I just tucked three amazing kids into bed on this last night of summer vacation.
Tomorrow night will be the first school night of the new year.
But my goodness, we are READY:
Let’s see, 3 boxes of 24 count crayons, 2 boxes 48 count pencils, 3 Fiskars scissors, 14 glue sticks, 5 composition notebooks, two boxes 24 count colored pencils, 2 pink pearl erasers, 4 boxes tissues, 2 containers clorox handiwipes….
Wait. Does anyone else shake his/her head at these supply lists? I still remember my mom purchasing notebooks, folders, and a brand spankin’ new 64 count crayola box with built-in sharpener, but tissues and clorox wipes? What is going on here?
Anyway, back to readiness. Not only are we prepped with school supplies, honey. We’ve got the SHOES:
~7th grade, white leather Nikes, light blue swoosh. LOVED them. Still my favorite shoe memory, and the very first shoes I helped buy since they were $20 more than Mom was willing to pay.
As you can see from the picture above, Nikes are still scoring high.
Skechers are a close second, although I was dumbfounded that the original sticker price on those black and pink Skechers above was $50! For little girl’s size 13 shoes??!
I must confess, school always excites me most because I love a good schedule. Oh, how I love a good schedule! I do so much better on a schedule. Doesn’t everyone know I have some decorating around here to do??
Like this living room. Our long-awaited couches have finally arrived, and now this room is crying out for some seriously personalized styling:
I spent a deliciously long time at the fabric store two weeks ago and believe I have narrowed down a fabric choice for my two wing chairs.
I also need to find a good, sturdy, rough-hewn coffee table–perhaps with some black on it.
See that little end table beside the couch? $7 at a garage sale. I’m not sure what I’m doing to it yet, but I’m sure it’ll be a fun one.
Truth be told, not many of us. Which is why moms like me drink lattes at 7pm 🙂