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Friday, August 7, 2020

 Hello, sweetest friends! So happy to see you here once again. I hope you've had a good week and have some fun plans for the weekend ahead! I have a lot to share/update you on today, so grab a cup of coffee and please say hello. :)

1. School Decision

Early last week I wrote a blog post all about my thoughts and feelings about starting school. I was so, so torn about what to choose for my kids. I think what made this decision so tough for me (and so many others) is that I just want the best for my kids -- I want to choose the option that is in their best interest -- and we're all making these decisions simply not knowing so much. My husband and I were leaning toward our district's hybrid option for most of the time, but truly on the last day (pretty much the last hour) we had before we had to decide, we had a change of heart. I talked to my oldest about it and she expressed that if she couldn't play with friends at school and really interact/socialize, she'd like to try the virtual learning at home. So that's what we went with. And I'm not going to lie, I had a good cry about it all. I feel content with our ultimate decision, but of course, it all just sucks. However, as I talked about in that post last week, I am determined to make it not suck as much as possible for my kids. I've already grabbed several things for our learning at home -- here's what I have so far:


2. Hair Cut

On Tuesday I went for my first hair cut in a year! I got at least 6 inches chopped off and feel so much lighter and better. My salon did a great job with precautions so I felt safe while I was there. It was also a good little mental health break/booster, getting out and taking care of myself a bit! Have you had a hair appointment yet?

3. Kitchen Sneak Peek

I shared this sneak peek of our kitchen update on my new Instagram page a couple of days ago, and am so excited to do an entire blog post about it. We did everything ourselves, so I have some DIY tips for those of you who might be interested in doing the same. It was definitely a lot of work, but we saved so much money and are thrilled with the results!

4. Dance Class

This week the girls had their first in-person activity/class since COVID came around, and I have to say, it made my heart so darn happy. We are only sticking to outdoor activities right now, and when the girls' old dance studio where we went for years organized some outdoor, socially-distanced dance classes for both of their age brackets -- we had to jump on it. Luckily, the weather was absolutely perfect and the girls really enjoyed it! I loved seeing them pirouette-ing around, just being kids. :)

5. Outschool

Speaking of activities, have any of you heard of or used Outschool? It was advertised to me so I made a (free) account to check it out (clearly the advertising worked!), and it seems pretty neat!  There are a ton of online classes for kids on there -- everything from gemology to tea party/etiquette class to dance classes and much more. I'm thinking it might come in handy especially this winter when activities are potentially very limited again. The prices seem reasonable, too. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Any decision we make about school right now seems to have lots of pro's and con's. It's really tough! I can't believe the kitchen...looks great! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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    1. It's such a tough decision -- one of the toughest I feel I've had to make with kids! But we're all in the same boat at least. Thank you so much re: the kitchen! We're enjoying it so much! Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

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  2. What a beautiful kitchen! My middle son takes karate and we've only been participating in the outdoor classes too.

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    1. Thank you so much! The outdoor classes just makes me feel a little better -- but I'm glad they have something they can do! We might as well enjoy it while the weather is nice. :) Hope your week is off to a good start!

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  3. I love the sneak peak of your kitchen. It looks good! And I am loving the fresh cut!!! That highlight book is great. My girls have the one for Kindergarten and did really well with it. I know the schooling situation has been weighing heavy on you. It is such a tough decision.

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    1. Thank you so much! Excited about the kitchen and the hair cut over here -- sort of feeling like a new woman, haha. The schooling thing is so tough, though I'm feeling at peace (for now) with what we've decided. We all just need to take it day by day, I guess! xo

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  4. The kitchen looks so good and I love your hair! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you, Biana! :) A fresh start feels good, especially right now! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Loving the hair and the way you've styled it - it looks fantastic! Also the kitchen looks tres smart too - you must be relieved to have some semblence of order back!

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    1. You are so kind, thank you friend! The hair dresser styled it that way and I will likely never be able to do it ever again, haha! It feels SO good to have our kitchen almost done. Like a new room! I know you understand the ups and downs of kitchen makeovers. ;)

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