Friday, August 31, 2018

Back to School (Summer Takeover)


The girls have asked what I plan to write...and honestly, I don't know. They asked if they could help out and write sometimes too. I told them that is an awesome idea! So today Summer is taking over the blog to post about back to school.




"Hey girl, hey!" this is Summer. This is my first year as a Middle Schooler. I may be the only kid that is excited to go back to school every year! Well, for the most part! Like all kids I`m nervous about some things and excited about other things. The only thing I`m nervous about is getting lost in-between classes. My mom bought me a lock at the beginning of the summer so I could practice.  I thought I was horrible at it, but who knows the saying "Practice Makes Perfect", well in that case it did. Now I'm a pro. I was a little nervous thinking about will I have my friends from last year or will I make new friends? Needless to say, I have my friend Jaqueline from last year 2 lockers down and my friend from church's best friend right next to me . One thing that made me even more excited is that I have a teacher I know that will be my teacher. My matching back pack and lunch bag made me even more excited about going back . My wish for this year is that make lots of friends and get good grades! READY OR NOT Middle School HERE I COME!




Saturday, August 25, 2018

After School Activities

With back to school also comes back to all the after school activities. Last year the girls did sewing, dance, and yoga. This year we are taking sewing out of the equation, not because they didn't love it but because I am trying to simplify our life.

This year for dance they decided to only do musical theater, jazz, and lyrical. Two of these are new for them! They have danced since they were 2 at the same place I danced when I was little. It is fun being back in the same studio.

Only Lily goes to yoga, but she absolutely loves it!  Lily asked for quite a while to do yoga and everything I found the parents also had to be part of the class. I do not do yoga and Summer also wasn't interested in attending. This studio was a perfect fit and offered something no one else did...aerial. She has been attending a few years and even Summer has gone to some camps.

With all these activities is the need for new athletic wear. We found a great deal at Old Navy and stocked up on some stuff for them to wear! For the next 2 days they have 50% off all athletic wear for the whole family! I even purchased myself a few things. They can also probably get away with wearing them to school which is also a plus. I am going to link some of the items we purchased.








Friday, August 17, 2018

Kohl's for Back to School






I will admit, we don't regularly shop at Kohl's unless it is for pajamas, basics, shoes, holiday d├ęcor, or housewares. I have one daughter that won't wear anything anyone else is wearing, so Kohls isn't a go to for her at all. My other daughter LOVES Kohls. She is more of a basics and blend in to the crowd type of kid.

The Kohl's cash Influenster sent us last month were spent on new Adidas shoes for her. Since you can't get a discount on Adidas the Kohl's cash on top of a sale they were having made it the cheapest price for them.

This time when we were sent a gift card the girls headed straight to the fall candles. Kohl's carries seasonal scents that smell amazing and are so cheap! Add on top a discount (they almost always have some sort of coupon) they are very reasonable.

*Thanks to Influenster and Kohl's for the free gift card