Welcome to the Sunday Skim! Your weekly recap of all things fashion, family, food and drink, health, news, social, lifestyle, home and beauty. Sit back and relax and enjoy the skim.
Fashion… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this week for cardholders. If you missed my how to on the sale you need to check it out HERE. These are a few things I hope get included in the sale… this dress, this blazer, these booties, this purse
Family… One of the things that has gotten really sloppy this summer is my kids manners. We spend so much time rushing around that we aren’t sitting down to eat together like we typically do. I have found with my kids that if we aren’t eating as a family there manners get really sloppy. This week we went out to eat and I just had enough of the getting up and not eating appropriately at the table. I instituted a Manners Boot Camp on Thursday which has worked so well. The first thing I did was set up a name calling jar. If anyone calls a name they have to pay $1 to the jar and then they can do a chore to earn the dollar back. For manners I have manners quarters at the table. They each start the meal with 4 quarters. If they don’t use appropriate manners at the table they lose a quarter. If they answer questions correctly and are being polite they can earn a quarter. My kids are highly motivated by money and shopping trips to Target so things like skittles or screen time may work for your child.
Food and Drink... We eat mostly low carb in our house so sometimes things like eating burgers gets a little boring. I am always looking for interesting ways to eat burgers so THIS idea seemed like it may work. Plus you could add toppings like grilled veggies and it would all stay in the bowl.
Health… THIS is my new favorite healthy salad.
Social… Tomorrow is Paxton’s birthday and Peyton’s is on the 21st. They are having a Mad SCience themed birthday party next weekend and we are all so excited. We have the team from Mad Science SELA do our party. They are available for birthday parties, social and school events too. Can’t wait to share all the fun with you next weekend!
News… All of the best looks from Paris Haute Couture Fall Fashion Week here.
Lifestyle… I love looking at fashion through the ages. THIS is an interesting look at First Ladies who were fashionable but often overshadowed by Michelle and Jackie.
Home… In the past I have made a list of things that I want to accomplish around the house during the summer. I am not sure why I did this because most of our summers are so busy and the kids are home so I end up being frustrated or I don’t get it done. This year I made a list but I am waiting to work on it until the kids go back to school. One of the things I have been dying to do to my fireplace is whitewash it. While I have had downtime this summer I am looking at all the tutorials I can find on Pinterest. THIS is one of the best ones I found…
Beauty… My friend Abby bought THIS book for me for my birthday. I am really enjoying reading it.
Happy Sunday Friends!