Does anyone else feel like September has flown by? I’m not ready for the cold weather, but I am loving these cooler, sunny days! So, what have you been up to this month?
Olive & June: It’s so nice to be able to give myself a manicure at home and using The Mani System from Olive & June I know I have everything I need to do so. Plus when I need some assistance I log on to Olive University where I receive all the instructions I need. The color choices of the nail polish are beautiful and plentiful! Following Olive & June’s advice I apply a top coat every other day and my manicure really lasts! Don’t forget to use the code DIARY20 for 20% off your first Mani System!
Binata Millinery: I’ve been on a bit of a hat kick lately. I’ve always admired them on others and have slowly started wearing them myself. And then I found Binata Millinery and fell in love with all. the. hats! I feel so special wearing these hats and love how they elevate my outfits. I also love how versatile Binata Millinery hats are; they can be worn with a casual outfit or something dressy.
Devoted to Style: I’ve been shopping at Devoted to Style for a while now, since I met Ali, the owner, on Instagram, and I love everything I have purchased. Ali is really great with measurements and making sure everything will fit me, which is important to me given that she’s in the UK and I’m in the USA. My latest dress purchases are absolutely perfect. I wore them in the summer and now that the weather’s getting cooler I’m adding a little jacket and booties and can bring them into autumn. You can shop Devoted to Style on Ali’s new website, on Instagram, or Facebook. However you choose to shop Ali will make sure it everything you’re looking for!
21st Birthday by James Patterson: I love a good mystery and James Patterson never disappoints. A young woman and her baby go missing and the prime suspect is her husband-sounds like something we’ve heard about in the news too many times to count, right? Enter the Women’s Murder Club, frequent characters in many of Patterson’s book, who are all entwined with solving this horrific mystery. I have loved every single book I’ve read by James Patterson, and that’s a lot. If you’re a mystery lover or love reading James Patterson, you’ll enjoy this book!
The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff: I love historical fiction and this story is horrifyingly intriguing. At 18 years old, Sadie and her parents are forced from the Krakow Ghetto during WWII. With no place to go they are forced to seek shelter in the sewers below the city. Ella is a wealthy Polish girl who happens to spot something below the sewer grate and once she realizes it’s a person she only wants to help. As the war progresses and things get worse Ella is determined to protect and save Sadie. This story had me in tears thinking about the suffering so many went through, but it also reminded me of the strength and power of human kindness and friendship.
Tofu with Pesto from Trader Joe’s: Full disclosure here, I’m not a tofu lover, or maybe I should say I wasn’t a tofu lover! I’ve tried it a handful of times and only though, eh. But then my daughter came home with Vegan Kale, Cashew, & Basil Pesto from Trader Joe’s and put some on the tofu and it was delicious. We used the extra firm tofu and just spooned some pesto on little squares. Perfection!! I wasn’t able to find the pesto online so when you go into a Trader Joe’s be sure to pick it up!
Things are still crazy with the move. We’ve got most of our stuff moved to New York. I just take bits and pieces as I drive back and forth. Now we’re packing up the rest of the house to take wherever else we land! It’s exciting, overwhelming, bittersweet, and honestly a dream,-so many emotions at once, but not one second of boredom!