Without warning, it’s August.
I guess we kind of had a warning… there was January through July… but they went by in a blink.
And now, we are preparing for online school as my husband (a teacher) goes back to work.
If you are a private or public teacher, can I just take a quick moment to say, “God bless you!” I bet you never thought your career choice would make you a superhero battling a pandemic.
But here you are.
Since I believe that God is never shocked or taken by surprise, I know He has ordained you for this time and place. Sending BIG prayers and HUGE hugs your way!
A funny thing happened last week… I was taking pictures by the window when I heard the familiar rumble of the UPS truck coming down the street. I looked up as he slowed to a crawl and creeped by my house with his brake lights beaming.
I think he was checking his list twice to make sure the extraordinary was actually happening… I didn’t have a delivery for that day. Imagine his surprise!
What he didn’t know was that the Prime truck had already been by.
It’s hot, y’all. And I really don’t want to heat up my oven every day. So I am thankful for my Cuisinart Convection Oven with Airfryer. Yes! This is truly and all-in-one machine that can bake, toast, convect, and air fry.
The air frying function is a lifesaver when I need to cook a half bag of fries or even an entire chicken. The capacity is HUGE and perfect for a large family.
I spend a lot of time standing in the kitchen. Blame it on my $100,000 food photography side hustle.
But my autoimmune diseases cause my joints to scream at me.
So last year I invested in these floor mats. I was skeptical they would help at all but OH MY WORD. These mats are incredible. I can definitely tell the difference between the cheap version I had bought at the local supercenter and these from Amazon.
Call me crazy but I cannot stand to have the shower curtain touch me when I am in the shower. I’ve always been that way too. So when my mother added a curved shower rod to her bathroom and raved about it, I had to find one.
And yes! This curved rod gives my fluffy self more room to move without having that plastic curtain too close. I love this rod so much that I bought one for the kids bathroom too.
I was plugging my phone and ipad into a power strip under my bed at night for ten years. And on the evenings when the charging cable had slipped off my nightstand and under the bed, I said bad words.
In an effort to control my tongue, I purchased a set of these nightstand lamps and my potty mouth is corrected. Not to mention how easy it is to plug in my devices and how swanky these lamps look in my bedroom.
They are shorter than I thought they would be but they still put off a good amount of light. My husband and I love them.
I cannot fur-get my furbaby. Our cat loves to chase string. That’s why I decided to get this highly-rated cat toy.
The reviews were right. She loves this thing so much!
It took about 5 minutes for her to grasp the idea but ever since… this little cat toys has brought her tons of joy and gifted us with loads of laughs.
I’m Looking for…
Now it’s your turn to help me out.
I’m on the hunt for academic planners my children can use to track daily to do lists, school assignments, and goals. I would prefer the dashboard layout (planner girl speak for having the week at a glance.)
I’ve been side-eyeing these…
Blue Sky 2020-2021 Academic Year Weekly & Monthly Planner – I like the black cover for my boys. I could let them personalize it with stickers. But I really wanted a section for goals.
Planet Weekly & Monthly Organizing Planner – I like this one because it has pockets, tabs, and stickers. I wish there were more cover options so I could get a different one for each child.
Academic Monthly & Weekly Planner/Agenda – I like that this planner has space for monthly goals but hate that they squeeze two months on one page.
Does your child/teen use an academic planner? I would love to know what you are using.
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