Tis’ the Season My Friends for Everything Back To School.
For some school has already started. We have been soaking up every single moment of summer and although we will be sad to see the freedom of our summer schedule go, we welcome the 2018-2019 school year with open arms and lots of anticipation of awesomeness! It’s been such a beautiful summer. All of the family time we have enjoyed together has really filled our hearts with such joy and is truly cherished! This summer seemed to have such a closeness of heart and for that I’m forever grateful.
BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST
So in today’s post I’m sharing how we are kicking of back to school season. First up is my personal checklist that I created to keep me on task between the school years that have passed. I am kind of a lover of all things organization and this list I drafted a couple of years ago fosters organization during the Back to School season and helps keep me sane!
KID STYLE INSIGHT 2018
This year is the first year that the kids had more of a firm say in their Back To School Clothing Hauls. I purchased a lot of their quality basics but we ventured into some new stores this year to explore more of their personal senses of fashion and it was fun! We all know Mackenzie loves to shop but it was nice to see Will express his vision for his own fashion sense.
Stores Shopped This Year: Gymboree, Gap, Nordstrom, J. Crew, Justice, Crazy 8, Abercrombie, H&M, Target, TJMaxx, & The North Face.
I am all about looking for ways to improve my strategies and I already found that packing both of them into one day will more than likely not happen next year. I think it will be best to focus on one of them at a time. We tagged teamed this year and knocked out the majority of it within one day. It took the entire day! Never thought I could really shop ’til I dropped but I totally did the day we were out and about shopping with the babes.
I have not found ‘short sleeve hoodies’ for my son yet, so if any of you have tips on how you shop for back to school clothes, I’m all ears!
LITTLE LUXURIES FOR MOM & DAD
After a full day of school & work we owe it to ourselves to have our Home Sweet Home full of life’s little luxuries. Here are a few of our favorite things.
Motivation in a Mug | Hello Gorgeous Mug | Daniel Green Rave Ii Slipper in Leopard | Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Socks |Jack Black All-Over Wash | Voluspa Mandarino Cannela Candle |Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash | Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Sunset Black Tea | Men’s Ugg Scuff Slipper
SCHOOL SUPPLIES SHOPPING
This year I actually did 100% of our school supply shopping at Target.com with such a busy summer I planned to just sit one night and knock it all out. The cost was actually less than in years passed with the Back To School ‘Sale’ Prices and my additional 5% off with my Red Card and the Tax Free day here in Wisconsin, I scored quite a deal!
Some of my favorite Brands are Mead, FiveStar, PaperMate, Elmer’s, Expo, Sharpie, Post-It and, Yoobi. Anything vibrant and of good quality will totally get my investment. My kids have been so into pushing their water. This year we went with the SIP by Swell for Kids. They are the perfect size for my babes.
This year Mackenzie was due for a new backpack as she has had the same one since K5. We picked this one out from Pottery Barn Teen. I love the Pottery Barn Backpacks as they are personalized and not everyone will have the same one as the babes not to mention how well made they are and how well they wash! We’ve only ever had backpacks from Pottery Barn as they really are so worth every penny.
I’m logging off now to get ready to enjoy a special breakfast date with my little handsome. Promised him a breakfast date if he woke up early with his momma! Wishing you all a Wonderful Wednesday!
I hope you all enjoyed this little Back to School Season Post, seen first here at http://www.stephanieraeortiz.com. Want to share any of your Back To School finds this year? I’d love to hear what you all found so comment down below!