August Wrap Up

August Wrap Up

Labor Day weekend is coming to a close and as always (along with every other person in the northern hemisphere) I am wondering where did summer go? I have to admit, fall is my favorite season, but summer just seemed to fly by before I knew it!

I managed to squeeze out a few projects in August. I didn’t really set any major project goals other than to enjoy the rest of our summer to the fullest!

My baking activity usually slows down in the summer as it seems too warm to heat up the oven. I did make an exception for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

It’s still pretty warm here in Iowa, so I’m continuing to enjoy one of my favorite summertime drinks, a light version of Starbucks’ Passion Tea Lemonade.

I participated in a gift exchange this month with some special ladies I’ve known since I was pregnant over 5 years ago. We all have kids born within about a month of each other. As part of the gift, I made a few things including this string art monogram and chevron wall art.

Nail String Art Letter

Nail String Art Chevron

My husband and I were headed to the first Iowa Hawkeyes home game this weekend, so I made this braided t-shirt bracelet to show my team spirit.

braided t-shirt bracelet

Here’s a photo of us at the tailgate. We had a blast catching up with some old friends. Unfortunately the Hawks lost, but we still had a great time!


Carter finished up baseball season this month. While it went much better than soccer did in the spring, he decided he wanted to try soccer again this fall. That will start in late Sept.


I wasn’t very successful at staying on my fitness goals, but I am ready to recommit again now. You can read all of my (lack of) progress on Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat?

We had a great time on our mini vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. As with any vacation, it wasn’t long enough, but we made some good memories together as a family.




Carter starts Pre-K tomorrow. He’s very excited and we’re excited for him too! Look for official “first day of school” pictures of course here and on Instagram.

It was this last week a year ago that we started our DIY kitchen project. What a difference a year makes. My goal for September, among others, is for us to get the last piece of crown molding in place and curtains made so I can do a final reveal. So close, but not yet done!

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