Happy Sunday, dear readers! You’ve caught me at the end of a week-long visit from my mom and just before the beginning of a new adventure for our family – I’ll share more about that in a later post. We had a great week with “Granny” in town; we hit the pumpkin patch, did all the shopping, and mom got to see the big girl cheer at a football game, so lots of activities and lots of fun this past week. It’s always sad when the grandparents go home, and makes me even more determined to make my dream of having a multi-generational family compound where we can all live together happen! Anyway, before we dive into the latter half of October (where is the time going?!) I’d like to share what I’ve been buying and eyeing in this week’s Sunday Edit, hope you find something that inspires you for your week ahead!
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1. Cotton-Cashmere Breton Pullover
We’ve had a few hints of fall weather mingled in with our glorious summer-like autumn, so naturally, sweaters are on the brain. Little backstory about this piece to start; I bought this knit in the child’s size for Lilly in the spring and was so impressed with the quality and weight of the fabric that I bought one in another color for my eldest, all the while wishing for one in my own size. Well not surprisingly at all, this item is apparently the brand’s most requested product, so they finally made one in a women’s size range! What’s even better is that while the children’s are made of 100% luxuriously soft cotton, the women’s is made of 95% cotton and 5% cashmere – good luck finding a better quality item at a price this good! I didn’t even hesitate when I found it, this is one of those pieces that are almost too good to be true and once word gets out, it will be hard to get your hands on it ever after.
2. Advent Cards
I can hardly believe it’s already time to start talking about Christmas, but if you want to get any of your shipments in time for December 25, you may want to order now. These little Advent Cards are a wonderful teaching tool for re-centering the entire family on the entire reason for the season; Christ Jesus. The beautiful watercolor art on each card makes these pretty enough to display as part of your Christmas décor. You can get these with or without the acrylic stand – I was thinking this bamboo easel would be a lovely way to display these cards on my mantle! Today is the last day to use code DOSAYGIVE15 for 15% off the entire store, so be quick!
3. Greek Chicken Kabobs
Hear me out, kabobs are not just for summer! In fact, I really don’t like using an outdoor grill. Why would I want a second kitchen to clean!? I make these in the oven and love having them not only during summer but all year when I want to serve my family something light (as opposed to a heavy lasagne) and nutritious and flavorful. I always serve these with homemade pita, bone broth rice, homemade tzatziki, and cold veggies like artichokes and kalamata olives. This is everyone’s favorite dish, and I will be making it as a salad this week, at my four year old’s request!
4. George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
I came across this little book after another homeschooling mom mentioned she uses it for her children’s copywork assignments. How brilliant! It’s less a book and more a pocket guide, with 100 numbered little bits of advice on etiquette, deportment, and well, Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior. Wonderfully digestable for children and a history lesson in itself – it’s written by George Washington and obviously, using the vernacular of the day, so it’s great for getting a little peek into daily life in the 1700s but also extremely applicable and timeless in it’s message.
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