Hey there! I have listed a few of the activities we have had in our rotation this summer. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor activities but I find when we are outside my son likes more independent play. Everything used is from the dollar tree. Except for the playdough! So pretty inexpensive. I just like to have as many quick and simple activities to pull out when my son is bored and the television is just not an option. Limiting children’s screentime is so so so important. I would say no more hours than there age but that would make me a hypocrite some days… Sometimes you just tryna survive. But Just do your best to fill their little minds with wonder instead of them being on autopilot during a show. I hope these few activities give everyone some good ideas on how we can have an awesome summer!! Thank you for reading! 🕊
“Painting” with water outside
Rice or bean sensory bin
Chalkboard and colored chalk
Stickers on construction paper
Scissors cutting Activity
Making Mud pies outside
Collect flowers in a bucket
Read books outside
Watering flowers and weed the garden
Play make believe!! Kids love this, use your imagination!
Romper: entourage clothing and gift
Bodysuit: entourage clothing and gifts & @shopentourage on Instagram.
The springtime here in South Carolina is more like summer. It is not uncommon to hit the 80’s in May and be well in the 90’s until September. So I usually go for flowy outfits. That means shorts and jeans just won’t do it for me. A dress, a jumpsuit, or a ROMPER is the way to go in my opinion. My summer wardrobe mostly consist of these items! Not only are these pieces comfortable but so extremely easy to style! You can wear them casually or dress them up with some fun jewelry and heels! Either way having a few staple rompers in your arsenal will make picking out a cute outfit effortless! Thank you for reading! 🕊
I think living life the way that you want to is something that a very small percentage of people actually get to do. Not caring if what excites you and makes you happy, might concern or even upset someone else. This. This is the key, THEY have an issue NOT YOU. Easier said than done but really if you want to wear a sundress and everyone else is wearing jeans and a top what are the chances you go with your intuition, your first pick, and didn’t care about what anyone else was wearing. Somehow someway we got programmed into thinking we need to all try and be similar. Similar life, similar timelines. Go to public school, travel some, marriage, buy a house, start a family. But what if you’re not like the rest of them…
I am sharing this just in case anyone feels like they have to fit into a mold that they did not have a say in. You are the creator of your own destiny and life. You can literally do ANYTHING. Will you be good at everything. No. But you may just come across something that sparks a Little Flame and fucking run with it and does not let anyone touch it! Seriously I feel like my life took a 180 when I stopped trying to be what other people perceived and started doing what I love. Anything in Nature, homemaking, staying home with my son, blogging, fashion, and the list goes on and on. I do not feel as one is more important than the other I just feel full and grateful that they all work together to create my unique life. If we intentionally spend our time and money only on what we truly want. That is when we win. Thankyou so much for reading! Just be yourself! 🕊
All photos by @downtoearthphotography
The top is @shopentourage on Instagram
Springtime is always very anticipated at least in our home. It’s a time for new adventures, warm weather, and more sunshine! This pullover lightweight sweater is absolutely perfect for any plans during the warmer but not quite summer weather. It’s so cute and cozy but not too warm! Shop this top at Elkmont trading company in Clemson, SC or online. It would be the perfect weekend top for anything indoors or my favorite, outdoors! I was thinking just being outside 1X every day has to lower stress and anxiety. It just makes you have to be present. Which may be difficult to do in our electronic run, millennial era. I think making a priority for outside time is the key! As a family, we try to at least go outside after or before dinner if we haven’t had a chance to that day. Like this past weekend, we were outside after dinner while my husband was doing some yard work. The sun was shining down, our wind chimes blowing, Bowen was just running around the yard with our dog. And I was able to sit back and take it all in. This is my life. I am blessed beyond measure to have a healthy and happy family. It was one of those golden nugget moments! I encourage you to give into the spring fever and do someone you want to go do outside. This time of year is always so fun to plan family fun activities and now that our son is old enough we will be planning a lot more. You can do anything you set your mind to! Thank you for reading and enjoy your day! 🕊
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All photos by @agcampphotos on Instagram
Clothing is all @elkmonttradingcompany on Instagram
Photos by @agcampphotos on Instagram.
Shop this dress is @shopentourage on instagram
White summer stroll dress
I have been wanting to incorporate more fashion posts on my blog and spring\summer seem like the perfect time! Especially here in South Carolina, we have already had a few almost 80°f days! I am not complaining though I love the heat and the sun, and this dress is perfect for just that! I am a tad biased because I LOVE a good dress during the warmer months. People say “oh wow, you’re dressed up” No, no I just threw on one single garment but thank you! Haha! Really though this dress is so cute and feminine it hits about 3″ inches above the knee and the backless feature is just my favorite! I go braless because well I go braless 95% of the time but you could wear a backless bra if you wish! So whether you are playing with the family all day or running around town shopping this dress IS IT! Thanks for reading. 🕊
Photo by @agcampphotos on Instagram
Outfit is by elkmont trading company clemson SC.
Worth is the value at which someone or something deserves to be rated. This blog post might sound a little like a rant but… It’s my blog so I can really say whatever the fuck I actually, please.
Stop beating around the bush
I was born in upstate NY and my whole family is from there. I grew up saying the first thing I thought. Never was I corrected or belittled or made to feel ignorant. Moving on to moving to upstate SC people are completely different. Not in a bad way. I obviously really enjoy it here and the people. The only thing is around here if you say “No” people tend to think you are mad or upset. They need a full explanation as to “why” you said no. No is a complete damn sentence, you should not have to defend your answer ever. I love saying no. As someone who struggles with anxiety and ADD spreading myself thin by saying yes to. everything only makes my life feel like chaos. So if you don’t want to do something do not best around just say NO!
This one is hard and goes back to NOT beating around the bush but I struggle with this daily. If you know something is stressing you out. Eliminate it now. Laundry that needs folding? Do it. Dishes? Wash them. Dinnertime chaos? Pinterest and let the baby watch TV. Child tantrum? Talk to them. Appointment or meeting? Do your research and crush it! You can find what really adds stress and chaos to your daily routine and make them work for you. This is your life don’t waste it worrying about the daily craziness.
It is common to be told not to be prideful and this is true. But if you are proud of your life you have created I have found that pride only manifest that amazing life even more. It’s like you’re telling the universe I’m proud of how I reacted to all the different scenarios that were thrown my way and now look! You have probably spent some time and money getting where you are now. Remember to stay humble and grateful for where you are but definitely be proud of where you’re going. 🕊