Sometimes it’s the little things in life that keep us going! August has been an exhausting month, but it’s been full of vacation, family time, and prepping for a new school year. All good things! Here are 5 things that are making us happy this month.
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5 things that are making us happy this month.

1. The best book I read this month

Honestly, this was a tough choice because I loved so much of what I read in August. But ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman is a book that I couldn’t wait to come back to each day. I even got up in the middle of the night when I had the stomach flu to finish it. It’s the story of a socially awkward and isolated woman who decides to change her life for the better, all while fighting the demons of her past. It’s a beautiful friendship story that’s perfect for readers who love to fall in love with a misfit. Five stars from me!

Other books I read this month

See my Goodreads page for ratings and reviews of these books!

2. Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel

I’m someone who never gives up believing that a skin or haircare product will be the greatest thing I’ve ever tried. That’s why I have a cabinet full of half-used beauty products. But this new face peel from Beautycounter is the real deal! I put it on before bed and it gives a little tingly sensation. When I wake up, my skin is positively glowing! (This is NOT a sponsored endorsement–it’s really that good!) If you don’t have a Beautycounter rep, hit up my friend Megan.

3. My road trip car schedule

Are you afraid to try a road trip with your kids? I talk to so many parents who skip out on road trips because they’re scared of being trapped in a car with their kids for that long. Don’t miss out! We just got back from a 60-hours-in-the-car trip to Acadia National Park, and we had a blast. One of the tools that made the long days in the car easier was this simple road trip activities schedule I made. It kept the kids cycling through activities and gave us some peace-and-quiet time to listen to our audiobook.

4. Stitch Fix for Men

Y’all. I’ve been a longtime subscriber to Stitch Fix because I dislike shopping in stores. I’m only 5’3″ so nothing ever fits and blah blah blah. Stitch Fix somehow miraculously finds my size.

I finally convinced my husband to try Stitch Fix for men. He battled me because he’s 6’5″ so nothing ever fits and blah blah blah. Not only that, but he hates spending money. For gifts, I sometimes give him the gift of not purchasing anything for him. Well, he kept all five items in his box. Want to try it? Get a discount on a box for anyone in your family here.

5. Bullet journal lite

I’ve been a bit off kilter all summer because I stopped making a to-do list. I got back on it this week by starting my own version of a bullet journal. I add standard tasks for each day, and then keep a running to-do list that I add to every time I remember a new task. This helps me get those small tasks (e.g., schedule a haircut, pay your library fines, etc.) out of my head and onto paper so they stop taking up brain space. If you want to learn more about bullet journaling, here’s a post on Steal-Worthy Bullet Journal Spreads that has blown up on Pinterest.

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