It’s officially the last weekend before the boys are back to school! They are so excited to see school friends again and Andrew can’t wait to be at “Knoxy’s school” this year. This weekend we are enjoying the last couple days of summer break and organizing for the big week ahead with last minute shoe shopping, haircuts, and all the last little things on our ‘back to school’ checklist. For those of you who are also at home this weekend prepping for the school week, or just enjoying some down time, enjoy our favorite weekend reads from around the web! xo

America’s Best New Restaurants 2018: Bon Appétit’s annual list of the best new restaurants in the country has arrived! Texas had a few in the top 50 including local neighborhood bar / restaurant Better Luck Tomorrow in the Heights (on our Houston City Guide!). If you’re planning to visit any major city on the east or west coast, make sure to add one of these top-tier eateries to your agenda!

7 Great Books – and 1 Documentary – for Career Inspiration: As summer comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to gather some career inspiration for a productive season ahead. Whether you’re looking to reignite your passion for your work or learn to be more of a team player at the office, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in this list of career-inspiration books (and one documentary!).

30 Moms Share How They Sneak in Me Time During the Week: Whether you’re a full-time mama or balancing work/mom life, every mother knows how invaluable her ‘me time’ is. I love seeing how other moms find time for themselves amidst a hectic schedule, especially with all the chaos that comes with back-to-school season!

Hurricane Harvey Then and Now: As we look back on the devastation that came with Hurricane Harvey this time last year, we are reminded of how far we’ve come. It’s inspiring to see how the city came together in a time of crisis and rebuilt itself from the ground up.

Fall/Winter 2018 Home Trends: As you prepare to spruce up your nest for the fall season, consider incorporating some of these trends into your space. Although your home should always be a reflection of your personal style, it doesn’t hurt to throw in some on-trend items that are budget-friendly!