My “Back to School” Shopping with Nordstrom

While my girls were with their grandparents last week I got so much back-to-school shopping accomplished. But not just for them – I found some fun back to school things for myself as well! Nordstrom had recently asked me to explore their designer department so I had the time to browse through their exquisite selection and daydream about some of my favorites. I can’t wait to show you what I found.

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What to Bring to Someone in the Hospital

After recently having an extended hospital stay, I wanted to jot down all the kind and thoughtful things friends and family did for me. Plus, a few hospital etiquette faux pas to avoid. You might not need this post right now, but file it (or pin it) away because it might be helpful in the future. (And please add your suggestions to the comments section of the post. Your ideas are so helpful to other readers!)

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The BEST Lactation Cookies (That Make a Great New Mom Gift!)

There are few things more thoughtful than baking a homemade gift for someone. My friend and fellow blogger, Alicia Wood from The Lush List, made me the most delicious cookies (5 dozen of them!) and then wrapped them up carefully in saran wrap and ziploc bags in small batches so I could freeze and then take them out as needed. They were so yu,,y I asked her for the recipe so I could share it with y’all.

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Reader Favorites: Family Board Games

A few weeks ago I asked y’all for some new board games ideas for my girls. They still have a few weeks left before a school and the heat requires some fresh indoor activities! I discovered so many great new games from your suggestions. File some of these away for friend birthday gift ideas this coming school year.

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