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Web Wanderings

A few worthwhile things I've stumbled upon while wandering the internet....

  • I'm sure almost every mother struggles with feelings of being overwhelmed - "There so much I need to do, I didn't get anything done today!" That's why this quote made me smile; a simple  reminder of a 'task' that should be one of the upmost importance. 

found via pinterest

  • If like me you are fan of young adult fiction, they make great beach readshere are 95 suggestions
  • If you are looking for books for your children to enjoy this summer, here are 24 that should captivate them. This is a great out of the box list, most of these books are ones I have yet to read/hear about. 
  • One more book related item. Have you heard of the Lost My Name books. A child wakes up to discover that they have lost there name and then goes on an adventure to find it. The book is customizable and would make a great gift for a 2 to 5 year old. 
  • Summer always seems to bring out my thrifting gene. Spring cleaning means that the house is a little less cluttered and that I now have a handle on what we need. The warm weather also makes being out and about more enjoyable. My friend, Katie, who blogs at Banks of Squaw Creek, put together a fun series call Thrift Fix Which offers lots of great advice on how to be successful in your thrifting. I was honored to be one of the bloggers who shared some insights. 
  • This summer I started a playground tour with some local moms. It was fun researching the parks in our area and deciding which ones to include. Hence, this article of amazing playgrounds from around the world was fascinating to me. Our favorite playground so far has been Deicke park in Huntley. If you are local it's definitely worth visiting. 
  • Someday, Jeremy is going to design a house for us and it will have some secret passages! In the mean time, though,  here are 25 I can daydream about
  • Now that my hair is getting longer, I've been trying a couple different braided styles. Emily from, Cupcakes and Cashmere, offered some great general tips for braiding
  • I've mentioned before that eShakti is one of my favorite online boutiques and currently, until 6/19, they are having an amazing sale - buy 2 items and get 35% off!  They have a lot of new pieces (they are continually updating their store), here are a few of my current favorites. 

1 - I adore the bright floral print of this dress. 
2 - A fun graphic rabbit print
3 - Another fun print, love that all there clothes are customizable so I'd be able to make this a bit longer. If shifts aren't your style they also offer this print in an a-line design. 
4  - I'd also customize this dress too by adding some straps. 
5 - Another fun print, this time in blue and white. 
6 - Perfect colors for a summer skirt. 
7 - The trellis detail around the waist of dress is so pretty. 

Have you stumbled upon any fun web finds lately? If so please share below. 


  1. Isn't eShakti great? I am such a fan of their flattering designs!

  2. Thanks for linking the tips for braiding - I just cut my hair off and I need some new ways to braid it and style it. And I love summer too - I'm actually headed to the thrift store after work today!

  3. I love eshakti too! I just bought my first dress from them about 2 months ago. Then I ordered 3 more dresses right away. I love that they are having sales now...i don't think they used to do that? Thanks for popping by...I'm going to check out those book lists...thanks!


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