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Fall Books for Littles | thoughtsbybrandi.com

FALL BOOKS FOR LITTLES

Fall is here! One of my favorite ways to celebrate season shifts is to get the kids a few new books to read about the upcoming season. Because our library is still closed and all the available pickup books weren’t that exciting, I may have gone a little overboard in ordering some new fall books!
Easton LOVES Halloween so going overboard was easy to do. Here’s what we ordered. Now we have an extensive fall inspired book library of our…

Kids Fall Outfits | Sustainable Fashion

KIDS OUTFIT PICKS FOR FALL | SUSTAINABLE FASHION

I’ve been really focusing in on our lifestyle lately and what we’re doing as a family to promote sustainable living and lessen our personal carbon footprint. One easy way for me to do this is through what we buy and how we use what we buy. It means creating Less waste and buying quality materials that are sustainably made and from brands that are emphasizing environmental consciousness. The balance here can be tricky though because often buying sustainable means…

SEPTEMBER EDIT |THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

SEPTEMBER EDIT

September is such a strange but beautiful month in SoCal, it’s a little bit of endless summer vibes but the cravings of fall start to present themselves here and there. We still make our way to the beach often but find the leaves are hinting at a color shift, the apple farms are in full swing for picking and of course, the pumpkin spice starts making it’s way into every little thing.
This months edit is a slow transition from…

MOTHERHOOD, GRIEF & QUARANTINE | thoughtsbybrandi.com

MOTHERHOOD, GRIEF & QUARANTINE

I felt compelled to right this tidbit on motherhood, grief, and quarantine after sending quite the novel text message to Ryan last week… it read: “I feel like I am failing at motherhood because of this damn pandemic. I miss my quiet time. I miss being alone in the house. I miss being able to take a 20 minute nap without having to break up an argument or scream at our kids for misbehaving. I miss silence. Pure silence….

What I ordered on Amazon this month | august

What I Ordered from Amazon | August

Y’all, who doesn’t LOVE Amazon? Especially in these crazy times we’re living in, from the fast shipping to the wide array of in stock items, it’s a must! I want to start sharing more with y’all so I figured I’d start here with unloading my amazon purchases each month onto the blog!
This month we’re settling into a new routine of distance learning and work hours and also revamping a few of our spaces, given that we’re spending so much…

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE : MY PICKS

I debated covering this sale this year for a few reasons but mainly because let’s face it… ordering a ton of new clothes to get all dressed up to go nowhere seems a little crazy right now but… after browsing the sale, I did find a few things I added to my own wishlist so I thought I’d share with you. Now, let’s all cross our fingers that it doesn’t sell out in one minute.

MY PICKS
Sweaters are my favorite…

Quarantine Fatigue

Quarantine Fatigue

I remember first hearing the word quarantine fatigue and thinking oh, a new catchy word, kind of like ‘Fetch’.  Are we trying to make this a thing a la Mean Girls or is it an actual thing. Well folks, I’m here to say it’s an actual thing. Lately, more often than not, I’ve found myself exhausted from doing absolutely nothing. And so cranky, even the slightest upset would send me spiraling into a fury. It sparked concern for me,…