Throw Back Thursday: Back to school = Mixing the pot of crazy

Yep, it’s already Thursday. The eve of Friday. One of the most awesome times of the week. This week I’m bringing you waaaayyy back to back-to-school time circa 2013. And in case you’re scrambling for back-to-school shopping like yours truly, check out my must-haves that can all be purchased from the comfort of your couch (where I know you’re currently sitting).
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Back to school = Mixing the pot of crazy

I’m super excited that my kids are back on a schedule with school this week. But along with first days come jitters, pencil sharpening and balancing schedules. And that doesn’t even refer to the kids. Honestly I feel like a total mess trying to keep up with everything involved in a new school year.

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Here are the things I’m currently stressing about:

(1) Making lunches. I MUST start the year off strong. But I’m weak and will most likely give up on Bento boxes and turn to the square jello served at the cafeteria by the end of the month.

(2) Getting to all of the Meet and Greets. There are about 1,000 of them. How many people can one person possibly meet and greet?

(3) Convincing my kids its not appropriate to dress in torn and stained summer t-shirts.

(4) Making a good impression on teachers. I want to appear helpful, approachable and involved while not looking like the overbearing and need to know everything mom that I really am. It’s a fine line people. Luckily I’m OK with bribing, which is why both of my children’s teachers will be receiving a morning mug.


(5) Extracurricular activities. Spanish club? Tennis? Tackle football? Chess? Boy Scouts? When I was in 1st grade I remember coming home from school and playing outside with dirt and sticks. And no, I didn’t grow up in a cave.

To stay on top of it all, this year I plan on writing everything down (novel idea) on one of these Super Mom Planners from Happy Organized Life. I feel less stressed just looking at these. One question though, do you think these planners come with a personal assistant who actually remembers to write things down?

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THROW BACK THURSDAY: So I have a hot pink cast on my left leg.

THROW BACK THURSDAY; ETSYSTALKERS.COM Yep, it’s already Thursday. The eve of Friday. One of the most awesome times of the week. This week I’m bringing you waaaayyy back to last summer. This time last year I tore two ligaments in my ankle and spent the rest of the summer sporting a hot pink cast. Don’t be jealous. So without further ado, I bring you back to last summer. SO I HAVE A HOT PINK CAST ON MY LEFT LEG. Subtle color choice, right? I was going to get a white cast but I got swayed by the pink (sparkly things!)

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Cruising around Target in my hot pink cast

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What happened, you ask?

[The not-so-real-story] Two villains trying to capture aliens + one super strong karate kick = two torn ligaments. [The real story] Carpool line + heavy rains + wedges + dramatic fall to the ground = two torn ligaments. The advantages I’ve found to wearing a cast so far (in no particular order): · Prime parking · A reason to drive one of those motorized vehicles around Target (and yes they beep loudly like a garbage truck when in reverse) · A permission slip to skip the gym · An excuse not to carry Taylor around all. of. the. time. · The ability to actually walk like a zombie If you happen to be stuck in a cast and are looking to bling out your foot, check these out:

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SHOE CAST BOOT

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REMOVABLE CAST COVERS

THROW BACK THURSDAY: I gave up something for Lent. And I’m Jewish.

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Yep, it’s already Thursday. The eve of Friday. One of the most awesome times of the week. So without further ado, I bring to you another one of my old-timey (2012) favorite posts….

I gave up something for Lent. And I’m Jewish.

What? Is that strange or something? Here’s the deal-I’m going to a beach wedding in about six weeks with one of my BFFs (can we say Spring Break 2012)! She’s Catholic. Me, not so much. In order to get our bodies beach ready to fit into matching mommy bathing suits, she proposed we both give up eating after 8PM for Lent. Gasp!

 

And just in case I don’t keep Lent (you know, since I’m Jewish), I’m going to invest in a full coverage beach towel from rouge and co. Awesome right?

By the way, does anyone have any suggestions on where I can get a full-coverage bathing suit besides Lands End? Thankyouverymuch.

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THROW BACK THURSDAY: I’m currently eating a piece of cake while shopping online for bathing suits. It’s not good people.

Yep, it’s already Thursday. The eve of Friday. One of the most awesome times of the week. So without further ado, I bring to you another one of my old-timey (2012) favorite posts….
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I’m currently eating a piece of cake while shopping online for bathing suits. It’s not good people.

Annnnd I just licked the plate. AWKWARD. I would unbutton my pants too but I’m at work.

Why am I looking at bathing suits? I’m glad you asked. On Thursday I’m heading to SPRING BREAK 2012 (otherwise known as my friend’s wedding) in Key West.

What I should really be doing is purchasing an actual wedding gift. The couple is super artsy and hip (like me;) which is why I’m dying to get them this awesome piece of art from Dolan Geiman. It’s 3-D people.

If you don’t happen have a SPRING BREAK 2012 (otherwise known as my friend’s wedding) coming up, there’s plenty of other art – like this rad guitar.

And if you do happen to have Spring Break on the horizon, check out my favorite picks:

IT’S TIME FOR THROWBACK THURSDAY…

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In honor of Throw Back Thursday, I’ve decided to bring back one of my favorite posts of all time from April 3, 2012 (exactly two years ago today) and very appropriate as we approach Spring Break next week!

The hubby woke up frantic because he thought Darren missed the school bus. Ummm – we’re in the middle of spring break.

I do believe we have a new father-of-the-year nominee on our hands. Hey at least it’s not just me that gets confused easily. Between the two of us, we can get our kids to the right place, at the right time at a 95% success rate. Not too shabby if you ask me.

To remind the hubby that he’s not a complete failure in life, I’m going to cheer him up with one of these hilarious cards from Sad Shop. And I think I’ll ahead and buy some for myself as well (because you can never get enough Amazeballs cards in the mail.)

 

I’m dreaming of a beach vacation. I mean really, who isn’t?

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THROW BACK THURSDAY: Picture this, One lady sitting in a bathing suit eating tons of Chinese food. What up Memorial Day awesomeness?!

friday eve, etsy, throw back thursday Yep, it’s already Thursday. The eve of Friday. One of the most awesome times of the week. So without further ado, I bring to you another one of my old-timey (Memorial Day 2011) favorite posts….

Picture this: One lady sitting in a bathing suit eating tons of Chinese food. What up Memorial Day awesomeness?!

Don’t judge, because that eating-chinese-food-bathing-beauty was me. Who knew that the delivery man would come to the pool? And I thought life couldn’t get any better. Boy was I wrong.

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You know what else has made my life more awesome lately? My Nook. Mwah Kissy Yumyum (that was me making out with my Nook.) Sexy to imagine, right? But for those of you that are going old school and still reading books made with actual paper, I found you these awesome tiny polka dot button book marks from The Buzzy Bee.

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I mean seriously, folding the page over to mark your spot is sooooo 2010. And look, she also makes pretty magnets. I plan to use mine to keep track of my to-go menus. You know, so I never have to leave the pool again.

By the way, even though I’m still 10 ‘likes’ away from have 275 fans on Facebook, I still plan on having a giveaway starting tomorrow. You can thank me by LIKING ME ON FACEBOOK. {UPDATE SINCE 2011: I NOW HAVE 3,405 FANS ON FACEBOOK. WOW!!}

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Check out some of my other favorite bookmarks:

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FINGERPRINT Bookmarks

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