Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's coming... ♥

I can feel things starting to shift.  Only two more precious weeks of August and then it will be September.  I've noticed in the evenings it's starting to get darker earlier and every once in a while I get a little hint of something in the air that tells me the season is getting ready to change. And although I am loving the carefree days of summer I am looking forward to getting back to a regular routine.

This weekend I took John school shopping. We went to Walmart and got all his school supplies - folders, notebooks, pencils, etc..  He really enjoyed picking these things out and told me he's excited about fourth grade! We also went clothes shopping which he didn't enjoy as much but I am SO happy that it's done!  Once mid August rolls around I always get anxious that we are going to run out of time and I start scrambling.  He actually doesn't go back to school until September 8th but I hate waiting to the last minute. In any case we've got all our clothes, supplies, and a new backpack (thanks to Nana & Grampy).  All we need is a new lunchbox and we are good to go!

So now that all that is ready all that's left is just to enjoy these last few weeks of vacation.  My niece is getting married next Saturday and it will be John's first wedding.  It will be fun to get all dressed up and have a night out with family.  Plus I love weddings! ♥♥♥

One thing I must keep reminding myself is take time out to breathe...  There are so many things to do, things to enjoy, things to think about.  Life is busy.  Taking time out for myself keeps me grounded. A five minute tea break on the deck by myself can set the tone for my whole day.  I need to do this more often.  Especially as we move into my favorite time of year. other news here are a few pictures of life this week...

I made pizza the other night.

Homemade is the best ♥

I also tried a new recipe for orange chicken. 

It was delicious! I'll be sharing the recipe soon.

Taking a short walk during my lunch break makes the day better....

John is sharing this coloring book he got for his birthday with me.  I'm slightly addicted!

A quick work selfie!
(aren't those bathroom lights horrible?:)

I heard on the news this morning this may go down was one of the driest summers in history!
How these flowers are doing so well is beyond me!

Me and my leopard slippers wish you a very happy Monday!



  1. Happy Monday, Danielle! It was lovely catching up with you over my morning coffee. Like you, I bought all the school supplies for my girls last week. However, I still need to do some clothes shopping and shoe shopping! Enjoy these last two precious weeks of summer. I'm going to try and squeeze in every little bit of summer! xoxo

    1. Me too, Rosinda! As much as I want Fall to come, I am enjoying these last weeks of summer. We have one more beach day planned next Sunday before school starts and I'm looking forward to smelling that ocean air one last time before it gets chilly! ♥♥♥

  2. Morning, my friend.
    Miles apart are we...but spending our days in much the same way!
    I am preparing for school here as well, planning that the last two weeks will be free to enjoy. Good for you to be all done!!!!
    That pizza! I'm coming up for some, you know!
    Oh, and about our McDonald's Pumpkin Spice Latte Date?
    You won't believe it.
    Our McDonald's closed for three months to build a new one!!!!!!
    No Pumpkin Spice Latte for me!
    Have a cozy Monday, my lovely friend. : )

  3. You are welcome to my house for pizza anytime, sweet friend!!! And what's up with McD's? How dare they close on you right before PSL season! You will have to find another coffee shop so we can share our lattes on Aug 31st! Have a great day! ♥♥♥