Thanks to your comments—keep them coming—I learned that you guys love a good roundup blog post, so as not to disappoint, here is my early Fall list of things that are #1 on my list!
Books about the Real Struggles of #Momlife
I love to read. It’s harder to find time once summer is over (and frankly, I read less at night because the new TV shows come back!) I’'ve been savoring these last few weeks of summer and have been reading books that truly shed light on the reality of being a mom today. If you loved Laurie Gelman’s Class Mom book, you’ll not be able to put down You’ve Been Volunteered—being an active parent is tough, y’all! Fellow working moms—you’ll laugh out loud at Liz Astrof’s Don’t Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay at Work Mom.
Fresh Clothes for the Kids
My daughter has been going through a phase (for the last three years of her life) where she basically lives in dresses. We have recently become OBSESSED with Little Boe. The dresses are gorgeous and functional-check her out in the picture above loving life in her Lillian Dress! They have some affordable and gorgeous things, so make sure to check them out. (They have a great labor day sale going on on twirly dresses!) Save with code BROOKLYN10!
Sharing New Drinks With Friends
Though summer gettogethers are fun, it’s harder to find time with everyone’s vacations and work schedules. We find we’re more likely to have company in the Fall as we hang out around a bonfire and celebrate the cooler temps. Oliver Winery has some super delicious and affordable options to share with friends on a weekend. If you’re looking for a fabulous wine for Fall, do yourself a favor and grab a bottle of their apple pie wine!
Getting a Whiter Smile—with Charcoal!
I have been slathering my face with charcoal masks for years, but I never thought it would be so great for my teeth! I started using My Magic Mud a few weeks ago and love it. I saw a change very quickly and love the taste and the fact that this is all natural.
Spicing up my Regular Recipes
One thing that’s always a little rough is finding new ways to get my family to eat. Mom’s Magic Masala is simply amazing. Great on meats (whether you bake, grill, or smoke them) and even fabulous on veggies. Seriously, if you’re like me and looking for something to jazz up your regular menu, get some of this!
Snuggling up with Some Knitting Projects
I love knitting. It has such great health benefits and when you’re binging your fav show on Netflix (for me, it’s a mix between Glow, Workin Moms and Derry Girls!), it’s the best thing to make you still feel productive! I recently finished a summer top and am ready to make scarves and mittens for the Fall and Summer months! Follow me on Instagram for a giveaway to entice all of you to start knitting!
What new things are you trying? I want to hear about them! Tweet #Fallfinds to me at @juliakayporter.