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Curran Apple Orchard


There are a lot of really hard things about having a toddler, but in the past few months I’ve found a group of fellow moms with kids about the same age as Jack and it’s been super fun watching him forge friendships with other kids, and it’s been a godsend for me to have other women around me who GET it and are in the trenches too.

Fall has been extra fun this year as we get to do fall activities together! One mama put together an apple orchard field trip for us all, so we all trekked out to Curran Apple Orchard in University Place and learned about apples! It was super fun, even though Jack lost interest halfway through and charged off to explore the orchard on his own. And thankfully the weather was sunny, if brisk, until it started to drizzle right before we left.

Watching this kid discover the world is so fascinating and special. Next week we head to a farm field trip, and sometime this month we’ll hit up a pumpkin patch because duh. I can’t wait!

Slow Sundays


It's that time of year when being outside means being pelted with rain, so I'm hiding indoors today instead.  These days I don't often find myself wearing a cute outfit, I usually just wear whatever I slept in until I decide to leave the house and then I just throw on some jeans and a top and call it good because I'm just going to cover it all up in a coat.  Oh, and a hat is absolutely necessary on 99% of days because my hair lately is just the worst.  Hence the messy braid AND the hat displayed here.  

With the exception of the shoes, this whole outfit was thrifted.  Most was thrifted this summer while I was living in the Portland area (the cardigan I got many years ago at Goodwill and is a staple in my closet).  At the time I was feeling super motivated to give my personal style more attention, aaaand then we moved and life got crazy and getting dressed became the last thing on my list to be given more than a passing thought.  Blows my mind that I used to do outfit photos every. single. day.  Girl had so much more time on her hands.  I'd kill for that time now that I'm a mom.

Anyway, Sundays are kind of a reset day for us here.  I've been trying to keep up a routine of deep cleaning one room in the house, watering all my plants, and grooming Dusty every Sunday.  If I don't, then those things just get forever pushed to the bottom of my to-do list and then all my plants will be hanging on for dear life, our house is a shit-hole, and Dusty's nails are way too long.  So, boring but necessary, and at least today Dan made blueberry pancakes for brunch so I'm running on carbs and butter rn.