Home is where your cacti (and succulents) are.🌵🏠❤️ . Also! So much new content for you this week! I realize I am not always the best about sharing what I’m writing and creating so here you go...First of all, there’s a (long awaited!) new ep of my podcast Matrimoney which I co-host with hubby @chriswharton77. On the show we talk candidly about life and our personal finances. In this ep we chat about what life is like now that we have one income and how we’re feeling about work-life balance. Find Matrimoney where ever you listen to podcasts — I love the Pocketcasts app! . I also have a new blog post with a few notes on what September has been like lately. My blog is linked in my profile.👩🏻💻💫 . And finally, stay tuned for a new ep of @higirlsnextdoor, my chatty and at times hilarious (if I do say so myself) podcast with my dear friend and former next door neighbor @ladderica.🏡👭🏡 . That’s it for now, I’m off to make nachos for dinner!💃🏻
The weather is nice enough to hang at the park after school and this is how we’re feeling about that. #teamwhartonfall
A corner view with hints of fall that’s making me happy on this Friday afternoon. Fallish bouquet assembled by me and real leaf wreath from Trader Joe’s (of course). 🍁🍂✨
There's no difference. It's a question of perspective. Storytelling is a landscape, and tragedy is comedy is drama. It simply depends on how you frame what you are seeing. . Friends, I did not like this book! It went from interesting to weird to dark. I spent nearly 400 pages with these characters and didn't particularly like any of them and didn't feel like I knew them very well (which I really don't like in books). The ending wasn't satisfying. I was curious enough about the characters and plot to press on to the end so there's that. I stayed up late last night to finish it partly because I wanted to know how the twisted plot would all land and partly because I wanted to be done and move on. I felt that the author was attempting to make some important statements about how two individuals with creative ambition navigate a marriage and about how society views women but they didn't land well with me because of the pessimistic view of marriage and the darkening plot. . If you read this book I'd love to know what you thought! Or have you read other books by this author? The writing was good so I might try one of her others. #kelseyreadinglately
My fall baking assistant yesterday on a delightfully grey and rainy day. Always with the shirt tucked into undies.💫
Scenes from the first Team Wharton camping trip a couple weeks ago AKA you can't take us anywhere: outdoors edition. I've camped quite a bit but never as the adult in charge and that is a big transition! We were lucky to tag along with veteran camping families who showed us the ropes and the gear. The boys loved running around with a gang of kids, throwing rocks in the creek, and talking on walkie-talkies. The grownups loved cooler temperatures and disconnecting from technology. Everyone loved the s’mores.🌲🏕🌳 . There's a new blog post on notes from our first family camping trip including what worked well and what I want to remember for next time in terms of gear, food, and activities if you'd like to see. . If you've camped in Arizona where are your favorite spots? We loved the Christopher Creek campground just east of Payson. For now designated campgrounds with basic amenities feel like the right speed but I'd love to eventually do family backpacking trips!