And… they’re off! Another school year has officially begun. My emotions are mixed because I’m still in shock that I have a middle schooler, and the house seems freaskishly quiet during the day, but I do love the time to breathe. Hopefully that will mean more website updates too! The blog has been sorely neglected (thank you for sticking with me). Just a quick recap of the week. Yesterday was my birthday (#34) and the first without my dad. That was hard. I suppose it always will be though. On a happy note, Jim bought me a Kitchen Aid mixer and it is awesome. I can’t believe how much I’ve used it already. THANK YOU QVC! It came with all the bells and whistles and a glass bowl. It’s the first bowl with a spout I have ever owned! Ha. What joy. Jim also blessed me with a subscription to Birchbox. This girl was excited.
Now, back to school..
In keeping with tradition, I took the day off of work to have breakfast with the boys.
MaryAnn’s Donuts. I love the diner setting. The restaurant was playing Fox News and there was a table of elderly gentleman talking about current events. My kind of place.
In doing some Pinterest-ing for back-to-school prep, I ran across a neat idea and created our own little DIY Lunch Station. It has been a big time saver already. It’s a simple Sterilite drawer container in our pantry with some snacks:
The kids can grab and go.
The original idea and step-by-step instructions are posted over at MomAdvice. Her tutorial is much better, and I love her chalk signs too! Have a GREAT week!