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Every few months or so I like to put together a post on what I’ve learned recently. Over on Modern Mrs. Darcy
1 That Netflix makes some great movies
Over the summer we watched quite a few Netflix original movies. Both just my husband and me and the three of us as a family. To be honest some were not great.
There were some cute ones though. We really liked The Kissing Booth. Like Father and Set it up. It’s great that Netflix is bringing back Romantic Comedies because there haven’t been many in theaters over the past few years.
The best movie on Netflix that we discovered was To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. It is based on a novel by Jenny Han that is part of a trilogy. I’m on the third book right now and I love the books almost as much as I adored this movie.
I highly recommend you read the books and also that you watch the movie.
2. Nothing gets done without making lists
Evernote is what I use to make weekly and daily to do lists for myself. I was doing good on making my lists and then in June I went out of town and my routine got all thrown off and I stopped making my lists.
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3. Good jeans are worth splurging on
I’m not much of a clothing person. I like shopping for other things but clothes have never been a priority or something I like to spend a lot of money on. Since I don’t know what to wear and how to style myself I will do the occassional Stitch Fix box to get some new pieces and to try things I may never pick out for myself.
In June I got a box and in it were a pair of jeans which I really needed I tried them on and I loved them. They were more expensive than I would typically spend on clothes but I knew that I would wear them all the time and I have been wearing them a lot.
Even though I don’t like to spend money on clothing I know that having a few pieces that are a little nicer will mean I get to wear them for longer and that I feel better about myself when I wear them.
4. That having a middle schooler really makes me feel old
Being someone who did things young in life I have always felt a lot younger than people. I had never really felt old at any point in my life. I still don’t really feel old and I know that I am young and still have a lot of years left.
My daughter starting middle school a couple weeks ago though was the first time I felt old. Not because of my age but because I can clearly remember being the age she is now. I remember 6th grade and junior high pretty well and it just seems so impossible and strange that my tiny baby is now a middle schooler and only a little more than a year away from being a teen.
5. I need to make an effort with photography again
I have been using stock photos or pictures taken with my cell phone for blog posts and on social media. It was just a matter of being easier and more convenient. Then when I was in California I brought my actual camera with me and took some pictures. Since I knew I was getting to see family I don’t see often I wanted to bring my good camera to get better photos.
So I’m recommitting to learning more about photography I have a couple books and some blogs I follow that teach about it. My hope is that you will start seeing more of my photography on the blog as I get more comfortable with my camera and begin taking better pictures.
6. That some books just really speak to you
Over the summer I discovered the book Girl wash your Face by Rachel Hollis This book was so amazing and I learned a lot about the lies that we tell ourselves and how to get past them so we are able to live our best lives.
I also started following Rachel on social media and she posts great things and is a very inspiring and motivating person to have in my feed. I love when I find a book that really seems to be the perfect fit for my life at the moment.