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A new *favorite* simple t-shirt. So good I ordered another one so now I have 2!

It seems like MLM’s are everywhere now! I appreciated this post by Anna about her experience working with a very popular one for the last year or so. I’ll admit that I’ve had a bad taste in my mouth about them in the past, and I think one of the things that bothers me is that suddenly some people that join an MLM company think they instantly become an “expert” in their new field. Like anything, it takes time to learn before you can educate and sell consumers a product. And usually it’s pretty obvious who is educated and knowledgable about the products they are promoting, and who is just selling to make a buck. Anyway, all that to say–it was refreshing to read Anna’s post about it.

A cute fall dress!

I usually wear earrings and just a delicate necklace but I love this deep blue tassel necklace! It would look great with a simple sweater.

Did you see that J.Crew Mercantile is now available on Amazon?! This is a great jacket for fall! And I love that this is a deeper rosy pink shade that would look great on so many skin tones! 

School lunch goals! Jen created a printable to help keep you organized if you are packing your kids’ lunches for school!

Do you have plans for the weekend? I was supposed to go to my sisters’ but after ambushing her last weekend when myself and the kids fled the hurricane (which ended up not being as intense as predicted in Raleigh though it destroyed a lot of the coast unfortunately) we decided to push it to a different weekend. So I’m hoping to catch up on laundry, meal planning, and general house things since we will be around! Not NEARLY as fun as visiting her, but something that needs to happen nonetheless.

Fall shoes that are not ankle booties

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A reader asked for a few options of fall shoes that aren’t ankle booties because they aren’t her thing and I thought I’d round up a few non-bootie options if you feel the same way! Personally I love an ankle boot but there are also so many great flats that can either be casual or super chic as an alternative for fall footwear!

I get the most wear out of casual slip ons, like these! They help make a casual outfit a bit more pulled together than simply throwing on sneakers. For work wear, or a slightly more dressy option, there are so many low heeled flats that are versatile!

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No Bake Lactation Balls

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I mentioned in this blog post that I tried my best to boost and maintain my milk supply for breastfeeding Emily right out of the gate. I wrote all about my past breastfeeding experience in this post and I always struggled with supply until now.

There are so many contributors to a women’s breastmilk supply and I’m most definitely NOT qualified to provide any medically sound advice however I did want to share a lactation ball recipe that has ingredients that are said to help boost or support milk supply!

That being said, these are simply delicious even for those of us who may not be lactating 😉

No Bake Lactation Balls

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/3 cup honey

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Other optional add in’s are Brewers Yeast, Coconut flakes, or nuts. You may need to add a bit more peanut butter and honey if you are adding more dry ingredients into the mix to ensure they will be sticky enough to roll into balls.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir together. The mixture will be quite sticky and that is good!
  2. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from fridge and roll into small balls, a little smaller than a golf ball.
  4. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

A few helpful tips:

-Don’t leave the mixture in the fridge for more than 30 minutes before rolling into balls. It will become too firm and be difficult to roll into balls.

-If you don’t have an adjustable measuring cup like this, get one! It’s so helpful when measuring out honey, molasses or peanut butter. It scrapes down the sides for you making sure your measuring is accurate when following a recipe!

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