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This week was hard for me. The pandemic is starting to feel endless and as I was once feeling hopeful that's starting to fade. Here in the northeast we had a huge snowstorm in the beginning of the week. While it was beautiful and so much fun for the kids, it just felt like a lot. Between no school and Maggie with snow constantly in her fur, I just feel tired. And a bit defeated. Though my biggest struggle is that I feel guilty for feeling any way other than grateful these days. I have a hard time allowing myself to feel sad or stressed or upset while I have it so well compared to so many others. Anyway, onto lighter things...

What I'm Reading:

  • I just couldn't get into Writer and Lovers. I decided to give up and get started on the monthly book pick, Head Over Heels. I'm about halfway through and I love it. Anyone else reading with me?

What My Kids Are Reading:

What We're Watching:

  • We started watching the show Reign on Netflix. It's pretty soapy but it's light and keeping our attention.

What I'm Wearing:

  • I usually live in jeans and t-shirts and I'm always on the lookout for a great tee. I found this Madewell one that is super cute.

  • With the cold and snow I'm mostly wearing cozy clothes. I just got these Lou & Grey sweatpants that are so soft and comfortable. Joanna from A Cup of Jo recommended them and they're great. They are the best things to put on on a snow day. I also made my first Skims purchase. This lounge shirt is beyond soft and cozy. It looks cute with leggings along with sweats. Do you have anything Skims? I feel like I need more now.

  • I really have started to like the brand Summersalt. I love the cute leggings and bra set that I have so I decided to try a few other things. I have a long torso and have never been able to wear a one piece bathing suit. I've tried so many brands that claim to be for long torsos and they just don't work. I ordered 10 Summersalt suits and this Sidestroke one in the long torso style fit perfectly. I honestly couldn't believe it. It's super flattering to boot. I picked up this soft sweater as well. Great with leggings or jeans.

What My Kids Are Playing With:

  • Penny and I had a great time making heart crayons. They were so easy. We used these molds.

What I'm Excited About:

  • To be honest, I'm not feeling that excited about much these days. I'm hoping that changes soon.

Random things:

  • Spray Aquaphor has been great for my kids. It doesn't feel as greasy and feels cool when you spray it. So helpful in these cold, dry months.

  • I love the Slip silk scrunchies.

  • These Wander eye masks have been great for the mornings. They stay on nicely and don't slip down so I can wear them when I'm making breakfast and getting the kids ready for for school.

Tell me what's going on with you.

xo Kate

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