Favorite Things This Week: Vol. 1

I've been playing around with a weekly link round up type post for the last month or two. When I came across It's the 3 Little Things at MomAdvice, I thought I might try to link up with a few of my favorites each week!

This was our first week back to school. I love school supplies and all of that good stuff, but I really have a hard time adjusting to the school routine. Plus, I really miss my daughter when she goes back! I am trying to work on my morning routine to make it be more peaceful for all of us, and let's just say this week was definitely an experiment. We did have a fun family night on Wednesday consisting of a backyard obstacle course, ice cream cones, and a bike ride on a new bike trail in our area. Here's hoping that each week gets a little easier.

OK. On to my favorites from this week.

1. Jamberry Nails - I started looking into these to help my daughter with her nail biting. I gave up on polishing my own nails years ago. Too much dry time, they chip too quickly, etc. Salon manicures have never appealed to me, either, primarily due to cost. We both got Jamberry samples and when I tried them out, I was so excited for myself! Here's a look at my first manicure with some Jamberry wraps. I've been wearing them 5 days now, and they still look great. They are supposed to last up to 2 weeks on nails and even longer on toes. Anyone try these? I am so looking forward to trying some other patterns! I need to figure out how to get them to work a bit better for my daughter. I guess with the little ones it is important to prep the nails really well to get a good seal. Have any of you tried these for yourself?

2. Capsule Wardobes - Not the first time you've heard me talk about these, for sure. :) I love Mom Advice's new capsule that she put together and am so inspired by all the potential combinations there! I've been working on a new capsule for myself. I got so many great new pieces in August and I want to focus on wearing some of these great new items! Having a list of potential outfits is really helpful to me in the mornings, too. So I am looking at 25-35 pieces (not including shoes or accessories) and I am going to wear the pieces for awhile - not sure how long yet. It probably won't be 3 months which is kind of how the seasonal capsules work. I am thinking more like 4-6 weeks, but we will see how it goes. I doubt I will get daily photos, but I am hoping to add some weekly photos to share. Have you ever considered putting together capsule wardrobe?
3. Zinnias and Sunflowers - I love being able to cut flowers to bring into the house. I always plant zinnia seeds and look forward to being able to cut them for bouquets. This is my first one of the summer/fall!
What are your favorite things from this past week?


Lindsay said…
Your flowers are so pretty!

My mom bit her nails for 50 years and tried Jamberry this spring. She is now a consultant since they worked so well! My oldest daughter has used them successfully to stop biting her nails, too. I have a hard time getting a good seal. There are some different application methods we might try. Dawn dish soap is supposed to help, too. We might do some today since school starts tomorrow! Have a great week!!
Amy said…
I love this list! I haven't tried the Jamberry nails yet as I got recently addicted to a french manicure shellac since I can make that baby last for an entire month :)

I am really loving the capsule wardrobe too- it has been so good for me! I bet you will do great with it!

Thank you so much for participating this week!