyone else who has, read this as a good reminder.
Fall thermal. The shirt I’m wearing in the photo above might not seem all that great in pictures but it’s actually amazing. It’s super long (covers the hips) has a great low v neck, and it has thumb holes. I bought two and my sister just did the same after I explained its amazingness! It comes in six colors but I like the black and white ones best.
Food allergy testing. I’ve always wanted to get tested for a bunch of food sensitivities but it can cost thousands of dollars. I stumbled across this home health test that’s only $199 and am considering doing it. Have any of you tried it? They also have tests for fertility, breast milk DHA, STDs, thyroid and more. It seems too good to be true…
Speaking of foods… PS Snacks sent me a care package yesterday and OMG I found my new favorite healthy(ish) dessert! It’s edible cookie dough made with garbanzo beans (no raw eggs). As of now they only send to select zip codes but keep an eye out if you ever see it.
Flattering swimwear. All summer long I watched as my blogger friends all seemed to be wearing Summersalt swimsuits. I finally picked one up for our trip to Bermuda next week and I’m looking forward to testing it out. Apparently they’re the most flattering ever, so we’ll see.
Rideable luggage. I laughed so hard watching this video of people using their rideable luggage. But actually if you’re running late at the airport it would be kind of awesome, right?
A New Yorker walked into a bar. New York bartenders share some of their craziest stories.
Fluffy shoes. Only Grace could pull off these amazing fluffy shoes. They remind me of that pair from season one of Sex and the City.
Everlane x Nordstrom. Everlane (one of my favorite brands right up there with Cuyana) is selling product at Nordstrom online and in select stores through November 11th.
Understanding high-fat diets. And if they’re right for you.
Raspberry Beret. Carly looks too cute in this French-girl inspired look. Makes me want to go out and buy a beret… But I have a giant head so I’d look insane!