This week was pretty unremarkable because I just wanted to have a typical week for a 7th and 1st grader with a tag along preschooler in the mix...so I'd know what a good school week looks like before we throw in all of our extracurricular activities.
I have also been organizing our school area, which is a wall in our dining room, and purging clutter. I have resolved to reduce clutter this year byeliminating throwaway projects and managing my workbook purchasing and organization a little better. (Click the links to read about my plans for a clutter free school year!)
So I think that this week, I'll highlight a few things that get me through a typical week.
Favorite Cookbook: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond
The right person to write a cookbook for families is a busy parent who loves food, and that person is Ree Drummond. Her latest cookbook, Dinnertime, is my newest go to cookbook. I love the recipes in this cookbook because they are quick and good! So far, every recipe I have tried has become a new family favorite. I like that she doesn't feel the need to show off by using expensive or hard to find ingredients. When I teach my oldest to cook, I will be giving him this book to use since it has pictures for each step of the cooking process. I already have her upcoming cookbook on my Christmas list! Hopefully, I don't buy it for myself before that.
Favorite Stress Relief: An Evening Walk
I am going to be so sad when daylight savings ends and the sun sets earlier because I love an end of the day walk around our neighborhood. It's so nice to end the day with fresh air, the sunset, and a podcast.
Favorite Everyday Sandals: OluKai
I recently bought a pair of OluKai sandals and Oh My Gosh, they feel so good on my feet! And they are cute, too! I have long narrow feet with high arches, and by the end of summer, my feet are hurting because no sandal really works. But not this summer. I have tried many types of expensive sandals, but these are the ones that have finally worked. My feet feel great!
If You Missed It
This week I wrote two posts on keeping clutter out of my homeschool year. You can read them here: