monday thoughts and inspiration

Hi guys! (or should I say y'all? we now live in the South...)

Happy Monday! Do anything interesting over the weekend? We kept things simple at our house. Our kids are settling in to the school schedule and my Mom visited while my husband Lee works in Stockholm. We miss him like crazy and are eager to have him home in a few days. My Monday so far feels a bit random so I'm going with it:

The Outdoors

The weather is cooler in North Carolina and it encourages me to spend more time outdoors. We plan to add outdoor dining or a picnic table next year. We did add an outdoor couch to our porch and it has been a source of peace and relaxation the past few weeks!

Planete Deco

Planete Deco

Entryway Organization 

We need some help in our entryway. After school shoes, bookbags, and lunchboxes are dumped by our front door daily. A coat tree would help, but I also like the idea of a hall tree like this one from West Elm. Might be a good DIY project.

Autumn Clothing

I am 31 and often question what brands work best for my 30s. I was recently encouraged by an article in Real Simple to dress for success. And I do think that can mean wearing leggings with a cute cardigan and earrings when working from home. Lately I've purchased from Loft on sale and have been happy with the quality and fit. Do you have a favorite store?

Baked Goods

I like to cook. I do. But I also tend to let life take presedence and my best meals come from the crockpot. I am at the point where I'd like to schedule a baking afternoon. Any tips?