The Week That Was: June 12, 2015

This was a week of firsts in our household. Nora started her first dance class. God bless those teachers. In a class of ten, 50% of the students bawled, including Nora. The only silver lining is that she was not removed from the class to take a breather like some of the other kids were, and her teacher reported that she did really well once she finally came around. Yeah, pull out that rainbow-colored parachute and you can get a kid to do just about anything!

Because I am apparently¬†that Mom, Nora also starts soccer tomorrow. She needs a daddy/daughter activity, I decided. KP loves soccer and Nora acts as if she loves it, so they can have their “thing.” I suspect he’ll have an easier go with soccer than I did with dance.

My “first” this week was juicing. I’m working my way up to a three-day cleanse, but starting slowly. I replaced one meal per day with a juice. I was surprised at how much I liked it. We’ll see if I say the same thing after drinking nothing but juiced fruits and veggies after three days.

I’m looking forward to the weekend. KP gets home this afternoon after a week in London and he better have a stockpile of Wine Gums for me! We’re having Nora’s two-year pictures taken and celebrating Father’s Day early, because we’ll be in Illinois a week from Sunday. So yeah, I guess we’ll also be prepping for our road trip. Whatever you have on tap this weekend, enjoy!

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All hail the written word.

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Wine pairings for your backyard BBQ. Am I the only one who never thinks to chill pinot noir?

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Caprese is my summer go-to.

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Lots of talk about carry-on bags this week, from making them–gasp–smaller, to having a valet service to load them for you (yes, please… and take that, bin hogs!).

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I think we all find ourselves “so, so behind” on something at times; I know I do! Sweet anecdotes and gorgeous photos.

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Design inspiration for your master bath?

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This is why I’ve been known to belt out “Wheels on the Bus” as loudly and dramatically as humanly possible when we’re just one stop sign away from home.

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Happy weekend!