Just kidding, is there even really such a thing? I have heard of these mysterious people out there who actually love Mondays, but I refuse to believe it. Because everyone knows that waking up when it is still dark outside on Monday morning to go back to work (or school, in my case) is the absolute worst. No matter how much coffee, or Spark, you have.
So even though it’s a dark and dreary Monday and I would much rather still be tucked into bed, we’re going to try and be cheery because it’s the end of August – and that means it’s almost FALL! And everyone knows that Fall is the best season ever. I mean, pumpkin spice everything, boots and scarves, and crunchy leaves – what’s not to love?
While I always look forward to summer, by the end of August I am also always ready to say goodbye and ring in September and the fall season. But before we fully say goodbye to August, I thought I would try something fun and talk about some of my favorite things this month! I don’t normally have enough fun new things to talk about my favorites weekly, so maybe over the course of a month I can actually round up enough to share.
So without further ado, here are some (totally random) things that I have been loving during the month of August:
I know I have talked about this a few times now, but I am still on a total Tone it Up kick. I love that the workouts are really fun, incorporate some traditional moves with a lot of different, creative moves to keep things interesting, and have an easy mix-and-match style so that you can really target your workout to your goals and your abilities. It is also nice that I can do them in my basement with minimal equipment.
I am hoping that they are going to start a challenge in the fall, since I came in a little late to the summer one, because you know I love a good planned out challenge!
Favorite Grocery Find
My sister-in-law told me about this Cold Brew Concentrate from Trader Joes a few weeks ago, and I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m now several bottles in. It is just so good and SO EASY! I just mix 1/2 cup of the concentrate with 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup water, and a little bit of my favorite Natural Bliss Salted Caramel creamer and I am good to go.
Definitely pick this up next time you’re at TJs. SO much cheaper than Starbucks!
Favorite Colton picture
Poor Colton definitely got my bald baby gene, and is just now (at nearly 15 months) started to grow some hair. Which means that when he wakes up after a nap or in the morning, his little tufts of hair stick up every direction and it’s the cutest thing in the world. I always try to snap a picture but he is usually so busy trying to climb out of his crib that the pictures just come out blurry. This is the best I could manage.
Favorite new purchase
I don’t have a picture because our room currently looks like an un-decorated disaster, but earlier this month we (somewhat on a whim) purchased a king-sized bed and it is GLORIOUS! So much space! We hadn’t originally planned on it, but things were getting a little cozy with both of us, and the dog (who likes to take up as much room as possible), and occasionally on lazy Saturday mornings, Colton too.
Now we have oodles of space and Laneydog has her own pillow. #spoiled
Favorite baby item
We got this SmarTrike as a birthday gift for Colton and it hands down might be the coolest toddler item I’ve ever seen. This trike is basically a 4-in-1 design so that it grows as your baby grows. For example, when they are younger it has the harness, seat back, and cage so that your kid is secure. But as they grow older you can remove those parts one by one until it looks just like a normal tricycle seat. Same with the handle bars and the peddles. The way they are set up now, I have control of them with the handle. But as Colton gets older, we can switch it so that he can turn the wheels and/or the handles to control the bike.
There are so many other cool features, I feel like I could talk about this thing forever. But seriously, if you have a toddler or a preschooler, check this thing out! I feel like this is one of those rare toys that you can use for several years – which starts to sound wonderful when your house starts piling up with stuff that was only used for a few months before going into storage!
Favorite “Me time” activity
This summer has been a difficult one for me, and at first I really didn’t do a good job of taking care of myself because I was so focused on managing everything else. But thanks to the encouragement of a friend, I took some time to take a bubble bath (with a glass of wine) and now I’m totally hooked. It is such a nice way to take 30 minutes just to myself and relax, something I’m otherwise terrible at.
It has done wonders for both my physical health (so great for sore muscles!) and for my mental health.
Well there you have it – a few of my favorite things from the month of August! Now it’s your turn to share!
So tell me: What is one thing you have been loving this month?
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