Hi there fellow peaches! A cooler season is here and that means it's time for me to start transitioning the closets from summer to fall. In fact, it's one of many things on my to-do list for the weekend!
In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few fall picks that I have my eye on. We'll see how many of them actually make it into my closet!
I know we're all ready to break out the cable knit sweaters and boots but I can't forget about those first moments of spring when bright colored blooms begin to show signs of warmer days. Every spring I kick myself for not planting more "early bloomers" in the fall season.
Now is the perfect time to plan for the future and stock up on spring blooming bulbs like daffodil, tulips, crocus and hyacinth. I've been a busy girl the past few weeks transferring, dividing and gifting everything from iris, daylilies, gladiola and black-eyed susan. I finally have room to expand the garden and can't wait to throw in some more spring bloomers.
Something else I welcomed this past weekend was the role as godmother to my sweet niece, Ellie. I was so very honored when my sister asked me to be godmother and only hope that I can be a good example and counselor to her throughout her spiritual journey. When my own children were baptized, I was comforted in knowing that my husband and I would be raising our children with God's help, as well as the guidance and love of the church and the godparents. It truly does take a village to raise a child!
So I'm curious, how will you welcome fall this week?
When I traveled to Japan in 2008, I fell in love with so many things about the country and it's people but one thing that really impressed me was their attention to detail in even the smallest of chores. They have presentation down to an art and "bento," aka "boxed lunch" is no exception.
A Japanese friend of mine occasionally shares photos of her kid's lunch boxes via the web and I'm always so impressed with her "mom skills" that I've decided it's time I give it a whirl. I love, love, love this stuff and can't get enough of it!
I doubt I'll have time to do some of the more elaborate creations but I'm definitely gonna break out the cookie cutters and the silicone baking cups. I think it's a great way to encourage kids to try new foods.
In case anyone missed it, there was a lot going on in the world of fashion last week. After perusing some of the images from the runway, it looks like the future's looking bright and I really, really like it!
Life is so hectic right now with the start of school and T-ball season that I've been reminding myself to take things one day at a time.
But this recipe is something that's been weighing heavy on my heart for a while. After reading this heartbreaking post a few weeks ago, I knew I had to make this for my family, especially my husband. I admit that many days I'm so busy with the kids that I fail to take a moment to let him know how much I love him.
I believe that food is just one way of showing those around us that we care...that we thought of them...that they're loved.
But take it one step further and tell them so...out loud. It's something that can't be said enough.
Here's to slowing down a bit and taking time to reflect on the things that mean the most.