Happy August ~ Letter From The Editor

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy August, friends! Man, oh, man! I can't believe it's August already. My daughters have started shopping for backpacks and lunch boxes. And we have vowed to stay ahead of the game this back to school season. We are getting a jump start on the shopping, so that we are ready to roll when September hits.

Enough talk about back to school...actually, we'll return to that topic shortly. We still have a a full month of summer to enjoy!! This month on Pieces of a Mom we'll feature a combination of summer, back to school, and fall-themed topics. Our camping trip recap will go live this week, and this weekend we are heading to Washington, D.C., so keep an eye out next week for a roundup of what to see at The National Zoo.
I'll also be highlighting back to school fashion trends and must-haves to kick off the season without a hitch. From lunch boxes to back packs to school supplies, we'll share our favorites this month. And let's not forget about lunch and snack items. My girls will be heading back to school with a new favorite snack from Justin's. You don't want to miss that!

As you wait for these stories and more to unfold, here are a few fan favorites from July.

Quench your thirst during the dog days of summer with one of these refreshing lemonade recipes.

Have you tried the charcoal beauty products trend yet?

There's one more week left in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Don't miss my picks for the best buys under $75.

Don't miss the latest post in my Type 1 Diabetes series: Bedwetting: A Common Sign and Symptom of Type 1 Diabetes.


I've been singing the praises of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses since the beginning of spring. I recently wore an off-the-shoulder dress to an event (which I posted on Instagram), and received so many compliments that I have since bought two more tops, including the top shown above.

Just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean you can get careless with your sunscreen use. In fact, it should continue all year long. This sunscreen from MDSolarSciences is one of my favorites and is perfect for round the year use.

A denim skirt is a great transitional piece that can easily take your from summer into fall. Pair it with a tank top in the final months of summer, and when fall comes, top the skirt off with a sweater.

It's not quite a sandal, and it's not quite a bootie. This cutout wedge is somewhere in between, and it's the perfect to transition into fall. Plus, it will look fantastic with the denim skirt above!! You need this shoe!!


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