I keep waiting for time to come to a standstill or something, but that just does not seem to be the case! I had to double check my calendar to make sure it was actually time to write this week’s On My Radar post because it felt like I just wrote one. One thing is for certain though… I am having the hardest time focusing on anything right now. Maybe it’s the extreme heat or this final stretch of the third trimester (or a mix of the two), but the last thing I want to do is sit down and get work done. I just don’t feel sharp, at all. And I have exciting things coming up that usually would be enough motivation to get going and then some…. I’ve been trying to practice giving myself grace instead of feeling disappointed in myself though. Key word: trying.
ON MY RADAR 7.16.21
Getting the nursery ready! Horse print + brass ducks + rug + roman shades linked here… Land Rover block print is Hugo Guiness and the bugs/critters are vintage prints I picked up while visiting Maddie in Wayne, PA! The sailboat was handpainted by my friend Ashley for my baby shower.
ON MY RADAR 7.16.21
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
ONE // Tinyhood Courses
Okay this one is for anyone currently expecting (or if you think you may down the road, bookmark this)! Our hospital would usually offer birthing classes and other helpful courses to prepare you for parenthood– you know, as best as you can prepare. Everything is virtual still though, and since we wouldn’t have an in-person experience at all, I turned to the internet to see if there were other options available. Then I kept getting ads for Tinyhood on social media and I was intrigued. I purchased the “Expecting Bundle: Childbirth 101 + Baby 101” courses and recently started watching them.
I am so, so impressed. And I have been raving about the classes to everyone in my life. Part of me was tempted to skip all things like this because I thought it would be information overload and add to my anxiety…. but I’m happy to report, I feel CONFIDENT and EMPOWERED by the knowledge. I really like that you can watch on your own schedule, rewatch sections, and revisit the course at any point. Just wanted to pass this along!
TWO // Merritt Knit Dress
EVERYONE SCOOP UP THIS DRESS. My goodness, it is cute. If I could wear this cut right now, I would order it in a heartbeat. The knit looks so comfortable and I absolutely love the color combo. Such a classic look. I even think it could work in certain work environments during the summer if you’re back in the office.
THREE // Naomi Osaka on Netflix
Wow. Netflix is releasing a limited documentary series on tennis champion Naomi Osaka. I think she’s an incredible athlete and activist and I can’t wait to sit down and watch this. The trailer looks powerful. I got to watch Naomi Osaka play at the US Open a few years ago when she was an up and coming tennis player…. pretty cool to see how far she’s come.
FOUR // Blue Gingham Maxi Dress
One more dress for this post…. I got a Facebook ad for this gingham maxi dress and it just about stopped me dead in my tracks. (Aka I immediately clicked the ad.) I haven’t personally tried it, but wanted to share it because it looks so beautiful and at $130 the price is not terribly steep either. There’s a smocked panel in the back and adjustable straps, so I have high hopes for this being a winner!
FIVE // Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake
We’ve been eating so many peaches this summer. I can’t seem to get enough… Blueberry coffee cake is also one of my favorite desserts. So blueberry coffee cake with peaches??? Sign me up! I just bought some peaches at our farmer’s market and I think I’m going to make this to have this weekend!