Weekend Roundup

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Summer is in full swing and Friday’s feel even nicer! This weekend is a busy one…Jim is playing in a 3-day golf tournament, Lawson and I are heading to AZ Share That You Care market (it’s my first time) and then a dance recital. Sunday I’m shooting new outfit photos, which I always look forward to, and there’s a Mommy and Me Movers yoga class I want to try with Lawson. He’s constantly on the move now and I have no idea how it would go, but it would be fun to try. We need lots of indoor activities this summer to keep us cool! There’s also an awesome pop-up shop at Modern Milk on Saturday that I’m trying to figure out how to squeeze in. It’s going to be busy, but I’m excited for everything we have planned. I hope you have an equally fun weekend ahead of you!!



For safe sunscreen for this summer and especially our trip to Hawaii. After reading this article, I’m placing an order for the Beautycounter sunscreen and lip balm with SPF. I love that Beautycounter lists EWG’s skin deep rating on each product description. It’s so helpful! If you need a consultant, my friend Kia Olson is the best. You can find her on Beautycounter and Instagram. We met at our first jobs out of college (in accounting no less!) and I’ve long admired her style and beauty. I promise she’ll take great care of  you!



These blueberry oat muffins for Lawson and iced tea for me. I was looking for something to mix up Lawson’s breakfast routine of a green smoothie and scrambled eggs. He loves blueberries and I thought I’d give muffins a try. I wish I would have thought of it earlier! Even thought they don’t have much added sugar, they’ve been a hit with both of us. I’m trying to drink more water throughout the day and this iced tea pitcher has been a huge help. You don’t have to boil water and eliminating that extra step has been a game-changer for me. Put your tea leaves in, add water and let it sit for 4 hours (or until you remember in my case). I’ve also heard a cute swell water bottle helps too. I’ve got my eye on the white, sweet mint or wonderland.


I listen to NPR almost exclusively when we’re in the car. There was a segment this week on the presidential election and remaining candidates. I was appalled by some of the call-in listeners views, specifically on Muslims and Mexicans. I felt shocked and sad and scared to raise children in this environment. Regardless of your political views, hatred and racism are never the answer. I realize I lead a pretty privileged life and my kids are likely to as well. But maybe they’ll be gay or fall in love and marry a Muslim or Mexican. I never want them to feel judged or scared for being themselves. I’m not doing the best at articulating these somewhat random thoughts but it’s been on my mind the past few days.



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