September 16, 2016

Weekend, Weekend, Fun Fun Fun



Hey there!!!  How was your summer? If you’ve been following me on Insta (@shanachristine) you’ve probably guessed at ours:  a whirlwind.  A fun one, to be sure, but Mike is begging me to “dial it down” now.  He’s probably right, but….

No promises.

This is a big year for me.  Both boys are now in school – even Pax is in all day kindergarten – and whatever will I do with my time?  Ha, ha….ha.  [bangs head on desk]

On that note, the Fall trends article is ALMOST READY.  That is a promise.

Weekend Links

Since we’re in back-to-school mode, I am attempting to set up a homework station.  I mean just kill me now.  I’ll throw a pic up on Instagram soon, but it involves this seriously cool magnetic storage system (fun fact:  can also hold plants) and so far…’s keeping us “creative types” organized.   Fingers crossed.

The iPhone 7 is here!!  It boasts a much better camera and is, wait for it….water resistant.  YES.  The one downside?  No headphone jack – only wireless headphones will work.  At least it’s not blowing up.

The second temps dip below 80, I’m going to make this kale, chickpea, and mushroom rice dish.  Yum.

I need more leopard when it rains.  Thankfully, Sole Society just sent me these leopard print rainboots in anticipation of actual Fall and I LOVE THEM.

Remember when kids’ play mats only came in brightly colored foam, not chic, adult-friendly designs?  Painting time just got easier.

Speaking of painting, Tinkerlab’s glue-and-paint project looks fun and different.

The newest book by the Iggy Peck authors is out!!  It’s called Ada Twist, Scientist and obviously I love it.

For older kids (or, ahem, aging Harry Potter fans), Lockwood & Co book 4 was just released.  I’m totally and completely obsessed.

My favorite beach towels (giant, brightly colored) are on sale.  30% off.  (Mine was stolen, so annoying, Jersey Shore.  SO ANNOYING.)


What are you guys up to this weekend?  We have a school event tonight, then soccer tomorrow and the Dance on Falls Bridge.  I think I even get to wear something fancy.  I suspect this isn’t what Mike meant by “dialing it down”, but there’s just too much fun to be had in Philadelphia.

Happy Weekend!


photo credit: Amanda Danziger 




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  • MomofTwoPreciousGirls
    September 16, 2016

    Regarding the missing headphone jack on the iPhone 7. It will come with a pair of ear buds that plugs into the lightning port just like the charger AND it comes with a converter that plugs into that same port and has a regular jack attached. All the apple haters have everyone confused! And I will take the change versus an explosion as well

    • Tara
      September 17, 2016

      Yes! I was just scrolling down to comment on this. I got mine last night and I was like, wait, why are people freaking out?? It comes with an adaptor so that any headphones work!

  • Kristy B
    September 16, 2016

    Can’t wait to see the home workstation setup!

    . Also I think it would be great if you and the other moms did a post on weekday dinners. I always struggle to put something on the table that’s quick and nutritious any tips would help! Thanks so much

  • Shannon
    September 16, 2016

    I was getting psyched to bust out my fall clothes & BOOTS(!!) this wknd and then I see it’s going to be 90 degrees next week in Philly. WTF.

  • Lori
    September 17, 2016

    SO looking forward to the fall fashion post !!!!!!!!!

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