I'm working on a story for Real Simple's November issue and got a chance to check out some products from The Laundress in New York--an all-natural, non-toxic line of home care and cleaning products--and I went crazy for their "Home Spray." Simply titled, this formula is the loveliest smelling thing my nose has come across in a long time (and that's saying a lot for a pregnant woman who is scent-averse right now!). It's a genius blend of bergamot, thyme, lavender, musk and ylang ylang, and I've been spraying it in my office and loving it.

Wouldn't you just love to hang this fantastic framed print over your desk as a reminder to chill when things get tough at work? Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris (who I adore) found these and keeps one hanging over her desk as a reminder not to let stress take over. How cool is that? I need that same reminder every half hour some days! I love the calming blue color, and the tiara on top--to remind us all that we're regal, of course. Here's where you can purchase the prints.

We’ve had an awesome summer so far, how about you? Granted, I’ve been really busy, but that’s OK. I like busy. And, I’m blessed to be doing the work I love. It’s been the busiest summer yet with a ton of magazine work–currently juggling some terrific articles for Redbook, Real Simple, Woman’s Day and Glamour (stay tuned for future issues!), writing for Glamour.com (just agreed to do year #3!), finishing the edit process of my novel, and writing my second. Oh, did I mention we’re having another baby? I’ll be sharing boy/girl news here in a few weeks when we hear! For now, here’s a quick glimpse of summer in my casa–the slower moments with the kids. I want to remember all the silliness and beauty of these months, so here they are …