First Pumpkin Bread of The Season
I finally made pumpkin bread on Saturday afternoon and it was heaven. The spices swirled around the house while Ryan watched college football, which made it my ideal Fall afternoon! We spent the weekend recovering from Ryan’s latest treatment. While he slept, I got the chance to finish my book, give myself a mani-pedi, catch up on my BBG workouts, online shop for Dolly’s Halloween costume, bake, organize my closet, write thank you notes, start a new show (it’s so creepy!), and, last but not least, try out a new skincare line.
The weekends after treatments are always unbelievably hard as we manage the side effects of chemo. I’ve figured out that if I make a list of fun at-home tasks and cross them off as I go it makes the weekend so much more enjoyable. Seriously, I make the most ridiculous to-do list of all time… “read 2 chapters in the book while nail polish dries” … “try new face mask while organizing sweaters”… and work my way through it. Although I would trade it in a second for Ryan’s bill of full health, I’ve honestly come to really love these weekends.
5 Things I’m Loving
The Magic Cream
I’ve never had “dry” skin in my life… like never. But for some reason, over the past few months, my skin has been noticeably dryer. I haven’t been liking the way my foundation was laying on my skin and I decided it was time to switch up my evening routine. I started using this face cream and in about 3 days I saw a massive difference! I’m now fully committed to it!
Fall Bag Under $50
I was working on pulling together a few Fall outfits for an upcoming trip to Charleston and I realized that my Fall bag situation was a little sad! So I did a little online digging and found this one for $45, adorable right?! It came in over the weekend and it’s even prettier in person!
New Favorite Journal
Friends of ours sent Ryan and I set of these Five-Minute Journals when they heard about Ryan’s diagnosis. It’s been one of our favorite gifts. One of the nasty side effects of Chemo is depression and even though he’s been able to really manage that side effect super well, these journals have played a major part. We even stocked up on a few to give as gifts to friends of ours who are also walking the same path. If your a journal-er you will L-O-V-E this one!