Friday Finds

Friday Finds! I don’t feel like I found much this week, so I may be digging pretty far back to share some “old,” but good, stuff I’ve found in the past.

The Skimm – I love to read the news. I actually wrote for my college paper for a while. I read The Washington Post and The New York Times mostly, but for mornings when I’m rushed I love The Skimm. They email me highlights of the biggest (and not so big) news stories straight to my inbox. This is my code if you to check it out. I’ve been reading it for about 2 1/2 years and don’t plan to stop anytime soon.

Emily Ley Planner – I’ve used this planner for going on four years now. It’s a paper and pen planner that I leave on my desk. It makes me feel like I have it together when I sit down at the beginning of each week and look at what we are doing. Ha, if only I could carry that feeling throughout the week. One thing I particularly love is that at the end of each week there is a space for a “happy memory.” I have found that these planners are almost like diaries or mini-histories of my family life and to have these happy memories sprinkled in is such a treat! Anyway, I think they make great gifts, too! It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday presents. Orders for the 2019 planner go on sale September 5. If you spend over $100 you get free shipping. So get one for yourself and one for your organized friend. Or not so organized friend.

J Crew Factory Short Sleeve Popover Shirt – I want this shirt. I think I would get so much use out of it! It’s just an easy-to-wear everyday shirt. And it’s under $30! I’d wear it with my burnt orange jeans for game day, wear it with my regular jeans… every other day of the week! Ha! I’m a sucker for a white shirt and it would be a great addition to your wardrobe considering our Houston “fall.” You can throw your denim or moto jacket over it on those cool mornings. I’m looking forward to that first cool morning… any bets on when it happens?

Hamilton Mixtape – Ok, those of you who really know me know that I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Hamilton.  The musical, the book – all of it. My children are obsessed, too. Seriously, I can sing every word from the beginning to the end. The Mixtape isn’t new, but I’ve recently started listening to it again. I’m just blown away by how talented these musicians are. You might not want to listen to it with your kids in the car though. It’s not too bad, but when it is…. it is. It’ll be on my Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30-2:30 rotation when both kids are in school.

And here’s a photo since I don’t have any in this post! H went to another golf camp this week. He is really enjoying it. Isn’t it fun to watch your kids find the activities they like to do? Plus, he just looks really cute with that golf bag on!


We are taking advantage of Houston Restaurant Week (month?) tonight! Houston has amazing restaurants and I love that we can try them out at a pre-fixed price while helping the Houston Food Bank, too. What are you doing this weekend?




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