so what's new with you?

Pull up your seat, bring your own coffee of course, maybe spike it with something to help get you through the day because here we are... another round of coffee talk, the emotional edition. 
If you've been around here in the past say... month or so, you may know that I've been a bit of an emotional wreck regarding the return of school. The start of public school, as it were. I won't go in to it too much but what has been new with me as of late is basically all encompassed by one word: school. I drop her off and I clock watch until it's time for me to go and get her. I'm trying to keep myself occupied as best I can and I'm sure in a week I'll be used to the new normal... Right?

We have also been (okay not we, just me) obsessive about enjoying every last stitch of summer weather. I don't want to miss a thing and while that statement makes me think about my least favorite song of all time and beyond, ugh, it's true in this regard. The kids seem to be sort of over the pool which I think happens but I'm pushing them to use it because before they know it, poof!

I can sense you fall, just around the corner, and there are so many wonderful things coming along with that. If I can get past these next two weeks I'm gonna PSL the dickins out of my life. I normally have the house fully decorated by today if not sooner and can you believe it, I haven't started yet?! Maybe I'll remedy that this afternoon... who's to say?

Speaking of fall, WHAT will my children be for Halloween? I would love for them to match, or be in a group type situation... but the bigger kids want to go their own way this year and I'm not having much luck reigning them in. Does anyone have any super fun ideas for a sister and her two brothers? 

I got this choker (thank you Cartwheel for the 20% off) the other week and had Matt do a little surgery on it to remove the gemstone for me... and while I feel a bit odd wearing it as a thirty-three year old I sort of love it too. Thoughts on a thirty-something wearing this trend? No?

A friend of mine just had a little baby boy bundle of joy and now that the kids are off in school (well almost, David starts in like a week and half) I'm going to finally run up there to meet him and snuggle him and I may just never give him back. I got him this outfit because I am just lamenting the days when I could put Dom in patterned leggings. Lamenting them hard. And see also because they are Cat & Jack.

And okay so. I'm sure a lot of you have seen and can relate to this. Which is just YouTube gold if you ask me. I've spent far too much time watching his videos and telling everyone I know who has ears about them. See also this guy. Brittany shared this Instagram genius and I'm obsessed with him. I find him hysterical. Also I sort of love his life in a oh if I never wanted to have a family kind of way. If that's your thing, which clearly as I would give anything to join my daughter in kindergarten, it is not mine. Chances are if you have seen me in the past few weeks I have showed you this video in particular. Or this one. I need therapy.

Anyways I'll just be here waiting till 2:05 comes around and I can go get my daughter and hug her tight and never let her go... 

Oh and by the way, happy September!

Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen today! Thanks ladies for hosting!

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  1. alllll emo. but you know what? you're allowed to be. and you're a trooper my friend. and i think the kids need to match for halloween assuming they agree haha. mainly the older two. and the choker is super cute and i want matt to do surgery for me too ha. handy matt to the rescue

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. I totally thought of you the other day because I was flying through Detroit and in the airport there's a little restaurant called Andiamo! Ok, now on to your post :) Yes to decorating for fall! It's officially Sept, go for it! And love that Target choker but I agree with the rhinestone. I bet it looks super cute now! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I don't blame you for being emotional!! I hope the transition goes okay. And enjoy snuggling that new little baby!

  4. i would be emotional for sure. i am already emotional and i don't even have kids. i can't wait to see what the kids are for halloween - i have no suggestions, but i was a girl with 2 brothers? no halloween though haha. maybe something star warsy related? or ... nope i have no idea. haha.

  5. I’m right there with you on the emotions of a new school year! And we’re already 2 weeks deep. I’m still bitter about school forcing us out of those summer vibes. Ha. And with that being said, fall truly is my absolute favorite time of year. I can’t wait to see what your kids will be. Mason has already changed his mind like ten times since we started talking about it. I love the look of the choker necklace, I just can’t do it. I am a weird freak about things that close to my neck. But, I do like the trend. Those leggings! LOVE. The Cat & Jack line is rocking my socks off.

    PS - what a fun link-up!

  6. I don't have any kids but all of my co-workers are going through the same emotions you are! Must come with the territory of being a good parent :) I'm still in disbelief that it's already back to school time..where did the summer go?!

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  7. oh you know i will be the same about school!! i am seriously sick over it when i think of the hours. the days. but you are doing SO GREAT!!! it's amazing. you are always my mom inspo!!!! and seriously, i cannot believe you aren't decked out for fall yet, but you know i love that you're savoring the end of summer with your peeps!!! fall and PSLs are coming at a rapid speed either way. :) and gianluca, right?!?! how do i wake up daily and just make dances on boats with my tan besties all day??? it does make me sad that they don't have kids. i'm with you on that!!! but did you see the ones of him on the bottom of his pool?? he's hilarious! and cray! but i find his brand of craycray to be inspirational. let's be honest. i need that kind of inspo. mom inspo... and gianluca inspo. haha.

  8. I'm dying about the company is coming youtube! I've seen it before and it is hilarious. I'm sure you can relate to the throw pillow part lol. And fall...I feel like I can't get excited about it until after our vacation to the Outer Banks so until then I'll pretend it's still Summer. Haha


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