I tried to come up with a theme for today’s five, but everything that kept popping in my head to discuss was totally random, so be prepared for this to be all over the map today!
O N E – Back to School
Jacob starts Kindergarten in just a little over a week, so we have been busy making sure that we have everything we need for the big day. Uniforms? Check. School supplies? Check. Backpack? Check.
One thing I didn’t have to buy for him this year was a backpack because he will be able to use the same one from last year. I had never purchased a Pottery Barn backpack until last year right before he started K4. Now I totally see why everyone loves them. They are so durable. He used this one for an entire year – and we’re talking slinging it around, dropping it on the ground, and stuffing so full I thought that I thought the zipper would burst, and it still looks brand new.
Since they are so amazing, I decided to go ahead and get one for Olivia as well. I was so torn between this one and this one but I ultimately went with the darker one because I think it will hide dirt better. They have so many cute patterns that it was really hard to decide. I almost got this one simply because it matched her first birthday party colors as well as her bedroom, and because - gold - but I decided that it was way too light as well… it would probably be filthy within weeks! I’m hoping to get a good 3 or 4 years out of this one, so hopefully I made the right decision.
But anyway, if you’re in the market for one, now is the time to buy! PB is running a sale for 20% off your entire back to school order plus free shipping on backpacks. They don’t run sales very often so get on over there if you need one. #NotSponsored #JustLoveTheProduct
T W O – Christmas Shopping
I bought a few Christmas gifts this past week! While I do think it’s ridiculous that stores like Hobby Lobby already have Christmas decorations out, I don’t think it’s ever too early to start shopping for gifts. We always have a ton of people to buy for so it makes it easier on me (and our wallet) if I start early and spread out the time it takes and the spending over a few months. That way I’m not scrambling around at the last minute and stressing out. Aaaand we’re not paying a massive credit card bill all at once.
In Olivia’s end of the year assessment, her teacher mentioned that she can play independently with Play-Doh and Play-Doh tools for hours. Well, we had no idea how much she loved it because we haven’t had Play-Doh in the house since J was tiny. Soooo, I snagged this set on Amazon along with this tool set, and I also got her a princess puzzle that I saw when I was at TJ Maxx. Girl loves some princesses and she loves a good puzzle. And Momma loves that some Christmas gifts have already been purchased.
T H R E E – New Signature
I finally got around to updating my signature for the ol’ blog the other day. The one I’ve been using since the beginning was something that I threw together super quick and it wasn’t really even consistent with the brand, so I spiced it up just a little. Remember that sweet new font I told you about last week? I put it to good use. A little over the top? Maybe. But that’s how I roll. ;o)
F O U R – Favorite View
Jacob has been enamored with all of his new toys that he received for his birthday, so each evening this week he has been wanting to play with something new. Wednesday evening when we got home from school, I poured a glass of wine, turned on Michael Buble, lit my favorite summer candle, and started cooking. At one point I glanced over and Jacob was sitting at the table happily playing with his new kinetic sand set, and I thought, this is it. Simple every day moments like this one are what life is all about.
F I V E – Jacob’s Big Boy Room
Oh, the struggle. You may remember that I purchased some superhero letters for Jacob’s room to hang over his bed. Well, I mounted them to a large board that I had painted white, and hubs and I hung it over his bed a couple of weeks ago. Every day I have been walking in his room and thinking that a) something just didn’t look right about it… it looks kind of awkward, and b) that the board is really heavy and that it seems really irresponsible to hang something so heavy over Jacob’s precious head while he’s sleeping (even though we took extra precautions when securing it to the wall).
So, what did I do? Went to Hobby Lobby, of course!
I fell in love with a pair of red and blue wooden stars and I am going to hang them over the bed along with a smaller name board. Now that I have finally figured out the game plan, I’m hoping to get it all done this upcoming week so I can share it with all of you soon.
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