Hating the Heat (and other thoughts)

It's been a serious heatwave in the tri-state area this week. And I think across the nation. Anyone who knows me, knows that me + heat do not mix. We hate each other, in fact. Though I love summertime for the beach, grilling and ice cream, I am a sweater...and oh how I despise sweating. To keep cool, I've been sporting nothing but lightweight dresses (like this structured Maggy London print) to the office and drinking large iced coffees in the morning (which also double as a facial ice pack during my walk to the office).

Now that some big trips and events have passed us by, I'm ready to get to work on some home projects. With Sweet P joining the ranks, we've found that we have less and less space in our home. To make our current place last as long as possible, I've got a giant list of projects to tackle, ranging from hanging artwork to replacing couches.

Speaking of artwork, when we were down the shore last weekend, we passed a street called Penny Lane! I of course made Shaun drive back so that I could snap a proper photo. I think this will be a cute addition to the wall behind P's changing table. 

I currently have no artwork there, but my plan is to put a decal of her name over the table, and then hang some family photos and other artwork/photography next to it (just out of reach of little hands).

Monday was my 31st birthday and Shaun got me a really beautiful cake from Whole Foods. Side bar: have you ever walked passed their dessert case? Ohmigod. Anyhow, isn't it pretty? It was a small layer cake of vanilla and chocolate cake with fudge in the middle, and topped with silky vanilla frosting. Yums.

This weekend we plan to give Sweet P her first taste of solid food. I'm planning to make my own to start and see how that goes. I can't wait to get this on video. My hope is to introduce her to lots of different fruits and veggies over the next few months and hope that she develops a liking for all kinds of food and flavors! 

Here's hoping this heat breaks soon so we can go back to enjoying the summertime!

What's going on with you lately?

How do you survive the heat?