7 Plaid Scarves for Fall

I've been on the hunt to freshen up my plaid scarf collection for Fall and have seen so many awesome bloggers sporting their giant ones on Like to Know It lately.

In addition to the ones I found below, Zara has a great collection here.

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Favorite Plaid Scarves for Fall

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming and for some reason I felt compelled to find Grace the perfect set of flannel pajamas. Partly due to the fact she's been super jealous of my leopard pajamas of late and partly due to the fact that I think they look adorable on Toddlers during the holiday season.

Pottery Barn Kids Red Flannel Pajamas
Find these adorable jammies here.
I choose red and not to personalize for the sake of hand-me downs (and the fact that these damn toddlers grow like weeds). But the best part guys... are you ready - ON SALE and an additional 15% off! Here's a code you can use: QCPV-GGV9-3DL3 Ends tonight unfortunately!

And as always, Pottery Barn Kids isn't paying me to say this. But they should. Because their emails are so damn tempting.

An Awesome Chicken Soup Recipe for Cold Season

Chicken soup is the old standby for comfort food during cold season. And for good reason- It's helping you recover from those nasty cold viruses! Last week I found an awesome Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe for Cold Season.

Chicken Noodle Soup for Colds

In fact, my household is currently in recovery mode from the latest early season cold. When my husband first fell ill last weekend I took to Google to find a recipe to make chicken soup with the leftover roasted chicken from the night before. What I found was the perfect recipe for our ailing household! Now, one week later I'm sick in bed as I type this post, wishing I froze some of the stock!

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup from a Leftover Roasted Chicken recipe from Chow.com

Try it out and let me know how it works for you! The old modification I made was to add a little extra Kosher salt since most of the from scratch chicken soups I make taste a little bland.

The old adage: Starve a Fever, Feed a Cold? Well it's true. Eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods during a cold will help you recover faster. Where did I confirm this? How Stuff Works of course! (love that site - and podcast!)

A scientific study confirms that one of the best things to eat when you have a cold is a nice steaming bowl of chicken soup. University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher Dr. Stephen Rennard analyzed several chicken soup recipes, including his grandmother's, and found that the popular comfort food had anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, chicken soup reduced the movement of neutrophils, the white blood cells whose activity in the upper respiratory tract can cause the congestion and other symptoms that we associate with colds. Source: How Stuff Works

5 Tips to Kick Your Closet Into Shape

As a woman, how important is a closet? As something you interact with every single day, it's pretty important right? What if with a little planning you can kick your closet into shape and reduce your closet anxiety, find more things to wear and not have to worry on laundry day when you need to cram your wardrobe back into place...
Kick Your Closet Into Shape
Kick Your Closet Into Shape

My first instinct was to call this post: Melissa and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Closet, but changed my mind for SEO purposes. Other post titles that crossed my mind were: Is Your Closet Taking Years Off Your Life? Or My Closet is Trying to Kill Me. You get the point.

Size Doesn't Matter (that much)

The good news (for me anyway!) is that my closet size issue is about to be fixed in less than 3 months. However, I'm smart enough to know that it's not the size of your closet that determines your happiness in life. Remember that one. It's really not. I had a huge closet at my last house and while I didn't have the "jam everything in after all the laundry is done in the house" anxiety, I still had the "I have nothing to wear" anxiety.

Fix The Problem

So what's a girl to do? Whether you have a tiny closet space, or space is not an issue, I've found some really helpful resources that should please everyone. My approach comes down to these basic principles.
1.You've got to love it. ♥ (Get rid of the rest)
2. Get the right tools. (Maximize the value of your space with helpful dividers, baskets and bins)
3. Make it pretty. (Add some personal details through color to make you smile each time you open that closet - color hangers? Or one step further and hang your clothes by color!)
4. Get rid of the shoeboxes! (Want to add some real estate to your closet? Get rid of the boxes, trust me)
5. Evaluate (Continually evaluate the contents of your closet each season)

The Inspiration

Some inspiration for my future closet

For more awesome organizing pins, check out my board Organized Life

Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade Review

When Leaf & Love contacted me to take part in a review of their organic, zero-sugar lemonade juice box I jumped on board. As a Mom, one of the most frustrating thing about toddler-hood is how much SUGAR is in everything. Especially juice. As it stands right now Grace loves juice, but I barely let her drink it because her poor little baby teeth don't need all that sugar.

Leaf and Love Review

What is Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade?
Leaf & Love Lemonade is the world’s first all natural, zero-sugar, organic lemonade “juice box” for kids. Made in California with just a handful of ingredients, Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade delivers all the flavor of a sweet and tangy lemonade with the added benefits of being sweetened with organic, all natural stevia and providing 15% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. Source: Leaf & Love™ FAQ

So how did my 2 year old like her no-sugar juice box? "Mmm Mommy this is good!" She loved it! I had a taste too and while it definitely doesn't taste like the lemonade we're used to (because it has so much sugar), it was still good. The stevia does make it sweet, it's just a different taste compared to regular sweeteners. I'm super picky about weird sugar flavors so if I'm ok with it you probably will be too!

Now here's your chance to give it a try! Enter to win an 8 pack of Leaf and Love Lemonade Juice Boxes. Easy Entry options!

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