Our girls started school this last week and I’ve said it before, but this is my favorite time of year. I really thrive off of routine and it’s just nice to get back into the groove of things. Fall is on the cusp, but we’ve just been soaking up as much time in the pool as possible before the weather turns.
This month we installed the paneling on the outdoor kitchen (still second guessing the paint color), and we made some big changes in the front entry including: adding sconces and painting the balusters and front door black. We also wrapped up the beverage station corner of our kitchen with a mirrored tile backsplash which feels like such an accomplishment. Lastly, we are actively working on our project punch list before we start any other projects, and hopefully by the end of September we will have made some serious progress.
In addition, one of our favorite things from the month has to be this dollhouse bookcase we put in Polly’s room and I just had to show you.
As you can see, it’s the sweetest addition to her storybook bedroom and Polly absolutely loves it. In June and July, our team shared their favorite things from the month and it’s been so fun to pull back the curtain a bit and share what everyone’s loving. Because we spend so much time together, we’re constantly recommending things and inspiring each other. And so it’s a treat to share the love with all of you! Here’s what everyone’s loving.
1. Ice Roller $7 I’ve never used an ice roller, but I want to be the kind of woman who does. I saw someone post this in their stories and I thought, “what better time to add this to my skin regimen than when it’s 77% off!” Bye bye puffy face.
– Andi (Visual Media Manager)
2. Puff-Sleeve Top $88 I haven’t gone shopping in stores for over a year, but when I walked into Anthropologie, I picked this up immediately. I have a special trip to London coming up for my first time and I can’t wait to wear it. Surprisingly comfortable for a Tuesday too.
3. Gingham Sweater Tee $60 If there was ever a top that was made for me in fall, it would be this one.
4. Fanny Pack $49 Fanny Packs are all the rage right now, but what sets this Baggu one apart is the sheer amount of stuff that you can fit inside. This fanny pack has become my Mary Poppins bag, which makes it perfect for hands-free shopping or travel. The material is really easy to clean if it gets dirty, and they have so many cute colors for fall.
– Becca (Good Influencer Manager)
5. Fluted Acrylic Glasses $32 These cutie little tumblers are the perfect everyday cups.
– Brooke (Affiliate Marketing Manager)
6. 8″ Material Knife $75 I took Chris’s advice and got this knife. He says it’s the best kitchen knife for this price point and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.
– Tristan (Project Manager)
7. Backpack Cooler $42 This backpack fits an entire picnic and keeps everything chilled on a long hike (or a long nap in the sun).
– Victoria (Brand Manager)
8. Dollhouse Bookcase $185 This has been the perfect addition to Polly’s room. Functional decor at its finest.
9. Skims Sculpting Thong $32 I’ve never worn shapewear before, but I caved and bought this to wear under a fitted dress to a wedding. I don’t know how Kim did it but this held me in AND stayed in place all night. Life changing.
– Missy (Editorial Manager)
10. Lululemon Polo $88 I’m a t-shirt guy, but I branched out with this polo and Jules paid me so many compliments I never want to take it off.
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