And just like that we're in the home stretch; here in Maine the final days of Summer are upon us. While in many ways it will be good to get back to the fall routine, we will miss these days. Shifting from the sun and fun into the classroom isn't easy, but there are a few things like moving back to a normal bedtime, reigning in the ice cream and getting the right gear that make it a little easier. Here's a round-up of some of our back to school favorites:
It's hard not to love Fall in Maine with the chilly nights, sunny days, smells of apples in the air, leaves changing and endless opportunities for outdoor fun. They call it vacationland for a reason, but our family is so blessed to call this place home. While most people think of Summer as the ideal window to visit or to enjoy the great outdoors here, in my opinion Fall in Maine has just as much to offer. I've partnered with the The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to share our favorite outdoor activities for the Fall. Here's some of the activities on our Maine outdoor bucket list this fall:
Hope everyone is having a fabulous Summer, hard to believe how quickly it's flying by. I've had myself on a tight budget this Summer trying to stick to essentials, I even went one week without buying a single thing on Amazon (crazy right!) Big feat for me although my husband wasn't as impressed :-) Here's a list of some of the favorite items I've purchased this Summer.
I love discovering (or in this case rediscovering) great local stores and supporting these small businesses. I remember shopping Mexicali Blues Portland store back in middle school for boho style dresses. While I've walked by their Freeport store countless times in more recent years I wasn't sure they'd have anything that would match my current mom style. Turns out, they actually have something for every shape and style.
I found some beautiful tops that have a funky flare but also work well with my style. I like pairing their fun pieces with a simple wardrobe staple, like a fun top paired with white jeans or their colorful gaucho pants worn with a simple tee and one of their long necklaces. Check a few of the cute pieces I picked out.
I picked out these great tops and necklace; they're all good price points and easy to style with items already in my closet. These can also be easily dressed up and down, and with our Maine weather all over the map, these are great for layering. Here's a look at how I've style them so far:
The other night I went to Walmart to get my son supplies for a school project. I ended up being gone 2 hours and I think my husband started to wonder about my whereabouts until I came home with all sorts of treasures. Walmart has really upped their game recently with some great finds (especially in the home and fashion departments). I'm not the only one loving the cute options and affordable price pints - I was at dinner with friends and one of my pals showed up in this cute dress. I decided to round up some Walmart finds I'm loving this Spring:
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!